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Dublin: 22 °C Thursday 24 July, 2014

Today’s News

“It’s tough against faceless power on that level” – cultural groups fight losing battle with Nama

Office development in The Docklands could force out a blossoming cultural scene that took hold during the downturn.

Opinion: Is the effort to ‘revive the property market’ pushing creative groups out of the Docklands?

Places like Mabos, one of Dublin’s most vibrant projects, remind us that the city is something we make together.

From The Score Kearney, Reid and the other athletes to look out for at the Commonwealth Games today Glasgow 2014

Kearney, Reid and the other athletes to look out for at the Commonwealth Games today

We’ve got Irish Olympians competing in swimming, judo and triathlon in Glasgow.

Wear sunscreen: today could be the warmest day of the year

We’re melting! WE’RE MELTING!

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Top civil servant: Public sector workers who don’t perform should ‘of course’ be sacked

Senior civil servant Robert Watt called for a debate on making it easier to sack public sector workers at the MacGill Summer School yesterday.

Doctors condemn Gaza violence as death toll rises

Airports in Israel have reopened today.

Irish scientists in Trinity have made another ‘world-first’ breakthrough

This time it relates to measuring nanoscopic changes in an object’s elasticity.

From Business ETC There’s going to be a new bank, with no charges*, for Irish SMEs Banker

There’s going to be a new bank, with no charges*, for Irish SMEs

*Well, no quarterly or monthly charges anyway

Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms

A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.

These are the temporary, Tetris-like moves being made so the Gardaí can fill 28 senior roles…

The force needs to hire 28 superintendents and chief superintendents. Here’s how the Government’s planning to make it happen.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Budget, a ‘die in’ Gaza protest and Peaches Geldof.

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin Conflict This post contains images

Hundreds attend ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

Gardaí said that there were no incidents or arrests at the demonstration this evening.

“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: ‘Yes’. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

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Direct Provision: ‘None of us can stand over it, it’s just not acceptable’

Junior Minister Aodhan O’Riordain said he is responsible now and he wants to change the system.

Reilly: Children’s playgrounds will only get funding if they are no-smoking areas

The Children’s Minister said, “The importance of de-normalising smoking in the eyes of children can’t be over emphasised.”

Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget

Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.

Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early

Anyone who is not naturally an early riser , but still needs to get things done in the morning should read this.

Fianna Fáil selects candidate to run for Dáil seat in Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election

Councillor Ivan Connaughton is to run for the Dail seat vacated by Luke Ming Flanagan.

From The Score Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League Outclassed

Pat’s ship five goals to crash out of the Champions League

The Saints were defeated 5-0 (6-1 on aggregate) by Legia Warsaw at Tallaght Stadium.

From The Daily Edge 15 indisputable reasons Ireland’s pubs are the best* in the world Cheers

Lostprophets singer jailed for child sex crimes loses appeal bid

The sentencing judge said the offences committed against children were of shocking depravity.

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat Dsw

Runners and riders update: Here’s who’s vying to take Brian Hayes’ vacant Dáil seat

FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: Forgotten bites, stylish ironing and all today’s sport Wednesday

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

Valid data downloaded from flight MH17 black box

The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.

From The Daily Edge This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it. Dog Park

This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it.

You play, wrestle, dig holes, bounce around, and otherwise act cute. Nothing else.

Erosion of Croagh Patrick a major concern ahead of ‘Reek Sunday’ pilgrimage

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ this Sunday…

UN rights council launches probe into Israel’s Gaza offensive

Meanwhile, rockets were discovered in a UN school close to 3,000 displaced Palestinians.

The High Court has two new judges, both women

Another male judge has been nominated for a vacancy that arises in the High Court later this year.

Experts helping the banking inquiry figure out what to investigate deliver interim report

The final report will help members determine how the inquiry model is going to work.

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

Commission of Investigation into 1998 garda shooting of dissident

28-year-old Ronan McLoughlin was part of a gang that attempted to rob a Securicor van in Ashford on a day gardai were engaged in a “blue flu” action.

From The Daily Edge Now swans are losing the run of themselves When Swans Attack

Now swans are losing the run of themselves

Authorities in Edinburgh have been forced to ban boating on a pond after multiple swan attacks.

Decisions by Department of Social Protection have ‘catastrophic results on peoples lives’

A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.

Ministers sign off on over-70s free GP care plan

It’s expected that draft legislation will be ready by the end of the year.

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

Gardaí injured after patrol car ‘rammed’ in Portlaoise, four men arrested

GSOC have been informed and are sending a team of investigators to the scene.