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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 18 October, 2018

Yesterday’s News


Yesterday’s News

Almost €600,000 worth of cocaine and heroin seized in Dublin

A woman in her 20′s is being detained in connection with the incident.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…


Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Clontarf flood defence measures set to cost €10 million

Dublin City Council plans to build flood defence barriers along 3.3 kilometres of coast, seven years after the ‘Clontarf Wall’ controversy.

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins 2018 Man Booker Prize

The judges praised Milkman for its “surprising and immersive prose”.

'Shocked and disappointed': DCU society suspended from hosting social events over inappropriate conduct at meeting

At the meeting on 4 October, students in relationships were dared to make “provocative calls to partners and family”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 15 October, 2018

Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada says she would wear a poppy as president

The Sinn Féin candidate’s answer was greeted with applause, at the first TV debate.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Man’s body discovered in Galway, Cervical Check support group and Brexit backstop for the entire UK – here’s your news fix.

Saturday 13 October, 2018

Dublin City Council has 'no plan' to redevelop former Magdalene Laundry site

Social Democrat councillor Gary Gannon says he does.

Friday 12 October, 2018

'A shambles': Ticket-holders for London's Late Late Show left disappointed

Tickets for London’s Late Late were “not a guarantee of entry”, the company who managed the show have said.

Actress Tilda Swinton admits playing 82-year-old man in new film

The oscar-winner used prosthetics and fake body parts to play Dr Josef Klemperer.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Micheál Martin calls on Taoiseach to hold off on an election, €2.2 million worth of drugs seized and the world’s longest flight – it’s the evening fix.

Landlords and agencies have started asking people for viewing fees, says Threshold

In one case, a woman was asked for €500 to view a property.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

Tribunal 'might have been unnecessary' had Tusla admitted what happened with McCabe allegation

The Charleton report charges the child and family agency of “astounding inefficiency”.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam

The supermarket chain is urging people to delete the text message.

Two arrested after fire breaks out at landmark Kilkenny building

The building is believed to be one of the city’s oldest properties.

Tour de France trophy stolen from Birmingham NEC

The trophy had been left unattended during the clean-up after the event.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Undeclared mustard in batch of ham could be unsafe for consumers

The batch of Brady Family ham was sold in several stores.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning around €100,000

Changes to the Universal Social Charge and entry point levels mean savings of nearly €300.

45 people diagnosed after mumps outbreak in the west

People aged 15 to 29 years old have been affected by the outbreak, the HSE has said.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for people receiving social welfare payments

The Christmas bonus will be fully restored for the first time since the economic downturn.


UCD will admit students who secure Leaving Cert upgrades

The university has made the decision on an “exceptional basis” following the Rebecca Carter High Court ruling.

Monday 8 October, 2018

Scotland should have its own backstop deal, says Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister has said that Glasgow and Belfast could end up competing for investment post-Brexit.

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

'A terrible loss': How Ireland plans to mark its worst maritime disaster

The ship was torpedoed by a German submarine on 10 October 1918.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

Symposium set to examine grey areas of sexual consent

The free event takes place on Friday 12 October at NUI Galway.

Friday 5 October, 2018

Private operator set to take over four Dublin Bus routes from Sunday

Go-Ahead was awarded a contract last year to operate 10% of bus routes.

Fire in Bray destroys fleet of buses at special needs facility

It’s believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

Two people injured after crush at popular Maynooth nightclub

The incident occurred at around 2am.

Supervalu and Centra extend recall of electric blankets for fear they may catch fire

A product defect “may cause the blankets to spark or go on fire”.


Over 94% of rental properties beyond reach of people dependent on state housing benefits

A recent study found that, of 561 properties, 34 were available within Rent Supplement and HAP limits.

Hugs could help counter conflict between people, new study finds

The study interviewed 404 men and women over two weeks.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ever dreamed of performing at the Eurovision? RTÉ makes call-out for 2019 songs

Next year’s competition is being held in Israel.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Alternative website and magazine Rabble calls it a day

Since 2008, the alternative publication has published 15 print editions.

Krispy Kreme is closing its 24-hour drive-through after traffic and noise complaints

Blanchardstown residents have reported late-night beeping and shouting by those queuing for doughnuts.

Irish Water to write to 140,000 homes and businesses with 'at risk' supplies

Approximately 366,000 people are affected.

'A nightmare': Blanchardstown residents being kept up all night by beeping Krispy Kreme customers

Complaints about the traffic and non-stop noise have been made to the gardaí and the local council.

Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'Marriage, love, sex': A new documentary meets those who met under Clerys clock

Under the Clock features couples whose romance began on O’Connell Street.

Monday 1 October, 2018

Indonesia earthquake: Soil turned to liquid and swallowed whole houses, volunteers say

“The situation in the affected areas is nightmarish,” a local Red Cross manager said.

Saturday 29 September, 2018

Take Back the City protesters on why they've taken to the streets

Activists cite rent, gentrification and community as reasons for joining the movement.

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