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Irish - Today’s News

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Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup

Two female passengers and a male passenger were arrested at the scene.

From The Score 4 years after taking up running, Orna Dilworth will represent Ireland at the 50km world championships Diesel Engine

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west

The money is the second part of a €200 million ESB agreement with the European Investment Bank.

Meet Rehab’s new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year

The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

From The Score Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks White Out

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

No extra 4% bonus for ‘exceptional’ Irish Water workers

Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.

Woman in hospital after carjacking attack in Longford

A young man taken from the scene is in a critical condition in hospital.

From The Daily Edge 11 things we can expect this winter if Ireland experiences another ‘big freeze’ Big Freeze

What’s been your favourite Irish book this year?

The shortlist for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 is in – and you get to vote on it.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From Business ETC Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did Double Irish

Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did

He has connections, and the IDA uses them.

Leo Varadkar gets offered €250,000 “every couple of months” to go to Canada

The Health Minister would earn more in Alberta than in Leinster House.

From The Score Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack ‘expressed his sexuality’ through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game Fashion Police

Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack ‘expressed his sexuality’ through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game

But the former Cork hurler says his experience has been overwhelmingly positive since coming out as gay.

Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’

The Jobs Minister says the knowledge box will keep Ireland as a competitive location for companies.

Fine Gael councillor apologises for calling election rival’s posters racist

The use of “one of our own” upset the former mayor of Fingal.

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

Poll: Should the sale of energy drinks to under-18s be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the sale of energy drinks to under-18s be banned?

The food safety watchdog is investigating the negative effects, but is it time to do away with them altogether?

Man arrested over Jean McConville murder

The 73-year-old man was arrested in connection with the 1972 murder.

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager – weeks after asking for PPS numbers

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

State of the Nation: Why is Irish Water only now hiring a data protection manager?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Intelligence on Real IRA Omagh bomb was ‘withheld from police’

But the information could not have prevented the attack according to a new report.

Heuston train line reopened, but knock-on delays to affect rush hour

The line is closed due to a fatality on the line.

Opinion: Six things that need to change in Ireland’s rental market

The rented sector as we traditionally know it is not keeping pace in terms of quantity or quality.

From The Score ‘My head was wrecked’ admits Aidan Walsh but Jimmy Barry Murphy wins battle for dual star REBEL WITH A CAUSE

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

Which tree is the most loveable one in Ireland? We’ll know by tomorrow

Voting is currently taking place in the National Tree Huggers contest.

Is Irish Water getting any better at answering TDs’ questions?

Several TDs have complained about not getting any response to their queries from the new utility.

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children

Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.

The waiting list for nursing home money is getting even longer

The budget for the scheme is capped and those on the waiting list are forced to foot a bill of €13,000 a year until they’re approved.

Irish cattle bound for Libya are being ‘beaten, stabbed, dragged by the eye sockets’

More than 14,000 cattle have been exported to Libya so far this year and more will be on the way by the end of this week.

Irish - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone is talking about the Ebola drill at the Mater Hospital, a Dublin pub charging for water and Tesco’s criminal investigation…

Enda Kenny has ‘absolutely no problem’ meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case

The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.

Nursing home waiting lists are ‘spiralling out of control’

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.