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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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dublin is what happens in between': What's the meaning behind this new tourism tagline? Visit Dublin

'Dublin is what happens in between': What's the meaning behind this new tourism tagline?

Tomorrow, an overseas marketing campaign will be launched in Great Britain to market Dublin to our nearest neighbours.

From TheJournal.ie Anne Doyle made her triumphant return to reading news on the Ray D'Arcy Show Good News

Anne Doyle made her triumphant return to reading news on the Ray D'Arcy Show

Viewers were delighted to see the presenter back on TV.

From TheJournal.ie Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles" Canonisation

Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"

Jose Gabriel Brochero is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers.

From TheJournal.ie Fighting cancer with funny moustaches: "We were not the norm. Cancer is very serious and we were not serious" Hair Raising

Fighting cancer with funny moustaches: "We were not the norm. Cancer is very serious and we were not serious"

We talked to one of the founders of the charity, Justin Coghlan.

From TheJournal.ie The world's tallest tower has broken ground The Tower

The world's tallest tower has broken ground

It will have balconies capable of rotating out of the building.

From TheJournal.ie Independent distillers and brewers are funding themselves by offering 'bragging rights' to fans Food And Drink

Independent distillers and brewers are funding themselves by offering 'bragging rights' to fans

These small-scale drinks producers covered their set-up costs through private membership schemes.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish doll-maker has signed a book deal with famed children's publisher Penguin Good News

This Irish doll-maker has signed a book deal with famed children's publisher Penguin

A book about Lottie Dolls, created by Donegal-based toy maker Arklu, is due to be on shelves next May.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you can quickly remove your embarrassing browser history Q-tips

This is how you can quickly remove your embarrassing browser history

Quick, someone’s coming…

From TheJournal.ie Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable Grow It Yourself

Globe artichokes - embrace this weird but delicious vegetable

Don’t worry, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a windy day after eating this vegetable.

From The42 McGregor's team-mate Charlie Ward becomes the latest Irishman to be signed by the UFC MMA

McGregor's team-mate Charlie Ward becomes the latest Irishman to be signed by the UFC

Ward has been handed a contract after just four professional fights.

From TheJournal.ie The maths gene? It all adds up to a myth Opinion

The maths gene? It all adds up to a myth

The founder of Maths Week on how everyone can get to grips with the basics – and how we need to for everyday life.

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank customers can donate to Haiti at bank's ATMs Appeal

Ulster Bank customers can donate to Haiti at bank's ATMs

It’s feared the death toll for Hurricane Matthew could exceed 1,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has opened up his summer holiday home to tourists because he's not using it much Cribs
From TheJournal.ie All aboard! A train is set to reach the Sligo glamping site this weekend Choo Choo

All aboard! A train is set to reach the Sligo glamping site this weekend

David McGowan recently brought a Boeing 767 to the small village of Enniscrone.

From TheJournal.ie Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years Irish Water

Boil water notice lifted in Roscommon after 2.5 years

The notice was put in place in March 2014 after cryptosporidium was detected in the water supply.

From TheJournal.ie Irish women are being given the chance to star in a movie with Mel Gibson Talent Spotting

Irish women are being given the chance to star in a movie with Mel Gibson

The actor is in Dublin and is looking for Irish female extras to join him on set.