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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Today’s News

One Fianna Fáil TD is refusing to give Irish Water his PPS number

He also accused Irish Water representatives of speaking “incoherent gibberish”.

30 years on: A Dunnes Stores worker ‘changed the face of the anti-apartheid movement’

The eleven workers who went on strike attended the funeral of Nelson Mandela last year.

It took 15 months for this little boy to be diagnosed and he still isn’t getting the treatment he needs

A conference is being held in Dublin today to raise awareness of PANDAS syndrome.

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

Irish people boycott Greek fruit after 28 strawberry pickers are shot by farmers

There was outrage when a Greek court cleared farmers after 28 workers were shot.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about Irish Water, the apology to Justin Timberlake and how Ireland is a top spot for visitors next year…

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5 years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The 27-year-old athlete was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

Grave of WT Cosgrave vandalised in Goldenbridge Cemetery

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan took to Twitter today to voice his disgust.

Water bills could be delayed as energy regulator looks at deadline

The Commission for Energy Regulation also stressed that call-out charges have not yet been finalised.

Fossett’s Circus ‘open for business’ despite facing potential collapse

The family are considering asking the court to appoint an examiner to the business.

New appointments chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

Two serving judges were also appointed to the Court of Appeal.

From The Score Hazard stars as Chelsea run riot at the Bridge Hit For Six

Hazard stars as Chelsea run riot at the Bridge

The Belgian was excellent as Chelsea eased past Maribor 6-0.

From The Daily Edge 11 majestic dogs handling the wind way better than you Easy Breezy Beautiful

11 majestic dogs handling the wind way better than you

Stunning hounds. Not so stunning people.

Labour TD who ‘disappeared’ for vote to establish Irish Water will not be sanctioned

Michael McNamara has admitted he refused to vote for the establishment of the controversial new semi-state company.

Irish Water to review how it treats customers (and, maybe, its bonus structure)

Minister Alan Kelly has said he expects “a reinvigoration in customer focus”.

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: No place for Paddy, Oscar gets jail and the rest of today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: No place for Paddy, Oscar gets jail and the rest of today’s sport

We’ll also have news of two Ulster Rugby injury set backs and Man City’s early Champions League start.

Irish MEP says strict Central Bank mortgage rules need to be reviewed

Brian Hayes said the new 20% deposit rule has ‘unintended’ consequences.

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

From Business ETC Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores Thanks Penneys

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores

Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…

‘You can protest, but you can’t stop them’ – Judge to water meter protesters

The judge declined to decide on a request from the company for a 20m exclusion zone around workers.

‘Anybody with any kind of a brain will understand what I meant’ Water Falling From The Sky This post contains videos

‘Anybody with any kind of a brain will understand what I meant’

Fine Gael Senator clarifies his comment that water “doesn’t just fall out of the sky”.

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

From The Daily Edge Obama pulls smoothest move ever after voter tells him “don’t touch my girlfriend” SWAG
Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.

From The Score Five uncapped players in Ireland squad for autumn tests but no Paddy Jackson New Blood

Five uncapped players in Ireland squad for autumn tests but no Paddy Jackson

Joe Schmidt named his 37-man squad a week earlier than previously announced.

From Business ETC Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse Human Rights

Journalist wins case against Iceland over report on addiction centre sex abuse

It is the second case against Iceland Erla Hlynsdóttir has won.

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

From Business ETC Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail The Lockout

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

“An absolute disgrace” – Hauliers hit back at criticism of Monday’s blockade

The Irish Road Haulage Association has responded to criticism from Freight Transport Association Ireland over yesterday’s blockade action.

Enda Kenny: ‘I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job’

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

From Business ETC Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue will anchor UTV Ireland’s news programmes On The Box

Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue will anchor UTV Ireland’s news programmes

The broadcaster will also continue presenting Newstalk’s Breakfast show.

Nepal plans new safety rules after country’s worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

From The Score A Kerry senior and minor footballer kept their promise to Donal Walsh Tribute

A Kerry senior and minor footballer kept their promise to Donal Walsh

Barry-John Keane and Cormac Coffey took the two All-Ireland trophies to the teenager’s grave.

Dentists “outraged” after sudden closure of dental clinic in Dublin city

The HSE says that the clinic was closed because of concerns over the suitability of the building.

From Business ETC Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead Taking A Shot

Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead

Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.

Relax everyone… The lone puppy trapped in a mineshaft in Cork has now been rescued

How do you get four beagles out of a mineshaft? Here’s how.