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Yesterday’s News


Saturday 29 April, 2017

Turkey has blocked access to Wikipedia

No reason was given for the order to block the online encyclopedia, but the politically unstable state has temporarily blocked access to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in the past.

Gardaí begin search in Louth as part of investigation of missing couple

William ‘Willie’ Maughan and Anastasija ‘Ana’ Varslavane were last seen in Meath on 14 April 2015.

When to use horticultural fleece: 'The Irish spring can bite you in the bum'

Let’s hope that’s the end of the cold nights for this year, writes Michael Kelly.

From The42 The season-ending injury which 'could have been a lot worse' Setback

The season-ending injury which 'could have been a lot worse'

David Meyler will miss Ireland’s crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier against Austria in June.

Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs

The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.

100 days in, how many of President Trump's campaign promises have been kept?

That ‘easy’ replacement of Obamacare didn’t pan out. But what about ‘draining the swamp’ and rebuilding roads?

Indian minister's wacky plan to conserve water backfires spectacularly

“I learnt about this (technology) from a source,” he told reporters.

First openly lesbian bishop in US Methodist Church may lose her job

Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals”.

Opinion: 'The State should pay for mothers to stay at home'

Caring in the home needs to be supported too, writes Pauline O’Reilly.

Two teens killed in overnight crash in Donegal

Three other teenagers were also injured in the single-vehicle collision.

25 years ago: More than 50 died and LA was ripped apart in the Rodney King riots

For six days, America’s second city was engulfed in a fireball of rage in front of the world’s news cameras.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s everything you need to know as the bank holiday weekend kicks off.

Free coffee and drug warnings as motorists advised to take care this May bank holiday

There were no deaths on the roads during the Easter weekend, and authorities are calling for the same this time around.

From The42 'We brought a community together to be proud of Connacht. I'm proud of that' Final Stretch

'We brought a community together to be proud of Connacht. I'm proud of that'

Pat Lam is moving into his final weeks as head coach of Connacht before his move to Bristol.

Surprise inspections at workplaces as Sweden gets tough on immigration after terror attack

The government wants the new measures to take effect on 1 March next year.

North Korea fires another missile, Trump tweets his anger

The US President said the move “disrespected the wishes of China”.

There are no northside DARTs running today or tomorrow

If you were planning to take the DART, you can’t. Unless you live on the southside.

From The42 'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win Youth

'It had a bit of everything' - Lights, lessons and another Leinster win

Scrum-half Nick McCarthy was man of the match on his first start for Leinster last night.

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

'Bit of an eejit' who got 'swept up' in cocaine handover loses appeal to reduce sentence

Ciaran Nally was jailed for three years for possession of cocaine for sale or supply in Drogheda in April 2015.

The story behind the derelict 'heart' of Naas

Looking for something to do? Here's what happening across the country this bank holiday weekend

A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.

'He'd still win if the election were today' - 100 days in, Dublin, California, adjusts to Trump's 'new normal' revisited our capital’s namesake, population 50,000, in mid-west California.

Friday 28 April, 2017

North Korea reportedly test-fires another ballistic missile

The South Korean military reports the firing of an unidentified missile by its northern neighbour.

Man airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious burns at creamery

The incident occurred around 8.30pm at the Arrabawn Co-Op in Nenagh.

Dublin City Council going back on plans to ban all private cars from Eden Quay

Plans to restrict traffic were met with strong resistance from local businesses.

From The42 Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win Electric Shock

Lights out for Glasgow as Carbery secures Leinster's 10th consecutive Pro12 win

Leo Cullen’s men were made to work hard late on at the RDS against the Warriors.


Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Court hears councillor waterboarded man, and body found in Waterford apartment – it’s the Fix.

'What would Michael Collins think of this?': Joan Burton continues Jobstown evidence

“My politics is not about hating anybody,” Burton told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

'Trump's ban and inflammatory rhetoric have emboldened anti-Muslim behaviour'

The Trump administration’s ongoing threats to human rights remain but so does the resolve to defeat them, writes Colm O’Gorman.

Two INM directors re-classified as not independent

The company’s annual report was released today.

'I phoned my mother at 4.30am. I couldn't say a word. She brought me to hospital'

Treating depression isn’t as simple as putting on a brave face, writes our final Darkness Into Light contributor.

'There could be thousands': Surgeon who carried out 'unnecessary double mastectomies' convicted

The prosecutor said Ian Paterson knew the operations were unnecessary.

Body of woman missing from Wicklow home found

The woman had been missing from her home for almost two days.

From The42 Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships Sibling Act

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships

The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.

€40 million luxury hotel gets green light on site of iconic Stephen's Green building

The new hotel is to be built on the site of a former ‘young ladies’ hostel.

Kingsmill massacre: Government attacks claims it is 'standing in the way' of inquest

The Irish government said it had even introduced new legislation just so it could help in this case.

'This wasn't about him not getting a game': Father denies son getting dropped a factor in court case

The now-18-year-old lost a court case alleging that his football team bullied him and caused post-traumatic stress.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…