Dublin Airport trials 'honesty-based' snack fridges for passengers ‘in a hurry’
Dublin Airport is to trial a new, honesty-based food and drinks take-away fridge, testing the virtue of passengers.
Dublin Airport is to trial a new, honesty-based food and drinks take-away fridge, testing the virtue of passengers.
Ireland sweltered on the hottest day of the year as fire crews battled gorse fires – just don’t call it a heatwave.
A young woman who is visually impaired has told an Oireachtas Committee she had to pay for more than 30 visits to her GP last year after she lost her medical card once she got a job.
Donegal could end up with one of the highest abortion rates in the country despite voting against the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.
Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger has slammed Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's description of the Repeal movement as a "quiet revolution".
He was tiny but tough, a warrior who battled against the odds and touched many people around the country through the camera lens.
The family of Liverpool fan Sean Cox are "overwhelmed and humbled" by the support shown to him after he was attacked before the recent Champions League match against Roma.
HUNDREDS of mourners gathered in a Dublin church this morning to say farewell to Michael Stokes, the “tiny but tough” teenager who touched the heart of the nation.
Construction bosses have appealed to thousands of builders who emigrated during the recession to return home, saying at least 112,000 more workers are needed.
More than 35,000 people are expected to flock to the Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Co Meath next month, where the best riders and horses from Ireland and abroad will be put through their paces.
A state grant to help the elderly make changes to their homes is being abused, with people "on the verge of passing away or going into a nursing...
The father of a woman shot by garda killer Adrian Crevan Mackin has said he was a “monster” and he wants to know why he was out on bail at the time of the murder.
THE fatal shot that killed Garda Tony Golden was fired into his back.
The RTÉ Philharmonic Choir has pulled off a world first - by singing the European anthem 'Ode to Joy' from the inner chamber of Newgrange.
Separating from a perpetrator of domestic violence does not always mean safety for the victim as...
Today is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far on the back of highs of 24C yesterday.
The father of a four-year-old girl with Down syndrome has asked people to remember her when they vote tomorrow.
A Dublin man who swapped the world of finance for 44 acres of gardens in Co Kerry has won one of the highest honours at the Chelsea Flower Show, a Silver Gilt Medal, on his first time entering the prestigious event.
Cancer victim Emma Mhic Mhathuna has reacted angrily to a proposal that she would meet the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and help "choreograph" the CervicalCheck scandal "in the Government's favour".
A MOTHER of five who was given incorrect smear tests results and went on to develop cancer has now been told she has cancer again, and it is terminal.
AS many as 1,500 more women are at risk of being dragged into the continually escalating cervical cancer scandal.
Coeliacs have been urged to get their children and other family members screened for the disease as there is a one-in-10 chance they have it.
Sharon McGeough had a "phobia of smear tests" all her life. Every time she got a letter from CervicalCheck, she stuffed it in a drawer and forgot about it.
RACHEL Fleming was just 25 years old when she went for her first smear test and discovered she had stage one cervical cancer.
Irish children are spending 21 hours a week using tech devices compared to a meagre four hours on after-school activities such as sport.
A pregnant nurse who was told she was just hours from death with sepsis has said the Eighth Amendment does not prevent Irish women from getting life-saving treatment.
A host of international writers who are not yet well-known on these shores are to take part in this year's Cork World Book Festival.
Spring has barely sprung but legions of TidyTowns volunteers are already busy planting, painting and beautifying their communities.
A survey of childcare providers has found that the number of places for babies and toddlers is falling, despite increasing demand.
The homecoming for Ireland's rugby heroes was the biggest event to fall victim to the wintry weather.
More than 100 primary school pupils battled it out with their self-designed sumo wrestling robots in Limerick at the weekend.
Omega-3 fish oils have little effect on children's reading skills or memory, according to a new study.
As a nation we can be delicate snowflakes when it comes to the white stuff, however that has all changed this week.
Teammates of Aodhán Ó Conchúir formed a poignant guard of honour at the funeral of the young Gaelic footballer in Dingle, Co Kerry.
It was all very different in 1912. Due to the modern preoccupation with health and safety, the crowds gathered outside Dublin Castle's Ship Street entrance yesterday were asked to move back a safe distance.
"Hello, my name is Conor O'Dowd. I am 23. I love my life."
An Irish businessman whose company runs an online fundraising platform for charities around the world has “gone to ground” with €3.8m owed to client charities.
Health Minister Simon Harris said he believes it is "somewhat offensive" to suggest that Irish women would choose to terminate a pregnancy due to a diagnosis of a disability.
Lego enthusiasts young and old let their imaginations run wild at Brickx Fest 2018 at the weekend.
Elite Irish dancers are at substantial risk of suffering pain and injury – more than other types of dancers.
Increasing the supply of property will not bring down house prices - but will instead lead to developers chasing yet bigger profits, an expert has warned.
The "harder" the Border with the North, the greater the pay-offs for organised crime, leading security experts have warned.
London police have confirmed they are not treating the death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan as suspicious.
Police in London investigating the death of Dolores O’Riordan have confirmed this morning that they are not treating it as suspicious.
Ryanair expects more than half of passengers to pay an extra €5 to bring their bag into the cabin.
Tayto Park has revealed that 30 animals died at its zoo in one year after it had initially asked a Government department not to release the figures.
It is time for Ireland's Everyday Hero to step into the limelight and be honoured as part of the People of the Year Awards.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has had a complaint against the Irish Independent rejected by the Press Ombudsman.
The Press Ombudsman has rejected a complaint made by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams against the Irish Independent.
The aunt of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick marked the 10th anniversary of her disappearance by calling for someone "with a heart" to come forward with information about what happened to her.
Brexit has led to a surge in Irish passport applications, with around a fifth of all applications last year made by Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland and Britain.
Family and friends of missing teenager Amy Fitzpatrick marked the tenth anniversary of her disappearance by releasing doves outside Dublin’s Mansion House this afternoon.
RYANAIR pilots last night dramatically called off their planned pre-Christmas strike after airline management agreed to recognise trade union Impact as their representatives.
A leading dog rehoming charity has suspended adoptions until early January, saying Christmas is the worst time of the year to introduce a puppy to a new home.
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator has dealt a blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of a bespoke trade deal with Brussels.
Two greyhound owners have been fined after traces of a cocaine metabolite were found in the systems of two of their dogs.
The number of patients waiting on hospital trolleys has continued at record levels for the first 11 months of the year.
It is a picture that would make an arachnophobe shudder.
A grief-stricken father has told how he and his wife only had their newborn baby daughter for 42 hours and 27 minutes before she died when her heart was pierced as she underwent a hospital procedure.
A coroner has returned a verdict of medical misadventure in the death of a newborn baby who died after her heart was pierced as she underwent a procedure in the Coombe Hospital.
Modern society is in the midst of a "crisis of truth" with 'fake news' rampant on social media and going unquestioned, a conference was told.
Commuters are facing further misery with striking train drivers warning that longer periods of strike action will be introduced in the run-up to Christmas.
It was a morning of misery for commuters as the Irish Rail strike led to gridlock on streets and packed buses.
The Housing Agency is seeking expressions of interest in the Government's mortgage to rent scheme.
Love was in the air last night as Culture Minister Heather Humphreys officially opened the National Gallery's new exhibition featuring one of its most romantic paintings.
More than 16,000 members of Generation Z are expected to attend the second annual Zeminar event in Dublin's RDS this week.
Abuse survivor Fiona Doyle has called for 'Sunday Times' writer David Walsh to be sacked for saying he could not "abandon" disgraced ex-colleague Tom Humphries, his friend of 30 years.
House prices are expected to increase by at least 10pc next year as economists warn Ireland’s housing crisis won’t be solved any time soon.
Autumnal sunshine and showers are on the weather horizon for the week ahead.
The rain came down in sheets - Biblical, incessant rain, not of the 'soft' variety - and the leaden clouds hanging low over the Shannon just promised more of the same.
A government minister has defended Taoiseach Leo Varadkar after he was labelled a "tosser" by an American band for declining to pose for a photograph in front of a 'repeal' flag.
Children's charity Barnardos has called on the Government to spend €54m each year for the next five years to clear waiting lists and ensure children have access to vital health assessments and treatments.
Family and colleagues came together to remember two fallen firefighters 10 years on from the tragedy that claimed their lives.
Fire fighters from around the country gathered in Bray this morning to remember their fallen colleagues, Brian Murray and Mark O'Shaughnessy, who lost their lives battling a blaze 10 years ago today.
A Dublin salon chain has said providing customers with complimentary alcoholic drinks is now something that has come to be expected.
Birdhill in Co Tipperary has scooped the Supervalu Tidy Towns title for 2017.
Poet President Michael D Higgins was in his element as he celebrated 40 years of promoting the craft in Ireland.
A former boutique owner has topped the latest Revenue tax defaulter list, owing more than €3m.
“Are we there yet?” For an Argentine family nearing the end of a 17-year round the world odyssey, the answer is finally “yes”.
It is a race for only the most hardy of swimmers and one mother and daughter team proved they are made of stern stuff.
At least four Irish children are among the victims of a US paedophile who groomed and abused hundreds of children online, it has been revealed.
The country has recorded its best-ever performance in tackling litter, however a growth in dumping is now a source of concern.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 to send one to secondary school, according to a new survey.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 on putting their child through secondary school.
The Department of Communications has been rapped by the Irish language commissioner for translating names and addresses from Irish into English during the roll-out of the controversial Eircodes.
Thousands of land lubbers found their sea legs yesterday at the Dublin Port Riverfest.
The crew of the LÉ Róisín has rescued 125 migrants in its first operation since being deployed to the Mediterranean.
The long-running Luas dispute hit a new low after the company put all workers on protective notice while their union has raised the prospect of a complete shutdown of the tram system in five weeks.
UFC champion Conor McGregor has paid tribute to Joao Carvalho, describing him as "a hell of a fighter".
Luas drivers are to meet in the coming days to ballot for an all-out strike that could bring the tram network to a complete halt.
The wintry blast of sleet and snow will continue for a few more days yet before spring finally arrives later this week.
Dublin's Rotunda Hospital has been the scene of thousands of births down through the years, and now, a new 1916 exhibition will show how the maternity hospital was instrumental in the 'Birth of a Nation'.
It was a couple of walkers who made the grim discovery of a dismembered torso in the Grand Canal on Saturday afternoon, sparking a major murder investigation.
A 37-year-old man has died and four others were injured in a two-car collision.
They were such a novel sight on the streets of the capital that the first ban-gardaí had photographers chasing them for a snap.
Dublin Airport will offer almost 1.5 million extra seats across its route network this winter season, representing a 13pc increase in capacity compared to last year.
An ankle injury picked up during a kickabout with his friends may have cost Rory McIlroy the title of the world's number one golfer, but he has said he will never give up his St Stephen's Day game, describing it as "our FA Cup final".
A U2 concert in Sweden was cancelled last night following a security threat.
Kerryman and former ‘Apprentice’ star Brian Purcell was hardly in his element as he helped judge the style credentials of racegoers at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival yesterday.
He won one of the world's most glamorous road races at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and today the winner of 1964 Monte Carlo Rally will be whisking motoring fans around south Dublin all in aid of charity.
Over 450 migrants - and the bodies of another 14 who perished in the Mediterranean - have been brought ashore by the crew of the Irish naval vessel the LE Niamh.
Children who are diagnosed with cancer will automatically get a medical card for a period of five years.
The son of murdered chief prison officer Brian Stack has expressed disgust that a Sinn Féin councillor will be Lord Mayor of Dublin for the 1916 centenary commemoration next year.
A man who murdered his mother should have been in custody at the time but was free because of a garda blunder, a report by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has found.
One of the students injured in the Berkeley tragedy on Monday night has thanked the public for their support during "such a dark time".
Author Jim Crace has scooped the wealthiest prize in literature, the €100,000 International Impac Dublin Literary Award, and already knows how he is going to spend it - on his daughter's impending wedding.
GAA club Ballyboden St Enda's last night led the tributes to Eoghan Culligan who was described as a popular young player among his teammates.
Six out of 10 jobless people would at least double their income by taking up a job, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
The crew of the Irish naval vessel the LÉ Eithne have rescued 113 migrants, among them a number of infants, off the coast of Libya.
Irish movie fans are returning to the big screen in droves, with box office receipts up ahead of a blockbuster summer.
Former President Mary McAleese has said she wished she had known about her gay son's inner suffering as he grew up a bullied teenager unable to tell her of his true identity.
Yes vote advocate and former President of Ireland Mary McAleese has joked that she knew her son Justin was gay from when he was as young as seven.
A 63-year-old grandmother makes for an unlikely - and therefore the perfect - conwoman.
Parents could still face hefty GP bills - paying €100 or more for a home visit - even after free GP care for the under-sixes is introduced this summer.
For Siobhan O'Neill White, a busy mother-of-four, medical costs are an expensive fact of life.