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St Petersburg Metro Explosion

St Petersburg Metro Explosion

Image: Olga Maltseva / AFP by Elina Peura There was an explosion on St Petersburg metro on Monday around 2.30pm local time; It is being investigated as terror an attack. No terrorist organization has claimed the attack yet. The bomb blast happened when the train had left the Sennaya Ploshchads metro station on the way to Tekhnologicheskii


Black Swan in Galway

by Elina Peura A black swan has found her way to the Claddagh area in Galway. She probably came here all the way from the countryside in England. Black swans usually live in Australia and New Zealand and this is the first one ever seen in Galway. We are very happy to have her here


Interview with Popular Youtube creator ‘It’s Black Friday’

By Eva Buckley   The New-Zealand YouTube star Freyja NicLeòid has been making videos for quite some time now and has gained many fans because of her style and personality. People watch her videos to see what it’s like living life as a Goth by following her on her travels, seeing how she does her


Missing Helicopter Found by Search Team

Photograph: High Level/Rex By Eva Buckley   The helicopter that went missing yesterday has been found with the bodies of five people. The helicopter destined for Dublin has been found by Mountain Rescue Teams in Snowdonia, Wales.   Contact with the helicopter carrying five businessmen was lost after 4pm yesterday. It was believed the helicopter


SimSimi: What is it and why is it banned in Ireland?

Image:   By Eva Buckley   SimSimi is an app that was made by Korean tech company ISMaker in 2002. The app uses artificial intelligence to communicate, but it can also learn words and phrases from the user. It has a message type format where the person can chat back and forth with the


Pupils to receive free meals as School Meals Programme expands

Image: By: Precious Nkikita   Almost 50,000 pupils to receive free meals from September under the expansion of Government funding for the scheme. An additional €3m on top of the extra €2.5m which was announced in last October’s budget to increase funding to schools already in the School Meals Programme. The aim is to


Brexit Day

image credit: PA By Eva Buckley Today is the day article 50 is finally triggered and the United Kingdom will begin the process of leaving the European Union.   Today will mark a historic time in the U.K and the beginning of a two-year ‘divorce process’ from the EU. The actual split is due to


Bus Eireann Strike affects commuters nationwide

by Dylan Goodman Photos: Elina Peura The Bus Eireann strike began today, disrupting travel for commuters all over the country. The strike arose due to management at Bus Eireann saying they will need to impose huge cuts to ensure the company’s survival. This included many detriments to workers: pay cuts, overtime cuts and altering bus routes.

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Human Waste found in Coca-Cola delivery

image: By Eva Buckley   Police have been involved in an investigation at a Coca-Cola factory in Co.Antrim where there were reports that human waste was found in a shipment. A delivery to the Knockmore factory that was believed to have been shipped from Germany, contained empty cans of Coca-Cola and unexpectedly, human waste. The


Man awarded €20,000 damages in jambon scandal

Image:   By Dylan Goodman   A Dublin man, who claimed he was falsely accused of not paying for a jambon pastry, has been awarded €20,000 damages for defamation in the Circuit Civil Court .   Mr. Anthony Maher, of Fortunestown, Tallaght, claimed he bought a number of items from Centra Corduff, in Blanchardstown,