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# good-news - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

# good-news - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'

“And after 4 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds, I’m a finisher” – Sarah Geraghty reflects on the relief, disbelief and quiet pride of taking on the Dublin City Marathon.

# good-news - Friday 28 October, 2016

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

# good-news - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.

# good-news - Monday 24 October, 2016

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice

Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.

# good-news - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

# good-news - Saturday 22 October, 2016

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Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world

Which one do you think will come out on top?

# good-news - Friday 21 October, 2016

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

# good-news - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw

The husband thought they had only won a couple of hundred euro.

The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016

Some of the most interesting nuggets from the CSO’s Statistical Yearbook of Ireland.

# good-news - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'A great day for Ireland': Irish sign language one step closer to official recognition

The bill would see sign language recognised as a native and independent language.

2015 was a 'tax leap year' - meaning you could be due more tax back than usual

If you’re a government minister who has foregone a pay increase listen up – this could make your day.

# good-news - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*

*According to TripAdvisor.

David Attenborough wants us to use peepholes to look at gorillas in zoos

Attenborough conceded that the plan was “very difficult”.

Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans

Milk from the marsupial could be used to battle superbugs.

# good-news - Monday 17 October, 2016

The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet

It’s one of a number of new series that want to raise awareness about environmental issues with kids.

Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital

Cancer in Ireland is projected to double by 2040, with increases in all types of the disease.

# good-news - Sunday 16 October, 2016

How Pat Shortt made a comedy about emigration and 1916

“I think it’s a great thing in a comedy – that you can be serious about ourselves and look at ourselves.”

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.

Quiz: Can you tell the Dublin Bus route by the start and end points?

Could you get where you’re going on an unfamiliar route?

Why does the naked mole rat feel no pain and not get cancer?

They wouldn’t feel getting into a hot tub with sunburn.

'Dublin is what happens in between': What's the meaning behind this new tourism tagline?

Tomorrow, an overseas marketing campaign will be launched in Great Britain to market Dublin to our nearest neighbours.

Anne Doyle made her triumphant return to reading news on the Ray D'Arcy Show

Viewers were delighted to see the presenter back on TV.

Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"

Jose Gabriel Brochero is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers.

# good-news - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Fighting cancer with funny moustaches: "We were not the norm. Cancer is very serious and we were not serious"

We talked to one of the founders of the charity, Justin Coghlan.

The world's tallest tower has broken ground

It will have balconies capable of rotating out of the building.

Independent distillers and brewers are funding themselves by offering 'bragging rights' to fans

These small-scale drinks producers covered their set-up costs through private membership schemes.

This Irish doll-maker has signed a book deal with famed children's publisher Penguin

A book about Lottie Dolls, created by Donegal-based toy maker Arklu, is due to be on shelves next May.

This is how you can quickly remove your embarrassing browser history

Quick, someone’s coming…

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

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McGregor's team-mate Charlie Ward becomes the latest Irishman to be signed by the UFC

Ward has been handed a contract after just four professional fights.

The maths gene? It all adds up to a myth

The founder of Maths Week on how everyone can get to grips with the basics – and how we need to for everyday life.

Ulster Bank customers can donate to Haiti at bank's ATMs

It’s feared the death toll for Hurricane Matthew could exceed 1,000 people.

# good-news - Friday 14 October, 2016

All aboard! A train is set to reach the Sligo glamping site this weekend

David McGowan recently brought a Boeing 767 to the small village of Enniscrone.

Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years

The notice was put in place in March 2014 after cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply.

Irish women are being given the chance to star in a movie with Mel Gibson

The actor is in Dublin and is looking for Irish female extras to join him on set.

There's a new online tool to help house buyers compare prices

And it’s pretty easy to use. The Central Statistics Office has released the online tool to aid buyers in their quest to land a home.

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature

For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years