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Dublin: 1 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

Yesterday’s News

From The Daily Edge 12 everyday situations that are actually unbelievably stressful Stress

‘I don’t want my son’s death to be in vain’

Tensions are high ahead of the grand jury ruling on the death of Michael Brown.

From Business ETC Electricians union will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get 5% pay rise Threat

Electricians union will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to get 5% pay rise

The TEEU’s conference heard that they wan ta roll-back on concession made over the last seven years.

Opinion: Academic doping – can drugs make you smarter?

Can drugs improve your attention, concentration, and reduce your need for sleep…


From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring an easy way to record podcasts, one of the best apps out there getting a new release, and a game that combines the best of Frogger and Flappy Bird.

What was Bertie Ahern doing on the front page of the South China Morning Post?

He was talking about the internet, of course.

From Business ETC The Briefcase: Not-so Irish brands, Sweden’s helping hand and Darth Vader’s deep pockets Inbox Me
From The Daily Edge Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show Spirit Of 1916

Here is Sinead O’Connor’s call for non-violent revolution on the Late Late Show

She called for “the creation of a second Republic of Ireland.”

Top comments of the week

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Here’s how to make some decent (not tacky) Christmas decorations

Get into Blue Peter mode to kit out your home and save some cash this Christmas.

Post mortems due on two farmers killed in Donegal farm accident

The accident occurred just after 6pm last night at Killygordon, Co Donegal.

‘The crisis is deepening’: Record number of rough sleepers in Dublin

The latest count recorded 168 people sleeping rough.

From Business ETC This messaging app will force you to be brutally honest BEAM
From The Daily Edge 9 of the most popular emojis, and what they REALLY mean Emoji Decoder

9 of the most popular emojis, and what they REALLY mean

You might have thought emojis were pretty straightforward. You were wrong.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Or are you waiting for this guy to do it all?

Baby girl survives Ebola ‘against all the odds’

Despite these positive stories, Doctors Without Borders said the outbreak is far from over.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

From The Score As it happened: Australia v Ireland, International Rules Test Liveblog

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, International Rules Test

Could Paul Earley’s Ireland retain the Cormac McAnallen Cup? Relive all of the action from Perth in our minute-by-minute report.

Own a pet? Here are some tips for keeping them safe in bad weather

It’s time to winter-proof your pet’s home.

What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?

Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

From The Score There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell Mr Rugby

There’s no doubt Schmidt is one of the best in the business – O’Connell

Ireland’s captain says there has been little talk of a win, but more focus on improving against the Wallabies.

What are the claims against Bill Cosby? And why are we only hearing about them now?

Cosby’s reputation as ‘America’s TV dad’ has been steadily dismantled in recent days. Here’s what he’s being accused of – and how America’s been reacting…

“Life, a long long time ago” – Documentary follows Guildford Four’s Paddy Armstrong to London

An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.

14 injured in suspected gas explosion at London hotel Hyatt Regency London This post contains images

14 injured in suspected gas explosion at London hotel

500 guests have been evacuated.

Hundreds of us saw that ‘giant fireball’ this week — but where did it land?

Hundreds of sightings were reported to Astronomy Ireland, from all over the country.

Friday 21 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Two farmers have been killed while working on a tractor, there were more threats of violence to meter installers, and Gerry Adams insisted he had never been in ISIS.

Hundreds of women turn out for ANOTHER Garda Station vigil

200 women attended a similar event outside Coolock Garda Station on Dublin’s northside earlier this week.

Water meter installer ‘had rifle pointed at him’

The incident took place in Clarecastle, Co Clare, this morning.

The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? … €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

Stena Line has cancelled its Christmas ferries from Holyhead

The company made the decision “for commercial and operational reasons.”

From The Score Ireland v Australia: 11 battles that will be settled once and for all by sport tomorrow Skippy V Fungi
From The Daily Edge 9 absolutely ridiculous toys every 90s kid coveted (but probably never got) Toy Story

Why does the Dublin rail network always seem to fail in RUSH HOUR?

The signalling system has failed three times this month — ALWAYS at the start of the evening rush hour.

Boston-bound flight diverts back to Shannon due to “suspected technical problem”

The plane was out over the Atlantic when a decision was made turn it around.

Casinos drop Bill Cosby shows as more and more women allege sexual assault

At least 12 women had made rape and sexual assault allegations against the comic.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Katie makes the world semis, Paulie’s staying put and all today’s sport Friday

We’ll Leave It There So: Katie makes the world semis, Paulie’s staying put and all today’s sport

Also, Irish football will receive a €1.2 million funding boost.