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Dublin: 17 °C Monday 25 July, 2016

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Sharks in South Africa that regularly maul people are now facing extinction

Shark nets, ocean pollution and baited hooks are being blamed for the dwindling numbers.

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

'There's no where to cook, to wash your clothes, nothing': The week in quotes

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

Home sought for dozens of stray cats as rescue group loses Dublin HQ

The Phibsboro Cat Rescue are looking for centre where they can house the cats they rescue.

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Will the government really be able to stop using hotels to house the homeless by next year?

The Housing Action Plan states that hotels will no longer used by next year, but is that possible?

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global

Sanctuary was initially a theatre production – now it has made its way to the big screen.

From The42 'He made us ruthless and loved a few pints with the lads': Big Sam's life in Limerick Sam On Shannonside

'He made us ruthless and loved a few pints with the lads': Big Sam's life in Limerick

Sam Allardyce was a player-coach in the Treaty County for just one season and Barry Ryan was a young, impressionable member of the team.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside the secret Russian nuclear city

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all you need to know on a gloomy Sunday morning.

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use? Marijuana This post contains a poll

'Ireland is behind the times': Should cannabis be legalised for medical use?

This week, Bríd Smith tabled a Bill calling for the use of cannabis to be permitted for sufferers of illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.

From The42 Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal' Interview

Francie Barrett: 'If I had the facilities they have today, I would have won a silver medal'

Twenty years on from being Ireland’s flag-bearer at the Olympics, the Galway native talks about his memories from Atlanta, his early retirement from boxing, and the portrayal of Tyson Fury.

Garda Commissioner's brother at centre of inquiry into drugs found in HSE ambulance

David O’Sullivan is a paramedic with the HSE. The incident came to light last week.

Government says it has no plans to ban the use of animals in circuses

Earlier this year, the ISPCA launched a nationwide campaign calling for the use of performing animals to be halted.

Irish - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

From The42 5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football Reaction

5 talking points on a historic day for Clare and Tipperary football

Due recognition for Gary Brennan, Tipp’s tenacity, and much more.

Charity founders are often strong personalities who are left unchallenged

In the wake of the Console scandal, Cormac O’Ceallaigh says we need to make sure this crisis never happens again.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

An ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a man in 2004, David Hall on charity regulation, and 80 people killed in Kabul bombing.

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display Up Up And Away This post contains videos This post contains images

PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display

The sky over Wicklow looked very colourful today.

From The42 Tipperary into first-ever All-Ireland senior football quarter-final after heroic comeback History Makers

Tipperary into first-ever All-Ireland senior football quarter-final after heroic comeback

The Premier County have secured a trip to Croke Park to face Galway after late drama against Derry this evening.

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

How many millions is a luxury London flat in this complex being sold for? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How much extra money may Ireland have to pay Europe due to our massive GDP?

Your crash course in... The tech billionaire who took down Gawker and is now backing Trump

Peter Thiel’s decision to back Republican nominee could have something to do with ending democracy.

There's a massive 260-foot-long water slide in Dublin city centre

And some famous faces have had a go.

From The42 Clare claim All-Ireland 1/4 final berth with commanding display against Roscommon The Banner Rises

Clare claim All-Ireland 1/4 final berth with commanding display against Roscommon

After a free-flowing opening, both sides were handed red cards in a fiery second half.

PHOTOS: Historic Dublin building goes up in flames twice in two days Belcamp College This post contains images

PHOTOS: Historic Dublin building goes up in flames twice in two days

An Taisce has called for urgent action to protect the 18th century house.

Gardaí to search derelict house in connection with disappearance of man in 2004

Patrick Lawlor went missing almost 12 years ago.

For the love of cauliflower: A difficult veg to grow but it's worth it

Michael Kelly continues his Grow It Yourself series with cauliflower, a good alternative for rice and pizzas.

From The42 'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go' Sidelined

'It’s not ideal. Starting with a new club you want to make a massive impact from the get-go'

Leinster’s new centre has had to deal with the set-back of a bad knee injury ahead of his debut season.

Construction halted on Mayo power plant due to lack of funds

The biomass processing plant at Killala was only first given the greenlight in June 2015.

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Looking to meet people online? Then be a humble, "real" person

The authors found viewers judged people who were perceived as overly bragging about themselves, their looks, or their accomplishments as less trustworthy.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the weekend – here’s all you need to know this morning.

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think 30% of radio airtime should be dedicated to Irish acts?

Labour’s Willie Penrose wants to give struggling musicians a break.

'Pundits are terrified of being proven wrong by Donald Trump again. I'm not'

Larry Donnelly says he would bet a lot of money on Hillary Clinton being the next US president.

Friends of runner who collapsed in Dublin half marathon appeal for help with his medical bills

Dave Phillips was saved by a combination of Dublin Fire Brigade and Civil Defence workers and other runners.