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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Smile

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Harris smooths out rift with dentists over how to roll out free dental care for kids
Harris has said free dental care for children will begin to be rolled out from next year
To avoid 'traumatic' extractions, government set to expand dental care for kids under 6
Children receive free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
Arlene Foster calls for 'neighbourliness' as she poses with Shane Ross in the Ballroom of Romance
The pair were in Leitrim today to launch a new stretch of a greenway linking Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh.
RTÉ received "no significant feedback" about Donald Trump's calling-out of Caitriona Perry
Trump told the broadcaster’s Washington Correspondent that she has “a nice smile”, before telling the Taoiseach “I bet she treats you well”.
If you're self-employed your PRSI will now get you a free check-up at the dentist
For the first time, self-employed people can get free dental and optical exams through their PRSI contribution.
This Mam's post-Caesarean selfie with her smiley newborn baby is a thing of joy
10 pictures that sum up the GAA weekend
There was a lot of pre-season action around the country today.
This photo of Taylor Swift's bodyguard having zero craic on a rollercoaster is brilliant
What a pro.
This guy proposed to his girlfriend in the photo booth they went to on their first date
Here's why smiling really is contagious
Say cheese!
19 things that will make you smile instantly
You’re welcome :)
7 reasons why it is utterly unacceptable to tell a random stranger to smile
Smile, love. It might not happen.” Eh, I’m grand?
Enda and the camera: exactly how much does he spend getting those photos taken?
Official visits, St Patrick’s Day trips and the Presidential Inauguration were among the events which saw big spends in photography.
Everyone is mesmerised by this Vine of Kanye West forgetting how to Kanye West
16 reasons to be happy in Ireland today
It’s not so bad.
This man's photobooth proposal is completely and utterly adorable
Positively dotey.
12 of our favourite images from the week in sports
That beard.
Irish dentists say your kids' teeth will decay if we remove fluoride from water
A meeting yesterday heard that dental surgeries are “brimming with children under seven who are already showing signs of irreparable tooth decay
6 signs the Mercury Music Prize winners might be insufferable
Young Fathers have left a few people scratching their heads.
22 of our favourite pictures from this year's Ryder Cup
As you’d expect, it features lots of fist-pumping
19 animals that take way better selfies than you
Up your selfie game, before it’s too late.
6 ways a stranger's greeting can make you blind with rage
Why we smile...and why we fake it
Studies indicate smiling plays a key role in our social dynamics, but can you tell a fake from the real thing?
7 top tips for taking the perfect political selfie
Because it’s about more than just saying cheese.
27 pictures to make you feel instantly happier
You’re worth it.
Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average
The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.
29 of our favourite pictures from a brilliant weekend of GAA action
National hurling league, interprovincial football and the climax of the college season all feature.
Sammy the seal made a return to Wicklow town during the floods last week
He’s a regular local these days.
Joe Biden completely stole Obama's State of the Union thunder
Smile, though your heart is breaking…
Can you make it through this post without cracking up?
We bet you can’t.
It's Sunday so here's 9 of our favourite sports pics of the week
Here’s how the week looked through a lens.
35 of our favourite pictures from Clare's great hurling year
We look back at the images that defined Clare’s All-Ireland winning year at senior and U21 level.
Take cover! Here are 15 of our favourite images from the sporting week
From Messi’s genius to Maher’s tears, and from abseiling bulls to flying motorbikes.
Warning about 'quick-fix' teeth straightening
The Orthodontic Society of Ireland has said that quick fixes can cost more than money.
The best images from a weekend of great GAA action
From Wexford to Drogheda, the sun was shining and the crowds were smiling.
The 7 things girls* do in photographs
*Well, some girls.
Woman takes weird selfie of her boobs while at a baseball game
That’s Facebook sorted.
75 per cent of people do not avail of free dental check-ups
The Irish Dental Association has described the slashing of PRSI and medical card schemes and tax reliefs as a “dental health time bomb”.
It’s Sunday so here are some of the best images from the past week
Say cheese.
VIDEO: Can you tell us how to be happy?
What gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling? A team of film-makers took to the streets of Dublin to find out…