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Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s been talking about water meter protests, teaching troubles and Fine Gael’s ‘how to’ guide to canvassing.

Irish people abroad really want one thing from the old country

Spoiler: it involves the right to vote.

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked in-depth reads.

Gerbils to dogs: Donegal students hope for success with pet coffin business RIP

Gerbils to dogs: Donegal students hope for success with pet coffin business

The Donegal students said many people are willing to spend a bit of money to give their pet a good send-off.

From The Score Analysis: Toulon combine freakish power with clever twists, but Munster can cope Powerhouse

Analysis: Toulon combine freakish power with clever twists, but Munster can cope

We’ve examined the Toulon attack, using GIFs and videos to illustrate the threat Rob Penney’s men face on Sunday.

“Little more than lipstick on a pig.” Environment groups not happy with Ireland’s climate change plan

The draft plans commit Ireland to a “low-carbon economy by 2050″ but Friends of the Earth say detailed targets are needed.

Criminal investigation to be carried out after 1,000 fish found dead in Tyrone river

It’s believed the pollution came from an agricultural source.

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today

The IMO says it’s “appalled” at some of the proposals.

From The Score Roche, Martin and Deignan confirmed as Irish riders for Giro D’Italia Giro2014

Roche, Martin and Deignan confirmed as Irish riders for Giro D’Italia

The four Irish riders, including Chris Juul Jensen will battle it out with 217 other riders for the pink jersey.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man in court over murder of dissident republican in Kildare

Larry Keane, a father of six, was found close to his home in Athy last July after being assaulted. He died later in hospital.

‘Unfounded parental complaints’ mean more work for teachers

Primary school teachers say they are taking more notes to do with relationships, behaviour and possible bullying.

Unsuitable treatment for children in mental health units

The structure of one ward was described as “not suitable for residents”.

From The Daily Edge The real-life Wolf of Wall Street is coming to Ireland Hungry Like The Wolf

The real-life Wolf of Wall Street is coming to Ireland

He’ll be delivering a seminar on, ahem, “creating wealth”.

From The Score Simon Hick: Big men, big budgets — rugby won’t survive 10 years of Toulon domination Power Shift

Simon Hick: Big men, big budgets — rugby won’t survive 10 years of Toulon domination

If Mourad Boudjellal’s side win a second straight European title, others will start following their gameplan.

Second man arrested over post office robbery in Meath

The arrest was made after searches in Dublin this morning.

From Business ETC Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average POCKET MONEY

Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average

CSO figures also found that the gap between the highest and lowest disposable incomes has widened.

Column: You cannot – and should not – fix a broken life in front of a thousand cameras

Lindsay Lohan’s “docu-series” on Oprah Winfrey’s channel had bombed; have we finally had enough of watching celebrities fall from grace?

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

‘Mindless vandalism’ of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.

From The Score Ireland to play Australia in one-off International Rules Test Lease Of Life

Ireland to play Australia in one-off International Rules Test

The clash will take place at Paterson Stadium in Perth this November.

418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses

The Pyrite Remediation Board said that some people are slow to say if they’ve taken action to seek redress for pyrite damage.

Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones

The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.

The sweetest lamppost art you’ll see in Dublin today

It tells the story of the groundskeeper who called a ceasefire during the Easter Rising in order to feed the ducks.

Eight to appear in court over illegal motoring events in Clare

Up to 70 modified cars were involved.

Cork residents halt meter installation as stand-off with Irish Water continues

Local Councillor Frank O’Flynn said Irish Water should be installing new pipes not water meters.

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From Business ETC OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind Jobs

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

One year on, Rana Plaza survivors can’t return to work

Victims of the building collapse have so far received $1,000 in average compensation, says a charity.

‘A ticking timebomb’: contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

Former UK drugs advisor to speak at”dream drug” heroin treatment centre

Professor David Nutt says naltrexone can allow heroin addicts “live a normal life”.

13 phrases invented by Shakespeare that we use every day

It is his birthday, after all.

Homeowners to foot the bill for water used during construction works

The Construction Industry Federation says that its members have yet to raise the issue.

Irish - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a David Moyes getting the boot, Ruairi Quinn getting the booes and premature electioneering.

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

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