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# people - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
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# Turn On The Light

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

Aug 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 14,109 Views 25 Comments

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

# people - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead
# Connecticut
# Connecticut

Pics: Plane crashes into houses, four found dead

Aug 10th 2013, 7:10 PM 22,042 Views 9 Comments

The propeller-driven plane struck two small homes near Tweed New Haven Airport in Connecticut, USA. The victims have not yet been identified.

# people - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Here are your random acts of kindness
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# Kind

Here are your random acts of kindness

Jul 20th 2013, 10:00 AM 13,279 Views 46 Comments

From returning a lost purse to giving an elderly neighbour a lift, our commenters tell us about their recent acts of kindness.

# people - Friday 19 July, 2013

What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately?
# Kindness
# Kindness

What random acts of kindness have you carried out lately?

Jul 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,607 Views 52 Comments

Tell us in the comments – and find out more about the Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness festival.

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

# people - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:30 PM 16 Views 9 Comments

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# people - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate
# Abortion Bill
# Abortion Bill

Tóibín: Abortion bill has not received sufficient debate

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:00 PM 4,535 Views 59 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD was the only member of his party to vote against the bill tonight in the Dáil.

# people - Thursday 27 June, 2013

7 people who should just not have bothered coming to the party
# Party Poopers
From The Daily Edge
# Party Poopers

7 people who should just not have bothered coming to the party

Jun 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 5,141 Views 2 Comments

There are buzz wreckers and then there are buzz wreckerrs.

# people - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The party whip system is far too rigid – and it's offensive to democratic ideals

Jun 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 91 Views 40 Comments

I have a lot of time for the Taoiseach, but his leadership has been autocratic and even authoritarian in a representative democracy and I find this unsettling, writes Larry Donnelly.

# people - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Irish people don't walk enough - and it's affecting their health
# Health
# Health

Irish people don't walk enough - and it's affecting their health

Jun 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 9,505 Views 43 Comments

A conference heard that towns and cities need to be improved to make it easier and more attractive to walk and cycle.

# people - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

May 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 175 Views 40 Comments

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

# people - Friday 10 May, 2013

Two arrested in James Cahillane murder investigation
# James Cahillane
# James Cahillane

Two arrested in James Cahillane murder investigation

May 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 7,616 Views 0 Comments

Cahillane was last seen on 18 April. His body was found the following day after a fire in his home.

# people - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To bring about any change, we must redefine what we expect from our politicians

Apr 19th 2013, 7:00 PM 19 Views 52 Comments

If we want to reclaim the current political landscape we need to re-establish the ground rules for office holders and ensure their words turn into actions, writes Martin Critten.

# people - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland

Mar 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 1,169 Views 86 Comments

Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.

# people - Friday 8 March, 2013

24 breathtaking photos taken by Irish camera club members
# In The Frame
# In The Frame

24 breathtaking photos taken by Irish camera club members

Mar 8th 2013, 9:34 PM 38,168 Views 35 Comments

Irish Photographic Federation competition shows off some of the best photos taken by Irish enthusiasts this past year.

# people - Saturday 16 February, 2013

VIDEO: What is happiness?
# Happiness
# Happiness

VIDEO: What is happiness?

Feb 16th 2013, 1:01 PM 8,852 Views 41 Comments

Irish director Conor Horgan asked pensioners, children, homeless people, advertising executives, recovering addicts and more about their experiences of happiness.

# people - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year
# Rescue
# Rescue

Over 1,000 people rescued by RNLI lifeboats last year

Jan 22nd 2013, 7:39 AM 2,545 Views 9 Comments

The busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year was in Bangor, Co Down – which carried out half of its callouts during the hours of darkness.

# people - Thursday 27 December, 2012

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

19 absolutely stunning Sony World Photography contenders

Dec 27th 2012, 9:00 PM 26,010 Views 24 Comments

There is just one week left for entries in prestigious global contest – and the competition is fierce.

# people - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected
# Elderly
# Elderly

Report: Over half of nursing home staff have seen residents neglected

Dec 6th 2012, 3:26 PM 3,680 Views 14 Comments

They said they had seen other staff members neglecting the residents, while a quarter said they had seen psychologically abusive acts take place.

# people - Saturday 1 December, 2012

12 beautiful images from the National Geographic Photo Contest
# Wondrous
# Wondrous

12 beautiful images from the National Geographic Photo Contest

Dec 1st 2012, 8:20 AM 13,257 Views 7 Comments

Beauty, wonder, wisdom.

# people - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Who's the sexiest man in the world right now?
# Sexy Boy
From The Daily Edge
# Sexy Boy

Who's the sexiest man in the world right now?

Nov 14th 2012, 2:42 PM 2,450 Views 2 Comments

Look at him there, the sexy beast.

# people - Monday 22 October, 2012

People living with psoriasis 'avoid social situations'
# Psoriasis
# Psoriasis

People living with psoriasis 'avoid social situations'

Oct 22nd 2012, 2:15 PM 12,190 Views 64 Comments

World Psoriasis Day is being marked on 29 October. A new survey says that some people find psoriasis reduced their confidence over time.

# people - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

Aug 19th 2012, 1:00 PM 42 Views 1 Comment

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# people - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Cork Penny Dinners appeals for food donations
# Donations
# Donations

Cork Penny Dinners appeals for food donations

Jul 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,815 Views 4 Comments

The charity feeds 1000 hungry people in need a week – and is looking for donations of food to help it continue its work.

# people - Friday 29 June, 2012

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce
# Sail Away
From The Daily Edge
# Sail Away

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to divorce

Jun 29th 2012, 6:40 PM 22,041 Views 47 Comments

The Hollywood power couple have been married for five years.

# people - Monday 13 February, 2012

UN human rights chief urges international community to "act now" on Syria
# Syria
# Syria

UN human rights chief urges international community to "act now" on Syria

Feb 13th 2012, 5:46 PM 1,391 Views 20 Comments

High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, told the General Assembly that the Government of Syria has failed to protect its people.

# people - Monday 31 October, 2011

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world
# 7 Billion
# 7 Billion

Seven billionth baby welcomed to the world

Oct 31st 2011, 10:44 AM 1,076 Views 25 Comments

The world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion today – and the births of new babies is being celebrated worldwide. But some remind us that not all births are registered.

# people - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

WATCH: What would you do if you won the Lotto?
# Vox Pop
From The Daily Edge
# Vox Pop

WATCH: What would you do if you won the Lotto?

Sep 28th 2011, 3:22 PM 700 Views 17 Comments

How would you spend an unexpected windfall – charity donations, a house, a holiday, a woman? Or would you just take out a massive ad in the papers to make all your enemies jealous…