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Waterford locals have started a movement to reclaim their city's streets
And they’re doing it with art.
Rioting in Milwaukee after man fatally shot by police
The local mayor appealed for calm.
Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia
The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.
Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result
Signs stating “Leave the EU, no more Polish vermin” have been posted through letter boxes.
These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland
The winners of the all-Ireland competition were announced today.
Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend...
The 7th annual ‘Street Feast’ takes place tomorrow.
People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing
The chairman of a drug treatment programme said that the government needed to give more urgency to the housing crisis.
This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless
StreetSmart is working with restaurants to allow diners to add €2 onto the cost of their meal.
'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'
Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last of the seven Ballymun flats standing and today work began on its demolition.
'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'
Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.
13 of the best TV gags from the past 20 years
Woman in her 90s brutally assaulted during burglary at her Bray home
Locals are collecting donations for the elderly woman.
How many sex offenders are under special supervision in your region?
Offenders are monitored by the probation officers but are also required to tell local gardaí they are living in the area.
'Any small community's nightmare': Shock over deaths in Laois car crash
Angela Kelly, Orla Curry and Martin Brophy were killed in the crash early yesterday morning.
Poll: Should gardaí charge for policing at community events?
Sports matches and concerts are one thing, but the have been criticisms of payments requested from community groups.
The Grangegorman squatters have no intention of moving...
A High Court order has been passed for the arrest of those who remain, but they intend to appeal.
Squatters have another week in the derelict Grangegorman complex
The group occupying the site say they have come to a loose agreement with receivers to let them stay another week while they try to come up with a solution.
'Squatting makes sense': Take a look inside the Grangegorman complex
Squatters have defended their occupation of the site, saying it provides a home for many young people and services for the community.
An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise
And it feeeeeeeeels like all the feels.
After "months of anguish for his bereft family", Thomas Kennedy will be laid to rest
The 81-year-old went missing last summer but his remains were not identified until last week.
Some politicians are trying to destroy relations between the Gardai and the community
I was one of the councillors prevented from leaving a meeting in Fingal by protesters; the politicians involved in organising it have exposed their anti-Garda agenda.
"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
An Irish play tackles drug use head on.
Cork city could grow by 79,000 with border review set to go ahead
Minister Alan Kelly has announced that at statutory committee has been set up to look into this.
France sees more than 50 anti-Muslim incidents after Charlie Hebdo shootings
Meanwhile, Germany’s anti-Islamic was set to march today.
Eirgrid promises to be more 'community-focused'
The semi-state body wants to develop stronger relationships with stakeholders.
It's been Ireland's City of Culture, now Limerick is bidding to be Europe's
They are not the only Irish city interested though…
Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident
Fifteen others were injured at the remote mountainous area.
"Our Sean" could take final journey next week to be buried next to his mum
Sean died alone in England in July.
No lonely funeral for Sean - plans underway to bury him next to his mum
Sean Parker died in England and a call was put out for people to attend his funeral. But the people of Glisnk went one better.
Hundreds march to garda station in Roscrea over drugs fears
The residents were attending a meeting about the issue of drug use in the town.
Deaths of two brothers 'the worst tragedy to ever hit' Sligo community
It is believed that 20-year-old Shane Skeffington stabbed his younger brother and then took his own life.
This could be Ireland's library of the future - but why the controversy?
The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build.
The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users
Shortly after celebrating its first birthday, Soundwave has redesigned its app and placing a greater focus on social discovery through groups and private messaging.
Opinion: The GAA and Samaritans both have an ethos of giving rather than taking
A Samaritans volunteer and GAA member writes about the people-centred spirit at the heart of both organisations.
Opinion: Once the bricks and mortar are in place, let's encourage communities to develop
‘Building sustainable communities’ may not sound very exciting, but the truth is that strong communities create the foundation for generations to come.
Irish Deaf Society produces video showing why advocacy service shouldn't be scrapped
Funding cuts announced this week resulted in the immediate closure of the The Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service for Deaf people.
Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'
The Irish Deaf Society said its members now face “further social exclusion”.
PSNI clarifies whether it's clamping down on flags in Belfast
The police moved to clarify their position on the flying of flags after reports that it would clamp down on flags in Ballynafeigh.
Richard Cahill: 'Volunteer and community groups held this country together during austerity'
This Ireland South candidate in the European elections is hoping to reinforce at EU level the importance of volunteer work.
TV show Community cancelled... 6 reasons why you're a fool for not watching it
Five seasons and no movie :(