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# help - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Petition signed by 21,000 demands €35 million investment in mental health services
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Petition signed by 21,000 demands €35 million investment in mental health services

Oct 10th 2013, 6:45 PM 3,373 Views 24 Comments

The petition is urging the government to commit an additional €35 million to mental health services next year.

# help - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Crossbow shot through window in Belfast
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# PSNI

Crossbow shot through window in Belfast

Oct 9th 2013, 9:42 AM 3,363 Views 12 Comments

There was a woman in the flat at the time of the attack.

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock

Oct 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 14,379 Views 22 Comments

The fire is still ongoing and one unit of the Dublin Fire Brigade is still at the scene.

# help - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average
# Reading
# Reading

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

Oct 8th 2013, 11:07 AM 5,007 Views 68 Comments

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

Garda negotiators called to Galway home after a man barricaded himself inside
# Domestic
# Domestic

Garda negotiators called to Galway home after a man barricaded himself inside

Oct 8th 2013, 8:41 AM 14,195 Views 53 Comments

The man had a can of petrol with him and he set the house on fire.

# help - Monday 7 October, 2013

What exactly does this road sign mean?
# Help Us
# Help Us

What exactly does this road sign mean?

Oct 7th 2013, 9:17 PM 50,071 Views 94 Comments

We’re flummoxed. Flummoxed so we are.

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

Oct 7th 2013, 3:56 PM 51,686 Views 346 Comments

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend
# RIP
# RIP

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

Oct 7th 2013, 8:58 AM 4,950 Views 7 Comments

The family hopes to set up a foundation in her name to help fund services for missing people and their families.

# help - Friday 4 October, 2013

Man dies in traffic collision in Monaghan
# Road Death
# Road Death

Man dies in traffic collision in Monaghan

Oct 4th 2013, 2:52 PM 7,299 Views 8 Comments

The gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# help - Thursday 3 October, 2013

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning
# Fliuch
# Fliuch

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:22 AM 7,971 Views 11 Comments

Bad weather knocked out electricity supply to more than 800 homes.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

Oct 3rd 2013, 9:42 AM 7,734 Views 103 Comments

The Society of St Vincent de Paul say more people are approaching them because they can’t pay their energy bills. Are you one of the people in difficulty?

# help - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea
# Search
# Search

Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:41 PM 13,194 Views 10 Comments

The man went missing in September during turbulent weather conditions. Members of the public came out in force to assist with the search.

# help - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Suicide resource centre dedicates rooms to Donal Walsh
# Kerry
# Kerry

Suicide resource centre dedicates rooms to Donal Walsh

Sep 24th 2013, 11:21 AM 4,524 Views 14 Comments

Donal Walsh’s parents donated funds to the Console Centre in Tralee so special rooms for teens could be refurbished.

# help - Friday 20 September, 2013

€4 million fund to target the most disadvantaged children in Tallaght area
# Investment
# Investment

€4 million fund to target the most disadvantaged children in Tallaght area

Sep 20th 2013, 3:37 PM 6,785 Views 53 Comments

The funding will establish early initiative programmes that will support children and families.

# help - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Meet the solicitor who's changing the power balance in finding legal help
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Meet the solicitor who's changing the power balance in finding legal help

Sep 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 19,967 Views 22 Comments

A new website, set up by a Cork solicitor, could be a gamechanging way of finding legal help.

# help - Thursday 5 September, 2013

9,483 people deliberately self harmed in Ireland in 2012
# Self Harm Report
# Self Harm Report

9,483 people deliberately self harmed in Ireland in 2012

Sep 5th 2013, 6:14 PM 4,558 Views 17 Comments

A new report shows that in 2012, there were 12,010 deliberate self-harm presentations to hospitals, a fall of 2 per cent on 2011 figures.

# help - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

Aug 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 242 Views 42 Comments

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

# help - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Column: My girls are entirely dependent on others – how will we cope with care cuts?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My girls are entirely dependent on others – how will we cope with care cuts?

Aug 4th 2013, 8:30 AM 22 Views 25 Comments

A father of two girls, both with disabilities, says cutting the much-needed day support will make it difficult – if not impossible – for his family to cope.

# help - Friday 19 July, 2013

Column: Internships can take you from clueless wannabe to landing that job
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# Read Me

Column: Internships can take you from clueless wannabe to landing that job

Jul 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 215 Views 77 Comments

Internships are like extended job interviews – so adjust your attitude accordingly, writes Julia Purcell.

# help - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer
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# Read Me

Column: Childline is the only option for some - that's why we volunteer

Jul 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 218 Views 4 Comments

Volunteering with Childline can be challenging and difficult at times, write a group of volunteers from Childline Cork, who say although it can be heart-wrenching it is worth it.

# help - Monday 15 July, 2013

Amazing video of injured bird asking for human help
# Squawk
From The Daily Edge
# Squawk

Amazing video of injured bird asking for human help

Jul 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,065 Views 3 Comments

The raven squawked until Gertie Cleary helped with its injuries.

# help - Monday 8 July, 2013

Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register

Jul 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 406 Views 76 Comments

Domestic violence affects women, men, children and our elderly. Victims and their families should have the right to learn about the background of an abusive partner before it’s too late, writes Rita Harling.

# help - Friday 5 July, 2013

Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'
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# Read Me

Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'

Jul 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 164 Views 5 Comments

Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.

# help - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life
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# Read Me

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Jun 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 48 Views 29 Comments

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

# help - Monday 24 June, 2013

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog
# Pollution
# Pollution

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog

Jun 24th 2013, 7:11 PM 12,787 Views 11 Comments

A smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires has triggered one of the country’s worst pollution levels in years.

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes
# War Zone
# War Zone

Angelina Jolie calls on UN Security Council to act on war rapes

Jun 24th 2013, 6:35 PM 5,980 Views 21 Comments

The actress asked the UN Security Council to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority.

# help - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 148 Views 118 Comments

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

# help - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Suicide amongst men is at crisis level, now is the time for action

Jun 19th 2013, 7:00 AM 222 Views 44 Comments

We should be thinking about how we are going to solve Ireland’s problem with suicide -and the first step is trying to communicate, writes Dr Gary McDonald.

# help - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Greece's public services come to a halt as unions strike
# Downing Tools
# Downing Tools

Greece's public services come to a halt as unions strike

Jun 13th 2013, 12:48 PM 4,020 Views 27 Comments

Schools, hospitals, public transport and flights disrupted as two of Greece’s largest unions stage 24-hour protest.

# help - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO
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# Read Me

Column: 'I've the best day job in Ireland' says Barretstown CEO

May 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 456 Views 9 Comments

People often think that working with ill children must be upsetting, but it is anything but, says Barretstown’s Dee Ahearn, who writes about how Barretstown helps children and families enjoy life again and why we all need to help ensure that work continues.

# help - Sunday 26 May, 2013

Column: I can’t pinpoint the moment I decided I wasn’t going to eat anymore
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I can’t pinpoint the moment I decided I wasn’t going to eat anymore

May 26th 2013, 1:30 PM 611 Views 17 Comments

Suffering from anorexia as a teenager, Jenny Conlon’s weight dropped to just 6 stone before. While speaking about her experience for the first time is difficult, she says if it helps one person, it will be worth it.

# help - Friday 24 May, 2013

Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection
# Stalking
# Stalking

Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection

May 24th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,119 Views 23 Comments

The new law will see restraining orders obtained in your home country having the same standing in law across all EU states.

# help - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: No woman has an abortion on a whim

May 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 316 Views 194 Comments

Stitch up the X Case’s dangling loopholes and then hold a referendum to legalise abortion in Ireland – because no woman wants an abortion just for the hell of it, writes Carol Redmond.

# help - Monday 20 May, 2013

Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The reality of unemployment is being masked by emigration

May 20th 2013, 7:30 PM 17 Views 58 Comments

With youth unemployment at 23 per cent, the European Union and policy makers have a collective responsibility and obligation to help the “Lost Generation”, writes Liam Aylward.

# help - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances

May 19th 2013, 1:30 PM 298 Views 6 Comments

National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.

# help - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?

May 12th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,184 Views 4 Comments

Oxfam says that about 90 per cent of high rise buildings in Dhaka, where last week’s tragic building collapse occurred, are not built even to local standards.

# help - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Over 2,700 people sought help from Pieta House last year
# Pieta House
# Pieta House

Over 2,700 people sought help from Pieta House last year

May 8th 2013, 12:32 PM 5,897 Views 11 Comments

Figures show that nearly 1,000 of those who contacted the suicide and self-harm crisis centre were aged between 25 and 44.

# help - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'

Apr 30th 2013, 11:42 AM 6,874 Views 39 Comments

New Beginning have organised free, debt advice seminars across Ireland.

# help - Monday 29 April, 2013

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide not permitted, but we still must find a humane path for these people

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 149 Views 38 Comments

Today, seven judges from the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Marie Fleming, who had sought to be allowed an assisted suicide without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her, but where to next with this contentious debate, asks Dr Eimear Spain.