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Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey
# Eurobarometer
# Eurobarometer

Irish people struggled more than most Europeans to cope with lockdowns - new EU survey

May 4th 2021, 11:31 AM 29,732 Views 71 Comments

Overall, 41% of Irish people said lockdowns were difficult, with only 18% claiming it was easy to cope with.

Friday 23 April, 2021

Planning watchdog warns of negative impacts of numerous developments in south Dublin on M50 and Luas line
# Luas M50 Woes
# Luas M50 Woes

Planning watchdog warns of negative impacts of numerous developments in south Dublin on M50 and Luas line

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:44 PM 35,661 Views 56 Comments

The OPR has criticised a new draft development plan by D√ļn Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín
# An Bord Plean√°la
# An Bord Plean√°la

James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín

Apr 21st 2021, 11:56 AM 13,980 Views 14 Comments

Permission was initially granted by Dublin City Council last year.

Sunday 18 April, 2021

Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital
# Prison
# Prison

Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital

Apr 18th 2021, 12:50 PM 19,060 Views 38 Comments

The family of a terminally ill prisoner had expressed concern at the use of handcuffs in bringing him to hospital.

Sunday 11 April, 2021

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme
# Quinns
# Quinns

Drumcondra pub escapes demolition after Council refuses permission for new apartment scheme

Apr 11th 2021, 1:32 PM 63,787 Views 54 Comments

The pub, which is near Croke Park, is regularly attended by GAA fans.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

An Bord Plean√°la ruling clears way for ‚ā¨48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway
# Development
# Development

An Bord Plean√°la ruling clears way for ‚ā¨48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway

Apr 6th 2021, 10:30 PM 49,057 Views 55 Comments

The ruling clears the way for a ‚ā¨180m development of facilities at University College Dublin.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

Opponents claim high-rise development near Donnybrook stadium has higher density than New York
# D4 V NYC
# D4 V NYC

Opponents claim high-rise development near Donnybrook stadium has higher density than New York

Apr 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 30,092 Views 43 Comments

Over 30 individual objections have been lodged against an application for planning permission.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

Father loses legal challenge to allow sons remain in Ireland over concerns about the wearing of masks in French schools
# High Court
# High Court

Father loses legal challenge to allow sons remain in Ireland over concerns about the wearing of masks in French schools

Mar 18th 2021, 10:59 AM 57,817 Views 0 Comments

The man claims his older son faces grave risk if he is obliged to wear a mask in school in France.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Veterinary medicine sold in Ireland must be labelled in Irish, EU court rules in first-ever case heard through Irish
# EU Court Of Justice
# EU Court Of Justice

Veterinary medicine sold in Ireland must be labelled in Irish, EU court rules in first-ever case heard through Irish

Mar 17th 2021, 3:13 PM 23,770 Views 83 Comments

It was also the first-ever full judgement on a case conducted in the Irish language.

Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Unaccompanied learner driver who was texting at time of fatal crash gets two year prison term
# Offaly
# Offaly

Unaccompanied learner driver who was texting at time of fatal crash gets two year prison term

Mar 16th 2021, 7:08 PM 36,674 Views 42 Comments

A judge said the tragic death of Aoife Doyle (14) highlighted the catastrophic consequences of using a phone while driving.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds
# Consultants
# Consultants

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds

Mar 14th 2021, 1:28 PM 18,634 Views 34 Comments

One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced ‚Äúlong-Covid‚ÄĚ after being infected.

Friday 12 March, 2021

Phone records show unaccompanied learner driver was texting at time of fatal collision in Offaly
# Clara
# Clara

Phone records show unaccompanied learner driver was texting at time of fatal collision in Offaly

Mar 12th 2021, 6:43 PM 46,240 Views 0 Comments

Eric Dunne (25) pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of a 14-year-old girl.

Monday 1 March, 2021

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds
# EPA
# EPA

Pollution causes around 725 deaths in Dublin each year, with 144 linked to diesel emissions, study finds

Mar 1st 2021, 2:23 PM 15,458 Views 75 Comments

The EPA study based its findings on an analysis of the level of particulate matter (PM2.5) found in the capital.

Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Watchdog criticises plans to rezone land prone to flooding in several towns on Dingle peninsula
# Kerry
# Kerry

Watchdog criticises plans to rezone land prone to flooding in several towns on Dingle peninsula

Feb 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 16,935 Views 8 Comments

It also expressed concern that the council had failed to carry out proper flood risk assessment of other proposed rezoning of sites.

Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Over 3,600 customers affected by collapse of six travel firms last year
# Aviation Regulation
# Aviation Regulation

Over 3,600 customers affected by collapse of six travel firms last year

Feb 16th 2021, 1:27 PM 17,989 Views 3 Comments

The Commission for Aviation Regulation said cash reserves in the Travellers’ Protection Fund would be insufficient to compensate all claimants.

Waste operator seeking to close rival business described as 'notorious environmental polluter' by High Court judge
# Jim Ferry
# Jim Ferry

Waste operator seeking to close rival business described as 'notorious environmental polluter' by High Court judge

Feb 16th 2021, 11:42 AM 28,072 Views 0 Comments

Mr Ferry had been jailed for failing to disclose what had become of ‚ā¨3m paid to him by householders to dispose of their waste.

Thursday 4 February, 2021

High Court orders Wicklow farmer not to trespass at Russborough House in dispute over right to farm land on the estate
# Blessington
# Blessington

High Court orders Wicklow farmer not to trespass at Russborough House in dispute over right to farm land on the estate

Feb 4th 2021, 2:05 PM 23,928 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that Mr Egar has been farming various lands on the Russborough estate since 1976.

Owners of Citywest Hotel in planning row over plans to stage music concerts
# We Built This Citywest
# We Built This Citywest

Owners of Citywest Hotel in planning row over plans to stage music concerts

Feb 4th 2021, 12:37 PM 24,312 Views 13 Comments

Owners claim they have lined up an experienced, international promoter to oversee concerts at the 4,160-capacity venue.

Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Permission granted for two new schools in Sandymount despite local opposition
# An Bord Plean√°la
# An Bord Plean√°la

Permission granted for two new schools in Sandymount despite local opposition

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:30 PM 47,211 Views 37 Comments

An Bord Plean√°la rejected appeals by half a dozen parties against the decision of Dublin City Council to grant planning permission.

Thursday 31 December, 2020

Almost 90% of remaining public payphones removed in last six months
# Phone Box
# Phone Box

Almost 90% of remaining public payphones removed in last six months

Dec 31st 2020, 1:25 PM 25,912 Views 38 Comments

There are now just 51 public payphone locations in the State.

Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence
# Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court
# Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court

Mother who drove on footpath after teenagers who attacked her daughter gets suspended sentence

Dec 15th 2020, 5:15 PM 49,385 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the accused had taken ‚Äúthe law into her own hands‚ÄĚ after being annoyed with the way Garda√≠ had handled the incident with her daughter.

Thursday 3 December, 2020

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 44,469 Views 0 Comments

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns
# Dublin Bay
# Dublin Bay

Major leisure and biodiversity centre in Booterstown refused planning permission over pollution concerns

Nov 24th 2020, 10:33 AM 18,187 Views 9 Comments

The site is located opposite the former Tara Towers Hotel on the Merrion Road.

Thursday 12 November, 2020

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows
# Underage Drinking
# Underage Drinking

Irish teens more likely to take illegal drugs but smoking and drinking levels falling, EU report shows

Nov 12th 2020, 2:58 PM 13,424 Views 26 Comments

The report revealed 37% of Irish teenagers already used an e-cigarette at some stage.

Sunday 21 June, 2020

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

'Serious concerns' that new housing development could pose security threat to President Higgins

Jun 21st 2020, 4:03 PM 58,277 Views 87 Comments

There are plans for 33 semi-detached houses and a four-storey apartment block near the Phoenix Park.

Friday 12 June, 2020

Westmeath teenager pleads guilty to using garda PPS number to obtain Covid-19 payments
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Westmeath teenager pleads guilty to using garda PPS number to obtain Covid-19 payments

Jun 12th 2020, 12:49 PM 32,872 Views 0 Comments

The 19-year-old appeared before Mullingar District Court today.

Wednesday 10 June, 2020

99% of unclaimed Lotto winnings in 2019 were not re-invested into other prizes
# Premier Lotteries
# Premier Lotteries

99% of unclaimed Lotto winnings in 2019 were not re-invested into other prizes

Jun 10th 2020, 8:09 PM 36,649 Views 54 Comments

Just ‚ā¨187,400 was given back to players through extra prizes last year.

Sunday 7 June, 2020

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules
# Courts
# Courts

Dependents of EU citizens entitled to claim social welfare benefits, High Court rules

Jun 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 44,355 Views 0 Comments

The judgement could allow thousands of dependents of non-Irish EU nationals living in the Republic to claim benefits.

Plans for new hotel on the Liffey's quays in Dublin opposed with claims it will destroy views along the river
# Hotels
# Hotels

Plans for new hotel on the Liffey's quays in Dublin opposed with claims it will destroy views along the river

Jun 7th 2020, 12:31 PM 57,567 Views 72 Comments

The developers paid ‚ā¨3.3 million to acquire the property last year.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Candlemaker faces ‚ā¨400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles
# Candle In The Wind
# Candle In The Wind

Candlemaker faces ‚ā¨400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:08 PM 97,860 Views 64 Comments

The Tax Appeals Commission rejected an appeal by the candlemaking firm.

Monday 1 June, 2020

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Almost 5,600 incidents of domestic abuse reported to gardaí in past two months

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,916 Views 22 Comments

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaí over the same period in 2019.

Thursday 21 May, 2020

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year
# Vacant Site Levy
# Vacant Site Levy

The tax to try prevent property owners from hoarding land was only collected by 1 in 8 councils last year

May 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 19,236 Views 20 Comments

There was over ‚ā¨2 million outstanding due to councils under the vacant site levy at the beginning of this year.

Sunday 3 May, 2020

Final call for printed telephone directories as it's confirmed they're now consigned to history
# ComReg
# ComReg

Final call for printed telephone directories as it's confirmed they're now consigned to history

May 3rd 2020, 3:12 PM 35,363 Views 36 Comments

ComReg has now ruled that it will no longer impose a requirement on Eir to publish an annual directory of telephone subscribers.

Thursday 23 April, 2020

EU's top court issues ruling that'll change how Ryanair and other airlines advertise air fares
# Credit Card Fees
# Credit Card Fees

EU's top court issues ruling that'll change how Ryanair and other airlines advertise air fares

Apr 23rd 2020, 12:23 PM 40,637 Views 41 Comments

An Italian watchdog had claimed Ryanair’s practices misled consumers and distorted competition with other airlines.

Thursday 26 March, 2020

DAA gets green light on amendments to new Dublin Airport runway despite pilot union's objections
# An Bord Plean√°la
# An Bord Plean√°la

DAA gets green light on amendments to new Dublin Airport runway despite pilot union's objections

Mar 26th 2020, 12:01 PM 25,630 Views 11 Comments

Trade union IALPA made an appeal against the plans to An Bord Plean√°la.

Friday 20 March, 2020

Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report
# Kasper Kacprzak
# Kasper Kacprzak

Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report

Mar 20th 2020, 2:31 PM 58,640 Views 8 Comments

Kasper Kacprzak was killed, alongside the pilot of the plane, when it crashed in Offaly in 2018.

Sunday 1 March, 2020

Almost 24,000 reports of suspected money laundering were reported to gardaí in 2018
# Revenue
# Revenue

Almost 24,000 reports of suspected money laundering were reported to gardaí in 2018

Mar 1st 2020, 3:17 PM 19,257 Views 2 Comments

This is a decrease of almost 2% on the previous year.

Thursday 27 February, 2020

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Locals mount opposition to new mosque planned in Lucan

Feb 27th 2020, 10:51 AM 43,628 Views 41 Comments

South Dublin County Council approved plans last month for a centre and mosque for the area’s Muslim community.

Thursday 20 February, 2020

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats
# Dublin Mountains
# Dublin Mountains

Council claims controversial visitor centre near Hell Fire Club will not harm protected wildlife and habitats

Feb 20th 2020, 3:13 PM 15,220 Views 20 Comments

The visitor centre is strongly opposed by many local residents and environmental groups.

Sunday 16 February, 2020

Top 20 roads in Ireland where collisions occur are all located in Dublin, new data shows
# Crashes
# Crashes

Top 20 roads in Ireland where collisions occur are all located in Dublin, new data shows

Feb 16th 2020, 6:45 PM 59,127 Views 47 Comments

The road with the most number of accidents is the R111 which runs between Islandbridge and Irishtown.

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