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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

'A reminder of our struggle': New campaign for permanent Irish AIDS memorial

Similar memorials are in place elsewhere around the globe in Toronto, New York City and Durban, South Africa.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the River Shannon?

The waterway is the country’s longest river.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Here's the impact of Ireland’s economic crisis on housing in graph form

Planning permissions peaked in 2004 with 101,653 permissions for construction of both new houses and apartments.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Letterkenny to Ballydehob': Documentary follows one priest's battle with Motor Neurone Disease on his walk around Ireland

Fr Tony Coote completed his journey in his own modified wheelchair.

New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis

Dublin City University analysed almost 7.5 million tweets during the period October 2015- May 2016.

Young Offenders, snow at the Zoo and festive flicks: Here's a look at RTÉ's Christmas schedule

Mrs Brown’s Boys is back with two more episodes on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

Phasing out the Christmas collection bucket? Irish charities start the switch to contactless payments

Temple Street Children’s Hospital has said it’s moving away from traditional bucket collecting methods.

Tuesday 4 December, 2018

'No one's changing the narrative here': Minister responds to criticism from Fr Peter McVerry

The housing and homeless charity is launching its 2017 annual report today.

Unaccompanied minors waiting years for clarity on immigration status

175 unaccompanied minors were referred to child and family agency Tusla in 2017.

600 tonnes of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween

The council also received 600 reports regarding material stockpiling.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Fresh College Green Plaza application to be lodged by Dublin City Council next year

The council’s original plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected last month by the An Bord Pleanála.

Increase in number of rough sleepers in Dublin, latest official count shows

The Rough Sleeper Count is carried out every spring and winter.

Over €100,000 to be spent on security on Irish Rail over Christmas

There have been increased calls for transport security in recent months.

Sunday 2 December, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Tesco stikes, Euro 2020 and a GP walkout made the headlines today.

More than 40 GPs walk out of abortion services meeting

More than 40 GPs walk out of abortion services meeting

The Irish College of General Practitioners was holding an EGM in Malahide this afternoon.

Christmas FM won't be playing 'Baby It's Cold Outside' this year

A radio station in Cleveland, Ohio pulled the Christmas classic from its playlist this weekend after listeners complained about the song’s lyrics.

60% of people want Dublin's College Green to be traffic-free and turned into a plaza

Dublin City Council’s plans for a pedestrianised plaza were rejected last month by An Bord Pleanála.

Saturday 1 December, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Protests in Paris, the passing of a President and a housing demonstration had people talking today.

World War Two veteran dies from injuries inflicted during robbery

98-year-old Peter Gouldstone was attacked in his home in London, beaten and left in a semi-conscious state.

Missing 26-year-old woman found safe and well

Maria Jurickova’s family last made contact with her on 6 November.

World AIDS Day marked by 'Know Your Status' campaign

In Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took a HIV test to raise awareness of the virus.

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Thousands march through Dublin city centre to protest housing crisis

Today’s protest coincides with the anniversary of Jonathan Corrie’s death near the Dáil four years ago.

Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today

NTA fare revisions mean that Luas fares are being brought in line with Dublin Bus fares.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Photograph of blue-eyed Vincent van Gogh is not the Dutch painter but his brother Theo

The discovery brings the number of existing van Gogh photographs back down to one.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Man pleads guilty to naming complainant in Belfast rape trial

Sean McFarland was fined £300 for the offence.

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims were identified by the organisation last week following a historic review.

'No social or economic sense': IPRT criticise prison sentence after woman jailed for damaging a €1.50 tube of Pringles

Judge Brian O’Shea described Kathleen McDonagh’s actions as “smart-alec behaviour”.

Pound could crash and economy shrink under no-deal Brexit, Bank of England warns

The UK economy could shrink by 8%, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Walker rescued from rocks amid stormy conditions on Great South Wall

The alarm was raised by a member of the public as the tide started to rise.

SpongeBob SquarePants creator dies aged 57

Stephen Hillenburg passed away yesterday of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Monday 26 November, 2018

DPP file to be prepared after Gardaí arrest man (70s) involved in scouting over alleged sexual offences

The man was arrested this morning in Co Cork by Gardaí and released this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt, speeding motorists and Ukrainian-Russian tensions – here’s what made the headlines today.

Rape and sexual assault at house parties increasing, crisis centre says

Dublin’s Rape Crisis Centre had almost 13,000 contacts to its national 24-hour helpline in 2017.

Saturday 24 November, 2018

Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists

Pat Hume, the wife of civil rights leader John Hume, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards at tonight’s ceremony.

'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria

Mark Mullan is a finalist for the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.

Friday 23 November, 2018

Parasites that inspired Alien monster wash up on Kerry beach

A local was strolling along Ventry beach when she noticed hundreds of Phronima washed up along the shore.

Waterford courthouse and shopping centre evacuated after suspicious device discovered

A security cordon is currently in place at the courthouse on Catherine Street in Waterford City .

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