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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 19 April, 2014

Today’s News

On this day in 1995, the Oklahoma bombing killed 168 people including 19 children on this day

The motive behind the bombing was said to be in retaliation to the Waco siege which also happened on the same day.

Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’

The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world.

The Waco siege ended on this day 21 years ago, leaving 79 dead

The Branch Davidians was a sect that separated from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1955 and were led by David Koresh .

Yesterday’s News

No, it’s not an Easter apparition. This face of Jesus in a field in Drogheda is art

The portrait covers two acres and was created using fertiliser to help bring out the image from the surrounding grass.

Two paragliders airlifted to hospital after colliding mid-air in Wicklow

The incident happened at the Glencree Heritage Centre in Enniskerry.

Jillian Godsil to run in European elections after scrapping of law barring bankruptees

At the end of February Jillian Godsil was declared bankrupt in Ireland.

Hairdressers, shearers and librarians are in demand in South Australia

South Australian Immigration Department has added these occupations to their newly published list.

Waiting game at the Anglo trial: ‘You never can guess when a jury will make up their mind’

The spotlight over the past seven days was on the seven women and five men who were to decide whether to convict three of Ireland’s former bankers on charges relating to illegal loans.

Thursday 17 April, 2014

Roads in Mayo get prayers and blessings in a bid to reduce road deaths

The ceremonies will take place at all Catholic and Church of Ireland churches in the county on Sunday.

Diarmuid Martin says priests feel hurt over yesterday’s Irish Times cartoon

The Archbishop said he is a strong believer in freedom of speech and of the vital role of satire in social criticism.

Credit Union debit cards to be rolled out by January 2015

The cards will be similar to the old Laser card as money can only be spent if there are funds in the account.

Taoiseach says three dozen allegations of garda wrongdoing have come across his desk

Enda Kenny said he has no idea if they are true or not.

Ireland likely to be less than 1% over end of year milk quota

This is the last year the Irish dairy sector will be unbound by quota restrictions.

Funding of €15m to provide school book rental schemes for 400 schools

The Minister for Education said the new funding will benefit all primary schools who currently operate a school book rental scheme.

Mothers can hold newborns at chest or placenta level after birth, finds study

Delayed cord clamping is what decreases iron deficiency in infancy, not what position newborns are held after birth.

Credit union research finds we have more disposable income than this time last year

The credit union tracker shows early signs of recovery, as more people have money to spend and save.

Anglo jury continue deliberations on charges against Willie McAteer and Pat Whelan today

Yesterday, former CEO and Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean FitzPatrick was found not guilty on all charges.

From Business ETC Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’ LEAN IN

Sandberg: ‘If you want to do something nice for your wife, don’t buy flowers, do the laundry’

Sheryl Sandberg talks gender equality, women leaning in, asking for raises and not being afraid to be ambitious.

Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Men being treated for eating disorders up 67% in the last five years

Bodywhys says the misconception that eating disorders are a ‘female issue’ can sometimes make it harder for a man to acknowledge there is a problem.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Anglo jury to begin deliberations for a fourth day

In total, the jury have been deliberating for eleven hours.

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Jury yet to reach a verdict in Anglo trial

Today is day 45 of the trial which has heard evidence from 54 witnesses.

Saturday 12 April, 2014

Getting counselling but want to keep it private? You better pay in cash Cash Or Card This post contains a poll

Getting counselling but want to keep it private? You better pay in cash

Looking after your mental health but want to keep it private. We ask, should it be hidden from your bank statements?

Friday 11 April, 2014

‘The banks are stinkers’: Senator Norris joins protest at Dublin auctioneers

The organisers were asking the auctioneers to agree that no properties will be offered for sale where there is a legal dispute.

Vaginas ‘grown’ in 7 days successfully transplanted in four women

All the women who had the procedure are sexually active, report no pain, and are satisfied with their arousal and orgasms.

History experts descend on Trinity College to discover the truth about the Battle of Clontarf

The Battle of Clontarf was fought on Good Friday 1014, when the high-king Brian Boru lost his life.

Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI

The ESRI forecast that the government borrowing in 2015 is likely to come in below the target of 3 per cent of GDP.

There are 147,000 underemployed people in Ireland ready to work more hours

In the EU28 , 9.9 million of the part-time workers were classed as “underemployed” meaning they wish to work additional hours and are available to do so

Thursday 10 April, 2014

EPA finds no long-term health impacts from Ballymount recycling plant fire

The Oxigen recycling plant in Ballymount, Dublin burned for over a week in January.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.

Family of five terrorised at gunpoint during armed robbery in Limerick

There were three young children in the house when the masked men with guns broke in to their home.

Ireland handed over 157 people on European arrest warrants in 2013

Ireland issued 69 warrants during 2013 and 40 Irish issued warrants resulted in surrenders.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

On this day in 1998 the Good Friday Agreement was signed

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the signing of the historic Good Friday Agreement, the most important step towards achieving peace in Northern Ireland.

PAC want more answers from Rehab and today they hope to get them

John McGuinness said the last time answers had to be “dragged” out of Rehab – today they want answers on public money and the group’s governance.

It’s day four of President Higgins’ trip to the UK and today he’s heading to a farm

From State banquet to country living. The President of Ireland has had a busy few days.

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

‘Company directors can’t be passive observers’: Prosecution begin closing remarks at Anglo trial

The jury was directed to find two of the former executives not guilty on a number of accounts.

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