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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 16,754 Views 28 Comments

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

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 10,900 Views 44 Comments

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

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 46,144 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.

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 20,453 Views 27 Comments

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

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 55,427 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 13,035 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 29,827 Views 10 Comments

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

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 14,317 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 9,831 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 25,874 Views 49 Comments

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

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 16,330 Views 10 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 16,304 Views 19 Comments

The app also maps your route to the parking space.

'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 28,339 Views 2 Comments

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

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 58,139 Views 120 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 17,182 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 21,040 Views 8 Comments

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

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 76,457 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 28,002 Views 30 Comments

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

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 20,790 Views 36 Comments

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

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 95,621 Views 45 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 21,944 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 11,395 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 17,443 Views 21 Comments

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

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 17,013 Views 229 Comments

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

'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 10,231 Views 6 Comments

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

'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 14,370 Views 36 Comments

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

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 2,678 Views 49 Comments

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

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 11,706 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 24,068 Views 25 Comments

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

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 18,751 Views 65 Comments

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

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 23,552 Views 23 Comments

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

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 1,061 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.

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 19,210 Views 49 Comments

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

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 20,801 Views 23 Comments

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

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 33,758 Views 41 Comments

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

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 935 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.

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 23,307 Views 13 Comments

Which one do you think will come out on top?

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 23,214 Views 30 Comments

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

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 22,416 Views 16 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 28,031 Views 41 Comments

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