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From TheJournal.ie GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning' Gardening

GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'

From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland Microsoft

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland

The tech giant has big plans.

From TheJournal.ie 'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog' Ireland You Are

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'

Poet Stephen James Smith has written a poem for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Festival which is being widely praised online

From TheJournal.ie One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff Surge In Demand

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff

230 temp staff are being hired to deal with the post-Brexit vote surge.

From TheJournal.ie 'First definitive evidence' that taking extra Vitamin D can prevent the flu Colds And Flu

'First definitive evidence' that taking extra Vitamin D can prevent the flu

A new study has reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around Land Of The Free

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

From TheJournal.ie Recruitment website announce 500 new jobs in Dublin Indeed

Recruitment website announce 500 new jobs in Dublin

Indeed currently employs 530 people in its Dublin offices.

From TheJournal.ie Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video Viral

Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video

“On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.”

From TheJournal.ie Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations Good News

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

From TheJournal.ie Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East Take A Trip

Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East

All the way from Newgrange to the Hook Head.

From TheJournal.ie Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork Enterprise

Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork

NGINX announced that it is expanding its services with a plan for rapid growth across EMEA.

From TheJournal.ie Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you' Hello It's Me

Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'

Grammy count 2017: Adele 5 Beyonce 2

From TheJournal.ie You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU Netflix And Chill

You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU

The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services.

From TheJournal.ie Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin Delira And Excira

Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin

Around 100 of these new roles will be in The Dock, the company’s new research and development hub.

From TheJournal.ie Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours Survivor

Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours

45-year-old Daniel Miller escaped with his life after the excavator he was driving pinned him almost beneath the surface of a waterlogged dam for five hours.

From TheJournal.ie Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches Drop Everything

Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches

Previous experience of “amazing food” is desirable, but not essential.

From TheJournal.ie Driver thinks he's being stopped for speeding - has cat stuck in engine grille Purring Engine
From TheJournal.ie This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny Cartoon Saloon

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US Positive Operation

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US

Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.

From TheJournal.ie 120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media Jobs Jobs Jobs

120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media

The media giant is set to create the jobs at its National Customer Experience Centre just south of the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award Days Without End

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

From TheJournal.ie Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air Money Row

Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air

Eurosport, TLC and several other channels were scheduled to go off air from today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

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