dimanche 31 décembre 2017

Street Canvas II / TA architect

How these farmers turned their grass-based farms into tourist attractions

While watching a field of cows graze or sitting down for a simple chat and a scone are everyday activities for many of us in Ireland, tourists from all corners of the globe are flocking to West Cork to do just that.

'I work in an area I hadn't even thought of in college' - this civil engineer is now designing farm machinery

David Fleming grew up in Killarney and never thought he would be a fit for Dairymaster because he wasn't from a farming background.

How simple measures help this farmer cope with calving nearly 200 cows in one month

Labour efficient measures do not necessarily cost a lot and can be very simple, according to one expanding dairy farmer.

Why an Accounting Method Will Change the Way You Work

Happy new year for TDs - who wake up to a €3,600 pay hike

It will be a happy new year for TDs as pay rises, set to boost their salaries by more than €4,500 by the end of 2018, start to kick in.

Children witness man being shot through knees in horrific attack

Four young children witnessed a man being shot three times in a brutal paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast.

Teen burglary suspect helped to flee hospital

Gardaí were last night searching for a 16-year-old burglary suspect who escaped from hospital in the capital before investigators were able to question him about a crash on the N7.

First-time buyers get foothold on ladder despite price rises

First-time buyers are finally getting a foothold in the property market as the proportion of buy-to-let investors declines.

More than 1,400 attacks on officers in the past six years

More than 1,400 gardaí have been assaulted in the course of their duty in the past six years.

Families to save €120 on the cost of medicines

Families will see a monthly reduction of €10 in the cost of medicine under the Drugs Payment Scheme from today, as agreed in Budget 2018.

Girl (15) slashed in leg at nightclub

Gardaí arrested a 16-year-old boy after a teenage girl's leg was slashed in an incident at The Wright Venue in Swords, Dublin.

'If there were two men in that car, that would never have happened'

Enmity is no stranger to the corridors of Leinster House, but the chill factor between Joan Burton and Paul Murphy, the Solidarity TD acquitted of falsely imprisoning her, is rare indeed.

Drink that promises to burn fat without fasting

The latest Silicon Valley trend is a chemically engineered drink that allows the body to achieve the fat-burning benefits of fasting without having to cut back on food.

Low-income families to get childcare boost, says Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has signalled a rise in childcare subsidies in the next Budget, at least for families on lower incomes.

Wet and wild start to year will bring strong gusts and heavy rain

Batten down the hatches as the first week of 2018 will get off to a blustery start.

Baan Bangpakok / INchan atelier

Fire destroys all vehicles in 1,600 capacity multi-storey car park

Merseyside Police has said it believes that a fire has destroyed all vehicles in a multi-storey car park - which has a capacity of 1,600 - next to the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Will Smith pays tribute to ‘my queen’ Jada on 20th wedding anniversary

Will Smith has paid tribute to his wife Jada Pinkett Smith as they celebrate 20 years of marriage.

Dusan Tadic: Ashley Young elbow shocked me

Southampton's Dusan Tadic says he was shocked to be the victim of an elbow from Ashley Young during Saturday's goalless draw at Manchester United.

Phil Jones admits Manchester United could face fight to finish in top four

Phil Jones admits Manchester United must act quickly to avoid being dragged into a battle to stay in the Premier League's top four.

University chief calls for college fees to be doubled

Nearly 100,000 students at Irish universities should pay tuition fees of up to €6,000 a year - twice the current charge - according to retiring NUI Galway president Dr Jim Browne who says the idea of free fees is simply "naive".

WhatsApp apologises to users for New Year's Eve outage

WhatsApp has apologised after a brief outage left many users around the world confused and frustrated amid New Year celebrations.

Shane Ross demands strict sentencing guidelines for judges

Transport Minister Shane Ross has upped the ante in his war on the judiciary by demanding a clampdown on judges showing discretion to drink drivers and the introduction of strict new sentencing guidelines for all crimes.

Plane believed to be carrying 12 people crashes in Costa Rica

A plane believed to be carrying 12 people has crashed in a wooded area, the Costa Rican government has said.

Steroid abuse rises sharply amongst middle-aged men

A growing number of middle-aged men - holding down professional careers - are turning to muscle-building anabolic steroids to make them look and feel more youthful.

Aaron Lennon thankful for support after tough year

Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon has thanked well-wishers for their support at the end of a year which saw him detained by police amid concerns about his mental health.

Is Basil the rat more famous than Roland Rat? Antiques Roadshow claim sparks debate

Antiques Roadshow triggered a debate on Twitter after one of the experts claimed the rat from Fawlty Towers was “the most famous rodent on British television”.

JK Rowling sent Harry Potter memorabilia to fan who lost her mother

A Harry Potter fan told how JK Rowling sent her memorabilia after her mother died, in a touching story on Antiques Roadshow.

IronSource / RUST architects

'Best mother ever' - Mourners weep as daughter (8) pays moving tribute at funeral of brave cancer battler

A mother of two who lost a brave fight against cancer has been hailed as an inspiration to others through her dauntless courage in battling the illness.

Staying in? Here's what to expect from Imelda May's New Year's Eve Special (and what else is on TV tonight)

She may have received her big break across the pond on Jools Holland's legendary music show but tonight Imelda May will go head to head with Jools' Annual Hootenanny with her very own New Year's Eve special.

Unhappy Arsene Wenger hits out at penalty decision

Angry Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes the referee did not see the incident which saw a controversial penalty deny his side victory at West Brom.

Man United dealt another blow as Ashley Young gets hit with three-match ban

Ashley Young will miss Manchester United's next three matches after accepting a violent conduct charge.

Ferguson pays tribute to Wenger after Arsenal boss reaches 811 games in charge

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to old foe Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss beat his Premier League record.

Venice Isn't Sinking, It's Flooding – And It Needs to Learn How to Swim

Murder investigation launched following death of man in Limerick

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation after a post mortem examination confirmed a popular Limerick sportsman died from stab injuries.

Met Eireann issues new Status Yellow wind warning for seven counties

Storm Dylan has just passed over the country and now a new Status Yellow wind warning has been issued by Met Eireann.

IS attack death toll 'may have been higher if not for residents and worshippers'

Witnesses to an attack claimed by Islamic State, in which at least nine people were killed outside a church in Cairo, claimed residents and worshippers may have prevented a much higher death toll.

This British UFC fighter won a lot of friends with his choice of walk-on music

He may have lost inside the octagon, but Marc Diakiese was still the biggest winner at UFC 219 in the eyes of many fans.

Police launch murder inquiry after man's body found in village house

Detectives have launched a murder inquiry into the death of a 35-year-old man in Co Limerick on Saturday.

The Lichen House / Schwartz and Architecture

10 Stylish Images of Cars and Architecture: The Best Photos of the Week

HSE urges high-risk groups to get flu vaccine as they confirm a number of fatalities

The first flu deaths have been recorded in Ireland as the dreaded 'Aussie flu' sweeps the country and the HSE is urging people in high-risk groups to get the flu vaccine.

In pictures: New Year celebrations from around the globe

While we wait for the end of 2017 here, the new year is already up and running in many parts of the world.

'Multiple deputies injured' in shooting in Colorado

Multiple sheriff's deputies have been injured after being called to an apartment south of Denver, Colorado, police have said.

Netflix sparks rumours of plans to show Friends in UK and Ireland and people are divided

Netflix has sparked rumours that it may begin streaming hit US sitcom Friends in the UK and Ireland.

Colm O'Rourke: Days like this are open to everyone - winning a championship makes all the sacrifice worthwhile

A sporting highlight should be real.

Liam Payne shares his top memories of 2017

Liam Payne has thanked the “amazing crowds” at his shows, as he continues the list of his top memories of 2017.

Bad news about working from home may have a silver lining

Like most farmers I work from home and spend much of every day alone. Over the last number of decades the wonders of modern technology have made it possible for people like me to work away from 'the big office' and to base themselves where they like.

Booom City / Vilaplana&Vilaplana estudio

Police evacuate Berlin train station as smoke fills the area

Railway traffic was halted at Berlin's Zoo train station on Sunday due to a large amount of smoke, with at least one person injured, German police and fire officials said on Twitter.

'If I were ever to ask anyone to marry me again, I probably wouldn't be as crass as to post it on Instagram' - Professor Green

Professor Green had "nothing in common" with anyone when he was living in Chelsea with Millie Mackintosh.

Gin drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths and sadists, according to study

As you gear up to down a g&t or two during tonight's New Year's Eve celebrations, bear in mind what your tipple of choice may say about your personality.

Are you the right type on paper? Love Island seeking residents for new series

Love Island is seeking new applicants for its 2018 series.

Izzy Judd calls McFly drummer Harry ‘my rock’ after sharing miscarriage story

The wife of McFly drummer Harry Judd has paid tribute to the musician after sharing details of the miscarriage they suffered three years ago.

Manchester City's winning run ended by Crystal Palace stalemate

Crystal Palace halted Manchester City's pursuit of a record-equalling 19th successive league victory by holding them to a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

'It's out of control here' - Shock in Darndale after video of stolen car ramming garda vehicle shared widely

A Darndale local has expressed concern for the area after a video of a stolen car was shared widely on social media.

9 people are well and truly out of touch with reality

“What did somebody say that made you think, ‘This person is out of touch with reality’?”

The Best Music Videos for Architecture Fans in 2017

The biggest National Lottery winners of 2017 (and the prizes that went unclaimed)

Eleven National Lottery jackpot winners shared €66,383,242 between them in 2017, while Ireland also saw three EuroMillions jackpot winners this year.

'It was eight years ago that I had fallen to a very low ebb' - Alan Quinlan on vital role sport plays in mental health

While this time of year is dominated by celebrations for the majority of us, it is easy to forget there are many who find themselves struggling against the tide of festive cheer.

'I can't thank her enough' - Nick Munier reveals new love Alanna Feeney has been his 'rock' since his divorce and 'Avenue' restaurant closure

Nick Munier has described his new love Alanna Feeney as his 'rock' in the wake of his divorce and restaurant closure.

WATCH: 'It's up there with the best of them' - Limerick fireman scores cracking goal during charity match

It's not often you see a goal like this.

Young children 'terrified' after man shot three times in 'brutal' attack

Four young children witnessed a man being shot three times in a "brutal" paramilitary-style attack in west Belfast, police have said.

Collision leaves 36 people dead in Kenya

A collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people, police said.

Gemma Atkinson reunites with Strictly partner Aljaz Skorjanec at football match

Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma Atkinson enjoyed a reunion with her professional partner Aljaz Skorjanec to watch a football match.

We are on track to survive - but we have to improve, says Wagner

Huddersfield head coach David Wagner wants his side to launch 2018 with an improved performance at Leicester on New Year's Day.

Allardyce: Rebuilding will take until next season

Sam Allardyce anticipates a hectic summer of rebuilding at Goodison Park to forge an Everton team in his image.

Extension to Primary School / Paul Dillon Architects

Six dead as seaplane crashes into Sydney river ahead of New Year celebrations

A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a "wine and dine" sightseeing flight ahead of the city's New Year's Eve celebrations at the harbour.

Liverpool fans furious as Nike appear to announce Philippe Coutinho as a Barcelona player

Liverpool supporters expressed annoyance on Twitter late on Saturday night as Nike's official site starting promoting Philippe Coutinho as a Barcelona player.

Two protesters in western Iran 'killed at night rally'

Two protesters are said to have been killed at a rally in Iran amid a wave of spontaneous protests over the country's weak economy.

VOTE: Who was your best dressed Irish woman of the year?

It was a year of highs and lows: some of our favourite style stars were elevated to new heights and there's a whole new crop of fashionistas on our radar. So who you think won this year?

'Danger to life' warning as Storm Dylan surges into Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been warned to brace itself for 80mph winds and "danger to life" as Storm Dylan surges northwards.

Eastern European sex offender being treated as a key suspect in murder of pensioner Rose (78)

A convicted sex offender believed to be from Eastern Europe is being treated as a suspect in the murder of tragic pensioner Rose Hanrahan.

Dozens killed as truck and bus collide in Kenya

A collision between a truck and a bus in western Kenya has killed at least 36 people, police said.

'He was the life and soul of this place' - Tributes paid to man (30s) who died from suspected stab wounds

A friend of a man found dead in his home last night said the victim was “the heart and soul” of his local village.

Motorists urged to be vigilant of debris and spot flooding as Storm Dylan brings wet and windy end to 2017

People travelling for New Year's Eve celebrations today are being warned to be vigilant of debris and spot flooding after nationwide storm warnings from Met Eireann came into effect last night.

HSE confirm a number of fatalities in Ireland as 'Aussie flu' takes hold

The first flu deaths have been recorded in Ireland as the dreaded 'Aussie flu' sweeps the country.

Kylie Jenner has reportedly split from rapper Travis Scott

Kylie Jenner has reportedly split from rapper Travis Scott.

Two security guards killed at Las Vegas hotel-casino

Two security guards have died after being shot in a room at a hotel-casino in Las Vegas, police said.

The only reason this man is still farming is because there is no one to buy his farm

The plight of a suckler farmer on the banks of the River Shannon in Co Offaly encapsulates the many challenges facing small Irish farmers today.

States push media literacy in schools to combat fake news

Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Times Square new year revellers urged to wrap up as big chill grips New York

Crowds planning to see in the new year in New York's Times Square are being urged to wrap up warm for what could be one of the coldest New Year's Eve ball drops on record.

samedi 30 décembre 2017

Green Heart. Marina One Singapore / ingenhoven architects

Ireland's 'Silicone valley for cows' - where rocket technology is used to monitor cows

A conversation sparked by an article in an in-flight magazine was the start of the development of a device that would monitor the health and fertility of cows.

'Farming in places like the Burren is more than just about food production'

It's a mild October morning in Fanore on the west coast of Clare where Burren farmers, neighbours and day-trippers prepare to do the reverse of the Alpine process and take their animals up to higher ground for the winter.

Imagine a bank that's there for the public good, the stakeholders not shareholders and is loyal to its region

"But there's nothing so lonesome, so morbid or drear than to stand in a bar, of a pub with no beer."

Stand up and be counted: Dara Ó Briain on 'showbiz mortality'

Lately, Dara Ó Briain has been contemplating his "showbiz mortality" and life on the never-ending road. It could be an age thing (the dad of two turned 45 this year), or it could be the effects of a recent school reunion, which brought him right back to his childhood in Dublin.

'State-of-the-art' €39m National Sports Arena forced to cancel events last-minute

The "state-of-the-art" €39 million National Indoor Sports Arena has been forced to cancel events last-minute due to a "power failure" and "safety concerns".

Shall we Dance? Deirdre O'Kane and Tomás O'Leary on their plans to win Dancing with the Stars

Comedian and actress Deirdre O'Kane didn't have to think twice when she was asked to take part in the second season of RTÉ's Dancing with the Stars. Her answer was an emphatic and unequivocal no. Not now, not ever. No, no and no.

Leo ready for the polls in a year of tough tasks

At the height of the recent Frances Fitzgerald crisis, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gave a frank account of the difficulties he faces in doing his job. As his Tánaiste resigned amid controversy over her handling of the garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, Leo said: "It is not difficult to identify some of the obvious problems that exist in our country and in some deep parts of our State.

Australian Navy seize hashish and heroin worth €270m

The Australian Navy has announced it has seized almost eight tonnes of hashish and 69kgs of heroin in the Arabian Sea, a haul with an estimated value of $415m AUS (€270m).

House price inflation slows in Ireland's cities after heated year

THE rate of property price inflation in cities slowed radically at the end of the year, offering fresh hope for those seeking to buy a home.

How our tech habits will change in the year ahead

What kind of tech and gadgets will 2018 bring for you? Here's a look ahead to what you will see, hear, click, tap and buy over the next 12 months.

Planet Ireland: Can things get worse in 2018?

Ah, what a year. The birds sang in the trees, children played in parks, the weather was great and we all basked in our glorious new era of tolerance, peace and understanding.

Happy New You: how a bit of resolve can go a long way to making this year a great one

January is named for the Roman god Janus. He was the god of doors and gates. The guardian of entrances and exits. Of beginnings and endings. Of time and transitions. Ancient marble sculptures depict him with a double-faced head - one looking back and the other looking forward.

Serene House HCMC / Module K

Voluntary rural resettlement scheme could help solve housing crisis - Varadkar

A voluntary rural resettlement scheme could be considered to help address the country's housing crisis, Leo Varadkar has said.

Storm Dylan to bring wet and windy end to 2017

The UK and Ireland are braced for winds reaching 80mph as Storm Dylan arrives to bring a wet and windy end to 2017.

Netflix sparks rumours of plans to show Friends in UK and Ireland

Netflix has sparked rumours that it may begin streaming hit US sitcom Friends in the UK and Ireland.

Victoria Beckham shares pride over daughter Harper’s ‘personal best’

Victoria Beckham has described herself as a “proud mummy” after her daughter Harper depicted her interpretation of the term “personal best”.

Fugitive Catalan leader asks Spain to restore his 'legitimate government'

Catalonia's fugitive former president has called for Spanish authorities to open negotiations regarding the restitution of what he calls his "legitimate government".

Man arrested after hoax 'swatting' call which led to fatal police shooting

Police in Los Angeles have arrested a man they suspect made a hoax emergency call that resulted in a SWAT police officer fatally shooting a man at the door of his own home in Kansas.

Garú Apartment / Estúdio BRA

The five most famous Irish women you've never heard of (including the lady who coined the term 'birth control')

Do you think you know your history?

Criticism over 'safe zone' for women at Berlin New Year's Eve event

A German police union boss has criticised organisers of Berlin's annual open-air New Year's Eve party for designating a special "safety area" for women, saying it suggests they are not safe from assault elsewhere.

Daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner dies aged 27

The daughter of key Black Lives Matter figure Eric Garner has died after a week-long hospital stay following a heart attack.

WATCH - Paul Scholes with a warning for Man United as he points accusing fingers at Mourinho and Pogba

Paul Scholes fears Manchester United may not secure a top four finish in the Premier League this season, after their latest limp performance in a 0-0 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.

Michelle Williams says discussion of sexual predators risks 'revictimising' women because it makes attackers centre of attention

Actress Michelle Williams has spoken out about sexual predators in Hollywood.

Mourinho says Ibrahimovic out for a month, as fellow striker Lukaku carried off

Jose Mourinho revealed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for a month after Manchester United's goalless draw with Southampton.

Manchester United slip to third after goalless draw with Southampton

Manchester United slipped to third in the Premier League as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw by Southampton at Old Trafford.

Manchester United v Southampton - story of the match

Manchester United endured more festive frustration as an Old Trafford stalemate with Southampton made it three draws in a week.

How MASS Design Group’s Approach to Data Could Save the Architectural Profession

Gardai launch investigation after man's body found in house

Gardai are investigating after a man's body was found in a house in the village of Pallaskenry in Limerick this afternoon.

Firefighters tackle blaze at 12-storey building in Manchester

Firefighters are tackling a blaze on a number of floors in an apartment block in Manchester.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku leaves pitch on a stretcher following clash of heads

Romelu Lukaku left the Old Trafford pitch on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads in the first half of Manchester United's game against Southampton.

Salah cream of the Kop once again as Liverpool come from behind to beat Leicester

Mohamed Salah scored twice to equal Roger Hunt's club record for goals scored before the turn of the year as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1.

Antonio Conte looking forward to 2018 after Chelsea's drubbing of Stoke

Antonio Conte believes Chelsea's next year can be even better than their last after they finished 2017 by hammering Stoke 5-0.

O'Byrne Cup round-up: Longford see off Louth while Offaly rack up big score

The new GAA season is underway as the O'Byrne Cup kicked off today.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku suffers worrying injury against Southampton

Romelu Lukaku left the Old Trafford pitch on a stretcher after a nasty clash of heads in the first half of Manchester United's game against Southampton.


How Some of New York City's Distinguished Architects Plan To Save The City

Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Ukraine

A man believed to be strapped with explosives has taken nine adults and two children hostage in a post office in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, police said on Saturday.

Man or myth, we still don't know Conor McGregor - Vincent Hogan on the Notorious' tumultuous year

Before he wrote his controversial six-thousand-word profile of Conor McGregor for 'ESPN - The Magazine', Wright Thompson contacted me, looking to meet up for a chat.

'When times were tough at a former club, he offered players money out of his own back pocket to help'

Past players from various strands of the game have paid tributes to Seán McCaffrey, the former Ireland youth team and Dundalk manager who today passed away at the age of 58.

WATCH: TV3 weatherman makes it into compilation of best news bloopers of the year from around the world

It has been an eventful year for news and weather and some of the professional journalists and meteorologists and TV presenters of the world struggled to bring it to us.

'He didn't 'give me' my first movie - I auditioned for four months' - Kate Winslet is scathing about Harvey Weinstein in new interview

Kate Winslet was one of the actresses labelled as "difficult" by Harvey Weinstein because she refused to be bullied by him.

'I became quite self destructive. Alcohol, prescriptions, that kind of thing. It felt like it was too big a mountain to climb'

It's 1 May of this year and Tianna Bartoletta wakes in her home in the leafy suburbs of Tampa at 6am flat, as the housekeeper is due to arrive in a couple of hours. The bed is empty as her husband has already gone to work, and that leaves her alone with the demons screaming in her head.

Peruvian writers denounce 'shame' of pardon for ex-president Fujimori

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and 238 other Peruvian writers have signed an open letter denouncing a pardon granted to former president Alberto Fujimori, saying it covers their nation "in infamy and shame".

Petrol or diesel? Hybrid or electric? What's the best fuel choice for you?

The big motoring question for many farm families this autumn is as troublesome as it is obvious.

'I have no regrets about planting forestry' - 70-cow dairy farmer

Donal McCarthy is a progressive dairy farmer based in scenic Ballydehob in West Cork. His overall holding is almost 103 hectares.

Cumaru House / Raffo Arquitetura

Tributes pour in following the death of former Ireland underage manager Sean McCaffrey, aged 58

Former Dundalk and Ireland underage manager Sean McCaffrey has passed away at the age of 58.

'It is heartbreaking to watch her deteriorate so rapidly' - Woman (28) raising funds for life-saving treatment

An Irish woman who is fighting for her life is desperately trying to raise funds for a life-saving surgery abroad.

Saoirse Ronan reveals how stylist has helped to evolve her red carpet style

Saoirse Ronan's style evolution has been an impressive one and she credits her stylist with pushing her boundaries to find her signature style.

Baby names for William and Kate's third child - the contenders

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby is due in April.

Two mass graves discovered as dozens of militants evacuated from southern Syria

Dozens of Syrian militants and their families departed on board buses from an area besieged by government forces near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights early on Saturday, part of a deal to clear yet another district of insurgents.

Celtic and Rangers settle for a point apiece in entertaining Old Firm clash

Celtic and Rangers battled to an Old Firm stalemate at Parkhead but the kudos went back to Ibrox with the visitors.

Sir Paul McCartney congratulates ‘best pal’ Ringo Starr on knighthood

Sir Paul McCartney has hailed Ringo Starr as the “best drummer, best pal” while he congratulated his fellow Beatle on his knighthood.

Soar Through Dubai's Cityscape With This Extreme Zipline

TED Talk: Christian Benimana of MASS Design Group on Founding a Design School for Africa

Are we going to follow a model of unsustainable building and construction similar to what I witnessed in China—or can we develop a uniquely African model of sustainable, and equitable development? I'm optimistic we can.

In this recent TED TalkChristian Benimana talks about his journey as an architect—growing up in Rwanda, studying in China, and finally returning to Africa to see the beginnings of a building boom very similar to what he witnessed in Shanghai. Given this background, he then explains why he and MASS Design Group founded the African Design Center, a school and innovation center that intends to be a catalyst for positive urban development on the continent.

MASS Design Group to Propose "Bauhaus of Africa" at UN Summit

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Murderer Molly Martens facing four more years in jail for breaching prison rules

KILLER Molly Martens is facing up to four extra years in prison after being cited for breaching strict rules in the high-security North Carolina jail where she is serving a sentence for the murder of her Irish husband.

Meet the man who helps CEOs with their inner 'Gollum' - following his own battle with depression

Surviving the financial crash for many firms was a challenge - but this entrepreneur's business actually flourished as a result of the downturn.

Similar texting habits to your partner could be the key to relationship satisfaction

Do you enjoy long, rambling, witty text exchanges while your partner is a more matter-of-fact one-word responder, or vice versa? Your relationship may be doomed, according to a new study.

'I thought he was an aspiring actor' - Fair City star Jenny Dixon on meeting TD boyfriend Tom Neville

Fair City star Jenny Dixon has revealed she mistook her politician boyfriend Tom Neville for an aspiring actor when they first met.

Boy (15) remains in hospital after being 'deliberately mowed down' by car in front of terrified shoppers

Terrified shoppers watched in horror as a car drove into a pedestrian area and knocked down a 15-year-old boy in Dublin.

'I feel ashamed as an Irish person that it's happening in our country'

Huddled up in sleeping bags beneath the canopy of the Brown Thomas department store in Limerick city centre, most of them were wide awake.

Richard E Grant – I feel a right mug after South Africa robbery

Actor Richard E Grant has said he feels “like a right mug” after he was robbed at a cash machine in South Africa.

Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

Russia's highest court has upheld election officials' decision to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March's election.

A little plump after Christmas? Tiny tummy patch could cut fat by 30 per cent in 28 days - without exercise

For those who have overindulged during the Christmas period help may be at hand from scientists in Singapore.

Film based on Bataclan attack on hold after families of victims brand it 'scandalous'

The French film based on the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan music venue in Paris has been put on hold.

Aalto University Metro Station / ALA Architects + Esa Piironen Architects

'There's no other job like this' - Meet the Dublin Airport Police who ensure the safety of all passengers and planes

ONE of Ireland's highest-ranking female airport police officers has admitted she "loves a challenge".

'That Late Late broke my heart a little. Like the grandest of wakes' - Everyone was getting nostalgic over Late Late Dubliners Tribute

Forget your Country specials and your Valentine's specials - back in 1987 there was a Late Late Show special that defined the meaning of the word.

Tragedy as Irish rugby director's daughter (21) dies

Tributes have been paid to the daughter of prominent IRFU official David Nucifora, who died only days before Christmas.

Search launched for teen girl (15) missing for four days

A search has been launched for a missing 15-year-old girl, who was last seen four days ago.

Van Graan set to learn about the IRFU's rotation system the hard way

There are plenty of things that Johann van Graan has to learn in what is his first job as a head coach and over the next week, he will have to come to terms with the tricky parameters around having one of the top gigs in Ireland.

Watch: Is this the best entrance by newly-weds ever?

Is this the best entrance by newly-weds ever?

Georgia Toffolo wished Stalin a happy birthday on Twitter and Twitter will never let her live it down

Georgia Toffola charmed her way to be crowned queen of the jungle on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! but her niceness has left her a little red-faced on social media.

'You might hate your partner but you still have to work together' - dancing only part of challenge of DWTS says Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne has said that natural dancing ability or previous training is only a fraction of what's involved in Dancing With The Stars.

'He is first class' - Ireland defender makes impressive return in Preston win

Tom Clarke's late winner gave Preston the three points in Cardiff and condemned Neil Warnock's Bluebirds to a third straight Sky Bet Championship defeat.

Jay-Z confesses to Beyoncé in Family Feud video featuring stars including Jessica Chastain, Thandie Newton, Rosario Dawson and more

Rapper Jay-Z walks down the aisle of a church with daughter Blue Ivy while his wife Beyonce dances in the pulpit in the video for his new single Family Feud.

Lewis Hamilton's Instagram deleted after video storm when he chastised nephew for wearing a dress

All of Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton's Instagram posts have been deleted, just days after he was criticised for a video he uploaded to the social media platform.

'I know the sense of complete desolation... but I have hope' - brother of tragic cyclist Donna Fox

The brother of a road victim has said he is confident a new bill can make a difference to cyclists' safety on Ireland's roads.

'Fast-approaching' Storm Dylan to wreak havoc with 120kmh gusts of wind

Fast-approaching Storm Dylan is set to batter the country before the new year.

'Children are falling through the cracks, but Simon Harris ignored me' - Grieving mum whose son (10) died

The mother of a boy who died in a British hospital waiting for a heart transplant says Health Minister Simon Harris has "ignored" her email plea to prevent other children "falling through the cracks".

EuroMillions jackpot worth almost €39million won in Ireland

The EuroMillions jackpot of €38,906,715 has been won by one ticket holder in Ireland.

Temple Bar: a violent disgrace to Ireland or a national tourism treasure to be proud of?

There was uproar when Judge Anthony Halpin described the capital's cultural quarter, Temple Bar, as a "disgrace to Ireland" which was "covered in vomit" - but is there some truth in his words?

State Papers: Martin McGuinness did dirty work to lure 'informer' to his death, said bishop

Martin McGuinness personally set up the rendezvous that led to the brutal murder of a suspected IRA informer, the Irish Government was told.

Nine special ways to celebrate the new year with style

There is a whole host of festive events taking place around the country for those wanting to ring in the new year with style.

'They gave me my life back' - Inside look at the hospital saving the lives of Africa's child brides

At 15-years-old, Mameye was abandoned by her husband and left cradling a stillborn baby that she laboured with for three days.

US military to accept transgender recruits on Monday

Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump's administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban.

This farmer proposed a week after meeting his wife, with two black eyes and a broken nose

Dairy farmer PJ Irish and Marlay Brennan met for the first time in the casualty ward of the old Ardkeen hospital in Waterford in the mid 1980s. Both were getting patched up after an eventful day on the hurling fields of Kilkenny.

Tomás Ó Sé takes break from training to tie knot - but will skip honeymoon

Kerry football star Tomás Ó Sé took a break from his busy training schedule to marry his beloved partner Orla Ni Fhlatharta.

Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb given knighthoods in New Year Honours

The Beatles' Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the New Year Honours.

Two injured as gunman opens fire in London restaurant

A gunman has opened fire on a fast food restaurant, injuring two boys.

Being recalled for scan should not be viewed as a 'bad thing', claims Simon Harris

Simon Harris has said the majority of people being recalled for scans at University Hospital Kerry were being contacted as a "precautionary measure".

Thousands of cars deemed too dangerous for the road

Thousands of people are driving 'death mobiles' on our roads - putting their lives and those of others at serious risk, new figures reveal.

Budget changes kick in to ease burden on pay packets

Consumers are set for a new year uplift to their finances. The start of 2018 coincides with a boost for millions of people as Budget changes start to take effect.

Man in serious condition after hammer attack

A man has been rushed to hospital after being beaten by a hammer in west Belfast.

Woman arrested for allegedly shooting boyfriend's son (7) dead after 'disturbance at home'

A seven-year-old Texas boy has died after his father's girlfriend allegedly opened fire as the man drove away with his son and two other children, police said.

Healthier 'full Irish' now on the menu as nitrite-free bacon cuts risk of cancer

The 'full Irish' breakfast is to become healthier following a scientific breakthrough that has cut the cancer risk of bacon.

Young farmer lost in river tragedy had 'zest for living', says priest

The funeral of a young farmer who lost his life in a drowning tragedy in the early hours of Christmas Day has heard how he had "so much potential, and energy and zest for living".

'Free from' is a food trend that's here to stay

While food trends come and go, the 'free from' category is growing. A Bord Bia survey carried out earlier this year found that 20pc of respondents had purchased gluten-free products.

Opinion: In the grand scheme of things most of us have few complaints

There was a power cut in our locality recently. The outage was not caused by Storm Brian or ex-Hurricane Ophelia, the power was simply turned off for a few hours to facilitate essential maintenance.

São Francisco / FIlipe Pina

RO House / Echo Design

Shanghai-South Station / AREP

The House at the End of the Beach / T.R.O.P : terrains + open space

ChicBus Alipay Flagship Store / LYCS Architecture

Houses in Arrayán / Espiral

Blip | Porto Nascente / Inception Architects Studio

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Teenager (15) hospitalised after being struck by car driven onto pedestrian path outside Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

Terrified shoppers watched in horror as a car drove into a pedestrian area and mowed down a 15-year-old boy in Dublin this afternoon.

'My body has surpassed its limits' - Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly calls time on his hurling career

Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly has called time on his inter-county hurling career, bringing down the curtain on career that included eight All-Ireland titles.

'I took a huge gamble blowing my life up' - Ewan MacKenna meets Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta

It's 1 May of this year and Tianna Bartoletta wakes in her home in the leafy suburbs of Tampa at 6am flat, as the housekeeper is due to arrive in a couple of hours. The bed is empty as her husband has already gone to work, and that leaves her alone with the demons screaming in her head.

All-Ireland appeal for two women who were last seen in February and May

An all-Ireland appeal has been issued for two women missing from Belfast and Newry.

'Giving the gift of life to another is a truly heroic deed' - Record number of organ donations reached in 2017

A record number of organ transplants were carried out in Ireland in 2017.

This time lapse of record snowfall in Pennsylvania will make you feel cold just watching it

If anybody in Erie, Pennsylvania was dreaming of a white Christmas this year they most certainly got it.

Some of Ireland's biggest names will move in the January transfer window...where will they go?

The January sales have been a busy time for string of players from this country - and that trend looks set to continue in the first month of 2018.

Renovated 1960s A-frame cabin proves that clever design triumphs over square footage

This 1960s A-frame cabin went through a rehabilitation that transformed it into a beautiful home tailored to the needs of its owners. Architect Jean Verville collaborated with the client in creating a compressed dwelling that favors spatial qualities over usable square footage. The architect gutted the entire structure in order to create a space that rejects the monotony of the preestablished organization dictated by the form. The new layout decreased the living area through densification and...

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This map shows how uninformed Trump's global warming tweet is

If it's cold outside, that proves global warming false, right? That's President Donald Trump's logic, according to his tweet from last night. Vox found a map from Climate Reanalyzer, an effort of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, showing just how incorrect the president is. Right now, North America and Canada are the most unusually cold places on Earth.

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École de l’Espoir / Emergent Vernacular Architecture

'His zest for living was ended too soon' - poignant farewell to second Mayo river tragedy victim

A storm blew in from the Atlantic as a small rural community in west Mayo, grieving since Christmas Day, bade farewell to the second young farmer who lost his life in a drowning tragedy.

'I am becoming one with the man I love and adore' - FG's Jerry Buttimer weds long-term partner

The Fine Gael politician who helped spearhead the marriage equality referendum today celebrated his own wedding.

'I look forward to giving some back' - Priest home from US for Christmas scoops EuroMillions Plus jackpot

A US-based priest who bought a EuroMillions ticket when he came home for Christmas has won €500,000.

New York fire that killed 12 'started by three-year-old playing with stove'

New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades was accidentally started by a three-year-old boy playing with the burners on his mother's stove, officials say.

'I could do without Mourinho’s bitter noise' - John Giles with stinging criticism for Man United boss

WITH every passing week, Pep Guardiola’s halo gains definition and Jose Mourinho’s horns grow longer and sharper.

'Hockey stick growth curves are a thing of the past' - Angel investor shares top tips for budding start-ups

Rowan Devereux took over as Chair of the Bloom Equity angel syndicate at Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) in October, with an aim to recruit new angels, "increasing the number of high calibre, serial investors we have by 25pc".

'He gave his love so easily' - Fundraising campaign and book of condolence set up for Irish dad killed in Australia

Friends and family of an Irishman murdered in Australia have set up a fundraising campaign to support his wife and young children.

'Lucky' Irish priest has prayers answered again...with another lottery win

An Irish priest has scooped a half million prize in the EuroMillions while home for Christmas.

'Dying man' who claims he has cancer related to asbestos exposure seeks damages against former employer

“A dying man,” who claims he contracted terminal cancer from being exposed to asbestos dust 45 years ago, has Friday asked the High Court to speed up the hearing of a damages claim against a former Co Kildare employer.

Dundalk striker Patrick McEleney makes move to Oldham

Dundalk striker Patrick McEleney has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Oldham - subject to clearance.

These GIFs Compare Cities' Metro Maps to Their Real Life Geography

Metro and subway maps can tell us a lot about cities. For example, by comparing metro maps from different cities, you might be able to understand those cities' relative size or level of development. Or, by comparing a metro map to an earlier version from the same city, you can learn about the pace of development being experienced in that city. What these "maps" rarely tell you with any reliability, though, is the actual geography of the city itself.

In a fascinating series of posts over at /r/dataisbeautiful earlier this year, Reddit users created GIFs comparing the official metro maps of cities around the world with the real geography those maps correspond to. The results show the incredible changes that cities are subjected to in the name of visual clarity: in cities such as London, Tokyo, and Berlin, transit maps expand the urban core, masking the density at these regions' centers; in other cities such as Washington DC, shortened lines hide the extent of the city's suburbs; while in some cities, entire neighborhoods are moved to the other side of the city to make the map layout more attractive (we're looking at you, Prague). Read on to see 11 of the best creations by Reddit users.

New York City

GIF via Reddit user playhouse_animation


GIF via Reddit user Pham_Trinli

Hong Kong

GIF via Reddit user barrettxav


GIF via Reddit user hlake


GIF via Reddit user vinnivinnivinni

São Paulo

GIF via Reddit user sweedishfishoreo


GIF via Reddit user --Ninja-

Washington DC

GIF via Reddit user stupidgit


GIF via Reddit user tomeczak


GIF via Reddit user Swordslayer


GIF via Reddit user vroidos

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LRC House / BDB Arquitectos

Thresher sharks die in Massachusetts - likely due to cold shock

Winter is here, and even animals are feeling the impact. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy responded to calls of two thresher sharks stranded on Massachusetts beaches, and said the sharks likely succumbed to cold shock. Related:

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Universal DNA vaccine could make yearly flu shot a thing of the past

There were 7,000 confirmed cases of the flu in the United States by the end of November - double the amount from the same time the prior year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. University of Washington School of Medicine researchers are hoping to one day offer an alternative to the annual flu shot: a one-and-done DNA vaccine. The vaccine would protect from all flu virus strains - even as the viruses genetically change. Related:

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Revealed: Charles Haughey's charming letter to Margaret Thatcher - and her formal reply

Charles Haughey and Margaret Thatcher were not quite on the same page when it came to exchanging pleasantries, state papers have revealed.

'Ask him about his comments' - Jose Mourinho pokes fun at Jurgen Klopp over Virgil van Dijk deal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has poked fun at Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after he gave a green light to the £75m deal to bring Virgil van Dijk to Anfield.

Record number of Irish passports issued in 2017

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, has said that the number of passports issued in 2017 represents a record high.

US TV show Dr Phil denies claims it helped addicts to find drugs before appearances

The US television show Dr Phil - which prides itself in rescuing people from addiction - has denied controversial claims that it has helped addicts to source drugs and alcohol before their televised appearances.

At least 10 killed as gunmen on motorbike target church in Egypt

At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, have been killed after gunmen opened fire outside a church in a Cairo suburb, Egypt's Health Ministry says.

Scammer cons woman out of most of life savings with phoney gold deal offer

A Northern Ireland woman has lost tens of thousands of pounds to an online scammer who promised her a cut of a phoney gold deal.