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Yesterday’s News

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Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Some of them are moved to tears': A photographer is capturing Ireland's lifeboat crews with Victorian techniques

Jack Lowe aims to capture all 238 stations in the network – a project that will likely take five years

'It is just total devastation': The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Saturday 9 September, 2017

How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine

The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.

From cream crackers to the 1916 Rising: an exhibition is looking at the history of Jacob’s biscuit factory

A new exhibition is celebrating the impact of the factory on Ireland and on the lives of thousands of workers.

Friday 8 September, 2017

An Irish couple's baby arrived 'just in the nick of time' - hours before Hurricane Irma hit

18 have died as Hurricane Irma devastates the Caribbean.

Construction begins on new €233m Centre Parcs resort in Longford

Permission for the project was granted in July 2016.

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?

According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

Thursday 7 September, 2017

The number of homeless families in Ireland has increased by almost 300 in the past year

Over 8,000 people were recorded as homeless last month.

Human remains uncovered by Gardaí in Dundalk are 'historical'

The remains are not connected to any ongoing investigation.

'He should never, ever have the freedom. Or have any freedom again' - Mother of boys murdered by father

Kathleen Chada will appear in a new TV3 documentary about those who have killed members of their family.

Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Sean Spicer claims to be 'one of the most popular guys in Ireland'

The former White House press secretary is claiming huge popularity across Europe.

'We said it would be good to get 50': Homeless organisation collects over 1,000 sleeping bags left at Electric Picnic

The Path homelessness charity, which helps the homeless in Dublin, trawled through the campsite once the festival ended.

Explainer: Why is Donald Trump ending a programme that allows children of illegal immigrants to stay in the US?

Dubbed ‘cruel’ by Obama, the decision now leaves Congress with six months to come up with an alternative.

Ireland is in the EU's top 10 countries for money laundering and terrorist financing

A report has found that Ireland comes in third place when it comes to the number of reports into the suspected financing of terrorism.

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'We had atheists praying for him': Valerie Cox opens up about husband's life-threatening illness

The broadcaster’s husband was not expected to recover after picking up encephalitis.

'The instrument is there for everyone': A piano is being permanently installed at Pearse Station

Anyone will be able to play the new piano, which will be installed on Thursday.

'Ireland has been a godsend to me': Tory MEP on why he took out an Irish passport

Conservative Party MEP Charles Tannock has been vocal in his criticism of Brexit.

Delay to vote on 2.7km cycle route after campaign sees Fairview trees saved

The decision last month to keep the trees resulted in a new reconfiguration of the plans for Fairview.

Monday 4 September, 2017

'I was in no hurry': Farmer waited until days before deadline to collect lottery cash

The winner said he has no major plans for the €500,000, bar some upgrades to farm machinery.

Bosco mugs to ration books: Do you have objects that could help tell the story of Ireland's last 100 years?

A new campaign is calling on the public to help tell the story of Ireland over the past 100 years through everyday objects.

Changes to the Junior Cycle include a 'wellbeing programme' for students

A new emphasis on spoken Irish will also be introduced.

Saturday 2 September, 2017

'When I was sick with cancer I had no energy or enthusiasm. Then I heard about dragon boating'

The Plurabelle Paddlers, a team for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, competes all over the world.

Friday 1 September, 2017

Report into fire that destroyed 6 Kildare houses finds remaining homes not compliant with regulations

The report looked at eight houses still occupied in Millfield Manor.

A record number of people sought help from St Vincent de Paul last month

The new figures coincide with new data on a surge in homeless children in Dublin.

Thursday 31 August, 2017

Nigel Farage accuses EU of being "only barrier" to open border with Northern Ireland

Farage said he believed the UK government was being “reasonable” as Brexit negotiations continue.

Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'Brendan, we have to get out of here': Irishman in Japan recalls panic over missile alert

North Korea sent a ballistic missile over Japan as part of tests.

Dented luggage and cancelled flights: Irish airlines are getting the most complaints from European consumers

More than any other industry, a European body recieved the most complaints about Irish airlines.

Missing Clare man found safe and well

James Shannon had been missing from his home in Inagh since Saturday.

Harris announces plans for single body to run 'secular' new National Children's Hospital

The new hospital, approved for construction in April, will integrate the services of the three children’s hospitals in Dublin.

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'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery

Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.

Monday 28 August, 2017

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

'Most prostitution here is run by organised crime gangs': Irish service helped 92 victims of sex trafficking in 2016

Ruhama worked with 304 women of 37 nationalities last year.

Sunday 27 August, 2017

'We are a market... If business recognises the value of a billion people then society will'

An Irish woman is leading the first global campaign for businesses to include those with disabilities – beginning with a 1,000km trek across Colombia.

Saturday 26 August, 2017

'The thing for Ireland is to be sure not to be left behind': Ireland should set up its own space agency, say scientists

A new report argues that investing in its space industry could have big economic returns for Ireland.

'We have members from 18 to 90': Locals dig in to help uncover three burials at Swords Castle

Over 300 volunteers have helped out on community digs at the castle since 2015.

From blue whales to coral reefs - a new series will show the unexplored beauty of Ireland's Atlantic

The documentary series, which will air on RTÉ, will explore previously unseen sights off the Irish coast.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.

Pictures: Chaos on north-west roads after month's worth of rain falls in just a few hours

The region is dealing with the aftermath of last night’s flash flooding.

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