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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# project

This year
# Wig
Rowntree's project in Munster is starting to take exciting shape
The new style of play, strong selections, and a renewed energy have Munster tracking in the right direction.
All time
# project
Hollywood star's Wrexham takeover a step closer
Ryan Reynolds’ plans have received approval from a financial regulator.
# Brain power
Leinster and the Crusaders linked up for a fascinating project during lockdown
The Irish province are viewing the next few months of games like a World Cup.
# in the picture
Meet the Dublin local heroes getting honoured with stunning portraits
They were commissioned by Dublin City Council Company to celebrate the people who make the capital special.
# the daphne project
International media come together to shed light on gruesome killing of Maltese journalist
Outspoken journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia (53) was murdered in October 2016 after a bomb was placed under her car.
# Parenting
'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.
# curlew
Public asked to report sightings of iconic bird sliding towards extinction
The conservation programme is focusing as a pilot on six of the most important areas for breeding Curlew.
# project
'There was a fear' - Murray relieved Rassie is staying as Munster build
Now a senior player in the squad, the scrum-half is positive about the province’s future.
# Development
Cork set to get new €25 million office space that will accommodate 450 new jobs
The project would also sustain 125 construction jobs.
# ireland's call (on hold)
Aki remains coy on international future despite Connacht commitment
The brilliant centre will be eligible to play for Ireland next year, but he is also available to New Zealand and Samoa.
# project
Munster close in on South African prop Kebble for next season
The 24-year-old is being viewed as a project player who could qualify for Ireland.
# record figures
One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee
It’s World Refugee Day today. This is the first time the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.
# magical
Dad of the year? A father spent 18 months building a fairytale tree for his daughter's bedroom
And it looks CLASS.
# dad of the year
The internet is obsessed with this dad who built a tree in his daughter's bedroom
And it looks CLASS.
# Totally Sensible
For some reason, this guy lived 'as a goat' in the Swiss Alps for three days
He says it’s because he wanted a break from being a “human being”.
# twin strangers
Remember the Irish woman who found her doppelganger? She's just found another one
This is getting freakier and freakier.
# a novel idea
Could you write a book? These 11 and 12-year-olds have
It’s for sale on Amazon and all the money will go to charity.
# art and dementia
"We hear things like 'I didn't know this about my husband'"
The Azure programme for art galleries helps people living with dementia find new joys ln life.
# get the togs out
Dún Laoghaire's urban beach WILL be going ahead
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company estimate that the project will bring in 150,000 visitors a year.
# Urban Beach
Dún Laoghaire might not get that floating outdoor swimming pool after all...
Fancy a dip off Dún Laoghaire pier?
# on the agenda
No, the Metro North HASN'T been forgotten about
It’s still on the table, according to Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe.
# shipshape
The shipping container house that was built in three days over the weekend
The unit, which will hopefully be donated to a family in Cork, has now been completed.
# Homelessness
A homeless family will be housed in this shipping container in time for Christmas
The shipping container refurbishment will take place at the end of the month in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
# Irish Water
Leo: It's not that unusual that Irish Water is looking for your PPS number
Earlier Alex White admitted the government “tried to bite off too much too quickly” with Irish Water.
# Controversial
Councillors surprised and shocked to hear work will begin soon on Poolbeg incinerator
One councillor said it would have been “good manners and good practice” to contact them.
# San Francisco
Irish students' bacteria discovery could help feed the world
Now they’re on their way to San Francisco, where they will compete for a global award.
# choo choo
A bridge lift is taking place tonight as part of work to close manually operated rail level crossings
It’s part of the Ratoath Road Realignment and Overbridge Project.
# 100 Days
The Irish in New York in 100 photos (from chipper vans to Duane Reade)
An Irish student is documenting 100 symbols in the city which are associated with Ireland. Here’s what she has found so far.
# young sci 2014
Can non-Irish-speaking parents help their gaelscoil children with homework?
Plus, does playing music in the milking parlour influence the quality and amount of millk that cows produce?
# young sci 2014
Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition spoke to some of the talented teenagers behind the incredible ideas and projects.
# limerick city of culture
Deenihan: 'Limerick City of Culture should move forward in a calm and measured way'
The Minister for Arts said he met with board members and local art groups.
# skin disease
New genetic mutation linked to eczema
The mutation of the gene can result in the development of a type of eczema known as atopic dermatitis.
# Courts
Project gives fascinating - and shocking - look into Ireland's child care system
The Child Care Law Reporting Project will publish its third volume of reports tomorrow.
# granby park
A sneak peek at Dublin’s inner city pop-up park
The park is being constructed entirely by volunteers, transforming a vacant site into a cultural playground.
# luas link-up
Luas Cross City moves one step closer as EU bank says it may offer funding
Preliminary construction work on the Luas link-up in Dublin city centre is due to start in the next few weeks.
# Hip Hop
MCs sign on for Ballymun hip-hop mentoring project
Lethal Dialect (pictured), one of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rising stars, and Dean Scurry, head of Workin Class Records, will mentor the chosen artists.
# dublin lockout
President to launch 1913 Lockout tapestry project
The tapestry commemorates the historic event, which saw workers fighting for their rights almost a century ago.
# Investment
FAI to receive $500,000 FIFA grant for Abbotstown project
The Government will also provide €500,000 for the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
# Research
DCU gets €5m to investigate violent political extremism online
The research will look at the activities of violent jihadists, nationalist-separatists and extreme right-wing groups on the internet.
# A Day in the Life
Get snap happy for global document-a-day project hopes to use the power of photography to create, share and compare perspectives on daily life.