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Yesterday’s News

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Friday 6 September, 2019

House of Lords approves bill to seek three-month Brexit extension

The legislation would ensure Britain does not crash out of the European Union if an agreement cannot be reached by 19 October.

Police chief criticises Boris Johnson for using officers as backdrop for a political speech

“I was disappointed to see my police officers as a backdrop to the part of the speech that was not related to recruitment.”

Thursday 5 September, 2019

Boris Johnson's brother just announced he's quitting as an MP and minister

“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” he said.

Wednesday 4 September, 2019

As it happened: No early election as MPs vote to delay Brexit

It’s been a really odd day in Westminster – even by usual recent standards.

A swear word and clapping in the Commons: Boris Johnson's first PMQs were an explosive affair

The usually smooth talker stumbled through his answers and let some things slip through this afternoon.

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

The cunning Mr Cummings: Who is the 'Vote Leave' chief in No 10?

After Cummings fired Sajid Javid’s aide on Thursday without his knowledge, questions are being raised again of Johnson’s main man.

The House of Commons returns today - what's Boris got planned?

Rumours of a general election to be held on 17 October engulfed the British political sphere yesterday – so what’s the PM up to?

Saturday 31 August, 2019

What's going to happen in the 9 weeks between now and the Brexit deadline?

The UK and the EU are running out of time, options and patience (you’d imagine).

Friday 30 August, 2019

Boris Johnson: Parliament has tried to 'get Brexit done' and it hasn't delivered

“This political generation won’t be forgiven for failing to honour that [Brexit] promise,” he told Sky News’ Sam Coates.

Former PM John Major joins legal action against Boris Johnson's prorogation

There are now three legal actions against Johnson’s prorogation: one in London, one in Edinburgh and one in Belfast.

Thursday 29 August, 2019

Ruth Davidson urges MPs to 'vote for a deal' as she resigns as Scottish Tory leader

She is to remain on as an MSP until 2021.

'It's quite boring actually': Jacob Rees-Mogg defends 'routine' proroguing of parliament

“The arch Remainers who don’t want us to leave the EU have started crying constitutional crisis, but actually they’re crying wolf.”

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Calls for public inquiry into claims of abuse and neglect at mental health facility

Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said that over 1,500 crimes had been identified in one ward over a 6 month period.

Explainer: The British parliament is being prorogued - but could the queen have refused?

Rory Stewart said before that if parliament was prorogued, he would help organise an alternative parliament.

'Misleading' Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in the UK banned

The advert claimed all that was needed to apply was a passport or ID card, which was found to be “misleading”.

Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'No deal is the best deal': Nigel Farage unveils 635 Brexit Party election candidates

The Brexit Party announced that it has vetted over 600 candidates for a rumoured autumn general election.

Third-level students are suffering from extreme anxiety and depression, study shows

Those without stable student accommodation were likely to suffer from anxiety (50.0%) and depression (77.8%).

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s back-to-school week, so a few educational stories are making the headlines today.

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

Monday 26 August, 2019

Brexit won't affect how you send letters, but your consumer rights for UK purchases may change

Minister of State Helen McEntee was in Portlaoise Mail Centre today to monitor preparations.

Monday 19 August, 2019

Emergency Brexit fund is accepting applications from Irish farmers from today

Farmers have decried the declining prices being offered for their produce due to the dramatic drop in the value of sterling.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Boris Johnson's phone call diplomacy: What does it say about what's next?

“PM Johnson is positioning the United Kingdom as the British equivalent of ‘America First’,” Professor Federico Fabbrini said.

'A worst-case scenario': UK expects a hard border and protests in no-deal Brexit

The Labour party in Ireland has said that Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal is the most realistic to avoid a no-deal.

Poll: Should land in Clontarf be reclaimed from the sea to build 65,000 homes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should land in Clontarf be reclaimed from the sea to build 65,000 homes?

Harry Crosbie reckons it could help solve our housing problem – what are your thoughts?

Woman missing from Dublin for four days found safe and well

Natasha Mangan had been missing from her home in Kilmainham.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s all you need to know this morning.

Woman in her 50s in serious condition after car crash in Monaghan

A female in her late teens and a man in his 40s were also injured in the incident.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs

“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.

ISPCA seize six Jack Russell puppies with docked tails

All of the six puppies have been deemed healthy and have been rehomed.

Woman in her 60s dies in crash on Tipperary road

A car and a truck collided on the N62 this morning at around 2.30am.

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the PSC controversy affect how you vote?

Over 3.2 million people have been issued a Public Services Card, better known as the mandatory-not-compulsory PSC.

Man in his 50s dies after being hit by pole that was struck by a car in Clonmel

The car driver, a woman in her early 70s, struck a pole on the street, which then hit a male pedestrian.

Family of Nóra Quoirin ask that 'unhelpful' comments stop as they may hinder investigation

The family are concerned unofficial comments could impede investigations.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Treat yourself, it’s the weekend.

Friday 16 August, 2019

There's an outbreak of crayfish plague in a Kilkenny river

Crayfish plague has been detected in eight other Irish rivers in the past four years.

Family of Nóra Quoirin say 'many questions' remain and criminal investigations are ongoing

The family also say they will be bringing Nóra home to be laid to rest near her family.

Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sandwich boards be banned from pathways?

The Clockwork Door in Dublin raised objections with the planned €630 a year payment for the advertisement boards.

The 9 at 9: Friday

The PSC is back in the headlines today. Here’s more on that and the rest of the morning’s news.

Thursday 15 August, 2019

'People are devastated and heartbroken': Nóra Quoirin mourned as autopsy reveals no evidence of violence

The family’s lawyer has said it is too early to rule out a criminal element in the case.

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round

There was a slight increase in applications to the CAO this year when compared to last year.