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Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Today’s News

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

NCT about to expire? Urgent cases will get an appointment or get the test for free

The Road Safety Authority said there is no backlog and they are very prepared for the new rules.

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Yesterday’s News

Minister to teachers: ‘Call off your strike’ … Teachers to minister: ‘No’

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.

Minister, mother, and TD on why young women need to see more female leaders

The Minister for Justice said that women often feel they have more to prove.

Glasnevin Trust is helping with the burial of Ebola victims in Sierre Leone

Proper burials of the dead is preserving the dignity of the deceased.

“We need women, young women in particular, to realise how powerful they can be”

Gender imbalance isn’t good for society or business, Minister Aodhan Ó Riordáin says.

Monday 24 November, 2014

‘Government distrust over water charges policy shows public want effective lobbying rules’

Transparency Ireland said the new lobbying register doesn’t go far enough.

There is a good reason Bosco is back…

… and he needs your help.

Dublin City Council accepts developer money instead of social housing

Just three Dublin developments in the last year included social housing.

Saturday 22 November, 2014

Here’s how to make some decent (not tacky) Christmas decorations

Get into Blue Peter mode to kit out your home and save some cash this Christmas.

Baby girl survives Ebola ‘against all the odds’

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

Friday 21 November, 2014

Vintage bike stolen outside Ranelagh shop highlights soaring bike theft problem

Almost 4,500 bicycles were reported stolen in Dublin last year alone.

From Business ETC The ECB is going to let you in on why they’re slashing interest rates Transparency

The ECB is going to let you in on why they’re slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

Is the water you’re paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you…

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules Bai

The Savage Eye’s ‘foul mouthed children’ did not break broadcasting rules

One complainant said the series should be called ‘The Savage Mouth’.

We’re throwing fewer black bags of rubbish into landfills

There was a a slight increase in the quantity of household waste collected in 2013.

More than 100 children in foster care have no social worker

One child had not been visited by a social worker in more than four years.

Thursday 20 November, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

On this day in 1945, Hitler’s henchmen faced the Nuremberg trial Nazi Trial This post contains images

On this day in 1945, Hitler’s henchmen faced the Nuremberg trial

Under Nazi rule, more than 6 million Jews were killed.

‘Revenge porn’ may not be punishable through Irish law

The Law Reform Commission says there are gaps in the harassment laws that need to be addressed.

From Business ETC This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

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Galway man denied squatters’ rights after living in house for 16 years

This case is significant for other property owners who wish to protect their properties against adverse possession.

There was a huge drop in ‘duvet days’ during the economic crisis

Workers across all industry sectors take an average of 5.5 days off per year.

Wednesday 19 November, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Tuesday 18 November, 2014

‘Now, where did I park my car?’: By any chance did you leave it in this car park two years ago?

The broken-down Mercedes has been sitting in a parking lot, unclaimed, for over two years.

Tailbacks at Newlands Cross may be a thing of the past, it’s been upgraded

The junction is one of the busiest in the country with approximately 80,000 vehicles using it each day.

Tight security in court as man accused of gang murder turns State witness

There were significant delays at the Criminal Courts of Justice as every person entering was screened through security.

Monday 17 November, 2014

Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing

Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.

Sunday 16 November, 2014

‘Social workers can’t do their jobs properly due to under resourcing’

Social work expert Maurice Fenton said that the relationship between children and carers is being sacrificed.

Friday 14 November, 2014

INM Chief believes Gerry Adams’ ‘gunpoint’ comments were a ‘veiled threat’

Gerry Adams said this week that he would not be withdrawing the remarks he made.

First person jailed for WhatsApp ‘revenge porn’ in the UK

The man changed his Whatsapp profile image with an explicit photo of his ex.

From Business ETC The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year Employment

The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year

There has been a steady increase in the number of people signing on to do apprenticeships.

From Business ETC More people are filing their tax returns online Revenue

More people are filing their tax returns online

By midnight yesterday, over 397,000 income tax returns for 2013 were filed.

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This mayor says she wasn’t throwing gang signs with a convicted felon

The police said the mayor ‘should have known better’.

Good news for coffee drinkers. A few cups a day reduces your risk of diabetes

Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day apparently isn’t all that bad.

High Court rules direct provision does not breach human rights

The €19.10 payment and the operation of direct provision were not deemed unlawful.

‘Get your ass to Mars’: Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

Thursday 13 November, 2014

Children under 7 to be banned from tractors

Under new rules. farmers will be able to be prosecuted for a number of offences.

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