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# Good Samaritan

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Man who came to aid of crash victim has own car cut to pieces by emergency services
Paul Egan’s car was destroyed in the process, but now a fundraising campaign has been set up to aid his compensation.
Over €20,000 raised to aid recovery of Maynooth student Kym Owens
The teenager suffered multiple injuries as she walked back to her student accommodation late last month.
Controversial PSG defender Aurier praised for 'saving the life' of opponent
The Ivorian has been commended for helping Mali’s Moussa Doumbia, who was knocked out during their recent international match.
Watch: Train passenger gives shivering homeless man his t-shirt
The video has since gone viral.
Priest gave burglar a lift into town after finding him in his wardrobe
The man had sent the priest a Christmas card shortly before the robbery.
A beatboxing harmonica player used his amazing talent to help a homeless man
What a hero.
VIDEO: Man jumps to rescue passenger from subway tracks
Holding out for a hero.
Dublin lad's bike saved by a stranger's act of kindness
There are good people about.
Do we legally have to stop and help someone in danger?
Right now, not really.
This chef is offering up his home and dinner to a family in need at Christmas
The 41-year-old from Dublin has been unemployed for the last two years after a heart attack forced him to give up his job as a professional chef.
The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests
A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.
Opinion: A story of a good bus driver and a cyclist on Dublin's quays
After I was hit by a driver on the quays, I was overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers.
Guy drives around offering free lifts home to people who've been drinking
There was a deeper meaning to it all though.
Did you leave your dad's Father's Day present on the DART on Saturday?
There’s a very disappointed dad out there in Dublin.
Millionaire hides envelopes of cash around San Francisco
The real estate moneybags wants to put a smile on people’s faces.
Good Samaritan saves mum and three kids from living in their car
Sabrina McMahon’s story is not an unusual one, TD Catherine Murphy has said.
This eight-year-old raised over €13k to help pay for his classmates' school lunches
The young boy launched an online campaign to make sure everyone got a hot lunch.
Poll: What would you do if you found a money-filled wallet?
€100, in a wallet, on the street. What’s your next move?
Norwegians react wonderfully to freezing boy at bus stop
We’re not crying, it’s the wind.
Homeless man donates chance €2 million lotto win to charity
He bought the ticket with his last few coins.
Watch as kind strangers help out mother unable to pay for groceries
A hidden camera show reveals fellow customers giving a helping hand.
Good samaritan dog refuses to leave friend's side after he was hit by a car
Careful now, this one will hit you right in your heart.
Would you return €70k you found in a desk bought online?
This guy did.
Man’s wallet is returned to him, 24 years after he lost it
He might need to renew that library card.
Grateful family search for Dublin Airport 'Good Samaritan'
When 85-year-old Jack Healy collapsed outside Terminal 2, an American nurse stepped in to administer CPR. Can you help trace her?
One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related
This was the busiest year yet for Samaritans, with longer calls to their helpline and more face-to-face contact at its branches.
Kildare drivers least likely to be 'good samaritans'
Drivers in Donegal and Kerry are most likely to stop and help a stranded motorist – but Kildare and Meath drivers are least likely to intervene.
Charges dropped against Seattle 'superhero' Phoenix Jones
City Attorney Pete Holmes said there were “proof problems” in bringing a case against Ben Fodor/Phoenix Jones, but insists he is “no hero”.
Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare
Donal Casey’s cartoons were stolen from the train at Newbridge, has he travelled to prepare for an exhibition. A good Samaritan came across the stolen items and returned them.
The Daily Fix: Friday
In your evening wrap-up: Does the DAA chief deserve a bonus? How is Ireland so good at boxing? And shouldn’t they have called the movie The Anti-Social Network?
Could a new Civil Law bill make us nicer people?
New legislation published by Alan Shatter will give legal protection to citizens acting as ‘Good Samaritans’.