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Sunday 12 May, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

May 12th 2013, 10:00 AM 13,142 Views 5 Comments

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

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’
# Irish Defence Forces
# Irish Defence Forces

Shatter says Syrian war is making Lebanon ‘increasingly unstable’

May 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,353 Views 80 Comments

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
# Aid Funding
# Aid Funding

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

May 11th 2013, 9:45 AM 4,219 Views 50 Comments

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
# One World Trade Centre
# One World Trade Centre

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

May 10th 2013, 6:29 PM 16,843 Views 44 Comments

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
# Immigration Control
# Immigration Control

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

May 10th 2013, 5:30 PM 16,348 Views 46 Comments

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
# Anti-epileptic Drugs
# Anti-epileptic Drugs

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution

May 9th 2013, 7:22 PM 9,244 Views 37 Comments

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

Investigation launched after 32 swans found dead in Donegal lake
# Dunfanaghy
# Dunfanaghy

Investigation launched after 32 swans found dead in Donegal lake

May 9th 2013, 6:46 PM 9,791 Views 25 Comments

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
# Unconstitutional
# Unconstitutional

Clarity sought after 'Registered Employment Agreements' deemed unconstitutional

May 9th 2013, 6:14 PM 8,857 Views 20 Comments

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
# Troika Review
# Troika Review

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

May 9th 2013, 3:55 PM 7,463 Views 49 Comments

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
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

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

May 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 10,998 Views 62 Comments

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
# Social Innovators
# Social Innovators

Organ donation education project scoops Young Social Innovators award

May 8th 2013, 6:38 PM 6,614 Views 3 Comments

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
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

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

May 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,866 Views 34 Comments

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
# Newborn Babies
# Newborn Babies

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

May 7th 2013, 2:00 PM 10,789 Views 44 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

May 2nd 2013, 9:10 PM 5,471 Views 55 Comments

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
# YouBusted

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

Apr 29th 2013, 9:55 PM 22,266 Views 40 Comments

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
# Bagram Airfield
# Bagram Airfield

All 7 dead after cargo plane crashes at Afghan airbase

Apr 29th 2013, 8:50 PM 10,095 Views 9 Comments

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
# Canada
# Canada

Canadian police forces thwart "Al-Qaeda supported" attack

Apr 22nd 2013, 8:48 PM 22,848 Views 60 Comments

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
# Philpott

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

Apr 4th 2013, 11:23 AM 20,578 Views 118 Comments

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
# North Korea

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

Apr 4th 2013, 8:31 AM 18,834 Views 151 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

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

Mar 15th 2013, 8:29 AM 10,115 Views 117 Comments

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
# Oscar Pistorius
# Oscar Pistorius

Pistorius emotional during bail hearing as Reeva Steenkamp laid to rest

Feb 19th 2013, 7:46 AM 10,194 Views 11 Comments

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
# Barclays
# Barclays

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

Feb 12th 2013, 5:46 PM 11,766 Views 2 Comments

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
# Public Inquiry

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

Feb 6th 2013, 4:09 PM 8,076 Views 8 Comments

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
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jan 6th 2013, 10:30 AM 11,181 Views 1 Comment

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

Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter
# Readers Panel
# Readers Panel

Readers’ Panel: Cohabiter

Dec 6th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,016 Views 0 Comments

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
# Trade
# Trade

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

Nov 14th 2012, 3:24 PM 3,128 Views 4 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

Widow receives landmark damages over death of husband

Oct 9th 2012, 1:20 PM 10,159 Views 34 Comments

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
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Businessman Bill Cullen

Aug 25th 2012, 5:00 PM 11,544 Views 19 Comments

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

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Operation being stood down after ammonia leak in Eastpoint Business Park
# Ammonia Leak
# Ammonia Leak

Operation being stood down after ammonia leak in Eastpoint Business Park

Aug 22nd 2012, 11:35 AM 3,356 Views 7 Comments

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK
# Chuggers
# Chuggers

Charity street fundraisers to face stiff new laws in UK

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,745 Views 14 Comments

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

VIDEO: Topless Prince Harry parties in Vegas
# Pass The Sauce Harry
From The Daily Edge
# Pass The Sauce Harry

VIDEO: Topless Prince Harry parties in Vegas

Aug 21st 2012, 2:04 PM 21,642 Views 31 Comments

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

Monday 20 August, 2012

Delays on M50 northbound between Lucan (J7) and Blanchardstown (J6) exits
# M50 Delays
# M50 Delays

Delays on M50 northbound between Lucan (J7) and Blanchardstown (J6) exits

Aug 20th 2012, 5:40 PM 7,415 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Aug 20th 2012, 4:22 PM 4,751 Views 15 Comments

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
# Future Proofing
# Future Proofing

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

Aug 20th 2012, 2:30 PM 4,026 Views 19 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 20th 2012, 10:52 AM 5,894 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Who Knows Where You Live?
# Who Knows Where You Live?

How much information do you give away using social media?

Aug 17th 2012, 7:45 PM 8,784 Views 13 Comments

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

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

It's the Friday in the middle of August. So here's a slideshow of whales

Aug 17th 2012, 1:47 PM 5,891 Views 12 Comments

Sure why not?