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Irish - Today’s News

Got fined in Ireland? Now it can be collected across the EU

New legislation means you can get hit for fines you receive in Ireland across the EU.

From The Score Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain Leaders

Jamie Heaslip confirmed as new Leinster captain

The number eight will be supported by vice captains Sean O’Brien and Rob Kearney.

The 5 at 5: Wenesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC This Irish start-up landed €15 million from a secret millionaire (after meeting in a pub) Cashing In

This Irish start-up landed €15 million from a secret millionaire (after meeting in a pub)

Irish TV will launch next week, targeting the world-wide Irish diaspora.

The man in charge of restructuring credit unions has resigned after 14 months

Donal Coghlan is taking up an unspecified role in the private sector.

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.

Lorry hijacked and driver ordered to take suspicious object to police station

The incident happened in Derry early this afternoon.

From Business ETC How is Ireland’s beer market like the economy? Staggering

How is Ireland’s beer market like the economy?

Heineken say that recovery in beer sales is much like the economic upturn: uneven.

Opinion: The disparity in third level participation should make us angry

It is unacceptable that Dublin school leavers from affluent areas are six times more likely to continue to third level education than their counterparts.

Irish farmers’ anger at ‘decimation’ of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

From The Score Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs Dominant Force

Michael McKillop burns off competition to take 800m gold at IPC European Champs

The Antrim man put his foot injury trouble behind him to put in a powerful second lap in Swansea.

Protests to take place internationally over abortion controversy

Hundreds are expected to turnout at today’s rally.

63-year-old man charged over fatal stabbing at Dublin’s North Strand

He’s due to appear in court later today.

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

Ferguson and Facebook, eating meat, and the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Four arrested over letter bombs to Northern Ireland and England

Two men and two women are being questioned at Antrim Police Station.

Crime boss Andy Connors killed in late night Dublin shooting

The man in his 40s was shot multiple times in the upper body.

From Business ETC Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting Debt Hangover

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Nurses to protest at Drogheda Hospital today

Nurses say overcrowding levels are dangerous.

‘Central server issue’ behind Dublin Bus communications problems

Real time passenger info and Dublin Bus phones were experiencing service disruptions earlier.

70 gardaí involved in operation targeting thefts, robberies in Dublin city

Ten teenagers were arrested and Garda searches carried out in Dublin and Louth this morning.

Carlsberg is the latest casualty of Eastern European turmoil

The brewer is expecting a dip in profits due to the worsening situation.

From The Daily Edge The 14 most WTF moments from the Rose of Tralee 2014 Teacakes Anyone?

The 14 most WTF moments from the Rose of Tralee 2014

It was another festival of weirdness.

Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh

PSNI detectives are sending a file to the Public Prosecution Service following labour exploitation operation.

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

Poll: Do you find the cost of going to the dentist prohibitive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you find the cost of going to the dentist prohibitive?

The cost for some treatments can vary between counties by as much as €230.

From The Score Jonny Sexton to decide on future within weeks Kicking On

Jonny Sexton to decide on future within weeks

The Ireland out half stayed in Paris this summer, where his wife gave birth to their first child.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

We’re halfway through the week, and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From Business ETC No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody – and we could even cut income tax Here Come The Good Times

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody – and we could even cut income tax

The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.

From The Score Michael Darragh Macauley calls Dublin’s competition for places ‘absolutely disgusting’ Numbers Game

Michael Darragh Macauley calls Dublin’s competition for places ‘absolutely disgusting’

However, the current Player of the Year rejects claims the defending champions enjoy preferential treatment.

Teen arrested after video of him beating boy with autism goes viral

The video was found on the suspect’s Facebook page.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Operation Tempest, Varadkar doing shift-work and volcano Baroarbunga.

Islamic State releases video claiming to show beheading of US journalist James Foley

Foley has been missing since being kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

From The Score 6 steps to getting your deadlift down Training Tech

6 steps to getting your deadlift down

Who’s ready to lift?

Happy ending: Gardaí find 9 dogs which had been stolen from a Kerry pet farm

The dogs, some of which were just weeks old, were found in Cork.

Retired judge says victims are being ‘further victimised’ by ‘guards investigating guards’

Gillian Hussey is a director of the National Crime Victims Helpline.

GAA player apologises over ‘punch a Jew’ tweet

Former County Tyrone footballer Tommy McGuigan is being investigated over the matter.

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