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Thursday 11 July, 2013

Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'

Human beings are not only living longer, but are also enjoying a better quality of cognitive abilities into older age, a new study into mental performance in the elderly has found.

Appeal for information on 1987 murder of Antoinette Smith

Antoinette ‘Angie’ Smith, 27, attended a David Bowie concert on the evening before her disappearance on July 1987. Her body was found the following year at Glendoo Mountain, Co Dublin.

Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Protests over abortion bill ongoing on Kildare street

Pro-choice and pro-life protesters are continuing to demonstrate outside the gates of Leinster House this evening.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added sunshine

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Boston College tapes: transcripts of Dolours Price interview to be handed to PSNI

PSNI detectives investigating the kidnapping and murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville in 1972 have fought for the tapes for a number of years.

Good news: sunny weather to last ALL week

Summer? Is that really you?

Attempted armed robbery at Saggart bookmakers

A 34-year-old man entered the bookmakers last night, apparently armed with a handgun, and demanded cash.

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

Saturday 6 July, 2013

Boeing 777 crash-lands at San Francisco airport

Emergency workers are attending the scene of the Boeing 777 which crash-landed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport.

The Evening Fix... now with added terrifying spiders

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

The Week in Photos: Aerial Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Aerial

This is the week that was, in photos…

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation Abortion This post contains images

Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation

Gardaí say approximately 35,000 people took to the streets today in opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport

The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.

'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill

The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.

Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub

Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.

Monday 1 July, 2013

Trips to Ireland increase – with American visitors leading the way

Tourism Ireland says certain markets, such as North America, were performing particularly well this year and that mainland Europe would be a “critical” area for tourism growth for the rest of 2013.

Big businesses are 'the main culprits' in late payments

ISME praised the adoption of a voluntary code on prompt payments by SMEs – but says big business must be forced to agree to the code in order to improve the cash-flow of smaller operations.

Friday 28 June, 2013

(PHOTOS) The Door of No Return: the last stop of the Atlantic Slave Trade House Of Slaves This post contains images

(PHOTOS) The Door of No Return: the last stop of the Atlantic Slave Trade

The House of Slaves on Senegal’s Gorée Island is believed to be one of the the final exit points for many slaves from Africa being brought to the Americas.

Thursday 27 June, 2013

'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council

The arts has “untapped potential”, supports almost 21,000 jobs in Ireland and has the potential to create more, the Arts Council has said.

Elderly Briton arrested over mosque bomb

A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of planting a home-made bomb that exploded near a mosque.

Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package

Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.

ESB workers protest over plans to pay €78.4m dividend to State ESB

ESB workers protest over plans to pay €78.4m dividend to State

Workers say the approval of the payment would be unlawful at a time when the semi-state’s pension fund has a €1.6 billion deficit.

At least one dead, 237 hurt in Egypt clashes

Supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi clashed today, resulting in at least one person being killed.

Irish attitudes to immigrants have become ‘more negative’ over last 7 years

A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.

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In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Taoiseach described the relationship between Ireland and America as being one of “hope and history”.

'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors

The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.

Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today

The planned protests over special needs education will go ahead as planned today, despite the Education Minister’s announcement yesterday, with parents saying the protest is not solely about raising awareness of the single issue of resource hours.

Tuesday 25 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Sunday 23 June, 2013

Weird Wide Web: Tofu-loving robots, Quantified Selves, and an antisocial network

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Saturday 22 June, 2013

The Week in Photos: Show Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Show

This is the week that was, in photos…

Thursday 20 June, 2013

US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down

The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.

INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.

Parades Commission announces three new locations

The Parades Commission has issued determinations for three additional parades passing Clifton Street in Belfast.

Wednesday 19 June, 2013

NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.

Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Three fire units attending ESB station blaze

Firefighters are still working to extinguish a fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning at the old ESB generating station.

Michelle Obama and daughters will tour Glendalough today

US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters are due to visit the Co Wicklow heritage site on the last day of their visit to Ireland.

Monday 17 June, 2013

Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than previously thought

The sound of toddlers babbling might seem like random sounds but is actually much more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new study.

Saturday 15 June, 2013

The Week in Photos: Face Off Week In Photos This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Face Off

This is the week that was, in photos…

Friday 14 June, 2013

Renewed appeal for information over murder of Bogdan Michalkiawicz

Bogdan Michalkiawicz was killed between the 13 and 15 May 2013 at 15 Westside Apartments, Letterkenny.