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Irish - Today’s News

The government wants to stop ‘catastrophically injured’ people from running out of money

The new plan replaces lump sums with annual payments in some circumstances.

‘A stage-managed charade’: TDs are VERY unhappy about the Aer Lingus sale

The Aer Lingus sale is coming in for heavy criticism in the Dáil today.

Galway girl receives response to a shoebox she sent away… to Armenia… in 1999…

Claire Fahy had completely forgotten about her charitable act… until now.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

So, was that controversial Yes Kilkenny page a front for Renua? “Certainly not”

The party’s leader has dismissed any wrongdoing.

Brits and Americans are queuing up to get into Ireland

It’s good news for the tourism industry as trips to Ireland increase by 13.5%.

Irish Bishop says Yes result “increased the sum of human happiness”

“I think that you could hardly look at the celebrations in Dublin without in some way saying it had increased the sum of human happiness.”

From Business ETC Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base Watch And Listen

Why a global cyber-security firm chose Cork over London for its European base

eSentire plans to hire 100 staff for its new Irish operation.

Patrick Garvey missing from Meath since last Tuesday

The 78-year-old was last seen near his home.

Warning for Joe Brolly as RTÉ insist similar comments ‘will not be tolerated’

Marty Morrissey has accepted a ‘heartfelt’ apology.

Corporal punishment to be outlawed in foster care – James Reilly

An EU ruling stating Irish laws on smacking children are in breach of European law was issued this morning following a formal complaint from a UK-based NGO.

From The42 June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt Extension

June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract – Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.

From Business ETC After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again Only Way Is Up

After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

2015 is following the exact same pattern as 2014.

From Business ETC How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus – and what happens next The Saga Continues

How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus – and what happens next

IAG has crossed one hurdle, but there is still another big one to come.

Times Newspapers have backed down in their legal row with the Irish Times

That didn’t take long… The UK group’s online Irish newspaper will still go ahead but now with a different name.

Prisoners in Irish jails are being forced to sleep on floors

Reports by the Prison Visiting Committees of eleven prisons have been released this morning,

This Dublin gallery wants its paintings back from London Hugh Lane This post contains images

This Dublin gallery wants its paintings back from London

The National Gallery in London has for decades claimed ownership of paintings left to Dublin in a codicil to Sir Hugh Lane’s will.

From The42 Here’s Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team to face the Barbarians tomorrow Strong XV

Here’s Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team to face the Barbarians tomorrow

Colm O’Shea gets a shot at the 13 shirt, while Ian Madigan is given the nod at out-half.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the news – none of the waiting.

From Business ETC VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal Ready For Take-off

VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal

Meanwhile, IAG CEO Willie Walsh is jetting in to ease union concerns.

Two men arrested after guns and ammunition found in Finglas raid

The search was part of an intelligence led operation and investigations are ongoing.

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?

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

Ireland’s Yes vote is already causing earthquakes in Europe’s Catholic heart

Just over half of Italian voters would support same-sex marriage, but there’s not even civil unions yet.

14,559 dogs came into Irish pounds last year, here’s what happened the ones in your county

2,896 dogs were put to sleep – a drop of 620 from 2013.

Micheal Healy-Rae and Enda Kenny had an, um, interesting chat about radio

The Ceann Comhairle thought it was “out of order” though…

The death café is coming to Dublin

Don’t worry, it’s not as worrying as it sounds.

From Business ETC Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports Slow And Steady

Dublin firm helping doctors cut down on the time they spend filing reports

Slainte Healthcare provides software to help make medical admin processes more efficient, but it wants to focus on other parts of the world first.

Poll: Does Ireland need to ban the smacking of children? Your Say This post contains a poll
From Business ETC One of Dublin’s prime retail spots is being put on the market for a cool €16 mil Highly Symbolic

One of Dublin’s prime retail spots is being put on the market for a cool €16 mil

The location is pretty symbolic. Grafton Street returned to full occupancy, post-recession, when Life Style Sports moved in last year.

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is “a defeat for humanity”

The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, the top diplomat in the Vatican – second only to Pope Francis himself.

Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny?

How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Everything you need to know as you get stuck into your day.

From The42 5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians Chance To Impress

5 Irish players who have a big opportunity to impress against the Barbarians

A big performance will see these guys back in the hunt for a World Cup spot.

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

This garden in Bloom won’t have one blade of grass

Coined a ‘slum’ garden, the designer hopes it’s going to be unlike any other at the festival.

Cork gardaí working in stations infested with rats

The Justice Minister was recently asked about the health and safety issues at Glanmire and Macroom stations.

‘My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn’t raining’

Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aer Lingus, the 8th amendment, and a rabbit had everyone talking today.

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