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# state - Friday 13 November, 2020

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media
# US President-elect
# US President-elect

Joe Biden wins total of 306 electoral votes, with 232 for Donald Trump - US media

Updated Nov 13th 2020, 8:11 PM 69,948 Views 55 Comments

Biden’s win in Arizona represents a ‘flip’ of the state to Democrat for the first time since 1996.

# state - Sunday 3 November, 2019

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money
# State Pension
# State Pension

54% of women who had State pensions reviewed after 'cruel' 2012 changes will get more money

Nov 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 52,237 Views 16 Comments

Changes to the State pension in 2012 meant carers who took time off work received less in their State pension.

# state - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court
# Challenge
# Challenge

Landmark High Court challenge against State over peat regulations opens before High Court

Sep 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,680 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by the environmental group Friends of the Irish Environment.

# state - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

'Cruel' State pension changes are still affecting thousands

Jul 10th 2019, 6:19 PM 52,286 Views 36 Comments

Despite government revisions, only 32,307 pensioners have received an increase in their pension, which is “significantly lower than expected”.

# state - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

May 9th 2019, 10:17 PM 18,270 Views 50 Comments

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

# state - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances
# Pdforra
# Pdforra

Defence Forces representative group brings legal challenge against State over allowances

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:20 AM 14,467 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings were issued on Monday 21 January by PDFORRA.

# state - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings
# Landlords
# Landlords

The government is paying €88m to rent private properties - but it also owns almost 100 empty buildings

Dec 31st 2018, 1:02 PM 18,302 Views 61 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called it ‘ridiculous’ that one will be liable for the vacant sites tax next year.

# state - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Abused aged 6: 'I was screaming and had to be tied into a buggy with a rope to be brought to school'

Jun 17th 2018, 12:05 AM 53,362 Views 49 Comments

Thomas Hogan said that even as a child he knew the clergy ruled and that he couldn’t say anything negative about a Christian Brother.

# state - Monday 11 June, 2018

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby
# Baby Thomas
# Baby Thomas

State settles case with Drogheda family over death of eight-day-old baby

Jun 11th 2018, 4:55 PM 16,797 Views 10 Comments

In July 2014, baby Thomas died after a feeding tube was inserted into a chamber of his heart.

# state - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter
# Utah
# Utah

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter

Feb 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 81,533 Views 31 Comments

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.

# state - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs?

Feb 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 20,879 Views 77 Comments

Tell us what you think.

# state - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State relax free legal aid rules to cover more arrears cases?

Dec 24th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,849 Views 39 Comments

More than 30,000 accounts have been in arrears for more than two years.

# state - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home
# Wrong House
# Wrong House

Family suing gardaí after officers wrongly raided their home

Nov 23rd 2017, 6:00 AM 26,593 Views 0 Comments

The State offered a full apology to the family in February of this year.

# state - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites
# Warranted Dismissal
# Warranted Dismissal

Receptionist at child services company fired for visiting hardcore porn sites

Oct 11th 2017, 1:52 PM 41,673 Views 44 Comments

The woman denied accessing the sites and had sued the child services company for unfair dismissal.

# state - Friday 6 October, 2017

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input
# Amhrán Na BhFiann
# Amhrán Na BhFiann

How should we protect our national anthem? The Seanad wants your input

Oct 6th 2017, 6:11 PM 22,618 Views 83 Comments

What would be classed as misuse of the anthem, and how should potential misuses be punished?

# state - Friday 29 September, 2017

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints
# Bullying And Harassment
# Bullying And Harassment

Civil service bullying: Government seeks firm to investigate future complaints

Sep 29th 2017, 12:10 AM 16,299 Views 33 Comments

A request for information was posted to the government’s e-tender website this week.

# state - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife
# Yeats Collection
# Yeats Collection

State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife

Sep 27th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,445 Views 42 Comments

In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.

# state - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

Sep 19th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,547 Views 47 Comments

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

# state - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,192 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# state - Thursday 24 August, 2017

One US lotto player won $758 million dollars overnight
# Million Dollar Maybe
# Million Dollar Maybe

One US lotto player won $758 million dollars overnight

Aug 24th 2017, 6:56 AM 18,623 Views 22 Comments

The odds of winning the Powerball lotto are the same as flipping a coin and getting ‘heads’ 28 times in a row.

# state - Monday 12 June, 2017

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state
# Not Binding
# Not Binding

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

Jun 12th 2017, 10:36 AM 33,010 Views 49 Comments

However, turnout was low and the referendum result isn’t binding.

# state - Sunday 4 June, 2017

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Neutrality and pluralism are not particularly good reasons for taking God out of our Constitution'

Jun 4th 2017, 9:30 AM 1,936 Views 180 Comments

There are certainly very strong philosophical reasons for accepting at least the existence of God, writes Dr Thomas Finegan.

# state - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services
# HIQA
# HIQA

Residents' favourite foods withheld: The problems found in Ireland's care services

May 2nd 2017, 11:08 AM 9,844 Views 10 Comments

At one hospital, “patients who were unable to walk did not have access to fresh drinking water”.

# state - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response
# Care Of The State
# Care Of The State

Grace case whistleblower says she's 'disappointed' with HSE's response

Apr 30th 2017, 3:24 PM 10,786 Views 16 Comments

The whistleblower, who remains anonymous, told RTÉ’s This Week that she wants to appear before committee to set the record straight.

# state - Friday 10 March, 2017

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

Gardaí should interview the surviving Bon Secour nuns over Tuam burial site, says TD

Mar 10th 2017, 12:40 PM 21,673 Views 149 Comments

“Age should not diminish responsibility,” said the Independent Alliance TD.

# state - Monday 26 September, 2016

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation
# Susan Denham
# Susan Denham

Ireland's top judge is worried about the country's reputation

Sep 26th 2016, 9:15 AM 26,539 Views 53 Comments

It’s all down to the lack of a judicial council.

# state - Friday 23 September, 2016

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters
# Letters
# Letters

Seven sex abuse victims dropped cases against the State after it sent them letters

Sep 23rd 2016, 6:15 AM 20,514 Views 53 Comments

Earlier this year, it was reported that people abused while in Irish national schools had received the letters.

# state - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old
# Ancient
From The Daily Edge
# Ancient

15 things that are guaranteed to make Irish people feel old

Jul 12th 2016, 9:26 PM 19,789 Views 4 Comments

Some facts. Some experiences. So old.

# state - Monday 4 July, 2016

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland
# Jordan
# Jordan

Court clears way for deportation of man accused of being Isil's “main recruiter” in Ireland

Jul 4th 2016, 9:10 PM 20,090 Views 0 Comments

He claims he was tortured in Jordan during the 1990s due to his political activities and fears being tortured if returned there.

# state - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gay clubs are a sanctuary when being LGBT could get you killed

Jun 14th 2016, 8:23 AM 974 Views 93 Comments

Conor Behan DJs at gay club The George, and says that it’s important we recognise the Orlando attack was an attack on the LGBT community.

# state - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend
# 1916
# 1916

Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend

Mar 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 124,348 Views 83 Comments

Around half a million people are expected to attend, with the main event of 2016 taking place on Sunday.

# state - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer
# Pay Me My Money Down
# Pay Me My Money Down

Here’s how much it will cost if the state becomes a living wage employer

Jan 31st 2016, 6:05 AM 20,698 Views 52 Comments

The suggested wage at €11.50 per hour, based on the Civil Service 37 hour standard net working week, equates to an annual salary of €22,203.

# state - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump
# Peddling Fiction
# Peddling Fiction

'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump

Jan 13th 2016, 7:19 AM 12,038 Views 100 Comments

Obama took on the Republicans for talking up the threat posed by Islamic State.

# state - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia
# Rosslyn Bay
# Rosslyn Bay

Swimmer mauled in shark attack near Brisbane, Australia

Jan 2nd 2016, 9:53 AM 25,715 Views 33 Comments

There were four shark attacks in Queensland in 2015.

# state - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes you’d despair for humanity. And sometimes you’d be wrong'

Dec 24th 2015, 8:00 PM 68 Views 9 Comments

This story about a young girl shows there are kind people out there, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# state - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Loophole in vetting procedure leaves Irish children open to predators

Dec 17th 2015, 12:25 PM 8,984 Views 14 Comments

The Garda Vetting Unit are not currently required to seek information from police outside the State about people who have lived abroad.

# state - Monday 23 November, 2015

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

'Quite startling': €31m of church property for redress fund yet to be transferred

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 AM 8,961 Views 24 Comments

€83 million of donations has been made from congregations since the Ryan Report.

# state - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Oct 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 537 Views 60 Comments

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# state - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today
# Courts
# Courts

Denis O'Brien's legal action against the Oireachtas is back in court today

Oct 7th 2015, 6:06 AM 8,267 Views 0 Comments

The action was taken by the businessman earlier this year over remarks made in the Dáil under privilege regarding his banking affairs with IBRC.

# state - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Man who was "ready for jihad" sobs "I am an American" as he is jailed
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

Man who was "ready for jihad" sobs "I am an American" as he is jailed

Jul 28th 2015, 6:46 PM 24,449 Views 60 Comments

The man had bought a one-way ticket to join ISIS.

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