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Sunday 11 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C


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# treely awful
6 of the worst Christmas tree decorations
The 8 worst and weirdest Christmas decorations hauled from online craft store Etsy.
# Road Crash
Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Bishopstown, Cork
70-year-old man died on the South City Ring Road this evening.
# Euro Crisis
IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis
Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.
# fists of fury
Fighting might have led to evolution of fists
Humans are the “poster children for violence” say researchers.
# festival of curiosity
Dublin to get annual science festival
‘Festival of Curiosity’ will take place in July 2013.
# Museum
Louvre is world's most visited museum
Paris museum received 10 million visitors in 2012, 10 times as many as Ireland’s four national museums combined did in 2011.
# Advertising
Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media
Posts by companies on social media websites that advertise products now under the remit of the Advertising Authority of Ireland.
# Health
Oireachtas Committee to meet Minister for Health James Reilly today
Minister Reilly slammed by committee member for not setting up a fullyindependent inquiry into Savita Halappanavar’s death.
# Meteors
600 year old meteors to rain on earth
Observers may see almost twice as many meteors per hour compared to last Saturday’s meteor shower.
McFeely house goes up for sale as he loses repossession appeal
Bankrupt property developer must give up the keys to number two Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4, which goes on sale for €3m.
# Breastfeeding
More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults
Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.
One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection
5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.
# Savings
Irish people saving less
Four in ten not saving money at end of month, but more people expect to be better off next year.
# Lone Star
Texas petition to leave the United States gets 60,000 signatures
Texas is the only state of the union that can secede voluntarily, some supporters of independence believe.
# Gay Marriage
Tánaiste calls for referendum on same-sex marriage
Eamon Gilmore says he does not believe “we should postpone what is a human right.”
# Spotify
Spotify launches in Ireland
Music streaming site gives users access to over 18 million music tracks for free
# Vodafone
Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes
Mobile giant blames tough trading conditions in southern Europe for losses.
# Michael Collins
First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.
# Children
Almost 25 per cent of children agonise over the economy says report
20 per cent said that the education they receive is the best thing about being a child in Ireland, followed by sport.
# Pensions
Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman
All pensions over €100,000 a year should be subject to a levy of 10 per cent, rising to 25 per cent on pensions over €500,000, says Colm Keaveney TD.
Average annual earnings fall by €212
Average Irish worker earned €35,905 in 2011 before tax, down from €36,117 in 2010.
Taoiseach welcomes cut to ex-AIB chief's pension
Kenny added that the taxation of pensions will be dealt with in the Budget for 2013.
# Jobswatch
125 jobs for Drogheda
US comparison website Nextag to open operations in Co Louth town.
# psychiatric admissions
Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions
Depressive disorders accounted for almost one in three admissions, as unskilled workers remain the most likely group to be admitted.
# Sellafield
Sellafield nuclear waste warning
Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent
Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.
# the man app
The App all men have been waiting for (and could probably do with)
Ballina-based app developer launches Man App to remind you of the dates you tend to forget and the advice you tend to need.
# need to know
The Evening with added lefty tossers
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Salmon
How did the Salmon cross the road?
It swam of course. Fish cross road in Washington State in annual ritual.
# Watchdog
Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.
# Cyberbullying
Safebook: How to stay safe online
Infographic says parents should join Facebook if cyber-bullying is to be tackled. What do you think?
# Jobswatch
McDonald's to create 700 jobs in next three years
Fast food chain currently employs 4,054 people in Ireland and spent €283.7m in the Irish economy in 2011.
# Schmallenberg virus
Schmallenberg virus detected in Northern Ireland
Killer virus that causes fever in sheep and cattle was confirmed in Co Cork yesterday, the first time it has ever appeared in Ireland.
# need to know
The Evening with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Eircom
2,000 job cuts sought at Eircom understand that one-third of jobs are set to go at the telecommunications company under a cost-saving plan drawn up by the company’s board of directors.
# Jobs
JJB Sports to close with loss of 100 jobs
Closure is indicative of failure by landlords to reduce Celtic Tiger era rents, says Retail association.
# Wine
Wine shortage nearing as grape harvest hits historical low
Poor weather and shrinking size of land under cultivation means global wine production will fall to its lowest level since records began in 1975.
# Cork Airport
Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region
Cork Chamber of Commerce calls for an increase in flights to boost growth in the south of Ireland.
# Eircom Spiders
Public asked to vote in Irish internet awards
The eircom Spider awards now have 18 categories, with and nominated in four.