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Dublin: 7 °C Monday 26 June, 2017

Living - Yesterday’s News

In Navan, Co Meath, there are more vacant properties than there are people on the housing waiting list

Whole swathes of the Flower Hill neighbourhood in Navan currently stand derelict.

This is what a Dubliner looked like in the 16th century

Facial reconstruction analysis has been performed on a skull discovered at the entrance of Trinity College in 2014.

Sitdown Sunday: Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's 'ridiculous' Goop health summit

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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Living - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

Living - Friday 23 June, 2017

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

Irish activist Sinéad Burke is winning praise for her TED Talk on being a little person

She tells us what it’s like to navigate a world that’s not designed for someone who is 3’5″ tall.

Living - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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: How many countries have you visited? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many countries have you visited?

Home bird or travel addict?

"Nobody told us she had died" - the story of Margaret Bullen, who spent her entire life in a Magdalene Laundry

Margaret Bullen died in 2003 aged just 50 from a disease possibly linked to her exposure to industrial-strength chemicals in the Laundries where she had lived.

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Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Living - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun New Fella This post contains videos

Barbie's boyfriend Ken is now multiracial, has several body types and may even have a man bun

It’s part of Mattel’s drive to make its iconic dolls more diverse.

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights? Longest Day This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you find it hard to sleep on these bright nights?

The nights are very short right now.

'Don't open your door' - things have just gotten very, very real for illegal Irish in the US

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, US customs officials are directly targeting undocumented immigrants like Donegal man John Cunningham who seems set to be deported.

Living - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Dublin's new 'stationless' bike company has stalled its launch over council concerns

The local authority warned the public that BleeperBike didn’t have its consent to operate.

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

Living - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

Living - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Help-to-buy scheme may be scrapped admits Housing Minister

Eoghan Murphy said that the possibility the help-to-buy scheme had had the opposite effect to that intended is “a concern”.

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

Living - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge On Track This post contains videos

Ding ding ding - the Luas has taken its first trip across O'Connell Bridge

Two Luas trams have made the first journeys on the new Luas Cross City route this morning.

'Goat yoga' is a real thing - the craze is sweeping the US

“People love it. They decompress, they cuddle the goats and relax.”

Living - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Daredevil woman hangs from helicopter above Niagara Falls... by her teeth

Erendira Wallenda pulled off the stunt five years to the day her husband Nik walked a tightrope over the falls.

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.

Living - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Two teenagers rescued from Paris catacombs after becoming lost for three days

The Parisian catacombs comprise more than 150 miles of tunnels beneath the French capital.

Brothers who pocketed €8,000 in cash from bartending at Dublin charity concert given community service

Brothers John and Conal McGinley had pleaded guilty to one count of theft at the July 2016 gig in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

Living - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Casualty hospitalised after Liffey rescue at O'Connell Bridge

The incident at O’Connell Bridge was reported just after 4.40pm this afternoon.

RTÉ has sold off part of its Donnybrook HQ for more than €100m

Cairn Homes is expected to build more than 500 houses on the property.

Living - Monday 12 June, 2017

Four people broke their wrist in a week in Galway last year... taking selfies

The four people in question all broke the opposite arm to that which was holding the phone.

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

Living - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

Living - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'We have no future' - wives of defence forces march today over their spouses' working conditions

Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces (WPDF) is set to march on the Department of Defence in Newbridge, Co Kildare, this afternoon.

Living - Friday 9 June, 2017

Madrid is putting up signs to stop 'el manspreading' on its buses

The company said that this would be similar to what already exists in other transport systems worldwide.

Terminally ill baby boy at London hospital must be kept alive until at least Tuesday, court rules

Charlie Gard’s parents want to take the 10-month-old to the US for an experimental treatment.

Mars Ireland recalls some Galaxy chocolate products over salmonella scare

Consumers are being urged not to eat the affected products.

Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws

The council has stated that rickshaws are not regulated, and are often not insured.

Living - Thursday 8 June, 2017

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.

A Cork hotel group is putting €50m into a project in the city's Victorian quarter

Trigon Hotels plans to expand the historic Metropole Hotel and build a sister property.

Pub kitchen at centre of salmonella probe among latest outlets closed over food safety

Seven closure orders and one prohibition order were served by the FSAI last month.

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