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# intervention
How effective was Arnold Schwarzenegger's viral video message to Russia?
“There is research showing that the source of information is less effective if people are forewarned of the persuasion attempt,” says Shane Timmons of the ESRI.
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# Player power
Extraordinary letter from players shows that the IRFU needs to start listening
The union’s dismissive response simply underlined the point the players were making.
# intervention
Former England rugby player Mike Tindall reveals he broke up fight at Euro 2020 final
‘The guy on the floor had blood all over him.’
# intervention
Man arrested over ‘racist and hateful’ tweets relating to Chelsea
The Football Association has called for immediate Government intervention in the fight against racism.
# intervention
Nun who broke planning laws to set up west Cork hermitage given until next summer to vacate premises
Two runs continue to live on the property.
# intervention
A little help from an Irish ex-footballer has a big impact on bullied youngster
Gary Dempsey flew to Scotland this week to lend his support to eight-year-old Ollie Young.
# intervention
Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Irish government criticise the intervention of Spanish police in Catalonia's referendum?
The aggressive intervention of the Spanish police in the weekend’s referendum has been criticised by many European leaders.
# government intervention
Malaysian rape suspect marries 14-year-old victim to avoid jail
There have been similar cases in Malaysia in the past.
# Mandate
Tomorrow's Tesco strike has been called off
It was deferred following intervention by the Workplace Relations Commission.
# intervention
Google's self-driving cars are still leaning on its drivers for tight situations
Its autonomous cars experienced 272 cases where drivers were required to grab the wheel, and avoided 11 crashes.
# bridges and cliffs
Blocking suicide hotspots can reduce the number of deaths at sites by more than 90%
The new research found that interventions can buy time to allow an individual to reconsider their actions.
# Paris
US, UK and French leaders are all praising their citizens for stopping the train gunman
The train was carrying 554 passengers.
# intervention
Senior Archbishop warns: Church could face legal action for opposing gay marriage
The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has issued a long message to churchgoers tonight.
# intervention
IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote
Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.
# The Donald says No
The government has 'got to listen' to Donald Trump's call to block Aer Lingus sale
The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.
# intervention
HSE denies legal action taken to forcibly hydrate Miss Y, but is still reviewing what happened
Reports this morning claimed that Department of Health officials intervened in the case, objecting to the legal action being taken.
# Iraq
Islamic State will "have to be defeated" says America's top general
The militants have an “apocalyptic, end of days vision”, it has been said.
# alcohol addiction
Addiction services costing State €114m this year
Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.
# PREVENTABLE
Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery
Ireland could save €76 million annually if earlier intervention was prioritised.
# crimea crisis
"Putin, get out of Ukraine": 50,000 turn out for anti-intervention rally... in Moscow
The march comes on the eve of Crimea’s vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
# intervention
Aer Lingus rebooks customers to avoid air strike chaos on St Patrick’s weekend
A panel of experts is to examine problems in the pension fund at the centre of the dispute but SIPTU said today it is still not in a position to call of the work stoppages planned for Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports.
# military force
Tánaiste says Russian forces in Ukraine is a ‘dangerous situation’
Eamon Gilmore on the Russian Federation to abide by international law and to respect Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.
# Health
Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence
Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.
# intervention
Fianna Fáil says government needs to intervene in Lufthansa Technik closure
Today Lufthansa said it was considering closing its firm in Rathcoole.
# Syria
US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims
The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# Unexpected
Shock result as David Cameron loses vote on Syria intervention
MPs voted against a government motion to support a military attack in Syria – and David Cameron says he will respect their decision.
# intervention
“Syria is not like Iraq” – David Cameron makes his case for military action
Cameron told a special debate in Westminster that Britain could not stand idle in the face of “one of the most abhorrent uses of chemical weapons in a century”.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about a female garda receiving serious injuries after her car was rammed and Ryanair being ordered to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus.
# intervention
Obama: 'No decision' yet on whether to strike Syria - but Assad definitely to blame
Expectations of a Western military assault have risen today – but a lot will depend on a crucial vote in the British parliament on Thursday.
# Animal Abuse
Laois man convicted for causing unnecessary suffering to a dog
The man has been banned from keeping animals for five years and will have to undertake community service with the ISPCA.
# North Korea
Kerry tells China's Xi that Korea situation is at 'critical time'
The US Secretary of State is meeting with Chinese President XI Jinping today in an effort to seek Beijing’s intervention in the Korean peninsula crisis.
# Family Law
In full: The two versions of the letter Alan Shatter sent to the Taoiseach
Amid a growing row over a story on the front page of today’s Sunday Independent we publish both versions of a letter the Justice Minister sent Enda Kenny – one from the newspaper and one from the Minister.
# in bod we trust
BOD: I can’t convince Damien Duff to make an Ireland comeback
The Irish rugby captain believes the Fulham midfielder is ‘incredibly professional’ and is enjoying is football away from the shackles of the international game.
# crisis
Annan warns 'history will judge' the world's failure on Syria
The former UN chief has convened a meeting of foreign ministers to try and broker a deal on Syria – but it’s looking unlikely.
Voices
Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help
Ireland should now abandon its ‘triple lock’ neutrality, writes Aaron McKenna. The price of our prosperity is the willingness to stand up for those who have nobody else.
# Syria
Syria facing 'a foreign plot' for destruction, insists Assad
Bashar al-Assad tells Syria’s parliament that the “international role” in the insurgent uprising “is now obvious”.
# intervention
Hollande says military intervention in Syria could still happen
International outrage has been mounting since Friday’s massacre of at least 108 people, including 32 children, in Houla.