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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 27 October, 2016

Living - Today’s News

MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased

At present only three countries across Europe have fewer national holidays than the Republic.

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"

1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed Bai

Complaint over Paul Williams calling some Sinn Féin voters "drug dealers" and "killers" on Late Late dismissed

Williams said that anyone who voted for Sinn Féin on foot of the party’s plan to get rid of the Special Criminal Court were ‘drug dealers, killers, kidnappers, and terrorists’.

GBBO fans are mourning the end of their favourite show as they know it

It’s coming back on Channel 4 – but without Mary Berry, Mel or Sue.


Living - Yesterday’s News

Latest radio figures: Joe Duffy a big winner in a very nice three months indeed for RTÉ Radio One

Less so for 2FM and other stations. RTÉ’s flagship news and current affairs channel is continuing to dominate the radio landscape.

Toddler who hit head on concrete awarded €35,000 damages from creche

The award was made at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning.

Journeys with 'In the country, there are people who don't go beyond the local shop'

Would you like 50 free trips for your local organisation? Get your entries in before Friday.

Tributes paid by Irish music lovers as TXFM marks its last day on air

Former presenters have spoken of their sadness at the closure.


'People simply aren't aware of the cancer risk from drinking alcohol'

The Irish Cancer Society wants the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 implemented in Ireland asap.

Living - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Man found guilty of murdering his two-month old daughter

Baby Daisy Mae Burrill suffered a large fracture to her skull and injuries consistent with having been shaken.

Man charged with urinating in public granted leave to appeal constitutionality of decision

Tezaur Bita is alleged to have parked his car on the Old Nangor Road in the early hours of 27 August 2015 and relieved himself in bushes.

14 TDs in Dáil chamber as Bríd Smith produces packet of abortion pills

The Dáil is this evening discussing an AAA/PBP Bill calling for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.

CEO of Irish Water's parent company to step down

Michael McNicholas will leave his job next May.


As it happened: Enda faced questions on strikes, public pay, and what exactly false imprisonment means

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was back in the hot seat for Leader’s Questions this week.

These are the best books in Ireland right now - and you get to vote for your favourites

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards take place in November.

Living - Monday 24 October, 2016

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

17 of Shakespeare's plays actually written in collaboration with others

Experts have agreed that contemporaries of Shakespeare like Christopher Marlowe helped him write some of his most famous works.

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice

Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.

Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass

11-year-old Tony Foley’s father passed away tragically last week at the age of 42.


'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.

Dart services are delayed by 45 mins after a fault stopped all trains moving

The fault has been fixed but services are now running behind schedule.

Living - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

More than charity: Art could be the key to turning these people's lives around

We spoke to the woman who set up the site that’s helping them.

Photos: For hundreds of people, this raceway is a slice of Americana in north county Dublin

Photographer Donal Moloney captured the trotters, the pacers, the spectators and the veterans on a sunny October day in Portmarnock.

Living - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Brussels sprouts are either the devil's spawn or a vital part of a healthy winter diet GIY

'I was afraid of everything': How being a scaredy cat led David O'Doherty to pen books for children

We chatted to the comedian and illustrator about their new book.

Health costs associated with pesticides 10 times higher in EU than in US

Food container chemicals are causing ADHD, autism and loss of IQ, according to medical research.


"Your sexual orientation doesn't matter" - the Defence Forces launches its first LGBT network

Defend With Pride is a resource put in place to “support all our personnel” says Troop Commander Paul Fleming.

Living - Friday 21 October, 2016

Dublin Fire Brigade have had a busy old time of it tonight

We’re getting close to Halloween, and it’s all been kicking off tonight.

Ireland has officially invited Pope Francis over for tea in 2018

We could be welcoming Pope Francis to these shores for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

Olive Foley paid emotional tribute to her husband this afternoon

The Munster legend was laid to rest in Killaloe amid emotional scenes this afternoon.

QUIZ: Are You Ready To Settle (Down)?

Are you looking for a change? Let’s see.

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus

“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.

Living - Thursday 20 October, 2016

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 - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

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.

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