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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues

A garda investigation was recently launched into both 1981 tribunal and subsequent review.

Over half of Irish people wouldn’t want others to know about their mental health problems

57% of Irish employees believe being open about mental health would have a negative impact on their career prospects.

From Business ETC Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together We Are Fambally

Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together

The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.

How did you spend Easter morning? This man towed a stranded dolphin back to the depths off Achill

While most of the country was enjoying a lie-in, the Achill Coast Guard team led a local rescue mission for a stranded dolphin…

From Business ETC ASAI rules that Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive Rap On The Knuckles

ASAI rules that Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive

The Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland has upheld 65 complaints against the ads which ran in the Sunday Independent and Sunday World.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland a contender for 2020 European Capital of Culture

Dublin hasn’t been chosen in over 20 years.

153 people were arrested for drink driving over the Easter weekend

Gardaí say it is clear that their message is “still not getting through”.

Do people think David Moyes being sacked is that big of a deal?

We went out to gauge the public’s reaction.

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

Ireland’s primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

PHOTOS: Teenager airlifted to hospital after dramatic chopper rescue at top of Mount Errigal

The teaching student fell between 30 and 40 metres from near the summit of Donegal’s tallest mountain.

Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time

The INTO said today teachers have little time for school administration outside of their teaching responsibilities.

‘Operation Bambi’ finds deer head in Tallaght house

The operation is aimed at cracking down on the pursuit of deer by “unscrupulous” hunters.

From The Score Limerick County Board hit back at Donal O’Grady War Of Words

Limerick County Board hit back at Donal O’Grady

They also confirmed that TJ Ryan will stay on as sole manager.

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

TUI chief: Woe betide the Government if it reneges on Haddington promises

John MacGabhainn’s also calling for the TUI and the ASTI to merge, in order to deal in a more unified way with threats and challenges in the sector.

50 bomb disposal call-outs this year – 34 fewer than last year

The most recent call-out was at the weekend, when a device was found in Tallaght.

We’re vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.

IMO members want a review into former CEO’s €10m pension pot IMO

IMO members want a review into former CEO’s €10m pension pot

A planned review of governance structures in the organisation was shelved last year.

Young Cork teacher (25) killed in Alps hiking accident

Eoin Deasy died while hiking an Alpine route on Thursday. His body was located the following day by a mountain rescue team.

Police investigating ‘hate crime’ after loyalist flags and banners damaged

Loyalists have been protesting at Twaddell Avenue since last July over a decision to limit an Orange Order parade.

Automated cameras to catch drivers running red lights at Luas lines

The system has been trialled over the past couple of years.

‘Volunteering spirit’ of primary school teachers needs to be praised, says Cody

He said teachers should not be concerned about setbacks as they are “inevitable parts of life”.

Institute of Technology lecturers ‘far from convinced’ about university move

More than half of lecturers believe their institute should not merge.

School students could start late or finish early instead of going to religion classes

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn also said he was disappointed in the lack of “genuinely inclusive schools”.

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s everything you need to know as you head back to work after the Bank Holiday.

Missing Dublin man Seán Cunningham found safe and well

Gardaí said the missing man as some bruising to the right hand side of his face and forehead and cuts to his hands from a recent fall.

Gardaí search for pair who attacked a woman as they stole her car in broad daylight

The hijacking pair assaulted the woman outside her apartment in Dublin 4. Her car has since been found by gardaí.

Going, going, gone: Criminal Assets Bureau sells Rolex on eBay for €8,200

The last watch the CAB sold on the auction website went for €7,000.

From The Score Habana getting set to make up for lost time in Toulon shirt Heineken Cup

Habana getting set to make up for lost time in Toulon shirt

But first, he’s hoping to be part of ‘a long day at the office’ against Munster.

Column: They say time heals, but we’re still learning to live with Conor’s sudden death

The world changed forever for our family on 25 July 2006. Our son Conor, who was young and fit, died from sudden cardiac death.

Over 232,000 children in Ireland are living in poverty

A review of Ireland’s economy also pointed out that the poorest ten per cent of the population had been hit hardest and said this has been “more or less ignored”.

Police dog bites two people during Belfast train station incident

The PSNI made a number of arrests over disorder in two parts of Belfast and at its Central Train Station.

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free

The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

Irish - Monday 21 April, 2014

Irish families discover their past in hidden New York cemetery

There are many Irish among the one million buried souls in the forbidden island cemetery near the Bronx.

Two men rescued from Lough Derg

The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.