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Today’s News

Seven 'serious' assaults on staff at Oberstown children's detention centre last year

A senior union official has said the situation has improved considerably recently, but the numbers have been described as “deeply concerned”.

It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland

While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.

State Lab on the lookout to purchase a 'cigarette smoking machine'

The lab needs the machine so it can perform tests as per new EU regulations.

Two UCD staff members disciplined after allegations of sexual misconduct Exclusive

The number of official complaints received by universities in recent years “cannot paint the full picture”, activists say.

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Yesterday’s News

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review

The changes confirmed by the government come after Rebecca Carter secured a place at UCD following a High Court battle.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders interviewed by Mueller investigators

Sanders said she was “happy” to sit down with investigators.

Garda probe after sudden death of young man found unresponsive in Wicklow pub

Officers attended the scene at the public house in Greystones at 9.30pm last night.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Trump’s emergency powers, My Options in the High Court and children’s hospital builders speak out – it’s the evening fix.

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Taoiseach doesn't think no-deal Brexit is 'inevitable' but wants end to 'political purgatory'

Political leaders were out in force for the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today at Dublin Castle.

Gardaí hail 'significant progress' after guns, a crossbow and drugs seized in Blanchardstown

Gardái conducted the searches as part of a probe into drugs gangs in the Corduff area.

'Simply appalling': Record high in number of people waiting for outpatient appointments

Figures could rise again next month, due to the fallout from the nurses’ strike.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Jeff Sessions said FBI better off hiring Irishmen who are 'drunks but could be trusted', new book claims

Former FBI director Andrew McCabe has been scathing of the US President and Jeff Sessions in a new book.

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

Thursday 14 February, 2019

Luas Red Line reopens following death of woman in Tallaght

The woman was struck by a Luas tram at approximately 10am this morning.

Gardaí arrest man and woman after €700k worth of cocaine discovered in Westmeath

Officers conducted an early morning raid of a house in Athlone.

Man in his 20s arrested over fatal Kerry assault last weekend

Stephen O’Connor died from injuries sustained in the attack on Sunday morning.

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

One arrested after large crowd gathers around two men fighting on Dublin's O'Connell Street

Footage from the scene shows two men throwing punches in front of a large crowd of onlookers.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

The cost of the National Children’s Hospital, CervicalCheck backlog and Declan Rice’s Ireland rejection – it’s the evening fix.

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

Woman (60s) dies after being hit by truck in Athy

The crash occurred at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Suspended assistant garda commissioner suing Irish Times and Irish Daily Star

John Fintan Fanning’s bid to be reinstated to his job is due to be heard by the High Court again today.

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Dental worker who discovered hidden camera pointed at her desk awarded €5,000

In the case before the WRC, the employee said she was left with no choice but to leave her job after the discovery.

Man released without charge after cars, drugs and Harley Davidson motorcycle seized in major CAB searches in Limerick

The Criminal Assets Bureau called this morning’s search operation a “significant development”.

'They were not deterred': Three people were in building when fires started at Roosky hotel

The Shannon Key West hotel has been earmarked as a premises for asylum seekers to reside in.

Over 3,400 cases of prisoners sleeping on mattresses on floors in past three months

Minister Charlie Flanagan said his officials are always working to try to reduce overcrowding.

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'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

Monday 11 February, 2019

President Higgins begins three-day official visit to England with trip to 'significant destination' Birmingham

Speaking today, Higgins recalled those who emigrated from Ireland to Birmingham.

Charity to bring tricolour sleeping bags to Dublin streets to highlight plight of homeless veterans

ONE said the “sleeping flags” will serve as a reminder of the reality for some people who served their country.

Coveney announces launch of Ireland-Palestine scholarship programme

The programme will allow an “increased cohort” of Palestinian students to study in Ireland, the Tánaiste said.

Sunday 10 February, 2019

'Like an episode of Winning Streak': Video game loot boxes exposing children to gambling, Dáil hears

Future gambling legislation could include provisions on loot boxes in video games.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Nurses, midwives and their supporters to march across Dublin today

The strike is set to enter its third week as supporters gather at the Garden of Remembrance this afternoon.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Victim of fatal Darndale shooting named as 39-year-old John Lawless

Gardaí said there is nothing at this stage to say the shooting was gang-related.

Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82 RIP

Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

The actor had appeared in films such as Erin Brockovich, Skyfall and Big Fish.

Crunch talks for Varadkar and May in Dublin today as both sides refuse to back down on backstop

The Taoiseach and Prime Minister are having dinner in Dublin tonight, with one topic atop their agenda.

FactCheck: Is the UK government considering an area near Newry for a nuclear waste disposal site?

The British government is seeking an area to build a geological disposal facility. But is it planned for Co Down?

Thursday 7 February, 2019

Bogus abortion site still appearing on Google - but new law would enable takedown of 'harmful' content

The creation of a digital safety commissioner has been mooted as a way of tackling the effects of harmful online content.

Salaries predicted to rise by 5% on average this year as employers forecast Irish jobs Brexit boost

Consumer sentiment was strong in January as spenders wait to see how Brexit will affect their pockets.

Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Some Brexit contingency plans 'eliminate immediate risk' but will only be temporary, Ross to warn

Minister Ross is to deliver an update on how Brexit will affect the haulage and aviation industries later today.

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