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Monday 28 July, 2014

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'

Jul 28th 2014, 4:29 PM 6,915 Views 6 Comments

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Has gangland crime affected you or your community?

Jul 28th 2014, 3:08 PM 8,747 Views 22 Comments

The Justice Committee is seeking submissions for its report on the impact of gangland crime on people across Ireland.

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Costa Concordia finally begins its journey to the scrapyard
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia finally begins its journey to the scrapyard

Jul 23rd 2014, 5:22 PM 8,754 Views 8 Comments

“Today, Giglio is once again ours,” said locals relieved to see the stricken cruise liner start its final voyage.

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF
# Gaza
# Gaza

Escalating crisis in Gaza poses "serious threat" to children, says UNICEF

Jul 23rd 2014, 1:15 PM 4,819 Views 85 Comments

Meanwhile, UN rights commissioner condemns military action by Israeli and Hamas forces.

'Dear Daughter' director Louis Lentin passes away
# RIP
# RIP

'Dear Daughter' director Louis Lentin passes away

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:31 PM 5,839 Views 3 Comments

Director Lentin is well known for highlighting abuse in Irish institutions in his documentary about Christine Buckley’s childhood.

Infographic: Here's how a Sainsbury's store will run on rubbish
# What A Load Of Rubbish
# What A Load Of Rubbish

Infographic: Here's how a Sainsbury's store will run on rubbish

Jul 23rd 2014, 11:48 AM 6,686 Views 14 Comments

Supermarket branch will use food waste to make methane gas and generate enough electricity to power the store.

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies
# Syria
# Syria

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

Jul 23rd 2014, 11:09 AM 3,010 Views 19 Comments

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

296 garda retirements in 2013 and 100 station closures
# Garda Report
# Garda Report

296 garda retirements in 2013 and 100 station closures

Jul 23rd 2014, 9:47 AM 7,674 Views 33 Comments

Latest garda figures show total strength of force, including reserves and civilian support, was 16,328 at the end of 2013.

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting
# Conflict
# Conflict

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:25 AM 2,952 Views 4 Comments

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

Monday 21 July, 2014

Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...
# Cúpla Focail
# Cúpla Focail

Listen: Here's new Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh giving BBC listeners an Irish lesson...

Jul 21st 2014, 8:46 PM 13,969 Views 30 Comments

McHugh is taking a language refresher course to work on his “rusty” Irish skills.

Awww... check out the new baby elephant at Dublin Zoo
# Zoo Baby
# Zoo Baby

Awww... check out the new baby elephant at Dublin Zoo

Jul 21st 2014, 6:05 PM 21,845 Views 31 Comments

Bull elephant calf was born a few days ago at Dublin Zoo – and was up and walking with ten minutes of his birth.

FBI "may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals", says rights report
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

FBI "may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals", says rights report

Jul 21st 2014, 5:02 PM 10,551 Views 18 Comments

HRW and Columbia Law School report says US law enforcement effectively participated in developing terrorism plots for prosecution.

Friday 18 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 18th 2014, 11:02 PM 17,064 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Flight MH17, Gaza, and space technology to tackle sweat patches.

It's nearly over: almost half of Garth Brooks tickets refunded in a day
# Almost There
# Almost There

It's nearly over: almost half of Garth Brooks tickets refunded in a day

Jul 18th 2014, 5:57 PM 13,534 Views 36 Comments

The end of the Croke Park concerts fiasco is nigh, folks…

HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year
# In The Red
# In The Red

HSE reports €163m deficit for first five months of the year

Jul 18th 2014, 5:32 PM 4,223 Views 12 Comments

Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…

Child tanners banned from sunbeds
# Sun Bed Ban
# Sun Bed Ban

Child tanners banned from sunbeds

Jul 18th 2014, 4:00 PM 7,369 Views 49 Comments

Topping up a tan using sunbeds will no longer be an option for under-18s as new legislation comes into force on Monday.

Addiction services costing State €114m this year
# Alcohol Addiction
# Alcohol Addiction

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,298 Views 30 Comments

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

Thursday 17 July, 2014

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost
# Guns
# Guns

355 guns stolen in Ireland last year - and 53 reported lost

Jul 17th 2014, 5:12 PM 7,389 Views 19 Comments

Latest garda figures on guns show that almost 170,000 guns licenced in Ireland last year.

PSNI chief apologises to Hyde Park bombing families over 'failure to secure justice'
# Hallett Report
# Hallett Report

PSNI chief apologises to Hyde Park bombing families over 'failure to secure justice'

Jul 17th 2014, 3:42 PM 2,931 Views 7 Comments

Trial collapsed over issuing of an ‘on the run’ letter which falsely told suspect that he was not being sought by the Met.

Microsoft announces 18,000 job cuts in global workforce
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft announces 18,000 job cuts in global workforce

Jul 17th 2014, 2:01 PM 10,296 Views 22 Comments

Cuts are part of Microsoft’s effort to integrate the Nokia business and are expected to have a limited impact on Irish operations.

Over 20,000 applications for first garda recruitment in five years
# Garda Recruits
# Garda Recruits

Over 20,000 applications for first garda recruitment in five years

Jul 17th 2014, 1:25 PM 15,259 Views 76 Comments

One hundred new recruits due to start their two-year training programme in September.

Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Look who's been nominated Ireland's new human rights commissioner...

Jul 17th 2014, 12:56 PM 13,146 Views 21 Comments

Emily Logan will step down from her post as the Ombudsman for Children to take up role on Ireland’s new rights and equality body.

New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers
# Undocumented Workers
# Undocumented Workers

New law to fix 'stolen wages' of undocumented workers

Jul 17th 2014, 10:48 AM 5,432 Views 20 Comments

The amendment passed yesterday addresses a loophole regarding compensation for work or services carried out by undocumented workers.

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'
# End Of Life Care
# End Of Life Care

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

Jul 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,162 Views 9 Comments

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

Drivers, cyclists urged to brush up on road safety to curb bike accidents
# Cycling
# Cycling

Drivers, cyclists urged to brush up on road safety to curb bike accidents

Jul 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,426 Views 88 Comments

Eight cyclists have been killed on our roads in 2014.

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission
# Play Fair
# Play Fair

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission

Jul 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,583 Views 12 Comments

New recommendations by the EU Commission aim to minimise potential financial harm to consumers.

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance
# Wind Farms
# Wind Farms

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

Jul 15th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,730 Views 39 Comments

People Over Wind want to launch a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for the Cullenagh Wind Farm project.

Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today
# Whistleblowers
# Whistleblowers

Whistleblower protection legislation comes into effect today

Jul 15th 2014, 6:00 AM 4,531 Views 10 Comments

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 covers all employees, including gardaí and members of the Defence Forces.

Monday 14 July, 2014

Sunday 13 July, 2014

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...
# Border Counties
# Border Counties

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...

Jul 13th 2014, 10:15 AM 10,160 Views 51 Comments

The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.

Friday 11 July, 2014

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus
# Student Travel
# Student Travel

Irish students lean towards France and Spain for Erasmus

Jul 11th 2014, 7:00 PM 12,526 Views 33 Comments

A record 270,000 European students travelled abroad under the programme last year.

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'
# Reshuffle
# Reshuffle

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'

Jul 11th 2014, 2:21 PM 5,089 Views 10 Comments

Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Jul 11th 2014, 1:02 PM 6,229 Views 3 Comments

Catch up as you refuel.

Mind now: Saturdays and July most likely times for accidents in public places
# Injuries
# Injuries

Mind now: Saturdays and July most likely times for accidents in public places

Jul 11th 2014, 10:34 AM 6,166 Views 11 Comments

Injuries Board figures show that €44m awarded in public liability accidents last year.

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting
# Bogs
# Bogs

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

Jul 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 9,794 Views 116 Comments

Parks and Wildlife Service received reports of the cutting from locals in Counties Meath and Westmeath.

Inflation up slightly in June
# Prices
# Prices

Inflation up slightly in June

Jul 11th 2014, 8:43 AM 3,830 Views 8 Comments

Biggest increases recorded in cost of education, restaurants and insurance.

Thursday 10 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 10th 2014, 11:13 PM 16,300 Views 19 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, Gaza, and fathers’ names on birth certs.

Rare treasures displayed for first time at Dublin's Chester Beatty Library
# Treasures
# Treasures

Rare treasures displayed for first time at Dublin's Chester Beatty Library

Jul 10th 2014, 11:02 PM 12,722 Views 6 Comments

The A-Z exhibition showcases a diverse range of beautiful and culturally significant artifacts.

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak
# Flights
# Flights

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

Jul 10th 2014, 7:34 PM 9,528 Views 40 Comments

An average of 1,759 flights a day flew in Irish airspace in June, according to the Irish Aviation Authority.

Brooks will 'crawl, swim, fly' to meet Taoiseach over Croke Park gigs
# Garth Speaks
# Garth Speaks

Brooks will 'crawl, swim, fly' to meet Taoiseach over Croke Park gigs

Jul 10th 2014, 6:03 PM 46,687 Views 128 Comments

“Anyone in Ireland, anyone on the planet who is sad about this, you’re not one-billionth as sad about this as I am.”