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Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
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Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,261 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 31st 2017, 6:43 PM 15,787 Views 19 Comments

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

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

Jan 29th 2017, 9:00 PM 28,296 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2017, 1:04 PM 57,160 Views 119 Comments

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.

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair
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Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 17,101 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 20,994 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 1:10 PM 76,127 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:03 AM 27,886 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Jan 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 20,767 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Jan 25th 2017, 5:37 PM 95,542 Views 45 Comments

The money will be shared by a group.

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

Jan 25th 2017, 2:30 PM 21,853 Views 5 Comments

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

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest
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Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest

Jan 25th 2017, 1:11 PM 11,333 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jan 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 17,402 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jan 24th 2017, 10:44 AM 16,765 Views 229 Comments

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

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

Dec 24th 2016, 4:50 PM 10,184 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Dec 21st 2016, 2:12 PM 14,340 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 2,043 Views 48 Comments

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

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee
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Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee

Nov 15th 2016, 3:00 PM 11,666 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2016, 10:35 AM 24,004 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Nov 12th 2016, 2:23 PM 18,660 Views 65 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 22,523 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Nov 1st 2016, 11:01 PM 897 Views 17 Comments

“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.

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

Oct 28th 2016, 9:01 AM 19,143 Views 49 Comments

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
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Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

Oct 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 20,658 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2016, 8:42 PM 33,692 Views 41 Comments

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

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?
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Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

Oct 23rd 2016, 11:00 AM 846 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 23,280 Views 13 Comments

Which one do you think will come out on top?

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare
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Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare

Oct 21st 2016, 7:31 AM 23,164 Views 29 Comments

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw
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Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw

Oct 20th 2016, 6:41 PM 22,378 Views 17 Comments

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

The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016
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The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016

Oct 20th 2016, 3:06 PM 27,990 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Oct 19th 2016, 4:44 PM 12,195 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Oct 19th 2016, 6:10 AM 36,063 Views 11 Comments

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

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*
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These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*

Oct 18th 2016, 2:28 PM 69,846 Views 44 Comments

*According to TripAdvisor.

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

Oct 18th 2016, 9:56 AM 13,498 Views 20 Comments

Attenborough conceded that the plan was “very difficult”.

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

Oct 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,152 Views 7 Comments

Milk from the marsupial could be used to battle superbugs.

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

Oct 17th 2016, 3:15 PM 8,017 Views 12 Comments

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

Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital
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Plans for new cancer institute at St James' Hospital

Oct 17th 2016, 9:21 AM 9,214 Views 29 Comments

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

How Pat Shortt made a comedy about emigration and 1916
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How Pat Shortt made a comedy about emigration and 1916

Oct 16th 2016, 7:30 PM 13,218 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,709 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

Oct 16th 2016, 3:00 PM 23,331 Views 23 Comments

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