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Dublin: 3 °C Saturday 31 January, 2015

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Should sports arenas have ‘no alcohol’ areas so kids aren’t sharing stands with drunks? Alcohol

Should sports arenas have ‘no alcohol’ areas so kids aren’t sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon Peacekeepers

Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Mahmoud Bazzi was deported from the US today.

From TheJournal.ie Police interrogate 8-year-old for saying he agrees with Charlie Hebdo terrorists France

Police interrogate 8-year-old for saying he agrees with Charlie Hebdo terrorists

The little boy made the comments at school and the director went to police about it.

From TheJournal.ie 19-year-old arrested over fires that gutted GAA club and youth centre Waterford

19-year-old arrested over fires that gutted GAA club and youth centre

The GAA club has vowed to rebuild the structure.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie: Fianna Fáil won’t be back on government benches after next election We All Partied

Bertie: Fianna Fáil won’t be back on government benches after next election

The former Taoiseach and party leader said he does think they will make a comeback and he hopes he lives to see it.

Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Limerick farmer tackled passenger who tried to open door mid-flight I Can Be Your Hero Baby

Limerick farmer tackled passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

A local councillor said the man is a very popular character in the Kilcornan area and doesn’t think his heroic act was that big a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters believe proposed changes to fire engine crews will put public at risk Fire

Firefighters believe proposed changes to fire engine crews will put public at risk

Siptu says there are concerns that reducing levels of staff on fire engines could put lives at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Seven-month-old foal found with massive neck wounds in Sligo Abandoned

Seven-month-old foal found with massive neck wounds in Sligo

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image some people may find distressing.

From TheJournal.ie Judge rules that emojis are important evidence Smiley Face

Judge rules that emojis are important evidence

The defence in a case relating to a website that facilitated the sale of weapons and drugs argued that emoticons and online grammar can distort a person’s meaning and should be taken into consideration.

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Disturbing allegations’ of garda failures in case of Polish woman’s alleged rape Anna Bubula

‘Disturbing allegations’ of garda failures in case of Polish woman’s alleged rape

An investigation into potential failures is now taking place.

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier Lebanon

Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie The Tories tried to use Sinn Féin to have a go at Ed Miliband Your Worst Nightmare

The Tories tried to use Sinn Féin to have a go at Ed Miliband

Sinn Féin said it was silly behaviour from the Conservatives

From TheJournal.ie This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh Tortured

This Staffie dog was hogtied and cooked alive over a fire at The Curragh

The little dog was spotted by a jockey at the racecourse and brought to a local vet but he could not be saved.

From TheJournal.ie Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office Mayo

Man questioned over suspected arson attack on Michelle Mulherin’s constituency office

Gardaí said there was minimal damage to the office.

Tuesday 27 January, 2015

First-time buyers will be able to borrow 90% of property value up to €220k

New mortgage regulations announced today will mean all other primary dwelling buyers will have to pay 20% of the value themselves.

Monday 26 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Horny New Yorkers are flocking to Craigslist in search of blizzard hook-ups CUDDLES

Horny New Yorkers are flocking to Craigslist in search of blizzard hook-ups

New York’s state Governor said today this blizzard could be a matter of life and death, so going on the pull was the obvious response.

From TheJournal.ie There’s going to be a Marmite Easter egg this year… Love It?

Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April

Dual fuel customers stand to save an average of €58.

From TheJournal.ie Douze points: The UK will be voting in Ireland’s Eurovision semi-final and people are delighted Hold Me Now
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From TheJournal.ie There are 844 people under the age of 25 in Irish prisons Second Chances

Sunday 25 January, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Invisible boyfriends, reckless Snapchats and what it’s like to have your life stolen online Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Invisible boyfriends, reckless Snapchats and what it’s like to have your life stolen online

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

From TheJournal.ie GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we’re rushed off our feet? Vulnerable

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we’re rushed off our feet?

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.

Saturday 24 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing Missing

Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing

Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.

Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Elaine O’Hara’s father, penalty points cancellations and babies at a maternity hospital in Galway had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists in Scotland managed to SLOW DOWN the speed of light Impulse Drive

Scientists in Scotland managed to SLOW DOWN the speed of light

The team applied a mask to an optical beam, giving photons a spatial structure that reduced their speed.

From TheJournal.ie Two babies died and five more were deprived of oxygen at Galway maternity hospital Ballinasloe

Two babies died and five more were deprived of oxygen at Galway maternity hospital

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has released details of a helpline this evening for service users who have concerns.

Thursday 22 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I want to live my life as who I am’ – Ireland’s trans community speak out in moving video Recognition This post contains videos

‘I want to live my life as who I am’ – Ireland’s trans community speak out in moving video

The proposed gender recognition legislation means the world to them but it will still exclude certain members of the community.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

The teachers’ strike, the ECB’s money-creation programme and Graham Dwyer’s trial had everyone talking.

From TheJournal.ie Have you ever stayed in one of Ireland’s top ten hotels? Holiday At Home

Have you ever stayed in one of Ireland’s top ten hotels?

Tripadvisor released a list of the best hotels to stay in this year.

From TheJournal.ie Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website Google It

Iona Institute respond with their own chart of prominent words on their website

A chart showing that ‘gay and ‘same-sex’ are frequently used words on the site has been widely shared on social media today.

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From TheJournal.ie Body of man who fell into River Nore recovered by naval divers Kilkenny

Body of man who fell into River Nore recovered by naval divers

The man fell into the river early Sunday morning when he was walking with friends.

From TheJournal.ie Someone ripped out their water meter and is offering it up online Unwanted Present

Someone ripped out their water meter and is offering it up online

Surprisingly, no one is interested in taking it off their hands.

From TheJournal.ie Body of man recovered after car entered water at Courtown Harbour Wexford

Body of man recovered after car entered water at Courtown Harbour

No one else was injured in the incident this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Man due in court over fatal stabbing in Dún Laoghaire Court Appearance This post contains images

Man due in court over fatal stabbing in Dún Laoghaire

65-year-old widow Jane Braidwood sustained stab wounds in the attack at Clarinda Park East on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

One in eight Irish children live in deprivation

There are fewer people currently at risk of poverty, however, and Joan Burton is pretty happy about that.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision Shattered

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.

Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

The death of a woman in Dublin, water contamination and the city of Paris’ decision to sue Fox News had everyone talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave Dads

Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave

Junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he’s confident this provision will be included in new legislation currently being drafted.

From TheJournal.ie Marian Finucane ties the knot with long-term partner Hitched

Marian Finucane ties the knot with long-term partner

The presenter and her new husband have been together for 30 years.

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