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Irish - Friday 15 December, 2017

Man and woman charged over 'frightening' aggravated burglary in Terenure

A man in his 60s was forced to withdraw money from his bank account following a raid at his home.

Two men who've been friends for 30 years went on Liveline to say they were marrying for tax reasons

Both said they are not gay but that the marriage is about saving money on inheritance.

Gardaí are encouraging people to offer lifts home with this little card

The message on the card reads “Here’s something that will give you a little lift this Christmas”.

From The42 Cooney lands 27 points as Ulster win 10-try shoot-out with 'Quins Champions Cup

Cooney lands 27 points as Ulster win 10-try shoot-out with 'Quins

Five days on from their scrap in the snow, defence was not a strong point for Ulster or Harlequins.

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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Woman’s body found in Limerick, Ryanair to recognise unions and royal wedding date announced.

Over €100,000 raised for teacher who suffered cardiac arrests in UAE

26-year-old Aisling Brady suffered the medical crisis last month and remains in hospital.

'We will play fair': Ryanair's recognition of unions welcomed by aviation groups

But Ryanair were also encouraged to recognise unions representing all airline workers – not just pilots.

George Hook's return to Newstalk airwaves delayed until January

Hook has been suspended from Newstalk for three months now.

'He stole a piece of my soul and today I'm here to reclaim it': Child rapist jailed for 18 years

Peter Sharkey admitted to three counts of indecent assault, six counts of sexual assault and one count of rape.

Irish man convicted of using another person's passport to travel to Italy on holidays

Edward McCarthy was caught on his arrival back in Dublin Airport.

Garda probe launched after 'suspicious death' of elderly woman in Limerick

The woman’s body was discovered by a family member this afternoon.

Man loses case against Irish council's refusal to hold ceremony for Christians killed by IS

The man had claimed the council was discriminating against him on religious grounds by refusing to hold a wreath-laying ceremony.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Staying put! Peter O'Mahony ends speculation over future by signing new IRFU contract Done Deal

Staying put! Peter O'Mahony ends speculation over future by signing new IRFU contract

The Munster captain had been heavily linked with a move to France or England but has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year national contract.

Sentencing adjourned in Tinder sexual assault case over guilty man's previous convictions

The man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Tinder last month.

'Our lives have been shattered forever': Man sentenced for manslaughter of schoolboy in 2015

13-year-old Oisin McGrath, following an incident at St Micheal’s College, Fermanagh.

From The42 Pizza, pints and spinning classes: What does Jonny Cooper's off-season look like? Winter Well

Pizza, pints and spinning classes: What does Jonny Cooper's off-season look like?

Cooper and the Dublin squad are enjoying their downtime but it won’t be long before January rolls around.

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

Union accuses Irish Rail of 'grinch-like behaviour' over €500 Dunnes vouchers for staff

The union feels the restriction of the voucher to one outlet is unfair.

'He was crying because he was so cold, so miserable': TD cries as she tells story of young homeless man

TDs spent their last morning in the Dáil before the Christmas break discussing the homeless crisis.

Body found in search for missing man in Limerick

Tiernan was last seen on Denmark Street, Limerick City on the 12 December at 1.20am.

Death toll from French school bus crash rises to six

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the process of identifying the victims was “extremely difficult”.

Poll: Is it Secret Santa or Kris Kindle? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it Secret Santa or Kris Kindle?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

'Everything is gone': Family loses everything in house fire just a month after father died from cancer

The fire destroyed the family home in Mallow, Cork, on Tuesday.

Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'

Fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.

The film where Pierce Brosnan (almost) plays Gerry Adams is on Netflix now

That’s the weekend viewing sorted, so.

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

From The Daily Edge Santa in Arnott's helped a man propose to his partner, and it was just so lovely Santa Baby

Leader of British far-right group charged for use of threatening, abusive language and behaviour

US President Donald Trump retweeted a message from Britain First’s deputy leader last month.

Poll: Were councillors right to accept Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin city back? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were councillors right to accept Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin city back?

The move left the Boomtown Rats singer “absolutely disgusted”.

Can admiration for Man City overcome distaste about Abu Dhabi?

Tommy Martin wonders if you can separate what Pep’s side do on the pitch from how they’re funded off it.

It's going to be cold overnight - but some milder weather is around the corner

Tonight will be cold with temperatures dipping as low as minus one Celsius.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s what you need to know as we start the day.

'A terrible way to go': Police appeal for info after death of Irish pensioner found on fire in London

John Nolan, aged 70, died in hospital on 17 September after sustaining serious injuries while out walking.

Two men arrested after Irish Rail security worker locked in car boot for nine hours

The incident occurred at around 5am on 5 December at Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co Laois.

Driver seriously injured after 4x4 crashes into wall in overnight crash

The 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital in Letterkenny for treatment.

The Oxford Dictionary's word of the year is... 'Youthquake'

It has been used to describe young people driving political change.

Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored OCI

Olympic Council to have €300,000 funding withheld over ticket scandal restored

The decision to restore the funding was announced by Sports Minister Shane Ross yesterday.

'Brussels spends our money on pet projects for which it has no mandate'

Lack of engagement with citizens undermines the positive work of the EU, writes Malcolm Byrne.

'It won't end homelessness but it'll make a difference': Appeal to donate price of drink this Christmas

It works by nominating friends to donate €5 and then each nominated friend selects five more friends via social media for #5GiveAFiver.

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