Celebrity psychologist Heffernan regrets ‘living lie’ of fake PhD

Celebrity psychologist Heffernan regrets ‘living lie’ of fake PhD

A celebrity psychologist has said he regrets misleading people by using a fake PhD to lecture, provide counselling services, and appear on radio shows as a “doctor.” ...

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Concerns raised at National Reptile Zoo as four turtles die in 48 hours

Concerns raised at National Reptile Zoo as four turtles die in 48 hours

A pair of yellow-spotted river turtles, which are on the red list of threatened species, died within a day of being introduced to a crocodilian enclosure at the ...

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HSE says number of surgeries for treating morbid obesity should be increased to 1,000 a year

HSE says number of surgeries for treating morbid obesity should be increased to 1,000 a year

The number of surgeries for the treatment of morbid obesity should be increased six-fold to 1,000 a year, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has said.

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Zoos may be required to provide records of how many animals have died while in their care

Zoos may be required to provide records of how many animals have died while in their care

Zoos may be required to provide inspectors with copies of inventories showing how many animals died in their care from next year, following a move by Tayto Park ...

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Authority records lowest amount of animal testing in six years

Authority records lowest amount of animal testing in six years

Almost 200,000 animals were used in scientific research and testing procedures during 2018, representing a reduction of nearly 20% compared to the previous year.

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RTÉ legally obligated to broadcast Greyhound derby

RTÉ legally obligated to broadcast Greyhound derby

A decision by RTÉ to show the Irish Greyhound Derby last month was taken after Bord na gCon asserted that the broadcaster was legally bound to televise the ...

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Greyhound owned by syndicate of FG politicians at centre of animal welfare controversy

Greyhound owned by syndicate of FG politicians at centre of animal welfare controversy

A greyhound owned by a syndicate of Fine Gael politicians is at the centre of a controversy concerning an alleged breach of animal welfare legislation, which has ...

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Irish Greyhound Board lodges complaint with BAI after RTÉ investigates documentary

Irish Greyhound Board lodges complaint with BAI after RTÉ investigates documentary

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has complained to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland about an RTÉ Investigates documentary, which reported that 6,000 dogs ...

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Rise in drugs and weapons in prisons

Rise in drugs and weapons in prisons

The amount of drugs, weapons and other contraband detected in prisons continued to rise last year despite a range of enhanced measures implemented by authorities ...

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Inmate’s gender recognised by IPS

Inmate’s gender recognised by IPS

An alleged sex offender who was born male but now identifies as female is being detained in the women’s prison in Limerick, the minister for justice has confirmed. ...

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Large droop in number of medical-card holders receiving free Viagra

Large droop in number of medical-card holders receiving free Viagra

The number of medical-card holders who received drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) for free last year fell by 18%, but the taxpayer was still left ...

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43 sex offenders in community ‘high-risk’

43 sex offenders in community ‘high-risk’

A total of 43 convicted sex offenders living in the community under a multi-agency management programme have been deemed to pose a “high” or “very ...

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Irish Prison Service spent €325,000 on Sky Sports and other premium channels for inmates

Irish Prison Service spent €325,000 on Sky Sports and other premium channels for inmates

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has spent more than €325,000 providing inmates with access to Sky Sports and other premium channels during the past four years, ...

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€750k scanners to prevent drugs, weapons being smuggled into new mental health facility

€750k scanners to prevent drugs, weapons being smuggled into new mental health facility

The new National Forensic Mental Health facility will be equipped with 13 high-tech scanners at a cost of €750,000 to prevent drugs, weapons and other contraband ...

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Garda Band costs taxpayer to tune of €1.75m despite cuts

Garda Band costs taxpayer to tune of €1.75m despite cuts

They were paid an average of €58,225 each last year, and racked up a further €45,508 in overheads and expenses.

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