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Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 2 June, 2020

UK church asks family to translate Irish phrase on mum's grave amid concerns it could be 'seen as political'

Judge Stephen Eyre said non-Gaeilgeoirs might think the phrase was “some form of slogan”.

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Abortion on request is legal in Northern Ireland from today but women will still have to wait

A medical professional can terminate a pregnancy when it has not exceeded 12 weeks with no extra legal conditions.

Friday 6 March, 2020

Draft laws published to guarantee right of Irish citizens to live and work in UK despite Brexit

It states “an Irish citizen does not require leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom”, with some limited exceptions.

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Northern Ireland police breached man's human rights by keeping his DNA

The case could have implications for the DNA databse in the Republic of Ireland.

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Thursday 5 December, 2019

Leaked Biden plan shows threat of sanctions against Ireland and others over corporate tax

Ireland has come under pressure in recent years to address its corporate tax rates for multinationals, but insists it has taken major steps to improve the system.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Fast-track hearing for appeal of landmark citizenship case which created legal limbo for thousands

Citizenship ceremonies previously scheduled for September and December 2019 have been “postponed pending further notice”

Thursday 26 September, 2019

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Cross-border travellers face 'racial profiling', says human rights group

A group has lodged an equality complaint over cross-border immigration checks.

Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

Tuesday 9 July, 2019

London Irish campaigners taking British government to court over Northern Ireland abortion laws

The group claims the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, is legally obliged to take action in the absence of the devolved Assembly.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

'Technology alone isn't going to solve the problem': Ex-Brexit border chief rejects claims by Hunt and Johnson

Karen Wheeler was the Director General for Borders at the UK’s customs service.

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

FactFind: How do our personal tax bills compare to those living around the world?

There’s a lot of chat about what’s taken from our pay by Revenue at the moment – here are some facts.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

FactFind: What is the state of social house building in Ireland?

We break down the argument over waiting list figures – and what the government says it will do to clear them (or not).

FactCheck: Has the government quadrupled social housing construction in two years?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted that “social house building has quadrupled since 2015″.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

FactCheck: Did the State build more social housing in the 1980s than in 2015?

In short, yes – but many were sold off at a discount to their tenants and so passed from the public housing stock.

Wednesday 23 August, 2017

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?

The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?

Tuesday 25 July, 2017

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.