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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 23 November, 2017

Living - Today’s News

Objections by Department of Justice to Magdalen redress investigation 'disingenuous' - Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has been harshly critical of the Department of Justice in his report published this morning.

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?

At present, the amount a person can borrow is governed by the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, first introduced in 2015.

Living - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: I want to stop women feeling like frauds in a corporate culture designed for our grandfathers

A co-founder of the Sunday Business Post, Aileen O’Toole learned some valuable lessons about operating in a male-dominated sector.

Want to get married in a cattle mart? You could be in muck

Kenmare livestock mart hopes to let you put a ring on it … in their ring.

'I don't want to jump queues': Thousands waiting up to 4 years for cataract surgery

The eye condition causes a person’s vision to become impaired, and is the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Frances Fitzgerald resign over the 'forgotten' McCabe email?

It has been the 24 hours from hell for the former Minister for Justice.

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70s heartthrob David Cassidy dies aged 67

Cassidy had been diagnosed with dementia earlier this year.

Living - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Poll: Do you get your chimney swept for winter? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get your chimney swept for winter?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Living - Monday 20 November, 2017

Lena Dunham apologises for defending friend accused of rape

Separately, Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor announced yesterday he is leaving the Amazon series Transparent.

Some Leap Card users travelling on Bus Éireann for free due to lack of correct ticket machines

Privately contracted vehicles driving for the State company in particular are often driven with no machine capable of recognising Leap Cards.

Living - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

Young mothers queuing for handouts of nappies is the new normal for a Dublin charity

The Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin is a busy place every morning.

Living - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

Living - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Twitter strips verified status from Richard Spencer and others after new rules against hate

The company has said that it should have acted earlier.

'There's nothing normal about living by the side of the road with your children'

Volunteers at the Capuchin Day Centre say that relative levels of homelessness are not the point.

Living - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

One of Britain's top Scrabble players gets three-year ban for cheating

Allan Simmons was accused of putting his hand back in the bag after already drawing tiles.

'Prove to us it's safe': The Irish row over a controversial weedkiller is rumbling on

“The rule is prove to us that it’s safe – and that hasn’t been done.”

Living - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

Living - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Some western counties have nearly twice as many gardaí on the streets as those in Leinster - but why?

The spread of gardaí around the country displays a clear imbalance according to new figures.

Living - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Mother-of-four missing from Dublin since Thursday

Sinead is missing from her home in Ballycullen, south Dublin.

Living - Friday 10 November, 2017

Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal

At least 15 of the migratory birds have died at power lines in Carrigans in the northern county in recent times.

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.

Living - Thursday 9 November, 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.

Medicinal cannabis bill makes progress in the Dáil despite expected opposition

Campaigner Vera Twomey had earlier collapsed outside the gates of Leinster House.

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

Living - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

94-year-old Arizona woman frees herself from attempted kidnap after seven hours locked in boot of car

The elderly woman was locked in the boot of her own car by a man, who then drove the car to a nearby shopping complex and parked it there.

'We'll never forgive him': Former British Army soldier jailed for life for Dublin chip shop murder

66-year-old Donal Colgan was convicted today at his second trial for the murder of David Sheridan in August 2014.

'Rogue landlords' should face tougher sanctions and even jail, Dáil hears

A Sinn Féin motion was passed unopposed by TDs last night.

Living - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

'Pond of human excrement' behind closure order served on Donegal takeaway

Elsewhere, a Chinese takeaway in Cork was closed for three days due to ‘prolific evidence of rodent droppings’.

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen?

It’s not just children who spend much of their day looking at a screen.

Living - Monday 6 November, 2017

Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book

Dr Libby Weaver said she believed the term “mongolism” was a currently used term.

'I've had to tell more people in the last few months than in my entire life' - Man denied Public Services Card because he's adopted

“This shambolic process is now making me feel like a second class citizen – I’m being treated unequally because I’m adopted.”

Living - Sunday 5 November, 2017

These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival

We talked to them about how they did it.

This building's facade will be recycled when it is demolished

“We intended to reinterpret the possibility for the boundary of the wall using new materials.”

Living - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'If you post one out I'll cut it up and send it back': The PSC has people both enraged and deeply confused

Both the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection and the Road Safety Authority have walked into a blizzard of criticism over the expansion of the Public Services Card (PSC).

Living - Friday 3 November, 2017

A Chinese man paid €8,500 for a glass of 139-year-old scotch that turned out to be fake

The owner of the Swiss bar travelled to Beijing and refunded the customer.

Living - Thursday 2 November, 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.

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