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Monday 28 July, 2014

Opinion: Twinning with China – money maker or moral maze?

Waterford and Haikou City are bonding over the racehorse industry… but should they make it official?

From The Daily Edge Dobbo makes an awkward dash for his chair on the Six One News Sit Down Brian!
From Business ETC Someone’s come up with a fix for the ‘brown bin’ smell Bin Juice

Someone’s come up with a fix for the ‘brown bin’ smell

Entrepreneurs will stock product in Dunnes Stores – but reckon it will be a hit export too.

Revenue scam warning: Here’s what fraudulent tax websites can look like

Scam sites copy details from authentic websites in an attempt to con unsuspecting users out of important personal information.

From The Daily Edge Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello It's Science

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k Early Christmas? This post contains a poll

All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing over €12k

The average cost for an Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is between €290-€350.

MH17 black boxes show crash caused by rocket shrapnel, says Ukrainian official

The investigators leading the probe in the Netherlands would not give confirmation.

After refusing to back him for 80 days, Frances Fitzgerald now needs a new secretary general

The Justice Minister has accepted a request from Brian Purcell to be reassigned in the wake of a damning report.

From Business ETC Are you using Wordpress for your SME? Keep Your Html

Are you using Wordpress for your SME?

Survey shows that the blogging forum has become a useful choice as CMS for smaller companies.

From Business ETC Amazon opens up 3D printing store for creating personalised items Choices

Amazon opens up 3D printing store for creating personalised items

The store will feature more than 200 products at launch, which users can customise in a number of ways.

From The Score John Gardiner – Daly’s future, Wexford’s exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on Expert View

John Gardiner – Daly’s future, Wexford’s exit while Limerick and Tipperary march on

TheScore.ie’s hurling columnist looks back at yesterday’s showdowns in Thurles.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers

This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.

From Business ETC Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME Love Me Tenders

Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME

The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.

NTMA meets Irish ‘debt repayment milestone’

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

From Business ETC Apple’s solution to fixing podcasts? Buy a talk-radio app for $30 million All Talk

Apple’s solution to fixing podcasts? Buy a talk-radio app for $30 million

The personalised radio and podcast app allows you to listen to podcasts and audio news, but is expected to be shut down this week as part of the deal.

The Seanad is coming back on Thursday to discuss Gaza and Ukraine

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is expected to address the chamber.

Man who honeymooned aboard Costa Concordia is helping to dismantle the ship

“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives.”

Willie O’Dea: What Ivor Callely did was wrong and the man has to take his punishment

A former Fianna Fáil colleague of jailed Ivor Callely has been speaking today.

One more bonus to being a teen? Cheaper Luas and bus travel

Leap cards are now a few euro cheaper for young ‘uns.

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

This is the Jon Snow video on Gaza that everyone’s talking about

An emotional recounting of what he saw.

Irish scientist to find out whether calcium deposits cause breast tumours

RCSI’s Dr Maria Morgan has been given €126,000 to conduct research over the next three years.

From Business ETC Consumers still ‘afraid to spend’ in climate of uncertainty Shadow Economy

Consumers still ‘afraid to spend’ in climate of uncertainty

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.

Terrifying swarm of flies in US so massive it shows up on radar Nope This post contains images

The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison

The former Fianna Fáil minister has been jailed for five months. But why has he proved such a controversial figure over the years?

Some McDonald’s restaurants have stopped selling… burgers

No burgers in McDonald’s? People have to order the Filet-O-Fish, which we all know is just wrong.

From Business ETC Samsung postpones Tizen smartphone launch so it can improve its new OS Limbo

Samsung postpones Tizen smartphone launch so it can improve its new OS

The company has said it needs more time to develop Tizen’s ‘ecosystem’ before it releases its smartphone, but no new release date was provided.

Human remains disturbed as missile strike hits Gaza cemetery

Palestinians had to re-bury human remains that were found by the graves.

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One World War One This post contains images

Column: ‘Hell is Coming’ – fragments of horror from World War One

One hundred years ago today, a conflict broke out that would change the world forever.

From The Daily Edge 15 people who prove that your worst fails can become victories Good Save

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From Business ETC ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants No Sale

ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants

The West Offaly Power Station and Lough Ree Power Station will be retained by the ESB.

Fidelma Healy Eames ‘vindicated’ by Irish Daily Mail apology

The newspaper published two stories in 2012 about volunteer work the Senator had done.

Protester builds ‘raft’ to stop building of controversial Kilkenny bridge

The council was told that it has no power to halt the building of the disputed bridge.

From The Score 5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes Exit Plan

5 Irish footballers who need to move clubs before the summer transfer window closes

Kevin Doyle and other players who could do with a new challenge.

From Business ETC Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards Looking Up

Central Bank revises GDP forecast upwards

They also revised upwards last year’s figures.

From Business ETC Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law Pay Out

Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law

It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.

‘The way we treat asylum seekers says a lot about us as a country’ – Ó Ríordáin

The Junior Minister has said that he hopes can bring reform proposals to Cabinet in September.

Calls for urgent meeting with Varadkar after serious failings at Mayo care home

The gardaí are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012.