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Dublin: 22 °C Thursday 24 July, 2014

Today’s News

From The Daily Edge Spillage of fruit preserves causes literal traffic jam Jammers

Fitzgerald says UN report will be examined but Ireland has its own constitutional position

The Minister for Justice said that the Government would continue to help and support victims of symphysiotomy.

From Business ETC There’s (dubious) speculation online that the Web Summit will be bought by SXSW Sxsw Dublin?
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From The Score Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season Talking Tactics

Analysis: What 3-4-3 means for Manchester United this season

Louis Van Gaal has already made minor changes since arriving but what can we expect from the new formation?

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock…

Ukraine’s Prime Minister has resigned

More uncertainty for the country.

Taoiseach on Dublin house prices: “I don’t accept there’s a bubble”

House prices in the capital are up almost 25 per cent, compared to this time last year.

From Business ETC Danske Bank reports surge in net profit Profits

Danske Bank reports surge in net profit

Net profits for the first half of 2014 show a increase of 88% on the same period last year.

Heartbreaking statement from devastated family who lost 3 children and grandad in MH17

“No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.”

Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed – Reports

Storms were reported in the area when the plane went missing last night

It seems most Irish couples DON’T bicker over household chores

A new study shows that Irish couples are less likely to engage in disputes than their European counterparts.

Lovely Irish people relating their happy memories in a very lovely way

Something sweet to digest on this summer’s day.

From The Score CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not Bitegate

CAS could reduce Suarez ban, in line to make Barca debut in El Clasico if not

Barcelona are hoping to have the Uruguayan striker’s suspension shortened but he will be eligible to face Real Madrid on 26 October regardless of next month’s decision.

Irish courts can’t cope with any more cuts – Chief Justice

Reducing staff numbers any further would do “great and lasting damage”, she said.

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

From The Daily Edge The Queen photobombed a selfie with a big grin at the Commonwealth Games Her Majeselfie

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

UN: Ireland must take action to decriminalise abortion

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill comes in for particular criticism from the UN Human Rights Committee.

From Business ETC Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k Under 30s

Get your skates on if you want your business idea to win €100k

Young entrepreneurs who need a leg up have a week to enter Government-sponsored fund.

From The Daily Edge 15 animal gifs that are bound to make you smile, every time Gif Party

15 animal gifs that are bound to make you smile, every time

Sloths, pugs, raccoons, cats…the gang’s all here.

Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict

Compassion for a fellow human being should not change just because a poor soul happened to be an addict.

Lunchtime Fix: 4 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

‘I was offered class A drugs, but I was never offered the chance to volunteer’

The MacGill Summer School has been discussing the causes of young people’s apathy towards politics.

From The Score Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’ UFC

Conor McGregor is going to write a book about his life ‘in and out of the Octagon’

‘The Notorious’ Dubliner is making the most of his heightened profile.

From The Daily Edge Will the new Star Wars movie be filmed on Skellig Michael? Skellig Wars

Sick of calling on neighbours to pick up your Amazon purchases? An Post may have a solution

The postal service is planning to offer customers the option of buying self-install personal delivery boxes.

Lamb kebabs found to contain no… lamb

It’s alright though lads, there was no horsemeat.

From The Score POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games? Glasgow 2014 This post contains a poll

POLL: How interested are you in the Commonwealth Games?

Events got under way in Glasgow this morning. But will you be bothered watching?

From Business ETC House prices in Dublin are up almost 25 per cent in the last 12 months Quite A Jump

House prices in Dublin are up almost 25 per cent in the last 12 months

House prices in the capital are up 24.4 per cent, compared to a year ago,

From Business ETC You’d need the Cusack Stand to hold all of Dublin’s millionaires Flashing The Cash

You’d need the Cusack Stand to hold all of Dublin’s millionaires

One in 40 people in the capital is a millionaire apparently.

Skeffington brothers to be laid to rest in Sligo tomorrow

It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.

From Business ETC Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes. Diversity

Is a Twitter job just for the boys? Twitter says sorry but… yes.

The social media giant joins Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Yahoo in being lambasted for hiring mostly white and Asian men.

Bob Geldof on return to work: ‘It turns out that I can do this shit’

“Sometimes, I mean, the needle twitches slightly, so you continue doing it,” the bereaved father said today.

Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome

27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death in May for converting from Islam.

From Business ETC How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry SMEs

How to: Make a living in a ‘dying’ industry

Travel agents may not be as essential as they used to be, but one Irish outfit has managed to survive by adapting to change.

“We are not going to win overnight.” – Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

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