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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 26 July, 2014

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the escalating situation in Gaza, a one-day train strike, a manhole explosion in Dublin… and the hottest day this year.

From The Score Bohs end winless run at home after getting the better of Cork Gypsies

Bohs end winless run at home after getting the better of Cork

Steven Beattie and Eoin Wearen got on the scoresheet to hand the Gypsies a first league victory at Dalymount Park this season.

A ‘build-up of gas’ caused this morning’s manhole explosion in Dublin

Dublin Fire Brigade think they know what happened in the dramatic incident.

It’s official…. Hottest day of the year so far

It hit 27.2 degrees in Shannon today.

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Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner

The Wicklow lifeboat rescue crew had an unusual rescue mission this week.

Tom Curran: Miracle drug being withdrawn is like “kicking the crutches from underneath MS sufferers”

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Didi’s classic kit, the old Drog for the hard road and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll leave it there so: Didi’s classic kit, the old Drog for the hard road and all today’s sport

Featuring more Wolf of Wall Street references than you’d expect.

Can you help? Emma Rafferty has been missing for the last two days…

The 33-year-old has close connections to Newry and Carlingford in Co Louth, according to police

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

Houses evacuated after viable bomb discovered by gardaí

The device was found during a garda search of a building in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Score The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot The Rebel

The Cuban boxer from Cork who is one win away from a world title shot

Mike Perez has been living in, and boxing out of, Ireland for the past six years.

From The Daily Edge Gardaí write lengthy Facebook post laden with Garth Brooks puns Garth Brooks

Gardaí write lengthy Facebook post laden with Garth Brooks puns

Insert ‘friends in low places’ gag here.

Brother of Dana cleared of all sex abuse charges

Dana and her brother hugged after the verdict was read out today in court.

Ireland sees much less juvenile crime and public order offences than it used to

The gardaí say its because of the work they are doing to stop re-offending.

Meal times at intellectual disability centre “distressing” report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

From Business ETC Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic Early Detection

Irish startup to develop breakthrough biotechnology test for major US clinic

Inform Bioscience will sign the agreement with Mayo Clinic next week to develop a test to detect preeclampsia in pregnancy.

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.

From Business ETC IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast Snip Snip

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast

Russia was likely to see its economy brought to the brink of recession but the IMF has now slashed the country’s growth forecast.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Watch: Manhole cover explodes on busy Dublin street close to Leinster House

Eyewitnesses said thick, green, foul-smelling smoke was seen pouring from the grate.

Strike to hit Irish Rail next month as Siptu ballots for one-day stoppage

The action will take place on August 25, subject to pay cuts being implemented.

From The Score Offaly U21 hurling manager Dermot Hogan dies in tragic accident RIP

Offaly U21 hurling manager Dermot Hogan dies in tragic accident

County chairman Padraig Boland pays tribute to a man whose “positivity towards Offaly hurling was infectious.”

Transport Minister defends bus route privatisation plan

Around 10% of bus routes will be privatised.

Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish tax laws be reviewed to stop companies ‘gaming’ the system?

Our tax systems have come under fire from the United States today.

Open thread: What are you doing instead of going to the Garth Brooks concerts?

Had tickets for the ill-fated gigs? Tell us what you’re up to instead of going to them.

Two dead after van and motorbike collide on N80 in Laois

A van and motorbike collided at around 6am this morning.

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s finally Friday – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative

There are key issues to consider in ensuring that addiction services provide both high quality care for service users and value for money for the taxpayer.

Body of newborn baby discovered in Cork

The discovery of the infant was made after the girl’s mother presented herself to gardaí.

Obama accuses companies that relocate to Ireland of “gaming the system”

The President was not happy. Not happy at all.

From The Daily Edge ‘Irish pubs need lower prices to survive’: Wetherspoon’s boss gives his take on boozers Pub Culture

‘Irish pubs need lower prices to survive’: Wetherspoon’s boss gives his take on boozers

But we’ve got some of the best barmen in the world, according to Tim Martin.

Shops could STILL be codding customers with mislabelled fish

Preliminary results have shown that white fish is being mislabelled as different species.

Justice Minister adds to calls for ‘imaginative’ solution to court backlogs

Road tax penalties, debt collectors, tax credit cuts have all been floated to deal with traffic fines.

UN tells Ireland to ban smacking children

They say that the State should focus on promoting non-violent forms of discipline.

From Business ETC Banks ‘fail’ to identify risk of awarding bonuses for higher sales Remuneration

Banks ‘fail’ to identify risk of awarding bonuses for higher sales

The Central Bank has asked all firms to review their guidelines by the start of next year.

Irish - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about a UN school being shelled in Gaza, a boy drowning in Drogheda and Dublin’s millionaires.

Body of 13-year-old boy recovered from water in Drogheda

The boy’s remains have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

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