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# good-news - Thursday 16 February, 2017

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

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

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff

230 temp staff are being hired to deal with the post-Brexit vote surge.

'First definitive evidence' that taking extra Vitamin D can prevent the flu

A new study has reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements.

# good-news - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

Recruitment website announce 500 new jobs in Dublin

Indeed currently employs 530 people in its Dublin offices.

# good-news - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video

“On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.”

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

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

Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East

All the way from Newgrange to the Hook Head.

# good-news - Monday 13 February, 2017

Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork

NGINX announced that it is expanding its services with a plan for rapid growth across EMEA.

Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'

Grammy count 2017: Adele 5 Beyonce 2

# good-news - Sunday 12 February, 2017

You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU

The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services.

# good-news - Friday 10 February, 2017

Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin

Around 100 of these new roles will be in The Dock, the company’s new research and development hub.

# good-news - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours

45-year-old Daniel Miller escaped with his life after the excavator he was driving pinned him almost beneath the surface of a waterlogged dam for five hours.

Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches

Previous experience of “amazing food” is desirable, but not essential.

# good-news - Monday 6 February, 2017

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.

# good-news - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US

Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.

# good-news - Friday 3 February, 2017

120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media

The media giant is set to create the jobs at its National Customer Experience Centre just south of the city.

# good-news - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air

Eurosport, TLC and several other channels were scheduled to go off air from today.

# good-news - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

# good-news - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

Another hit is the Irish documentary In Loco Parentis, about a boarding school in Co Meath.

# good-news - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow

Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.

# good-news - Friday 27 January, 2017

Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol

The filling station reduced the cost of petrol and diesel to 88.5c per litre for a period to celebrate.

Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre

A further 100 jobs were created by synthetic diamond suppliers Element Six in Shannon.

# good-news - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Mrs Brown's Boys a big winner at the National Television Awards

It was the Brendan O’Carroll creation’s fourth win for Best Comedy in five years.

# good-news - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate

The money will be shared by a group.

The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience

The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest

The Skellig Islands saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in the reboot of Star Wars franchise.

Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks

The park, which has been approved by Dublin City Council, is expected to be completed by this summer.

# good-news - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

# good-news - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The42 'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape Good News

'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape

Rigobert Song suffered a stroke in October but is thankfully on the mend.

# good-news - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home

The woman is in arrears of €28,000 and was facing repossession.

# good-news - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

# good-news - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee

The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers

Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer

Teddy the dog alerted Riley’s mother that he was in danger, after the boy became trapped in a tumble dryer.

# good-news - Saturday 12 November, 2016

New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election

A Manhattan subway station is the site of the new art project.