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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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All time
# take a trip
Dawn to dusk: This timelapse captures stunning views along Ireland's Ancient East
All the way from Newgrange to the Hook Head.
# Enterprise
Company that 'powers half of the world's busiest websites' is bringing 100 jobs to Cork
NGINX announced that it is expanding its services with a plan for rapid growth across EMEA.
# hello it's me
Adele on her Grammy wins: 'My idol is Queen Bey and I adore you'
Grammy count 2017: Adele 5 Beyonce 2
# netflix and chill
You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU
The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services.
# delira and excira
Accenture to create 300 new tech and design jobs in Dublin
Around 100 of these new roles will be in The Dock, the company’s new research and development hub.
# survivor
Australian man miraculously escapes after holding his head barely above water... for five hours
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.
# drop everything
Supermacs are hiring... someone to taste their chicken sandwiches
Previous experience of “amazing food” is desirable, but not essential.
# purring engine
Driver thinks he's being stopped for speeding - has cat stuck in engine grille
A real life super furry animal.
# cartoon saloon
This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny
Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.
# positive operation
'We're over the moon' - Irish comedian successfully donates kidney to brother in US
Jarlath Regan tweeted yesterday that the operation had been a success.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
120 jobs on the way for Limerick at Virgin Media
The media giant is set to create the jobs at its National Customer Experience Centre just south of the city.
# days without end
'It was such a shock, I no longer feel 61 but 22 again': Barry's delight at scooping major book award
Barry won the Costa Book of the Year award for Days Without End last night.
# money row
Sky and Discovery reach 11th hour deal for channels to remain on air
Eurosport, TLC and several other channels were scheduled to go off air from today.
# page turner
Irish author Sebastian Barry scoops major Book of the Year prize
The Costa Book of the Year was formerly known as the Whitbread prize.
# Lock Hard
A new app wants to help you find car parking space in Dublin
The app also maps your route to the parking space.
# it's not yet dark
'Inspirational': This Irish documentary is getting great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival
Another hit is the Irish documentary In Loco Parentis, about a boarding school in Co Meath.
# Marriage equality
Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
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
Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.
# heroism
Off-duty soldier rescues 1-year-old nephew after he fell into the freezing River Barrow
Michael Lyons’ quick reaction could have made the difference between life and death for 18-month-old Max.
# jackpot
Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol
The filling station reduced the cost of petrol and diesel to 88.5c per litre for a period to celebrate.
# carlow central
Penneys to take centre stage as over 1,000 jobs to be created in new Carlow shopping centre
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
It was the Brendan O’Carroll creation’s fourth win for Best Comedy in five years.
# It Could Be You
Ireland's €88m Euromillions jackpot will be shared by syndicate
The money will be shared by a group.
# Solidarity
The forgotten story of Irish-Australians after the 1916 Rising is getting an international audience
The film explores the support for the Rising in Australia, and the Irish community formed in the country.
# The coast awakens
Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest
The Skellig Islands saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in the reboot of Star Wars franchise.
# weaver park
Work on The Liberties' new park will begin in the coming weeks
The park, which has been approved by Dublin City Council, is expected to be completed by this summer.
# Growing Up
The Irish Girl Guides is to start allowing transgender children into their ranks
Children who are male on their birth cert but who self-identify as female will be allowed to join.
# good news
'I'm back from the brink': Ex-Liverpool defender making good progress after lucky escape
Rigobert Song suffered a stroke in October but is thankfully on the mend.
# kindness of strangers
'I can walk a little taller': Radio listeners donate €15k to woman at risk of losing home
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.'
We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland, writes David Minton.
# Coffee Lovers Rejoice
Irish mathematicians working hard to make the perfect cup of coffee
The process of making a perfect cup of coffee is “hideously complicated”, say researchers
# County Down
Hero dog helps to save five-year-old trapped in tumble dryer
Teddy the dog alerted Riley’s mother that he was in danger, after the boy became trapped in a tumble dryer.
# subway therapy
New Yorkers are leaving each other loving post-it notes to support each other after the election
A Manhattan subway station is the site of the new art project.
# The City of the Tribes
Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived
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.'
“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.
# Birth Control
The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works
Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.
# Ring of Kerry
Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.
# Miracle Baby
Introducing Lynlee Boemer - a baby who has quite literally been born twice
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?
We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.
# 15 photos
Nat Geo photo competition gives us a glimpse of a strange, alluring world
Which one do you think will come out on top?