This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
Dublin: 5 °C Friday 13 December, 2019

Sunday 12 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

The Minister for Defence also revealed that the UN has requested that Irish observers be sent to Syria.

Saturday 11 May, 2013

Ireland’s overseas development funding continues to drop, remains below UN target

Ireland gave 0.47 per cent of its GDP in development assistance in 2012, well below the UN target of 0.7 per cent.

Friday 10 May, 2013

In pics: Final piece of spire added to One World Trade Centre

Its total height is now 541 metres, or 1,776 feet – a symbolic height chosen to echo the year 1776, when America declared independence from Britain.

'Self service' border control gates on trial at Dublin Airport

Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that the e-gates would provide a “more secure and efficient means for clearing passengers”.

Thursday 9 May, 2013

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution

The group believe generic versions of anti-epileptic drugs could lead to “breakthrough seizures”.

Investigation launched after 32 swans found dead in Donegal lake

The Department of Agriculture is carrying out tests in an attempt to determine the cause of death.

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional

Government has been called on to outline the impact that today’s Supreme Court decision will have on both employees and employers.

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close

While 328 grants have still to be processed by SUSI, an additional 1,938 students remain in limbo as the result of ongoing disputes over documentation.

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award

Students from Eureka Secondary School in Kells, Co Meath, took the prize with their ‘Bring Organ Donation Into Education’ project.

Survey shows differences of over €1,000 between car insurance quotes

The National Consumer Agency said that they “strongly urge motorists” to get a number of quotes before committing.

Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Ireland is the 20th safest country for newborns and mothers - report

The report by the charity Save the Children used stats from 186 countries.

Thursday 2 May, 2013

US reconsidering whether to arm Syrian rebels as at least 50 die in Bayda

The potential rethink comes a week after the US said that they believed that chemical weapons had been used in the country.

Monday 29 April, 2013

Man arrested after uploading video of his 9-year-old son driving a Ferrari YouBusted This post contains videos

Man arrested after uploading video of his 9-year-old son driving a Ferrari

Indian businessman Mohammed Nisham let his son loose in his Ferrari F430 with his five-year-old brother as co-passenger.

All 7 dead after cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase

The civilian cargo place crashed at Bagram Airfield, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff today

Monday 22 April, 2013

Canadian police forces thwart "Al-Qaeda supported" attack

It is understood that the arrests came after a a year-long investigation and involved a terrorist attack against a VIA passenger train that runs between Toronto and New York.

Thursday 4 April, 2013

Mick Philpott sentenced to life in prison, will serve a minimum of 15 years

Philpott’s wife Mairead, along with Paul Mosley were each sentenced to 17 years in prison, and were told that they would each serve half of that term.

North Korea deploys missiles, says 'moment of explosion is approaching fast'

North Korea has moved missiles to its east coast that are capable of hitting targets in Guam, South Korea and Japan.

Friday 15 March, 2013

Croke Park II will cut nurses wages by 11.1pc, not 1.7pc - INMO

Phil O’Shea from the IMNO said that government figures of a 1.7 per cent drop were incorrect.

Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Pistorius emotional during bail hearing as Reeva Steenkamp laid to rest

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius is attending a bail hearing in South Africa today.

Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Hope for Irish jobs as Barclays announces 3,700 job losses

While 1,900 of the jobs are to be lost across France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, consulations are still underway as to where the further 1,800 jobs will be cut.

Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Patients left 'unwashed, unfed and without fluids' due to NHS failure - UK report Public Inquiry This post contains videos

Patients left 'unwashed, unfed and without fluids' due to NHS failure - UK report

The public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Hospital in the UK has shown that ‘corporate self interest’ was put before patient safety.

Sunday 6 January, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

Having bought a house this year, David Connolly estimates that today’s Budget has left him €523 worse off.

Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Widow receives landmark damages over death of husband

Margaret Madden today received over €720,000 in damages in relation to the shooting dead of her husband Terence in 1999.

Saturday 25 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen

Continuing our summer series on of public figures’ favourite speeches, Bill Cullen picks JFK’s 1963 address to Leinster House.

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

THE MOBILISATION OFFICER from Dublin Fire Brigade has confirmed to that they responded to calls of a pungent smell in the area of Eastpoint Business Park at 8.30am this morning.

The business park, located in Dublin 3, near Dublin’s docklands, was attended by four regular units of Dublin Fire Brigade, as well as command and chemical support units, arriving on the scene at 8.45am.

Having evacuated the area and located an ammonia leak, the officer reported that operations were being stood down.

He stated that no injuries had been reported.

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK

The British Public Fundraising Regulatory Association updates list of rules which target ‘chuggers’ – but no such moves are yet afoot in Ireland.

Tuesday 21 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Topless Prince Harry parties in Vegas Pass The Sauce Harry This post contains videos This post contains images

VIDEO: Topless Prince Harry parties in Vegas

Prince Harry? Check. Topless? Check. Las Vegas? Check. Pool party? Check. Here’s how it went down, maybe.

Monday 20 August, 2012

AA Roadwatch is reporting that a collision is currently blocking the middle and right lanes between the northbound Lucan (junction seven) and Blanchardstown (junction six) exits on the M50.

They are also reporting that the delays from this stretch back as far as junction nine (Red Cow exit).

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues' HSE

Galway nursing home taken over after failure to address 'risk issues'

Owen Riff nursing home in Oughterard, Galway has been taken over by the HSE after an unannounced inspection by HIQA.

Half of adults believe state pension will be main source of retirement income

People are also more inclined to hold this view the older they get.

From The Daily Edge Down with this sort of thing: Ukraine wants to ban SpongeBob SquarePants Squarebanned

Down with this sort of thing: Ukraine wants to ban SpongeBob SquarePants

The ‘National Expert Commission for Protecting Public Morality’ group is currently looking into it.

Friday 17 August, 2012

How much information do you give away using social media?

A new website shows just how easy it is to find out where you live based on what you tweet.

From The Daily Edge It's the Friday in the middle of August. So here's a slideshow of whales Friday Slideshow This post contains images