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# economy - Friday 28 January, 2011

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...
# Leaders' Debates
# Leaders' Debates

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...

Jan 28th 2011, 10:48 AM 1,015 Views 0 Comments

…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.

Richard Keys open to RTÉ switch as Al Jazeera line up sacked Sky Sports duo
# Sexism Row
From The42
# Sexism Row

Richard Keys open to RTÉ switch as Al Jazeera line up sacked Sky Sports duo

Jan 28th 2011, 10:44 AM 9,388 Views 3 Comments

Wife of former Sky Sports presenter says that sexist remarks were just ‘banter’.

Egypt plugs out the internet as protests move to Yemen
# Middle East
# Middle East

Egypt plugs out the internet as protests move to Yemen

Jan 28th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,208 Views 0 Comments

As Yemen becomes the next Arab nation to see protests on the streets, Egypt stops demonstrators from organising online.

The Magnificent Seven: incredible comebacks
# Wow!
From The42
# Wow!

The Magnificent Seven: incredible comebacks

Jan 28th 2011, 10:03 AM 1,134 Views 0 Comments

They said Niall Kelly was beaten… but he only went and pulled his seven favourite comebacks out of the bag as the whistle went.

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
# GE11
# GE11

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:43 AM 927 Views 0 Comments

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

Dublin man shot five times but survives
# Shooting
# Shooting

Dublin man shot five times but survives

Jan 28th 2011, 9:28 AM 5,404 Views 0 Comments

Bodybuilder manages to walk to ambulance after what is being described as an assassination attempt.

The Morning Score: Friday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Friday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:24 AM 429 Views 0 Comments

Massive bid for Torres, Ireland’s rugby players are wrapped in cotton wool and Irish NFL fans’ hopes take a hit.

Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail
# Rochus Misch
From The Daily Edge
# Rochus Misch

Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail

Jan 28th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,483 Views 0 Comments

Rochus Misch, 93, says he’s now simply too old to answer all the requests for autographs he gets from around the world.

# economy - Thursday 27 January, 2011

ECB official rejects bailout rate cut as FG heads to meet Barroso
# Bailout
# Bailout

ECB official rejects bailout rate cut as FG heads to meet Barroso

Jan 27th 2011, 10:04 PM 991 Views 0 Comments

Opposition party meeting with European Commission president tomorrow night in Brussels, but ECB official says rate change not possible.

HSE says flu rates have peaked
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

HSE says flu rates have peaked

Jan 27th 2011, 8:19 PM 474 Views 0 Comments

Over 749 people hospitalised with flu this season and 6 more flu-related deaths last week, according to the latest HSE figures.

Gardaí appeal for woman's next of kin
# Rita Keppell
# Rita Keppell

Gardaí appeal for woman's next of kin

Jan 27th 2011, 8:12 PM 1,006 Views 0 Comments

Officers in Dublin are trying to locate the next of kin of 78-year-old Rita Keppell, who died in the Mater Hospital recently.

Payday a black day for many Irish workers
# Payday
# Payday

Payday a black day for many Irish workers

Jan 27th 2011, 7:41 PM 1,358 Views 0 Comments

Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.

Kevin Doyle happy with the distraction
# Boy In Green
From The42
# Boy In Green

Kevin Doyle happy with the distraction

Jan 27th 2011, 7:25 PM 2,567 Views 0 Comments

Wolves and Ireland striker glad to nip back to Dublin today, he says.

Talks to bring Pittsburgh Steelers to Croke Park for NFL game confirmed
# American Way
From The42
# American Way

Talks to bring Pittsburgh Steelers to Croke Park for NFL game confirmed

Jan 27th 2011, 6:59 PM 1,934 Views 0 Comments

GAA HQ may host regular season clash next season with Super Bowl hopefuls eyeing Dublin trip.

53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks
# Iraq
# Iraq

53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Jan 27th 2011, 6:38 PM 231 Views 0 Comments

In one attack, a car bomb exploded during a funeral ceremony today, killing 48 people and injuring 121 others.

Guardian create Twitter frenzy and then backlash with Bale to Inter story
# Window Pane
From The42
# Window Pane

Guardian create Twitter frenzy and then backlash with Bale to Inter story

Jan 27th 2011, 5:54 PM 2,029 Views 0 Comments

Fans expecting bigger story than Bale transfer article vent frustration.

Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse
# Guns
# Guns

Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse

Jan 27th 2011, 5:52 PM 986 Views 0 Comments

Three people arrested in relation to that find and the discovery of a gun in a house in Tuam.

Neil Prendeville heading back to Cork's 96fm: reports
# Neil Prendeville
# Neil Prendeville

Neil Prendeville heading back to Cork's 96fm: reports

Jan 27th 2011, 5:46 PM 3,013 Views 0 Comments

Reports suggest presenter – accused of exposing himself and masturbating on a plane – could be heading back to the station in coming weeks.

Investigation launched after frozen dog left on lawn
# Canada
# Canada

Investigation launched after frozen dog left on lawn

Jan 27th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,645 Views 0 Comments

Animal cruelty prevention activists in Canada are investigating after discovery of dog encased in ice.

Leaders' debates: where do they stand?
# Leaders' Debate
# Leaders' Debate

Leaders' debates: where do they stand?

Jan 27th 2011, 5:02 PM 659 Views 0 Comments

Party leaders are lining up for a series of televised debates ahead of polling day, but who wants which kind of debate?

I was incensed by Bertie's smug face: Councillor tackles Ahern on his last day
# Bertie
# Bertie

I was incensed by Bertie's smug face: Councillor tackles Ahern on his last day

Jan 27th 2011, 3:48 PM 5,701 Views 0 Comments

Former Taoiseach Ahern gets an earful as he exits the Dail.

The YouTube chart: the week's best virals
# Work Can Wait
From The42
# Work Can Wait

The YouTube chart: the week's best virals

Jan 27th 2011, 3:17 PM 515 Views 0 Comments

I won’t lie to you – there’s a lot of Sky Sports sexism stuff here. But so much more as well.

Ireland under siege: Enda Kenny's battle cry
# GE11
# GE11

Ireland under siege: Enda Kenny's battle cry

Jan 27th 2011, 3:01 PM 952 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael leader fires shot across bow of government with ‘Siege of Leningrad’ reference at launch of trust survey.

Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low
# Trust
# Trust

Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low

Jan 27th 2011, 2:18 PM 834 Views 0 Comments

Government and banking are least trusted institutions in Ireland according to new global survey – but trust in Irish business is thankfully on the up.

Garda Commissioner announces review of ministers' drivers
# Garda Escourt
# Garda Escourt

Garda Commissioner announces review of ministers' drivers

Jan 27th 2011, 1:42 PM 745 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has confirmed that a reduction in the number of gardaí driving ministers is being considered.

Poll: Should Andy Gray have been sacked?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Andy Gray have been sacked?

Jan 27th 2011, 1:11 PM 3,517 Views 3 Comments

The sacked Sky Sports football pundit is reportedly planning to sue for ‘unfair dismissal’. Should he have been fired in the first place?

Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found
# Dissidents
# Dissidents

Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found

Jan 27th 2011, 1:02 PM 373 Views 0 Comments

PSNI officers in north Belfast are examining a suspicious device after a viable pipe bomb was discovered in the area.

End of an era: Djokovic sees off Federer in Aussie semi-final
# Changing Of The Guard
From The42
# Changing Of The Guard

End of an era: Djokovic sees off Federer in Aussie semi-final

Jan 27th 2011, 1:01 PM 197 Views 0 Comments

Serb through to final to face Murray or Ferrer as Federer without a Grand Slam title for the first time since 2003.

Top, top punditry: here's our bets for those vacant Sky Sports jobs
# Take A Bow Son
From The42
# Take A Bow Son

Top, top punditry: here's our bets for those vacant Sky Sports jobs

Jan 27th 2011, 12:41 PM 1,654 Views 0 Comments

There’s a couple of empty seats in the studio at the moment. Here’s a couple of double-acts that could easily get the magic chalkboard going again.

More violence feared as Egyptian protests enter third day
# Egypt
# Egypt

More violence feared as Egyptian protests enter third day

Jan 27th 2011, 12:39 PM 594 Views 0 Comments

At least four people have been killed during waves of violent demonstrations in Egypt; as the protests enter a third day, authorities have threatened widespread arrests.

Bowe and Heaslip to miss Six Nations opener
# Six Nations
From The42
# Six Nations

Bowe and Heaslip to miss Six Nations opener

Jan 27th 2011, 11:21 AM 2,855 Views 1 Comment

More bad news for coach Declan Kidney ahead of Six Nations opener in Rome.

Kenny rejects three-way debate suggestion
# GE11
# GE11

Kenny rejects three-way debate suggestion

Jan 27th 2011, 11:21 AM 848 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny has rejected the invitation of a debate between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour, saying that other political parties must also be included.

Colm Tóibín takes over from Martin Amis as professor of creative writing
# Culture
# Culture

Colm Tóibín takes over from Martin Amis as professor of creative writing

Jan 27th 2011, 11:02 AM 529 Views 0 Comments

Multi-award winning novelist Colm Tóibín will leave his post in Princeton to begin teaching to students in the University of Manchester.

Hammered: Robbie goes east as Spurs lose patience
# Happy Hammers
From The42
# Happy Hammers

Hammered: Robbie goes east as Spurs lose patience

Jan 27th 2011, 10:31 AM 1,376 Views 0 Comments

West Ham to land Ireland skipper on loan until end of the season in bid to avoid relegation.

Ugandan gay rights activist killed after name published in tabloid hitlist
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Ugandan gay rights activist killed after name published in tabloid hitlist

Jan 27th 2011, 10:11 AM 1,041 Views 0 Comments

David Kato had successfully sued the local newspaper which published his name, address and photograph beside a headline which read: ‘Hang Them’.

Sacked Andy Gray to sue Sky Sports
# Sexism Row
From The42
# Sexism Row

Sacked Andy Gray to sue Sky Sports

Jan 27th 2011, 9:59 AM 1,966 Views 0 Comments

Former television pundit likely to take a case of unfair dismissal against the station.

British soldier proposes in call from Afghanistan...to the wrong woman
# Oh No!
# Oh No!

British soldier proposes in call from Afghanistan...to the wrong woman

Jan 27th 2011, 9:35 AM 1,061 Views 0 Comments

Now the whole world is desperately seeking Samantha and her lovestruck soldier boyfriend.

The Morning Score: Thursday
# Early Doors
From The42
# Early Doors

The Morning Score: Thursday

Jan 27th 2011, 9:19 AM 201 Views 0 Comments

One country has their first Grand Slam finalist, the Sky Sports sexism row takes yet more twists and Declan Kidney’s team room is half empty.