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Wednesday 25 July, 2012

UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years

Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.

People who grew up during the troubles more prone to suicide, study finds

Professor Mike Tomlinson tells thejournal.ie that people have found the transition to peace difficult.

Sunday 22 July, 2012

Get those dancing shoes on and throw a spud on the barby Know Your Neigbour This post contains images

Get those dancing shoes on and throw a spud on the barby

From barn dances to barbecues, ‘Know Your Neighbour Weekend’ should have something for all the family.

Friday 20 July, 2012

69-year-old woman "humiliated" by Ryanair over colostomy bag ordeal

Frances Duff, 69, tell TheJournal.ie that she was forced to stand in a queue at Fuerteventura airport and show her colostomy bag.

Departing IMF economist slams fund for eurozone "failure" IMF

Departing IMF economist slams fund for eurozone "failure"

Peter Doyle, a former adviser to the department that runs Ireland’s bailout program, says he was “ashamed” to work for the financial institution in a resignation letter.

€15 million paid for hostage release

Sahara Islamists say they’ll keep kidnapping westerners after getting €5m each for 3 Europeans released this week.

Microsoft makes first ever loss

However revenue still rising as the software giant gears up for the launch of the Window’s 8 operating system.

Robinson slams burning of Polish flags on Belfast bonfires

Politicians condemn the burners as “bigots”

IMF proposal on child benefit will 'victimise children'

Over 200,000 children living in households that are experiencing poverty, say latest figures.

Thursday 19 July, 2012

Irish women spend €600 on beauty treatments before holidays

They spend almost double the cost of a seven night trip to the Costa del Sol, says Debenhams.

Women are less likely to set up their own business than men

They are 2.5 times less likely to set up their own business than men because they lack confidence.

Last corncrake on Shannon probably dead

Irish bird threatened with global extinction, conservationists tell TheJournal.ie, as bird numbers all over Ireland falling because of wet weather.

At least 3 more bond auctions before year end, says NTMA

National Treasury Management Agency sets out its roadmap for bond auctions over the next 18 months.

"Massive cloud of suffocation" moving off west coast

60 per cent of oysters dead in Donegal, one farmer tells TheJournal.ie, as algal bloom moves into its fourth week.

Irish economy has stabilised, but more reform needed

National Competitiveness Council calls for broadening of the tax base and reforms in sheltered professions such as Law and Healthcare.

18th ABSOLUT Fringe festival announced

16 day festival will run from September 8 – 23.

Wednesday 18 July, 2012

48 tons of silver worth $38m recovered off Irish coast

SS Gairsoppa was sailing back from India when it was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War II.

Deadly blast on Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria

At least four dead, as Israel blames Iran for bomb.

The 5 at 5 - Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Irish companies could create 13,000 jobs by focusing on emerging markets

Greater investment is needed to capitalise on global trends, says report

Irish do less exercise than Americans

Lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, Lancet study suggests.

US man uses own obituary to confess to stealing a safe, having fake PhD

“I never did even learn what the letters ‘PhD’ even stood for” says Utah man, who died last week from throat cancer.

Irish banking officials named in US dirty money report

HSBC concealed more than $US16 billion in sensitive transactions to Iran, violating US transparency rules, a Senate panel says.

Sunday 15 July, 2012

Open thread: What do you remember from school?

Survey claims that three-quarters of Irish people asked about Boyle’s Law remembered it from their school days. Really?

Friday 13 July, 2012

Tight jeans causing testicular problems

Trendy denims causing twisted testicles, bladder weakness and urinary tract infections.

Heroin problem in Limerick is getting worse, says councillor

9 year old girl was hospitalised in Limerick after falling into a rubbish tip with used heroin syringe.

Almost 124,000 Garda arrest warrants outstanding

Some of the warrants stretch back years,with the majority issued between 2000 and 2011.

China's economy slows sharply

“The boom years are over” say analysts, as delegates meet at the 2nd Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum at Croke Park in Dublin today.

Fatal road crashes in Cork and Sligo

A woman in her 70s in Cork and a 26 year old man in Sligo died in the accidents.

Thursday 12 July, 2012

Man charged with mugging 86 year old woman in Kilkenny

“I didn’t rob €200, I robbed €170″ defendant told Gardaí.

Taoiseach should not be forced to give opinion on gay marriage

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer tells TheJournal.ie that people should stop treating the issue as “a political football”

Peugeot announces 8,000 job cuts

Comes on the back of similar plans by car makers to close factories across Europe.

3-fold increase in Cork long term homelessness

Cork Simon Community says that the number of younger people, aged 18-26, who are long term homelessness has increased four- fold.

Saturday 7 July, 2012

Niger: Food crisis affecting 13 million in West Africa

Cereal production has fallen by as much as 62 per cent in some countries.

Friday 6 July, 2012

European Investment Bank agrees to fund 550 new classrooms

€100m loan will kick start building project in 2014. But government hopes to secure up to €1 billion a year from EIB.

From The Daily Edge Hen party mistake police for strippers Aussie Strip

Hen party mistake police for strippers

Amorous women surrounded police officers at the Humpty Doo Hotel south of Darwin, Australia.

Finland flags Euro exit

Finance Minister says that it would consider leaving euro rather than paying for the debts of another country.

Louis Walsh accuser loses appeal against 6 month sentence

Unemployed dance teacher could not use alcohol as an excuse for his actions, says Judge.

'Lipstick effect' raises beauty product sales in recession

Women put more emphasis on looking good and attracting a partner in tough times.

Five employment bodies set for merger, says Bruton

Backlogs cleared and a single complaint form has replaced 30, as agencies gear up for merger into single unit.