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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 25 May, 2018

Living - Yesterday’s News

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Living - Yesterday’s News

An Irish person has just lost out on €1 million - after failing to claim their EuroMillions jackpot

The now expired ticket was bought in Cork city on 23 February.

Harvey Weinstein is set to hand himself in to the police tomorrow

Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by more than 100 women, but has not yet been charged with any crime.

Ireland has a new data protection law... just hours before the EU's bumper new regulation comes into force

The new law will bring Ireland into line with GDPR just in time for the deadline of midnight tonight.

Light-filled five-bedroom homes just half an hour from Dublin city

Prices start at €540,000 in this newly launched Rathcoole development.

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No Disco: 'There wasn't really anything like it on RTÉ at the time'

A new radio documentary shows off the legacy of the iconic music TV show.

Living - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Almost a quarter of the world will be obese by 2045 researchers warn

One in eight people, up from one in 11, will have type 2 diabetes.

Living - Monday 21 May, 2018

It's official - the PSC will be pulled as a mandatory requirement for your driver theory test

The news is not unexpected given the RSA has pulled back on requiring a Public Services Card in order to apply for a driving licence.

The EU's biggest data protection regulation in 30 years hits this Friday - and we want to hear your questions on it

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live tomorrow afternoon on the subject. If you have any questions now’s the time to have your say.

Living - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Would you let your fridge do the Big Shop for you? The future of your personal data

Or would you sell your personal information to the highest bidder? (If you haven’t already.)

Living - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Here's what the €2 million the RSA allocated to the PSC-driving licence project was actually spent on

The RSA spent €2 million on making the PSC mandatory for driving licence applications – before Transport Minister Shane Ross pulled the plug over concerns doing so was illegal.

From royal wedding afternoon tea to whale watching in Kerry: Here's what to do this weekend

From Waterford to Galway, some ideas to get you out of the house.

Living - Friday 18 May, 2018

Number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds down 40%

916 dogs were put to sleep in Irish local authority pounds last year.

Investigation launched into sudden death of teenager in wake of planned surgery

18-year-old Jessica Sheedy died last week following complications arising from an elective surgery at University Hospital Limerick.

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

It's official - the more points you get in your Leaving the more likely you are to get through college

“Those entering with lower points are much more likely to not progress compared to those entering with higher points,” a new report claims.

Living - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Brexit - UK seeking previously unthought of 'third way' around the Northern Ireland customs border impasse

Theresa May’s cabinet is in open revolt over the current proposition – hence the need to find another approach that keeps everyone (sort of) happy.

Largest study to date finds link between disruption to body clock and severe depression

The research found disruption to the body’s natural time-keeping was associated with loneliness and lower health satisfaction.

Living - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88 RIP

'Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88

The acclaimed writer passed away in a New York hospital according to his agent.

Dublin eatery named best place to eat in Ireland at Irish Restaurant Awards

For 2018. The awards ceremony was held last night at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin.

Living - Monday 14 May, 2018

Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt

Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.

At least €2 million ploughed into PSC / driving licence project - before Shane Ross pulled the plug because it wasn't legal

The Road Safety Authority had scrambled to get its house in order for the PSC introduction, only for the initiative to be dropped suddenly and at the last minute in March of this year.

Living - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'I am Irish, I am English, I am a sangoma and I am a human being with a mystical gift'

Lockley has written a book about his experience – Leopard Warrior – which aims to answer people’s questions about how a white man occupies such a role.

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Poll: Are you an early riser at the weekend?

A recent study has highlighted how being a night owl may not be good for you.

Check your mattress - €226 million in old Irish punts remains unaccounted for - and you can still redeem it

A whopping €1.5 million worth of old Irish money was redeemed last year alone

Living - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From Eurovision parties to a vegan festival: Here's what to do this weekend

The weather won’t be as good as the bank holiday, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home.

Living - Friday 11 May, 2018

Origin of name 'Supermac's' revealed as Irish fast food brand goes to legal war with McDonald's

It seems that Pat McDonagh, founder of the Galway fast food franchise, was nicknamed Supermac when he was in school in Co Westmeath.

John Connaghan will be the new head of the HSE - but only temporarily

Connaghan was previously the deputy director general and chief operating officer at the HSE.

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

Living - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Building firm CRH is no longer Ireland's biggest company as a familiar name shoots to the top of the tree

Tech giant Apple has made a meteoric rise up the leaderboard of the country’s largest businesses.

Living - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Irish vets call for ban on advertising involving 'flat-faced' dogs

Brachycephalic animals – those with a reduced skull shape and flat nose – are among the top animal welfare concerns for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).

Dublin Bus raked in €5.7 million in unclaimed change in six years - these are the routes it makes its money on

Just five routes account for nearly 30% of overpayments on Dublin Bus services.

Living - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Department of Housing won't comment on claims non-EU nationals may be removed from homeless list

The claims top a bad week for Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in which his department’s monthly reporting of Ireland’s homeless numbers has come in for intense scrutiny.

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Poll: Do you agree with someone sharing photos of their children online?

For some, sharing photos of their children is the most natural thing imaginable. For others, it’s completely unfair to the child in question.

Messages of support pour in for Sir Alex Ferguson following brain haemorrhage

The former Manchester United manager underwent emergency surgery yesterday.

US hospital tried to speak to the Children's Hospital Group before launch of abandoned Phoenix name Exclusive

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris confirmed the name Phoenix Children’s Health would not be used on foot of a threatened legal action from the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona.

Irish man has charges dropped in exchange for 'reparation' after allegedly groping Argentinian street vendor

The alleged incident involving the 20-year-old Irish man happened last Monday, 30 April, in the city of Mendoza.

Living - Saturday 5 May, 2018

It's been a grand day for it... and tomorrow is set to be warmer again

Ireland was bathed in sunshine today. And another two days of the glorious bank holiday weather beckon.

Pics: Gardaí attend Dublin house fire, seize €110,000 worth of cannabis from the growhouse on the property

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade attended the house fire at a property on Brian Road in Marino just after 7am this morning.

Thousands throng streets of Paris in protest against President Emmanuel Macron

The French president has been in power for a year, but not everyone is happy with his sweeping social reforms.

Living - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Liverpool celebrate Champions League semi-final win with flag paying tribute to injured Irish fan

“It’s 100% a final for Sean Cox,” said Jurgen Klopp.

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