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Yesterday’s News


Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Transport bosses say last week's Luas chaos was due to fewer trams running

There has been calls for buses to be introduced to help alleviate overcrowding on the tram sevice.

'I am not a fish-thrower': Rees-Mogg denies involvement in fish-throwing Brexit protest

The planned protest would reportedly see 60 MPs throw fish into the River Thames in front of Westminster.

'Women don't have to wear head covers or robes': Saudi crown prince

It’s unclear whether the comments will lead to a relaxing in the enforcement of the strict dress code for women.


Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'Tremendous concern': Children's minister warns of impact of gangland violence

Minister Katherine Zappone announced plans to open 11 new Family Resource Centres yesterday.

Monday 12 March, 2018

Penneys is recalling 64,000 cushions due to a 'flammability risk'

No proof of purchase is necessary to get a full refund for one of the faulty cushions.

Mark Hamill will be a 'guest of honour' at Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade

The Luke Skywalker actor will watch the parade alongside President Michael D Higgins.

Friday 9 March, 2018

Ireland’s 2018 Eurovision entry by Ryan O'Shaughnessy has been released

The Irish entry will appear in the first Eurovision semi final on Tuesday May 8 in the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

Poor oversight and staff wins: Central Bank finds major issues with credit union prize draws

Some of the findings have been reported inaccurately according to the Central Bank and the Irish League of Credit Unions.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Grafton Street branch of PTSB occupied by anti-vulture fund demonstrators

The protesters accuse the bank of putting the lives of people in almost 20,000 households in jeopardy.

Friday 2 March, 2018

What's running in the morning: Dublin flights cancelled, no trains and no Luas service for now

The transport services said that these were subject to change depending on the severity of the weather in the morning.

Roads and rail lines flooded as conditions worsen in Dublin and Wicklow

One resident said the seawater reached his door earlier today.

Thursday 1 March, 2018

White wedding: This couple tied the knot just before Dublin's 4pm 'curfew' today

As Storm Emma closed in on Ireland groom Mark Davies told his bride, Tara McSwiney, that they would be married “come hell or high water”.

Tidal surge shuts down Dart in Dublin and sparks warnings in Cork

Cork City Council has issued a warning about flooding in low lying areas.

Fresh harassment and bullying allegations have emerged at the National Museum

Minister Josepha Madigan’s response to the allegations was labelled “very unsatisfactory” in the Dáil.

Saturday 24 February, 2018

A film about the Irish famine premiered this week and the reviews are... mixed

Lance Daly’s film has been described as a “beautifully performed Irish Western” and a “cliché-choked thriller”.

The IFI is completely refurbishing its two biggest screens as part of a major revamp

The film institute is also opening a new archive building at Maynooth University.

Friday 23 February, 2018

Irish cities among worst affected in Europe, say flooding predictions

A landmark study has predicted that climate change will push European cities “beyond breaking point”.

KFC forced to destroy chicken as delivery fiasco rumbles on

The delivery crisis, which led to the closure of hundreds of KFC outlets, erupted last weekend after the fast food giant switched delivery operator.

Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dart delayed as fight breaks out over tissue selling scam

The gardaí were called to defuse the argument.

Henry Bolton quits Ukip after being sacked as party leader

Bolton was confronted with a statement from his wife, whom he left just before Christmas, on TV this morning.

Thieves steal €70,000 worth of coins from Wexford amusement centre

An estimated €270,000 worth of damage was caused during the course of the heist.

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

The Department of Social Protection said carers who need financial assistance should contact their local Intreo centre.

Sunday 18 February, 2018

Aran Islands to be used as testing ground for research into using hydrogen as fuel

The research will use renewable energy to power a fleet of vans.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

Temple Street asks parents to keep children away from emergency department as 14 left on trolleys

The hospital said seriously ill or injured children will still be treated as a priority.

'They need to get bums on seats': Director defends having only one bidder for rural broadband plan

Officials were questioned about the long delayed plan in an Oireachtas committee today.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Explainer: What is the Irish Language Act and why is it causing political deadlock in Northern Ireland?

Arlene Foster says that government formation talks have stalled because of the Irish language issue.

Man dies following 'serious accident' at Heathrow airport

Two members of staff operating airport vehicles were involved in the incident.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

NUIG scientists develop new method of fighting breast cancer

Breast cancer patients whose cancer has spread still face relatively poor outcomes.

Friday 9 February, 2018

School programmes having no impact on childhood obesity in the UK

New research suggests it’s time to try other methods to fight the escalating obesity problem.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Fire warning issued over head lice treatments

The warning comes following “serious incidents” involving head lice tackling products.

'Absolutely crazy': Celebrations as Galway hospital syndicate scoops €500,000 lotto prize

Each member of the group will take home around €27,000.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Rugby rape trial, school bus crash and political breakthrough in Germany – it’s the Fix.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Gardaí back nationwide roll out of 'Ask for Angela' campaign for people who feel unsafe on a date

The code word allows people to discreetly alert bar staff that they are in an uncomfortable situation.

Ryanair has agreed to recognise a trade union for the first time in its history

The airline agreed to recognise unions in order to avoid strike action over Christmas.

Monday 29 January, 2018

Boil water notice issued for Wicklow and south Dublin due to treatment plant mechanical failure

Roughly 65,000 people live in the area affected by the notice.

Dublin rush hour traffic congestion eases after 17 bus routes changed

Numerous bus routes were changed because of complaints of gridlock traffic.

Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures

The review was due to be published last June.

Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Two students killed and 17 injured in Kentucky high school shooting

The 15-year-old suspect is in custody but his name has yet to be released.

Disney is giving 125,000 of its employees $1,000 each

The company say the bonus is down to recent tax reform.

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