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Dublin: 11 °C Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Living - Today’s News

Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)

The numbers of people presenting with a gambling problem at Dublin’s Rutland Centre have trebled in just two years.

Travelling to Euro 2016? You might see some uniformed gardaí on the beat

A total of eight gardaí will be based in Lille and Bordeaux.

Living - Yesterday’s News

Homeless children staying in adult hostels to 'avoid risk of sleeping rough'

Eight families have been using adult services to house their children in Dublin during May.

Living - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Huge rise in young people coming out as gay since marriage referendum

The figures are released in a new survey by LGBT youth organisation BeLonG To.

People living in the south but working in Northern Ireland CAN still get a mortgage after all

Some confusion had reigned regarding the new European Mortgage Credit Directive as to whether those paid in foreign currencies can apply for mortgages here.

Living - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Living with Chronic Pain Syndrome: 'But you don't look like you are sick'

Kelly McGill explains what it’s like to have your life quality diminished by an invisible illness.

A load of Luas stops will be out of commission for two months from tonight

Fear not – a replacement bus service will be in place near the Red Line stops that are to close.

There are now over 350 new speed enforcement zones on Irish roads nationwide... *

* Or there will be from next Friday. That’s an increase of almost 50% following a major Garda expansion programme.

Living - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: 'The day I discovered my parents were Russian spies'

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

"The most humbling experience of my life" - parents and kids remember Crumlin Children's Hospital

The venerable old hospital turns 60 this year, and people are sharing their experiences, both happy and sad, of being there.

Living - Friday 13 May, 2016

Forget pizza and curry, Just Eat sees its future in paleo and gluten-free foods

The company expects diet-conscious customers to drive its next phase of growth.

Living - Thursday 12 May, 2016

There are now 6,000 people living homeless in Ireland

The number of those living without accommodation in Ireland increased by 152 in March.

Living - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 5 fitness bucket list goals to start training for this summer Fitness

5 fitness bucket list goals to start training for this summer

Ireland hockey international and owner of SMART Training, Jonny Bruton, outlines five targets you can work towards over the next few months.

Living - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

What on earth is the solution to the rental crisis?

Irish rents have broken the €1,000 monthly average for the first time since pre-crash 2008. Where will it all end?

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

Living - Sunday 8 May, 2016

This is not a drill: It's sunny outside*

*But there’s bad news if you live in the south.

Living - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Travel to Italy and Spain skyrocketed last year

Irish people spent €6 billion on 53.5 million nights out of the country last year.

Living - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From The42 5 workouts you can try down your local park this summer Fitness

5 workouts you can try down your local park this summer

The evenings are getting longer so get down to your local park and avail of the free facilities.

Living - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Study follows aftermath of The Biggest Loser - shows incredible difficulty contestants have in keeping weight off

Danny Cahill, winner of the reality show in 2009, lost 239 pounds in seven months. Since then he has regained over 100 pounds.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay €47 million over talc powder link to cancer US

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay €47 million over talc powder link to cancer

The company faces more than 1,000 other talc-cancer lawsuits.

Living - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Life on the streets - how Dublin looks to a homeless photographer Living Rough This post contains videos

Life on the streets - how Dublin looks to a homeless photographer

A new photography exhibition aims to document the life of Dublin’s homeless. The difference is in this case the photographers are the homeless themselves.

Check out One Hyde Park - London's most exclusive rental property

The luxury London rental pile boasts some insanely luxurious amenities – such as a private cinema, pool, spa, and golfing area.

Living - Monday 25 April, 2016

You've filled out your census - now it's time to hand it in

Enumerators for the national population check will be collecting the filled-in forms starting today.

Living - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Ireland's super wealthy battle it out in the latest Sunday Times Rich List

Familiar names are near the top but there are some young pretenders nipping at their heels.

Living - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Heartbreaking photo essay of boy who was almost beaten to death aged two wins Pulitzer Prize

Six-year-old Strider Wolf was beaten so badly by his mother’s boyfriend when he was two that he has been left with permanent scars, both visual and unseen.

Living - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Living - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Donald Trump's Atlantic wall in Co Clare has just hit a snag

An Bord Pleanála has found against the plan.

Living - Monday 18 April, 2016

Watch this unsettling recreation of the Titanic sinking in real-time

Turns out it took a long, long time for it to happen.

Living - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Here are the 19 cheapest holiday destinations on Earth

Thinking about your summer holidays?

Living - Friday 15 April, 2016

"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism

21-year-old Adam Harris was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. He says it’s time Ireland learned to understand and engage with the condition.

Living - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Donal Skehan "looking forward to the challenge" of presenting episode of popular BBC cooking show

He recently decamped to the US with his wife Sofie.

What about this idea? - Caring for older people to pay for your own future care

An Irish student has won an international award for a version of the proposal.

Living - Saturday 9 April, 2016

How heartbreak inspired Annabel Karmel to write the baby food 'bible'

‘I felt very vulnerable, having lost a child, with a child who then wouldn’t eat.’

You can buy this entire village - including pub, petrol station and 43 houses - for €25 million

West Heslerton was owned by the same family for 150 years. But now the last owner is gone, and she had no heir…

"She saved three people - there is peace in that" - the man who donated his wife's organs

Ray’s wife suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage before his eyes late last year. The following day her organs were transplanted into three people.

Living - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

'Michaella McCollum should not get attention and I hope she will be ignored from now on'

RTÉ received dozens of complaints over the Michaella interview this week, deservedly so, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Living - Monday 4 April, 2016

Poll: Would you be willing to commute for more than two hours to get to work? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to commute for more than two hours to get to work?

With house prices on the march ever upwards in Ireland, would you be willing to submit to a lengthy each-way commute in return for an affordable home?

Living - Saturday 2 April, 2016

“Your organs are no use to anyone in the ground” – a donor’s kindness has given this girl her life back

Laura Dolan had been suffering from a series of liver ailments for six years prior to her transplant in September 2015.

Living - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Some locals are very unhappy about Longford’s bumper new water park

Center Parcs Longford was officially announced last summer.

Living - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Can’t resist the deals at the supermarket? Here’s why we should be buying local

The state can no longer justify paying large subsidies to farmers whose produce goes directly overseas while refusing to support small scale local production, writes Fergal Anderson.

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