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# cia - Today’s News

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement
# Ichh
# Ichh

Anthony Flynn's DCC seat may remain vacant if councillors can't agree on replacement

16 minutes ago 384 Views 0 Comments
  • Councillors were due to vote on replacing Anthony Flynn in October but were split over how to proceed
  • Some councillors are backing a volunteer from Inner City Helping Homeless, the charity Flynn co-founded
  • However others say the vote should be deferred until ICHH has been wound down, writes Órla Ryan

# cia - Yesterday’s News

Cardinals remain on course for number one seed in play-offs as Brady fires Bucs to victory
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Cardinals remain on course for number one seed in play-offs as Brady fires Bucs to victory

1 hour ago 780 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions finally won their first game of the season.

Morikawa squanders five-shot lead as Hovland captures Hero World Challenge
# Get In The Hole
From The42
# Get In The Hole

Morikawa squanders five-shot lead as Hovland captures Hero World Challenge

2 hours ago 1,976 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy finished the tournament in 18th place.

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?
# Treaty Centenary
# Treaty Centenary

Quiz: How well do you know the history of the Treaty negotiations?

2 hours ago 12,442 Views 6 Comments

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed 100 years ago this week.

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor
# How Winning Is Done
From The42
# How Winning Is Done

Finding peace on the water, meeting Sly Stallone, and enjoying the pressure of being Katie Taylor

2 hours ago 13,698 Views 2 Comments

‘I mean, I think it’d be unusual for me if I wasn’t the favourite going into a fight at this stage,’ laughed Taylor ahead of her title defence next Saturday.

Former Longford Town player returns as manager for 2022 season
# Gary's At The Wheel
From The42
# Gary's At The Wheel

Former Longford Town player returns as manager for 2022 season

2 hours ago 2,044 Views 0 Comments

Gary Cronin takes over following the departure of Daire Doyle last month.

Mullen grabs late try as Blackrock edge Dublin derby with Old Belvedere
# Round-Up
From The42
# Round-Up

Mullen grabs late try as Blackrock edge Dublin derby with Old Belvedere

3 hours ago 2,866 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, defending champions Railway Union defeated Galwegians in the Women’s All-Ireland League.

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: An insurance consultant on €35K living in Munster

4 hours ago 20,958 Views 4 Comments

This week, our reader is busy renovating her home, which she purchased with her partner in August.

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire
# F1
From The42
# F1

Hamilton edges out Verstappen in crazy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as title race heads to the wire

4 hours ago 29,228 Views 48 Comments

The title will be decided at the final race in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

4 hours ago 6,301 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# cia - Monday 11 January, 2021

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
# Spies
# Spies

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,979 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

# cia - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
# Not Going Quietly
# Not Going Quietly

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too

Nov 10th 2020, 1:05 PM 94,637 Views 53 Comments

Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.

# cia - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China
# Espionage
# Espionage

Former CIA officer charged with selling US secrets and exposing informants to China

Aug 18th 2020, 7:36 AM 17,609 Views 1 Comment

He was tricked into admitting his activities last year by a US undercover agent.

# cia - Friday 29 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 73,764 Views 3 Comments

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

# cia - Saturday 14 September, 2019

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s
# Coo-ld War
# Coo-ld War

CIA reveals it tried to train animals to spy on the Russians in the 1970s

Sep 14th 2019, 10:16 AM 9,644 Views 20 Comments

The CIA hoped birds of prey could be trained for “emplacement” missions like dropping a listening device on a windowsill.

# cia - Monday 22 July, 2019

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
# Iran-US Tensions
# Iran-US Tensions

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:24 AM 28,011 Views 39 Comments

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

# cia - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder
# Jamal Khashoggi
# Jamal Khashoggi

'There's not a smoking gun but a smoking saw': US senators oppose Trump on Saudi journalist's murder

Dec 5th 2018, 7:54 AM 13,823 Views 17 Comments

The CIA’s director briefed a small group of senators about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi yesterday.

# cia - Saturday 17 November, 2018

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing
# Mbs
# Mbs

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered Khashoggi killing

Nov 17th 2018, 8:34 AM 34,156 Views 51 Comments

The Washington Post reported on the claims last night.

# cia - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

Ex-CIA bosses have issued a scathing statement about Donald Trump

Aug 18th 2018, 8:03 AM 40,671 Views 78 Comments

Former directors appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents backed the statement.

# cia - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'
# Banana Republic
# Banana Republic

Trump under fire for blacklisting former CIA director who said he lacked 'decency'

Aug 16th 2018, 8:17 AM 15,496 Views 62 Comments

Former secretary of state John Kerry accused the US President of “personal petty politics”.

# cia - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

May 17th 2018, 9:27 PM 13,400 Views 51 Comments

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

# cia - Friday 20 April, 2018

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years
# Crackas With Attitude
# Crackas With Attitude

Teen 'cyber terrorist' who hacked CIA chief jailed for two years

Apr 20th 2018, 10:17 PM 26,740 Views 41 Comments

Kane Gamble was 15 when he started carrying out the attacks from his bedroom in Leicestershire.

# cia - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un
# North Korea
# North Korea

CIA chief secretly met Kim Jong-un

Apr 18th 2018, 7:22 AM 8,404 Views 16 Comments

The US and North Korea are preparing for a meeting between Kim and Donald Trump.

# cia - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Who is Gina Haspel, the black ops veteran Trump's nominated to lead the CIA?

Mar 17th 2018, 4:03 PM 11,381 Views 26 Comments

If she wins the nomination, she would be the first female director of the CIA.

# cia - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies
# Espionage
# Espionage

Former CIA agent arrested in New York with top secret info listing real identities of undercover spies

Jan 17th 2018, 8:33 AM 22,085 Views 20 Comments

The man was found with documents in JFK International Airport.

# cia - Friday 23 June, 2017

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food
# The Sweetest Haul
# The Sweetest Haul

CIA penetrated by insider network of snack thieves who stole 3k worth of junk food

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:45 AM 22,837 Views 13 Comments

A substantial amount of crisps and chocolate were nicked from the spy agency.

# cia - Friday 2 June, 2017

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism
# I WASN'T LISTENING
# I WASN'T LISTENING

Vladimir Putin sits down with Megyn Kelly and compares Russia hacking claims to anti-Semitism

Jun 2nd 2017, 5:30 PM 13,779 Views 47 Comments

The Russian president denied meddling in the US election.

# cia - Monday 22 May, 2017

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years
# Killed In Action
# Killed In Action

China killed or jailed up to 20 US spies in two years

May 22nd 2017, 9:43 AM 17,228 Views 46 Comments

Western espionage services have traditionally found it exceptionally hard to develop spy networks in China and Russia.

# cia - Friday 5 May, 2017

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

North Korea says it foiled a CIA attempt to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

May 5th 2017, 3:10 PM 15,035 Views 33 Comments

It is claimed a man named Kim was being coerced into killing the North Korean leader using a biochemical weapon.

# cia - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak
# Who's Watching You
# Who's Watching You

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' and warns he has a lot more info to leak

Mar 9th 2017, 10:35 PM 22,594 Views 83 Comments

US officials told CNN that a federal criminal investigation was being opened into the leak.

# cia - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'
# Espionage
# Espionage

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'

Mar 7th 2017, 4:19 PM 25,656 Views 108 Comments

The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.

# cia - Thursday 5 January, 2017

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election
# Clapper
# Clapper

John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election

Jan 5th 2017, 4:34 PM 13,200 Views 162 Comments

The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.

# cia - Sunday 11 December, 2016

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'
# Red Scare
# Red Scare

Trump says CIA finding Russia helped him win election is 'just another excuse'

Dec 11th 2016, 5:18 PM 13,064 Views 117 Comments

Trump dismissed the reports as an attempt by Democrats to excuse their election loss.

# cia - Saturday 10 December, 2016

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report
# Review
# Review

CIA finds Russia intervened in the US election to help Trump win: report

Dec 10th 2016, 7:53 AM 20,094 Views 81 Comments

The Washington Post report has drawn an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp.

# cia - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?
# Evan Almighty
# Evan Almighty

Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah?

Oct 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 22,791 Views 22 Comments

McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative.

# cia - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent
# Keeping Secrets
# Keeping Secrets

Secrecy, terrorism and no egos: What it's really like to work as a CIA agent

Aug 7th 2016, 10:00 PM 25,380 Views 35 Comments

Former CIA operative Brian Goral talks about his experiences.

# cia - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster
# Partition
# Partition

Syria might need to be dismembered, says America's spymaster

Jul 30th 2016, 3:11 PM 31,152 Views 115 Comments

John Brennan’s comments are a rare public acknowledgement by a senior US official that Syria may need partition.

# cia - Friday 1 April, 2016

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus
# Canine Training
# Canine Training

CIA accidentally left explosive material under school bus

Apr 1st 2016, 9:34 PM 10,869 Views 9 Comments

It was left behind after a training exercise.

# cia - Thursday 17 March, 2016

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'
# Not So Super Spy
# Not So Super Spy

German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'

Mar 17th 2016, 11:43 AM 11,812 Views 11 Comments

We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.

# cia - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Police arrest British 16-year-old linked to hacking of CIA boss

Feb 13th 2016, 6:16 PM 7,398 Views 13 Comments

The 16-year-old was arrested in the East Midlands in England on Tuesday.

# cia - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work
# Waterboarding
# Waterboarding

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn't work

Dec 6th 2015, 7:45 AM 14,771 Views 19 Comments

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# cia - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods
# Stress Positions
# Stress Positions

Kian Egan 'not surprised' Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

Oct 14th 2015, 10:35 PM 52,347 Views 92 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

# cia - Sunday 20 September, 2015

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world
# Misery Index
# Misery Index

The 18 most 'miserable' countries in the world

Sep 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 48,998 Views 56 Comments

There are a few surprises in here.

# cia - Saturday 8 August, 2015

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of
# Billion Dollar Spy
# Billion Dollar Spy

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

Aug 8th 2015, 7:00 PM 19,831 Views 8 Comments

Meet Adolf Tolkachev – and find out how he was betrayed by the CIA.

# cia - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught
# Big Brother
# Big Brother

'It ranges from being fired to being executed': Former CIA chief on what happens if a spy gets caught

May 24th 2015, 6:30 PM 53,212 Views 40 Comments

The Director of Counterintelligence talks 9/11, what makes a great spy and the mistakes made in Iraq.

# cia - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see
# Torture
# Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Jan 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 204 Views 31 Comments

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

# cia - Sunday 14 December, 2014

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President
# Torture Report
# Torture Report

'CIA interrogators are heroes, not torturers' says ex-US Vice President

Dec 14th 2014, 5:24 PM 7,898 Views 65 Comments

Dick Cheney says that despite a damning report, the CIA did nothing wrong.

# cia - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
# Failte Roimh
# Failte Roimh

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Dec 13th 2014, 11:54 AM 16,913 Views 73 Comments

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# cia - Friday 12 December, 2014

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates
# Torture
# Torture

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Dec 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 15,316 Views 54 Comments

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

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