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# good-news - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried
# Flying High
# Flying High

Landing a 737-800 is really hard - here's what happened when we tried

Feb 26th 2017, 9:30 PM 36,683 Views 26 Comments

We just avoided the grass.

Ireland's first sneaker label launches this week
# King Of Soles
# King Of Soles

Ireland's first sneaker label launches this week

Feb 26th 2017, 5:00 PM 37,010 Views 53 Comments

King of Soles is the brainchild of Glenn Heaslip.

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break
# Sexy Time
# Sexy Time

There's a bid to let Swedish workers go home and have sex on their break

Feb 26th 2017, 8:15 AM 39,486 Views 58 Comments

A councillor is proposing a paid sex break for workers to spend with their partners.

# good-news - Saturday 25 February, 2017

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle
# Parliament Street
# Parliament Street

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Feb 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 23,392 Views 14 Comments

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo
# Michael D
# Michael D

Our President on a BMX? Here's the story behind that famous photo

Feb 25th 2017, 11:00 AM 20,779 Views 23 Comments

One of the all-time great Irish photos.

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds
# Dedication
# Dedication

Ireland's Heritage Hero spent 10 years selling lottery tickets to raise funds

Feb 25th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,265 Views 2 Comments

Matt Farrell from Co Longford was named Ireland’s Heritage Hero at an awards ceremony this week.

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed
# Happy Retirement
# Happy Retirement

'Retirement should be an option' - plan to abolish retirement age welcomed

Feb 25th 2017, 7:10 AM 15,779 Views 25 Comments

It has received widespread welcome from older people’s’ groups.

# good-news - Friday 24 February, 2017

For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage
# Minding Frankie
# Minding Frankie

For the first time, a Maeve Binchy novel will be performed on the stage

Feb 24th 2017, 11:27 AM 10,527 Views 7 Comments

Minding Frankie is coming to the Gaiety Theatre this June for two weeks only.

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

'Drive-thru' ashes coming to Galway for the start of Lent

Feb 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,238 Views 29 Comments

People will be able to drive in one church gate, get their ashes, and exit out another gate at Glenamady Church.

'It's a vote of confidence': A major Wicklow film studio plans to grow five times in size
# Reel Progress
# Reel Progress

'It's a vote of confidence': A major Wicklow film studio plans to grow five times in size

Feb 24th 2017, 6:10 AM 11,429 Views 6 Comments

Work at Ashford Studios, which has hosted shows like Vikings, could create hundreds of jobs.

# good-news - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Four identical calves have been born in Co Clare. The farmer couldn't be happier
# Over The Moo-n
# Over The Moo-n

Four identical calves have been born in Co Clare. The farmer couldn't be happier

Feb 23rd 2017, 4:44 PM 33,692 Views 47 Comments

The odds of four identical calves born are estimated at around a billion to one.

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square
# One Day Only
# One Day Only

Next in line: Children's self-portraits take professionals' place in Merrion Square

Feb 23rd 2017, 11:09 AM 7,029 Views 8 Comments

The organisers had hoped to display 100 submissions, but due to the number of responses have decided to increase that over 250.

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food
# Chance Discovery
# Chance Discovery

Starving teenage boy rescued 'by chance' after nearly two weeks at sea without food

Feb 23rd 2017, 9:02 AM 32,454 Views 16 Comments

The boy was found along with three fishermen in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards
# Blackstar
# Blackstar

David Bowie's son paid an emotional tribute as his iconic father cleaned up at the Brit Awards

Feb 23rd 2017, 7:59 AM 16,972 Views 16 Comments

Duncan Jones dedicated Bowie’s two awards late night to “all the kooks”.

Over 100 new tech jobs announced in Dublin after €6.5 million investment
# Good News
# Good News

Over 100 new tech jobs announced in Dublin after €6.5 million investment

Feb 23rd 2017, 7:21 AM 11,056 Views 27 Comments

The positions will be filled over a three-year period.

The five Operation Transformation leaders have lost a lot of weight in eight weeks
# 10 Stone Down
# 10 Stone Down

The five Operation Transformation leaders have lost a lot of weight in eight weeks

Feb 23rd 2017, 6:01 AM 28,589 Views 17 Comments

And plenty of us tuned in to watch them do it.

# good-news - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Pictures: New online archive gives public access to Dublin's visual history
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

Pictures: New online archive gives public access to Dublin's visual history

Feb 22nd 2017, 8:30 PM 26,892 Views 20 Comments

Dublin City Council have published their archives online, in the hope it would help members of the public access records they need.

Tech and media companies have announced 153 new jobs for Dublin
# They're Hiring
# They're Hiring

Tech and media companies have announced 153 new jobs for Dublin

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:55 PM 12,838 Views 26 Comments

Four technology companies have announced jobs for the capital.

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered
# Galaxy Quest
# Galaxy Quest

In major announcement, Nasa confirms seven Earth-like planets have been discovered

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:32 PM 30,711 Views 81 Comments

“We will never be completely sure” if there’s life there without going to these planets, researchers said.

# good-news - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Leo Varadkar hails 'results of government policies' as unemployment rate dips below 7%
# Looking For A New Job
# Looking For A New Job

Leo Varadkar hails 'results of government policies' as unemployment rate dips below 7%

Feb 21st 2017, 4:30 PM 13,049 Views 161 Comments

The number of unemployed is down to 147,400, people a drop of 21.4% over the last 12 months.

# good-news - Monday 20 February, 2017

Over 200 jobs to be created at two new motorway service stations
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

Over 200 jobs to be created at two new motorway service stations

Feb 20th 2017, 2:02 PM 41,235 Views 66 Comments

Both will be open 24 hours a day.

# good-news - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today
# Lifeboat
# Lifeboat

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today

Feb 19th 2017, 6:58 PM 27,396 Views 17 Comments

The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued.

Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman's cape
# No Joke(r)
# No Joke(r)

Galway mathematicians have found a way of making Batman's cape

Feb 19th 2017, 5:00 PM 21,650 Views 7 Comments

NUI Galway mathematicians’ research makes Batman that bit more real.

# good-news - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer
# 14 Henrietta Street
# 14 Henrietta Street

'The walls talk' - Dublin city is getting a new tenement museum this summer

Feb 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 25,731 Views 21 Comments

14 Henrietta Street will showcase the long and pockmarked history of Dublin’s tenements.

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history
# Luciano Baietti
# Luciano Baietti

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

Feb 18th 2017, 12:30 PM 27,288 Views 22 Comments

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'
# Gardening
# Gardening

GIY Guru: 'I’ve become interested in mindfulness, sitting quietly for ten minutes, in the morning'

Feb 18th 2017, 12:00 PM 129 Views 5 Comments

From grown-up colouring books to Paul Martin’s award-winning garden at last year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, mindfulness is still very much having a moment, writes Michael Kelly.

# good-news - Friday 17 February, 2017

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in Ireland

Feb 17th 2017, 7:00 AM 30,906 Views 62 Comments

The tech giant has big plans.

# good-news - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'
# Ireland You Are
# Ireland You Are

'My Ireland celebrates the underdog who pulled like a dog'

Feb 16th 2017, 1:55 PM 15,567 Views 14 Comments

Poet Stephen James Smith has written a poem for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Festival which is being widely praised online

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff
# Surge In Demand
# Surge In Demand

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff

Feb 16th 2017, 12:43 PM 15,225 Views 76 Comments

230 temp staff are being hired to deal with the post-Brexit vote surge.

'First definitive evidence' that taking extra Vitamin D can prevent the flu
# Colds And Flu
# Colds And Flu

'First definitive evidence' that taking extra Vitamin D can prevent the flu

Feb 16th 2017, 8:35 AM 15,344 Views 20 Comments

A new study has reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements.

# good-news - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around
# Land Of The Free
# Land Of The Free

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

Feb 15th 2017, 5:49 PM 16,778 Views 21 Comments

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

Recruitment website announce 500 new jobs in Dublin
# Indeed
# Indeed

Recruitment website announce 500 new jobs in Dublin

Feb 15th 2017, 8:45 AM 12,225 Views 14 Comments

Indeed currently employs 530 people in its Dublin offices.

# good-news - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video
# Viral
# Viral

Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video

Feb 14th 2017, 10:37 PM 28,451 Views 35 Comments

“On this Valentine’s Day, I didn’t just receive a teddy or a card, but the chance of life.”

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations
# Good News
# Good News

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

Feb 14th 2017, 7:04 PM 8,431 Views 14 Comments

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East
# Take A Trip
# Take A Trip

Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East

Feb 14th 2017, 1:00 PM 8,886 Views 7 Comments

All the way from Newgrange to the Hook Head.

# good-news - Monday 13 February, 2017

Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork
# Enterprise
# Enterprise

Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork

Feb 13th 2017, 7:59 AM 12,383 Views 10 Comments

NGINX announced that it is expanding its services with a plan for rapid growth across EMEA.

Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'
# Hello It's Me
# Hello It's Me

Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'

Feb 13th 2017, 7:46 AM 25,462 Views 40 Comments

Grammy count 2017: Adele 5 Beyonce 2

# good-news - Sunday 12 February, 2017

You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU
# Netflix And Chill
# Netflix And Chill

You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU

Feb 12th 2017, 9:15 AM 16,744 Views 28 Comments

The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services.

# good-news - Friday 10 February, 2017

Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin
# Delira And Excira
# Delira And Excira

Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin

Feb 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 10,890 Views 44 Comments

Around 100 of these new roles will be in The Dock, the company’s new research and development hub.

# good-news - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours
# Survivor
# Survivor

Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours

Feb 9th 2017, 5:52 PM 46,138 Views 34 Comments

45-year-old Daniel Miller escaped with his life after the excavator he was driving pinned him almost beneath the surface of a waterlogged dam for five hours.