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Dublin: 2 °C Thursday 27 April, 2017

Living - Today’s News

'Lethal', 'insane' - cyclists have their say on what it's like dealing with the Luas expansion works

Many people have complained to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the sometimes-hazardous nature of cycling near Luas works.

Living - Yesterday’s News

'The hallucinations were 100% real to me. But people were telling me there was nothing there'

At times it felt like there was no hope of recovery at all, writes Brian Scallan

Live A Better Life: Day 8 challenge - don't use your phone at dinner

Week two of Live A Better Life is all about challenging yourself.

Belief that saturated fat clogs arteries is 'just plain wrong'

An editorial in the British Medical Journal finds no link between saturated fat and issues like coronary heart disease.

AIB fined €2.3 million for breaches relating to terrorist financing and money laundering

The bank also failed to conduct required due diligence on accounts predating Ireland’s money-laundering laws.

Living - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

'In my head, I didn't deserve to be helped. I was broken and couldn't be fixed'

Ireland rugby international Hannah Tyrrell on the eating disorder that overshadowed her teenage years

10% of Irish households are using four times as much water as the rest of the country

New figures from the CSO show that usage of water in Ireland is heavily skewed by a small fraction of consumers.

Living - Monday 24 April, 2017

Frances Fitzgerald: Abortion referendum should be held next year

The Citizens’ Assembly has made recommended sweeping changes be implemented regarding Ireland’s abortion laws.

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

Living - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'I needed something to centre myself around': US woman learned Irish to improve memory loss

Shannon O’Neill is travelling to Ireland in the summer to visit Gaeltacht areas and advance her level of Irish.

'We don't have the money for this' - Dublin mother pleads for funding for daughter's cancer treatment

12-year-old Robyn Smyth has been battling a rare form of cancer known as neuroblastoma for the past nine years.

Sitdown Sunday: The white woman who says she is 'transracial'

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

Living - Saturday 22 April, 2017

A huge number of people hear voices in their head, but it doesn't have to be a bad thing

Associate professor of psychology Simon McCarthy-Jones estimates that as much as 2.5% of the world’s population will have extended voice-hearing experiences.

No Facebook, no WhatsApp: Three things we learned from a digital detox

Housemates Dermot and Darren decided to undertake a digital detox to try and spur them on to use their phone less. As part of our Live A Better Life series, they tell us what they learned.

Poll: How important is your home county to you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How important is your home county to you?

Let’s get provincial.

Ivanka Trump has been absolutely raking it in since her father became president

Despite no longer managing her brand, Trump’s businesses have been filing trademarks left, right, and centre, notably in China.

Living - Friday 21 April, 2017

Why your next TV binge should be... RuPaul's Drag Race

The show that launched a thousand catchphrases.

Family of woman shot at same time as Garda Tony Golden to sue Gardaí

An RTÉ Investigates programme broadcast last night called into question whether the man who shot Garda Golden and Siobhán Phillips was in fact a Garda informer.

These brown bears now live in the lap of luxury after a life of horrendous abuse

A specialised centre in northern Ukraine seeks to give such bears a better life. The abuse of brown bears in the country is a longstanding cultural problem.

Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot down

The council said that the plan from a well-known developer would overshadow existing properties.

Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here

59% of voters think it would be better if the current government remain in power.

Living - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

'People have a right to know' about murder suicides, says bereaved wife and mother

Una Butler, who lost her husband John and two daughters in such an incident in 2010, argues that it is better for the public to understand how often such cases happen.

Live A Better Life: Day 4 - move your phone away from your bed tonight

Move it as far from your reach as possible.

Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope

Jacinta and Francisco Marto were said to have seen her in Portugal in 1917.

Living - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The son of the world's new oldest person has died aged 97

Jamaican Violet Brown (117) is now the world’s oldest person after the death of Italian Emma Morano.

Debt advisers slammed as 'penny pinching misers' after docking workers' Leap Year pay

Debt advisory service MABS had docked the paychecks of two workers to the tune of between €140 and €160 each.

Cork loses out as passengers continue to flock to Dublin Airport

The capital’s hub is taking a massive chunk of Ireland’s total air traffic.

Living - Monday 17 April, 2017

New wireless cameras to revolutionise care of premature babies

The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in babies born prematurely generate false alarms in up to 90% of cases.

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

Living - Sunday 16 April, 2017

"Well, in our factory, if a woman is good looking she gets treated differently"

A generation of women in Nicaragua are working to improve their lives in a society that isn’t always friendly to women.

Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests - was already banned for 10 years

Gardaí administered the test on the N4 in west Dublin last night.

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the witnesses to prison executions

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

People's racial bias begins as babies

Researchers say these findings are also important because they offer a new perspective on the cause of race-based bias.

Living - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women

“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”

The last remaining survivor of the 1800s has died RIP

The last remaining survivor of the 1800s has died

Italian woman Emma Morano was 117.

Ireland's 'Just Eat of salon bookings’ says Brexit is scaring investors away

Beutifi raised €350,000 to open a London office and take on new staff.

Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column

The column by MacKenzie discussing Everton player Ross Barkley in derogatory fashion has caused outrage.

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