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# gaa - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz
# Choc-a-block
From The Daily Edge
# Choc-a-block

The Big Fat Christmas Chocolate Quiz

Dec 25th 2012, 3:30 PM 33,331 Views 15 Comments

Calling all chocolate affecionados: do you really know your Quality Streets from your Roses? Only one way to find out…

# gaa - Monday 19 December, 2011

5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il
# North Korea
# North Korea

5 things you didn’t know about Kim Jong Il

Dec 19th 2011, 10:50 AM 26,585 Views 10 Comments

Get the lowdown on North Korea’s leader, from the quest for the perfect pizza to giant rabbits…

# gaa - Sunday 30 January, 2011

The Sunday Papers: the best of the week’s sportswriting
# Hold Back Page
From The42
# Hold Back Page

The Sunday Papers: the best of the week’s sportswriting

Jan 30th 2011, 9:04 AM 12,718 Views 3 Comments

Stick a pot of coffee on and put your feet up. Here’s some gems you may have missed this week.

# gaa - Saturday 29 January, 2011

Fine Gael maintains lead as Martin polls well
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Fine Gael maintains lead as Martin polls well

Jan 29th 2011, 5:58 PM 4,912 Views 8 Comments

Opinion polls in two of tomorrow’s newspapers show Fine Gael with a healthy lead – but Micheál Martin’s the most popular leader.

Martin concedes: FF could support FG minority government
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Martin concedes: FF could support FG minority government

Jan 29th 2011, 4:18 PM 2,233 Views 3 Comments

The end of the Civil War? If Fine Gael pledge to enact the Four Year Plan, Fianna Fáil would return the Tallaght Strategy.

Two Pharaonic mummies destroyed in Egyptian protests
# Egypt
# Egypt

Two Pharaonic mummies destroyed in Egyptian protests

Jan 29th 2011, 3:47 PM 4,096 Views 9 Comments

An army unit secured the Egyptian Museum in Central Cairo, but not before two mummies are ruined, reports say.

$21m NY lottery's Irish winner won after snow delays
# Trisha Eisel
# Trisha Eisel

$21m NY lottery's Irish winner won after snow delays

Jan 29th 2011, 3:07 PM 3,772 Views 0 Comments

Trisha Eisel, from Tullamore, bought her lottery ticket after her flight home for Christmas was cancelled by snow.

Buddhist monk faces five years for breaking smoking law
# Bhutan
From The Daily Edge
# Bhutan

Buddhist monk faces five years for breaking smoking law

Jan 29th 2011, 1:00 PM 2,416 Views 2 Comments

The monk is the first person to be charged under Bhutan’s anti-smoking legislation.

Men twice as likely to forgive girl-on-girl cheating
# Relationships
From The Daily Edge
# Relationships

Men twice as likely to forgive girl-on-girl cheating

Jan 29th 2011, 12:43 PM 4,056 Views 1 Comment

Half of men would forgive a girlfriend for cheating with another woman – and are more than twice as forgiving as women.

Dáil unlikely to need summoning for Finance Bill
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Dáil unlikely to need summoning for Finance Bill

Jan 29th 2011, 10:21 AM 806 Views 0 Comments

The Finance Bill will finish its passage through the Seanad today, allowing dozens of on-hold TDs to take Saturday night off.

Egypt's under-pressure president sacks cabinet and pledges reform
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt's under-pressure president sacks cabinet and pledges reform

Jan 29th 2011, 9:54 AM 1,079 Views 0 Comments

Muhammad Hosni Mubarak sacks his government and promises economic and political reforms, as protests continue.

Woman dies, and another injured, in separate Dublin fires
# Fire
# Fire

Woman dies, and another injured, in separate Dublin fires

Jan 29th 2011, 9:19 AM 1,409 Views 0 Comments

A 29-year-old woman dies in a fire in her apartment on Grenville St, while a 93-year-old is injured after a Donnybrook blaze.

# gaa - Friday 28 January, 2011

Nelson Mandela released from hospital
# Nelson Mandela
# Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela released from hospital

Jan 28th 2011, 10:10 PM 1,246 Views 0 Comments

South African fears for Mandela’s health eased when news broke the 92-year-old had been released from hospital and was “well”.

No negotiation on bailout deal for Fine Gael and Barroso
# Bailout
# Bailout

No negotiation on bailout deal for Fine Gael and Barroso

Jan 28th 2011, 9:30 PM 4,972 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny says he didn’t travel to Brussels to negotiate, but did not indicate if Barroso had suggested rengotiation was on the table.

53 men, women, children raped in DRC in three days, says MSF
# Mass Rape
# Mass Rape

53 men, women, children raped in DRC in three days, says MSF

Jan 28th 2011, 8:56 PM 1,943 Views 0 Comments

Humanitarian aid agency says the already-volatile situation in eastern DRC has deteriorated further, as new reports of mass rape emerge.

Aer Lingus dispute could be resolved within days
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus dispute could be resolved within days

Jan 28th 2011, 7:43 PM 878 Views 0 Comments

Cabin crew’s trade union and airline management agree to Labour Relations Commission intervention in the ongoing dispute.

410 injured in continuing Cairo protests (Video, Photos)
# Egypt
# Egypt

410 injured in continuing Cairo protests (Video, Photos)

Jan 28th 2011, 6:53 PM 1,918 Views 0 Comments

Demonstrators target police vehicles and state offices as they defy curfew and stay on the streets of Cairo.

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
From The Daily Edge
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jan 28th 2011, 6:30 PM 2,000 Views 0 Comments

The week that was, in pictures.

Natasha McShane's recovery impeded by superbug
# McShane
# McShane

Natasha McShane's recovery impeded by superbug

Jan 28th 2011, 6:18 PM 1,523 Views 0 Comments

Irish student who was seriously assaulted in a late-night attack in Chicago last year has contracted a superbug after undergoing brain surgery.

Seanad votes for Finance Bill
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Seanad votes for Finance Bill

Jan 28th 2011, 5:30 PM 306 Views 0 Comments

Man convicted for murder of Joselita da Silva in Tullamore
# Courts
# Courts

Man convicted for murder of Joselita da Silva in Tullamore

Jan 28th 2011, 5:10 PM 1,462 Views 0 Comments

Brazilian man stabbed his flatmate to death at their home in Co Offaly in 2009.

Brazilian man kept wife locked in cellar for at least 8 years
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazilian man kept wife locked in cellar for at least 8 years

Jan 28th 2011, 4:45 PM 1,574 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, he allegedly live in the house upstairs with another woman. Police found his wife naked and locked in filthy basement after anonymous tip-off.

Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums

Jan 28th 2011, 3:09 PM 1,194 Views 0 Comments

Umbrella group for city centre traders does deal to cut cost of insurance for its 2,500 members after slow shopping year.

NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI X-ray delay meant two late cancer diagnosis cases

Jan 28th 2011, 3:06 PM 800 Views 0 Comments

A major backlog of X-ray delays in the Northern Irish health system meant at least there two late diagnoses of cancer.

Revenue laptops stolen
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Revenue laptops stolen

Jan 28th 2011, 3:03 PM 1,433 Views 2 Comments

Office of the Revenue Commissioners says laptops are encrypted, but it will investigate what kind of information was stored on them and how secure it is.

Dublin dad gets car back through Facebook
# Faceluck
From The Daily Edge
# Faceluck

Dublin dad gets car back through Facebook

Jan 28th 2011, 3:03 PM 3,405 Views 0 Comments

Warren Coakley says you shouldn’t underestimate the power of Facebook, after someone who saw a status update about the theft located the stolen vehicle.

Bertie and his Bowl left out in the cold by Martin and FF
# Bye Bye Bertie
# Bye Bye Bertie

Bertie and his Bowl left out in the cold by Martin and FF

Jan 28th 2011, 1:06 PM 1,381 Views 0 Comments

Micheal Martin dismisses Bertie’s “obsession” with National Stadium as Fianna Fail says Ahern interview is “irrelevant” to the future of the party in Election 2011.

Tourism chiefs unveil 20,000-job revival plan
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism chiefs unveil 20,000-job revival plan

Jan 28th 2011, 12:43 PM 717 Views 0 Comments

The ‘Tourism Opportunity’ confederation launches a report promising jobs if we change how we market Ireland.

Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon
# Amazon
# Amazon

Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon

Jan 28th 2011, 11:51 AM 765 Views 0 Comments

Website sells 115 Kindle ebooks for every 100 paperbacks.

Ivor's Seanad finale: "The truth shall set you free"
# Ivor The Terrible
# Ivor The Terrible

Ivor's Seanad finale: "The truth shall set you free"

Jan 28th 2011, 11:38 AM 3,329 Views 0 Comments

The controversial Senator retires in the same way he lived: annoying pretty much everyone else in Seanad Éireann.

Poll: Should we have built a National Stadium?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we have built a National Stadium?

Jan 28th 2011, 11:10 AM 3,365 Views 0 Comments

Bertie Ahern says he regrets not securing a National Stadium in his tenure. Do you think we should have built one?

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...
# Leaders' Debates
# Leaders' Debates

Micheal Martin: Five-way debates can be "empty shouting matches"...

Jan 28th 2011, 10:48 AM 1,015 Views 0 Comments

…But he agrees to participate in five-leader debate on Sky news.

Egypt plugs out the internet as protests move to Yemen
# Middle East
# Middle East

Egypt plugs out the internet as protests move to Yemen

Jan 28th 2011, 10:18 AM 1,208 Views 0 Comments

As Yemen becomes the next Arab nation to see protests on the streets, Egypt stops demonstrators from organising online.

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday
# GE11
# GE11

Cowen confirms Dáil dissolution request for Tuesday

Jan 28th 2011, 9:43 AM 927 Views 0 Comments

As the Finance Bill is sent to the Seanad, Brian Cowen confirms he’ll wait until Tuesday before going to the Park.

Dublin man shot five times but survives
# Shooting
# Shooting

Dublin man shot five times but survives

Jan 28th 2011, 9:28 AM 5,405 Views 0 Comments

Bodybuilder manages to walk to ambulance after what is being described as an assassination attempt.

Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail
# Rochus Misch
From The Daily Edge
# Rochus Misch

Hitler's bodyguard: I'm too old to answer fan mail

Jan 28th 2011, 9:06 AM 4,483 Views 0 Comments

Rochus Misch, 93, says he’s now simply too old to answer all the requests for autographs he gets from around the world.

# gaa - Thursday 27 January, 2011

ECB official rejects bailout rate cut as FG heads to meet Barroso
# Bailout
# Bailout

ECB official rejects bailout rate cut as FG heads to meet Barroso

Jan 27th 2011, 10:04 PM 991 Views 0 Comments

Opposition party meeting with European Commission president tomorrow night in Brussels, but ECB official says rate change not possible.

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