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Yesterday’s News

Heading home on the M4? Long delays anticipated due to flooding

Drivers are being told to delay their journey, use public transport or take alternative routes this evening.

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work

His comments were in response to an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed that one consultant left his work at a public hospital to treat private patients at a different hospital.

Former NI minister says Donegal would be better off in the United Kingdom

The former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party said Donegal “really is the hinterland of Northern Ireland”.

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Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Teen held over stabbing at house in Offaly is released without charge

The youth had been arrested in connection with the incident.

Markievicz exhibit among celebration of 100 years since women's right to vote

Republican leader Markievicz will also be celebrated in the UK as the first woman elected to the UK House of Commons.

Presenter Sarah McInerney is leaving Newstalk

Her colleague Chris Donoghue announced that he would be leaving the station on Saturday.

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

Monday 20 November, 2017

'Perhaps that wasn't the question': Taoiseach may have misunderstood homelessness question

In the past week the government claimed that the context of a question on homelessness was left out – it wasn’t.

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

Sunday 19 November, 2017

'The devastation in the room is palpable': Events held nationwide in memory of road traffic victims

Today is the international day for remembering all those killed on our roads.

Saturday 18 November, 2017

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

Over 70% of people don't think the Irish government is fighting homelessness

There were over 8,000 people staying in emergency accommodation in September.

Friday 17 November, 2017

Mary Lou McDonald says she's glad Barry Walsh resigned over comments about female politicians

The Sinn Féin deputy leader was subject to online abuse by Walsh.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

Two men to be charged after drugs worth €7 million seized in an international operation in Meath

A significant amount of cocaine and cannabis was found during two raids in Ashbourne.

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

Wednesday 15 November, 2017

How often is the 'Single Malt' tax loophole used? The government is finding out

Paschal Donohoe has asked officials to look into the ‘Single Malt’ after a report indicated that it could become the new ‘Double Irish’.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Poll: Will you watch the Ireland v Denmark match tonight? COYBIG This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Ireland v Denmark match tonight?

It’s Ireland’s last chance to qualify for the World Cup.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Housing prices predicted to rise by 20% by 2020, and another assault allegation against Republican Roy Moore.

Monday 13 November, 2017

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

Ennis has been named Ireland's friendliest place

Retail Excellence Ireland announced the Clare town as the winner.

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Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award?

Geldof said he’s returning the honour in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know to start your week off.

Sunday 12 November, 2017

The artist who captured Ireland in the 1800s with thousands of watercolours

George Victor du Noyer travelled around Ireland drawing various features, accompanied by his spaniel Mr Buff.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

Here are the Paradise Paper highlights - and why they matter

The Queen, Bono, Shakira, Madonna, Apple and Nike are among those whose tax details were leaked this week.

Friday 10 November, 2017

'I don't see why not': Jail time could be the penalty for substandard accommodation

“We’re talking about criminals who are abusing people’s human rights,” the Housing Minister said earlier today.

Sheridans recalls cheese batch due to listeria detection

The Food Safety Authority issued the alert this afternoon.

'I think I'm doing a good job': Halligan says he isn't resigning after North Korea and interview controversies

His colleague Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran said that he was “embarrassed” when he heard Halligan’s comments on the radio last week.

The John Lewis Christmas ad is here, starring Moz the Monster

The ad features a cover of the Beatles song Golden Slumbers by Elbow.

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Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession

The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

Small towns 'hit hardest' in the past 10 years, Dublin least affected

Census figures have revealed the most affluent and deprived areas across the country.

Workshops on sexual harassment and bullying to be held for Irish arts groups

The announcement follows allegations of harassment and bullying made by women who worked at the Gate Theatre.

Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board

The Minister for Finance published a bill ratifying a new public workers’ pay deal which was drafted earlier this year.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Man (51) arrested in connection with murder of John Ustic in Cork

The English national is believed to have died from his injuries after an altercation.

Toddler, preacher and a pregnant mother among Texas shooting victims RIP

Toddler, preacher and a pregnant mother among Texas shooting victims

Many of the 26 people killed in Sunday’s shooting were children, the county sheriff said.

Elderly woman dies in Cork house fire

A fire broke out at a home on Model Farm Road at 9.30 last night.

From today, permanent diversions are in place on Dublin's Dawson Street

Permanent road diversions are being put in place to make room for the new cross-city Luas line.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Burning fuel is the biggest threat to Ireland's air quality

There were 1,510 premature deaths in Ireland in 2014 directly attributable to poor air quality levels.

Sunday 5 November, 2017

Pictures: Did last night's full moon catch your eye?

November’s full moon is the second brightest of the year.

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