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20 October 2018 23:05 A US sitcom, pronunciation and Irish 'imbalance' among concerns raised in naming of 2018-19 storms

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how Met Éireann and the UK Met Office named this year’s storms. THE NUMBER OF Irish names, the pronunciation of ‘Aaron’ and references to a US sitcom were among the concerns raised during the naming of this year’s winter storms. Correspondence released to under the Freedom of Information 1

19 October 2018 17:19 Watch motorist smash through level crossing causing major rail delays

A motorist has smashed through a level crossing at Porterstown, in Co. Dublin, causing major delays across rail services. Irish Rail tweeted footage of the shocking incident, saying that Gardai have been alerted to pursue the culprit. They sent Iarnrod Eireann crews to repair the crossing as the Maynooth, M3 Parkway, Longford and Sligo services were hit severely

19 October 2018 13:37 Change in operator to bring 'immediate improvements' in bus frequency on three Dublin routes

Three more Dublin Bus routes will be run by another company from this weekend. The 111, 184 and 185 services will be operated by Go-Ahead, which is in the middle of taking control of 24 routes. The National Transport Authority says passengers should see "immediate improvements" in frequency. This follows the October 7 switch from Dublin Bus to Go-Ahead 1

19 October 2018 12:19 Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

Spain’s Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services. The country’s finance minister Maria Jesus Montero said on Friday the proposed tax on digital services will be levied on companies with annual revenue of more than 750 million 2

19 October 2018 05:44 Over one in five face ‘enforced deprivation’

More than one in five people experienced enforced deprivation in 2016, despite the upturn in the economy in recent years. That’s according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) statistical yearbook for 2018 which reveals that the percentage of people considered to be experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2016 was 21%. However, this figure has fallen

18 October 2018 13:23 Homeless mother of seven Margaret Cash in court for stealing €320 worth of Penneys clothes

A woman who made the headlines in August when she spent the night in the public office of Tallaght Garda Station was placed on a 12-month probation bond today by Tallaght court. Margaret Cash was due before Judge Patricia McNamara for a probation report. Cash, (28), Westpark Gate, Tallaght, had pleaded guilty to stealing clothing worth €321 from Penneys 2

18 October 2018 07:10 Children rescued after bus crash in Tyrone

Children from a special needs school were involved in a road accident yesterday when their school bus was in a crash with another vehicle. The minibus was travelling along the Knockmany Road before the accident at the junction with the Ballymagowan Road between Augher and Clogher in Co Tyrone. Pictures taken from the scene show the school minibus was left on its roof in the garden

17 October 2018 08:35 YouTube returns after 'weird' outage takes site offline

YouTube has apologised after technical issues took the site offline for more than an hour overnight on Wednesday. The Google-owned video hosting website initially tweeted to say it was aware of issues around accessing YouTube and its YouTube TV and Music subscription services. The company said it was investigating the issue, before reporting it had been fixed

16 October 2018 11:23 Research shows 70% believe papal visit didn't do enough to address clerical abuse

Research by Queen’s University Belfast has found the majority of Irish people believe that Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent papal visit to Ireland. Pope Francis made his first papal visit to Ireland in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. Just 30% of Irish people believe that the Pope did enough to address 5

16 October 2018 09:58 Students at 104 schools to go without their phones for a day to raise funds for disabled

Secondary school students all over Ireland will be giving up their phones for a day next week to raise funds and awareness for disability services. Up to 104 schools have signed up to the Enable Ireland No Phone Survival Challenge, a fundraising campaign which sees students pledge to spend 24 hours without their phones on October 23. Each school will get a Disability 1