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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 23 October, 2014

Today’s News

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Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

Police appeal for Irishman missing in Wales

Matthew Wall is a lecturer in Swansea.

Irish man stopped while boarding ferry to Holyhead, €168,000 seized

A detention order for the man was granted today at the Criminal Courts of Justice.

Alan Kelly doesn’t think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff

Alan Kelly said the new board will address the bonus culture at Irish water as a matter of priority.

Alan Kelly: ‘John Tierney should be out facing the public and I’ll tell him that’

He said he has 100% confidence in John Tierney as CEO of Irish Water.

We’ll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…

Grave of WT Cosgrave vandalised in Goldenbridge Cemetery

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan took to Twitter today to voice his disgust.

Fossett’s Circus ‘open for business’ despite facing potential collapse

The family are considering asking the court to appoint an examiner to the business.

New appointments chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

Two serving judges were also appointed to the Court of Appeal.

Irish MEP says strict Central Bank mortgage rules need to be reviewed

Brian Hayes said the new 20% deposit rule has ‘unintended’ consequences.

Enda Kenny: ‘I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job’

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

Monday 20 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Ebola and Irish Water bonuses…

Funeral of Hassan Khan takes place in Dublin RIP

Funeral of Hassan Khan takes place in Dublin

The two-year-old boy was found dead in an apartment in Ballybrack.

Don’t like lamb? Over €7 million is being spent to convince you otherwise

Sheep meat consumption and production has been down 20% in the last 14 years.

From Business ETC Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment Cutting-edge

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.

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One millionth visitor to Cliffs of Moher wins €5k holiday

Rita Shaw from Florida is on holiday to Ireland with her husband.

Primary school pupils are being prepared to work in the 21st century

A survey of 300 Irish primary schools said access to high speed broadband is an obstacle.

Friday 17 October, 2014

Teenager killed and nun injured in tragic police chase

Two males who were also in the Jaguar and the driver of the VW Polo remain in hospital.

Stolen livestock slaughtered in illegal abattoirs could make it back to Irish consumers

The gardaí said there are three organised criminal gangs involved in the “rustling” of cattle.

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

Hotdog and wine gums dispute gets fired Cineworld worker €20,000

The former cinema worker purchased a regular hotdog, when he had, in fact, received a large hotdog.

Dublin man caught with thousands of pounds worth of cocaine at Heathrow Airport

The man had arrived in on a flight from Brazil.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

‘Exciting step forward’ as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

‘Excise relief is the shot in the arm needed to get the Irish craft beer industry going’

The Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company says yesterday’s Budget announcement was unexpected, but welcome.

Pressure is on to get building, but those in construction need to learn new skills

The Irish Green Building Council says Ireland is going through a “revolution in standards and regulation”.

Little relief for renters as Rent Supplement and rent cap omitted from Budget

There was dismay by many groups that the there was nothing to combat spiralling rents.

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Will we be welcoming more celebrities to Ireland next year?

More films? More film stars?

€10m budget boost to end ‘scourge of homelessness’

But rent supplement levels have not been touched.

We recycle 37 glass bottles a week per head of population and they’re mainly alcohol related

There’s been an increase of nearly 10% in glass bottle collections.

Reducing speed limits to 30 km/h in built-up areas – would you be in favour? Slow Down This post contains a poll

Reducing speed limits to 30 km/h in built-up areas – would you be in favour?

The Institute of Public Health said lowering the speed limit will benefit public health.

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From Business ETC Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates In Demand

Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates

Professional job seekers are becoming savvier when it comes to potential employers.

Ireland’s child obesity rate has plateaued and it may begin to fall

Researchers say the plateau in childhood obesity is still unacceptably high.

Monday 13 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it’s still not great SMEs

SMEs Government satisfaction rating has improved, but it’s still not great

The latest Government Satisfaction Survey shows that the overall satisfaction rating improved from -41% to -4%.

Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the Ebola patient in the US, water charges and the remote control for the Sean O’Casey Bridge that went missing…

Ireland’s water charges protest made the international headlines

The march made the news in Iran, Sydney and Russia.

Man airlifted to hospital after falling 25 feet off Bray Head cliff

Darts between Bray and Greystones were suspended for a time, but have since resumed.

More people at risk of losing their family home are seeking advice

3,588 people had sought advice from Focus Ireland in the first eight months of this year.

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