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Dublin: 14 °C Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Today’s News

US to be involved in upcoming Northern Ireland peace talks

The Foreign Affairs minister called for the continued strong US support for the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.

‘A grubby incident’: Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

You’re better off being old in the US, Norway or France than you are in Ireland

By 2050, the over 60s will account for 29.7% of the population.

More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it’s still very low

The research also found that less than one in twenty could send a text message.

Yesterday’s News

UPC broadband back up after technical difficulties across parts of Dublin

Engineers worked to fix the problem, said the broadband provider.

Want a church wedding? There might not be enough priests to do them in the future

The Association of Catholic Priests says married men should be allowed to become priests.

Man in his 60s shot in the leg in Dublin pub overnight

The man was taken to St James’ Hospital.

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

Man arrested in connection with Jonny Cooper stabbing released without charge

The Dublin defender was stabbed on Dorset Street in Dublin.

New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.

Monday 29 September, 2014

Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres

The centre will recreate real life clinical scenarios using simulation models.

Calls for farm safety to be taught to primary students following Cork farm accident

A young girl was killed in a farming accident over the weekend.

Vandals burn down children’s playground in Ballymun

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

Obama admits they underestimated Islamic State group and what was happening in Syria

He said that it must be accepted the military action is part of the solution.

Sunday 28 September, 2014

Five members of this family lived to see 100 and they’re hoping it’s a world record

The family have made an application to the Guinness World Records.

African families are 20 times more likely to end up in the child care courts

Mental health is flagged as one of the possible contributory factors.

Friday 26 September, 2014

Ireland to examine updating terror laws following UN resolution on foreign fighters

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan said Europeans joining Islamist State group is a ‘serious problem’.

Not legislating for surrogacy is ‘simply kicking the can down the road’

The Medical Director of Sims IVF says removing surrogacy from the Child and Family Relationships Bill is a lost opportunity.

‘I could never hate him’: Helen O’Driscoll forgives eldest son who killed his twin brothers

Jonathan O’Driscoll killed his younger twin brothers before taking his own life last month.

Thursday 25 September, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

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Apartment living no longer desirable as planning permissions drop by 73%

There has been a drop of over 16% in the number of dwellings to get planning permission.

GSOC chairman says he won’t be resigning

The GSOC report was unable to confirm the source of the ‘bugging’ leak.

Phil Hogan’s making legal threats against an Irish MEP

Here’s Childers’ letter she sent the the European Legal Affairs Committee last night.

Direct provision protest in Cork ends after ten days

An agreement between residents and management on living conditions has been made.

Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Man accused of sexual assault on UCD grounds remanded in custody

The accused was ordered to stay off internet dating sites at his last court appearance.

RTÉ is switching off Longwave 252 but don’t worry, most listeners won’t be affected

The service is “very expensive” and is “unsustainable” in terms of the RTÉ’s current financial position.

War against Islamic State group ‘is not America’s fight alone’ says Obama

US Secretary of State John Kerry said ancient treasures in Iraq and Syria have become the causalities of warfare.

Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year

Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube Military Operation This post contains videos

US Navy record missile attack on Islamic State group and upload it on YouTube

The US navy have documented the attack by filming the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles in action.

Do you own any of these recycling bins? 18 of them are worth a total of €18,000 Stolen This post contains images

Do you own any of these recycling bins? 18 of them are worth a total of €18,000

Gardaí recovered the recycling bins in Ashbourne.

Over 45% of farmers’ family members treated for mental health, with half impacted by suicide

More than a third said suicide had been experienced in their wider community.

Monday 22 September, 2014

‘I’m lucky they didn’t kill me’ says taxi driver after vicious attack in Cork

Gardaí are searching for the two men who beat taxi man John Ford.

Woman arrested over 1994 Belfast shooting

Sean McParland was shot in Skegoniel Avenue in north Belfast while babysitting.

Almost 3,000 children are waiting over a year for speech and language therapy

On average, there are 162 children for each speech and language therapist in Ireland.

Have you seen this chain? Daughter devastated after losing cherished necklace

Eimear Naughton said the chain has huge sentimental value as it was given to her after her father’s death.

Arklow RNLI rescue 3 people from sinking powerboat

The rescue was described as a ‘close call’ by RNLI volunteers.

Dublin City Council to consider cutting property tax with residents calling for 15% reduction

Dublin City Council will tonight consider a reduction at a special meeting.

Saturday 20 September, 2014

Like these designer pylons? It doesn’t look like they’ll be seen in Ireland any time soon Electrifying Design This post contains a poll

Like these designer pylons? It doesn’t look like they’ll be seen in Ireland any time soon

These designers are thinking outside when it comes to power lines.

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