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Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the man who was arrested for writing Ebola on a coffee cup, water charges protests and Halloween…

Louise McSharry opens up about her cancer battle on the Late Late Show

The 2FM presenter is undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Smoke from large fire in north Dublin close to airport flight path

Emergency services have attended dozens of incidents this evening.

Looking for pub grub? Here’s Ireland’s best*

*According to the Michelin Guide, anyway.

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From The Daily Edge The 8 people you’ll meet out on the town this Halloween This Is Halloween

The 8 people you’ll meet out on the town this Halloween

It brings out the best in us. (And the worst.)

From The Score Rory Gallagher confirmed as Donegal’s new manager GAA

Rory Gallagher confirmed as Donegal’s new manager

Jim McGuinness’s former right-hand man has been given the nod.

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready HSE

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready

One carried out earlier this week was deemed to be successful.

From The Score As it happened: Leinster vs Edinburgh, Guinness Pro12 Te'o Time

As it happened: Leinster vs Edinburgh, Guinness Pro12

All eyes are on Ben Te’o as he wears the famous 13 jersey for the first time.

‘Water is not free’ – Hogan says it’s either water charges or more income tax

Hogan said people can protest if they like but the charges are not going anywhere.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Rooney’s fitness update, Schmidt’s plans for 13 & all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Rooney’s fitness update, Schmidt’s plans for 13 & all today’s sport

Meanwhile David Silva’s been ruled out for City, and Ben Te’o dons Drico’s Leinster jersey for the first time.

From Business ETC SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland’s newest bank Sbci

SMEs will soon to able to access €800m from Ireland’s newest bank

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland is hoped to be up and running by the end of the year.

Opinion: This time of year is seeped in superstition, so I indulged myself by visiting a psychic

I’m not too sure why I went. But I like to think of myself as cynically superstitious; my heart can spot the signs, my head dismisses them.

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A government department got this Green Party councillor’s name hopelessly wrong

Do you believe in ghosts? Maybe this man can make you

Steve Parsons, renowned para-scientist, will be leading a ghost hunt through Wexford’s Enniscorthy Castle this evening.

SIPTU ask nurses and midwives to reject 50% increase in registration fee

Members are being advised to continue paying the 2014 fee of €100.

From The Daily Edge This Wicklow pet day care held an adorable Halloween party just for dogs Doggie Day Care

This Wicklow pet day care held an adorable Halloween party just for dogs

They got dressed up and bobbed for apples. Just like us.

More than 100,000 will turn up at water charge protests tomorrow, predicts TD

The claim came as Pat Rabbitte said the public mood is being “exploited”.

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

From Business ETC Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches Keepsies No Backsies

Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches

But parent company RBS doesn’t want to sell its Irish arm any more now it’s making a profit.

One single library card will soon give you access to all the libraries in Ireland

The single library management system is the first of its kind in Europe.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The woman who has hugged 33 million people is in Dublin today Hugging Saint This post contains images

The woman who has hugged 33 million people is in Dublin today

Hindu Mata Amritanandamayi will be in the capital for the next two days, if you’re in need of a hug.

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance

The High Court ruled that the decision must be reviewed.

‘My abuser was given money and moved out of NI’ – Mairia Cahill

Cahill also says that a letter she wrote to the IRA proves they carried out an investigation.

Student finance body SUSI has paid out 11,000 more grants than this time last year

There are around 19,000 students still awaiting payments.

Do you know anything about Ireland’s secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

NI authorities drop Semtex explosive charges against Scottish man

Police had described the find as the largest and most significant in the last ten years.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Broadband wars, gobshites and taking a bite out of Apple Inbox Me

Who would you nominate as an ‘everyday hero’?

This is a special category in the 2014 People of the Year Awards.

Family of dead Irish woman say her photo was used in “graphic” horror film

The High Court has heard that the use of the photograph without the consent of the woman’s family has caused them great pain, distress and suffering.

Waterford politicians issue warning against vigilantism after Roma mob

The public representatives feel the city’s reputation has been tarnished.

This Halloween is the warmest one in Ireland for almost 20 years …

… while in the UK they’re having their warmest Halloween ever.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

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From The Daily Edge 12 of your best Halloween pumpkin carvings Halloween

12 of your best Halloween pumpkin carvings

You talented bunch.

29-year-old man due in court over Longford carjacking

A second man in the car is in critical condition in hospital.

Emily Logan says new commission will make her office more powerful and give new level of independence

President Michael D Higgins will appoint Emily Logan as chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission today.

From The Score Remember the lad who ripped up his All-Ireland ticket for his club? This is what happened next The Toughest
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