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Wednesday 30 July, 2014

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians’ rights

Chris Gunness was overcome as he spoke about conditions for Palestinians in Gaza.

Airport denies reports of emergency on Ryanair flight from Cork

Local media reported an emergency in connection with this evening’s flight to East Midlands Airport.

Eating more than five-a-day may be a complete and utter waste of time

That’s according to a major new study… So put the banana down.

From The Daily Edge 15 people expose the horrors they’ve seen at the urinal Piece Of Cake
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From The Score Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork Banner Rule

Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork

Tony Kelly captained the side that ran out 1-28 to 1-13 winners tonight in Ennis.

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

From The Score We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport

There was also further success for Team NI at the Commonwealth Games.

Strike on Gaza market during ‘partial ceasefire’ kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has ‘blood on his hands’

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

Last crew member of atomic bomb plane Enola Gay dies aged 93

“I personally think there shouldn’t be any atomic bombs in the world — I’d like to see them all abolished.”

Woman charged over attempt to identify people under PSNI witness protection

The 32-year-old woman worked for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

From Business ETC The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws Tagged

The EU has unveiled a new logo that shows which devices follow its privacy laws

The growing use of RFID chips in devices has caused the European Commission to put together regulations for them, ensuring no legal ‘grey zone’ emerges from their use.

10-year-old girl ‘strapped with explosives’ arrested in Nigeria

Meanwhile, Nigerian authorities say a suicide bomber killed six people in Kano city today.

From The Daily Edge Irish WWE fighter could be playing Darth Vader in new Star Wars film Episode 7

Irish WWE fighter could be playing Darth Vader in new Star Wars film

Meanwhile there are new pictures from Skellig Michael.

Truck crashes into Dingle shop

No serious injuries reported after truck crashes through shopfront and damages cars along Green Street.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Family of missing Irishman Vincent Walsh confirm sighting in France

The hiker’s family say they have left a message for him to contact them at the next hostel on his route.

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

From The Score Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros Success

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan set to receive bronze medal for 2010 Euros

The star said on Twitter today that he has been told “unofficially” that he was set to receive the accolade.

Does any of this jewellery belong to you? Gardaí found it in a raid

Including a pendant with family photos that really should go back to its owner.

From Business ETC Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe Dumb Security

Your items and appliances may be getting smarter, but they’re far from safe

A report from HP found that the majority of smart items, or ‘Internet of Things’ enabled devices, have “an alarmingly high average number of vulnerabilities per device.”

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court? Guerin This post contains videos

How has Alan Shatter gone from Department of Justice to High Court?

We knew he was not on board with the Guerin Report findings. Now we know just how far he intends to go with it.

Israel announces limited ‘humanitarian’ ceasefire

IDF says the temporary cessation of violence “does not apply to areas where IDF soldiers are operating”.

From Business ETC Here’s one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession – hardware Hammer And Tongs

Here’s one hard-hit Irish industry finally coming back from the recession – hardware

But growth in Dublin is outstripping growth in rural areas.

‘Orchestrated racism’ in Belfast condemned

Racist slogans were painted onto walls and cars and homes vandalised.

Driver, 23, killed in crash at M11 Loughlinstown

Part of the road was closed to facilitate an examination of the scene, but has reopened.

Gardaí want to know if you saw this assault on a taxi driver last month

Another man who jumped in to help the taxi driver was also assaulted by a large number of youths.

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

Burst water main in Los Angeles spews almost 40 million litres of water over three hours

It also left a 5 metre hole in the Sunset Boulevard.

From Business ETC Mario Kart 8 wasn’t enough to save Nintendo from a €72 million loss Hard Times

Mario Kart 8 wasn’t enough to save Nintendo from a €72 million loss

Despite the popularity of the latest instalment of Mario Kart, Nintendo suffered a net loss of €72.3 million in the latest quarter.

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Want to take a few minutes out to catch up with some interesting reads? We promise you’ll be out in 10 minutes or so…

From The Daily Edge 9 things terminally single people want everyone else to know Listen Up

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Opinion: A loved one’s death is devastating, but you must allow yourself to rebuild your life

After losing my husband, I promised myself I would be open to new things and accept my new life.

In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians Warning From Above This post contains images

In pics: Israeli plane drops leaflets warning Gaza civilians

The leaflets urged civilians to stay away from Hamas militants and to report any rocket launches.

‘A right pain in the bum’: Most senators are coming back tomorrow… but some are on holidays

We contacted all members of the Seanad to find out if they’ll be coming back for debates on Gaza and Ukraine tomorrow.

From The Score James O’Donoghue: ‘No mad science’ behind my Cork masterclass King Maker

James O’Donoghue: ‘No mad science’ behind my Cork masterclass

James O’Donoghue knows that Kerry had a lot to prove this summer but they’re starting to answer those questions.

From Business ETC Here’s how Richard Bruton plans to create 7,000 jobs a year in multinational companies The More The Merrier

Here’s how Richard Bruton plans to create 7,000 jobs a year in multinational companies

We will be “competing to win”, the Minister said.

M50/N11 “at a standstill” after crash

Gardaí are on the scene of the collision.