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Sunday 10 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Irish tricolour comes home to Waterford

165 years after the Irish flag was first unveiled by Thomas Francis Meagher, his great great grandson has made the trip to the sunny South-East.

Friday 8 March, 2013

M50 tolls worth €3.3 million written off in 2012

The Minister for Transport said that he didn’t see a way in which the millions could be recouped.

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance Road Safety This post contains images

Varadkar urges local authorities to focus on road maintenance

The Transport Minister said that they needed to take “their responsibilities a bit more seriously”.

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Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think enough is being done to fix Ireland's roads?

The Minister for Transport has said that local authorities are to place a greater focus on maintaining Ireland’s roads. Will it be enough?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Thursday 7 March, 2013

'For us, there is a fundamental value in anonymity' - Twitter at Leinster House today

The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications heard from representatives from both Facebook and Twitter today.

Poll: Are you happy with what government has achieved so far? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you happy with what government has achieved so far?

The Fine Gael/Labour coalition is two years old this month. How do you think they’ve done?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Whitney Houston's FBI file uncovers alleged extortion attempt

The 128-page file also details FBI investigations into threats allegedly made against the singer.

Rabbitte: 'Bullying didn't come in with the advent of the internet'

The Minister for Communications was speaking about social media before the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications earlier today.

PSNI appealing for witnesses to 'distraction burglary'

A man with a “Southern Irish accent” called to the house of an elderly woman in Belfast last Monday and attempted to gain entry.

Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?

From next month, pocket knives with blades of up to six centimetres are to be allowed on flights in the US.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Killarney most expensive as hotel prices at highest since 2008

The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index has shown that the average price of a room is now €90 per night.

Poll: Should the State subsidisation of fee-paying schools end? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State subsidisation of fee-paying schools end?

Ireland’s fee-paying schools have €81.3 million more than public schools to spend on extra teachers, facilities and extracurricular activities. Is it time to stop their subsidisation?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Monday 4 March, 2013

ISPCC launches campaign to shield children from bullying

Blue shield pins are to be sold throughout March to help raise awareness of child bullying.

Appeal for witnesses as PSNI respond to two security alerts overnight

Both incidents took place in Newtownabbey in Co Antrim. While one was found to be a hoax, the other was a small but viable explosive device.

Bank of Ireland loses €2.1 billion in 2012

Looking to the year ahead, its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said that “taxpayers are very much in the money with regard to Bank of Ireland.”

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the next Pope can help reinvigorate the Catholic Church?

March should see a new leader to the world’s estimated 1.2 billion Catholics, but can he make a difference?

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

Sunday 3 March, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Friday 1 March, 2013

PSNI in Mauritius to assist in Michaela McAreavey investigation

The three detectives are in Mauritius for a week to help local authorities with their continued investigation into her death.

'You can't change facts': Savita report with government next week

The chairman of Regional Health Forum West said around 30 people are mentioned in the final report.

Poll: Should means testing for student grants include assets and savings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should means testing for student grants include assets and savings?

Coalition parties are divided over new proposals to broaden the criteria for the means testing of third level grants.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Thursday 28 February, 2013

67pc of employees have considered changing job due to cost of commute

A new survey has also revealed that over half of employees have asked for an increase to cover this cost.

Irish households borrowed nearly €1bn less in January

Central Bank figures have also revealed that household lodgements increased by 1.2 per cent over the same period.

Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue?

As painful and as stressful as it will be for those involved, do large scale property repossessions need to take place for Ireland to recover?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Wednesday 27 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars? When Life Gives You Lemons...

Anyone want to buy some 2014 Pope Benedict calendars?

“This will be rare item in years to come,” said the person with a bunch of now redundant calendars.

North America 'key to tourism growth' as trips to Ireland up by 50,000

Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.25 million people travelled to Ireland from November 2012 to January 2013.

Cardinal Brady 'genuinely regrets' retirement of Bishop due to ill-health

The resignation of Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Armagh, Gerard Clifford, has been accepted by Pope Benedict.

Two Limerick hospitals account for 60pc of outpatients waiting over four years

In total, 9,784 outpatients throughout the country have been waiting over four years to see a consultant.

Poll: Do you feel more positive about Ireland's economic situation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel more positive about Ireland's economic situation?

With the Bank Guarantee set to end next month, is Ireland’s economy finally stabilising?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

Tuesday 26 February, 2013

PSNI: 'Un-notified processions must now come to an end'

The Chief Constable of the PSNI, Matt Baggott, also said that Public Processions Act did not act as a suitable deterrent.

From The Daily Edge So this is what Dublin's Lord Mayor did yesterday... Ahoy There Matey

So this is what Dublin's Lord Mayor did yesterday...

Hint: It involves some water and a spear…

Poll: Do you think the proposed Croke Park agreement is a good deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the proposed Croke Park agreement is a good deal?

With unions set to ballot on the proposed agreement, what do you think of the proposal?