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Dublin: 4 °C Saturday 19 April, 2014

Irish - Yesterday’s News

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Funeral for Peaches Geldof to be held on Monday

It is thought that her father, Bob Geldof, will deliver a eulogy.

Mother campaigns for EpiPens to be widely available after her daughter died on O’Connell St

Emma Sloan died within 20 minutes of her allergic reaction.

From The Score Kilkenny hurling, the Sydney Swans and the Fennelly link between them The Cat In Oz

Kilkenny hurling, the Sydney Swans and the Fennelly link between them

Michael Fennelly has returned from a stint with the Australian Rules club.

Silent vigil for two Irish peacekeepers tortured and murdered in Lebanon

The families and friends of Private Derek Smallhorne and Private Thomas Barrett are looking for their killer to be questioned about his past life – before he moved to the US, settled down and started working as an ice-cream man.

Waiting game at the Anglo trial: ‘You never can guess when a jury will make up their mind’

The spotlight over the past seven days was on the seven women and five men who were to decide whether to convict three of Ireland’s former bankers on charges relating to illegal loans.

Here’s how much the government has paid out to homes affected by flooding

Almost 700 payments have been made so far this year.

Children were the victims in a quarter of all 2014 racist incidents reported so far

67 incidents have been reported since the start of the year. Almost a third happened either at work or in school or college.

Irish - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Anglo bosses found guilty, Bertie Ahern, and Ukraine…

Ireland sees first bankers convicted of giving illegal loans

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer found guilty of giving loans to the Maple 10 but not guilty in relation to dealings with the Quinn family.

Missing 15-year-old found safe and well

Gardaí thanked the public for its assistance.

From The Score 16 reasons why Waterford’s Tony Browne is a hurling legend Deise Deity

16 reasons why Waterford’s Tony Browne is a hurling legend

After 23 long seasons of inter-county hurling, the Mount Sion man has called it a day.

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released

The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.

Column: Is there really a glass ceiling for women in the workplace – or is it just for mothers?

The ‘glass ceiling’ is less to do with being a woman and more to do with having to care for small children.

This ad should stop you from texting and driving

Honda tells its drivers about the devastating effects of driving and texting.

From The Score Waterford hurling legend Tony Browne has retired A Legend Departs

Waterford hurling legend Tony Browne has retired

“I have loved and embraced every moment wearing the Waterford jersey from my earliest days.”

Anglo pair could each face five years in prison for each offence

The charges carry a penalty of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to €30,000 per offence.

From The Score AFL clubs chasing Red Hand starlet McKenna as he catches the eye in trials Men At Work

AFL clubs chasing Red Hand starlet McKenna as he catches the eye in trials

“I do definitely want to come over. It’d be an unbelievable experience if I get a chance to go,” the Tyrone prospect says.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge Stressed Trinity students studying for their exams can now get “canine therapy” Puppy Power

Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths

The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.

Battle of Clontarf comes to life (Game of Thrones style) on Twitter

This week marks the 1,000th anniversary of the famous battle.

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children – and the government’s backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

Cannabis plants seized at Wicklow house

A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Column: ‘The doctors didn’t think it could be bowel cancer – I was 22, fit, and didn’t smoke’

When I look back I really can’t believe how stupid I was. It took me six months to go see a doctor – I was studying for a masters and didn’t have time to be sick.

From The Score ‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition Next Step

‘Winning World Cups is achievable’ – Nucifora says Ireland cannot limit ambition

The IRFU’s newly-appointed Performance Director wants to see more young Irish players in first-team action.

From The Score IRFU: ‘Absolutely no point’ in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces Western Boy

IRFU: ‘Absolutely no point’ in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces

IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage of rush-hour ambulance crash in Dublin city centre

The video also shows there were near misses for a number of pedestrians at the crossroads at the time of the incident.

Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday’s Irish Times cartoon

The Archbishop said he is a strong believer in freedom of speech and of the vital role of satire in social criticism.

Gardaí seize drugs, stolen cars and a gun in south Dublin

Two men were arrested and have since been released.

Man attacked by three masked men with baseball bats

He’s now being treated in hospital in Belfast.

Credit Union debit cards to be rolled out by January 2015

The cards will be similar to the old Laser card as money can only be spent if there are funds in the account.

Two due in court after threatening staff at filling station with knives

The man and woman were arrested following an attempted robbery at the filling station on Usher Quay in Dublin.

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have more money in your pocket now than you did last year?

New figures released this morning indicate disposable income has increased – has yours?