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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 April, 2014

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park Fire

Five units of fire brigade at blaze in shopping centre car park

The underground car park at the Beacon shopping centre in Sandyford has been evacuated but the stores above remain open at the moment.

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 Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires Careful Now

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires

Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.

From TheJournal.ie These pictures prove summer is almost here… Splashing Weather

These pictures prove summer is almost here…

Or at least these brave swimmers think so.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What’s a fair price to pay for water each year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What’s a fair price to pay for water each year?

Reports suggest the average bill will be less than €300 – do you think that’s fair?

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Community ‘in total shock’ after daylight shooting in front of Ballymun school Shooting

Community ‘in total shock’ after daylight shooting in front of Ballymun school

A man in his 40s was shot dead this morning and local representatives said this kind of criminal activity needs to be stamped out.

From TheJournal.ie Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers Crackdown

Six arrested in operation targeting Galway drug dealers

Gardaí said further arrests are expected in this operation that has been running since August last year.

Helicopter leasing company lands in Dublin with some new jobs

Two other companies also announced the creation of jobs in Dublin today bringing the total to 48.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid ‘giving him a platform for spin’ Not Welcome

Shatter not invited to GRA conference to avoid ‘giving him a platform for spin’

The garda association decided not to invite the minister for the second year in a row as its members feel little has changed in the last year in terms of resources.

Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Expert says disabled child’s home needs overhaul – council says there’s no money Inaccessible

Expert says disabled child’s home needs overhaul – council says there’s no money

Seven-year-old Kady Weakley has had a number of falls in her house as the walls and doors are too narrow for either her wheelchair or her walker.

From TheJournal.ie Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes Injured

Garda bodies launch High Court challenge to sick pay changes

Sick and injured gardaí have already been moved to lower rates of sick pay as changes in legislation reduce the amount of time they can receive the full rate.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity Kickbacks

Bus Éireann: We treat corruption claims with the utmost gravity

The company said it will publish the content of an affidavit in which a whistleblower claimed managers took ‘kickbacks’ in return for guaranteeing school bus route contracts.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever lied on your CV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever lied on your CV?

The majority of employers say they’ve been lied to by candidates but we want to know if you’ve ever told any porkies to get a job.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Do you know the mystery leader in this 1974 Kildare Scout photo? Reunion

Do you know the mystery leader in this 1974 Kildare Scout photo?

The Celbridge Scout group is holding a reunion to celebrate its 40th anniversary during the summer and is trying to contact as many former scouts and leaders as possible to bring them all together.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Head orgasms, a miracle gadget and a very smart bed Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Head orgasms, a miracle gadget and a very smart bed

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

From TheJournal.ie Are ‘buy one get one free’ offers just filling up your bins? Food Waste

Are ‘buy one get one free’ offers just filling up your bins?

A House of Lords Committee in the UK has blamed supermarkets for adding to high levels of food waste with these offers but experts in Ireland said everyone has their part to play in reducing this.

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won’t benefit anyone Think Of The Children

Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won’t benefit anyone

Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Two due in court charged with stabbing man in face Limerick

Two due in court charged with stabbing man in face

The incident occurred last month and has been described by gardaí as “a violent disturbance involving a number of males”.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I’m not a fan of Garth Brooks’ – Councillors call for public hearing on concert licences When The Thunder Rolls

‘I’m not a fan of Garth Brooks’ – Councillors call for public hearing on concert licences

Councillors argued that the council should support the local community despite the fact that the five concerts are already completely sold out.

From TheJournal.ie Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago Taking The Lead

Labour reminds us it wanted a Garda Authority 14 years ago

Lead author of a policy paper, TD Anne Ferris, denied this was an attempt by the party to take charge of government discussions on the establishment of the new body.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you be watching the President’s UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be watching the President’s UK State visit?

It’s day one of Michael D Higgins’ visit and we want to know if you’ll be following it.

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Monday 7 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument Hidden

Hundred-year-old treasure found in time capsule under Columbus monument

Coins, medals, banknotes and some old scrolls were found in the box which was hidden when the monument was put in place in 1921.

Consumer sentiment down in March after seven year high

The chief economist at KBC Bank Ireland said it likely reflects a normal ebb and flow in the data and we shouldn’t be too worried.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighter: Dublin’s the second best place to have a heart attack – no thanks to the HSE Emergency

Firefighter: Dublin’s the second best place to have a heart attack – no thanks to the HSE

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested over murder of 11-year-old Emily Barut Tullamore

Woman arrested over murder of 11-year-old Emily Barut

The girl, who was a wheelchair user and had both mental and physical disabilities, was found dead at her home in Tullamore in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts ‘only the tip of iceberg’ Protection

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts ‘only the tip of iceberg’

There was a 20 per cent increase in applications for safety and protection orders but one group said women in dating relationships who are abused do not qualify for these protections.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are parents today too protective of their children?

Experts say we’re wrapping our kids up in cotton wool and that’s bad for them. What do you think?

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

Sunday 6 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans State Visit

McGuinness: I know this decision involves challenges for Irish republicans

McGuinness has been questioned on his decision to attend a banquet with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle this week.

From TheJournal.ie Man in court over assault in Dublin apartment as victim remains in critical condition Violence

Man in court over assault in Dublin apartment as victim remains in critical condition

The man is expected to appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court tomorrow morning charged in connection with the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don’t get help Recovery

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don’t get help

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: We’ll be more than happy to meet St Vincent’s in court Standoff

Reilly: We’ll be more than happy to meet St Vincent’s in court

The hospital was asked by the HSE to stop 80 consultants on State salaries from working between both public and private hospitals on the campus.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub

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

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