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Poll: Should every child be taught the words of Amhrán na bhFiann in primary school?

TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said that every child should be taught the words of the Irish national anthem – Amhrán na bhFiann – in primary school.

He made the comments after taking part in St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago, telling that it would be a good ...

2019-03-18 11:37 open_in_new
Poll: Will you be attending a St Patrick's Day parade today?


Once solely a celebration for Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick’s Day has become a celebration of Ireland and Irishness.

People will no doubt be dusting off their green hats and t-shirts to head to one of the many parades being organised ...

2019-03-17 11:28 open_in_new
Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

ITALY’S GOVERNMENT HAS reinstated a law banning children from attending crèches and nursery schools if they have not been vaccinated.

The law makes it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases, including measles, tetanus and polio. Parents in ...

2019-03-13 11:55 open_in_new
'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three new ones get the green light

THE DIRECT PROVISION centre in Clondalkin in Dublin is set to remain open for at least another two years.

There had been calls for the planned closure of the centre at Clondalkin Towers, a former hotel, to be postponed on humanitarian grounds as residents struggled to find alternative ...

2019-03-13 10:52 open_in_new
Poll: Will you attend a St Patrick's Day parade this year?

IT’S THAT TIME of year again – when government ministers jet off to the far corners of the world to spread Irish cheer and everyone wears green.

St Patrick’s Day! 

And while certain events concerning our nearest neighbour (*AHEM* Brexit) are overshadowing things a bit ...

2019-03-12 11:46 open_in_new
'No one wants refugees to become homeless': Call to delay closure of Direct Provision centre

THERE HAVE BEEN calls for the planned closure of a Direct Provision centre in Dublin to be postponed until the housing needs of residents with refugee or predicted status are rehomed.

The Clondalkin Towers centre, a former hotel, is set to close at the end of June. There were 235 people, ...

2019-03-10 02:01 open_in_new
Hiding the fact they're gay and being harassed by other residents: People talk about life in Direct Provision

File photo Source: Shutterstock/superoke

RESIDENTS AT DIRECT Provision centres often have to live in a confined space, sharing a room with people they do not know or get on with.

Some people living in the centres have experienced intimidation, harassment and threats ...

2019-03-10 02:01 open_in_new
Poll: Will you still listen to Michael Jackson's music following the allegations made against him?

MICHAEL JACKSON HAS been hitting the headlines in the past few weeks, after allegations about the late singer were broadcast in the documentary Leaving Neverland.

Two men - Wade Robson (36) and James Safechuck (41) – outlined the sexual abuse they say they were subjected to by Jackson ...

2019-03-09 12:22 open_in_new
Gardai release CCTV image of vehicle they suspect was involved in David Lynch murder

GARDAÍ IN LUCAN have renewed their appeal for any information about the murder of David Lynch at Foxdene, Clondalkin last Friday.

Investigating officers are looking for information in relation to two vehicles. 

The first is a White Peugeot Partner van, registration number 141 D ...

2019-03-08 23:46 open_in_new
Poll: Should sugary snacks and drinks be banned from hospital vending machines?

NEW MEASURES SET to be brought in by the HSE will limit what foods and drinks are available in hospital vending machines.

The Irish Daily Mail reported this morning that sugar-laden fizzy drinks and any snacks over 200 calories will be banned in the future from these vending machines under ...

2019-03-07 09:58 open_in_new
A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission

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2019-03-06 17:10 open_in_new
€27.5 million paid to firm closing Dublin's largest direct provision centre

THE PRIVATE FIRM that is shutting down the largest direct provision centre in the capital, received payments totalling €27.5 million from the state over an 11 year period for operating the centre, new figures show.

Earlier this month, the operators of the Clondalkin Towers Hotel in ...

2019-03-06 17:10 open_in_new
Gardaí renew appeal for teenager missing from Dublin since 12 April

GARDAÍ IN ASHBOURNE are renewing their appeal to the public to help trace a 14-year-old teenager missing from Dublin.

Jamie Walsh was last seen in the Clondalkin area of Dublin on Thursday 12 April.

He is described as being 5ft 4in tall, of slight build and with short brown ...

2019-03-04 13:43 open_in_new
Man arrested after woman fatally stabbed at house in Clondalkin

A WOMAN HAS been died and a man has been arrested after a stabbing in Clondalkin in west Dublin. 

It happened at a house on Greenfort Drive, where gardaí responded to a call-out at around 12.30am. 

The woman, aged in her 40s, was found with serious injuries believed to be stab ...

2019-03-01 10:07 open_in_new
'Ignored at viewings because they're black or Asian': Dozens of asylum seekers facing homelessness

CONCERNS HAVE BEEN raised about where dozens of asylum seekers will live after the expected closure of Dublin’s biggest Direct Provision (DP) centre this summer.

There are 235 people (10 above the contracted capacity), including 78 children, living at the centre located at the site of ...

2019-02-25 00:04 open_in_new
Poll: Should it be mandatory to register all drones?

YESTERDAY, DUBLIN AIRPORT temporarily suspended all flights for 30 minutes due to the sighting of a drone. 

Currently, the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order requires all drones weighing over 1kg to be registered with the Irish Aviation Authority.

Fianna ...

2019-02-22 12:13 open_in_new
Poll: Should employers be banned from keeping workers tips?

WORKERS SHOULD BE given a right to their tips, PhD student James Larkin has argued in an opinion piece on this morning. 

Larkin said he once worked in a café where the owner decided to use tips for staff parties.

Yesterday evening, a Sinn Féin bill to give ...

2019-02-21 09:58 open_in_new
Derek Hutch shooting: Gardaí appealing for information on two getaway cars

Updated at 2.20pm

GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING yesterday’s gangland shooting are appealing to witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

27-year-old Derek Hutch was shot at the Bridgeview halting site near Cloverhill Road, Dublin.

The alarm was raised shortly after 3pm ...

2019-02-18 11:37 open_in_new