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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# good news
Coyle and Lanigan O'Keeffe awarded World Championship bronze two years after event
The Irish pair have been bumped after a failed drugs test.
# good news
Boost for Cork City as Delaney extends his stay with league leaders
The Burton Albion defender’s loan spell will now run until the end of the current SSE Airtricity League season.
# let the sun shine
Sunshine on the way for the weekend with highs of 24 degrees
Cancel everything and get out the BBQ.
# roam like home
Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today
“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.
# that's more like it
Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we're set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week
Showers will be few and far between this week, forecasts Met Éireann.
# feelin hot hot hot
You can leave the coat at home today as temperatures to soar back above 20°C
Today will be the best day of the week with the rain set to return tomorrow.
# equal start
Free 'Baby Box' to be given to all new mothers in Wexford Hospital
Wexford becomes only the second hospital in the country to provide the boxes for newborns.
# Bray
'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland
The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.
# new blue line
From December, this is what the Luas map will look like
From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.
# Global Citizen Award
'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.
# cvs at the ready
Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year
A separate survey from EY said that income tax is the biggest burden for business owners.
# lighthouse family
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can
Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.
# Baby Dominique
Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery
Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.
# Swords
350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin
eShop officially opened its global headquarters in Swords today.
# on the right track
EU teens one step closer to being handed free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays
The initiative was agreed to be a priority in the EU’s 2018 budget.
# Tourism
The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again
The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.
# Lucky find
A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project
Researchers don’t know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.
St Patrick's Day at home and abroad
The main parades are all under way – we’ll be bringing you all the colour and spectacle!
# baby elephant
Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival
Just look at her.
# nortrait
This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today
And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin.
# Sunshine
It will be 17 degrees today
# city of the monkey god
People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years - until now
The 1,000-year-old ruins were buried in the rainforest, in a round valley ringed by steep cliffs.
# dying to try
WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision
The song contest will take place in Ukraine in May.
# rusangano family
This hip hop trio made the best album in Ireland last year
The group scooped the prestigious Choice Music Prize.
# money in the pocket
Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today
Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.
# Rescue
'The rescue effort was enormous': Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast
It took over 13 hours for rescuers to reach them after the emergency vessel was launched.
# fierce mild
Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens
Mild weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.
# Awards Season
Ireland's biggest movie stars all nominated for this year's IFTAs
Actress Ruth Negga was nominated for best actress in two categories.
# here come the girls
Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub
The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.
# take a chance on me
Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago
The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.
# unsung heroes
'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.
# rockin' cashless
Apple Pay is now available in Ireland
You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.
# adare manor
A five-star resort owned by JP McManus is creating 300 new jobs in Limerick
Limerick’s Adare Manor will recruit 300 new staff over the coming months.
# early intervention
App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
The winners were selected by a judging panel of business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD.
iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding
Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.
# Housing Crisis
Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here
Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.
# Newborns
7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.
# Jobs
Eir is looking for people who passed their Leaving Cert to become apprentices
The telecommunications company has 50 positions.
# world book day
Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
We’ll tell you ours…
# Breaking New Ground
Disney airs its first same-sex kiss
An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.