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Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Yesterday’s News

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

Israel announces massive land seizure for new West Bank settlements

It’s thought to be the biggest Israeli land seizure since the 1980s.

Opinion: Reducing harm to sentient beings should be central to abortion laws

If Irish society is serious about reducing harm to pregnant women, including the harms of disrespecting their autonomy and bodily integrity, the state needs to change how it thinks about pregnancy and abortion.

Child (8) killed in explosion at Paris building as death toll rises to six people

The four-storey building is now the site of a search-and-rescue operation.

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Remarkable journey of Irish-based Holocaust survivor to face traumas of past

RTÉ to screen story tonight of how Tomi Reichental, survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, reached out to former jailor.

Your television may be running on turf. Really

Around 6% of the nations power is still drawn from peat burning power stations.

From Business ETC Almost 1,000 new companies were formed in Ireland last month Mixed Fortunes

Almost 1,000 new companies were formed in Ireland last month

New figures for August out today contain some mixed news. Start-ups were up significantly – but there was also an increase in insolvencies last month.

From The Score Your GAA weekend review GAA

Your GAA weekend review

It’ll be Kerry and Donegal in a battle for Sam. Here’s how they got there.

Sunday 31 August, 2014

What is like to be an atheist in Ireland?

Is it different from any other faith? We found out.

I’m not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review — Coveney

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

The tragedy happened on Friday. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the families of the two men.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about a drowning tragedy in Crete, Irish troops in the Middle East, peace, and EP.

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Know The Snapper? Snip Snip

How Well Do You Know The Snapper?

Do you know your Burgesses from your Curleys?

From The Score 5 talking points after Donegal stunned the Dubs in Croke Park Analysis

5 talking points after Donegal stunned the Dubs in Croke Park

Few gave Donegal a chance this afternoon – but they stunned All-Ireland champions Dublin in a remarkable Croke Park semi-final.

Shooting at Dublin pub leaves two men injured

The incident occurred after 10pm last night.

Breakthrough against IS: Iraqi troops reach town of Amerli, ending 2-month siege

It’s the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since IS militants overran large areas of the country in June.

Opinion: When is the right time to tell a child that you’re gay?

Should adults be open with children, as much as is age appropriate, or should they try to avoid questions about sexuality?

Animal rights activists arrested for trying to stop ‘traditional’ dolphin hunt

The hunt went ahead anyway, and 33 pilot whales were killed.

The Week in Photos: Hands Up Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Hands Up

This is the week that was, in photos…

Man shot in legs in alleyway in punishment-style attack

The incident happened off Shaw’s Road in Belfast at around 8pm last night.

Everest on speed: Summit expert will take you to the top of the world in six weeks

The best way to climb Everest is to do it fast,” says Adrian Ballinger.

From The Daily Edge Where are they now? 10 once-successful Irish bands and what became of them Where Are They Now

Check out this video of Fianna Fáil minister Ray Burke ‘baring his soul’ to the Dáil in 1997

Four months after Fianna Fáil’s return to power, the new minister is embroiled in controversy.

9-year-old girl dies after sand hole collapse at US beach

The young girl was digging a hole between three and five feet deep when the sand collapsed, according to local officials.

From The Score Donegal shock Dublin to set up All-Ireland final with Kerry Upset

Donegal shock Dublin to set up All-Ireland final with Kerry

Ryan McHugh’s goals were crucial for Jim McGuinness’ men today.

19 incredible photos from New York City’s new teen Instagram sensation

Humza Deas put himself on the NYPD’s radar recently.

Third-level grants could be open to asylum seekers next year

Minister Jan O’Sullivan intends on ensuring that people in Direct Provision are able to avail of grants like their classmates are.

From The Daily Edge Electric Picnic was looking lovely in the sunshine today: photos EP2014
From The Score As it happened: Dublin v Donegal, All-Ireland SFC semi-final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Dublin v Donegal, All-Ireland SFC semi-final

What happens when the immovable object meets the unstoppable force? Join us for minute-by-minute updates of this year’s second semi-final.

‘There’s a little boy or girl in your community who’s going to bed cold or going to school hungry’

Barnardos says that ‘without the generosity of volunteers we would not be able to reach the children who need our support’.

Seamus Heaney honoured with ‘Poetry House’ in hometown of Bellaghy RIP

A billionaire is selling this island. The price tag? A mere $75 million

A steal at twice the price, we’re sure.

It’s on… All the main parties have now picked their hopefuls in the battle for Dublin SW

Cathal King’s been selected for Sinn Féín today. The councillor performed a u-turn and re-entered the race after stepping aside for a mooted female candidate.

VIDEO: Here’s what it’s like to parachute into Croke Park Vertigo This post contains videos

‘Step away from conflict’: Martin McGuinness’s peace plea to dissidents

“I would urge dissident republicans still committed to armed actions to take that same step,” McGuinness said, as he marked the anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire in Derry.

Parents of missing boy to appear before Spanish judge tomorrow

Ashya King was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors’ consent.

Philippine UN peacekeepers safe after Irish-aided ‘great escape’

More than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas that came under attack by Syrian rebels. Irish troops were involved in the first evacuation operation.

For the first time, Vladimir Putin’s raised the prospect of giving east Ukraine ‘statehood’

His comments dramatically raise the stakes in the ongoing crisis.

From The Daily Edge 19 glorious moments from celebrity Reddit AMAs Ask Me Anything

19 glorious moments from celebrity Reddit AMAs

Madonna’s favourite birthday present, Jeff Bridges defining love and more.

From The Score As it happened: Tottenham v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Tottenham v Liverpool, Premier League

Tottenham took on Liverpool and we had all the action from White Hart Lane.