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# gaa - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Meeting between Aer Lingus staff and management cancelled

A disciplinary process was due to start today for airline staff refusing to work to new rosters but the first meeting has been cancelled – meanwhile Aer Lingus warns of possible disruptions to flights.

From The42 Friends reunited: GPA and GAA in 8.75m agreement Shake On It?

Friends reunited: GPA and GAA in 8.75m agreement

GAA and GPA agree historic recognition deal as players’ group secure funding.

Poll: Does a mid-term election date bother you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does a mid-term election date bother you?

Some think having an election during the school holidays is a hindrance, others think it makes sense. What do you think?

AER LINGUS HAS announced that nearly 80 flights will be cancelled right up to next Tuesday because of the ongoing row with staff over new work rosters. The airline says passengers should check their schedules here to see if their travel plans will be disrupted.

The Impact trade union told RTE that meetings Aer Lingus was due to hold with staff this morning over the dispute have been cancelled.

Brother and sister die in Co Cork house fire

Two have died in a house fire which broke out in the early hours of this morning in Midleton, Co Cork.

Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set

The current government’s approach to the pricing and regulation of alcohol is leading to a “disjointed” message on a serious public health issue that is affecting thousands of children, according to a leading charity.

FIANNA FÁIL TD Noel Treacy is to step down at the next election, he has confirmed this morning. The Galway East deputy said that he had been given medical advice to stand down, though RTÉ reports he had already been nominated by the party’s constituency organisation to contest the next election. His retirement means that three of the four current TDs in the constituency are stepping down; Fine Gael’s Ulick Burke and Paul Connaughton have already decided to step down.

Authorities 'were warned' of Moscow airport bombing

Russian security services were told about the Domodedovo bombing – and its exact location – a week ago, reports suggest.

The Finance Bill: The schedule in full

Here’s how the next week in the Dáíl and Seanad will pan out, in order to allow an election be held as quickly as possible.

From The Daily Edge Tuesday is the 'stress peak' of the week Tension Tuesday

Tuesday is the 'stress peak' of the week

Monday has a bad reputation – but stress is more likely to hit you on Tuesday (Remember: deep breaths…)

Cloud computing could create 20,000 Irish jobs - Microsoft

A report compiled by Goodbody and commissioned by Microsoft says Ireland’s cloud computing base could be the ‘next IFSC’.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

The nine stories you really need to know about by 9 o’clock.

Dáil prepares for final days before dissolution

The Dáil schedule is cleared to allow the Finance Bill to be sped through – and may be in on Saturday night to wrap up.

From The Daily Edge Oprah reveals family secret Oprah Winfrey This post contains videos

Oprah reveals family secret

Talk show host finally announces the news that recently shook her “to my core”.

# gaa - Monday 24 January, 2011

Jared Lougner pleads not guilty to Arizona shooting charges

22-year-old man charged with attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords back in court today.

TWO MORE FIANNA FÁIL TDs have confirmed they will not contest the general election. Dublin North West TD Noel Ahern was first elected to the Dáil in 1992 and is a brother of former Taoseach Bertie Ahern. Ned O’Keeffe, TD for Cork East, was elected to the Dáil in 1982. Earlier tonight, Labour, Fine Gael and the Green Party agreed a timetable with the government for passing the Finance Bill this weekend, meaning the election could now be held as soon as 25 February.

Explosion at major Moscow airport kills dozens

Dozens of people, including at least five foreigners, killed in today’s suspected suicide bomb attack on busy Domodedovo Airport.

Garda appeal over Athy petrol attack

Petrol canister was set alight at the front of a property near Athy, Co Kildare.

1 in 10 small firms planning to recruit in first quarter

The Small Firms Association says its survey of businesses show intention to maintain and increase staff levels in 2011.

Finance Bill deal agreed in time for Feb election

Three of the four opposition parties have reached a decision with the government on a timetable for the Finance Bill – and a 25 February election now looks likely.

Man killed in Co Dublin crash

One person killed after his car struck a wall on the Lusk to Skerries Road.

Five things we learned this weekend...

I don’t know about you, but this is what I took from the past few days.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

The Doomsday option: what happens if Cowen doesn't run?

The Cabinet is now at its constitutional minimum – so what happens if Cowen or a minister quits or loses their seat?

Seán Fitzpatrick’s car heading to the crusher

Someone has pledged €3,150 to win the chance to crush Seanie’s car.

Boost for new Irish music with Breaking Tunes app

Fresh Irish acts get iPhone platform – listeners can share their videos and music for free.

From The Daily Edge Crocodile faces surgery after eating phone

Crocodile faces surgery after eating phone

A 14-year-old crocodile may need life-saving surgery after eating a mobile phone.

From The42 Five more ill-judged comments from sport's TV pundits Trash Talk This post contains videos

Five more ill-judged comments from sport's TV pundits

Richard Keys and Andy Gray have found themselves in hot water today because of their sexist remarks over the weekend. Here’s a handful of similar mistakes on TV.

From Business ETC 15 facts about McDonald's that will blow your mind

15 facts about McDonald's that will blow your mind

The fast food restaurant has more visitors per day than the population of Britain and Ireland combined and it hires one million people a year in the US…

A minute's silence and a show of solidarity for Mickey and Michaela Michaela This post contains images

A minute's silence and a show of solidarity for Mickey and Michaela

Tribute paid to Tyrone boss as he attends first county game since daughter’s death in Mauritius.

CBS features Irish photographer's portraits of emigrants Leaving Dublin This post contains images

CBS features Irish photographer's portraits of emigrants

The Leaving Dublin project has brought an Irish photographer international recognition.

Department insists early election posters are illegal

There’s a €150 fine for every individual poster that goes up before the polling order for the Dáil elections is issued.

Man accused of Yeates murder appears in court

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court in Bristol after being charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates in December.

Gerry Adams: I'll see a United Ireland in my lifetime

The Sinn Féin president and Louth Dáil candidate says Ireland will be united – “depending, of course, on how long I live”.

Ministers had to lie about bailout talks, admits Lenihan

Brian Lenihan says ministers couldn’t admit that Ireland was in exploratory talks with the IMF, for fear of jeopardising them.

From The42 Tactics not passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode Backroom

Tactics not passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode

Emmet Ryan explains why Kilmacud Crokes are this morning Leinster Club champions.

Here's why the election will probably be on February 25

Regardless of whether the Finance Bill is put through this week, it’s likely we’re going to the polls within 32 days.

Palestine offered Israel "biggest ever Jerusalem" - reports Palestine This post contains videos

Palestine offered Israel "biggest ever Jerusalem" - reports

Al Jazeera obtains reports on ten years of Middle East peace negotiations, documenting the “slow death of the peace process”.

From The42 The Morning Score: Monday Early Doors This post contains videos

The Morning Score: Monday

The Irish provinces learn their European opponents, Tyrone welcome back their coach and the pressure mounts on Sky’s presenters.

Irish hospitals to introduce routine CF tests for newborns

The HSE has announced that it plans to introduce a newborn screening programme for cystic fibrosis.