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Dublin: 10 °C Sunday 22 April, 2018

Irish - Yesterday’s News

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Irish - Yesterday’s News

An Post denying reports that it needs to cut 2,000 jobs

An Post says the number of 2,000 redundancies is from a strategic review in March 2017.

GIY: 'We really don’t need a heatwave – just a few days with the sun in the sky'

I don’t know how the poor plants will react if we skip spring altogether, writes Michael Kelly.

Appeal to help find man who has been missing for 10 days

Michael Edmonds, 63, was last seen on 11 April.

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal Conflict Zone This post contains videos

Bertie Ahern cuts interview short after he's asked about Mahon Tribunal

“I’ve dealt with that issue and I am not saying any more about that issue.”

Here's what the plans look like for Dublin's newest hotel

Here's what the plans look like for Dublin's newest hotel

A hotel operator has already agreed to run the site

From The42 'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food' Interview This post contains videos

'Since I was a teenager, I would always have felt sick after certain types of food'

Irish karate star Caradh O’Donovan on battling Crohn’s disease, funding her dream and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics.

What brings visitors into see the Book of Kells? Rain, apparently

It was raining on many of the most popular days at the exhibition last year.

Woman rescued after falling from cliffs at Howth Head

The Irish Coast Guard, gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade were involved in the rescue operation.

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you checked to see if you're on the voting register?

The referendum will take place on 25 May.

'Access to third level isn't on merit. It's a lottery based on which family you were born into'

Since 2011 State funding of third level education has plummeted by an incredible 25%, writes Paul Gavan.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'

An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.

From The42 'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler So Sumo

'I thought it was fat guys in nappies pushing each other around' - Meet the Roscommon sumo wrestler

John Gunning represented Ireland at three Sumo World Championships and is now a leading authority on the sport in Japan.

Why Tayto Park sees its future in luring the suit-and-tie brigade

The Meath attraction is aiming to bring in a million visitors per year.

We're going to get more sunshine today, but rain is on the way

Temperatures will be slightly higher than usual for this time of year.

Tidy Towns groups across the country are asking campaigners not to put up posters

This might be why some posters are missing in your town.

Objection to planning permission for bookies in town centre as it would create a 'no-go area'

The decision from Galway City Council to grant permission for the betting shop has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

From The42 Sexton willing to curb fiery instincts with captaincy as Leinster embrace Scarlets test Champions Cup

Sexton willing to curb fiery instincts with captaincy as Leinster embrace Scarlets test

Last year’s Pro12 semi-final defeat to Scarlets was a painful lesson for Sexton and Leinster. Today’s Champions Cup semi is the perfect opportunity to show what they’ve learned.

Call to start planning a Finglas Luas dubbed 'a decade premature'

Noel Rock, the Fine Gael TD for the area called on the NTA to begin advance works.

Irish - Friday 20 April, 2018

'She never gave up searching': Jo Jo Dullard's sister dies after two decade search for missing woman

Mary lobbied Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy in an effort to find her missing sister.

'There shouldn't be bonuses for bankers': Taoiseach takes stance on bankers' pay

Varadkar’s comments come after Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the government will establish a review to examine bankers’ pay.

From The42 'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof' An Irishman Abroad

'I was with Munster for 13 years and my appreciation of what I had there has gone through the roof'

Donnacha Ryan is preparing to face his former club in Sunday’s Champions Cup showdown, but the 34-year-old has gained a fresh perspective since moving to France.

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Man who sexually abused young boy after 'working his way' into home jailed for six years

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four charges of oral rape and four of sexual assault.

Cork teenager found safe and well

16-year-old Robert Hanratty had been missing from Youghal since Sunday afternoon.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Avicii’s death, Bank of Ireland robbery and a lawsuit against the Russian government and Donald Trump – it’s your evening fix.

'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey RIP

'We are really, really devastated': Tributes paid to much loved child psychologist David Carey

Dr David Carey has contributed to the parenting panel of Newstalk’s Moncrieff show for almost a decade.

From The42 Adare Manor to bid for 2026 Ryder Cup after completion of €70 million redesign Big Plans

Adare Manor to bid for 2026 Ryder Cup after completion of €70 million redesign

Owner JP McManus said he wants to bring the tournament back to Ireland.

Search underway after armed robbery at bank in Roscommon

Four men entered the bank with what’s believed to be a handgun and iron bars.

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead aged 28 RIP

Swedish DJ Avicii found dead aged 28

The musician was found dead in Muscat, Oman, this afternoon.

'Any excuse for a pint': A snapshot of Dublin city in the Spring sunshine

We took a short stroll around Dublin to see what effect the sunny weather is having.

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port Trade This post contains videos

World's largest roll-on/roll-off vessel christened at Dublin Port

Celine is going to carry cargo between Dublin, the Netherlands and Belgium and is seen as major coup for Ireland.

'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair

Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.

The Repeal The Eighth mural in Temple Bar is being taken down... again

The mural will be painted over at 11am on Monday.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From The42 Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

Jury fails to reach verdict in case of man accused of murdering nephew’s friend with a butcher’s knife

The man had previously been sentenced to life in prison for the murder – but had that conviction quashed.

Man airlifted from top of Blarney Castle following cardiac arrest

The Rescue 115 helicopter reached the famous castle in a matter of minutes.

UK's Irish border plans subject to 'systematic and forensic annihilation' by EU, report says

Two proposals put forward by Theresa May’s government were roundly rejected, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.

From The42 Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien underwent surgery on his shoulder today

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen revealed that the flanker required a procedure on the issue this morning.