Tough choices ahead as back-to-school bill rises; Video footage emerges of giant Minion ’attack’ on Dublin; and Irish actor Pierce Brosnan tried to bring a knife on a plane. Here’s this morning’s irishexaminer.com round-up.
Tough choices ahead as back-to-school bill rises
Parents will have to pay more this year to send their children to school, according to Barnardos’ 10th anniversary survey of school costs.
Video footage emerges of giant Minion 'attack' on Dublin
Video footage has emerged of the large inflatable Minion balloon which disrupted traffic in North Dublin on Monday, which has become an internet sensation this week.
VIDEO: Invasive plant may scupper planning permissions
Planning permission could soon be refused for houses and other buildings in areas infested by Japanese knotweed, it has been warned.
Mayo select unchanged side for Donegal quarter-final
Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly keep the faith with the same 15 that hammered Sligo by 26 points.
Niall Quinn: FAI needs to change focus
Given his rounded experience in the game as player, administrator, legend of Irish football and, in his current role as media personality, someone who can usually be relied upon to offer a thoughtful opinion on the issues of the day, it’s hardly a surprise Niall Quinn is periodically touted as a future chief executive of the FAI.
At least 19 dead after two trains derail in India
At least 19 people were killed when two trains derailed in central India after monsoon rains flooded a track.
US hunter Sabrina Corgatelli criticised for carcass poses
A big-game trophy collector from Idaho has ignited a firestorm of criticism from animal-rights activists for flaunting images of herself posing with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wildlife she killed during a recent guided hunt in South Africa.
GERARD HOWLIN: People with disabilities need jobs, not condescension and handouts
LAST Saturday, the Irish State re-enacted the oration of Padraig Pearse at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.
Distilling a whiskey education in Dingle
Bill Linnane is so passionate about whiskey that he decided to take up the opportunity of a two-day course at the Whiskey Academy of Dingle Distillery. He reports below...
Splits, births and marriages of 2015 so far
It’s been a busy 2015 for celebrities – and we are only in August.
This Dublin teen describes the moment he saved a stranger’s life
A Dublin teen’s heroic act has gone viral on social media after his story was shared on the Humans of Dublin Facebook page.
Highest new car sales since recession
The motor industry is welcoming the highest sales in new cars since the start of the recession.
Food sector can bring life back to Cork
For the past decade, when driving east along Washington St in Cork City, I uttered a profanity at the abomination that is the Capitol Cinema complex on Grand Parade.
Irish actor Pierce Brosnan tried to bring a knife on a plane
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was stopped by airport security as he tried to board a plane with a knife.
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