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# breaking-news - Monday 23 January, 2012

Human remains discovered in the Wicklow Mountains
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Human remains discovered in the Wicklow Mountains

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:40 PM 5,504 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí had been carrying out a search operation in the area in connection with the disappearance of a teenager.

# breaking-news - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Drivers warned over spate of carjackings in Belfast
# Carjacking
# Carjacking

Drivers warned over spate of carjackings in Belfast

Jan 17th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,775 Views 4 Comments

There have been at least ten car hijackings in the city over the past two weeks – and an MLA has warned of possible deaths if they continue.

# breaking-news - Monday 16 January, 2012

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February
# Politics
# Politics

Proinsias de Rossa to step down as MEP in February

Jan 16th 2012, 2:21 PM 4,345 Views 33 Comments

The Labour MEP gave no reason for the unexpected announcement.

# breaking-news - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Fergie charged by Turkish court over orphans film
# Fergie
# Fergie

Fergie charged by Turkish court over orphans film

Jan 12th 2012, 7:04 PM 7,637 Views 20 Comments

The Duchess of York secretly filmed orphanages in Turkey for a 2008 ITV documentary – but Turkey now says she broke the law.

# breaking-news - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Jape, Lisa Hannigan and Bell X1 among nominees for Choice Music Prize
# And The Nominees Are...
# And The Nominees Are...

Jape, Lisa Hannigan and Bell X1 among nominees for Choice Music Prize

Jan 11th 2012, 3:44 PM 1,817 Views 5 Comments

Check out the full list of nominees here. Who’s your money on?

# breaking-news - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Three arrested over attempted abduction of Kildare family
# Abduction
# Abduction

Three arrested over attempted abduction of Kildare family

Jan 10th 2012, 12:54 PM 3,356 Views 4 Comments

Armed men tried take a security company employee, his wife, and their 2-year-old son hostage in their Kildare home in April of last year.

# breaking-news - Monday 9 January, 2012

Body of missing Tipperary man found in River Suir
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Body of missing Tipperary man found in River Suir

Jan 9th 2012, 5:25 PM 6,981 Views 14 Comments

24-year-old Christopher Cronin went missing from Clonmel on 2 Jan.

# breaking-news - Friday 6 January, 2012

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants
# Implants
# Implants

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants

Jan 6th 2012, 6:05 PM 1,392 Views 3 Comments

There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.

# breaking-news - Thursday 5 January, 2012

New arrest in Ballyfermot murder case
# Shooting
# Shooting

New arrest in Ballyfermot murder case

Jan 5th 2012, 11:29 AM 2,303 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí arrested a man in relation to the murder of David Darcy, who was shot dead as he sat in a van in Ballyfermot on the morning of 28 November.

# breaking-news - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Minister for Jobs tells both sides in Vita Cortex dispute: it's time to talk
# Vita Cortex
# Vita Cortex

Minister for Jobs tells both sides in Vita Cortex dispute: it's time to talk

Jan 3rd 2012, 7:07 PM 1,599 Views 13 Comments

Richard Bruton has encouraged both sides in the dispute to meet – and has asked the Labour Relations Commission to be on stand-by to assist.

'Viable' explosive device made safe by bomb squad in Dublin
# Bomb Squad
# Bomb Squad

'Viable' explosive device made safe by bomb squad in Dublin

Jan 3rd 2012, 5:30 PM 4,663 Views 8 Comments

The viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found in a home in Finglas in north Dublin this afternoon.

Google redesigns its home page - but you may not see it for several weeks
# Google
# Google

Google redesigns its home page - but you may not see it for several weeks

Jan 3rd 2012, 12:53 PM 5,463 Views 15 Comments

The revamp is one of the biggest changes to the Google homepage since it launched over a decade ago.

# breaking-news - Thursday 29 December, 2011

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide
# Chile
# Chile

38 years on, Chile closes Allende case after confirming suicide

Dec 29th 2011, 10:27 PM 4,567 Views 11 Comments

The Chilean leader was found dead while defending the presidential palace in the 1973 coup in Chile, in which General Augusto Pinochet seized power.

Battery farming of hens to be banned from this weekend
# Cluck
# Cluck

Battery farming of hens to be banned from this weekend

Dec 29th 2011, 6:15 PM 7,144 Views 33 Comments

Small, cramped cages will be illegal from 1 January as an EU-wide directive comes into force.

# breaking-news - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

New York Times accidentally sends email to over 8 million readers
# Oops
# Oops

New York Times accidentally sends email to over 8 million readers

Dec 28th 2011, 9:49 PM 10,402 Views 17 Comments

The company has apologised after the email which was due to go to around 300 people instead went out to over 8.6 million people worldwide.

Man carrying a gun arrested in Belfast shop
# Belfast
# Belfast

Man carrying a gun arrested in Belfast shop

Dec 28th 2011, 8:25 PM 3,888 Views 10 Comments

The 22-year-old had been acting suspiciously at a business premises on Royal Avenue this afternoon.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Dec 28th 2011, 7:50 PM 4,511 Views 0 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: A seventh person dies on the country’s roads over Christmas, why Betfair won’t be paying out €25 million, and the strangest pics from Kim Jong-Il’s funeral.

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral
# North Korea
# North Korea

The 10 strangest photographs from Kim Jong-Il's funeral

Dec 28th 2011, 6:06 PM 28,165 Views 71 Comments

The funeral of the North Korean dictator has been taking place in Pyongyang today. Here’s a round-up of the 10 most grabbing photographs from it.

Man killed in car crash in Waterford
# Roads
# Roads

Man killed in car crash in Waterford

Dec 28th 2011, 4:35 PM 3,462 Views 1 Comment

The man in his 70s was driving a car which was involved in a collision in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.

# breaking-news - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Gardaí seek help tracing missing 69-year-old man
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí seek help tracing missing 69-year-old man

Dec 27th 2011, 9:30 PM 5,491 Views 9 Comments

John Tiernan was last seen at his home in Dundalk on Christmas Eve.

Cork victim died of head trauma and stab wounds
# Cork
# Cork

Cork victim died of head trauma and stab wounds

Dec 27th 2011, 8:41 PM 3,744 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí are continuing the investigation into the incident in Togher early this morning in which two other people were also injured.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Dec 27th 2011, 7:51 PM 5,522 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Sinead O’Connor ends her fourth marriage, the sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork continues, and what exactly is going to happen at Kim Jong-Il’s funeral tomorrow?

Visitors warned to stay away as vomiting bug hits Beaumont Hospital
# Vomiting Bug
# Vomiting Bug

Visitors warned to stay away as vomiting bug hits Beaumont Hospital

Dec 27th 2011, 5:20 PM 2,365 Views 5 Comments

Forty-two patients and some staff have already been hit by the winter vomiting bug – so only essential visits are allowed to the Dublin hospital.

Prince Philip released from hospital after treatment for blocked artery
# Prince Philip
# Prince Philip

Prince Philip released from hospital after treatment for blocked artery

Dec 27th 2011, 3:15 PM 3,113 Views 14 Comments

The 90-year-old spend four days in hospital undergoing treatment for a blocked coronary artery.

Concern grows for missing 69-year-old woman
# Missing
# Missing

Concern grows for missing 69-year-old woman

Dec 27th 2011, 2:24 PM 2,510 Views 0 Comments

Nora Palmer was last seen near Newry Bus Station two days before Christmas.

# breaking-news - Friday 23 December, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma
# Burma
# Burma

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:38 AM 625 Views 2 Comments

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

# breaking-news - Thursday 22 December, 2011

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas
# Criminal Justice
# Criminal Justice

160 prisoners to be granted temporary release for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2011, 5:29 PM 2,566 Views 18 Comments

The majority of the prisoners come from lower security institutions.

# breaking-news - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Graphic photographs to be placed on cigarette packets
# Smoking
# Smoking

Graphic photographs to be placed on cigarette packets

Dec 21st 2011, 5:00 PM 3,767 Views 68 Comments

Minister for Health James Reilly has said that he hopes the images, which show the negative health impacts associated with smoking, will ‘shock’ people into thinking about the impact of smoking.

Revealed: Ireland's top 10 favourite books
# Reading
# Reading

Revealed: Ireland's top 10 favourite books

Dec 21st 2011, 3:32 PM 13,539 Views 46 Comments

Eason’s asked people to vote on their favourite books – did your favourite make the list?

# breaking-news - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland
# Couples
# Couples

Same-sex partnerships from abroad to be recognised in Ireland

Dec 20th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,884 Views 17 Comments

Gay couples who were married in New York, Illinois, South Africa and other parts of the world will be recognised as being in a civil partnership under Irish law.

# breaking-news - Monday 19 December, 2011

Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...

Dec 19th 2011, 11:45 AM 3,275 Views 58 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also said it is “too early” to make a call about whether a referendum will be necessary on the EU budget deal.

# breaking-news - Friday 16 December, 2011

Britney Spears engaged to boyfriend
# Baby One More Time
From The Daily Edge
# Baby One More Time

Britney Spears engaged to boyfriend

Dec 16th 2011, 8:56 PM 5,211 Views 20 Comments

The 30-year-old singer is set to get married to her boyfriend and former agent Jason Trawick. It will be her third marriage.

Pearse Doherty won't pay Household Charge - but says don't follow his lead
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Pearse Doherty won't pay Household Charge - but says don't follow his lead

Dec 16th 2011, 6:48 PM 5,496 Views 116 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD has said that anyone who doesn’t pay the charge should be mindful of legal and financial consequences.

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries
# Eurocrisis
# Eurocrisis

Ratings agency may downgrade Ireland - and 5 other eurozone countries

Dec 16th 2011, 6:07 PM 3,255 Views 37 Comments

Fitch ratings agency has this evening said it is considering downgrading Ireland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Cyprus by one or two notches.

# breaking-news - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Minister denies JobBridge interns are replacing staff at Garda Vetting Unit
# Jobs
# Jobs

Minister denies JobBridge interns are replacing staff at Garda Vetting Unit

Dec 14th 2011, 6:31 PM 3,317 Views 26 Comments

10 staff are being let go by the Garda Vetting Unit just weeks before Jobsbridge interns start there – but the Minister for Justice says they’re not replacements.

Seanad could operate on a voluntary basis  - FG Senator
# Volunteers
# Volunteers

Seanad could operate on a voluntary basis - FG Senator

Dec 14th 2011, 5:09 PM 1,949 Views 21 Comments

Senator Catherine Noone said that Senators could work on a volunteer basis to preserve the Seanad as a “key feature of our democratic system”.

# breaking-news - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Gary Neville calls time on his career
# Pipe And Slippers
From The42
# Pipe And Slippers

Gary Neville calls time on his career

Feb 2nd 2011, 6:42 PM 492 Views 1 Comment

Manchester United’s club captain has announced his retirement from football as he approaches his thirty-sixth birthday.

# breaking-news - Friday 24 December, 2010

Santa sets off on 33-hour marathon journey
# Santawatch
From The Daily Edge
# Santawatch

Santa sets off on 33-hour marathon journey

Dec 24th 2010, 11:31 AM 1,024 Views 0 Comments

There’s a few billion children to get presents to, so Santa’s setting off in good time and starting with a trip to New Zealand.