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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 18 April, 2014

Today’s News

Landlords evicting tenants for putting their homes on Airbnb

A petition has been set up calling on lawmakers in San Francisco to stop the evictions.

Irish Times to explain why controversial cartoon was removed from website

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin had said last week that priests were “hurt” by the cartoon’s publication.

Garda hospitalised after motorcycle rammed by stolen van

A number of other vehicles were rammed into by the van during the incident today.

Workers at donkey sanctuary ballot for industrial action

The workers have been told they will be made redundant on 31 May.

Boy (4) dies after collision in which three others injured

A man in a second car was arrested after the incident and has been released without charge.

Houses to be knocked – because they’re not medieval

Experts found that the front and rear walls of the two houses date mostly from 1881 and 1908, with no evidence they date to medieval times.

It’ll be a sunny Easter, with temps of up to 16 degrees

Keep the sandals close by, just in case.

Not just monsters and Adrian Bayleys: Tom Meagher on normal men’s violence against women

Jill Meagher was murdered in 2012 – now her husband has written a searingly honest and powerful blogpost about violence against women.

Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… the Amazing Spider-Man 2

Cinema trip this weekend? brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

Majority of teachers say schools won’t be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.

“Ambitious” and “powerful” new children’s policy welcomed

The framework sets out a number of commitments for making life better in Ireland for children.

Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Catch-up Wednesday: 3 midweek longreads

Get up to speed with the latest news, opinions and insights with our hand-picked in-depth reads.

‘New future’ for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill

The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes

The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.

Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation

Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.

Pics: Meet the three new foreign ambassadors to Ireland

The ambassadors are from Iran, China and Senegal.

Post-mortem due on unidentified body found on Dublin beach

The male in his 30s was discovered yesterday.

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Man arrested in connection with murder of man found in lake

Kevin Kearney’s body was found in a lake at Alexandra Park a day after he was shot dead.

Irish breast cancer research team reveal ‘exciting’ new research

Breast Predict was founded six months ago, and has already revealed some exciting findings.

Look up! The International Space Station is in our skies until 22 April

The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.

VIDEO: Watch the lunar eclipse live

We can’t see it here in Ireland, but we can watch a stream online. Hurrah!

Meet AIB’s new Chief Operating Officer

Stephen White has previously worked in British Telecom and NHS Direct.

Pics: Before and after – Boston since the marathon bombings

A look at Boston on the day of the bombings, and today.

Monday 14 April, 2014

Children First bill published, 15 years after it was first mooted

Minister Frances Fitzgerald had promised in early March that the bill would be published soon.

Woman ‘badly shaken’ after being dragged out of car by hijackers

The car was found burned out a short time later.

The Kerry Babies: Death, tragedy and scandal, 30 years on

This day 30 years ago, the body of a baby was found on a Kerry beach. Its discovery led to a major moment in Irish social history.

50 friends raise €32,000 during swim challenge for friend in a coma

Pádraig Schaler has been in a coma since last summer, and is receiving treatment in Germany.

Will Irish Water charge homeowners a €100 standing charge?

One newspaper reports that the semi-state company will, but Minister Pat Rabbitte says no.

Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference

Members of the 31 AGSI branches will debate range of motions during this week’s conference.

Five due in court over robberies and burglaries in the west

The four men and one woman will appear before Galway District Court today.

Sunday 13 April, 2014

Parents of kids with ‘hidden’ disability “fighting” for support since diagnosis

One child was so distressed that he talked about killing himself – now he is in a specialist language unit and more confident, his mother said.

50 friends swim in 17 counties over 38 hours for “loyal and fun” friend in a coma

Pádraig Schaler was injured when he was knocked off his bike at Cape Cod. His friends are raising money to help his parents pay for his treatment.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Pharmacy delivery service set up after people stop taking meds due to cost

Healthwave offers generic medications to members of its Health Pass scheme. Now, it delivers medication around Ireland to further cut down on costs.

Saturday 12 April, 2014

“We like to challenge ourselves”: Donegal trio set to brave the infamous Death Road

Last year, they took on the ice roads – this year, it’s Death Road, a volcano, and a desert.

Friday 11 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge On this night in 1992 you were listening to… Shakespears Sister Friday Flashback

On this night in 1992 you were listening to… Shakespears Sister

A Friday flashback to get your weekend started.

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