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Saturday 17 February, 2018

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin Year Of The Dog This post contains videos

Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin

Chinese New Year Celebrations will continue on until 4 March and see events taking place across Ireland.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

The government is going to use drones to crack down on illegal dumping

Local authorities and community groups can now apply for funding under the initiative.

Aldi has recalled two batches of its white bloomer bread because there may be 'wire pieces' in them

The target of the recall is the Ballymore Crust White Bloomer brand with best before dates17 and 18 February 2018

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

'The flowers will wither ... it's about kindness': Dublin pensioners on the key to a long, happy relationship Valentines This post contains videos

'The flowers will wither ... it's about kindness': Dublin pensioners on the key to a long, happy relationship

The members of Clontarf Active Retirement Association sat down with us for a chat and a cup of tea to share their knowledge.

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

This couple got a special Valentine's blessing today, right beside the remains of St Valentine Love Is In The Prayer This post contains videos

This couple got a special Valentine's blessing today, right beside the remains of St Valentine

Some remains of the third century Saint are interred in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin.

Monday 12 February, 2018

We asked a master crêpier to make us a 'Valentine's pancake' So Romantic This post contains videos

We asked a master crêpier to make us a 'Valentine's pancake'

It’s both Pancake Tuesday and Valentine’s Day this week so we asked a master crêpier asked for something sweet and savory using aphrodisiac ingredients of his choosing.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

"Votes for women!": Suffragette's granddaughter returns to smash windows at Dublin Castle Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington This post contains videos

"Votes for women!": Suffragette's granddaughter returns to smash windows at Dublin Castle

The historic window smashing by suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was reenacted to mark 100 years since legislation was passed that gave Irish women the right to vote.

"You realised you could do anything - go on any holiday you wanted."

There has been over 800 jackpot wins of one millionaire or more since the National Lottery started in 1988.

Monday 5 February, 2018

There's a new guide for how charities can promote political causes without breaking the rules

It describes the limited circumstances when a political cause can be promoted by a charity.

Over one million people tuned in to see Ireland’s victory against France on Saturday

The match viewing peaked at 789,000 with an average audience of 572,000 tuning in.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

'I just need to keep the sea to my right' - Meet the 65-year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland

She’s raising money for the RNLI – keep an eye out for her, if you live by the sea!

Thursday 1 February, 2018

More women than men are in full-time work after graduating - but they earn less over time

The CSO and HEA released the report that monitored graduates from 2010 to 2014.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Everything you need to know about tonight's 'super blue blood moon' Moon Gazing This post contains videos

Everything you need to know about tonight's 'super blue blood moon'

Unfortunately Irish stargazers won’t be able to experience all elements of the lunar event.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Here's what it's like to travel the 'confusing' new cycle route through College Green Changing Lanes This post contains videos

Here's what it's like to travel the 'confusing' new cycle route through College Green

Cyclists say there are problems with a lack of clear signage at the busy junction.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

You may have heard of his famous Library - but just who was Chester Beatty?

It’s a well-known stop in the tourist trail – but how much do you know about the man himself?

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children Story Time This post contains videos

These parents have been learning the best way to read bedtime stories to their children

The 5 week programme sees parents working with their children to develop their oral language skills.

Monday 15 January, 2018

€3 million 'cruise' ship to be built for Aran Island crossings and trips to Cliffs

The new ship is being built in France and will have a low emission engine system.

Sunday 14 January, 2018

'It's impossible to feel sad and sing at the same time' CÓRus This post contains videos

'It's impossible to feel sad and sing at the same time'

Starting seven years ago the CÓRus singing classes now has around 800 students in the Dublin area and have plans to go nationwide.

Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around Mind Your Health This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

Saturday 6 January, 2018

2018 could see us facing a 'big unexpected crisis' equivalent to the 2008 financial recession

The New York based company says the world is closer to a ‘geopolitical depression’ than to a return to stability.

Thursday 4 January, 2018

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI Robot Baby Training This post contains videos

How this extremely life-like robotic baby is helping students at RCSI

The robot baby was on display for RCSI’s Open Day.

Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Tips to quell anger when you feel it rising

From exercise and self-reflection to counting your breaths, we found some tips that might help with managing your anger.

Tuesday 2 January, 2018

How mindfulness can help you reduce your anger levels in 2018 Anger Management This post contains videos

How mindfulness can help you reduce your anger levels in 2018

A neuroscientist and mindfulness teachers explain how anger impacts the brain and how we can better cope with it.

Sunday 31 December, 2017

Watch as Australia and New Zealand bring in the New Year

Samoa was the first country to welcome in 2018.

Wednesday 27 December, 2017

The volunteer-run farm where Ireland's mistreated horses are nursed back to health ANIMAL RESCUE This post contains videos

The volunteer-run farm where Ireland's mistreated horses are nursed back to health

My Lovely Horse Rescue responds to call-outs across Dublin and around the country.

Monday 25 December, 2017

'A stocking was a must': These nursing home residents tell us about their memories of Christmas Christmas Memories This post contains videos

'A stocking was a must': These nursing home residents tell us about their memories of Christmas

We visited Gormanston Wood Nursing in Co Meath to ask how Christmas has changed from when they were younger.

Sunday 24 December, 2017

Doing a Christmas Day swim this year? We talked to an Irish international ice swimmer for some advice Survival Guide This post contains videos

Doing a Christmas Day swim this year? We talked to an Irish international ice swimmer for some advice

Locals at the Forty Foot in Sandycove also weighed in with tips for braving the icy waters.

Saturday 23 December, 2017

Blood Bikes: These riders will be working 24/7 over Christmas to help those who need it Blood Bikes This post contains videos

Blood Bikes: These riders will be working 24/7 over Christmas to help those who need it

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, will be working 24/7 over the Christmas period to make sure they are there when people need them.

Friday 22 December, 2017

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

400 new cases found of Irish patients with superbug that is resistant to antibiotics

There has been 401 newly detected cases in 2017 compared to 282 in 2016.

Fire in derelict building at Cork naval base extinguished

The fire started around 8:30pm Thursday night in a disused building.

Thursday 21 December, 2017

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas Kids At Christmas This post contains videos

'Um....pudding': Kids tell us their favourite things about Christmas

We visited St Laurence O’Tooles Junior Boys school in Dublin and asked them what they like about Christmas.

'Bumper-to-bumper traffic predicted during the run-up to Christmas' - AA Roadwatch's Christmas forecast

With traffic levels at their heaviest in recent years, expect heavy congestion around shopping centre areas.

Irish newcomer picked as lead for Artemis Fowl film alongside Judi Dench

The film will be directed by Kenneth Branagh with a script by Irish playwright Conor McPherson.

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

Sunday 17 December, 2017

Want to learn some simple recipes to impress at Christmas? Cook To Impress This post contains videos

Want to learn some simple recipes to impress at Christmas?

Lynda Booth from Dublin Cookery School – and author of Fearless Food – takes us through some easy-to-prepare Christmas treats.

Saturday 16 December, 2017

'The kids' faces light up': Meet the Dubliners who go all-out to decorate their homes for Christmas Warming Glow This post contains videos

'The kids' faces light up': Meet the Dubliners who go all-out to decorate their homes for Christmas

These householders go the extra mile to bring a bit of happiness to their areas each winter.

These elderly people got an early Christmas dinner this year Dinner For The Elderly This post contains videos

These elderly people got an early Christmas dinner this year

The group Friends of the Elderly Ireland help isolated older people connect to communities through their volunteer services and events.

Thursday 14 December, 2017

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today The People's Acorn This post contains videos

Michael D Higgins unveiled The People's Acorn in Áras an Uachtaráin today

The art sculpture contains a time capsule of school childrens’ thoughts and wishes and won’t be opened till 2116.

Wednesday 13 December, 2017

We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas Tuning Up This post contains videos

We went behind-the-scenes with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra as it prepares for Christmas

From playing the soundtrack to ET and Harry Potter, the orchestra have been keeping busy this festive season.

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