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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 29 June, 2017

Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Anti-fracking bill passes, Jobstown cases continues, and charges brought for Hillsborough – It’s The Fix.

Man rushed to hospital after being rescued from building fire in Ballybough

Three DFB fire engines responded to the blaze from North Strand and Phibsboro fire stations.

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Ireland 'failing' victims of human trafficking as number detected here rises

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said the Government needed to do more to protect trafficking victims.

Dublin Central will gain a TD, Laois and Offaly will lose one under new constituency boundaries

Cavan and Monaghan are also set to gain TDs under the new boundaries.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Trump phones Leo, global ransomware attack and and elderly couple reunited – It’s the Fix.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 26 June, 2017

Man (52) dies after being hit by a truck in Dublin

The road remains closed and local diversions are in place.

This man is the new Lord Mayor of Dublin city

Mícheál Mac Donncha was elected as the new Lord Mayor this evening.

Company withdraws sales of cladding linked to Grenfell Tower blaze

Arconic said it was discontinuing the product due to “the inconsistency of building codes across the world”.

Elderly couple married for 63 years separated as one is rejected for nursing home care

Michael Devereaux (90) broke down in tears as he explained the ‘nightmare’ situation.

Saturday 24 June, 2017

How much money is the Department of Justice HQ selling for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many US tourists visited Ireland last year?

A changing promise: The Government said it would get families in hotels out of homelessness, but now it's putting them into hubs

A July deadline for getting families out of commercial hotels will not be met.

Friday 23 June, 2017

Police receive second anonymous letter in relation to murder of prominent loyalist

44-year-old George Gilmore was gunned down in broad daylight in Carrickfergus in March.

Five tower blocks with 800 homes being evacuated in Camden over fire safety fears

Camden Council said it was undertaking “urgent fire safety works”.

Thursday 22 June, 2017

Whistleblowers: The Garda watchdog is getting four new investigators to deal with its mounting caseload

GSOC has the role of investigating protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána.

Water supplies running low in many areas due to dry weather

There are shortages in parts of Donegal, Galway and Westmeath.

Minister admits the July deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels will not be met

The Housing Minister made the announcement today.

'Everyone's been saying to me don't give it back... I kept saying it's only a house at the end of the day'

Ann Uzell recently gave up her old home for a smaller apartment.

Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'This is about bringing a new energy': The Housing Minister was out-and-about for the first time today

Eoghan Murphy was the opening of a new 70-bed social housing building in Chapelizod.

How does a person end up owning land that belonged to Dublin City Council?

Cases of adverse possession are quite common in Ireland.

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences

John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.

Saturday 17 June, 2017

What percentage of people trust the gardaí (according to their survey)? It's the week in numbers

Plus: According to their internal survey, what percentage of people trust the gardaí?

Taking rundown Dublin buildings and turning them into homes

A homelessness charity sees vacant or derelict sites as a way of alleviating the homelessness crisis.

Friday 16 June, 2017

Council says new 'stationless bike' company does not have permission to operate in Dublin

The Council said it understands that the stationless bike sharing app BleeperBike intends to launch its service this weekend.

Landlords are calling for an end to 'illegal rent control'

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) has called for landlords to be treated more fairly.

London tower block fire must serve as a 'wake up call' to Ireland

Following on from the fire, concerns have been raised about a number of issues around Ireland’s fire safety regulations.

Thursday 15 June, 2017

Rents are up across the country, but down in Dublin

The average cost of renting in the country across all properties is now €987.

Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today

“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.

Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Four killed and others injured after San Francisco warehouse shooting

The shooter is thought to be an employee at the delivery company.

Tim Farron quits as Liberal Democrats leader, says he is 'torn' over Christian faith

Farron announced his resignation from the post today.

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

Good news for parents: Back to school allowance is going up by 25%

Meanwhile, the weekly payments for those in Direct Provision are also set to be increased.

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'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin

Staff at Adapt in Dublin were told last month that the service was winding down.

Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'I fought to get clean and to get where I am today': New apartments in Dublin give hope to homeless people

St Agatha’s Court consists of 11 social housing apartments located in Dublin’s north inner city.

'Ill judged': People are criticising Belfast Airport's 'Brexit' advertisement campaign

The airport yesterday launched its Vote to Leave campaign, which is directed towards people living in the six border counties of the Republic of Ireland.

Ryanair customers have been complaining about being seated rows apart on flights that aren't full

Passengers have reported being split up even though the flight they were travelling in was not full.

Can Simon Coveney meet his own deadline for getting homeless families out of hotels?

It is unlikely that the July deadline for getting families out of hotels will be met.

Sunday 11 June, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Human remains found, May’s new cabinet and Macron gets big majority in France – It’s the Fix

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