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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Campaign

All time
# Parade
'All systems go': Willie Frazer says several hundred will attend Dublin loyalist march
The campaigner insisted the march was being arranged to demand action on a single issue, and that it could yet be called off.
# save the snack
One man is on a mission to save the Pink Snack, are you in?
It’s on.
# misshapen identity
Would you eat a wonky carrot?
British-supermarket chain Asda is encouraging their customers to get beyond the appearance of fruit and veg.
# Killala
"The hurt is unbelievable": A family searches for missing Sandra. Can you help?
Anyone with information about missing Sandra Collins is asked to pass it on to gardaí
# don't jerk and drive
US state pulls innuendo-laden 'Don't Jerk and Drive' public safety campaign
*immature giggles*
# Boycott
What will anti-water charges TDs do if boycotters are brought to court?
Irish Water says it does not envisage bringing people to court, but what would the likes of Paul Murphy do if the company did?
# tinder
Clever campaign uses Tinder to tell men about Irish sex trafficking
Have you swiped on this profile?
# visibility
"Historic day" as LGBT teachers' group meet President
The group is part of the INTO union.
# books are my bag
Do you prefer buying books in bookshops or online?
If you like browsing your local bookstore, or want to get back into that, then this campaign is for you.
# Legislation
MS sufferer and right-to-die campaigner: 'If I was an animal...I'd be put to sleep'
Kate Tobin was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and says “Nobody can know the pain I’m going through”.
# Campaign
Can you help this Irish team to compete against Cafu and co at the World Cup in Brazil?
The Ireland 7s team are hoping to compete on world stage at the end of the year.
# islamic state
Explainer: What is happening with the Islamic State group?
Why has there been a spate of beheadings? What should the group be referred to as? Has the West just gone to war with them?
# Irish Water
This former MEP is running for the Dáil on a single issue: water charges
But Paul Murphy’s Sinn Féin opposition in Dublin South West has hit back at criticism over his stance on water charges.
# Campaign
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with rare and aggressive cancer
Ford had been admitted to hospital last week.
# indyref
The best quotes from Scotland's independence referendum campaign
Should they stay or should they go? Here’s what people have been saying.
# China Calling
Mannion bound for Beijing and likely to miss Dublin's 2015 campaign
The two-time All-Ireland U21 football winner is heading to the Chinese capital as part of his studies.
# 24/7 supports
What's your mental health life saver? This group wants to know
The Mental Health Reform are calling for community mental health services to be available around the clock, seven days a week.
# Science
Dublin scientist awarded €250k grant for breast cancer research
Dr Alex von Kriegsheim based at UCD will investigate the role a small protein called ‘ISG15’ plays.
# Bridge Over Troubled Water
Protesters in canoe stop construction of Kilkenny bridge
An emergency council meeting on the controversial bridge is to be held this Saturday.
# spud u like
Guy who set up Kickstarter campaign to make potato salad raises $46k
And the campaign still has three weeks to go!
# Insurgents
Ukraine claims rebels have been flushed from a main stronghold
This would be Kiev’s biggest success of the nearly three-month campaign.
# talk to us
Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer
Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.
# jeremy meeks
Ridiculously good-looking felon lands modelling contract
But can he turn left?
# Dublin
New campaign launched to help families in danger of losing their homes
There’s been a recent increase in Dublin families presenting to homeless services for support and accommodation.
# chicken pox
Mary O'Rourke wants you to know the truth about shingles
There are four main myths about shingles that a new campaign looks to dispel.
# Terminal illness
'If only I could still dress myself': Hard hitting Motor Neurone Disease campaign launched
In the new adverts, Jan and Paul share their stories about their terminal disease in a hope to increase support for those living with this degenerative condition.
# Close Calls
STOP! Luas operators urge drivers to halt at red lights as tram collisions rise
Over 90 per cent of road vehicle / tram collisions happened on the Luas Red Line, while ten per cent happened on the Luas Green Line.
# families battle
Over 50,000 sign petition over discretionary medical cards as parents say 'no more'
The campaign wants the law changed so that any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition automatically gets a full medical card.
# Oops
Lorainne Higgins criticised after campaign van parked in a disabled space
The Labour MEP candidate in Midlands-North-West said the incident was “an honest mistake”.
# Campaign
Torture is a 'global crisis' - but more than a third of people think it can be justified
Amnesty International launches its global anti-torture campaign today.
# Meet and Greet
Pics: Water charge protesters joined the Taoiseach's Limerick canvass
Fine Gael said yesterday that Kenny was hoping to speak to as many people as possible in the run up to polling day and these guys were certainly ready to talk.
# Rape
Partners or exes responsible for one quarter of sex attacks on women
Despite the prevalence of these attacks, there has been just one marital rape conviction in nearly a quarter of a century.
# Petition
Do you think Cork Airport should be renamed after Rory Gallagher?
A petition to do just that has over 10,000 signatures.
# Immigration Reform
Obama will continue to be 'a strong ally' of Ireland - Jen O’Malley Dillon
President Obama’s former deputy campaign manager said politics was a difficult career regardless of your gender.
# Conflict
UK police enlisting Muslim women to help stop young people going to Syria
Police will hold meetings across Britain today with women from different community groups and government officials involved in preventing extremism.
# Protest
Cork residents halt meter installation as stand-off with Irish Water continues
Local Councillor Frank O’Flynn said Irish Water should be installing new pipes not water meters.
# protest goes on
Government accused of using 'spin' to take attention away from wind farm protests
Campaigners claim that nothing has changed after the weekend’s announcement that a deal couldn’t reached with the UK on wind energy export.
# we can be heroes
Laugh and cry as these Grannies take their first ever flight
An and Ria are in their seventies.
# Democracy
Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election
Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.
# resting place
Monument to 222 lost Bethany children to be unveiled at ceremony
The names of children who died while at the home are due to be released in the hope people will find their relations who lived there.