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Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 25 April, 2015

Yesterday’s News

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer’s patient

Henry Rayhons said the couple held hands, prayed and kissed, but had no sexual contact.

Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

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Thursday 23 April, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Siteserv, occupying Benetton and snow in April had people talking today.

Yet another Fianna Fáil figure has had a go at “defeatist” party leadership

Mary Fitzpatrick said party strategists ‘lack ambition’ and are ‘defeatist.’

Noonan announces review into Siteserv deal as more FOI documents emerge

The Department of Finance questioned whether shareholders should have received €5 million.

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

Is it going to snow on Monday?

Wait. What month is it?

China is cracking down on strippers at funerals

China’s official Xinhua news agency said such performances are typically organised in order to draw a larger crowd at last rites.

Denmark has banned bestiality to stop “animal sex tourism”

But a lot of people were against the law.

James May has officially left Top Gear

With executive producer Andy Wilman tonight also quitting the show, it seems Top Gear will have a very different feel going forward.

Mayo TD John O’Mahony confirms switch to Galway-West

The former football manager says “the pitch has changed” for the next election.

From The42 Cork v Kilkenny, Saturday night hurling and all in aid of player who suffered spinal injury Great Cause

Cadbury have answered every chocolate-lover’s prayers…

Behold the Spectacular 7 – seven chocolate bars rolled into one. Sinful.

Obama ‘profoundly regrets’ drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages

“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”

City manager: I was completely wrong about Dublin Bikes

Owen Keegan said he wasn’t sure if the scheme would be a success.

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

Gail O’Rorke says someone else was with her friend when she took her own life

Gail O’Rorke has named a woman who she says was with her friend when she died.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Croke Park Classic scrapped, McGrath’s good deed and today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Croke Park Classic scrapped, McGrath’s good deed and today’s sport

It was a day of bad news on the injury front for Davy Condron, Evan Regan, Ciaran Clark and Marty Moore.

From Business ETC Happy 10th birthday YouTube. Here’s why it’s such a success Celebrations

Happy 10th birthday YouTube. Here’s why it’s such a success

It’s come a long way since a trip to the zoo in 2005.

A baby who lived just 100 minutes has become the world’s youngest organ donor

Teddy Houlston’s organs were used to save an adult from renal failure.

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth – and what happens if they don’t Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Why bankers have to swear by almighty God to tell the truth – and what happens if they don’t

Those who fail to cooperate with the inquiry or provide false information could face up to five years in prison.

Benetton on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green is being occupied this evening…

By people protesting the clothing giant’s failure to pay reparations for the 2013 Rana Plaza building disaster in Bangladesh.

Masked men burst into house and attack occupant with baseball bats

Another man and woman were also in the house at the time but were not injured.

Minister accused of being ‘clueless’ over wildfires

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

¡No hablo Inglés! – language school that left 220 students out in the cold to be liquidated

The Carlyle Institute closed its doors earlier this month.

This Irish-made cartoon just scooped the most prestigious prize in broadcasting

Doc McStuffins is made by Brown Bag Films in Dublin.

Which UK politician would YOU like to see turned into a sex doll?

Please, please don’t let any Irish business try this before next year’s election…

From The42 GAA confirms there will be no Croke Park Classic next year Breaking

GAA confirms there will be no Croke Park Classic next year

The event is no longer viable according to the GAA bosses.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Enda: The government has ‘nothing to hide’ about Siteserv deal

Yesterday Enda Kenny said the C&AG had the power to carry out an investigation, but it turns out he doesn’t.

Professor Snape just got hitched

Alan Rickman has married his partner of 50 years. Yes, 50.

Another multi-million euro development for Dublin’s docklands gets the green light

Together, the two developments are known as the Reveal Developments.

One hundred years ago – 3,000 Irish lives were lost in Turkey

An Post has issued two limited edition stamps to commemorate those killed in the Gallipoli Landings.

From The42 Premier League footballer charged with 3 offences of sexual activity with 15-year-old girl Grooming

Premier League footballer charged with 3 offences of sexual activity with 15-year-old girl

England international Adam Johnson appeared to answer bail today following his arrest back in March.

Nearly 1% of voters ‘struck off’ Dublin City electoral register since January

A number of people have been surprised to find their name is not on the register.