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# Free

This year
Women kidnapped in Nigeria as schoolgirls by Boko Haram return to their village
Hauwa Maltha and Esther Marcus were among 276 schoolgirls abducted from the village by Boko Haram in 2014.
All time
CervicalCheck: Women have until end of this month to apply for free repeat test
Free repeat smear tests will end on 31 December.
Paris could offer free public transport to everyone to get people out of cars
Paris has previously offered free public transport during particularly bad spells of pollution.
Try these free (or cheap) ways to treat yourself this January
Look, no one has any money, the weather is crap, and we all need a boost.
Your PRSI will now let you get a free scale and polish
From today, workers are entitled to a full scale and polish, and if necessary, protracted periodontal treatment.
Dublin cafés give out free coffee in protest against Starbucks expansion
The initiative was started by one business owner who was unhappy to hear about a new Starbucks opening.
Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"
They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.
Chelsea Manning released from prison in US
The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
Former Egyptian president who was ousted in the Arab Spring gets out of jail
Hosni Mubarak served six years in prison.
6 free, fun activities to check out this evening around Ireland
Make the most of your Monday.
6 of the most heart-warming stories from our commenters' lives
Plus we announce Aileen Parnell as the winner of our €200 cash prize.
Pictures: the O'Connell Street Christmas lights are now officially on in Dublin
With just one day left in November, festive fever is here to stay.
5 reasons you shouldn't try a gluten-free diet
It might be worth reconsidering.
NI mum and daughter lose challenge against ban on free abortions in England
The teen cannot be named to protect her identity.
Two men on death row wrongfully convicted of killing little girl to get just $750k
New DNA evidence proved the two men were not guilty of the murder in 1983. They spent three decades in prison.
Eamonn Lillis tells reporters 'I've done my time' as he leaves prison
The 57-year-old went directly to Dublin airport.
The man who wrote rock anthem 'All Right Now' has died
Andy Fraser also produced the track and played its bass solo.
Can't afford a personal trainer? Here are 5 great fitness tracking exercises
We’ve trawled the interest for the coolest ones out there – and taken a slightly unfair bias to the free ones.
Australian journalist Peter Greste released from Cairo prison
Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist has been deported from Egypt following a presidential decision and is en route to Australia
The secrets of Irish parishes will be online soon
Parish registers will be digitised by the National Library of Ireland.
Free breast-cancer screenings will now be available for women up to the age of 69
The BreastCheck programme currently offers free screenings to those aged 50 to 65.
Oops! This guy's attempt to rescue a sheep ends in one epic fail
Well, at least he tried…
What to see in THE NORTH on Culture Night
It’s Culture Night tomorrow– and here’s our guide to what’s happening around the country.
Poll: Will you listen to the new U2 album?
They’re literally giving it away.
US sent mission to try and rescue James Foley
Sadly, the journalist was killed by ISIS earlier this week.
No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.
Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years
In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.
Chris Brown tweets that he is 'humbled and blessed' after early release from jail
The singer served 108 days in prison.
Running out of space on your smartphone? Here's how to free some up
If you’re having trouble finding space to download a new app or take more photos, here are a few methods to help solve that problem.
No more fees at Ireland's oldest school after parents turn down offers due to cost
St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School will enter the free education scheme in September.
Laporte ban lifted in time for Toulon's Heineken Cup showdown with Saracens
The Toulon coach had been banned until June 3, but is now free to give his pre-match team-talk in Cardiff this weekend.
Teen who brandished sword at Leinster House had 'no target in mind'
The 19-year-old unemployed male is to get bail after appearing in court today.
VIDEO: Stunning Diarmuid Murtagh point sends Roscommon into All-Ireland U21 final
Cork conceded a late free as their substitute Sam Ryan was penalised in injury time from breaking a little known rule.
Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.
North Korea deports 75-year-old Australian after he signs "confession"
The missionary had been detained last month for distributing religious material.
IMO could threaten legal action over contract on free GP care
It said it is disappointed by Minister Alex White’s ‘failure to correspond’ with the organisation on negotiations over the issue.
6 classic TV shows available to watch for free on YouTube
Brighten up those commutes with our free telly picks.
Any good deals on Adverts at the moment?
Ah yeah.
Spotify introduces unlimited streaming for web users
The announcement comes days after Beats music announced its own music streaming service will arrive at the end of the month.
This basset hound running in slow motion is just what you've always longed for
‘Believe it or not, I’m walking on air!’