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Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis Third Secret Of Fatima This post contains videos

Check out this video of Albert Reynolds playing a small part in ending a hijacking crisis

It’s 1981 and the Minister for Transport is in the thick of a major stand off at a French airport.

From The Daily Edge Four-year-old girl reviews $295 menu at super fancy restaurant Tasting Menu

Four-year-old girl reviews $295 menu at super fancy restaurant

How many things did she refuse to eat?

From The Score It’s gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics Mine's A Double

It’s gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics

“Delighted” Orla Barry takes discus silver on another medal-heavy day for Ireland in Swansea.

From Business ETC Irish consumers are spending 50% more online than last year Dotcom Boom

Irish consumers are spending 50% more online than last year

However, if you lose online, you lose big…

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From Business ETC Beef farmers launch “blitz” at Tesco in Naas They Got Beef

Beef farmers launch “blitz” at Tesco in Naas

They’re protesting new age limits on their products in British supermarkets.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

ISIS militants holding James Foley captive asked for a ransom of $100m

Foley’s family were in e-mail contact with those holding him.

Bad news for Irish newspapers: every single one has dropped in circulation

The Herald saw the biggest drop, while the Sunday Independent remains the best-selling newspaper in the country.

Israeli bomb shelter converted to illegal casino and drug lab

Police found gaming boards and chips, bottles of alcohol and a kilo of locally grown marijuana at the shelter in southern Israel.

From Business ETC Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks Class Action

Facebook Ireland ordered to respond to privacy lawsuit within four weeks

The company’s international office has to submit a counter-statement to Vienna Regional Court otherwise it will make a judgement in its absense

From Business ETC Exporters rail against All-Ireland train strikes Derailed

Exporters rail against All-Ireland train strikes

Industrial action could have lasting consequences for rail travel, the IEA said.

Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay

Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.

Iarnród Éireann boss is set to return from Mauritius holiday ahead of strike action

Chief executive David Franks is set to jet home from his holiday in Mauritius

A man has died in a suspected farm accident in Clare

More people have died in farm accidents so far this year – than all of 2013.

More than 20 appear in court on drug charges connected with Operation Tempest

One was denied free legal aid after the court heard her next hearing clashed with a planned holiday in Lanzarote.

Two arrested and cars seized during counterfeit car parts inquiry

PSNI also seized what it believes are fake car products for luxury brands including Porsche and Mercedes.

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like – and it’s terrifying

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like – and it’s terrifying

It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…

From The Daily Edge 11 essential tips for excellently naming your WiFi network Hide Yo Wifi

11 essential tips for excellently naming your WiFi network

UPC1037456 is simply unacceptable.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

More NI bombing incidents in last year than a decade ago

Paramilitary style assaults are also on the rise, according to figures from the PSNI.

From The Score Ireland or England? Jack Grealish is considering options, says Martin O’Neill Party With Marty

Ireland or England? Jack Grealish is considering options, says Martin O’Neill

The young Aston Villa playmaker can still switch to the country of his birth.

Three Hamas commanders and four children among at least 15 killed in Israeli strikes today

Air strikes have stepped up on day 45 of the conflict, militants fired 18 rockets over the border since midnight.

From Business ETC This dog may have gotten in the way of a Google Street View car… Oh No!

This dog may have gotten in the way of a Google Street View car…

The images were captured and uploaded onto Google Street View in Chile.

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital

Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.

Irish Cancer Society accuses tobacco companies of enabling illegal trade

The accusations come after a report from the Revenue Commissioners into illegal tobacco flooding Ireland.

Michael O’Leary expects Ming to fly Ryanair back to Roscommon and spend his MEP euros

The airline unveiled nine new routes from Dublin this morning.

From Business ETC The latest update to Vine may cause you to start using it again Video Star

The latest update to Vine may cause you to start using it again

The app will now allow users to upload and edit videos directly, making it easier to put together clips. Here’s what you need to know.

BBC broadcaster Gerry Anderson dies aged 69

The presenter had stopped working two years ago due to health reasons.

From The Score No threat to Croke Park Classic despite US media fears of Icelandic ash cloud Weather Warning

No threat to Croke Park Classic despite US media fears of Icelandic ash cloud

ESPN and Sports Illustrated flagged potential problems for the American football game in Dublin.

Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370

Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister says there is still “a reasonable chance” of finding the plane.

Debate Room: Was the New York Post’s front page photo of James Foley unethical?

We look in more detail at an issue which has caused widespread anger…

86-year-old William Doherty found safe and well

The man went missing from his home in Derry yesterday but has now been found.

Thailand’s junta leader named PM as Irish warned over travel

Irish travellers are being advised to exercise ‘extreme caution’ when visiting Thailand and to ensure they have the right visa before arriving there.

Poll: Should graphic videos of terrorist acts be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should graphic videos of terrorist acts be banned?

YouTube and Twitter have been removing footage of James Foley’s execution in Syria.

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures RIP This post contains images

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures

Politicians across the spectrum have been discussing the legacy Reynolds left behind.

HSE due to publish terms of its abortion case inquiry

The HSE ordered a report into the situation where a woman was given a caesarean section after she became pregnant through rape.

Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee

Four out of ten people watching via online stream were following the show from abroad.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get your Thursday started.

US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley

Sadly, the journalist was killed by ISIS earlier this week.