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Dublin: 9 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Yesterday’s News

Newstalk’s Chris Donoghue will anchor UTV Ireland’s news programmes

The broadcaster will also continue presenting Newstalk’s Breakfast show.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail resumes services after man killed on the line in Wexford Transport

Irish Rail resumes services after man killed on the line in Wexford

The incident occurred south of Wexford Station.

From TheJournal.ie This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from ‘dangerous mutual provocation’ Peace

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from ‘dangerous mutual provocation’

He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.

Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started Jobswatch

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

The job will be filled over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers Clamp Happy

Nine complaints a day made against Dublin clampers

Three clamping staff were also attacked during that time in the city.

Sunday 19 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Freezing eggs, Pac-Man stamps and Apple’s latest announcement Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Freezing eggs, Pac-Man stamps and Apple’s latest announcement

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

Saturday 18 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old who’s lobbying RTÉ to use sign language in Toy Show wins award Well Done

Nine-year-old who’s lobbying RTÉ to use sign language in Toy Show wins award

Quaid Cleland is on a mission to get the whole country using sign language so we can all communicate with one another.

Friday 17 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More people have been complaining about gardaí this year Investigations

More people have been complaining about gardaí this year

GSOC said time taken to receive information requested from the Garda Síochána in relation to investigations has “improved significantly”.

From TheJournal.ie Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home Death

Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home

Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.

Thursday 16 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients’ at Tallaght Hospital Inspection

‘Unclean equipment posed high risk to patients’ at Tallaght Hospital

A report gave details of unclean equipment, unregulated isolation rooms and potential risk of inter-patient transmission of infective material because of low staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Public order offences down in Dublin as gardaí target drunks and ‘aggressive begging’ Law And Order

Public order offences down in Dublin as gardaí target drunks and ‘aggressive begging’

Justice Minister said figures for the first nine months of this year show drunkenness is down significantly in the two main city centre divisions.

Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice Wing And A Prayer

Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice

A spokesperson for the company in charge of organising the tour said a different plane will be taking passengers to Medjugorje now.

From TheJournal.ie Four judges chosen to fill vacancies in High Court New Kids On The Block

Four judges chosen to fill vacancies in High Court

The judges have been nominated to fill the vacancies that will arise when other High Court judges move to the new Court of Appeal.

Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie All children from NI who need heart surgery will soon be having it in Dublin Little Hearts

All children from NI who need heart surgery will soon be having it in Dublin

A working group found that having two surgical centres north and south of the border could not be justified due to the small number of surgeries each year.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes, child benefit and Michael Noonan’s cough – here’s how Twitter reacted to the Budget Fanning The Phlegm
From TheJournal.ie Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you… Home Sweet Home

Saving to buy your first home? Michael Noonan had some good news for you…

First time buyers will get a refund on the money they saved for their deposit.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

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From TheJournal.ie Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out Budget 2015

Good news if you have a private pension: The levy is on its way out

The levy will be reduced from 2015 and will be abolished at the end of next year.

Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better Direct Provision

Retired judge to chair group that will tell government how to treat asylum seekers better

Representatives from a number of refugee rights groups are also part of the group.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges Taking A Stand

This Cork man is on hunger strike to protest against the water charges

Gary Coleman plans to stay on the hunger strike until 25 October, when a march is planned against the charges in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Have you seen 15-year-old Andrea Kavanagh? Missing

Have you seen 15-year-old Andrea Kavanagh?

The teen has been missing from the Castlehill area of Enniscorthy since Saturday evening.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Traffickers operate only to make money from human misery’ Prostitution

‘Traffickers operate only to make money from human misery’

The Justice Minister at a garda conference today quoted victims of sex trafficking who had spoken about their experience with law enforcement in Ireland.

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From TheJournal.ie Lower dole rate leaves Ireland’s young people ‘struggling to make ends meet’ Jobseekers

Lower dole rate leaves Ireland’s young people ‘struggling to make ends meet’

An organisation representing young people in Ireland is calling for the €188 rate to be restored for all young people who are taking part in education, training and works experience programmes.

Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year Disability

338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year

Parking in this spots when you don’t actually need to is not only illegal, it makes life very difficult for people who have disabilities.

Sunday 5 October, 2014

Weird Wide Web: An apology to drag queens, a DOOM Lego masterpiece and helping you switch off

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

Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

Friday 3 October, 2014

Facebook’s takeover of Whatsapp has been approved – what does that mean for you?

The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s drug situation hasn’t gotten worse, it’s just ‘shifted to other areas’ Addiction

Dublin’s drug situation hasn’t gotten worse, it’s just ‘shifted to other areas’

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

From TheJournal.ie McNulty thanks supporters as it emerges he might take seat if elected Seanad

McNulty thanks supporters as it emerges he might take seat if elected

Lots of people have already voted for him there are no do-overs in Seanad by-elections…

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann issues rainfall warning for seven counties Game Over

Met Éireann issues rainfall warning for seven counties

If you’re in Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork or Waterford, get your umbrellas out.

Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about jobs, Phil Hogan and protests in Hong Kong.

From TheJournal.ie 38-year-old motorcyclist killed in Dublin crash Road Death

38-year-old motorcyclist killed in Dublin crash

The man’s bike collided with a car this afternoon in Drimnagh.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What do you think should be done about Ireland’s drug problem? Addiction

Open thread: What do you think should be done about Ireland’s drug problem?

RTÉ’s Prime Time tonight focused on the drug problem in Dublin – what do you think the solution is?

From TheJournal.ie 425 Irish dogs helped break a Guinness World Record Good Dogs

425 Irish dogs helped break a Guinness World Record

They broke the record for the largest number of pooches being trained to sit, give the paw, lie down and target touch at the same time.

From TheJournal.ie Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars Derry

Robbers burst into home of elderly couple armed with screwdrivers and iron bars

The couple were not physically harmed but were left badly shaken.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for man with medical condition missing in Wexford Missing

Concern for man with medical condition missing in Wexford

Sean O’Neill was last seen on Tuesday.

Wednesday 1 October, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about UK teen Alice Gross, a body found in a Meath bog and water charges.

From TheJournal.ie 12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall Shankill

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall

The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-water charge protesters say ‘don’t register’ – Irish Water says it’ll cost you Return To Sender

Anti-water charge protesters say ‘don’t register’ – Irish Water says it’ll cost you

Irish Water said those who do not register will face a default tariff of €424 a year.

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