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# Investigation

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Met Police confirm report of alleged sex assault against Russell Brand
The 48-year-old comedian and actor has been accused of rape, assault and emotional abuse between 2006 and 2013.
Russell Brand: A timeline of the sexual assault allegations
The allegations came to light following a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times and Channel 4 Dispatches.
The comedian has been accused of rape and sexual assaults between 2006 and 2013, as well as claims of controlling, abusive and predatory behaviour.
Channel 4, BBC and a production company have launched investigations following the publication of the allegations.
Brand vehemently denies the allegations and said all of his relationships have been “consensual”.
Internal investigations launched after sexual assault allegations made against Russell Brand
Russell Brand faces multiple allegations of sexual assault in joint UK media investigation
Internal investigations launched after sexual assault allegations made against Russell Brand
On Sunday UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly suggested there are wider questions for the entertainment industry to answer.
Bordeaux police officially open investigation into botulism cases that left one woman dead
The restaurant owners are facing a jail term of between three to five years and fines of between €45,000 to €60,000.
This month
September 2023
M16 rifle and ammunition seized in Garda search operation in Shannon, Co Clare
A man in his 30s was arrested.
Gardaí renew appeal for witnesses after death of man, 60s, in Mayo
Peter Mc Dermott suffered serious injuries during an altercation around 1.20am on Saturday 9 September.
Hunter Biden indicted on federal charges over alleged lie about drug use during firearm purchase
President Joe Biden’s son is accused of lying about his drug use when he bought a firearm in October 2018, according to the indictment.
Post-mortem exam to be conducted on body of 66-year-old man found in Cork
Gardaí say that the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of their investigation.
Three more people arrested in connection with Galway city brawl
This brings the total number of individuals arrested in connection with the investigation to 12.
Last month
August 2023
Spanish football federation asks president to resign after sex assault probe for kissing player
Rubiales was provisionally suspended by FIFA on Saturday and is being investigated for sexual assault.
Man charged with possessing PSNI information obtained through data breach
A 50 year old man is due to appear at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.
Inside Ireland's culture war on gender: Why there's more debate on trans issues than ever before
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The Journal looks at why anti-trans narratives have landed in Ireland despite overwhelming acceptance of trans men and women by Irish people.
Not sure why you are hearing so much about trans issues right now? We have traced where the debates - and misinformation - have come from.
The investigation finds tropes - about cats and bathrooms - have found their way into Irish conversations, both online and in real life.
Meanwhile, many people are still catching up with the terminology around gender and the issues affecting transgender people, writes Stevie McDermott.
Report finds senior HSE official conducted 'seriously flawed' and 'biased' investigation
The report arose out of serious concerns after an elderly patient suffered a dramatic decline in her health before dying in hospital.
US Justice Dept names special counsel to probe Hunter Biden's business deals
Hunter Biden has come under investigation in Congress over business deals he did in China, Ukraine and elsewhere.
Investigation underway after body found near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
A post-mortem will be conducted at a later date.
Chelsea face Premier League probe over alleged financial breaches – reports
The club last month agreed a settlement with Uefa.
Zambia coach accused of sexual misconduct during Women's World Cup
New Zealand police were made aware of the alleged incident and Fifa have confirmed an investigation is underway.
Former Everton star charged with corruption offences
Li Tie ‘has been suspected of accepting and offering bribes…’, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate said.
July 2023
Man hospitalised with serious injuries following assault in Whitehall overnight
The incident occurred at around 4.30am on the Larkhill Road in Whitehall, Dublin 9.
McDonald’s to investigate allegations woman was taunted after being raped by co-worker
Ciara Mangan said she was taunted at work with ‘rape songs’ and ‘rape comments’ after an attack by a co-worker.
Derry theatre apologises after 'indecent image' shown to children during Mario film
The PSNI have launched an investigation after the image appeared on screen for several seconds.
Garda investigation launched into senior officer suspected of obstructing money laundering probe
The long service garda, whose role is to supervise and manage gardaí, is based in the east of the country.
Gardaí investigate link between Donegal body discovery and serious assault
Gardaí have been investigating in the area since 25 June.
June 2023
Six prisoners charged with range of offences, including assault and possession of weapons
Six men are due to appear before Castlebar District Court this morning at 10.30am.
US Congress probes PGA-LIV Tour merger involving Saudi money
The deal unveiled last week raises questions about the role of the Saudi government in the accord.
Johnny Sexton could face ban over Champions Cup final referee incident
Sexton approached referee Jaco Peyper and his assistants on the pitch following Leinster’s defeat to La Rochelle at the Aviva Stadium and appeared to remonstrate with them.
Sexton could face ban over Champions Cup final referee incident
Leinster Rugby have reportedly received a misconduct letter from EPCR.
UK police investigating around 40 deaths at Brighton hospital
Detectives are looking into allegations of medical negligence between 2015 and 2020.
Police officer investigated after pedestran killed by escort for UK Royal
An 81-year-old woman was hit by a Met Police motorcyclist providing an escort for the sister-in-law of the UK’s King Charles.
Missing Mails: Wiping of ministers’ texts and emails to be addressed with new policies
A report by
Eimer McAuley
Controversies over deletion of texts occurred in recent years, with new investigation revealing this practice is widespread among European leaders.
Investigative project #MissingMails reveals multiple scandals across European governments and institutions
As part of this, The Journal and Noteworthy examine Irish State practices following 'ZapponeGate'
Retention policies currently vary from department to department
This year
ITV says it investigated 'rumours' of relationship between Phillip Schofield and colleague
The veteran TV presenter (61) resigned from the broadcaster yesterday.
Man arrested as part of probe into GSOC investigator's attendance at Hutch party is released
A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Calls for external investigation after GSOC officer allegedly attended Gerard Hutch party
Justice Minister Simon Harris said yesterday that it is a “serious matter which needs to be investigated”.
Man charged in relation to fatal assault in Newbridge last month
The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested yesterday.
HSE 'refused or delayed' repayments to some patients who got essential medical treatment abroad
The Ombudsman said patients felt the schemes to be ‘unforgiving and lacking in empathy when it came to administrative errors’.
Man arrested in Belfast as part of investigation of John Caldwell shooting
The man is the 16th person to be detained as part of the investigation into the shooting of the PSNI detective in Omagh in February.
Assistant referee stood down while FA investigates Andy Robertson incident
Constantine Hatzidakis appeared to elbow the Liverpool player just after the half-time whistle in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.
SFA to probe apparent headbutt by Rangers coach on Celtic boss after SWPL game
The incident happened as the Rangers and Celtic players were shaking hands after the 1-1 draw at Broadwood Stadium.
Gardaí probe 'significant' new leads in relation to murder of prison officer by IRA in 1980s
Stack was a prison officer who was killed by the IRA in 1984.
Investigation into disappearance of Annie McCarrick 30 years ago upgraded to murder inquiry
Annie McCarrick, originally from the US, went missing from Dublin in March 1993.