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Friday 4 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum? A House Divided This post contains a poll

Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?

It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?

Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

Saturday 29 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

Friday 28 June, 2013

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less

5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.

From TheJournal.ie No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers From Here To...

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Joan Burton says paternity leave would not only need a new law, but have significant cost implications for employers.

From TheJournal.ie Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim’s family Institutional Racism

Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim’s family

Manchester police can’t find a memo which allegedly orders surveillance over people attending the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

From TheJournal.ie Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992 Abortion

Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992

Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the mental health needs of each girl were considered before travel.

From TheJournal.ie UK government clears plans to allow ‘babies with three parents’ Mitochondria

UK government clears plans to allow ‘babies with three parents’

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

From TheJournal.ie Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking Forced Labour

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking

TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan Tubridy ‘butt plugs’ complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog Unplugged

Ryan Tubridy ‘butt plugs’ complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog

The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.

From TheJournal.ie Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday Roaming

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

From TheJournal.ie Knowing the symptoms can ‘BEAT’ ovarian cancer, say pharmacists Silent Killer

Knowing the symptoms can ‘BEAT’ ovarian cancer, say pharmacists

The ‘BEAT’ acronym can help women recognise the symptoms of the condition, which affects 300 women each year.

Bruton insists ‘Pirate Bay’ ruling will not mean bans on legal content

The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.

From TheJournal.ie Property tax hunger striker: ‘I’d say I won’t last too long’ Property Tax

Property tax hunger striker: ‘I’d say I won’t last too long’ Exclusive

Tony Rochford hasn’t taken food for 11 days – but insists he will not end his strike unless the property tax is repealed.

Thursday 27 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance Courts

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance

A Cavan-based paramedic fell out the side door of an ambulance while transporting a patient to Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Quinn: ‘I’ve apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake’ Anglo Irish Bank

Seán Quinn: ‘I’ve apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake’

The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie There was another earthquake in the Irish Sea last night Thar She Blows

Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

Ireland is officially back in recession

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates… Seanad Dáil Éireann

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates… Seanad

No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions

From TheJournal.ie Climate change ‘will trap millions of people in poverty’ Climate Change

Climate change ‘will trap millions of people in poverty’

The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.

From TheJournal.ie New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds Sunbeds

New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds

The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.

From TheJournal.ie Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels European Council

Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels

Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.

Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised

EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.

Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase

The new Code of Conduct for Mortgage Arrears will allow borrowers to move to a variable rate instead of repossession.

Wednesday 26 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie It (probably) wasn’t you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward EuroMillions

It (probably) wasn’t you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward

Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: ‘We could have done without them’ Anglo Tapes

Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: ‘We could have done without them’

The finance minister says reporting on the tapes will influence public opinion in the states funding Ireland’s EU bailout.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly Gangland

Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly

The woman, aged in her mid-30s, is being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole Glass Bottle Site

Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole

Lar Bradshaw says government inaction lost millions for the state in selling the Irish Glass Bottle Company site.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman’s fall in St Luke’s Courts

Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman’s fall in St Luke’s

The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts

Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.

Tuesday 25 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny Anglo

Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny

“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”

From TheJournal.ie Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school Bank To School

Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school

The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.

From TheJournal.ie Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans Planning

Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans

The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held Health Insurance

Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held

The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.

Here’s how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes

David Drumm, John Bowe and Peter Fitzgerald have been making the news worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad? Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?

The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.

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