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Yesterday’s News


Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'

An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.

Tidy Towns groups across the country are asking campaigners not to put up posters

This might be why some posters are missing in your town.

Friday 20 April, 2018

Product warning: 'Buenas' brand grated coconut recalled after salmonella detected

The product could cause illness if consumed raw.

Gardaí renew appeal for information to help find Carlow man missing since March

Rafal Filipowicz has been missing from his home since 16 March.


The world's best photographs have been announced - and a shot of Ireland is part of the winning entry

British photographer Alys Tomlinson won Photographer of the Year at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Thursday 19 April, 2018

Varadkar makes Time's list of the world's 100 most influential people

Varadkar is listed alongside figures including Donald Trump and Millie Bobby Brown.

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran wins bout over junior minister role against Seán Canney

An internal dispute arose over whether Seán Canney would take back over the role.

80% of Irish people believe immigrants are integrated successfully

Irish attitudes were found to be the most positive in the EU.

Bill to introduce factual sex education in schools progresses despite Fianna Fáil opposition

The bill seeks to introduce information on sexuality, gender and consent to all schools regardless of ethos.

An Post made €8m profit last year - and a 'large part' of it is due to the €1 stamp

The new, higher price brought in €60 million for An Post last year.

NASA launches spacecraft designed to find planets that might support life

The satellite is expected to catalogue thousands of planets.

A whitewater kayaking course is planned for Dublin's financial centre

A whitewater kayaking course is planned for Dublin's financial centre

An outdoor pool is also possible under the €15 million development.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Future of Sherkin Island arts programme secured as money pledged for next three years

The course is estimated to bring €150,000 to the island of around 100 people.

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'

Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.

A third of calls made to St Vincent De Paul are from people struggling to afford food

One in 11 people in Ireland are estimated to experience food poverty.

Love Both launches its referendum campaign and criticises 12 weeks proposal for abortion

The camapign claimed today that proposed legislation is worse than the UK system.

Mary Black 'upset' as Dublin concerts rescheduled due to illness

The singer was also forced to postpone shows in Killarney and Waterford earlier this month.

Tuesday 17 April, 2018

22-year-old woman sustains serious injuries after being hit by a car in Swords

The gardaí are looking for witnesses.

Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says

Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.

'Exceptional talent': These are the best pieces of art by Ireland's young artists

17-year-old Hetty Lawlor was announced as the overall winner of the Texaco Children’s Art Competition today.

Irish author Paul Lynch shortlisted for prestigious Walter Scott Prize

The £25,000 prize is considered one of the world’s most acclaimed literary prizes.

What is an African air plume - and how high will temperatures get this week?

The combination of Storm Irene and an African air plume is resulting in some interesting weather this week.

Monday 16 April, 2018

'We want our rights': Vera Twomey makes passionate call for legislation on medical cannabis

Twomey’s passionate speech directly called on the Taoiseach for action.

Irish Defence Forces and Colombia's president among shortlisted for Tipperary Peace Award

Previous winners include Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai.

Cork island left without phone and broadband for six months after Storm Ophelia

Work is scheduled to repair cables this week.

Friday 13 April, 2018

Varadkar condemns list in Cork school that said 'the girls with the most number of ticks will get raped'

The list proves the need to modernise our sexual education in schools, the Taoiseach said.

'Untruthful slime ball': Trump slams former FBI director James Comey

Trump tweeted that it was an honour to fire the FBI director.

BBC defends plans to broadcast Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech for the first time

The controversial 1968 speech by a Conservative MP warned Britain against immigration.

Search called off for woman who fell from cruise ship off the coast of Australia

Authorities say that the woman could not have survived the night.

Glasnevin's iconic O'Connell tower reopens today - 47 years after it was bombed

The tower has been closed since it was bombed by loyalists in 1971.

This 65-year-old has spent 2018 running the coast of Ireland for the RNLI - and is about to return home

Mary Nolan Hickey has raised over €36,000 by often running more than a marathon each day.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks WRC

'We don’t want any old people working here': Man awarded €6,000 over employer's remarks

The case was brought to the Workplace Relations Commission.

Facebook has started giving Irish users tips to spot fake news

Facebook says that improving news literacy is a priority.

The new Wild Atlantic Way? Ireland's midlands have been rebranded as the Hidden Heartlands

The campaign wants to entice visitors to experience the region’s nature and food.

Paul Ryan: 'I wouldn’t mind being ambassador to Ireland in my 60s'

House Speaker Paul Ryan has traced his ancestry back to 19th-century Ireland.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

The number of large donations made to politicians fell dramatically last year

Just €6,360 in large donations was given to TDs, senators and MEPs last year.

We'll need a big increase in Garda numbers at the border after Brexit, senior gardaí say

‘Crime corridors’ have been created along the border, Noel Cunningham said today.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Man dead after fishing boat sinks off Mayo coast

Three men were rescued after sending a mayday broadcast this afternoon.

Israel's military investigating after video shows soldiers laughing after shooting Palestinian

The Israeli military confirmed the authenticity of the video today.

'It is an incentive, at 88, to keep going': Irish author Edna O'Brien made a DBE

The celebrated Irish author has been appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

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