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03 August 2018 17:27 Woman found dead at Galway direct provision centre

The circumstances of the death are unknown. A TRANS WOMAN was found dead in a direct provision centre in Galway yesterday afternoon. The circumstances of the woman’s death, which happened in a Galway hostel, are unknown. The woman’s name has been given in statements as Sylvie. A statement from the Department of Justice said that she had fallen ill at the centre

30 July 2018 13:28 Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments

Varadkar previously said that court cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR says he is “not in hiding” over a promise that pending cases in relation to the CervicalCheck scandal would not go to court. The Taoiseach has come in for a barrage of criticism in recent days after promising in May that any cases 1

30 July 2018 07:32 Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes. PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins has said that he’s concerned about the effect gambling is having on sports stars and athletes, and that he’d like to see a ban on gambling ads in sports. Speaking on RTÉ’s Sunday Sport yesterday, Higgins said that he was concerned 4

28 July 2018 12:36 Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'

The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action. POPE FRANCIS HAS accepted US prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated 5

25 July 2018 14:27 Four female lecturers at NUIG promoted after settling gender discrimination case

FOUR FEMALE LECTURERS will be promoted at NUI Galway after settling gender discrimination cases against the university at the High Court and Circuit Court. In a statement this morning, the university announced that it had reached an agreement over proceedings taken by Doctors Adrienne Gorman, Róisín Healy, Margaret Hodgins and Sylvie Lannegrand

24 July 2018 05:15 Fears raised after Ebola reemerges in woman one year after all-clear

Her husband and sons may have been infected with the virus as a result. THE EBOLA VIRUS may have reemerged in a woman a year after she survived contracting the deadly virus. The woman’s husband and two of their sons may have been infected with the virus as a result. Researchers looking into the last-known cluster of infections from a source within Liberia 3

23 July 2018 16:58 Brothers beaten up outside Dublin nightclub awarded over €50,000 in damages

The judge described it as a very disturbing incident. TWO BROTHERS WHO were badly beaten up by bouncers outside Krystle nightclub have been awarded more than €50,000 damages for what a judge described as a very disturbing incident. Barrister Esther Earley, counsel for the two men, told the Circuit Civil Court they had been queueing to get into the club in the Russell 4

18 July 2018 00:20 Cocaine users urged to take test dose, use sterile straws, and not share straws

In a joint harm reduction effort by the HSE and the Ana Liffey Drug Project, users are also advised to grind cocaine to remove clumps, to use their own sterile straw when sniffing it, and to never share the straw. The #DoYouUseCocaine? initiative is being taken on the back of a range of indicators showing a rise in the supply and use of cocaine 2

17 July 2018 05:01 Two fraudsters told they must pay €23k for private detectives who tracked them down

The two men hired a Ford Fiesta at Dublin Airport so they could “crash” it into another car in a staged accident. A JUDGE HAS directed that two fraudsters pay the €23,000 expenses a car rental company invested in tracking them down to their own front doors. Judge Patrick Quinn heard in the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that private detectives formed 5

13 July 2018 05:05 €1.6 million in rent arrears awarded to landlords in 2017

A number of record-breaking statistics dominate the Residential Tenancies Board’s annual report for 2017. IRISH LANDLORDS WERE awarded a total of €1.6 million in rent arrears last year after raising the issue with the state rentals board. The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) details the figure in its annual report, published this morning (and viewable 8