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Dublin: 12 °C Sunday 21 September, 2014

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Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish man to run marathon in Amazon to raise money for teacher with cancer Brazil

Irish man to run marathon in Amazon to raise money for teacher with cancer

The former teacher of his nephew has been diagnosed with mixed cell lymphoma, a very rare form of cancer, and he’s hoping to help cover the cost of her treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’ Education

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is ‘unregulated waste of money’

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king Csi Leicester

Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king

Three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly – two to the skull and one to the pelvis.

From TheJournal.ie Two people a week die of mouth cancer – get a free examination today Watch Your Mouth

Two people a week die of mouth cancer – get a free examination today

It’s Mouth Cancer Awareness day and more than 500 dental surgeries will check your gob for free today. It only takes five minutes.

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Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Tuesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie NCT ordered to release test results to mother of woman killed in crash Road Death

NCT ordered to release test results to mother of woman killed in crash

26-year-old Amanda O’Flaherty’s car was found to be defective in an inquest but the NCT had refused to release results of a test it had done a month before she bought it.

From TheJournal.ie People who eat high-fat dairy foods less likely to develop type 2 diabetes Pass The Cheese

People who eat high-fat dairy foods less likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Researchers found there is no association between low-fat dairy products and the risk of T2D.

From TheJournal.ie Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years Discovery

Danish archaeologists uncover ringed Viking fortress for first time in 60 years

The fortress was a genuine military facility and was probably the scene of fighting as well.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings Trinners For...oh

Trinity College down ten points in world university rankings

Ireland’s top ranked institution is now 71st in the world, while two universities in the UK have moved up in the top ten.

From TheJournal.ie McCabe had ‘constructive’ penalty points meeting but still feels ‘not accepted’ in force Whistleblower

McCabe had ‘constructive’ penalty points meeting but still feels ‘not accepted’ in force

McCabe will spend the rest of the week in Dublin outlining the new allegations that gardaí have been cancelling penalty points since new regulations came in.

Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Galway nurses to protest ‘severe overcrowding’ in Emergency Department Hospitals

Galway nurses to protest ‘severe overcrowding’ in Emergency Department

The INMO said today nurses are finishing shifts “in a distressed state, experiencing burnout and frustration at the lack of action”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man wins €350,000 in Lotto after picking ‘wrong numbers’ Luck Of The Draw

Dublin man wins €350,000 in Lotto after picking ‘wrong numbers’

The man made a mistake while typing his numbers while buying an online ticket and it’s the best mistake he’s ever made.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early Rehabilitation

Ireland could free up 24,000 hospital beds by letting stroke patients out early

A study published today found extra resourcing to help people get back on their feet in their own homes could also save the health system millions.

Sunday 14 September, 2014

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about cancelled penalty points, a closed prison unit and another IS hostage beheading.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower Fresh Allegations

Gardaí STILL cancelling penalty points, says whistleblower

McCabe has handed over evidence to GSOC and has been interviewed at the Ombudsman’s office recently.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy unit with ‘air of neglect and decay’ closed after damning report Prisons

Mountjoy unit with ‘air of neglect and decay’ closed after damning report

The Inspector of Prisons had said prisoners in the unit were inactive and the unit was ‘dirty’during his visits.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman in Kent fights off mugger by punching him in the mouth Tough Granny

Elderly woman in Kent fights off mugger by punching him in the mouth

The woman was walking her dog early this morning when the man grabbed her.

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From TheJournal.ie “57 families have had to identify the body of the person they love” Road Deaths

“57 families have had to identify the body of the person they love”

Northern Ireland’s Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin made an emotional appeal to people to take care on the roads as deaths have already reached last year’s total.

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old Sait Canbullu found safe and well in Sligo Wexford

15-year-old Sait Canbullu found safe and well in Sligo

Gardaí said earlier today they were satisfied that he was not abducted.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer injured in Belfast road crash Collision

Police officer injured in Belfast road crash

A woman driving a car involved in the incident was not injured but suffered shock.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: New iPhones, Instagram drug deals and a sandpit game controller Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: New iPhones, Instagram drug deals and a sandpit game controller

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

From TheJournal.ie Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt ‘most vulnerable in society’ Medication

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt ‘most vulnerable in society’

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War Gone But Not Forgotten

Memorial to honour six Limerick men who fought in Spanish Civil War

The six men joined the International Brigade in its fight with the Republican side against Franco’s army.

Saturday 13 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll POPULAR KIDS

Good news for Enda: Government support up in new poll

The Red C poll for the Sunday Business Post also found the majority of Irish people think the country’s economy is generally on track. There now.

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s taking about a child abduction in Wexford, the discovery of Gerard Daly’s body and Michael Noonan’s good news.

From TheJournal.ie Four arrested for trespassing at ‘pyjama couple’ house in Castleknock Evicted

Four arrested for trespassing at ‘pyjama couple’ house in Castleknock

A group of protesters took over the house yesterday after the pensioners was evicted from it last month.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Winter is coming’ and nurses say Irish hospitals are not prepared Overcrowding

‘Winter is coming’ and nurses say Irish hospitals are not prepared

Figures show there was a 19% increase in the number of patients on trolleys compared to last year.

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From TheJournal.ie Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system Justice

Ireland spending €150 million a year on asylum system

One third of asylum seekers in Ireland are children and many people have been waiting more than a decade for a decision on their application.

From TheJournal.ie Older people driven to banks by criminals to ‘take out large sums of money’ Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to ‘take out large sums of money’

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

From TheJournal.ie Woman taken to hospital after car bursts in to flames on M50 Crash

Woman taken to hospital after car bursts in to flames on M50

The woman escaped with minor injuries.

From TheJournal.ie These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy Gruelling

These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy

The swim is in memory of a family friend with epilepsy who died in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Shots fired outside Westmeath pub Gun Crime

Shots fired outside Westmeath pub

Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident but they are appealing for witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield Lights Camera Action

Watch 1,500 Irish soldiers groan with pain on the Braveheart battlefield

It was the largest scale movie production to come to Ireland and was the start of something big for the film industry…

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how to tell if you’re addicted to Facebook Switch Off

Here’s how to tell if you’re addicted to Facebook

It might be time for a ‘digital detox’.

From TheJournal.ie Trial of human rights activist ‘based on scant and dubious evidence’ Egypt

Trial of human rights activist ‘based on scant and dubious evidence’

Another female activist arrested after a protest in June is currently on hunger strike.

Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland’s oldest ever case Late Diagnosis

76-year-old woman diagnosed with cystic fibrosis is Ireland’s oldest ever case

The woman is the oldest ever first presentation of the condition in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here’s some advice… Celebrations

Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here’s some advice…

Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.

From TheJournal.ie Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life Drug Use

Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

From TheJournal.ie More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today Me Nerves

More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today

There was an increase in the number of students taking up higher level maths and more than 90% of the Junior Cycle cohort takes up science.

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