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Yesterday’s News

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Yesterday’s News

'Jesus is about as likely to rise from the dead as this cockerel I'm cooking': The story behind this 250-year-old cross

The vestments and sacred vessels for Pope Francis’ closing Mass in Ireland will feature a penal cross from 1763 that depicts an Irish folklore story about Judas and a cockerel.

HSE emergency chief: 'We're not saying there will be deaths but we're planning for that eventuality'

The Pope’s visit will see an estimated 500,000 people attend Mass in the Phoenix Park on 26 August.

Tuesday 14 August, 2018

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis Pope2018 This post contains videos

The Papal Cross, the Claddagh ring and 3,000 singers: Behind-the-scenes as the Phoenix Park gets ready for Pope Francis

Taking inspiration from the Pope’s own writings and an ancient Irish symbol, the construction is still being prepared for next weekend’s mass.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain Deeper Underground This post contains videos

'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain

We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs and tunnels to find out how it all works.

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre Housing Crisis This post contains videos

1,400 food parcels a week, 900 meals a day and 'no sense of it easing up' at the Capuchin Day Centre

Since last year they have also been putting together baby food and nappy packs for families with young children.

Tuesday 7 August, 2018

'I grew up thinking it was unattainable:' Why this year's candidates for Rose of Tralee wanted to enter Lovely Girls This post contains videos

'I grew up thinking it was unattainable:' Why this year's candidates for Rose of Tralee wanted to enter

We asked the Roses why it meant so much to them to enter and how the festival is keeping up with a world of modern women.

Monday 6 August, 2018

The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am' Music Makers This post contains videos

The life of a Grafton Street busker: 'People think you show up and play - but I've been here since 8am'

The scene on Dublin’s premium busking street can be competitive, one performer said.

Friday 3 August, 2018

Public meetings on bus routes that will 'transform' Dublin have begun Consultation This post contains videos

Public meetings on bus routes that will 'transform' Dublin have begun

The first information session took place in Charlestown Shopping Centre in Finglas.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign Blood Donation This post contains videos

'There's no better symbol of integration than the exchange of blood:' Polish residents launch Bloody Foreigners campaign

The Polish community in Ireland are encouraging their members to give blood donations.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

'The little knitted octopuses worked brilliantly': How a Dublin knitting group helped these premature twins Tentacles For Tinies This post contains videos

'The little knitted octopuses worked brilliantly': How a Dublin knitting group helped these premature twins

Eli and Ezra were born at 27 weeks and needed constant care – luckily they got some through the assistance of the Rotunda Knitters.

Saturday 21 July, 2018

"It's magic": what this Tidy Towns judge has learned after almost four decades in the business Tricks Of The Trade This post contains videos

"It's magic": what this Tidy Towns judge has learned after almost four decades in the business

We spoke to Ann O’Leary, who has been judging Tidy Towns for 38 years, ahead of this year’s competition.

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments EU

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments

This will include the right to flexible working hours for parents with children 10 years and under.

Wednesday 18 July, 2018

How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem Amhrán Na BhFiann This post contains videos

How a young Deaf student helped bring about the new Irish Sign Language version of the National Anthem

The new version of the anthem was performed by a Deaf choir accompanied by an army band piper in Leinster House yesterday.

Sunday 15 July, 2018

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together Loneliness This post contains videos

'I feel more secure': How HomeShare has been bringing the old and young together

We visited John and Amy who have been taking part in the service.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask Voxpop This post contains videos

Should Michael D Higgins seek a second term as President? We hit the streets to ask

The announcement was made earlier today after months of speculation.

Sunday 8 July, 2018

After decades under wraps in Dublin these 300-year-old scrolls are finally on display Chester Beatty This post contains videos

After decades under wraps in Dublin these 300-year-old scrolls are finally on display

They tell the story of real-life Japanese warrior Tawara Tōda and the many tall tales that accompanied his legend.

Saturday 7 July, 2018

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

'It started out as a joke': Paul Howard on his musical about Copper Face Jacks Paul Howard This post contains videos

'It started out as a joke': Paul Howard on his musical about Copper Face Jacks

The musical is playing at the Olympia Theatre from 5 July.

Sunday 1 July, 2018

How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title Birdhill This post contains videos

How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title

Birdhill became national winners last year as well as earning the tidiest village award for a consecutive year after 2016.

Wednesday 27 June, 2018

"The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year Palestine This post contains videos

"The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year

She was speaking as part of a group of Irish artists and public figures like Eurovision commentator Mike Murphy, music legend Christy Moore and Senator David Norris who launched the boycott campaign today in Dublin.

Sunday 24 June, 2018

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes Irish Cinema This post contains videos

'It brings back all sorts of memories ... I'm crying now': New project brings archive Irish clips to nursing homes

Hard-to-find TV shows, ads and docs were being shown as part of the Reel Memories project .

Monday 18 June, 2018

These schoolkid entrepreneurs have created an internet safety board game (with added robots) Future Leaders This post contains videos

These schoolkid entrepreneurs have created an internet safety board game (with added robots)

Ireland’s budding businesspeople were demonstrating their ideas at the RDS today.

Sunday 17 June, 2018

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares Kildare This post contains videos

We took a tour of the Newbridge Silverware factory to learn how they make their wares

The Kildare-based company has been making products since 1934 when it was known as The Newbridge Cutlery Co.

Friday 15 June, 2018

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses Bloomsday This post contains videos

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'I'm undergoing chemotherapy. I'm supposed to live in a germ-free environment': How the water outages are impacting residents Water Outage This post contains videos

'I'm undergoing chemotherapy. I'm supposed to live in a germ-free environment': How the water outages are impacting residents

Though restrictions have completely been lifted, residents say water outrages are becoming a common problem in the area.

Sunday 10 June, 2018

"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories Magdalene Laundries This post contains videos

"The nightmares will always be there": These Magdalene survivors tell their personal stories

We spoke to four survivors who told us their personal stories of their time in the laundries.

Saturday 9 June, 2018

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan Ramadan This post contains videos

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan

Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.

Friday 8 June, 2018

"I'm hoping it will start a dialogue about mental health": Meet the art students who want to make a difference Art And Design This post contains videos

"I'm hoping it will start a dialogue about mental health": Meet the art students who want to make a difference

Students from NCAD are using their creative skills to tackle social issues with their art and design skills at a new exhibition.

Monday 4 June, 2018

These primary school pupils from Dún Laoghaire have won an international award for their after-school coding club Coolest Club This post contains videos

These primary school pupils from Dún Laoghaire have won an international award for their after-school coding club

They won the Coolest Club award out of 15 other countries.

Sunday 3 June, 2018

"Loneliness can take 4 to 5 years off you": how an arts-based service for older people in Wexford is looking to fight social isolation

The originally Dublin-based initiative is looking to expand to the rest of the country and help older people connect.

Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'They're not normal lakes or rivers': ESB warns people against swimming in reservoirs

They said unusual flows of water and uneven ground can lead to dangers for swimmers.

Alcohol a factor in 1 in 20 cases at emergency departments

The study found Saturday night and Sunday morning to be the busiest times and that most patients with alcohol-related presentations were male.

Monday 28 May, 2018

One man dies and another is in hospital after taking unknown substances in Co Derry

The two men fell ill Sunday night at a property on Northland Road.

Friday 25 May, 2018

Phoenix Park deer: 'The bucks are in the bachelor area ... the females are up near Castleknock' Year In The Life This post contains videos

Phoenix Park deer: 'The bucks are in the bachelor area ... the females are up near Castleknock'

There are roughly 500 deer at any one time in the park, with a new batch of fawns ready to arrive in June.

Thursday 24 May, 2018

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983 The 8th This post contains videos

Meet the man who's been collecting referendum leaflets since 1983

Alan Kinsella’s archive dates back almost four decades – and it’s still growing.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate Abortion This post contains videos

"It's going to impact my life": Immigrants have their say on both sides of the referendum debate

Only Irish citizens are allowed to vote in Friday’s referendum.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role Good Boy This post contains videos

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

Male depression may lower pregnancy chances among infertile couples

The findings come from a study by the American National Institute of Health that looked at couples being treated for infertility.

Sunday 13 May, 2018

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum History This post contains videos

'We must remember those that were here before us': We took a tour of the Dublin Fire Brigade Museum

The museum has operated since 1985 and contains items dating back hundreds of years.

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker

Chris Kelly’s documentary A Cambodian Spring looks at the conflict between residents and government over land in the south-east Asian country.

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