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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 2°C

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# good news
Almost €550,000 donated to grassroots fundraiser Feed The Heroes in 2 weeks
Here’s a round up of some lovely things people are doing for one another – from a teddy bear hunt to Gardaí walking senior citizens’ dogs.
# On The Mend
Former Dublin hurler 'symptom free' and 'improving every day' after Covid-19 diagnosis
Michael Carton has been sharing his personal experience.
# good news
Prescriptions, porridge oats, and flat tyres: Gardaí are out in force around the country
We all need some good news right now.
# good news
O'Neills factory starts manufacturing protective gear for healthcare workers
The first shipment is destined for the Covid-19 centre of Derry’s Altnagelvin Hospital.
# good news
Aldi rewards staff for coronavirus efforts with 10% bonus
The retailer said that the payment was to reward colleagues who have “worked tirelessly” in recent weeks.
# good news
Peter Schmeichel praises young Irish goalie's ingenious way to train while in self-isolation
We all need some good news right now.
# good news
'Everything happened very fast' - Arsenal boss Arteta makes full recovery from Covid-19
The Gunners manager tested positive for the virus 10 days ago.
# good news
Over 1,000 birthday cards for boy (9) with rare disease who had to cancel his birthday party
Ruth Beattie asked people to send cards to her son Jack, who is (9) tomorrow, after his party had to be called off.
# good news
Watch: Worcester lock Fatialofa in 'miracle' recovery from spine injury
Fatialofa’s wife has uploaded a video of him walking unaided as he continues his recovery from spinal surgery.
# social distancing
Watch: People play outdoor bingo from their flats in Dublin
From balcony bingo to beautiful sunsets, here is a round up of some good news this evening.
# good news
Scotland player who contracted coronavirus is released from hospital
The rest of Scotland Women’s Six Nations games were postponed.
# White Smoke
Laois to field camogie team in 2020 after 'unavailability of players' situation resolved
Good news for the 2015 All-Ireland Premier Junior champions.
# 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle promote ‘good news’ Instagram account
The couple had a turbulent 2019 but also welcomed their son Archie.
# good news
Hull City defender gets all-clear after cancer treatment
Angus MacDonald has been praised for ‘tremendous courage’ after he was successfully treated.
# cleared
Boost for Ireland as Baird free to face Italy in U20 World Championship showdown
The Leinster second row appeared before a disciplinary committee yesterday after seeing red for a high tackle.
# good news
Beirne extends Munster contract as 20-year-old Casey advances onto senior deal
The Ireland international has quickly become a key player for Johann van Graan’s side.
# Dr Victor Bayda
Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht
Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.
# good news
NFL concussions show big drop after rule changes
With concussions from pre-season games included, the number dropped from 281 in 2017 to 214 in 2018.
# good news
Stevenson awake and healing, says girlfriend
Adonis Stevenson’s girlfriend said the former world champion is ‘spending time enjoying music.’
# windfall
Minister for Finance says corporation tax take is actually €1 billion higher than expected
As a result, Paschal Donohoe expects the Budget to balance rather than run a deficit as had been expected.
# edwards lifesciences
'This is a great news day for Castletroy': Limerick selected as base for 600 jobs
Edwards Lifesciences is investing €80 million in its new Limerick facility.
# good news
Robbie Brady makes long-awaited Burnley comeback after nine months out
The Ireland international came through 82 minutes in an U23s games today, while Preston’s Sean Maguire took a step closer to his return.
# good news
Ex-Ireland and Liverpool defender Lawrenson gets the all-clear after cancer scare
The BBC pundit admitted being nervous while he waited to hear the news.
# good news
Ajax youngster out of coma over a year after suffering heart attack
Abdelhak Nouri collapsed on the pitch back in July 2017, but the 21-year-old is showing signs of improvement.
# good news
All-Ireland semi switch-up means nightmare clash avoided for Cork dual stars
The LGFA have switched Cork’s last four meeting with Donegal to 25 August.
# Green army
Ireland's Hockey World Cup quarter-final against India will be shown live on RTÉ
Graham Shaw’s side will hope to add to their incredible journey on Thursday evening.
# good news
These 7 Premier League fixtures will be exclusive to Irish Sky Sports customers
Liverpool v Southampton is among the highlights.
# good news
Enjoy saunas? New research finds they significantly lower risk of stroke
The study found people taking 4-7 saunas a week were 61% less likely to have a stroke than those taking one a week.
# good news
Ireland's Alan Judge makes first start since horrific leg break two years ago
It has been a long road back for the Brentford midfielder, who featured in their 1-0 win over Bristol City today.
# pom
'It's good to see' - O'Mahony pleased by Kidney and Kiss to London Irish reports
The Munster captain has worked under both coaches.
# good news
Taoiseach says he 'understands concerns' as ministers question Ireland 2040 marketing
The rollout had caused concern at Cabinet.
# the gift of giving
Rome's 'baldy' Christmas tree is being made into a family hut and souvenirs
The €48,000 tree was labelled an international embarrassment after it was declared dead on its arrival.
# good news
Barack Obama ends 2017 with a series of 'good news' tweets
In a series of tweets, the former US president referenced a number of different news stories from 2017.
# leicester hospitals
Baby girl born with heart outside her chest survives three surgeries
Baby Vanellope is thought to be the first baby in the UK to survive corrective surgery for the rare condition.
# back on track
The Luas is back up running tonight
Both Green and Red line services have resumed tonight ahead of schedule.
# good news
Of 385,000 properties that lost power during Ophelia, 248,000 have had it restored
ESB said that power would be restored to homes and businesses in the northwest and Dublin by this evening.
# good news
All 28 rescued Jack Russell terriers have found homes thanks to the ISPCA
The dogs are currently at the National Animal Centre in Longford pending housing.
# Parenting
Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.
# global shift
For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.
# Bloom
Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital
The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.