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Today’s News

Outside ‘cage’ area of Roscommon psychiatry department “deeply stigmatising and unpleasant”

The “unpleasant” area is described as being “very small and concreted” with a “rusting shed for shelter”.

Eight children found stabbed to death at Australian property

The children were ranging in age from 18 months to 15 years.

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From Business ETC Finally! You’ll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time Back To This Again
From Business ETC Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare? Hacked

Is Islamic State turning its hand to cyber warfare?

“The targets might not stop with the borders of Syria.”

From The Daily Edge 7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans Not Tonight Pal

7 times when it is perfectly acceptable to cancel your plans

Sometimes cancelled plans are the best plans.

From Business ETC Review: Is the Parrot Rolling Spider the affordable drone you’ve been waiting for? Up Up And Away

Review: Is the Parrot Rolling Spider the affordable drone you’ve been waiting for?

Drones as toys are growing in popularity, but is Parrot’s Mini Drone the one that will make you splash out on one?

From The Score ‘No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree’: Even paradise is no escape from mental illness Calm On The Surface

‘No matter how blue the water or high the palm tree’: Even paradise is no escape from mental illness

Sean Nee suffers from depression and anxiety. Some days are great, but on the bad days even the ideal surroundings cannot tip the scales.

From Business ETC This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow Leo Burdock's

This old-school chipper wants to tap its customers to help it grow

Leo Burdock’s would rather pay interest to punters than “bankers in ivory towers”.

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

A High Court Award, a woman on life support and 20,000 Snow Glow Elsa’s had everybody talking today.

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses CAO

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses

New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.

What are the odds of a white Christmas this year? … Well, this man ought to know

Will we be rolling snowmen as we roast our turkeys? Met Éireann’s head of forecasting dropped by the newsroom to tell us.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Dumb and Dumber To Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Dumb and Dumber To

Cinema trip this weekend? DailyEdge.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money.

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Sexton’s concussion issues, The Ginger Pele retires and all the day’s sport Round-Up

Spot someone nicking clumps of holly at the park? … Report it to the Gardaí

People are destroying entire trees “with slash hooks” according to one Senator.

UK police: We believe witness who says an MP murdered a boy during an “abuse party”

Police say it is “credible” that members of a ‘VIP paedophile ring’ murdered three boys between 1975 and 1984.

Staff taken off-duty after “concerns” at Tipperary disability unit

Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.

Biggest payout in the history of Ireland made to Cork boy braindamged at birth

Gill Russell was awarded €13.5 million at the High Court today.

He’s ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone? The Next Government This post contains videos

He’s ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone?

The Fianna Fáil leader has been speaking to TheJournal.ie today.

“The true meaning of Christmas”: Children from Chernobyl arrived in Ireland today Heartwarming This post contains videos

“The true meaning of Christmas”: Children from Chernobyl arrived in Ireland today

The children, who come from impoverished backgrounds and state-run institutions in Belarus, are being flown to Ireland by Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International (CCI).

From Business ETC Aer Lingus rejects takeover offer from the owner of British Airways The British Aren't Coming

Aer Lingus rejects takeover offer from the owner of British Airways

The Irish carrier isn’t happy with their valuation.

Mother and carer shot 12 times in front of her children when she opened her front door

She says she’s not happy about how her case was dealt with and wants to see justice.

Credit union ‘lent €3.1 million for five years with no interest or payments’

Killorglin Credit Union has been transferred to Tralee Credit Union.

This senator was struggling to keep his eyes open as the Seanad debated water charges

Hoping to ‘get lucky’ over the last big Christmas party weekend? Maybe read this first

STI clinics have seen a spike in ‘panicked’ office workers seeking appointments.

From Business ETC The Pav is back! And it’s got a new name… Cork

The Pav is back! And it’s got a new name…

…It’s ‘The Pav’.

Man in his 20s killed in collision involving car and truck

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

From The Daily Edge Thief fakes heart attack so his friend can steal toys Faking It

Opinion: In Ireland a pregnancy must continue even if a woman is raped, suicidal or clinically dead

Pregnancy isn’t as black and white as we would like. There are fatal foetal abnormalities, health risks, complications, and pregnancy from rape and incest. In each instance our laws allow one outcome: have the child.

From Business ETC ‘It saddens me to be part of a parliament that brings about this grief’ – Nama told Bad Bank

‘It saddens me to be part of a parliament that brings about this grief’ – Nama told

But the bad bank’s boss came out swinging against claims it was being a bully.

From Business ETC Here’s €150 million that we WON’T be paying out next year Cash Money Prizes

Here’s €150 million that we WON’T be paying out next year

Take that… IMF interest payments.

From The Score Lambert plays down curious incident between Keane and Cleverley Villa

Lambert plays down curious incident between Keane and Cleverley

The Villa boss jokes that he’s spoken with Keane more since he left than when he was actually his assistant.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Caught cold: 20,000 fake Frozen dolls seized in Dublin

They could hardly let THAT go…

These men are not fire fighters – but they’re not scamming you

The men were selling fire fighter calendars for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital today.

Enda Kenny wants more women…

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

Government could have saved €1 million on hotel to house homeless families

A €4 million bid is being considered for a Nama hotel in Tallaght. It could have been taken off the market for €3 million back in 2012.

Anti-abortion protester convicted of harassment outside Belfast clinic

Bernadette Smyth is appealing the decision.

Businesses want to make Dublin city safer – here’s how

Better policing, an outreach team and tackling repeat offenders, mostly.

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