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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 18 December, 2014

Today’s News

Motorcyclist in his 70s dies in Templemore crash

He is the 188th person to die on Irish roads this year.

Q&A with Pat Kenny: His new UTV Ireland show, Fair City and would he ever get into politics?

We also get into Ray D’arcy and his first time on a bus shelter…

Yesterday’s News

Police are looking for Santa Claus because he robbed a bank

You’d think he’d stick out, right? Read on…

Midwives ‘forced to leave profession because they refuse to partake in abortions’

The UK’s highest court ruled on the matter this morning.

Guess who’s been named Russia’s Man of the Year?

Guess who’s been named Russia’s Man of the Year?

What was that about the Rouble?

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree that our abortion laws are too restrictive?

The Health Minister made a significant speech last night.

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FULL SPEECH: Minister for Health on what is wrong with Ireland’s abortion laws

Leo Varadkar rules out ‘rushed referendum’.

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here’s just how bad the Russian crisis is… in three graphs

The Russian Rouble has lost 20% of its value today.

Campaigner and thalidomide survivor: Meet the woman who will listen to HSE whistleblowers

Leigh Gath has been named the HSE’s Confidential Recipient.

Monday 15 December, 2014

The Burning Question*: Angel or star on the top of tree? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Angel or star on the top of tree?

Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Appeal for author of anonymous letter about Ciara Breen to come forward

The 17 year old went missing from her Louth home in 1997.

€24,000 for man forced to reduce hours and then retire at 66

The Equality Tribunal awarded €123,000 last month.

Sunday 14 December, 2014

‘I’m still pinching myself’: Two weeks ago, Tony was homeless. Now he’s working

Listen to Tony’s incredible story, in his own words.

Saturday 13 December, 2014

Mars Bluff: A bizarre story of a nuclear bomb, dead chickens and a wrecked Chevrolet

Have you heard about the time the US bombed itself by accident?

Top comments of the week

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Iona Institute in €10,000 Christmas fundraising drive

David Quinn has written to supporters ahead of next year’s marriage equality debate.

Friday 12 December, 2014

Judge tells religious order to hand over priests’ files to abuse victim

Mark Vincent Healy is taking a legal case against the Holy Ghost Fathers.

Thursday 11 December, 2014

From Business ETC A brand-new Supermacs means 100 jobs for Clare Another Obama Plaza

A brand-new Supermacs means 100 jobs for Clare

Supermacs wants to replicate the success of the Barack Obama Plaza in Clare.

Aras Attracta family: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all of these people now on suspension”

Mary Garvin’s family issue a statement following reports of death threats to carers.

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Mattie McGrath: ‘I could use the C-word about NAMA’

The Tipperary TD claimed the bad bank is “relentlessly terrorising a widow in his county”.

From Business ETC Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off Good Sign

Fewer families are having their electricity and gas cut off

In October, just under 700 households were disconnected.

Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Pedestrian knocked down and killed in Clonard

He is the 39th pedestrian to be killed on Irish roads this year.

Crisis pregnancy services will not face charges over abortion advice

The HSE has now clarified what advice should be given around abortion pills.

The Ebola Fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year

“They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.”

Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

Monday 8 December, 2014

MP says sorry for playing Candy Crush during committee meeting

And there will be an investigation – but not against Nigel Mills.

Lucan woman reported missing from home is found safe and well

Gardaí had earlier issued an appeal for help.

Revenue dog sniffs out drugs at Portlaoise mail centre

Here’s a tip: Don’t mail your drugs!

DJ Neil Fox arrested over three more alleged sexual assaults

One of the assaults was alleged to have occurred this year.

Sunday 7 December, 2014

Light up your December with family time in Smithfield

Put the credit card away and have some down time.

Saturday 6 December, 2014

Top comments of the week

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The changing face of beauty: 100 years in just 1 minute Everything Changes This post contains a poll

The changing face of beauty: 100 years in just 1 minute

Hairstyles, makeup and attitude changes over the decades.

Kids in Russia get absolutely no sex education in school

And that’s not about to change anytime soon…

Thursday 4 December, 2014

Police find baby in search for missing newborn

Charlotte Bevan and her baby went missing earlier this week from a maternity hospital.

Sonia O’Sullivan: ‘I never really experienced that kind of lack of promotion’

The champion runner remembers that if she won – she would get her deserved spot on the front page, not hidden in the corner.

Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Mother and four-day old baby missing from hospital

Police issued a fresh appeal this morning.

Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Video of the Carrauntoohil Cross being cut down sent to journalists Exclusive

The footage was sent along with anti-Catholic messages.

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