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# Breast Cancer
The Sun's breast check campaign could actually harm women, warns doctor
The Sun’s campaign has divided critics in the UK with its photographs of topless women examining their breasts.
# Campaign
Tánaiste to meet with Stardust victims' families
The families want to raise a number of issues with the Tánaiste, including the tribunals into the blaze.
In 'unique event', Irish priest invites LGBT people to speak from the altar
Novena, directed by Anna Rodgers, is about a gay man and lesbian woman who are invited to speak at the altar of a Catholic church.
# Margaretta D’Arcy
President defends Sabina prison visit as “private and personal”
“Sabina is a person who can speak for herself and is a person of very good judgement.”
# Five point plan
What ever happened to Fine Gael's Five Point Plan?
Jobs, political reform and an overhaul of the healthcare system were all promised in the run up to the campaign so let’s take a look at how much of that has been delivered…
# no lost generation
UNICEF calls for world to protect Syrian children from 'broken futures'
A new campaign being run by UNICEF, called No Lost Generation, aims to bring the world’s attention to Syria.
# Transplant
Opt for Life campaign welcome organ donation reforms
Former Gaelic Football star Joe Brolly says the €3 million pledged for a state of the art organ donation system will save lives.
# Threats not Treats
Small glasses of cordial have up to five cubes of sugar
Safefood has launched a campaign to encourage parents to give their children water instead of juices and cordials.
# not just for christmas
Charity warns public about ‘illicit puppy traders’ selling online
The charity estimates there are more than 10,000 dogs and puppies for sale online on any given day.
# Health and Safety
HSA warn against workplace accidents due to 48 people dying last year
The Health and Safety Authority said so far this year 38 people have lost their lives in accidents at work.
# Medical Cards
Public information campaign launched to address 'confusion' over medical cards
The HSE has launched a public information campaign following recent controversies over medical card eligibility.
Extract: Remember the Lisbon Treaty referenda poster campaigns?
Sometimes what happens in Irish politics is so odd, you have to ask yourself… did that really happen? Paddy Duffy remembers the Lisbon referenda debacles.
# Missing Persons
Shatter confirms date for Missing Persons Day, following campaign by Mallow students
Kate McCann was one of the high-profile supporters of the Cork students’ inititiative, which included an intensive lobbying campaign and a petition signed by 12,000 people.
# Election
Merkel strong favorite to win a third term
The German election will take place tomorrow.
# Mental Health
Hundreds protest against Ballinasloe psychiatric unit closure
The HSE West is to close the 22 acute psychiatric admission beds from St Bridget’s Hospital in Ballinasloe.
# Advertising
Complaint over 'Limerick crime scene' Irish Examiner ad not upheld
The ASAI found that the ad did not cause grave or widespread offence.
# mind our men
New campaign aims to curb suicides amongst farmers
The campaign is being launched by Pieta House as part of its Mind Our Men initiative.
# jobfairy
Who wants to be Lucinda Creighton’s parliamentary assistant?
Lucinda Creighton is on the look out for a new assistant. Do you have what it takes? Step on down.
# Tribute
Surfing GAA fan backs the Mayo4Sam campaign
Can this musical tribute inspire James Horan’s men to victory this year?
# Religion
Website that helps people leave the Catholic Church to cease operations
Over 12,000 people downloaded a Declaration of Defection from, but changes to canon law have made it difficult for the site to operate, a founder says.
# Foot in Mouth
Australian political hopeful stumped during disastrous interview
Jaymes Diaz of the Liberal Party did not have a good time on the first day of the campaign trail.
# skyballs
Chris O'Dowd wants to build the world's largest flying scrotum
No, really.
# Seanad
Doherty: Norris comments gave Seanad abolition campaign a boost
The Fine Gael TD was referring to Norris saying she was “talking through her fanny” while in the Seanad yesterday.
# Doctors
Doctors to be balloted on industrial action over "dangerous" working hours
The Irish Medical Organisation says that non-consultant hospital doctors are “routinely forced” to work “dangerously long” hours in Ireland.
# Abortion
Campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment planned for the autumn
The constitutional ban on abortion will come under scrutiny in the new Dáil term.
# Racism
50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council
The Immigrant Council of Ireland said that the incidents have all been reported to it since the launch of a major awareness campaign.
# Equality
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality
It took a 16-year legal battle to remove the Victorian laws from Ireland’s statutebook which criminalised sexual acts between men.
# happy new ear
Concern over backlog for cochlear implants
Parents campaigning on the issue still hope to meet the Health Minister over the issue of bilateral cochlear implants for children.
# kickstarter
Is thorium the answer to the world’s energy woes?
An Irish duo have set up an ambitious kickstarter campaign for a documentary on the issue, they told
# Health
Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.
# Magdalenes
Justice for Magdalenes group ends its campaign
The group said that it has ended its political campaign now that the objectives of an apology and a redress scheme for Magdalene survivors have been achieved.
# You What?
Your Desperate Plea For Ronaldo To Come Back To Manchester United Video Of The Day
If the club won’t bring him back, supporters are going to take matters into their own hands.
# bedwetting
Just one in ten parents seek GP help about child's bedwetting
New research has also shown that children are missing out on summer activities because they wet the bed.
# Philippines
Pics: Filipino voters hit the polls in vital elections of over 18,000 politicians
The country’s president is hoping to secure a majority in both houses of parliament so he can push through reforms in the country’s corruption-ridden system.
# Racism
5 'serious incidents' of racism a week in Ireland
On public transport, in offices, on the street and in neighbourhoods: The Immigrant Council of Ireland says the reported incidents of racism has grown significantly.
# level crossings
Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings
The campaign aims to make road users aware of the correct behaviour at railway crossings and the dangers posed by their misuse.
# Suicide
Campaign to reduce male suicides to be launched
Pieta House is to launch the Mind Our Men campaign next week, which will “equip the public with the skills needed to reach out to the men in their lives during times of crisis”.
# croke park 2
Unions to address "major public meeting" against Croke Park 2 proposals
A nationwide campaign against the proposals will include a major public meeting in Cork City Hall.