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# Power

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Column: Europeans saying Obama has to win? It makes me want to scream
It makes little difference to us who sits in the Oval Office – and we shouldn’t kid ourselves otherwise, says David Cronin.
# Power
East West Interconnector causing phone line interference
Eirgrid said the go-live date of the interconnector will now be temporarily deferred.
# Marlay Park
Technical issues reported at Noel Gallagher's Marlay Park gig
Kasabian and High Flying Birds are performing at the Dublin venue tonight – but there are reports that the sound was cut twice during the latter’s performance.
# Italy
Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.
Column: The groupthink in decision-making positions in Ireland must end
Groupthink, cronyism and lack of accountability are largely to blame for the disastrous mess Ireland is now in, writes Clara Fischer.
# Japan
Nuclear plant goes online for first time since Japan's tsunami
The Ohi plant’s reactor No 3 is returning to operation despite divided public opinion on the use of nuclear power.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…
# vatileaks
A butler, a cardinal and the Pope: Vatileaks scandal deepens
There may be jobs lost and careers ruined as Italian media implicates a cardinal in the ongoing investigation.
# Water Charges
Opposition TDs criticise govt for keeping people in the dark over water charges
Fianna Fáil also raised concerns about job security for the thousands of people currently employed in water services.
Column: Did you hear the one about the developer, the banker and the politician?
Former trader Nick Leeson on bidding wars at boom-time black-tie balls… and how someone saw fit to flick the over-ride switch so the excess could continue.
# Your Say
Poll: What grade would you give this Government for its first year?
The Labour-Fine Gael coalition took its place in the 31st Dáil on this day one year ago. How do you think it has performed?
# biofuels
US airlines go green by running flights on biofuels
A number of US airlines are now running their planes on biofuels – such as algae-based and vegetable-based fuels – in an effort to fly cleaner and greener.
# Power
Obama is the world's most powerful person again
That is according to the list-loving Forbes magazine which has released its new 70 leaders who matter index.
Column: Wind farms aren’t the answer, they’re the problem
Wind farms are touted as the green solution to our energy needs, but just try living near one, writes Peter Crossan.
# Irene
Irene: 14 confirmed dead across six states as NYC evacuation order lifted
Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads northwards with authorities currently dealing with its aftermath.
# Cabinet
Entire Cyprus Cabinet resigns
The move comes following a blast that killed 13 people and caused an economic and energy crisis by also knocking out the country’s main power station.
Column: Dear student, the Leaving Cert is damaging your brain
Economics lecturer Stephen Kinsella on second-level education’s “wheel of regurgitation” – and why the next generation of decision-makers must get rid of it.
# Japan
Shares in Fukushima plant owner TEPCO plunge
Meanwhile, the company confirms that its CEO has been hospitalised with dizziness.
# Power
Is Michelle Obama really the world's most powerful woman?
List-loving magazine Forbes explains that they are “redefining the idea of power as influence” after they put US First Lady top of their 100 New Forbes Power Women.