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Living - Today’s News

Leo Varadkar is about to spend €70 million sorting out hospital overcrowding

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

Living - Yesterday’s News

‘I’m desperately reaching out for help… but where can I get it?’

Despite being referred by my GP for a mental health problem, I could still have to wait for two months for specialist treatment.

From Business ETC Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest? Parks And Recreation

Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest?

A UK resort operator is reportedly planning a major development near Ballymahon.

A bank account has been set up for donations to the victims of the Newbridge fire Newbridge This post contains videos

A bank account has been set up for donations to the victims of the Newbridge fire

The massive blaze gutted a line of houses at Millfield Manor last night.

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers…

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

‘Dragging myself out of bed on cold mornings, I wonder if I’m mad – but it’s for a good cause’

Ever fancied cycling cross-country from Kildare to Galway? It’s not always easy but you’ll raise much-needed funds (and have serious craic).

From Business ETC This is how you keep your data usage under control TechGuide

This is how you keep your data usage under control

Especially if you have a limited plan and don’t want to pay extra.

From Business ETC Last year was a seriously good one for some dairy farmers Creamy Goodness

Last year was a seriously good one for some dairy farmers

Dairygold made a lot of money in 2014. And with EU milk quotas gone they’re about to get a lot bigger.

From Business ETC So you know you can make calls through WhatsApp now, right? Ring Ring

So you know you can make calls through WhatsApp now, right?

The feature is now available for Android users while an iOS version will arrive in a couple of weeks.

Living - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Graham Dwyer and the true nature of violence against women in Ireland

This trial was about a misogynist’s criminal desire to control, dominate, harm and kill a woman – we must not exceptionalise this.

The Prison Service made 166 requests for armed escorts last year

… and the gardaí turned most of them down. And no one seems to know why.

10 things to do to make sure your child won’t be cyberbullied

You wouldn’t allow a young child to go to an unsupervised disco or house party. Think of your child’s online presence in similar terms.

From Business ETC Microsoft’s latest laptop hybrid is smaller, lighter and cheaper Surface 3

Microsoft’s latest laptop hybrid is smaller, lighter and cheaper

Could it be third time lucky with the Surface 3, which runs the full version of Windows.

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A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

A Spanish Armada cannonball just showed up on an Irish beach

Bit more interesting than crushed up cans of Dutch Gold anyway.

From Business ETC This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease Steady Hand

This vibrating pen makes writing easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

The pen uses vibrations to stimulate muscles in the hand, making it easier to move the pen and write smoothly.

From Business ETC This startup bet on a new language growing and it’s reaping the rewards First Mover

This startup bet on a new language growing and it’s reaping the rewards

nearForm decided to base its entire company on node.js and has become one of the leaders in its field.

Living - Monday 30 March, 2015

From Business ETC Now you can play Super Mario 64 on your browser It's A Me On Your PC

Now you can play Super Mario 64 on your browser

The first level has been remade in HD and it’s just as fun as it was almost 19 years ago.

Sunny side up for spring! How to get a pop of colour with daffodils

Get that flush of colour that lights up our city parks and gardens every spring with a little forward planning.

From Business ETC Why are artists like Kanye West and Rihanna turning their profile pictures blue? Can't Knock The Hustle

Why are artists like Kanye West and Rihanna turning their profile pictures blue?

It’s all to do with Jay-Z’s efforts to kickstart a music service he owns.

‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

Here’s the most beautiful man and woman in the world… So Hot Right Now This post contains a poll

Here’s the most beautiful man and woman in the world…

They’re not actually real people though unfortunately.

Living - Sunday 29 March, 2015

No one on Tinder into UFOs or ghosts? Try this supernatural dating website Ghouls This post contains a poll
From Business ETC This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe Unhackable

This is how you make sure everything you have online stays safe

Or at the very least, make it very difficult to be compromised.

Imagine how terrifying it is for a child to become homeless

Too many families are facing homelessness. Why are we allowing this to continue?

From Business ETC Want to speed up your typing on your smartphone? Here’s how TechKnowHow

Want to speed up your typing on your smartphone? Here’s how

We use it all the time, but there are ways of speeding up the process.

BBC chief receives death threats over sacking of Jeremy Clarkson

It has been reported that Tony Hall’s home has been under 24-hour guard since the threats were made.

Living - Saturday 28 March, 2015

From Business ETC Snapchat is worse for your relationship than Facebook Jealousy

Snapchat is worse for your relationship than Facebook

Scientists found Snapchat is more likely to elicit jealousy from a partner than Facebook.

Demystifying home-grown food: How to sow indoors

By sowing indoors you are giving a seedling a chance to get itself established and sturdy before it has to deal with outside threats.

From Business ETC Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling A Spud Affair

Why our relationship with the potato is in need of couples counselling

It’s hard to keep the home fires burning after all the years.

From Business ETC 5 apps worth downloading this week Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

This week features another way to livestream through your phone, an incredibly stretchy dog, and a new standalone app from Instagram.

From Business ETC An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it’s called Moocall) Who Ya Gonna Call?

An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it’s called Moocall)

Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.

Living - Friday 27 March, 2015

‘I pick up patients and drive them to the hospital – it’s a privilege’

Volunteers like Breda Lane help out people undergoing cancer treatment in a simple but invaluable way, and you could too.

These are the college degrees you need to do if you want to be filthy, stinkin’ rich

And first on the list is ‘don’t do a degree’ – just like 32% of the top 100 richest people in the world who have no third level education whatsoever.

Want to watch US Netflix in Ireland? It could be on the cards

Legally that is. The EU are on the case.

Living - Thursday 26 March, 2015

How many sons and brothers must we lose to suicide before we act?

Ireland has exceptionally high rates of male suicide, but it’s being met with a wall of silence.

From Business ETC Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones Looking Up

Facebook is building a fleet of internet-connected super-drones

The social media giant has laid out three core priorities for the company over the coming years.

From Business ETC Autoplay video on YouTube bothering you? You can disable it Q-tip

Autoplay video on YouTube bothering you? You can disable it

And it’s rather easy to do.

Non-religious parents are being discriminated against by our outdated school system

Children who are not baptised are discriminated against by Irish national schools (despite the taxpayer funding these schools).

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