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Friday 22 August, 2014

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man

Aug 22nd 2014, 11:56 PM 22,231 Views 43 Comments

“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” the HSE said today.

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion
# Visas
# Visas

Dept of Justice provided visas for asylum seekers travelling for abortion

Aug 22nd 2014, 4:52 PM 12,035 Views 84 Comments

HSE says that while it has no authority to assist asylum seekers in travelling abroad for an abortion, it has provided financial support for travel and care.

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check
# Step Away From The Desk
# Step Away From The Desk

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Aug 22nd 2014, 3:52 PM 20,010 Views 15 Comments

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

Death toll from catastrophic Hiroshima landslides could double
# Japan
# Japan

Death toll from catastrophic Hiroshima landslides could double

Aug 22nd 2014, 12:22 PM 7,554 Views 4 Comments

The search for survivors was suspended today over concerns of fresh landfalls at the disaster site.

Thursday 21 August, 2014

Two arrested and cars seized during counterfeit car parts inquiry
# Counterfeit
# Counterfeit

Two arrested and cars seized during counterfeit car parts inquiry

Aug 21st 2014, 2:34 PM 10,403 Views 6 Comments

PSNI also seized what it believes are fake car products for luxury brands including Porsche and Mercedes.

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like - and it’s terrifying

Aug 21st 2014, 1:54 PM 26,557 Views 37 Comments

It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital

Aug 21st 2014, 12:03 PM 10,003 Views 11 Comments

Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.

Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee
# Who's Watching It?
# Who's Watching It?

Half of everyone watching TV on Tuesday night tuned in to the Rose of Tralee

Aug 21st 2014, 8:34 AM 8,002 Views 46 Comments

Four out of ten people watching via online stream were following the show from abroad.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps
# Water
# Water

Limerick residents facing 18 months without drinking water in their taps

Aug 20th 2014, 4:03 PM 13,114 Views 42 Comments

Remedial works on lead piping connections are expected to take about 12 months – but are not due to start until January 2015.

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner
# Gsoc
# Gsoc

GSOC is getting new powers to investigate the Garda Commissioner

Aug 20th 2014, 2:47 PM 5,860 Views 15 Comments

The new Bill extends the powers and remit of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk
# Volcano
# Volcano

Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk

Aug 20th 2014, 1:20 PM 27,810 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Aviation Authority has told TheJournal.ie it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.

Four arrested over letter bombs to Northern Ireland and England
# Letterbombs
# Letterbombs

Four arrested over letter bombs to Northern Ireland and England

Aug 20th 2014, 1:01 PM 4,604 Views 5 Comments

Two men and two women are being questioned at Antrim Police Station.

'Central server issue' behind Dublin Bus communications problems
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

'Central server issue' behind Dublin Bus communications problems

Aug 20th 2014, 11:20 AM 13,127 Views 43 Comments

Real time passenger info and Dublin Bus phones were experiencing service disruptions earlier.

70 gardaí involved in operation targeting thefts, robberies in Dublin city
# Garda Operation
# Garda Operation

70 gardaí involved in operation targeting thefts, robberies in Dublin city

Aug 20th 2014, 10:41 AM 9,808 Views 33 Comments

Ten teenagers were arrested and Garda searches carried out in Dublin and Louth this morning.

Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh
# PSNI
# PSNI

Man released over human trafficking investigation in Armagh

Aug 20th 2014, 10:08 AM 4,021 Views 4 Comments

PSNI detectives are sending a file to the Public Prosecution Service following labour exploitation operation.

James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

James Foley's family asks kidnappers to spare hostages after video of alleged beheading

Aug 20th 2014, 9:23 AM 18,707 Views 221 Comments

Diane Foley says the family has “never been prouder of our son Jim”.

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax
# Here Come The Good Times
# Here Come The Good Times

No more austerity needed to hit Budget target, says Goodbody - and we could even cut income tax

Aug 20th 2014, 8:11 AM 11,466 Views 63 Comments

The latest quarterly report from Goodbody Stockbrokers has some positive points on the Irish economy.

Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery
# Water
# Water

Co Clare water restrictions continue after algal bloom discovery

Aug 19th 2014, 3:01 PM 6,055 Views 13 Comments

Affected residents told not to drink the water or use it for personal hygiene until warning notice has been lifted.

New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

New law will make it illegal to recruit or train terrorists

Aug 19th 2014, 2:13 PM 9,063 Views 90 Comments

Offences including public provocation to commit a terrorism and recruitment for terrorist activities will carry sentences of up to 10 years in prison.

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Over 2,100 people killed in Ukraine violence

Aug 19th 2014, 12:00 PM 3,421 Views 38 Comments

Meanwhile, a Russian aid convoy is still waiting near Ukrainian border to be checked for delivery.

PTSB reports 62% drop in half-year operating loss - and 362% increase in mortgage lending
# PTSB
# PTSB

PTSB reports 62% drop in half-year operating loss - and 362% increase in mortgage lending

Aug 19th 2014, 10:07 AM 5,020 Views 6 Comments

Group chief executive says PTSB is making “huge progress on the arrears problem” and eight out of ten PTSB customers in arrears are engaging with the group.

Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

Aug 19th 2014, 8:26 AM 7,388 Views 7 Comments

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

Man arrested in connection with stabbing at Dublin's North Strand
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man arrested in connection with stabbing at Dublin's North Strand

Aug 19th 2014, 8:04 AM 8,727 Views 10 Comments

A 45-year-old man died yesterday after being seriously injured on Sunday night.

Friday 8 August, 2014

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on
# Water
# Water

Ferry water deliveries continue to Aran Island as drinking water shortage rolls on

Aug 8th 2014, 4:31 PM 6,375 Views 11 Comments

Irish Water and Galway County Council are monitoring the situation “on a daily basis”.

21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site
# Mh17
# Mh17

21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site

Aug 8th 2014, 3:48 PM 8,498 Views 43 Comments

‘The fact that we are now leaving the crash site doesn’t mean we have ceased investigating the cause of the disaster,’ said Dutch PM on Wednesday.

€230,000 announced for 'rehabilitation' of wild salmon and sea trout
# Fish Rehabilitation
# Fish Rehabilitation

€230,000 announced for 'rehabilitation' of wild salmon and sea trout

Aug 8th 2014, 12:25 PM 5,036 Views 21 Comments

Inland Fisheries says the fund is being invested in promoting the recovery of our Atlantic salmon and sea trout stocks.

July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland
# New Cars
# New Cars

July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland

Aug 8th 2014, 11:53 AM 5,053 Views 23 Comments

Over 76,300 new private cars were licensed in the first seven months of this year.

Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Ebola declared a 'public health emergency of international concern'

Aug 8th 2014, 9:50 AM 9,497 Views 50 Comments

Meanwhile, WHO is to hold an ethics meeting next week over the use of experimental treatment to target Ebola.

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'
# Resources
# Resources

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'

Aug 8th 2014, 8:46 AM 8,355 Views 20 Comments

HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.

Thursday 7 August, 2014

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund

Aug 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,132 Views 80 Comments

Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting
# Iraq
# Iraq

Thousands of Iraqis flee ISIS militants in panic as France calls 'urgent' UNSC meeting

Aug 7th 2014, 4:05 PM 6,127 Views 73 Comments

The situation for Iraqis in the north-west of their country ” is becoming increasingly dire” according to an Amnesty adviser in the area.

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches
# Don't Get In The Water
# Don't Get In The Water

Swimmers warned to stay out of the water at six Dublin beaches

Aug 7th 2014, 3:19 PM 13,305 Views 27 Comments

Fingal County Council say the ‘poor quality’ results follow last weekend’s heavy rainfall.

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion
# Storm Damage
# Storm Damage

Clare storm repairs 'on hold' because of funding confusion

Aug 7th 2014, 2:15 PM 9,523 Views 8 Comments

A senior engineer with Clare Co Council told TheJournal.ie that the council is still waiting for clarification on project proposals from the OPW.

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013
# Aviation
# Aviation

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Aug 7th 2014, 2:05 PM 8,066 Views 9 Comments

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

Teenager arrested over stabbing of 19-year-old at Dundrum Town Centre
# Arrest
# Arrest

Teenager arrested over stabbing of 19-year-old at Dundrum Town Centre

Aug 7th 2014, 11:32 AM 16,012 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí are still appealing for witnesses to Tuesday night’s attack to come forward.

Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Over 440 visitors to Ireland had to report a crime last year

Aug 7th 2014, 10:43 AM 5,537 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service responded to a range of crime or other traumatic incidents affecting over 800 tourists in 2013.

British Airways plane diverted to Dublin over medical emergency
# Emergency
# Emergency

British Airways plane diverted to Dublin over medical emergency

Aug 7th 2014, 9:37 AM 17,251 Views 29 Comments

The flight will have been delayed by over 17 hours by the time it leaves Dublin Airport this evening.

One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

One-fifth more long haul passengers for Aer Lingus last month

Aug 7th 2014, 8:25 AM 4,920 Views 18 Comments

The airline’s latest passeger load figures show that over 6 million people flew with Aer Lingus in the first seven months of this year.

Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Fleadh Cheoil organisers to 'respectfully' return Shell funding after public outcry
# Shelling Out
# Shelling Out

Fleadh Cheoil organisers to 'respectfully' return Shell funding after public outcry

Aug 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 25,543 Views 69 Comments

Organisers say they are returning the funding “in keeping with the ethos” of the Fleadh as “an inclusive, community driven and family focused event”.

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway
# Support
# Support

Lack of affordable housing pushing up demand for emergency accommodation in Galway

Aug 6th 2014, 4:27 PM 7,494 Views 31 Comments

COPE Galway says it has seen a significant increase in demand for its emergency accommodation for homeless people and for women and children affected by domestic violence.

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