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Society
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has called the failure to prosecute 3,000 youth offenders a "humiliating professional failure" for the force. He also apologised to all those who were victims of crimes committed by those who were never prosecuted. An internal report into the force's youth referral scheme found that 7,894 cases where youths were deemed not to be suitable for the diversion programme were not appropriately dealt with over a seven-year period. A...
Crime
Victor Marin Del Sol's children spent a year in Irish schools. A Dublin-based Spanish waiter killed his partner and two Irish-born children in a murder-suicide in Poland just days before Christmas. Two Dublin schools have expressed their shock at the news. Victor Marin Del Sol's three children spent a year in schools in Rathfarnham, before they moved to Poland with their mother. The Irish Independent reports that Marin Del Sol flew to Poland to spend time...
Politics
New laws on hold in Dáil to focus on emergency legislation. Ministers will today agree to essentially freeze work on all new laws as they bid to get ahead of a chaotic no-deal Brexit. Just six pieces of non-Brexit related legislation have made it to the Government's priority list for the new term, the Irish Independent understands. This is an acknowledgement that British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a crushing defeat when the Withdrawal Agreement is pu...
Crime
The incident happened on Ballinteer Avenue in south Dublin at around 6pm on Sunday evening. Four people were arrested after a vehicle crashed into a wall after failing to stop for gardai.The incident happened on Ballinteer Avenue in south Dublin at around 6pm on Sunday evening. Three of the arrested men are in their 20s and were held in Dunrdrum garda station while a fourth (juvenile) was held in Dun Laoghaire.Three of the men are set to appear in court th...
Society
Too early to say when hotel on Leitrim-Roscommon border can open, says Minister. The Minister for Justice has said he is “deeply concerned” following a fire at a former hotel on the Leitrim/Roscommon border that was to open as a centre for asylum seekers. The Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey on the Leitrim/Roscommon border had been due to open shortly as a direct-provision accommodation centre for 80 people. However, on Thursday night, the emergency servi...
Society
Life lessons from a man who’s lived a lot of life – without ever dipping into psychobabble. We enter in masses beneath a mighty arch and encounter a stage emblazoned with the words “Leading you to Greatness”. This can mean one of only two things. A man in a uniform is about to shout about his plans for achieving Lebensraum or we’re at one of those motivational events aimed at making miserable people believe they can swim the Atlantic. The presence of Boris...
Society
REPRO FREE NO REPRO FEE Monday, 29th October 2018 Nina Kiernan (12) pictured at the display at Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo. Ireland’s award-winning night-time spectacular will open to the public this Thursday, 1st November and run until Sunday 6th, January from 5pm – 9pm. The event, which sold out in 2017, returns with a brand-new theme, “Ocean of Light” and entirely new cast of silk lanterns. Tickets are available exclusively at Dublinzoo.ie. -ENDS- For mor...
Society
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation claims 2018 was the worst year on record for hospital overcrowding. New analysis from the organisation said 108,227 patients went without hospital beds last year - a record high. The figures are a 9% increase on 2017, which was itself a record high. This is nearly double the number in 2006 (55,720), when INMO records began. The months with the highest figures last year were January (12,201), February (10,772) and...
Society
Iarnród Éireann is launching its first external recruitment process for train drivers.   The company is looking for 100 drivers over four years and says it is very keen to recruit women drivers.   There are only four female train drivers out of a current total of 500 in Iarnród Éireann. Drivers' salaries start at €45,000, going up to €57,000 on a ten-year scale.   It says candidates must meet European Train Driver Licensing requirements, with a minimum of...
Society
A new law on domestic violence comes into effect today. Announcing the commencement of the Domestic Violence Act, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said it improves the protections available to victims of domestic violence under both civil and criminal law. One of the key new protections for victims under criminal law is the creation of a new offence of coercive control. This is psychological abuse in an intimate relationship that causes f...
Society
A 13-year-old boy who had been missing from Dublin has been found safe and well. Calvin White had been missing from his home in Ballyfermot since yesterday. Gardaí at Ballyfermot Garda Station have thanked the public for their assistance. Read also more news of Dublin here.
Society
A homegrown master mixologist is coming to the capital to teach Dubliners how to make the perfect ginand tonic. Keith Malone will be heading up the Fever-Tree Gin School, which is on its way to Ireland following a sold out UK run. The Dublin-born expert has sixteen years of experience shaking up the perfect mix in pubs and distilleries around Ireland. Now he'll be sharing his skills with lovers of the tipple in his home town. Pupils will be put through the...
Society
A gang of up to 50 youths caused havoc in west Dublin after they launched an unprovoked attack on on a group of young people waiting for a bus into town for New Year's celebrations. The incident happened in Foxborough as a group of about ten men and women were approached at the stop by the youths who were "looking to start something", according to a witness. The huge gang, some of whom were as young as 14 and carrying knives, then attacked the innocent gro...
Society
A gunman stormed into a north Dublin takeaway demanding cash before shooting two workers and fleeing shortly after midnight. The injured men - aged 38 and 28 - were rushed to nearby Beaumont Hospital, where their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Two men, aged 44 and 18, have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened at a Mizzoni’s pizza shop in Edenmore Shopping Centre near Raheny , just 22 minutes into the New Year. Th...
Society
Childline was contacted more than 1,200 times by children and young people across the country on Christmas Day. The service, which is open all year round for 24 hours a day, received 1,267 calls, texts and online contacts. It is an almost 25% increase on last year, when the helpline was contacted 1,020 times on Christmas Day. The service offers children and young people a free, non-judgemental and non-directive phone line, live text and webchat service 365...
Society
While we’re all likely to overindulge over the Christmas, treating your dog to a festive snack could have fatal consequences. With the party season in full swing, peoples’ homes are full of extra foods, but experts have warned to keep the treats out of reach of your beloved pet, the Liverpool Echo reports. Over 1.3 million dogs will be rushed to the vets over Christmas as a result of them eating human foods, according to a survey by natural dog food manufa...
Society
Members of Dublin Fire Brigade were absolutely chuffed this morning to receive a very special Christmas present. A kind-hearted Dubliner put his heart and soul into creating a bespoke gift that meant the world to firefighters on duty over the festive season. It's an amazing replica of Dolphin's Barn Fire Station that bears an amazing resemblance to the real thing. The DFB took to social media to respond to the incredibly generous gift. They tweeted:"WE GOT...
Society
Lucky mums and dads around the city got the best presents ever today as a number of Christmas babies were born in Dublin's three maternity hospitals. Four babies were born in the Coombe between midnight and 7am in the morning at 25 th of December. The first baby was born at 12.38am to mum, Kitti Tengur and dad, Arunesh Tengur from Swords, Co Dublin. Little Emma weighed in at 3.5 kgs. or 7 lbs 7oz and is their second daughter. At 02.37am, mum Denise Dolan a...
Society
Two of Dublin's best-known beaches were awash in festive costumes and santa hats this morning as hundreds of swimmers plunged into the cold Irish sea on Christmas day. More than 400 hardy souls charged into the sea on Portmarnock beach for the annual Charity Christmas Day Swim. Meanwhile, a massive crowd headed for the Forty Foot in Sandycove for a dip - a tradition that dates back 250 years. The Portmarnock swim took place at 11am sharp, with swimmers as...
Incidents
Gardai in North Dublin arrested five people on Christmas Day as part of a major operation to tackle illegal scrambler use. Officers seized 11 motorbikes and two cars as part of the operation in Cabra and Finglas, where in recent years locals have been plagued by people illegally driving scrambler bikes, quads and mopeds on the roads. Two of the bikes turned out to be stolen and Gardai are reviewing CCTV footage and carrying out technical examinations in th...
Society
Before you start looking for the gift receipts to exchange unwanted Christmas presents, why not donate them to the homeless instead? That's the plea from St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, who are urging people not to return or store up unwanted Christmas gifts this week. The Marlborough Place church has set up an on-site drop off point where you can donate gifts to Crosscare, the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Dublin. The charity will redistribu...
Incidents
There were hour long delays on the M50 this morning due to two shocking collisions. Both collisions involved single vehicles, with one getting trapped and its wheel destroyed on a high tension cable crash barrier. That incident southbound at J16 caused long delays from the M50 through to the M11. It was fully cleared and all lanes were re-opened just before 10am this morning. Queues were still being reported at 10am this morning, with delays building from...
Society
A suspect device that was thrown at a house linked to a Hutch family member has been removed to Cathal Brugha Barracks. At around 9.30pm last night, the device was thrown at an apartment complex off Dorset Street Upper. A security cordon was put in place around the area and homes were evacuated as a precaution. The apartment is believed to be linked to a member of the Hutch family who has no involvement in organised crime. A garda spokesman said: "A securi...
Society
Dozens of kids were left heartbroken after their trip of a lifetime to Lapland was cancelled at the last minute. A plane full of excited children and parents was delayed on Dublin Airport runway for over two hours on Saturday morning before TUI eventually cancelled the service due to technical issues. Dubliner Denise Dunne was on the plane with her husband John and two kids, Lola, 8, and Moses, 12.  Moses and Lola waiting for their flight to Lapland at Dub...
Incidents
Dozens of kids were left heartbroken after a flight from Dublin Airport to Lapland was cancelled at the last minute. UK airline TUI was due to fly from Dublin to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, on Saturday morning. After boarding the plane and waiting for take off, passengers were told that due to technical difficulties they would not be flying. Denise Dunne, who was on board the flight, said that kids were distraught after the dream holiday was cancell...
Sports
Ecstatic Liverpool fan Shayne McCabe is having a Red Christmas - after striker Mo Salah gifted him his match jersey. The six-year-old is still pinching himself after the Egyptian sharp shooter handed him his shirt following the Reds’ Champions League clash with Napoli last Tuesday. Dubliner Shayne travelled to Anfield for the game, which his favourite team won 1-0 thanks to a wonder goal by the on-form star. Delighted dad, Niall, from Tallaght, said it was...
Society
SEÁN BINDER – THE Cork activist arrested in Greece earlier this year – has returned home to Ireland after he was released on bail.  Binder was met by his mother Fanny at Dublin Airport yesterday. She said she was “delighted” to have her son back. The 24-year-old activist – who grew up in Togher Co Cork – was arrested in August by Greek authorities after he was accused of helping illegal migrants enter the country. He had been working as a volunteer with Em...
Society
An investigation is under way into the theft of a life-size bronze statue in Co Sligo. The sculpture is part of a larger piece depicting a man contemplating the words of the WB Yeats poem 'He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven'. Created by sculptor Jackie McKenna, it was installed in the car park beside Drumcliffe Church and Cemetery where the poet is buried. It is understood the statue was stolen sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The loca...
Society
Psychiatric nurses have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a protest over the "recruitment and retention crisis" in the nursing sector. Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) voted by 95% in favour of the action. The nurses are protesting "the continued failure of the Government to bring forward realistic proposals" to address the problems with recruiting and retaining nurses, said a stat...
Society
LOCAL TDS HAVE condemned an attack on a property in Roscommon over the weekend, which left eight people injured and caused significant damage.  The incident took place at a farmhouse outside of Strokestownin the county early yesterday morning.  Gardaí said it was an incident of “criminal damage and assault”. A number of vehicles were set alight and three of those attacked required hospital treatment. A dog was also seriously injured and had to be put down...
Society
Road traffic charges against MMA fighter Conor McGregor have been struck out at Dublin District Court. The 30-year-old was accused of driving a car without a licence or insurance after he was stopped by Garda Gavin Kelly on Grove Road in Rathmines on 10 July. He was also accused of failing to produce the required documentation and was summonsed to appear in Court 8 at the Courts of Criminal Justice today. He was escorted into the court by three minders. Be...
Society
Gardaí say a post-mortem examination has confirmed that there was no foul play involved in the death of a baby girl whose body was found on a north Dublin beach. The remains of the infant were discovered on Bell's beach in Balbriggan yesterday morning. In a statement this afternoon, gardaí also confirmed that the post-mortem established that the child was a full-term baby girl. Investigating officers have renewed their appeal for the mother of the child to...
Society
Anotorious Estonian hitman who travelled to Ireland to carry out a murder for the Kinahan Gang has been caged for six years. Imre Arakas, who was under garda surveillance, flew into Ireland on a murder mission to take out James “Mago” Gately. The Special Criminal Court was told that Arakas bought a wig in Dublin city and used an encrypted Blackberry phone to receive information about the movements and location of Mr Gately in Northern Ireland. The 60-year-...
Society
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he was "very satisfied" with the EU's position on the Irish backstop at last night's summit meeting. He said the European Union stands by the Withdrawal Agreement that was negotiated. EU leaders rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's call for legally binding assurances on the Irish backstop and ruled out any changes to the Withdrawal Agreement. Speaking to reporters on day two of the summit in Brussels, Mr Varadkar sa...
Society
Gardai are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in a car in Dublin. The incident happened around Ballsbridge in the early hours of Sunday morning with investigators on the hunt for a man in his '20s or 30s' with short dark hair, a short beard, and glasses. A source told Dublin Live that one theory being explored is that the victim may have been in a taxi at the time. The source explained: "This woman was enjoying a night o...
Society
Gardai have been gathering CCTV evidence at a hotel where an alleged rape involving a well-known sports star took place. Forensic experts and detectives visited the property in South Co Dublin on Tuesday night to hunt for clues. Initially it was believed the incident took place at a south inner-city hotel but after further inquiries it was determined it happened closer to the Dundrum area. A source said: “Detectives and scenes of crime gardai arrived at th...
Society
The plans for the SDCC and Cluid housing social apartments were approved at Monday's full meeting of the council. On Monday, 81 social housing apartments for the elderly on a site beside Tallaght Stadium were approved by South Dublin County Council (SDCC) - writes dublinlive.ie This was despite a campaign calling on the council to save the land which houses a council depot at Watergate Sean Walsh Park. Local groups such as Tallaght Community Council and Ta...
Society
Two people have been arrested following a stabbing incident in Dublin city centre. The incident happened on Essex Quay at around 4.40pm. A man aged in his late 20s was treated at the scene and taken to St James's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the incident. A man and woman, both aged in their 20s, were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Pearse Street Garda Station. Gardaí sealed off part of the south quays for several ho...
Society
A kitchen went up in flames yesterday after some Christmas decorations were left on top of a microvwave. The Dublin Fire Brigade had to be called to quell the flames after tinsel caught fire having been left over a mircowave. Firefighters have warned others to be more careful with their decorating saying the tinsel was placed over the microwave's vent causing it to go up once the machine was turned on. They said: "Yesterday, Firefighters attended a kitchen...
Society
A Dublin mother is extremely concerned for the welfare of her 15-year-old son after he never came home from the shop yesterday. Aleksejs Snitko went to the Tesco shop in Balbriggan yesterday, Saturday December 9 at around 4.30pm. His mother Iveta told Dublin Live that when her son left the home, he was wearing light grey basketball shoes, tight sport trousers and a warm navy jacket with a hoodie. He was also carrying a black and blue Puma school bag. The t...
Society
A man and woman were arrested following a stabbing incident that left Dublin city centre on lockdown on Sunday evening. The pair were taken to Pearse st station after another man in his early 20s was hospitalised with 'non-fatal injuries'. It is believed a fight spilled out onto the road with one witness telling Dublin Live that she thought the man was going to be "throw him into the river". She said: "They stopped the traffic while they were fighting that...
Society
The final report into the marine tragedy in which Doolin-based volunteer coastguard crew member Caitríona Lucas died in 2016 is critical of safety aspects of the operation. It concluded that the Delta Rigid Inflatable Boat that capsized was launched in conditions that were outside the operational limits of the vessel and that there were deficiencies with its communications and navigational equipment. Ms Lucas, a 41-year-old mother-of-two living in Liscanno...
Society
A software development company is to create 85 jobs in Galway over the next 12 months. MathWorks says the expansion will lead to the recruitment of candidates with sales, service, marketing or administrative skills. It hopes to hire 20 people immediately with the remaining 65 roles being filled in 2019. The company opened an office in Galway two years ago. It provides sales and services support throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with staff operat...
Incidents
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...
Society
A man was yesterday convicted of assaulting and injuring his neighbour by “continuously punching and head-butting him”. Peter Lambe, 50, was found guilty of assaulting 62-year-old Gerard Furlong after he pinned the grandad to the ground and left him bloodied and bruised. The victim, who said he is still in constant fear, suffered serious facial injuries during the frenzied attack on March 4, 2016, which came after ongoing disputes. Mr Furlong described how...
Society
The long-suffering father of Trevor Deely has told how he refuses to abandon his dream that his missing son will one day walk back through the front door of his family home. Heartbroken parents Michael and Ann Deely have endured yet another agonising year in which not one single lead has emerged into their youngest son’s baffling disappearance. But speaking on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the last sighting of the then-22-year-old, resolute Michael sa...
Society
The funny note left on the car, which will teach them. A motorist in Dublin was left with a hilarious note on their car after some "arseways parking". A Dublin Live reader sent us in a picture of the unique note perched on the window of the vehicle. The note says: "Many three year olds have trouble staying within the lines. "Maybe if you practice colouring this turtle, it will help with your parking." The reader said the driver was parked "arseways" outsid...
Society
A surge in Corporation Tax payments last month will go towards making Ireland's finances safer by the end of the year, the Minister for Finance has said. When asked whether the additional money could be spent on alleviating the housing crisis, Paschal Donohoe said he has made some of the funding available for the needs of today. However, he said that "the right thing to do" is to allow the "higher than expected tax collection to flow through into improving...
Society
The Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which will allow for the introduction of abortion services, will proceed to the Seanad after passing all stages in the Dáil last night.  TDs voted in favour of the abortion legislation by 90 votes to 15, with 12 abstentions. The midnight vote in the Dáil came after hours of debate and more than 60 amendments.  Minister for Health Simon Harris described the passage of the legislation as a significant step for...
Society
Police in Paris are questioning a man in connection with the fatal stabbing of an Irish teacher in Paris yesterday evening. The victim has been named as 66-year-old John Dowling. He had been living in the French capital for two decades and was due to retire shortly from his work as a lecturer in English and International Relations at Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci. He had worked for the university since 1999. He died after he was stabbed repeatedly in...
Society
500 students currently study at Grafton College. A meeting is currently being held with management at an English language school in Dublin after staff were left unpaid. The meeting is between the 23 teachers and management at Grafton College in Portobello. Teachers were unpaid on Friday and have been told there will be no classes for the foreseeable future in the school. 500 students currently study at Grafton College and are expected to be accommodated in...
Society
The driver had to ask passengers where to go. A bus driver on one of the new Go-Ahead routes had to ask passengers for directions after getting lost on his first day. Transport for Ireland's Go-Ahead took over four new routes from Dublin Bus on Sunday, including the 17A. One passenger couldn't believe it when the driver appeared to get lost and had to ask for help in finding his way. Eric Gallagher told Dublin Live: "My particular bus the 17a serves three...
Society
This would be amazing. Dublin could have a new six line Metro system in place by 2025. CEO of Metro Dublin John van der Poll thinks the capital could bring in the system relatively cheap and save Dubliners massively in travel time. The lines would run from Ashbourne, Swords, Donaghmede, Rathfarnham, Blanchardstown and Adamstown. They would link up in a central loop running under the city. The Metro Dublin plan would cost €9bn, which he says is a third of w...
Society
Two gardaí have saved the life of a young person who went into a fast-flowing river swollen with water after heavy rains. Gardaí Ronan Doherty (25) and Ashley McEvoy (34), from Dundalk garda station, Co Louth, also put the casualty in their Garda van and drove to meet the ambulance that was en route as they were concerned about hypothermia. Gda McEvoy said they were alerted after a call from the public last Thursday that, "a young person had entered the Ca...
Society
The gaping chasm opening up between the haves and have-nots in Irish society is exposed in a series of stark reports today. While shoppers prepare for their biggest ever festive splurge, thousands of families are waiting on homes or vital healthcare. As mortgage approval rates jump again, there are also still large numbers of homes ending up in the hands of corporate investors. Retailers are hopeful of a buoyant Christmas amid reports that Irish households...
Society
Protesters took over Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge on Thursday in an ongoing campaign to protest against Ireland's housing crisis. On the day the Government published their homeless figures for October, now standing at 9,724, Take Back The City took to the bridge to display a banner in protest of housing cuts that they say adversely effect women fleeing domestic violence. Michelle Connolly from the group, which campaigns for better housing conditions in Ireland...
Society
The parish council plan to let the den out as a commercial property in January. A scout group in a west Dublin village are facing a crisis after they were told by the local parish to vacate their den by the end of the year. The 3K1C Newcastle Scouts group have been based in the old national school in Newcastle village for the past three years. The group have spent time and money upgrading the facility but have been told by the local parish council, who own...
Society
Does this show Dublin people are crazy? Krispy Kreme has opened a brand new store in Coventry today and the grand reveal was of stark contrast to the Blanchardstown one. If you can remember the day the Dublin store opened back in October, hundreds of people were in line at the early hour of 7am. And in the days after the opening the donut superstore had to end its 24/7 drive-thru due to the amount of noise being created. However, the grand opening in Coven...
Society
Rubbish found dumped in a field in the Ward area of Fingal was traced back to the defendant. North Dublin householders have been warned to steer clear of illegal waste collectors after Fingal County Council took a case to court. The defendant, who gave her black bag domestic waste to a rogue operator, was found to have committed an offence under the Waste Management Act 1996 and was ordered to pay €2,000. The case was pursued under an amended section of th...
Society
A final decision on the National Broadband Plan is expected within weeks after a review found that the procurement process was not influenced by former minister Denis Naughten or businessman David McCourt. The review by an independent assessor, auditor Peter Smyth, was delivered to the Government last week. It examines whether contacts between Mr Naughten and Mr McCourt - who is leading the only consortium left bidding for the contract - undermined the pla...
Society
New research shows that quality of life continues to improve with age and more so if social engagement is strong. The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing report, which is a study of people over the age of 50, found quality of life increases to a peak at age 70 and then gradually starts to decline. It found that those who have a high level of social integration have better physical and mental health. 31% of women reported positive supportive friendships comp...
Society
The Central Bank's decision-making body will today publish the results of its review of mortgage lending requirements. It will decide whether rules governing how much customers can borrow for a home purchase should remain the same or change again. The Central Bank introduced residential mortgage lending restrictions in 2015 in order to avoid a repeat of the property crash. Since then it has made small changes to the rules, which limit most customers to bor...
Society
A number of Met Éireann weather warnings are in effect as Storm Diana arrives over Ireland.   A Status Orange wind alert is in place for coastal counties in the west and south, with a Status Yellow warning for the rest of the country.   Severe and potentially damaging gusts of up to 130km/h are forecast for counties Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford. Met Éireann says there is also a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas. Strong winds wi...
Society
The Passport Office will now allow children's passports to be renewed online as part of a range of new measures. The expanded service means that all Irish citizens can now renew their passports online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world. The cost of renewing passports online is €5 cheaper, with a turnaround time of ten working days for all online applications, excluding postage. People renewing their passports online will need a d...
Crime
GARDAÍ HAVE SAID a missing three-year-old boy has been found safe and well and a man has been arrested, after earlier issuing a child rescue Ireland (CRI) alert. Jake Jordan had been missing from his Wexford home overnight. Gardaí had said the boy was taken by his father – 30-year-old Patrick Somers – following an incident at the child’s home at Saint Mary’s Villas in Bunclody, Co Wexford. The pair were last seen when they left this location at approximate...
Society
DUBLIN’S RAPE CRISIS Centre had almost 13,000 contacts to its national 24-hour helpline last year, and provided therapy for 550 face-to-face clients. The 12,855 contacts to its helpline was increase of 500 from the previous year, according to its annual report which is set to be published today by Garda Commissioner Drew Harris. Staff at the centre accompanied 251 people to examinations at the sexual assault treatment unit at the Rotunda in Dublin, and als...
Society
Conor McGregor has confirmed when he will return to action but has dropped a cryptic hint that it may not be with the UFC. The Notorious was responding to a fan on Twitter who asked when his Proper No. Twelve whiskey would be available in the UK. The former two-weight world champion responded by saying: "2019 is when we launch in the U.K and Australia! 2019 is when I will also be back inside the OctaRing! We are very excited! Thank you for the support brot...
Society
'Why is my life not important enough for them to help me?' A Dublin teenager who has been denied a medical card while she is battling a rare form of leukemia has asked the Taoiseach why she is being "punished for having cancer". Orla O'Farrell, 19, posted an open letter to Leo Varadkar and the Government on social media over the weekend. The former supermarket worker had been due to start a new job in a bank before she was diagnosed with the disease in Aug...
Society
Sex crime inquiries face 12-month delays as gardai are forced through red tape to access data. Rape and sexual assault probes, death threats and other cases must all obtain data from social media sites if crimes were committed online. Difficulties arise when mutual assistance requests must be made through the US embassy to obtain the data stored on American computer servers. A source said: “Most social media platforms retain their data outside the State, p...
Society
A storm brewing in the Atlantic is likely to avoid Dublin this week after previously being forecast to batter the capital midweek. The weather front was expected to make its way in through the south of Ireland on Wednesday but the course has since changed. Instead the damaging gusts will likely pass the country completely, but Met Eireann are still forecasting very heavy rain and high winds between Tuesday and Thursday. A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Ther...
Society
The Dáil has agreed a motion welcoming the draft agreement on the UK's departure from the European Union. There was no formal vote on the main motion. As fewer than 10 members of the house stood up against the motion, Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl declared it carried. During the debate, the Taoiseach expressed hope and expectation that EU leaders would be in a position this weekend to sign off on the draft deal and the joint political declaration. Lates...
Society
The Government will today host a special 'Future Jobs' summit to examine labour market issues, including new technology, transition to a low carbon economy and workers' skills. The seminar will involve consultation between Government ministers, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and 160 stakeholders with a role to play in job creation. With unemployment down from a peak of 16.1% to 5.1%, 'Future Jobs' will shift the focus from getting people back to work, to...
Society
The Environmental Protection Agency has said it is particularly concerned about risks to public health posed by poor quality drinking water from private water supplies. It said that many such supplies are not registered or monitored sufficiently to ensure safe drinking water and that E.coli contamination has been found in 51 supplies tested. One million people in Ireland get their drinking water from private supplies. Many more drink unknowingly from those...
Society
Households face annual carbon tax bills of at least €3,000 - unless the Government introduces a raft of measures to reduce emissions and tackle climate change Stark tax bill figure – which could rise to as much as €4,559 – comes just a week after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to cut taxes Meanwhile, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe forced into a U-turn over changes to tax breaks which would hit thousands of ordinary workers Households face annual carbon t...
Society
The Economic and Social Research Institute says the low level of unemployment in Ireland means solving the housing shortage will require large numbers of immigrant building workers.  It also says a large increase in housing output will require a large increase in bank lending to construction firms and house buyers, to levels not seen since 2008. However, it says strict lending rules are needed to avoid a repeat of the last property bubble and collapse. The...
Society
A 20-year-old woman had a bag stolen from her at knife point during a robbery at an isolated bus stop in Dublin. The shocking incident happened at the bus stop at the Blanchardstown slip road on the N3 which serves routes heading to Co Meath. Gardai have told Dublin Live that the woman received a minor injury to her hand during the robbery. No arrests have been made so far in connection with the incident and the investigation is continuing. A garda spokesw...
Crime
Two foreign- nationals have been arrested after over €2 million worth of Heroin was seized in Dublin Airport. A man in his 30s and woman in her 50s were taken into custody after Revenue Officers caught the massive 15kg haul which had made its way over from Pakistan. The woman, who was accompanied by a small child, was met by the man in arrivals before they were arrested and taken to Ballymun Garda Station. A Revenue spokesperson said that the arrests came...
Society
Inner City Helping Homeless are asking for the public's help in filling a Luas with gifts this Christmas. Fill A Luas asks the public to donate a shoebox of gifts to the homeless at Connolly Luas Stop on Thursday, December 6. This is the fourth year of the charity event. This year, Fill A Luas will be a week-long event to give people more time to donate a shoebox over the holidays with the aim of collecting more than the record of 20,000 shoeboxes. The pub...
Incidents
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...
Society
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has expressed his disappointment that the Health Service Executive has not fully implemented the recommendations made in his 2015 investigation into the healthcare system. The Ombudsman's 2015 report, Learning to Get Better, found that many people were afraid to complain about the treatment they receive in hospitals and that many hospitals were not learning important lessons from complaints they receive.  The HSE and Department of H...
Society
A new programme aimed at helping immigrant teachers find work in Irish schools opens to applicants today. The course, at Dublin’s Marino Institute of Education, aims to provide immigrants who are qualified teachers, but not working as such, with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enable them to find employment here. Recent research has found that while Ireland’s school student population is now highly diverse, teachers here continue to be overwhelmin...
Society
EU and UK negotiators have agreed a text that deals with the Irish border, RTÉ News understands. The text was agreed at around 9pm last night and then transmitted to Downing Street. While two well-placed sources have confirmed that the text was "as stable as it can be", they say it would not be correct to say that the negotiations have "concluded". According to both sources, there will be one backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. The ba...
Politics
The Cabinet will meet this morning to consider developments around the draft text of a Brexit withdrawal agreement. Yesterday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar put his colleagues on standby for this morning's meeting, which is due to be held at 9.30am. Mr Varadkar and the Tánaiste will update their Government colleagues on what has happened over the last 24 hours. It follows a meeting last night between Mr Varadkar, Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Finance Pasch...
Society
A number of events have taken place around the country and in Northern Ireland to mark the centenary of the ending of World War I. Locations where ceremonies have taken place include Belfast, Enniskillen, Cork, Limerick, Sligo, Kilkenny, Westmeath, Galway and Tipperary. In Cork city, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on the Grand Parade. He was joined by relatives of those who died in WWI and members of the Cork branch of the...
Society
The two men who were arrested in Athy, Co Kildare yesterday in the investigation into the murder of David Boland have been released without charge today. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions as the investigation continues, said a garda spokesperson. David Boland, 34, was stabbed multiple times during an incident on Duke Street in Athy, in the early hours of Thursday 1 November. A total of four people have been arrested to date as...
Society
Dublin City Council is set to spend €1.6 million on the removal of discarded chewing gum in public areas. The local authority is seeking tenders for a contract to remove gum from footpaths and pedestrianised zones throughout litter blackspots in its administrative area over the next three years. It expects to spend €1.6 million plus VAT on these services, according to tender documents. The huge cost of removing chewing gum from public areas comes despite r...
Society
It's not the first incident that has caused delays in Dublin this morning. An Irish Rail service heading into Dublin faced a huge delay this morning after hitting a sheep. The 7.05am service from Sligo to Dublin's Connolly Station was left delayed for 45 minutes due to the incident. Passengers have been warned to expect some knock-on delays as a result. Irish Rail said: "07:05hrs Sligo/Connolly will be delayed up to 45mins arriving in Connolly due to the s...
Society
Precarious work is causing hardship to workers and their families, and reinforcing inequality, insecurity and deprivation in the workforce, according to the latest research from the Think tank for Action on Social Change. The report, entitled "Precarious Work, Precarious Lives", notes that precarious work forces many to rely on social protection from the taxpayer to compensate for their irregular hours and income. It found 44% of Irish workers do not have...
Society
A new study which looked at the lives of nine-year-olds shows poorer outcomes for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds. The Growing Up in Ireland research, carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute, shows an improvement in the families ability to make ends meet since 2013, but found that not all families benefitted from the economic up-turn. The research was carried out on group of nine-year-olds who spent many of their early year...
Society
Ryanair and its CEO Michael O'Leary are being sued in New York by a shareholder accusing the airline of defrauding its investors, and inflating its share price by overstating its ability to manage its labour relations and keep costs down. Ryanair described the claims in the lawsuit as "false" and "doomed to fail" - and has pledged to defend itself fully against what it called "bogus ambulance-chaser" claims.  According to Reuters, it is not uncommon for sh...