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# abc - Friday 21 February, 2014

Almost every newspaper in Ireland lost readers in the second half of 2013

Most Irish papers have lost readers, but more are reading news.

# abc - Monday 13 May, 2013

Pioneering US TV anchor Barbara Walters will retire next year

As the first woman to anchor a daily network TV news show, the 83-year-old was a pioneer who interviewed some of the biggest names in politics and the world of celebrity.

# abc - Thursday 21 February, 2013

From Business ETC Newspapers record falls in circulation in second half of 2012 Newspapers

Newspapers record falls in circulation in second half of 2012

Every national title recorded a drop in its average circulation, though some fared better than others.

# abc - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

As it happened: Legal experts address Oireachtas on proposed new abortion laws

Academics from NUIG, TCD and UL, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Law Library and a former Supreme Court judge will offer their thoughts to politicians today.

Oireachtas told: ‘Ireland already allows abortion of unviable pregnancies’

Supreme Court rulings mean a foetus which cannot survive outside the womb does not possess ‘life’ under the constitution.

Legal experts to address second day of Oireachtas abortion hearings

The Bar Council has withdrawn from today’s hearings, saying it would be too hard to reflect its variety of views.

10 interesting moments from the Oireachtas hearings on abortion

Tuesday was one of the more interesting days in the world of Oireachtas committees. Here’s what’s happened in 10 quick points.

# abc - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

The Evening Fix…now with added fake Monopoly boards

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# abc - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Bishops say expert group ignores risks of legislating for limited abortion

The group said that guidelines “may offer a way forward”, adding that abortion is “gravely immoral in all circumstances” and legislating for the X Case could “open the floodgates for abortion”.

# abc - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# abc - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Prime Time ‘reveals section of Expert Group report on abortion’

It said that its recommended options to implement the European Ruling in the case of A, B and C versus Ireland include primary legislation or guidelines.

# abc - Friday 28 September, 2012

Court date set for man charged with Jill Meagher murder

The Irishwoman’s husband Tom Meagher thanked the public for its support and asked people to be mindful of negative comments on social media.

# abc - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

ABC – where the ‘B’ doesn’t just stand for ‘broadcasting’

Some media experts say the abbreviation for ‘bitch’ may be satirical and reclaiming the word – but some feel it is polarising and an attention-grabbing move.

# abc - Thursday 23 February, 2012

From Business ETC New figures show falling circulation for most Irish daily newspapers Newspapers

New figures show falling circulation for most Irish daily newspapers

ABC figures show the Sunday World as the highest-selling paper in Ireland, marginally ahead of the Sunday Independent.

# abc - Thursday 15 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge WATCH: American kids react to terrible Christmas presents Festive Cheer

WATCH: American kids react to terrible Christmas presents

Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to give their kids one Christmas present in advance… but to make it a rubbish one.

# abc - Thursday 18 August, 2011

ABC crew killed in chopper crash in South Australia

Australia’s national broadcaster mourns the loss of three of its experienced crew following a helicopter crash yesterday.

# abc - Monday 25 July, 2011

DSK maid goes public with her story DSK

DSK maid goes public with her story

Nafissatou Diallo claims that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn forced her to perform oral sex and ripped off her tights when she came to clean his hotel room.

# abc - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Despite being on $2m per episode, Charlie Sheen claims he is underpaid Charlie Sheen

Despite being on $2m per episode, Charlie Sheen claims he is underpaid

Fresh from saying he is high on a drug called ‘Charlie Sheen’ the actor says he is “A total frickin’ rockstar from Mars.”

# abc - Monday 28 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge Charlie Sheen admits to being on a drug…called Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen admits to being on a drug…called Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s apparent meltdown continues with a bizarre interview in which he says the drug he is on is himself.

# abc - Thursday 29 July, 2010

BARACK OBAMA became the first US president to make a studio appearance on a television chat show today.

He joined Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the popular show, The View.

The president chatted about his family life, as well as touching on more sober topics like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the economy.

Obama was asked by 80-year-old journalist Barbara Walters: “In the last month, what has been the rose and what has been the thorn?”

He said, “Well in the last month the rose has to be a couple of days we took in Maine with Michelle, Sasha and Malia, and we went on bike rides and hikes.”

He continued; “You know, the girls are getting old enough now where they’re not quite teenagers yet – so they still like you – but they’re full of opinions and ideas and observations, and it’s just a great age.”

When asked what the “thorn” had been he replied: “The country has gone through a tough stretch since I took office.” He outlined that there had been a great deal to tackle since he came to power. He spoke of trying to stabilise job-loss, save the economy, deal with the oil spill, engage in two wars and attempt to control the H1N1 pandemic.

However, he said, it was the strength of the American people that inspired him: “As tough as it’s been they remain hopeful, they remain optimistic. So I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about me,” he said, “I spend a lot of time worrying about them.”

This will be Obama’s third time appearing on The View; he appeared to promote a book about his father in 2004 and once again as a presidential candidate in 2008.  However this is the first time that a sitting president has appeared on the show.

Obama said that he wanted to appear on The View because he wanted to be on a show that his wife liked: “I was trying to find a show that Michelle actually watched, and so I thought this is it, right here.”

Watch a clips here.

Meanwhile, CBS journalist Katie Couric had a sharp rebuke for Obama’s appearance on the daytime show.