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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 21 October, 2019

Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 17 October, 2019

UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations

The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Suspension of hare coursing licences lifted in areas not affected by deadly virus

The suspension was announced in August after a number of cases of RHD2 were confirmed in Ireland.

Heroin worth €70,000 hidden in ‘sample pulley wheels’ seized at Dublin Airport

The package in which the drugs were found was from South Africa.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Brexit, Bord Na Móna and a major fire at a primary school had everyone talking today.

Concern for teenage girl who has been missing for four days

Evigena Filaj is missing from Rathfarnham in Dublin.

Bord na Móna announces plan to redeploy 200 workers

The State-owned company has agreed to embark on a programme of rehabilitation of bogs in the midlands.

Two men arrested over fatal stabbing in Loughlinstown released without charge

A 31-year-old man died yesterday after being stabbed.

Patients with rare cancer say it's 'disgraceful' consultant role hasn't been filled for over two years

The Sarcoma Action & Support Group has called for Health Minister Simon Harris to intervene.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

Speculation is mounting that a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations is imminent.

€241 million to be spent building dual carriageway and improving roads in Mayo

The project is the largest investment of public money in Co Mayo in the history of the State.

Monday 14 October, 2019

Man who drove into crowd in Westminster jailed for life

Salih Khater drove his car at pedestrians, cyclists and two police officers in August 2018.

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Emma DeSouza, Catalonia and Brexit had everyone talking today.

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

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Appeal to find teenage boy missing from Tallaght for 10 days

Joseph Lawrence was last seen on 4 October.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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More than 24,000 cigarettes and almost 20kg of tobacco seized by Revenue

The products were seized after two separate searches in Wexford and Tipperary.

Sunday 13 October, 2019

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

Three in four older Irish adults suffer from two or more medical conditions at the same time

Women have “a more complex network” of conditions, according to new research.

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Two winners were announced today as the prize was not awarded in 2018 following a scandal.

Five suspected pipe bombs made safe after buildings evacuated in Offaly

A number of buildings in Edenderry were evacuated last night.

Cyclists blocking traffic in Dublin city as part of climate change protest

The demonstration has been organised in support of Extinction Rebellion.

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How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'We are not nodding dogs': Tory ministers 'ready to resign' over no-deal Brexit

A “very large number” of MPs are also reportedly poised to resign if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Two men to appear in court in connection with murder of Vincent Parsons

The 34-year-old died after being assaulted in Tallaght in August.

Here's how the government plans to tackle homelessness, housing issues and high rents

Fianna Fáil said the government’s response to the housing crisis has been “completely ineffective”.

MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder

The solicitor was shot dead by loyalists at his home in Belfast in 1989.

Cabinet to discuss divorce proposals amid fears Brexit could impact recognition of UK separations

New legislation will reduce the length of time couples must be separated before divorcing.

Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

New legislation will provide for extra paid leave for each parent of a child who is born, or adopted, from 1 November 2019.

EY to create 600 new jobs across island of Ireland

The roles will be spread out across six cities.

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Sunday 6 October, 2019

'Depression in pregnancy is common - it's a condition, not a weakness'

Depression occurs in 10 to 15% of pregnant women but it’s often misdiagnosed.

Friday 4 October, 2019

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate Bonnie Greer This post contains videos

Author says 'Ireland owes the UK nothing' in heated Brexit debate

“Ireland owes this country nothing. Ireland owes this country no concessions, it owes it no quarter, it owes it nothing.”

'Unprecedented' rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Welfare cuts in the last decade have taken their toll on certain communities, new research has found.

Thursday 3 October, 2019

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus Msm

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

'We're terrified the bulldozers will move in': Locals fight to save animal habitat in Dublin park

New recreational facilities are set to be built in Dodder Valley Park.

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