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Yesterday’s News


Sunday 20 January, 2019

It's more than two years since Stormont collapsed and a deal looks as far away as ever

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for around 18,000 hours.

Saturday 19 January, 2019

Is there a dark side to the 10-Year Challenge meme?

An Irish tech commentator has weighed in on the sinister theory behind the craze.

Wednesday 16 January, 2019

A shiny new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate the first Dáil

One million of the special coins go into circulation this month.

Police no longer believe Tyrone war memorial damage was deliberate

The monument pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II.

The hottest 15 places in the world today are all in Australia as extreme heatwave rages on

Fruit is cooking from the inside out and wildlife is dying as temperatures continue to soar.

EU ready to discuss new Brexit deal if UK changes 'red lines' - Barnier

The EU’s top negotiator said the risk of no-deal Brexit “has never seemed so high”.

Sunday 6 January, 2019

Sitdown Sunday: The best crime longreads of 2018

We’ve rounded up the best stories of 2018 for you.

Saturday 5 January, 2019

'What if someone is 11 weeks now?': Concerns that HSE's abortion helpline fails to provide for deaf people

The HSE says it is working to make the phone line accessible “as soon as possible”.

Thursday 3 January, 2019

Investigation launched as armed raiders rob Dublin Lidl

An eyewitness said the raiders burst into the store and began shouting at staff and customers.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Luas website hacked, China on the moon and Exchequer returns – it’s your evening fix.

The Government has recorded its first budget surplus since 2006

The Exchequer received more than €55 billion last year.

Dublin teen missing since New Year's Day found safe and well

Leon Wilson went missing from his Dublin home earlier this week.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Hospital overcrowding stats, new domestic violence law and tragedy in Denmark – it’s your evening fix.

Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Bob Einstein dies aged 76

The two-time Emmy winner also created the ‘Super Dave Osborne’ stuntman character.

Firefighters rescue cattle from slurry tank on Tyrone farm

Farm animals in distress can pose a serious risk to anyone trying to rescue them.

The number of deaths in aircraft crashes rose sharply last year

Airliner accidents killed 556 people last year compared with 44 in 2017.

Monday 24 December, 2018

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

Tomorrow is the last day to send standard post in time for Christmas

Today is the last day you can send letters to Britain or Europe.

UK cabinet to consider intensifying no-deal Brexit preparations

There’s now just 101 days until Britain is set to exit the European Union.

Monday 17 December, 2018

Taoiseach condemns 'vigilante' attack on repossessed farm house in Roscommon

Sinn Féin has condemned the tactics used by KBC in repossessing the property.

Appeal for witnesses after serious assault in Co Offaly

A man in his 20s was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore for treatment.

Complaint upheld after 'bottomless bubbly' turns out to be fermented pear juice

The offending ad featured a bottle in an ice bucket and two champagne glasses containing “a yellow toned liquid”.

One of Mexico's most active volcanoes has unleashed two enormous eruptions

The Popocatépetl volcano sent an enormous pillar of ash and smoke two kilometers into the air.

Saturday Night Live mocks Theresa May's tough week

Matt Damon plays former UK leader David Cameron in the skit.

Monday 10 December, 2018

Double jeopardy trial finds paedophile guilty of 1986 'Babes in the wood' murders

Schoolgirls Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows went missing after going out to play in October 1986.

International developers reveal plans to build 3,000 apartments for rent across Dublin

The first 1,200 units are set to be completed in three years.

Tributes paid as 'Australian icon' Roger the Kangaroo dies aged 12

The bulky beast was famous for his ability to crush metal buckets with his huge paws.

Friday 7 December, 2018

Two weather warnings issued as winds batter coastal counties

The dangerous weather has led Dublin Zoo to cancel its Wild Lights event today and tomorrow.

Detector dog Meg sniffs out nearly 70 kilos of cannabis at Dublin port

The drugs were found hidden in a consignment of goods from Spain.

Sinn Féin blasts 'reckless' Tory MP's suggestion to use food shortages in Ireland as leverage against backstop

Mary Lou McDonald suggested that someone should buy Priti Patel a history book.

'Not all characters are angels': Shane MacGowan responds to Fairytale of New York controversy

The Pogues frontman has explained why he included offensive terms in the song.

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Secondary school teachers reject government pay proposals for new recruits

The ASTI’s executive will meet shortly to consider the outcome of the ballot.

'Delete and block': Tesco Mobile issues warning over fake competitions circulating by text

People are being asked to alert their family and friends about the scam.

May and Corbyn agree to debate Brexit on live TV

But the party leaders have differing views over which channel should host the face-off.

Four men released in soccer referee assault investigation

The men were released in the early hours of this morning.

Friday 23 November, 2018

'Above all he was a young gentleman': Tributes paid to 21-year-old Longford man killed in New York attack

Danny McGee died following an assault outside a bar in Queens yesterday morning.

Sally Rooney and Donal Ryan have been shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Novel Award

Both of the authors were also longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize.

'It's not love, it's entitlement': 90% of women murdered in Ireland killed by someone they know

Murder is never a ‘crime of passion’, domestic homicide expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith explains.

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