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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Irish - Today’s News

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Flash flooding causing extensive damage, man in court over Nicola Collins murder and investigation after man suffered heart attack after being turned away from hospital – it’s the Evening Fix.

Proposal for floating student accommodation met with cautious optimism by USI

Two barges could house up to 400 students in Galway.

Man who tried to take pipe bomb onto Ryanair flight jailed for 18 years

Prosecutors said he planned to detonate it during a Ryanair flight to Italy.

Body of missing hillwalker found in Co Kerry

The man set off on the walk at around 11am yesterday morning.

Man suffers heart attack after being turned away from Dublin hospital

Sinn Féin TD John Brady said the man was turned away because he had no GP referral letter, despite complaining of chest pains.

Pictures: Chaos on north-west roads after month's worth of rain falls in just a few hours

The region is dealing with the aftermath of last night’s flash flooding.

From The42 'When this fight turns out to be a farce, people shouldn't blame boxing. They should blame themselves' Event For Schmucks

'When this fight turns out to be a farce, people shouldn't blame boxing. They should blame themselves'

Bob Arum says McGregor is a ‘lovely guy’ having met him at Michael Conlan’s debut, ‘but he’s not a prizefighter.’

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Senior ladies football and camogie All-Ireland finals 'of major importance to society'

This means that they will now be available on a free-to-air and live basis for TV viewers.

From The42 RTÉ secure broadcast rights for Ireland qualifiers for Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022 COYBIG

RTÉ secure broadcast rights for Ireland qualifiers for Euro 2020 and World Cup 2022

RTÉ will also have exclusive rights for the Euro 2020 finals.

Missing 11-year-old boy from Limerick found safe and well

Gardaí had appealed for the public’s help.

‘It’s like a war zone’: Warnings issued to dog owners after spate of attacks on sheep in Wexford

The Irish Farmers Association says up to 4,000 sheep fall victim to dog attacks each year.

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny rape and sexual assault charges

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping a woman at a house in Belfast last year.

Man to appear in court over murder of Nicola Collins

Her body was found at her home in Cork in March.

'Everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay': Mitchell O'Connor weighs in on teachers' pay

The Minister of State said she stands by the ideal that there should be equal pay for equal work.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after car hits pedestrians in Dublin

Five people were taken to hospital, one of whom is seriously injured.

Poll: Do you mind your food being served on things other than plates? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Roads closed and drivers rescued from cars as major flooding hits Donegal and Derry

Northern Ireland firefighters responded to 60 flood reports last night.

From The42 'There must be some supporters that really don’t like me now' Rassie

'There must be some supporters that really don’t like me now'

Rassie Erasmus has spoken about his departure from Munster at this morning’s Pro14 launch in Dublin.

Gsoc probe launched after man shot and injured in Dublin overnight

A local resident said they heard “lots of screaming” following the incident.

UK says it will 'take back control of its laws' after Brexit

The British government wants to end the direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

Staff threatened and cash stolen in overnight raid at Conrad hotel

The raid at the well-known hotel happened at about 1am.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up with the news on your way to work.

Poll: Would you support the introduction of women-only train carriages? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support the introduction of women-only train carriages?

The idea is in place elsewhere and is being floated in the UK.

Six people hospitalised after car hits pedestrians in Dublin

A number of pedestrians were struck. Gardaí have ruled out any link to terrorist activity.

Man (23) killed after car crashes into wall early this morning

Gardaí in Co Galway are investigating the single-vehicle collision.

'The rigid way our social welfare system works means we are losing good care workers'

Carers receive wages barely above the minimum wage, little guarantee of hours and have precious little career advancement prospects, writes Michael Harty.

Waiting lists for occupational therapy shoot up a massive 50% in just two years

The huge lists may be just the tip of the iceberg – figures for those already undergoing treatment are not available according to the HSE.

Gardaí use batons and pepper spray to break up massive wedding brawl in Westmeath

Guests at the wedding assaulted one another with keys and glass bottles.

Bartender awarded €20,000 after discrimination by employer over her 'extremely painful' condition

The woman found her hours greatly reduced after she underwent a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating her condition.

FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?

The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?

Irish - Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge The Offaly Rose has been crowned the Rose of Tralee for 2017 Offaly Nice For Her

The Offaly Rose has been crowned the Rose of Tralee for 2017

24-year-old Jennifer Byrne is your new Rose of Tralee.

From The Daily Edge Night Two of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened Rose Of Tralee

Night Two of The Rose of Tralee 2017: As It Happened

We’ll be with you, lovely moment after lovely moment.

Man accused of attacking neighbour 'with axe in one hand and a knife in the other' refused bail

The judge said the incident “could be described as a rampage”.

Endangered bird found dead with gunshot wounds in Co Down

Conservationists are calling it a “deliberate” attack.

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'Not enough evidence' as one suspect in Barcelona terror attack released

Four suspects in all were held, suspected of “terror-related murder”.

From The42 'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly' Postmortem

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

Thousands without power after thunder and lightning

Flooding is being reported on a number of roads following a rainfall warning earlier today.

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