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From TheJournal.ie A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin Lock Hard

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

From TheJournal.ie 'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival It's Not Yet Dark

'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

Another hit is the Irish documentary In Loco Parentis, about a boarding school in Co Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair GIVING BACK

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow Heroism

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow

Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.

From TheJournal.ie Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol Jackpot

Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol

The filling station reduced the cost of petrol and diesel to 88.5c per litre for a period to celebrate.

From TheJournal.ie Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre Carlow Central

Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre

A further 100 jobs were created by synthetic diamond suppliers Element Six in Shannon.

From TheJournal.ie Mrs Brown's Boys a big winner at the National Television Awards GOOD BOYS

Mrs Brown's Boys a big winner at the National Television Awards

It was the Brendan O’Carroll creation’s fourth win for Best Comedy in five years.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate It Could Be You

Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate

The money will be shared by a group.

From TheJournal.ie The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience Solidarity

The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience

The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest The Coast Awakens

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest

The Skellig Islands saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in the reboot of Star Wars franchise.

From TheJournal.ie Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks Weaver Park

Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks

The park, which has been approved by Dublin City Council, is expected to be completed by this summer.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks Growing Up

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

From The42 'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape Good News

'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape

Rigobert Song suffered a stroke in October but is thankfully on the mend.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home Kindness Of Strangers

'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home

The woman is in arrears of €28,000 and was facing repossession.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.' Good News

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

From TheJournal.ie Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee Coffee Lovers Rejoice

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee

The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers

From TheJournal.ie Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer County Down

Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer

Teddy the dog alerted Riley’s mother that he was in danger, after the boy became trapped in a tumble dryer.

From TheJournal.ie New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election Subway Therapy

New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election

A Manhattan subway station is the site of the new art project.

From TheJournal.ie Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived The City Of The Tribes

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

From TheJournal.ie 26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.' Dublin City Marathon

26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'

“And after 4 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds, I’m a finisher” – Sarah Geraghty reflects on the relief, disbelief and quiet pride of taking on the Dublin City Marathon.

From TheJournal.ie The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works Birth Control

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

From TheJournal.ie Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017 Ring Of Kerry

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.

From TheJournal.ie Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice Miracle Baby

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice

Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.

From TheJournal.ie Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better? Good News

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world 15 Photos This post contains images

Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world

Which one do you think will come out on top?

From TheJournal.ie Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare A Salad Please

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

From TheJournal.ie Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw Good News

Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw

The husband thought they had only won a couple of hundred euro.

From TheJournal.ie The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016 Yearbook

The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016

Some of the most interesting nuggets from the CSO’s Statistical Yearbook of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'A great day for Ireland': Irish sign language one step closer to official recognition Sign Of The Times

'A great day for Ireland': Irish sign language one step closer to official recognition

The bill would see sign language recognised as a native and independent language.

From TheJournal.ie 2015 was a 'tax leap year' - meaning you could be due more tax back than usual Good News

2015 was a 'tax leap year' - meaning you could be due more tax back than usual

If you’re a government minister who has foregone a pay increase listen up – this could make your day.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland* Dublin And Dingle

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*

*According to TripAdvisor.

From TheJournal.ie David Attenborough wants us to use peepholes to look at gorillas in zoos Gorillas In The Missed

David Attenborough wants us to use peepholes to look at gorillas in zoos

Attenborough conceded that the plan was “very difficult”.

From TheJournal.ie Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans Mother's Milk

Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans

Milk from the marsupial could be used to battle superbugs.

From TheJournal.ie The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet Splash And Bubbles

The creators of the Muppets want this cartoon to help kids save the planet

It’s one of a number of new series that want to raise awareness about environmental issues with kids.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital Treatment

Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital

Cancer in Ireland is projected to double by 2040, with increases in all types of the disease.

From TheJournal.ie How Pat Shortt made a comedy about emigration and 1916 Not Shortt On Laughs

How Pat Shortt made a comedy about emigration and 1916

“I think it’s a great thing in a comedy – that you can be serious about ourselves and look at ourselves.”

From TheJournal.ie 'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine Rwanda's Zips

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: Can you tell the Dublin Bus route by the start and end points? On The Buses

Quiz: Can you tell the Dublin Bus route by the start and end points?

Could you get where you’re going on an unfamiliar route?

From TheJournal.ie Why does the naked mole rat feel no pain and not get cancer? Super Rat

Why does the naked mole rat feel no pain and not get cancer?

They wouldn’t feel getting into a hot tub with sunburn.