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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Former Fine Gael TD Jim White dies aged 76 Tribute

Former Fine Gael TD Jim White dies aged 76

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his condolences to the Donegal politician’s family.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner stabbed with pen after bus argument Assault

Pensioner stabbed with pen after bus argument

This article contains a graphic image. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Mobile company Three announces 160 job losses

The company said the changes are being made because of duplication in roles after its acquisition of O2.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman killed, four people injured in Roscommon crash Road Death

Elderly woman killed, four people injured in Roscommon crash

Six other people involved in the multi-car crash were uninjured.

Planning a weekend away in Ireland? Now it could cost 10% more

The average hotel price is up in the first half of this year with Killarney, Dublin and Galway at the top of the scale.

Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The HSE’s campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working Vaccination

The HSE’s campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus needs someone to do drug and alcohol tests on its staff Have You Drink Taken

Dublin Bus needs someone to do drug and alcohol tests on its staff

The chosen contractor will be responsible for carrying out pre-employment tests as well as random testing on workers.

Greyhound accepts LRC invite, says ball is now in workers’ court

The invitation comes after the two sides met last week but workers have not yet committed to entering formal talks.

From TheJournal.ie Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer Ah Go On

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer

Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…

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From TheJournal.ie 20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad Emigration

20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad

And current trainees may be following suit…

From TheJournal.ie One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities Poverty

One third of Irish population forced to go without basic necessities

A report this morning also warns that we will need to serious investment in healthcare facilities as the number of over 85s in Ireland will double by 2025.

Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Timelapses, furniture shopping and seeing the world through a dog’s eyes Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Timelapses, furniture shopping and seeing the world through a dog’s eyes

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

Saturday 30 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what it was like to be part of Braveheart’s epic army Extras This post contains videos

Here’s what it was like to be part of Braveheart’s epic army

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces played William Wallace’s army in the 1990s battle movie.

From TheJournal.ie Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here’s what you can do Don't Go Nuts

Got a nut allergy and due to fly? Here’s what you can do

One family is faced with not bringing their child to meet his grandparents because of his allergies.

Friday 29 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State releases another beheading video Iraq

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City councillor arrested at Greyhound protest Strike

Dublin City councillor arrested at Greyhound protest

Michael O’Brien was released with a caution and said he will continue to protest in support of workers on strike.

From TheJournal.ie Look out, Stradbally, there’s a bit of rain heading your way Electric Picnic

Look out, Stradbally, there’s a bit of rain heading your way

We’re not talking flood volumes of rain but you’ll definitely need those wellies…

From TheJournal.ie Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer’s Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer’s

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

Thursday 28 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman dies after being struck by garda car Roads

Elderly woman dies after being struck by garda car

The incident occurred on the Fonthill Road this morning.

More than 100 jobs to be created in Dublin, Meath and Belfast

The jobs will be created by four companies over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Three injured in crash between fire engine and car Dublin

Three injured in crash between fire engine and car

They were taken to hospital but were not seriously injured.

Delayed wage payments should be in accounts by end of day

Bank of Ireland said many payments have already been processed and apologised for the delay.

Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over Booster

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over

The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.

Delay in wage payments to Ulster Bank customers

A number of customers said they had not been paid this morning but the issue has now been resolved.

From TheJournal.ie Have you seen this invasive ladybird? Wanted

Have you seen this invasive ladybird?

If you see one, snap a picture and send it to the Irish Wildlife Trust for their records.

From TheJournal.ie Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods Off The Beaten Track

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after Dublin taxi driver held at knifepoint Carjacking

Two arrested after Dublin taxi driver held at knifepoint

The driver managed to free himself and escape and the car was found by gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will ‘create friction’ in ranks Haddington Road

Scrapping rent allowance for garda recruits will ‘create friction’ in ranks

The GRA said the withdrawal of the allowance would essentially be a pay cut for recruits.

From TheJournal.ie James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it’s beautiful Love

James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it’s beautiful

“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”

From TheJournal.ie Bit damp this morning? Better get used to it… Soft Day

Bit damp this morning? Better get used to it…

Batten down the hatches, there are thundery downpours and gale force winds on the way.

Sunday 24 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Secret dinner parties, speeding Google cars and a test of your sanity Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Secret dinner parties, speeding Google cars and a test of your sanity

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Community service: ‘Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe’ Justice

Community service: ‘Cheaper than jail and makes society more safe’

Last year, there were 2,354 Community Service Orders made, with a total of just over 352,000 hours in lieu of a custodial sentence.

Saturday 23 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Be careful, scammers are still targeting Irish home phone users Dont Be Caught Out

Be careful, scammers are still targeting Irish home phone users

Two mammies of TheJournal.ie staffers have been targeted in the last two weeks alone. Have you received one of these calls?

Friday 22 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion Abortion

Pro-life group to hold vigil after denied abortion

The Pro Life Campaign described the response by pro-choice groups as “undignified clamour”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Insanity’ – Irish Rail strike to hit 90,000 commuters and All-Ireland fans Work Stoppage

‘Insanity’ – Irish Rail strike to hit 90,000 commuters and All-Ireland fans

Irish Rail says the two days of action planned this weekend will cost the company €2 million. Unions say they’ve been left with no other option.

From TheJournal.ie Read the chilling email IS militants sent to James Foley’s parents Islamic State

Read the chilling email IS militants sent to James Foley’s parents

The email says the militant group will “not stop until we quench our thirst for your blood”.

Thursday 21 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More NI bombing incidents in last year than a decade ago Explosive

More NI bombing incidents in last year than a decade ago

Paramilitary style assaults are also on the rise, according to figures from the PSNI.

From TheJournal.ie 86-year-old William Doherty found safe and well Located

86-year-old William Doherty found safe and well

The man went missing from his home in Derry yesterday but has now been found.

From TheJournal.ie Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures RIP This post contains images

Albert Reynolds: A political life in pictures

Politicians across the spectrum have been discussing the legacy Reynolds left behind.

Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Crime boss Andy Connors killed in late night Dublin shooting Gun Crime

Crime boss Andy Connors killed in late night Dublin shooting

The man in his 40s was shot multiple times in the upper body.

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