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Saturday 7 November, 2015

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users
# Drugs
# Drugs

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 15,684 Views 16 Comments

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

Friday 6 November, 2015

Historians may have discovered a mass grave from the Spanish Armada
# Co Clare
# Co Clare

Historians may have discovered a mass grave from the Spanish Armada

Nov 6th 2015, 5:22 PM 25,467 Views 15 Comments

The find comes as part of a project designed to find the wreck of the San Marcos galleon

Here's what happens when strangers made intense eye contact in Dublin
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

Here's what happens when strangers made intense eye contact in Dublin

Nov 6th 2015, 11:00 AM 26,907 Views 28 Comments

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t that weird. But it was powerful.

Thursday 5 November, 2015

Crowds turn out to support family of Dublin girl who failed to get place in local school
# Walk For Eva
# Walk For Eva

Crowds turn out to support family of Dublin girl who failed to get place in local school

Nov 5th 2015, 6:24 PM 71,065 Views 371 Comments

The case generated headlines when it came to light earlier this year.

This university has a plan to stop people getting hurt because of smartphones
# Take A Break
# Take A Break

This university has a plan to stop people getting hurt because of smartphones

Nov 5th 2015, 11:00 AM 10,991 Views 8 Comments

No more falling over your friends while texting.

Wednesday 4 November, 2015

BOI backtracks on cash withdrawal stance, now say they'll help 'vulnerable and elderly' customers
# Old's Not Gold
# Old's Not Gold

BOI backtracks on cash withdrawal stance, now say they'll help 'vulnerable and elderly' customers

Nov 4th 2015, 8:22 PM 52,917 Views 145 Comments

Most customers will be forced to use ATMs or self-service machines to withdraw less than €700.

Halloween fire family 'can't believe' generous crowdfunding campaign response
# All The Feels
# All The Feels

Halloween fire family 'can't believe' generous crowdfunding campaign response

Nov 4th 2015, 5:16 PM 18,215 Views 9 Comments

Big hearted benefactors have given more than €2,500 to the family who are facing homelessness

Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away
# Bishop And The Nightie
# Bishop And The Nightie

Eileen Fox, who unwittingly rocked 1960s Ireland, has passed away

Nov 3rd 2015, 6:19 PM 23,768 Views 25 Comments

Gay Byrne has led tributes to the woman behind the ‘Bishop and the nightie’ incident.

What does the Selfridges takeover mean for the future of Arnotts?
# Moving On Up
# Moving On Up

What does the Selfridges takeover mean for the future of Arnotts?

Nov 3rd 2015, 4:25 PM 20,952 Views 26 Comments

Retail experts say the development is great news for the department store – and for Dublin in general.

Monday 2 November, 2015

Pat Kenny observes "third world" conditions in report from Dublin halting site
# Filthy Conditions
# Filthy Conditions

Pat Kenny observes "third world" conditions in report from Dublin halting site

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:28 PM 29,912 Views 104 Comments

Residents painted a bleak picture of their daily life, telling the host it was unsafe for children.

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:28 PM 8,138 Views 64 Comments

United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches
# Going Straight To Hell
# Going Straight To Hell

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

Nov 2nd 2015, 12:25 PM 16,086 Views 62 Comments

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

Sunday 1 November, 2015

Ireland's most famous squatters are facing eviction
# Squatting
# Squatting

Ireland's most famous squatters are facing eviction

Nov 1st 2015, 8:30 AM 34,847 Views 65 Comments

But they are refusing to go down without a fight

Saturday 31 October, 2015

She's a witch! Meet the woman who could be Ireland's first Pagan TD
# Hocus Voteus
# Hocus Voteus

She's a witch! Meet the woman who could be Ireland's first Pagan TD

Oct 31st 2015, 8:30 AM 18,621 Views 80 Comments

But Deirdre Wadding hopes it will be her radical left policies rather than her religion that will have voters under her spell.

Bus Éireann will no longer take kids to school during severe weather
# School's Out
# School's Out

Bus Éireann will no longer take kids to school during severe weather

Oct 31st 2015, 7:30 AM 26,572 Views 42 Comments

One TD believes that the plans could put kids’ lives in danger.

Friday 30 October, 2015

People actually spend 5 hours a day staring at their phones
# Smartphones
# Smartphones

People actually spend 5 hours a day staring at their phones

Oct 30th 2015, 10:54 AM 11,059 Views 31 Comments

And they don’t even realise they are doing it

Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
# Bad Taste
# Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,188 Views 223 Comments

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland's streets
# Sexual Harassment
# Sexual Harassment

A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland's streets

Oct 29th 2015, 2:14 PM 31,715 Views 135 Comments

Laura Duncliffe has spoken out after she was attacked while walking with friends.

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed
# Torture
# Torture

A British pensioner sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia will be freed

Oct 29th 2015, 10:29 AM 17,367 Views 35 Comments

But the ultra conservative country’s bloggers and political activists still face torture and death.

Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Family of Diana Harton 'angry at gardaí after avoidable tragedy'
# Garda Failures
# Garda Failures

Family of Diana Harton 'angry at gardaí after avoidable tragedy'

Oct 28th 2015, 2:13 PM 19,400 Views 136 Comments

Gilhooly called for coordinated policies when dealing with high speed pursuits

Houses are becoming less and less affordable... again
# Apartment
# Apartment

Houses are becoming less and less affordable... again

Oct 28th 2015, 12:26 PM 23,102 Views 69 Comments

But don’t worry, property prices are still well below the boom time peak

Community shocked after man bleeds to death in Bank Holiday tragedy
# Tragic Death
# Tragic Death

Community shocked after man bleeds to death in Bank Holiday tragedy

Oct 28th 2015, 10:20 AM 31,782 Views 22 Comments

Michael Rice is believed to have tripped and fallen through a glass door in the early hours of Monday morning.

Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
# Bog Off
# Bog Off

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,380 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

Hero saves woman's life during Dublin Marathon (and still manages to finish the race)
# Guardian Ángel
# Guardian Ángel

Hero saves woman's life during Dublin Marathon (and still manages to finish the race)

Oct 27th 2015, 6:19 PM 46,794 Views 41 Comments

The woman’s heart stopped beating during the annual run.

Roaming charges are (finally) set to be scrapped from June 2017
# Death To Roaming
# Death To Roaming

Roaming charges are (finally) set to be scrapped from June 2017

Oct 27th 2015, 2:40 PM 15,078 Views 53 Comments

No more expensive calls home thanks to a landmark EU ruling

An Post are trying to make Christmas shopping less painful this year
# Naughty Or Nice
# Naughty Or Nice

An Post are trying to make Christmas shopping less painful this year

Oct 27th 2015, 1:36 PM 20,457 Views 24 Comments

But the festive dig out comes at a price….