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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 30 March, 2015

Saturday 28 March, 2015

How many school flags will mark 2016? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How long did Clarkson’s attack on his producer last?

Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries removed after a cancer scare

The actress had the surgery last week.

Monday 23 March, 2015

The Burning Question*: Do you press the button to close the doors on a lift? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Do you press the button to close the doors on a lift?

Let us distract you from the serious news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Saturday 21 March, 2015

How many cars are clamped in Dublin? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Plus: How many children have eaten liquid detergent tablets after mistaking them for sweets?

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

5 things to expect when George Osborne announces today’s Budget in the UK

With 49 days to go before the general election, this will be an important Budget for the coalition government.

The longer kids are breastfed for, the more they earn when they start working

A major new study of almost 3,500 children has found some interesting results about breastfeeding.

Tuesday 17 March, 2015

34 great photos from St Patrick’s Day parades around the country

Tens of thousands of people turned out on the streets around Ireland today.

The 5 at 5: St Patrick’s Day

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Jeremy Clarkson cleared over the use of the word ‘pikey’ on Top Gear

The decision has been criticised by a Traveller group which accused the BBC of ‘legitimising a racist word’.

The body of Don Quixote writer Cervantes has been found, 399 years after his death

Cervantes died in 1616, one week after William Shakespeare.

Saturday 14 March, 2015

Brendan O’Connor just announced the end of The Saturday Night Show

Ray D’Arcy will host a new Saturday night show on RTÉ One from the autumn.

How many people want to bring Jeremy Clarkson back? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many hours were drugs legal for in Ireland this week?

Thursday 12 March, 2015

Author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66 RIP

Author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66

The author was best known for his Discworld series of novels.

Missing 15-year-olds found safe and well

A missing persons appeal was put out, earlier today.

DJ Tony Fenton has died at the age of 53 RIP

DJ Tony Fenton has died at the age of 53

The veteran presenter had been battling cancer for four years.

Wednesday 11 March, 2015

This striking newspaper cover won front page of the year last night

The Independent on Sunday picked up the top gong in Britain for this front page on the killing of a hostage by Islamic State.

Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the BBC

Top Gear will not be broadcast this weekend and an investigation is underway.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?

Friday 6 March, 2015

Four more people charged over murder of teenager Becky Watts

It comes one day after the teenager’s stepbrother appeared in court charged in connection with her murder.

Good news on the jobs front: 300 new jobs are heading to Limerick

“This is great news for Limerick and the mid-west region,” said Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Saturday 28 February, 2015

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers

Plus: How many staff work at Eircom now?

Friday 27 February, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in Star Trek, dies at 83 RIP

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in Star Trek, dies at 83

The actor died at his home in Los Angeles this morning.

Sunday 22 February, 2015

Saturday 21 February, 2015

Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers

Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?

Friday 20 February, 2015

Saturday 14 February, 2015

Clare Daly, Coronation Street and a gigantic baby : The week in numbers

Plus: How many gardaí have left the force over the past five years?

Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Sunday 8 February, 2015

Saturday 7 February, 2015

Sex, Smirnoff and the Six Nations: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does it cost to replace the lightbulb at the top of the Spire?

Monday 2 February, 2015

What do Irish people think about internet commenters?

Commenters can be a much maligned bunch but we love you really.

Saturday 31 January, 2015

Guinness, Visa debit cards, and Michelle Mulherin: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people use Facebook every month?

Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Students to protest over school’s cancellation of homophobic bullying workshop

Transition year students at Coláiste Eoin in Dublin are planning to wear rainbow flags on their school crests.

Today’s top stories in 7 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Monday 26 January, 2015

Singer Demis Roussos has died RIP

Singer Demis Roussos has died

Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

Saturday 24 January, 2015

Conor McGregor, Queen Elizabeth and club sandwiches: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does it cost to rent an Irish pub on wheels?

Monday 19 January, 2015

Teacher says nun asked “What about the homos?” during job interview

The teacher was awarded €54,000 for discrimination after she applied for the job as school principal.

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