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# chat gpt
Microsoft's Bing search engine to integrate powerful AI technology in war with Google
Microsoft hopes that beefing long-struggling Bing with ChatGPT-like qualities will radically update its online search.
# what's the french for yerra
Ntamack inspired by Sexton ahead of showdown with 'comfortable favourites' Ireland
‘Rankings are temporary things,’ said the French out-half. ‘Who is number one in a World Cup year is the one that lifts the trophy.’
# food poverty
1 in 5 parents haven't had enough food for their children, according to survey
A survey on food poverty by Barnardos showed an increase in food poverty, compared with their previous survey.
# rossa fanning
Attorney General: 'Weakness' in State's stance on disability allowance payments
He said that this policy was a “reasonable one” with a “rational basis”.
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# Rescue Effort
Children pulled from rubble as Turkey-Syria quake death toll tops 11,200
The World Health Organization has warned that up to 23 million people could be affected by the earthquake.
The World Health Organization has warned that up to 23 million people could be affected by the earthquake
Dozens of nations, including Ireland, have pledged support
The death toll is expected to continue to rise
Irish woman in Turkey in race to get supplies to earthquake victims in rebel-held Syrian region
# Miriam Burns
Man (50s) arrested in connection to the death of a woman in Co Kerry last August
The body of Miriam Burns was discovered at her home in Ardshanavooley, Killarney, on the afternoon of 15 August, 2022.
SPOTLIGHT
Island Nation
Investigation reveals islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive
PODCAST
Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
HOUSING CONSTRAINTS
'Serious risk’ for islanders trying to sustain populations
'FRAGMENTED & UNPREDICTABLE'
Healthcare services failing island communities
'ON ITS KNEES'
Future of island fishers on a knife edge
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Getting to Know: Irish dairy farmers share their stories of sustainability
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Dairy farmer Niall Moore from Co. Waterford describes his life on the farm and the efforts being made by the Irish dairy sector to be more sustainable.
# Syria
Newborn baby in Syria rescued after mother gives birth while buried in earthquake debris
The girl was found under rubble with her umbilical cord still connected to her mother.
# surprise visit
Zelenskyy greets British prime minister Rishi Sunak as he begins UK visit
Zelenskyy has landed in the UK, where he was greeted by Rishi Sunak.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is scheduled to address the UK Parliament.
Buckingham Palace confirmed that Zelenskyy will meet King Charles this afternoon.
The UK has also announced new sanctions targeting those who have helped Russian president Vladimir Putin build his personal wealth.
# Disruption
Dublin Airport chief calls for 'draconian' prison sentences for flying drones over airfields
The current maximum sentence in Ireland is seven years, but it’s a life sentence in the UK.
# Brexit
UK Supreme Court challenge on lawfulness of Northern Ireland protocol is dismissed
The appellants argued that the legislation passed at Westminster to give effect to the Withdrawal Agreement conflicts with the 1800 Acts of Union.
# State of the Union
Biden claps back to heckles from Republicans during State of the Union address
Mr Biden ignored the bitter divisions between Republicans and Democrats and his own low standing with the public.
# anne o'rorke
Irish woman in Turkey in race to get supplies to earthquake victims in rebel-held Syrian region
Anne O’Rorke runs a non-profit working with Syrian refugees, and is trying to get medical supplies to Idlib.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you ever pray?
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SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
Magic of music
Music can unlock memories and evoke emotions for people with dementia
Lisa Kelly
Economics
Why news headlines about Irish GDP are still irritatingly misleading
Ciarán Casey
E-scooters
Please legislate to keep e-scooters off footpaths
Anne Marie Kearney
Sultans of Ping
It was a crazy sight to behold – every gig was exciting
Paul McDermott
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# met police
Victims of serial rapist David Carrick say he was 'a beast' and 'evil'
The 48-year-old was handed 36 life sentences and will serve a minimum term of 32 years.
# ross exposure
'There's no point in me worrying about lack of experience' - Byrne quickly finding feet with Ireland
The 27-year-old believes his winning kick against Australia was a bigger turning point for the media than it was for him or Andy Farrell.
# Church of England
Church of England considering alternatives to calling God ‘he’
Any potential alterations would mark a departure from traditional Jewish and Christian teachings dating back millennia.
# Wexford
Gardaí renew appeal on 25th anniversary of disappearance and murder of Fiona Sinnott
Fiona was last seen after leaving Butler’s Pub in Broadway, Co Wexford, on 8 February 1998.
# The Muff Liquor Company
Laura Whitmore rapped by UK regulator for TikTok and Instagram posts about Irish gin
The ads for The Muff Liquor Company, seen in July, featured Whitmore drinking alcohol while dancing.
# Assaults
At least 10 assaults on Irish hospital staff each day, committee to be told
The Oireachtas Health Committee will focus on assaults and attacks on healthcare workers.
# Recovered
US navy releases first pictures of Chinese spy balloon recovery
The US navy has used underwater drones, warships and inflatable vessels to gather all of the pieces.
# Limerick
Crack cocaine 'hit Limerick city like snow', drug users say
A dedicated addiction team has been formed to tackle crack cocaine use in the mid-west region.
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7th February 2023
# Stone of Destiny
Gardaí investigate graffiti on famous Hill of Tara standing stone
The Lia Fáil standing stone was damaged some time between yesterday evening and this morning.
# Ukraine
Three EU members to provide Ukraine with 100 refurbished battle tanks
Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are shipping the tanks to help Ukraine “withstand Russian aggression”.
# Dublin Airport
Ministers meet aviation officials and gardaí over repeated drone disruption at Dublin Airport
Illegal drone activity at the airfield once again brought operations to a halt yesterday.
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# inequality
UK study finds minority defendants ‘more likely to be charged than white British people’
Carribean suspects were 12% more likely than white British suspects to be charged for a comparable crime.
# fail to prepare...
'On the way out of the elevator Paulie just said: 'You ready, kid?''
Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne on his late call up in Cardiff and recovering from “the worst injury I’ve ever had.”
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# basil fawlty
John Cleese to star in Fawlty Towers reboot with his daughter
The return will feature Fawlty teaming up with his long-lost daughter, played by Cleese’s own daughter Camilla, to run a hotel.
# redacted lives
Get tickets for Redacted Lives: In Conversation, a live panel discussion on mother and baby homes
A live event to further explore the stories told in the Redacted Lives podcast.
# drug trafficking
EU warned that organised crime is 'as big a threat' as terrorism
The EU’s home affairs commissioner gave the warning today at a major drug smuggling hub.
# Creeslough tragedy
Family of two Creeslough victims asks TG4 to postpone documentary
The TG4 programme about the rescue response to the tragedy is due to air tomorrow.
# Advantage
'We think we're fitter' - Lowe says Ireland have the tools to topple France
James Lowe feels Ireland’s fitness levels could prove key at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Voices
Opinion: The Bell - the almost-forgotten Irish literary journal that 'took on the sacred cows'
Phyllis Boumans writes about why the literary journal The Bell was so important to Irish writing.
# Rescue Effort
Earthquake death toll passes 7,300 as countries pledge support for Turkey and Syria
Rescuers are racing frantically to find more survivors but their efforts are being impeded by low temperatures and some 200 aftershocks.
Rescuers are racing frantically to find more survivors but their efforts are being impeded by low temperatures and some 200 aftershocks
The earthquake struck early yesterday, bringing down thousands of buildings
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 affected provinces
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
# Job Cuts
Video conferencing company Zoom cuts staff by 15%
Zoom Video Communications chief executive Eric Yuan is also taking a 98% cut in salary this year.
# Caught early
MTU Cork campuses remain closed over IT breach at weekend
MTU campuses in Kerry are not affected.
# Natalie McNally
Two men arrested over Natalie McNally murder no longer considered suspects
Natalie McNally was stabbed at her home in Lurgan on the night of 18 December.
# Castlerea
Garda tells murder trial of attempts to perform CPR on Garda Colm Horkan after shooting
Garda Helen Gillen recounted how she saw two men “grappling” before one stumbled backwards after being been shot.
# Nursing Homes
Legal strategy pursued by Govt on nursing home fees was 'sound' and 'appropriate', says AG
The Health Minister and Social Protection Minister will revert in three months with the next steps.