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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 18 March, 2016

Credit unions got no official government response to their €5 billion housing offer

The Irish League of Credit Unions is proposing to put up €5 billion to fund social housing.

Garda among two hospitalised after early morning collision in Donegal

Gardaí are investigating a crash involving one of the force’s cars overnight.

Education minister says it's not up to her to deal with teacher strike plans

The ASTI is planning further strike days over concerns about planned changes to the junior cycle.

Thursday 17 March, 2016

Paddy's Day in rural Ireland: Vintage tractors, Downton Abbey and the oldest Patrick in Clare

Teams of volunteers across the country have spent months fine-tuning plans for parades.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Watch: Donald Trump says US companies won't stay in Ireland under his watch

Trump’s big message last night: “The money should come back.”

Commuting liveblog: Road diversions and Irish Rail power failure

All the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Tyrrelstown residents advised to remain in homes until they find new accommodation

Over 100 families in Cruise Park face losing their rented properties following a deal between Goldman Sachs and Irish property developer Twinlite.

There's going to be a new Roger Casement statue at the Dún Laoghaire baths

A proposal to erect a statue of the Irish nationalist behind the site has been given the green light.

Suspected stolen vehicles seized in major garda operation

Gardaí were assisted in the searches by officials from Revenue and the Department of Social Welfare.

Deputy Dublin mayor on trial after arrest at Greyhound protest

Cieran Perry could face a fine of €2,000 or six months in prison.

Commuting liveblog: Patchy frost and heavy Dublin traffic as Luas talks get underway

Here’s all the traffic, transport and weather news you need this morning.

Monday 14 March, 2016

Possible breakthrough in Luas dispute as Transdev cancels private buses

Both sides have been invited to talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service

The two sides of the dispute disagree over whether plans for a more frequent service constitute a productivity issue.

A horse in a three-piece suit is upping the style stakes ahead of Cheltenham

The tweed ensemble took four weeks to make.

Family shaken after man shoots at front door of home, cycles away

The PSNI has asked anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

Sunday 13 March, 2016

From Dublin to the Deep South: Here's how the world will celebrate Paddy's Day

There’ll be parades in places as far away as Japan and New Zealand.

Fury as families fear eviction from Dublin estate

Tyrrelstown residents are said to be “terrified” about their futures following a deal involving the sale of their homes.

Minister says Luas plan for St Patrick's Day buses is an 'exceptional measure'

The company that operates the service will be providing buses along the red and green line routes as drivers strike on Thursday.

Surfer airlifted to hospital after water accident off Clare coast

He was injured while surfing a well-known wave near Ballard Bay.

Someone in Ireland is €2.5 million richer this morning

The winning numbers were 9, 18, 23, 27, 31, 38 and the bonus number was 30.

Woman in her 70s dead and three injured after two-car crash

The driver of the car the deceased was travelling in, as well as a man and woman in the second vehicle, were also hospitalised.

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Poll: Who would get your vote for US president?

Two Democratic and four Republican candidates are still hoping to clinch the nomination from their respective parties.

Twin boys (2) drown after falling into garden pool

The brothers were rushed to hospital but later died.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your morning.

Friday 11 March, 2016

93-year-old woman who was kicked out of school finally graduates

Dorothy Liggett was surrounded by her five children at the surprise ceremony in Ohio.

Thursday 10 March, 2016

Customers waiting since November for fire-risk tumble dryers to be fixed

A number of tumble dryer owners were warned last year that their appliances could pose a fire hazard.

Have a pack of these kernels? Make sure you know about the cyanide poisoning risks

Another batch of organic apricot kernels has been recalled from sale in Ireland.

Ultra-rare half Proclamation to be auctioned in Dublin

The document is one of two original copies up for sale this weekend.

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Take a break and watch the only total solar eclipse of 2016

An Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Honolulu was timed to allow passengers watch the rare eclipse from 37,000 feet in the air.

House buyers being pushed out of Dublin could affect commute times in a big way

The difference between prices in urban and rural areas has reached boom-time levels, according to a new study.

Wednesday 9 March, 2016

Luxury cars and €30k in cash seized in crackdown targeting Kinahan cartel

The family home of Regency Hotel shooting victim David Byrne was also searched during the operation.

Clare found the county's oldest Patrick (97) for its St Patrick's Day parade

Retired farmer Patrick Wall will lead the parade in Ennis next week.

The man who raped and killed Jill Meagher is appealing for his jail time to be cut

Bayley was subsequently found guilty of raping three other women, two in the same year as Meagher’s brutal murder.

Monday 7 March, 2016

Post-mortem on 11-month-old baby boy after "sudden and unexplained death"

A man in his 30s who was found with the baby is still receiving treatment.

Dublin burrito bars among six food businesses served with closure orders

The Food Safety Authority took action against businesses in Dublin, Louth, Waterford and Wexford in February.

'New IRA' claims responsibility for Belfast prison officer attack

The group said in a statement to the BBC that it was responsible for the bomb explosion.

Saturday 5 March, 2016

Photos: Inside the abandoned schoolhouses of rural Ireland

Archaeologist Enda O’Flaherty’s photography project captures the ruins of old national schools left dotted across the Irish countryside.

Dublin student Ibrahim Halawa has his 13th trial date this weekend

He has been detained in Egypt since his arrest there over two years ago.

Friday 4 March, 2016

Irish Independent apologises to Gerry Adams for 'gunpoint' story

The Sinn Féin leader had complained that the paper distorted comments he made at a fundraising event.