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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 16 September, 2014

#Ireland

# ireland - Today’s News

From The Daily Edge Here’s why everyone is questioning Bob Geldof’s Irishness INDY REF

Here’s why everyone is questioning Bob Geldof’s Irishness

Geldof’s been speaking out against Scottish independence.

Column: ‘Ireland’s road to recovery depends on whether we’re going to bring everyone with us’

A job is no longer a guarantee of economic security and women are particularly vulnerable to precarious work and low wages.

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care – here are some of their stories

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here are a selection of the care orders that appeared before the courts.

# ireland - Yesterday’s News

Column: As a country that thrives on its reputation for craic, we must ensure our cities are a place of enjoyment

‘A good city is like a good party – people stay much longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’

Column: ‘After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders’

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

From The Score No limits – an evening with the Irish amputee team World Cup Bound

No limits – an evening with the Irish amputee team

This is no ordinary football team.

Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance

The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been criticised for its potential environmental damage.

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From Business ETC The most popular crowdfunding site globally has launched in Ireland today Crowdfunding

The most popular crowdfunding site globally has launched in Ireland today

Kickstarter will now allow Irish creators to submit their project directly, which will go live for funding next month.

# ireland - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Column: ‘Protecting human rights in Colombia is a dangerous business’

A Christian Aid Ireland delegation visited David Rabelo, a human rights defender in Bogota prison, where he is serving 18 years.

Opinion: The Scottish referendum is the classic heart versus head clash

There has been surprisingly little coverage or comment on Scottish independence in Ireland, but a Yes vote would affect us on many fronts.

From The Score ‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’ Interview

‘I was unemployed and triathlon was the only thing I had’

We chat to Irish-based Czech athlete Tamara Maxantova about competing in the World Championships next month.

# ireland - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From The Score Ireland’s James Espey has qualified for the 2016 Olympics Success

Ireland’s James Espey has qualified for the 2016 Olympics

The London 2012 veteran reached the Gold fleet in the Laser Standard class.

From The Score Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland’s Dan Martin drops to seventh Crunch Time

Contador closes on Tour of Spain treble, Ireland’s Dan Martin drops to seventh

It will be his sixth Grand Tour success after wins in the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009 and the 2008 Giro d’Italia.

Column: ‘At aged 48, I found out I was adopted. When I found my mother, it was too late’

It took Harry Foley 20 years to find his brother and sisters in Ireland. He said the State need to take hold of the situation and apologise.

Here’s how you can make Dublin a City of Sanctuary

You can get involved – it’s simple, say the organisers, who hope it will spread throughout the country.

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Column: An era has truly come to an end in Northern Ireland with the death of Ian Paisley

Historically it is appropriate to remember that substantial figure has gone and it is worth just remembering his substantial contribution to our politics.

Aaron McKenna: ‘We don’t need national political castoffs to run an arbitrarily sized bureaucracy’

European Commissioners aren’t picked on any basis of merit or usefulness. It’s no different than most governments, but at least we elect the cabinet together at home.

# ireland - Friday 12 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘Peig Sayers represents our complexity and there is a little of her in us all’

The Sayers family were Protestant Cromwellian landed genrty whose descendent ended up being one of the most famous storytellers in Europe, speaking the Irish language.

Column: Four trends that will have a significant impact on every business in Ireland

Paying special attention to the shifting needs and attitudes of the new, experiential generation will pay off for all businesses, writes Renaud Visage co-founder of Eventbrite.

# ireland - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people The Death Of The Text

Ireland ditches texting for web messaging as phones continue to outnumber people

The number of people in Ireland texting fell by 24.5% from this time last year according to new figures from ComReg.

Ireland among Europe’s elite when it comes to competitiveness

A new report by the European Commission has placed Ireland alongside Netherlands, Germany and Denmark for industrial competitiveness.

# ireland - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan being nominated as the EU’s Agriculture Commissioner, Junior Certificate results, and GSOC.

From The Score Ireland’s Ian O’Sullivan takes gold at the International Shooting World Championships Gold

Ireland’s Ian O’Sullivan takes gold at the International Shooting World Championships

The 18-year old held his nerve in the junior trap final today in Spain.

# ireland - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘I saw my wife’s face and I couldn’t hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling’

An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.

Irish arrest made in child abuse photography crackdown by Europol

A total of 10 arrests were made across five countries.

Opinion: ‘In the 1950s, I fought the marriage ban and continued teaching with no pay’

97-year-old Maureen Cronin became a test case for the INTO Teachers’ Union.

# ireland - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: The Poolbeg Incinerator makes little sense – we need to waste less and recycle more

Dublin City Councillors will be asked to support proceeding with the Poolbeg Incinerator this evening.

From The Daily Edge Ever wonder what the world would be like if Ireland didn’t exist? No Tayto

Ever wonder what the world would be like if Ireland didn’t exist?

This sketch explores that terrifying thought.

From The Daily Edge This map perfectly encapsulates how Dubliners perceive the rest of Ireland Dubliners

This map perfectly encapsulates how Dubliners perceive the rest of Ireland

It’s all farmers and stabbings, as far as they’re concerned.

# ireland - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan and Irish Water, Ukraine truce, and an Irish criminal being shot dead in Costa del Sol.

From The Score This stunning strike cancelled out Aiden McGeady’s opener against Georgia COYBIG

This stunning strike cancelled out Aiden McGeady’s opener against Georgia

Tornike Okriashvili will be dining out on this one for a while.

Hidden adventures and explorations of Dublin

Karl Whitney journeys from Tallaght to the Liberties to look at modern Ireland – and the capital’s past.

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?

Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.

# ireland - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From The Score Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement Breakdown

Heenan taking things slowly as Connacht look for rapid improvement

The 22-year-old openside flanker tells TheScore.ie how he works on his breakdown skills.

This is your last chance to see the SuperMoon in 2014

Get your smartphones ready.

# ireland - Friday 5 September, 2014

New study says Ireland has the second highest per capita jihadist rate

However only around 25 to 30 individuals have flown out from Ireland to join the conflict in Syria.

# ireland - Thursday 4 September, 2014

From The Score Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara Blessings

Sexton’s return to Ireland a ‘logical decision,’ says Ronan O’Gara

The former Ireland out-half is now part of the coaching set-up at Racing Métro.

From The Score Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth Homecoming

Sexton move the latest success in IRFU’s battle against French wealth

The return of the Ireland out-half follows up on last season’s new deals for Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip.

From The Score Jonny’s coming home! Sexton to re-join Leinster on IRFU contract Done Deal

Jonny’s coming home! Sexton to re-join Leinster on IRFU contract

The 29-year-old out-half will re-join his home province on a contract that lasts until 2019.

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