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Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Living - Yesterday’s News

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

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Living - Sunday 18 February, 2018

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Why North African countries that don't always get along will be brought together... by couscous

Countries are set to unite to win the delicacy Unesco status.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Living - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Living - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Irish house prices have soared again and people's wages can't keep up

The cost of a home is up by more than 12% in the last year.

Poll: Do you make an effort to avoid using plastic straws? Be Honest This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you make an effort to avoid using plastic straws?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Living - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?

A new report by Daft.ie shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.

Living - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

Poll: Will you cook a pancake for Pancake Tuesday? Be Prepared This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you cook a pancake for Pancake Tuesday?

It’s a big day tomorrow – but will you be indulging?

Living - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'If you must build something there, it has to be world class' - the saga of the €250 million Cork city skyscraper

Should the mooted 40-storey building be constructed on Cork’s docklands it would become Ireland’s tallest structure.

'Student halls for grown-ups': How communal living spaces could change our idea of home

Node CEO Anil Khera says co-living is the antidote to Dublin’s ‘lazy’ developers.

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

Living - Saturday 10 February, 2018

How well do you know your Dáil rows?

TDs aren’t above screaming blue murder at each other from time to time.

Living - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

From the archives: A Christmas card from Countess Markievicz in Holloway Prison

In our final piece marking the centenary of the women’s vote in 1918, we take a look at items in the archive related to Countess Markievicz.

Living - Thursday 8 February, 2018

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in

The tax will be commenced on 6 April.

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

No-deal Brexit would cripple UK finances to tune of €91 BILLION - leaked report

The leaked secret economic analysis paints a dire economic picture for the UK post-Brexit.

Living - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

What on earth is going on with the world's stock markets this morning?

Everything appears to be in freefall, though some analysts suggest it is just an example of ‘natural correction’.

There's a sprinkling of snow about the country this morning

But it’s not likely to last for long. Still, take care on the roads out there.

Living - Monday 5 February, 2018

2017 was a record year for the number of start-ups in Ireland

Last year exceeded a previous record set in 1998.

Living - Sunday 4 February, 2018

There are some severe wintry conditions on the way in the coming days

Wrap up warm in the coming days folks.

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

Amanda Knox talked prison and redemption and then sang an Irish rebel song on Ray D'Arcy last night

The 30-year-old, who spent the guts of a decade fighting a murder conviction in Italy over the death of her then flatmate, made a memorable appearance on last night’s show.

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit?

Nigel Farage believes there’s a ‘gap’ in Ireland’s political market which could be filled by an anti-EU political force.

One of Ireland's wealthiest families is building a leisure centre on the Wexford seafront

Two other local operators have been accused of trying to stall the plan.

Living - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised' UCD

Medicine students forced to resit exam after initial Christmas paper revealed to be 'compromised'

A high proportion of second-year medical students studying the ‘Cell Cell Communication’ module were found to have achieved A grades in the ‘compromised’ exam.

Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI

Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries? Passenger Name Directive This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you comfortable with your flight details being shared with other countries?

Ireland must shortly pass a new law in order to be compliant with EU security standards regarding flight passenger information.

Polish man fighting extradition from Ireland citing the alleged corruption of his own country's legal system

Artur Celmer is the subject of three separate extradition warrants from his native country (where he claims he could not get a fair trial) for alleged drug trafficking.

Living - Friday 2 February, 2018

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

'Unlikely' that Irish man missing in Australia will be found alive, missing dog is key, say police

Irish man Paddy Moriarty disappeared from his home in the isolated town of Larrimah on 16 December last.

Living - Thursday 1 February, 2018

The Jacksons to perform in Ireland this summer

Tito, Jackie, Marlon and Jermaine will perform at the Beatyard Festival in Dun Laoghaire.

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

Living - Sunday 28 January, 2018

'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'

Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.

Living - Friday 26 January, 2018

A worker sacked after making a discrimination claim has been awarded €25,000

Katarzyna Woznickzka worked for Couverture, a Dublin desserts company.

Appeal launched after homeowner 'put in noose and dragged around' his home by burglars

The man returned to his home in Ballivor on 17 January to find two armed men in balaclavas waiting for him.

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

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