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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Today’s News

From Business ETC Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement Up And Away

Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement

The Irish airline said its new customer service focus has been great for people travelling with it.

From Business ETC Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company Jobswatch

Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company

Version 1 is to be backed by a government investment fund.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of a new week – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

Cyclist (50) dies after being struck by car on motorway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening.

The Seanad is coming back early to discuss Gaza and Ukraine

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is expected to address the chamber.

Larry Donnelly: 10 things I still just don’t get about Ireland

I love this country as much as where I was born, but there are some things I just can’t my head around.

As death toll rises, UN calls for “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

From The Score Even Shane Dowling didn’t know whether his goal for Limerick yesterday was legal Hands Off

Even Shane Dowling didn’t know whether his goal for Limerick yesterday was legal

The Limerick attacker struck a highly unusual goal before half-time in their All-Ireland quarter-final.

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road

The problem has persisted for over five years but the county council says it can’t do much about it yet.

Together at last? Big four political parties come together over gay marriage issue

The Cork Pride Festival will host a discussion on how to pass the gay marriage referendum next spring.

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War

Within a week all the European superpowers were locked in conflict.

€112m worth of second hand stuff sold online this year (…including Garth Brooks tickets)

The volume of second-hand baby and nursery equipment is up €160,000.

The government wants to cut the red tape and get more people to set up cooperatives

Richard Bruton says Ireland needs more types of enterprises other than just companies.

From The Score Your weekend GAA round up GAA

Your weekend GAA round up

The hurling action failed to spark but we’re down to four.

Yesterday’s News

From The Score Tipp v Dublin talking points: Dalo’s future and Premier ambitions GAA

Tipp v Dublin talking points: Dalo’s future and Premier ambitions

The game didn’t live up to its billing but there’s plenty to discuss.

Do Irish radio stations play enough homegrown music?

The people who work at Irish radio stations and the bands who send in their music talked to us.

From The Daily Edge 16 stupid questions the internet has about Irish people Weird

16 stupid questions the internet has about Irish people

Why do all Irish people look the same? Because we don’t.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about RTE’s Gaza footage, Croagh Patrick, and the Hamas ceasefire.

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Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce

This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.

Two people airlifted from Croagh Patrick as thousands make pilgrimage

Up to 30,000 people are estimated to be making the trek to the top.

From Business ETC RTÉ apologises for ‘confusion caused’ by Gaza woman footage Sorry

RTÉ apologises for ‘confusion caused’ by Gaza woman footage

An online petition had claimed there was a misinterpretation of what a Palestinian woman said but the broadcaster said it was not meant as a direct translation/

Opinion: Why do people continue to do ‘the hardest job in the world’?

Parenting can be very tough – and thankfully more people are being honest about that – but let’s not forget about the good stuff.

The Week in Photos: Get Up, Stand Up! Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Get Up, Stand Up!

This is the week that was, in photos…

Photos: 100 years on, President Higgins praises “determining moment” in Ireland’s history

Events were held in Dublin to mark the centenary of the landing of the Asgard at Howth with weapons for the Irish volunteers.

What is it like to be a Jehovah’s Witness in Ireland?

Is it different from any other faith? We found out.

From The Daily Edge McDaids Football Special: An oral history of the Donegal delicacy Donegal

McDaids Football Special: An oral history of the Donegal delicacy

Anyone for a Football Special with ice cream?

From The Score Tipperary too strong for lethargic Dubs in Thurles to set up semi-final against Cork GAA

Tipperary too strong for lethargic Dubs in Thurles to set up semi-final against Cork

It’s the Rebels next up in a mouth-watering All-Ireland SHC semi-final.

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

Japanese schoolgirl arrested for murdering and dismembering classmate

The suspect has admitted strangling the victim and severing her head and left hand.

From Business ETC How to speed up your computer without spending a cent Clean Up

How to speed up your computer without spending a cent

Because we can’t all be spending hundreds on new hard drives and laptops.

Five years since it closed, the fight for Waterford Crystal pensions takes new turn

Unite trade union said today the dispute will go to the Labour Relations Commission – and hopefully be resolved.

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

From The Score Wexford hammered by rampant Limerick in All-Ireland quarter-final Dominant

Wexford hammered by rampant Limerick in All-Ireland quarter-final

TJ Ryan’s men will now face Kilkenny in the semi-finals at Croke Park.

Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes

Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit

Man in 50s found dead in Galway mountains

The man’s body was discovered yesterday evening.

From Business ETC Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin That's Different

Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin

Fáilte Ireland said four major conferences have been secured over the next 12 months which will mean some serious revenue for the capital.

More male abuse survivors in rural Ireland are seeking help

Some counties – including Cavan, Westmeath and Offaly – have seen a ratio of 2:1 in male to female callers to a helpline.

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