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Friday 2 January, 2015

Confirmed: Here's everything we know about Lucinda Creighton's new political party

It doesn’t have a name yet but it does have a hashtag.

Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Cobh couple Valerie and Michael Greaney to have separate funerals

The funeral of Valerie Greaney will take place on Friday. Michael Greaney’s funeral will be held separately.

Scottish nurse with Ebola agrees to try experimental drug

“The next few days will be crucial.”

Bones found on Canadian beach came from children on an Irish Famine coffin ship

The three children are believed to have died when a coffin ship was wrecked in 1847.

Sony is expanding the number of places where The Interview can be seen

There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014

From Joan Burton to Garth Brooks, here’s what got you all talking this year.

Gardaí search for 16-year-old girl missing in Dublin since before Christmas

Josie Cawley has not been seen since 22 December.

Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014

And the most popular ones on Twitter too.

BBC postpones documentary about the royal family's PR tactics after Diana's death

The programme was due to look at the PR tactics used by the royal family from the late 1990s on in a bid to change their public image.

The 10 most read stories on this year

John Gilligan, child rescue alerts, and the local elections – these are the stories you read this year.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Monday 29 December, 2014

The 10 most popular comments on in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

Wetherspoons to open 30 new Irish pubs

The chain is opening 200 new pubs in total across the UK and Ireland over the next five years.

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'

“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.

More than 2 million people have watched The Interview so far

The controversial comedy has made more than $17 million since its release.

"Putting the abortion laws into the Constitution was a mistake"

Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said there is “no question” that Ireland’s abortion laws will change.

Man killed as car crashes into pole in Donegal

The crash happened at around 9 o’clock last night.

Sunday 28 December, 2014

The 33 photographs that took our breath away this year

From Leaving Certificate students to George Clooney, here are the most striking photographs from 2014.

Friday 26 December, 2014

Flashback: The massive devastation caused by the tsunami which tore lives apart

Today is the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami which hit thirteen countries from Africa to Thailand.

Thursday 25 December, 2014

Open thread: So, how did your parents get together?

It’s Christmas, and lots of us are spending time with our families – so dish the dirt.

Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

How to cook the perfect Christmas turkey

Because no-one wants a bone-dry chunk of turkey on Christmas Day.

Drug that reduces the urge to drink alcohol to be available from HSE

The drug is aimed at people who drink the equivalent of half a bottle of wine or three pints every day.

Friday 19 December, 2014

Cannabis worth almost €700k found in bags at Clare house this afternoon

A 24-year-old man was arrested and is being held.

Thursday 18 December, 2014

Man in his 20s killed in collision involving car and truck

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man arrested after reports of shots fired at school in England

The school in Dorset was placed on lockdown.

Wednesday 17 December, 2014

New York to ban fracking over health fears

New York to ban fracking over health fears

“We can’t afford to make a mistake. The potential dangers are too great.”

Court rules Patrick O'Brien's sentence for raping his daughter was too lenient

Patrick O’Brien had been given a 12-year sentence with 9 years suspended for the serial rape of his daughter Fiona Doyle.

End of an era: After more than 50 years, the US and Cuba are talking again

“These 50 years have shown that isolation hasn’t worked. It’s time for a new approach,” said Barack Obama.

Video shows terrifying scenes inside airplane forced to make emergency landing

Passengers can be heard screaming and praying.

Nice one: 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital win €2.8 million Lotto jackpot

As early Christmas presents go, this is a good one.

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Here's what Ireland searched for on Google in 2014

Some of it is predictable, some of it is baffling.

Monday 15 December, 2014

Mary McAleese has got a new job

Dr McAleese is going to be a professor in Irish studies at the largest Catholic university in the UK.

Saturday 13 December, 2014

Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?

Friday 12 December, 2014

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

Man and woman in their 20s arrested in €100k drugs seizure in Dublin

Cannabis worth €100,000 was found after gardaí raided a premises in west Dublin.

Thursday 11 December, 2014

Good news for Dublin: Fidelity hiring 200 new workers

The jobs are at Fidelity Investments, one fo the largest providers of financial services in the world.

Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The Burning Question: Do you put the lights or decorations on the Christmas tree first? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question: Do you put the lights or decorations on the Christmas tree first?

Let us distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Monday 8 December, 2014

Pedestrian killed in morning road crash

The man was pronounced dead at the scene in Mayo.