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# gaa - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Micheal Martin elected Fianna Fáil leader

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

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

Top talent announced for Dublin Film Festival

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 This post contains videos

Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'

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 This post contains videos

Russian officials fired over Moscow airport bombing

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Poll: Should the Ennis 1 be saved? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Ennis 1 be saved?

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

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

THE CRUCIAL VOTE on the Second Stage of the Finance Bill is due in the Dáil in the coming minutes… but it looks like the government has been handed a last-minute reprieve after Michael Lowry released a statement indicating that the government had offered concessions on tax-deductible student registration fees, and to rush through an amendment levying a 90 per cent tax on bankers’ bonuses.

Israel enraged by Irish upgrade for Palestinian envoy

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

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 This post contains images

Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)

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

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East Middle East This post contains images

Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East

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

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

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

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

Independents could kill Finance Bill over banker tax

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you really need to know as you sit down with the first coffee of the day…

Michaela McAreavey suspects in court today

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?

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Protesters flood the streets in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon

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

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

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

Rahm Emanuel back on Chicago mayor ballot

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

Has Gerry Adams really resigned from Westminster?

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.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Three charged over Christmas Island boat disaster

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

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

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

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN arrested in connection with the murder of Kieran Doherty, 31, in Derry last year. Doherty was found shot dead on 24 February, 2010, on the outskirts of Derry city, UTV reports. The Real IRA claimed responsibility for his death. The Derry Journal says that a man, 42, and woman, 40, were arrested in Derry this morning and are being questioned by the PSNI.

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

Oscar nomination for Irish director's debut film

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

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

Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV

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

From The42 Kidney transplant: Irish players pitch up in Limerick for squad training The A-Team This post contains images

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

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

From The Daily Edge TD, interrupting: Joan Burton gets trendy after Vincent Browne showdown Joan Burton This post contains images

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

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

Buenos Aires woman survives 23-storey suicide jump

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

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

Warm pool with heat from crematorium, says council

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'

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