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Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief
# Phoney Empathy
# Phoney Empathy

Social media can bring out the worst in public mourning, says an expert on digital grief

Sep 6th 2016, 6:05 AM 19,899 Views 30 Comments

“In the context of grieving, because it’s easier to make a posting on an internet page, it’s often a kind of phoney impression.”

Monday 5 September, 2016

Sunday 4 September, 2016

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion
# Appletax
# Appletax

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

Sep 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 24,738 Views 75 Comments

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

Saturday 3 September, 2016

Gene Wilder starred as a dung-scooper in an Irish film that featured RTE's political correspondent
# Quackser Fortune
# Quackser Fortune

Gene Wilder starred as a dung-scooper in an Irish film that featured RTE's political correspondent

Sep 3rd 2016, 9:00 PM 27,544 Views 15 Comments

Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx was partly set in Dublin, and featured a young Wilder doing his best stage Irishman impression in Trinity College and John Kavanagh.

Friday 2 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 2nd 2016, 8:47 PM 13,688 Views 2 Comments

Turning down €13 billion, Electric Picnic begins, and a million tourists – it’s the Evening Fix.

Thursday 1 September, 2016

Oberstown management calls on staff to defer further strike action following disturbances
# Ursula Kilkelly
# Ursula Kilkelly

Oberstown management calls on staff to defer further strike action following disturbances

Sep 1st 2016, 11:16 PM 15,162 Views 31 Comments

The Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was called to the scene to quell Monday’s trouble, which saw a staff member injured.

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests
# Shedding The Pounds
# Shedding The Pounds

Your immune system might be making you fat, major new Irish research suggests

Sep 1st 2016, 10:42 PM 49,392 Views 71 Comments

“It is too simplistic to say eat less, move more and the weight will come off,” said lead researcher Professor Donal O’Shea.

Here's what happened today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's what happened today: Thursday

Sep 1st 2016, 9:03 PM 16,476 Views 0 Comments

Apple fights back, the long wait for a mortgage and Trump doubles down – it’s the Evening Fix.

Two women detained as Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cannabis
# Moate
# Moate

Two women detained as Gardaí seize €150,000 worth of cannabis

Sep 1st 2016, 8:24 PM 24,131 Views 58 Comments

A search of a rural dwelling found a highly sophisticated grow house featuring cannabis plants in various stages of growth.

These teenage students from Eton secured a personal audience with Vladimir Putin
# Kremz Bantz
# Kremz Bantz

These teenage students from Eton secured a personal audience with Vladimir Putin

Sep 1st 2016, 6:53 PM 22,880 Views 43 Comments

The Russian President has kept Queen Elizabeth II and the Pope waiting, but recently found time to meet a group of privileged students from Britain’s elite school in possibly his weirdest photo-op.

'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

'The whole thing took five minutes': Young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict

Sep 1st 2016, 6:05 AM 19,040 Views 38 Comments

Melanie Froud has worked with homeless shelters for the past nine years, but it was only last October that she was able to save someone’s life, with a new overdose drug.

Wednesday 31 August, 2016

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

A new heroin overdose drug has saved five lives under a HSE pilot programme

Aug 31st 2016, 2:57 PM 10,133 Views 47 Comments

Ireland has the third-highest rate of deaths from overdose in Europe.

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system
# Appletax
# Appletax

Government expresses fears for jobs after EU decision 'upends' our tax system

Aug 31st 2016, 9:48 AM 12,700 Views 106 Comments

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan requires Cabinet consent to allow Ireland to appeal the European Commission’s recent ruling.

Tuesday 30 August, 2016

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis
# Bad Apples
# Bad Apples

With €13 billion, Ireland could build Metro North, Dart Underground and solve the homeless crisis

Aug 30th 2016, 6:00 PM 27,386 Views 166 Comments

While any back taxes reclaimed from the multinational may need to be used to pay down our €200 billion national debt, it’s worth considering what Apple’s unpaid taxes would buy.

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Aug 30th 2016, 12:32 PM 13,899 Views 71 Comments

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

Monday 29 August, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

Aug 29th 2016, 7:45 PM 14,170 Views 151 Comments

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours
# Major Non-compliance
# Major Non-compliance

Hiqa report finds a disabled patient was left without food or nutrition for over 18 hours

Aug 29th 2016, 4:49 PM 18,036 Views 20 Comments

Staff at St Raphael’s, Youghal, Co Cork, said there was a lack of staff available at that time to assist the resident out of bed.

This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years
# Back To School
# Back To School

This school in Monaghan has had a main road running through it for the past 27 years

Aug 29th 2016, 1:02 PM 28,510 Views 10 Comments

Up until today, students at Castleblayney College crossed the former N2 an estimated 1100 times a day.

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes
# Sweetheart Deal
# Sweetheart Deal

Government to appeal this week's EU decision to force Apple to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes

Aug 29th 2016, 10:14 AM 31,800 Views 187 Comments

The EU is to rule this week that Apple got a special tax deal in Ireland over a period spanning from 1991 to 2007.

Friday 26 August, 2016

Relief for 80,000 motorists as it's announced eFlow tags WILL work after all
# Now We're Sucking Diesel
# Now We're Sucking Diesel

Relief for 80,000 motorists as it's announced eFlow tags WILL work after all

Aug 26th 2016, 8:40 PM 29,778 Views 49 Comments

Due to a dispute between CRG and State-owned eFlow, drivers using eFlow tags were told their tags would not work in three toll booths.

Donald Trump's foreign policy is risky and disturbing - says the man who planned the Iraq War
# Return Of The Neocons
# Return Of The Neocons

Donald Trump's foreign policy is risky and disturbing - says the man who planned the Iraq War

Aug 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 19,123 Views 107 Comments

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin has warned of “massive disappointment” if Trump backs away from his policy of mass deportation.

James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million
# Life Of Reilly
# Life Of Reilly

James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million

Aug 26th 2016, 4:03 PM 56,013 Views 42 Comments

Since 2001, Reilly and his wife Dorothy have slept in “The King’s Bed”, a royal sleigh bed carved out of oak for the visit of King George IV to Ireland in 1821.

Thursday 25 August, 2016

Up to 1,400 people have turned up to see a pastor who claims prayer can 'cure' gay people
# Angus Buchan
# Angus Buchan

Up to 1,400 people have turned up to see a pastor who claims prayer can 'cure' gay people

Aug 25th 2016, 10:43 PM 38,554 Views 224 Comments

Sixty people protested against the visit of Angus Buchan, who also teaches that women should submit to their husbands.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Aug 25th 2016, 8:45 PM 13,374 Views 0 Comments

Bye-bye Ebay, physician heal thyself, and Hickey seeks house arrest – it’s your Evening Fix.

Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí have seized up to €2 million worth of drugs in the past week

Aug 25th 2016, 5:02 PM 32,900 Views 28 Comments

This week, Gardaí have seized drugs, weapons and cash in five operations in Louth, Meath, and Dublin. They also said they have seized 20 weapons, including five assault rifles and a submachine gun so far this year.

Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Man reported missing in Louth has been found safe and well
# Louth
# Louth

Man reported missing in Louth has been found safe and well

Aug 24th 2016, 10:57 PM 25,462 Views 12 Comments

Austin Speight was last seen driving his white Chrysler Voyager.

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found
# Commuting
# Commuting

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Aug 24th 2016, 10:39 PM 24,195 Views 36 Comments

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 24th 2016, 9:06 PM 13,947 Views 0 Comments

The Moran inquiry into Olympic ticketing, Keane hangs up his boots, and Italy mourns its dead – it’s your Evening Fix.

Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 23rd 2016, 8:52 PM 15,249 Views 0 Comments

Fresh claims from Rio police, fallout from the Rose of Tralee, and a surge in employment figures – it’s your Evening Fix.

More than 2 million people are now working in Ireland, for the first time since 2009
# Economy
# Economy

More than 2 million people are now working in Ireland, for the first time since 2009

Aug 23rd 2016, 6:12 PM 17,484 Views 84 Comments

There are 56,000 more people at work now than a year previously – a 2.9% rise, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900.

Monday 22 August, 2016

Gardaí have seized cocaine and a submachine gun in the Dublin suburb of Castleknock
# Gangland
# Gangland

Gardaí have seized cocaine and a submachine gun in the Dublin suburb of Castleknock

Aug 22nd 2016, 10:28 PM 35,652 Views 63 Comments

The discovery is part of an investigation into serious organised crime involving the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:55 PM 13,489 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian police seek Delaney, a holiday firm collapses, and Lochte’s travails had people talking today.

Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels
# Uccle
# Uccle

Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels

Aug 22nd 2016, 5:46 PM 21,683 Views 52 Comments

Police opened fire when she refused to stand down, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster.

Rise in CAO points for pharmacy, nursing and midwifery
# CAO 2016
# CAO 2016

Rise in CAO points for pharmacy, nursing and midwifery

Aug 22nd 2016, 6:01 AM 46,573 Views 23 Comments

Other courses requiring high points include dentistry, medicine and computer science.

Sunday 21 August, 2016

Here's what happened today: Sunday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Sunday

Aug 21st 2016, 7:54 PM 25,179 Views 0 Comments

There were more problems for the OCI, a tragic death of a cyclist, and a bombing in Turkey.

Bridget and Eamon have got notions and are off to England, after being signed by UKTV
# Choppy Changey
# Choppy Changey

Bridget and Eamon have got notions and are off to England, after being signed by UKTV

Aug 21st 2016, 4:24 PM 37,414 Views 78 Comments

RTÉ have also reportedly sold their 1916 drama Rebellion to Netflix.

Woman cyclist dies after falling off the Conor Pass in Kerry
# Fatal Road Accident
# Fatal Road Accident

Woman cyclist dies after falling off the Conor Pass in Kerry

Aug 21st 2016, 3:30 PM 52,932 Views 20 Comments

A cyclist in her mid-30s died after her bike left the road and hit a ditch on picturesque mountain pass between Dingle and Tralee this morning.

Lone 60-year-old sailor rescued amid storm-force conditions
# RNLI
# RNLI

Lone 60-year-old sailor rescued amid storm-force conditions

Aug 21st 2016, 1:27 PM 30,602 Views 15 Comments

The yachtsman’s VHF radio was washed overboard before his rescue, which saw the RNLI lifeboat spending 12 hours at sea.

Man rushed to hospital after being shot several times in Dublin
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Man rushed to hospital after being shot several times in Dublin

Aug 21st 2016, 12:20 PM 59,974 Views 7 Comments

The incident happened at a house on Stannaway Road, Crumlin, in Dublin 12.

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim
# Carrick-on-Shannon
# Carrick-on-Shannon

Frank Feighan wants the European Medicines Agency to move from Canary Wharf to Leitrim

Aug 21st 2016, 6:45 AM 16,838 Views 37 Comments

Earlier this month the Department of Health confirmed that they are preparing for a bid to bring the EMA to Ireland.