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DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Fancy your own (almost) private island? Or would you prefer to live in a schoolhouse? These and more in this week's property magazine

Saturday 29 August, 2015

“Obviously something went wrong”: pilot makes emergency landing on motorway

Passing drivers helped the pilot move the craft off the road and onto the hard shoulder.

Thieves dressed as Gulf tourists used chisels to steal hotel safes

Two men have been arrested in France.

Man who dodged UK court over ‘indecent images’ downloads may be in Dublin

53-year-old David Swift is believed to have connections to the Swords area of north Dublin.

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here’s how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a tragedy in Limerick, Right2Water and Seán FitzPatrick.

Here’s the damage North Korea could do if it went to war

Tensions between North and South Korea have escalated recently.

From The42 O’Connell ‘embarrassed’ by incredible reception after Wales defeat ThanksPaulie

O’Connell ‘embarrassed’ by incredible reception after Wales defeat

The Ireland captain made his final international appearance on home soil.

Alan Shatter’s fight for redemption in south Dublin

The former justice minister could struggle to win the backing of Fine Gael members in his own constituency.

Here’s why those ‘All American heroes’ who stopped the Paris gunman fed into our fantasies

Brian O’Flynn asks, “Is this tired East vs. West analysis of such a complex issue really the best we can do?”

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Two bridge workers die after cage falls into River Shannon in Limerick

Three men were working on Thomond Bridge at the time.

Seven more months: Seán FitzPatrick has succeeded in getting his trial pushed back

He had been due to go on trial for 27 offences in October. It’ll now happen in May.

It’s (finally) official: Marriage Equality is now enshrined in Irish law

President Higgins signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law this evening.

From The42 Quiz: Can you match the Irish player with his Football League club? Test Your Knowledge
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The new Moto G might be a modest improvement, but it’s a great budget phone

It’s the third version of Motorola’s low-price smartphone range, but does it still stand out in a sea of cheap devices?

How much is ‘Ireland’s coolest phone number’ worth? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much will Paddy Power make of their new merger deal?

Women and girls killed in crash at Swaziland festival where king chooses a new wife

Up to 40,000 young women dance before the king during the Reed

From The42 Concern for Earls as Schmidt’s Ireland come up short against Wales Work To Do

Concern for Earls as Schmidt’s Ireland come up short against Wales

Ireland were beaten by a physical, ferocious Welsh defence as Luke Fitzgerald was also injured.

“I really am sorry for the death of that man” – Two charged over John O’Donoghue burglary

The 62-year-old collapsed and died after being confronted by burglars at his home.

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The survivor of the Virginia shooting is awake and talking about the horrific attack

Vicki Gardner was wounded as she fell to the ground after hearing the first shots.

From Business ETC What I learned… by contracting a deadly tropical disease Opinion

What I learned… by contracting a deadly tropical disease

Blaine Doyle had a very close-up experience with the very problem his startup has set out to fix.

Turkish national charged over deadly Bangkok bombing

It is the first arrest in connection with the 17 August bombing at the Erawan shrine

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, summer international

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt dims the lights at the last chance saloon.

‘Dónal was impish’ – Hurl and toy tractor among funeral gifts after farm death of Carlow teen

Donal English-Hayden died in an accident in Rathoe on Wednesday.

From The42 As it happened: Liverpool v West Ham, Premier League Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Liverpool v West Ham, Premier League

Liverpool took on West Ham, as Brendan Rodgers’ men attempted to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

The many downsides to being extremely intelligent

Being smart is not always all that it’s cracked up to be it seems.

The mystery of Marsha Mehran: From Iran’s revolution to a lonely death on Mayo’s coast RIP

The mystery of Marsha Mehran: From Iran’s revolution to a lonely death on Mayo’s coast

The demise of a talented, beautiful young woman as she searched for a place to call home.

Sorry folks – scientists say there’s NO CURE for a hangover

The author of the study has one recommendation for avoiding the dreaded hangover. (But you’re not going to like it).

Students are using prescription medicines to get high

The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.

The perfect 5: Paul O’Connell’s stand-out internationals on Irish soil

Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.

International team begins year-long ‘Mars isolation’

The men and women will spend their days eating food like powdered cheese and canned tuna, and will only go outside in a spacesuit.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a way to use your Android phone on your desktop, a multitasking keyboard for iOS, and a new twist on a classic series.

Man beaten with gun by armed raiders in overnight attack

The man was beaten by two men armed with a suspected firearm.

The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

Not long ago, TheJournal.ie was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.