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Irish - Yesterday’s News

From The42 15 alternative awards from this year’s Premier League season LOL

15 alternative awards from this year’s Premier League season

“Are you an ostrich” and more memorable, prize-worthy moments.

Will Fine Gael and Labour come to blows over Aer Lingus sale?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Dozens of families have offered to look after abandoned baby Maria

Tusla says it “identifies an appropriate placement to suit the individual needs of each child in care”.

Cork’s deputy mayor ‘snubbed’ water charge petition with 15,000 signatures

“It’s a gross insult to people, whether someone agrees with you or not they should take your petition.”

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People from around the world photographed the one thing that means the most to them

Toys, poems, mittens and a yo-yo all made the list.

Looking for a breakthrough 20 years after farmer was shot in the head

John Cusack was found by a local postman, lying face down outside his back door.

Two held over shooting dead of Benny Whitehouse in north Dublin

A man and a woman are questioned by gardai.

From Business ETC Ryanair is expecting an ‘irrational’ price war with other budget airlines Bring It On

Ryanair is expecting an ‘irrational’ price war with other budget airlines

Airfares could drop up to 8% next year, it predicts.

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

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Poll: Will you vote for Fianna Fáil in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for Fianna Fáil in the next general election?

Senator Averil Power’s departure has led to questions about the party.

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK

Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

Man arrested in Jobstown estate after early morning M50 chase

Several garda units gave chase after the car was spotted on the M50. The man’s being questioned in Tallaght.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

As you wake up to your day, here’s what you need to know.

“D-yeh know what it is – ? He made me happy”: Roddy Doyle’s perfect tribute to Bill

Roddy’s famous ‘two men in the pub’ have been weighing in on the sports anchor’s passing.

“In that moment, looking ‘gay’ no longer felt like a negative thing. It no longer felt dangerous.”

The swell of positivity towards the LGBT community is affecting all parts of my life, from how I feel walking down the street to the future I see for myself.

From The42 ‘To look at him, you’d think he was going to be the next Beckham. But there’s no airs or graces.’ Teenage Star

‘To look at him, you’d think he was going to be the next Beckham. But there’s no airs or graces.’

Limerick vowed they would atone for league disappointment in the championship arena against Clare.

There’s a brand new plan to make former ghost town Cherrywood look more like New York

Almost 3,800 new houses and apartments are to be built.

‘She’s done a hatchet job on Micheál Martin’: Averil Power’s former pals aren’t happy

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators hit back at their former colleague yesterday.

From Business ETC Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise On The Up

Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise

Agricultural land in Ireland remains expensive when compared with land prices in much of Northern Europe.

‘So, life has been good to me’ – Bill O’Herlihy in his own words

An extract from a 2012 interview with the legendary broadcaster about the Olympics, Michael Lowry, his health and more.

‘The last bastion of discrimination’: 26 counties down – 6 to go?

Northern Ireland is the only region in western Europe where same-sex marriage is not permitted.

Irish - Monday 25 May, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Bill O’Herlihy, Averil Power, and gay marriage had everyone talking today.

“Bill O’Herlihy led our greatest days. They mightn’t have been our most important days – but our greatest days”

Eamon Dunphy paid an emotional tribute on radio this afternoon. Des Cahill, and other friends and colleagues have also been sharing their memories.

Quick-thinking pier walker rescues woman in water using a dog leash

The incident took place in Dun Laoghaire earlier today.

First Prosecco, now olive oil shortages are ahead

A combination of a bacteria affecting trees and dry, warm weather has affected the harvest.

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Investigation launched after woman killed by cow in Monaghan

The Health and Safety Authority were officially informed of the incident today.

What’s top of your county’s shopping list?

Tesco has found what items pop up more in certain counties.

From The42 Hurling fan Prince Charles is surprised there aren’t more injuries Up The Royals

Hurling fan Prince Charles is surprised there aren’t more injuries

“Is maith liom iománaíocht,” arsa Charlie.

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

“Yes Kilkenny” referendum campaign denies it was a ‘front’ for Renua candidate

The campaign claimed to be “non-party”, but was run by Renua activists and endorsed Renua candidate Patrick McKee.

Children moved from asylum centres after claims of inappropriate contact

A report today said the children were moved before any assessment could take place and this hindered one of the investigations.

Traveller says she was refused entry into First Communion mass because of her clothes

The Parish of Ennistymon says it ‘has a dress-code for participants in liturgical celebrations’.

From The42 Remembering Billo: ‘I’d hear a ‘Thank you, Eoin’ and get a chill’ Memories

Remembering Billo: ‘I’d hear a ‘Thank you, Eoin’ and get a chill’

The42′s Eoin O’Callaghan looks back on his time working alongside Bill O’Herlihy.

Averil Power said A LOT of harsh things about Fianna Fáil today

The independent senator launched a scathing attack on her now-former party today.

‘Time is fast running out for rogue operators’: Crackdown on English language colleges

“Retaining the status quo is simply not an option,” Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

From The42 ‘When we were 3-0 down, I tried to get out of the ground’ Anniversary

‘When we were 3-0 down, I tried to get out of the ground’

Liverpool playwright Nicky Allt is bringing his much-loved show ‘One Night In Istanbul’ back to Dublin.

The first same-sex marriages could take place before the end of the summer

After Saturday’s party, when can we expect another one?

Sinn Féin wants to hear more Irish music on the radio

One of the party’s MEPs wants a quota system introduced.