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Today’s News

Ukraine revives offensive against rebels while US sends ‘reassuring’ troops

Pro-Moscow insurgents are also currently holding two journalists.

From Business ETC The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it Cyber Crime

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it

The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.

The sweetest lamppost art you’ll see in Dublin today

It tells the story of the groundskeeper who called a ceasefire during the Easter Rising in order to feed the ducks.

Department defends Quinn’s ‘highly feminised’ teacher comment

The department denied that the minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

Eight to appear in court over illegal motoring events in Clare

Up to 70 modified cars were involved.

In Dublin today: The man who warmed up the crowd for Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

John Lewis was a keynote speaker alongside Martin Luther King Jr at the March on Washington in 1963.

Cork residents halt meter installation as stand-off with Irish Water continues

Local Councillor Frank O’Flynn said Irish Water should be installing new pipes not water meters.

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From Business ETC OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind Jobs

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

From The Daily Edge This is the huge building that will house America’s very first Penneys Thanks Penneys

This is the huge building that will house America’s very first Penneys

Primark is set to open a flagship store in Boston.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

Draft climate change legislation to be unveiled today

The draft legislation will set out how Ireland is to meets its emissions targets.

From The Score 6 problems the new Manchester United manager needs to solve Rescue Act

6 problems the new Manchester United manager needs to solve

Leaking info to the press and other issues at the club that need to be addressed.

Column: I carried my baby to term, knowing when he was born I would have to bury him

I noticed the consultant becoming quieter and more serious. ‘Have you ever heard of anencephaly?’ he said.

Ninth sub search for missing plane returns empty-handed

The cost of the ongoing search for flight MH370 is ‘not an issue’, Australia said.

‘Enough, we said, enough’: UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflict

The heads of four UN agencies are calling for an end to fighting in Syria.

Woman arrested on suspicion of murdering three children in London

The woman is currently being held at a south London police station.

One year on, Rana Plaza survivors can’t return to work

Victims of the building collapse have so far received $1,000 in average compensation, says a charity.

Distraught families gather as South Korea ferry disaster death toll passes 100

There are still almost 200 people missing – most of them schoolchildren.

‘A ticking timebomb’: contamination shield at Chernobyl delayed due to Ukrainian crisis

Adi Roche said that a large amount of “highly unstable” radioactive material was still present at the site of the 1986 disaster.

Former UK drugs advisor to speak at”dream drug” heroin treatment centre

Professor David Nutt says naltrexone can allow heroin addicts “live a normal life”.

Magdalene Laundries survivors have received €10.3 million in compensation

Justice Minister Alan Shatter told the Dáil that 731 applications have been made under the redress scheme so far.

Homeowners to foot the bill for water used during construction works

The Construction Industry Federation says that its members have yet to raise the issue.

Yesterday’s News

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a David Moyes getting the boot, Ruairi Quinn getting the booes and premature electioneering.

Here’s how candidates have been getting around the law on posters ahead of May’s elections

While some have been breaking the law others have been sticking to it, but are still managing to get their name out there.

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

Stardust families are to meet gardaí tomorrow as their fight for a fresh inquiry continues

A garda investigation was recently launched into both 1981 tribunal and subsequent review.

Affirmative action promotes racial and ethnic diversity in US colleges – but it’s under threat

A referendum in Michigan that disallowed the policy has been backed the US Supreme Court.

Over half of Irish people wouldn’t want others to know about their mental health problems

57% of Irish employees believe being open about mental health would have a negative impact on their career prospects.

UKIP: The Irish are our ‘kith and kin’

Irish people living in the UK are not considered immigrants by UKIP.

From The Daily Edge 16 bizarre sights captured by Google Earth in Ireland Caught Out

British woman to be deported from Sri Lanka for her Buddha tattoo

The majority Buddhist nation is highly sensitive to perceived insults to the religion.

Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage

There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.

From Business ETC Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together We Are Fambally

Meet the creative entrepreneurs who fought the slump – together

The Fumbally Exchange is due to spread to 13 new locations this year – and two-thirds of its member businesses plan to expand this year.

From The Score As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final first leg Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League semi-final first leg

Messrs Mourinho and Simeone went head-to-head in the Spanish capital this evening.

Americans were all set for powdered alcohol…but now look to be in for a wait

The US government said the labelling approvals were issued in error.

How did you spend Easter morning? This man towed a stranded dolphin back to the depths off Achill

While most of the country was enjoying a lie-in, the Achill Coast Guard team led a local rescue mission for a stranded dolphin…

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