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Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS In A Vacuum This post contains videos

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts perform seven hour spacewalk on ISS

It might make you think your own job is a bit underwhelming…

From TheJournal.ie Concerns for Deaf man jailed over Dawson St bus death No Voice

Concerns for Deaf man jailed over Dawson St bus death

At Edward Connor’s sentencing this week, the court heard specific rehabilitation services for Deaf people will not be put in place until next year.

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Mother accused of killing her son Hassan Khan cries during court hearing Courts

Mother accused of killing her son Hassan Khan cries during court hearing

Hazel Waters’ case was before the District Court today.

From TheJournal.ie NUI Galway Students’ Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation Rock The Vote

NUI Galway Students’ Union to hold referendum on cannabis legalisation

Luke Ming Flanagan and Garda whistleblower John Wilson will speak at an information night ahead of the vote.

Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire’s soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support High Maintenance

Billionaire’s soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support

The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.

From TheJournal.ie Two men and two women in Clare charged over illegal money lending Loan Sharks

Two men and two women in Clare charged over illegal money lending

The four were among a group of 11 people arrested in garda raids in 2013.

Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital Unclean

Sticky residue and stains found on equipment at Limerick hospital

Serious hand hygiene and equipment cleanliness issues were also identified at Cork University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus Detention

Child restrained with handcuffs by five staff at Oberstown campus

A HIQA report also found staff excessively used single separation, with one child locked in a room for 83 hours over four days.

From TheJournal.ie 86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years Depression

86 people died in Irish prisons over the past 10 years

There have been calls for specialised suicide prevention programmes in prisons.

From TheJournal.ie Big fan of The Voice? It might not be back next year… Sad Song

Big fan of The Voice? It might not be back next year…

RTÉ is looking for submissions from production companies for a new show for the Sunday evening slot.

From TheJournal.ie Prison service says water charge protesters are not ‘on complete lock down’ Wheatfield Prison

Prison service says water charge protesters are not ‘on complete lock down’

Two of the men have been on hunger strike since Friday and said they will begin refusing liquids from today.

Sunday 22 February, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Selfie proposals, a drone circus and the best looking console game EVER

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

From TheJournal.ie Five people a day arrested over burglaries in Dublin Crackdown

Five people a day arrested over burglaries in Dublin

Frances Fitzgerald said she’s determined to tackle rising burglary numbers across the country.

Friday 20 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie 76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now Tick Tock

76,666: the exact number of people waiting for hospital treatment right now

The Health Minister says he’s working on it but the waiting lists have swelled by almost a third since this time last year.

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse The Accused

The Catholic Church is coming up with new rules for priests accused of sexual abuse

The decision has been welcomed by an organisation representing priests in Ireland, which said support is needed for those wrongly accused.

There’ll be something different about Mars bars in Ireland from October

The well-loved bars are going Fairtrade…

From TheJournal.ie ‘Lax’ response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder Psychiatric Unit

‘Lax’ response by Cavan hospital to electro-shock blunder

An inspection found a patient was not given the proper muscle relaxant before being shocked.

Thursday 19 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Friday the 13th was lucky for this Dublin man who won half a million euro Lucky For Some

Friday the 13th was lucky for this Dublin man who won half a million euro

The man said today the money will be life-changing for him and takes a burden off his shoulders.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine Groundbreaking

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine

The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.

From TheJournal.ie Frogs are spawning all over the place and that means it’s OFFICIALLY spring Little Swimmers

Frogs are spawning all over the place and that means it’s OFFICIALLY spring

But please don’t touch the spawn – it’s really bad for the frogs and it’s also very illegal.

Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie People are complaining about this pig who’s just trying to raise money for children Crackling Rosie

People are complaining about this pig who’s just trying to raise money for children

‘Crackling Rosie’ will be auctioned off in a few weeks to raise money for children who have suffered brain damage.

From TheJournal.ie Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage Because I Got High This post contains videos

Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan on stage

Police interrupted his gig in Mississippi last night to arrest him.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie World’s most dangerous toy measured how much it contaminated children Radioactive

World’s most dangerous toy measured how much it contaminated children

This 1950s science set contained four types of uranium ore.

From TheJournal.ie Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent? Give Up Your Aul Sins

Why are so many non-religious people still giving things up for Lent?

Many Christian traditions have lost their appeal but Lent remains popular, for good reasons, lifestyle experts say.

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Elderly couple tied up as gang members stole jewellery from their home Wicklow

Elderly couple tied up as gang members stole jewellery from their home

It is believed three men were involved and they made off with a quantity of jewellery.

From TheJournal.ie A London man is throwing a big party for men with small penises Party In Your Pants

A London man is throwing a big party for men with small penises

They’ll be celebrating “tiny todgers, compact cocks, wee willies, mini members, and dinky dicks”…

From TheJournal.ie Regretting that tattoo? Soon there’ll be a painless cream to remove it Inked

Regretting that tattoo? Soon there’ll be a painless cream to remove it

The cream is being developed by a Canadian PhD student who says it will be considerably cheaper than the laser-based method.

From TheJournal.ie After “months of anguish for his bereft family”, Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest Finglas

After “months of anguish for his bereft family”, Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest

The 81-year-old went missing last summer but his remains were not identified until last week.

From TheJournal.ie Video shows Jewish journalist spat at and insulted as he walks through Paris Ten Hours This post contains videos

Video shows Jewish journalist spat at and insulted as he walks through Paris

The video was filmed in a similar fashion to the popular “10 hours of walking in NYC as…” videos to show what Jews living in Paris face.

Monday 16 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral Barney Mcginley

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral

The 63-year-old father of nine was shot dead at a wedding last week.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What were your favourite books to have read to you as a child? Bedtime Stories

Open thread: What were your favourite books to have read to you as a child?

A survey today found less than half of Irish parents read to their children daily.

From TheJournal.ie Silly criminal tells police to ‘catch me if you can’ on Facebook – then gets arrested Morto

Silly criminal tells police to ‘catch me if you can’ on Facebook – then gets arrested

The 19-year-old had breached his licence conditions after being released from prison.

From TheJournal.ie ‘You guys used to be slaves’: Police investigate ‘racist’ video filmed on London Tube Slavery

‘You guys used to be slaves’: Police investigate ‘racist’ video filmed on London Tube

A woman has now come forward to speak to police about the incident.

Sunday 15 February, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Kicking dogs, beating evil with love and testing you for STDs Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Kicking dogs, beating evil with love and testing you for STDs

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

From TheJournal.ie Some of these derelict sites in Dublin have been vacant for years Abandoned

Some of these derelict sites in Dublin have been vacant for years

Many of these buildings could help address the current housing crisis.

Saturday 14 February, 2015

Irish singles are loving this app that’s like a modern version of Blind Date

It encourages people to focus on conversation and personality, only revealing profile pictures after users have been talking for a while.

From TheJournal.ie Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland’s Civil War

Shot dead on his wedding day: Tragic love stories from Ireland’s Civil War

John Kennedy married his fiancé during a break in fighting but was killed later that day.

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