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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 29 August, 2014

Today’s News

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.

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.

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Yesterday’s News

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.

From TheJournal.ie 99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17 Education

99% of young adults in D6 go to college, just 15% in D17

A report from the Higher Education Authority says we “urgently need to tap into the deep reservoirs of disadvantage”.

Monday 18 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie School did not discriminate against mother who had baby through surrogacy Paid Leave

School did not discriminate against mother who had baby through surrogacy

The school refused to pay maternity or adoptive leave to the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland Litterbugs

Dublin, Cork and Limerick are the dirtiest cities in Ireland

The good news is that 75% of towns and cities were found to be as clean or cleaner than European counterparts.

From TheJournal.ie 29-year-old man due in court over Dublin hit-and-run Charged

29-year-old man due in court over Dublin hit-and-run

A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed in Swords on Saturday morning when he was stuck by a car.

From TheJournal.ie More than 8,000 metres of eircom cable stolen in 2014 Stop Thieves

More than 8,000 metres of eircom cable stolen in 2014

Irish Rail and the Luas have also reported a number of cable thefts this year, as gardaí warn numbers are on the rise.

Sunday 17 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: A Facebook scam, a Forrest Gump game and a pop-up ad apology Facebook

Weird Wide Web: A Facebook scam, a Forrest Gump game and a pop-up ad apology

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

Friday 15 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Wonderful women’: Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident Tragic

‘Wonderful women’: Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident

Sisters Imelda Crew and Paula Buckley had been enjoying a holiday in Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station Trim

Member of public brings viable artillery shell to garda station

The device was made safe by the Defence Forces late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair crew only discovered ‘significant damage’ to plane after take-off Investigation

Ryanair crew only discovered ‘significant damage’ to plane after take-off

An investigation into the 2011 incident said damage was not visible during ground checks and could only have been found by removing panels.

From TheJournal.ie Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital Outbreak

Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.

Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital Fire

Patient sets mattress on fire in Beaumont Hospital

The emergency department was off call for around four hours so the smoke could be cleared out.

From TheJournal.ie 25-year-old arrested after man and woman shot in Limerick Gun Crime

25-year-old arrested after man and woman shot in Limerick

The man and woman sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Labour Court rules in unions’ favour over Injuries Board outsourcing Public Servants

Labour Court rules in unions’ favour over Injuries Board outsourcing

Unions said the transfer of work had been made without consultation with unions. The board said it has been outsourcing for years.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin councillor furious about toilet demolition So Mad

Dublin councillor furious about toilet demolition

Labour’s Dermot Lacey said the council “can really stuff it now”.

From TheJournal.ie This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford Bird Of Prey

This protected falcon had to be euthanised after being shot in Wexford

The National Parks and Wildlife Service said the deliberate killing of birds of prey seems to be on the rise.

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