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Living - Today’s News

How and why do boutiques and influencers buy and resell items made in Asia?

We take a look at an issue that has got many people exercised online.

Living - Friday 22 June, 2018

Hate speech, xenophobia, and resentment are 'unrelentingly' on the rise across Europe

The annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance paints a bleak picture of the levels of tolerance currently being seen across the EU.

Irish Rail to bump up security on north Dublin Dart line after reports of anti-social behaviour

Incidents of intimidating and threatening behaviour have become commonplace on the northern line in recent weeks.

Melania Trump says jacket message at border saying 'I really don't care' doesn't mean anything

The odd choice of jacket message has only served to fan the flames of controversy around the American policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border.

Living - Monday 18 June, 2018

Rupert Everett: 'The UK and Ireland are probably the two best places in the world to be gay'

The actor has directed and written a new film about Oscar Wilde.

Addiction to video games is now a recognised illness

Those who suffer have trouble controlling their behaviours around gaming.

Living - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

Skyscraper-scaling raccoon finally makes it to the top, but its fate remains unknown...

The intrepid animal has spent most of the last 24 hours climbing up and down the outside of the UBS Plaza building in St Paul, Minnesota.

Irish Ferries helplines to reopen amid cancelled bookings chaos

Up to 19,000 customers have been affected by the cancellation of all sailings by the ferry WB Yeats for this summer.

Ombudsman sounds warning about 'invisible' homeless children and family hubs

Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon says the government needs to change its thinking.

Living - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

'Revenue are counting the chip bags coming out of chip shops' - Taoiseach defends use of PIs to investigate consultants

The hiring of private investigators by government departments was reported upon in last weekend’s Sunday Business Post.

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North

The issue relates to a sole worker who had been conducting the tests, according to the North’s Public Health Agency.

Dublin is now more expensive to live in than both Abu Dhabi and Silicon Valley

It’s the first time Dublin has been in the top 100 most expensive cities to live list since 2014.

Living - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Trump says he'll know 'within a minute' if Kim is serious

The US President is finally set to meet Kim Jong Un this week.

Living - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Peter Stringfellow opened a club in Dublin in 2006. It did not go well. Not one bit

Stringfellow’s Dublin was forced to close its doors after just five months in existence.

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you consider a family which earns €100,000 to be 'rich'?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stated that a family making €100,000 per year via joint income can no longer be considered to be rich.

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies RIP

Flamboyant nightclub owner Peter Stringfellow dies

The nightclub owner and self-styled King of Clubs was 77.

Living - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Heinz is considering renaming its Salad Cream for the first time in 104 years

Apparently most people who buy it don’t use it for salads at all.

Living - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

There were a record 9,091 patients waiting on trolleys in Ireland's hospitals last month

The 9,091 figure represents a 12% jump from May 2017, and a massive 116% jump from the situation in 2006.

'The deeper I go, the more concern I have' - Department of Transport worried over 'exposure' due to mandatory PSC

New documents show the department was concerned with the fallout from Shane Ross bringing a stop to efforts to make a PSC mandatory when applying for a driver’s licence.

Living - Monday 4 June, 2018

Tense interview sees Bill Clinton say he doesn't owe Monica Lewinsky a personal apology

Clinton is back in the spotlight after co-authoring a new book.

'The standards are questionable': B&Bs say cheaper Airbnb rivals may damage the sector

Two in five operators say the site contributed to a drop in business so far this year.

US Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to make same-sex couple's wedding cake

The court ruled that an initial judgement against Jack Phillips had shown a ‘clear and impermissible hostility’ towards his ‘sincere religious beliefs’.

Living - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Winning €4.3 million lottery ticket sold in Limerick city

Last night’s winning Lotto jackpot ticket was sold in Caherdavin.

Living - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Father Ted's 'real final episode' is on the way - in stage musical form

Ted writer Graham Linehan made the announcement on Twitter earlier today.

An iconic 170-year-old tree collapsed overnight in Trinity College

The Oregon Maple had dated from the 1840s.

Magdalene reparations will finally be paid to those who lived in the forgotten institutions

Previously, women who had worked in laundries not covered by the Magdalene Restorative Justice scheme had been denied compensation.

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom Bloom This post contains videos

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

From a dementia-friendly garden to an ABBA-inspired installation, there’s a vast array of themes and designs in the gardens this year.

Living - Thursday 31 May, 2018

The photo nominations for National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year are pretty special...

You may be struck with a scarcely controllable urge to go travelling when you see them unfortunately.

Living - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

HSE yet to admit liabilility in Emma Mhic Mhathúna's Cervical Check case

The Taoiseach has previously stated that none of the women affected by the Cervical Check scandal would have to go to court.

There were 1,041 teenagers who became mothers in Ireland last year

The number represents a 5% decline and the HSE has welcomed the trend.

Stationless bike hire scheme launched in Dublin with 200 bikes hitting the streets right away

Irish firms Urbo and BleeperBike will operate the scheme.

One of Dublin's most sought-after development sites has hit the market for a cool €25 million

Project Pier, located just west of Howth marina, had been subject to a controversial High Court planning challenge last year.

Living - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

Abortion legislation expected to be law by January 2019

The first Dáil sitting since the country voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment takes place this afternoon.

Living - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Tesla car, in autopilot mode, speeds up before crashing into parked fire engine

Two people were injured, including the owner of the car who has been charged with traffic offences.

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect abortion legislation to be enacted in Ireland before the end of 2018?

Now that Ireland has voted overwhelmingly for abortion legislation, how soon do you think it will be enacted?

Living - Friday 25 May, 2018

Garda overtime set to be capped across the country as payments are vastly exceeding budgets

Garda overtime for the first five months of this year has run over budget by €12 million.

Bane of Facebook uses launch of GDPR to file four court cases against social media giants

Max Schrems has been battling Facebook’s privacy standards for the past seven years.

Living - Thursday 24 May, 2018

An Irish person has just lost out on €1 million - after failing to claim their EuroMillions jackpot

The now expired ticket was bought in Cork city on 23 February.

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