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HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man
“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” the HSE said today.
Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion
HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.
Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check
Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.
Death toll from catastrophic Hiroshima landslides could double
The search for survivors was suspended today over concerns of fresh landfalls at the disaster site.
Two arrested and cars seized during counterfeit car parts inquiry
PSNI also seized what it believes are fake car products for luxury brands including Porsche and Mercedes.
This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying
It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…
US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital
Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.
Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee
Four out of ten people watching via online stream were following the show from abroad.
Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps
Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.
GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner
The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk
The Irish Aviation Authority has told it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.
Four arrested over letter bombs to Northern Ireland and England
Two men and two women are being questioned at Antrim Police Station.
'Central server issue' behind Dublin Bus communications problems
Real time passenger info and Dublin Bus phones were experiencing service disruptions earlier.
70 gardaí involved in operation targeting thefts, robberies in Dublin city
Ten teenagers were arrested and Garda searches carried out in Dublin and Louth this morning.
Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh
PSNI detectives are sending a file to the Public Prosecution Service following labour exploitation operation.
James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading
Diane Foley says the family has “never been prouder of our son Jim”.
No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax
The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.
Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery
Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.
New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists
Offences including public provocation to commit a terrorism and recruitment for terrorist activities will carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.
Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence
Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.
PTSB reports 62% drop in half-year operating loss - and 362% increase in mortgage lending
Group chief executive says PTSB is making “huge progress on the arrears problem” and eight out of ten PTSB customers in arrears are engaging with the group.
Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel
The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.
Man arrested in connection with stabbing at Dublin's North Strand
A 45-year-old man died yesterday after being seriously injured on Sunday night.
Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on
Irish Water and Galway County Council are monitoring the situation “on a daily basis”.
21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site
‘The fact that we are now leaving the crash site doesn’t mean we have ceased investigating the cause of the disaster,’ said Dutch PM on Wednesday.
€230,000 announced for 'rehabilitation' of wild salmon and sea trout
Inland Fisheries says the fund is being invested in promoting the recovery of our Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks.
July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland
Over 76,300 new private cars were licensed in the first seven months of this year.
Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'
Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.
Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'
HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.
Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund
Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.
Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting
The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.
Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches
Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.
Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.
Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013
Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.
Teenager arrested over stabbing of 19-year-old at Dundrum Town Centre
Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to Tuesday night’s attack to come forward.
Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year
The Irish Tourist Assistance Service responded to a range of crime or other traumatic incidents affecting over 800 tourists in 2013.
British Airways plane diverted to Dublin over medical emergency
The flight will have been delayed by over 17 hours by the time it leaves Dublin Airport this evening.
One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month
The airline’s latest passeger load figures show that over 6 million people flew with Aer Lingus in the first seven months of this year.
Fleadh Cheoil organisers to 'respectfully' return Shell funding after public outcry
Organisers say they are returning the funding “in keeping with the ethos” of the Fleadh as “an inclusive, community driven and family focused event”.
Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.