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Friday 4 October, 2013

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
# A House Divided
From The Daily Edge
# A House Divided

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

Oct 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 49,861 Views 66 Comments

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system
# Points Race
# Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 57,272 Views 45 Comments

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

Saturday 29 June, 2013

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Jun 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,649 Views 5 Comments

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

Friday 28 June, 2013

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less

Jun 28th 2013, 9:15 PM 10,936 Views 31 Comments

5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers
# From Here To...
# From Here To...

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Jun 28th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,455 Views 61 Comments

Joan Burton says paternity leave would not only need a new law, but have significant cost implications for employers.

Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim's family
# Institutional Racism
# Institutional Racism

Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim's family

Jun 28th 2013, 9:39 AM 4,557 Views 0 Comments

Manchester police can’t find a memo which allegedly orders surveillance over people attending the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992
# Abortion
# Abortion

Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992

Jun 28th 2013, 8:47 AM 7,316 Views 29 Comments

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the mental health needs of each girl were considered before travel.

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'
# Mitochondria
# Mitochondria

UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'

Jun 28th 2013, 8:04 AM 7,226 Views 39 Comments

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking
# Forced Labour
# Forced Labour

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking

Jun 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,054 Views 9 Comments

TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.

Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog
# Unplugged
# Unplugged

Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog

Jun 28th 2013, 7:15 AM 26,989 Views 49 Comments

The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday
# Roaming
# Roaming

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

Jun 28th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,788 Views 39 Comments

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

Knowing the symptoms can 'BEAT' ovarian cancer, say pharmacists
# Silent Killer
# Silent Killer

Knowing the symptoms can 'BEAT' ovarian cancer, say pharmacists

Jun 28th 2013, 6:45 AM 14,664 Views 8 Comments

The ‘BEAT’ acronym can help women recognise the symptoms of the condition, which affects 300 women each year.

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content
# Irish SOPA
# Irish SOPA

Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content

Jun 28th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,230 Views 55 Comments

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

Property tax hunger striker: 'I'd say I won't last too long'
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax hunger striker: 'I'd say I won't last too long'

Jun 28th 2013, 6:15 AM 25,285 Views 157 Comments

Tony Rochford hasn’t taken food for 11 days – but insists he will not end his strike unless the property tax is repealed.

Thursday 27 June, 2013

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance
# Courts
# Courts

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance

Jun 27th 2013, 7:25 PM 10,590 Views 27 Comments

A Cavan-based paramedic fell out the side door of an ambulance while transporting a patient to Dublin.

Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'

Jun 27th 2013, 6:06 PM 12,907 Views 123 Comments

The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.

There was another earthquake in the Irish Sea last night
# Thar She Blows
# Thar She Blows

There was another earthquake in the Irish Sea last night

Jun 27th 2013, 4:30 PM 14,220 Views 47 Comments

Did you feel it?

Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence
# Denis O'Brien
# Denis O'Brien

Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

Jun 27th 2013, 3:59 PM 7,566 Views 46 Comments

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

Ireland is officially back in recession
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Ireland is officially back in recession

Jun 27th 2013, 11:30 AM 22,794 Views 194 Comments

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates... Seanad
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates... Seanad

Jun 27th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,006 Views 5 Comments

No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions

Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'

Jun 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,829 Views 69 Comments

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds
# Sunbeds
# Sunbeds

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds

Jun 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,169 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels
# European Council
# European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Jun 27th 2013, 6:45 AM 1,854 Views 5 Comments

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised
# Broadband
# Broadband

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

Jun 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,727 Views 82 Comments

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase

Jun 27th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,785 Views 26 Comments

The new Code of Conduct for Mortgage Arrears will allow borrowers to move to a variable rate instead of repossession.

Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Two more unions sign up to Haddington Road public pay deal
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Two more unions sign up to Haddington Road public pay deal

Jun 26th 2013, 7:27 PM 4,302 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation and the Civil and Public Service Union become the latest to accept the pay plan.

It (probably) wasn't you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward
# EuroMillions
# EuroMillions

It (probably) wasn't you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward

Jun 26th 2013, 7:12 PM 26,802 Views 51 Comments

Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.

Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: 'We could have done without them'
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: 'We could have done without them'

Jun 26th 2013, 6:44 PM 10,810 Views 109 Comments

The finance minister says reporting on the tapes will influence public opinion in the states funding Ireland’s EU bailout.

Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly
# Gangland
# Gangland

Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly

Jun 26th 2013, 6:05 PM 7,770 Views 0 Comments

The woman, aged in her mid-30s, is being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole
# Glass Bottle Site
# Glass Bottle Site

Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole

Jun 26th 2013, 4:24 PM 7,743 Views 16 Comments

Lar Bradshaw says government inaction lost millions for the state in selling the Irish Glass Bottle Company site.

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's
# Courts
# Courts

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's

Jun 26th 2013, 11:21 AM 7,979 Views 28 Comments

The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.

Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts

Jun 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,263 Views 3 Comments

Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.

Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny
# Anglo
# Anglo

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

Jun 25th 2013, 10:37 PM 34,833 Views 250 Comments

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school
# Bank To School
# Bank To School

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

Jun 25th 2013, 5:38 PM 12,055 Views 85 Comments

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans
# Planning
# Planning

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

Jun 25th 2013, 3:18 PM 198 Views 0 Comments

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held

Jun 25th 2013, 2:52 PM 3,801 Views 6 Comments

The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.

Here's how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Here's how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes

Jun 25th 2013, 11:00 AM 28,295 Views 120 Comments

David Drumm, John Bowe and Peter Fitzgerald have been making the news worldwide.

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

Jun 25th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,612 Views 3 Comments

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

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