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Irish - Today’s News

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Irish - Yesterday’s News

Lovely Irish people relating their happy memories in a very lovely way

Something sweet to digest on this summer’s day.

Irish courts can’t cope with any more cuts – Chief Justice

Reducing staff numbers any further would do “great and lasting damage”, she said.

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

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From Business ETC Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k Under 30s

Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k

Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.

Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict

Compassion for a fellow human being should not change just because a poor soul happened to be an addict.

Lunchtime Fix: 4 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From The Score Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’ UFC

Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’

‘The Notorious’ Dubliner is making the most of his heightened profile.

From The Daily Edge Will the new Star Wars movie be filmed on Skellig Michael? Skellig Wars

Sick of calling on neighbours to pick up your Amazon purchases? An Post may have a solution

The postal service is planning to offer customers the option of buying self-install personal delivery boxes.

Lamb kebabs found to contain no… lamb

It’s alright though lads, there was no horsemeat.

From Business ETC House prices in Dublin are up almost 25 per cent in the last 12 months Quite A Jump

House prices in Dublin are up almost 25 per cent in the last 12 months

House prices in the capital are up 24.4 per cent, compared to a year ago,

From Business ETC You’d need the Cusack Stand to hold all of Dublin’s millionaires Flashing The Cash

You’d need the Cusack Stand to hold all of Dublin’s millionaires

One in 40 people in the capital is a millionaire apparently.

Skeffington brothers to be laid to rest in Sligo tomorrow

It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.

From Business ETC How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry SMEs

How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry

Travel agents may not be as essential as they used to be, but one Irish outfit has managed to survive by adapting to change.

“We are not going to win overnight.” – Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US suspend lethal injections?

Concern has been raised by a number of incidents in which the injections did not go to plan.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s nearing the weekend – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Why Louis Lentin’s Dear Daughter was so important for Ireland

Had it not been made, when would we have had the Murphy Report, the Ryan Report, the State apology?

“It’s tough against faceless power on that level” – cultural groups fight losing battle with Nama

Office development in The Docklands could force out a blossoming cultural scene that took hold during the downturn.

Wear sunscreen: today could be the warmest day of the year

We’re melting! WE’RE MELTING!

From Business ETC There’s going to be a new bank, with no charges*, for Irish SMEs Banker

There’s going to be a new bank, with no charges*, for Irish SMEs

*Well, no quarterly or monthly charges anyway

Irish - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Budget, a ‘die in’ Gaza protest and Peaches Geldof.

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin Conflict This post contains images

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

Gardaí said that there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration this evening.

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: ‘Yes’. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

Direct Provision: ‘None of us can stand over it, it’s just not acceptable’

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

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Reilly: Children’s playgrounds will only get funding if they are no-smoking areas

The Children’s Minister said, “The importance of de-normalising smoking in the eyes of children can’t be over emphasised.”

From The Score Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League Outclassed

Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League

The Saints were defeated 5-0 (6-1 on aggregate) by Legia Warsaw at Tallaght Stadium.

Erosion of Croagh Patrick a major concern ahead of ‘Reek Sunday’ pilgrimage

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ this Sunday…

The High Court has two new judges, both women

Another male judge has been nominated for a vacancy that arises in the High Court later this year.

Decisions by Department of Social Protection have ‘catastrophic results on peoples lives’

A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.

Gardaí injured after patrol car ‘rammed’ in Portlaoise, four men arrested

GSOC have been informed and are sending a team of investigators to the scene.

From The Score ‘We will go to war’ – Ireland U19s captain Chloe Mustaki ahead of Euro semi-final Coygig

‘We will go to war’ – Ireland U19s captain Chloe Mustaki ahead of Euro semi-final

The Girls in Green contest their first ever European Championships knockout game when they face the Netherlands tomorrow.

‘Definite line of inquiry’ being followed into source of Tolka pollution

A temporary barrier placed on the river to prevent the pollution spreading has been removed.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

11 parents of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died since their abduction

One father reportedly died repeating his kidnapped daughters’ names.

Swimming ban lifted at Sandymount Strand

Just in time for the hot weather.

Body of a man found close to Kilkenny city centre

The discovery took place at 11.30am this morning in the Blackquarry area of the city.

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.