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# Streets
Traffic changes for three Dublin city streets from today to facilitate outdoor dining
Hume Street, Ely Place and Merrion Row will see traffic changes from today.
Opinion: 'It doesn’t make sense to allow dirty diesels from the last century to travel on inner-city streets'
Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe believes that we need to restrict the amount of vehicles entering Dublin every morning – as “our lives depend on it”.
# kicking bad habits
Government to increase on-the-spot litter fines to €250
A litter report showed that cigarettes make up half of street litter.
# history under the streets
Ireland's Vikings still haven't unveiled all of their secrets
We’ve found graveyards, houses, and bodies – but there’s still much to be discovered.
# drink and drugs
"He was using his shoe as a phone": Friday night on patrol with a Dublin ambulance crew
Most of the call-outs were related to drink and drugs.
# Gangland
In photos: Armed gardaí patrolling the streets of Dublin
Enda Kenny said specialist gardaí will be given whatever guns they say they need to take on gangland criminals.
# tommy kd
This formerly homeless rapper is now on a mission to help people get off the streets
The proceeds from his latest single will go to Simon Community and Merchant’s Quay.
# quite a journey
“We told the drivers: if you can go, keep going": What happens behind the scenes at Dublin Bus
Ever wondered what goes into taking a bus journey? We went behind the scenes to find out.
# Pamplona
Three people gored in Spain's 'Running of the Bulls' festival
This has happened on the first day of the San Fermin festival.
# marriage ref
Tears warning! There’s a beautiful short film of the Yes vote results unfolding in Dublin
A wonderful montage.
# street life
7 then-and-now archive photos of Dublin street scenes
From 1875 to the present day.
# then and now
7 then-and-now archive photos of street scenes across Ireland
Views yesterday and today.
Tens of thousands protest against water charges
We followed the demonstrations as they took place around the country.
# sleeping rough
Dublin Mayor: It's 'bullsh*t' gardaí can't take in homeless under-18s without social worker
Christy Burke said it’s “unbelievable” that gardaí can’t take in under-18s who are sleeping rough without the presence of a social worker.
# the twelfth
Ardoyne 12 July march passes off peacefully
The Orange Order has said it wants peace during today’s events. Bonfires (pictured) were lit to celebrate 11th Night last night.
# Neglect
If you see children begging on the street, the ISPCC want you to report it
The society’s Leanbh service wants members of the public to contact their out of hours service or gardaí if they see children begging.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Bad hair days, living with your co-workers and laughing for charity
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Georgian cellars
Construction work on Luas Cross City line begins today
The infilling of cellars is the first part of the construction on the Luas Cross City line.
Column: Insinuating that young people ‘aren’t bothered’ with politics is insulting and false
Various political scandals and our current economic woes have increased levels of mistrust in politicians among young people. This does not mean we are apathetic, we just need to be engaged, writes Órla Ryan.
# Cleaning
Not binning that chewing gum? Fine... (of €150)
This is year two of a three-year campaign – and last year saw a 28 per cent reduction in gum litter nationally.
# Boston bombings
Extra security in place as London Marathon begins
A 30-second moment of silence to honour those injured in the Boston Marathon will take place before the start of the event.
# streets of cork
"I'm trying to capture a moment in time": Photographer snaps the Streets of Cork
Alwyn Jennings takes wonderful black and white photos of people on the streets of Cork – he tells what inspires him.
# man vs subway
WATCH: Man races underground train... on foot
With a helmet camera on, naturally.
# co tyrone
Viable device found in ‘suspicious package’ in postal sorting office
The device was found earlier today and the PSNI closed off six surrounding roads during the security alert.
Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story
Homeless person John speaks to about the struggle to get clean, changes in drug use, and being branded a ‘stupid junkie’.
# Roads
Gardaí: 'Vulnerable' users are involved in most serious road accidents in Dublin
The National Transport Authority is set to give out 7500 sets of lights to cyclists in a bid to stop serious accidents on the capital’s roads.
# Buskers
Over-loud buskers could be banned from streets of Killarney
The tourist town’s council will consider barring loud street performers, after they were described as a “nuisance” for residents.
# On Yer Bike
Need a break? Lunchtime bike ride to cycle through Dublin streets
The 6km cycle through the city centre today is taking place as part of National Bike Week.
# Syria
Reports of three intelligence officers killed in Syria
As monitors continue to visit parts of the unrest-stricken country, reports say that around 30 people died in Hama yesterday.
# Homeless
72 per cent of homeless women experience violence or abuse as children
In a TCD study, 15 women had spent time in a psychiatric hospital and 11 had spent time in prison. A large number of migrant women reported experiencing intimate partner violence.
# Fix Your STreet
U2 graffiti, dog poop and man-sized potholes - welcome to
The new website, aimed at identifying ‘non-emergency issues’ like potholes and illegal dumping, has attracted hundreds of complaints since it launched last week.