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Saturday 22 December, 2012

6 of the worst Christmas tree decorations
# Treely Awful
From The Daily Edge
# Treely Awful

6 of the worst Christmas tree decorations

Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00 PM 11,684 Views 4 Comments

The 8 worst and weirdest Christmas decorations hauled from online craft store Etsy.

Thursday 20 December, 2012

Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Bishopstown, Cork
# Road Crash
# Road Crash

Fatal Road Traffic Collision in Bishopstown, Cork

Dec 20th 2012, 8:27 PM 9,649 Views 12 Comments

70-year-old man died on the South City Ring Road this evening.

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis

Dec 20th 2012, 7:56 PM 3,186 Views 24 Comments

Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.

Fighting might have led to evolution of fists
# Fists Of Fury
# Fists Of Fury

Fighting might have led to evolution of fists

Dec 20th 2012, 5:48 PM 5,607 Views 22 Comments

Humans are the “poster children for violence” say researchers.

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Dublin to get annual science festival
# Festival Of Curiosity
# Festival Of Curiosity

Dublin to get annual science festival

Dec 20th 2012, 4:32 PM 3,574 Views 13 Comments

‘Festival of Curiosity’ will take place in July 2013.

Louvre is world's most visited museum
# Museum
# Museum

Louvre is world's most visited museum

Dec 20th 2012, 3:41 PM 3,075 Views 9 Comments

Paris museum received 10 million visitors in 2012, 10 times as many as Ireland’s four national museums combined did in 2011.

Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media
# Advertising
# Advertising

Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media

Nov 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,216 Views 10 Comments

Posts by companies on social media websites that advertise products now under the remit of the Advertising Authority of Ireland.

Oireachtas Committee to meet Minister for Health James Reilly today
# Health
# Health

Oireachtas Committee to meet Minister for Health James Reilly today

Nov 20th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,438 Views 8 Comments

Minister Reilly slammed by committee member for not setting up a fullyindependent inquiry into Savita Halappanavar’s death.

Monday 19 November, 2012

600 year old meteors to rain on earth
# Meteors
# Meteors

600 year old meteors to rain on earth

Nov 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 19,044 Views 37 Comments

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
# NAMA
# NAMA

McFeely house goes up for sale as he loses repossession appeal

Nov 19th 2012, 6:07 PM 13,175 Views 29 Comments

Bankrupt property developer must give up the keys to number two Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4, which goes on sale for €3m.

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

Nov 19th 2012, 4:56 PM 6,576 Views 2 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults
# Breastfeeding
# Breastfeeding

More breastfeeding needed to tackle obesity in children and adults

Nov 19th 2012, 2:58 PM 9,105 Views 56 Comments

Scientific report says Ireland has lowest breast feeding rates in Europe.

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection

Nov 19th 2012, 12:42 PM 4,303 Views 10 Comments

5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.

Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Irish people saving less
# Savings
# Savings

Irish people saving less

Nov 13th 2012, 2:41 PM 7,220 Views 21 Comments

Four in ten not saving money at end of month, but more people expect to be better off next year.

Texas petition to leave the United States gets 60,000 signatures
# Lone Star
# Lone Star

Texas petition to leave the United States gets 60,000 signatures

Nov 13th 2012, 11:15 AM 18,984 Views 86 Comments

Texas is the only state of the union that can secede voluntarily, some supporters of independence believe.

Tánaiste calls for referendum on same-sex marriage
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Tánaiste calls for referendum on same-sex marriage

Nov 13th 2012, 10:18 AM 9,182 Views 185 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says he does not believe “we should postpone what is a human right.”

Spotify launches in Ireland
# Spotify
# Spotify

Spotify launches in Ireland

Nov 13th 2012, 10:03 AM 20,727 Views 57 Comments

Music streaming site gives users access to over 18 million music tracks for free

Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes
# Vodafone
# Vodafone

Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes

Nov 13th 2012, 9:02 AM 4,771 Views 17 Comments

Mobile giant blames tough trading conditions in southern Europe for losses.

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

First military census shows pressures faced by 1922 army

Nov 13th 2012, 8:23 AM 13,797 Views 20 Comments

Head of the new National Army Michael Collins faced serious administrative challenges as new force took over British barracks.

Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Almost 25 per cent of children agonise over the economy says report
# Children
# Children

Almost 25 per cent of children agonise over the economy says report

Nov 7th 2012, 3:46 PM 4,429 Views 18 Comments

20 per cent said that the education they receive is the best thing about being a child in Ireland, followed by sport.

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman
# Pensions
# Pensions

Super-levy needed for high pensions, says Labour Party Chairman

Nov 7th 2012, 2:32 PM 4,653 Views 58 Comments

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
# CSO
# CSO

Average annual earnings fall by €212

Nov 7th 2012, 11:47 AM 6,690 Views 51 Comments

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
# AIB
# AIB

Taoiseach welcomes cut to ex-AIB chief's pension

Nov 7th 2012, 10:36 AM 5,424 Views 58 Comments

Kenny added that the taxation of pensions will be dealt with in the Budget for 2013.

125 jobs for Drogheda
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

125 jobs for Drogheda

Nov 7th 2012, 9:58 AM 4,634 Views 14 Comments

US comparison website Nextag to open operations in Co Louth town.

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions
# Psychiatric Admissions
# Psychiatric Admissions

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions

Nov 7th 2012, 8:54 AM 4,506 Views 24 Comments

Depressive disorders accounted for almost one in three admissions, as unskilled workers remain the most likely group to be admitted.

Sellafield nuclear waste warning
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Sellafield nuclear waste warning

Nov 7th 2012, 8:16 AM 8,760 Views 35 Comments

Operators failed to dispose of radioactive waste properly, as cost of decommissioning site rises, says watchdog.

Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus profit up 30 per cent

Nov 7th 2012, 7:48 AM 3,704 Views 13 Comments

Profits for the year rise to €86.5m, 29.7 per cent up on last year.

Sunday 4 November, 2012

The App all men have been waiting for (and could probably do with)
# The Man App
# The Man App

The App all men have been waiting for (and could probably do with)

Nov 4th 2012, 8:00 AM 27,703 Views 72 Comments

Ballina-based app developer launches Man App to remind you of the dates you tend to forget and the advice you tend to need.

Thursday 1 November, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added lefty tossers

Nov 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 14,366 Views 10 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

How did the Salmon cross the road?
# Salmon
# Salmon

How did the Salmon cross the road?

Nov 1st 2012, 5:22 PM 15,036 Views 15 Comments

It swam of course. Fish cross road in Washington State in annual ritual.

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps

Nov 1st 2012, 4:24 PM 11,801 Views 69 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.

Safebook: How to stay safe online
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

Safebook: How to stay safe online

Nov 1st 2012, 3:49 PM 18,673 Views 28 Comments

Infographic says parents should join Facebook if cyber-bullying is to be tackled. What do you think?

McDonald's to create 700 jobs in next three years
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

McDonald's to create 700 jobs in next three years

Nov 1st 2012, 1:53 PM 7,974 Views 81 Comments

Fast food chain currently employs 4,054 people in Ireland and spent €283.7m in the Irish economy in 2011.

Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Schmallenberg virus detected in Northern Ireland
# Schmallenberg Virus
# Schmallenberg Virus

Schmallenberg virus detected in Northern Ireland

Oct 31st 2012, 9:34 PM 11,694 Views 19 Comments

Killer virus that causes fever in sheep and cattle was confirmed in Co Cork yesterday, the first time it has ever appeared in Ireland.

The Evening Fix...now with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky

Oct 31st 2012, 8:00 PM 9,011 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

2,000 job cuts sought at Eircom
# Eircom
# Eircom

2,000 job cuts sought at Eircom

Oct 31st 2012, 5:19 PM 10,443 Views 75 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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.

JJB Sports to close with loss of 100 jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

JJB Sports to close with loss of 100 jobs

Oct 31st 2012, 5:12 PM 7,672 Views 10 Comments

Closure is indicative of failure by landlords to reduce Celtic Tiger era rents, says Retail association.

Wine shortage nearing as grape harvest hits historical low
# Wine
# Wine

Wine shortage nearing as grape harvest hits historical low

Oct 31st 2012, 3:40 PM 7,109 Views 19 Comments

Poor weather and shrinking size of land under cultivation means global wine production will fall to its lowest level since records began in 1975.

Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region

Oct 31st 2012, 2:36 PM 5,385 Views 40 Comments

Cork Chamber of Commerce calls for an increase in flights to boost growth in the south of Ireland.

Thursday 25 October, 2012

Public asked to vote in Irish internet awards
# Eircom Spiders
# Eircom Spiders

Public asked to vote in Irish internet awards

Oct 25th 2012, 8:50 PM 5,305 Views 11 Comments

The eircom Spider awards now have 18 categories, with TheJournal.ie and TheScore.ie nominated in four.

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