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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 23 October, 2014

Today’s News


Yesterday’s News

Confirmed: Big Phil Hogan is now officially the EU Agriculture Commissioner

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said he intends to hold the commissioner accountable at all times.

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Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

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

An excruciating interview, make-up trials and Nigella Lawson.

Irish-born US judge suspended over porn emails scandal

McCaffery exchanged emails with a member of the Office of Attorney General that depicted sexual acts .

Woman threatened and assaulted by man in park

The woman, in her mid-30s, managed to avoid serious injury.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Au pairs ‘used as cheap childcare’ and can be underpaid, exploited

New research says that many families in the UK feel that hosting an au pair is the only way they can meet their childcare needs.

Stardust campaigners to hand new information to Minister over fatal fire

They say that they have “waited 33 years and 10 months” for the submission.

Monday 20 October, 2014

‘Despicable’ and ‘mischievous’: Taoiseach and Gerry Adams in war of words

The exchange surrounds the handling of Maíria Cahill’s claims that she was raped by a member of the IRA and then interrogated by the organisation.

Meet Ireland’s latest invader: The Asian Clam

A new report says that complete removal of the clam from our waterways is “not feasible”.

Gerry Adams says IRA “failed victims” in how it dealt with sex abuse claims

The Sinn Féin leader writes on his blog that this is a matter of profound regret for him.

Funeral home refused to look after the body of 14-year-old Traveller

The family of the teenager have been awarded more than €6,000 in compensation.

Sunday 19 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water bonuses, the beatification of Pope Paul VI, and memorial for Ian Paisley.

Parents of 3 children killed in MH17 crash release heartbreaking statement

The parents say their lives are “an ongoing hell”.

Man’s body recovered from canal

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances.

Teenager dies in Cork house fire

The blaze is not believed to be suspicious

‘On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough – I’m lucky’

Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.

Injuries reported after early-morning crash in Cork

The incident occurred on the Commons Road.

Martin calls on Government to intervene on Irish Water bonuses

It has also emerged that senior coalition figures have discussed the replacement of the Irish Water CEO.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Just one priest agreed to be interviewed for documentary on mother-and-baby homes

Director Saskia Weber said she is hopeful more religious figures will come forward.

Tribute paid to 47 Irish troops who lost their lives in Lebanon

A wreath was laid at Tibnin Memorial to the personnel who died in service.

Saturday 18 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about the woman charged with the murder of Hassan Khan, water charge protests, and Hong Kong demonstrations.

Man charged over fatal stabbing in Santry

The stabbing occurred yesterday.

Anti-water charge protests take place around the country

Large crowds were reported at some of the demonstrations.

Mary Lou: It’s “reprehensible” if IRA carried out own investigation into sexual abuse claims

She was speaking in response to claims by Maíria Cahill.

Friday 17 October, 2014

Kelly: Language in water charges letter was “unhelpful and over the top”

The letter was sent to tenants who were part of the Rental Accommodation Scheme.

Maíria Cahill: I am not an isolated case

Cahill made the claim this evening. She also made an appeal to Sinn Féin members.

EU decisions could mean higher electricity prices for all of us

The ESRI looks at Ireland’s energy supply in a new report.

Booking a test or visa online? Don’t get stung by an unofficial website

There has been a rise in complaints about unofficial websites offering tests or even travel visas.

Dublin councillor who said he was quitting Sinn Féin is now staying with the party

Jonathan Dowdall said that he’s “delighted” to be sticking with the party.

HSE support provided to boy was “not adequate” and had adverse effect on him

The Ombudsman for Children made recommendations on a report into the situation.

$125-a-ticket Famine Commemoration Gala dinner will be a “sombre, respectful” affair

The event is taking place in New Orleans in November.

Thursday 16 October, 2014

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

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Citizenfour

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Meet the people making poetry cool again in Ireland

Lingo Festival takes place in Dublin this weekend.

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