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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 November, 2014

Today’s News

Woman preparing for Ferguson unrest ‘shot self in head’

The woman is believed to have been waving the gun in a car when she accidentally shot herself, according to US reports.

Tensions high as grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson police shooting

It’s feared that tonight’s announcement could provoke a violent backlash.

From The Daily Edge Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree? Too Soon

Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree?

Let our flow chart be your guide.

Court hears water meter installer called a resident a ‘Fenian b*****d’

Four men had been ordered not to break a 20-metre exclusion zone around Irish Water meter installers.

Varadkar to meet with Michelin-starred chef who wants to improve hospital food

However, the meeting has been dismissed as a “publicity stunt”.

‘Digging soil is against their delicate nature’: Turkish president says women are not equal to men

‘I would kiss my mother’s feet…because the scent of heaven was there.’

Man in his 40s killed in Co Cork car crash tonight

The incident occurred between Mallow and Buttevant at around 6.40 pm tonight.

From Business ETC Explainer: The European Parliament wants to break up Google, but why? New Battles
From The Score McIlroy the clear favourite as 2014 SPOTY shortlist named Racing Cert

McIlroy the clear favourite as 2014 SPOTY shortlist named

The golfer joins Gareth Bale, Lewis Hamilton and more on the list.

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

A potential ‘all island’ inquiry in to IRA sexual abuse, Leinster House evacuated, a child shot dead by a police officer in the US — and ‘Spar Guy’ speaks out.

Masked men armed with pitchfork terrorise pensioners in farm attack

The residents were aged between their 70s and 90s.

Gardaí given names of ‘more than 30 IRA abusers’

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Katie’s fifth world title, Herity retires and all today’s sport Monday

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie’s fifth world title, Herity retires and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, an Irish athlete picked up a European bronze medal and Ulster’s out-half was ruled out.

Opinion: Without meaningful action, apologies to child abuse survivors are just words

Ten months on from the European Court of Human Rights’ judgement in favour of Louise O’Keeffe, nothing had been forthcoming from the State for survivors.

These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking

A football team has offered to help the 85-year-old.

The man behind the ‘Spar Guy’ Facebook status has spoken out

He said the post was never meant to be seen by the public.

‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House

‘Power surge’ prompts evacuation at Leinster House

LH2000, a newer section of the building, was evacuated earlier this evening.

Taxi-driver who tried to rape Irishwoman in Dubai to serve three years

The man, a Bangladeshi national, had threatened to kill the woman if she told police about the incident.

Budget cuts in Sligo could see coroners’ fees put to rest

The Council’s budget will make efforts to tackle debt from establishing water infrastructure.

Husbands use rape ‘as a way of teaching their wives to shut up’

Rape in Colombia is a strategy of war.

Coast Guard chopper called in after mapping worker suffers cliff fall

The 54-year-old was carrying out mapping work on behalf of Ordnance Survey Ireland.

From The Daily Edge That Band Aid 30 track you bought? Bob Geldof wants you to ‘delete and download again’ E30LA

Ex-Garda working as a PI illegally obtained info from PULSE

Information from PULSE and from the ESB was provided to the investigator, who was trying to trace people for a number of credit unions.

The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak

A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.

Yet another County Council has passed a motion to abolish water charges

There was only one dissenting voice in the chamber…

Irish Water’s meter installation is ‘on target and ahead of budget’

Ervia chief Michael McNicholas was speaking after it emerged that the cost of water meters had been underestimated by €107 million.

From The Score ‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw 13

‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw

Connacht and Ireland back wouldn’t look out of place in Super Rugby, says a man who knows a thing or two.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Here’s how much we’re spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia

Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.

The only Republican in Barack Obama’s national security team is resigning

Chuck Hagel is stepping down as Defence Secretary.

Whoever cut down the Carrauntoohil cross also stole a commemorative plaque

The iconic cross was chopped down with an angle-grinder sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Missing for the last 4 weeks … Have you seen this 19-year-old?

Christopher Moore has been missing from his home in Mullingar since 28 October.

From Business ETC So Samsung’s flagship phone didn’t do as well as expected Overstocking

So Samsung’s flagship phone didn’t do as well as expected

The company sold 12 million Galaxy S5 units in 90 days, a 40% drop compared to its predecessor, with overstocking a major issue.

Jeffrey Archer has a little bit of Irish in him… and thinks we might win the World Cup

The writer whose books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide talked to TheJournal.ie about rugby, his literary success and life as a storyteller.

‘Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP receives death threat

Over the weekend, Gregory Campbell said he’d treat an Irish Language Act as “toilet paper.”

This is what the government’s National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like

Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?

From The Score Analysis: Australia’s first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone On The Ropes

Analysis: Australia’s first-half width drags Ireland out of comfort zone

Ireland’s defensive concerns were alarming in the opening 40 minutes in Dublin on Saturday.

Man arrested after smashing up Cork Lidl with hammer

The incident happened last night.

‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

It’s official: Irish Water now has its own theme song

“When I go to the loo, I’m quick at what I do because a bill is due.”

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