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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Edinburgh Zoo says its giant panda may have had a miscarriage

Tian Tian is now past her due date and the zoo has warned that it may be “bad news”.

Parents of 14-year-old rugby player who died during match describe their devastating loss

“People say time’s a healer. I don’t agree with that. It just adds to the pain ‘cos you realise ‘no, this is real. He’s gone’”.

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Saturday 23 August, 2014

Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers

Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?

How Irish scientists are keeping the government up to date on that Icelandic volcano

Remember Eyjafjallajokull? Everyone’s trying to make sure that that doesn’t happen all over again…

Friday 22 August, 2014

10,000 people have signed up to study Trinity’s first (free) online course

Luckily they won’t all have to cram into one classroom.

300 attend anti-abortion rally outside Leinster House

One speaker was strongly critical of Labour TDs for “pushing for more abortion”.

Albert Reynolds will lie in repose in Mansion House and funeral will take place on Monday

The Government Press Office has confirmed the details of the State Funeral for the former Taoiseach.

Test results expected in suspected Ebola case

The body of a man, who had recently travelled to part of Africa where Ebola has hit, was discovered yesterday morning.

Thursday 21 August, 2014

Prisoners at an Irish jail grew thousands of sunflowers to raise money for a hospice

They also helped out with the local tidy towns committee.

Galway councillor says jobs on new motorway should go to Irish people first

Michael Fahy says he is not against people from the EU getting jobs in Ireland but that local people should be given priority.

Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday

The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.

Bad news for Irish newspapers: every single one has dropped in circulation

The Herald saw the biggest drop, while the Sunday Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Man wearing balaclava entered house through open door and shot crime boss Andy Connors

Gardaí have released more details about the shooting in Saggart late last night.

Video of journalist James Foley being beheaded is authentic, says White House

Twitter has said it will suspend users who post clips of the video online.

Hundreds of protesters turn out in Dublin over Ireland’s abortion laws

“The government… has landed us in a mess yet again”.

Van driver told bomb is a hoax after masked men told him to drive it to a police station

The PSNI have described the incident as ‘frightening’.

ISIS is a ‘cancer’ which ‘has no place in the 21st century’ – Obama

The US president said the entire world was appalled by the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

The man in charge of restructuring credit unions has resigned after 14 months

Donal Coghlan is taking up an unspecified role in the private sector.

Tuesday 19 August, 2014

More patients should go home on the same day as having surgery (and Leo agrees)

Reduce waiting lists? Tick. Save money? Tick. The Minister for Health is all in favour.

Happy ending: Gardaí find 9 dogs which had been stolen from a Kerry pet farm

The dogs, some of which were just weeks old, were found in Cork.

Monday 18 August, 2014

Sunday 17 August, 2014

Looking for the CAO points? Stick with us – we’ll have them right here from 6am

We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.

Saturday 16 August, 2014

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

Friday 15 August, 2014

Police say they didn’t tip off the media before searching Cliff Richard’s house

However investigating officers say that they did work with journalists who came to them with information.

Mars withdraws Skittles, Starburst and Milky Way drinks over health risk

The drinks may contain a bacteria which can cause food poisoning.

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home IED

Gardaí investigate after bomb squad find viable explosive device near Donegal home

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as the device was examined.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

BAI says Mooney Show was wrong to broadcast programme supporting same-sex marriage

The BAI agreed with a listener who complained that the programme was not objective in its discussion about same-sex marriage.

Two women die after getting into difficulty on Kerry beach

The women, who are in their 60s and 70s, died after being airlifted to Kerry General Hospital.

Police refuse to reveal who shot unarmed teenager as Obama calls for calm

The US president said while there is no excuse for violence against police, excessive force by officers could not be justified.

High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

Joan Collins and two Dublin councillors have been ordered to stop the blockade – but workers have vowed to continue to picket.

Robin Williams had Parkinson’s disease, says his wife

The actor was in the early stages of the degenerative disease.

WHO says you’re unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Man stabbed in the heart after ‘bumping into someone while texting’

Toronto Police say the man he bumped into “took exception at a perceived slight and attacked the victim”.

What to do? The EU is to hold an extraordinary meeting on Iraq

Charlie Flanagan says the EU needs a “strong and unified response to the terror in Northern Iraq”.

Off to college: Joanne O’Riordan gets the course she wanted at UCC

“When Joanne sets her mind to doing something she does it,” said her dad Joe.

Parents are saving for 8 years to put their kids through college

Some people are even having to start saving when their kids are babies.

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here’s some useful advice

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

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