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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 29 August, 2014

Today’s News

Gaeltacht Minister shows Irish classes are paying off with ‘as gaeilge’ radio performance

Minister of State Joe McHugh showed that his intensive summer language courses had paid off in an interview on Raidio na Gaeltachta.

From Business ETC Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers No Touching

Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers

The company updated the privacy rules around its HealthKit service as its next product launch approaches.

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

Aer Lingus cancels Cork-Brussels service

A spokesperson for Cork Airport said that it proved difficult to make the service a viable, sustainable route.

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Look out, Stradbally, there’s a bit of rain heading your way

We’re not talking flood volumes of rain but you’ll definitely need those wellies…

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer’s

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

From Business ETC Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service Send In The Drones

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

Poll: Do you use online dating services? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use online dating services?

Do you take out your phone to find someone to date?

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

A small study has found that further research is needed into whether dietary salt reduction could ease MS symptoms or slow the progression of the disease.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here is everything you need to know as you start your Friday.

From Business ETC Malaysia Airlines to fire 6,000 workers and set up new company Overhaul

Malaysia Airlines to fire 6,000 workers and set up new company

That’s nearly one third of the workforce.

Number of Syrian refugees passes three million

The UN has described it as ‘the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era’.

From The Daily Edge Explainer: How Twitter went into meltdown over Obama’s choice of suit Yes We Tan

Islamic State releases another beheading video

The video shows a Kurdish man being killed and follows the release of a number of videos which militants claim show the mass killing of Syrian soldiers.

From The Score QUIZ: Can you name these GAA grounds? GAA

QUIZ: Can you name these GAA grounds?

Mayo and Kerry will face off in Limerick this weekend but can you name these grounds throughout the country?

Opinion: Friend or foe? What you need to know about jellyfish

Yes, some jellyfish can pose danger to us – but they have also inspired engineering, scientific and medical advances.

Eruption next to Icelandic volcano shuts down part of airspace

There was a “fissure eruption” on the glacier surrounding Bardarbunga

White bread, butter and chips? Hospital food is not good enough, says TD

Ciara Conway TD has called for response to hospital food, after a constituents child was served chips in a pediatric ward.

Noisy flights are about to get a lot less noisy

Irish researchers are leading the way on this one.

Filipino UN peacekeepers defy Syrian rebels in Golan Heights standoff

Syrian rebels captured 43 Fijian soldiers yesterday.

It’s all about love as the first day of the Lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival begins

The final weekend of the festival is dedicated to the LGBT market.

Here’s when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

Urbanisation and increasing affluence are causing dire health consequences for China

The number of people living with dementia has more than doubled from about 3.68 million in 1990 to 9.2 million in 2010.

Australia’s plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade

Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,

‘To discover you can’t have children because of an STI you got when younger is just heart-breaking’

Chlamydia is the number one disease affecting a woman’s chance to conceive and it’s on the increase.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about a woman killed by a Garda car, troops in the Golan Heights and Enda on ice.

No Irish troops among dozens of peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights

The UN has confirmed that 43 peacekeepers were detained in the area by an armed group.

Gardai are investigating suspected petrol bomb attack on a Clare courthouse

The attack took place in the early hours of this morning.

Elderly woman dies after being struck by garda car

The incident occurred on the Fonthill Road this morning.

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Man hospitalised after suspected shooting in Bray

The man was found injured in People’s Park this afternoon.

From Business ETC Sssshh! Apple are being very secretive about a 9 September product launch Iphone 6
From Business ETC NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’ Media

NUJ staff at Independent News and Media say there is an ‘oppressive management culture’

The NUJ chapel at the media company has also expressed disappointment at Irish Independent editor Claire Grady’s sudden departure yesterday.

Someone donated a human skull to a charity shop

Why? Because they just take up space and you don’t use them anyway.

From The Score Mayo’s Lee Keegan has been cleared to play against Kerry this Saturday Overturned

Mayo’s Lee Keegan has been cleared to play against Kerry this Saturday

Keegan will be back for the semi-final replay in Limerick.

Obama: ‘It’s plain to see Russia is arming rebels in Ukraine’

However the President’s suit made more waves on Twitter.

From The Daily Edge The 8 extremely emotional stages of Electric Picnic FOMO Not Going Out

The Irish author of Uncle Silas was honoured with a Google Doodle today

Sheridan Le Fanu was born in Dominick Street in Dublin 200 years ago today.

From The Score Two goals from Robbie Brady couldn’t keep Hull in the Europa League tonight Brady's Brace

Two goals from Robbie Brady couldn’t keep Hull in the Europa League tonight

Spurs advanced but Hull went out on away goals.

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Obvious Child Cinema This post contains videos

VIDEO: Your weekend movies… Obvious Child

Cinema trip this weekend? DailyEdge.ie brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

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