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From The Daily Edge This was the line to get into a Dublin costume shop earlier today Dressing Up
Man dies and seven others injured in Leitrim pile-up N16

Man dies and seven others injured in Leitrim pile-up

The collision took place this morning just after 10am in on the N16.

Almost 100 anti-water charges protests planned across the country

It is the second day of action by the Right2Water group.

Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup

Two female passengers and a male passenger were arrested at the scene.

From The Score 4 years after taking up running, Orna Dilworth will represent Ireland at the 50km world championships Diesel Engine

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west

The money is the second part of a €200 million ESB agreement with the European Investment Bank.

Meet Rehab’s new CEO (and have a look at her salary)

Mo Flynn will take on the position vacated by Angela Kerins.

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

Small plane crashes at Kansas airport during take off

One person is reported to be in a critical condition.

Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year

The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

From The Score Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks White Out

Nathan White pulls out of Ireland squad as surgery rules prop out for 16 weeks

The Connacht prop ruptured a tendon in his arm and won’t be available to Pat Lam or Joe Schmidt until February.

Debris revives hope of finding Amelia Earhart plane – 77 years after she went missing

A sixth expedition will take place to look for the wreckage next year.

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

Loner trucker jailed for shooting at motorists 700 times to teach them “a lesson”

Michael Harry K was jailed for 10 and a half years in Germany.

No extra 4% bonus for ‘exceptional’ Irish Water workers

Irish Water workers can still get a bonus of 2.75% to 15% of their salary.

Woman in hospital after carjacking attack in Longford

A young man taken from the scene is in a critical condition in hospital.

From The Daily Edge 11 things we can expect this winter if Ireland experiences another ‘big freeze’ Big Freeze
From Business ETC Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze Healthy Competition

Now Nintendo and Microsoft are getting in on the health craze

Microsoft has unveiled its challenger to Apple Health and Google Fit while Nintendo looks to develop a device that will monitor a user’s fatigue and map their sleep.

What’s been your favourite Irish book this year?

The shortlist for Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 is in – and you get to vote on it.

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From Business ETC Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did Double Irish

Remember Bono said he helped bring Google and Facebook to Ireland? Well, he did

He has connections, and the IDA uses them.

Leo Varadkar gets offered €250,000 “every couple of months” to go to Canada

The Health Minister would earn more in Alberta than in Leinster House.

From The Score Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack ‘expressed his sexuality’ through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game Fashion Police

Someone complained that Dónal Óg Cusack ‘expressed his sexuality’ through his dickie bow on the Sunday Game

But the former Cork hurler says his experience has been overwhelmingly positive since coming out as gay.

Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’

The Jobs Minister says the knowledge box will keep Ireland as a competitive location for companies.

Frenchman dies after drinking 56 shots in drinking competition

A police source said the man drank 30 of the shots in the space of around one minute.

Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out, says he is ‘proud to be gay’

The 53-year-old businessman says he wants to trade-in his privacy to help others.

Fine Gael councillor apologises for calling election rival’s posters racist

The use of “one of our own” upset the former mayor of Fingal.

From Business ETC YouTube videos are going to look amazing from now on Silky Smooth

YouTube videos are going to look amazing from now on

The site has quietly rolled out 60fps videos, which will allow for smoother, higher-quality videos.

From Business ETC Soon you might actually be able to afford a piece of Ferrari Drool

Soon you might actually be able to afford a piece of Ferrari

Now THAT’s what we call a spinoff.

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne found dead at his home RIP

Father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne found dead at his home

Michael Payne has struggled with alcoholism since his daughter’s death.

Poll: Should the sale of energy drinks to under-18s be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the sale of energy drinks to under-18s be banned?

The food safety watchdog is investigating the negative effects, but is it time to do away with them altogether?

From Business ETC Samsung’s year goes from bad to worse as profits continue to plunge In Trouble

Samsung’s year goes from bad to worse as profits continue to plunge

Weak smartphone sales and increased competition meant the company recording its smallest quarterly profit in three years.

Man arrested over Jean McConville murder

The 73-year-old man was arrested in connection with the 1972 murder.

Irish Water is looking for a data protection manager – weeks after asking for PPS numbers

The manager will have to develop a data protection policy.

They still don’t know why the US space rocket exploded – but they’re blaming the Russians

Fingers are being pointed at the 1960s era Russian rocket used by Orbital Sciences.