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Yesterday’s News


Friday 16 June, 2017

Former German leader Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87

The so-called “father of reunification” was Germany’s longest-serving chancellor.

Thursday 22 December, 2016

On a busy campus, an empty bag for every young life lost by suicide

A new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of suicide.

Inside the 139-year-old Phoenix Park tunnel

The line is due to re-open as a link for commuter trains this autumn.

Saturday 30 April, 2016

A Mayo man is starting a barefoot walk around Ireland tomorrow

Eamonn Keaveney hopes to raise money for mental health services – and break a world record – as he sets off on his journey.


EU roaming charges have just been slashed. Here's what you'll be paying from today

Lower fees for mobile phone use in Europe come into effect today.

Friday 29 April, 2016

Missing teenage boy found 'safe and well'

Ricky Wall, who went missing last month, has been located, gardaí say.

Dispute escalates: Luas drivers have pay cut by 10% from today

Transdev said the reduction reflects the “additional operational and payroll costs” involved in dealing with drivers’ work-to-rule action.

Gardaí to begin excavating south Dublin garden in search for 'dead babies'

A search warrant was executed at the house yesterday evening.

Thursday 28 April, 2016

Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today

Siptu members at the company are taking action for better pay and conditions.

Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Gangland bloodshed: Incensed residents call for inner city garda station to be reopened

The station at the epicentre of Dublin’s latest wave of gangland violence was shut five years ago for health and safety reasons.

Irish student whose mother had breast cancer is researching new ways to identify the disease

NUI Galway student Úna McVeigh started her PhD in September 2015.

Tuesday 26 April, 2016

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 25 April, 2016

Investigation after Tyrone farmer dies in bull attack

The deceased has been named locally as Nigel Murray.

Good news for cyclists? Tralee-Dingle road widening plan gets green light

The upgrade will see a cycleway added to each side of the scenic N86 road.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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Lucky escape for schoolchildren as bus catches fire in Cork

The driver of the vehicle was hospitalised for smoke inhalation.

Saturday 23 April, 2016

Is there any point putting 'Jedi' down as your religion on the census?

It won’t be recorded as such if you do – something both Atheist Ireland and a US Jedi order have concerns about.

Thursday 21 April, 2016

Take a break and read the world's oldest message in a bottle

The bottle had been drifting in the southern North Sea for just over 108 years.

Adele is Britain’s 'richest ever' female musician with €109 million wealth

The singer topped the Sunday Times young rich list for musicians aged 30 and under.

Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Some social housing left empty for over a year before new families can move in

Figures obtained by RTÉ show properties in some parts of the country lie empty for over a year in between tenants.

Massive explosion and fire at ESB substation caused by copper wire thieves

Around 120,000 ESB customers in west Dublin were left without power after the blaze.

Monday 18 April, 2016

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'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett had worked in a school in Playa Prieta.

Shooting victim Martin O'Rourke was 'on his way to class' when he was killed

The young man had been trying to rebuild his life, the father of his fiancée has said.

Luas strike scheduled for this weekend called off

Trade union Siptu has cancelled the 48-hour work stoppage.

Irish tax deals costing poorer countries 'millions' in tax revenues

ActionAid has called on the Irish government to reconsider treaties that reduce multinationals’ tax obligations in developing countries.

Dublin hotel manager told to 'return to Africa' after contracting TB

Some staff at the hotel resented being compulsorily tested for the disease after the man’s diagnosis, an employment hearing was told.

Friday 15 April, 2016

Panti Bliss named in Time magazine poll of 100 'most influential'

The drag queen came in 29th position in this year’s public vote, which closed last night.

Commuting liveblog: Road closures in Tipperary after fatal crash

All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Commuting liveblog: Crashes in Dublin and status orange fog warning

All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Commuting liveblog: Multiple crashes and foggy conditions nationwide

All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

Monday 11 April, 2016

Dozens of buses could be diverted from one of Dublin's busiest junctions

Council officials hope new traffic management proposals for College Green will be implemented by next year.

'World's longest snake' dies after capture on tourist island

The python was due to be transferred to Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife when it passed away.

Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls

There have been mixed messages from the Brexit campaign about the likelihood of border checks being reimposed.

Commuting liveblog: Crash in Kerry and roads closed due to flooding

All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

Saturday 9 April, 2016

Model houses for forgotten 1916 civilian dead: 'It feels like he is finally getting a gravestone'

A new exhibition remembers the 262 citizens killed during the Easter Rising.

Friday 8 April, 2016

Commuting liveblog: Port Tunnel breakdown and road diversions in Dublin

All the traffic, transport and weather news this morning.

Thursday 7 April, 2016

New garda file sent to DPP over Stardust tragedy

It follows a complaint by a researcher working with the Stardust Victims’ Committee.

'Most people don't support us but no transport dispute is ever popular'

Siptu defends its announcement of further strike action in the absence of an agreement with Luas management.

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