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How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco

A new electoral commission can streamline the way we run elections and referenda in this country, writes the Labour TD Michael McCarthy.

Will we be able to buy drink on Good Friday this year? Publicans think it’s a possibility…

This comes after Irish publicans held a meeting with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.

Here’s why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today…

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others held a press conference outside Leinster House after a dramatic walkout.

Man who was found injured after Garda chase dies

GSOC are investigating the incident.

From The42 Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights ROG

Analysis: Ronan O’Gara’s defence lifting Racing to new heights

The former Munster and Ireland out-half is excelling in his duties at Racing Métro.

Which lifeboat station in Ireland rescues the most people?

The RNLI released its 2014 lifeboat launch and rescue statistics today.

How to get pregnant women to quit smoking? Pay them

More than 20% of the women offered vouchers kicked the habit, compared with 9% given normal NHS support alone.

From Business ETC Irish Five Guys burger franchise shows ‘the worm is turning’ Mmmmm... Burger

Irish Five Guys burger franchise shows ‘the worm is turning’

RAI chief Adrian Cummins believes our low minimum wage is the key to the Irish restaurant industry remaining competitive

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Ray D’Arcy’s salary will be ‘more than covered’ by sponsorship money

The incoming chair of RTÉ has been talking stars’ pay before an Oirechtas committee this morning.

‘Midget parasite’ shouts at President to be deplored — Enda

The protesters shouted at the President and scuffled with Gardaí as his car left an event at a Finglas school.

Elderly shopkeeper robbed for third time in three months

Jimmy Collins’ shop was burgled last Thursday, having been robbed on two consecutive weeks in November.

Need a 10 minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Syriza, American Sniper, and lustful leggings.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

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

From The Daily Edge Irish people are sharing their bleak, bleak tales of Sex Ed on Twitter Irish Sex Ed

Irish people are sharing their bleak, bleak tales of Sex Ed on Twitter

Nuns, Eurotrash and Queen all make an appearance.

Two teenage girls arrested over murder of Chinese restaurant owner

Nelson Cheung was stabbed to death earlier this month.

From The42 After losing his wife to cancer, Armagh manager planning charity match to honour her memory Great Cause

After losing his wife to cancer, Armagh manager planning charity match to honour her memory

James Daly organising ‘All in for Ann’ on October 3 to raise money for cancer charities.

Potholes could soon be but an unpleasant memory

New research has developed a system of detecting costly road damage before it occurs.

From Business ETC Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that’s ‘achievable’ The New Rules

Average earner saving a €30,000 home deposit? Enda says that’s ‘achievable’

Strict new lending rules are coming in. But first-time buyers are still being allowed borrow 90% of a property’s value, up to €220,000.

School that cancelled homophobic bullying workshop say it will go ahead ‘at a future date’

Volunteers say they were told the cancellation was because “both sides of the argument should be represented”.

Off-duty garda shot in attempted mugging in New Orleans

He’s now being treated for his wounds in hospital.

Enda Kenny went on Newstalk and Pat Kenny asked him about literally everything

The Taoiseach went around the houses with the broadcaster this morning.

The Data Protection Commissioner is “improving its reach”

There are concerns that our laws are not keeping up with the pace of technology.

From Business ETC Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings Checked Out

Irish businesses urged to give female staff time off work for cervical screenings

One in every five Irish women do not attend a cervical screening when invited.

Here’s what €220,000 will get you as a first-home buyer across the country

The Central Bank has announced a 10% minimum deposit for new buyers on properties under that price.

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the President above criticism for signing bills into law?

A protesters being unfair on Michael D Higgins?

A 15 foot drop into a roadside fence … but no-one was injured in this nasty-looking crash

The driver and passenger were both wearing their seatbelts, gardaí said.

Stephen Davitt missing from Meath since Saturday

The 47-year-old’s car was found on a beach.

Sinead O’Connor is NOT joining Sinn Féin after ‘they persuaded me I’d be bored s***less’

The singer applied to join the party last month but appears to have changed her mind.

It’s not okay to petrol bomb a politician’s office, or call them a ‘midget parasite’

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Catch up on your commute this morning.

Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office

Gardaí said there was minimal damage to the office.

Parents of 4-year-old boy with cancer being pursued by debt collector on behalf of HSE

The family were denied a discretionary medical card.

From Business ETC Stressed-out farmers making the “simplest” of mistakes On The Phone

Stressed-out farmers making the “simplest” of mistakes

30 people died on Irish farms last year — the worst figure in a quarter of a century.

Opinion: Age-ing or Sage-ing? It’s time to focus on the positive aspects of getting older

Disempowering attitudes towards ageing are pervasive in our culture, leading to the more positive dimensions of ageing getting lost.

From The42 Katie: I never thought my RTÉ criticism would cause such a story Taylor Made

Katie: I never thought my RTÉ criticism would cause such a story

Taylor and the national broadcaster in documentary talks after settling their differences.

Getting your NCT soon? Good news. More inspectors are working than ever before

There have been criticisms about delays, but the RSA says appointments are available.

From Business ETC Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B Road Trip

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B

You’re saving cash, but not as much as you might have expected.

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