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Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Senior Fine Gael TD opposes Seanad abolition
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Senior Fine Gael TD opposes Seanad abolition

Jun 18th 2013, 7:00 PM 4,535 Views 21 Comments

Olivia Mitchell called the abolition of the upper house “dramatic and far reaching”.

Murder probe launched into tragic deaths of mother and daughter
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

Murder probe launched into tragic deaths of mother and daughter

Jun 18th 2013, 5:43 PM 11,527 Views 9 Comments

Jolanta Lubiene and her eight-year-old daughter Enrika were stabbed to death in their home in Kerry.

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem
# Binge Drinking
# Binge Drinking

Revealed: British to blame for Ireland's drink problem

Jun 18th 2013, 2:43 PM 32,232 Views 139 Comments

A University College Dublin study found students from traditionally British areas of the country are more likely to binge drink.

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

Jun 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 5,423 Views 7 Comments

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

Gardaí did not cooperate with watchdog investigation...again

Jun 18th 2013, 11:24 AM 8,799 Views 32 Comments

The Garda Ombudsman Commission has released yet another damning report claiming gardaí would not fully cooperate with its investigation.

Grafton Street refurb cost €400,000 before work began
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Grafton Street refurb cost €400,000 before work began

Jun 18th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,479 Views 41 Comments

Dublin City Council said the spending covered administrative and design costs associated with the project.

Monday 17 June, 2013

Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?
# Caption Competition
# Caption Competition

Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?

Jun 17th 2013, 6:22 PM 7,618 Views 79 Comments

Political ties were off the agenda as world leaders had a casual meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier today.

A garda van burst into flames on a busy motorway
# Traffic Disruption
# Traffic Disruption

A garda van burst into flames on a busy motorway

Jun 17th 2013, 5:31 PM 21,472 Views 45 Comments

Gardai believe a technical problem led to the incident on the M7 in Kildare.

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit
# G8 Summit
# G8 Summit

Boyd Barrett: Armed gardaí are accompanying protesters to G8 Summit

Jun 17th 2013, 4:32 PM 11,553 Views 126 Comments

The People Before Profits TD is travelling to Fermanagh to take part in demonstrations.

President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders
# Jobs
# Jobs

President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders

Jun 17th 2013, 2:57 PM 3,085 Views 12 Comments

President Michael D Higgins says an extra two million people became unemployed in Europe last year.

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate
# Eric Schmidt
# Eric Schmidt

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate

Jun 17th 2013, 10:39 AM 8,635 Views 16 Comments

Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.

Friday 7 June, 2013

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy
# Internal Garda Review
# Internal Garda Review

Whistleblower invites Taoiseach to discuss penalty points controversy

Jun 7th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,842 Views 42 Comments

Garda “stands firm” on his claims and asks the Taoiseach to view his evidence.

Thursday 6 June, 2013

Internet company crash leaves customers without web services for days
# Digiweb
# Digiweb

Internet company crash leaves customers without web services for days

Jun 6th 2013, 6:38 PM 19,340 Views 61 Comments

Internet company Digiweb told clients a server crash could affect its web servers for two to three weeks.

President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens
# European Union
# European Union

President: Racism will rise if Europe does not focus on citizens

Jun 6th 2013, 3:45 PM 6,872 Views 44 Comments

President Michael D Higgins criticised the EU for listening to the concerns of financial institutions over citizens.

Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices
# Boom To Bust
# Boom To Bust

Celtic Tiger furniture goes under the hammer at a "fraction" of boom time prices

Jun 6th 2013, 1:46 PM 15,835 Views 24 Comments

Upmarket antiques shop that sold fireplaces to people including property tycoon Sean Dunne is having a clear out this weekend.

Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Ireland is the 15th happiest place in the world to live
# Emigration Nation
# Emigration Nation

Ireland is the 15th happiest place in the world to live

May 28th 2013, 6:30 PM 22,365 Views 64 Comments

But the happiest place is Australia…must be all the Irish immigrants.

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight
# A Breach Of Trust
# A Breach Of Trust

RTE Prime Time creche investigation to air tonight

May 28th 2013, 4:47 PM 30,448 Views 119 Comments

The station has promised parents it will only broadcast the programme once and it will not by uploaded to the RTE Player.

NAMA funding University of Ulster study
# Zombie Bank
# Zombie Bank

NAMA funding University of Ulster study

May 28th 2013, 3:45 PM 4,759 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s zombie bank has given the university €24,000 to carry out study of land banks

Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch
# European Drug Report
# European Drug Report

Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch

May 28th 2013, 1:42 PM 30,137 Views 197 Comments

Irish and Dutch roll together when it comes to Cannabis use.

Is The Gathering actually working?
# Shakedown
# Shakedown

Is The Gathering actually working?

May 28th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,303 Views 58 Comments

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

Good news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates
# Struggling Businesses
# Struggling Businesses

Good news for business: Dublin City Council to spread burden of commercial rates

May 28th 2013, 10:52 AM 7,898 Views 6 Comments

Motion passed by city councillors could pave the way for a more equitable commercial rates system

Thursday 23 May, 2013

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations
# Complaints
# Complaints

Garda watchdog slams force for not cooperating with investigations

May 23rd 2013, 5:31 PM 6,586 Views 59 Comments

Garda Ombudsman Commission received more than 2,000 complaints last year.

HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

HSE cuts "forced mother to put disabled daughter into care"

May 23rd 2013, 3:47 PM 12,289 Views 56 Comments

A mother who provides full-time care for her disabled daughter is forced to put her into a nursing home after support service cuts.

HSE and Gardai investigating creches after RTE exposé
# Childcare
# Childcare

HSE and Gardai investigating creches after RTE exposé

May 23rd 2013, 12:20 PM 25,771 Views 39 Comments

“Nightmare situation” for parents as RTE uncover possible mistreatment of children in Dublin creches.

Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams
# Stress And Worry
# Stress And Worry

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

May 22nd 2013, 6:26 PM 17,341 Views 7 Comments

Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.

NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time
# Web Summit
# Web Summit

NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time

May 22nd 2013, 4:58 PM 6,201 Views 13 Comments

Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.

Cost of Grafton Street's €4 million regeneration questioned
# Regeneration
# Regeneration

Cost of Grafton Street's €4 million regeneration questioned

May 22nd 2013, 2:38 PM 19,158 Views 100 Comments

The cost of repaving Dublin’s most famous street has been questioned after funding for the project allegedly increased before its launch.

RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss
# Overpaid Presenters
# Overpaid Presenters

RTE stars paid "too much" says station boss

May 22nd 2013, 11:56 AM 12,341 Views 54 Comments

RTE director general Noel Curran said further cost reductions will be introduced next year.

Tuesday 21 May, 2013

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

US Senate: Irish tax havens are leaving US children without education

May 21st 2013, 5:26 PM 11,202 Views 94 Comments

Corporate giant Apple transferred 64 per cent of its income to Irish subsidiaries.

Water treatment plant workers down tools
# Strike
# Strike

Water treatment plant workers down tools

May 21st 2013, 2:52 PM 9,646 Views 29 Comments

Work stopped at Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant over staff demands for fair pay.

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Revenue and Finance Department deny tax deal with Apple

May 21st 2013, 11:55 AM 6,568 Views 32 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore claims Ireland’s tax system is “very transparent”.

Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate
# Hollyhill Industrial Estate

Ireland is Apple's 'Holy Grail of tax avoidance'

May 21st 2013, 9:54 AM 13,424 Views 78 Comments

The firm pays just two per cent tax on profits in Ireland but has denied using any “tax gimmicks”.

Thursday 16 May, 2013

Stolen medieval font returned to Meath church
# Medieval Font
# Medieval Font

Stolen medieval font returned to Meath church

May 16th 2013, 5:20 PM 8,574 Views 14 Comments

“There wasn’t a begging ass on the roads of Ireland” that didn’t know the artefact was missing, according to National Museum Of Ireland spokesman.

Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"
# VHI
# VHI

Senior consultant: "€1,000-a-night to stay on a trolley in a public hospital"

May 16th 2013, 4:16 PM 16,990 Views 64 Comments

Professor Michael O’Keefe has claimed private insurance companies are being charged for patients in public wards.

Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity'
# Courts
# Courts

Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity'

May 16th 2013, 12:48 PM 6,579 Views 0 Comments

The businessman has failed in his bid to have a theft and deception case thrown out of court because of adverse publicity in the media.

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

May 16th 2013, 10:01 AM 17,916 Views 48 Comments

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

May 14th 2013, 8:20 PM 6,563 Views 169 Comments

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps
# Paddy Power
# Paddy Power

Cashing in: Paddy Power revenue jumps

May 14th 2013, 6:48 PM 5,482 Views 14 Comments

The success of the Irish owned bookmaker continues to grow thanks to online gambling.

Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays
# Freedom Of Information
# Freedom Of Information

Information Commissioner: staff resources no excuse for FoI delays

May 14th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,136 Views 13 Comments

Emily O’Reilly said processing Freedom of Information requests is a statutory requirement of public bodies.

"Well organised gang" involved in theft of medieval font
# Ancient Artifact
# Ancient Artifact

"Well organised gang" involved in theft of medieval font

May 14th 2013, 3:22 PM 10,975 Views 50 Comments

National Museum of Ireland say the theft of the ancient sculpture is a major loss.

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