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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# lighting

All time
# home highlights
Lighting up: 6 statement floor lamps that will transform your living room
Take your lighting scheme beyond functionality with these illuminating ideas.
# public lighting
Dublin City Council is upgrading the city's lights, re-creating 'heritage luminaires' from old moulds
The city is also exploring ‘smart city’ applications for lighting in the capital.
# low carbon retailer
Tesco drew down €3m from government fund to 'go green' with its lighting systems
The fund, which is used to help reduce emissions, has been repaid in total by Tesco Ireland.
# Áras Message
Michael D Higgins' message for the homeless as he lights Áras Christmas tree
The president singled out the homeless and those in direct provision in his address.
# bright idea
The Upgrade: How to get lighting right in your home speaks to experts about how to make the most of lighting in the home.
# f**k me backwards
Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike
Took the words right out of our mouths.
# Lights out
Donegal County Council may turn the lights off at night to save money
The council spends €1.9 million a year on their lights and wants to
# Lights out
"It's going to take for someone to be hurt": Street lighting problems around Ireland
Chambers Park in Kilcock isn’t the only estate to run into problems with public lighting. Here are your stories.
# Light up
You will not believe how much Harrods' new chandelier cost
It’s an art installation, y’see.
# LEDs
Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption
According to lighting manufacturers, it’s due to the increase in the numbers of LED lights being used.
# Health
Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events
People with epilepsy are asking to be informed in advance about the type of lighting at shows – so they don’t have to leave due to seizure risk.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Marvel, fresh Facebook look and just the right lighting
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Retail
Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO
The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.
# Australia
Man charged with Jill Meagher murder taken to hospital
Australian reports say Adrian Bayley was taken to a secure hospital suffering from self-inflicted wounds.
# Jill Meagher
$50 million to be spent improving street security in Australia
It is set to be funded by money seized from criminals and comes just two weeks after the murder of Irishwoman Jill Meagher.
# Refund
$10k refunded to woman charged for 25 years of streetlighting
Woman discovered the error when someone interested in buying her home queried her utility charges.
# Fix Your STreet
U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to
The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.