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Dublin: 8 °C Thursday 5 March, 2015

Today’s News

Pregnant woman and man shot in Clondalkin

The man was shot in the stomach and the woman sustained a wound to her arm.

Woman in Mayo is fifth pedestrian killed on Irish roads in 2015

She was hit at around 7:30 this evening.

From The42 We’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get our first glimpse of Paul Galvin back in a Kerry Jersey Not Yet

We’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get our first glimpse of Paul Galvin back in a Kerry Jersey

Cork and Kerry have named their sides for this weekend’s league clash.

VIDEO: Brian O’Donnell’s car allegedly rolls over foot of Land League member Ouch This post contains videos

VIDEO: Brian O’Donnell’s car allegedly rolls over foot of Land League member

John Martin can be heard on the video shouting “Stop, go back, go back, my foot!”.

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Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Reduced water charges approved, 10-year-old saves sister from abduction and Afghan men dressed in burqas march for women’s rights.

Those reduced water charges the government promised have been approved

A €100 meter testing fee was also included in the approved changes.

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

From The42 We’ll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton’s hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave it There So: Roy Keane summonsed, Warburton’s hi-tech icer and the rest of today’s sport

Meanwhile, Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis has taken to Twitter to allay concerns following his collapse on the pitch against Tottenham.

Photos: Afghan men in burqas march for women’s rights BURQAS This post contains images

Photos: Afghan men in burqas march for women’s rights

They organised the march ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

David McWilliams’ media company is doing very nicely, thanks

The economist’s Iconic Media Ltd. posted accumulated profits of €630,000 for 2014

‘Someone will go to jail’: Judge in Graham Dwyer murder trial warns public about tweeting

‘Someone is going to spend some time in jail for contempt’ the next time it happens.

Has someone called you claiming to be from ESB? It could be a scam

People are being advised to communicate with their suppliers only using the phone numbers provided on their bills.

Stepbrother and girlfriend in court over horrific murder of teen Becky Watts

Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare were charged today.

24 people injured as Delta plane skids off runway in snow storm

None of the injuries were life-threatening and a fuel leak from the plane was quickly brought under control.

From Business ETC These babies helped Enda Kenny declare 2015 ‘the year of rural recovery’ Annus Milkus

These babies helped Enda Kenny declare 2015 ‘the year of rural recovery’

Wasn’t it the year of something else already?

From Business ETC Some great smartphones were announced this week, but what are they like? Pick Of The Bunch

Some great smartphones were announced this week, but what are they like?

All the big players revealed their latest editions at Mobile World Congress this week, and it’s quite a lineup.

Microsoft are set to build a spanking new €134 million campus in Dublin

The two-year project should create 150 construction jobs in the capital

From Business ETC Willie Walsh is earning a massive €7.9 million a year with IAG Expensive Willie

Willie Walsh is earning a massive €7.9 million a year with IAG

The airline group’s chief executive has seen his salary increase by 500% since 2012

Find out how high the rate of heart attack death is at your local hospital

A report from the Department of Health has published a report naming hospitals and showing their death rates.

Graham Dwyer trial: Graphic detail of woman being stabbed and raped found in document

Jurors were warned that what they would hear today would be difficult.

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of) Let's Talk This post contains videos

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of)

The former ECB president may take questions when he visits Dublin next month – but not in Leinster House.

Can this new plan halt Ireland’s looming pension crisis?

Our ageing population will mean that the current State pension will become unsustainable, leaving an uncertain future for many of us.

From Business ETC These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism Cough Cough

These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism

The sector’s head said there were an ‘unacceptable’ number of sick days being taken in the public service.

Open Thread: What are your “desert island” books?

Today is World Book Day, what are your favourites?

Who is Jerry Beades and why is he involved with the Killiney mansion case?

A developer, businessman, Fianna Fáil activist and a close friend of Bertie Ahern – the New Land League leader has donned many hats.

The Dubliners’ balladeer Jim McCann has died RIP

The Dubliners’ balladeer Jim McCann has died

The folk singer was 70 years old

Arnotts apologises for ‘My First Pole Dance’ t-shirts

The clothing has been taken off the shelves after it sparked anger online.

Sinn Féin says the money it got from Martin Sheen and others ‘is not a secret’

The Irish Times has disclosed some $12 million in donations to its US fundraising arm over the last two decades

From The42 ‘Even the shortest Joe Schmidt camps are intense’: Ireland’s 24 hours in Belfast The Next Episode

‘Even the shortest Joe Schmidt camps are intense’: Ireland’s 24 hours in Belfast

Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien and Jared Payne were all involved in this morning’s Kingspan Stadium session.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Printers refuse to design gay wedding invitations because they’re ‘Bible-believing Christians’

Beulah Print said they are “not against homosexuals” but don’t support gay marriage – which printing the invites would do.

From Business ETC Coca-Cola is redesigning its packaging so all of its flavours look the same One Brand

Coca-Cola is redesigning its packaging so all of its flavours look the same

It serves to highlight how confusing Coke thinks its brand extensions have become.

From Business ETC “There’s going to be an incident so massive, it’ll make everything rethink their security online” Hacked Off

“There’s going to be an incident so massive, it’ll make everything rethink their security online”

With more smart devices trying to become mainstream, the only way we’ll learn how to protect them is when a major incident occurs.

So we asked Enda Kenny if he’ll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams) One-on-one This post contains videos

So we asked Enda Kenny if he’ll do a TV debate with Micheál Martin (or Gerry Adams)

The Taoiseach paid us a visit today and we had lots of questions.

Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland  – it is not ‘simply cannabis’ THC

Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland – it is not ‘simply cannabis’

Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.

American ambassador has face slashed by knife-wielding protester

The assailant was arrested immediately.

From The42 Roy Keane summonsed to court over alleged road-rage incident Problems

Roy Keane summonsed to court over alleged road-rage incident

The date has been set for 31 March — just two days after Ireland’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.

London police are looking for a man with an Irish accent over sexual assault

Scotland Yard say the man was drunk at the time of the incident last summer.

The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people

The legacy of the 30-year conflict still hangs over Northern Ireland.

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