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Dublin: 2 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

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# united-kingdom - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How this seemingly innocuous tweet caused a big row and forced a Labour MP to resign Tweet Gaffe

How this seemingly innocuous tweet caused a big row and forced a Labour MP to resign

Emily Thornberry stepped down as a member of the Labour shadow cabinet last night. Here’s what happened…

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Zookeeper seriously injured in rhino attack at British zoo Whipsnade

Zookeeper seriously injured in rhino attack at British zoo

He is said to be in serious but stable condition at the hospital.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These twins didn’t know they were identical until one needed a new liver Surprise

These twins didn’t know they were identical until one needed a new liver

They are the first identical twins to undergo a live liver transplant in the UK.

# united-kingdom - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe Bills Bills Bills

After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From Business ETC Are Irish cinemas going to ban Google Glass? Ok Google

Are Irish cinemas going to ban Google Glass?

Bans have already been put in place in the US and UK.

From Business ETC A tiny number of ‘super’ small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy HGSBs

A tiny number of ‘super’ small businesses in the UK had a massive effect on their economy

Just 1% of businesses contributed to 36% of economic growth, and two-thirds of job creation.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 1 November, 2014

From Business ETC The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written Procrastination

The Internet is stopping the next great novel from being written

Lots of writers in a survey said they have used funny animal views to help them get through a creative block…

# united-kingdom - Friday 31 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight Halloween

A lot of UK firefighters are out on strike tonight

The strike is due to continue until 4th of November.

# united-kingdom - Monday 27 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Someone shoved David Cameron while he visited Leeds today UK This post contains videos

Someone shoved David Cameron while he visited Leeds today

The British prime minister was unharmed in the incident.

# united-kingdom - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Cameron: ‘No way are we paying a surprise bill from the EU for €2bn’ Bills Bills Bills This post contains videos

Cameron: ‘No way are we paying a surprise bill from the EU for €2bn’

“If people think that is going to happen they’ve got another thing coming.”

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From Business ETC With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year Like

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

# united-kingdom - Monday 13 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Britain’s first Ukip MP has been sworn in – and he looks pretty happy about it Westminster

Britain’s first Ukip MP has been sworn in – and he looks pretty happy about it

Douglas Carswell defected from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and was re-elected in his old seat.

# united-kingdom - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health Outbreak

Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health

Ireland is fully prepared to deal with any possible Ebola case, the Chief Medical Officer said.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 4 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Body found in search for Alice Gross murder suspect United Kingdom

Body found in search for Alice Gross murder suspect

An area just a mile from where the teenager’s body was found in West London on Wednesday has been cordoned off.

# united-kingdom - Friday 3 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness Global

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would’ve been a landslide Yes vote Democracy Doesn't Work

If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would’ve been a landslide Yes vote

Nearly three-quarters of tweeters on the day were nationalists.

# united-kingdom - Friday 19 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Three arrested over Glasgow unrest following referendum result Indyref

Three arrested over Glasgow unrest following referendum result

Police have separated both Yes and No groups in Glasgow’s George Square.

From TheJournal.ie United Kingdom: Scotland votes No and rejects independence Better Together

United Kingdom: Scotland votes No and rejects independence

David Cameron says the question is settled for ‘a generation or perhaps a lifetime’.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I accept the verdict of the people.”- Salmond concedes defeat but wants promises delivered Endgame

‘I accept the verdict of the people.”- Salmond concedes defeat but wants promises delivered

The Scottish First Minister says that the referendum was a “triumph” for democracy.

From TheJournal.ie The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision Aftermath

The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision

In celebration or defeat, Scottish emotion was on display across the country.

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From TheJournal.ie Ireland should see ‘trade opportunities, not threats’ in a devolved Scotland Trade

Ireland should see ‘trade opportunities, not threats’ in a devolved Scotland

Scotland will be given more control over its own economic policies.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king Csi Leicester

Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king

Three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly – two to the skull and one to the pelvis.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland among Europe’s elite when it comes to competitiveness Major Leagues

Ireland among Europe’s elite when it comes to competitiveness

A new report by the European Commission has placed Ireland alongside Netherlands, Germany and Denmark for industrial competitiveness.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland? Scotland Decides

Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?

Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps Heating Up

Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps

The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland? Scotland

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?

Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 6 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tyrone man arrested over death of person found in shipping container Essex Police

Tyrone man arrested over death of person found in shipping container

The man is from Dungannon and is the third person to be arrested in connection with the incident.

# united-kingdom - Friday 5 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts E Cigs

Electronic cigarettes could save thousands of lives a year, say experts

A new editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice has hit out at “alarmist” criticism of the devices.

From Business ETC Flying high: August was Knock Airport’s busiest month in history Come Fly With Me

Flying high: August was Knock Airport’s busiest month in history

Traffic to and from the UK is still strong – up 21% on last August.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment ZMapp

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

# united-kingdom - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It’s crunch time… Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland’s future Independence Referendum

Opinion: It’s crunch time… Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland’s future

With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.

# united-kingdom - Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations Centenary

President Higgins in Belgium for WW1 commemorations

The heads of state of 15 other nations will be in attendance.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance Snooping

UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance

It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A simple ‘how to’ guide for the new Minister for Foreign Affairs Northern Ieland

Opinion: A simple ‘how to’ guide for the new Minister for Foreign Affairs

Gilmore’s light touch approach to Northern Ireland was one of his biggest misjudgements as a minister. Here are the three things his successor should consider…

# united-kingdom - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders ‘could live to regret’ choosing Junker as Commission president Fight Fight Fight

EU leaders ‘could live to regret’ choosing Junker as Commission president

Junker was named as the next president of the Commission today despite serious opposition from David Cameron who forced an unprecedented vote on the issue at a summit in Brussels.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide In Danger

Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

# united-kingdom - Friday 23 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files Troubles

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# united-kingdom - Friday 16 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you Juicy

Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you

A survey by the UK’s health body found that breakfast cereals are pushing children’s sugar levels over the recommended limits.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teen who raised more than £3 million for cancer charity dies RIP

Teen who raised more than £3 million for cancer charity dies

Stephen Sutton’s mother said today she was “bursting with pride but breaking with pain”.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?

Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.

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