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Irish - Yesterday’s News

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Irish - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Locals 'bitterly disappointed' as Drogheda fails to receive 'city status' in Project Ireland 2040

The plan recognises Drogheda in the context of the Dublin to Belfast economic corridor instead.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

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Irish - Saturday 17 February, 2018

No quiet retirement for Gerry Adams, as Mary Lou has big plans to put him to work

In a wide-ranging interview, Mary Lou McDonald talks party reform, bullying, and why she won’t be asking Gerry Adams to run for President of Ireland.

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin Year Of The Dog This post contains videos

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin

Chinese New Year Celebrations will continue on until 4 March and see events taking place across Ireland.

From The42 Late Bonner goal clinches win for Tipp as Forde hits 2-9 against Wexford Premier Pride

Late Bonner goal clinches win for Tipp as Forde hits 2-9 against Wexford

Six points separated the teams at Semple Stadium tonight.

Quiz: Did this happen in 2018?

This year has lasted at least three years.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

An earthquake in Britain, Gabriel Byrne on the #MeToo movement, and Ukip’s leader ousted – it’s your evening fix

Dublin in the 80s - 'Instead of an 18th birthday card, given a birth cert and told to sign on'

“I remember the city being a pretty run down, neglected, grey place”, writes Anthony Goulding.

Men assaulted by pair armed with wheel brace and baseball bat during Belfast burglary

The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

How many pubs does Cork have? It's week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average rent in Dublin?

Construction tender prices to rise by 7% this year, surveyors warn

“Success is measured in what you build, not what you spend.”

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

From The42 Lowe-inspired Leinster battle hard to see off Pro14 rivals Scarlets Hard Fought Win

Lowe-inspired Leinster battle hard to see off Pro14 rivals Scarlets

The Kiwi scored a first-half brace as Leo Cullen’s side secured a big win.

Ukip members vote to remove scandal-hit leader Henry Bolton

Members backed a motion of no confidence by 867 votes (63%) to 500 (37%).

Oxfam chief executive says criticism over prostitution scandal has been 'disproportionate'

Chief executive Mark Goldring has repeatedly apologised for failings in the way the charity dealt with claims of sexual misconduct.

A Dáil committee is talking to unionists to prepare for a possible united Ireland

Senator Mark Daly says ‘the lesson of Brexit’ is that you must prepare.

Two Euromillions tickets worth €500,000 each sold in Galway and Mayo

The winning numbers were 12, 17, 28, 34 and 40.

Girl who was missing from Kildare found safe and well

Gardaí thanked members of the public for their assistance.

'A standstill is completely unacceptable': Sinn Féin to meet Varadkar and May over Stormont deadlock

Mary Lou McDonald said there is “no question of a return to direct rule” from Westminister in the North.

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

Irish Rail customers to get refunds after being delayed by almost five hours

People travelling on the Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Kerry services yesterday evening experienced significant delays.

Use remaining old-season veg and store cupboard ingredients for a delicious cassoulet

This week Michael Kelly has tips on making your own compost.

Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody

He pleaded guilty to the production, possession and distribution of child pornography, along with sexually exploiting minors.

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough' Not A Witch Hunt This post contains videos

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'

The actor described Harvey Weinstein as “an absolutely ferocious bully”.

Number of whales and dolphins washing up on Irish coasts at record levels

Dr Simon Berrow from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group called the figures “unprecedented”.

'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals

Many craft drinks producers say sweeteners offered by big companies are locking them out.

From The42 Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered Irish Abroad

Dundalk man McElroy excels with Saracens after U20s World Cup dream was shattered

The 20-year-old hooker is thriving in his first season with the Premiership giants.

Hunt for details on child burials at Bessboro mother and baby home

The burials took place between 1922 and 1998.

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: At what age should children be allowed to have smartphones?

The digital age of consent in Ireland in 13.

Ireland 2040: Grand designs but which of these projects can we expect to see first? ETA

Ireland 2040: Grand designs but which of these projects can we expect to see first?

Inclusion in the big launch yesterday does not necessarily mean all projects will be realised this year – or even this decade.

'There's a deep-rooted hatred toward the indigenous culture of Ireland, above all its language'

When Northern Ireland was formed, unionist were determined to kill off the Gaeltacht communities, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

The first Foroige youth club outside of Ireland has opened

The charity works with over 50,000 young people and 5,500 adult volunteers annually.

From The42 'Liam was extraordinary - one of the greatest talents that played for us in the last 20 years' Great Dane

'Liam was extraordinary - one of the greatest talents that played for us in the last 20 years'

As a youngster at Celtic, the late Liam Miller was sent to Danish club FC Aarhus for a brief but memorable loan spell. They’ve never forgotten him.

'There's a lack of respect for the sector': Trucking firms need more foreign drivers to fill staff gaps

Too few young drivers are coming into the industry due to poor policies, officials say.

Eat at Our Table: Café run by Ireland's migrant community opens at Christ Church

“It gives out a strong message that you can create spaces for people in Direct Provision instead of waiting.”

66% of parents don't want children under 14 to have smartphones

Just 22% think that this is OK, according to a poll carried out by Claire Byrne Live.

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