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Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Michael Noonan: No, the Budget wasn’t ‘a series of smart-alecky tricks’

The Finance Minister denied that the Government should have been more cautious in Budget 2015.

I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable?

If you’re a landlord, you may not like the answer to this one…

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.

From The Score Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident Suspended

Mayo pitch invading GAA fan hit with ban after All-Ireland semi-final incident

The invasion took place in August at the Gaelic Grounds.

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From The Score Ulster lose lock Alan O’Connor to three match ban Lock Out

Ulster lose lock Alan O’Connor to three match ban

The 23-year-old was cited for an incident that left Glasgow’s Mark Bennett unconscious.

From The Daily Edge ‘We kind of got carried away with ourselves’: Bono has apologised for the whole free album debacle Oops

A UK minister said it’s ‘not worth’ paying disabled people the minimum wage

Lord David Freud, great grandson of Sigmund Freud, is now facing calls to resign.

From The Score ‘Aldo is weak and Mendes is two foot nothing’ – McGregor eyes up next ‘victim’ Trash Talk

‘Aldo is weak and Mendes is two foot nothing’ – McGregor eyes up next ‘victim’

Ireland’s top UFC fighter will travel to Brazil to check out two of his featherweight rivals at UFC 179.

From The Daily Edge The Rosetta spacecraft took an incredible ‘selfie’ with a comet Selfie
From The Score Stuart Byrne column: No better feeling than winning the title on the final day Run-in

Stuart Byrne column: No better feeling than winning the title on the final day

If Dundalk and Cork City both claim victories this week, they will clash in a winner-takes-all at Oriel Park next Friday.

From Business ETC Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day? Good Budget Bad Budget This post contains a poll

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?

We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.

Speed limits in housing estates to be reviewed after tragic death of Jake Brennan

Jake’s Legacy Campaign was set up to promote increased safety on roads for cyclists and pedestrians.

Asylum working group criticised for including only one (former) asylum-seeker

“It’s not a fair share, but it’s a step in the right direction.”

From Business ETC This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk Space Debris

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk

The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

From The Daily Edge This guy admitted to having sex with 700 cars and a helicopter on yesterday’s This Morning Ew
From The Score Branislav Ivanovic ‘can’t comprehend’ the violent scenes during last night’s Serbia v Albania qualifier Inexplicable

Branislav Ivanovic ‘can’t comprehend’ the violent scenes during last night’s Serbia v Albania qualifier

Chelsea defender says Albanian players didn’t want to continue due to being ‘unfit physically and mentally’.

From The Score This quality John O’Shea selfie sums up how we all felt after last night’s draw Thumbs Up
From Business ETC Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year Trade Surplus

Goods exports are up more than €400 million on last year

The figures for August show increases in exports of organic chemicals and pharmaceutical products but a fall for dairy products and birds’ eggs.

These TDs are resorting to Twitter to complain about Irish Water services…

Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said he’s had “no substantial response” to a series of emails and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere either.

From The Daily Edge Michael Owen has watched EIGHT films in his whole life Hatefilms

Michael Owen has watched EIGHT films in his whole life

He hates films. WHO HATES FILMS?

‘Deliberate censorship’: China has blocked the BBC website

The BBC is complaining to Chinese authorities about the blocking.

‘I didn’t know you’d become a private investigator’: Enda denies leaking diamond ring story

The Taoiseach has rejected claims information about a TD’s dispute over a €10k diamond ring leaked from his office.

From Business ETC Ryanair has been ordered to repay illegal state aid to Germany… AGAIN Hey Stop That

Ryanair has been ordered to repay illegal state aid to Germany… AGAIN

But the company has denied any wrongdoing after it was ordered to pay back €300,000 for the latest breach.

From The Score The NBA is going to experiment with a radical change that could make games even more exciting Hoops

The NBA is going to experiment with a radical change that could make games even more exciting

The likes of LeBron will have an even bigger impact, potentially.

From The Score ‘Ian Madigan has a decision to make’ – O’Gara on Sexton’s Leinster return ROG

‘Ian Madigan has a decision to make’ – O’Gara on Sexton’s Leinster return

The Racing Métro coach reports that Sexton is ‘an awful lot happier’ having made his decision to move back to Ireland.

From The Score How Ireland stunned Germany: the players’ view In Their Own Words

How Ireland stunned Germany: the players’ view

Re-live last night’s game through the words of John O’Shea, Robbie Keane and a host of others.

From Business ETC EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme Rural Transport

EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme

Compensation under the School Transport Scheme is not in line with current EU rules.

Opinion: ‘Direct provision’ is a holding pen where people are kept for efficient deportation

The living conditions endured by residents of direct provision centres is finally receiving scrutiny; but will the working group charged with examining the system improve it?

From The Daily Edge These Welsh place names make Irish ones look easy Spittle

These Welsh place names make Irish ones look easy

Uh, is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll anywhere near here?

From The Daily Edge Internet goes wild for renovation of 200-year-old derelict Irish cottage Offaly Interesting

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Sad sloth stories, the Budget, and the socialist president.

Where’s the missing €15 million?… Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.

From The Score Poll: Can Munster top Pool 1 of the European Rugby Champions Cup? Eurovision This post contains a poll

Poll: Can Munster top Pool 1 of the European Rugby Champions Cup?

Anthony Foley’s side face a tough task to qualify from a pool containing two English sides and a French powerhouse.

From The Score Boateng: No excuses for Germany lapses Ze Germans

Boateng: No excuses for Germany lapses

The Bayern Munich defender believes age cannot be an excuse for Joachim Low’s side’s recent slump following their disappointing draw against Ireland.

From The Score The people weren’t happy with the RTÉ soccer panel last night but Dunphy launches defence Hitting Back

The people weren’t happy with the RTÉ soccer panel last night but Dunphy launches defence

The RTÉ pundit insists he was only doing his job ‘properly as an analyst’.

Consultation to give vintage cars roadworthiness test launched

Owners of vintage vehicles are being asked for their input by the RSA in a move that could change the way the roadworthiness of the vehicles is decided.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From The Daily Edge Here’s the ‘child benefit’ tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over Nope
From The Score 5 questions for Ulster ahead of their latest European adventure Northern Exposure

5 questions for Ulster ahead of their latest European adventure

Can Neil Doak guide his province to greatness, or will it all end in heartbreak again?

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