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Sunday 28 April, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Friday 26 April, 2013

In Pics: Everyday life in North Korea's capital Pyongyang

From ice-skating traffic policemen to the dresses on sale, photographer David Guttenfelder has captured the everyday life of Pyongyang’s citizens.

Are you willing to laugh... in a very competitive manner?

Ireland’s first laughing championships is set to take place in Galway on 5 May, otherwise known as world laughter day.

Inspections show 90pc of Dublin's flats aren't up to standard

Of the 1,499 houses inspected as part of the Intensified Inspection Programme, 1,384 homes (over 92 per cent) did not meet the required standard.

New scheme launched to help get more businesses trading online

Currently only 23 per cent of Irish SMEs trade online, with three of the four billion that Irish consumers spend online leaving the country.

The Evening Fix… now with added how Indiana Jones should have ended

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

Government will not get away with 'broken promises' - Micheál Martin

Delivering his opening address at the party’s Árd Fheis, he said “reconnecting with the people” would take longer “than we have had”.

Thursday 25 April, 2013

Three men arrested in relation to 2011 murder case

The arrests are in relation to the shooting dead of 22-year-old Darren Cogan on 25 June 2011.

Fianna Fáil want period for financial services complaints extended

A six year limit currently exists after which complaints cannot be made to the Financial Services Ombudsman.

The Evening Fix… now with added perfectly timed photos

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

Man charged in relation to Tuesday's cannabis seizure in Cork

Cannabis plant and herb with an estimated street value of €100,000 was seized in Tuesday’s raid.

84 per cent of all adults listen to radio on a daily basis

The latest JNLR figures have also shown that 54 per cent of people listen to regional radio.

An Post likely to increase prices after losses of €39.4 million

Their annual report for 2012 said that mail prices were “not currently at a sustainable level.”

Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Viable device found in Co Antrim housing estate

The device was found in Mallusk Gardens. Residents have now been allowed to return to their homes.

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Check out this ad that was shot entirely on an iPhone 5

The 30-second ad was shot by Dublin based advertising agency Rothco.

500 subsidised childcare places come online

A total of 6,000 places will be available when the scheme is implemented in full.

The Evening Fix… now with added Jedward wanting your number

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

DUP deputy leader hospitalised after falling ill in Westminster

Tests are still being carried out on the north Belfast MP Nigel Dodds.

AIB, EBS and Haven variable rate mortgages to increase from June

The rate increases vary from 0.25 per cent to 0.4 per cent.

Tuesday 23 April, 2013

RSA want gardaí to breathalyse L-plate passengers

The RSA has said that the role of supervising a learner driver cannot be performed “if the accompanying driver is intoxicated.”

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.

The Evening Fix… now with added bands that don't exist

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

Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue

With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.

Revealed: Ireland's most expensive (and cheapest) cinemas

A recent survey has shown that Ireland’s main cinema chains enjoy a mark-up of over 700 per cent on the popcorn they sell.

Scammers targeting shops in attempt to get card details

In one case, the scammers convinced a shop assistant to ask customers for their pin numbers.

Monday 22 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

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

Government spends over €100,000 to help preserve freshwater pearl mussel

Freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) are in severe decline throughout Europe.

Detention extended in ongoing murder investigation in Co Antrim

25-year-old Kevin O’Neill was stabbed in a house in Stroanshesk Park in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, yesterday.

Labour MEPs call on government to release information about IBRC liquidation

MEP Phil Prendergast said that “a blanket refusal policy would serve only to heighten distrust in government and in the ECB.”

Applications open to determine patronage of four new primary schools

The four schools – due to open in September 2014 – are in Cork, Dublin Fingal, Dublin South, and Galway.

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How much stolen property can you fit in a Dublin apartment?

Clothes, mobile phones, assorted jewellery and other items were recovered in yesterday’s search operation.

Unions call for X Case legislation, say delay is 'absolutely repugnant'

Officials from SIPTU, UNITE and the Women’s Committee of the ICTU presented a statement to Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this morning which called for immediate legislation on the issue.

IBEC report shows over 5,000 new jobs created in Q1

While the report found that there had been a stabilization in the jobs market it warned against any additional tax increases.

New lab that deals with cervical and bowel screening results officially opens today

MedLab Pathology, based in Sandyford, has been awarded 50 per cent of the contract for the CervicalCheck programme and will also work with the State’s BowelScreen programme.

Average driver to spend €243 on petrol this month, paying €138.50 in tax

The latest price survey by the AA Roadwatch has shown that petrol now costs an average of 162 cent per litre, while diesel costs an average of 153.8 cent.

Sunday 21 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Ricky the toy poodle

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

In Pics: The Pulitzer prize winning photographs for breaking news

The Associated Press was awarded the prize for their coverage of the Syrian civil war.

Man arrested after murder investigation launched in Co Antrim

The arrest follows the death of the man in the Ballycastle area.

Man arrested following armed robbery in Co Kildare

The incident occurred at approximately 8.15am this morning when two males armed with a firearm entered a shop in Johnstown and held up staff before escaping with a sum of money.