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Saturday 5 January, 2019

How the revival of plans for a midlands airport in Offaly is getting the locals talking
# Tubber
# Tubber

How the revival of plans for a midlands airport in Offaly is getting the locals talking

Jan 5th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,511 Views 11 Comments

The proposal suffered a setback during the recession, but recent developments have bought the project back into local conversation.

Sunday 16 December, 2018

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'
# In Focus
# In Focus

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'

Dec 16th 2018, 8:15 PM 25,042 Views 3 Comments

US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.

Saturday 17 November, 2018

What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama
# White House
# White House

What we learned from reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

Nov 17th 2018, 10:45 AM 22,394 Views 37 Comments

We read the former First Lady’s biography to discover what it taught us about her life.

Thursday 15 November, 2018

Students at Ireland's first drama school for people with intellectual disabilities to graduate today
# Treading The Boards
# Treading The Boards

Students at Ireland's first drama school for people with intellectual disabilities to graduate today

Nov 15th 2018, 8:00 AM 7,329 Views 2 Comments

The students have already launched their own theatre company, and will unveil a play in the new year.

'This would not happen in more affluent areas': Cabra community in protest over school pitch
# Space To Play
# Space To Play

'This would not happen in more affluent areas': Cabra community in protest over school pitch

Nov 15th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,886 Views 23 Comments

Parents and children of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club are calling for the restoration of their all-weather pitch.

Saturday 10 November, 2018

From Metallica to Leonard Cohen: Renowned Irish music photographer Ruth Medjber on a decade of gigs
# Ruthless
# Ruthless

From Metallica to Leonard Cohen: Renowned Irish music photographer Ruth Medjber on a decade of gigs

Nov 10th 2018, 6:00 PM 10,633 Views 2 Comments

Ahead of launching her first solo exhibition Medjber talks about life in a ‘boys club’.

The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'

Nov 10th 2018, 7:15 AM 7,766 Views 2 Comments

The medical charity said its treating critically ill children for diseases that can be vaccinated against.

Friday 9 November, 2018

Baby Bust: New report finds we're having fewer and fewer babies
# Fertility
# Fertility

Baby Bust: New report finds we're having fewer and fewer babies

Nov 9th 2018, 12:30 PM 19,334 Views 75 Comments

Published by the Lancet, the report has found several countries are not delivering enough babies to maintain their population numbers.

Poll: Are you getting the recommended 2.5 hours of exercise each week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you getting the recommended 2.5 hours of exercise each week?

Nov 9th 2018, 9:19 AM 30,233 Views 50 Comments

Adults between the age of 18 to 64 are supposed to get 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'Single-use': Term used to refer to throw away plastic named Collins word of the year 2018
# Trash Talk
# Trash Talk

'Single-use': Term used to refer to throw away plastic named Collins word of the year 2018

Nov 7th 2018, 10:01 AM 8,684 Views 13 Comments

‘Single-use’describes items whose unchecked proliferation are blamed for damaging the environment.

Poll: Would you consider going vegan?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you consider going vegan?

Nov 7th 2018, 9:31 AM 41,769 Views 129 Comments

As more people cut down on their meat consumption we’re asking would you consider cutting out all animal products?

Friday 2 November, 2018

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'My education allowed me challenge the medical profession': Vicky Phelan receives honorary fellowship at WIT

Nov 2nd 2018, 9:49 PM 36,641 Views 14 Comments

Phelan’s bravery in making public her missed CervicalCheck results led to national outcry and an investigation.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Nov 2nd 2018, 8:00 PM 7,635 Views 1 Comment

Review into policing of Eoin Berkley, 3 convicted for Gareth Hutch murder and 5,000 people still waiting on Illness Benefit.

'I’m very concerned at reports regarding the bail situation': Garda review into Eoin Berkley case announced
# Courts
# Courts

'I’m very concerned at reports regarding the bail situation': Garda review into Eoin Berkley case announced

Nov 2nd 2018, 6:46 PM 24,018 Views 0 Comments

A Garda review into policing matters around the case of Eoin Berkley is to take place.

Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport

Nov 2nd 2018, 5:33 PM 90,645 Views 39 Comments

The aircraft’s crew reported a technical issue on its approach to Dublin this afternoon.

Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child
# 2 Slices Of Bread
# 2 Slices Of Bread

'I just asked for two slices of bread': Investigation after Direct Provision resident claims centre refused food for sick child

Oct 31st 2018, 7:15 PM 35,463 Views 86 Comments

The Direct Provision resident said her sick son was denied food and milk overnight.

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'Worst October ever': Over 9,000 patients forced to wait on trolleys this month

Oct 31st 2018, 1:14 PM 7,153 Views 43 Comments

The INMO has said the health service “simply does not have capacity to cope” with demand.

'Unprecedented' stabbing on Irish Rail train leads to renewed calls for transport police
# Anti-social Behaviour
# Anti-social Behaviour

'Unprecedented' stabbing on Irish Rail train leads to renewed calls for transport police

Oct 31st 2018, 12:36 PM 32,154 Views 34 Comments

The NBRU has said the incident “may serve to be a watershed moment in the ongoing debate on the issue of anti-social behaviour”.

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

Primary schools braced for strike action as INTO to ballot on next move

Oct 31st 2018, 11:08 AM 16,610 Views 94 Comments

The union will meet next Wednesday to agree on a ballot for industrial action, up to and including a strike.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

SIPO renews call for rethink on political party funding rules
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

SIPO renews call for rethink on political party funding rules

Oct 30th 2018, 3:08 PM 6,144 Views 6 Comments

The Standards in Public Office Commission is tasked with ensuring all parties are in compliance with funding rules.

'95% stay in their own homes': Number of insolvency cases has risen by 60%
# Debt
# Debt

'95% stay in their own homes': Number of insolvency cases has risen by 60%

Oct 30th 2018, 1:59 PM 11,313 Views 12 Comments

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has welcomed the rise in people seeking help.

'We're doomed': British Treasury lambasted over plans for commemorative Brexit coin
# 50p
# 50p

'We're doomed': British Treasury lambasted over plans for commemorative Brexit coin

Oct 30th 2018, 11:17 AM 38,223 Views 62 Comments

Social media users have been quick to deride plans for a 50p Brexit coin

'Pushing nature to the brink': WWF warns world's animal population declines by over 60%
# Runaway Human Consumption
# Runaway Human Consumption

'Pushing nature to the brink': WWF warns world's animal population declines by over 60%

Oct 30th 2018, 9:31 AM 13,110 Views 75 Comments

WWF’s Living Planet Report has said the population of vertebrates has more than halved since 1970.

'Tropical Trump': Who is Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro?
# Far-right
# Far-right

'Tropical Trump': Who is Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro?

Oct 30th 2018, 8:22 AM 16,611 Views 41 Comments

Bolsonaro garnered just over 55% in Sunday’s election.

Brrrrrr a cold and wet week ahead for Halloween
# Wrap Up Warm
# Wrap Up Warm

Brrrrrr a cold and wet week ahead for Halloween

Oct 30th 2018, 7:40 AM 27,136 Views 11 Comments

Temperatures are set to remain below 11 degrees for the remainder of the week.

Monday 29 October, 2018

Tipperary farmer gives away 120,000 apples to local schools in a bid to promote healthy eating
# An Apple A Day
# An Apple A Day

Tipperary farmer gives away 120,000 apples to local schools in a bid to promote healthy eating

Oct 29th 2018, 5:00 PM 30,869 Views 32 Comments

Cornelius Traas said he wants to encourage healthy eating among children.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book
# Meet Me At The Pier
# Meet Me At The Pier

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

Oct 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,149 Views 0 Comments

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

Saturday 27 October, 2018

Blasphemy vote 'a significant milestone for Ireland becoming a more modern society'
# Yes
# Yes

Blasphemy vote 'a significant milestone for Ireland becoming a more modern society'

Oct 27th 2018, 4:18 PM 21,135 Views 53 Comments

A final result on the blasphemy referendum may not be announced until tomorrow.

Gavin Duffy: 'I am disappointed, but no regrets'
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

Gavin Duffy: 'I am disappointed, but no regrets'

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 4:15 PM 25,398 Views 46 Comments

Duffy has said he doesn’t think his media training business will suffer as a result of his performance in the election.

Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

Agency nurses 'paid over €10,000 more a year than public staff'

Oct 27th 2018, 2:56 PM 13,541 Views 42 Comments

The INMO said “the public sector simply isn’t offering the going rate for the job”.

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers
# Aras 18
# Aras 18

'I brought to the fore something that was there already': Presidential Candidate Peter Casey stands by his comments on Travellers

Updated Oct 27th 2018, 10:13 AM 36,958 Views 208 Comments

Casey has said he’ll take a long time “probably until lunchtime” to decide what to do next.

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

An airport in Tubber? There's 5,200 jobs promised for the midlands if the plan goes ahead
# Offaly Ambitious
# Offaly Ambitious

An airport in Tubber? There's 5,200 jobs promised for the midlands if the plan goes ahead

Oct 24th 2018, 9:20 PM 36,007 Views 48 Comments

Midlands Airport development has now signed a memorandum of understanding with InSite Bavaria.

Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details
# Fraud
# Fraud

Revenue warns of new tax refund scam targeting people's bank details

Oct 24th 2018, 3:24 PM 46,302 Views 15 Comments

Revenue said it’s become aware of a new email and text messaging scam.

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms
# Celtic Tiger
# Celtic Tiger

Structural issues could affect 40 schools as Taoiseach says it will be difficult to find alternative classrooms

Oct 24th 2018, 8:48 AM 38,944 Views 81 Comments

Leo Varadkar has promised to “pursue the builder in the courts” in order to get the issues resolved.

Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year
# AFP
# AFP

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

Oct 23rd 2018, 3:26 PM 22,882 Views 15 Comments

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

Turkish President says Khashoggi killing planned 'days in advance'
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Turkish President says Khashoggi killing planned 'days in advance'

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:00 AM 17,884 Views 33 Comments

Erdogan has said the murder was premeditated and those behind it must be held to account.

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you wear a poppy on Armistice day?

Oct 23rd 2018, 9:29 AM 55,283 Views 203 Comments

Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada surprised many when she said if elected she would wear the poppy.

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