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Yesterday’s News


Friday 9 August, 2013

Fears grow for missing Belfast woman last seen 12 days ago in Ibiza

Michaella McCollum Connolly was last seen in San Antonio, Ibiza where she was working for the summer.

Irish woman, 25, found dead in bed in Singapore

Orla Daly originally from Clontarf, Dublin was living and working in Queenstown, Singapore.

'Handbag too expensive for you': Swiss shop clerk tells billionaire Oprah

Oprah said the racist remark came when she was visiting Switzerland for Tina Turner’s wedding last month.

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast

Eight police officers were injured in the attacks, two attended hospital for head injuries.


'Call off' the Republican parade in Tyrone urges Villiers

She made the comments after a meeting with representatives of the Derg Valley Victims’ Voice opposed to the parade.

Thursday 8 August, 2013

'One Night Stand Guide' told men to 'prey' on women and get them drunk

A ‘One Night Stand Guide – For Him’ on the compared the sexual act to “murder”.

'It's not too late to rally against the installation of water meters'

Councillor for the Socialist Party Ruth Coppinger wants the €539 million to be used to fix the water leaks instead.

Record breaker: Woman gives birth to 13lb 6oz baby... naturally

… without even an epidural.

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy

The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.


Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Elderly man dies after his car and a van collide in Kerry

The driver and sole occupant of the car, a man in his 70s, was killed and pronounced dead at the scene.

Abandoned motorcycle may have been used in Dublin shooting

Gardaí said the motorcycle was found abandoned in the area but could not reveal the type of bike or whether it was used in the drive-by shooting.

Man arrested for attempted murder during July 12th riots in Belfast

The charge was also linked to rioting and possession of an offensive weapon in Woodvale on July 12.

Donegal man, 20, killed in Florida road crash

Patrick Lynch from Convoy was killed early on Monday, July 29, when the car he was driving hit a signpost in Florida.

Double the number of food safety enforcement orders in July is 'worrying'

The FSAI served 16 enforcement orders on food businesses in July, double the amount served in June.


Four 'unprofitable' M&S stores to close with the loss of 180 jobs

The four stores set to close are in Mullingar, Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, and Naas.

Monday 5 August, 2013

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

Sunday 4 August, 2013

New app spills the secrets and hidden stories of Dublin

Each story on the Dubline Storymap is told by a different local person.

Wednesday 31 July, 2013

State Pathologists could move from portacabins into vacant garda station

The Department of Justice are looking into transforming Whitehall Garda Station into a space for state pathologists.

SVP concerned over moneylender issuing vouchers instead of cash

Provident Personal Credit, Ireland’s largest regulated moneylender, has started issuing One4all gift vouchers to some borrowers.

Colm Murray raised 'enormous awareness' about devastating MND

There are over 300 people with MND in Ireland.

Breastfeeding and eating fish could make your children smarter

A study revealed that nursing is associated with three-year-olds having better language skills and seven-year-olds being more intelligent.

Tuesday 30 July, 2013

2,446 children on eye clinic waiting lists at Crumlin Hospital

Around 1,444 are still waiting for an appointment at the Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Some welcome President passing abortion bill, others not so much

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore described it as a “key milestone”, while the Pro Life Campaign said it was a “very sad day”.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Monday 29 July, 2013

Newborn baby boy found dead at house in Cork city

The baby boy’s mother is receiving medical attention.

Three loaded rifles and one revolver found in Dublin flats search

The firearms were found during a search of flats at the Marrowbone Lane complex in Dublin 8 on Saturday evening.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about what the President’s decision will be on the abortion bill, two missing boys found dead and Pope Francis accepts gay people.

35 injured as two trains collide in Switzerland

The crash happened late this evening on a regional line about 50 kilometers southwest of the capital, Bern.

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

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In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

Father stabbed to death, while daughter, 14, is critical in Manchester

The man who is understood to have started the knife attack also died a short time after the altercation.

Caption Competition*: What direction is this mini-photog giving Enda Kenny?

“Smise Enda, smise,” we imagine Sakura Murray is saying to the Taoiseach, but what do you think?

Saturday 27 July, 2013

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Pair who make 'weird' bespoke costumes in demand for festival season

‘Hook & Eye’ was started by fashion graduate Lauralee Guiney and artist Delphine Libelula – and reckon their costumes could brighten up a night out.

Friday 26 July, 2013

Man was out when two armed, masked men called to his home to find him

A woman in her 40s, who was in the house at the time, was left in complete shock by the armed men.

Carlton affair: Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Prosecutors called for the charges to be dropped but investigating magistrates have decided he should face trial.

'We don’t look at other cases of missing women in relation to Deirdre'

Fifteen years after she was last seen, her mother Bernadette Jacob appealed to the public for new information.

Coast Guard rescues man after bike fall in Dublin Mountains

The 25-year-old was cycling when he fell and broke his leg near Ticknock

Most wanted Irish fast-food in the US? Curry chips and cheese please

USA Today lists Supermacs in the “10 delicious and forbidden fast-food chains” they wish would move stateside.

LA park evacuated after squirrel found with deadly plague bacteria

The squirrel was trapped on 16 July and test results revealed on Tuesday that the plague bacteria was present.

Three days of mourning in Spain after deadly train crash

The driver is being question by Spanish police.