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Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Score Ireland’s Ciara Ginty wins boxing silver at the Youth Olympics Silver Lining

Ireland’s Ciara Ginty wins boxing silver at the Youth Olympics

Ginty adds silver to go with bronze won by Donegal’s Michael Gallagher in Nanjing.

From Business ETC The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run Big Money

The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run

A new study by the AA finds that, despite a slight decrease, the cost of running a family car remains high.

From Business ETC Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames? Show Me The Money

Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames?

Turns out watching people play videogames is more lucrative than you think.

From Business ETC Delay in wage payments to Ulster Bank customers Pay Day

Delay in wage payments to Ulster Bank customers

A number of customers said they had not been paid this morning but the issue has now been resolved.

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists

There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.

From Business ETC Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD’s profits Battered

Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD’s profits

Analysts think that the insurer could hike car premiums to protect profits.

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect – reports

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…

From Business ETC UTV boss expects to move into profit by end of 2015… (no pressure then, Pat) Pat's Plans

UTV boss expects to move into profit by end of 2015… (no pressure then, Pat)

UTV Ireland is due to go on air on 1 January. The group expects to move into profit in the second half of the year.

From Business ETC €17.75 million for Dublin docklands site adjoining old U2 studio Windmill Lane

€17.75 million for Dublin docklands site adjoining old U2 studio

It’s the 11th high-profile purchase by property investors Hibernia REIT.

Poll: Have you done the Ice Bucket Challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you done the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Everyone and their granny are chucking buckets of ice water over each other. Have you?

Have you seen this invasive ladybird?

If you see one, snap a picture and send it to the Irish Wildlife Trust for their records.

Scottish nationalists win big in feisty debate – weeks before independence vote

The Yes side needed a performance – and they got one…

Obama okays spy planes over Syria… but no airstikes yet

The US has long resisted taking action against IS inside Syria, but it’s believed the militants’ murder of journalist James Foley may have altered the President’s approach.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your Tuesday.

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

LISTEN: Albert Reynolds’s son gave a touching and emotional eulogy to his father yesterday RIP

LISTEN: Albert Reynolds’s son gave a touching and emotional eulogy to his father yesterday

Philip Reynolds delivered a heartfelt eulogy to his father at his funeral mass in Donnybrook yesterday,

Tourists urged to take care swimming after boy dies from box jellyfish sting in Thailand

Hotels have been told to prepare emergency kits for jellyfish stings.

Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?

If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.

From The Score Jim McGuinness – It’s an “illusion” that Dublin are suspect at the back Myth

Jim McGuinness – It’s an “illusion” that Dublin are suspect at the back

But Donegal boss says his side are ready for the challenge on Sunday.

Putin V Poroshenko: Russia and Ukraine’s presidents to meet today

Ahead of the meeting, Kiev announced the capture of ten Russian paratroopers.

Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities

Almost €20,000 has been raised for Pieta House so far.

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

‘I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free’

Coolmine’s therapeutic community helps 1,000 people overcoming addiction every year and 60% of those who complete the therapy remain drug free.

Department’s top doctor isn’t retiring… because they can’t find anyone good enough to replace him

Dr. Clement Leech should have retired in 2012. Interviews for a replacement were held last year but no candidates were deemed suitable.

From Business ETC The Big Idea: how can a cash register save money for a business? Ring It Up

The Big Idea: how can a cash register save money for a business?

Two Meath brothers think they’ve got the next generation of cash registers cracked.

There has been a drop in the number of cash buyers snapping up properties

A new housing report found that 97% of property professionals believe house prices in Dublin will increase further in the next 12 months.

Monday 25 August, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the funeral of Albert Reynolds, a rail strike and the funeral of Michael Brown.

“For him, peace was the only battle worth waging”: Albert Reynolds is laid to rest RIP

“For him, peace was the only battle worth waging”: Albert Reynolds is laid to rest

The former Irish Taoiseach was remembered at a funeral mass in Donnybrook, Dublin today.

Two arrested after Dublin taxi driver held at knifepoint

The driver managed to free himself and escape and the car was found by gardaí.

From Business ETC Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector Pay Packets

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

It looks like Labour’s next manifesto will commit to widening Ireland’s abortion laws

The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.

Mother jailed for killing her 3-year-old

The disappearance of Mikaeel Kular in January of this year sparked a major search, and one of the biggest ever missing persons enquiries for Scottish police.

Mourners throng church in St. Louis for funeral of slain teen Michael Brown

Brown’s father has called for protests to be halted for the day.

‘Nobody is better placed to run Scotland than Scottish people’

The leaders of both sides in the Scottish referendum did battle tonight.

Israeli fire kills 10 Palestinians across Gaza

The shelling comes as Egypt has proposed a new peace deal.

From Business ETC Amazon bets big that there’s a market for watching gamers play – buys Twitch for $970m Spectator Sport

Amazon bets big that there’s a market for watching gamers play – buys Twitch for $970m

Google looked the favourites to land the deal but lost out.

Ukrainian parliament dissolved on the eve of key peace talks

The leaders of Ukraine and Russia meet in Belarus tomorrow.

From The Score James McGee was defeated in his US Open first round match tonight Valiant Effort

James McGee was defeated in his US Open first round match tonight

The Irishman won the first set but was then overpowered by his opponent.