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Dublin: 16 °C Friday 26 August, 2016

Living - Yesterday’s News

Flight from London to Belfast delayed after cabin crew get into heated row

The argument was over water bottles apparently.

Scrapping the USC could lead to an increase in property tax... of 600%

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty this morning described the alternative options to USC revealed via Freedom of Information as “shocking”.

Living - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

The average commuter adds 800 calories a week to their diet, a new report has found

Research from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests that people who commute for long periods of time are potentially “shortening their lives”.

Emergency landing at Cork Airport after plane reports smoke in the cockpit

The Aer Lingus flight landed just after 10am.

Living - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Rose of Tralee stage invader was a ticket holder

The event’s organisers say they believe security at the Rose of Tralee is adequate.

North Korea has just gotten its own Netflix-type streaming service

It’s called ‘Manbang’. Which translates into English as ‘Everywhere’.

Living - Monday 22 August, 2016

A federal judge has struck down Obama's rules on transgender bathroom use

Judge Reed O’Connor has ruled in favour of Texas and 12 other states, which challenged new regulations allowing youths to use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

The Guinness Storehouse tracks all its TripAdvisor reviews - even the terrible ones

Paul Carty, who runs Ireland’s biggest tourist attraction, says the days of just following guidebooks are over.

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang So Long Farewell This post contains images

Pictures: 16 days and 975 medals later, the Rio Olympics went out with a bang

The closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium was spectacular to say the least.

Living - Sunday 21 August, 2016

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.

Living - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week

We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock says the time has come for Ireland to vote on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution.

Someone has just worked out what the Irish ate for breakfast over 2,000 years ago

A new UCC-based project has been looking into the mysteries of what our forefathers ate each day.

Living - Friday 19 August, 2016

Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Ireland had a good Olympics?

Irish stories emanating from Rio have ranged in extremes – from the truly uplifting to the downright disheartening.

Living - Thursday 18 August, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy for a student to rent your spare room?

Given the scale of the rental crisis being seen in Ireland, USI is requesting that people make their homes available to students.

Living - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

The organisers have done away with a Rose of Tralee staple...

There’ll be no poetry readings this year. Possibly because there were 14 of them last year.

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Michael Conlan's boxing defeat affected how you view the Olympics?

Conlan lost to Russian Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final in controversial circumstances after appearing to dominate the bout.

Living - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

This Omani student loved Ireland so much he just walked around the entire island

Ammar Albadi will finish in front of the GPO this evening.

Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court

The man, aged in his 30s, has been granted a fresh hearing in front of a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

Man challenges planning permission for 'slurry power plant' beside his proposed family home

The High Court has allowed the applicant, who has health issues, to challenge the biogas facility.

Living - Monday 15 August, 2016

In photos: The spectacular art from the Dublin International Tattoo Convention Capital Ink This post contains images

Living - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'I make YouTube videos for a living. My parents have a difficult time understanding what I do'

Sometimes this internet star finds it easier to just tell people she’s a teacher.

Have trouble letting go of your old stuff? There's someone who can help with that...

Emma Gleeson is a professional declutterer. She’ll gladly help you throw out what you don’t want to.

One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week

Yes lawnmower. Or paramotor to give it its proper title. Oisín Creagh’s peculiar journey should take about a month.

Living - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Another town on the French Riviera has banned burkinis

The mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet said he made the decision to bar the covered swimsuit, worn by some Muslim women, for sanitary reasons.

Here are 40 amazing photos of Mars taken by the Nasa Orbiter

The Mars Orbiter has been taking stunning photos of the planet for nearly 10 years – here are the cream of the most recent crop.

"People have spat in my face and called me a Paki" - a Muslim bus driver's experience in Dublin

With a fifth of all racist incidents taking place on public transport, bus driver Shahbaz Rana talks about coping with ignorant and violent passengers.

Living - Friday 12 August, 2016

Government criticised for refusing to close the 'pension gap' for older workers

Many workers must retire at 65, but are unable to claim a state pension until the age of 66 – forcing many on the dole.

An Bord Pleanála approves Apple's €850 million Galway data centre

The huge installation was first announced in February 2015.

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned?

A new bill facing the Italian parliament could see such parents facing jail time for failing to provide an adequate diet for their children.

Town made famous by The Godfather has entire council dissolved for being run by the Mafia

Corleone, Sicily, is the town Godfather protagonist Vito Corleone is named after.

Living - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

Would you be willing to pay over the odds to get to the events you want to go to?

Living - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

15 million people in the UK have done a "digital detox" Off The Net This post contains a poll

15 million people in the UK have done a "digital detox"

But have you? Have your say in our poll.

Culture Night is back for its 11th year - and it just won't stop growing

Despite funding cuts and stretched budgets, Ireland’s culture-makers are putting their all into the night.

Strike action by Dublin Bus 'inevitable' says union boss

The NBRU general secretary, Dermot O’Leary is looking for parity of pay between Dublin Bus drivers and Luas drivers.

Irish women who give birth at home are much more likely to breastfeed

Only 60% of Irish women begin breastfeeding, compared to a European average of around 90%.

Living - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

High Court orders deportation of South African man, with his children remaining here

The man had previously been jailed here for the possession and sale of drugs.

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister?

With the impact of the UK’s monumental decision still mostly unknown, is it time we faced the issue head-on politically?

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