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This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything
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This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

May 18th 2019, 7:00 PM 37,250 Views 24 Comments

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

The Irish For: All the characters you  know - good, bad or total craic vortex
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The Irish For: All the characters you know - good, bad or total craic vortex

Dec 9th 2018, 8:45 AM 16,512 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha has a typecast character for every letter in the alphabet – the funny one, the vulgar one, the one with notions or the one who sucks all the craic clean out of the room.

Residents of Scottish island raise €5.1 million to buy out aristocrat landlord
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Residents of Scottish island raise €5.1 million to buy out aristocrat landlord

Jun 21st 2018, 10:50 PM 37,704 Views 25 Comments

They delayed the sale under a new Scottish law, allowing them to raise the money through public funds and private donations.

Check out these stunning images from Nat Geo's travel photography contest
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Check out these stunning images from Nat Geo's travel photography contest

May 12th 2018, 6:30 PM 18,502 Views 8 Comments

One grand prize winner will receive €8,400.

Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people
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Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people

Apr 23rd 2017, 11:00 AM 18,910 Views 12 Comments

A new exhibition presents photos of 100 people born from 1916 to 2015.

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak
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Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Mar 1st 2017, 2:24 PM 11,380 Views 86 Comments

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
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'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

Feb 25th 2017, 7:10 AM 15,756 Views 25 Comments

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
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Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

Oct 4th 2016, 10:01 PM 10,220 Views 88 Comments

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing*
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Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing*

Aug 9th 2016, 10:10 AM 19,869 Views 49 Comments

*If you’re to believe Facebook’s take on the matter.

Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11
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Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11

Feb 16th 2016, 4:32 PM 14,031 Views 14 Comments

A 39-year-old dispatcher could face up to five years in prison.

Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year
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Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year

Sep 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,250 Views 20 Comments

In total the Injuries Board has awarded €128.45 million in the first six months of this year.

Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills
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Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills

Jul 17th 2015, 8:36 PM 10,586 Views 7 Comments

The building collapsed earlier this morning.

What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25
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What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25

May 31st 2015, 4:30 PM 46,131 Views 61 Comments

A bit of inspiration.

Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber
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Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber

Feb 22nd 2015, 3:38 PM 17,664 Views 73 Comments

Women have even been banned from attending markets due to this sort of attack.

Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas
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Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas

Jan 29th 2015, 10:00 AM 8,530 Views 12 Comments

And two out of three of you gave more than you did in 2013.

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving
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Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

Jan 9th 2015, 10:50 PM 42,905 Views 216 Comments

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year
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11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

Dec 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,788 Views 38 Comments

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

Most people around the world think the internet is a human right
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Most people around the world think the internet is a human right

Nov 28th 2014, 11:49 AM 4,671 Views 38 Comments

This comes as part of a new study by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft
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Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:22 PM 14,942 Views 5 Comments

A director and a shareholder of the company were sentenced in court today over the incident

Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire
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Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire

Sep 23rd 2014, 12:15 PM 14,216 Views 7 Comments

The fire broke out at 3.55am today.

Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin
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Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin

Sep 21st 2014, 1:54 PM 9,944 Views 87 Comments

The Minister of State talked about the working group that’s tasked with suggesting how to reform the current system.

Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'
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Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion'

Aug 23rd 2014, 7:39 AM 6,602 Views 49 Comments

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama warned that Moscow’s military presence and shelling were triggering a “dangerous escalation” of the conflict.

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit
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Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

Jun 29th 2014, 7:13 PM 5,305 Views 43 Comments

Tikrit is said to be a hotbed of antipathy toward Iraq’s Shiite-led government.

Thai army seizes power in military coup
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Thai army seizes power in military coup

May 22nd 2014, 12:32 PM 10,149 Views 33 Comments

General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation today.

If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed
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If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed

Mar 19th 2014, 7:27 PM 31,583 Views 76 Comments

Research estimates that instead of having 213 people per square mile, there would be 850.

Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK
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Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK

Feb 12th 2014, 7:00 AM 33 Views 81 Comments

The EU response to Swiss curtailing of migrants should be aimed at the UK, not just Switzerland, writes John O’Donnell.

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday
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More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday

Feb 11th 2014, 8:20 AM 12,994 Views 14 Comments

More severe weather is expected to hit flooded areas in the UK today.

9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn't
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# Loud Noises

9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn't

Jan 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 38,106 Views 77 Comments

If you did, you’d be terribly unpopular.

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’
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Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

Jan 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,470 Views 83 Comments

The MEP is calling on the EU Commission to fully investigate the health risks on humans and animals of high voltage overhead power lines such as those proposed by Eirgrid.

Aaron McKenna: Reports of drug users shooting up on public transport stops people using the service, not class
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Aaron McKenna: Reports of drug users shooting up on public transport stops people using the service, not class

Dec 14th 2013, 8:00 AM 41 Views 130 Comments

People’s negative impressions is preventing people from taking the bus, train and tram, writes Aaron McKenna, who says it’s nothing about how ‘snobby’ they are.

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced
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Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Dec 11th 2013, 7:00 AM 307 Views 25 Comments

Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.

Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice
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Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice

Dec 5th 2013, 9:05 PM 19,721 Views 6 Comments

He was last seen on the 30 November.

Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index
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Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index

Dec 3rd 2013, 7:45 AM 12,615 Views 59 Comments

Ireland has scored a hat-trick after being ranked the most generous in Europe three years in row.

Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?
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Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity?

Nov 26th 2013, 7:37 AM 156 Views 121 Comments

There is not much coverage of protests in the media, with the result that many people either don’t know about them or don’t feel like joining them, writes Julien Mercille.

Column: Minimum standards and regulations of rental properties should be enforced
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Column: Minimum standards and regulations of rental properties should be enforced

Nov 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 429 Views 79 Comments

Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to rent a property unless it meets minimum legal standards and they held a cert to prove this, writes Bob Jordan.

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace
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GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace

Nov 16th 2013, 2:08 PM 7,543 Views 35 Comments

CEO of GOAL, Barry Andrews said the international effort to respond to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines is completely inadequate.

Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees
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Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees

Nov 6th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,626 Views 10 Comments

The training programme will also help colleagues cope with the aftermath of suicide in the workplace.

48 children die of thirst in Niger desert
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48 children die of thirst in Niger desert

Oct 31st 2013, 10:02 AM 7,698 Views 10 Comments

In total, the bodies of 87 migrants – 48 children, 32 women and seven men – were found in dead in the desert.

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing
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Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

Oct 13th 2013, 3:25 PM 4,440 Views 57 Comments

Focus Ireland said the number of families becoming homeless every month in Dublin has recently doubled from 8 to 16 families every month.

In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout
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In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout

Aug 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 14,103 Views 25 Comments

Ten years ago today, an electricity power outage caused chaos in the northern American states and Canada.

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