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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 2 October, 2014

Today’s News

How many ministers own a second home anyway?

Who’s going to have to cough up for a second set of water charges?

The British royal family is looking for a chewing gum remover

As in, a person to remove chewing gum.

‘Emergency accommodation is just that – for emergencies, not long term’

The Simon Community says ideas such as using prefabs to house homeless people is worrying.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about UK teen Alice Gross, a body found in a Meath bog and water charges.

US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

Julia Pierson had only taken up her post 18 months ago after a prostitution scandal erupted within the agency

Children living in emergency accommodation: growing up in fear and isolation

“I miss my old friends. I don’t like where I am. It’s scary. It’s not fun and I can’t play outside. I want to go home.”

12-year-old boy rescued after 50 foot fall

The boy was transported to hospital by helicopter this evening.

Anti-water charge protesters say ‘don’t register’ – Irish Water says it’ll cost you

Irish Water said those who do not register will face a default tariff of €424 a year.

Why are 35,000 walruses gathering on this beach?

They’ve been journeying there in record numbers.

From The Score Lame Liverpool slump further in Basel Bad Run

Lame Liverpool slump further in Basel

Marco Streller’s second half strike was the game’s only goal.

Children being monitored after contact with US man with ebola

The man became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas.

From The Daily Edge 11 things today’s Junior Cert students have no memory of You're Old

11 things today’s Junior Cert students have no memory of

They were only babies when Titanic came out. Think about that.

Just one Irish university makes top 200 in world rankings

The Higher Education Authority said that Ireland is now at a “tipping point”.

Five swimmers rescued from Galway Bay after dolphin attack

The swimmers were pulled to safety by the RNLI.

From Business ETC Shannon Airport wins ‘Airport of the Year’ in European awards Winners

Shannon Airport wins ‘Airport of the Year’ in European awards

This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.

These are the words you used to describe homelessness

We asked readers earlier in the week and here’s the result.

Murder inquiry launched after body found in search for missing teen Alice Gross

The 14 year old was reported missing more than a month ago.

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

Love old ads? A whole load of them are set to be archived

Several organisations have been awarded funds from the BAI to archive old programming, music and advertisements.

Opinion: The peaceful anarchy of Hong Kong’s student protesters is infectious

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests gained a momentum of their own after the catastrophic miscalculation to fire tear gas at peaceful demonstrators.

From The Score We’ll Leave It There So: Another prize for Rory, Walsh winging home and the rest of today’s sport Wednesday

Many Irish families are closer to being homeless than ever

“It’s terrifying knowing I will be homeless in three months”

Enda: I can’t name the Fine Gael official because they’d be pilloried

The Taoiseach is this evening facing his parliamentary party for the first time since the John McNulty controversy broke.

Israel to press ahead with 2,600 settler homes in Jerusalem

The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012, were given final approval this week.

Sandy Hook Elementary school evacuated after fake bomb threat

That’s where 26 children and teachers were shot dead in 2012.

Thirteen children have died on our roads so far this year, 7 were killed in the whole of 2013 RSA

Thirteen children have died on our roads so far this year, 7 were killed in the whole of 2013

Deaths on Irish roads have remained high this year, after increasing for the first time since 2005 last year.

From The Daily Edge Simon Cowell pulls dolphin scenes from this week’s X Factor Xtra Factor

Simon Cowell pulls dolphin scenes from this week’s X Factor

Thousands of people signed an online petition.

Pensioner up on 21 charges in relation to Trinity gate-ramming

John Farrell was released on bail of €1,000 after charges from April incident.

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

42 students still missing after police shooting in Mexico

Authorities say a gang may also have been involved.

From The Score Ulster Rugby to host historic GAA game to raise MND awareness GAMEFORANTO

Ulster Rugby to host historic GAA game to raise MND awareness

The came will take place in Ravenhill on November 15.

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Enda Kenny meets next generation of European enthusiasts

He was launching the Blue Star programme for primary schools.

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