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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# Hope
'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London'
John turned his life around after drug addiction.
# finding a cure
Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.
# Hope
Glenn Whelan wants to extend Stoke stay
The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland international is entering the final months of his current deal.
# three legged miracle
From the streets of Thailand to a living room in Ireland: One dog's story
Chaya escaped abduction into the dog-meat market when she was adopted by Deirdre McDonnell
# Analysis
Analysis: How Ireland can give themselves the best possible chance against Germany
Martin O’Neill will be hoping his side can capitalise on their opponents’ considerable injury list.
# Hope
Homeless volunteer: 'You get to meet people who've come through the worst, it's a great experience.'
There are many homeless charities across the country who need volunteers to help them in their work.
# homeless ireland
Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.
# Progress
Irish scientists have figured out a way to diagnose bowel cancer earlier
A method that could allow treatment for patients to be personalised has also been discovered.
# Hope
UEFA report on Ireland's Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception
The FAI has put forward the stadium as one of the potential venues for the event.
# Love
James Foley wrote a letter to his family while in captivity and it's beautiful
“Dreams of family and friends take me away and happiness fills my heart.”
# Hope
Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's
Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.
# Hope
Some Croke Park residents are signing a petition to reinstate all five concerts
The organiser said that ‘most residents are fuming that a minority are speaking on behalf of the whole area’.
# Hope
Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed
Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury
# Portugal
Madeleine McCann search continues on scrubland in Praia da Luz
Officers are thought to be using ground-penetrating radar equipment to probe the ground, looking for disturbed earth.
# anya
This gorgeous film will move you to help abandoned children
The Oscar-nominated Brown Bag Films were moved to spend 14 months creating this gem to support To Russia With Love.
# Hope
'Important and encouraging lead' in search for missing Malaysia jet
The Australian head of the mission urged caution about the signals similar to that of a black box which were detected yesterday saying: “We are working in a very big ocean and within a very large search area”.
# Search
'We'll keep searching for flight MH370 till hell freezes over' say officials
Australia officials vow to continue the search, however the prime minister said they could not be certain of success.
# Missing
WATCH: Helicopter rescues four-year-old boy from Washington mudslide
The death toll today reached 25, with over 90 more people missing.
# the missing
Channel 4 documentary on missing Esra Uyrun airs tonight
The mother of one left her home at Collinstown Grove in Clondalkin at around 7.15am on 23 February 2011. Her car was found in Bray.
# sunshower
9 signs people are overreacting to the 'bit of sun'
Yep, the sun is out in these parts.
# Hope
Mother of missing Irish man in India still 'determined' to find him two years on
A new theory has emerged that the missing journalist may have been attacked by a wild animal, as the route he went missing on has recently been closed off because of sightings.
# Remember when
8 reasons you can't stop thinking about the joys of summer
Remember summer? Wasn’t it SO GREAT?
# Search
Adoption Explainer: What’s the first step to take if you want to trace your parents
There are a couple of routes you can take, says the Adoption Authority of Ireland, but added there are delays, so you should start your search as soon as possible.
Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.
# inspiring tales
Cancer sufferer holds dance party moments before double mastectomy
An inspiring approach to something many would find terrifying.
# Thanks Penneys
9 emotions you experience while shopping at Penneys
The full spectrum is represented here.
# Hope
The Redzone: Reason to hope for some of the NFL's worst teams
There were lots of positives to be drawn, even in defeat.
# kerry max cook
Acquitted death-row inmate to inspire Irish teenagers with his "story of hope"
Kerry Max Cook, who spent 22 years in prison until he was proven innocent, will share his story with youth outreach movement Soar tomorrow night.
# Hope
5 reasons why Ireland can beat England tonight
While a victory looks improbable, Trap’s side have caused upsets in friendlies before.
# War
Oxfam urges EU foreign ministers to extend the arms embargo on Syria
Transferring more weapons to Syria can only “exacerbate a hellish scenario for civilians” says Oxfam, who say extending the embargo would avoid fuelling an arms race.
Column: The Ohio kidnappings bring the issue of ‘missing persons’ into sharp focus
About 4,000 people go missing for a time in Ireland each year – and the emotional impact on their loved ones, who live with ongoing uncertainty and questions, is immense. They must be given proper support, writes, Dermot Browne.
Extract: I’m in massive negative equity and I may lose my home, but I won’t lose hope
Single Irish mother, Jillian Godsil, who tried to sell her Georgian mansion on YouTube, has documented her personal slide into insolvency in a new book, Does my Debt look big in this? Here she writes about debt and never giving up.
# oh lindsay
8 reasons we’re still rooting for Lindsay Lohan
She could still turn it around! Right? RIGHT?
# baby love
This might be the cutest thing you see this week, nay THIS YEAR
Baby sloth in a bucket, drinking milk, and eating salad.
# Foaling around
Meet Hope, the baby Clydesdale from the Super Bowl ads
Set your squee controls to STUN.
# Hope
NHL and players reach 'tentative agreement' to end lockout
Deal apparently reached early Sunday morning after 113 days of dispute.
# Hope
'I can't control it': Gilroy walking on air after debut dream come true
The winger was determined to make the most of his chance yesterday, saying, “who knows when I’ll get that opportunity again?”
Column: I wrote a book about terminal cancer. Then, I was told I had it
Author Mary McCarthy describes the moment she learned she had cancer, and her feelings about death.
Read Me: An open letter to my own depression
Garry Williams, who has suffered from depression for years, addresses his illness directly.
# Comeback
Davis Cup: Spain reach final, hope for early Nadal return
The 11-time Grand Slam winner is recovering from a knee injury, could he return to play a role in November?