Publication: Irish Independent

First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 49 mins ago - 3 reports

Bikes out of action

NEARLY half of all the Dublin Bike stations around the city are not working this morning following a 'connection issue'. The number of bookings is reported to have skyrocketed since Kerry got their place in the final last Saturday evening. It has also ... [Published Irish Independent - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Dublin
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 2 reports

US reporter Steven Sotloff 'beheaded' by Islamic State group

The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said today, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its fighters ... [Published Irish Independent - 12 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Beauty crown row comes to a head over false breast implant claims

MAY Myat Noe may be only 16 but the dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar has proven she is a whole lot more than just a pretty face. "I'm not even proud of this crown," she said after opening a blue box and placing the tiara on the table in ... [Published Irish Independent - 4 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

New charges against former Vodafone executive

a FORMER senior executive at Vodafone Ireland accused of stealing almost €2m from the company has had 13 new charges brought against him. ... [Published Irish Independent - 2 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Rise in employments leads CPL profits to sales record

Recruitment firm CPL Resources, a bellwether for the domestic economy, said sales soared 12pc to €369.3m as the company benefited from rising demand from companies for job recruitment here and overseas. Recruitment firm CPL Resources, a bellwether for ... [Published Irish Independent - 3 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Banks are 'ignoring' long-term arrears cases

BANKS have been accused of picking off easy arrears cases to deal with and ignoring those who are a year or more behind on their payments. BANKS have been accused of picking off easy arrears cases to deal with and ignoring those who are a year or more ... [Published Irish Independent - 3 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Total Produce blame 1.7 pc sales dip on warm spring

Fruit distributor Total Produce said sales slipped 1.7pc to €1.59bn for the first six months of 2014 from the same period last year. Fruit distributor Total Produce said sales slipped 1.7pc to €1.59bn for the first six months of 2014 from the same period ... [Published Irish Independent - 3 hours ago]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Government wants UN assurances over risks to Irish troops in Golan Heights

Irish peacekeeping troops may be equipped with heavier weaponry and moved to posts closer to the Israeli border under a review being carried out by the United Nations of the risks to its mission on the war-torn Golan Heights. ... [Published Irish Independent - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Irish labour costs still affecting small firms

Three out of ten small firms aim to hire new staff in the coming months with just 7pc planning to cut numbers. Three out of ten small firms aim to hire new staff in the coming months with just 7pc planning to cut numbers. Business and labour costs are ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Peru makes record 7.7 tonne cocaine haul

Peruvian police have put on display what they call the largest cocaine haul ever in the South American nation. Convicted Northern Irish drugs mule Michaella McCollum Connolly and her Scottish companion Meliissa Reid were jailed for six years and eight ... [Published Irish Independent - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 3 reports

Michael McKevitt takes yoga and drama classes in jail

Real IRA terrorist Michael McKevitt has been taking drama, creative writing and yoga classes in prison, a court has heard. The activities include courses in computing, web design, speech and drama, art, French and yoga. He has also completed a course ... [Published Irish Independent - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

Syria rebels in Golan Heights clash

Syrian rebels clashed with government troops in the Golan Heights, where al Qaida-linked insurgents abducted UN peacekeepers last week. The United Nations says that it is seeking the Fijians' immediate and unconditional release. It says it has not established ... [Published Irish Independent - Sep 02 2014]

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"The children were so excited, and loved picking out things to go into the backpacks. Even though our situation is horrific, there are people out there who are worse off, because they have nothing."
...so I will leave it to Jim McGuinness's lovely sister, Noreen, who sent the following text to my wife and I, on her way home after the match: "It was a day that dreams are made of. A proud Donegal supporter on the way home"
Enda tried to walk the tightrope along this decidedly First World problem. "Let me be very clear on this - the government is not going to lose the run of itself" he said. Things might be getting boomier, but the Taoiseach isn't rushing off to replace his hair-shirt with a Charvet shirt...
"We will compare them for growth rate, carcase meat content, survival, and resistance to disease and infections. The New Zealand sheep industry is at least a decade ahead in genetics. We hope that these will also provide a genetic linkage which should be very beneficial for Irish farmers down the line" he said

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