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Dublin: 16 °C Thursday 30 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Opinion: Sky-rocketing childhood poverty is a direct result of austerity

Moves to cut child benefit, unemployment benefit and social assistance were not inevitable, they were choices.

Was the Easter Rising needed? Just two in five of you think so (but even fewer don’t)

The findings comes from a poll from Irish language news website Tuairisc.ie.

Temple Bar residents: “We’re not anti-busker but bands are now in a nuclear arms race”

“Twelve years ago, it was bongos, now it’s generators and drum kits.”

‘British Schindler’ honoured for saving hundreds of children from Nazi death camps

Sir Nicholas Winton brought 669 Czech children to safety in 1939.

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Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news – but that’s a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese?

That’s what Trinity hopes, thanks to its new M.Phil and Centre for Asian Studies.

NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’ Malfunction This post contains videos

NASA says it is disappointed at launch explosion – but it was just a ‘mishap’

The rocket was bringing supplies to the International Space Station.

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Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about abortion pills, the rise in public transport prices and the Pope backing evolution…

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Bodies of couple and teen daughters found in UK house

Police say they are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

Intimidation of Roma people in Waterford “effectively a lynch mob”- Minister

Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford.

Pro-choice activists (and one TD) swallow abortion pills in Dublin

Around 30 women travelled to Belfast today to access the pills and bring them back.

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From Business ETC Why is Zuckerberg so happy? Mobile ads have helped Facebook profits surge Like

Why is Zuckerberg so happy? Mobile ads have helped Facebook profits surge

Facebook said that it made $802 million in profit for shareholders on revenue of $3.2 billion.

From The Score Balotelli and Lovren strike late to give Liverpool dramatic Capital One Cup victory Setback

Balotelli and Lovren strike late to give Liverpool dramatic Capital One Cup victory

Marvin Emnes volleyed Swansea ahead but Liverpool fought back late on.

Friend of Boston bombing suspect convicted of lying to FBI

Robel Phillipos was convicted of two counts for lying.

From The Daily Edge How Grim Is Your Dinner? Grim

How Grim Is Your Dinner?

So, just how grim was your dinner this evening?

Hungary is trying to tax internet use – Hungarians aren’t having it

The EU has called it a “terrible idea.”

‘Very often women let down other women’: Pro-life campaigner “disappointed” with backlash after BBC honour

Cora Sherlock was chosen as one of the BBC’s “100 Women” for 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says ‘God doesn’t have a magic wand’

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

Three valuable paintings by famous Irish artists stolen from Wicklow home

Paintings by Sir John Lavery, Paul Henry and Jack B Yeats were stolen last week.

Opinion: What is the lure of IS for western girls and women?

Why would a western woman – who enjoys the freedom to vote, drive, and wear what she wishes – subject herself to such an apparently patriarchal culture?

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: We’re off to the Algarve, Murphy has another captaincy and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll Leave It There So: We’re off to the Algarve, Murphy has another captaincy and all today’s sport

Put the Bank Holiday behind you with all the day’s sporty goodness.

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

Direct Provision ‘increases distress and vulnerability’ of sexually-abused migrants

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland has said that the DP system needs to be overhauled to protect refugees.

Dublin language school announces temporary closure due to ‘weak financial situation’

SIPTU says it is very concerned for students and staff of Leinster College.

Weekend closure of Jack Lynch tunnel labelled ‘an unmitigated disaster’

Motorists were stuck in tailbacks of up to 90 minutes.

From The Daily Edge Cadbury confirm they won’t be selling chocolate coins in Ireland this Christmas Choccoingate

It’s going to get more expensive to use the bus, Luas and train next year

The rises will hit Luas, regional buses and all train routes.

Visitor restrictions in place at University Hospital Galway due to vomiting bug

The hospital said they are under tremendous pressure and cannot afford to lose beds because of virus outbreaks.

From Business ETC Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app Let's Get Physical

Google challenges Apple HealthKit with its own fitness app

Google Fit will sync with all Android Wear devices and can bring health and fitness information from different services and apps together.

From The Score 5 questions for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland as the November Tests loom Pressing Matters

5 questions for Joe Schmidt’s Ireland as the November Tests loom

Outside centres, the line-out, new caps, being clinical and the Georgia encounter.

From Business ETC Journal Media (yes, little old us) will be getting much bigger soon Jobswatch

Journal Media (yes, little old us) will be getting much bigger soon

Jaysus, we’ll have to find some more desks.

Lydia Foy settles transgender birth cert case against the State

The settlement was made following a “firm intention” by Government to introduce a Gender Recognition Bill.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Remember all that posh wine the Government is trying to sell? No one wants it

One only merchant made an offer for the wine this year.

Ryanair ordered to pay a LOT of money for breaching French Labour law

The airline will be appealing the decision. Again.

Rise in construction causing rats to come up from sewers and drains

Heard any scratching noises recently? Just saying.

Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

Burger King’s claim that its Satisfries have 30% less fat doesn’t cut it

The FAI, Eircom and Volkswagen were also hit with complaints.