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This year
2023
Netflix expands its crackdown on households sharing passwords worldwide
“A Netflix account is for use by one household,” the company said in a statement.
Last year
2022
Iran arrests niece of leader Ayatollah Khamenei after condemning regime, brother claims
Farideh Moradkhani’s brother has said she was arrested for criticising her uncle’s regime
Gardaí arrest six as part of major international investigation of fraud phonecalls
The global investigation involved searches in Dublin, Louth and Meath.
'Cyber-flashing' to be tackled under new online safety legislation
Cyber-flashing is when someone sends an unsolicited sexual image to another device without their consent.
Iran's main reformist party urges end to mandatory dress code
At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in the protests that erupted after Mahsa Amini’s death.
Gardaí vow to clean up Dublin city centre streets plagued by crack addiction
Workers and businessowners in the area described how they are often the victims of physical assaults and threats.
Crack cocaine use has soared in Dublin, reports Garreth MacNamee.
Gardaí have vowed to place additional resources around the north inner city.
The amount of cases of people seeking treatment for problem crack cocaine use has risen by 400% in recent years.
Gardaí seize €1.34 million worth of heroin during Limerick searches
Gardaí involved in the searches also found €12,500 in cash at a separate location.
'The pressure must increase': Ukrainian President urges EU to impose tougher sanctions on Russia
A new package of sanctions were announced by the EU, but Zelensky said it hasn’t gone far enough.
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Irish citizens advised to consider leaving Myanmar as protest death toll rises
At least 90 people were killed by security forces yesterday.
Dozens dead in Myanmar protests as coup leader puts on show of force
The junta warned there could be further deaths if resistance continues.
PPS numbers stolen by criminals used to make fraudulent pandemic welfare claims
Over 20 gardaí are working to stop the fraud.
Hong Kong democracy activist seeks to be freed ahead of trial accused of colluding with foreign forces
Jimmy Lai is one of several activists facing long-jail terms over new laws prompted by the Hong Kong anti-government protests.
Nigeria security forces fire on protesters as curfew imposed amid widespread demonstrations
Defiant protesters at the scene had sung the national anthem and pledged to remain out on the streets despite the stay-at-home order.
Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president
Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.
Police arrest more than 200 protesters in Hong Kong
A pro-democracy movement has shown signs of reviving in recent weeks as the coronavirus threat eases.
No more loyalty points on alcohol: Raft of changes to drink laws to take effect in January 2021
Health Minister Simon Harris said that alcohol should not be the subject of promotional activity.
Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'
The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.
Airbnb to verify all listings on platform by end of 2020 following US house party shooting
This comes after five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting at a rented Airbnb property in the US.
Airbnb vows to ban 'party houses' in wake of Halloween shooting at rented US property
Five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.
CAB seizes cars, cash and drugs in Waterford raids
Gardaí the operation is a significant development in the ongoing investigation targeting assets derived from the proceeds of crime.
Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.
New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks
From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.
Gardaí seize €1m worth of heroin in joint operation with UK authorities
Three men were arrested after a number of searches in Dublin and Meath this morning.
Gardaí have prevented 64 gangland hits since the Regency Hotel shooting
In the first six months of this year, there were 133 arrests in relation to organised crime.
China defends bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown as 'correct' policy days before 30th anniversary
Hundreds, or possibly more than 1,000, were killed, although the precise number of deaths remains unknown.
Spotlight on New Zealand gun laws after mosque shooting
The owner of the company that sold weapons to Brenton Tarrant said it was a legal, “ordinary sale”.
Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches
Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized.
Revenue seizes 24,000 litres of beer at Dublin Port
The driver, a man in his 50s from the UK, was questioned about the smuggled alcohol.
Revenue collects over €1 million in extra taxes from casinos with unlicenced gaming machines
Revenue last year launched a national compliance project targeting the gaming and amusement machine sector.
Assaults, muggings, sexual harassment: Is it time for Ireland's own transport police service?
The Transport Minister is seeking opinions from the heads of the transport providers on the current measures in place to deal with crime on the network.
'I can't say Dublin's safe for cyclists': Ministers want crackdown on drivers parking in cycle lanes
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said current regulation around cycle lanes was “light touch”.
Austria to expel 'several' foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques, Chancellor says
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said “political Islam and radicalisation have no place” in Austria.
Women's rights activists arrested ahead of Saudi driving ban lift
They were detained for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom”.
'This is how we catch them': Inside the garda unit cracking down on burglars in Limerick
There have been 11 arrests in less than a week.
'Prolific thieves' among six arrested by gardaí in blitz on Limerick burglary gangs
Two men are due in court today.
Malaysian government proposes 10 year jail term for 'fake news'
The law, if passed, would include foreign media.
Florida passes bill to restrict guns and arm some teachers
Last month’s mass shooting at a Florida school took 17 lives.
Gardaí announce sharp drop in burglaries nationwide after targeting repeat offenders
Gardaí said the number of thefts had been steadily rising.
Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal
Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.
Catalan government says 465 injured in clashes with Spanish police
Spain’s central government is staunchly against the region’s independence vote, which has been ruled unconstitutional by the courts.