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Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Masterchef judge Dylan McGrath re-enters top 100 restaurants guide

His new venture, Fade Street Social, has made the McKenna restaurant guide for 2013.

Water restrictions to continue in Dublin city for next two nights

Restrictions will be in place from 9pm to 7am or 9am both tonight and tomorrow and will mean water pressure will be reduced at these times.

Draft report on Savita death doesn't say why she died - solicitor

Gerard O’Donnell said that his client was a “very determined man” who wanted to know why his wife died.

Ruairí Quinn faces red cards and heckles during INTO address

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, was addressing the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation at their annual conference in Cork.

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA

The Small Firms Association has said that a lowering of the cost of employment along with strong political leadership is required for economic recovery.

Primary schools in 23 towns to change patronage following survey

The change comes after surveys were carried out in 38 towns across the country.

Sunday 31 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Saturday 30 March, 2013

Here's how to make your children work for their Easter eggs

What better way to work off a smidgen of the calories consumed over Easter than with an old fashioned egg hunt.

Organ Donor Awareness Week hopes to reverse drop in donations

The awareness campaign, which kicks off today, follows a year in which organ donations dropped by 17 per cent.

Thursday 28 March, 2013

Ireland likely to contribute additional €100 million due to EU budget shortfall

THE EU is looking for an additional €11.2 billion from its member states to cover unpaid claims from 2012.

Man charged in relation to Post Office robbery in Co Carlow

A customer at the Leighlinbridge Post Office was threatened with a knife during the robbery. A man in his 20s has been charged.

Garda sergeants to face disciplinary action following conference walkout

The four sergeants walked out of the AGSI conference on Monday. The AGSI is supporting their decision.

ISPCA delighted with Coveney's 'progressive approach' to dog micro-chipping

The Minister for Agriculture hopes to bring in regulations which will see all dogs micro-chipped.

Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Just one in five people sit down to a family dinner each Sunday - survey

And when people do get to sit down together, it’s the Sunday roast that proves most popular.

Committee calls on government to reduce prisoner numbers by one-third

The committee also recommended that sentences of six months or less for non-violent crimes be replaced with community service orders.

Doherty says FÁS offer of job in Malta is 'actively encouraging emigration'

The Sinn Féin TD called the offer of the €250 per week job “outrageous”.

Increase in trips to Ireland 'a positive start' to the year

Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.2 million people travelled to Ireland from December 2012 to February 2013.

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

AIB recorded pre-tax loss of €3.8 billion in 2012

AIB’s chief executive David Duffy – who the report shows was paid €546,000 last year – said that assisting mortgage customers in difficulty would be a “major priority for this year”.

Birth certs remain an issue for transgender Irish

While Ireland will recogise amended birth certificates from other countries, “gender reassignment is not yet recognised” in the country.

Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Update: Body recovered after car enters water in Arklow

The body of the man was recovered after it washed up on a nearby beach. A woman was taken from the vehicle earlier this morning and is being treated in hospital.

Property prices continue to drop, down 1.5pc in February - CSO

Residential property prices in Dublin fell by 0.3% last month, while the rest of the country experienced a drop of 2.1%.

Health and safety ‘gone mad’ as council workers suspended over filling pothole

A spokesperson from the HSA said that the issue wasn’t one of “red tape and bureaucracy”, but of safety.

ISPCA want government to 'enforce legislation' as equine calls increase

The charity’s equine units are now full beyond capacity due to a 33 per cent increase in calls which relate to horses in distress.

Injuries Board says 'emerging claims culture' could increase insurance costs

The annual report from the Injuries Board has shown that the number of claims have increased by nearly five per cent. €217.9 million was paid out in 2012.

Monday 25 March, 2013

IBEC Business Sentiment Survey shows highest levels since 2009

The employee numbers index for Q1 is now a positive for the first time in the survey’s history, reaching a high of +4, up from -2 in the previous quarter.

Father and child rescued from Howth pier after becoming trapped by waves

The pair did not require hospital treatment.

Deputy Mulherin: Website's advice on threesomes is 'far from healthy'

The Fine Gael deputy said that “healthy, well adjusted” young people were not looking to have sex with someone they had no feelings for.

Jill Meagher accused to face trial on 30 September

Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, appeared via video link from Melbourne Assessment Prison for the hearing this morning.

Man airlifted from yacht following coast guard rescue

Mine Head coast guard received a call from the lone sailor at approximately 3.30am. The Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was tasked with the rescue.

7-year-old boy dies after falling into river

The boy fell into the Owenacurra river in Co Cork on Saturday night.

Sunday 24 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities

After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.

Friday 22 March, 2013

Schools inspector says formal teacher appraisals remain a foreign concept

Harold Hislop said that it was not unreasonable to ask why some form of formal teacher appraisal was not in place.

Investigation continues into whether Sligo fire site contained asbestos

Residents were urged to close their windows following last night’s fire at a commercial unit on Ballast Quay.

Missing teen Kim Nangle found 'safe and well'

The 17-year-old had been missing since 15 March.

Flights and ferry crossings impacted by bad weather

The runway at George Best Belfast City Airport is currently closed, while Irish Ferries have had to cancel their Jonathan Swift fast craft sailings.

Thursday 21 March, 2013

Armagh man extradited from Australia in double murder investigation

The 30-year-old is to appear in court in Newry today.

Taoiseach visiting Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Seattle as US trip continues

The west coast trip is part of his St Patrick’s Day programme.

US Vice President Joe Biden to visit Ireland

The news follows talks in Washington yesterday between the US Vice President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.