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Dublin: 14 °C Thursday 31 July, 2014

Today’s News

Sinn Féin strategist: We’re nowhere near ready to go into government

One of the party’s senior economic advisors says there is an “urgent need” for Sinn Féin map out the detail of its vision for the country.

Opinion: Proposed trangender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

From The Score What is CrossFit and is it worth the money? Fitness

What is CrossFit and is it worth the money?

The latest exercise craze is pricey but gets results. Here’s what it entails.

‘Miracle’ Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died

The hospital has not confirmed the baby’s death,

Post mortem to be carried out on man found shot dead in Meath

The man was known to gardaí and was a suspect in the murder of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan.

Fancy a cuppa? Dublin council are opening tearooms in a park near you

Tea rooms are opening in Harold’s Cross Park, St Patrick’s Park and in Herbert Park.

Seanad called on to have ‘meaningful’ impact with its Gaza debate today

The senators will also debate the crisis in Ukraine – although some members of the Seanad are on holidays.

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad No Flying The Nest This post contains a poll

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad

The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.

Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes

The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.

Have you seen the mural about the Gaza conflict painted on the Falls Road?

The artwork calls for the “immediate expulsion of all Israeli diplomats from Éire”.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the body found in Co Meath, Gaza strikes, and the bulging Moon.

Investigation launched after man’s body found in Co Meath

The man’s remains were discovered in Ballymaccan this evening.

From Business ETC You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km” Sorted For E-cars

You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km”

What do you mean you don’t have an electric car? Get with the programme.

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians’ rights

Chris Gunness was overcome as he spoke about conditions for Palestinians in Gaza.

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Airport denies reports of emergency on Ryanair flight from Cork

Local media reported an emergency in connection with this evening’s flight to East Midlands Airport.

Eating more than five-a-day may be a complete and utter waste of time

That’s according to a major new study… So put the banana down.

From The Daily Edge 15 people expose the horrors they’ve seen at the urinal Piece Of Cake
From The Score Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork Banner Rule

Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork

Tony Kelly captained the side that ran out 1-28 to 1-13 winners tonight in Ennis.

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

From The Score We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport

There was also further success for Team NI at the Commonwealth Games.

Strike on Gaza market during ‘partial ceasefire’ kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has ‘blood on his hands’

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

Woman charged over attempt to identify people under PSNI witness protection

The 32-year-old woman worked for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

From Business ETC The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws Tagged

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

10-year-old girl ‘strapped with explosives’ arrested in Nigeria

Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities say a suicide bomber killed six people in Kano city today.

From The Daily Edge Irish WWE fighter could be playing Darth Vader in new Star Wars film Episode 7

Irish WWE fighter could be playing Darth Vader in new Star Wars film

Meanwhile there are new pictures from Skellig Michael.

82-year-old Tom Kennedy missing from Dublin

His family are particularly concerned, as he has had health problems recently.

Truck crashes into Dingle shop

No serious injuries reported after truck crashes through shopfront and damages cars along Green Street.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Family of missing Irishman Vincent Walsh confirm sighting in France

The hiker’s family say they have left a message for him to contact them at the next hostel on his route.

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

From The Score Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros Success

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

Does any of this jewellery belong to you? Gardaí found it in a raid

Including a pendant with family photos that really should go back to its owner.

From Business ETC Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe Dumb Security

Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe

A report from HP found that the majority of smart items, or ‘Internet of Things’ enabled devices, have “an alarmingly high average number of vulnerabilities per device.”

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

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