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A rolling look at today's news with Joanne Hunt

Joanne Hunt Mon, Nov 4
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  • 08:52
    "Jack Frost is the personification of frost and cold weather, known for nipping the nose and toes, coloring the foliage in autumn, and leaving fernlike patterns on cold windows in winter."

  • 08:54
    Good morning. It's a dry, bright, cool day in the capital, and Jack Frost has been to visit.
  • 08:54
    Joanne Hunt here on the Daily Wire, with you until 5pm.
  • 09:02
  • 09:04
    And Nidge is losing the plot.  Just wait  'til  Mr Pipe Bomb-maker tells Fran.
  • 09:18
    What a fine mess payment of the local property tax is turning out to be.

    At issue is that those  paying by debit or credit card, and some paying by cheque, are obliged to pay during November 2013 and not in 2014.

    Enda thinks that's fine, Leo accepts it's confusing, Joan thinks there's need for better communication.
    Now, the Revenue Commissioners have been requested to defend their methods before an Oireachtas Committee.

    Bet the 30,000 people who have already paid aren't too happy.

    Harry McGee reports.    
  • 09:34
    Some great tunes on Love/Hate last night, including this one.
  • 09:35
  • 09:39

    “One minute I am happily presenting this radio show and enjoying life, the next I am gripped with dread and anxiety with the simplest task proving beyond me,” RTÉ presenter John Murray has  told listeners at the start of his 9am show on RTÉ Radio One this morning.

    The presenter spoke of dealing with depression as he returned to the airwaves after a six month absence today.  Hats off for your honesty, John.    
    Genevieve Carbery reports.

  • 09:55

    “From floor to ceiling, from bedroom to bathroom, were piles and piles of old food in tins and old noodles. Behind it all these pictures worth tens, hundreds of millions of euros.”

    Officials who raided the apartment of an 80 year-old man in Munich have made quite the discovery. They found more than 1,500 works by artists including Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, paintings  looted by Nazis and presumed lost since 1945.  Read more.


  • 10:00
    Singer Lady Gaga at the YouTube Music Awards in New York last night.
    Singer Lady Gaga at the YouTube Music Awards in New York last night.
  • 10:03
    Eminem won Artist of the Year at the YouTube Music Awards 2013. Video of the Year was awarded to Girls’ Generation, who are megastars in South Korea. Read more.

  • 10:06
    Not seeing the video wizardry in this myself (it's no 'Thriller') but I reckon prepare for the Asian invasion into pop. Psy was just the beginning.
  • 10:07
  • 10:17
    Fully allocated seating on all Ryanair flights from February 2014 - but  at a fee of  €5.

    As Ryanair's shares fall  10 per cent and the airline issues a profit warning, there are moves afoot to become  more customer friendly.

    Other initiatives include scrapping the Recaptcha security feature on its website; allowing a small second carry-on bag; “quiet flights” before 8am and after 9pm; a 24 hour “grace period” to allow passengers correct minor booking errors; and significantly reduced boarding card reissue and standard bag fees.      

  • 10:36

    The man charged with the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara is expected to make an application for bail at a court hearing today.

    Graham Dwyer, originally from Cork but with an address at Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, Dublin 18, is due to appear before a sitting of the High Court at Cloverhill Courthouse today. Read more.


  • 10:51

    This will make me wear sunglasses indoors -

    Tesco is set to install hi-tech screens that scan customers’ faces in petrol stations so that advertisements can be tailored to suit them.

    The retailer will introduce the OptimEyes screen, developed by Alan Sugar’s Amscreen, to all 450 of its UK petrol stations, in a five-year deal, according to The Grocer magazine.

    The screen, positioned at the till, scans the eyes of customers to determine age and gender, and then runs tailored advertisements.  Read more.

  • 10:57
    Asian immigrants, many claiming trafficking or exploitation, make up 75 per cent of those going to prison for large scale cannabis cultivation in Ireland.

    Are the courts more likely to jail those of Asian origin than Irish people? Conor Gallagher reports.
  • 11:06
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  • 11:18
    They say every house in Ireland has a copy of David Gray's album 'White Ladder'. Well, he's coming back to play some small venues here and he wants you to pick what they are.  

    "At the moment, nothing is booked and it's all up for grabs." Read  more.    
  • 11:21
    “Both mothers’ and fathers’ parenting behaviours can be negatively affected by stress and depression, but babies can be protected from these potentially negative influences if sensitive parent-child interactions can be maintained.”

    Read more from the latest 'Growing up in Ireland' report.  
  • 11:27

    "If employers really want to know what prospective employees are like, they should forget psychometric testing and watch them ride a bike...on a bike you are close to death and so become a more intense version of your true self."

    Bosses can learn much by watching a prospective employee on a bicycle, Lucy Kellaway writes.  

  • 11:37
    Martin O’Neill is expected to be paid in the region of €1.2 million by the FAI, while Roy Keane is set to earn around €500,000 if appointed to manage the Ireland team.
    Martin O’Neill is expected to be paid in the region of €1.2 million by the FAI, while Roy Keane is set to earn around €500,000 if appointed to manage the Ireland team.
  • 11:40
    The pair will appear on TV together tomorrow night, working for ITV at Manchester United’s Champions League game against Real Sociedad   - sources say the FAI want the deal concluded before then.

    Emmet Malone reports.  
  • 11:45
    Do you think Nidge paid his property tax?
  • 11:49
  • 11:57
    Looking forward to seeing 'The Summit' - the story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2, including Irish climber Ger McDonnell.

  • 11:58
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  • 12:05
  • 12:07
    Some fighting talk for a Monday.
  • 12:13
    Irish airline crews, airport ground staff, port staff and other transport workers are to be offered training to spot victims of trafficking under a pilot project being developed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Read more.
  • 12:32
    Have you even seen a €500 note? Some say the only people using them are criminals. <a href='' target='_blank' >Lara Marlowe reports</a>.
    Have you even seen a €500 note? Some say the only people using them are criminals. Lara Marlowe reports.
  • 12:52

    Putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down, research has shown.

    I guess they can't eat if  they're asleep. 

  • 13:01
    Thinking of growing a mo this month?
  • 13:10
    The clocks have gone back and so dinner party season is getting into full swing - but what gift should you bring to your hosts? Wine expert John Wilson has some tips.
  • 13:17
    Wow. Check out this Cork lad singing on a balcony.
  • 13:17
  • 13:28
    A quarter of Irish and maths lessons at primary level were unsatisfactory, a  report by the chief inpsector of schools has found.

    In post primary school Irish, about a third of lessons were ranked as unsatisfactory. Read more.
  • 14:02
    What happens when Johnny Depp and Cillian Murphy show up at a Westmeath pub for lunch? “The problem for us was that nobody would leave their tables,” the pub owner explains.
  • 14:05
    Toronto mayor Rob Ford has gone on radio to apologise for “a lot of stupid things” after police said they had obtained a copy of a video that appears to show the mayor puffing on a crack cocaine pipe. Would you buy this apology?
  • 14:14
    Are you a hipster or a hobo? The Rubberbandits strike again.
  • 14:14
  • 14:18
    Ah here.
  • 14:28
    “Nobody, and I repeat nobody, is required to pay the 2014 property tax in 2013”, says Alan Shatter.

    (Except those who want to pay by debit or credit card that is).
  • 14:32
  • 14:58

    Three units of Dublin Fire Brigade have brought a fire in the basement of a restaurant on South Great Georges Street under control this afternoon.

    The fire started at about 1.30pm in the Japanese restaurant Yamamori.

    Diners and guests at the nearby Central Hotel were evacuated and no-one was injured.

  • 15:02

    The proposed new national children’s hospital should be moved from St James’s Hospital to land beside the Coombe Hospital nearby, says An Taisce.

    In a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, the group warns that the Government is “sleepwalking” into a situation where the new hospital won’t be co-located with a maternity hospital. Paul Cullen reports.

  • 15:09
    But Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald says the Government is committed to the St James' site.
  • 15:28

    Patients, doctors and health managers would all benefit from the introduction of a system requiring healthcare professionals to disclose medical accidents promptly, a conference has heard. Paul Cullen reports.

  • 15:36

    Cabin crew at Aer Lingus voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action this afternoon.

    Strike action will cause difficulties for the airline’s advance bookings in the run-up to the Christmas even if the dispute did not ultimately result in work stoppages. Read more.

  • 15:40
    Come on Dublin City Council, we can't have BO'D drinking this stuff, never mind the rest of us.
  • 15:56

    So how exactly is this partnership between O’Neill and Keane going to work out? Ken Early reports.

  • 16:08
  • 16:23
    There are no less than seven ways to pay your property tax.   Sure we're spoiled for choice.
  • 16:56
    Phew! The public finances remain on target for 2013 with just two months remaining, figures released by the Department of Finance today show. Colm Keena reports.
  • 16:58
    The man charged with the murder of childcare worker Elaine O’Hara was refused bail at a High Court hearing today.   Genevieve Carbery was at Cloverhill Courthouse.
  • 17:11
    That's it from the Daily Wire for today. Thanks for stopping by.

    We're back tomorrow at 9am. Keep  up to date over night on and @IrishTimesLive.  

    Oíche mhaith.
  • 17:12
    Cold and dry in the north and northeast at first, but cloudy, damp weather, will become widespread early tonight. Temperatures as low as 3 to 6C early tonight, ranging 6 to 10C by dawn.