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Yesterday’s News

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Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'

The organisation would develop and train specialist teams to determine the truth of allegations made to the organisation, he told TDs.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid

“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.

Leo Varadkar hails 'results of government policies' as unemployment rate dips below 7%

The number of unemployed is down to 147,400, people a drop of 21.4% over the last 12 months.

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues

18 employees of the company are set to lose their jobs and a further eight counselling contracts have been terminated.

Taoiseach spent twice as much on photos last year compared to 2015

€3,000 was spent to cover cost of photographing the visit of Joe Biden.

Monday 20 February, 2017

Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers

However, Mandate trade union says that the stores in question are experiencing an average loss of 80%.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

Luas works: 'Tourists don't come down the street but the Irish don't mind'

While there may be issues with the construction of the new Luas lines, many businesses are looking to the future rewards it will bring.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike

Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland

The tech giant has big plans.

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them

A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells

Thursday 16 February, 2017

Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house

A man in his 70s was arrested and a second man is sought after escaping through the rear of the property.

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'

Poet Stephen James Smith has written a poem for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Festival which is being widely praised online

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

11-year sentence for man who brutally assaulted woman with a claw hammer

Victim has been left with the need to use a colostomy bag and unable to conceive.

'There isn't a race problem': Grammy President responds to criticism after Beyoncé loses out to Adele

The last black artist to win Album of the Year was Herbie Hancock in 2008.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

Proposal to redraw Waterford - Kilkenny boundary 'will leave a very bitter taste'

A report from Waterford Boundary Committee recommended redrawing the boundary between south Kilkenny and Waterford

Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic

Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED

Monday 2 January, 2017

The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley

Hurricane Charley swept across numerous counties in 1986 but Wicklow suffered the most.

Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

Friday 30 December, 2016

Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II

The Nazi war criminal was suspected to have spent six weeks in Ireland under an assumed name

Wednesday 28 December, 2016

20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars

The entrepreneurs, inventors, entertainers and leaders of the future.

Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Why Ireland wants a registry to keep track of everyone who has dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland says that a registry will lead to better policy and treatment for people with dementia.

Monday 19 December, 2016

Travelling over Christmas? Here's what public transport will be running

Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Luas and Iarnród Éireann have all released Christmas schedules for their services

Saturday 17 December, 2016

A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day

Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas

Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Sunday 11 December, 2016

A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas

Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water

Not everyone is in favour with the first major upgrade in 150 years of the Vartry scheme.