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Thursday 31 July, 2014

From Business ETC Argentina burns bondholders for the second time in 13 years Buenos Angry

Argentina burns bondholders for the second time in 13 years

The country’s Finance Minister hit out at what he called “vulture funds”.

‘Enjoy your community service’: Judge gives former Anglo execs maximum 240 hours

The pair appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon

There are currently no plans for a replacement facility.

The US House of Representatives voted to sue Obama

The house claims the US President overstepped his powers with the Obamacare reform bill.

Anthony Lyons to spend 18 months in prison

Lyons had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in Dublin in 2010.

Desperate search for survivors after landslide kills 23

There are fears the death toll could reach 150 – eight have been pulled alive from the mud but 23 have perished.

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you pay into a private pension scheme?

A large number of people have abandoned their plans – are any of you paying for private pensions?

Woman arrested over heroin seizure is released

A man is still in custody after also being arrested.

From Business ETC Games and box-office movies help Sony post surprise profit On The Up

Games and box-office movies help Sony post surprise profit

Despite posting a net profit of €194 million this quarter, Sony still expects to make a full-year loss.

Former Anglo executives to be sentenced today

The two were found guilty in April, but sentencing was adjourned to assess their suitability for community service.

Israel to investigate shelling of UN school

The school was shelled yesterday, with 16 people who had been sheltering there killed.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

From The Daily Edge The PSNI is handing out free flip flops to women walking home in high heels Heel Yes

Sinn Féin strategist: We’re nowhere near ready to go into government

One of the party’s senior economic advisors says there is an “urgent need” for Sinn Féin map out the detail of its vision for the country.

Opinion: Proposed transgender laws are good news for lawyers – not couples

Ireland proposes making trans people in existing marriages divorce as a pre-condition for recognition in their new gender.

From The Score What is CrossFit and is it worth the money? Fitness

What is CrossFit and is it worth the money?

The latest exercise craze is pricey but gets results. Here’s what it entails.

‘Miracle’ Gaza baby born to dead mother is said to have died

The hospital has not confirmed the baby’s death,

Post mortem to be carried out on man found shot dead in Meath

The man was known to gardaí and was a suspect in the murder of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan.

Fancy a cuppa? Dublin council are opening tearooms in a park near you

Tea rooms are opening in Harold’s Cross Park, St Patrick’s Park and in Herbert Park.

Seanad called on to have ‘meaningful’ impact with its Gaza debate today

The senators will also debate the crisis in Ukraine – although some members of the Seanad are on holidays.

President Higgins to attend WWI commemorations in Belgium

The president will travel to Belgium for World War One commemoration ceremonies in Liege and Mons in Belgium on Sunday.

Medical workers in scrubs to protest at ‘die-in’ Gaza protest in Dublin

The medical workers want the Irish Government to condemn attacks on medical workers, hospitals and ambulances in Gaza.

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad No Flying The Nest This post contains a poll

Students could save almost €4k if they stay at home with mum and dad

The DIT Cost of Living Guide says student living costs are over €8,000.

Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes

The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.

Have you seen the mural about the Gaza conflict painted on the Falls Road?

The artwork calls for the “immediate expulsion of all Israeli diplomats from Éire”.

Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the body found in Co Meath, Gaza strikes, and the bulging Moon.

Investigation launched after man’s body found in Co Meath

The man’s remains were discovered in Ballymaccan this evening.

From Business ETC You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km” Sorted For E-cars

You can now find a plug-in point for your electric car “every 60km”

What do you mean you don’t have an electric car? Get with the programme.

UNRWA spokesperson breaks down during TV interview on Palestinians’ rights

Chris Gunness was overcome as he spoke about conditions for Palestinians in Gaza.

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Airport denies reports of emergency on Ryanair flight from Cork

Local media reported an emergency in connection with this evening’s flight to East Midlands Airport.

Eating more than five-a-day may be a complete and utter waste of time

That’s according to a major new study… So put the banana down.

From The Daily Edge 15 people expose the horrors they’ve seen at the urinal Piece Of Cake
From The Score Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork Banner Rule

Clare crowned Munster U21 hurling champions with 15-point win over Cork

Tony Kelly captained the side that ran out 1-28 to 1-13 winners tonight in Ennis.

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

From The Score We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport Wednesday

We’ll Leave it There So: Medal joy for Rob Heffernan, Clare hurling glory and all today’s sport

There was also further success for Team NI at the Commonwealth Games.

Strike on Gaza market during ‘partial ceasefire’ kills 17

Hamas earlier denounced the four-hour lull announced by Israel as a publicity stunt, saying it had “no value”.

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has ‘blood on his hands’

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.