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Tuesday 6 September, 2011

9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials
# 9/11
# 9/11

9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials

Sep 6th 2011, 7:00 AM 640 Views 3 Comments

Celebrity pledges to do good, portraits of 9/11 rescuers and rescue dogs, flag tributes and a ‘living museum’ app – some of the ways the September tragedy is remembered online.

Sunday 4 September, 2011

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say
# 9/11
# 9/11

9/11 memorials: Who won’t be there and what they can’t say

Sep 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,852 Views 8 Comments

Remembering the dead ten years on – Ground Zero’s restricted guest list, and the talking points they’ve been requested to stick to.

Friday 2 September, 2011

Steven Seagal in a cock and... pup story
# POOR PUPPY
From The Daily Edge
# POOR PUPPY

Steven Seagal in a cock and... pup story

Sep 2nd 2011, 5:38 PM 639 Views 4 Comments

Acting action man Steven Seagal is in big trouble. He stands accused of shooting Jesus’s puppy dead… having arrived at the scene of a crime in a tank.

Aquatic Centre attracts synchronised swim and water polo Olympians
# Olympics 2012
# Olympics 2012

Aquatic Centre attracts synchronised swim and water polo Olympians

Sep 2nd 2011, 12:39 PM 875 Views 4 Comments

Britain’s water polo team will train here ahead of the London Olympics, bringing to four the number of squads we’ve attracted here for training – so the games are not proving to be exactly the goldmine we hoped for.

Pilot dies when light airplane dives into ocean at Sydney beach
# Australia
# Australia

Pilot dies when light airplane dives into ocean at Sydney beach

Sep 2nd 2011, 10:08 AM 1,156 Views 0 Comments

Passenger has been pulled alive from light aircraft which crashed into the sea – its outline can be clearly seen under the water.

Thursday 1 September, 2011

Energy efficiency can create jobs
# Energy
# Energy

Energy efficiency can create jobs

Sep 1st 2011, 5:43 PM 365 Views 13 Comments

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

Monday 22 August, 2011

New website catalogues transport totty
# LUASCRUSH
From The Daily Edge
# LUASCRUSH

New website catalogues transport totty

Aug 22nd 2011, 4:14 PM 543 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish website’s encouraging you to photograph your fellow commuters… but only if you fancy them.

Irish weddings - traditional is trendy
# Marriage
From The Daily Edge
# Marriage

Irish weddings - traditional is trendy

Aug 22nd 2011, 2:54 PM 615 Views 8 Comments

The vast majority of Irish people want to get married in a church, and at home – that’s according to a new survey.

One month on - Norway remembers its dead
# Norway
# Norway

One month on - Norway remembers its dead

Aug 22nd 2011, 1:18 PM 228 Views 0 Comments

One month ago today Norwegian Anders Breivik has confessed he detonated a bomb in Oslo, before going on a killing rampage on Utoya Island – 77 people died.

Shots fired as gardaí seize firearm and cash in Co Wicklow
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Shots fired as gardaí seize firearm and cash in Co Wicklow

Aug 22nd 2011, 10:29 AM 796 Views 6 Comments

A man has been arrested by gardaí after his car was stopped on the Wicklow / Kildare border yesterday. Shots were fired by gardaí during the incident. A firearm and cash were seized.

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland
# Prostitution
# Prostitution

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

Aug 22nd 2011, 8:55 AM 3,362 Views 58 Comments

The number of women here working in the sex industry has increased by 4 per cent, according to an organisation that supports the victims of prostitution.

Thursday 18 August, 2011

Injured fisherman airlifted from sea off Kerry coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Injured fisherman airlifted from sea off Kerry coast

Aug 18th 2011, 7:06 PM 236 Views 2 Comments

The Coast Guard has carried out its 4th medical evacuation of the week – airlifting a seriously injured fisherman from a UK-registered vessel 110 miles south west of the Blasket Islands.

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Cigarettes seized at Dublin Airport

Aug 18th 2011, 6:27 PM 545 Views 5 Comments

Customs officers have seized 10,000 illegal cigarettes worth over €4,000 at Dublin Airport.

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics

Aug 18th 2011, 6:12 PM 944 Views 14 Comments

The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.

Channel 4 hires Rubberbandits
# Good News
From The Daily Edge
# Good News

Channel 4 hires Rubberbandits

Aug 18th 2011, 3:48 PM 2,748 Views 9 Comments

Britain’s Channel 4 has commissioned Irish company Sideline Productions to make three comedy shorts with The Rubberbandits for a new online talent series.

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens

Aug 18th 2011, 2:38 PM 147 Views 0 Comments

Japan has started producing nuclear energy again at a plant on its northern island. Meanwhile, workers in the south are still trying to cool reactors at Fukushima enough to shut the plant.

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic
# Health
# Health

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic

Aug 18th 2011, 1:04 PM 929 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.

'Up for the Match' up for the ladies?
# GENDER GAA
# GENDER GAA

'Up for the Match' up for the ladies?

Aug 18th 2011, 12:19 PM 604 Views 6 Comments

A Wexford councillor says RTÉ should ‘move with the times’ and provide pre-match coverage of the camogie and ladies’ football finals, as they do for the hurling and football finals.

Thursday 11 August, 2011

Calor Gas to give householders home energy grant
# Energy
# Energy

Calor Gas to give householders home energy grant

Aug 11th 2011, 7:05 PM 1,204 Views 7 Comments

The homeowners grant, worth €1,000, will help rural dwellers access a gas network by having the fuel delivered to a bulk storage tank at their home.

Pound denies plan to put animals to rest
# POUND
# POUND

Pound denies plan to put animals to rest

Aug 11th 2011, 5:22 PM 1,706 Views 6 Comments

Six dogs at Cavan’s county pound are to be handed over to SPCA, so that a staff member can take holidays. Efforts to permanently re-home all the dogs are being made.

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists
# Somalia
# Somalia

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

Aug 11th 2011, 4:19 PM 352 Views 1 Comment

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,392 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

Dirty doctors to lose parking privileges
# Hygiene
# Hygiene

Dirty doctors to lose parking privileges

Aug 11th 2011, 12:38 PM 844 Views 11 Comments

Junior doctors at one Dublin hospital will lose their car parking spaces if they don’t attend hygiene classes.

Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation
# Just Mobile
# Just Mobile

Just Mobile to shut after just 10 months in operation

Aug 3rd 2011, 11:11 AM 2,380 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s only Irish-owned prepaid mobile network provider is to wind down services over the next three weeks.

Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report
# BAD DIET
# BAD DIET

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report

Aug 2nd 2011, 9:01 PM 1,569 Views 14 Comments

It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.

Missing sailor found off Isle of Man
# Sailor
# Sailor

Missing sailor found off Isle of Man

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:28 PM 492 Views 3 Comments

After a air and sea search by four Coast Guards, a Liverpool sailor who was reported missing yesterday by his brother, has been found safe and well.

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator
# David Norris
# David Norris

Norris's first interview: I will stay on as Senator

Aug 2nd 2011, 7:06 PM 1,314 Views 17 Comments

In his first full interview since his withdrawal from the presidential campaign, Senator David Norris told Today FM of his future in the Seanad, of “love of his life” Ezra Nawi, his campaign staff and more…

Norris quits presidential race: his statement in full
# Norris
# Norris

Norris quits presidential race: his statement in full

Aug 2nd 2011, 3:44 PM 2,782 Views 31 Comments

David Norris’ statement in full as he bows out of the race for the Áras…

Monday 1 August, 2011

Norwegian shooter demands top army post
# Norway
# Norway

Norwegian shooter demands top army post

Aug 1st 2011, 6:30 PM 1,691 Views 10 Comments

Anders Breivik has offered authorities information about other terrorist cells he claims are operating in the region, in exchange for an army position.

EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials
# Syria
# Syria

EU imposes more sanctions on Syrian officials

Aug 1st 2011, 5:53 PM 181 Views 2 Comments

As Ramadan begins, the EU freezes the assets of five more high-level Syrians and the army mounts another attack on Hama.

Recession putting Irish people off sex
# RE-SEX-SION
# RE-SEX-SION

Recession putting Irish people off sex

Aug 1st 2011, 12:52 PM 4,956 Views 11 Comments

New research claims the recession is damaging our sex lives, and it’s men who are worst affected.

Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Bob Dylan’s grandson joins offspring raging against the machine
# TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN
From The Daily Edge
# TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN

Bob Dylan’s grandson joins offspring raging against the machine

Jul 26th 2011, 8:30 PM 1,921 Views 4 Comments

Bob Dylan’s 15-year-old grandson has launched a bid to become a rapper. He’s just the latest in a long line of celebrity offspring to put themselves up for public scrutiny.

Just Who is to save Hitler?
# WHO SAVED HITLER
From The Daily Edge
# WHO SAVED HITLER

Just Who is to save Hitler?

Jul 26th 2011, 11:37 AM 515 Views 9 Comments

Doctor Who fans will be shocked by revelations that the Time Lord is to save the man behind the massacre of millions – but his own future isn’t at all certain.

Monday 18 July, 2011

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Stalled US budget talks virtually stagnant

Jul 18th 2011, 5:39 PM 380 Views 3 Comments

The standoff on US debt continues between Barrack Obama’s Democratic party, and the majority seat holders in Congress, the Republican party.

Rebels to celebrate convicts on Australia Day
# OZ DAY
From The Daily Edge
# OZ DAY

Rebels to celebrate convicts on Australia Day

Jul 18th 2011, 3:51 PM 512 Views 1 Comment

Better late than never – Cobh in Co Cork celebrates Australia Day this Sunday, six months after the event.

Weather stalls search for Derry teen
# Donegal
# Donegal

Weather stalls search for Derry teen

Jul 18th 2011, 1:21 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

The hunt for a 17-year-old missing in Co Donegal must today concentrate on lands near to Lough Swilly, because waters are too rough for boats to go out.

Euromillions winners forced to flee
# EuroMillions
# EuroMillions

Euromillions winners forced to flee

Jul 18th 2011, 12:26 PM 7,318 Views 21 Comments

Europe’s biggest-ever lottery winners have escaped their home in Scotland after a deluge of begging letters.