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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 25 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with beheaded Halloween trickery

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

Microsoft launches new tablet in bid to take on Apple's iPad

Ireland just getting the new Windows 8 operating system for now, as Microsoft praises the company’s Sandyford, Dublin team for its work on device.

From The Daily Edge 6 of the worst sounding alcoholic drinks of all time Booze

6 of the worst sounding alcoholic drinks of all time

From ‘Panty Peeler’ to ‘Santa’s Butt’, here are some of the worst beer and wine names out there.

RTÉ handled 2,600 Saorview calls on Wednesday

Many viewers in Northern Ireland cut off, although the Irish government is expected to release details of a new transmitter that will allow northern viewers to tune into RTÉ.

Thursday 18 October, 2012

1,700 bankers in state covered banks paid over €100,000

861 in AIB, 61 in Permanent TSB, 143 in IBRC and 644 in Bank of Ireland paid over €100,000.

84 per cent of travellers unemployed

Just one per cent go to third level education, say census figures.

Eircom revenue plunges by €174m

Revenue and earnings down by 10 per cent and 16 per cent respectively as telecom company announces results to end of June.

Sex trafficking numbers 'tip of the iceberg'

Over 1,000 women for sale on the internet in Ireland, told, but few go to police.

Half of the world's aviation fleet now managed from Ireland

SMBC Aviation Capital officially launched today following €5.6bn acquisition by Japanese bank.

Publicans gloomy on prospects

82 per cent believe trade will deteriorate further, with 76 per cent reporting a fall in spending.

Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Ban on ash tree imports as fungus hits Ireland

70 per cent of Irish hurleys made from imported ash trees as GAA says it is “monitoring the situation closely”.

Route changes essential for survival says Bus Éireann

At least 20 stops from Wexford to Cavan will be scrapped or receive reduced services.

Is Ireland on the verge of a whiskey revival?

First purpose built distillery for new Irish whiskey in 200 years to begin production in Dingle next month.

Carers Association slams government failure to honour commitments

Easier to get €700 for nursing home care than €100 for carers in the home, says Carers Association

Thursday 11 October, 2012

Cork man fined €6000 for selling drugs online without prescription

Brian Buckley was fined an additional €3000 relating to the analysis and destruction costs of the drugs.

Facebook avoided UK tax by routing £155m through Ireland in 2011

Company avoided higher UK corporation taxes, but Ireland also “taken for a ride” by multinational companies, tax expert tells

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer to go green for Paddy's Day

Irish emigration to Brazil was limited, but Diago O’Grady, Jorge Cowan and Bernardo O’Brien all made their mark.

Any cut in allowances is in breach of Croke Park agreement say unions

The government has a priority list of 88 allowances to be abolished in the public sector, according to newly published letter.

Thursday 4 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge How To: Learn yourself Geordie for Cheryl Cole's 02 gig tonight Cheryl Cole This post contains videos

How To: Learn yourself Geordie for Cheryl Cole's 02 gig tonight

Here’s your Geordie dictionary for Chezza’s arrival in Dublin this evening.

Warning over future counterfeit food threat

Rising food prices means counterfeit food is likely to become an increasing concern in the future, Food Safety head tells, following death of 19 Czechs from fake alcohol.

Number of non-Irish nationals doubles in a decade CSO

Number of non-Irish nationals doubles in a decade

Immigrants to Ireland come from 199 nations, with Polish and UK nationals representing the majority.

Up to 20 per cent of insurance claims fraudulent

Fraudsters pushing up the cost of premiums, Brokers Federation tells

30 new jobs at Cork tech firm

Hittite designs and manufactures components for use in telecommunications and similar systems.

Thursday 27 September, 2012

Pink Panther's Inspector Dreyfus dies

Herbert Lom was 95.

Air quality among the best in Europe

However high levels of traffic pollution and residential solid fuel waste are bad news for cities.

Cork students asked to sign 'pledge of honour' in anti-social clampdown UCC

Cork students asked to sign 'pledge of honour' in anti-social clampdown

Students must “endeavour to show respect” as residents complain of anti-social behaviour.

Irish man gets 8 years from New Jersey court for child porn images

Farrell Corrway was caught with 600 images when trying to leave the United States.

Bill Clinton for the Áras?

Former US president says that he could in theory run for president in Ireland and also France.

RTE seeking further job cuts

State broadcaster is reviewing applications not decided on by management.

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

Man in blue hoodie seen running after missing Jill Meagher

Police will not comment on a report that a shop owner saw a car performing a sudden u-turn on street where Ms Meagher disappeared.

Wednesday 26 September, 2012

James Reilly: I wasn't told in advance about Roisin Shortall's resignation

The Minister for Health told that he only heard of Róisin Shortall’s resignation on his way to an event in Balbriggan this evening.

Nazi war dossier reveals plans to invade Ireland

Documents to go on sale at auction tomorrow in Shropshire, England.

The Evening with added teenage crush Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening with added teenage crush

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Delayed patient discharges costing €550,000 per night

680 patients are occupying hospital beds around the country at a cost of €800-900 per night each, according to figures put before the Public Accounts Committee.

Sunday 23 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Kelsey Grammar and 6 other celebrity walk-offs Celebrity Walk Off

Kelsey Grammar and 6 other celebrity walk-offs

The former Frasier star took exception to Piers Morgan on his TV show… and he’s not the first to flounce off a telly set.

From The Daily Edge Is 17 hours sleep really enough? Yawn This post contains images

Is 17 hours sleep really enough?

Of course it is. Here are eight famous people who needed a lot, lot less.

Thursday 20 September, 2012

Wexford is a hub for smuggling, say retailers

Government must do more to tackle smuggling problem, retailers tell, following €1.5m haul of cigarettes in Enniscorthy town yesterday.

Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat

Industrial sector growing but the combined decrease in other sectors such as agriculture and transport dragged on GDP growth.

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.