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Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From The42 There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers Saluting The King

There was much more to Henry Shefflin than just numbers

He was a prolific scorer but Henry Shefflin’s selflessness and strength in adversity helped make him great

Those escaped monkeys from Belfast Zoo are still on the loose

The two macaque monkeys are still on the loose on Cave Hill – to the West of the city.

Roddy Doyle’s latest project was launched in the most fitting way

His Barrytown Trilogy will be part of a book initiative in Dublin next month.

3 Midweek Longreads: Finding the fugitive heir

Bookmark or get stuck in.

From Business ETC You’ll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM Fraud

You’ll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM

Now you have to worry about what heat signature you leave when using one.

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of ‘traitor’ and ‘parasite’ Making An Entrance This post contains videos

Gardaí keep protesters from Taoiseach amid shouts of ‘traitor’ and ‘parasite’

Enda Kenny was arriving at Yahoo’s new €11m offices in Dublin.

Dubstep could help revolutionise firefighting

Or very low-frequency sounds, at least.

From The42 We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave It There So: Long live The King, net Bolger and all today’s sport

Because sport wasn’t just about Henry Shefflin today.

Senator turns anti-obesity crusade to school vending machines

Catherine Noone is worried about rising obesity levels among young people.

Missing 67-year-old may be in Dublin-Wicklow mountains

67-year-old Erik Murray was last seen at his home in Celbridge earlier today.

VIDEO: Bus swallowed by massive sinkhole, carried away on flooded river Must Watch This post contains videos

Yacht ‘could have been broken on rocks’ after engine failed in Dublin Bay

Three people were on board the 31-foot yacht when its engine failed and it drifted into rocks at the South Bull Wall.

Broadcasters who take a position on the marriage referendum may be taken off air

“This is not just a political issue, it’s my life.”

From Business ETC The reason why Facebook wanted people to get Messenger is now clearer Platform

The reason why Facebook wanted people to get Messenger is now clearer

It’s now a platform, and Facebook has big plans for it.

Irishman hospitalised after he’s found near his wife’s dead body in Switzerland

The woman died violently and was lying in blood.

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum Big Call This post contains videos

Ronan Mullen reckons most politicians will vote NO in the same-sex marriage referendum

The independent senator will be voting No and guesses that most of his colleagues will join him.

No surprise about what the most-played song on Irish radio last year was…

May not make up for Blurred Lines, but at least it’s something…

More than 700 tourists were mugged last year

Niall Collins asked Frances Fitzgerald to take a walk with him in Dublin city centre to see how common crime is.

From Business ETC The IMF thinks the water charges ‘issue’ is cooling down Take A Cold Shower

The IMF thinks the water charges ‘issue’ is cooling down

And the political situation is settling too, apparently.

Headmaster charged with tricking children into performing oral sex

The incident is alleged to have happened when he was giving a class on experiencing new tastes.

From Business ETC Power isn’t quite paying like it used to for ESB Electric Shocks

Power isn’t quite paying like it used to for ESB

Profits are down at the semi-state, but it’s still delivering a €300 million windfall to the government.

From The42 A cup of tea, a scone and a hurling chat – When Henry and Brian discussed retirement Time To Say Goodbye

A cup of tea, a scone and a hurling chat – When Henry and Brian discussed retirement

The Kilkenny legend officially announced his retirement today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Kraft and Heinz are merging to make a giant company with lots of food like this Mac And Cheese

Kraft and Heinz are merging to make a giant company with lots of food like this

Arteries of the world, prepare to get clogged.

Zayn Malik has left One Direction

The band are to continue as a four-piece.

“Frustrating” that Garda Commissioner didn’t say if the Provisional IRA still exists

Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today.

From The42 ‘There are places up for grabs. It’s not chess we’re playing’ – Keane IrePol

‘There are places up for grabs. It’s not chess we’re playing’ – Keane

Ireland’s No2 believes it is up to the players to get the Aviva Stadium going when Poland come to town on Sunday.

It’s World Pothole Day – are your local roads in sh**e?

We’ve seen some pretty big potholes in our time…

From Business ETC House prices are actually falling all over the country New Gaffs

House prices are actually falling all over the country

The Central Bank’s new mortgage rules are probably working to keep a lid on the market.

‘Crippled with sadness’: Tributes as Germanwings crash victims are named

There were 150 people on board the plane when it crashed in the French Alps yesterday.

Jeremy Clarkson has been dropped by BBC

Those petition signatories won’t be happy.

Fewer school children are drinking alcohol every week

Young people are happier and healthier than they were 10 years ago. Good for them.

23-year-old held over fatal shooting of man in Dundalk

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Dublin this morning, and has been taken to Drogheda for questioning.

It’s been a BAD week for drug smugglers…

More than €2.8 million in cocaine and ‘skunk’ cannabis has been seized across the island.

They were talking about Nelson from The Simpsons in the Dáil today This post contains videos

‘If you put two pigs flying up O’Connell Street it’d be the number one news item on RTE’

Point-scoring was the order of the day as RTE appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today to discuss alleged bias in its coverage.