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# good-news - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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 20,402 Views 23 Comments

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

# good-news - Friday 14 April, 2017

'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 12,084 Views 17 Comments

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

# good-news - Monday 10 April, 2017

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 174,863 Views 124 Comments

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

# good-news - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'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 8,151 Views 5 Comments

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

# good-news - Monday 3 April, 2017

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 19,633 Views 39 Comments

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

# good-news - Thursday 30 March, 2017

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 23,150 Views 18 Comments

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

# good-news - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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 42,222 Views 11 Comments

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

# good-news - Monday 20 March, 2017

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

350 new jobs announced for Cork and Dublin

Mar 20th 2017, 10:45 AM 23,500 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 35,708 Views 69 Comments

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

# good-news - Saturday 18 March, 2017

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 16,060 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 28,435 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.

# good-news - Friday 17 March, 2017

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

# good-news - Thursday 16 March, 2017

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 18,103 Views 16 Comments

Just look at her.

# good-news - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

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 69,985 Views 30 Comments

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

# good-news - Monday 13 March, 2017

It will be 17 degrees today
# Sunshine
# Sunshine

It will be 17 degrees today

Mar 13th 2017, 8:35 AM 17,022 Views 12 Comments

Nice.

# good-news - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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 41,502 Views 25 Comments

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

# good-news - Friday 10 March, 2017

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 44,729 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 16,290 Views 43 Comments

The group scooped the prestigious Choice Music Prize.

# good-news - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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 23,875 Views 94 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 20,369 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 13,202 Views 15 Comments

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

# good-news - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

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 8,654 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 18,709 Views 46 Comments

The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.

# good-news - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

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 10,925 Views 15 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 9,808 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 27,439 Views 35 Comments

You can now tap your iPhone like a contactless card.

# good-news - Monday 6 March, 2017

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 23,841 Views 24 Comments

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

# good-news - Saturday 4 March, 2017

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 15,390 Views 12 Comments

The winners were selected by a judging panel of business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD.

# good-news - Friday 3 March, 2017

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 7,244 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 16,230 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 14,913 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.

# good-news - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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 33,501 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 14,785 Views 134 Comments

We’ll tell you ours…

# good-news - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

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 20,496 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 15,613 Views 18 Comments

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

# good-news - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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 21,545 Views 55 Comments

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

# good-news - Monday 27 February, 2017

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 13,501 Views 7 Comments

Ready to rush out for the pancake mix?

Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one
# Breaking The Mould
# Breaking The Mould

Mahershala Ali's Oscar win last night was a truly historic one

Feb 27th 2017, 8:53 AM 23,391 Views 43 Comments

The actor became the first Muslim actor to win one.

Back from the dead: Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310
# It's Baaaack
# It's Baaaack

Back from the dead: Nokia relaunches the iconic 3310

Feb 27th 2017, 7:36 AM 32,607 Views 42 Comments

The iconic phone was relaunched alongside three new smartphones from Nokia.

# good-news - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery
# One Million Dubliners
# One Million Dubliners

Double burials and dead parrots: Strange and unusual stories from Glasnevin Cemetery

Feb 26th 2017, 10:00 PM 18,605 Views 6 Comments

A range of untold, fascinating tales are told on the new Dead Interesting tour at Glasnevin Cemetery.