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Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

Tue 7:05 PM 40,041 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

Friday 9 July, 2021

Brazilian man jailed over involvement in botched Offaly shooting plot
# Clara
# Clara

Brazilian man jailed over involvement in botched Offaly shooting plot

Jul 9th 2021, 7:08 PM 18,603 Views 0 Comments

The judge said it might be a case of “desperate people doing desperate things” but added that the offences were “extraordinarily serious”.

Thursday 8 July, 2021

Kildare man given two-year suspended sentence for child pornography conviction
# Naas Circuit Court
# Naas Circuit Court

Kildare man given two-year suspended sentence for child pornography conviction

Jul 8th 2021, 2:52 PM 24,259 Views 0 Comments

The 44-year-old was convicted of having over 800 images of child pornography in his possession.

Thursday 1 July, 2021

Family of girl (3) killed in car crash left with 'a renewed sense of injustice' after inquest hearing
# Inquest
# Inquest

Family of girl (3) killed in car crash left with 'a renewed sense of injustice' after inquest hearing

Jul 1st 2021, 7:44 AM 30,978 Views 0 Comments

Estlin Wall was in a rear child seat in a car driven by her father at the time of the collision.

Friday 11 June, 2021

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
# Courts
# Courts

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking

Updated Jun 11th 2021, 8:10 PM 49,819 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.

Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Plan for 200 apartments in Phibsborough approved despite council opposition
# Cross Guns Bridge
# Cross Guns Bridge

Plan for 200 apartments in Phibsborough approved despite council opposition

May 26th 2021, 9:54 AM 36,650 Views 0 Comments

Dublin City Council had recommended planning permission be refused on a number of grounds.

Thursday 20 May, 2021

Offaly woman attacked by pitbull terrier gets €122,000 in damages
# Compensation
# Compensation

Offaly woman attacked by pitbull terrier gets €122,000 in damages

May 20th 2021, 12:25 PM 37,750 Views 0 Comments

Colene Killian has undergone surgery multiple times due to her injuries.

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower
# Hyde And Seek
# Hyde And Seek

Creche which featured in Prime Time exposé appeals order to pay €12,800 to whistleblower

May 19th 2021, 8:07 PM 20,886 Views 0 Comments

The owners claim they never received a protected disclosure.

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 29,849 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 35,989 Views 56 Comments

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

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm TĂłibĂ­n
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

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

Apr 21st 2021, 11:56 AM 14,084 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 19,097 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 63,914 Views 54 Comments

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

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

An Bord Pleanála ruling clears way for €48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway
# Development
# Development

An Bord Pleanála ruling clears way for €48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway

Apr 6th 2021, 10:30 PM 49,311 Views 55 Comments

The ruling clears the way for a €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 30,330 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 58,431 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 23,843 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 36,754 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 18,700 Views 34 Comments

One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced “long-Covid” 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 46,310 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 15,537 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 16,974 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 18,011 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 28,113 Views 0 Comments

Mr Ferry had been jailed for failing to disclose what had become of €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 24,086 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 24,431 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 Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Permission granted for two new schools in Sandymount despite local opposition

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:30 PM 47,466 Views 37 Comments

An Bord Pleanála 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 26,204 Views 39 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 49,422 Views 0 Comments

A judge said the accused had taken “the law into her own hands” after being annoyed with the way Gardaí 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 44,606 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 18,210 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 13,534 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 58,310 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 32,913 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 36,727 Views 54 Comments

Just €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 44,467 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 57,638 Views 71 Comments

The developers paid €3.3 million to acquire the property last year.

Tuesday 2 June, 2020

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

Candlemaker faces €400,000 VAT bill after losing legal battle over shape of candles

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:08 PM 98,048 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 gardaĂ­ in past two months
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

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

Jun 1st 2020, 12:31 PM 15,931 Views 22 Comments

There has been a 25% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents recorded by gardaĂ­ 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 19,418 Views 20 Comments

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

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