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Ireland

# ireland - Friday 4 April, 2014

Eight-year-old boy dies following quad bike accident in Clare

The accident happened last night when the quad bike he and his father were travelling on hit a stone wall.

“Bestowed a bright shining light”: Appleby jewellers’ son saved by donor

Gerry and Helen’s son Simon was called to Beaumont Hospital to undergo a kidney transplant operation last week.

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# ireland - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here’s a quick video tour of the UK and Ireland – in accents Speak Up

Here’s a quick video tour of the UK and Ireland – in accents

From Yorkshire, to Glasgow, to our very own Dublin.

From The Score Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks Kicking

Rugby technique: Short restarts offer rewards but involve high risks

Jonny Sexton showed the potential dangers of attempting short restarts during the recent Six Nations.

From Business ETC €107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price Commercial Property

€107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price

Irish property fund buys former An Post site for €97m less than boomtime prices.

Fears for Ireland’s air after health warnings in the UK

Ireland’s air quality suffered from dust that was carried from the Sahara desert over the weekend.

# ireland - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Jewish Council express revulsion at anti-Semitic message sent to Shatter

The Council urged politicians to stand collectively in solidarity with the minister against all forms of religious abuse or intolerance.

Woman arrested following seizure of heroin and cannabis worth €13,000

The 29-year-old was arrested at the scene of the planned search.

U2′s Joshua Tree album to be preserved in US Library of Congress

The curator of the project said the album has influenced Christian rock in some churches in the US.

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI? Sex

Video column: Have you ever been tested for an STI?

Katie Varvos asks why young Irish people aren’t getting STI tests and she even takes one online.

Column: My life as an ex-pat and the joy of finally coming home

At the height of the recession, thousands of Irish people found employment and new lives abroad. Now, many are returning to Ireland, especially as the economy starts to get back on its feet, Matthew Jones writes.

Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor

John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.

# ireland - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mysterious Vikings are taking over the streets of Dublin Vikings

Mysterious Vikings are taking over the streets of Dublin

In the words of Cilla Black: What’s your name and where d’ya come from?

These are the ten counties with the highest rates of bowel cancer

The Irish Cancer Society has highlighted these ‘hotspots’ as Bowel Cancer Awareness Month gets under-way.

# ireland - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Russell Crowe has responded on Twitter to THAT Irish interview Oh Noah He Didn't

Russell Crowe has responded on Twitter to THAT Irish interview

The actor doesn’t mince his words.

# ireland - Sunday 30 March, 2014

David Walsh has been to 503 islands off Ireland’s coast. He’s now written a book.

“The tide can be flooding past the rock so you only get one shot,” Walsh explains.

# ireland - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Leinster House to local council: This former Fianna Fáil TD is going back into politics

Behan resigned from the party in protest to Budget 2009. He’s now throwing his hat back in the ring of local politics, this time, as an independent.

‘It’s important to have a survivor at the heart of the Vatican’ says Marie Collins

She said she hopes that more lay people and survivors of abuse will be asked to join the council.

# ireland - Friday 28 March, 2014

Crime figures show fall in homicides, but rise in kidnappings CSO

Crime figures show fall in homicides, but rise in kidnappings

Reported murders and manslaughters were down 11 per cent between 2008-2012.

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive €1.5m in 2013

The annual report also outlines cost savings of €30 million are to be introduced.

GSOC unsure if it can investigate claims a judge put pressure on whistleblower

GSOC said it is examining whether they can investigate the accusations under their remit.

Corrie’s Rita arrested on suspicion of drink-driving

The 80-year-old actress was arrested by Knutsford police after her daughter was arrested for the same offence.

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Firefighters and emergency workers ‘extremely concerned’ about Ireland’s ambulance service

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

From Business ETC €5.4bn laundered through Ireland in one year – report Illicit Trade

€5.4bn laundered through Ireland in one year – report

An estimated €3bn is laundered through the Irish economy each year, according to a new report from Grant Thornton.

# ireland - Thursday 27 March, 2014

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

One in three Irish adults never exercise

That’s 34 per cent of the population.

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…

The last Justice Minister before Shatter said he was ‘not aware’ the garda recordings were taking place.

# ireland - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Alan Shatter apologised to garda whistleblowers, teachers vote to strike and RTÉ on Pantigate action.

Efforts made in Lebanon ‘from time to time’ to find remains of Irish soldier, says Shatter

Private Hugh Doherty and Private Kevin Joyce were both killed in Lebanon in 1981. Joyce’s body was never recovered.

# ireland - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Shatter’s department told of recordings two weeks ago – but he only got the letter this morning

It’s also emerged that the former Garda Commissioner spoke to the Attorney General about the issue last November.

Here’s Queen Elizabeth having the chats with Niall Horan and other Irish folk ONE'S DIRECTION This post contains images

Here’s Queen Elizabeth having the chats with Niall Horan and other Irish folk

The reception is believed to be a warm-up for the state visit of President Michael D Higgins next month.

Seven life-sized roadside posters of Michael Collins stolen in Kilkenny

The chairperson of the Kilkenny Musical Society said feelings on this time in Irish history still run high in certain quarters.

Channel 4 documentary on missing Esra Uyrun airs tonight

The mother of one left her home at Collinstown Grove in Clondalkin at around 7.15am on 23 February 2011. Her car was found in Bray.

From Business ETC No pay rises on the cards for SMEs Paid In Full?

No pay rises on the cards for SMEs

Survey finds small businesses are optimistic about the economy but will hold off on wage increases.

From The Daily Edge Commander Hadfield made a charming Astronaut’s Guide to Ireland Everybody Loves Chris

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

A major HSE report yesterday looked at the harm alcohol causes in Irish society – and it made for grim reading.

# ireland - Monday 24 March, 2014

Emaciated ex-racehorse dumped in field left to die finds new home

The case of Forest is common one, said the ISPCA who will be talking about Forest and animal cruelty on RTE’s Prime Time this evening.

Dublin City councillors in favour of having vote for directly-elected mayor

Fifty councillors voted for the motion, one abstained and one councillor was absent.

Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist

The man was convicted of raping two young girls who were attending a birthday party last September.