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Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Inmates in Brazilian prison take guards hostage in latest riot

The riot was the fifth in Parana this month and the 21st this year.

Opinion: I’ve always had a passion for maths but was often unmotivated – until now

Transition Year student Hannah Leonard describes the inspiring experience of being a competitor in the MATHletes Challenge 2014.

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the “good vibes”

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

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From The Score Snapshot: Home crowd pays tribute to Germany in spectacular fashion Appreciation

Snapshot: Home crowd pays tribute to Germany in spectacular fashion

A huge ‘Danke’ (German for ‘thank you’) mosaic was unveiled in the stadium tonight.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: O’Shea saves Ireland, Tomás Ó Sé’s Cork change and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: O’Shea saves Ireland, Tomás Ó Sé’s Cork change and all today’s sport

Jack Grealish, Seamus Prendergast, Brian O’Driscoll and Ben Flower all made the headlines today as well.

Gardaí want your help investigating a serious hit and run incident in Dublin

The victim is still recovering in hospital.

From The Score As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Germany v Ireland, Euro 2016 qualifier

After two wins from two, Martin O’Neill faced his biggest challenge as Ireland boss this evening.

Here’s Brendan Howlin’s Budget speech in full

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

From The Daily Edge Connemara kid writes deadly musical plea to appear on the Late Late Toyshow Latelate

UK terror trial suspect had Tony Blair’s address on a scrap of paper

Erol Incedal is accused of “intending to commit or preparing acts of terrorism” and possessing a document about bomb-making.

Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69

The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.

From The Score Own up – which one of you backed Ireland to win 8-0 tonight? You Better You Bet

Own up – which one of you backed Ireland to win 8-0 tonight?

Easy, easy money for the bookies.

‘A great day for South Armagh Duty Free’ – tobacco companies are not happy…

They say that the 40 cent increase on a packet of cigarettes will play into the hands of smugglers.

From The Score An Italian U21 player scored the dinkiest dink that was ever dinked today Cheeky Chip

An Italian U21 player scored the dinkiest dink that was ever dinked today

This chip is either gorgeous, sublime or some mouth watering mixture of both.

From The Score I wasn’t racist to Patrice Evra – Luis Suarez Controversial

I wasn’t racist to Patrice Evra – Luis Suarez

The Uruguay star is closing in on a comeback but has reopened old wounds over an incident which occurred during his time in England.

Mary Lou McDonald has been turfed out of the Dáil…

…and she’s not being let back in.

Home repossession: Families locked out of court “like criminals”

Frances Fitzgerald would beg to differ.

From The Score Rio hit with FA Twitter charge for using an offensive term we’ve never heard before Twitter Trouble

Rio hit with FA Twitter charge for using an offensive term we’ve never heard before

Not for the first time, Rio’s Twitter account has landed him in trouble.

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn’t Richard Boyd Barrett)

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

The main things you really need to know from Budget 2015

Taxes, cigarettes, child benefit….

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Good news for Heather Humphreys — she’s getting €4 million to spend on 2016

Her Department’s being given €212 million in total to spend, as part of Budget 2015.

From The Score Keane, Whelan and Walters get the nod for German test Team News

Keane, Whelan and Walters get the nod for German test

Ireland are away to the four-time World Cup winners tonight.

From The Daily Edge We could all learn something from this fed-up dad’s brilliantly sarcastic dishwasher tutorial Thanks Dad

PICTURES: The winners and losers* of Budget 2015

*Relatively speaking, all things considered, etc…

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From The Score Ben Flower banned for 6 months for his Super League Grand Final attack The Banned This post contains videos

Ben Flower banned for 6 months for his Super League Grand Final attack

Wigan prop found guilty of “violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent.”

Man arrested over explosion that ‘sent fireball up in the air’

Gardaí, Dublin Fire Brigade and an Army bomb disposal team all attended the scene in the wake of the blast, back in March.

Reeva Steenkamp’s family rejected “blood money” from Pistorius

His sentencing hearing heard today that he offered the family $34,000.

From Business ETC ‘Young and active farmers’ will benefit from today’s Budget Agriculture

‘Young and active farmers’ will benefit from today’s Budget

New measures will target the long-term leasing of land.

Man in hospital after stabbing in Sligo town

There are reports that up to four men were involved in the incident.

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space ISS

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space

It was filmed from the International Space Station from Commander Reid Wiseman.

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

More films? More film stars?

From Business ETC ‘Uninspiring’ budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters Budget... Meh

‘Uninspiring’ budget continues tax discrimination against self-starters

The self-employed are still paying more tax than everyone else.

From The Score Four-time Munster championship winner with Waterford calls it a day GAA

Four-time Munster championship winner with Waterford calls it a day

Another member of that much-loved Déise side bows out.

They said they’d be cutting taxes and they have. Here’s where the savings are:

After all those kites, here’s the meat of what’s being brought in by the coalition….

Here’s how much your pay will change after Budget 2015

What are you going to do with all that money?

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From Business ETC The Double Irish is dead, long live the ‘knowledge-development box’ R.I.P. Double Irish

The Double Irish is dead, long live the ‘knowledge-development box’

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

The government is giving most people part of their water charges back

Michael Noonan said that the measures was being taken to “alleviate the burden of water charges on working families”. The short-term unemployed will miss out, though.

Here’s how social welfare will look after today

If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.

From The Score No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill Gelsenkirchen

No room for error: Ireland must be ‘really focused, really strong’, says O’Neill

The Ireland boss also hailed the achievement of John O’Shea, who could win his 100th cap tonight.

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