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Irish - Yesterday’s News

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Irish - Friday 21 September, 2018

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

HSE called before High Court to explain discharge of woman now living in 'appalling circumstances'

The solicitor says it appears the woman was discharged from hospital without any consideration of her needs and is now effectively homeless.

Blocked sewer suspected to have caused 'major' fish kill along 5km stretch of river in north Dublin

A local councillor has called on Irish Water to explain how it will protect the river.

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry

The service will cost €2 million to run annually.

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Public to vote in blasphemy referendum on Presidential polling day

Anyone not registered has until 9 October to register to vote in the upcoming referendum and presidential election.

From The42 Liam Sheedy set for dramatic Tipperary return - reports Back To The Future

Liam Sheedy set for dramatic Tipperary return - reports

A decade after taking charge of Tipperary, Liam Sheedy looks on the verge of a second spell as county boss.

Presidential hopeful Sarah Louise Mulligan escorted from Dublin council meeting

South Dublin County Council voted not to nominate anyone for the presidency.

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

'Only credible proposal', 'It will not work': What is Theresa May's Chequers plan?

The UK’s proposal was attacked by EU leaders yesterday – so what exactly is being criticised?

Transport Minister Shane Ross criticised for stating that BusConnects 'isn't under his remit'

The minister said he was attempting to explain that he isn’t in charge of details of the plan.

Gardaí investigating early-morning collision between taxi and cyclist in Dublin

The incident happened at around 6am on Thursday morning.

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election? Aras 2018 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be an Áras costs inquiry before the presidential election?

The total breakdown of Áras costs isn’t publicly available; but some have said that the timing of an inquiry is “politically motivated”.

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii and Northern Irish man Matt Campbell both lost their lives in tragic circumstances during the storm.

From The42 Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms UFC

Conor McGregor signs 6-fight UFC deal, Dana White confirms

Terms were not disclosed but the deal does include McGregor’s new whiskey being a sponsor in all of the Dubliner’s fights.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s your morning news update.

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge

The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.

'Brendan Howlin was wrong: civil disobedience is a valid weapon in the fight for a better Ireland'

Those who benefit from the way Ireland is organised would love us to believe we have no power, that we can’t win, that there’s no reason to act, writes Siobhan O’Donoghue.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's our pick of tonight's events

Thousands of people are expected to take in festivities tonight as cultural venues across Ireland open their doors for free.

Where does Ireland rank when it comes to deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and lung disease?

Ireland is one of the better performing countries, but is still set to fall short of UN targets, according to a new study.

Worker who posted derogatory Facebook memes about 'bosses' awarded €7,700

The woman alleged the managing director of the company had kicked her chair and shouted at her, which started the furore.

From The42 McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did most of the talking, but tonight’s UFC 229 press conference played out to echoes instead of fans.

Irish religious watchdog taking The Da Vinci Code publishers to High Court

Dialogue Ireland is suing Random House for defamation over a reference to the group in the Dan Brown book Origins.

Irish - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Teachers avoid jail after 'ugly' brawl at Dublin pub

The men were fined instead.

Australia supermarket chain bans needles amid strawberry crisis

Police have received reports of more than 100 alleged incidents of pins and needles being found in fruit.

High Court places construction firm involved in building of social housing into examinership

Co Kildare based MDY Construction Ltd is currently involved in six projects.

Blasphemy Bill passes through Oireachtas ahead of referendum next month

Charlie Flanagan said the reference to blasphemy in the Constitution incorrectly identifies Ireland “as a country that does not value freedom of expression”.

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From The42 'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me' Brush It Off This post contains videos

'Earlier in the year I was dropped for a game, and that was really tough for me'

Competition for places in the All-Ireland winning Dublin team is fierce, but Sinead Finnegan says that if people get offended they brush it off for the good of the team.

'Home is just a word. But in Ireland the word home has always been different to home somewhere else'

Writer Colm Keegan examines what is home to us here in Ireland – is it a feeling, is it a right?

'This is a very dark day': Four young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision

The accident happened in the southern town of Oss, 100 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam.

More than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards since Orla Tinsley documentary

On a typical day, the Irish Kidney Association would receive 20 to 50 requests for organ donor cards.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Four dead in Maryland shooting, a Status Yellow rainfall warning and continued power outages – it’s your evening fix.

From The42 ‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’ Hard Times This post contains videos

‘I had to hand over my home... But I would walk up to Tallaght Stadium, and it would all be forgotten about’

The story of a die-hard Shamrock Rovers fan Mick McCarthy who got back ‘up the ladder’ again after a difficult period.

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

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

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

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

Heading out for Culture Night? Here's what's on in the North

Culture Night is tomorrow and with everything from researching your name to retro gaming there’s something for everyone in the North.

Flight disruptions continue after Storm Ali led to over 80 cancellations in Dublin yesterday

Gusts of wind of up to 147km/h were recorded during yesterday’s Storm Ali.

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Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'

We caught up with the woman behind Fred’s Catnip Farm at the National Ploughing Championship.

Free sanitary products to be provided in DCC community centres and libraries

Despite being essential, sanitary products are often priced as if they are luxury goods.

From The42 'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland Drugs In Sport

'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland

John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.

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