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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Yesterday’s News

How much will you pay for water? You’ll be told ‘in good time’ says Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny was grilled by opposition leaders on reports that households will face a €100 standing charge for water when rates come in later this year.

From Business ETC Irish people own €69 million in gold All That Glitters

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

From The Daily Edge People are losing the rag over three Irish books included in a “Best British Novels” list Careful Now

People are losing the rag over three Irish books included in a “Best British Novels” list

James Joyce, John Banville and Flann O’Brien were featured in The Telegraph’s Best British Novels list.

Gardaí have issued 45,000 penalty points notices this year

And they want you to avoid one over the Easter weekend.

Community ‘in total shock’ after daylight shooting in front of Ballymun school

A man in his 40s was shot dead this morning and local representatives said this kind of criminal activity needs to be stamped out.

From The Score Paraic Duffy: Making games accessible to Irish abroad our main priority in Sky Sports deal Sky Sports

Paraic Duffy: Making games accessible to Irish abroad our main priority in Sky Sports deal

GAA President Liam O’Neill and Director-General Paraic Duffy appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.

63-year-old man dies in Galway house fire

His brother, who was also in the house at the time, escaped without serious injury.

These protesters are calling for an end to ‘pylon and wind farm lunacy’

More than 3,000 are attending a demonstration organised by Wind Aware Ireland.

Labour Youth admit: Our posters break the law – but we’re prepared to pay the fine

The Labour youth wing appears unconcerned that its posters break the law as it slammed Fianna Fáil’s “hypocrisy” today, but the opposition party hit back saying there is a “crisis at the heart of the Labour Party”.

16 cars, including two stolen from the Republic recovered in Newry

The stolen cars were recovered from a premises in the town.

‘More people and more vehicles’: Fianna Fáil’s solution to the ‘crisis’ in the ambulance service

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

From The Daily Edge 15 people you’ll always meet at an Irish wedding Irish Weddings

Column: Our new tax code has created a ‘hierarchy’ of parenting

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC The ECB is back in town. Here’s why. Explainer

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

Man arrested in connection with murder of man found in lake

Kevin Kearney’s body was found in a lake at Alexandra Park a day after he was shot dead.

From The Score As it happened: GAA bosses face Oireachtas Committee over Sky Sports TV deal New Sky Thinking

As it happened: GAA bosses face Oireachtas Committee over Sky Sports TV deal

GAA President Liam O’Neill and Director-General Paraic Duffy appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

Banksy has painted a new mural – but nobody knows where it is Art

Ukranian leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

Turchynov spoke of his “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” that aims to dislodge pro-Russian gunmen from their positions.

Irish breast cancer research team reveal ‘exciting’ new research

Breast Predict was founded six months ago, and has already revealed some exciting findings.

Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers

Gardaí said further arrests are expected in this operation that has been running since August last year.

From Business ETC Helicopter leasing company lands in Dublin with some new jobs Flying High

Helicopter leasing company lands in Dublin with some new jobs

Two other companies also announced the creation of jobs in Dublin today bringing the total to 48.

‘I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you’ – Reeva’s message to Pistorius on day of shooting

The athlete read out the Valentine’s Day card that his model girlfriend left for him on 14 February last year – the day she was shot and killed at his house.

Look up! The International Space Station is in our skies until 22 April

The ISS will be visible in the skies every night for the next seven days.

From The Score The long fight for justice: what has happened in the 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster? JFT96

The long fight for justice: what has happened in the 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster?

Memorial services take place against the backdrop of fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.

VIDEO: Watch the lunar eclipse live

We can’t see it here in Ireland, but we can watch a stream online. Hurrah!

Meet AIB’s new Chief Operating Officer

Stephen White has previously worked in British Telecom and NHS Direct.

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

Arguing with your partner all the time? Have some chocolate*

New research suggests that low glucose levels could be to blame.

From Business ETC Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project Internet Access

Google buys solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for internet project

Facebook was in talks to buy the solar-powered drone company earlier this year, but Google has acquired them to help with its own internet initiative, Project Loon.

How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

‘Priceless’ lock of Napoleon’s hair stolen from museum

Burglars broke into the building in Mornington Peninsula in what police believe was a targeted robbery.

Red blood cells grown in a lab to be trialled in humans

A team of researchers across Ireland and the United Kingdom used stem cells to grow red blood cells.

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

From The Score 7 reasons why Liverpool have confounded their critics this season Opinion

7 reasons why Liverpool have confounded their critics this season

Players with a knowledge of the history of the club, an ability to adapt tactically and more of the Reds’ strong points.

Column: One year on, we remember the lives lost and forever altered by the Boston bombings

It is unfortunate that, sometimes, it takes a tragedy of this magnitude to vitiate differences and to remind us of our common humanity, writes Larry Donnelly.