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Yesterday’s News

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Monday 6 August, 2018

A post office on the border has seen a 15 fold increase in passport requests from Northern Ireland citizens

Pettigo is the only town on the island of Ireland that’s split down the middle by the UK-Irish border.

Friday 3 August, 2018

77-year-old arrested over murder of Seychelles politician in 1985 has been released

Gérard Hoarau, an exiled opposition leader from Seychelles, was living in London when he was shot dead in 1985.

Ryanair cancels 20 flights on 5th planned strike day by Irish pilots

The suggestion comes on the fourth day of 24-hour stoppages by Irish-based Ryanair pilots.

Ian Bailey 'disappointed' with Gsoc report into Toscan Du Plantier case

Solicitor Frank Buttimer said that Gsoc “doesn’t have much by way of capacity to police the police” properly.

'Trump's comments may increase risk of violence against journalists' - UN expert

The US president has made frequent attacks on the media, and consistently accused them of being biased.

Monday 30 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Happy Monday. Here’s what’s making the headlines today.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

A Brexit timeline: How much time is actually left to strike a deal?

Here’s what’s happened so far, and what’s still to come in the Brexit negotiations.

Friday 27 July, 2018

Tributes paid to 25-year-old man stabbed to death in Waterford

Yesterday, the Dunmore East Fishing Harbour lowered the Irish flag to half mast in memory of Jack Power.

Thursday 26 July, 2018

Shane Ross: 'I sometimes think he's got a picture of me and he's throwing darts'

The MInister for Transport and former justice minister have been arguing over Stepaside Garda Station.

Four new EU satellites have been launched into space

It’s hoped that the satellites will improve security systems and locators.

Wednesday 25 July, 2018

70-year-old killed in Galway farming accident

An Garda Síochána are investigating the incident.

Man (20s) seriously injured in Tallaght stabbing

The man was then taken to Tallaght Hospital.

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views

The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.

Strike three: 16 Ryanair flights cancelled due to Irish pilots' 24-hour stoppage

Ryanair has warned that if the strikes continued, there could be job losses.

Monday 23 July, 2018

Michelle O'Neill says it's 'increasingly likely that there will be a no-deal Brexit'

The Sinn Féin vice president said that the DUP “didn’t want the Stormont Executive to return because of Brexit”.

The government is giving €200k to local councils to hold mattress amnesties

“It’s ludicrous – you have amnesties for knives and guns – not bloody mattress amnesties,” one councillor said.

Sunday 22 July, 2018

Curracloe beach evacuated as firefighters tackle large-scale sand dune blaze

The fire has been brought under control this evening.

Irish woman (21) dies in Canada car crash

The young woman had been the sole occupant of the car.

16 malnourished puppies seized in Co Galway

Of the 16 dogs that were rescued, six have died.

3-year-old boy seriously injured in suspected acid attack in England

Police are looking to speak with three men in relation to the incident.

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s your Sunday morning news round up.

Fine Gael surges ahead as Fianna Fáil support drops by 3 percentage points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin met on Friday to discuss election rumours and the minority government.

Saturday 21 July, 2018

Independent Irish comic book store named among top 5 in the world

Big Bang Comics, Dundrum, have been shortlisted for an Eisner Award for the second time.

High profile GAA figures back call for Liam Miller match to be held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

A charity match is scheduled for 25 September to raise funds of Miller’s family.

Poll: Have the Ryanair strikes affected your decision to fly with them? Grounded This post contains a poll

Poll: Have the Ryanair strikes affected your decision to fly with them?

Ryanair has had a tumultuous relationship with unions – and announced its intention to recognise trade unions just last year.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need this morning.

Friday 20 July, 2018

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

So what now? Theresa May rejects the EU's Brexit backstop, saying it would create a border in the UK

“The government I lead will never be neutral in a union, we will always be in favour of it,” she said.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Brexit, data breach, and Putin’s White House invite… and the rain.

Poll: Should the GAA allow the Liam Miller match to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh? Charity This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the GAA allow the Liam Miller match to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh?

The former Republic of Ireland footballer died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

Thursday 19 July, 2018

Sinn Féin says Theresa May will hear of 'catastrophic implications' of Brexit during her Irish border visit

May visited business owners and farmers along the border to discuss their concerns about the UK leaving the EU today.

'Wild speculation': Minister denies suspects behind attack on former spy have been identified

The suspects are believed to be Russian.

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

Dublin Port is already scaling up its operations to prepare for a hard Brexit

As the Brexit backstop will not apply to Ireland’s ports, work is underway to add new custom checks and new infrastructure.

Financial services watchdog received over 900 complaints about tracker mortgages

All of the complaints are on hold until the Central Bank finishes its review.

Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Cliff Richard wins €235,000 court case against the BBC

The action was taken over the BBC’s decision to broadcast a police raid on Richard’s home in 2014.

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it? Social Media Giant This post contains a poll

Poll: Would Facebook's moderation policies put you off using it?

Channel 4 sent an undercover reporter into Facebook’s offices to get an insight about how it makes decisions on what to delete.

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