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Chats with hacks at Downstairs Dublin

irishtimes.com — Irish Times journalists will be at home at 45 Merrion Square on Culture Night from 5pm to 10pm and you're invited to join in the discussion. Home will be the basement yard of the Irish Architectural Archive, where there'll be live music, interviews, chats and a chance to take home a book from the library, selected by librarians Conor Pope and Martin Doyle.
Sep 17, 2014

Are you coming to the @IrishTimes culture night? irishtimes.com/culture/chats-… ... If you do I might give you a mystery book.

Activists march through Hong Kong in protest at ‘backward democracy’

irishtimes.com — Dressed in black and carrying large black shrouds, thousands of activists marched through Hong Kong at the weekend protesting against the territory's "backward democracy", the latest sign of growing tensions over universal suffrage.
Sep 17, 2014

Activists march through Hong Kong in protest at ‘backward democracy’ irishtimes.com/news/world/asi… via @IrishTimes

Noonan says banking inquiry must decide on fresh appeal to Jean Claude Trichet

irishtimes.com — Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he will not personally intervene to ask former ECB president Jean Claude Trichet to attend the banking inquiry. However, Mr Noonan said for an efficient inquiry to take place it must " hear from everybody who's directly involved".

‘Obese, sedentary’ Irish population worst for diabetes

irishtimes.com — Ireland has the worst standard of diabetes care in western Europe, according to a new international comparison. The Euro Diabetes Index 2014 ranks Ireland twentieth out of 30 countries, ahead only of countries in eastern and southern Europe.

‘Everyone has underestimated this outbreak: Ebola is not going away’

irishtimes.com — We arrived on a Sunday night in Conakry in a three-quarters empty Air France flight from Paris. We were met immediately by a WHO [World Health Organisation] logistician and taken directly to a nearby hotel, and the next morning we attended briefings at the WHO office.
Sep 17, 2014

‘Everyone has underestimated this outbreak: Ebola is not going away’ irishtimes.com/life-and-style… via @IrishTimes

Start-up Ireland

irishtimes.com — 'You have to be smart, ambitious and a little bit insane - because if you were sane you wouldn't be doing this." This is the voice of Jon Bradford, managing director of Techstars, a leading start-up accelerator, speaking at a networking space for entrepreneurs called Startup Grind Dublin.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @jd: "You have to be smart, ambitious and a little bit insane." as quoted in @IrishTimes irishtimes.com/business/start…