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Thursday 16 June, 2011

Van driver in critical condition following collision
# Cork
# Cork

Van driver in critical condition following collision

Jun 16th 2011, 8:42 PM 492 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened near an exit on the N20 road about two miles outside Mallow at 3pm.

New body to review future of credit unions
# Credit Unions
# Credit Unions

New body to review future of credit unions

Jun 16th 2011, 8:07 PM 249 Views 0 Comments

The Commission on Credit Unions will also recommend the most effective regulation of branches. It has been warned that 80 of the institutions could face closure because of unpaid loans.

Citizen application process to be speeded up
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Citizen application process to be speeded up

Jun 16th 2011, 7:51 PM 3,224 Views 36 Comments

Changes include a simplified application form which will be available online before the weekend and a formal ceremony for successful applicants.

Northampton come looking for revenge in Dublin
# Grudge Match
From The42
# Grudge Match

Northampton come looking for revenge in Dublin

Jun 16th 2011, 6:47 PM 108 Views 0 Comments

Super 15 side Melbourne Rebels are also travelling to Donnybrook as part of a pre-season series to test the mettle of the Blues ahead of the RaboDirect PRO12 campaign.

Taxi drivers suffer 19 strokes and heart attacks on one rank
# Taxi Drivers
# Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers suffer 19 strokes and heart attacks on one rank

Jun 16th 2011, 6:38 PM 1,247 Views 19 Comments

The pressure on cabbies to make a living in an increasingly crowded industry is also driving some to suicide.

Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Dublin hosts international women's hockey tournament
# Hockey
From The42
# Hockey

Dublin hosts international women's hockey tournament

Jun 15th 2011, 10:16 PM 623 Views 0 Comments

The event also includes USA, Azerbaijan, India, Spain, Japan, South Africa and Scotland.

Embattled Greek PM to form new government
# Greece
# Greece

Embattled Greek PM to form new government

Jun 15th 2011, 9:50 PM 253 Views 5 Comments

George Papandreou made the shock announcement after a day of violent street protests against austerity plans

How a pregnant mum sleeps may affect still-birth risk
# Still Births
# Still Births

How a pregnant mum sleeps may affect still-birth risk

Jun 15th 2011, 9:22 PM 630 Views 6 Comments

Researchers have found that sleeping on the back or right side, rather than the left, doubled the risk to almost four in 1,000.

Jump in Irish mortgage arrears - Moody's
# Arrears
# Arrears

Jump in Irish mortgage arrears - Moody's

Jun 15th 2011, 8:16 PM 242 Views 1 Comment

Some 60,000 homeowners are now three or more months behind on their repayments.

Natalie Portman gives birth to baby boy...but what should she call him?
# Prince Portman
From The Daily Edge
# Prince Portman

Natalie Portman gives birth to baby boy...but what should she call him?

Jun 15th 2011, 8:09 PM 1,026 Views 4 Comments

Will Natalie Portman come over all sensible when naming her bundle of joy, or will she pick a moniker suitable for only the most celeb of babies? With obligatory poll.

Rebels make fresh advances against Gaddafi forces
# Libya
# Libya

Rebels make fresh advances against Gaddafi forces

Jun 15th 2011, 5:40 PM 190 Views 6 Comments

The fighters forced government troops to retreat from the town of Kikla, about 150km southwest of the capital.

Dublin-based Diatchenko into final Wimbledon qualifier
# Net Gains
From The42
# Net Gains

Dublin-based Diatchenko into final Wimbledon qualifier

Jun 15th 2011, 5:32 PM 541 Views 0 Comments

Recovering from 0-2 in the 2nd set, Diatchenko won four straight games before serving out the match.

Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years
# Irish Aids Day
# Irish Aids Day

Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years

Jun 15th 2011, 3:04 PM 609 Views 0 Comments

However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.

Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Ireland's Niland through to next Wimbledon qualifier
# Wimbledon
From The42
# Wimbledon

Ireland's Niland through to next Wimbledon qualifier

Jun 14th 2011, 9:42 PM 468 Views 4 Comments

Niland had to come from a set down earlier today to beat Australia’s Greg Jones after losing the opener 6-4.

Twitter cuts deal with Yahoo Japan
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter cuts deal with Yahoo Japan

Jun 14th 2011, 9:26 PM 161 Views 0 Comments

The deal means tweets will be integrated into various services on Yahoo Japan, beginning with real-time results pages.

Ten million cigarettes worth €4.2m seized in Cork Port
# CIGARETTES HAUL
# CIGARETTES HAUL

Ten million cigarettes worth €4.2m seized in Cork Port

Jun 14th 2011, 8:14 PM 465 Views 6 Comments

The haul was discovered on a boat travelling from Malaysia. The cigarettes would have represented a loss to the Exchequer of €3.5m.

Come swim with me: Ronan Keating wants you to take dip for charity
# In The Swim
From The Daily Edge
# In The Swim

Come swim with me: Ronan Keating wants you to take dip for charity

Jun 14th 2011, 6:16 PM 274 Views 2 Comments

Singer appeals for public to join him in Irish Sea 56-mile relay challenge for cancer research funding – and warns that he’s not a strong swimmer.

Wednesday 8 June, 2011

You in or out? Trap vows to pin down 'missing' players
# Commitment Issues
From The42
# Commitment Issues

You in or out? Trap vows to pin down 'missing' players

Jun 8th 2011, 5:21 PM 285 Views 10 Comments

Manager wants to end communication issues that strained relations with some squad members in recent weeks.

Holy Flatpacks! We spend €2m a week in Ikea
# IKEA
# IKEA

Holy Flatpacks! We spend €2m a week in Ikea

Jun 8th 2011, 4:25 PM 1,571 Views 11 Comments

Swedish bosses described the first full year of trading in Ireland as ‘difficult’ but the Ballymun store is still among the most profitable in Europe.

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough
# Health
# Health

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough

Jun 8th 2011, 2:45 PM 1,345 Views 2 Comments

Irish scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in developing drugs to help block the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Like! Heineken Cup helps Leinster top Facebook table
# The Social Network
From The42
# The Social Network

Like! Heineken Cup helps Leinster top Facebook table

Jun 8th 2011, 1:17 PM 556 Views 0 Comments

The European Cup champions’ Facebook page jumped by almost 2,000 fans alone on the Heineken Cup weekend, according to data on website which tracks Irish Facebook traffic.

Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Ancient 'bog prayerbook' to go on public display
# Manuscript
# Manuscript

Ancient 'bog prayerbook' to go on public display

Jun 7th 2011, 4:43 PM 795 Views 5 Comments

The Faddan More Psalter – a 1,200-year-old decorated manuscript of “international importance” – is evidence of contact between Ireland and the Mediterranean region over one thousand years ago, say experts.

George Best musical kicks off in Dublin
# George Best
From The Daily Edge
# George Best

George Best musical kicks off in Dublin

Jun 7th 2011, 3:03 PM 459 Views 0 Comments

Dancing Shoes – The George Best Story tells of the colourful life of the flamboyant winger who died of organ failure aged 59 in 2005.

Hey smartypants! Here's your chance to know something that the country's 55,000 Leaving Cert students probably don't
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Hey smartypants! Here's your chance to know something that the country's 55,000 Leaving Cert students probably don't

Jun 7th 2011, 1:39 PM 2,548 Views 14 Comments

Nine things you (probably) didn’t know about the Leaving Cert.

Postman Pat quits jobs two months after big Lotto win
# Pat Broderick
# Pat Broderick

Postman Pat quits jobs two months after big Lotto win

Jun 7th 2011, 12:32 PM 1,402 Views 9 Comments

Friends said yesterday that Pat (47) had agonised for weeks about whether he would continue to work.