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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Today’s News

From Business ETC VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal Ready For Take-off

VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal

Meanwhile, IAG CEO Willie Walsh is jetting in to ease union concerns.

Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid

The search was part of an intelligence led operation and investigations are ongoing.

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials Dawn Raids This post contains videos

Fifa presidential election to go ahead – despite overnight arrests of officials

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

From Business ETC Is your phone overheating regularly? Here’s how you can fix it TechGuide

Is your phone overheating regularly? Here’s how you can fix it

If it’s happening often, it’s recommended you fix it asap.

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Ireland’s Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe’s Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

14,559 dogs came into Irish pounds last year, here’s what happened the ones in your county

2,896 dogs were put to sleep – a drop of 620 from 2013.

Micheal Healy-Rae and Enda Kenny had an, um, interesting chat about radio

The Ceann Comhairle thought it was “out of order” though…

What do you do in bed? Trans people answer questions they’re frequently asked

The questions range from the mundane to the bizarre to the downright rude.

From Business ETC This company needs a lot more ‘grey matter’ in Cork to help stop cyber attacks Watch And Listen

This company needs a lot more ‘grey matter’ in Cork to help stop cyber attacks

eSentire says it takes more than just technology – it needs people to stamp out cyber crime.

The death café is coming to Dublin

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

From Business ETC Why this Irish company’s plans for global expansion is leaving the US for last Slow And Steady

Why this Irish company’s plans for global expansion is leaving the US for last

Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll
From Business ETC One of Dublin’s prime retail spots is being put on the market for a cool €16 mil Highly Symbolic

One of Dublin’s prime retail spots is being put on the market for a cool €16 mil

The location is pretty symbolic. Grafton Street returned to full occupancy, post-recession, when Life Style Sports moved in last year.

It’s the 21st century, but Britain still announces major policy plans like this The Queen's Speech This post contains videos

It’s the 21st century, but Britain still announces major policy plans like this

The Queen will today give details of the EU referendum.

Ireland’s laws on smacking children found to be in breach of European law

The ruling was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is “a defeat for humanity”

The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, the top diplomat in the Vatican – second only to Pope Francis himself.

A herpes virus is being harnessed to battle skin cancer…

The results of the trial showed the treatment could lengthen survival by years in some patients.

Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny?

How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Everything you need to know as you get stuck into your day.

From The42 5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians Chance To Impress

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

This garden in Bloom won’t have one blade of grass

Coined a ‘slum’ garden, the designer hopes it’s going to be unlike any other at the festival.

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

‘My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn’t raining’

Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aer Lingus, the 8th amendment, and a rabbit had everyone talking today.

After four long months, the government is set to FINALLY sell its stake in Aer Lingus

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe officially announced the sale’s approval at a press conference this evening.

16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border US

16 now dead, and 40 missing, as extreme flooding continues to batter US-Mexico border

In Texas, 12 people were reported missing after the holiday home they were staying in was swept away by rushing floodwaters.

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Unusual gun used to kill ex-IRA commander Jock Davison

“We need to get this gun off the streets, and apprehend the killer.”

There are exciting times ahead for local, seasonal food movements

Seasonal produce should drive the day’s menu, rather than set menus driving the acquisition of produce.

Earthquake strikes in Wales (and shakes Ireland a tiny bit)

As Fianna Fáil weathers its week from hell, two former ministers are planning comebacks

Martin Mansergh and John Curran, please step forward.

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Renua looking into claims “Yes Kilkenny” was a ‘front’ for candidate

The party’s ethics officer Karl Deeter said he is trying to find out what happened.

From The42 ‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down Top Brass

‘Fifa has an incredibly bad brand image’ – Delaney calls for Blatter to step down

The head of the FAI won’t be voting for the current Fifa president and believes his ‘good friend’ Michel Platini is the right man for the job.

From Business ETC There’s a hidden ‘low light’ mode buried deep in your iPhone’s settings Q-tip

There’s a hidden ‘low light’ mode buried deep in your iPhone’s settings

And it’s easy to activate (once you know how).

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing man Karl O’Toole

He was last seen in Enniscorthy on Saturday.

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