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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

Local GAA club offer hand of friendship to Orange Lodge after vicious arson attack

The Naomh Comcille GAA club has offered their facilities to the Newtowncunningham Orange Lodge after their hall was burnt down last month.

Policing ‘does not have a link’ with reducing the amount of drugs on our streets

That is the opinion of a study commissioned by the country’s drugs advisory board.

From Business ETC Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year Winner

Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Roden is the founder of Ding, a company which employs 150 people in Dublin.

Man (82) dies after being hit by car in Co Cork

The collision happened yesterday evening in Kilcrohane.

Post-mortem of Donegal couple set to take place this morning

The Inishowen community shocked by the grim discovery.

Poll: Are you up to much for the long weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you up to much for the long weekend?

IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY!

Stabbing at Cork University Hospital after row between two families

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

Column: Demystifying the ‘Internet of Things’

The second internet revolution will be all about linking to physical objects to monitor and collect information.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Catch up as you wake up.

From The Score 17 signs you’re a hardcore Cork City fan Rebel Army

17 signs you’re a hardcore Cork City fan

You’ve been to Limassol and Cwmbran and you were optimistic about Kabia and Dobbs up front.

From Business ETC Permanent TSB will need to find €800m after failing stress test Stressed

Permanent TSB will need to find €800m after failing stress test

Bloomberg are reporting that the bank failed on the most extreme scenario.

Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide

Don’t worry though, he won’t be running with an actual child on his shoulders.

Hundreds of Irish women contact abortion pill website every month

Tonight RTÉ’s Prime Time revealed that so far this year there have been more than 60 abortion pill seizures.

This old garda station is being turned into a mortuary

But residents aren’t happy.

29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife’s insurance

Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.

Irish - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about the Maíria Cahill scandal, Positive Action’s expenses and the tragic deaths in Donegal…

From Business ETC IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014) We Hardly Knew Ye This post contains images

IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)

Why do the good die young?

Gardaí investigate support group’s spend on gifts, angel healing and dog kennels

Positive Action received €2.3 million in tax payer funding between 2009 and 2013.

From The Score Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan Underappreciated

Opinion: In defence of the much-maligned Glenn Whelan

It was announced today that the Stoke midfielder would likely miss Ireland’s upcoming qualifier against Scotland.

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From The Daily Edge 7 essential Penneys shopping tips for Americans, from us Irish experts

7 essential Penneys shopping tips for Americans, from us Irish experts

Primark have sealed a deal to expand into the US. They have a LOT to learn.

A sunny, dry Thursday this month gave Dublin Bikes its busiest day ever

The service has also reached the milestone of 50,000 subscribers.

The sacked minister who helped set up Irish Water thinks John Tierney should go

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he wants to ensure that water charges are ‘affordable’.

From Business ETC This team is trying to create 3D audio for virtual reality Immersive

This team is trying to create 3D audio for virtual reality

THRIVE, which is based in TCD, has been working on creating immersive 3D audio for the good part of a decade and now they’re bringing it to virtual reality.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Munster’s prop swap, Whelan injured and the rest of today’s sport Thursday

We’ll Leave It There So: Munster’s prop swap, Whelan injured and the rest of today’s sport

Plus, things get a little crazy as Cumann na mBunscol hits Croke Park.

Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare

The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.

Boy severely brain damaged before birth awarded €2.75m in High Court settlement

Linda McCarthy was expecting twins and was not admitted to St Joseph’s Hospital in Clonmel despite medical concerns.

From The Daily Edge Panti Bliss: “I’m going back on The Saturday Night Show” Panti Bliss

Panti Bliss: “I’m going back on The Saturday Night Show”

Drag performer Panti (AKA Rory O’Neill) will be speaking about her new book, Woman In The Making.

From Business ETC Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out We Are Not Amused

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why… Racket This post contains videos

Two lads are banging pots and pans outside Leinster House today. Here’s why…

Yep, it’s something to do with Irish Water…

Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

From The Score The 23 reactions when you win a GAA final with your club Celebrate

The 23 reactions when you win a GAA final with your club

You’ve done all the training, got the result you wanted so you might as well enjoy yourself.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Here’s how many members of the Defence Forces have failed drug tests

Compulsory random testing was introduced in 2003.

Would a ‘track my crime’ system help victims trust garda investigations?

The system is in place in the UK and could come here.

Fingal County Council considering installing lights in park where woman was assaulted

“All councillors are in unison of the importance that the green gets used by families and individuals.”

Thieves use stolen digger to steal ATM before setting it on fire

The digger, not the ATM – that would be foolish.

From Business ETC UTV jobs in the balance as Newstalk takes over radio news service Communicorp

UTV jobs in the balance as Newstalk takes over radio news service

Up to eight staff based at the media company’s radio news hub say they’ve been given no indication what will happen to their roles.

Good news for Waterford: 74 new jobs announced, 56 jobs retained

The jobs will be customer service positions.

Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more

‘Who said women don’t know how to drive’… What could possibly go wrong with a slogan like that?