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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 1 November, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about the man who was arrested for writing Ebola on a coffee cup, water charges protests and Halloween…

Louise McSharry opens up about her cancer battle on the Late Late Show

The 2FM presenter is undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Yesterday’s News

One single library card will soon give you access to all the libraries in Ireland

The single library management system is the first of its kind in Europe.

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

Thursday 30 October, 2014

From Business ETC This professor is the most highly cited Irish scientist of all time Influential Mind

This professor is the most highly cited Irish scientist of all time

Professor Des Higgins was named the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds this year.

Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity

It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.

Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup

Two female passengers and a male passenger were arrested at the scene.

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year

The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.

No extra 4% bonus for ‘exceptional’ Irish Water workers

Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.

Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone is talking about the Ebola drill at the Mater Hospital, a Dublin pub charging for water and Tesco’s criminal investigation…

Malala Yousafzai donates $50,000 prize money to help rebuild 65 schools in Gaza

The 17-year-old won the Nobel Peace Prize this month.

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

Anti-racism protest takes place in Waterford

Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford over the weekend.

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Here are the newly appointed Court of Appeal judges who start work next week

Chief Justice, Justice Susan Denham said the court will help with delays in the system.

Through the microscope: Photo competition opens up a world we never see

Judges of the Nikon Small World Competition will reveal this year’s top picks tomorrow.

Motorcyclist killed in Donegal crash

The accident happened at 4pm this afternoon.

The law allowing the government to cut public sector pay is being scrapped

The section that is being deleted allowed public service employers to take steps that would impact on non-core pay and working hours.

Baby boom at Dublin Zoo boosts record breaking visitor numbers

Today the zoo welcomed its one millionth visitor this year.

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NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’ Malfunction This post contains videos

NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’

The rocket was bringing supplies to the International Space Station.

Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about abortion pills, the rise in public transport prices and the Pope backing evolution…

Three valuable paintings by famous Irish artists stolen from Wicklow home

Paintings by Sir John Lavery, Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats were stolen last week.

Dublin language school announces temporary closure due to ‘weak financial situation’

SIPTU says it is very concerned for students and staff of Leinster College.

Visitor restrictions in place at University Hospital Galway due to vomiting bug

The hospital said they are under tremendous pressure and cannot afford to lose beds because of virus outbreaks.

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Lydia Foy settles transgender birth cert case against the State

The settlement was made following a “firm intention” by Government to introduce a Gender Recognition Bill.

Sunday 26 October, 2014

From Business ETC Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall Stress Test

Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall

The group confirmed that it has already “provided for” over 80% of the shortfall .

Cannabis growhouse with 101 plants discovered across the road from DIT

An estimated €80,000 worth of plants were seized.

Ó Caoláin: ‘If it did happen, then that is an outrage’

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley said it wasn’t good enough for Sinn Féin to take a step back from the Mairia Cahill scandal.

Poll: Should Ireland stay in summer, winter – or change time zone altogether? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland stay in summer, winter – or change time zone altogether?

Russia turned the clock back for the last time today.

Open thread: What’s your favourite thing about winter?

Bye bye Summer, we had some good times…

Kite surfer forced to swim long distance back to shore after equipment failure

Howth Coast Guard received a 999 call at 6pm yesterday.

Gardaí investigating overnight shooting in Cavan

The man was taken to Cavan General Hospital with injuries described as non life threatening.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

Saturday 25 October, 2014

Galway County Council calls on Government to suspend water charges

The motion was put forward by Independent Councillor James Charity.

Temple Bar’s cobbled streets under threat as women wearing stilettos can’t walk on them

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland said it is a practical problem that needs fixing.

Gardaí are looking for this man in relation to a sexual assault in west Dublin

The woman in her 30s was walking in Carpenterstown Park at 7.30am.

The Guarantee: A movie we know ends in tears, but compellingly captures an important part of Irish history

On September 29, 2008, one decision changed Ireland’s path.

Man killed in housing estate shooting, two men and woman arrested

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who share nude or sexual content of their exes online be jailed?

England, Wales and Scotland all have plans underway to deal with the issue.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

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