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Dan Griffin Tue, Feb 25
 
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  • 10:01

    Welcome to the Daily Wire, coming to you at the slightly later time this morning of 10am.


    Our top story today is Chief Justice Susan Denham warning that pay cuts could lead to a "second best" judiciary.


    And of course, we'll have all the updates on the unending garda saga.

  • 10:13

    Chief Justice Susan Denham has warned the Government it risks creating a more homogenous and “second best” judiciary by refusing to ease the financial burden on High Court judges who live outside Dublin.

    Garda whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe has rejected suggestions that he refused a direction from Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan to take part in an inquiry into penalty points allegations he had raised.

    Ukraine has started a campaign for snap presidential elections on May 25th as the location of the country’s fugitive president remains unknown.

  • 10:31
    Comedian Dara Ó Briain has been attempting to set the record straight on Twitter this morning. Here's the gist of it:
  • 10:47

    Ciara O'Brien has been taking a look at the new Samsung S5 phone which has, among other things, a heart rate monitor.

    There's also a watch phone, a watch video phone.

  • 10:48
    Of course, Inspector Gadget was well ahead of the curve when it came to watch video phones.
    Of course, Inspector Gadget was well ahead of the curve when it came to watch video phones.
  • 11:00
    Being launched now in EU house on Dublin's Dawson Street, the Children's Rights Alliance report card 2014. Last year the Government got a C grade and the organisation said:

    "In a year that saw a Children’s Rights Referendum and key work in overhauling the child protection system, the grade will disappoint many."
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  • 11:36
    The tabloids don't take criticism very well. The day after she called them "rags", the Star and the Mirror both put Sharon Ní Bheoláin on their front pages. The Star seems to be particularly sour about the whole thing, going so far as to reprint the paparazzi photos which she had complained to Liveline about.
  • 11:36
    The tabloids don't take criticism very well. The day after she called them "rags", the Star and the Mirror both put Sharon Ní Bheoláin on their front pages. The Star seems to be particularly sour about the whole thing, going so far as to reprint the paparazzi photos which she had complained to Liveline about.
  • 11:41
    The Financial Times reports today that WhatsApp is to offer its 465 million users voice calls. The newspaper sys the move "could help wipe hundreds of billions of dollars from the revenues of mobile carriers in the next five years".
  • 11:41
    The Financial Times reports today that WhatsApp is to offer its 465 million users voice calls. The newspaper sys the move "could help wipe hundreds of billions of dollars from the revenues of mobile carriers in the next five years".
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  • 11:56
    The incoming chairman of the Arts Council is to be questioned today on an internal review being carried out by the organisation after the mother of one of its departmental heads was awarded a €16,500 grant from the same department, writes Fiach Kelly.
  • 11:56
    The incoming chairman of the Arts Council is to be questioned today on an internal review being carried out by the organisation after the mother of one of its departmental heads was awarded a €16,500 grant from the same department, writes Fiach Kelly.
  • 12:01

    Seems the editor in chief of the Mirro John Kierans has apologised for printing those photos now, telling Newstalk "we did make a mistake".

  • 12:01

    Seems the editor in chief of the Mirror John Kierans has apologised for printing those photos now, telling Newstalk "we did make a mistake".

  • 12:06
  • 12:15
    Fresh out of prison,  Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko may travel to Ireland next week for the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.
  • 12:22
  • 12:38

    There's a piece in the Times of London today outlining British prime minister David Cameron's 'joy' on hearing David Bowie's message to the people of Scotland--delivered via Kate Moss at the Brit awards--to stay in the union.

    Obviously he wasn't aware of the reaction from Scots over social media, one of whom told the singer to "F**k off back to Mars".

  • 12:46

  • 13:01
    A Twitter account, @GSElevator, which has an audience of more than 600,000 followers, has been the subject of an internal inquiry at Goldman Sachs to find a rogue employee putting all the juicy Wall Street details out there. Late last month, the writer sold a book about Wall Street culture based on the tweets for no less than a six-figure sum. There's gold in them there elevators.
  • 13:15
    But, that rogue employee doesn't work at Goldman at all. Even cuter. Oh well - it's nice and sunny at least in Dublin at the moment, albeit blustery. In fact there is a yellow weather warning in place until 6pm for several counties, with wind speeds set to reach strong gale force.
  • 13:50
    Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin says he will bring in 'world class' legislation for whistleblowers. Watch the video.
  • 13:55
    Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan has accused political rivals of   fabrication of a telephone tap of him telling his son to dispose of large sums of money on the day police raided houses in a graft inquiry into his government. Read more here.
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  • 14:33

    The Sun reports actor Johnny Depp has asked Pogues frontman Shane McGowan to help him find a London pub to turn into a live music venue. I imagine McGowan has seen the inside of as many London boozers as anyone.

    Apparently Depp is keen on setting up a venue around Islington or Shepherd's Bush.

  • 14:48

    The Government is to appoint a senior counsel to examine the dossier from Sgt Maurice McCabe containing allegations of Garda misconduct.

    The senior counsel will assess the allegations, which were given to Taoiseach Enda Kenny by Fianna Fáil leader Michéal Martin, to see if further investigations are needed. The senior counsel who will lead the inquiry has not yet been named.

    Read more

  • 15:04
  • 15:17
    It's another C for the Government from the Children's Rights Alliance report card
  • 15:27

    At Leaders' Questions Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells the Dáil an interim Garda confidential recipient is to be appointed.


    He says gardaí will be able to bring complaints directly to the GSOC.


    If the barrister appointed to look into the McCabe allegations recommends the establishment of a commission of investigation, then one will be held, Kenny says. He adds that a report should be ready by Easter.

  • 15:41

    According to hoteliers, staff shortages are a serious issue in the hospitality industry with up to 3,000 entry-level jobs currently available.

    Tim O'Brien has more

  • 15:57

    There was no sense that history was being made when, on a stormy night in Florida in February 1964, in front of a half-empty Miami Beach Convention Hall, a 22-year-old no-hoper from Kentucky, with the physique of a basketball player, whom the press suspected of being mentally unhinged, stared across an illuminated square of canvas at Sonny Liston, the world heavyweight champion, an ogre and an ex-con with wrecking balls for fists.

    Read Paul Howard today, recounting a chance meeting he had with Muhammad Ali.

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    Listen here to the Irish Times world view podcast to find out what's going to happen in Ukraine.
  • 16:39
    A hotel, a cinema, a closed pub, a main street bank and the headquarters of a well-known bookmakers were all on offer at a property auction in Dublin today along with a selection of residential property.
  • 16:54
    A man mourns during a memorial ceremony for those killed in recent violence in Kiev's Independence Square. Photograph: Reuters
    A man mourns during a memorial ceremony for those killed in recent violence in Kiev's Independence Square. Photograph: Reuters
  • 17:00
    Okay folks, we'll leave it there for the day. The Daily Wire will be back tomorrow morning. Thanks for reading.
  • 17:00
    Okay folks, we'll leave it there for the day. The Daily Wire will be back tomorrow morning. Thanks for reading.