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Devastation as four men lose their lives in three separate crashes on Irish roads overnight

Irish Mirror - ‎10 minutes ago‎
A man died and five others were hospitalised after a head-on collision in Co Meath on Wednesday. The 42-year-old was seriously injured when the car he was driving collided head-on with a second car in Dunboyne at around 8.50pm.
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Capital set for traffic chaos: All you need to know about O'Connell Bridge closing for August bank holiday weekend

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Motorists travelling through Dublin this bank holiday weekend are warned to expect major disruption as the city's main thoroughfare will be closed to facilitate works on the Luas Cross City line.
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Coastguard rescue lone yachtsman sitting on overturned yacht - 20 miles off Irish coast

Irish Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Marine Rescue Centre in Dublin picked up an alert when the man activated his Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) at about 8pm on Tuesday night.
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'People now feel they can talk about rape' - Ireland's national helpline reports huge rise in first-time callers

Irish Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
Almost 12,000 callers sought help from the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre's helpline last year, it has revealed in its annual report.
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Irish teenager (16) dies after swimming accident in Germany

Irish Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A 16-year-old boy from Co Galway has died in a swimming accident in Germany. Jack McHugh, from Corofin had been on holiday visiting a relative in Munich last week when the tragedy occurred.
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Circuses that use wild animals are banned from city council lands

Herald.ie - ‎8 hours ago‎
Circuses featuring wild animals have been banned from operating on land owned by Dublin City Council. Councillors passed a motion on Monday night that forbids circuses from operating on land owned by the council if they feature non-domestic animals ...
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Councillors 'not getting any special treatment'

Irish Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
Councillors are not getting any "special treatment" under plans that could see their incomes boosted by €800 a year, Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has claimed.
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Road deaths up after Corps strength fell 40% during austerity

Irish Examiner - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Road Safety Authority chief is urging the Government and gardaí to boost resources to the Traffic Corps, which saw its strength plummet by 40% during austerity.

Fire breaks out in city restaurant

Irish Examiner - ‎11 hours ago‎
A fire at a Cork city restaurant was being attended by Cork City Fire Brigade tonight. The incident happened at Elbow Lane on Oliver Plunkett Street and at least three units of the fire service were at the scene after 10pm.
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Solicitor loses legal action over supervision

Irish Examiner - ‎9 hours ago‎
A solicitor with a “very bad record” of professional misconduct has failed in the High Court to overturn a decision that he can only practice under the supervision of another solicitor.

Carlton site permission gets five-year extension

Irish Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Developers behind a €1.25 billion shopping complex planned for. O'Connell Street in Dublin have been given until 2022 to build the scheme that includes the demolition of most of the east side of Moore Street.

Criminal sued over damage caused in house search

Irish Examiner - ‎9 hours ago‎
A Corkman serving a four-year sentence for money-laundering sued the State for damage caused to his house when gardaí carried out a search for money they believed was hidden there.
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Anger as ambulance service withdraws extra resources for Fleadh Cheoil

Irish Independent - ‎2 hours ago‎
The National Ambulance Service (NAS) has withdrawn all additional resources it had planned for 1 The National Ambulance Service (NAS) has withdrawn all additional resources it had planned for next month's Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann event.

Youghal RNLI was requested to launch twice in one day at the weekend

BreakingNews.ie - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Youghal RNLI lifeboat crew was called out to at 12.40pm on Sunday following a report that a small inflatable boat was in trouble.
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Weather To Improve For August Bank Holiday

98FM - ‎45 minutes ago‎
There's rain on the way but the weather is set to pick up towards the bank holiday weekend. The sunny spells are to make a return today, but showers will spread across the country this evening.

Dublin residents left tearing their hair out over noisy overnight rail work

Irish Mirror - ‎3 hours ago‎
Rail works being carried out by Irish Rail in the Pearse and Macken Street areas of Dublin has outraged residents. The maintenance work is being done overnight as the Dart runs over the tracks during the day, according to Irish Rail.

Housing plan welcomed by COPE Galway

Galway Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
COPE Galway have welcomed the publication of the Government's Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, which the charity has described as “ambitious and challenging”.

Map: Presidential Campaign Stops in Ohio

ideastream - ‎17 hours ago‎
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine visits are in blue. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence visits are in red.
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Murder accused heard voice chanting he was a paedophile, court told

Irish Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
A man accused of murder told gardaí the victim's daughter had been "chanting" that he was a paedophile for three months before he "lost it" and shot her mother dead, a trial jury has heard.
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Cork council defends decision not to buy Vernon Mount House

Irish Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cork County Council has defended its decision not to seek a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on historic Vernon Mount House in Cork which was badly damaged by fire on Sunday night after a group of teenagers lit a bonfire inside the unoccupied villa.
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