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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 5 March, 2015

Today’s News

Man arrested after 10-year-old boy saves his little sister from abduction

It is believed that yesterday afternoon the man was driving the car and begging for money in the midlands.

From Business ETC Lack of office space a real headache for companies looking to set up shop New Gaff

Lack of office space a real headache for companies looking to set up shop

And for the office space already there, the price is going keep going up and up.

My favourite female characters are warm, wilful and – above all – flawed

The push for strong female characters literature is great, but let’s remember that ‘strong’ doesn’t mean ‘perfect’.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Get caught up, fast…

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Gerry and Mary Lou prepare to rally the troops

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

From Business ETC AIB is finally paying out some money to taxpayers Long Time Coming

AIB is finally paying out some money to taxpayers

And Michael Noonan is planning a sale.

Gardaí foil armed robbery on betting shop

A firearm was recovered near the scene.

The boss who distributes condoms to stop maternity leave

Linda Wayman, head of a major Australian radio company, said a third of her staff are either on maternity leave or covering maternity leave.

Poll: Can you find the time to read? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Today is World Book Day – but how much do you read?

New Land League member describes Killiney mansion as “bog standard”

The case will be heard in the High Court today.

From Business ETC Spend ages browsing on Netflix? Its proposed new look could change that Fresh Lick Of Paint

Spend ages browsing on Netflix? Its proposed new look could change that

The new look move its main service from a video store look to that of a movie theatre.

‘Sex, race hate, obesity’ photo series stripped of award over staged photos

Giovanni Troilo had won first prize in World Press Photo award.

Australia makes last-ditch effort to save two drug-smugglers from firing squad

Tony Abbott is trying to arrange a prisoner swap with Indonesian authorities.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s getting close to the weekend, and here are the top stories you need to know.

From Business ETC People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland Nest Egg

People have tried to get millions in pension funds out of Ireland

The Revenue Commissioners are investigating if any of this activity was illegal.

You smell your own hand after shaking someone else’s Ew

You smell your own hand after shaking someone else’s

Humans are still a bit gross, aren’t they?

Do you want to be a success? Here’s how…

Are we genetically predisposed to inherit talent, or can we acquire same with practise?

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Killiney blockade, the Boston bomber’s trial and the tragic case of Becky Watts in England had us all talking.

An unlikely couple: The story of the New Land League and the O’Donnells

Brian O’Donnell and his wife remain in the mansion on Vico Road tonight.

“It was the total underdog”: The real story behind Maniac 2000

We spoke to Mark McCabe on the song’s 15th anniversary.

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Everyone is giving advice to their younger self, do you have any wise words?

The YouTube campaign is to mark International Women’s Day.

From Business ETC Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack Encryption

Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack

Hackers may be harvesting your sensitive personal information.

What exactly is Sinn Féin’s policy on abortion? Pro Life Or Pro Choice? This post contains videos

What exactly is Sinn Féin’s policy on abortion?

The party’s policy could be radically overhauled at its Ard Fheis this weekend.

From The42 Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England? Stats

Analysis: Who did what for Ireland in the rucks against England?

We’ve detailed every single action by Irish players at the rucks and breakdown last weekend.

From Business ETC This is the mobile browser Apple should have made High Speed

This is the mobile browser Apple should have made

Opera’s specialised browser for iPhone and iPad has been praised for its speed and design, and will receive a big update soon.

This heartwarming video uses an X-ray machine to get its message across No Labels This post contains videos
Can you spot the astronaut space-walking in this picture?
Poll: Is the customer always right? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the customer always right?

A restaurant called customers “cheap trash” after they gave a bad review.

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

‘The Viper’ Martin Foley is in hospital this evening

Martin Foley remains in garda custody while he receives care.

Florida police hunt for driver who killed Irish man in hit-and-run

Maurice White from Monaghan was struck from behind by a car which then fled the scene.

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Early start for England visit, South Africa confirm rival bid and the rest of today’s sport Wednesday

Stepbrother charged with murdering 16-year-old Becky Watts

Nathan Matthews’ girlfriend has also been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.

‘Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers’ Strike Looming This post contains videos

‘Luas security guards have better stab vests than prison officers’

A ballot on industrial action will take place next week.

From The42 As it happened: Newcastle v Man United, Liverpool v Burnley – Premier League match tracker Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Newcastle v Man United, Liverpool v Burnley – Premier League match tracker

Updates as they happen from St James’ Park and Anfield.

Emails from annoyed viewers abroad led to RTÉ’s new international player

The RTÉ fans wanted to know why they couldn’t watch their favourite shows on the existing player.

‘He shopped for milk as paramedics tried to save an 8-year-old boy’

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got under way today, with his defence team admitting: ‘It was him’.

The world’s biggest porn site has told us what age its Irish users are XXX

The world’s biggest porn site has told us what age its Irish users are

The majority of people access the site on their mobile phone.