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Yesterday’s News


Thursday 20 September, 2012

British-Irish electricity interconnector to be opened today

Biggest single piece of energy infrastructure built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric project.

Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Court refuses to give Dromoland paintings back to Lord

Chief of the 750,000 O’Brien clan also refused an injunction preventing the reproduction of paintings, which he said would devalue them.

Room for improvement in penalty point system

No reason why we can’t save more lives, motorist and driving safety representatives tell Oireachtas committee on transport.

French satirical mag publishes naked Muhammed cartoons

French authorities condemn publication as they strengthen security at embassies abroad.

Painkillers "can cause" headaches

Overuse of drugs such as aspirin reduces effectiveness and can cause pain, says NHS authority.

Friday 7 September, 2012

Airplane named as 'funniest film ever made'

The Life of Brian voted funniest film, but spoof disaster film Airplane generates more laughs per minute.

Dads not so tough after all: testosterone drops when fathers with children

Fathers more responsive to children than previously thought.

End of film tax break would lead to job losses

Section 481 tax relief made €2.4m for the Irish exchequer in 2011, says Film Federation.

New facelift for Blackrock baths

Local artists plan on writing thought provoking recovery message on bath walls.

Thursday 6 September, 2012

Gardaí examining clerical child sex abuse reports

Those who try to hide information on abuse can be prosecuted under the Criminal Justice Act, Minister says.

MCD slams Garda over Phoenix Park gig

“No evidence to suggest the Concert Site was unsuitable and Gardai were aware from February2012 of the identity of the headline act” says concert promoter.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Here are the five things you need to know as you head out of the office this afternoon.

Shares in Nokia plunge as it apologises for fake ad

Finnish company apologises for fake ad in which conventional camera and not its new smartphone was used to film footage.

Fish oil improves muscle strength in old people

Taking fish oil improved muscle strength by 20 per cent in women pensioners.

Ireland is 10th in world web index

Ireland outpaces all other countries in the Index in terms of the Web’s effects on the economy, new index finds.

Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Computer error cost Permanent TSB €33m

State-controlled bank refuses to make comment on the loss.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Here are the five things you should know this afternoon.

Colleges to merge in radical restructuring of teacher training

Academic standard of Irish teaching students among the highest, if not the highest, in the world says report.

Diocese of Cork and Ross:  Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities" Cork And Ross This post contains images

Diocese of Cork and Ross: Delays "in some cases in informing the statutory authorities"

Summary of the main findings of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland into the diocese of Cork and Ross.

More oil off Cork coast, says Providence Oil

More oil off Cork coast, says Providence

An additional 778m barrels of oil at Barryroe site, says Irish oil company.

Friday 31 August, 2012

Homes of Irish golfer and FF TD in Offaly ransacking

Burglars targeted the homes of former Irish open champion Shane Lowry and Fiana Fail TD Barry Cowen.

Deadly jellyfish-like 'Man-of-war' in Irish waters

Dip whiplash affected arms in salt water, Irish Water Safety tells

Lego's new girl toys get profit rocketing at Danish toymaker

41 per cent increase in profits as Irish toy shops see consumers snap up new range of toys aimed at girls.

Waterford IT chartered €4,200 flight for one person WIT

Waterford IT chartered €4,200 flight for one person

College spent €134,000 on fine art, €18,400 on flowers and used taxis for round trips between Dublin and Waterford says report.

Irish petrol prices some of the world's highest

But petrol is more affordable for the Irish than most nationalities, as survey depicts Ireland as a country of tweed caps and sheepdogs.

Independent News and Media report fall in revenue and profit

Publisher of the Irish Independent and Evening Herald reports a 10 per cent fall in ad revenue for H1.

President Obama burns Clint Eastwood via Twitter

How do you respond to a smackdown from one of Hollywood’s best loved stars? Why, you tweet of course.

Thursday 30 August, 2012

Humans share more diseases with primates than previously thought

Trinity College Dublin study shows that emerging diseases may come from more distant relatives such as baboons.

Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Can Twitter detect psychopathy?

It can give an indication anyway, especially if you use words like ‘die’ quite a bit.

New Zealand passes gay marriage law

New Zealand will become the 12th country since 2001 to recognise gay marriage should bill become law.

Glanbia to sell 60 per cent of dairy ingredients business

Kilkenny based company also announces boost in first half revenue.

Catalonia increases Spanish debt fears

Spain’s largest region seeks €5 billion rescue as Spanish government insists it does not need a bailout. Heard that one before?

Burlington Hotel for sale at a knockdown €75m

Dublin city’s largest hotel sold for €288m at the height of the economic boom.

Thursday 23 August, 2012

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Got €50,000 to spend? Here's the world's most expensive video game

If it goes at the seller’s asking price of €50,000, Final Fantasy II will be the most expensive video game ever.

One-in-three Irish farmers don't share their problems

Isolation and loneliness among farmers can make them more vulnerable to mental health issues, says study.

Receiver appointed to Greenstar Waste management

Company employs 800 people and provides waste services to 80,000 households.

Australian mining boom is "over", says Minister

Anyone with “half a brain” knows the commodity price boom is finished, Martin Ferguson tells ABC radio.

Guinness sales up as Diageo records 32 per cent rise in profits

Emerging markets boost sales at drinks group as Irish market declines.

Saturday 18 August, 2012

What should we do with old telephone boxes? Brought To Book This post contains images

What should we do with old telephone boxes?

In Britain, they’ve begun turning them into libraries. Our slideshow looks at some locations for potential ‘box libraries’ in Ireland.

Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site

Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.