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Friday 10 June, 2011

"He never faltered in the eye of the storm" - statement from Michéal Martin on the passing of Brian Lenihan
# RIP
# RIP

"He never faltered in the eye of the storm" - statement from Michéal Martin on the passing of Brian Lenihan

Jun 10th 2011, 11:33 AM 1,129 Views 4 Comments

The Fianna Fáil party leader reacts to the death of his colleague, Brian Lenihan.

Thursday 9 June, 2011

Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Who would get your vote for President of Ireland now?

Jun 9th 2011, 9:13 AM 19,198 Views 97 Comments

It’s still early days, and the field has changed again. So in the second of our polls on the presidency, we’re wondering how you’d vote now.

Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Royal newlyweds grapple with must and asbestos in their new home
# Royal Starter Homes
From The Daily Edge
# Royal Starter Homes

Royal newlyweds grapple with must and asbestos in their new home

Jun 8th 2011, 10:13 AM 806 Views 2 Comments

Duchess of Cambridge is thwarted in her plans to move into Princess Margaret’s old apartment.

Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established?
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# Poll

Poll: Should a statutory inquiry into the Magdalene Laundries be established?

Jun 8th 2011, 9:25 AM 4,688 Views 29 Comments

What the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries want first is an apology, and then redress. But do we owe it to ourselves to hold a full inquiry into the State’s role as well?

Friday 3 June, 2011

Cheryl and Ashley: Could it be back on?
# On Again?
From The Daily Edge
# On Again?

Cheryl and Ashley: Could it be back on?

Jun 3rd 2011, 11:18 AM 445 Views 0 Comments

Ashley Cole has been photographed wearing his diamond encrusted wedding ring, leading newspapers to ask: Could she? Would she?

Poll: Now Mladic has been brought to justice, should Serbia be allowed to join the EU?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Now Mladic has been brought to justice, should Serbia be allowed to join the EU?

Jun 3rd 2011, 10:31 AM 1,718 Views 10 Comments

The delivery to the Hague of Ratko Mladic is being welcome by EU leaders. But it is enough to ensure his country’s membership of the EU?

Eight things you need to know about the new, deadly E.coli outbreak
# E-coli
# E-coli

Eight things you need to know about the new, deadly E.coli outbreak

Jun 3rd 2011, 9:23 AM 1,354 Views 0 Comments

Why is this strain more deadly than any we’ve seen before? And what can you do to make sure you don’t get it?

Enjoy the good weather while it lasts... there's a frost warning for early next week
# Weather
# Weather

Enjoy the good weather while it lasts... there's a frost warning for early next week

Jun 3rd 2011, 8:40 AM 2,219 Views 11 Comments

Yes, you read that right.

Thursday 2 June, 2011

Britain prepares for a heatwave…as Ireland gets its woollies on
# Not Fair
From The Daily Edge
# Not Fair

Britain prepares for a heatwave…as Ireland gets its woollies on

Jun 2nd 2011, 9:20 AM 5,665 Views 0 Comments

Temperatures in Britain will be warmer than Casablanca – while in Ireland the outlook is “well below normal”.

Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Australia's economy "hits a pothole"
# Australia
# Australia

Australia's economy "hits a pothole"

Jun 1st 2011, 11:20 AM 546 Views 0 Comments

Floods and cyclones hit exports hard, causing the Australian economy to shrink at its sharpest rate since 1991.

Poll: What's your view of the proposed new taxes?
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# Poll

Poll: What's your view of the proposed new taxes?

Jun 1st 2011, 10:19 AM 5,414 Views 41 Comments

How do you feel about being asked to pay not one, not two but THREE new potential taxes next year?

TCD scientists make crucial breakthrough in breast cancer research
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

TCD scientists make crucial breakthrough in breast cancer research

Jun 1st 2011, 9:33 AM 785 Views 0 Comments

Researchers discovered that taking beta blockers, which stop stress responses, reduced the chance of the cancer spreading, and improved survival rates.

Stoned to death after taking part in a beauty contest
# Stoned
# Stoned

Stoned to death after taking part in a beauty contest

Jun 1st 2011, 9:03 AM 1,239 Views 0 Comments

However, police insist the Ukrainian teenager was killed by a “troubled classmate.”

Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Norris' comments about sexuality will damage his presidential bid?

May 31st 2011, 9:44 AM 12,508 Views 48 Comments

Senator David Norris is under fire for comments he made in a 2002 interview about sexuality and paedophilia. Do you think the controversy will derail his bid for the Aras?

The next Oprah? Pippa Middleton to be offered her own US TV show
# Good News
From The Daily Edge
# Good News

The next Oprah? Pippa Middleton to be offered her own US TV show

May 31st 2011, 9:24 AM 1,439 Views 0 Comments

Meet P-Middy, tipped to be the next queen …. of daytime TV, that is.

Friday 27 May, 2011

Wanted: College Dropouts. Reward: $100,000
# Wanted
# Wanted

Wanted: College Dropouts. Reward: $100,000

May 27th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,716 Views 0 Comments

Meet the world’s most promising dropouts – the 24 handpicked by PayPal founder Peter Thiel for a $100,000 grant. But what do you make of his plan?

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,503 Views 55 Comments

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

Thursday 26 May, 2011

Monastery closed following lap dancing nun performance
# Lap Dancing Nun
# Lap Dancing Nun

Monastery closed following lap dancing nun performance

May 26th 2011, 10:36 AM 2,059 Views 0 Comments

The Vatican says the lifestyles of the Cistercians were not in keeping with Church doctrine. What – did it expect them to live like monks?

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests
# Nuclear Stress Tests
# Nuclear Stress Tests

Sellafield to undergo EU stress tests

May 26th 2011, 9:20 AM 823 Views 0 Comments

Would stress testing reassure you about the safety of Sellafield?

Cheryl Cole dropped from US X-Factor
# Too Thick?
From The Daily Edge
# Too Thick?

Cheryl Cole dropped from US X-Factor

May 26th 2011, 8:51 AM 4,181 Views 0 Comments

She and Paula Abdul also “lacked chemistry”.

Wednesday 25 May, 2011

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer
# Property
# Property

First family home of the late Garret FitzGerald goes under the hammer

May 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 2,431 Views 0 Comments

The FitzGeralds bought the house for £4,250 in 1959. It’s expected to fetch €1.3 million at auction tomorrow.

How to eat like a President: grilled chicken and brown rice
# Obama Diet
From The Daily Edge
# Obama Diet

How to eat like a President: grilled chicken and brown rice

May 25th 2011, 10:27 AM 1,020 Views 0 Comments

Details of the US President’s menu requirements during his stay at the five star Merrion Hotel have emerged.

Poll: Is death the only good excuse for not turning out for your country?
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# Poll

Poll: Is death the only good excuse for not turning out for your country?

May 25th 2011, 9:53 AM 3,226 Views 0 Comments

Trapattoni says unless they are “in hospital or dead”, players have no excuse for not turning up. Is he right? Or should he be more understanding of players’ other commitments?

Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on
# Jetlagged
From The Daily Edge
# Jetlagged

Jetlagged and windswept, the Obamas' European tour battles on

May 25th 2011, 9:17 AM 604 Views 0 Comments

On the second leg of their European tour, the US President temporarily loses three years, while his wife struggles to hold onto her hair…and her dress.

Monday 23 May, 2011

#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit
# Obama
# Obama

#PotusIE: What Twitter is making of Obama’s visit

May 23rd 2011, 7:20 PM 2,016 Views 0 Comments

Our selection of today’s top tweets on Barack and Michelle Obama’s historic visit.

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
# Obama
# Obama

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 9,255 Views 7 Comments

The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.

Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives?

May 23rd 2011, 10:34 AM 4,413 Views 9 Comments

Do you think last year’s lockdown in the skies was an overreaction? Or would you prefer to see airspace close again if the ash cloud returns?

Friday 20 May, 2011

Insurance company rewards top sales staff...with an orgy
# Orgy
# Orgy

Insurance company rewards top sales staff...with an orgy

May 20th 2011, 11:28 AM 2,226 Views 0 Comments

Twenty prostitutes were made available to 100 of the German company’s top perfoming salespeople at an “open-air brothel”, Handelsblatt reports.

Poll: Which historic event would you most like to witness?
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# Poll

Poll: Which historic event would you most like to witness?

May 20th 2011, 10:25 AM 5,202 Views 0 Comments

Imagine you were given a golden ticket for any one of this month’s historic events. Which one would you choose?

Chaos returns to the passport office
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Chaos returns to the passport office

May 20th 2011, 9:31 AM 1,552 Views 0 Comments

Warning: don’t book your flight unless you’ve got an up-to-date passport.

"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig
# Obama
# Obama

"Brushing shoulders with history": Ryan Tubridy to MC Obama gig

May 20th 2011, 9:17 AM 2,223 Views 0 Comments

The RTE broadcaster says he plans to “get in there and have some fun”.

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