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Thursday 9 May, 2013

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

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

May 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,929 Views 22 Comments

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
# Farming
# Farming

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

May 8th 2013, 2:34 PM 4,263 Views 15 Comments

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
# Crann
# Crann

Irish lab develops sensor to improve air and water quality testing

May 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,389 Views 3 Comments

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
# ECB
# ECB

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

May 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,090 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,592 Views 16 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

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

May 7th 2013, 7:38 PM 6,471 Views 163 Comments

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
# Xtra-vision
# Xtra-vision

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

May 7th 2013, 7:01 PM 29,987 Views 66 Comments

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

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí
# Personal Insolvency Bill
# Personal Insolvency Bill

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

May 7th 2013, 6:27 PM 11,990 Views 45 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

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

May 7th 2013, 5:48 PM 11,862 Views 6 Comments

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

Missing sex offender back in custody after handing himself in
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Missing sex offender back in custody after handing himself in

May 7th 2013, 5:12 PM 13,516 Views 11 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

May 7th 2013, 4:50 PM 6,328 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Monday 6 May, 2013

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow?
# Hidden Ireland
# Hidden Ireland

Have you seen this Indian sculpture park in… Wicklow?

May 6th 2013, 10:00 AM 34,031 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 5th 2013, 10:00 AM 13,463 Views 2 Comments

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...
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

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

May 4th 2013, 10:45 AM 22,578 Views 59 Comments

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
# In Ralph We Trust
# In Ralph We Trust

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

May 3rd 2013, 9:50 PM 12,332 Views 43 Comments

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

World Record Breaking 'Rock the Boat' Dance Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
# Pic Of The Day

World Record Breaking 'Rock the Boat' Dance Pic of the Day

May 3rd 2013, 9:30 PM 26,385 Views 29 Comments

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Luas crash at junction of Jervis Street and Abbey Street
# Luas Crash
# Luas Crash

Luas crash at junction of Jervis Street and Abbey Street

May 3rd 2013, 8:29 PM 25,832 Views 56 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

May 3rd 2013, 7:50 PM 8,797 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

May 3rd 2013, 6:40 PM 4,553 Views 13 Comments

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
# Press Freedom
# Press Freedom

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

May 3rd 2013, 6:02 PM 3,884 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Aer Lingus Flight 712
# Aer Lingus Flight 712

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

May 2nd 2013, 9:37 PM 38,921 Views 25 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added White House GIFS

May 2nd 2013, 7:50 PM 8,021 Views 4 Comments

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

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam
# Bogus Delivery
# Bogus Delivery

PSNI warn of mobile phone delivery scam

May 2nd 2013, 6:03 PM 21,068 Views 41 Comments

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
# Cuts
# Cuts

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

May 2nd 2013, 4:51 PM 5,219 Views 59 Comments

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
# Bright Spark
# Bright Spark

Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference

May 2nd 2013, 3:53 PM 12,490 Views 40 Comments

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
# Clothing Banks
# Clothing Banks

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

May 1st 2013, 9:55 PM 18,225 Views 123 Comments

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
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

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

May 1st 2013, 9:10 PM 14,312 Views 8 Comments

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

The Evening Fix… now with added world's smallest movie
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

May 1st 2013, 7:50 PM 6,641 Views 1 Comment

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
# Dublin Airport Authority
# Dublin Airport Authority

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

May 1st 2013, 7:18 PM 4,698 Views 10 Comments

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
# 1916 Easter Rising

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

May 1st 2013, 6:16 PM 16,033 Views 48 Comments

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
# X Case
# X Case

What the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 contains

May 1st 2013, 12:05 AM 30,977 Views 392 Comments

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
# Operation Fiacla
# Operation Fiacla

Four teens arrested in operation targeting burglary gangs

Apr 30th 2013, 11:19 PM 15,548 Views 43 Comments

The arrests were made in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

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

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

Apr 30th 2013, 9:43 PM 15,433 Views 30 Comments

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
# Irish Stability Programme

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

Apr 30th 2013, 8:46 PM 10,493 Views 67 Comments

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
# Starry Plough Flag
# Starry Plough Flag

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

Apr 30th 2013, 8:15 PM 9,846 Views 38 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

Apr 30th 2013, 7:50 PM 6,996 Views 0 Comments

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

Monday 29 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories

Apr 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,106 Views 1 Comment

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

Independent Welsh investigation receives 140 allegations of child abuse
# Operation Pallial
# Operation Pallial

Independent Welsh investigation receives 140 allegations of child abuse

Apr 29th 2013, 5:50 PM 6,982 Views 2 Comments

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

Man charged after pepper spray discharged in Tivoli Theatre
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Man charged after pepper spray discharged in Tivoli Theatre

Apr 29th 2013, 5:07 PM 12,263 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jimmy's Hall
# Jimmy's Hall

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

Apr 29th 2013, 4:38 PM 8,189 Views 21 Comments

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

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