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Forensics labs ‘not fit for purpose as agency is overloaded’

Forensic Science Ireland is not only struggling with labs that are not fit for purpose but is also facing a casework load that “significantly” outweighs its capacity. As a result, it says there are backlogs in key areas, including testing seizures of hardcore illegal drugs. In his first annual report since taking up the role five months ago, FSI’s new […]

What Arul Kanda Was Saying About 1MDB Before GE14 And How His Tune Has Changed Now

Prior to the 14th General Election (GE14), the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 1MDB, Arul Kanda Kandasamy, had in an interview with CNBC claimed that 1MDB "has no financial issues", adding that it has met all its "debt obligations in full and on time" However, after the new Finance Minister revealed on Wednesday, 23 May, that 1MDB is […]

[KIDS INVADE SAYS] Kids Draw & Adults Guess | Episode 1

We recently challenged our colleagues to guess the drawing of kids in a new series we like to call…KIDS INVADE SAYS Image via So here's how it works, kids from both teams will take turns to draw something from a mysterious bag. The adults will then try to figure out what the kids drew. The team that gets the most […]

US judge bars Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

US judge bars Trump from blocking critics on Twitter © Eric Baradat / AFP | This screen grab shows a message tweeted by US President Donald Trump as he announced on May 10, 2018 his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore on June 12. A U.S. judge in New York on Wednesday […]

Trump tells Kim in letter that Singapore summit will not take place

Trump tells Kim in letter that Singapore summit will not take place © AFP Archives | Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even after North Korea followed through on a pledge to blow up tunnels at its nuclear test site. Referring to a scheduled […]

Mark Hennessy ‘inside car when he was fatally shot’

Mark Hennessy was inside his car at the time he was shot by an armed detective, said the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. GSOC said that following a preliminary examination of the incident under section 91 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, it was undertaking an investigation under section 98, which, it said, “is for incidents that appear to involve offences”. […]

Fury in Dáil after incorrect vote on bill

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan resisted calls to withdraw the judicial appointments bill amid fury and chaos in the Dáil. Opposition TDs were irate yesterday after it emerged the Dáil, on Tuesday night, had incorrectly voted on provisions in the bill after the Government lost a vote. Once lost, those provisions should not have been tabled, but they were. Ceann comhairle […]