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Sunday 15 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar Agri Porn This post contains images

Road frontage, farmer’s tans and flat caps: It’s the 2014 Irish Farmer Calendar

Filled with 100% Irish beef, it features real-life farmers from across the country.

Thursday 12 September, 2013

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An Post’s newest stamps honours ‘selfless service’ of Irish Defence Forces

The four stamps depicts the four branches of the force: Army, Navy, Air Corps and Reserve Defence Force.

Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Serious criminals will have DNA logged on international database

The Minister for Justice published the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill 2013 today that will force criminals to give DNA samples.

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Ever fancied owning a hotel with pool and 188 bedrooms? Look no further

The Quality Hotel & Suites, Killarney is up for sale for €3 million.

Luck of the Irish: Another EuroMillions winner but they have yet to claim prize Winning This post contains a poll

Luck of the Irish: Another EuroMillions winner but they have yet to claim prize

They scooped a whopping €12,801,474. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Five arrested in Dublin/Wicklow for ‘unlawful organisation’ membership

Gardaí from Special Detective Unit arrested the men in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From Business ETC PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals Insolvency

PIP apologises for comments about ‘bigger houses’ for professionals

Jim Stafford issued a statement saying that he did not intend to ‘create a distinction between so called professional classes and PAYE workers’.

After six weeks on the rocks, Tall Ship Astrid towed to Kinsale Harbour

The vessel ran aground on July 24 but all 30 people on board were rescued safely.

Colm Tóibín the only Irish novelist to make Man Booker Prize shortlist

Out of a possible three Irish novelists, Tóbín was the only one to make the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year.

Monday 9 September, 2013

Mercedes-Bent: Stranded at the gates of Leinster House

At least Mary Mitchell O’Connor won’t feel so alone now.

From Business ETC Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores Mandate

Strike averted at four Marks & Spencer stores

Under the agreement staff will be able to apply for redeployment at nearby stores.

Boil all imported frozen berries, they could contain hepatitis A – FSAI

So far in Ireland, there have been 15 primary cases of hepatitis A linked to the consumption of the frozen fruit.

M50 southbound reopens following motorcycle collision

No one is believed to have been seriously injured in the accident.

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

From Business ETC Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria Syria

Rise in Bord Gáis Energy Index for second consecutive month blamed on Syria

The Energy Index increased by four per cent in August as oil and gas prices rose.

Sunday 8 September, 2013

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Cats, dragonflies and glaring teddies: 12 more weird pictures sent by our readers

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird crap like this.

Kathleen Lynch on ‘not thinking like Labour’, next coalition partner and James Reilly

The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.

Saturday 7 September, 2013

Suicides in Ireland are not “out of hand” – Minister Lynch

The junior minister also disagreed with the Limerick coroner who said recording the level of suicides “doesn’t serve anyone”.

Friday 6 September, 2013

Enda Kenny was ‘really upset’ over ‘flaming red hair’ comment – Lynch

The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.

FF Senator opens Dáil’s Private Members’ Bar replica in Co Roscommon

Terry Leyden said former boss Charlie Haughey “would be there in spirit” while Mary O’Rourke would be there in person.

More money goes missing from a garda station

The undisclosed sum of money has been reported missing from Athy Garda Station, Co Kildare.

From Business ETC HMV reopens its first store on Henry St, Dublin today Good News

HMV reopens its first store on Henry St, Dublin today

The three other HMV stores will open their doors on Thursday, September 12.

Lynch: Labour wants €2bn worth of budget cuts instead of proposed €3.1bn Exclusive

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch said she has yet to discuss this with coalition partners Fine Gael.

Thursday 5 September, 2013

Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch

“There are certain things that we don’t have a right to know and this was one of them,” said Minister of State Kathleen Lynch.

Three charged with attempted murder after man found naked and beaten in bin

Those charged are two 26-year-old men and a 20-year-old woman. Another person has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Cavan nanny’s lawyer says evidence is tainted and wants case dropped

Aisling Brady McCarthy’s lawyer said prosecutors “knowingly presented false and deceptive evidence to the grand jury”.

Four arrested after man found beaten and naked in a wheelie bin

A person out walking a dog found the man and called an ambulance and police.

Cannabis factory worth €118k shut down in east Belfast

“This find, will undoubtedly assist in disrupting supply,” a member of the PSNI said.

One prisoner and two officers injured when prison van overturned in Galway

The vehicle with one female prisoner inside was on its way to Galway District Court from Dublin.

UN delays Irish troops heading to the Golan Heights by three weeks

Commandant Denis Hanly said the United Nations requested the troops to be delayed “for administration reasons”.

Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story ‘raises major credibility issues’

While solicitor Simon McGarr says the two paragraph apology by The Irish Times on page seven of last Saturday’s paper was inadequate in the eyes of media regulations.

Monday 2 September, 2013

Rape trial hears Coronation Street star told girl she would ‘die’

Known in soap land as car mechanic Kevin Webster and in the real world as Michael Turner, the 48-year-old has denied all charges against him.

Poor people 70% more likely to get lung, stomach, and cervical cancers

In Ireland, lung, stomach, head and neck, and cervical cancers are all more common in areas of higher unemployment and lower levels of education.

78 children killed on Irish roads were not wearing a seatbelt

Of the 262 children killed on roads since 1997, 112 were pedestrians, while 110 were car passengers.

Egypt’s Morsi to stand trial for ‘inciting murder’

The former leader is set to stand trial along with 14 other suspects in his Muslim Brotherhood movement.

Sunday 1 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Today everyone’s talking about girl, one, falling to her death, David Frost’s death, sarin gas used in Syria and Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital.

Four Halawa siblings to be held in Egypt for another 15 days

The Irish siblings have been held in Cairo for almost two weeks.

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21 pictures of this year’s Electric Picnic festival

It looked epic and oh, so very colourful.

Achill-henge structure gets arty makeover and it’s all to help young men

Thirty 12ft art pieces are being put on the side of each pillar on the structure.

Old man robbed when bogus caller distracted him trying to sell cushions

Another woman was also targeted on the same day but she raised the alarm before the bogus callers could steal anything.

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