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Yesterday’s News

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Saturday 1 September, 2018

Head of main ESB union faced no-confidence motion after pay talks - one that was never acted upon

More than 50% of electrical union TEEU’s ESB technician members expressed no confidence in Paddy Kavanagh in March 2017.

Parents to protest march children 10km to school after access denied to bus service two weeks before term

Some students who were granted tickets in previous years have been denied them for the coming school term.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Dublin woman 'stranded' in Spain after suffering stroke and being discharged from hospital

Annette Tyrrell (62) suffered a stroke while on holiday in Alicante 10 days ago.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

Economic study says Dublin house prices are 25% overvalued

The Economist magazine’s latest house price index suggests that Dublin prices are way out of kilter with residents’ income.

Investigation launched after claims the Rose of Tralee was racially abused in a takeaway

The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Kilkenny city.

Monday 27 August, 2018

The Phoenix Park reopens at 4pm today - over 15 hours ahead of schedule

The restrictions on entrance to the park were to remain closed until 7am tomorrow.

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

Missing Dublin man found safe and well

Athanasios Dritselis had been missing since last Friday.

Pairc Tailteann in Navan is looking for someone to build it a new stand

The first phase of Meath’s county ground redevelopment is gathering momentum.

Sunday 26 August, 2018

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness

Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.

Friday 24 August, 2018

US tech firm to add 350 jobs in Dublin

The move will more than double Qualtrics’ workforce here.

Thursday 23 August, 2018

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Brothers hospitalised following suspected feud between neighbours in south Dublin

The violent incident happened on Friday evening just after 6pm.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers

The woman lasted just 34 days in her employment as store manager for a Dublin outlet of a family-run business.

Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s all you need to know this grey Tuesday morning.

Trump says he could take over the investigation into himself if he wanted

Trump told Reuters that he is fearful of any ‘perjury trap’ interview with Mueller.

Monday 20 August, 2018

Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland?

Has the pageant had its day after 59 years? Or is it still relevant in 2018?

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

Man due in court in connection with Dublin cocaine seizure

€64,000 worth of the drug was seized on Saturday in Drimnagh in the south inner city.

Monday 13 August, 2018

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won Exclusive

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

Sunday 12 August, 2018

Employee awarded €6,600 from bank, who sacked him, after he claimed they promoted him beyond his ability

The man has since gone on to secure alternative employment with a significantly higher salary than that which he he earned in the bank.

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

Three men and a woman arrested in Drogheda after seizure of handgun

Gardaí made the arrests after raiding a house in the town just after midnight.

More than 100 UK constituencies that voted Leave would now vote Remain - study

The study, compiled on behalf of two pro-Remain groups, suggests that disillusioned Labour voters are the key cohort which has changed its mind.

Investigation launched after sudden death of woman in Drogheda

Gardaí were called to a the scene at a house in Aston Village in the Louth town after 5am this morning.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Welcome to Sunday – here’s everything that’s happening in your world this morning.

10 injured in shooting following carnival in Manchester

Shots were fired at about 2.30am in the wake of a carnival that had been held in the area of Moss Side.

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

Police appeal for information after 12 vintage tractors stolen

Police believe the vehicles were taken between last Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

Men arrested over sophisticated ATM skimming scam due in court in Dublin this morning

The two men were arrested in Blanchardstown yesterday morning.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all you need to know on a bright August Saturday morning.

Friday 10 August, 2018

New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today

The poll was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group.

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely?

New Zealand has become the latest in a line of more than 60 countries to ban the bags outright. Should we follow suit?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s all you need to know this sunny Friday morning.

Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.

Loyalist murderer launches art exhibition while on temporary release - victims' relatives not impressed

Michael Stone is coming to the end of a 30-year sentence for murdering six people. He is no stranger to the world of ‘performance art’.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Death toll in Indonesia continues to rise, and cannabis being grown in Longford on an industrial scale – it’s the 9 at 9.