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Yesterday’s News


Monday 10 June, 2019

One dead as helicopter crash lands onto New York skyscraper

The helicopter caught fire after crashing onto the roof and the building has been evacuated.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Bathing restrictions remain in place at Dublin's Dollymount

Restrictions have been lifted at seven other swimming hotspots across Dublin.

The BBC is scrapping free TV licences for over-75s

The British broadcaster said “fairness” was the driving force behind the decision.

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'I'd rather see her using contraceptives than be throwing flowers on her grave'

May McGee’s fight to overturn Ireland’s ban on contraception is the subject of a documentary on RTÉ One this evening.

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers

Charlie Flanagan urged the community to work with the gardaí to tackle crime during a visit to Coolock in north Dublin this morning.

Thousands of elderly patients face more than 24-hours in Emergency Departments

The HSE has a target of releasing all patients over the age of 75 within 24-hours.

Friday 24 May, 2019

'143km in 100 zone': Gardaí catch 130 speeding drivers on national slow down day

A 24-hour speed enforcement operation got underway at 7am today.

As it happened: Irish and UK reaction as Theresa May announces she will step down as party leader

She will leave the role of Conservative Party leader.

Trump is bringing all his adult children to see the queen, reports say

The Trump family looks set to meet the Royal family.

Theresa May is expected to reveal when she will resign this morning

The battle to succede May will ramp up following the announcement.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Boris Johnson has a massive lead in the Tory leadership contest, poll finds

Johnson has a 26% lead over his nearest rival.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Brexit talks collapse, external review over Holles Street abortion and the death of Anton O’Toole – it’s the evening fix.

Tourist 'safe and well' following major rescue operation in West Cork

A Coastguard helicopter, a Navy vessel and two rescue boats took part in the operation.

Deliberate fire in Wicklow Mountains' 'Coronation Plantation' sparks probe

The Coronation plantation dates back to 1831 and was one of the first attempts at commercial forestry in Ireland.

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Funeral for teenager stabbed in Dublin park takes place

Azzam Raguragui was fatally stabbed in Dundrum last Friday.

Thursday 9 May, 2019

Roscommon County Council taking out €1.5 million loan to fund first-time buyer scheme

The council has received 43 applications for Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans and has approved 16 so far.

'Smaller than bedsits': Plans for 'co-living' building spark calls to rewrite apartment guidelines

42 people would share one kitchen under the plans.

Wednesday 1 May, 2019

President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation

The president wrote to Walsh to wish him a successful retirement.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Patrick Quirke found guilty, Ana Kriegel murder trial and Ruby Walsh’s retirement – it’s the Evening Fix.

Tesco recalls own brand cheese over E.coli fears

The possible presence of Shiga toxin producing E.coli is the reason for the recall.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Bacteria discovered in Cork improves ability to cope with stress

The bacteria is being developed for a microbacterial and vitamin supplement.

Thursday 25 April, 2019

Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption

One of the offending posts featured a sharing pack of Mighty Munch and a message from a “sound spud” who said he would not be sharing.

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Fresh stats reveal a dramatic spike in people seeking help for problem cocaine use.

All-Ireland winning Galway hurler suing Irish Daily Star newspaper

The paper published an image of Ronan Burke alongside an article about a different person being charged with public order offences.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Proposed law would require employers to publish gender pay gap information

The EU Commission recommended that member states introduce the measures five years ago.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Sport Ireland withdraws FAI funding, Coveney dismisses backstop rumour and Tusk urges EU leaders to allow Britain to delay Brexit – it’s the evening fix.

New forensic technologies help solve five missing persons cases

Forensic Science Ireland developed an improved method for extracting DNA from bones, particularly if they have been recovered from seas or rivers.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Monday 8 April, 2019

'These are not victimless crimes': Justice Minister slams spate of ATM robberies

The most recent raid took place in Dungiven, Co Derry, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Rent rises to continue as corporate investors spend record amounts on Irish property

A new report forecasts that rents will rise by 17% in the next three years.

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins launches European election bid

President Michael D Higgins’ daughter joins several high profile politicians on the ballot in the constituency.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience

Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.

Drinking alcohol during teenage years linked with stunted brain growth

Many teens start drinking just as their brains begin to undergo important developments.

Friday 29 March, 2019

Facebook deploys new transparency tools to protect EU elections

The State’s ethics watchdog raised concerns that foreign based organisations could influence elections in Ireland.

Poll: Should oil and gas drilling be banned in Irish waters? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should oil and gas drilling be banned in Irish waters?

The Dáil passed the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Bill yesterday.

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