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Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Senior Fine Gael TD opposes Seanad abolition

Olivia Mitchell called the abolition of the upper house “dramatic and far reaching”.

Murder probe launched into tragic deaths of mother and daughter

Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika were stabbed to death in their home in Kerry.

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland’s drink problem

A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again

The Garda Ombudsman Commission has released yet another damning report claiming gardaí would not fully cooperate with its investigation.

Grafton Street refurb cost €400,000 before work began

Dublin City Council said the spending covered administrative and design costs associated with the project.

Monday 17 June, 2013

Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?

Political ties were off the agenda as world leaders had a casual meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier today.

A garda van burst into flames on a busy motorway

Gardai believe a technical problem led to the incident on the M7 in Kildare.

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit

The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.

President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders

President Michael D Higgins says an extra two million people became unemployed in Europe last year.

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate

Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.

Friday 7 June, 2013

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy Exclusive

Garda “stands firm” on his claims and asks the Taoiseach to view his evidence.

Thursday 6 June, 2013

Internet company crash leaves customers without web services for days

Internet company Digiweb told clients a server crash could affect its web servers for two to three weeks.

President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens

President Michael D Higgins criticised the EU for listening to the concerns of financial institutions over citizens.

Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices

Upmarket antiques shop that sold fireplaces to people including property tycoon Sean Dunne is having a clear out this weekend.

Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Ireland is the 15th happiest place in the world to live

But the happiest place is Australia…must be all the Irish immigrants.

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight

The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.

NAMA funding University of Ulster study

Ireland’s zombie bank has given the university €24,000 to carry out study of land banks

Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch

Irish and Dutch roll together when it comes to Cannabis use.

Is The Gathering actually working?

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

Good news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates

Motion passed by city councillors could pave the way for a more equitable commercial rates system

Thursday 23 May, 2013

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations

Garda Ombudsman Commission received more than 2,000 complaints last year.

HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"

A mother who provides full-time care for her disabled daughter is forced to put her into a nursing home after support service cuts.

HSE and Gardai investigating creches after RTE exposé

“Nightmare situation” for parents as RTE uncover possible mistreatment of children in Dublin creches.

Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.

NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time

Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.

Cost of Grafton Street's €4 million regeneration questioned

The cost of repaving Dublin’s most famous street has been questioned after funding for the project allegedly increased before its launch.

From Business ETC RTE stars paid “too much” says station boss Overpaid Presenters

RTE stars paid “too much” says station boss

RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.

Tuesday 21 May, 2013

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education

Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.

Water treatment plant workers down tools

Work stopped at Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant over staff demands for fair pay.

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.

Ireland is Apple’s ‘Holy Grail of tax avoidance’

The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.

Thursday 16 May, 2013

Stolen medieval font returned to Meath church

“There wasn’t a begging ass on the roads of Ireland” that didn’t know the artefact was missing, according to National Museum Of Ireland spokesman.

Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital" VHI

Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"

Professor Michael O’Keefe has claimed private insurance companies are being charged for patients in public wards.

Breifne O’Brien to sit trial despite ‘negative publicity’

The businessman has failed in his bid to have a theft and deception case thrown out of court because of adverse publicity in the media.

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps

The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.

Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays

Emily O’Reilly said processing Freedom of Information requests is a statutory requirement of public bodies.

"Well organised gang" involved in theft of medieval font

National Museum of Ireland say the theft of the ancient sculpture is a major loss.

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