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Irish - Today’s News

Anti-war activist to be arrested and jailed for Shannon Airport protest

Niall Farrell was convicted along with Margaretta D’Arcy last month.

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish – MCRI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

From Business ETC Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency Know Your Rights

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency

The National Consumer Agency received 56,000 contacts last year.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Ivor Callely, MH17′s black boxes and Gaza.

Thousands of Irish could have this ‘hidden’ disease and not know it

Hepatitis C is passed through blood-to-blood contact. Here’s more on this disease:

‘Stand-off’ underway between families on Cappagh Road

Gardaí say there have been no injuries and no arrests.

Three arrested as Customs seize 30,000 tablets

Drugs seized and arrests made in joint Garda and Revenue operation today.

Pensioner drowns ‘attempting to remove tricolours from island’ at Armagh pond

It’s believed the man was trying to swim out to the island to replace them with a Union flag.

Have a spare €7 per month? Why not subscribe to Sarah Palin’s new web TV channel…

Doesn’t sound like a great deal?.. Perhaps we should mention that it’s free to watch if you happen to be in the US military?

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder

One man has already appeared in court in connection with the case, and there have been a number of other arrests.

Two Irishmen killed in a fall on Mont Blanc

Peter Britton and Colm Ennis were long-time friends according to family members.

Opinion: Twinning with China – money maker or moral maze?

Waterford and Haikou City are bonding over the racehorse industry… but should they make it official?

From The Daily Edge Dobbo makes an awkward dash for his chair on the Six One News Sit Down Brian!

Revenue scam warning: Here’s what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

From Business ETC Are you using Wordpress for your SME? Keep Your Html

Are you using Wordpress for your SME?

Survey shows that the blogging forum has become a useful choice as CMS for smaller companies.

From The Score John Gardiner – Daly’s future, Wexford’s exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on Expert View

John Gardiner – Daly’s future, Wexford’s exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdowns in Thurles.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

From Business ETC Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME Love Me Tenders

Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME

The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.

NTMA meets Irish ‘debt repayment milestone’

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

One more bonus to being a teen? Cheaper Luas and bus travel

Leap cards are now a few euro cheaper for young ‘uns.

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

Some McDonald’s restaurants have stopped selling… burgers

No burgers in McDonald’s? People have to order the Filet-O-Fish, which we all know is just wrong.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants No Sale

ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants

The West Offaly Power Station and Lough Ree Power Station will be retained by the ESB.

Protester builds ‘raft’ to stop building of controversial Kilkenny bridge

The council was told that it has no power to halt the building of the disputed bridge.

From The Score 5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes Exit Plan

5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes

Kevin Doyle and other players who could do with a new challenge.

From Business ETC Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards Looking Up

Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards

They also revised upwards last year’s figures.

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.

Israel’s Irish embassy deletes picture of Molly Malone in niqab

The pictures also showed European landmarks with weapons such as suicide bombs.

Poll: Should you put your phone away while in company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should you put your phone away while in company?

Most of us are guilty of browsing on our phones in company – should we cut it out?

Protecting social welfare during the crash lessened income inequality – ESRI

A new report finds that protecting those on social welfare impacted on income inequality.

From Business ETC Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement Up And Away

Soaring profits for Ryanair – but it’s not getting carried away with excitement

The Irish airline said its new customer service focus has been great for people travelling with it.

From Business ETC Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company Jobswatch

Up to 100 jobs to be created by Dublin-based IT company

Version 1 is to be backed by a government investment fund.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the start of a new week – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Cyclist (50) dies after being struck by car on motorway

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening.

More training needed for teachers on female genital mutilation to identify children at risk

In Ireland it is estimated that 3,780 women have undergone female genital mutilation.

From The Score Even Shane Dowling didn’t know whether his goal for Limerick yesterday was legal Hands Off

Even Shane Dowling didn’t know whether his goal for Limerick yesterday was legal

The Limerick attacker struck a highly unusual goal before half-time in their All-Ireland quarter-final.

Rank smell plagues Donegal estate as raw sewage runs down main road

The problem has persisted for over five years but the county council says it can’t do much about it yet.