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# good-news - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches
# Drop Everything
# Drop Everything

Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches

Feb 9th 2017, 3:04 PM 20,439 Views 27 Comments

Previous experience of “amazing food” is desirable, but not essential.

# good-news - Monday 6 February, 2017

Driver thinks he's being stopped for speeding - has cat stuck in engine grille
# Purring Engine
# Purring Engine

Driver thinks he's being stopped for speeding - has cat stuck in engine grille

Feb 6th 2017, 6:04 PM 55,423 Views 38 Comments

A real life super furry animal.

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny
# Cartoon Saloon
# Cartoon Saloon

This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny

Feb 6th 2017, 7:58 AM 13,025 Views 5 Comments

Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.

# good-news - Saturday 4 February, 2017

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US
# Positive Operation
# Positive Operation

'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US

Feb 4th 2017, 4:55 PM 29,818 Views 11 Comments

Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.

# good-news - Friday 3 February, 2017

120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media

Feb 3rd 2017, 1:24 PM 14,308 Views 33 Comments

The media giant is set to create the jobs at its National Customer Experience Centre just south of the city.

# good-news - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award
# Days Without End
# Days Without End

'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award

Feb 1st 2017, 12:59 PM 9,825 Views 8 Comments

Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.

Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air
# Money Row
# Money Row

Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air

Feb 1st 2017, 7:18 AM 25,848 Views 49 Comments

Eurosport, TLC and several other channels were scheduled to go off air from today.

# good-news - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
# Page Turner
# Page Turner

Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize

Jan 31st 2017, 10:32 PM 16,309 Views 11 Comments

The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin
# Lock Hard
# Lock Hard

A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin

Jan 31st 2017, 6:43 PM 16,214 Views 19 Comments

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

# good-news - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival
# It's Not Yet Dark
# It's Not Yet Dark

'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival

Jan 29th 2017, 9:00 PM 28,327 Views 2 Comments

Another hit is the Irish documentary In Loco Parentis, about a boarding school in Co Meath.

# good-news - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Jan 28th 2017, 1:04 PM 57,818 Views 119 Comments

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair
# GIVING BACK
# GIVING BACK

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 17,160 Views 25 Comments

Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow
# Heroism
# Heroism

Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow

Jan 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 21,030 Views 8 Comments

Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.

# good-news - Friday 27 January, 2017

Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol
# Jackpot
# Jackpot

Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol

Jan 27th 2017, 1:10 PM 76,426 Views 66 Comments

The filling station reduced the cost of petrol and diesel to 88.5c per litre for a period to celebrate.

Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre
# Carlow Central
# Carlow Central

Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre

Jan 27th 2017, 7:03 AM 27,982 Views 30 Comments

A further 100 jobs were created by synthetic diamond suppliers Element Six in Shannon.

# good-news - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Mrs Brown's Boys a big winner at the National Television Awards
# GOOD BOYS
# GOOD BOYS

Mrs Brown's Boys a big winner at the National Television Awards

Jan 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 20,781 Views 36 Comments

It was the Brendan O’Carroll creation’s fourth win for Best Comedy in five years.

# good-news - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate
# It Could Be You
# It Could Be You

Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate

Jan 25th 2017, 5:37 PM 95,604 Views 46 Comments

The money will be shared by a group.

The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience

Jan 25th 2017, 2:30 PM 21,929 Views 5 Comments

The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest
# The Coast Awakens
# The Coast Awakens

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest

Jan 25th 2017, 1:11 PM 11,389 Views 25 Comments

The Skellig Islands saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in the reboot of Star Wars franchise.

Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks
# Weaver Park
# Weaver Park

Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks

Jan 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 17,433 Views 21 Comments

The park, which has been approved by Dublin City Council, is expected to be completed by this summer.

# good-news - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks

Jan 24th 2017, 10:44 AM 16,961 Views 229 Comments

Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.

# good-news - Saturday 24 December, 2016

'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape
# Good News
From The42
# Good News

'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape

Dec 24th 2016, 4:50 PM 10,211 Views 6 Comments

Rigobert Song suffered a stroke in October but is thankfully on the mend.

# good-news - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home
# Kindness Of Strangers
# Kindness Of Strangers

'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home

Dec 21st 2016, 2:12 PM 14,362 Views 36 Comments

The woman is in arrears of €28,000 and was facing repossession.

# good-news - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'
# Good News
# Good News

Opinion: 'Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.'

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 2,612 Views 49 Comments

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.

# good-news - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee
# Coffee Lovers Rejoice
# Coffee Lovers Rejoice

Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee

Nov 15th 2016, 3:00 PM 11,697 Views 26 Comments

The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers

Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer
# County Down
# County Down

Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer

Nov 15th 2016, 10:35 AM 24,055 Views 25 Comments

Teddy the dog alerted Riley’s mother that he was in danger, after the boy became trapped in a tumble dryer.

# good-news - Saturday 12 November, 2016

New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election
# Subway Therapy
# Subway Therapy

New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election

Nov 12th 2016, 2:23 PM 18,741 Views 65 Comments

A Manhattan subway station is the site of the new art project.

# good-news - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived
# The City Of The Tribes
# The City Of The Tribes

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

Nov 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 23,344 Views 23 Comments

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

# good-news - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'
# Dublin City Marathon
# Dublin City Marathon

26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'

Nov 1st 2016, 11:01 PM 1,020 Views 17 Comments

“And after 4 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds, I’m a finisher” – Sarah Geraghty reflects on the relief, disbelief and quiet pride of taking on the Dublin City Marathon.

# good-news - Friday 28 October, 2016

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Oct 28th 2016, 9:01 AM 19,194 Views 49 Comments

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

# good-news - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
# Ring Of Kerry
# Ring Of Kerry

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

Oct 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 20,767 Views 23 Comments

The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.

# good-news - Monday 24 October, 2016

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice
# Miracle Baby
# Miracle Baby

Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice

Oct 24th 2016, 8:42 PM 33,748 Views 41 Comments

Lynlee Hope was diagnosed as having a rare tumour while still in the womb, and underwent surgery performed via caesarean section.

# good-news - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?
# Good News
# Good News

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

Oct 23rd 2016, 11:00 AM 915 Views 18 Comments

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

# good-news - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world
# 15 Photos
# 15 Photos

Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world

Oct 22nd 2016, 7:30 PM 23,303 Views 13 Comments

Which one do you think will come out on top?

# good-news - Friday 21 October, 2016

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare
# A Salad Please
# A Salad Please

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare

Oct 21st 2016, 7:31 AM 23,184 Views 30 Comments

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

# good-news - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw
# Good News
# Good News

Lucky Cork family scoop €500,000 in Euromillions draw

Oct 20th 2016, 6:41 PM 22,414 Views 17 Comments

The husband thought they had only won a couple of hundred euro.

The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016
# Yearbook
# Yearbook

The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016

Oct 20th 2016, 3:06 PM 28,014 Views 41 Comments

Some of the most interesting nuggets from the CSO’s Statistical Yearbook of Ireland.

# good-news - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'A great day for Ireland': Irish sign language one step closer to official recognition
# Sign Of The Times
# Sign Of The Times

'A great day for Ireland': Irish sign language one step closer to official recognition

Oct 19th 2016, 4:44 PM 12,222 Views 24 Comments

The bill would see sign language recognised as a native and independent language.

2015 was a 'tax leap year' - meaning you could be due more tax back than usual
# Good News
# Good News

2015 was a 'tax leap year' - meaning you could be due more tax back than usual

Oct 19th 2016, 6:10 AM 36,089 Views 11 Comments

If you’re a government minister who has foregone a pay increase listen up – this could make your day.

# good-news - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*
# Dublin And Dingle
# Dublin And Dingle

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*

Oct 18th 2016, 2:28 PM 69,946 Views 44 Comments

*According to TripAdvisor.