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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 22 April, 2019

Yesterday’s News

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

Friday 19 April, 2019

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.

Thursday 18 April, 2019

Appeal for witnesses after man killed in car and truck crash near Bulmers factory in Clonmel

The man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Greta Thunberg tells EU it needs 'cathedral-thinking' on climate change

“Notre Dame will be rebuilt”, Thunberg told MEPs, “I hope its foundations are strong, I hope ours are even stronger.”

Tuesday 16 April, 2019

'Don’t even think about it': Pelosi warns UK that US trade deal is non-runner if Good Friday Agreement is threatened

“The Good Friday accord ended 700-years of conflict,” she told the London School of Economics last night.

'World weeps for Notre Dame': Front pages lament damage to Paris cathedral

ABC, the paper of record in Spain, called Notre Dame “a Christian memory of Europe”.

Monday 15 April, 2019

Does the man who coined the word Brexit regret it? ‘I wouldn't have if I had copyrighted it’

“Brexit could become a word like ‘Versailles’ – as shorthand for self-inflicted defeat.”

Sunday 14 April, 2019

A bit of a breather: Brexit has been delayed for up to 6 months, so what's next?

No-deal planning has stopped, European election planning has started, and the May-Corbyn talks go on.

Status Orange rainfall warning for Cork and Waterford kicks in until tomorrow evening

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Labour and Tories have 'fair bit in common' over future customs rules, says Lidington

Minister David Lidington said that talks between the Tories and Labour would continue next week but wouldn’t go on for months.

Two women arrested in Mullingar area in human trafficking investigation

Gardaí searched two premises in the Mullingar area, and made two arrests.

A year after the poisoning, Salisbury is named as the best place to live in Britain

Last month the town was deemed safe, following an extensive clean-up.

Poll: Do you think John Delaney should leave the FAI? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think John Delaney should leave the FAI?

Delaney faced criticism after he refused to address questions regarding the €100,000 loan and his time as CEO, citing legal advice.

Man (20s) arrested in relation to 2017 Citywest shooting released without charge

The man is the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the shooting.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sit back, relax and read the best of this morning’s biggest news stories.

Saturday 13 April, 2019

How relevant is the Kerins Supreme Court ruling to Oireachtas committees?

“We have to act within the law, whether we like it or not,” the chair of the Oireachtas Sports committee told his members this week.

Cork City FC says 'no breach to regulations' after TD was removed from stadium amid Delaney protest

Gardaí said that they intervened “following a complaint of a minor assault” at the stadium.

Nigel Farage speaks at Brexit Party's first rally, as crowd boos mention of Macron and Obama

When the crowd booed the mention of Barack Obama, Farage said: “I have a friend in the White House who would agree with that.”

Nancy Pelosi to meet with President Michael D Higgins during Irish visit

Brexit and US visas are expected to be the among the topics that will be discussed.

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Poll: As a customer, do you think tips should be pooled?

There are a number of different ways in which your tip can be used, reports the Irish Times.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s what’s in the headlines this morning.

Thursday 11 April, 2019

Irish people are drinking more spirits - but beer is still our most popular drink

Wine consumption decreased last year, but still represents around a quarter of all alcohol consumed.

Here's how the UK front pages reacted to the new Brexit Halloween deadline

Four of the tabloids didn’t choose the Brexit extension as their front page story at all.

Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

EU will allow UK to fish in its waters until December 2019 in a no-deal Brexit - if UK allows the same

Minister for the Marine Michael Creed warned against concentrating the EU’s fishing fleet into Ireland’s 200-mile fishing zone.

Over 4,000 Xanax tablets, cannabis and cocaine worth €110,000 seized in Sligo

A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the seizure.

Poll: Should the EU grant Theresa May another extension? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the EU grant Theresa May another extension?

No one wants an extension – but the EU and UK want a no-deal Brexit even less.


The 9 at 9: Wednesday

John Delaney, Brexit and the Israeli election are all making headlines today.

Sunday 7 April, 2019

Government finally wins battle to allow NI boats to fish along Ireland's coasts - so what does it mean?

There was fierce opposition from some quarters – here’s what the bill means.

Saturday 6 April, 2019

Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented

The new laws include death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputation of hands and feet for thieves.

What does it mean for Ireland's European elections if the UK is compelled to hold its own?

Ireland will be holding its European elections on 24 May.

Friday 5 April, 2019

Government invests €20m to supply 50 new electric car charging points - is it enough?

The investment also included an upgrade of charging hubs at 50 locations, so that they charge electric cars faster.

One week out from the latest Brexit 'cliff edge', what's going on?

Ireland has been ramping up no-deal preparations, while the UK government has gone searching for Commons support.

Thursday 4 April, 2019

Gardaí investigate break-in at Danish store Jysk, hours after first opening

“Jysk has added additional security, live CCTV and 24 hour patrols to reduce the risk going forward,” a spokesperson said.

Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Speaker John Bercow called upon to break Commons deadlock after 310-310 tie on more indicative votes

The House Speaker John Bercow had the deciding vote, and voted against the amendment, quoting precedent from 26 years ago.

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what'

Varadkar is in Paris for a meeting with Macron to discuss the latest Brexit developments.

Paul Reid is the HSE's new director general

Varadkar said that Reid “developed a strong reputation as a dynamic and ambitious leader, who was always up for a challenge”.

Settlement reached between children of Seán Quinn and IBRC

The legal action was first filed in 2011, and had been expected to last a number of months.

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