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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C


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# Budget 2017
There's been another massive hike in the price of cigarettes - but how much should a pack cost?
We asked the people of Dublin how much a pack of cigarettes should cost.
# Haaaaaaay ya
Video: ESB pole flattened as hay bales tumble from truck in Ardee
A truck shed its load of hay bales causing damage to Bridge Street in Ardee yesterday morning.
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# Army
Healy-Rae says the people who gave the order to shoot cattle are 'a disgrace'
Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae spoke in the Dáil today about about the shooting dead of five cattle in Monaghan.
# a matter of pride
"The battle globally is only just beginning" - David Norris on what Pride means to him
We visited the LGBTA campaigner on the eve of the Pride festival.
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# In or Out
'A terrible idea' or 'completely understandable'? Here's what people think of Brexit in Ireland
Should they stay or should they go?
# Seamus Murphy
Capturing the Republic: Why an acclaimed photographer came back to his roots to mark 2016
Seamus Murphy left Ireland in his 20s but came back to chronicle modern day Ireland for the centenary year.
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# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
British Labour MP Jo Cox died, it is one year since the Berkeley tragedy and Bloomday began today – It’s the Fix
# marking the centenary
Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend...
The 7th annual ‘Street Feast’ takes place tomorrow.
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# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Debris from missing aircraft found in Antrim, a homeless couple camped outside the Regency Hotel and separate appeals for two missing 17-year-olds.
# Summer is gone
Leaving Cert weather was great while it lasted, but it looks like fog and rain for the weekend
Not great weather this weekend – warm but foggy.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Two deaths in Cork, fishermen were rescued and President Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton – It’s the Fix.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
An arrest over a Tallaght shooting, government expenditure approved and Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination – It’s the Fix
# Idaho
4-year-old who was 'internally decapitated' in horrific crash to make a full recovery
The quick thinking of a passerby may have saved the young boy’s life.
# Sing like a canary
Parents believe a parrot witnessed their son's murder and should be used as evidence in the US
Martin Duram’s pet parrot keeps repeating the phrase “don’t f***ing shoot”.
# North Dublin
Passengers evacuated from train in Dublin after fire breaks out in engine
Passengers were evacuated from a train at Clongriffin station this morning on the 9.40 Drogheda to Pearse train.
# Repeat of history
Students will face accommodation nightmare again this September
Student unions across the country are wondering how they will house students when the new term begins.
# Green shoots
Is your garden summer ready? Here are some top tips from Bloom's designers
The designers at the 10th annual Bloom festival have some advice for budding gardeners.
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# Futureshock
The number of young people with pensions has fallen dramatically since the recession
Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show decrease in pension for majority of workers.
Leaving Cert tales: 'I failed maths, dropped out of college and everything is OK'
On results day, I held myself together among friends and teachers but as soon as I left the school, I broke down crying in the car home with my mam, writes Jordan Kavanagh.
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# breathtaking views
Get the travel bug with these breathtaking images from around the world
Here are 10 photographs in the running for the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest.
# 50 to 1 odds
Ireland could win Britain's Got Talent for the first time ever this year
The Presentation Kilkenny School choir must get through the semi-finals tonight first though.
# drive carefully
Drivers told to be patient as good weather brings more tractors on roads
The RSA and the IFA are warning drivers due to an increase in farming vehicles on the roads.
# Palme d’Or
Irishman part of winning teams at Cannes Film Festival
Robbie Ryan filmed two award-winning films at this year’s awards
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# See Change
This green ribbon is opening up talk about mental health in Ireland
Several events are being held to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.
# Crohn's disease
'I put it off until I was at the stage where I couldn't walk properly or eat'
Over 20,000 people in Ireland suffer from either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. Clara Caslin shares her story.
# self aid
30 years ago Ireland was rocking out for the unemployed
The benefit concert was to raise funds and create jobs for the unemployed in the country.
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# Moyross
Housing crisis is "inhumane" says concerned Moyross priest
He spoke about having dealt with parishioners who were feeling suicidal while dealing with housing issues.
Four swimmers rescued after getting caught in rip current off Dublin coast
A RNLI volunteer entered the water to rescue the casualties over risk of hypothermia.
# War on Obesity
PE to become Leaving Cert subject under new plan to tackle obesity in Ireland
One expert said the plan could “be one of the major tipping points in Ireland’s obesity problem.”
# Appy days for Android
Apple restrictions mean there's still no Leap Card iPhone app
However it’s good news for Android owners, who just got an update of the app.
# not another ballymun
'Big bang' solution needed to tackle homelessness, says Master of High Court
“I personally don’t want to see Ballymun again,” Edmund Honohan told TDs today.
# irish hospitality
American tourist "overwhelmed" by offers of help after being mugged in Dublin
The American man was offered places to stay around the country.