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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 12 September, 2019

Belfast court says it can't rule on no-deal Brexit case as it 'belongs to the world of politics'

Lord Justice McCloskey said: “Virtually all of the assembled evidence belongs in the world of politics.”

'I think it's quite unusual': Ministers respond to President Higgins' Defence Forces pay speech

As president, Higgins is the supreme commander of the Defence Forces.

From The42 Win a pair of tickets to Dublin v Kerry in the All-Ireland football final replay Competition

67-year-old Dublin man with dementia missing in Costa del Sol

Duncan Crozier-Shaw was last seen in the El Corte Inglés Shopping complex in Costa Mijas.

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Two arrested after fight breaks out on tarmac following Mallorca-Dublin flight

The incident occured after the two men had disembarked a flight from Palma to Dublin.

Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with calls for Fireman Sam to be renamed, to be more inclusive?

A fire service in England has dropped the character as a mascot, describing him as outdated.

Chinese woman found guilty in Florida court of trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Zhang Yujing (33) was arrested on 30 March at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.

Cathay Pacific announces it is suspending its Dublin-Hong Kong service

The non-stop flights will be shelved from November until March 2020.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Donohoe says he 'won't make the mistake' of tax cuts in Budget 2020 given no-deal Brexit risk

“We won’t make the mistake of decreasing the tax the one day and having to increase it the next,” the minister said.

72-hour swimming ban in place at Balbriggan beach due to 'unacceptable levels of bacteria'

Swimming in the water may cause illness, Fingal County Council has warned.

Cult US indie artist Daniel Johnston has died aged 58

His brother said his death was unexpected and he was in good spirits just one day ago.

Road blocks, protests and a hard border: UK's Northern Ireland plans 'likely to prove unsustainable'

Businesses in the North are likely to face an immediate adverse effect from a no-deal, according to the Yellowhammer documents.

US Supreme Court allows Trump administration to implement new asylum restrictions

Democrats have said the ruling puts people’s lives at risk.

Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia

Prosecutors had accused the doctor of failing to properly consult the Alzheimer’s patient in the case in 2016.

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

Dublin's packed Luas carried almost 42 million passengers last year

Transport Infrastructure Ireland says more trams have been ordered.

Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern

The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.

Traders in limbo as they wait for demolition of shopping centre car park in Douglas

The fire at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre destroyed vehicles and damaged the car park beyond repair.

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Ban on blood donations from people who lived in UK to be lifted

The ban was introduced as a result of a Mad Cow Disease epidemic.

Hurricane Dorian: 2,500 people still unaccounted for in Bahamas

The hurricane devastated the region.

Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'

Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'

Court heard woman from Limerick had mixed Xanax with alcohol prior to boarding the flight to alleviate her fear of flying.

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay Pay

President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay

Higgins was speaking at an event celebrating members of the Defence Forces.

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Minister for Agriculture has met representatives from both sides of the beef dispute

It comes after talks between both parties broke down earlier this week.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Here’s what made headlines today.

From The42 'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form' Roy Keane

'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form'

Shane Supple has spoken up on behalf of former Ipswich Town team-mate Jonathan Walters.

British government warns of Channel delays and electricity price hikes in no-deal planning document

The six-page document lays out no-deal Brexit preparations from the British government.

Water discovered for first time on potentially habitable planet

This is the first known exoplanet to combine a rocky surface and an atmosphere with water.

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How I Spend My Money: A property surveyor on €45,000 who regularly dips into his savings

He wonders if he’ll ever be able to contribute to a pension or health insurance.

Trinity College calls for university rankings strategy after falling 44 places in worldwide list

The university is now rated as 164th best in the world compared with 120th last year.

Woman recalls trying desperately to save boyfriend who was shot dead in Donegal in 2012

Andrew Allen (24) had been in bed with partner Arelene Farrelly when a lone gunman called to his house.

Garda manhunt underway after four-man gang hijacks van carrying cash and valuable car parts

The gang was traveling in a black coloured BMW Series 1 car, which remains at large.

A Scottish court declared prorogation unlawful - so what happens next?

All eyes are now on an appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory Israel This post contains videos

Irish political parties condemn Netanyahu's pledge to annex West Bank territory

Tánaiste Simon Coveney described the move as a “dangerous political commitment”.

From The42 Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage RWC2019

Heaslip, Ferris and Madigan join RTÉ's Rugby World Cup coverage

All of Ireland’s games from Japan will be live on RTÉ.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Man accused of racist attack on taxi driver after video went viral to plead guilty

Clive Mason appeared before Judge Bryan Smyth at Dublin District Court today.

Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever on 9/11 anniversary

It has been 18 years since Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four US commercial airliners.