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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Irish - Today’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a miscarriage of justice, live-tweets from Gaza, and dating site experiments.

Drinking water alert issued in Clare by HSE, county council

Notice has been issued for customers of the Kildysart and Coolmeen public water supplies.

Can you help? This 17-year-old has been missing for the last four days…

Matthew is described as being around 5′ 7″ tall, of thin build and with fair hair. He was last seen in Dundrum in Dublin on Friday.

Symphysiotomy survivors seek DPP referrals in wake of UN report

The UN human rights committee said Ireland should identify, prosecute and punish those responsible for the procedures without patient consent.

From The Score The WWE’s newest wrestler is from Bray, County Wicklow Prince Devitt

The WWE’s newest wrestler is from Bray, County Wicklow

Sheamus and Becky Lynch won’t be the only Irish fighters after the WWE confirmed the arrival of the 33-year-old.

Opinion: ‘At the heart of Irish law is an inescapable fact… we are second class citizens’

Enshrined into law and sanctioned in social service provision is this attitude: women in Ireland are vessels to be filled and emptied at men’s discretion.

‘Spiderman of South Anne Street’ fights off determined attacker at Gotham Café

Things got a bit strange in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Personal attacks, Liverpool’s revolving door and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll leave it there so: Personal attacks, Liverpool’s revolving door and all today’s sport

Plus, how Everton made the James McCarthy deal stick, a wonder-goal in Clare and big news around concussion in contact sports.

18-year-old charged over fatal Co Waterford crash

One woman was killed in the three-vehicle collision yesterday.

Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started

A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.

From The Daily Edge Strangers donate money online for US man robbed during Liffey rescue American Hero

Revenue dogs Casey, Meg and Holly sniff out illegal cigarettes and alcohol worth €20,000

Customs agents were helped by in their pursuit by detection dogs, Casey, Meg and Holly.

Nama has over 5,000 units suitable for social housing, but they’ve only handed over 13%

Despite 790 housing units available for Dublin social housing, just 171 have been transferred to the council.

From Business ETC Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP It Gets Better

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

Fifth man arrested over Co Wicklow shotgun burglary

The homeowner disturbed the raiders, after returning to the house following an alarm activation.

1970s manslaughter conviction of Martin Conmey “miscarriage of justice”

The Co Meath man served three years in prison, but his conviction was quashed in 2010 after new facts came to light.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness SME

SMEs call for Budget 2015 to focus on competitiveness

ISME also says keeping the 12.5% corporation tax is essential to the recovery.

“It is positively medieval, barbaric”: New figures show injuries to hares

New figures show over 100 hares injured during the coursing season last year.

From Business ETC If you like salary hikes and promotions, you might like being a Chartered Accountant right now Happy Days
Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad? Staycation Nation This post contains a poll

Does it make more financial sense to holiday in Ireland or abroad?

Poll: Is it better value to stay in Ireland? Or impossible to put a price on all that foreign sunshine?

Dublin street closed to protect pedestrians from falling glass

The incident happened at lunchtime today on King Street South.

Opinion: ‘Our children wake up crying in the night… Isis has stolen our lives’ Iraq This post contains images

Opinion: ‘Our children wake up crying in the night… Isis has stolen our lives’

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

Celebration? – fear of ‘birthday marathon’ creates dread in parents

The cost of birthday presents can put a financial burden onto Irish parents.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

Irishman reported missing in France

Vincent Walsh flew to France 12 days ago to walk El Camino de Santiago.

Could Star Wars cost Skellig Michael its Unesco World Heritage status?

The film begins shooting today, but will Jedi knights ruin a heritage site?

From Business ETC Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits More In The Door

Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits

We owe our cousins in the UK a big thank you…

Wicklow resident unharmed after arriving home to four burglars with a shotgun

The four males who are in their late teens and early twenties were arrested and three of them have been charged.

Gardaí still at scene of Cappagh Road standoff

Gardaí could not confirm if any arrests have been made.

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?

Woman killed in three-car collision in Waterford

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crash.

Customers in ‘a no-win situation’ with electricity levy PSO

Customers in ‘a no-win situation’ with electricity levy

The CER has announced an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy.

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

Man to spend second day on raft protesting against Kilkenny bridge

The protester has put the raft in the path of works to build a bridge over the River Nore.

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still ‘crippling too many families’

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

From The Score Cuthbert: Underdogs Cork need strong referee to police ‘streetwise’ Mayo Mind Games

Cuthbert: Underdogs Cork need strong referee to police ‘streetwise’ Mayo

The Rebels boss has a full deck to choose from ahead of this weekend’s quarter final clash.

Cork City is to get new flood defences but the scheme is not quite ready yet

A public information day is being held in Cork City Hall today.

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