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Dublin: 16 °C Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 15 September, 2018

How many people were granted Irish citizenship this week? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of food businesses that received closure orders last month.

Tánaiste orders Department to assist with investigation into beaked whale deaths

Since the beginning of August, a minimum of 19 Cuvier’s beaked whales washed up dead on the Irish coast.

Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days

Seán Binder was volunteering with an NGO when he was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and being a member of a criminal organisation.

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Friday 14 September, 2018

Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education

The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Gardaí issue fresh appeal for witnesses to fatal crash outside Athlone IT

Jordan Murphy was fatally injured when he was struck by a van on Tuesday.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

Men in balaclavas criticised during eviction of activists at occupied Dublin property

A group of men arrived at the property at 34 North Frederick Street to remove the activists yesterday evening.

Scally report published: CervicalCheck screening system was 'doomed to fail'

The Scally review recommends an overhaul of the CervicalCheck screening programme.

Saturday 8 September, 2018

How many people in the North would vote for Irish unity post Brexit? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of bikes stolen around the country in the last two years.

Friday 7 September, 2018

Live traps set for 'puma' rumoured to be roaming around Cork

Despite the eyewitness accounts, no official report has been made with local gardaí.

Thursday 6 September, 2018

Tyrone fisherman finds skull and antlers of extinct 'Great Irish Elk'

The skull and antlers became entangled in Raymond McElroy’s fishing net on Wednesday.

Northern Ireland Assembly members' salaries to be cut by £14,000

The North has been without an Executive since January 2017 because of an ongoing row between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

Almost €2 million worth of bicycles stolen around the country since 2016 LOCK IT OR LOSE IT This post contains videos

Almost €2 million worth of bicycles stolen around the country since 2016

Friday is statistically the most common day for bikes to be stolen.

Just 40% of millennials believe they will be happier than their parents

Those in the developed market were the more pessimistic group of millennials with only 31% of respondents believing they would be happier.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

Quiz: Did Donald Trump fire this person?

We thought we’d test your knowledge of who has been fired by the US President so far.

Saturday 1 September, 2018

'We always turn up and we always will': Ireland's frontline workers are getting their own day of recognition

National Services Day will take place annually on the first Saturday in September.

Thursday 30 August, 2018

TV3 is no more as broadcaster's rebrand comes into effect

TV3, 3e and Be3 have rebranded to Virgin Media One, Two and Three.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

Thousands of sandwiches thrown in skip after Papal Mass because charities refused them says OPW

The OPW was responding to a caller on RTÉ’s Liveline who spotted catering staff throwing out unopened sandwiches behind the food stalls.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

GPs accuse Dept of 'using vulnerable patients as fodder' in row over illness benefit forms

The Department of Social Protection has accused GPs of delaying the payouts of illness benefits.

‘Your mammy hasn’t paid for your books’: SVP reports 20% increase in calls for back to school help

The Department of Employment Affairs has experienced delays in processing some back-to-school allowance applications.

Race for the Áras: Get to know your presidential hopefuls

A rundown of who has thrown their hat in the ring so far.

Record number of dead beaked whales washed ashore in Ireland this month

During the same period at least 13 were found in Scotland and two in Iceland.

People are waiting weeks for illness benefits due to an issue between GPs and Department

Many people have said that neither their GP or the Department informed them of the changeover in the forms required when claiming their benefit.

Monday 27 August, 2018

'Exposure to infectious diseases deeply worrying': Soldiers forced to bed down close to needles in Phoenix Park

The Permanent Defence Forces Representative Association says it intends to fully investigate with its members in the coming days.

Sunday 26 August, 2018

Quiz: Are these Conor McGregor 'facts' true or false?

Have you been keeping up with the McGregors in the last year?

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event

Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.

Saturday 25 August, 2018

How much has An Garda Síochána earned this year for policing private events? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of hours that a British woman spent in the Adriatic sea at night after she fell off a cruise ship.

Two women due in court after elite gardaí seized €670,000 worth of drugs in Dublin

Both women are due before Cloverhill District Court this afternoon.

Man (20s) dies in fatal collision in Mayo

The man was discovered in his car in the Newport River.

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman

O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.

Not heading to catch the papal visit? Here are some other things to do this weekend

Here’s a quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend

Friday 24 August, 2018

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you worry about how much alcohol you consume?

Alcohol is linked to around 2.8 million deaths a year across the world.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Luas back to full service following incident on the green line between St Stephen's Green and Balally

Luas back to full service following incident on the green line between St Stephen's Green and Balally

Gardaí are currently investigating the incident near Milltown

Number of new homes built this year up 30% CSO

Number of new homes built this year up 30%

A total of 4,419 new dwellings were built in the second quarter of this year.

Poll: Would you learn a second language in preparation for Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you learn a second language in preparation for Brexit?

Richard Bruton has warned that Ireland needs to be prepared for the challenges ahead once the UK leaves the EU.

Lazy Town actor Stefan Karl Stefansson - 'Robbie Rotten' - dies aged 43

Stefansson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s all you need to know this Wednesday morning.

Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'

Councillor Gary Gannon called passes issued to health workers at St James’s Hospital during the papal visit “entirely inappropriate”.

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