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Medical misadventure verdict after newborn baby dies

A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned in the death of a newborn baby who may have survived if he had been delivered sooner, the Cork City Coroner's Court was told.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:58 pm

Mental health care not fully met in some prisons - report

A report by the Office of the Inspector of Prisons (OIP) has highlighted that mental health care needs are not being fully or satisfactorily met in any of the seven prisons it inspected, with conditions repeatedly being described as "degrading".
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:50 pm

Two charged with murder over Super Bowl parade shooting

US prosecutors say two men have been charged with murder in connection with a shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, that killed one person and wounded 22 near a Super Bowl victory rally.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:27 pm

Energy use must be cut by 12% by 2030 under EU directive

A reduction of more than 12% in energy consumption in Ireland must be achieved by 2030 under a new EU directive.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:14 pm

The 'Pensioners Against Putin' protest at Russian Embassy

A group of protesters has been involved in daily demonstrations outside the Russian Embassy in Dublin since the country invaded Ukraine two years ago.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:01 pm

Parents protest over scoliosis surgery delays

Parents who say their children are being "let down" because of delays over surgery for scoliosis and other orthopaedic conditions have protested outside Leinster House and said a taskforce to tackle the problem must be statutory.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 8:46 pm

HSE to audit Children Health Ireland hospitals - Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has told the Dáil that Children Health Ireland (CHI) hospitals will be audited by the HSE.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 6:42 pm

Muslim leaders 'need to assess security after assault'

Chairperson of the Irish Muslim Council Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri has said Muslim clerics and faith leaders will need to assess their personal security and safety precautions at mosques after an assault on him last week.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 5:17 pm

Russia says reclaimed Ukraine bridgehead on Dnipro bank

Russia has claimed a new military success in Ukraine ahead of the second anniversary of its offensive, while President Vladimir Putin mocked what he called Kyiv's "flight" from the frontline town of Avdiivka.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 5:12 pm

Man charged with intimidating TD during Dáil protest

A young man has appeared in court charged with intimidating independent TD Michael Healy-Rae and trying to impede the politician from entering Government buildings during a protest.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 4:26 pm

Sinn Féin would re-run care referendum if rejected

Sinn Féin has said it would re-run the care referendum, with stronger wording, if the amendment is rejected and the party is in Government.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 3:55 pm

Man jailed for five years over false insurance scam

A 43-year-old man who made almost €500,000 from selling false insurance policies and no-claims bonuses has been jailed for five years.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 3:53 pm

Watchdog highlights 'growing concern' over AI content

Members of certain demographics including migrants and women are afraid to run in elections because of social media hostility, an Oireachtas committee has heard.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 3:00 pm

Govt announces €800m for cross-border projects

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced "nearly €1 billion" for cross-border projects which he said "is the largest ever package of Government funding for cross-border initiatives".
Posted: February 20, 2024, 12:38 pm

Former 2FM host withdraws allegations against RTÉ at WRC

Former 2FM presenter Chris Greene has withdrawn all of his allegations against RTÉ at the Workplace Relations Commission.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 11:48 am

South Dublin TD calls for MetroLink terminus to be moved

Fianna Fáil TD Jim O'Callaghan has called for the terminus for Dublin's MetroLink to be moved from Charlemont in the south city centre to Tara Street or St Stephen's Green.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 11:26 am

Farmers count high cost of rising GPS thefts

Farmers with GPS equipment in their tractors have been warned to secure the devices at night after a spate of thefts since the beginning of the year.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 10:33 am

'Maximum transparency' needed from RTÉ - Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that the Government is looking for the "maximum transparency that is legally possible" from RTÉ when it comes to exit packages.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 9:31 am

Watch: Dublin Bus driver details abuse while working

A Dublin Bus driver has highlighted the abuse and anti-social behaviour she faces while working.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 6:50 am

US vetoes UN Security Council vote on Gaza ceasefire

The United States has again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire as it instead pushes the 15-member body to call for a temporary ceasefire linked to the release of hostages held by Hamas.
Posted: February 20, 2024, 6:38 am

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