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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Saturday 18 October, 2014

Taoiseach says he will meet Maíria Cahill as pressure increases on Sinn Féin

Cahill is calling on Sinn Féin members to come forward about the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

Staff realise painting stolen after frame discovered in a toilet

Police say the thieves are likely to try and sell the valuable painting.

Barack Obama had his credit card declined in a New York cafe

Need a lend of a fiver, Barack? No. Of course you don’t.

Friday 17 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Man charged for growing 500 cannabis plants in Westmeath house

The drugs, worth an estimated €400,000, were found during a raid on the house this morning.

Thursday 16 October, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night

They were attending the opening of the One Young World summit.

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren’t convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

87-year-old man dies after being knocked out of his wheelchair in hit and run

The 87-year-old man died three days after being hit by a white truck in Cabra.

‘Deliberate censorship’: China has blocked the BBC website

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

A book about a prisoner-of-war camp won the Booker Prize last night

Richard Flanagan is the third Australian to win the prestigious award.

Poll: How was it for you? What did you make of Budget 2015? Your Say This post contains a poll

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Here’s Brendan Howlin’s Budget speech in full

Hot on the heels of Michael Noonan, here’s what the Minister for Public Expenditure had to say.

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2015 speech in full

6,000 words, 44 minutes, and lots and lots of new policies…

Sunday 12 October, 2014

“I will die upstairs in my bedroom” – The week in quotes

Irish Water protests intensified, Roy Keane released his autobiography, and John McNulty lost the Seanad election – here’s the week in quotes.

Saturday 11 October, 2014

Wetherspoon’s, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers

Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?

Friday 10 October, 2014

17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize

The teenager was the joint winner of the award along with Kailash Satyarthi of India.

Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health

Ireland is fully prepared to deal with any possible Ebola case, the Chief Medical Officer said.

Ireland has made the front page of the Financial Times again…

… and yes, it’s because of the Double Irish loophole.

Thursday 9 October, 2014

Prison officers say they’re told to “cover their arses”

The Inspector of Prisons has criticised the lack of accountability among prison officers.

Good news: Electric Ireland to cut prices next month

A typical household will save around €25 per year.

French writer Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature

The award is the biggest prize in literature and is worth €877,000.

Woman found alive after 17 days in the Australian bush

Shannon Fraser had severe sunburn and was covered in cuts, bruises and insect bites.

Neck and neck: Sinn Féin and Fine Gael are level in latest opinion poll

Fianna Fáil are the big losers in the new opinion poll.

LinkedIn to build new headquarters in Dublin (and there’s space for 1,200 employees)

The social network says it plans to double its Irish workforce.

Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Three people, including a garda, injured after carjacking at Dublin Airport

A man was loading the boot of his car at the airport when another man jumped into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Blind teenager awarded €3.2m in damages after court battle

The family of 13-year-old Noel McCarthy have spoken of their relief after a court battle lasting more than a decade.

HSE puts pressure on newspaper to reveal its source on hospital waiting lists

However the Sunday Business Post is not budging.

Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Investigation at Dublin Airport after two planes clip each other near the runway

The tip of the wing of one of the planes was clipped off in the incident.

People buying homes will now need a mandatory deposit, says Central Bank

The Central Bank is to announce new rules today to try to avert a new property bubble.

Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

Where now? We asked 18 people for one big idea to fix homelessness

From homeless experts to homeless people, we asked a lot of people how to fix Ireland’s housing crisis.

Friday 3 October, 2014

“Elaborate” cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom

A 19-year-old man is in court this morning in connection with the drug seizure.

Poll: Have you changed your water usage since the charges came in? Your Say This post contains a poll

The 9 at 9: Friday

You’ve made it to Friday. Good work. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

Thursday 2 October, 2014

Gardaí investigate after body found in a pond in Dublin park

The body of the man believed to be in his 30s was found in the early hours of this morning.

Good news for Waterford as 150 brand new jobs announced

The Taoiseach says the jobs are a “massive boost for Waterford and the entire south east”.

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the State right to crack down on smoking?

With new laws to restrict smoking, we’re asking: Nanny state gone too far? Or public health necessity?

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