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# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about China?
Go on, test yourself.
# carlow arts festival
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.
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.
# Isle of Ulva
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.
# Around The World
Check out these stunning images from Nat Geo's travel photography contest
One grand prize winner will receive €8,400.
# Irish connection
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.
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.
# Happy retirement
'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.
# migrant crisis
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.
# Personality
Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing*
*If you’re to believe Facebook’s take on the matter.
# Germany
Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11
A 39-year-old dispatcher could face up to five years in prison.
# pay outs
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.
# Cheshire
Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills
The building collapsed earlier this morning.
# Show Me The Money
What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25
A bit of inspiration.
# Nigeria
Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber
Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.
# generosity
Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas
And two out of three of you gave more than you did in 2013.
# restrictions
Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving
The controversial law has been sharply criticised.
# Review 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.
# Human Rights
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.
# blu bar
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
# Dublin
Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire
The fire broke out at 3.55am today.
# direct provision
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.
# Ukraine
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.
# escalating
Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit
Tikrit is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government.
# Takeover
Thai army seizes power in military coup
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today.
# breathe in
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.
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.
# UK
More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday
More severe weather is expected to hit flooded areas in the UK today.
# loud noises
9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn't
If you did, you’d be terribly unpopular.
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.
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.
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.
# appeal
Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice
He was last seen on the 30 November.
# volunteering
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.
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.
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.
# 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.
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.
# Migrants
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.
# Homelessness
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.