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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
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# 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 1,113 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?
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# Poll

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

Jun 9th 2011, 9:13 AM 19,189 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jun 9th 2011, 8:36 AM 3,859 Views 7 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Gaddafi ordered campaign of mass rape, ICC claims; horrific allegations of abuse emerge at Rostrevor – and the most breathtaking picture from space you’ll see all day.

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 803 Views 2 Comments

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

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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 4,682 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?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Jun 8th 2011, 8:36 AM 3,547 Views 1 Comment

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Irish people’s €2 million flatpack habit; what NOT to say to a Leaving Cert student and the royal newlyweds’ starter home hell.

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 433 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 1,708 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 1,350 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 2,216 Views 11 Comments

Yes, you read that right.

The 9 at 9: Friday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Jun 3rd 2011, 8:14 AM 3,324 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Fears over the spread of new forms of deadly MRSA and E.coli bugs; checkout worker takes Tesco to court over lottery row; and Stephen Fry’s suicide fears.

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 5,657 Views 0 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Jun 2nd 2011, 8:06 AM 885 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Consumers warned to wash their salads as ecoli outbreak spreads; Britain prepares for a heatwave as Ireland gets its woollies out; and why one Booker prize winner believes he’s better than any woman writer.

Wednesday 1 June, 2011

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

Australia's economy "hits a pothole"

Jun 1st 2011, 11:20 AM 544 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 5,405 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 777 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 1,203 Views 0 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Jun 1st 2011, 8:27 AM 3,337 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

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 12,503 Views 88 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 1,435 Views 0 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

May 31st 2011, 8:37 AM 3,248 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

Friday 27 May, 2011

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

Wanted: College Dropouts. Reward: $100,000

May 27th 2011, 9:56 AM 1,690 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 16,496 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.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

May 27th 2011, 8:24 AM 2,979 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Coalition at odds over Sunday pay; Brazil does away with rainforest protection laws and Carla’s staying mum on pregnancy rumours – but the pictures speak louder than words.

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 1,984 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 821 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 4,148 Views 0 Comments

She and Paula Abdul also “lacked chemistry”.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 26th 2011, 8:19 AM 2,886 Views 4 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

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 2,357 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 1,017 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 3,224 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 602 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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

May 25th 2011, 8:10 AM 7,528 Views 0 Comments

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Expert disputes Ryanair’s claims that it sent a plane through the ashcloud; the joy the Irish man who died on Everest never got to share; and Brian O’Driscoll snapped with his trophy wife.

Monday 23 May, 2011

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

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

May 23rd 2011, 7:20 PM 2,002 Views 0 Comments

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

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
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# Obama

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 8,949 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?
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# Poll

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

May 23rd 2011, 10:34 AM 4,407 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 2,203 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 5,199 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
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# Passport Office

Chaos returns to the passport office

May 20th 2011, 9:31 AM 1,534 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
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# Obama

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

May 20th 2011, 9:17 AM 2,214 Views 0 Comments

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

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