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Dublin: 17 °C Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Today’s News

“His future has probably changed forever” – 17-year-old shot in both legs in Derry

The teenager was shot in the left thigh and the right calf by two men.

Goldfish recovering after undergoing high risk brain surgery

The vet said he had to be careful that the goldfish didn’t lose more than half a millilitre of blood.

New calls for the release of Dublin teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

The 18-year-old has been held without trial for 13 months.

Sunday 14 September, 2014

“He was a hero” – Condemnation after Islamic State beheads British hostage

David Cameron has described the killing as “an act of pure evil”.

Gardaí investigate alleged sexual assault at Millennium Plaza in Waterford

The assault is alleged to have taken place at 4am in the city centre.

Guns found at two Dublin houses in organised crime raid

Two women and one man were arrested in connection with the raid.


Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the prescription charge be abolished?

The charge will bring in €120 million this year – but critics say it hits seriously ill people the hardest.

Mother and two children rescued from Dublin fire

The three were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after the blaze broke out in their apartment.

Cocaine worth half a million euro seized after van searched in Kilkenny

A 38-year-old man has been arrested over the case.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your Sunday.

Met Eireann issues yellow alert as heavy fog hits the country

Take care on the roads this morning.

Saturday 13 September, 2014

Ryanair, Tidy Towns, and directory inquiries: The week in numbers

Plus: How many badger body bags does the government need?

Body found in Meath bog identified as Gerard Daly, missing since 2011

The shell of a burnt out car was also found at the scene.

From adversaries to friends: Martin McGuinness signs book of condolences for Ian Paisley

They were once bitter enemies, but the two went on to forge one of the most unlikely friendships in Northern Ireland.

Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.


Family of British man kidnapped by ISIS ask his captors to make contact

Islamic State has threatened to kill David Haines, who was kidnapped in March last year.

Look up! The Northern Lights will be visible over Ireland tonight

The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country?

Oscar Pistorius verdict is not justice, says Reeva Steenkamp’s family

“This verdict is not justice for Reeva. I just want the truth”.

Poll: If an election was held tomorrow, who would you vote for? Your Say This post contains a poll

Teenagers arrested after gardaí on routine patrol seize gun and iron bar

Gardaí patrolling the area made the discovery after a group of men fled the scene.

Australian radio station donates €350k to family of nurse who took her own life

The station apologised to the family of Jacintha Saldanha, whose inquest was held this week.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know as the weekend starts…

Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Meet the new boss in charge of protecting all our data

So long, Billy Hawkes. Hello, Helen Dixon.

Family of five dead in apparent murder-suicide in Australia

Police have found the body of the 44-year-old father after his family were found shot dead at the family home.

Monday 8 September, 2014

Kate Middleton and Prince William expecting their second child

Prince George is getting a brother or sister.

Be careful with frozen berries or you could get hepatitis, warns food watchdog

Got imported frozen berries? Boil ‘em before you eat ‘em.

And the tidiest town in Ireland is…

849 entries. Only one winner.

The number of students in alcohol-free accommodation in UCC has quadrupled

There are now 24 students in the alcohol-free gaffs – and one third of them are Irish.

Police arrest two men on suspicion of murder over missing 14-year-old girl

Alice Gross has not been seen in eleven days.

Saturday 6 September, 2014

Raonaid Murray, Lego, and Brian Cody: The week in numbers

Plus: How much will the new Garda Commissioner be paid?

From The Daily Edge Over to you: Here are our debs photos and stories. What about yours? Cringe

Friday 5 September, 2014

6-year-old boy in serious condition after being hit by a car in Dublin

The boy is being treated in Temple Street Hospital for his injuries.

“Are you a control freak?” – Enda Kenny answers tough questions from the Moone Boy kid

Did you ever flush your sandwiches down the toilet, Taoiseach? Well, did you?

Thursday 4 September, 2014

Woman found beheaded in London garden – report

Police are investigating the woman’s death.

A fatberg the length of a Boeing 747 was found under a London street

The fatberg is made up of congealed fat and baby wipes.

Ireland’s newest lifeboat station opens at Union Hall where the Tit Bonhomme tragedy happened

A team of 16 volunteers, including an electrician, an engineer and a fisherman, will operate the new lifeboat.

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