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Friday 4 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

Saturday 29 June, 2013

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

Friday 28 June, 2013

From Business ETC Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less Irish Economy

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less

5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Joan Burton says paternity leave would not only need a new law, but have significant cost implications for employers.

Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim’s family

Manchester police can’t find a memo which allegedly orders surveillance over people attending the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the mental health needs of each girl were considered before travel.

UK government clears plans to allow ‘babies with three parents’

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking

TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.

Ryan Tubridy ‘butt plugs’ complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog

The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

Knowing the symptoms can ‘BEAT’ ovarian cancer, say pharmacists

The ‘BEAT’ acronym can help women recognise the symptoms of the condition, which affects 300 women each year.

From Business ETC Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content Irish SOPA

Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

Property tax hunger striker: ‘I’d say I won’t last too long’ Exclusive

Tony Rochford hasn’t taken food for 11 days – but insists he will not end his strike unless the property tax is repealed.

Thursday 27 June, 2013

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance

A Cavan-based paramedic fell out the side door of an ambulance while transporting a patient to Dublin.

Seán Quinn: ‘I’ve apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake’

The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

From Business ETC Ireland is officially back in recession Uh-Oh

Ireland is officially back in recession

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates… Seanad

No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions

Climate change ‘will trap millions of people in poverty’

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

From Business ETC Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised Broadband

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

From Business ETC Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase Mortgages

Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase

The new Code of Conduct for Mortgage Arrears will allow borrowers to move to a variable rate instead of repossession.

Wednesday 26 June, 2013

It (probably) wasn’t you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward

Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.

Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: ‘We could have done without them’

The finance minister says reporting on the tapes will influence public opinion in the states funding Ireland’s EU bailout.

Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly

The woman, aged in her mid-30s, is being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole

Lar Bradshaw says government inaction lost millions for the state in selling the Irish Glass Bottle Company site.

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman’s fall in St Luke’s

The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.

Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts

Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.

Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held

The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.

From Business ETC Here’s how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes Anglo Tapes

Here’s how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes

David Drumm, John Bowe and Peter Fitzgerald have been making the news worldwide.

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

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