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Last month
September 2023
Wreck of 'ghost ship' in east Cork posed an 'unacceptable' risk to members of the public
The report indicated that the potential cost of the full removal of the wreck would be “of low order several millions.”
Report recommends Dublin adds 300 new 'bike bunkers' by 2026
There are currently 12 bike bunkers – secure hangars which can accommodate around six bicycles each – located around Dublin city.
This year
How to get involved in World Mental Health Month this October
World Mental Health Month takes place this October as part a month-long programme of events by Mental Health Ireland to raise awareness of mental health challenges.
Heritage body loses appeal to remove promotional banners from GPO
An Bord Pleanála has upheld the decision of Dublin City Council to allow An Post to retain 6.5 metre high banners draped from the portico.
Motorcycle rider William Dunlop died after 'blast of oil and smoke' from bike, inquest hears
Dunlop was killed in the crash which occurred during a practice run for the Skerries 100 races on 7 July, 2018.
Young Carlow rider was fatally injured after horse landed on her at water jump, inquest hears
Allegra “Tiggy” Hancock’s mother said her death was a “tragic accident”.
Last year
Inquest hears GSOC have compiled draft report on shooting of George Nkencho by GardaĂ­
GSOC said it was likely that the file would be forwarded to the DPP who will decide if criminal charges should be brought in relation to Mr Nkencho’s death.
'Gull-proof' bags trial could lead to plastic bags ban for waste collection in Dublin
There are approximately 950 streets across the city where customers are allowed to use single-use plastic bags for their waste including most parts of the city centre.
Doctor facing extradition to Hungary was regarded as 'sleazy' by several female patients
Dr Zsolt SiklĂłsi is accused of inappropriate behaviour, including comments to a number of female patients.
Ryanair loses EU court challenge against Germany's €320m bailout of Thomas Cook-owned airline
Ryanair claimed that the Commission carried out an incomplete and insufficient examination of conditions for rescue aid.
Lifebuoy missing from scene of drowning on Liffey quays in Dublin, inquest hears
Daniel Cullen died after falling into the Liffey at Sir John Rogerson Quay.
Five TDs and senators forced to refund almost €6,000 after audit of expense allowances
Sinn FĂ©in’s Eoin Ă“ Broin and Labour’s Aodhán Ă“ RĂ­ordáin were among those required to refund the value of unvouched expenses.
All time
Doctor who worked in seven Irish hospitals failed to reveal that he had been struck off in UK
Dr Ragheb Nouman is accused of providing information which he knew was untrue in his application form to register as a doctor in Ireland.
The Arts Council has criticised new Busáras HQ plans which would see loss of Eblana Theatre
Michael Scott’s original vision for Busáras included plans for a nightclub on the top floor, a newsreel cinema, a crèche, and a barber’s.
Plane that crashed on Wexford beach lost engine power after appearing to suffer from fuel loss
The pilot and three passengers narrowly escaped death after the light aircraft made an emergency landing in September.
Former Boys Brigade leader pleads guilty to sexual abuse of two young Wicklow brothers
Gordon Black appeared in relation to four counts of indecent assault from during the 1970s.
Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women.
Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen
Andrezej Buraczewski died after falling from the fourth floor of a scaffolding structure at a house in Rathgar, Dublin.
Kilkenny hospital admits failures in care of mother whose son died shortly after birth
Baby Laurence Somers died at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin on 28 January 2018.
Mother of newborn who died shortly after birth hits out at hospital staff for not updating her on son's condition
Dublin District Coroner’s Court heard emotional evidence from Gráinne Somers from Kilkenny.
Ireland has the second highest obesity rate in the EU
Research found that only Malta had a higher share of its population rated as obese.
Widow and children of victim in Donegal road crash reach €1m settlement with driver
Margaret McLaughlin’s 38-year-old husband John was the victim of a crash in Co Donegal in 2017.
Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old
Gemma McGee died within 36 hours of falling ill.
Details of €26m new coastal park on reclaimed land at Howth Harbour revealed
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has launched a public consultation on the plans to reclaim the land.
Council refuses planning permission for hotel on Capel Street, says there are 'too many' hotels in Dublin
It is believed to be the first time council planners have cited concerns about the growing number of hotels as a reason to refuse planning permission.
Gemma O'Doherty could face further criminal charges over bridge protest
A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms last month.
In a first, the Planning Regulator has urged a minister to reverse decision for east Cork retail village
Under legislation, Minister Damien English has two weeks to decide whether to accept or reject the regulator’s recommendation.
Design of major new Dublin suburb with 3,500 planned homes approved by council
The new area will be known as Poolbeg West.
Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences
The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.
Number of parcels seized by Revenue containing illegal drugs has almost doubled on last year
Almost €3 million worth of illegal drugs was seized up to October this year.
Judge calls for end to Longford gang feud as he jails teenager for five years
The judge said the feud had its genesis in “trivial” matters.
'Lives will be saved': Residents support use of helipad at Mater despite noise levels
Authorities have estimated that the use of the helipad could save up to nine lives per year.
Over half of government departments have used unpaid interns in recent years
Nine departments say they have done so since 2014.
The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?
Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.