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Dublin: 21 °C Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Someone has vandalised Molly Malone’s cleavage Grafitti

Someone has vandalised Molly Malone’s cleavage

Molly had only made her comeback in Dublin’s city centre last Friday.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I was boiling pasta and eggs in the kettle just to feed the kids’ Homeless Crisis

‘I was boiling pasta and eggs in the kettle just to feed the kids’

Bridget and her two children lived in temporary accommodation over a pub when they became homeless, sharing a toilet with customers.

From TheJournal.ie Protest to support Dublin pensioner couple facing eviction Eviction

Protest to support Dublin pensioner couple facing eviction

Martin and Violet Coyne have rented the house for 15 years but it is now being repossessed by receivers.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The government needs to act now’: Demand for homeless service up 25% Homeless Crisis

‘The government needs to act now’: Demand for homeless service up 25%

Focus Ireland helped 10,000 people last year who were on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Yesterday’s News

Dublin pub receives 2,700 job applications… through Snapchat

The pub’s owner said this unconventional hiring approach meant he got the most creative and outgoing staff without having to trawl through CVs.

Union donates €10,000 to Greyhound workers support fund

Unite’s regional secretary said the move shows that the SIPTU workers have the support of the entire trade union movement.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths of two brothers ‘the worst tragedy to ever hit’ Sligo community Shock

Deaths of two brothers ‘the worst tragedy to ever hit’ Sligo community

It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.

From TheJournal.ie Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case Equality

Born-again Christian council worker wins €70,000 in discrimination case

The man was told by the council he could not talk about his religion with his colleagues or members of the public after a number of complaints.

Monday 21 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims Mh17

Books of condolence opened in Dublin for Malaysia Airlines flight victims

Flowers and other tributes have been left outside the Dutch Embassy where one of the books was opened today.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Any money is too much’: Banking inquiry will be as ‘cost-efficient as possible’ Banking Inquiry

‘Any money is too much’: Banking inquiry will be as ‘cost-efficient as possible’

Members of the inquiry will be discussing the issue at their meeting on Wednesday but chairperson Ciarán Lynch said any cost figures out there are merely speculative.

From TheJournal.ie Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

From TheJournal.ie Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours Emergency

Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours

In one instance it took over an hour to transport a cardiac arrest patient to hospital because of the issue with the vehicle.

From TheJournal.ie Motorcyclist dies after losing control of bike on Wicklow road Road Death

Motorcyclist dies after losing control of bike on Wicklow road

Gardaí said the 42-year-old lost control of his bike just after midnight.

From TheJournal.ie Council to hold debate on controversial Kilkenny bridge Over Troubled Water

Council to hold debate on controversial Kilkenny bridge

Locals have been protesting against the plans for the scheme, claiming it will bring more traffic into the city.

Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie LIVESTREAM: 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray Loop The Loop This post contains videos

LIVESTREAM: 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray

85,000 people are expected to watch the display from the ground but if you can’t be there, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Shopping on Facebook, a Kim Kardashian app and a controversial logo Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Shopping on Facebook, a Kim Kardashian app and a controversial logo

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

From TheJournal.ie Garda whistleblower to meet with Commissioner over harassment Bullying

Garda whistleblower to meet with Commissioner over harassment

McCabe’s legal team have written to Noirín O’Sullivan’s office to arrange the meeting this week to discuss 13 allegations of harassment.

Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour Conflict

Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour

People Before Profit’s Hugh Lewis said constituents had contacted him, saying the were “disgusted” that the flag was flying at a time of such conflict.

From TheJournal.ie This day 30 years ago the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike began Get Up Stand Up

This day 30 years ago the Dunnes Stores anti-apartheid strike began

The strike lasted almost three years and Nelson Mandela later told the small group of workers that their stand had helped him to keep going during his time in prison.

From TheJournal.ie Heathrow flights cancelled after thunderstorm warning When The Thunder Rolls

Heathrow flights cancelled after thunderstorm warning

A number of flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled as there is a 70% risk of thunderstorms.

From TheJournal.ie Woman due in court over death of man at Rathfarnham house Charged

Woman due in court over death of man at Rathfarnham house

The 42-year-old man is believed to have stab wounds and his body was found two days ago.

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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would raising alcohol prices in Ireland curtail dangerous drinking?

There have been calls for minimum pricing levels to be raised but do you think that would make any difference?

From TheJournal.ie Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster Malaysia Airlines

Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster

Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s finally the weekend – and here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Saturday.

Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups Saved

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups

A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.

This Google Doodle tribute to Mandela will hit you right in the feels

This is the first Mandela Day since the death of the South African leader and would have been his 96th birthday.

From TheJournal.ie Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison Peace

Margaretta D’Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison

The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran Trapped

Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran

The teens had climbed down a cliff side and became trapped with they could not make their way back up.

Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide Children In Care

91 children known to HSE died in four years – one quarter by suicide

More than three quarters of these children were living with their families at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry Mother And Baby

Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry

Minister James Reilly also published a report examining what the government knew about the homes.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí close Dublin street after van catches fire Fire

Gardaí close Dublin street after van catches fire

The fire occurred this morning but the road will be closed for much of the afternoon so the debris can be cleared.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Little appreciation’ from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care Children In Care

‘Little appreciation’ from State that Luke was at risk of harm while in care

Tusla, the child and family agency has published four reports into the deaths of children in State care.

From TheJournal.ie 14% of older Irish people prescribed ‘inappropriate’ drugs Bad Dose

14% of older Irish people prescribed ‘inappropriate’ drugs

One of the most frequently inappropriately prescribed drugs was aspirin – given to those with no history of brain or heart problems.

From TheJournal.ie Today we’ll know who will chair the mother-and-baby home inquiry Investigation

Today we’ll know who will chair the mother-and-baby home inquiry

We won’t know the terms of reference, however, or who else will be on the commission of investigation.

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Dublin city council chief talked about the Garth Brooks debacle Croke Park
From TheJournal.ie Lots of people are thinking about getting home extensions this year Home Improvement

Lots of people are thinking about getting home extensions this year

In Dublin, the average cost of extending your home is 15% higher than in rural areas.

From TheJournal.ie RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks Howth

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks

No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.

Monday 14 July, 2014

New Ryanair app lets you use your phone as a boarding pass

The app is part of the company’s friendlier policy which saw it simplify its website and allow two carry-on bags.

From TheJournal.ie Charity worker fined €250 after starved dogs and animal skulls found Neglected This post contains images

Charity worker fined €250 after starved dogs and animal skulls found

WARNING: This article contains some disturbing images.

From TheJournal.ie Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men Gender Inequality

Women in G20 countries will have to wait 75 years to earn as much as men

Oxfam said that the Eurozone’s GDP would increase by 13% if women’s paid employment rates were the same.

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