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Saturday 4 June, 2016

The weekend's set to be a scorcher - here are seven interesting things to do
# Weekend Guide
# Weekend Guide

The weekend's set to be a scorcher - here are seven interesting things to do

Jun 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 19,723 Views 19 Comments

Stuck for ideas for the long weekend? Check out our event guide here.

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs
# Start Of Summer
# Start Of Summer

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

Jun 4th 2016, 7:20 AM 10,941 Views 5 Comments

The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.

Thursday 2 June, 2016

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom
# Blooming Brilliant
# Blooming Brilliant

Here are our 6 favourite gardens at Bloom

Jun 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 22,194 Views 14 Comments

From a 1916 Rising commemoration garden to a Chinese garden, there are plenty to see at this years’ Bloom festival.

Tuesday 31 May, 2016

They're here: Credit Unions have launched debit cards for the first time
# Fast Cash
# Fast Cash

They're here: Credit Unions have launched debit cards for the first time

May 31st 2016, 6:18 PM 42,399 Views 14 Comments

The card is being rolled out in 11 Credit Unions around the country to start with.

Tough new laws will target drug dealers' cash and allow for closer electronic surveillance
# The Mini-CAB
# The Mini-CAB

Tough new laws will target drug dealers' cash and allow for closer electronic surveillance

May 31st 2016, 2:55 PM 25,498 Views 96 Comments

The threshold for seizing cash from drug dealers is to be dramatically lowered, it’s planned.

Sunday 29 May, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Three decades of racism while working in American media
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Three decades of racism while working in American media

May 29th 2016, 10:00 AM 15,835 Views 4 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

Saturday 28 May, 2016

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)
# The Guantanamo Granny
# The Guantanamo Granny

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)

May 28th 2016, 12:23 PM 17,181 Views 27 Comments

Approaching her 82nd birthday, D’Arcy shows no signs of slowing down.

No Bruce tickets? Here are seven interesting things to do this weekend...
# Summer Is Here
# Summer Is Here

No Bruce tickets? Here are seven interesting things to do this weekend...

May 28th 2016, 9:30 AM 24,166 Views 29 Comments

It’s summer. Let’s go out.

Thursday 26 May, 2016

Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?
# Geoblock Rockin'
# Geoblock Rockin'

Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?

May 26th 2016, 5:15 PM 21,898 Views 63 Comments

The aim is to ensure all EU citizens access the same services and prices, regardless of where they’re based.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Tesco set to strike on Thursday after talks break down

May 24th 2016, 3:32 PM 18,884 Views 68 Comments

Talks between Tesco and trade union Mandate have broken down, almost two weeks after the previous strike was called off.

Monday 23 May, 2016

Record numbers choosing cycling or public transport in Dublin city
# On Your Bike
# On Your Bike

Record numbers choosing cycling or public transport in Dublin city

May 23rd 2016, 12:39 PM 14,557 Views 105 Comments

The number cyclists travelling into Dublin has increased by 125% since 2006.

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit
# World Humanitarian Summit

President Higgins makes powerful speech at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

May 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,494 Views 42 Comments

President Higgins will be speaking on a number of topics including achieving zero hunger, humanitarian financing, gender-based violence and gender equality.

Saturday 21 May, 2016

Experts give their tips on how to reduce your waste (and save your money)
# Tips To Avoid The Skips
# Tips To Avoid The Skips

Experts give their tips on how to reduce your waste (and save your money)

May 21st 2016, 6:00 PM 34,486 Views 72 Comments

We found out some great tips from people in the know like chef Catherine Fulvio and the Environmental Protection Agency.

How one rescued chimp inspired an entire 100-acre sanctuary
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

How one rescued chimp inspired an entire 100-acre sanctuary

May 21st 2016, 8:30 AM 10,487 Views 4 Comments

The story of Bruno is more than just a tale of man rescues chimp. It changed the way people think about conservation in a country blighted by poor development.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

The new Pay By Weight bin system (including recycling) explained
# Wheelie Confusing
# Wheelie Confusing

The new Pay By Weight bin system (including recycling) explained

May 19th 2016, 12:40 PM 53,880 Views 85 Comments

Green bins, black bags and microchips: We answer the questions everyone is asking.

Brexit? Irish business people are ramping up their campaign against it
# Survey
# Survey

Brexit? Irish business people are ramping up their campaign against it

May 19th 2016, 9:55 AM 9,322 Views 106 Comments

The Institute of Directors in Ireland surveyed just under 400 of its members and found that 9 in 10 business directors and business leaders are concerned about a potential Brexit.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Police say an attack by dissident republicans is "highly likely"
# Antrim
# Antrim

Police say an attack by dissident republicans is "highly likely"

May 18th 2016, 9:04 AM 12,387 Views 25 Comments

The warning comes after a “significant” munitions find.

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Man in his 70s dies in Kerry house fire
# Moyvane
# Moyvane

Man in his 70s dies in Kerry house fire

May 17th 2016, 3:51 PM 10,307 Views 2 Comments

The fire started shortly after 11pm yesterday evening.

Monday 16 May, 2016

Cancer survivor receives first penis transplant in the US
# Penis Transplant
# Penis Transplant

Cancer survivor receives first penis transplant in the US

May 16th 2016, 4:21 PM 29,395 Views 63 Comments

The 64-year-old penile cancer survivor has said that he now hopes to return to work and eventually find love.

Tributes paid to boy who drowned in River Liffey
# Tributes Paid
# Tributes Paid

Tributes paid to boy who drowned in River Liffey

May 16th 2016, 10:29 AM 46,230 Views 26 Comments

The 13-year-old died on Saturday after getting into trouble while swimming.

Motorcylist dies in Kerry crash
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Motorcylist dies in Kerry crash

May 16th 2016, 7:57 AM 12,114 Views 1 Comment

The accident took place on the R551 at Ballyheigue, Co Kerry.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

Poverty, manslaughter and stealing apples: police records shed light on Dublin 100 years ago
# Back In Time
# Back In Time

Poverty, manslaughter and stealing apples: police records shed light on Dublin 100 years ago

May 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 12,214 Views 16 Comments

The books contain information on the arrests of figures such as Seán Lemass, James Larkin, James Connolly, and Constance Markievicz.

Friday 13 May, 2016

2fm listener donates €5,000 prize to the Simon Community
# Feelgood Friday
# Feelgood Friday

2fm listener donates €5,000 prize to the Simon Community

May 13th 2016, 7:07 PM 30,485 Views 36 Comments

He’s also using the left-over €200 to buy ice-creams for his whole office.

Issues around €8.2 million Sligo lotto payout are resolved
# Lotto Resolutions
# Lotto Resolutions

Issues around €8.2 million Sligo lotto payout are resolved

May 13th 2016, 5:29 PM 47,274 Views 28 Comments

Although the ticket was purchased on the 5 March, issues have arisen surrounding the payment.

An artist has made Enda Kenny's head from rolls of toilet paper
# Done Deal
# Done Deal

An artist has made Enda Kenny's head from rolls of toilet paper

May 13th 2016, 3:34 PM 13,502 Views 60 Comments

The creator is hoping to trade the piece rather than sell it so get your offers ready…

The world's oldest person has died, aged 116
# Worlds Oldest Person
# Worlds Oldest Person

The world's oldest person has died, aged 116

May 13th 2016, 10:20 AM 23,164 Views 28 Comments

Susannah Jones was the very last American from the 1800s

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years
# Abortion Stance
# Abortion Stance

Paschal Donohoe says there will be a referendum on abortion in the coming years

May 12th 2016, 4:30 PM 13,451 Views 159 Comments

The new Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said it was his personal view the issue would be put to the people.

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments
# Water Fairness Bill
# Water Fairness Bill

Labour - including Alan Kelly - wants Irish Water to refund all payments

May 12th 2016, 3:39 PM 18,009 Views 123 Comments

But only in the event of water charges being suspended…

Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Over 70 Tesco outlets to go on strike from Monday

May 11th 2016, 5:42 PM 38,549 Views 110 Comments

The workers are protesting changes to contacts for up to 300 staff members.

'Designer vagina' surgery ad banned in London
# Designer Vagina
# Designer Vagina

'Designer vagina' surgery ad banned in London

May 11th 2016, 5:05 PM 29,034 Views 57 Comments

An advert offering vagina reshaping has been banned from the London Metro because it could make women feel dissatisfied with their bodies

Protesters fight 'land giveaway' to private developers
# HOUSING CLAIMS
# HOUSING CLAIMS

Protesters fight 'land giveaway' to private developers

May 11th 2016, 1:29 PM 14,597 Views 47 Comments

The three council-owned sites are located in St Michael’s Estate, Oscar Traynor Road and O’Devaney Gardens.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Irish MEP left behind in Dublin Airport by Lufthansa
# DONT LUFT ME THIS WAY
# DONT LUFT ME THIS WAY

Irish MEP left behind in Dublin Airport by Lufthansa

May 10th 2016, 1:57 PM 45,537 Views 118 Comments

Seán Kelly had been booked on the flight and had paid for his ticket well in advance. And he’s not happy with what happened…

Monday 9 May, 2016

'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention'
# Represented
# Represented

'People with disabilities should have a say in tracking UN Convention'

May 9th 2016, 6:42 PM 10,540 Views 23 Comments

Ireland signed the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities in 2007, but the State is yet to ratify it.

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU
# Household Debt
# Household Debt

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU

May 9th 2016, 4:54 PM 19,232 Views 116 Comments

The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.