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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Back at the table: Leaders head to Stormont to revive talks on Northern Ireland

The Irish Government will be represented by Charlie Flanagan.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about expensive cameras, a ‘smart-alecky’ Budget, and a diamond ring.

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn’t ‘a series of smart-alecky tricks’

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests? Expensive Cameras This post contains images

Why are gardaí wearing cameras at water meter protests?

According to gardaí, it’s nothing new.

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Joan Burton is, in fact, “delighted” that people have expensive phones and cameras

The Social Protection minister caused controversy last week with comments about ‘expensive phones and cameras’.

87-year-old man dies after being knocked out of his wheelchair in hit and run

The 87-year-old man died three days after being hit by a white truck in Cabra.

From Business ETC RTÉ is still shutting down its longwave radio service – but not until January Long Wave Goodbye

Shelling of UN school in Gaza ‘must be investigated’

Ban Ki-Moon called the attack “absolutely unacceptable”.

From The Daily Edge 9 companies with unreal employee perks you’ll be totally jealous of The Perks
From The Score 15 other great Irish goals we won’t forget along with John O’Shea’s strike last night COYBIG

15 other great Irish goals we won’t forget along with John O’Shea’s strike last night

Last night’s equaliser was memorable but what are the other iconic strikes from the Boys In Green over the years.

From Business ETC REVEALED: Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad Mini show up in iTunes Leak

REVEALED: Apple’s new iPad Air and iPad Mini show up in iTunes

Based on the photos, it doesn’t seem as if the iPad Air 2 will be much different from its predecessor in terms of design.

“God knows” – Irish priest found guilty of sexually abusing toddler in Chile

John O’Reilly began abusing the girl when she was five.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Mayo pitch invader banned, celebrating John O’Shea and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Mayo pitch invader banned, celebrating John O’Shea and all today’s sport

We’ve also got Boris Johnson tackling a nine-year-old and Graeme McDowell begins World Match Play defence with a win.

Leaking the Budget “used to be a resigning offence” … Phil Hogan learned the hard way, back in 1995

The unassuming politician, as we all know, immediately bowed out of public life and hasn’t been heard from since…

Gerry Adams denies claims about meeting with alleged rape victim

The allegations were featured in a BBC Spotlight documentary last night.

Opinion: Stuttering is unforgiving – it never rests – but despite it I’ve found my true voice

A person hanging up the phone as you attempt to say hello or an awkward smile on a listener’s face can be excruciating, but I’ve come to a point where I truly accept my stutter.

Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice

A spokesperson for the company in charge of organising the tour said a different plane will be taking passengers to Medjugorje now.

Meet Blosom, the world’s tallest cow

Meet Blosom, the world’s tallest cow

Blosom’s owner decided to keep her as a pet when she was just a calf and she’s now 13-years-old.

Reeva Steenkamp’s killing “ruined our whole family”

That’s what her cousin Kim Martin told the court today.

From The Daily Edge Glastonbury are banning the sale of Native American headdress at the festival from 2015 Glasto 2015
From Business ETC Google’s latest smartphone is a 6-inch behemoth Go Big Or Go Home

Google’s latest smartphone is a 6-inch behemoth

Alongside revealing the Nexus 6, it also announced a 9-inch tablet and the latest edition of Android called Lollipop.

Ever wanted to ask the Gardaí something about their records? Now you can

A new law extends Freedom of Information requests to cover limited areas of an Garda Síochána and other organisations. They don’t have to answer you though…

17-year-old girl killed in road traffic collision

The collision occurred shortly after 11am this morning in Coleraine, Co Derry.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

These TDs are resorting to Twitter to complain about Irish Water services…

Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said he’s had “no substantial response” to a series of emails and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere either.

Maths Week: Wednesday’s puzzle of the day It All Adds Up This post contains a poll

Maths Week: Wednesday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

From Business ETC Iceland’s ‘master plan’ for Ireland continues with two new shops Munster

Iceland’s ‘master plan’ for Ireland continues with two new shops

The supermarket chain is opening two new stores, one in Cork and one in Waterford, which will create at least 44 new jobs.

I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable?

If you’re a landlord, you may not like the answer to this one…

From The Score Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident Suspended

Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident

The invasion took place in August at the Gaelic Grounds.

A UK minister said it’s ‘not worth’ paying disabled people the minimum wage

Lord David Freud, great grandson of Sigmund Freud, is now facing calls to resign.

From Business ETC Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day? Good Budget Bad Budget This post contains a poll

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?

We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

From Business ETC This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk Space Debris

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk

The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

From Business ETC Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year Trade Surplus

Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year

The figures for August show increases in exports of organic chemicals and pharmaceutical products but a fall for dairy products and birds’ eggs.

‘Deliberate censorship’: China has blocked the BBC website

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

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