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Monday 23 May, 2016

Cork parents praise 'heroic' woman who jumped into river and saved three-year-old boy
# Hero
# Hero

Cork parents praise 'heroic' woman who jumped into river and saved three-year-old boy

May 23rd 2016, 5:01 PM 25,978 Views 25 Comments

Alan and Adriana Watters have set up a fundraising page to thank the mother-of-13 who rescued their son.

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

38 greyhounds are being put down a month in Ireland

May 23rd 2016, 3:15 PM 15,515 Views 47 Comments

Animal welfare groups are calling for greyhound breeding to be limited to protect dogs.

People dying is a lucrative business
# Funerals
# Funerals

People dying is a lucrative business

May 23rd 2016, 2:06 PM 24,967 Views 32 Comments

Massey Bros. is investing half a million euro on new premises and services across Dublin.

Grandparents and foster care - how the system works
# It's Complicated
# It's Complicated

Grandparents and foster care - how the system works

May 23rd 2016, 6:10 AM 31,752 Views 99 Comments

In the wake of a nine-year-old boy being removed from his grandparents’ care on age grounds, we looks at how foster care works.

Sunday 22 May, 2016

The day that Ireland changed forever
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

The day that Ireland changed forever

May 22nd 2016, 7:45 AM 18,140 Views 238 Comments

One year on from the historic same-sex marriage referendum, key figures from both sides share their memories.

Saturday 21 May, 2016

This 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here' sign is coming to a cafe near you
# Feeding Frenzy
# Feeding Frenzy

This 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here' sign is coming to a cafe near you

May 21st 2016, 9:00 AM 19,807 Views 123 Comments

And more businesses are being urged to join in.

Friday 20 May, 2016

Annoyed at the ongoing Luas strikes? Apply for a refund
# Every Little Counts
# Every Little Counts

Annoyed at the ongoing Luas strikes? Apply for a refund

May 20th 2016, 6:00 AM 25,064 Views 196 Comments

Today marks the 12th day of strikes in the ongoing dispute.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

A Ballymun school is finally set to get a new building after 22 years of prefabs
# School's Out
# School's Out

A Ballymun school is finally set to get a new building after 22 years of prefabs

May 19th 2016, 6:30 AM 15,863 Views 11 Comments

Generations of kids have been waiting for a new school.

Ryanair cancels 74 flights across Europe due to French air traffic control strike
# Bof
# Bof

Ryanair cancels 74 flights across Europe due to French air traffic control strike

May 19th 2016, 6:15 AM 30,408 Views 51 Comments

Just two flights in and out of Ireland with the airline are affected.

'I refused to believe it was mummy' - untold stories from victims of the Troubles
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'I refused to believe it was mummy' - untold stories from victims of the Troubles

May 19th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,865 Views 26 Comments

The Stories from Silence project gives voice to victims who have not been heard in public before.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Ancient Chinese letter sells at Beijing auction for €27 million
# Pricey
# Pricey

Ancient Chinese letter sells at Beijing auction for €27 million

May 18th 2016, 6:05 AM 6,288 Views 8 Comments

A film mogul splashed out a record amount of money for the letter, which is 124 characters long.

There have been around 16 same-sex marriages a week since it was legalised
# Tying The Knot
# Tying The Knot

There have been around 16 same-sex marriages a week since it was legalised

May 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 12,039 Views 114 Comments

397 couples have registered their marriage in Ireland since last November.

New poll says people want Leo Varadkar to be the next leader of Fine Gael
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

New poll says people want Leo Varadkar to be the next leader of Fine Gael

May 18th 2016, 6:00 AM 13,158 Views 72 Comments

44% of people said they’d like to see him take over when Enda Kenny steps down.

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Advanced breast cancer sufferers are 'left in the shadows', new report says
# Decade-long Study
# Decade-long Study

Advanced breast cancer sufferers are 'left in the shadows', new report says

May 17th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,578 Views 1 Comment

Research into the condition has lagged behind in the last decade.

After five months under water, this flooded railway line is finally set to re-open*
# Limerick-ennis
# Limerick-ennis

After five months under water, this flooded railway line is finally set to re-open*

May 17th 2016, 6:00 AM 21,341 Views 31 Comments

*Subject to a successful test run this afternoon, that is.

Monday 16 May, 2016

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence
# Enough
# Enough

Staff at juvenile detention centre to take industrial action over violence

May 16th 2016, 1:56 PM 11,349 Views 47 Comments

There were 100 violent incidents at Oberstown last year.

Sunday 15 May, 2016

Here's how to combat the Sunday night fear that's been creeping up on you this evening
# Goodbye Weekend
# Goodbye Weekend

Here's how to combat the Sunday night fear that's been creeping up on you this evening

May 15th 2016, 9:30 PM 40,283 Views 23 Comments

73% of Irish people have experienced it.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

Forget the selfie, take a trashy pic at the beach this weekend instead
# Put It In The Bin
# Put It In The Bin

Forget the selfie, take a trashy pic at the beach this weekend instead

May 14th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,393 Views 18 Comments

People are being asked to spend a couple of minutes picking up rubbish today.

If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep
# Asleep At The Wheel
# Asleep At The Wheel

If you're driving between 2pm and 4pm, you're more likely to fall into a micro-sleep

May 14th 2016, 7:35 AM 11,357 Views 12 Comments

The dangers of micro-sleeps were highlighted this week when a driver was jailed for two years for killing a young mother after drifting off at the wheel.

People are being urged to open the door to census form collectors this weekend
# Knock Knock
# Knock Knock

People are being urged to open the door to census form collectors this weekend

May 14th 2016, 7:15 AM 13,062 Views 43 Comments

Enumerators are having trouble accessing apartments and homes in Dublin’s inner city.

Friday 13 May, 2016

Houses with the number 13 sell for less in many parts of the country. Why?
# Friday The 13th
# Friday The 13th

Houses with the number 13 sell for less in many parts of the country. Why?

May 13th 2016, 6:20 AM 13,208 Views 30 Comments

It’s possible we have a sneaking fear of the number 13.

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'1,000 days have felt like 1,000 years' - Irish student still in Egyptian prison

May 13th 2016, 6:05 AM 18,418 Views 181 Comments

Ibrahim Halawa’s trial is expected to take place at the end of June, nearly three years after he was imprisoned.

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'See you in two minutes, ma': A 15-year-old boy's last words to his mother
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'See you in two minutes, ma': A 15-year-old boy's last words to his mother

May 11th 2016, 4:35 PM 84,992 Views 44 Comments

Linda Allen describes the harrowing experience of losing her teenage son to suicide.

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty
# Judgment Day
# Judgment Day

Ireland will be grilled on its human rights record at the UN today - and it might not be pretty

May 11th 2016, 6:05 AM 23,069 Views 134 Comments

We’re likely to receive a hammering on issues including abortion, disabilities, Traveller rights, education and homelessness.

Monday 9 May, 2016

Gardaí hunt three suspects after bag of money stolen from man on street
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí hunt three suspects after bag of money stolen from man on street

May 9th 2016, 6:41 PM 33,479 Views 47 Comments

The victim was approached by a man in a balaclava and ordered to hand over the cash.

Hundreds struck down with vomiting illness on British cruise ship
# Worst Nightmare
# Worst Nightmare

Hundreds struck down with vomiting illness on British cruise ship

May 9th 2016, 4:43 PM 28,988 Views 17 Comments

316 guests and crew members have contracted the tummy bug since the ship set sail from the UK on 16 April.

Supervalu wins supermarket battle with campaign to encourage home-cooked meals
# Trolley Wars
# Trolley Wars

Supervalu wins supermarket battle with campaign to encourage home-cooked meals

May 9th 2016, 2:45 PM 19,957 Views 24 Comments

Grocery shoppers made an average of 5.25 trips to the supermarket every week this spring.

Sunday 8 May, 2016

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid
# Jagged Little Pill
# Jagged Little Pill

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid

May 8th 2016, 8:30 AM 28,124 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has some of the highest rates of neural tube defects in the world, but the mandatory fortification of food could reduce our rates by 30%.

Friday 6 May, 2016

Cyclists warned about caffeine supplements after two young riders fall ill
# Dangerous
# Dangerous

Cyclists warned about caffeine supplements after two young riders fall ill

May 6th 2016, 3:40 PM 19,244 Views 28 Comments

Two young competitors under 18 became ill during an event last weekend, with one requiring hospital treatment.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan refuses to take down 'reading room farce' video
# Secrets Of TTIP
# Secrets Of TTIP

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan refuses to take down 'reading room farce' video

May 6th 2016, 1:26 PM 45,447 Views 118 Comments

He put up a video earlier this week showing his difficulty accessing documents related to secret US/EU trade negotiations.

Dublin Airport cleaner who brought alcohol to work loses constructive dismissal claim
# Employment Appeals Tribunal
# Employment Appeals Tribunal

Dublin Airport cleaner who brought alcohol to work loses constructive dismissal claim

May 6th 2016, 12:13 PM 25,908 Views 32 Comments

The Gold Circle lounge cleaner claimed she was pushed out of the job she loved and moved to cleaning toilets.

Thursday 5 May, 2016

Travel to Italy and Spain skyrocketed last year
# Off Anywhere Nice?
# Off Anywhere Nice?

Travel to Italy and Spain skyrocketed last year

May 5th 2016, 7:26 PM 20,540 Views 33 Comments

Irish people spent €6 billion on 53.5 million nights out of the country last year.

Man being questioned over knife and hammer attack
# Armagh
# Armagh

Man being questioned over knife and hammer attack

May 5th 2016, 3:45 PM 6,762 Views 11 Comments

The 34-year-old victim suffered injuries to his head and shoulder.

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned
# Antrim
# Antrim

Three protected birds of prey found poisoned

May 5th 2016, 2:55 PM 11,677 Views 17 Comments

A peregrine falcon and two buzzards were found dead in recent weeks.