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# gaa - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

Jan 26th 2011, 3:07 PM 992 Views 0 Comments

The Cork TD beats opposition from Éamon Ó Cuív, Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin to become the eighth party leader.

Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival
# Film Fest
From The Daily Edge
# Film Fest

Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival

Jan 26th 2011, 3:00 PM 999 Views 0 Comments

Film buffs will be pleased to hear the line-up for the upcoming Dublin Film Festival – which include Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Kevin Spacey and Richard Ayoade.

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'

Jan 26th 2011, 2:35 PM 290 Views 0 Comments

In his annual State of the Union address, Barack Obama warns of the global threat to the United States’ economic power.

Russian officials fired over Moscow airport bombing
# Russia
# Russia

Russian officials fired over Moscow airport bombing

Jan 26th 2011, 2:33 PM 316 Views 0 Comments

Investigation into Monday’s suicide bomb attack on Domedovo airport continues to suspect North Causasus militants, as Putin says no apparent link with Chechen fighters.

Now that it's bagged 12 Oscar nominations, Harvey Weinstein wants to cut the bad language
# Cynical
From The Daily Edge
# Cynical

Now that it's bagged 12 Oscar nominations, Harvey Weinstein wants to cut the bad language

Jan 26th 2011, 1:35 PM 435 Views 0 Comments

The King’s Speech is heading back to the edit suite, as Harvey Weinstein plans to try and cut out the bad language. Er, wasn’t that the best part?

Decision to cut Sean Óg criticised in documentary on Cork's 'Magnificent Seven'
# Rebel Yell
From The42
# Rebel Yell

Decision to cut Sean Óg criticised in documentary on Cork's 'Magnificent Seven'

Jan 26th 2011, 1:12 PM 626 Views 0 Comments

Former team-mates and managers line up to pay tribute to axed star.

Poll: Should the Ennis 1 be saved?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Ennis 1 be saved?

Jan 26th 2011, 12:48 PM 1,483 Views 0 Comments

A cow who went on the rampage and knocked over a garda faces a death sentence. Should she get a reprieve?

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Reprieve for government as Finance Bill scrapes through

Jan 26th 2011, 12:36 PM 767 Views 0 Comments

The government bags a crucial victory on the Finance Bill after independents offer support in exchange for big amendments.

Lowry and Healy-Rae likely to back Finance Bill
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Lowry and Healy-Rae likely to back Finance Bill

Jan 26th 2011, 11:56 AM 234 Views 0 Comments

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy

Jan 26th 2011, 11:20 AM 1,223 Views 0 Comments

Ireland gives the Palestinian delegation the status of ‘mission’ – a move blasted by Israel as a symptom of its “bias”.

Aer Lingus cancels 14 flights over cabin crew dispute
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus cancels 14 flights over cabin crew dispute

Jan 26th 2011, 11:18 AM 676 Views 0 Comments

Passengers hoping to travel with Aer Lingus today have been warned of disruptions after the airline cancels 14 flights.

Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)
# Property Porn
# Property Porn

Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)

Jan 26th 2011, 11:15 AM 2,580 Views 0 Comments

Property Envy Alert: the media tycoon’s property portfolio.

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East
# Middle East
# Middle East

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East

Jan 26th 2011, 10:31 AM 931 Views 0 Comments

Protests continue in Egypt following yesterday’s deaths, as demonstrators demand an end to repression and governmental corruption. Meanwhile in Tunisia, the interim government has said it will bow to the will of the people and reshuffle the cabinet today.

Hundreds of homes evacuated in major Belfast bomb alert
# Bomb Alert
# Bomb Alert

Hundreds of homes evacuated in major Belfast bomb alert

Jan 26th 2011, 10:27 AM 673 Views 0 Comments

Children’s home also has to be cleared out after dissident republicans claim they left “unstable” device on Antrim Road.

McConville daughter opts not to contest Louth election
# GE11
# GE11

McConville daughter opts not to contest Louth election

Jan 26th 2011, 9:57 AM 1,096 Views 0 Comments

Helen McKendry, the eldest child of IRA victim Jean McConville, says she won’t be challenging Gerry Adams in Louth.

Three people die in crashes in one day
# Road Deaths
# Road Deaths

Three people die in crashes in one day

Jan 26th 2011, 9:35 AM 713 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, a man who was injured in a crash on Monday has died in hospital.

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax
# Dying Dáil
# Dying Dáil

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

Jan 26th 2011, 8:53 AM 464 Views 0 Comments

Lowry, McGrath and Healy-Rae want the 90% tax to be included in the Finance Bill – in a race against time for FF.

Michaela McAreavey suspects in court today
# Michaela
# Michaela

Michaela McAreavey suspects in court today

Jan 26th 2011, 8:29 AM 984 Views 0 Comments

Five men charged in connection with the murder of Michaela McAreavey will appear in court in Mauritius today.

Fianna Fáil leadership ballot: Who supports whom?
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Fianna Fáil leadership ballot: Who supports whom?

Jan 26th 2011, 7:59 AM 3,176 Views 0 Comments

Our full list of the Fianna Fáil TDs, and who they’ve said they’re backing in this afternoon’s FF leadership ballot.

Extra TD to vote in FF leadership ballot after Jimmy Devins rejoins party
# FF Leadership
# FF Leadership

Extra TD to vote in FF leadership ballot after Jimmy Devins rejoins party

Jan 26th 2011, 7:57 AM 494 Views 0 Comments

With Devins being re-admitted to the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, the total number of TDs eligible to vote now stands at 72.

Michael Jackson's doctor pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter
# Michael Jackson
# Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson's doctor pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Jan 26th 2011, 7:30 AM 182 Views 0 Comments

Dr Conrad Murray told pretrial judge that he is an “innocent man” and pleaded not guilty to the star’s death.

# gaa - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Man in court over fatal Monaghan crash at Christmas
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Man in court over fatal Monaghan crash at Christmas

Jan 25th 2011, 9:51 PM 907 Views 0 Comments

Three people, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the crash near Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, on 27 December 2010.

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon
# Middle East
# Middle East

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

Jan 25th 2011, 9:00 PM 1,364 Views 0 Comments

The fallout out from Tunisia’s Jasmine revolution continues: protesters have taken to the streets across Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon in calls for political reform.

Boy receives interim award of €1.3m for injuries at birth
# Damages
# Damages

Boy receives interim award of €1.3m for injuries at birth

Jan 25th 2011, 8:43 PM 249 Views 0 Comments

Four-year-old child suffers from cerebral palsy and will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life.

Female pedestrians killed in Cork and Waterford
# Roads
# Roads

Female pedestrians killed in Cork and Waterford

Jan 25th 2011, 7:55 PM 1,068 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí seek witnesses to separate incidents in which two women were struck by vehicles and killed this evening.

Rahm Emanuel back on Chicago mayor ballot
# US
# US

Rahm Emanuel back on Chicago mayor ballot

Jan 25th 2011, 6:24 PM 369 Views 0 Comments

Obama’s former chief of staff hasn’t been beaten yet…

Has Gerry Adams really resigned from Westminster?
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

Has Gerry Adams really resigned from Westminster?

Jan 25th 2011, 6:03 PM 983 Views 0 Comments

The Office of the Speaker of the House of Commons says ‘no’. Westminster rules state Adams must apply for a job with the Crown before resignation is recognised.

Three charged over Christmas Island boat disaster
# Australia
# Australia

Three charged over Christmas Island boat disaster

Jan 25th 2011, 4:39 PM 349 Views 0 Comments

Three men have been charged with smuggling a group of Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish refugees to Australia aboard boat which capsized, drowning an estimated 50 people.

Michael Lowry and the Finance Bill: his statement in full
# Michael Lowry
# Michael Lowry

Michael Lowry and the Finance Bill: his statement in full

Jan 25th 2011, 4:01 PM 773 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Michael Lowry’s statement on his opposition to the Finance Bill, which may now fail to survive the Dáil.

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support
# Finance Bill
# Finance Bill

Finance Bill may fall after Lowry refuses to support

Jan 25th 2011, 4:01 PM 677 Views 0 Comments

Michael Lowry says he can’t back the Finance Bill “in its current format” – meaning the Bill could fall tomorrow.

Two arrested in Derry murder inquiry
# Derry
# Derry

Two arrested in Derry murder inquiry

Jan 25th 2011, 3:27 PM 127 Views 0 Comments

Oscar nomination for Irish director's debut film
# Oscars
From The Daily Edge
# Oscars

Oscar nomination for Irish director's debut film

Jan 25th 2011, 2:43 PM 1,115 Views 0 Comments

This year’s Oscar award nominations are dominated by The King’s Speech, True Grit and The Social Network.

Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV
# GChat
From The Daily Edge
# GChat

Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV

Jan 25th 2011, 2:32 PM 244 Views 0 Comments

Eric Schmidt – who only stepped down as Google’s CEO five days ago – is eyeing up a CNN talk show, say reports.

Kidney transplant: Irish players pitch up in Limerick for squad training
# The A-Team
From The42
# The A-Team

Kidney transplant: Irish players pitch up in Limerick for squad training

Jan 25th 2011, 2:20 PM 595 Views 0 Comments

In pictures: Ireland’s rugby stars are put through their paces in Limerick this morning.

TD, interrupting: Joan Burton gets trendy after Vincent Browne showdown
# Joan Burton
From The Daily Edge
# Joan Burton

TD, interrupting: Joan Burton gets trendy after Vincent Browne showdown

Jan 25th 2011, 2:16 PM 6,536 Views 0 Comments

Labour TD sets Twitter alight during last night’s testy performance on TV3 current affairs show.

Buenos Aires woman survives 23-storey suicide jump
# Argentina
# Argentina

Buenos Aires woman survives 23-storey suicide jump

Jan 25th 2011, 2:08 PM 2,471 Views 0 Comments

A young woman jumped from the 23rd floor of a Buenos Aires hotel landed on a taxi below – and survived the impact.

Warm pool with heat from crematorium, says council
# Eerie Energy
From The Daily Edge
# Eerie Energy

Warm pool with heat from crematorium, says council

Jan 25th 2011, 12:50 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

A Worcestershire council has hit on a novel way to warm swimmers, save money, and be kind to the environment… although the plan is leaving some local residents uneasy.

Europe auctions €5bn in Irish 'bailout bonds'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Europe auctions €5bn in Irish 'bailout bonds'

Jan 25th 2011, 12:39 PM 578 Views 0 Comments

A second batch of European bonds is being auctioned off today, with an average interest rate half of what we’ll pay.