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From TheJournal.ie This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything Carlow Arts Festival

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The Irish For: All the characters you  know - good, bad or total craic vortex Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Residents of Scottish island raise €5.1 million to buy out aristocrat landlord Isle Of Ulva

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Check out these stunning images from Nat Geo's travel photography contest Around The World

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

One grand prize winner will receive €8,400.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The story of Ireland from 1916 to 2015 told through the faces of its people Irish Connection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak ESRI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed Happy Retirement

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

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

From TheJournal.ie Cat people are sad and lonely but dog people are happy and outgoing* Personality This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11 Germany

Human error probably responsible for train crash that killed 11

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year Pay Outs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills Cheshire

Four people missing after three explosions rock flour mills

The building collapsed earlier this morning.

From TheJournal.ie What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25 Show Me The Money

What 10 extremely successful people were doing at age 25

A bit of inspiration.

From TheJournal.ie Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber Nigeria

Six die after young girl used as "suicide" bomber

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

From TheJournal.ie Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas Generosity

Many of us had €12.50 to spare over Christmas

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

From TheJournal.ie Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving Restrictions

Shock as Russia bans transsexual people and transvestites from driving

The controversial law has been sharply criticised.

From TheJournal.ie 11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year Review 2014

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Most people around the world think the internet is a human right Human Rights

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft Blu Bar

Community service for bar director after employee crushed in lift shaft

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

From TheJournal.ie Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire Dublin

Five jump through upstairs window to escape house fire

The fire broke out at 3.55am today.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in asylum applications? That's 'ridiculous' says Ó Riordáin Direct Provision

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Russian aid convoy to Ukraine described as a 'direct invasion' Ukraine

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit Escalating

Iraqi forces attempt to retake northern city of Tikrit

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

From TheJournal.ie Thai army seizes power in military coup Takeover

Thai army seizes power in military coup

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

From TheJournal.ie If Irish people had never emigrated to the US, Ireland would be pretty packed Breathe In

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Impact of Swiss vote to curtail immigrants will ripple toward Eurosceptic UK Rebel Rebel

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday UK This post contains images

More flooding expected after the River Thames burst its banks yesterday

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

If you did, you’d be terribly unpopular.

From TheJournal.ie Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’ COUNTRYSIDE

Prendergast: ‘Pylons are the rape of rural Ireland’

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.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice Appeal

Gardaí appeal for missing person Kevin Rice

He was last seen on the 30 November.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the most generous country in Europe, says World Giving Index Volunteering

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why don’t the Irish protest against austerity? Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Minimum standards and regulations of rental properties should be enforced Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace Aid

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace

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

From TheJournal.ie Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees BREAKING THE SILENCE

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 48 children die of thirst in Niger desert Migrants

48 children die of thirst in Niger desert

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

From TheJournal.ie Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing Homelessness

Focus Ireland says €400 million investment needed in social housing

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

From TheJournal.ie In Pictures: Ten year anniversary of north America’s electricity blackout Turn On The Light This post contains images

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

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

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