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Dublin’s fishermen catch unusual goods including supermarket trolleys and motorbikes

These guys have recovered a raft of objects including cutlery, scrap metal, gates, registration plates, mobile phones, laptops and a wheelbarrow An unusual form of fishing is budding on Ireland’s waterways with catches including supermarket trolleys and a Suzuki motorbike. Gda Emma Brady shares a passion for magnet angling with a group of friends. They […]

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UCD student to live in campervan due to unaffordable rent

‘I’m hoping, as UCD has quite a lot of onsite parking, I can park there during the day’ A young musician who is returning to college later this year in Dublin has decided to live in a converted campervan due to unaffordable rent. Conni Dawson (28), who is originally from Northern Ireland but is now […]

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Foreign holidays the price we must pay for reopening as Indian variant still a ‘black cloud’

Sacrificing a foreign holiday until later this summer may be the price paid for allowing the country to enjoy the reopening of pubs and restaurants next month, it emerged yesterday. Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said the faster-spreading Indian variant of coronavirus was a “black cloud” but indicated there were no signs yet that […]

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Proposal to involve families in treatment of mentally ill relatives

Minister to seek Cabinet approval on wider role for advocates in patient psychiatric care Minister for Mental Health Mary Butler is to propose new legislation next month to allow family members to be involved in the care of a relative receiving psychiatric treatment. Ms Butler said she hopes to bring to Government draft legislation to […]

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EU holiday deal agreed – here’s all every Irish person will have to do to head to Spain, Portugal and more

The new certificate system should be in place by July 1, allowing a return to trips within the EU. In line with the European Commission reaching a deal on issuing Digital Green Certificates for travel, holidaymaker plans can resume for later in the summer. The purpose of the new Covid-19 certificates is to ensure a […]

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Heartbroken parents of murdered Jastine Valdez still leave a plate of dinner out for her every day

Her mother has also written a heartbreaking letter to her dead daughter The heartbroken parents of murdered Jastine Valdez have revealed that they still leave a plate of dinner out for her every day. Speaking exclusively to Dublin Live on the third anniversary of the 24-year-old’s murder, her parents Teresita and Danilo spoke of their […]

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Superyacht sales surge as wealthy seek Covid escape

Wealthy people have so far spent more than £1bn on superyachts in 2021 as they seek to escape Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions, according to a luxury lifestyle publisher. Boat International said the surge is set to make this year the biggest yet in terms of second-hand sales. But Oxfam said it was “obscene” that […]

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Covid-19: Thousands head overseas on holiday as rules ease

Thousands of British holidaymakers have begun taking advantage of the easing of lockdown rules on overseas travel. Travellers from England, Scotland and Wales are jetting off to some countries in what the crisis-hit tourism industry hopes is the start of a recovery. Travellers can now visit 12 countries on the government’s green list, including Portugal […]

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Scientists classify world’s smallest reptile

Scientists from Madagascar and Germany say they may have found a contender for the world’s smallest reptile. The creature, a nano-chameleon, of the scientific name ‘Brookesia nana’ was discovered in the mountainous forests of northern Madagascar in 2012. Scientists discovered two at the time, but did not know until recently that the specimens had reached […]

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