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# help - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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

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

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

Fire services fight massive blaze in Coolock

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

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

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?

We’re flummoxed. Flummoxed so we are.

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

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

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

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

The gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

# help - Thursday 3 October, 2013

More than 100 homes are without electricity this morning

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

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your energy bills?

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?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s pretty horrible outside folks, but here are the nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# help - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Amazing video of injured bird asking for human help

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

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'

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

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 This post contains images

State of emergency declared as Kuala Lumpur is engulfed by smog

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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 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

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.