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Dublin: 12 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie This artist wants women to wear their period stains all over them Leak Chic

This artist wants women to wear their period stains all over them

Chella Quint’s very unique campaign encourages young girls to be less self conscious about menstruation by “reclaiming the stain”.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse Waiting Lists

Varadkar: Clearly if Mr Kelleher was minister, things would be much worse

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher criticised the Health Minister’s approach to HSE waiting lists, with 41,600 people waiting more than a year for an outpatient appointment.

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

From TheJournal.ie Now you won’t be getting your first water bill until the end of January Water Charges

Now you won’t be getting your first water bill until the end of January

The deadline for applications has been extended to the end of November.

From TheJournal.ie 5 unusual things the Late Debate’s Twitter account is mad for The Little Things

5 unusual things the Late Debate’s Twitter account is mad for

Sometimes you’ve just got to let your hair down…

Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Roden is the founder of Ding, a company which employs 150 people in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide Dublin Marathon

Dublin fireman will run marathon with child’s weight on his shoulders to highlight teen suicide

Don’t worry though, he won’t be running with an actual child on his shoulders.

From TheJournal.ie The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin Bleeding Art

The artist who injected his wife with horse blood is in Dublin

The Science Gallery has a new exhibition but it’s not for the faint-hearted…

From TheJournal.ie 29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife’s insurance Home Births

29 women still without midwives after withdrawal of midwife’s insurance

Some of these women may now be forced to have their babies in hospital, rather than at home.

From TheJournal.ie More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas Epidemic

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

Thursday 23 October, 2014

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie ‘When my son’s test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me’ Liberia

‘When my son’s test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me’

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

From TheJournal.ie Council decides to take developer’s money instead of social housing Ballymun

Council decides to take developer’s money instead of social housing

A number of councillors in the area have criticised the move but one said he would support the decision – so long as that money is used by the council for social housing.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple’s attackers look set to avoid prison Mayo

Calls for harsher sentences as garda couple’s attackers look set to avoid prison

One of the off-duty gardaí who was attacked now has to wear glasses permanently – the GRA says offenders should feel the full rigours of the law.

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Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you

More than half of businesses in Ireland are planning to increase basic employee salaries.

Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply Medication

Irish pharmacists say epilepsy and pain relief drugs in short supply

The Department of Health said medicine shortages are a global issue but it works with health professionals to avoid and manage them when they arise.

Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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 Andrea Kavanagh has been found safe and well Missing

Andrea Kavanagh has been found safe and well

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.

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