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Today’s News

Massive rise in ‘suicide tourism’ to Switzerland

From 2008-2012, two Irish people went to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: We need more than just politicians to start a new political party

The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.

From Business ETC Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year Productivity

Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year

That’s more than double the number for the same period last year.

WATCH: ‘Monsoon’ flood rips through Arizona desert region

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

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Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a gangland murder in Dublin, #Repealthe8th and revulsion at the killing of James Foley.

Man wearing balaclava entered house through open door and shot crime boss Andy Connors

Gardaí have released more details about the shooting in Saggart late last night.

Video of journalist James Foley being beheaded is authentic, says White House

Twitter has said it will suspend users who post clips of the video online.

Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland’s abortion laws

“The government… has landed us in a mess yet again”.

Humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for 5,000 years. We share DNA. Do the maths.

We (humans) eventually “outcompeted” them though. Go us.

Van driver told bomb is a hoax after masked men told him to drive it to a police station

The PSNI have described the incident as ‘frightening’.

From The Score Celtic hold Maribor in Champions League qualifying first leg Report

Celtic hold Maribor in Champions League qualifying first leg

The Scottish side earned a hard-fought draw in Slovenia this evening.

ISIS is a ‘cancer’ which ‘has no place in the 21st century’ – Obama

The US president said the entire world was appalled by the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

From The Daily Edge 8 people who’ve made worse decisions than you when drunk The Fear

8 people who’ve made worse decisions than you when drunk

“Drunken man found asleep on horse”.

Cast of soap opera fired after going on strike for more pay

The sixteen actors had said they were struggling – but the producer says they were some of the best-paid actors in the country.

From The Daily Edge Sharon Ní Bheoláin films ice bucket challenge for Nine O’Clock News Good Girl Sharon
From The Score We’ll leave it there so: More track success for Ireland, MDMA and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll leave it there so: More track success for Ireland, MDMA and all today’s sport

Your latest edition features a generous helping of GAA news, a suggestion of Sexton and a dash of Duff.

Opinion: James Foley’s death shows that graphic, unregulated footage is just a click away

Are the general public ready for the stark reality of raw, amateur content – often from war zones – to be part of their mainstream media publications and broadcasts?

Man arrested after dog killed in Dublin field yesterday afternoon

The animal was found dead at the grounds of Clonliffe College.

A rubber band can be used to monitor health issues

Researchers at AMBER and the School of Physics, TCD, discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to rubber bands.

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU

New legislation means you can get hit for fines you receive in Ireland across the EU.

From The Daily Edge 7 offensive things redheads are sick of hearing No Soul

7 offensive things redheads are sick of hearing

Watch out for that temper!

Living in Australia or Canada? Good choice says The Economist, Dublin not so much

Melbourne is the best city to live worldwide but Dublin is way down the list.

The 5 at 5: Wenesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC This Irish start-up landed €15 million from a secret millionaire (after meeting in a pub) Cashing In

This Irish start-up landed €15 million from a secret millionaire (after meeting in a pub)

Irish TV will launch next week, targeting the world-wide Irish diaspora.

The co-founder of the ice bucket challenge has died in a diving accident

The 27-year-old drowned in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The man in charge of restructuring credit unions has resigned after 14 months

Donal Coghlan is taking up an unspecified role in the private sector.

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.

Lorry hijacked and driver ordered to take suspicious object to police station

The incident happened in Derry early this afternoon.

From Business ETC How is Ireland’s beer market like the economy? Staggering

How is Ireland’s beer market like the economy?

Heineken say that recovery in beer sales is much like the economic upturn: uneven.

Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney

The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

If you do yoga, it’s probably down to this man who has died aged 95

The Indian guru is credited more than anyone else for taking the practice worldwide.

Irish farmers’ anger at ‘decimation’ of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

From Business ETC Is disappearing news the next step for Snapchat? Self-destructing News

Is disappearing news the next step for Snapchat?

Snapchat Discovery, which will feature both news content and ads, is expected to debut in November.

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

From The Score Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs Dominant Force

Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs

The Antrim man put his foot injury trouble behind him to put in a powerful second lap in Swansea.

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

From The Score Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain Leaders

Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain

The number eight will be supported by vice captains Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney.

63-year-old man charged over fatal stabbing at Dublin’s North Strand

He’s due to appear in court later today.

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