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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 27 September, 2018

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault Christine Blasey Ford This post contains videos

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault

Brett Kavanaugh is due to testify after Christine Blasey Ford.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers

1890 numbers are only treated as low cost options for calls from landlines.

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011 Campaign Launch This post contains videos

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011

President Higgins’s campaign launch saw him field a number of questions on subjects from his expenses to freedom of information and the Presidency.

The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE

Lisa Niland died suddenly in January 2017 after taking ill while eating at a Sligo restaurant.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Arlene Foster claims Martin McGuinness knew of whistleblower's concerns over Cash for Ash as early as she did

Foster also derided the actions of former DUP minister Jonathan Bell in her testimony before the RHI inquiry today.

Watch: New sinkholes appear next to primary school in Monaghan

New holes have appeared next to Drumgossatt National School in rural Co Monaghan after a local GAA pitch was yesterday struck by the original sinkhole.

Monday 24 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Michael D is in, Gemma O’Doherty isn’t, and a sinkhole opens up on a Ulster GAA pitch – it’s the Fix.

The 5 at 5: Monday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election

The President is now officially a candidate for re-election.

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published Exclusive

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Sunday 23 September, 2018

News Quiz: How well do you remember the week that was?

Test your memory why don’t you.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists

Planning permission is sought or a mural to ‘discourage unlawful graffiti’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the locality.

Friday 21 September, 2018

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii and Northern Irish man Matt Campbell both lost their lives in tragic circumstances during the storm.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty

Sharkey is the first person to pull out of the race.

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

Trains rerouted in Kildare after 'passenger trouble' on early morning service

Trains to and from Newbridge were running from Hazelhatch station in west Dublin from 6.35am.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid

On at least two occasions the man received no wages whatsoever.

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist This post contains videos

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist

Abrahamson’s follow-up to the all-conquering Room is a movie that defies characterisation.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

The woman had also threatened to call the gardaí on the customer, who had no receipt for their purchase.

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster

DIT student union has refused to endorse any property it believes is beyond the reach of the average student as the accommodation crisis rages on.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction

The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left Exclusive

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease'

Good news for whole-fat milk enthusiasts – a new study suggests consuming same can lower your chances of death by heart disease.

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

Monday 10 September, 2018

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Woman arrested in connection with Bray Boxing Club murder, and five found dead, including children, in Perth house – it’s the Fix.

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

Gardaí seeking prisoner who escaped after attending hospital appointment in Mayo

The man, aged in his mid 30s, escaped from the custody of the Irish Prison Service at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar yesterday morning.

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

Saturday 8 September, 2018

Founder of The Phoenix John Mulcahy has died RIP

Founder of The Phoenix John Mulcahy has died

He was 86.

Tyres and rickshaws set ablaze at building close to Four Courts Chancery Street This post contains videos

Tyres and rickshaws set ablaze at building close to Four Courts

The blaze broke out at about midnight on Chancery Street, just north of the Liffey in Dublin city centre.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s a grey Saturday morning – here’s all you need to know.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Police release images of Russian men and fake perfume bottle involved in fatal nerve agent attack

Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned in the English city of Salisbury in early March.

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life Exclusive

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Rachel Allen says she's been 'devastated' by her son's drugs arrest

18-year-old Joshua Allen was arrested last Thursday following a raid on a house in Shanagarry, Co Cork.