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Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Psychiatric nurses at UCHG vote for industrial action

The nurses voted 83% in favour and 17% against.

‘The waves didn’t seem huge… But we couldn’t paddle against it’

Friends of Stuart Butler describe getting into trouble before the Irish surfer disappeared.

From The Score We’ll leave it there so: McGregor moves up, Bojan moves down and all today’s sport Tuesday

We’ll leave it there so: McGregor moves up, Bojan moves down and all today’s sport

Plus, the big news in Brazilian football, concerns for Dublin hurlers and Croke Park’s Wex appeal.

From Business ETC Here’s how you can keep track of how much mobile data you use No Surprises

Here’s how you can keep track of how much mobile data you use

And stop yourself from receiving a nasty shock when you get your bill.

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Man charged after ecstasy, cocaine and €300,000 in cash found in garda raid

The 55-year-old was arrested in Kinsealy yesterday.

Opinion: In the name of ‘defence’ we are attacking civilians already under Israeli control

The rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilians should not be justified. It threatens the lives of men, women and children.

No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17

The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.

It has been 100 days since the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted

A timeline of what has happened since 14 April.

Leo tells health lobby: Stop attacking me and weakening me

The Health Minister has said he will consider proposals from an expert panel on medical card eligibility.

US and European airlines suspend flights from flying in or out of Israel

The ban is in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from the international airport, said the FAA.

The fog is back, folks… But temperatures are set to soar again tomorrow

It’s set to hit 27 degrees tomorrow…. Almost puts you in mind of the great heatwave of 2013, doesn’t it? Ah, the memories.

Government needs to articulate Ireland’s “outrage” to Israeli ambassador— Martin

Micheál Martin, who served as Foreign Affairs Minsiter from 2008 to 2011, says the Israeli action is “completely disproportionate”.

From The Daily Edge Strangers are sending this little boy with brain cancer hundreds of cards for his birthday You've Got Mail

Commissioner: The guards are damaged and hurting – but we aren’t broken

Acting garda commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan has been speaking at the MacGill Summer school in Glenties this evening.

McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal KFC

McNuggets in Japan and Starbucks dragged into out-of-date meat scandal

An investigation is currently underway in Japan over the sale of out-of-date meat.

No decision yet: Sentencing of former minister Ivor Callely delayed

The ex-Senator has already pleaded guilty to making a false expenses claims.

From The Score Training Tech: Five steps to the perfect lunge Fitness

Training Tech: Five steps to the perfect lunge

Because you can never do enough leg work.

Luas back running with delays following city centre crash

The service was halted for a time due to a crash between a jeep and a motorcycle.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock

Just released and Mick Wallace is tweeting pictures of US military craft at Shannon

The Wexford TD is continuing his campaign to stop Shannon from being used as a US military airbase.

Teenager killed in Limerick when his quad bike collided with a tractor

The horrific crash occurred on the Oola to Doon road this afternoon.

Obamacare on the rocks? Controversial law hits major court setback

The ruling means many low and middle-income people could face price hikes.

More than 1,100 public complaints filed against gardaí last year

Today’s annual report also reveals information on disciplinary action and deaths in custody.

From Business ETC Dublin pub receives 2,700 job applications… through Snapchat No CV Required

Dublin pub receives 2,700 job applications… through Snapchat

The pub’s owner said this unconventional hiring approach meant he got the most creative and outgoing staff without having to trawl through CVs.

Air pistols and shotguns were the most seized firearms last year

There was only one assault rifle seized.

From Business ETC ‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage Colin Brazier

‘From time to time, we screw up’: Sky News reporter on picking up MH17 luggage

Colin Brazier has publicly apologised for the incident.

From Business ETC Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund Solidarity

Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund

Unite’s regional secretary said the move shows that the SIPTU workers have the support of the entire trade union movement.

HSE chief explains why 67 employees do not have to comply with public pay policy

Staff who signed contracts for a higher rate of pay can’t be made accept less money while those deals remain in place, the HSE told TDs today.

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system

Concerns are mounting about rural users facing difficulties with the service.

From The Score A new documentary on David Rudisha and his legendary Cork coach is on TV tonight TV Guide

Irish Netflix users: you could be in for another price hike

The video on demand giant has seen record revenues after a successful jump in prices for US subscribers.

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport

The pair were attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.

From The Daily Edge Battle of the Garth Brooks documentaries as TV3 move film forward to beat RTE Handbags

Martin who? Callinan isn’t mentioned in opening of annual garda report

This is despite him overseeing everything that the report contains.

The average Irish saver has over €20,000 on deposit

Despite large sums in the bank, many depositors aren’t earning a lot through interest.

‘If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump – but not on his terms’

Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.

‘We are on the cusp of a government without Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael’

Lucinda Creighton has said that the window of opportunity for a new political movement is closing.

From Business ETC Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later Saving Grace

Finally! Facebook now lets you save articles to read later

The new feature will allow users to scroll their News Feeds without interruption.

Gardaí seized €32 million worth of drugs in 12 months

And how many suspected drug traffickers were arrested?

Opinion: What does it actually take to establish an ‘independent’ policing authority?

The Justice Minister has spoken out about the need for an Independent Garda Authority – but what will it take to achieve that?