Dublin Local News

Schoolboy viciously beaten and mugged in terrifying rush-hour attack outside DART station | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 18, 2019
The thugs held a knife to the youngster's head and demanded the code to his mobile before fleeing with his phone and school bags | January 18, 2019
Co-Operation Ireland reimbursed his £6,327 travel and hotel costs for a peace conference in New York in February 2018.
'Brexit is extremely damaging to British-Irish relations,' conference told | | January 18, 2019
An underlying, "low-grade hostility” to the Irish voice in the UK had emerged as a result of Brexit and relation between the two countries will never be the same again, an economic conference has been told.
Coveney: EU will respond in a 'positive way' should Brexit 'red lines' be relaxed | | January 18, 2019
Mr Coveney said Dublin and Brussels are open to responding to any potential future relationship declaration changes despite insisting that the separate withdrawal agreement and backstop stance will not be re-opened.
Brutal Swords gym shooting believed to be a 'local drugs issue' and not link to organised crime | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 18, 2019
Supt Donnelly insisted it was not an area where this type of crime usually takes place
Customs officers seize huge haul of smuggled cigarettes at Dublin Port | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 18, 2019
Revenue estimate that the unstamped 'Marlboro' branded smokes would have a street value in excess of €30K | January 18, 2019
A demand by Mayo County Council for the immediate removal of a roadside memorial to a 21-year-old youth who was murdered almost two years ago has been criticised by the victim’s family as “heartbreaking” and “insensitive”.
Budding scientists become youngest recipients of Cork Person of the Year awards for their research | | January 18, 2019
Two budding scientists have become the youngest recipients of Cork Person of the Year awards for their research, which could potentially treat drug-resistant MRSA and produce electricity from rainwater.
Mary Mitchell O'Connor giving 'serious thought' to running in European election | | January 18, 2019
Asked on RTE Radio's Drivetime programme on Friday evening if she has any interest in heading to Brussels, Ms Mitchell O'Connor said "I have heard my name mentioned and I am giving it serious thought". | January 18, 2019
The decline came despite more people attending for treatment than a year earlier, figures suggest.
60 days in prison for woman described in court as a 'kleptomaniac' | | January 18, 2019
A woman who was described as a kleptomaniac in court by her solicitor agreed with her family that she would not give Christmas presents last month - in case she was tempted to steal them.
Dolores O'Riordan's honorary doctorate presented to her mother in UL | | January 18, 2019
Members of Limerick rock band The Cranberries today were conferred with honorary doctorates by University of Limerick (UL).
First look at Dublin's newest urban campus 'Salesforce Tower' | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 18, 2019
Plans for Salesforce Tower Dublin will include an immersive video lobby experience
Turf war whips up a €500 fine for one ice cream van man who lost his cool | | January 18, 2019
An ice cream van man who whipped himself into trouble on a busy beach has been fined €500 for using threatening and abusive language towards another ice cream van man in a row over “patches” on Rossnowlagh Beach, in Co Donegal last summer.
Man who impersonated doctor in crude circumcision of 10-month-old baby remanded | | January 18, 2019
A 54-year-old man, who was charged with endangerment of life and impersonating a doctor in connection with a crude circumcision carried out on a 10-month old baby boy, has been further remanded in custody.
Daughter still fears 'Mummy will be killed' after Dublin man jailed for attempted murder of girlfriend | | January 18, 2019
A Dublin man whose gun jammed when he tried to shoot his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her attempted murder.
High Court judge advises more mediation in Sean Quinn children's case over Anglo loans | | January 18, 2019
A High Court judge has urged consideration of further mediation before trial next March of the marathon litigation by businessman Sean Quinn’s five adult children denying liability over loans of some €2.34 billion advanced by Anglo to Quinn companies.
Ireland’s longest-serving prisoner to appeal failed High Court bid for limited release | | January 18, 2019
The State’s longest-serving prisoner is seeking extra time to appeal his unsuccessful High Court bid for two days temporary release per year. | January 18, 2019
The man was seen shooting pellets at a plastic bottle during the protest outside Leinster House.
Works at Pearse Street station keeping residents awake at night | | January 18, 2019
Residents around Pearse Street in Dublin say the noise at the Dart station is keeping them up all night.
Senator thinks students should get CAO points for 'civic activities' | | January 18, 2019
A Senator believes school students' "civic activities" should be included in the CAO Points System.
Passengers evacuated from area in Dublin Airport after fire alarm goes off | | January 18, 2019
Passengers at Dublin Airport were evacuated from an area in Terminal 1 this morning. | January 18, 2019
The Cliftonville striker was handed a four-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to sharing an indecent image of a 16-year-old girl.
'Excruciatingly embarrassing' Garda Commissioner press conference was too long, says former Garda | | January 18, 2019
Retired Garda Detective Chief Superintendent John O’Brien has said that while it was appropriate for Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, to acknowledge the failings that occurred with the failure to prosecute thousands of crimes, it should be done with “a sense of perspective and proportion...
'Take a day off work or school' to see total eclipse of the Moon, says Astronomy Ireland founder | | January 18, 2019
The founder of Astronomy Ireland has urged people to take "a day off work or school" to see the best lunar eclipse that will be seen from Ireland for the next 14 years.
Update: Gardaí believe fatal shooting outside gym in Dublin was connected to local drugs feud | | January 18, 2019
Gardai have launched a murder investigation after a 23-year-old man was shot dead outside a gym in Dublin last night.
Man killed and another injured after gunman opens fire outside gym | | January 18, 2019
One man was killed and another seriously injured in a double shooting outside a gym in Swords in north Co Dublin last night.
Free smear tests to cost State €10m | | January 18, 2019
Free smear tests announced by the Government during the CervicalCheck crisis are set to cost €10m, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.
Brian Crowley: ‘Work did not stop while I was in hospital’ | | January 18, 2019
Ireland’s longest-serving MEP who announced his retirement from politics has defended taking his EU salary while he was in hospital for nearly four years and claimed he hasn’t spoken to his party leader since mid-2014. | January 18, 2019
Hard-line Brexiteers will have no one to blame except themselves if they get everything they want from the crisis, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned.
Hard Brexit would pose ‘very significant challenges’ for agrifoods and tourism | | January 18, 2019
The rural economy and rural employers will “suffer most” with Brexit, an economic conference has heard.
Second Brexit referendum would be ‘very dicey’, says Bertie Ahern | | January 18, 2019
A second referendum on Brexit could be “a very dicey scene” and far from the simple task some people think it would be, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has told an economic conference devoted to Brexit.
Proposed north Kerry windfarm refused planning | | January 18, 2019
A windfarm proposed for north Kerry, near the Shannon estuary, has been refused planning permission, on grounds of its potential adverse impact on the environment.
Shane Ross vows to defend drink-drive laws | | January 18, 2019
Transport Minister Shane Ross has lashed out at Government and opposition critics of his hard-line drink-driving laws, insisting he will ensure the law is implemented fully despite the “extraordinary opposition in some quarters”.
Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher declares intention to run for Europe amid party anger | | January 18, 2019
Fianna Fáil Cork North Central TD Billy Kelleher has declared his intention to formally contest the forthcoming European elections, now that MEP Brian Crowley is stepping down.
Irish sports star alleged to have raped woman in Dublin hotel arrested by gardai | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 18, 2019
A woman alleged she was sexually assaulted by the star at a hotel in south Dublin on Monday, December 10
Standards body to bring in new wiring rules for electricians by end of year | | January 18, 2019
Thousands of electricians across the country are being urged to have their say on new Wiring Rules coming into force this year. | January 18, 2019
Cliftonville striker Jay Donnelly admitted sharing an indecent image of a child.
Update: Man shot dead outside gym in Dublin named locally | | January 18, 2019
Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead outside a gym in north Co. Dublin last night. | January 18, 2019
The number of higher education students has increased by 18% from 196,000 in 2011/12 to almost 232,000 in 2017/18.
Brexiteers ‘will have questions to answer’, says Paschal Donohoe | | January 18, 2019
Hard-line Brexiteers will have no one to blame except themselves if they get everything they want from the crisis, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned.
Man jailed for causing motorist's death after breaking red light while driving at more than 115km/h | | January 17, 2019
A man who caused the death of a father-of-two in a two-car collision when he broke a red light while driving at around twice the speed limit has been jailed for five years.
Student recounts how she had to take Leaving Cert exam day after her mother died | | January 17, 2019
A former school student has told how she had to sit her Leaving Cert business exam the day after her mother died of cancer.
Hiqa find 'significant failings' in Tusla services in Dublin | | January 17, 2019
The Health Information and Quality Authority has found major shortcomings in services provided by State's child protection agency, Tusla, in the Dublin South Central area.
Prisoner who escaped from hospital after a fellow inmate bit him to be sentenced | | January 17, 2019
After being treated for his bitten ear at Tallaght Hospital, Michael Connors (25) slipped his handcuffs and fled from prison officers, a court has heard.
Use of physical restraint among the issues at mental health facilities, report finds | | January 17, 2019
The Mental Health Commission (MHC) has published inspection reports for four mental health facilities in Dublin, Donegal and Roscommon.
Illegal dumping an 'epidemic' in Cork, councillor says | | January 17, 2019
The city council is now facing calls for a special task-force to be set up, drawn from several directorates including environment, housing and law, to tackle the issue head-on in several pockets of Mayfield.
Protection to not testify against spouse does not cover co-habitees and civil partners, court rules | | January 17, 2019
The case concerns a Circuit Court ruling on whether two women could be compelled to give evidence against their partners, with whom they were in ongoing relationships but were not married at the time.
Funeral plans for tragic baby Belle not to be made until gardai 'exhaust all avenues' to find mother | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
Belle, who was found on Bell's beach in Ballrbiggan ten days before Christmas, is unlikely to have funeral arrangements made any time soon as the investigation is still ongoing
Tributes pour in for mum and Dublin-born kids after horror murder-suicide in Poland | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
Reports coming from Poland say that Del Sol had been staying with the boys in an apartment in Pyrzyce over Christmas
Here is when you will be able to see the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' this weekend | | January 17, 2019
Stargazers in Ireland will be able to see a total lunar eclipse and a supermoon this month.
Gardaí appeal for help to find Cork man missing for over a month | | January 17, 2019
Gardaí in Co. Cork are appealing for help to find a man missing from the area.
Locals to appeal planning for hotel at Vicar Street venue | | January 17, 2019
Locals in the Liberties in Dublin are to appeal a decision granting planning permission for a hotel at the Vicar Street music venue.
Mother warns of fake funding page set up for her daughter's funeral | | January 17, 2019
The heartbroken mum of tragic Dawn Croke has slammed the operators of a fake charity page which is claiming to raise funds for her daughter's funeral.
10 year challenge: Dublin Live shows how much the capital has transformed between 2009 and 2019 | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
Some of Dublin's most pivotal buildings and infrastructure were only a pipe dream a decade ago
Locals in Dublin 4 disgusted as 'human' waste continuously dumped on Dodder walkway | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
According to locals, the incident has been happening almost nightly for two years
Hero teen who saved young nephew from tragic Carrickmines halting site blaze 'extremely lucky' to survive | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
The inquest also heard that the hot plate that sparked the tragedy was on its highest setting and there was no isolator switch for the cooker installed | January 17, 2019
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs minister described the backstop as an ‘essential’ part of the Withdrawal Agreement.
Majority of those with disabilities unhappy with access to public transport | | January 17, 2019
Seven out of ten people with disabilities were dissatisfied with the service offered by Bus Eireann. | January 17, 2019
The party’s deputy leader said she made the point in a ‘frank’ telephone conversation with Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley.
Farmers hit out at proposed 'planetary health diet' | | January 17, 2019
ICMSA president, Pat McCormack, said the report forms part of what he described as ‘Open Season’ on farmers, and questioned whether the Lancet report is consistent with previous findings it has published.
Accused called to neighbour at 1am on day body found | | January 17, 2019
The young man who denies murdering the 59-year-old whose body was found in a rubbish chute woke a neighbour in the early hours of that morning to ask him to tie his tie for him.
Gynaecologists claim free smear tests have put women’s lives in danger | | January 17, 2019
Two senior gynaecologists have warned that women’s lives have been put in danger by Health Minister Simon Harris’ decision to offer free smear tests.
Prison officer still not contacted in ‘urgent’ inquiry | | January 17, 2019
The prison officer who made claims about covert surveillance in the Irish Prison Service has still not been contacted nearly two months after the justice minister ordered an “urgent” inquiry into the matter.
Customer duped cashier into giving wrong change | | January 17, 2019
A cashier was duped into giving the change for €50 to a man buying a bar of chocolate who only handed over a tenner but pretended it had been the larger note.
Killarney gardaí investigate as man accuses footballers of assault | | January 17, 2019
Gardaí in Kerry are investigating an incident in which it is alleged three Gaelic footballers assaulted a man in Killarney. | January 17, 2019
Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary accused the government of being unable to keep its capital projects on track.
Gardai appeal for help tracing 21-year-old Joe O'Boyle who's been missing since Tuesday | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
Joe O'Boyle, who lives in Darty, was last seen in Dublin and is described as 5ft 11, medium buld, and has short black hair
Met Eireann Weather: Dublin could get snow TONIGHT as Arctic blitz hits the UK and parts of Ireland | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
The freeze comes as the majority of the UK gets hit with dangerous ice warnings with heavy snow is expected in many parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland
Dublin schools pay tribute to 'lovely, happy children' killed by father in murder-suicide in Poland | | January 17, 2019
A Dublin-based Spanish waiter killed his partner and two Irish born children in a murder-suicide in Poland just days before Christmas.
'Joe Public is feeling persecuted' - Minister criticises early morning Garda checkpoints | | January 17, 2019
Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs and Digital Development, Sean Canney has said Gardaí should concentrate on other illegal activities rather than focussing on early morning checkpoints to detect drink driving.
Limerick councillors agree to poster ban in upcoming local elections | | January 17, 2019
A group of Limerick councillors have signed up to a voluntary ban on posters for the next local elections.
More questions needed on how cost of National Children's Hospital went from €983m to €1.7bn, says Sinn Féin | | January 17, 2019
Sinn Féin says further questions will be asked about the cost overrun at the new National Children's Hospital when the HSE appears before the Health Committee next week.
Housing charity helps 19 families threatened with eviction to stay in homes | | January 17, 2019
A housing charity has said it has helped 19 families faced with repossession orders remain in their homes over the past 12 months.
Initiative to study affect of parental alcohol misuse on children | | January 17, 2019
A new initiative is being launched today aimed at highlighting the impact parental alcohol misuse has on children.
More Leaving Cert students choose higher level since grading reform, but performance levels drop | | January 17, 2019
More students have chosen to attempt higher level subjects in the Leaving Cert since the grading system was revised.
No-deal Brexit could be costly for Ireland putting key projects in jeopardy | | January 17, 2019
A no-deal Brexit could impact the public finances so much this year that key projects will be jeopardised, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned his ministerial colleagues.
Man facing trial for Bobby Messett murder further accused of trying to kill Pete Taylor in Bray Boxing Club shooting | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 17, 2019
Katie Taylor's boxing trainer dad and an innocent gym goer were both injured in the shocking gun attack that saw Mr Messett gunned down
TDs tell Dáil woman has been 'refused' abortion at Coombe Hospital | | January 17, 2019
A woman who has learned her foetus has a fatal foetal abnormality has been denied an abortion, according to two TDs.
Tánaiste confirms motorists will need green cards to drive in UK in event of no-deal Brexit | | January 17, 2019
Tánaiste Simon Coveney has confirmed Irish drivers will have to be given "green cards" if they are travelling over the border in a worst-case scenario, no-deal Brexit.
Garda report shows 3,500 children escaped prosecution for crimes | | January 17, 2019
Almost 3,500 juveniles got away with nearly 7,900 crimes over an eight-year period, an internal Garda report has found.
Man facing murder charge faces extra charge of attempting to murder Katie Taylor's father | | January 17, 2019
A 31-year-old man facing trial for the murder of Bobby Messett in a shooting at a gym in Bray has been further accused of attempting to murder boxing trainer Pete Taylor.
MEP Brian Crowley confirms his retirement from politics | | January 17, 2019
Brian Crowley has announced that he will not run in the next European elections due to ill health.
Denis Casey appeal over conviction for part in Anglo conspiracy opens | | January 17, 2019
The Financial Regulator was “all over” and “raised no quibble” about transactions which fooled people about the true financial state of Anglo Irish Bank in 2008, the Supreme Court has been told. | January 17, 2019
Mother-of-five Anna Harte died in 2010 when her youngest was aged just three. Cancer Focus NI helped her family cope with grief.
Systems to blame for hospital costs rising | | January 16, 2019
Mistakes in quantifying mechanical and electrical systems are largely to blame for the escalating costs of the new National Children’s Hospital, the health committee will hear today.
Little headway made in nurses’ pay talks | | January 16, 2019
Minimal headway was made at a meeting between health service management and nursing unions ahead of planned strike action over pay and staff shortages.
Cork father and son ‘simply strayed’ onto deer hunting land | | January 16, 2019
A Cork father and son with hunting firearms had “strayed” onto lands leased by a deer hunting company in the Clydagh Valley near Killarney, a court was told.
Trinity College chasing current and former students for up to €9,000 each after €1.7 million fee blunder | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 16, 2019
The mistake came as students who applied for the SUSI grand were accidentally charged lower fees despite not getting approval
Met Eireann Weather: Dublin 'freezing all areas' while Ireland set for bread drought as UK disappears under snow blanket | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 16, 2019
As the extreme weather starts to threaten Ireland, bread shortages could be kicking in
Billy Kelleher interested in contesting European elections | | January 16, 2019
Fianna Fáil’s Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation spokesperson, Cork North-Central TD Billy Kelleher has revealed that he would be interested in contesting the forthcoming European elections.
Only border ever in NI was because of Republicans, claims DUP's Sammy Wilson | | January 16, 2019
The only hard border that Northern Ireland ever had came about as a result of Republicans, claims the DUP’s Sammy Wilson.
Quarter of north Dublin children not getting meningitis C vaccine | | January 16, 2019
One-in-four north Dublin children are not getting the vital meningitis C vaccine.
Trinity College undercharged students by €1.7m | | January 16, 2019
Trinity College Dublin accidentally undercharged students €1.7 million in fees over the last three years.
Boy, 16, missing from Co Offaly | | January 16, 2019
Gardaí in Edenderry are appealing for help to find 16-year-old Lukas Matulionis who is missing in Co Offaly.
Cyclist sends hilarious message to Dublin Fire Brigade colleagues after 'stupid dog took him out of it' | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 16, 2019
They seemed very happy to receive the message and will have cakes ready for his return to work!
Man presents at Tallaght Hospital after injecting himself with own bodily fluids in attempt to cure back pain | Dublin Live
Dublin Live | January 16, 2019
The 33-year-old presented himself at Tallaght Hospital complaining of chronic pains before telling docs he had been using his own 'treatment' for the past year and a half
'Lack of detail' concerning drugs which could be affected by a no deal 'worrying' - FF | | January 16, 2019
Fianna Fáil has demanded the Government publishes a detailed list of all 24 drugs which could be affected by a no deal crisis, saying the refusal to release the information is "pretty worrying".
Chris Comerford has had a life longer than his 35 years | | January 16, 2019
There's something of a poet about Chris Comerford in Peter Varga's striking photograph.
Firefighter tells Carrickmines fire inquest about finding baby in 'intense heat' of burning caravan | | January 16, 2019
Firefighters entered a burning structure on a ‘snatch rescue’ mission to save baby Mary Connors, an inquest into a fatal fire at a halting site in south Dublin has heard.