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Dublin: 22 °C Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Today’s News

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.

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.

Yesterday’s News

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

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.

Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020

There are currently more than 220,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired.

Swim ban at Killiney and White Rock beaches due to high levels of E. Coli

The Blue Flag is being removed from Killiney pending the outcome of an investigation.

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Irish and US authorities ‘in touch’ about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

Temporary ban on bathing in place at Sandymount Strand

Water samples taken today did not comply with minimum standards for swimming.

Number of maternity homes a difficulty for mother and baby inquiry

The Commission have been asked to include a wide range of institutions within their scope of their inquiry.

Almost 500 unclaimed infant bodies were sent to anatomy departments from 1940-65

The handing over of infant remains was legal under the Anatomy Act 1832 so as to provide “legal cadavers” for medical research.

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Over 222 children died in Bethany Home but 1939 report says they appeared ‘happy’

One child was taken to hospital with severe whooping cough, conjunctivitis and infected feet.

US ambassador designate says he would like to meet all parties in Northern Ireland

He said he would like to see everyone get back to the table so that the Haas proposals could be adopted.

Relatives of 1916 leaders call for Moore Street preservation work to begin

The family are urging the Government to begin the works on the buildings ‘before it’s too late’.

More people are having non-religious marriages than they were six years ago

The total number of marriages registered in 2013 was 20,670.

Forget the package holiday. A spaceport for commercial flights is being built in the UK

Eight locations have been selected that would be suitable for the new spaceport.

Monday 14 July, 2014

It’s over: Garth Brooks confirms all five concerts are cancelled

Garth Brooks has said Ticketmaster will go ahead with refunds.

Swimmer injured after jumping off rocks in Howth

The male swimmer is believed to have suffered a back injury while jumping off 30 foot cliffs into the water.

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Man dies after resurfacing from dive off Inishbofin

The diver experienced difficulty and the coastguard helicopter R118 was tasked to the scene from Sligo.

Fingal Council vote to reduce property tax for 2015… but they can’t ratify decision just yet

Councillors called on the regulations to be published immediately to allow councils to legally and formally decide what rate of local property tax they will apply.

Dublin City Council to debate motion on ending public water fluoridation

Cork County Council has already passed a motion calling on the Government to legislate for change.

This 1940s letter describes the ‘decent class’ of unmarried mothers who were ‘first offenders’

The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.

Mother and baby homes believed to give Irish women ‘every chance of keeping their secret’

A report into ‘destitute Irish girls’ investigated the problem of unmarried pregnant women travelling to England.

Death rate of babies at Tuam mother and baby home was double the rate of other homes

The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.

Friday 11 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about who got what job in the Cabinet, the 12th of July parades and the future of the Poolbeg chimneys…

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