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Yesterday’s News

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Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Tributes paid to Dublin councillor John Bailey, who has died aged 74 RIP

Tributes paid to Dublin councillor John Bailey, who has died aged 74

Before entering politics, John Bailey served for 10 years as Chairman of the Dublin GAA County Board.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Here’s what’s made the headlines so far today.

Jeremy Corbyn now backs 'remain' - but only if the other options are a Tory Brexit or no deal

Yesterday, Labour’s five trade unions agreed to back Remain in what marked a significant shift for the party.

Phil Hogan nominated for a second term as Ireland's European Commissioner

There had been speculation that Hogan would lose the Taoiseach’s support after the fallout from the Mercosur trade deal.

Monday 8 July, 2019

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year CSO

Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year

Wicklow’s electric car sales jumped massively, while Longford’s hybrid car licencing jumped by almost 15%.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

A second man jailed for the murder of Irene White, Trump vs Theresa, and Jeffrey Epstein charged.

Donald Trump 'won't deal' with British ambassador, and criticises Theresa May on Brexit

Trump said that “we will no longer deal with” the British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch.

Judge says State misinterpreted ruling about redress for school abuse survivors

A retired judge said that the State’s approach showed an “inherent inversion of logic and a fundamental unfairness to applicants”.

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

Sunday 7 July, 2019

Grass swirls and wildflowers: What city councils are doing to help save the bees

Pesticides are still in use, but being cut down on by councils in an effort to promote biodiversity.

Saturday 6 July, 2019

Emails highlight confusion at Dublin City Council over unexpected change to Africa Day

It added that an offer of funding was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs in March 2019, “at which stage Dublin City Council had finalised the local Africa Day programme”.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Regina Doherty 'can't guarantee' pension increases in Budget 2020 because of Brexit

The Budget for 2020 will be announced in October – weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU.

Thursday 4 July, 2019

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

Body of woman in her 50s recovered off Wicklow coast

The woman’s remains were recovered from the sea yesterday evening.

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Should Dublin get a high-rise skyline? Maybe, but not to solve the housing crisis

New guidelines are going to push our cities higher – but is that the best way to house our growing population?

Former journalist David Sassoli elected as European Parliament President

The Italian socialist was the Vice President of the EP in the last term, and is well liked across the chamber.

Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP

Boris Johnson said that the backstop represents “the incoherence of the [UK] strategy” in Brexit negotiations.

Monday 1 July, 2019

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

Sunday 30 June, 2019

Jeremy Hunt: ‘I have Welsh and Irish blood in me - I’ll never allow our union to be broken up’

Hunt also said that he would reduce the UK’s corporation tax in the event of the “economic bumpiness” of a no-deal Brexit.

Taoiseach to meet with EU leaders to discuss Juncker successor, as Merkel opens door for Timmermans deal

A candidate will be nominated by EU leaders, and then approved by the new European Parliament, on its first sitting on 2 July.

Man in his 20s dies in single-vehicle collision in Tipperary

The three other occupants of the car, two men aged in their 20s and one man in his late teens, have non life-threatening injuries.

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.

Tributes paid to 'lovely, charismatic' 14-year-old girl who died after getting into difficulty off Louth coast

The teenager, who lived in Drogheda, was airlifted to hospital yesterday.

Man arrested after pregnant woman dies in London stabbing; baby in critical condition

The 26-year-old woman was eight months pregnant.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Donald Trump makes history in North Korea, a Garda appeal and another EU summit – here’s all that’s happening today.

Appeal after 2-year-old boy struck in Cork hit-and-run

The toddler’s injuries are not life threatening.

Huge confusion conveyed to Department after unexpected cancellation of flagship Africa Day event

There was much confusion about what events were on after the Department made a last-minute decision to take a different approach to Africa Day.

Thursday 27 June, 2019

Man charged over stabbing of woman in Dublin city centre

Skaidrite Valdgeima had been living in Blessington, Co Wicklow.

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland currently recycles 33% of all plastics, which needs to rise to 50% in 2025 and 55% by 2030 to meet EU targets.

Irish Greyhound Board 'strongly condemns actions of minority in industry'

Minister of State Andrew Doyle said that he had “deep concerns” about the industry, and that all allegations will be examined.

Tuesday 25 June, 2019

'No, why should I?' Boris Johnson refuses to say when photo with partner was taken

In an interview with LBC’s Nick Ferrari, Johnson was asked to explain why his hair is longer in the photograph than it currently is.

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson says he doesn’t believe there will be, but is prepared for it nonetheless.

Funeral of 'Donegal rally hero' Manus Kelly to be held on Thursday

Manus’ remains will be reposing at his home from 11am today; his funeral Mass will be held in Glenswilly.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

US sanctions with Iran, the cost of the National Broadband Plan, and Paschal Donohue’s summer economic statement.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

Armed gardaí on patrol in Longford as 'temporary deterrent' to violence

Armed gardaí have been seen patrolling the town in recent days.

UK's porn blocking laws to be delayed again

The laws were to be introduced on 15 July, but are to be delayed because of bureaucratic, legal issues.

Sunday 16 June, 2019

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

Woman in critical condition after her car entered Fermanagh lake

Three police officers retrieved the woman from the sinking car, and have been commended for their bravery.

Simon Harris says he'll look to protect Ruth Morrissey award in any appeal of her court case

The two laboratories involved in the case have said that they would appeal.