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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 22 August, 2014

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From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies…

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

HSE due to publish terms of its abortion case inquiry

The HSE ordered a report into the situation where a woman was given a caesarean section after she became pregnant through rape.

US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley

Sadly, the journalist was killed by ISIS earlier this week.


Wednesday 20 August, 2014

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

Ferguson and Facebook, eating meat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Varadkar won’t be taking up nurses’ challenge – but he’ll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

Here’s why we’ll all be reading (and watching) The Commitments next year The Rabbittes This post contains a poll

Monday 18 August, 2014

45-year-old man dies after being stabbed in Dublin

The incident occurred at around 10.45pm last night.

Young pilot Denis Metcalfe dies in single car Limerick crash

The 25-year -old was from Mallow in Co Cork.

Four on hunger strike at “extremely volatile” Direct Provision centre

Mount Trenchard is based in Foynes, Co Limerick.

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment? Abortion This post contains a poll

Explainer: What is the 8th Amendment?

There are calls for a referendum on the amendment to be held after a woman was refused an abortion under our current laws.


Bishop: Caesarean a “better outcome than abortion” but creates risks

It emerged this weekend that a woman had been refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

Sunday 17 August, 2014

“There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people”

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Here’s how graves were protected from bodysnatchers in 1800s Cork…

‘Bodysnatching grilles’ were not an uncommon sight.

Saturday 16 August, 2014

Why are people protesting against a bridge being built in Kilkenny?

The protests have been going on for five weeks.

Friday 15 August, 2014

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

On this night in 1992 you were listening to… Dr Alban

A Friday Flashback to get your weekend started…

“Appalled”: Two asylum seekers transferred after protests at Direct Provision centre

The protest took place outside a centre in Foynes yesterday.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… The Rover Trailers

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… The Rover

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

Stardust campaigners met with Frances Fitzgerald but weren’t happy with the outcome

One survivor said she was not happy with how the meeting went.

Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

The remains were found during Luas works in mid-July.

Cliff Richard: Sex crime claim ‘completely false’

The search is not believed to be connected to Operation Yewtree.

Heather Humphreys battles pirates to bring Culture Night news to the masses

The national event will take place on Friday 19 September.

Ferguson teen shooting: Journalists arrested in McDonald’s

The two reporters were detained yesterday evening by police.

20 years ago today, Arlene Arkinson (15) disappeared

Arlene was out for the night at at disco when she disappeared. Police believe she was murdered.

Kilkenny ‘pop-up’ museum lets you uncover Ireland’s past

The project will run in the Parade in Kilkenny city today.

Councillors take steps to halt works on controversial Kilkenny bridge

A motion is being moved by three councillors, who have concerns about the contract for construction.

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out This post contains videos

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

Why bats spread Ebola, remembering Robin Williams, and inside the Islamic State.

Man arrested over shooting of boy (6)

Sean Scully was shot in a house in the Ballyfermot area in June.

Shots fired in Cork city estate

The incident happened when two men were walking down the road.

We’re saving more – but say the government isn’t encouraging us

The proportion of people saving regularly increased to 41% from 35% last month, says the Savings Index.

Hunt on to identify dismembered man found in recycling plant

The man’s lower leg was found on 31 July.

No-fly zone over town where unarmed black teen was shot by police

Protests erupted in the Missouri town after the incident occurred.

Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Two arrested during protest against Kilkenny bridge

Protesters have been maintaining a 24-hour presence at the construction site.

Greyhound trucks ‘blocked’ by protesters as court date looms

The move comes ahead of the company returning to court on Thursday over an injunction.

VIDEO: When Robin Williams met Zig and Zag RIP This post contains videos

The government is going to review the way Ireland treats asylum seekers

It is hoped the review by a working group will take place early next year.

Explainer: Why thousands of Yazidi people are trapped on an Iraq mountain

We look at what’s happening in Northern Iraq as the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) continues its attacks, causing thousands to flee.

Monday 11 August, 2014

Raising of King Puck goat goes ahead amid animal welfare concerns

The festival organisers say the animal is well cared for and his welfare is a priority.

Meteor mobile customer? Be aware of this text scam

The mobile provider said that people should be careful with any suspicious texts and offers.

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