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Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today
# Roam Like Home
# Roam Like Home

Going on holiday? Roaming charges are abolished from today

Jun 15th 2017, 6:01 AM 19,728 Views 26 Comments

“Eliminating roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU,” EU leaders said.

Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we're set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week
# That's More Like It
# That's More Like It

Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we're set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week

Jun 12th 2017, 7:07 AM 45,586 Views 20 Comments

Showers will be few and far between this week, forecasts Met Éireann.

You can leave the coat at home today as temperatures to soar back above 20°C
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

You can leave the coat at home today as temperatures to soar back above 20°C

May 31st 2017, 7:56 AM 16,323 Views 25 Comments

Today will be the best day of the week with the rain set to return tomorrow.

Free 'Baby Box' to be given to all new mothers in Wexford Hospital
# Equal Start
# Equal Start

Free 'Baby Box' to be given to all new mothers in Wexford Hospital

Apr 25th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,426 Views 23 Comments

Wexford becomes only the second hospital in the country to provide the boxes for newborns.

'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland
# Bray
# Bray

'She's a curious little thing': Meet the first tropical stingray to be born in Ireland

Apr 14th 2017, 5:27 PM 12,109 Views 17 Comments

The Atlantic Cownose Ray is listed as a near threatened species and could face extinction in the future.

From December, this is what the Luas map will look like
# New Blue Line
# New Blue Line

From December, this is what the Luas map will look like

Apr 10th 2017, 10:48 PM 175,379 Views 124 Comments

From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.

'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'
# Global Citizen Award
# Global Citizen Award

'Irish people have a hunger to make a difference in the world'

Apr 8th 2017, 8:45 AM 8,161 Views 7 Comments

28 ‘global citizens’ are being honoured in Dublin today.

Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year
# Cvs At The Ready
# Cvs At The Ready

Business group predicts 'exceptional job surge' with 50,000 new roles this year

Apr 3rd 2017, 7:41 AM 19,650 Views 39 Comments

A separate survey from EY said that income tax is the biggest burden for business owners.

Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can
# Lighthouse Family
# Lighthouse Family

Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can

Mar 30th 2017, 1:24 PM 23,167 Views 18 Comments

Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery
# Baby Dominique
# Baby Dominique

Baby born with four legs and two spines recovering well after surgery

Mar 22nd 2017, 9:24 PM 42,236 Views 11 Comments

Dominique can now sit up, raise her hands and reach for things, which she couldn’t do before.

350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin

Mar 20th 2017, 10:45 AM 23,520 Views 36 Comments

eShop officially opened its global headquarters in Swords today.

EU teens one step closer to being handed free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays
# On The Right Track
# On The Right Track

EU teens one step closer to being handed free interrailing ticket on their 18th birthdays

Mar 20th 2017, 10:29 AM 35,723 Views 69 Comments

The initiative was agreed to be a priority in the EU’s 2018 budget.

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again
# Tourism
# Tourism

The first sign of summer? Loop Head Lighthouse is open to the public again

Mar 18th 2017, 5:00 PM 16,080 Views 12 Comments

The building is steeped in history, with its origins dating back to the 1670s.

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project
# Lucky Find
# Lucky Find

A half-skull that is 400,000 years old was found on last day of excavation project

Mar 18th 2017, 12:01 PM 28,462 Views 28 Comments

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.

As it happened: St Patrick's Day at home and abroad
Live Mar 17th 2017, 4:28 PM

As it happened: St Patrick's Day at home and abroad

Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival
# Baby Elephant
# Baby Elephant

Dublin Zoo celebrates a very adorable new arrival

Mar 16th 2017, 5:37 PM 18,121 Views 17 Comments

Just look at her.

This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today
# Nortrait
# Nortrait

This portrait of Graham Norton was unveiled in the National Gallery today

Mar 15th 2017, 10:00 PM 70,543 Views 30 Comments

And, in a very Irish coincidence, the artist turned out to be Norton’s cousin.

It will be 17 degrees today
# Sunshine
# Sunshine

It will be 17 degrees today

Mar 13th 2017, 8:35 AM 17,036 Views 12 Comments

Nice.

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years - until now
# City Of The Monkey God
# City Of The Monkey God

People hadn't set foot in this ancient 'lost city' in the Honduran jungle for 500 years - until now

Mar 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 41,548 Views 25 Comments

The 1,000-year-old ruins were buried in the rainforest, in a round valley ringed by steep cliffs.

WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision
# Dying To Try
# Dying To Try

WATCH: This is the song that will represent us at the Eurovision

Mar 10th 2017, 5:10 PM 44,749 Views 90 Comments

The song contest will take place in Ukraine in May.

This hip hop trio made the best album in Ireland last year
# Rusangano Family
# Rusangano Family

This hip hop trio made the best album in Ireland last year

Mar 10th 2017, 8:31 AM 16,312 Views 42 Comments

The group scooped the prestigious Choice Music Prize.

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today
# Money In The Pocket
# Money In The Pocket

Good news for pensioners: The State pension is going up by €5 a week from today

Mar 9th 2017, 5:25 PM 23,885 Views 92 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said promoting the pension increase through a Facebook video was “cynical”.

'The rescue effort was enormous': Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast
# Rescue
# Rescue

'The rescue effort was enormous': Irishman rescued after yacht capsized off Australian coast

Mar 9th 2017, 3:45 PM 20,389 Views 13 Comments

It took over 13 hours for rescuers to reach them after the emergency vessel was launched.

Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens
# Fierce Mild
# Fierce Mild

Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens

Mar 9th 2017, 8:23 AM 13,218 Views 15 Comments

Mild weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Ireland's biggest movie stars all nominated for this year's IFTAs
# Awards Season
# Awards Season

Ireland's biggest movie stars all nominated for this year's IFTAs

Mar 8th 2017, 4:07 PM 8,669 Views 6 Comments

Actress Ruth Negga was nominated for best actress in two categories.

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub
# Here Come The Girls
# Here Come The Girls

Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub

Mar 8th 2017, 9:48 AM 18,735 Views 46 Comments

The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago
# Take A Chance On Me
# Take A Chance On Me

Grammy winner Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to public schools in Chicago

Mar 7th 2017, 9:22 PM 10,930 Views 14 Comments

The artist – who won three Grammys last month – used the proceeds of concert tickets to make the donation.

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today
# Unsung Heroes
# Unsung Heroes

'Dr Seuss or a librarian in Cashel?': Council workers are having the craic on Twitter today

Mar 7th 2017, 5:11 PM 9,817 Views 6 Comments

‘Our Council Day’ has been showcasing the work of firefighters, librarians and other behind-the-scenes employees.

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland
# Rockin' Cashless
# Rockin' Cashless

Apple Pay is now available in Ireland

Mar 7th 2017, 7:41 AM 27,451 Views 35 Comments

You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.

A five-star resort owned by JP McManus is creating 300 new jobs in Limerick
# Adare Manor
# Adare Manor

A five-star resort owned by JP McManus is creating 300 new jobs in Limerick

Mar 6th 2017, 2:37 PM 23,896 Views 23 Comments

Limerick’s Adare Manor will recruit 300 new staff over the coming months.

App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
# Early Intervention
# Early Intervention

App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Mar 4th 2017, 8:30 AM 15,401 Views 12 Comments

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
# CREATIVE IRELAND
# CREATIVE IRELAND

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:38 PM 7,253 Views 2 Comments

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here

Mar 3rd 2017, 10:20 AM 16,263 Views 73 Comments

Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced
# Newborns
# Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,928 Views 16 Comments

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

Eir is looking for people who passed their Leaving Cert to become apprentices
# Jobs
# Jobs

Eir is looking for people who passed their Leaving Cert to become apprentices

Mar 2nd 2017, 10:43 AM 33,512 Views 56 Comments

The telecommunications company has 50 positions.

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?
# World Book Day
# World Book Day

Open thread: What's the most inspiring book you've ever read?

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:20 AM 14,792 Views 134 Comments

We’ll tell you ours…

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss
# Breaking New Ground
# Breaking New Ground

Disney airs its first same-sex kiss

Mar 1st 2017, 5:33 PM 20,544 Views 166 Comments

An episode of Star vs the Forces of Evil features same-sex couples kissing at a concert.

Are you on a job hunt in Dublin or Louth? New jobs are on the way
# Cvs At The Ready
# Cvs At The Ready

Are you on a job hunt in Dublin or Louth? New jobs are on the way

Mar 1st 2017, 2:07 PM 15,622 Views 18 Comments

A mobile tech company and a courier company were behind the latest jobs announcements.

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow
# Easing The Burden
# Easing The Burden

Prescriptions are going to be cheaper for over-70s with a medical card from tomorrow

Feb 28th 2017, 5:44 PM 21,581 Views 55 Comments

Those eligible are advised to make themselves known to pharmacy staff so they can benefit from this reduction.

It's Pancake Tuesday tomorrow - get some inspiration from this master crêpier
# Fancy Pancakes
# Fancy Pancakes

It's Pancake Tuesday tomorrow - get some inspiration from this master crêpier

Feb 27th 2017, 7:07 PM 13,516 Views 7 Comments

Ready to rush out for the pancake mix?