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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 20 October, 2016

Living - Today’s News

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.

Britain is to pardon thousands of people convicted of homosexuality

Anyone alive who was convicted of same-sex acts before the law was abolished will now receive an automatic pardon.

A man accused of murdering his Tinder date has walked free from court in Australia

Australian Gable Tostee, 30, was charged with the August 2014 murder of New Zealander Warriena Wright, who plunged 14 floors to her death.

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.


Living - Yesterday’s News

Coast Guard airlifts casualty from Comeragh Mountains

The injured person’s condition is not yet known.

52 arrested, fireworks and drugs seized, in giant public crime crackdown in Kilkenny and Carlow

It is the ninth such concentrated day of action nationwide.

Have you seen Chloe? She's been missing for a week

17-year-old Chloe Elderfield has been missing from Glanmire in Cork since Wednesday 12 October.

Journeys with A trip for the kids through the Phoenix Park Tunnel Journal Journeys This post contains videos

Journeys with A trip for the kids through the Phoenix Park Tunnel

Our latest winner of a free Irish Rail trip is the CRC school Clontarf which is going to take its students on a tour of the new Phoenix Park Tunnel.


Essential home kit you should invest in when you're a grown-up

At some stage, the people who are happy to drink wine from a mug disappear from your life…

A hotel in Laois has been voted the best in the world - and Condé Nast gets the location wrong

The magazine describes Ballyfin House as being located “an hour and a half north of Dublin”.

The voice of Mr Burns is suing the owners of This Is Spinal Tap

Probably while forming a steeple with his hands and saying “excellent”.

Living - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Netflix subscriber numbers are soaring - but its Chinese plans are on ice

The streaming service has been pulling in huge audiences with its original programmes.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

Living - Monday 17 October, 2016

The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet

It’s one of a number of new series that want to raise awareness about environmental issues with kids.

'The line between good and bad people can be thinner than you think'

Psychologist Ian Gargan says knowing what we are capable of, not being fearful of the darker sides of our personality and embracing the differences is important.

Living - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the White Helmets, the civilians saving their fellow Syrians

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

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs

The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.

Living - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Fighting cancer with funny moustaches: "We were not the norm. Cancer is very serious and we were not serious"

We talked to one of the founders of the charity, Justin Coghlan.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

Living - Friday 14 October, 2016

17 cars broken into in overnight "rampage" in Co Meath

One youth is suspected with gardaí following “a definite line of inquiry”.

There's a new online tool to help house buyers compare prices

And it’s pretty easy to use. The Central Statistics Office has released the online tool to aid buyers in their quest to land a home.

Want to know why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature? Read this

For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years

Living - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Newborn baby revived by Dublin Fire Brigade after "unexpected" home birth

The dramatic situation unfolded near Tallaght at the weekend.

Zoo visitors locked down in café as gorilla escapes enclosure

A sole gorilla escaped his enclosure at London Zoo this evening leading to armed officers being called to the scene.

If you're living in north Dublin, you might want to ignore this recycling flyer

Because it isn’t legitimate. Fingal County Council has posted on social media this evening warning residents to be on their guard.

Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses

In one Wicklow development, the price of a house rose by between €17,500 and €45,000 following the Government’s new first-time buyers scheme.

Living - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Not happy - Fine Gael senators have been giving out about All Ireland tickets... again

The Seanad was today discussing a bill concerning its own reform, and ended up covering some well-trodden ground.

Minister says gardaí can no longer be required to work without rest or meal breaks

At present gardaí are excluded from an EU working time directive which states that people working longer than six-hour shifts be granted rest and meal breaks.

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

Living - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

Women's chess champion to boycott world finals in Iran over requirement to wear hijab

American Nazi Paikidze-Barnes says it is “unacceptable” to host the World Championships “in a place where women do not have basic fundamental rights”.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Has the budget changed things for you?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.


Dubliners WILL be able to vote for a directly elected mayor if Fianna Fáil gets its way

A private members bill, seen by, would see a referendum in 19 months’ time – but the Greens say their Bill is better.

Exercising hard when you're stressed makes you three times more likely to have a heart attack

Researchers say it’s okay to exercise to relieve stress, just don’t go overboard.

Living - Monday 10 October, 2016

A piece of Kim Kardashian's stolen jewellery has been recovered

The diamond-studded cross necklace was reportedly dropped by the men who robbed the reality star in Paris on 3 October during their getaway.

Gardaí catch 24 times more Dublin motorists than cyclists breaking red lights

Five times more motorists commute into Dublin city centre each morning than cyclists according to 2015 figures.

A burn victim who was told she'd never run again has completed the world's toughest triathlon Turia Pitt This post contains videos

A burn victim who was told she'd never run again has completed the world's toughest triathlon

Turia Pitt says the ironman race didn’t go to plan but she persevered.

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency

The utility told it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.

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