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Let’s figure this out – what’s the real plural of referendum?
It often seems as if the debate on pluralising ‘referendum’ can be as divisive as the issues being voted upon. So who’s right?
Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system
Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.
Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers
Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?
Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less
5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.
No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers
Joan Burton says paternity leave would not only need a new law, but have significant cost implications for employers.
Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim's family
Manchester police can’t find a memo which allegedly orders surveillance over people attending the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.
Six children in state care taken abroad for abortions since 1992
Children’s minister Frances Fitzgerald says the mental health needs of each girl were considered before travel.
UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'
The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.
Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking
TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.
Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog
The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.
Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday
The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.
Knowing the symptoms can 'BEAT' ovarian cancer, say pharmacists
The ‘BEAT’ acronym can help women recognise the symptoms of the condition, which affects 300 women each year.
Bruton insists 'Pirate Bay' ruling will not mean bans on legal content
The enterprise minister says the rights of legal internet users are taken into account before any website can be blocked.
Property tax hunger striker: 'I'd say I won't last too long'
Tony Rochford hasn’t taken food for 11 days – but insists he will not end his strike unless the property tax is repealed.
HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance
A Cavan-based paramedic fell out the side door of an ambulance while transporting a patient to Dublin.
Seán Quinn: 'I've apologised to my children for my fundamental mistake'
The bankrupt former billionaire tells the Impartial Reporter his time in jail has made him determined to clear his name.
There was another earthquake in the Irish Sea last night
Did you feel it?
Denis O'Brien's company fails to win Myanmar phone licence
The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.
Ireland is officially back in recession
The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…
Oireachtas agenda: Dáil debates abortion as Seanad debates... Seanad
No major votes today though, as Thursday means Eamon Gilmore takes Leaders’ Questions
Climate change 'will trap millions of people in poverty'
The World Bank has warned that shifting rain patterns will make droughts worse and leave other parts of Asia flooded.
New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds
The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.
Youth unemployment tops the agenda as EU leaders head to Brussels
Enda Kenny and colleagues will also discuss signing off on individual budgetary recommendations for each member state.
Irish broadband among Europe’s worst for running slower than advertised
EU data shows download speeds are usually only 85 per cent as quick of advertised – and uploads are even lower.
Borrowers may be able to leave tracker mortgage when rates increase
The new Code of Conduct for Mortgage Arrears will allow borrowers to move to a variable rate instead of repossession.
Two more unions sign up to Haddington Road public pay deal
The Irish Medical Organisation and the Civil and Public Service Union become the latest to accept the pay plan.
It (probably) wasn't you: the €93m Euromillions winner has come forward
Lottery authorities say the winner – whose ticket was bought in Dublin – has made contact.
Michael Noonan on the Anglo Tapes: 'We could have done without them'
The finance minister says reporting on the tapes will influence public opinion in the states funding Ireland’s EU bailout.
Woman arrested over murder of gangland figure Eamon Kelly
The woman, aged in her mid-30s, is being questioned at Clontarf Garda Station.
Docklands chair: Governments had 14 years to close Glass Bottle loophole
Lar Bradshaw says government inaction lost millions for the state in selling the Irish Glass Bottle Company site.
Bertie Ahern settles damages claim over woman's fall in St Luke's
The former Taoiseach was not present as Dublin Circuit Civil Court was informed of the settlement.
Oireachtas agenda: Anglo director in the dock(lands), and SNA cuts
Lar Bradshaw – a former Anglo director and director of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority – is at the PAC today.
Gardaí have had the Anglo tapes for over four years, says Kenny
“The buck stops with the government, and I’m going after them.”
Politicians want generic uniforms and rented books for every school
The Oireachtas education committee has been looking at ways of trying to cut the cost of sending children to school.
Councils given legal guidelines on new local area plans
The new guidelines mark the first time that councils have been given legal guidelines on their plans.
Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held
The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.
Here's how the world has covered the Anglo Tapes
David Drumm, John Bowe and Peter Fitzgerald have been making the news worldwide.
Oireachtas agenda: Budget 2014 (yes, already) and Dáil scrapping Seanad?
The final Dáil vote on whether to proceed with a constitutional referendum will be held just after 10:30pm this evening.