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Four allegations were made against former CEO Anthony Flynn and detailed in an internal report for the Inner City Helping Homeless charity. Flynn had previously denied knowledge of any allegations of any nature being investigated by gardaí agai
An Israeli study found that those who got the booster shot were 20 times less likely to have severe Covid, compared with the control group. Medical experts believe that the over 60 and at-risk groups should get the third covid vaccine as Irelan
A bank holiday and a 30c increase in the minimum wage are being considered as part of Budget measures aimed at rewarding frontline workers. This would mean that Ireland would have 10 annual bank holidays, while the minimum wage would rise to €1
The EU plan to make USB-C connectors the standard charging port for all smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices sold across Europe. The EU believes that the current status of chargers is highly wasteful of electricity and generating e
Residents in the Croke Park area are said to be far more amenable to the Garth Brooks concerts then they were seven years ago. The last concert held in the venue was the Spice Girls in 2019 and Niall Ring says the area is looking for a win. [au
Tennis elbow effects the tendons that connect the muscles to the elbow, with its official name being lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is a bunch of tiny tears throughout the tendon which can lead to a load of inflammation and pain associated
The Sopranos creator has said he feels no pressure about living up to the Sopranos with his new movie The Many Saints of Newark. Chase said it was emotional watching Michael Gandolfini play the same character as his late father James. [audio mp
This week's Culture Club inductee is Irish Singer-Songwriter Sharon Corr. [audio mp3=""][/audio] First Single What is love - Howard Jones (1983) Favourite Album A case of you from J
At present in Ireland, there is no law that defines stalking as a crime. Eve McDowell was the victim of sustained stalking in 2019, culminating in an apartment break-in. [audio mp3="
Homeowners have till the 1st of November to revalue their house for local property tax. This is the first revamp of this tax in eight years since it was introduced in 2013. [audio mp3="
Experts are estimating that 1% of GDP is required to create state-funded creches and childcare. Critics are saying that the private system has failed and that state childcare could be more flexible. [audio mp3="
There is currently a shortage of carbon dioxide in the UK affecting the soft drinks and pub industry. Carbon dioxide is used in the manufacture of carbonated soft drinks as well as beer. [audio mp3="
Last year almost 40% of our electricity in Ireland came from indigenous renewable clean energy. The flipside of this is that the majority of our energy requirements were met by fossil fuels. [audio mp3="
With the launch of IOS 15 from Apple, Apple health data can be shared with a hospital or surgery. Clinical practitioners are embracing this richer view of patient data which gives a broader view. [audio mp3="
The average cost of running a family car in Ireland is €10,690 a year, well over €200 a week. Local link transport is a potential solution to transport issues costing €14.3 million a year. [audio mp3="
Chinese property company Evergrande has 1,300 building sites across 200 Chinese cities. The company owes the bond markets $300 billion and is teetering on the brink of collapse. [audio mp3="
Belonging is a memoir of place, beginnings and one woman's search for truth and justice for the Tuam babies. Corless remembers as a child not to talk to the children who were housed in the Baby home. [audio mp3="
Many have criticised an anti-vaccine protest held outside the home of Leo Varadkar's yesterday. There was about 25 people protesting with several holding placards with anti-vaccine slogans. [audio mp3="
Thousands returned to work today for the first time since 2020 as restrictions eased. August 2021 saw a return to 90% traffic levels in Dublin when compared with 2019. [audio mp3=""
Major changes are on the way for the M50, with variable speed limits among some of the plans to be introduced under a €50 million programme announced today. Under the plan to tackle increasing traffic volumes, the M50 is to become Ireland’s fi
Catch up with all the trending stories from the week with Ian Power, Executive Director, and Brianna Parkins, Reporter, Ireland AM, Virgin Media Television on The Last Word. [audio mp3="
US Law firm DLA Piper announced that Hogan will join its Brussels office in a lucrative deal. Mr Hogan resigned from his job as EU Trade Commissioner amid controversy last summer. [audio mp3="
Fashion consumption has increased by 40% from the mid-1990s to today. The fashion industry produces one-tenth of global C02 emissions. For context that is more than the entire aviation and maritime industry's emissions combined. [audio mp3="htt
Simon Harris is considering making a complaint against Matt Carthy for misuse of Dáil privilege. Harris stated Sinn Féin's Mr Carthy made comments that would be defamatory if said elsewhere. [audio mp3="
Oropharyngeal cancer is typically mouth-based and is increasingly common in the population. Most types of cancers are declining due to advancements in medicine and decreases in smoking. [audio mp3="
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