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Irish - Yesterday’s News

'Violent and aggressive': Man who took child with him after he punched girlfriend jailed for one year

Martin O’Hara has 15 previous convictions, including one for rape.

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn Loving It This post contains a poll

'No plans for zero hours contracts' for McDonalds in Ireland after UK u-turn

The government has promised to bring forth new proposals to tackle zero hours contracts here.

Simon Coveney thinks Ireland should go high-rise 'in the right places'

“Obviously we don’t want to be building skyscrapers in Georgian Dublin.”

'A prisoner will say to you: I know where you live, I’ll burn your house down, I’ll get your kids.’

Prison officers outlined the dangers they face in their day-to-day jobs.

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A Dublin landlord is offering a discount... but only if you pay 12 months' rent upfront

Threshold said that requiring tenants to pay more rent upfront is on the increase.

Irish - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Gardaí investigate after elderly woman dies in house fire in north county Dublin

A number of units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the fire in a house in Walshestown, Lusk.

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

'It isn't sustainable for our tax revenues to be so dependent on Washington'

Thought will need to be given to further broadening Ireland’s tax base, writes Victor Duggan.

Police investigate after disorder at Belfast football final

Footage that appeared on Twitter from the event appears to show a large number of people become involved.

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Here's What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Waterford arrests, the Jobstown trial and the national maternity hospital had everyone talking today.

Judge forced to abandon trial after only 25 people out of 306 requested turn up for jury service

In the case, Trevor Considine (33) of Dalcassian Drive, Ennis is pleading not guilty to a night-club assault causing harm charge.

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

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

St Vincent's board remains 'totally supportive' of plans for new National Maternity Hospital

The board said last Friday it was reviewing its role in the project in light of the public outcry.

PayPal workers to be offered new roles or voluntary redundancy

It’s believed about 60 employees will be affected by the changes.

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'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest

Seven men including TD Paul Murphy have pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

Jackie Lavin and Bill Cullen to face off in court over alleged €1m house purchase deal

Lavin claims she has suffered loss and damage as a result of being deprived of the opportunity to buy the house.

Man and woman arrested in Waterford on suspicion of involvement with international terrorism

Gardaí said they had arrested two people as part of an operation in Waterford city this morning.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off Big Blow

Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off

The centre faced a Pro12 disciplinary panel today over comments made to referee Ian Davies.

'It's not just getting your foot in the door': Over 6,000 third-level students don't make it to 2nd year

While the majority make it to their second year, a sizeable portion of students do not.

Taoiseach gives first response to Citizen's Assembly vote, says committee now being set up

Kenny commended the Citizen’s Assembly’s chairperson, Ms Justice Laffoy on her work.

Investigation launched into cyber attack on Trinity fund

It’s hoped that the funds will be at least partly recovered.

€6.3 million settlement approved for woman at centre of Grace case

Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness said that the settlement was appropriate, but questioned whether anything had changed at the HSE and Tusla.

Bank of Ireland's former Dublin HQ is getting a facelift and a new tenant

Miesian Plaza is now home to medical company Shire.

Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital row

The Taoiseach has said Dr Peter Boylan’s resignation is a matter for himself.

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

These four plots of land will be used to build thousands of social and affordable homes

Simon Coveney denied that the plan represents a “sell-off” of state land.

Government approves selling parts of Irish TV to Irish diaspora newspaper

The exact amount of the sale isn’t known.

Challenge 4: Make an app hard to get at

You need the app – but you don’t want to be instantly drawn to it. Here’s what to do.

Poll: Do you read 'real' books or ebooks most regularly? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you read 'real' books or ebooks most regularly?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

'This was weak practice' - Garda Commissioner says it's 'too early' to say what caused breath tests scandal

O’Sullivan is making her first appearance in front of the Policing Authority since the scandal concerning Garda breath tests first broke.

'It's definitely on': Battle heating up for 2FM and Today FM as pair tied for breakfast listeners

Latest figures show a good rise in numbers across the both stations.

Over 3,000 staff at Dublin City Council not paid today due to admin error

It’s expected that staff will be paid their wages tomorrow.

From The42 IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director Ringside

IABA unveil Bernard Dunne as new high performance director

“My vision is to take the very best in the current system and match it with the very latest in high performance training.”

Trump agrees to re-negotiate 'disastrous' NAFTA trade deal

The announcement came after reports in US media that Trump was considering giving formal notice of pulling the United States out.

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays? May Bank Holiday This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?

Ireland has fewer bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.

Gardaí find missing Dublin man

Oliver Watchorn was last seen on 11 April.

BBC apologises for Tommy Tiernan joke about Arlene Foster

The comedian was appearing on Radio Foyle in Derry.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

National Maternity Hospital board fractured, cyclists’ complaints about Luas roadworks, and BAI complaints.

Delayed maternity payment: 'It seemed my application had been "forgotten about"'

Pay us properly and pay us on time, writes Nicola Cassidy.

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