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Today’s News

Willie O’Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

One more bonus to being a teen? Cheaper Luas and bus travel

Leap cards are now a few euro cheaper for young ‘uns.

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

This is the Jon Snow video on Gaza that everyone’s talking about

An emotional recounting of what he saw.

Irish scientist to find out whether calcium deposits cause breast tumours

RCSI’s Dr Maria Morgan has been given €126,000 to conduct research over the next three years.

From Business ETC Consumers still ‘afraid to spend’ in climate of uncertainty Shadow Economy

Consumers still ‘afraid to spend’ in climate of uncertainty

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

Terrifying swarm of flies in US so massive it shows up on radar Nope This post contains images

The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison

The former Fianna Fáil minister has been jailed for five months. But why has he proved such a controversial figure over the years?

Some McDonald’s restaurants have stopped selling… burgers

No burgers in McDonald’s? People have to order the Filet-O-Fish, which we all know is just wrong.

From Business ETC Samsung postpones Tizen smartphone launch so it can improve its new OS Limbo

Samsung postpones Tizen smartphone launch so it can improve its new OS

The company has said it needs more time to develop Tizen’s ‘ecosystem’ before it releases its smartphone, but no new release date was provided.

Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery

Palestinians had to re-bury human remains that were found by the graves.

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One World War One This post contains images

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

From The Daily Edge 15 people who prove that your worst fails can become victories Good Save

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants No Sale

ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants

The West Offaly Power Station and Lough Ree Power Station will be retained by the ESB.

Fidelma Healy Eames ‘vindicated’ by Irish Daily Mail apology

The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.

Protesters build ‘raft’ as Kilkenny bridge construction is temporarily suspended

The council was told that it has no power to halt the building of the disputed bridge.

Two Irishmen killed on Mont Blanc

The two climbers fell on the mountain yesterday.

From The Score 5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes Exit Plan

5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes

Kevin Doyle and other players who could do with a new challenge.

From Business ETC Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards Looking Up

Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards

They also revised upwards last year’s figures.

From Business ETC Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law Pay Out

Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law

It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.

‘The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country’ – Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

Israel’s Irish embassy deletes picture of Molly Malone in niqab

The pictures also showed European landmarks with weapons such as suicide bombs.

Ivor Callely sentenced to five months in prison

The ex-Senator pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

Sinn Féin office in Derry targeted in suspected arson attack

A rear window was broken and flammable liquid was poured in shortly before midnight last night.

From The Daily Edge There’s a petition to get Joan Burton to apologise to metal fans So Metal

There’s a petition to get Joan Burton to apologise to metal fans

She implied that Metallica fans are far more troublesome than Garth Brooks fans, and metalheads are not happy.

Poll: Should you put your phone away while in company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should you put your phone away while in company?

Most of us are guilty of browsing on our phones in company – should we cut it out?

80 days in and we still don’t know if Frances Fitzgerald has confidence in her top civil servant

The Minister for Justice is expected to publish a report into the running of her department very shortly.

Protecting social welfare during the crash lessened income inequality – ESRI

A new report finds that protecting those on social welfare impacted on income inequality.

Thousands of Irish could have this ‘hidden’ disease and not know it

Hepatitis C is passed through blood-to-blood contact. Here’s more on this disease:

From Business ETC Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement Up And Away

Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement

The Irish airline said its new customer service focus has been great for people travelling with it.

From Business ETC Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company Jobswatch

Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company

Version 1 is to be backed by a government investment fund.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of a new week – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

Cyclist (50) dies after being struck by car on motorway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening.

The Seanad is coming back early to discuss Gaza and Ukraine

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is expected to address the chamber.

Larry Donnelly: 10 things I still just don’t get about Ireland

I love this country as much as where I was born, but there are some things I just can’t my head around.

As death toll rises, UN calls for “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

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