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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 16 November, 2017

Kevin Spacey accused of 20 incidences of inappropriate behaviour from his time at London's Old Vic theatre

Spacey was artistic director at the famous venue for 11 years from 2003.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Nephew of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch takes legal case against Wheatfield Prison

32-year-old Derek ‘Del Boy’ Hutch has been incarcerated at Wheatfield since 2011.

Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Mother-of-four missing from Dublin since Thursday

Sinead is missing from her home in Ballycullen, south Dublin.

Friday 10 November, 2017

Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal

At least 15 of the migratory birds have died at power lines in Carrigans in the northern county in recent times.

Police search for prisoner brothers with 'history of violence' who disappeared while attending a funeral

James and Charles Valliday are both awaiting trial for serious offences.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Another 6,000 tracker mortgage victims, and Louis CK the latest to be accused of sexual harassment – it’s the Fix.

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

DPC 'welcomes detailed analysis' by High Court after appeal by Alan Shatter upheld

The appeal concerned an infamous appearance by Shatter and Wexford TD Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time in 2013.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Pictures: New memorial marks 30 years since an IRA bomb tore Enniskillen asunder

The Remembrance Day bombing of 8 November 1987 claimed 11 lives, and injured 63 others.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Halligan apologises for interview question to woman, and UK minister resigns over Israel scandal – it’s the fix.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

Mystery of enormous 60-foot whale washed up dead on Donegal island

The enormous baleen whale had been dead for about two weeks. How it died is a mystery however.

Man who murdered his adopted baby daughter jailed for 18 years

Matthew Scully-Hicks was yesterday convicted of murdering his 18-month-old daughter Elsie, just two weeks after formally adopting her.

'Pond of human excrement' behind closure order served on Donegal takeaway

Elsewhere, a Chinese takeaway in Cork was closed for three days due to ‘prolific evidence of rodent droppings’.

Monday 6 November, 2017

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one? Electric Dreams This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Is it time to finally go electric?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault, and man dies in Clare road collision – it’s the 9 at 9.

Actor Kevin Spacey accused of 30-year-old sexual assault, comes out as gay in response

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp has accused Spacey of assaulting him when he was 14-years-old.

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Three arrested after €300,000 worth of drugs seized in Cork

The raid occurred in Kinsale last Friday, 27 October.

Guns, drunken melees, and pest infestations - living in emergency accommodation in Dublin is no joke

Three months’ worth of complaints to the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive suggest conditions in the capital’s emergency accommodation are fraught.

Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Take note - road closures are in place across Dublin ahead of tomorrow's city marathon

The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will be running across the capital from 8.55am tomorrow.

Friday 27 October, 2017

Want to have more sex? Smoke more marijuana *

* Sort of. A new American study has found that those smoking the drug daily are having about 20% more sex than non-users.

Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend

The RSA and gardaí have implored cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to wear high-visibility clothing when on the roads over the weekend as the clocks go back.

Thursday 26 October, 2017

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

'There are days she's screaming so much we're all in tears' - parents of 'butterfly skin' children appeal to Dáil for help

EB (epidermolysis bullosa), commonly known as butterfly skin or butterfly disease, is a genetic condition which causes the skin’s various layers to blister or break at the slightest touch.

Tuesday 24 October, 2017

About a fifth of us aged 35 today will be physically disabled in 30 years

New research suggests that roughly one in four European women and one in six men are expected to be living with a physical disability by 2047.

Tom Humphries is set to be sentenced for the defilement of a child this morning

The former high-profile sports journalist pleaded guilty to four counts of grooming and two counts of defilement of a child.

Revenue threatens to dock public servant's pay over a property they'd never heard of

It’s unclear why Revenue believed that the individual owed the State outstanding tax on a number of properties in another county.

Sunday 22 October, 2017

Man rescued after car he was driving entered Lough Neagh

The man’s car was found to have entered the water just after midnight last night.

Police appeal for CCTV footage in investigation into murder of 51-year-old woman in Belfast

Anne O’Neill died following an incident in the Ardmore Avenue area of Belfast yesterday morning.

Murder investigation launched in UK after baby boy falls from sixth floor window

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the ‘deeply traumatising’ incident.

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

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