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Dublin: 20 °C Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Monday 2 July, 2018

'It just seems unnecessary' - travellers faced with massive queues at Dublin passport control

In recent days and weeks Passport Control at Dublin Airport has come under intense pressure due to the sheer volume of passengers travelling through it.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Thai soccer team found alive, and Dublin Bus routes facing the chop – it’s the Fix.

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Cork rugby club loses battle in four-year planning war with McDonald's over boundary wall

Dolphin RFC has been involved in a bitter dispute with a neighbouring McDonald’s.

Saturday 30 June, 2018

'It was a very low thing to say' - sister of drowned man slams Varadkar for saying inquiry won't 'bring anyone back'

Leo Varadkar discussed the case with Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath in Dáil Éireann on 30 May.

Friday 29 June, 2018

Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone

The Father Ted co-writer had revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer and would need to undergo chemotherapy.

Mother of Ciara Breen, girl missing from Dundalk since 1997, dies RIP

Mother of Ciara Breen, girl missing from Dundalk since 1997, dies

Bernadette Breen died yesterday peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

A Dublin developer has been advertising rentals within an apartment complex built without planning permission

Rental adverts for Larkfield House, which were placed without naming the building, have appeared online in recent weeks. The building was constructed without planning permission.

Thursday 28 June, 2018

'Forget ageism, it's the truth' - Norris claims 77-year-old Michael D running for second term would be ill-advised

Norris himself ran against Michael D Higgins in the 2011 presidential election.

Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Search suspended for Limerick man who went missing off coast of New York

The man was reported missing after going swimming in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Killers played Dublin last night - and basically everyone in the city could hear them

The Las Vegas rockers played a bit of a noisy one in the RDS.

Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Widow of murdered Belfast solicitor to call for public inquiry at UK Supreme Court today

Pat Finucane was murdered in front of his family by Loyalist paramilitaries in February 1989.

Monday 25 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours

Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.

Tayto Park issues clarification that it isn't giving away five free passes to 500 families

A scam had emerged on social media suggesting that the Meath fun park was running a giveaway competition.

'People were screaming and crying' - seven injured after driver 'falls ill' and strikes pedestrians at funeral

At least four people were hospitalised in the aftermath of the incident at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clondalkin at 10.20am.

Ireland is set to create 57,000 jobs a year by 2022 - report

Ireland’s economic growth is set to continue – but house prices and rental levels are hampering the country’s competitiveness.

Trump calls for 'these people' to be deported 'without courts or judges'

The American president appears to be suggesting that asylum-seekers should be denied due process when attempting to enter the US.

Friday 22 June, 2018

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour

Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks.

London rail station shut following reports man on tracks was carrying a bomb

The man has since been arrested.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Cold case appeal for information on brutal murder of Limerick teen in 2007

19-year-old Jeffrey Hannan was murdered in violent circumstances on 22 November 2007.

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown...

The intrepid animal has spent most of the last 24 hours climbing up and down the outside of the UBS Plaza building in St Paul, Minnesota.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

Irish Ferries helplines to reopen amid cancelled bookings chaos

Up to 19,000 customers have been affected by the cancellation of all sailings by the ferry WB Yeats for this summer.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North

The issue relates to a sole worker who had been conducting the tests, according to the North’s Public Health Agency.

Dublin is now more expensive to live in than both Abu Dhabi and Silicon Valley

It’s the first time Dublin has been in the top 100 most expensive cities to live list since 2014.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

Trump says he'll know 'within a minute' if Kim is serious

The US President is finally set to meet Kim Jong Un this week.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit

Stringfellow’s Dublin was forced to close its doors after just five months in existence.

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that a family making €100,000 per year via joint income can no longer be considered to be rich.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Peter Stringfellow dies, and bus operator to recruit 425 staff – it’s the 9 at 9.

It is gonna be hot hot hot from now right up until the middle of next week

The Leaving Cert must be on, says you.

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies RIP

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies

The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

Monday 4 June, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday

Man dies in Cork road accident, and funeral of drowning victim Shay Moloney takes place – it’s the Fix.

Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

Some drivers have been acting the eejit and then some over the bank holiday.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

Man due in court in connection with death of father-of-four Patrick O'Donnell after pub assault

Patrick O’Donnell died following the assault at Willie Andies pub in Mitchelstown late on Friday night.