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# Campaign

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# drivers for change
Workshops being rolled out to taxi drivers to help deal with passengers in distress
Aware and Mytaxi have launched a campaign encouraging drivers to promote positive mental health.
# factfind
FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.
Despite all our new communication modes, people are lonelier than ever
Loneliness is as prevalent in the young as it is in the old, it just manifests itself differently, writes Dr Keith Swanick.
# Off the hook
Brian Cody free to oversee Kilkenny campaign and will not face sanction
Leinster GAA have confirmed that they judged the incident was dealt with sufficiently.
# changing tack
'I won't be running a similar campaign' - Minister drops 'Welfare Cheats' approach, but says €500m fraud figure 'absolutely accurate'
“It’s difficult to say in hindsight whether I would have run such a campaign or not,” says Minister Regina Doherty.
Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.
# carrying on
Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.'
Two dementia sufferers are telling their stories as part of a new HSE awareness campaign.
# winter flu
Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.
# What Happened
'Back up you creep' - Hillary Clinton speaks about Donald Trump looming behind her during debate
It’s in an extract from her new book called What Happened.
# Voting
16-year-old boy running for Kansas governor seat
The teenager said he would support legalising marijuana for medical purposes but he is conservative on gun rights.
# Campaign
Trump says Russia wanted Hillary Clinton to win the Presidential election
The US President will arrive in Paris shortly for a two-day visit.
# Bantry
Locals angered by 'lack of consultation' by government over mass harvesting of seaweed
Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes. It says it has complied with all State demands concerning the application for a licence.
# Victim
'There’s been a significant campaign against me personally' - Gatland
The Lions coach has felt targeted by the New Zealand Herald.
# love the lee
'People's hearts are broken by the thought of this': Cork locals launch their own flood defence plans
The group Save Cork City is launching the plans this evening.
# French election
Macron says hacked documents have been mixed with false ones to 'sow doubt and disinformation'
A flood of internal documents were released online last night, barely 24 hours before the election.
# Welfare Cheats
Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.
# children's health
Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards
Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.
# repeal the eighth
'I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of special Dáil committee are anti-choice' - Smith
Solidarity-PBP says a referendum on abortion should be held before the autumn.
# Stigma
'Let them know you're there for them': Half of people under 35 would conceal mental health issue
Almost a fifth of people would delay seeking help for a mental health issue, due to the perceived stigma around them.
# kilbarrack station
'It's an absolute nightmare': Dart driver on the fear of hitting people on the tracks
A new video shows how dangerous crossing the tracks can be.
# France
Latest poll has Le Pen and Macron head-to-head in French presidential race
The two frontrunners are staging rival rallies today in Paris.
# trump troubadour
He stopped paying his mortgage so he could sing at Trump rallies - and now he's feeling a little disillusioned
Just two months after the election, Kraig Moss, aka the Trump Troubadour, isn’t feeling quite so positive about Donald Trump as he did before.
# obama17
50,000 French people want Barack Obama to run in their presidential race
Posters have appeared across Paris with his iconic slogan translated into French.
# Standing firm
Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.
# Breakdown
'People were forced to live in the same house for years': Two decades of divorce in Ireland
Divorce was legalised 20 years ago after a bitter campaign and a very tight results in a referendum – now there are calls for the law to be modernised.
# Home for Home
Dragon's Den businessman sells home, raises €273,000 for homeless charities
The money raised will go to COPE Galway and Focus Ireland to help house families in Galway.
# Books
What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas
Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.
# home from home
Dragon’s Den businessman to sell Aran Islands home and donate funds to homeless charities
The €300,000 sale will provide deposits to purchase at least 15 homes for families who are homeless.
# Campaign
Lego stops advertising with the Daily Mail following 'Stop Funding Hate' campaign
The Stop Funding Hate campaign attempts to target advertisers in certain UK newspapers, agitating for them to withdraw their business.
# the donald
Donald Trump: a timeline of the most bonkers events from a truly bonkers presidential campaign
Love him or loathe him, the Donald has kept the world enthralled for the past 18 months.
# Final Countdown
Clinton says FBI actions 'deeply troubling' as Trump steps up his attacks
Clinton pressed FBI Director James Comey to put out the “full and complete facts” about the review into a cache of recently discovered emails.
# on till november
'Let's get coffee, Friend' - The campaign begging emails clogging up America's inboxes
From Broadway tickets to coffee with Ivanka, the Clinton and Trump campaigns are trying every trick to hook donors.
# stephen bannon
Trump campaign chief denies anti-Semitic remarks about daughters' school
The revelation comes a day after reports emerged that domestic charges were filed against him 20 years ago.
# what pivot?
Trump hires head of a right-wing website in latest campaign reshuffle
Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman, has come under scrutiny for his links to the pro-Russia former president of Ukraine.
# Iran
British-Iranian mum detained in Iran accused of trying to overthrow the regime
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised concerns about the mother of one with the Iranian president.
# will he stay or will go?
Is it possible for Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race? And what would happen if he did?
Trump has come under fire recently for a number of high-profile incidents.
# Think of the Children
Trump tells Virginia mother to get crying baby 'out of here'
Meanwhile, France’s president has said the Republican nominee makes “you want to retch”.
# Breakthrough
The ice bucket challenge: It actually made a huge difference
Around €104 million was raised through people dumping water over their heads.
# Recruitment Drive
Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons
The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.
# snowblow
New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015
A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.