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Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do film awards influence your choice of movie?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Most deepwater fish have ingested microplastics, new Irish study finds

It’s one of the highest reported frequencies of microplastic occurrence in fish around the globe.


Friday 16 February, 2018

'Truly it will save lives': Dublin supervised injecting centre to be operated by Merchants Quay

The organisation already provides a drop-in service, Night Cafe and other supports for people who are homeless.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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Poll: Will you give something up for Lent?

Planning to give up cigarettes or alcohol? Or rollerblading?

Saturday 10 February, 2018

Should Ireland leave the EU? New poll shows only 10% of voters would back 'Irexit'

An ‘Irexit’ event took place last weekend – but campaigners may have an uphill battle ahead.

This shark hasn't been seen off Ireland for three years. It's one of 48 species on a proposed 'protected list'

The Angel Shark was targeting in sport angling competitions during the 60s and 70s and hasn’t been seen since 2015.

The Young Offenders on cracking the English Market and being 'huge in Germany'

We sat down for a chat with the stars of the hit series, which has just been snapped up for a second series.

Sinn Féin members were warned of 'disciplinary action' for talking to media without approval

Here’s how party HQ has been attempting to keep internal rows out of the headlines.

Friday 9 February, 2018

People 'on outer ring' of republican group may know who killed Andrew Allen

Gardaí are making a fresh appeal, six years on from the shooting of 24-year-old Andrew Allen.

Supreme Court formally declares end to ban preventing asylum seekers from working

The court found the ban to be unconstitutional “in principle” last May and the cabinet agreed to lift the ban last November.

Families say they will leave Tory Island if 42-year-old ferry comes into service

Islanders are taking their protest to the gates of Leinster House next week.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Man in his 20s killed after car hits wall in overnight crash

Gardaí were called to scene of the crash, which happened on the N24, at around 4.40am.

'It's almost like parents are blaming the platform itself': Teenagers have been educating TDs on online safety

Eight young people from Kildare, Wicklow and Clare spoke to politicians today.

Food businesses closed due to 'overflowing human excrement' and 'presence of a live rodent'

Take aways in Limerick and Dublin were closed – as was a Cork bakery.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Elderly residents were physically restrained by staff at Raheny nursing home

Hiqa inspectors uncovered a number of problems at the Dublin centre.

Five staff members placed on paid leave after abuse allegation at Sunbeam House Services

The organisation says management acted within hours to ensure the safety of residents.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Ballymun Sinn Féin councillor resigns citing 'orchestrated bullying campaign' in area

Noeleen Reilly said she first raised concerns with the party leadership four years ago.

A councillor wants to bring in a Dublinbikes-type scheme - but aimed at the elderly

Changes to the city mean we need new ideas to help older people get around, Dermot Lacey says.

Sinn Féin's Gerry Kelly says he has spoken to police after being filmed removing a clamp

Kelly, who has been an MLA since 1998, is the party’s policing spokesman.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

Woman (59) dies after crash between car and van in Louth

It happened on the Drogheda to Slane Road at around 8.05am.

Saturday 27 January, 2018

When Gerry Adams was played by an Oscar nominee, and the IRA weren't allowed talk about sausages

The UK’s broadcast ban was brought in 30 years ago – but lifted by 1994.

How a young woman from Thurles became Ireland's first 'fashion radical'

Too little remembered these days, Irene Gilbert was world renowned – counting Princess Grace among her clients.

Why do we need to take away the kerb? Questions over 'shared space' road designs

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind says the new streetscape designs have ‘crept in’ in Ireland.

Thursday 25 January, 2018

Boris Johnson is directly related to this mummified Swiss woman

Boris always claimed to be of “posh stock” – once recalling a grandmother teaching him to eat crisps with a fork.

Leo told Bloomberg TV it's time to get 'down and dirty' on the details of Brexit

The UK hopes to have terms of a transition deal by March.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Storm Georgina: Power outages across the west this morning

The winds were at their strongest in the early hours of the morning.

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann confirms end to 'armed actions'

The group was responsible for the attempted murder of Catholic PSNI member Peadar Heffron.

Matt Carthy says he has enough nominations ... but he won't challenge Michelle O'Neill

Nominations for the number two job in SF opened yesterday – so far there’s just one candidate.

Gardaí seek help tracing Sligo man missing since 29 December

A missing person alert has been issued for 43-year-old Michael McGowan of Sligo.

The re-opening of Stepaside Garda Station has been thrown into serious doubt

That’s despite an announcement before Christmas that the station was one of six to be re-opened.

Monday 22 January, 2018

The World Economic Forum says Ireland has problems with 'soaring wealth inequality'

The country has been placed 8th out of 30 in the organisation’s latest Inclusive Development Index.

'Severe gusts' expected along west coast tomorrow night

A ‘yellow alert’ wind warning has been issued for tomorrow from 8pm.

First-time buyers will be able to get government-backed mortgages

Applicants can choose a fixed rate of interest for the duration of the loan.

Nominations for the deputy leadership of SF open today - so far there's just one candidate

Michelle O’Neill said she wanted to join Mary Lou McDonald in the leadership of the party.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

Brewing up a storm? War of words between UK and Irish forecasters over naming of 'Fionn'

A storm? Channel 4′s weatherman reckoned it was tantamount to “naming raindrops”.

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies three weeks after car crash RIP

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies three weeks after car crash

Jessica Falkholt’s sister and parents were killed in the St Stephen’s Day crash.

Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Michael D presents Shane McGowan with lifetime award on emotional evening

Tributes were also paid to Dolores O’Riordan at the singer’s 60th birthday concert.

Saturday 13 January, 2018

Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?

Barry McElduff’s widely criticised Twitter video put the 1976 IRA massacre back in the headlines.

From Drag Race to Ireland's Got Talent... Michelle Visage on how she wound up on Irish screens

The US personality is one of the faces of TV3′s big spring show – but she’ll be no stranger to some radio listeners here.

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