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Saturday 13 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Trinity Comprehensive

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Man rushed to Tallaght Hospital following shooting in Clondalkin

The shooting took place in Rowlagh Park in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, earlier today.

271st anniversary of Handel's Messiah marked in Dublin

Our Lady’s Choral Society performed ‘Messiah on the Street’ onDublin’s Fishamble Street, where it was first performed in 1742.

PSNI appeal for missing girl (17) from Portadown, Co Armagh

17-year-old Chantelle Lewis, from the Portadown area in Co Armagh, was last seen at approximately 6.30pm on the evening of Wednesday 10 April in the Lurgan area.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says church cannot be 'self-serving'

In an address today, Martin reminisced about his time in Clonliffe College, describing it as a “very cold place in more ways than one.”

Protest under way in Dublin city centre against Local Property Tax (pics)

The route includes Dublin Castle, where EU finance ministers are meeting this weekend.

Bill Cullen says 'entrepreneurs have no future' following hotel receivership

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin have said that they are “devastated” following the decision to reappoint a receiver to the Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry.

PSNI urge parents to control children after petrol bombs thrown

Up to 40 youths were involved in the disturbances in Derry last night, during which 25 petrol bombs were thrown.

Twitterchat: Same-sex marriage and adoption rights in Ireland

Non-profit organisation,, is holding a discussion about it later today.

Huge variations in payment of dog fines by local authorities

Figures from 2012 show payment rates varied from full compliance to just 3.6 per cent.

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't LGBT This post contains videos

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

Friday 12 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Cystic fibrosis charity flying high due to Ryanair charity calendar

The Polish charity is €100,000 better off after being picked of the sole recipient of proceeds from the 2013 calendar.

Google Play brings music to Irish ears

The service is available in an additional seven countries from today.

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Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences

The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.

More than 100k people diagnosed with stroke or coronary heart disease in 2012

Irish Heart Foundation is hoping to raise €500,000 in May of this year with their Happy Hearts Appeal.

Tuesday 9 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

SIPTU expresses anger over ongoing case with Killarney Golf Club

Killarney Golf Club is seeking to make 24 out of 40 staff redundant.

Gorta urges vigilance against bogus charity collectors

A 2011 survey by the Irish Charity Shops Association found that donations with a value of €11 million had been donated to bogus collectors.

Monday 8 April, 2013

12-month figures show near 30pc drop in patients waiting nine months

The latest figures from the patient treatment register have shown a drop of nearly 30 per cent in patients waiting more than nine months, when compared with March 2012.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

New 'Ward Watch' figures show increase in patients placed in wards

Liam Doran of the INMO said that the figures showed that “the reduction in trolley numbers is completely offset by the placing of additional patients, on inpatient wards.”

New Hewlett Packard facility to create 150 construction jobs

The 87,000 square foot facility will be dedicated to software research and development, cloud technology and business services.

Protest planned to mark International Roma and Traveller Day

The protest aims to highlight the “outspoken and negative” comments that have been made about Travellers in recent months.

Sunday 7 April, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Saturday 6 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Life is a rollercoaster: Ronan Keating's old pad is up for sale (pics) Fair Play This post contains images

Life is a rollercoaster: Ronan Keating's old pad is up for sale (pics)

Imagining he spoke to us about it, this is what he would have said…. probably.

'Appalling', 'ghastly' and 'brutal' - doctors describe symphysiotomy ordeal

Medical professionals from around the world have come out in support in Ireland’s symphysiotomy survivors. Here’s what they had to say.

Friday 5 April, 2013

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth

Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal crash in Co Waterford N25

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal crash in Co Waterford

A 45-year-old woman died following the collision on the N25 at Ballyduff West on the main Waterford to Dungarvan Road. A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Survivors of Symphysiotomy group to present petition ahead of Dáil decision

Government is due to decide later this month on whether the statute of limitations should be set aside for survivors seeking legal recourse.

Thursday 4 April, 2013

Calorie counts coming to Leinster House

The coming months will see the calorie content of menu items being listed in the Leinster House complex.

Government issues tender for deliberate hacker attack

The Department of Communications has said that existing services and systems will not be impacted by the exercise.

Fire services spend hours battling fire on 'Little Sugar Loaf'

Up to seven appliances attended the scene.

Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Airtricity’s parent company fined €12.5 million for misleading customers

The fine was imposed after customers in the UK were given misleading information which made the company appear cheaper than competitors.

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter

A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.

Police appeal for witnesses following fatal crash in Derry

The 31-year-old man was driving a white Volvo lorry when the single vehicle accident occurred.

Irish film actor Milo O’Shea dies aged 86 RIP This post contains videos

Irish film actor Milo O’Shea dies aged 86

The actor passed away in New York. He is survived by his wife, Kitty Sullivan, his sons Colm and Steven and his three grandchildren.

Police appeal for information after man shot in hand

The injured man was approached by two masked men in Lisburn, Co Antrim last night.

USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.

Ruairí Quinn: School enrolment to be 'more structured, fair and transparent'

The minister is to publish a bill which will curtail the “over-use of preferential treatment” in the enrolment process.