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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 11 December, 2016

Living - Today’s News

Sitdown Sunday: The dark and dangerous world of chemsex

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

Living - Yesterday’s News

'If this wasn't Ireland, this film would never have gotten made'

Director Billy O’Brien tells us about what went into making a film about a serial killer, set in the American midwest.

Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul have described the harsh realities of life under the so-called IS ‘caliphate’.

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When politicians support cannabis-based medicines they're supporting medicine, not cannabis

Moves towards regulating the drug have taken a step forward this week.

Living - Friday 9 December, 2016

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

Catholic Church claims some unborn babies are 'spoken of as if they were as good as dead'

The claim was made in a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

Living - Thursday 8 December, 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.

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades

“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All children to have access to music lessons under ambitious new Irish culture plan

The plan is built around five pillars and will involve communities, schools, and arts stakeholders.

Living - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Unsold!: 1916 surrender letter set to leave Ireland after auction fails to reach €1m

It’s owner says he longer feels an obligation to keep it here.

The mild December weather broke temperature records at Phoenix Park today

The record temperature for Finner in south Donegal has been equalled, meanwhile.

TV3 rebrand: Children's programmes are moving to the broadcaster's new channel

The broadcasting group has elected to move its children’s programming to its new “female focused” station Be3.

Living - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Taxi driver rescues family trapped inside a burning house at 4.30am

Derek Malone managed to get a little girl and her parents to safety.

UTV Ireland is to be relaunched... as the "female orientated" Be3

There has been no official word as yet on potential redundancies from UTV Ireland.

Aldi has announced 400 new jobs as part of a major expansion

The €100 million investment will see 20 new stores.

People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI

A major study found that pubic groomers are 80% more likely to carry an STI – but said it could not conclude that shaving caused the infections.

Living - Monday 5 December, 2016

US hunter 'paid substantial sum' for licence to shoot rare red deer in Killarney

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland is investigating the allegations.

Flights between Cork and the US will start at €65 one-way

Norwegian Air International and Wow Air are both expected to start transatlantic flights from Cork to nine US cities in 2017.

Living - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Don't sleep on it: Going to bed angry makes it worse

Memories of negative or traumatic events often last longer than those of positive or neutral experiences, and sleep doesn’t help.

Spending a day in Delhi is the equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes. We went to see for ourselves

The pollution during our visit was so bad you could taste and smell it.

Living - Saturday 3 December, 2016

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green In Sight Out This post contains videos

10 stark images of homeless life are currently adorning the railings of St Stephen's Green

The free exhibit is the latest foray by the In Sight homeless photography project.

Living - Friday 2 December, 2016

Homes evacuated as Army disposal team makes 'suspect device' safe in north Dublin

The army’s Bomb Disposal Unit was called to the scene in Rush, Co Dublin, at 9.40am this morning.

It's going to be foggy AND freezing across the country this morning

So be careful out there. Met Éireann has two weather warnings in place.

Living - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Cannabis-based products won't be in pharmacies tomorrow, but we have a timeline

The Dáil has been debating a medicinal cannabis bill this evening.

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.

Ryanair launches new package holiday service

The low-cost carrier has launched ‘Ryanair Holidays’ in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

Denis O'Brien says he and his family received death threats following Dáil disclosure

The billionaire has taken the stand at the High Court this morning.

Living - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Green light: The medicinal cannabis bill will be passed by the Dáil tomorrow

The government will not be opposing an AAA-PBP bill.

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU

The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.

Much of the country is waking up to very cold conditions this morning

A national warning remains in place, with temperatures of -5 expected tonight.

Living - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

If you paid your water bills you won't be getting your money back

The regime may be changing but that doesn’t change the past, says Simon Coveney.

Wetherspoon's has confirmed plans to open a pub in Waterford City

The pub chain currently operates five pubs in Ireland, four in Dublin and one in Cork.

Pieta House calls for ban on children being admitted to adult-only psychiatric units

Founder Joan Freeman wants the government to allow such children to be admitted to private institutions.

The last person alive born in the 1800s celebrates her birthday today

Emma Morano, the oldest person in the world, has turned 117. She has lived alone since leaving an abusive husband in 1938.

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The word of 2016? Xenophobia

Quite literally. Dictionary.com has announced xenophobia, defined as ‘dislike of people from other countries’, as its word of the year.

Living - Monday 28 November, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy with the reported future of water charges? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be happy with the reported future of water charges?

“Normal” usage would be paid for by general taxation.

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