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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 23 May, 2019

Yesterday’s News

100 new jobs set for Dublin as waste company announces expansion

It will bring the total number of employees at the company to 600.

Irish student to have asteroid named after him after winning a top award at international science fair

Around 1,700 students worldwide compete for a pool of awards worth $4 million.

Local radio station Tipp FM retracts comments made about journalist following Lowry case

Elaine Byrne is now a columnist with the Sunday Business Post newspaper.

Divorce in numbers: How do divorce rates in Ireland compare to those in Europe and elsewhere?

Ireland is set to vote this Friday on whether or not the wait period for couples seeking a divorce should be reduced.

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Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Fianna Fáil election candidate assaulted by youth on scrambler bike during community clean-up

Gardaí confirmed they were investigating the incident.

An extra €50 million is needed to ensure a place for all children on the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Katherine Zappone said it comes on the back of ‘decades of neglect’ in the area.

Monday 20 May, 2019

Ryanair sees profits drop by almost 30% for the last 12 month period

Fare decline and fuel costs were cited as the reason.

Passengers back on board with Bus Éireann as company reports a profit for 2018

n 2018, it carried 83.6 million passengers – a marginal increase on the previous year.

Doctors want cannabis risks highlighted, but campaigners says debate is conflating medicinal and recreational use

Medical experts said the government was ‘sleepwalking’ its way into supporting cannabis use in Ireland.

10% of Irish people reported witnessing adult abuse last year, research shows

Only 3% of those who witnessed abuse reported it to an authority such as the HSE or gardaí

Friday 17 May, 2019

White supremacist handed a life sentence in England over plot to kill a serving MP

He had been serving a prison sentence for stirring up hatred and was previously sentenced for committing child sex offence.

External review expected to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital

The review is expected to be carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain.

Match-making service 'Knock Marriage Bureau' to close after more than 50 years

The agency, later known as the Knock Marriage Introductions, said it was responsible for 960 marriages.

I.M Pei, the renowned architect behind the famous Louvre Pyramid, has died aged 102

He also designed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston

All three gardaí arrested following corruption probe have been released without charge

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

Garda inspector released while two other gardaí remain in custody following arrests this morning

It’s understood this morning’s operation is connected to a wider investigation of a Munster-based crime gang.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio announces bid for the White House in the 2020 elections

In a video today, De Blasio took a shot at President Trump, branding him a ‘bully’.

80 new jobs on the way for Kildare following Irish tech company's expansion

The company provides automated solutions including artificial intelligence to public sector bodies.

Fund of €50m on way for beef farmers following support from Europe

The IFA said a €50 million fund from Europe could be matched by a €50m government fund.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Reality TV regulations to be investigated by UK committee following Jeremy Kyle show death

The Jeremy Kyle show ran for 14 years before being cancelled by ITV this week.

Farmer in Nebraska saws off his own leg with a pen-knife after getting trapped in farm machine

He eventually became free and dragged himself to the nearest phone to call for help.

Pro-life MEP candidate withdraws action against RTÉ over one minute debate clip

It is the second case to be taken against the broadcaster in the High Court this week.

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

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NGOs delivered almost 40% of social housing last year, report shows

The Irish Council for Social Housing called on the Land Development Agency to be operational as a matter of urgency.

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

European election candidate Ben Gilroy loses court bid seeking apology from RTÉ over debate exclusion

Mr Justice Senan Allen today said the relief sought by Gilroy was “unknown to the law”.

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

Monday 13 May, 2019

Charges dropped against Conor McGregor in alleged phone-snatching case

Local media reported an out-of-court settlement.

'She brightened up our lives': Screen icon Doris Day has died aged 97 RIP

'She brightened up our lives': Screen icon Doris Day has died aged 97

The actress was one of the biggest Hollywood stars of her time.

The Jeremy Kyle Show has suspended recordings following the death of a participant last week

Virgin Media Ireland also confirmed it would be suspending the show from its schedule.

Justice minister orders ban on anti-LGBT preacher from speaking in Ireland

Countries including the UK have already enacted bans on the controversial figure.

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Temperatures of up to 21 degrees and sunny skies in store for most of the week

It will be pleasant all week – but the weekend is looking a little rainy.

Saturday 11 May, 2019

Quiz: How well do you know your world-famous 'rocks'?

Everything from landmarks to Irish music royalty, how well do you know your rocks?

Thousands of people across the country walked from Darkness into Light this morning

This year over 168 venues throughout the country took part in the 5k walk/run.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Deer on the Dart line are causing delays for passengers this morning

It is the second time in two days that deer have caused disruption on rail lines.

Judge's ruling in Morrissey case a threat to 'viability' of Irish cancer screening programmes, says RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons said the standard of absolute confidence would have a ‘grievous impact’ on testing.

Thursday 9 May, 2019

MyTaxi app introduces €5 penalty for customers who cancel their bookings

If a customer cancels their booking more than two minutes after a driver has accepted an order, the fee will apply.

A 36-year-old Irish man has been killed in a multi-vehicle collision in Australia

The collision involved a lorry and 10 other vehicles.

'Nobody invites this onto themselves': Danny Baker fired from BBC show over royal baby tweet

He said it was meant as a joke but ‘interpreted as about monkeys and race’.

'Heavy delays' to Luas red line services due to issue with overhead wires this morning

Dublin Bus is accepting Luas tickets for the duration of the disruption.

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe

It was the first known legal summons issued to a member of the president’s family.

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