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Sunday 21 April, 2013

Martin says government is 'obsessed with public relations over substance'

Speaking at his party’s 1916 commemoration, the Fianna Fáil leader said that the failure of the Croke Park Agreement was a “crisis of the government’s own making”.

Man charged with attempted murder after 17-year-old stabbed in Co Derry

The 17-year-old male was stabbed in the Rainey Street area of Magherafelt in Co Derry in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Saturday 20 April, 2013

Man dies after fall in Kerry mountains

The 26-year-old was pronounced dead just after 4pm today.

The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes

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14 people taken to hospital after wedding bus overturns in Lisburn

The Drennan Road/Ballynahinch Road junction remains closed following the incident.

Nothing found following reports of 'suspicious device' at Boston's South Station

The station was cleared as a precautionary measure.

Czech ambassador issues statement to avoid confusion with Chechnya

Petr Gandalovič issued the statement following the Boston Marathon bombings, saying that he was “concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding”.

Pic: Two arrested after cannabis plants worth €2.5m seized

The 3,000 plants were seized following the planned search of a business premises in Tuam, Co Galway.

President Higgins says Irish still face 'life draining impediments'

Addressing the annual conference of the SVP, he said that Ireland had “failed so frequently” to adopt policies that were good for its citizens.

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”

Police investigation under way following fatal fire in Co Derry

A man died following the fire at a flat in the Winchester Park area of Co Derry last night.

Two men charged in relation to drugs seizure in Co Antrim

The drugs, with with an estimated street value of €47,000, had been seized in the Portrush area of Co Antrim last Thursday.

Global first as UCC retains Green Flag for environment

The college was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010.

Friday 19 April, 2013

Emergency services association warns of industrial action

The Irish Fire and Emergency Services Association has warned that it will ballot for industrial action if government attempts to introduce legislation following the rejection of Croke Park II.

Social justice group distances itself from insolvency budget figures

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice said that the figures were “an adapted version of the Minimum Essential Budget Standards data”.

Cannabis plants worth €425,000 seized in Co Antrim

The drugs were found in a residential property in the Forthraven area of Ballyclare in Co Antrim.

The 5 at 5: Friday

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Wednesday 17 April, 2013

President Higgins to address European Parliament in Strasbourg

His 11am address, entitled “Towards a European Union of the Citizens”, will be followed by a joint press conference with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators

The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.

Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Howlin responds to Croke Park II rejection, says 'the arithmetic hasn't changed'

The Minister for Public Expenditure insisted that Croke Park II had been a “fair deal” and that the Troika would now be asking him “if Ireland is still on track”.

Second man arrested in connection with Grafton Street assaults

A 25 year old man, who was arrested close to the scene this morning, also remains in custody at Pearse Street Garda Station.

Two men arrested in investigation into attempted murder of PSNI officers

The arrests are in relation to an incident on 9 March when an explosive device detonated near police.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

You can now pay the local property tax via... a vending machine

The three approved payment service providers are An Post TaxPay, Payzone and Omnivend.

New information booklet launched to help those bereaved through suicide

The booklet, ‘Lighting the way’, contains a listing of national supports such as websites, helpline contact details along with other supports offered locally.

Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted

A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.

Monday 15 April, 2013

FLAC says 'Jury Service' report should include deaf and blind people

While the report expressed concerns over interpreters being present for jury discussion, FLAC have said that deaf and blind people should still be able to take part in non-criminal trials.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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Oxfam warn of rising food prices if climate change not tackled

Oxfam Ireland chief executive Jim Clarken said that the price of wheat and maize could rise by 120 per cent and 177 per cent respectively if nothing is done.

SFA warn of €6 billion cost of black economy, urge government action

The Small Firms Association is to meet with the Joint Oireachtas on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation tomorrow and outline measures which they believe will help tackle the issue.

LRC report recommends non-Irish citizens for jury duty

The Law Reform Commission is also recommending that up to three additional jurors are selected for long-running trials.

Sunday 14 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added follow-up to Gangnam Style

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'There's no point in pretending that this is a Labour Govt' - Labour TD

Robert Dowds made the statement when calling for those who had lost the whip to rejoin the fold.

Gilmore says State should not pass judgement on who people love

The Tánaiste has welcomed the decision on same-sex marriage, saying that Ireland’s laws reflect its past, as opposed to its future.

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Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step'

The Constututional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending that the Constitution be changed to allow for civil marriages for same-sex couples.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

How community living is bringing the homeless in from the cold

A former homeless addict explains how his experience with the charity Stepping Stone worked for him.

Saturday 13 April, 2013

Adams calls on Labour to leave government in Ard Fheis address

The Sinn Fein leader said that “a real Labour Party” would not be in government with Fine Gael.

Woman in life threatening condition after stabbing in Ennis

A 22-year-old female has been arrested in relation to the incident.