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DUBLIN, Ireland - The Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and the ESB are to host a major international Energy Summit on 18 September 2015. It will be held at he Events and Conference Centre at The Mansion House, Dublin. The summit to be titled: "Powershift: Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Energy is Wrong" will focus on the future of the energy industry and the changes that will shape it.

Business leaders, industry innovators and policy makers from across Europe, the U.S. and Australia will challenge long-standing assumptions on energy and start a conversation on how connectivity will shape the future of the energy industry and review how policy will impact it. Distinguished speakers include: Maros Sefcovic, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission; Alex White, Ireland's Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources; Michael Liebreich, Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Sean O'Driscoll, CEO of Glen Dimplex.

"A power shift is taking place within the energy industry due to the growing opportunities being presented by the fusion of energy and ICT, coupled with an increased drive for sustainability," Tom Arnold, the Director General, IIEA said Friday. "The Powershift Summit will discuss a range of provocative visions for the future of energy and explore topics such as: the role of the consumer as an active participant in distributed energy; the connected home and the connected car; the latest trends in energy investment; new business models for the future of the utility; and the emerging EU policy context and impact of the Energy Union."
Pat O'Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, said, "Technology is enabling profound changes in the way that we generate and consume energy, and this has huge implications not just for the energy sector, but also for society as a whole and our economy. As Ireland's foremost energy company with deep roots in every community in Ireland, ESB is committed to promoting public debate on emerging energy choices so that as a nation, we can make better decisions about our collective energy future. This ground breaking summit brings together global experts to discuss various scenarios emerging in the energy sector, and how these could impact on investment, social equity and the pace of decarbonisation in Ireland."

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White added: "This summit comes at an important time in the evolution of Ireland's energy policy. I will soon publish an Energy White Paper, which will outline this Government's determination to lead a transition to deliver sustainable, secure and affordable energy to our citizens, communities and businesses. The transition will address the broad challenges facing the energy sector to the year 2050, particularly the need to act conclusively on climate change. Importantly, it will also place citizens and communities at the centre of energy policy and empower them to make sustainable choices."

The full line up of speakers and contributors include:

- Maros Sefcovic, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
- Alex White, Irish Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
- Michael Liebreich, Founder, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
- Diarmuid O'Connell, Vice President for Business Development, Tesla
- Scott McGaraghan, Head of Energy Partner Products, Nest Labs
- Amory Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, The Rocky Mountain Institute (video address)
- Dr. Eleni Pratsini, Director of IBM-Research, Ireland
- Sen O'Driscoll, Chief Executive, Glen Dimplex
- Pat O'Doherty, Chief Executive, ESB
- Matthew Warren, Chief Executive, Energy Supply Association of Australia
- Dr. Philip Lewis, Chief Executive, VaasaETT

(Pictured: Energy Minister Alex White, Tom Arnold, Director General, IIEA and Pat O'Doherty, ESB Chief Executive, with school children, Paige Graham, 7 from Presentation Primary School Dublin 7, and Mia Malone from Presentation College, Terenure).
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland - Actor Robert Pattinson was dragged into an Irish wedding after he was recognised at a hotel's bar.

The 29-year-old was drinking at the Culloden Hotel in Belfast, Ireland, when he was spotted by a crowd of lively wedding guests, who immediately recognised him as the Hollywood actor and made him join in the celebrations, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Attendee Jamie Reid saw the star and said: "I plucked up the courage and went over and said he was going to get mobbed by about 20 girls, he is such a quiet guy and he was a bit taken back by it, all these girls."

Pattinson was in Ireland filming his next movie "The Lost City of Z", and took some time to take photographs with the bride and groom, Tom and Sarah Lenihan, and the excited guests before being "moved" on by hotel security.
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Searchers looking for two Japanese tourists missing for a week have had a breakthrough. Irish Coast Guard divers recovered a body around midday on Sunday off George's Head, Co. Clare. The body was later confirmed to be that of missing U.S./Japanese national Eiji Takagi, 63 (pictured).

Search and rescue teams from Lough Derg, Ennis and Aughinish local coast guard units from Kilkee, Doolin and Ballybunion and Civil Defence teams from Clare and Laois have been taking part in the search.
Divers continued throughout Sunday afternoon searching for the body of Ushio Azaki (61) however the search was discontinued at nightfall. It was scheduled to resume again on Monday. The two friends were due to return home to Tokyo, Japan last Monday but they disappeared after booking out of their hotel at Spanish Point, Co Clare last Saturday. Their rental car was discovered at George's Head. The Japanese embassy in Dublin has been informed of the discovery of Mr Takagi's body.
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DUBLIN, Ireland - Dogpatch Labs, one of Ireland's leading startup organisations has joined the Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network. As Dublin's tech community has grown, so has its entrepreneurial spirit and startup culture with the city now home to some of the most promising startups in Europe, including Trustev and Logentries.

Dogpatch Labs is a physical space for startups to work from and for community events. The goal with the Google Tech Hub partnership, according to Dogpatch and Google, is to open new doors to mentorship, investment and growth opportunities, and to help developers and entrepreneurs launch new ideas and turn them into thriving young companies. Dogpatch Labs members will now also have access to Google Tech Hub coworking spaces in over twenty locations globally, including London, San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

The Irish government welcomed the move as further evidence of Dublin and Ireland being a haven for the global technology sector and for start-ups.

"Two thirds of all new jobs in the Irish economy are created by startups that is why supporting more people to start businesses is at the heart of all of our jobs plans," Ireland's Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said Thursday. "Today's announcement of a new partnership between Google and Dogpatch is a great boost for this. This project will provide more co-working space and more supports for more entrepreneurs in Dogpatch, through the Google for Entrepreneurs network. I am delighted to welcome this really important boost for the start-up environment in Ireland".

Patrick Walsh, Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs lauded his group's new venture. "Our partnership with Google will allow us to increase our already significant outreach into Dublin's startup community. It will bring many benefits to Dublin's startups, including mentoring programmes and access to Google engineers and experts. One of the things that really excites me about this partnership is the Google Tech Hub International Passport. This means that if you are member of Dogpatch you now can hotdesk across a range of incredible co-workspaces and communities that are Google backed around the world from San Francisco to Tel Aviv to London and across Asia."

Ronan Harris, Head of Google Ireland, added: "As a former startup ourselves (opening with just 5 employees in Dublin, rising to 5000 today), a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation is in our DNA. With Dogpatch Labs and our Google for Entrepreneurs program, we hope Dublin's world-class startup community will grow that much faster, building transformative products and companies that will take the world by storm. We can't wait to see what new ideas come out."

Startups working with Dogpatch Labs will now be able to access funding, training and mentorship opportunities, and access to Google programs and products throughout the network including:

- Mentorship from Dublin Googlers (in 2014, over 200 Googlers mentored Irish startups)
- Eligibility for Google product offers relevant to startups; and
- The Google for Entrepreneurs Global Passport, where entrepreneurs from each hub can work for free at spaces designated at any other hub in the network.

Google's partnership with Dogpatch Labs builds on its commitment to support the startup community through programmes like Adopt a Startup and Startup Weekend, as well as partnerships with Enterprise Ireland and Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur. Google's Tech Hub Network is the first formal startup network of its kind, and at a little over a year old, there are now 20-plus Tech Hubs and four Campuses around the world.

(Pictured left to right: Patrick Walsh, Managing Director of Dogpatch Labs, Minister Richard Bruton, Jane Ronayne, CEO and co founder of Kennectagain and Ronan Harris, Head of Google Ireland).
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DUBLIN, Ireland - Deloitte is to create four hundred new jobs in Dublin between now and 2019. The announcement coincides with Deloitte's acquisition of System Dynamics, one of Ireland's biggest technology consulting businesses which also has operations in the United Kingdom.
Ireland's Jobs Minister Richard Bruton and Minister of State Kevin Humphreys were on hand at Deloitte's Dublin headquarters on Friday for the announcement.
"Technology is altering the way virtually every job is done. It is changing business models and creating new openings for companies across every area of the economy and it is creating massive new opportunities for the Irish economy in new sectors like big data and financial technology. Today's very welcome announcement by Deloitte is a great example of the massive new opportunities created by these changes," Bruton said Friday.

The world giant's Irish consulting operations together with the System Dynamics acquisition, which the company says has been formerly approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, will now involve a workforce of 570, which with the 400 new jobs will expand the Deloitte consulting payroll over the next four years to 970.
The company overall has nearly 2,000 people in Ireland in its audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance services divisions.

Deloitte says it has already begun recruiting for its first tranche of 100 jobs and is actively seeking people with skills and/or knowledge in big data analytics, digital design, technology, strategy and transformation, business intelligence, HR transformation, fin tech and customer strategy and services.

(Pictured: Ministers Bruton and Humphreys at Deloitte with Brendan Jennings, Deloitte MD; Orla Graham, Head of HR at Deloitte; and Harry Goddard, Head of Consulting at Deloitte).
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Gardai are concerned about the welfare of two Japanese tourists who went missing last Saturday.

Eiji Takagi (male 63yrs joint American  Japanese Nationality) and Ushio Azaki (female 61yrs Japanese National) checked out of their hotel in Spanish Point Co Clare on Saturday morning and have not been seen since.

A rental car the were using was found parked in a car park at Georges Head car park, Kilkee, Co, Clare.

It is believed the car was parked in this location shortly after 9pm on Saturday night.

Garda at Kilrush are appealing to the public for assistance in establishing the whereabouts of the pair.

The two were due to take a flight from Shannon Airport on Monday via Heathrow Airport for onward connection to Tokyo, Japan but failed to show up for the flight.

An Garda Siochana and being assisted in the search by the Irish Coast Guard.

Investigating gardai are appealing for anyone with information in relation to the whereabouts of these people or to any person who may have seen their car prior to its finding in Kilkee (A red Hyundai 151-D23003) to contact Kilrush Garda Station on 065 908 0550, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
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The coach of the national Irish rugby team, New Zealand-born Joe Schmidt this week became an Irish citizen. Australian born-Olly Hodges, an Irish Rugby Union official and South African-born player Richard Strauss also became Irish citizens at a ceremony on Wednesday presided over by retired Judge Bryan McMahon.

Ireland's Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was on hand and spoke afterwards.

"This ceremony is a bit different. Much smaller numbers, for starters," she said. "But there are similarities, too. We're welcoming new citizens today who have already contributed to Ireland's sense of itself."
"People in rugby tell me that Joe does an untold amount of work behind the scenes to support grass roots rugby in Ireland - quietly declining offered payment," Fitzgerald said.

"And he's not on his own. As key members of the Irish rugby management and team Joe, Oliver and Richardt have, time and again, lifted the mood of the nation, made us proud to be Irish."

"Today, you go a step further. Your decision today indicates more than professionalism, more than commitment to a team. It indicates commitment to the wider team that is New Ireland. From today, you, too, will be proud to be Irish," the minister added.
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An elderly disabled man is critically ill after hbeing the victim of a home invasion in Newry, 55 kilometres from Belfast in Northern Ireland. The man, whose name has not been released was asleep in his home at around 2:40am on Monday when three men broke into his home and went to his bedroom where they proceeded to assault him with a sharp implement, The disabled man received several wounds to his body as a result of the assault, Northern Ireland police said.
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CO. CARLOW, Ireland - The village of Rathoe in Co Carlow came to a standstill at midday on Saturday as the family, friends, school pals and teammates of Donal English-Hayden turned out to bid him farewell. The 14-year old was tragically killed on Wednesday afternoon in a farming accident involving a tractor and a trailer.

News of the death of an extremely popular and well-liked young person in the tightly-knit community of Rathoe stunned the entire village.

“Since last Wednesday, the news of the tragic death of Donal, following a farm accident, has caused much sadness in the lives of so many people in this wonderful rural community of Rathoe in the parish of Ballon. The thoughts and prayers of the diocese and well beyond are surrounding you, Donal’s family, and the parish family, this Saturday morning," Bishop Denis Nulty, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin said on Saturday prior to the funeral. "A farm tragedy affects so many, and in Donal’s case the local clubs, the schools, the friends, the neighbours – there isn’t one person here today who remains unaffected."

“For most of us, faced with the tragedy that confronted Donal’s family, we would be numb and speechless, but each of you, Matt and Noeleen; Deirdre, Claire, Maria, Matthew, Seamus and Moling and Donal’s grandmother Maggie, have been most noble and dignified in your hour of grief. Today I hold you especially in my prayers as I do your very good neighbours, the Hogan family," said Bishop Nulty.

“My simple message, on this difficult day for all of you, is, to remind you as you have witnessed in recent days, you are not alone, and will never be alone. My prayers and those of the wider community surround you and carry you this day and in the days to come.”

The funeral Mass was being celebrated in Saint Patrick’s Church, Rathoe in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Father Conn O Maoldhomhnaigh, President of Carlow College, Carlow, was the chief celebrant.

In the front row of the church were Donal's mother and father Matt and Noeleen, his brothers Matthew, Seamus and Moling, and his and sisters Deirdre, Claire and Maria, and Donal’s Grandmother Maggie English.

Choirs from Knockbeg college, Carlow and the Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach led the hymns, while Donal's school friends and teammates formed a guard of honour for his coffin.

Donal's brother Seamus placed a hurl on the coffin, Dona's cousin Eric English placed a toy tractor, cousin Cathal Hayden a toy cow and cousin Kieran Buckley presented gold medals won by Donal.

"This year I am twenty five years ordained and while in that time I have been privileged to be part of many aspects of ministry, since 1996 I have had the privilege to serve as Chaplain and on the Board of Management of Gaelscoil UíiThuairsic and to be Chaplain to the Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach," Father O Maoldhomhnaigh began the homily. "It is in these roles that I came into contact le clann Ul Inglis-Ui Eideain, the English-Hayden family. It was there that I first met Donal and I had the privilege as I had with other family members of hearing his First Confession, giving him his First Holy Communion and confirming him in the faith."

"For his family, his school friends and his sports friends Donal was a teenager who had a zest and a passion for life. He was fun; he was affectionate; he was caring; he was tender … except on the hurling field … and there may be a few here today who have scars as evidence of that," Father Conn continued. "His mam, Noeleen, said yesterday at the family meeting to plan today’s funeral Mass that Dnnal, ‘gave kisses in threes’. Donal was impish. He asked questions; he had an inquiring mind; he was straightforward; he was honest. He was ceanndana … headstrong. Being a son of the soil he loved animals, especially cows. He kept rabbits. He liked trees. He had an interest in planting and growing things. He enjoyed red sauce, jelly and ice-cream."

"Last Wednesday, ‘a fear and trembling’ gripped us all when we heard that Donal had died as a result of a most unfortunate, unexpected and sudden accident. Our thoughts turned to his family. We asked how anyone could cope with such a loss as this. Coping with loss, with any loss makes big demands on us as human beings. At times, the sense of loss is overbearing, especially when the death is that of a young person. We are affected physically, emotionally and spiritually."

"I am thinking particularly here about all the young people who are here at Mass today and who are feeling churned up inside about the loss of Donal as a brother, cousin, friend, school pal and teammate . It is not an easy time for you and sometimes it’s hard to say how you feel. It is very tough for us adults too. I would encourage you all to continue to support one another and stand by each other and not to be afraid to ask for help. In our helplessness when coping with death and loss, we may feel that God no longer cares about us. And yet facing death means facing the ultimate question of the meaning of life. If we really want to live to the fullest of our potential, we must have the courage to recognise that ultimately life is very short, and in the words of Cardinal Newman that God created each of us for ‘some definite purpose’ and that everything we do does matter," the priest told the gathering.

"When he spoke at his mother Rose’s Funeral Mass Senator Edward Kennedy said that, ‘the most awesome thing about God is the width of his embrace.’ Since the shocking news of Donal’s death on Wednesday, ‘God’s embrace’ has enveloped the English-Hayden family in the support that they have received from the community and in the countless gestures that people have done silently and quietly to help ease their pain. And yet I noticed that when we reached out to embrace Matt, Noeleen, Maitiu, Claire, Maria, Moling, Seamas and Deirdre that they embraced us too. This family has an enormous capacity for empathy and reciprocity and Donal’s attributes of affection, care and tenderness are family characteristics."

"At the end of his talk at his mother’s Funeral Mass, Senator Kennedy said the following: ‘Legend has it that in the ancient world, a poetry contest was held each year. The third-place winner received a rose made of silver. The second-place winner received a rose made out of gold. But the first-place winner received a real rose, a beautiful living rose that soon wilted, dried up, and died. I ask you, he said, is there a single one among us who would not choose the living rose?"

"I chose the Gospel line, ‘Unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains just a single grain’ to help put a Christian perspective on the sad occasion we are part of today. Every farmer and gardener is familiar with the life cycle evident in his/her dealings with animals and with nature. As a son of the soil Donal was familiar with this as well. His experience planting brought home to him that a seed must die in order to yield a harvest. In his teaching, Jesus used the metaphor of the seed planted in the soil when he referred to death as the starting point of a new life and a new beginning with God," continued Father Conn.

"As a good teacher, Jesus used what was around Him to make a point. His point is that death is not the end. A grain of wheat only remains ‘a single grain’, unless it ‘falls on the ground and dies’ and when it does it ‘yields a rich harvest.’  By virtue of His Resurrection, Jesus trampled down death by enduring the Cross. Jesus is trying to teach His disciples that after their deaths they will rise to new life with God in the Resurrection."

"The story of our redemption is reflected in the grain of wheat which is sown and buried in the earth. It dies and brings forth new life. Jesus endured the suffering that went with His embracing the Cross in order to conquer death. He did not catapult over Good Friday, bypassing the horror of the Cross. He embraced the Wood of the Cross, carried it, and died on it, and by conquering death makes us confident to say that we will meet again with those gone before us. On the cusp of the autumnal season Donal has been gathered into God’s harvest," said the priest.

"At the beginning of the Second World War, while the bombs were beginning to rain upon London, King George VI of England went on air with his annual Christmas message. He quoted the first five lines of a little known poem by an English poet Louise Haskins:

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the known!”
And he replied,
“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God,
that shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

"On the 26th August Donal put his hand into the hand of God, and continued on his journey into the world of the God who created him and loved him," said Father Conn. " It was said of Donal that due to his sometimes vigorous playing on the pitch that he became known to many a referee. Now he has his hand in the hand of the Great Referee. I don’t know what kind of cards they have in heaven, whether they have the black, the yellow or the red, but I am sure Donal is making the case for there being no need for any cards at all or at least to have end to the black card! I’m sure in Donal’s case it will be a green card, green for GO! To go deeper and deeper into heaven where they only have the best cows, the best behaved rabbits, the kind of plants that he will only have to plant and that will water themselves, the top of the range red sauce and an eternal supply of jelly and ice-cream."

"Gnuis De go bhfeice se; ceolta na nAingeal go gcloise se."

"May Donal rest in peace."
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Gardaí has advised everyone attending the All Ireland Football Championship Semi Finals in Croke Park on Sunday 30th August 2015 that a crowd management plan will be in place. Jones Road will be shut down for exclusive use of people leaving the Hogan Stand.
 
Patrons will exit as follows:

 Half of the Hogan Stand from the halfway line towards the Davin Stand will have no option but to turn left towards North Circular Road / Gills Corner when they leave the Hogan Stand. Half of the Hogan Stand from the Halfway Line towards the Nally Stand will have no option but to turn right towards Clonliffe Road.
 
In summary Jones Road will be divided into two halves with the Northern half of the Hogan Stand turning left and the Southern half of the Hogan Stand turning right or straight up the parallel Streets of Russell Avenue & Fitzroy Avenue.
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Gardai in Ireland are searching for a 19-year old Pakistani convicted of sexual assault charges in the UK. Gardai at Henry Street in Limerick on Friday issued an appeal to the public to assist them in locating the whereabouts of Mian Mujahid Ali Shahid (also known as Mian Shahid). Gardai received a European arrest warrant for the man who is believed to be in Ireland. Shahid has lived for a period in Scotland but is believed to have travelled to Ireland earlier this year. He was sighted in the Foynes areas of Limerick on the 11th of August 2015. The 19-year old was convicted (in his absence) at Stafford Crown Court on 13th April 2015 of two counts of sexual assault of a female (18 years of age). A warrant was issued for his arrest on 14th April 2015. On 20th May 2015 at the same Court he was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for this offence, also in his absence. Shahid was seen in a car in the Foynes are on August 11, and gardai want the driver of the car to contact them. They have also asked anyone with information on Shahid, or know his whereabouts to contact them. They have also appealed to the man himself to make contact. Anyone with information is asked to telephone Henry Street Gardai station on 061 212400 or the Garda confidential line 1800 666 111.
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The construction industry in Ireland is on a roll with 19,600 new jobs being created in the first year. The government set a target of 60,000 new construction jobs through to 2020, but has already achieved a third of those. To energise construction the Irish government last year introduced its Construction 2020 strategy. The industry has played a major part in Ireland's recovery particularly after the virtual collapse at the time of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Much of the activity has been in building new homes to meet the ever-increasing demand. This is line with the five year strategy.

"The construction sector suffered a massive decline when the economy collapsed in 2008. The sector at that time was over-heated, it was employing 280,000 people, delivering 90,000 housing units a year and was contributing almost 25% of Ireland's GNP," the Minister for Housing, Planning and Construction Paudie Coffey said Wednesday. "By 2012, the numbers employed had reduced to less than 100,000, the number of housing units had fallen to below 8,000 and the sector was contributing 6.5% of Ireland's GNP."

"A healthy economy must have a vibrant construction sector, and we are making progress with the continued delivery of the Construction 2020 Strategy. In the last year we have seen employment grow by almost 20,000 to 126,000 people," said Coffey. "The number of houses being built is increasing and the number of commencement notices for construction of houses has more than doubled when compared to 2014. The number of planning permissions in the first quarter of 2015 has increased by 97% when compared to the same period in 2014."
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