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A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by a taxi driver in North Dublin on Saturday night. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, had been picked up by a registered taxi from the Main Street in Malahide after socialising in the area and was heading in the Swords direction. It is believed after the taxi driver dropped off the other people in the car, the alleged victim was left alone with the driver for a stretch of road. The taxi driver then allegedly sex...
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The sightings of UFOs over the coast by three sets of airline pilots has led to Ireland being seen as a hotbed of alien activity. It has emerged the crews who reported an unidentified object streaking through the skies over Co Kerry are not alone. Dublin Live has been inundated with reports of similar sightings around the country in recent weeks. The Irish Aviation Authority has begun an investigation into the appearance of the mysterious objects which wer...
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Pupils at two of four Dublin schools worst affected by the structural defects controversy will be staying at home today, as the schools have decided not to reopen. Older children at a third Dublin primary school are also not returning until Thursday, to allow the school time to finalise temporary accommodation. Tyrrelstown Educate Together and adjacent St Luke’s National School had hoped to be able to reopen the ground floors of their buildings to pupils....
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The 52-year-old was found in his home in Milltown earlier on this evening. Electric Picnic founder John Reynolds has died. The 52-year-old was found in his apartment in Milltown, south Dublin, earlier on this evening. In a statement tonight, his family said his funeral arrangements would be announced in the coming days. They wrote: “It is with great sadness that the Reynolds family confirm the sudden death of John Reynolds of POD this evening. “John aged 5...
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Thankfully no members of the crew were injured in the incident. But Dublin Fire Brigade have reminded the public that while the majority of people would never cause issue, it is only with the help of the wider community that such attacks by thugs can be stopped. Dublin Fire Brigade said: "One of our Dolphin's Barn based Fire Engines is currently unavailable due to damage sustained after an attack on it. "This is not representative of the vast majority of p...
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One person was hospitalised after a crash between a horse and carriage and a car overnight. Two fire engines and an ambulance were called after the crash at 2:30am on the junction of Eccles Street and Dorset Street. The man at the helm of the cart was brought to hospital although his injuries were not believed to be serious. The horse bolted for about 100 metres after being startled by the crash but was uninjured. The carriage however received heavy damage...
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Vandals who set fire to two taxis over the past four days in Crumlin have been condemned as "scumbags". One cab was burnt out on Friday night, followed by another this morning. The Dublin Taxi Drivers Facebook page shared images of the destroyed vehicles this afternoon and urged people in the area to be aware of any suspicious behaviour. In the post, the group wrote: "Two taxis burnt down in Crumlin, Friday night and one this morning on Sundrive road! "Be...
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A teen who threatened to "shoot up" his Balbriggan school is unlikely to face charges, it has been revealed. He was arrested yesterday after making the threatening message and posting a picture of a gun. The 16-year-old is suspected of having a grudge and was arrested and questioned before he was released at midday yesterday. The boy uploaded a twisted message online, insisting: “Don’t come in tomorrow if you have any regard for your life, you’ve been warn...
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An Irish teenage mother has revealed how she was completely unaware she was pregnant until she gave birth in her kitchen to her tiny one-pound daughter. In RTE’s heartwarming new series, The Rotunda, 18 year old Milaois Murphy told how her mother Victoria was convinced she had appendicitis until her waters broke at her home near the Phoenix Park in the middle of the night. While an ambulance was on route to bring the teenager to the hospital with stomach p...
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A drone was used to deliver a Chinese takeaway to a Dublin prison, the Irish Mirror has learned. Jail staff discovered containers from a fast food outlet in a bin in the yard of Wheatfield jail , leading them to believe it had been delivered by a drone. A source said: “There’s no other conceivable way a Chinese takeaway could get into the prison other than by a drone. “That’s what the staff in the jail believe anyway. The food containers were found about s...
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A group of international consultants has appealed for the medical team on board Ireland's first community-run air ambulance to be made up of a doctor and a paramedic. The group, which contains consultants in emergency medicine, anaesthesia, pre-hospital and retrieval medicine, has written an open letter to the Government  - writes rte.ie Their call is being resisted by the HSE and the National Ambulance Service, which plans to staff the air ambulance with...
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Two people have been hospitalised with serious injuries and a man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following a collision in Co Wexford. The two-car crash happened at The Leap in Clonroche at around 8.30pm yesterday evening. A man and woman, both in their 50s, were taken by ambulance to Wexford General Hospital. The driver of the second car, a man in his 50s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving. He has since been released from cust...
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The General Secretary of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says the AGSI unequivocally condemns threats against gardaí on social media. It comes after gardaísaid they areinvestigating online threats made against a garda member working in Dublin . It follows reports that a garda who policedthe Take Back the City housing protest last week has been threatenedafter he was named and pictured on social media. A picture of the gardaand details of...
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Part of St Stephen's Green is currently blocked off as emergency services deal with a fire. Three fire brigades area dealing with a kitchen on fire which is currently blocking a large part of the road. Delays are expected on St Stephen's Green West for a time as the incident is dealt with. Dublin Fire Brigade tweeted: "Three units are dealing with a kitchen fire in the city centre, temporary traffic disruption on St Stephen's Green West." Follow our live b...
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A teenage boy is in a critical condition after an alleged 'pre-planned fight' in Swords at the weekend. The 17-year-old is in Beaumont Hospital after being found unconscious in the early hours of Sunday morning - writes dublinlive.ie The youngster was discovered outside a shop in Airside Retail Park with a serious head injury. Detectives are believed to be probing if the young man was punched during a 'pre planned fight' which had been organised on social...
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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescued three people after their boat broke down off Killiney Bay. The RNLI responded after an 8 metre power boat with three onboard broke down on Tuesday evening. At 7.50pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard, the volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat. The weather conditions were fair with a northern breeze. Visibility was also good. The all-weather lifeboat successfully towed the vessel ba...
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A 22-year-old motorcyclist has died in a road crash in Waterford. Martin Walsh, from Rathpatrick, Slieverue in Co Kilkenny, died after his motorbike hita barrier on the Tramore Road near Waterford city at around 10pm last night. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was later removed to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. The road has been closed for a technical examination and local diversions are in...
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The family of a young mother who was critically injured in a car crash, in which two people were killed, has said her surgery has been a success. Rachel Elliott (25) was thrown from the Peugeot 306 that crashed into a wall and a pole in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in the early hours of August 19. Mother-of-one Shiva Devine (20), originally from Ballintra, Co Donegal, but living in Belleek, Co Fermanagh, and Conall McAleer (20), from Fermanagh, were killed instan...
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Residents in Greenogue in west Dublin have been told to close their windows as fire fighters continue to deal with a large blaze at a recycling centre. Dublin Fire Brigade said it has now "suppressed the fire on the periphery". Six units are in attendance and fire fighters are using breathing apparatus as large plumes of smoke can be seen rising over the premises. The fire began around midnight and is still ongoing. The fire service said a large amount of...
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The cyclist was taken to Mater Hospital following the collision. The collision involving a truck and cyclist on North Wall Quay A cyclist had a lucky escape this morning after they collided with a truck in a scary incident in the city centre - writes dublinlive.ie The incident happened just after 9am this morning on on Guild Street at North Wall Quay just beside the Samuel Beckett Bridge. Cyclists have now raised their concerns about the incident in an are...
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A 27-year-man has died following a road crash near Mullingar in Co Westmeath last night. The man was injured after the car he was travelling in hit a ditch and ended up in a field at Deerpark, around 2.5km from Castlepollard, some time between 10pm and 11.20pm. He was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital inMullingar, where he was later pronounced dead. An 18-year-old woman, who was also in the car, was taken to the same hospital. Her condition is descri...
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Five people have been rescued after a yacht ran aground in north Dublin in the early hours of this morning. The incident unfolded when the Skerries lifeboat received a call after a yacht had broken its moorings and ran aground in the harbour. The Skerries lifeboat responded to the yacht under distress after a mayday was called this morning at 4.55am. It is understood that the yacht was carrying a family that are believed to be French nationals. A man and w...
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The motorway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday killed at least 22 people and the death toll will rise, Italian Deputy Transport Minister Edoardo Rixi said in a television interview. "It's not acceptable that such an important bridge... was not built to avoid this kind of collapse," Rixi said on SkyNews24, speaking from Genoa. "The central section came down." The head of the local ambulance service said there were "dozens of dead", Italian n...
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The early morning attack near Connolly Station led to rush-hour chaos for commuters heading into work. A man was stabbed after the car he was in was rammed by a gang of thugs near Connolly Station in Dublin city centre this morning. The early morning incident led to major delays for rush-hour commuters heading to work. It’s believed the injured man was a passenger in the car that was rammed. He and the driver of the car ran from the vehicle after it was st...
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A brazen Dublin motorist was caught out trying to use a disabled parking space - using the expired permit of someone who had DIED. Traffic cops spotted the driver's motor parked in a disabled parking bay - and when asked where the permit holder was, they were told he were waiting for them to return from a nearby shop. However, when gardai from the Dublin Metropolitan Region's Roads Policing Unit ran a check on the permit details, they discovered that it ha...
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A father who spent months scouring the River Foyle for his missing son has died after being pulled from the same stretch of the river. Co Donegal man Joe 'Ruby' Colhoun died on Saturday just hours after he was recovered from the Foyle. Mr Colhoun spent 10 months searching for his son, David, who disappeared more than seven years ago. The 22-year-old had been arrested by gardai in Strabane, but escaped custody and attempted to swim across the Foyle at Liffo...
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The couple were left with bites and rashes after sleeping the night on the infested mattress. A Finnish couple visiting Dublin were left horrified after they discovered bed bugs in their hotel room. The couple, who are regular visitors to Dublin, said they found the bugs after waking up with bites and rashes in the Celtic Lodge Hotel on Talbot Street. One of the tourists, who did not want to be identified, told The Independent that the hotel has been their...
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A woman in her 30s has died following a house fire in Dublin. Gardaí were called to the fire in the Carton Way area of Ballymun at around 9am today. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not believed to be suspicious.
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A land owner had to help firemen after bales of straw were set on fire on farmland near Dublin Airport . Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the incident earlier today at St Margaret's which is adjacent to the airport. Three fire engines responded to the scene. To help the fire service fight the fire, the land owner had to help break up the bales with machinery to ensure it could be fully extinguished. Images shared by the fire service show a number of bale...
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In a tweet, Elisha said she thought she was a 'true goner' and that she 'just wanted the end to come fast'. A Dublin woman who was a passenger on a Ryanair flight from Dublin that plummeted 20,000 feet has told how she thought she was a "true goner" - writes dublinlive.ie Elisha Reamonn was on Friday night’s flight when the Croatia-bound jet suddenly lost cabin pressure and was forced to make an emergency descent into Frankfurt, Germany. Elisha, who was fl...
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"The poor driver. To see what they have to go through." New South Wales' transport services have released footage of a dramatic near-miss that recently occurred at theBerala train station in Sydney. As you can see below, the security camera footage shows a man leaping to the aid of a drunken pedestrian that had fallen onto the train tracks. Thankfully, the heroic bystander managed to rescue the other man as the oncoming train was hurtling down the tracks....
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It is understood that investigators were called after a number of fishermen on board the boat became involved in an altercation. Gardai have responded to the scene of an altercation on a fishing vessel in the Irish Sea this morning. The incident happened early on Monday morning, when an unknown number of fishermen became involved in a dispute on board the vessel off the Dublin coast. It is understood that the fishermen had been drinking when one of the peo...
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A collision between a pedestrian and a garda car in Dublin city centre last night is under investigation. The incident happened in the early hours of this morning on Cuffe Street near St Stephen's Green in Dublin. The garda car was involved in a collision with a33-year-old pedestrian. The man was taken to St James Hospital where his injuries are described as non-life threatening. Gardaí have saidthe matter is under investigation. Read also more news of Dub...
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A 28-year-old man will be sentenced later this month for the attempted murder of a teenager at a popular hiking spot in south Co Dublin two years ago. The Central Criminal Court heard that Michael Corbett, from Raheny in Dublin, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and was in the throes of an acute psychotic episode when he attacked the young man and his two friends at the Hellfire Club in Rathfarnham. The three teenagers intended to camp there on 27 June 2...
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It was a busy start to the week for the service, who had a number of call-outs related to the hot weather. Dublin Fire Brigade crews have had a busy start to the week as the service battled a number of blazes across the capital in hot weather yesterday. At around 6pm, a crew from Kilbarrack was called to the scene of a grass fire in Portmarnock, after a number of youths were reportedly spotted lighting the landscape alight. Meanwhile, crews were also calle...
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The Department of Agriculture has issued an updated fire risk warning this Tuesday. We're a bit more accustomed to warnings about wind and rain in Ireland, but this week is an exception. With temperatures bursting into the 30s, the Department of Agriculture has issued a "Condition RED — Extreme Fire Risk" warning, with the public advised to take immediate action based on their advice. An Orange warning had been in effect since last Thursday, but recent dev...
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Gardai investigating the gruesome murder of Mikolaj Wilk have raided seven properties and seized nine vehicles in the greater Cork area. The vehicles are being examined to see if they are linked to the death of the 35-year-old Pole, who was killed outside Ballincollig nearly two weeks ago - writes herald.ie It is understood the properties include six houses and an industrial unit. No arrests have been made, said gardai. Sources said officers are making "st...
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Soon after the alarm was activated it was stood down. Dublin Airport was partially evacuated on Monday evening after an alarm went off in Terminal two - writes dublinlive.ie An alarm went off in the gate area in Terminal two with many passengers having to be moved to the departures lounge. Many people inside the airport took to social media confused as to what was happening at the gate. Soon after the alarm was activated it was stood down and passengers we...
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The two people aboard the yacht were navigating their way back to the marina. Two people were rescued from a 50ft yacht this evening off the coast of Dun Laoghaire on Sunday - writes dublinlive.ie The RNLI were alerted to the boat after its engine failed just a mile north of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 2.30pm. The two people aboard the yacht were navigating their way back to the mar...