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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 21 April, 2018

Living - Yesterday’s News

Record decrease in number of rough sleepers in Dublin in past six months

The numbers of people sleeping rough on the city’s streets dropped by just over 40% in the past six months.

Living - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Nestle given thumbs down on Kit Kat finger shape by EU court

Nestle has been locked in a decade-long battle with US rival Mondelez.

Southwest Airlines engine explosion linked to similar accident in 2016

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced into an emergency landing on Tuesday after one of its engines exploded.

Support for Fine Gael has finally taken a dip... and Sinn Féin are the big winners

The news marks a long run of consistently higher polling for Leo Varadkar’s party.

Living - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

FAI official who refereed matches around the country while on sick leave has unfair dismissal claim refused

The man later said he had taken six weeks’ sick leave in order to be with his wife and daughter who were suffering from severe depression.

Living - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has moved to allay fears over the tax by insisting any increase will be ‘affordable’ and ‘justified’.

Stormy Daniels hearing descends into chaos as Trump's lawyer outs Sean Hannity as his mysterious third client

Hannity has been one of Trump’s most ardent defenders throughout the ups and downs of his first year as president.

Living - Monday 16 April, 2018

INM in attempt to block appointment of inspectors to investigate itself, while Denis O'Brien blames ODCE for leaks

The ODCE was due to make its application to have inspectors appointed to Independent News and Media at the High Court this afternoon. Things didn’t go entirely to plan however.

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants be entitled to time off in order to deal with a marriage breakup?

Currently, civil servants and teachers are entitled to 1.5 days paid leave at the time of a marital breakdown to help deal with legal issues.

Living - Sunday 15 April, 2018

A French cognac firm has pumped millions into an Anglo-Irish aristocrat's whiskey brand

The seventh Lord Revelstoke established Lambay Irish Whiskey in partnership with Camus Cognac.

These stunning far-flung photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Snaps This post contains images

Dublin is to turn into Musictown this month - here are the highlights

We’ve taken a look at the line-up.

Living - Saturday 14 April, 2018

The harder a male tries to woo a female, the more likely they are to render their species extinct - study

Research into certain extinct crustaceans shows the more energy put into creating larger sexual organs, the more likely the species might cease to exist.

Living - Friday 13 April, 2018

42 new primary and secondary schools to be built by 2022

17 of the new schools are to be built by September 2019. The vast majority of the new institutions will be located in the Dublin area.

Poll: Would you make use of an adults-only café? Pesky Kids This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you make use of an adults-only café?

Tipperary entrepreneur Alan Andrews is set to open Ireland’s first ‘adults only’ coffee shop, the Old Barracks Café.

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

Living - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations being reviewed by prosecutors

A man alleges that Spacey sexually assaulted him in West Hollywood in October of 1992.

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

Like it's 2008 - Irish people set to break the €100 billion barrier in consumer spending this year

Spending will be at a greater level than the previous high-water mark in 2008, if the forecasts are to be believed.

Living - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Fancy a bed in the cargo hold? Airbus is planning to transform lower-decks into sleeping quarters Cloud Nine This post contains videos

Living - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

'I don't think he's alive, he wouldn't do this to us' - Cork mother of missing backpacker on the year-long search for her son

David O’Sullivan disappeared while navigating the Pacific Crest Trail in California in April 2017.

13,000 Irish mortgages have been in arrears for more than five years

Nearly 30,000 home loans here have been in arrears for two years or more.

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport

Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.

Living - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

Living - Saturday 7 April, 2018

What did Irish people do during Storm Emma? We watched RTÉ and logged onto Pornhub

Being stuck inside led to a spike in internet usage.

Living - Friday 6 April, 2018

Conor McGregor appears in court charged in connection with bus incident

McGregor was filmed allegedly storming a press event ahead of UFC 223 yesterday, which is due to take place this weekend.

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.

Living - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'

Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Poll: Do you trust Facebook? Facebook This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you trust Facebook?

Up to 45,000 Irish profiles on the social media site may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.

Living - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Poll: Would you like a general election this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like a general election this year?

The ‘confidence and supply’ agreement between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael may be reaching the end of its shelf-life.

Living - Monday 2 April, 2018

'It's a bit scary' - in the buildup to Brexit, cross-border mortgages are looking increasingly hard to come by

Those working in the North and living in the Republic have limited options at present when it comes to mortgage finance.

'They knew I wasn't going to go away' - State in second climbdown as adopted man finally receives PSC eight months later

The man has long maintained that, in being denied a PSC because he refused to get an adoption certificate, he was in effect being discriminated against.

Living - Sunday 1 April, 2018

The tourism trade wants to hire asylum seekers to plug skills gaps

The hospitality sector has been complaining of growing staff shortages.

Living - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs?

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

Living - Friday 30 March, 2018

Heartbeat and Worzel Gummidge star Bill Maynard dies aged 89

He died in hospital not long after breaking his hip in a fall.

Living - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

It turns out you WON'T need a PSC to apply for your driving licence after all

At least not for in-person applications. Previously, the RSA had said the card would be a mandatory requirement for anyone looking to apply for a licence from 9 April.

Living - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'Historic gems' like Dublin's Custom House should just be used for tourism

The industry says there should be an official review of iconic buildings under State ownership.

Living - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'Fast ferry' service for Tory Island ends long-running row

Meanwhile, a retired surveyor who inspected the Queen of Aran vessel multiple times argues it’s “perfectly seaworthy”.

Living - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump? Puppeteers This post contains videos

'Appearances can be deceptive' - CEO falls on sword, but did Cambridge Analytica swing the US election for Trump?

Former chief executive of CA Alexander Nix is at the centre of a firestorm concerning the alleged swinging of the 2016 US election in Donald Trump’s favour.

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