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Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery

Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.

Monday 20 March, 2017

350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin

eShop officially opened its global headquarters in Swords today.

EU teens one step closer to being handed free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays

The initiative was agreed to be a priority in the EU’s 2018 budget.

Saturday 18 March, 2017

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again

The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

Friday 17 March, 2017

As it happened: St Patrick's Day at home and abroad

The main parades are all under way – we’ll be bringing you all the colour and spectacle!

Thursday 16 March, 2017

Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival

Just look at her.

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today

And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin.

Monday 13 March, 2017

It will be 17 degrees today

Nice.

Sunday 12 March, 2017

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years - until now

The 1,000-year-old ruins were buried in the rainforest, in a round valley ringed by steep cliffs.

Friday 10 March, 2017

WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision Dying To Try This post contains videos

WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision

The song contest will take place in Ukraine in May.

This hip hop trio made the best album in Ireland last year

The group scooped the prestigious Choice Music Prize.

Thursday 9 March, 2017

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

'The rescue effort was enormous': Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast

It took over 13 hours for rescuers to reach them after the emergency vessel was launched.

Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens

Mild weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Ireland's biggest movie stars all nominated for this year's IFTAs

Actress Ruth Negga was nominated for best actress in two categories.

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub Here Come The Girls This post contains videos

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub

The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.

Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago

The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland Rockin' Cashless This post contains videos

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland

You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.

Monday 6 March, 2017

A five-star resort owned by JP McManus is creating 300 new jobs in Limerick

Limerick’s Adare Manor will recruit 300 new staff over the coming months.

Saturday 4 March, 2017

App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

The winners were selected by a judging panel of business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD.

Friday 3 March, 2017

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here

Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

Thursday 2 March, 2017

Eir is looking for people who passed their Leaving Cert to become apprentices

The telecommunications company has 50 positions.

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?

We’ll tell you ours…

Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss Breaking New Ground This post contains videos

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

Are you on a job hunt in Dublin or Louth? New jobs are on the way

A mobile tech company and a courier company were behind the latest jobs announcements.

Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow

Those eligible are advised to make themselves known to pharmacy staff so they can benefit from this reduction.

Monday 27 February, 2017

It's Pancake Tuesday tomorrow - get some inspiration from this master crêpier

Ready to rush out for the pancake mix?

Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one Breaking The Mould This post contains videos

Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one

The actor became the first Muslim actor to win one.

Back from the dead: Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310

The iconic phone was relaunched alongside three new smartphones from Nokia.

Sunday 26 February, 2017

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried

We just avoided the grass.

Ireland's first sneaker label launches this week

King of Soles is the brainchild of Glenn Heaslip.

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

Saturday 25 February, 2017

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

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