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# people - Saturday 18 May, 2019

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

# people - Sunday 9 December, 2018

The Irish For: All the characters you know - good, bad or total craic vortex

Darach Ó Séaghdha has a typecast character for every letter in the alphabet – the funny one, the vulgar one, the one with notions or the one who sucks all the craic clean out of the room.

# people - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Residents of Scottish island raise €5.1 million to buy out aristocrat landlord

They delayed the sale under a new Scottish law, allowing them to raise the money through public funds and private donations.

# people - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Check out these stunning images from Nat Geo's travel photography contest

One grand prize winner will receive €8,400.

# people - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people

A new exhibition presents photos of 100 people born from 1916 to 2015.

# people - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

# people - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

# people - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

# people - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing* Personality This post contains a poll

Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing*

*If you’re to believe Facebook’s take on the matter.

# people - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11

A 39-year-old dispatcher could face up to five years in prison.

# people - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year

In total the Injuries Board has awarded €128.45 million in the first six months of this year.

# people - Friday 17 July, 2015

Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills

The building collapsed earlier this morning.

# people - Sunday 31 May, 2015

What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25

A bit of inspiration.

# people - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber

Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.

# people - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas

And two out of three of you gave more than you did in 2013.

# people - Friday 9 January, 2015

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

# people - Friday 26 December, 2014

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

# people - Friday 28 November, 2014

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

# people - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

# people - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire

The fire broke out at 3.55am today.

# people - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

# people - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

# people - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

Tikrit is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government.

# people - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Thai army seizes power in military coup

General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today.

# people - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed

Research estimates that instead of having 213 people per square mile, there would be 850.

# people - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK

The EU response to Swiss curtailing of migrants should be aimed at the UK, not just Switzerland, writes John O’Donnell.

# people - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday UK This post contains images

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday

More severe weather is expected to hit flooded areas in the UK today.

# people - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn't Loud Noises

9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn't

If you did, you’d be terribly unpopular.

# people - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

# people - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Reports of drug users shooting up on public transport stops people using the service, not class

People’s negative impressions is preventing people from taking the bus, train and tram, writes Aaron McKenna, who says it’s nothing about how ‘snobby’ they are.

# people - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.

# people - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice

He was last seen on the 30 November.

# people - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index

Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.

# people - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?

There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.

# people - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Column: Minimum standards and regulations of rental properties should be enforced

Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to rent a property unless it meets minimum legal standards and they held a cert to prove this, writes Bob Jordan.

# people - Saturday 16 November, 2013

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace Aid

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace

CEO of GOAL, Barry Andrews said the international effort to respond to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines is completely inadequate.

# people - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

# people - Thursday 31 October, 2013

48 children die of thirst in Niger desert

In total, the bodies of 87 migrants – 48 children, 32 women and seven men – were found in dead in the desert.

# people - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

# people - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout Turn On The Light This post contains images

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout

Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.

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