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Column: ‘The legal recognition of ISL is the key to equality for deaf people in Irish society’

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is not yet legally or officially recognised in Ireland.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Annalise Murphy is going to Rio, Irish cricket gets some cash and the rest of the day’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Annalise Murphy is going to Rio, Irish cricket gets some cash and the rest of the day’s sport

Also, Irish cricket received a boost and Aston Villa have gone crazy for Keano’s beard.

From The Score LIVE: Bayern Munich v Man City, Champions League Liveblog

LIVE: Bayern Munich v Man City, Champions League

Bayern Munich take on Man City in what looks set to be one of the highlights of the first round of matches.

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Here’s what the Taoiseach has to say about Irish Water and your PPS number

Enda Kenny made the comment in the Dáil as it met after the summer break.

Alan Shatter wants the GSOC Commissioners to be sacked

Alan Shatter wants the GSOC Commissioners to be sacked

The former Justice Minister insists the positions of Simon O’Brien and his colleagues are no longer tenable.

‘Better the devil you know’: Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK Exclusive

Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.

Dublin South West and Roscommon South Leitrim by-elections to take place on 10 October

The empty seats are because of Brian Hayes and Luke Ming Flanagan’s election as MEPs.

From The Daily Edge Chinese court rules that a woman’s virginity is worth $5000 Virgin Territory

Chinese court rules that a woman’s virginity is worth $5000

A Chinese woman received the sum after suing a man for “violating her right to virginity”.

One third of secondary teachers are on part-time contracts

But that could be about to change.

From The Score Ireland’s Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics Success

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

The Irish sailor will have a chance to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympics.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Lucinda Creighton says she’s joined the Dáil Technical Group – but they don’t want her

Much confusion as to whether the former Fine Gael TD is now part of the loose alliance of independent deputies.

A new plan to deal with the social housing crisis is on its way

Alan Kelly wants the plan to be before the government within the next few weeks.

Veteran Fianna Fáil TD Seamus Kirk not running in next election

The former Ceann Comhairle has been a TD for Louth since 1982.

From Business ETC Another Irish hotel on the market for a bargain-basement price Going Going...

Another Irish hotel on the market for a bargain-basement price

Limerick’s Strand Hotel going for €17 million, owners say it’s worth three times that.

From The Score Kerching! Irish cricket signs multi-million euro 10-year sponsorship deal with Indian investors Big Boost

Kerching! Irish cricket signs multi-million euro 10-year sponsorship deal with Indian investors

The multinational Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group is to make the investment.

Woman arrested as Dáil protests turn nasty

A number of groups have been protesting outside Leinster House today, as TDs return for the start of the new term.

Talks on new GP contract to start next month

The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.

From Business ETC Apple gives iCloud an extra layer of security after nude photo scandal Two-step Verification

Apple gives iCloud an extra layer of security after nude photo scandal

iCloud owners will now be able to activate two-step verification for iCloud, meaning they will need a smartphone to log in to their account.

MEP defends spending €200,000 to get elected

Deirdre Clune was one of a number of Irish MEPs to run up expenses of over €200,000 during this year’s campaign.

From The Daily Edge Kay Burley caught calling Scottish campaigner a “knob” on Sky News INDY REF

Kay Burley caught calling Scottish campaigner a “knob” on Sky News

She also said they were “campaigning for England”.

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Life in Japan, NYC subway signs, and the Oxford comma.

Ask him any way you like, Gerry still isn’t weighing in on the Scottish Question

Former US President Bill Clinton has weighed into the debate, but Gerry Adams won’t be getting involved.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Column: ‘The Scottish voting yes are doing so from an international, rather than just a nationalist mindset’

If Scotland has to consider anew its membership of the European Union, then the Irish Government should be there standing up for its application, writes Eamon Ryan.

From The Daily Edge 13 signs the Scottish #indyref hysteria has reached a ridiculous level Aye Or Nae

13 signs the Scottish #indyref hysteria has reached a ridiculous level

Can’t we all just have a sensible discussion?

From Business ETC First step Tullamore, then the world Good Spirits

First step Tullamore, then the world

Tullamore Dew returns to namesake town after 60 years as global demand for Irish whiskey keeps on growing.

From Business ETC Would an appearance by Eva Longoria convince you to attend the Dublin Web Summit? Conference

Would an appearance by Eva Longoria convince you to attend the Dublin Web Summit?

The actress and angel investor will be speaking at the event, which is taking place in November.

Here’s how police and the public can use social media to solve a crime in a few hours

Twitter users teamed up last night to catch suspects in a homophobic attack in Philadelphia

From The Score Kerry and Donegal stars to play match in honour of late anti-smoking campaigner Gerry Collins In Memory

Kerry and Donegal stars to play match in honour of late anti-smoking campaigner Gerry Collins

Next Saturday’s game is in aid of Fundúireacht Páidi Ó Sé and a Donegal cancer charity.

From Business ETC Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company’s board Promotion

Most directors think a who-you-know culture remains for getting on a company’s board

As many as 19% believe this it is mainly the case in State-owned companies.

From Business ETC Find app permissions confusing? Here’s what you need to know TechGuide

Find app permissions confusing? Here’s what you need to know

If you’re not sure what features each app is accessing every time you use one, this is the place to start.

Thai PM questions if ‘tourists in bikinis’ are safe after murders

“Can they be safe in bikinis… unless they are not beautiful?,” Thailand’s military ruler said.

Obama says the Ebola crisis is ‘spiralling out of control’

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

From Business ETC Sony smartphones not so clever any more Struggling

Sony smartphones not so clever any more

Company predicts massive losses after writing off more than €1 billion in worthless goodwill for its mobiles.

Gardaí search for man who flashed two teenage girls

Gardaí received a report of indecent exposure last night in Cork.

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