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Thursday 9 May, 2013

A man, woman or child dies from heart disease and stroke every hour in Ireland

Today marks the first day of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Hearts Appeal, which it hopes will raise €500,000 over the next three days.

Wednesday 8 May, 2013

CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc

The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.

Irish lab develops sensor to improve air and water quality testing

Trinity-based science laboratory CRANN has developed a new graphene sensor that can detect even the slightest change in signal.

Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products - Fianna Fáil

Deputy McGrath has called on the Central Bank to force banks to issue a statement following each change to the ECB’s interest rate.


Ireland's undocumented to be discussed during meeting of Foreign Affairs Committee

The enlargement of the EU, as well as developments in the OSCE will also be discussed today.

Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Shatter says State failed to acknowledge 'courage and sacrifice' of World War II veterans

The Minister for Justice said that the Irish who fought with the Allies during WWII had “fought against Nazi tyranny”.

Up to 54 jobs lost as nine Xtra-vision stores to close in Republic

There will also be 11 store closures in Northern Ireland, with a further 58 job losses.

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

40 new jobs to be created in newly-formed E-drive Group

The company already employs 62 people in its offices in Waterford, Monaghan and London.

Missing sex offender back in custody after handing himself in

Joseph McCabe had been missing since early April after he breached the conditions that had been attached to his release on licence.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Monday 6 May, 2013

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow? Hidden Ireland This post contains images

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow?

Victoria’s Way is an intriguing outdoor gallery featuring, among others, Mahatma Gandhi “on his farewell tour”.

Sunday 5 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.


Saturday 4 May, 2013

You think it rains a lot in Ireland now. Wait till you hear about 2345BC...

New evidence has shown that Ireland experienced 20 years of non-stop rain in 2345BC, around the same time as Noah’s great flood.

Friday 3 May, 2013

'Ralph' the dog sniffs out drugs worth €190,000 at Rosslare Europort

Two Lithuanian nationals have been arrested after heroin and amphetamines were found.

Luas crash at junction of Jervis Street and Abbey Street

No injuries have been reported. The Luas red line is currently stopped in both directions.

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

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

Breast cancer rates in under 50s rise, but fewer than ever are dying - UK

The increase mirrors an overall rise of 18 per cent in those that have been diagnosed with the disease between 1995 and 2010.

World Press Freedom Day: Syria now most dangerous place for journalists

It’s believed that 36 journalists have been killed there since 2011.

Thursday 2 May, 2013

Can you help identify a victim from the 1968 Aer Lingus plane crash?

45 years after the crash, the 14th and final body to be recovered has finally had a DNA profile created for it.

The Evening Fix… now with added White House GIFS

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

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam

The scam involves mobile phones being delivered to an incorrect address by a legitimate company, before a bogus delivery person attempts to collect them.

Varadkar urges unions to engage with Bus Éireann, says cuts can't be postponed

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said that Bus Éireann would have to implement the LRC measures on 12 May unless “alternative approaches” could be found.

Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference

Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.

Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Shatter calls for report on the activities of gangs targeting clothing banks

The minister said that he wanted to know what could be done to bring them to justice.

Murder investigation launched following post-mortem on body found in slurry tank

The preliminary results of the post-mortem have not been released for operational reasons.

The Evening Fix… now with added world's smallest movie

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

DAA made after tax profits of €19 million in 2012, down €11 million on 2011

The Annual Report for the group shows that is also incurred exceptional losses of €24 million.

Duke of Kent makes history as first royal to lay wreath at 1916 memorial 1916 Easter Rising This post contains images

Duke of Kent makes history as first royal to lay wreath at 1916 memorial

HRH Prince Edward, who is the President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, visited Glasnevin Cemetery.

What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains

Government said that the bill would provide “legal clarity for the medical profession”.

Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Four teens arrested in operation targeting burglary gangs

The arrests were made in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

3 rifles, 2 sawn-off shotguns, and 1 revolver seized following house search

A large amount of ammunition was also recovered from the house in the Kilclare area of Tallaght, Dublin 24, earlier today.

Opponents say Irish Stability Programme Update is further proof that austerity isn't working Irish Stability Programme This post contains videos

Opponents say Irish Stability Programme Update is further proof that austerity isn't working

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said that government’s reduced forecast had shown that its current policy of austerity was not working.

President Higgins speaks of a "new version of Irishness" at conservation of Starry Plough Flag

Higgins was speaking at the National Museum of Ireland to mark the conservation of the original Starry Plough Flag, once used by the Irish Citizen Army.

The Evening Fix… now with added flirty (but ultimately disappointed) rhino

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

Monday 29 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

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

Independent Welsh investigation receives 140 allegations of child abuse

Operation Pallial has now been handed over to the National Crime Agency.

Man charged after pepper spray discharged in Tivoli Theatre

Four theatre-goers were believed to be affected but none required hospital treatment.

'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' director Ken Loach to film in Ireland

The director of the 2006 Palme d’Or winner is to film “Jimmy’s Hall”.

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