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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues

A garda investigation was recently launched into both 1981 tribunal and subsequent review.

Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges – but it’s under threat

A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.

Over half of Irish people wouldn’t want others to know about their mental health problems

57% of Irish employees believe being open about mental health would have a negative impact on their career prospects.

UKIP: The Irish are our ‘kith and kin’

Irish people living in the UK are not considered immigrants by UKIP.

From The Daily Edge 16 bizarre sights captured by Google Earth in Ireland Caught Out

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo

The majority Buddhist nation is highly sensitive to perceived insults to the religion.

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

From Business ETC Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together We Are Fambally

Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together

The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.

From The Score As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final first leg Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final first leg

Messrs Mourinho and Simeone went head-to-head in the Spanish capital this evening.

Americans were all set for powdered alcohol…but now look to be in for a wait

The US government said the labelling approvals were issued in error.

How did you spend Easter morning? This man towed a stranded dolphin back to the depths off Achill

While most of the country was enjoying a lie-in, the Achill Coast Guard team led a local rescue mission for a stranded dolphin…

From Business ETC ASAI rules that Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive Rap On The Knuckles

ASAI rules that Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius ad WAS offensive

The Advertising Standards Agency of Ireland has upheld 65 complaints against the ads which ran in the Sunday Independent and Sunday World.

Oscar Pistorius says he did not take acting classes to prepare for murder trial

The claim was made by a well-known columnist, citing reliable sources.

From The Daily Edge Wild leopard shocks rescue workers by leaping up through roof RUN

Wild leopard shocks rescue workers by leaping up through roof

The cat wandered into the Indian village looking for food.

‘Was your wife taking someone else’s job?’: It got a bit awkward for UKIP’s Nigel Farage today

The BBC’s Nick Robinson subjected the controversial MEP to a grilling at an event today.

From The Score Opinion: No such thing as ‘United way’ as Reds prove they’re just another club Moyesy Neighbours

Opinion: No such thing as ‘United way’ as Reds prove they’re just another club

The clumsy sacking of Moyes is just another in a long history of drama in Manchester.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Ireland a contender for 2020 European Capital of Culture

Dublin hasn’t been chosen in over 20 years.

153 people were arrested for drink driving over the Easter weekend

Gardaí say it is clear that their message is “still not getting through”.

‘Bordering on sexist’: Quinn criticised for ‘highly feminised audience’ comments at teachers’ conference

Remarks made by the Education Minister at the INTO conference earlier today have been sharply criticised.

Do people think David Moyes being sacked is that big of a deal?

We went out to gauge the public’s reaction.

Mugabe now taking home €2,900 (in a country where the average wage is €300)

The 90-year-old Zimbabwean Presidents said it was important his government “should recognise the hard times at the moment”.

Irish-supported films to get world premiere screenings at Cannes

John Boorman’s latest join Jimmy’s Hall for the prestigious film festival next month.

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

Ireland’s primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

234 girls kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Nigeria

The girls are all missing from a school that was attacked by Boko Haram last week.

Scientists have proven a good sleep could actually cure your cold

Experiments on fruitflies showed faster recovery and better survival rates for the ones that had more sleep.

PHOTOS: Teenager airlifted to hospital after dramatic chopper rescue at top of Mount Errigal

The teaching student fell between 30 and 40 metres from near the summit of Donegal’s tallest mountain.

MEP who didn’t think ‘people would be bothered’ forced to take down election posters

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said earlier he didn’t believe people would be bothered that he put up his posters before he is legally allowed to do so. But one local authority has asked that he take them down.

Majority of primary school principals have to teach full-time

The INTO said today teachers have little time for school administration outside of their teaching responsibilities.

‘Operation Bambi’ finds deer head in Tallaght house

The operation is aimed at cracking down on the pursuit of deer by “unscrupulous” hunters.

From Business ETC Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes Tweaks

Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes

The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.

14-year-old boy pleads guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault

The teenager was sentenced in England today.

From The Score Limerick County Board hit back at Donal O’Grady War Of Words

Limerick County Board hit back at Donal O’Grady

They also confirmed that TJ Ryan will stay on as sole manager.

Harris: ‘Personal wealth’ shouldn’t decide elections – but I’m not talking about Deirdre Clune

The Fine Gael TD insists he is not talking about his running mate in Ireland South as the pair battle it out for what is realistically one available seat.

From The Daily Edge 11 sad lunches that are probably sadder than your lunch Crunchtime

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

TUI chief: Woe betide the Government if it reneges on Haddington promises

John MacGabhainn’s also calling for the TUI and the ASTI to merge, in order to deal in a more unified way with threats and challenges in the sector.

50 bomb disposal call-outs this year – 34 fewer than last year

The most recent call-out was at the weekend, when a device was found in Tallaght.