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Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'
# Mccabe Controversy
# Mccabe Controversy

Tusla boss admits confidence in system 'may well have been undermined'

Feb 22nd 2017, 2:21 PM 9,232 Views 40 Comments

The organisation would develop and train specialist teams to determine the truth of allegations made to the organisation, he told TDs.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid
# Illegal Dumping
# Illegal Dumping

'There is no deterrent': Less than a third of Dublin litter fines actually get paid

Feb 21st 2017, 6:17 PM 8,091 Views 29 Comments

“The council don’t appear to give the issue of illegal dumping the attention it deserves,” one councillor said.

Leo Varadkar hails 'results of government policies' as unemployment rate dips below 7%
# Looking For A New Job
# Looking For A New Job

Leo Varadkar hails 'results of government policies' as unemployment rate dips below 7%

Feb 21st 2017, 4:30 PM 13,039 Views 161 Comments

The number of unemployed is down to 147,400, people a drop of 21.4% over the last 12 months.

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues
# Heartbreak
# Heartbreak

Marriage counselling service Relationships Ireland closes over funding issues

Feb 21st 2017, 9:40 AM 11,975 Views 16 Comments

18 employees of the company are set to lose their jobs and a further eight counselling contracts have been terminated.

Taoiseach spent twice as much on photos last year compared to 2015
# Say Cheese
# Say Cheese

Taoiseach spent twice as much on photos last year compared to 2015

Feb 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 9,551 Views 22 Comments

€3,000 was spent to cover cost of photographing the visit of Joe Biden.

Monday 20 February, 2017

Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers
# Striiiike
# Striiiike

Tesco claims 45,000 people shopped at stores picketed by strikers

Feb 20th 2017, 5:57 PM 28,834 Views 155 Comments

However, Mandate trade union says that the stores in question are experiencing an average loss of 80%.

Sunday 19 February, 2017

Luas works: 'Tourists don't come down the street but the Irish don't mind'
# Waiting For The Luas
# Waiting For The Luas

Luas works: 'Tourists don't come down the street but the Irish don't mind'

Feb 19th 2017, 3:00 PM 34,513 Views 36 Comments

While there may be issues with the construction of the new Luas lines, many businesses are looking to the future rewards it will bring.

Friday 17 February, 2017

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike
# TESCO STRIKE
# TESCO STRIKE

Tesco painted over pedestrian crossing after complaints about safety during strike

Feb 17th 2017, 1:22 PM 50,147 Views 77 Comments

Mandate Trade Union has called on Tesco to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland

Feb 17th 2017, 7:00 AM 30,888 Views 62 Comments

The tech giant has big plans.

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them
# Cancer Study
# Cancer Study

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them

Feb 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,250 Views 11 Comments

A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells

Thursday 16 February, 2017

Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house
# Cannabis In Carlow
# Cannabis In Carlow

Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house

Feb 16th 2017, 5:42 PM 15,353 Views 24 Comments

A man in his 70s was arrested and a second man is sought after escaping through the rear of the property.

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'
# Ireland You Are
# Ireland You Are

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'

Feb 16th 2017, 1:55 PM 15,541 Views 14 Comments

Poet Stephen James Smith has written a poem for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Festival which is being widely praised online

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

11-year sentence for man who brutally assaulted woman with a claw hammer
# PSNI
# PSNI

11-year sentence for man who brutally assaulted woman with a claw hammer

Feb 15th 2017, 5:54 PM 12,416 Views 35 Comments

Victim has been left with the need to use a colostomy bag and unable to conceive.

'There isn't a race problem': Grammy President responds to criticism after Beyoncé loses out to Adele
# Grammy Awards
# Grammy Awards

'There isn't a race problem': Grammy President responds to criticism after Beyoncé loses out to Adele

Feb 15th 2017, 2:29 PM 26,246 Views 82 Comments

The last black artist to win Album of the Year was Herbie Hancock in 2008.

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations
# Good News
# Good News

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

Feb 14th 2017, 7:04 PM 8,409 Views 14 Comments

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

Proposal to redraw Waterford - Kilkenny boundary 'will leave a very bitter taste'
# Boundary Change
# Boundary Change

Proposal to redraw Waterford - Kilkenny boundary 'will leave a very bitter taste'

Feb 14th 2017, 4:53 PM 28,210 Views 67 Comments

A report from Waterford Boundary Committee recommended redrawing the boundary between south Kilkenny and Waterford

Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy
# Word Processing Problems
# Word Processing Problems

The government brought in word processors in the 1980s - and civil servants weren't too happy

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 15,741 Views 22 Comments

One civil servant had to routinely work through lunch and late in the day to catch up on work.

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic
# Row Paddy Row
# Row Paddy Row

This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic

Jan 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 18,301 Views 22 Comments

Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED

Monday 2 January, 2017

The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley
# 1986 State Papers
# 1986 State Papers

The Government opposed giving any special money to help people left devastated by Hurricane Charley

Jan 2nd 2017, 6:00 PM 14,801 Views 21 Comments

Hurricane Charley swept across numerous counties in 1986 but Wicklow suffered the most.

Sunday 1 January, 2017

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen
# Trade With Tehran
# Trade With Tehran

Why Ireland's farmers want the Irish embassy in Iran to reopen

Jan 1st 2017, 6:15 AM 13,606 Views 21 Comments

The ICSA has called on the government to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran.

Friday 30 December, 2016

Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II
# 1986 State Papers
# 1986 State Papers

Government investigated whether Josef Mengele spent time in Ireland after World War II

Dec 30th 2016, 7:15 AM 17,529 Views 11 Comments

The Nazi war criminal was suspected to have spent six weeks in Ireland under an assumed name

Wednesday 28 December, 2016

20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars
# 20 Under 20
# 20 Under 20

20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars

Dec 28th 2016, 9:00 PM 27,142 Views 5 Comments

The entrepreneurs, inventors, entertainers and leaders of the future.

Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Why Ireland wants a registry to keep track of everyone who has dementia
# Living With Dementia
# Living With Dementia

Why Ireland wants a registry to keep track of everyone who has dementia

Dec 27th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,023 Views 14 Comments

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland says that a registry will lead to better policy and treatment for people with dementia.

Monday 19 December, 2016

Travelling over Christmas? Here's what public transport will be running
# Getting Home For Christmas
# Getting Home For Christmas

Travelling over Christmas? Here's what public transport will be running

Dec 19th 2016, 6:30 AM 16,007 Views 10 Comments

Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Luas and Iarnród Éireann have all released Christmas schedules for their services

Saturday 17 December, 2016

A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day
# Alone For Christmas
# Alone For Christmas

A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day

Dec 17th 2016, 10:15 PM 23,669 Views 33 Comments

Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas

Friday 16 December, 2016

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'
# Homeless Crisis
# Homeless Crisis

Glen Hansard says the taking over of Apollo House is an 'act of civil disobedience'

Dec 16th 2016, 10:30 PM 41,270 Views 151 Comments

The group Home Sweet Home took over the building late on Thursday night to house the homeless

Sunday 11 December, 2016

A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas
# Warm Bed For Christmas
# Warm Bed For Christmas

A homeless group is asking B&Bs to take in rough sleepers for Christmas

Dec 11th 2016, 8:10 AM 9,803 Views 39 Comments

Cairdeas Homeless Action Group is offering to pay for homeless people to stay in B&Bs.

Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water
# Watering Wicklow
# Watering Wicklow

Irish Water to pump €200 million into plant to avoid undrinkable water

Nov 30th 2016, 2:20 PM 9,766 Views 28 Comments

Not everyone is in favour with the first major upgrade in 150 years of the Vartry scheme.