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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# happy

All time
# Clap along
Galway people really know how to move
Cos their hair is black and their eyes are blue.
# Happy Days
Kids choir makes Happy sound even more joyful
Clap along. You know you want to.
# happy i am
Star Wars characters dancing to Happy will give you a giggle
Would you look at C-3PO go.
# fierce mild
Put away the winter coat. We're getting dry and settled weather for 'the coming weeks'
Did you say ‘dry with sunshine’ Evelyn?
# happy
Look who Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck bumped into last night
Expect to see the lads wearing pink Buffalo hats on their next night out in Manchester.
# shneaky shnackbox
This dancing Supermacs video is strangely compelling
Just go with it.
# happy belfast
Belfast's 'happy' dancing will cheer you up this morning
Because they’re HAPPY.
# pleased
‘It must be a sign of his own desperation’: Here’s what Labour thinks of Keaveney’s FF switch
“We will struggle,” dead-panned one minister today.
# happy
Olympic medallist Tom Daley comes out on YouTube
‘Of course I still fancy girls,’ the 19-year-old says, ‘but right now I’m dating a guy and I couldn’t be happier.’
# Budget 2014
"Positive","Welcome": The insiders who WERE happy with the Budget
The insiders told how they felt about the Budget 2014 announcement.
# what budget?
Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy
Children, dogs, Lego, ironing… check out the diverse results.
# mind each other
Open thread: As we await Budget 2014, what makes you happy?
Share your stories with us…
# the warm fuzzies
9 facts that will definitely cheer you up
Turn that frown upside down, friend.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you happy?
The World Happiness Report places Ireland 18th with a happiness score of 7-out-of-10. But are you happy?
# the warm fuzzies
11 small things that absolutely make your day
Life’s little simple pleasures. It’s the little things.
# pets on a plane
In an emergency situation your pet can now travel without its passport
Dog and cat owners can rest assured that if a natural disaster strikes or they are caught up in political unrest, they can now bring their pets home without clearing the usual inspections.
Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy
A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.
# Your Say
Poll: Does the weather impact on your mood?
This time last week we were all outside enjoying the sun, but this week is a whole different story. Does the sunshine make you a happier person?
# Best day ever
11 individuals having the absolute time of their lives
We hope you are too.
# Smiles for Days
9 things to make you smile on International Happiness Day
If you’re not smiling after this lot then we can do nothing more for you.
Column: Is a fairer society a happier one?
To mark International Happiness Day, Karen Hand says Irish peoples’ happiness depends on a sense of fair play and accountability, which is why making fairness a priority will boost the happiness of the nation.
# Happiness
VIDEO: What is happiness?
Irish director Conor Horgan asked pensioners, children, homeless people, advertising executives, recovering addicts and more about their experiences of happiness.
Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.
When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.
# unhappy face
Here’s when you reach the saddest point in your life
A behavioural economist has analysed data in 72 countries, coming up with an average for when people are least content with life in each.
# Happiness
21 reasons to be happy here in Ireland
It’s been a tough week, but we’re still happy. Here’s why.
# Happiness
10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier
Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…
# job fairy
Elves wanted: grinches need not apply
Roll up, roll up. Carlow shop has 85 job openings for elf positions this Christmas.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?
The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.
# happy
How good is life in Ireland?
Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.
How happy are you? Scientists want to know
The Science Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Happy? Take a Second Look’ uncovers the true mood of the nation – and will putting the country to the happiness test.
# sad face
It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe
Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.