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Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority
# Worth Knowing
# Worth Knowing

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority

Sep 4th 2018, 8:38 AM 10,571 Views 37 Comments

Two thirds of people don’t realise that males and females are at an equal risk of contracting a HPV infection.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline
# One Family
# One Family

HSE awards €800,000 contract to set up post-abortion phone helpline

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:00 AM 11,522 Views 40 Comments

Registered charity One Family has won the contract to set up the helpline.

Saturday 1 September, 2018

Head of main ESB union faced no-confidence motion after pay talks - one that was never acted upon
# Not Confident
# Not Confident

Head of main ESB union faced no-confidence motion after pay talks - one that was never acted upon

Sep 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 18,306 Views 26 Comments

More than 50% of electrical union TEEU’s ESB technician members expressed no confidence in Paddy Kavanagh in March 2017.

Parents to protest march children 10km to school after access denied to bus service two weeks before term
# Concession Only
# Concession Only

Parents to protest march children 10km to school after access denied to bus service two weeks before term

Sep 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 20,949 Views 75 Comments

Some students who were granted tickets in previous years have been denied them for the coming school term.

Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Dublin woman 'stranded' in Spain after suffering stroke and being discharged from hospital
# Get Annette Home
# Get Annette Home

Dublin woman 'stranded' in Spain after suffering stroke and being discharged from hospital

Aug 29th 2018, 12:32 PM 77,313 Views 141 Comments

Annette Tyrrell (62) suffered a stroke while on holiday in Alicante 10 days ago.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October
# D Day
# D Day

Presidential election to be held on Friday 26 October

Updated Aug 28th 2018, 12:27 PM 41,685 Views 89 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy confirmed the news this morning.

Economic study says Dublin house prices are 25% overvalued
# No Surprises
# No Surprises

Economic study says Dublin house prices are 25% overvalued

Aug 28th 2018, 8:41 AM 29,086 Views 56 Comments

The Economist magazine’s latest house price index suggests that Dublin prices are way out of kilter with residents’ income.

Investigation launched after claims the Rose of Tralee was racially abused in a takeaway
# Kirsten Mate Maher
# Kirsten Mate Maher

Investigation launched after claims the Rose of Tralee was racially abused in a takeaway

Aug 28th 2018, 7:33 AM 57,383 Views 90 Comments

The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Kilkenny city.

Monday 27 August, 2018

The Phoenix Park reopens at 4pm today - over 15 hours ahead of schedule
# Pearly Gates
# Pearly Gates

The Phoenix Park reopens at 4pm today - over 15 hours ahead of schedule

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 3:17 PM 45,087 Views 76 Comments

The restrictions on entrance to the park were to remain closed until 7am tomorrow.

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools
# Not Clear
# Not Clear

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,065 Views 61 Comments

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

Missing Dublin man found safe and well
# Found
# Found

Missing Dublin man found safe and well

Aug 27th 2018, 7:13 AM 17,835 Views 1 Comment

Athanasios Dritselis had been missing since last Friday.

Pairc Tailteann in Navan is looking for someone to build it a new stand
# Contae Na Mí
# Contae Na Mí

Pairc Tailteann in Navan is looking for someone to build it a new stand

Aug 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 20,676 Views 3 Comments

The first phase of Meath’s county ground redevelopment is gathering momentum.

Sunday 26 August, 2018

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness
# The Sweet Spot
# The Sweet Spot

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 PM 95,560 Views 34 Comments

Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.

Friday 24 August, 2018

US tech firm to add 350 jobs in Dublin
# QUALTRICS
# QUALTRICS

US tech firm to add 350 jobs in Dublin

Aug 24th 2018, 7:58 AM 21,778 Views 37 Comments

The move will more than double Qualtrics’ workforce here.

Thursday 23 August, 2018

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Government to launch automatic enrolment into pension plans for all citizens by 2022

Aug 23rd 2018, 10:49 AM 27,062 Views 138 Comments

The consultation process for the proposed automatic enrolment of all citizens into pension plans has now been launched and will last until 4 November.

Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Brothers hospitalised following suspected feud between neighbours in south Dublin
# Inchicore
# Inchicore

Brothers hospitalised following suspected feud between neighbours in south Dublin

Aug 22nd 2018, 8:00 AM 42,693 Views 21 Comments

The violent incident happened on Friday evening just after 6pm.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:33 AM 7,011 Views 13 Comments

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:15 AM 71,918 Views 46 Comments

The woman lasted just 34 days in her employment as store manager for a Dublin outlet of a family-run business.

Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Aug 21st 2018, 10:05 AM 19,906 Views 82 Comments

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

Trump says he could take over the investigation into himself if he wanted
# Good Idea
# Good Idea

Trump says he could take over the investigation into himself if he wanted

Aug 21st 2018, 7:46 AM 24,604 Views 38 Comments

Trump told Reuters that he is fearful of any ‘perjury trap’ interview with Mueller.

Monday 20 August, 2018

Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is there a place for the Rose of Tralee in modern Ireland?

Aug 20th 2018, 9:40 AM 57,583 Views 90 Comments

Has the pageant had its day after 59 years? Or is it still relevant in 2018?

Man due in court in connection with Dublin cocaine seizure
# Drimnagh
# Drimnagh

Man due in court in connection with Dublin cocaine seizure

Aug 20th 2018, 8:30 AM 10,342 Views 0 Comments

€64,000 worth of the drug was seized on Saturday in Drimnagh in the south inner city.

Monday 13 August, 2018

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won
# No Love For Tender
# No Love For Tender

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won

Aug 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 41,345 Views 65 Comments

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

Sunday 12 August, 2018

Employee awarded €6,600 from bank, who sacked him, after he claimed they promoted him beyond his ability
# Can't Cope Didn't Cope
# Can't Cope Didn't Cope

Employee awarded €6,600 from bank, who sacked him, after he claimed they promoted him beyond his ability

Aug 12th 2018, 8:30 PM 66,857 Views 42 Comments

The man has since gone on to secure alternative employment with a significantly higher salary than that which he he earned in the bank.

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children
# Be Nice
# Be Nice

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

Aug 12th 2018, 6:30 PM 19,888 Views 10 Comments

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

Three men and a woman arrested in Drogheda after seizure of handgun
# Arrests
# Arrests

Three men and a woman arrested in Drogheda after seizure of handgun

Aug 12th 2018, 1:46 PM 15,539 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí made the arrests after raiding a house in the town just after midnight.

More than 100 UK constituencies that voted Leave would now vote Remain - study
# Sea Change
# Sea Change

More than 100 UK constituencies that voted Leave would now vote Remain - study

Aug 12th 2018, 12:09 PM 26,884 Views 113 Comments

The study, compiled on behalf of two pro-Remain groups, suggests that disillusioned Labour voters are the key cohort which has changed its mind.

Investigation launched after sudden death of woman in Drogheda
# Louth
# Louth

Investigation launched after sudden death of woman in Drogheda

Aug 12th 2018, 11:00 AM 22,633 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí were called to a the scene at a house in Aston Village in the Louth town after 5am this morning.

10 injured in shooting following carnival in Manchester
# Moss Side
# Moss Side

10 injured in shooting following carnival in Manchester

Aug 12th 2018, 7:49 AM 25,984 Views 6 Comments

Shots were fired at about 2.30am in the wake of a carnival that had been held in the area of Moss Side.

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

Aug 12th 2018, 7:30 AM 49,591 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

Police appeal for information after 12 vintage tractors stolen
# Massey Ferguson
# Massey Ferguson

Police appeal for information after 12 vintage tractors stolen

Aug 11th 2018, 2:49 PM 35,083 Views 23 Comments

Police believe the vehicles were taken between last Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

Men arrested over sophisticated ATM skimming scam due in court in Dublin this morning
# Courts
# Courts

Men arrested over sophisticated ATM skimming scam due in court in Dublin this morning

Aug 11th 2018, 9:54 AM 22,345 Views 0 Comments

The two men were arrested in Blanchardstown yesterday morning.

Friday 10 August, 2018

New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today
# Second Time Round
# Second Time Round

New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today

Aug 10th 2018, 10:26 AM 20,639 Views 128 Comments

The poll was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group.

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely?

Aug 10th 2018, 9:35 AM 35,093 Views 66 Comments

New Zealand has become the latest in a line of more than 60 countries to ban the bags outright. Should we follow suit?

Thursday 9 August, 2018

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should older people be 'incentivised' to downsize their homes?

Aug 9th 2018, 10:28 AM 37,133 Views 173 Comments

Such an initiative is being proposed by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s budget.