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# gaa - Thursday 27 January, 2011

HSE says flu rates have peaked

Over 749 people hospitalised with flu this season and 6 more flu-related deaths last week, according to the latest HSE figures.

Gardaí appeal for woman's next of kin

Officers in Dublin are trying to locate the next of kin of 78-year-old Rita Keppell, who died in the Mater Hospital recently.

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Payday a black day for many Irish workers

Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.

Aer Lingus meeting may see breakthrough in dispute

Tomorrow’s meeting mediated by IBEC and ICTU could help resolve the ongoing dispute between management and cabin crew.

53 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

In one attack, a car bomb exploded during a funeral ceremony today, killing 48 people and injuring 121 others.

Explosives and guns found in Galway outhouse

Three people arrested in relation to that find and the discovery of a gun in a house in Tuam.

Neil Prendeville heading back to Cork's 96fm: reports

Reports suggest presenter – accused of exposing himself and masturbating on a plane – could be heading back to the station in coming weeks.

Investigation launched after frozen dog left on lawn

Animal cruelty prevention activists in Canada are investigating after discovery of dog encased in ice.

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Leaders' debates: where do they stand?

Party leaders are lining up for a series of televised debates ahead of polling day, but who wants which kind of debate?

I was incensed by Bertie's smug face: Councillor tackles Ahern on his last day

Former Taoiseach Ahern gets an earful as he exits the Dail.

Ireland under siege: Enda Kenny's battle cry

Fine Gael leader fires shot across bow of government with ‘Siege of Leningrad’ reference at launch of trust survey.

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Five arrested over Anonymous attacks

UK police say they have arrested five men, aged between 15 and 26, in connection with the online activist group supporting WikiLeaks. Anonymous has also attacked Fine Gael’s site.

Trust in Irish Government hits an all-time low

Government and banking are least trusted institutions in Ireland according to new global survey – but trust in Irish business is thankfully on the up.

Garda Commissioner announces review of ministers' drivers

The Garda Commissioner has confirmed that a reduction in the number of gardaí driving ministers is being considered.

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Poll: Should Andy Gray have been sacked?

The sacked Sky Sports football pundit is reportedly planning to sue for ‘unfair dismissal’. Should he have been fired in the first place?

Security alert in north Belfast continues after device found

PSNI officers in north Belfast are examining a suspicious device after a viable pipe bomb was discovered in the area.

More violence feared as Egyptian protests enter third day

At least four people have been killed during waves of violent demonstrations in Egypt; as the protests enter a third day, authorities have threatened widespread arrests.

Kenny rejects three-way debate suggestion

Enda Kenny has rejected the invitation of a debate between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour, saying that other political parties must also be included.

Colm Tóibín takes over from Martin Amis as professor of creative writing

Multi-award winning novelist Colm Tóibín will leave his post in Princeton to begin teaching to students in the University of Manchester.

Ugandan gay rights activist killed after name published in tabloid hitlist

David Kato had successfully sued the local newspaper which published his name, address and photograph beside a headline which read: ‘Hang Them’.

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British soldier proposes in call from Afghanistan...to the wrong woman

Now the whole world is desperately seeking Samantha and her lovestruck soldier boyfriend.

One in five Aer Lingus cabin crew taken off payroll

At least 215 members of Aer Lingus cabin crew have been taken off the payroll, as the dispute between the airline and trade union Impact shows no sign of cooling.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Micheal Martin begins his tenure as FF leader; a surgeon who contracted HIV from a patient settles his case, and a hunt is launched for a soldier who left a proposal for his girlfriend on the wrong answering machine.

Martin challenges Opposition to televised debates

New leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin says the focus of the upcoming election campaign must be on “substantial debate”

From The Daily Edge Bizarre Frankenstein-style reanimation effort caused apartment fire Bizarre

Bizarre Frankenstein-style reanimation effort caused apartment fire

Russian woman’s attempts to bring her dead sister back to life backfired.

# gaa - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

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Saudi Arabia stricken by heavy flooding

Meterology expert says the city of Jeddah must be redeveloped if it is to cope with increasing rainfall.

From Business ETC First Irish political party iPhone app launched GE11

First Irish political party iPhone app launched

Social media election campaigning getting seriously underway as Labour’s election app hits iTunes.

Is the dollar poised for a crash?

US stock analyst Richard Russell claims the dollar has lost all stability and is about to crash.

From The42 Richard Keys quits Sky Sports over sexism row Sexism Row

Richard Keys quits Sky Sports over sexism row

Sky says presenter has quit his post on Sky Sports following recent controversy over off-air remarks.

I’m not the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, says Adams

David Cameron’s private secretary apologises to the Sinn Féin president after the PM says Adams has taken a job under the Crown.

Gilmore accepts Martin debate challenge "in principle"

Labour leader says he has already replied to Martin’s call for two election debates between the main party leaders.

Over 120 jobs cut from Donegal bakery

Cuisine de France has announced that it is cutting 124 positions at Gallagher’s Bakery.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

New FF leader Micheál Martin calls for "in-depth" election debates

Martin wants to debate Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore at the start and end of the election campaign, and says it will be the toughest campaign his party ever faced.

UK Home Secretary announces new control order measures

After a review of counter-terrorist measures, Theresa May has announced her recommendations for restoring “British freedoms” – but civil rights group is not convinced.

Man in court over Navan manslaughter

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court in Navan to face a manslaughter charge in connection with a death in the town last year.

Trade surplus stays above €4bn for November

The value of Irish exports in November 2010 was €4bn more than the amount we imported – for the second straight month.

Police investigate house fire that killed four children UK

Police investigate house fire that killed four children

Police in England are investigating what started a house fire in Derbyshire, in which four children died on Monday.

Airlines confident for strong 2011, but not as confident as they used to be

Most airlines expecting higher passenger volumes, but higher oil prices are taking their toll.