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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Yesterday’s News

Explainer: 13 million people are facing starvation in Yemen. Why?

Six years of near-constant fighting in the Gulf state have brought the already-impoverished country to its knees.

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

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Friday 12 October, 2018

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister? Return Of The Fitz This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy to see Frances Fitzgerald return as a minister?

Frances Fitzgerald could be poised for a dramatic return to Cabinet.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Man dies in Navan road accident, and the country assesses the damage from Storm Callum – it’s the 9 at 9.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late? On Tour This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the London Late Late?

Ryan Tubridy takes the RTÉ flagship show to London tomorrow.

Kylie Minogue has rescheduled her Irish gigs for early December

The singer cancelled her Dublin and Belfast gigs last Sunday due to a throat infection.

Woman in her 80s dies after being struck by car in south Dublin

The car was driven by a second woman, also in her 80s, who suffered minor injuries as a result.

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The 9 at 9: Thursday

Storm Callum set to hit, and Kylie Minogue reschedules Irish gigs – it’s the 9 at 9.

Man due on trial today for attack on Irish Liverpool fan Sean Cox

Sean Cox was badly injured in the attack before Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final against Roma last April.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Mother whose baby suffered skull fracture walks free, and former Northern Ireland secretaries call for end to Troubles probes – it’s the 9 at 9.

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election? Moving Swiftly Along This post contains a poll

Poll: The budget is done, now do you want an election?

Does one logically follow the other?

Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

Plans afoot to construct new bridges in Dublin alongside iconic Royal Canal structures

The new bridges, one for walkers and one for cyclists, will run adjacent to the existing steel rolling Scherzer bridge on Spencer Dock.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the Nobel peace prize for 2018

The Congolese doctor and Iraqi human rights activist have been honored with the world-renowned humanitarian prize this morning.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Cork's Shaky Bridge overhaul could cost €5 million

The bridge is set for an off-site repair programme in time for its unveiling in summer 2019.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin

The quadrennial UEFA football showcase is bringing three group matches and a round-of-16 knockout tie to Dublin in June 2020.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of children's classic Rainbow, has died RIP This post contains videos

Geoffrey Hayes, presenter of children's classic Rainbow, has died

The much-loved presenter has passed away from pneumonia aged 76

Sunday 30 September, 2018

Have you seen missing 17-year-old Cian Jones?

The teenager hasn’t been seen since last Tuesday.

Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Presidential expenses require greater scrutiny?

The Irish Mail on Sunday this morning claims that President Michael D Higgins has declined to answer questions about his advisers’ pay and the €317,000 Presidential allowance.

Appeal for witnesses after walkers struck in separate serious road accidents in Mayo and Dublin

A man in his 30s dies after being struck by a van in west Dublin this morning, while a 31-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Breaffy, Mayo.

19-year-old man dies after taking ill at music festival in Meath

The man was taken to hospital in Dublin where he was pronounced dead.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Indonesian tsunami death toll rises to 832, and man dies following music festival in Meath – it’s the 9 at 9.

Friday 28 September, 2018

Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Kavanaugh confirmation could be delayed for FBI investigation, and Facebook reveals hack of 50 million accounts – it’s the Fix.

Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Cork

Julian Reed has been missing from Coachford since

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD

Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.

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The 5 at 5: Friday

US Senate to vote on Brett Kavanaugh, and Young Fine Gael demands apology over Nazi meme – it’s the 5 at 5.

Thursday 27 September, 2018

€165,000 in smuggled beer seized at Dublin Port

The 25,700 litres of alcohol were seized from a foreign-registered truck entering the country on a ferry from Holyhead in Wales yesterday.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Brett Kavanaugh testifies regarding assault charge, and man arrested after chasing plane onto tarmac at Dublin Airport – it’s the Fix.

Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85 RIP

Creator of Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim John Cunliffe dies aged 85

Cunliffe was the creator of some of the BBC’s most popular children’s programmes.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault Christine Blasey Ford This post contains videos

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault

Brett Kavanaugh is due to testify after Christine Blasey Ford.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers

1890 numbers are only treated as low cost options for calls from landlines.

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011 Campaign Launch This post contains videos

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011

President Higgins’s campaign launch saw him field a number of questions on subjects from his expenses to freedom of information and the Presidency.

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The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE

Lisa Niland died suddenly in January 2017 after taking ill while eating at a Sligo restaurant.

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