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# Conference
Would an appearance by Eva Longoria convince you to attend the Dublin Web Summit?
The actress and angel investor will be speaking at the event, which is taking place in November.
# home is where the heart is
These emigrants explain the barriers that are keeping them from coming home
The conference on return migration was organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland.
# Children's Rights
Philomena Lee to speak about her experience of forced adoption in Ireland
The event will see a number of different international experts discussing children’s rights in Ireland.
# that's different
Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin
Fáilte Ireland said four major conferences have been secured over the next 12 months which will mean some serious revenue for the capital.
# sxsw dublin?
There's (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW
‘Just rumours’ says the company.
# Barnardos
Improved mental health supports needed for Irish families
Barnardos said that of action isn’t taken, lasting damage could be inflicted on children and parents.
# Women On Air
"Too often, women in media see a ‘Keep Out’ sign on the door of every serious discussion"
Minister Pat Rabbitte made the comment while speaking at the inaugural Women on Air conference at Dublin Castle.
# Sick day
Reilly won't speak at nurses conference because he's unwell
Nurses will debate motions on bullying and Universal Health Insurance at the conference in Kilkenny.
# long hand
Gardaí recording interviews still have to take written notes, and they say it's hurting their work
“It means we cannot have a free flowing conversation with the prisoner”, says one garda.
# gra conference
Garda morale rocked by politicians taking advantage of controversies
In his opening address to delegates at the Garda Representative Association Conference, President John Parker also says there had been draconian prosecutions by GSOC in some cases.
# More Money
Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members
By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.
# portumna
First national conference on workhouses will take place in a workhouse
The conference in Portumna will also discuss plans for the workhouse buildings that still exist around the country.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?
The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?
# Workload
Ireland's primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO
General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.
# Gardaí
Tazers and whistleblowers up for debate during AGSI conference
Members of the 31 AGSI branches will debate range of motions during this week’s conference.
# Irish History
History experts descend on Trinity College to discover the truth about the Battle of Clontarf
The Battle of Clontarf was fought on Good Friday 1014, when the high-king Brian Boru lost his life.
# having the chats
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome
While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.
# Drink
'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White
Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.
# epp conference
Tymoshenko and Ukraine's new prime minister to visit Ireland this weekend
The former Ukrainian Prime Minister was released from prison last week and will join two other political figures for the EPP conference.
# Labour
Gilmore: Medical card cuts are still as set out in the Budget
The Tánaiste also spoke about his own salary and the ‘squeezed middle’.
# Peter Robinson
"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals
Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.
Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.
# Budget 2014
WATCH: Taoiseach says 'there will be some good news in the Budget'
But there’s still work to do, Enda Kenny told the media at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick today.
# Abuse
240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992
The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.
# Limerick
Pro-life campaigners to hold protest 'witness' at Fine Gael conference
The national conference is set to take place in Limerick on Saturday.
# Savings
Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'
A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.
# fair and balanced
"Our Maggie": Tories open party conference with glowing video tribute
Got a spare ten minutes to watch our nomination for least balanced ‘documentary’ of 2013?
# Conference
Parking charges contributes €100 million to the Exchequer every year
Parking is a big money-maker for local authorities who make €115 million on paid parking.
# Visit Ireland
Varadkar wants your views on the future of Irish tourism
In the year of The Gathering, Leo Varadkar and Michael Ring are looking for people to answer “challenging questions” about Irish tourism.
# Big Chance
Pay £20k and Macclesfield Town will let you play for them...for at least 10 minutes
Want to help a cash-strapped club?
# end world hunger
Taoiseach doubles Ireland's spend on nutrition for the next eight years
Ireland already gives around €32 million a year for nutrition programmes, so this is set to increase to around €64 million.
# Nurses
INMO to debate emergency motion on industrial action
The INMO annual conference is taking place in Letterkenny today and the motion discusses the option of industrial action if the government imposes pay cuts.
# Conference
INMO prepared to mobilise against pay cuts
The conference begins this morning, and Minister for Health James Reilly will speak to those gathered tomorrow.
# Hospitals
Issue of pay to dominate INMO annual conference
The INMO is to hold its annual conference tomorrow, and its general secretary said he expects “lively debate” at the event.
# tensions
Independent radio stations tell Rabbitte: Don't let RTE monopolise the airwaves
“Despite the fact that RTE is a minority player in terms of audience they hold a virtual stranglehold on public funding from the licence fee”.
# danger
Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.
Micheál Martin's keynote speech at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
The Fianna Fáil leader will be delivering his address to his party from 8.30pm. Join us to see what happens.
# Flashback
Fianna Fáil's 1980 Ard Fheis... with added Larry Gogan (and fancy raffle prizes)
Seven day tour of European capitals, anyone?
# croke park 2
Shatter tells garda superintendents he's 'sorry they felt excluded' from Croke Park talks
The Justice Minister also said that recruitment would now have to be delayed because there must be funds to pay for them.
# Dublin
Tackling climate change and hunger on agenda at major conference
Former US Vice-President Al Gore is amongst those who will attend the event, which is being held by the Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation.