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Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Obama’s response to the Sony hack, ‘bonuses’ at Nama, and the end of the Metro Herald had everybody talking today.

Israel has carried out its first airstrike on Gaza since August

There are currently no reports of injuries.

Dysfunctional garda district at the heart of Guerin Report to face detailed probe

The terms of reference for the investigation have been published.

Dubliners said goodbye to the Metro Herald today – and things got emotional

We saw hugs, Christmas cards, a cheeky fiver, and plenty of sad faces on the streets this morning.

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

The Seanad is still debating the Water Services Bill (and it could go on for hours)

The upper house spent over five hours debating ONE amendment to the water bill earlier today.

Obama: ‘We will respond’ to North Korea hack

Sony said it still plans to release The Interview… but in a different format.

Here’s where some of the money from dormant accounts will go in 2015

There’s roughly €3 million up for grabs.

Mother of children found stabbed to death in Australia arrested

The children ranged in age from 18 months to 15 years.

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From Business ETC These Offaly protesters don’t want the only bank in their town closed Ferbane

These Offaly protesters don’t want the only bank in their town closed

The Ferbane branch is one of 14 being closed by Ulster Bank.

The world’s deepest living fish is ‘unlike anything scientists have seen before’

It has “large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog”.

From The Daily Edge 10 bizarre festive foods that will put you off your Christmas dinner Chrimbo

Think your home (or your neighbour’s) could be Home of the Year?

If so, a new RTÉ show is looking for you.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Katie’s award, Captain Morgan and all the day’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie’s award, Captain Morgan and all the day’s sport

Also, Johnny Sexton won’t play rugby again until February.

Cannabis worth almost €700k found in bags at Clare house this afternoon

A 24-year-old man was arrested and is being held.

PSNI investigate object found ‘under soldier’s car’

A controlled explosion is said to have been carried out.

From Business ETC ‘An air of panic is setting in to the property market’ Mortgage Approvals

‘An air of panic is setting in to the property market’

New figures show a spike in the number of mortgage approvals.

How much do you know about this week’s news? Take our quiz

How closely were you paying attention?

Nama: Developers will not be paid “bonuses” but they may get financial rewards

Three developers are on over €200,000 from the state bad bank.

Restrictions lifted at Mercy University Hospital

The restrictions were put in place on 15 December.

It’s going to be more expensive to take a taxi next year

The minimum taxi fare is to increase by an average of 4% after Easter

From The Daily Edge Town’s Santa learns sign language so he can speak to little girl who is deaf Santa Sign
From The Score Irishman Eoin Morgan set to be named as new England cricket captain Promotion

Irishman Eoin Morgan set to be named as new England cricket captain

The Dubliner is expected to lead the side for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

From Business ETC Is Ireland the ‘Best Small Country in the World in Which to do Business™?’ Not any more… Not The BSCITWIWTDB

“The hurt is unbelievable”: A family searches for missing Sandra. Can you help?

Anyone with information about missing Sandra Collins is asked to pass it on to gardaí

The winning photos in this year’s National Geographic contest are pretty stunning

From Dead Sea mudbathers and jumping wildebeest to smartphone users and ‘glass fish’. All human (and animal) life is here.

From The Score Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz Quiz

Know your sport? Then take our weekly quiz

You better have been paying attention this week.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

George Redmond corruption findings withdrawn by Mahon Tribunal

The corruption findings were made in an interim report by the Tribunal in 2004.

From The Score Racing Metro rule Jonathan Sexton out until mid-February, when Ireland host France Concussion

Racing Metro rule Jonathan Sexton out until mid-February, when Ireland host France

After his fourth concussion in a year, his club confirmed that he will be stood down from contact training for 12 weeks.

Bomb found in Cork city park

An army bomb squad was called to the scene, after a suspect device was discovered.

Did you spot this getaway car? Coolock Gardaí are hunting for an armed gang

Raiders fled in in OY reg BMW after threatening staff with a gun at a post office in Baldoyle.

‘Superman’ ecstasy tablets worth €1.2 million seized in Dublin

The tablets — impressed with a Superman-style ‘S’ — originated in Belgium.

From The Score Leinster and Munster have been shunted to the Champions Cup graveyard shift Fixture List

Remember the devastating 2009 fire at St. Mel’s Cathedral? After years of painstaking work, it’s open again

A full schedule of Christmas masses has been announced. Including midnight mass on Christmas Eve, at the traditionally Irish time of 11pm.

From The Daily Edge RTÉ have announced a new gameshow to replace Winning Streak Cash Money

RTÉ have announced a new gameshow to replace Winning Streak

Bye-bye Marty Whelan. Hello Nicky Byrne.

From Business ETC Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it’s probably a drone) Here's The Rules

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? (No, it’s probably a drone)

New guidelines have been issued on using the remotely controlled aircraft.

From Business ETC Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill Open All Hours

Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill

And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…

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