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Tuesday 6 September, 2011

9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials 9/11 This post contains videos

9/11 on the web - the virtual memorials

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

Steven Seagal in a cock and... pup story

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 This post contains videos

Aquatic Centre attracts synchronised swim and water polo Olympians

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 This post contains videos

Pilot dies when light airplane dives into ocean at Sydney beach

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

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

From The Daily Edge New website catalogues transport totty LUASCRUSH This post contains images

New website catalogues transport totty

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

From The Daily Edge Irish weddings - traditional is trendy Marriage

Irish weddings - traditional is trendy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

From The Daily Edge Channel 4 hires Rubberbandits Good News

Channel 4 hires Rubberbandits

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 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 26 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Bob Dylan’s grandson joins offspring raging against the machine TIMES ARE A-CHANGIN This post contains videos This post contains images

Bob Dylan’s grandson joins offspring raging against the machine

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.

From The Daily Edge Just Who is to save Hitler? WHO SAVED HITLER This post contains videos

Just Who is to save Hitler?

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

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

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

Rebels to celebrate convicts on Australia Day

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

Weather stalls search for Derry teen

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

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