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# Ageing
Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'
Human beings are not only living longer, but are also enjoying a better quality of cognitive abilities into older age, a new study into mental performance in the elderly has found.
# Cold Case
Appeal for information on 1987 murder of Antoinette Smith
Antoinette ‘Angie’ Smith, 27, attended a David Bowie concert on the evening before her disappearance on July 1987. Her body was found the following year at Glendoo Mountain, Co Dublin.
# Abortion
Protests over abortion bill ongoing on Kildare street
Pro-choice and pro-life protesters are continuing to demonstrate outside the gates of Leinster House this evening.
# evening fix
The Evening Fix... now with added sunshine
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# The Troubles
Boston College tapes: transcripts of Dolours Price interview to be handed to PSNI
PSNI detectives investigating the kidnapping and murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville in 1972 have fought for the tapes for a number of years.
# scorchio
Good news: sunny weather to last ALL week
Summer? Is that really you?
# Attempted Robbery
Attempted armed robbery at Saggart bookmakers
A 34-year-old man entered the bookmakers last night, apparently armed with a handgun, and demanded cash.
# Anglo Tapes
Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald
An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.
# Crash
Boeing 777 crash-lands at San Francisco airport
Emergency workers are attending the scene of the Boeing 777 which crash-landed on the runway of San Francisco International Airport.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added terrifying spiders
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Week in Photos
The Week in Photos: Aerial
This is the week that was, in photos…
# Abortion
Thousands take to Dublin streets over proposed abortion legislation
Gardaí say approximately 35,000 people took to the streets today in opposition to the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.
# Amsterdam
Customs seize €48k in cash from passenger at Cork Airport
The money was found in the carry-on luggage of a passenger attempting to fly to Amsterdam.
# Abortion
'Rally for Life' protest to call for referendum on abortion bill
The pro-life rally will call for the Taoiseach to put the Protection in Life During Pregnancy Bill to the people of Ireland in a referendum.
# Streaming
Eircom pulls the plug on MusicHub
Eircom says the music streaming and download service is “not a core business activity”.
# Tourism
Trips to Ireland increase – with American visitors leading the way
Tourism Ireland says certain markets, such as North America, were performing particularly well this year and that mainland Europe would be a “critical” area for tourism growth for the rest of 2013.
Big businesses are 'the main culprits' in late payments
ISME praised the adoption of a voluntary code on prompt payments by SMEs – but says big business must be forced to agree to the code in order to improve the cash-flow of smaller operations.
# House of Slaves
(PHOTOS) The Door of No Return: the last stop of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The House of Slaves on Senegal’s Gorée Island is believed to be one of the the final exit points for many slaves from Africa being brought to the Americas.
# Arts
'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council
The arts has “untapped potential”, supports almost 21,000 jobs in Ireland and has the potential to create more, the Arts Council has said.
# hate crime
Elderly Briton arrested over mosque bomb
A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of planting a home-made bomb that exploded near a mosque.
# Magdalenes
Magdalene survivor group ‘not happy at all’ with redress package
Members of the group Magdalene Survivors Together have demanded the religious orders which operated the laundry system be held responsible for the abuse that went on inside them.
ESB workers protest over plans to pay €78.4m dividend to State
Workers say the approval of the payment would be unlawful at a time when the semi-state’s pension fund has a €1.6 billion deficit.
# Egypt
At least one dead, 237 hurt in Egypt clashes
Supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi clashed today, resulting in at least one person being killed.
# Immigrants
Irish attitudes to immigrants have become ‘more negative’ over last 7 years
A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.
In photos: JFK visits Ireland in 1963
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland, the Taoiseach described the relationship between Ireland and America as being one of “hope and history”.
# Child Abuse
'Urgent action' needed to regulate access to the counselling notes of child sex abuse survivors
The RCNI has called for an end to the current system which allows a child’s intimate counselling notes, discussing their sexual abuse, to be used during a court trial.
# Special Needs
Demonstration over special needs education to go ahead today
The planned protests over special needs education will go ahead as planned today, despite the Education Minister’s announcement yesterday, with parents saying the protest is not solely about raising awareness of the single issue of resource hours.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Tofu-loving robots, Quantified Selves, and an antisocial network
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Week in Photos
The Week in Photos: Show
This is the week that was, in photos…
# Civil Rights
US church for 'struggling' gays shuts down
The founder of the controversial Exodus International, dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer, said the organisation had been part of “a system of ignorance” that generated more hurt than help.
# SNAs
INTO organises protest at Leinster House against special needs cuts
The Irish National Teachers’ Organisationwill protest outside Leinster House next week to show members’ opposition to cuts to special needs assistants in primary school.
# Parades
Parades Commission announces three new locations
The Parades Commission has issued determinations for three additional parades passing Clifton Street in Belfast.
# Space
NASA to take a photo of the Earth from Saturn
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will seize a rare opportunity to image the whole Saturn system and the Earth next month.
# Fire
Three fire units attending ESB station blaze
Firefighters are still working to extinguish a fire that broke out in the early hours of this morning at the old ESB generating station.
# Obama
Michelle Obama and daughters will tour Glendalough today
US First Lady Michelle Obama with her daughters are due to visit the Co Wicklow heritage site on the last day of their visit to Ireland.
# Mouths of Babes
Toddlers' speech is far more advanced than previously thought
The sound of toddlers babbling might seem like random sounds but is actually much more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new study.
# Week in Photos
The Week in Photos: Face Off
This is the week that was, in photos…
# Murder
Renewed appeal for information over murder of Bogdan Michalkiawicz
Bogdan Michalkiawicz was killed between the 13 and 15 May 2013 at 15 Westside Apartments, Letterkenny.