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Dublin: 19 °C Thursday 31 July, 2014

Today’s News

Fancy a cuppa? Dublin council are opening tearooms in a park near you

Tea rooms are opening in Harold’s Cross Park, St Patrick’s Park and in Herbert Park.

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad No Flying The Nest This post contains a poll

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad

The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.

Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes

The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.

Yesterday’s News

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they’ve only handed over 13%

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

Monday 28 July, 2014

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

From Business ETC ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants No Sale

ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants

The West Offaly Power Station and Lough Ree Power Station will be retained by the ESB.

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

€112m worth of second hand stuff sold online this year (…including Garth Brooks tickets)

The volume of second-hand baby and nursery equipment is up €160,000.

Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to ‘slop out’

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

Sheep rescued from rising waters is reunited with its owner

The Wicklow lifeboat rescue crew had an unusual rescue mission this week.

Thursday 24 July, 2014

Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position

The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.

Protesters in canoe stop construction of Kilkenny bridge

An emergency council meeting on the controversial bridge is to be held this Saturday.

Gardaí appeal for help in finding 14-year-old Teigan Mellor

Gardaí believe she may have travelled to Waterford.

Women ‘talent bank’ to improve gender balance on state boards

Last year, female representation on state boards stood at 36.2%.

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin Conflict This post contains images

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

Gardaí said that there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration this evening.

Direct Provision: ‘None of us can stand over it, it’s just not acceptable’

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

Fianna Fáil selects candidate to run for Dáil seat in Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Councillor Ivan Connaughton is to run for the Dail seat vacated by Luke Ming Flanagan.

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

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WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.

From Business ETC ‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting Parental Control

‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting

The app works by sending a copy of any images taken on the child’s phone to their parents.

Ex-rugby player Trevor Hogan to speak at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The demonstrations will take place outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Grafton Street this evening.

Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals

The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.

Nearly 8,000 people were reported missing last year, 28 remain untraced

Out of 2,337 high risk missing person reports filed in the Dublin region, 6 people’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Dubliners: ‘Never mind the seagulls, come sort out our rat problem’

Clondalkin residents are concerned about rats seen near the local bus stop and in the field where children play.

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

US and European airlines suspend flights from flying in or out of Israel

The ban is in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from the international airport, said the FAA.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock

Sunday 20 July, 2014

Arts portfolio isn’t a ‘consolation prize’. It brings in cash, but it’s not all about the money

In the political world, the Arts ministry is not rated too highly, but should this be the case?

Saturday 19 July, 2014

Living with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Here’s how they could get maintenance after you break up What's Mine Is Yours This post contains a poll

Living with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Here’s how they could get maintenance after you break up

Shacked up with your other half? You need to read this.

Friday 18 July, 2014

Irish Government expresses ‘strong concerns’ with Israeli ambassador over situation in Gaza

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said he registered the Government’s strong concern that over Israel’s ground operation.

Coast Guard responds to ‘help’ calls on Carrauntoohil… it was just someone praying loudly

A mountain guide thought he heard screams for help. They weren’t.

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

From Business ETC Revenue collects €310m in property tax and household charge payments Paid Up

Revenue collects €310m in property tax and household charge payments

The compliance rates for local property tax payments this year is 94%.

Thursday 17 July, 2014

East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice

Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.

Have you seen Christopher Harney? He’s been missing since yesterday

Harney was last seen in Cork City yesterday morning.

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