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Monday 28 July, 2014

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'

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?

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

“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

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

'Dear Daughter' director Louis Lentin passes away RIP

'Dear Daughter' director Louis Lentin passes away

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Child tanners banned from sunbeds

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

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

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'

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

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

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...

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

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'

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

Eight cyclists have been killed on our roads in 2014.

Online gambling should offer players spending limits and alerts - Commission

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

Laois group raises €40k for wind farm resistance

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

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

Monday 14 July, 2014

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

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

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

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

Taoiseach thanks former ministers for service 'during difficult times'

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

Catch up as you refuel.

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

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

Appeal issued over unauthorised bog cutting

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

Inflation up slightly in June

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

Thursday 10 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

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

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

N America-Europe flights through Irish airspace beat 2008 peak

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

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