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Irish - Yesterday’s News

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Irish - Yesterday’s News

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Judge accuses RTÉ's Joe Duffy of attacking the courts for not sentencing people

The comments were made by Judge Patrick Durcan at Ennis District Court today.

The government confirms it sold around 28.75% of AIB for €3.4 billion

Paschal Donohoe did not rule out returning to Cabinet to receive backing to sell further stakes in AIB if the opportunity arises.

Former UVF commander pleads guilty to 200 offences, including five murders

Gary Haggarty’s numerous crimes had been under investigation by the PSNI’s Historical Enquiries Team for seven years.

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The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%

The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.

Poll: Have you ever shared a credit/debit card PIN with a partner? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Grenfell Tower blaze began in faulty fridge-freezer

The Hotpoint fridge model that started the fire had not been subject to any product recall.

This is Ireland's favourite building

The shortlist included 60 projects across 13 counties and three international projects.

Teenage girl missing from Cork for almost two weeks

Aoife Thornhill was last seen on 11 June.

From The Daily Edge TV3's weatherman literally blew away on live telly this morning thanks to a banjaxed umbrella Bockety Brolly
Poll: Should alcohol advertising be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should alcohol advertising be banned in Ireland?

We want to know if you think there are too many ads for drink around these days.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll looks delighted to be presenting Peter O'Mahony with his Test jersey Captain's Fun

The 9 at 9: Friday

AIB shares sell for €3 billion, the weather’s gone to the dogs and a convicted killer dodges jail for threats.

Houses evacuated after suspicious device is found in Ballymun

Gardaí and army members are at the scene.

Taxi passenger killed after Dublin city crash

The driver was also injured.

Man arrested after armed standoff with gardaí last night

The man gave himself up after a number of hours.

Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks

As the level of online shopping increases, ‘card not present’ fraud is on the rise.

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded with the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

Convicted killer who threatened to burn down charity worker's home avoids jail

The man pleaded guilty to making a threat to another man to damage his house, intending him to believe it would be carried out.

Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to give social club bank details to management

The GRA has advised its members not to hand over this information as these accounts do not contain public funds.

What's a 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit, and which one are we likely to get?

It’s been a year since the UK voted ‘Leave’ – so do we know yet what that means exactly?

Irish - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds Inside The Camp

This won't be the first time Conor McGregor has defied the odds

John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 ahead of Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather.

The Trump Bump? An increase in trust for news media

A major new report gives Irish news publications some “chinks of light”, writes Dr Jane Suiter.

Tractor ploughing through level crossing in Kildare causes major delays for commuters

There was massive disruption to services between Sligo and Maynooth this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Inquest returns medical misadventure verdict in death of pregnant teacher and closing statements continue in Jobstown trial.

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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you

Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal

The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.

'My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare'

The inquest into Malak Thawley’s death returned a verdict of medical misadventure.

From The42 As It Happened: Limerick v Tipperary, Munster U21 hurling quarter-final Rising Stars

As It Happened: Limerick v Tipperary, Munster U21 hurling quarter-final

The Gaelic Grounds is the venue for tonight’s showdown.

The stars of this heartwarming viral photo from the weekend were reunited on Liveline today

Garda Paul Barnwell helped Mary Dent through the crowds going to the Robbie Williams concert at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears

Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.

Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards

Incisive reporting and investigation by our reporters into tribunals, High Court proceedings, Garda strike action, wills and company law has been rewarded.

Man who sexually assaulted comatose woman to be sent to jail following appeal of 'unduly lenient' sentence

The man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman in Cork city centre in February 2016.

Are you missing a reptile? This 3 foot long, albino corn snake was found up a tree in Ballybrack

A man climbed up the tree when he spotted a snake hidden among the branches on Monday evening.

The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer

Faces By Grace came under scrutiny over a post about a detox drink.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Grenfell Tower: Cladding on seven UK high rises found to be combustible

Tower blocks across Britain are being examined following the London fire.

Leo Varadkar's government has suffered its first Dáil defeat - on new building standards

It’s not the first time the government has lost a vote, but it is the first since Varadkar became Taoiseach.

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.