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Dublin: 10 °C Friday 24 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

From The Score Keane: I knew the All Blacks would go after ROG – when I met him for dinner, I warned him Behind Enemy Lines

Keane: I knew the All Blacks would go after ROG – when I met him for dinner, I warned him

Roy Keane was an unlikely double-agent when the Irish rugby team played New Zealand in 2008.

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

Catholic orders are “improving” in reporting abuse allegations

New reports from the Catholic Church’s watchdog notes improvement.

Here’s what Leo Varadkar thinks has changed in health since he ‘wore a white coat’

The Health Minister says the system he is now in charge of is different.

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From Business ETC Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

Someone just bought an Apple computer for $905,000

But not just ANY Apple computer…

From The Score Simon Hick column: ‘BOD’s legacy is positive in every way, apart from the vacuum left in his absence’ Unlucky 13

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

From Business ETC WATCH: Chinese-speaking Mark Zuckerberg leaves audience amazed (and in stitches) This Charming Man
Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 RIP

Singer Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

The glamrock singer had a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 80s.

Missing Irish lecturer Matt Wall located in Cardiff

Matthew Wall is a lecturer in Swansea.

US-led air strikes have killed 553 people in Syria in a month

That figure includes 32 civilians.

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn’t ask for

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

Sinn Féin TD accuses RTÉ of bias in its reporting of Maíria Cahill story

Peadar Tóibín was interviewed on Morning Ireland after tweeting his dissatisfaction at how the show was covering the story.

Overlooked Seanad hopeful who quit Fine Gael is now working for Lucinda Creighton

Samantha Long is working as a secretary for the former Fine Gael minister.

Poll: How much of a deposit should house-buyers need? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How much of a deposit should house-buyers need?

The Taoiseach could be getting involved, but is he right to?

From The Daily Edge ‘Photobomb’ and ‘bakeoff’ added to latest edition of Collins Dictionary New Slang

Mexico orders mayor’s arrest over 43 missing students

The arrest has been ordered of the mayor of of Iguala, where 6 people died and 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

From Business ETC Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out Sinking Feeling

Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out

The supermarket chain’s Irish performance was the worst of any country for the last six months.

State of the Nation: What effect will Maíria Cahill’s claims have on Sinn Féin?

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

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

Archbishop on IRA sex offenders: “Let the truth come out”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has admitted the IRA “on occasion shot alleged sex offenders” – adding that the actions were “not appropriate” but “of their time”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

Critically injured toddler: Man faces attempted murder charge

The two-year-old girl remains in a critical condition

Opinion: What do crystal and bread rolls have in common?

We already recognise geographical reputation for foodstuffs but we should do likewise for local crafts – it has cultural and economic benefits.

Homemade bomb found on the road in Limerick estate

The device was made safe by army experts.

Rent controls won’t fix the Irish market, tenants’ board warns

The situation does need to be sorted quickly, though.

Sword-wielding teen who staged “one man rebellion” gets community service

19-year-old Jordan Buckley was wrestled to the ground by three gardaí after rushing the front door of Leinster House with a sword.

‘When my son’s test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me’

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

From The Score Here’s the 2014 Allstar football team – 5 for Kerry, 4 for Donegal, 3 each for Dublin and Mayo Leading Lights

Here’s the 2014 Allstar football team – 5 for Kerry, 4 for Donegal, 3 each for Dublin and Mayo

There are six first-time winners in this year’s Allstar team.

Council decides to take developer’s money instead of social housing

A number of councillors in the area have criticised the move but one said he would support the decision – so long as that money is used by the council for social housing.

‘Canada will never be intimidated, terrorists will have no safe haven’

A gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial yesterday.

Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple’s attackers look set to avoid prison

One of the off-duty gardaí who was attacked now has to wear glasses permanently – the GRA says offenders should feel the full rigours of the law.

From Business ETC Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you Salary

Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you

More than half of businesses in Ireland are planning to increase basic employee salaries.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

City on lock down after soldier shot dead outside Canada’s parliament

A huge manhunt is underway on the streets of Ottawa.

‘The abuse we suffered due to our skin colour is being airbrushed from Irish history’

Mixed Race Irish is asking for the Government to recognise the abuse they suffered in State-run institutions.

Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’ Irish Water This post contains videos

Irish Water needs to deal with customers ‘in a fantastic way’

The Irish Water boss John Tierney has met with Environment Minister Alan Kelly this afternoon.

‘The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences’

The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.

Four Blackwater guards found guilty of 2007 Iraq killings

More than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad were shot and 14 were killed.