- ‘Horrific’ messages found on late teen’s phone
A mother who suspects her teenage son's death by suicide is linked to cyberbullying told the coroner that she has found "horrific" and "threatening" messages on his phone.
- Touring family of foxes get up close and personal at school
A family of foxes is on tour around schools in the South-East.
- Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world's second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
- Revenue set sights on babysitting tax
First it was bin tax, then water tax and, now, even babysitting money is targeted for tax.
- Our top 10 tips for saving water at home
The roll-out of water meters around the country is putting the focus on the looming charges, due next year. John Hearne offers tips for saving both water and money
- Pope admits stealing dead confessor's rosary beads from casket
Pope Francis confessed that he stole the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock.
- Forgive ‘mistakes’ of abuser priests, urges Church group
Priests who abused children should be forgiven for past "mistakes" and allowed return to ministries where they have authority over minors, a Catholic Church group has claimed.
- Cork's most famous fishmonger invited to visit Queen
Cork's famous fishmonger Pat O'Connell has been invited to Buckingham Palace.
- Senior doctor defends wind turbine syndrome conclusions
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health, Colette Bonner, has responded to assertions from the wind lobby that her review on the health effects of turbines was "extremely limited and incomplete".
- Sickened and saddened by Davy’s slurs
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.
- Acquisition of distressed properties in Detroit nets Hobbs’ firm €1.2m
The investment firm set up by consumer advocate Eddie Hobbs has recorded an immediate €1.2m gain from its investment in one of the least fashionable addresses in the US — Detroit.
- Trouble brewing on tax or a storm in a teacup?
When is tea not tea? When it's a herbal tea, according to the taxman.
- ‘Dr Doom’ needs to back up his views with hard evidence
In 2008 economist Nouriel Roubini earned widespread ridicule for claiming that the embryonic problems in the US subprime sector would mutate into an existential financial crisis that would cost the banking system over $1 trillion (€721bn).
- Kelly ‘should talk to bank’
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has called on UCD economics professor, Morgan Kelly, to contact the Central Bank over his claims that SME debt could sink the economy.
- Monitor shows fall off in numbers seeking professional roles
The number of people seeking professional jobs in Ireland is down 24% since last year.
- Co-operative Group CEO 'offers resignation'
Co-operative Group chief executive Euan Sutherland has reportedly offered to quit, saying the business is "ungovernable".
- IBRC staff to be balloted for action
Workers at IBRC may delay the disposal of the financial institution's remaining assets unless they are given the redundancy terms that were on offer just over a year ago.
- Banks’ non-performing loans ‘level out’
Ratings agency Fitch believes that the number of non-performing loans at the two main Irish banks has finally levelled out.
- Economy grew just 0.4% in Q4
Ireland's economy probably grew by 0.4% in the last quarter of 2013 and more robust growth is expected for 2014 as the labour market gains momentum and exports improve, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.
- Euro to stay strong until US and UK hike rates
The ECB left interest rates unchanged at last week's governing council meeting. In justifying the decision not to alter policy, ECB president, Mario Draghi, stated that the economy is developing in line with its expectations for a moderate recovery, together with a prolonged period of low inflation.
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