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18 May 2018 16:35 At least 8 people killed in Texas high school shooting

Police responded to reports of an active shooter at the school close to Houston. The Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the number in a news conference today. He said that there were between eight and 10 fatalities in the shooting – with the majority of those killed students. He said a police officer was also injured. The Santa Fe Independent

07 May 2018 13:27 Art gallery in Paris lets patrons in nude

“Naturism” in the French capital is growing as last year saw a designated patch of the Bois de Vincennes park dedicated to nudists. NO SHOES, NO shirt, no problem: A Paris gallery gave nearly 200 people a rare chance for a clothes-free visit this weekend, the latest opportunity for the city’s flourishing nudist scene. The Palais de Tokyo, a contemporary

17 April 2018 00:04 Top US LGBT publication samples the best Cork has to offer

Journalists from The Advocate and Out Traveler, the biggest and among the most influential gay publications in the US — part of a stable which boasts almost 8m unique online monthly visitors and almost 3m print readers — sampled the city’s offering over the weekend, along with journalists from the UK’s Diva Magazine. Savas Abadsidis, a senior editor 9

24 March 2018 09:40 This charity is selling thousands of artworks for €50 each

The catch: you won’t know whose picture you have – amatuer or world famous professional – until after the purchase. The Incognito Exhibition will display over 1600 pieces of original art at the Solomon Gallery in Dublin from 4 April. Artists from across the world have donated miniature postcard-sized pieces, which will be exhibited anonymously and sold for €50 a piece 5

04 March 2018 09:30 How a willow garden is helping these women 'reclaim' their local park

Fairview Park has been the scene of antisocial behaviour in recent years. A GARDEN WITH a difference is being created by a group of women in Dublin. Members of an art class in Fairview and a craft group in Ballybough are meeting once a week in Fairview Park to handweave a willow garden there. Architect Evelyn D’Arcy and the Newgrange Willow Weavers are helping 15

03 March 2018 14:15 Paris metro fines pregnant woman for walking wrong way

The Paris metro operator RATP stood by the penalty. A PREGNANT PASSENGER on the Paris metro has been hit with a 60-euro fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media. The woman, who wanted to save some time on her journey, was given the ticket last Tuesday by inspectors at Concorde station near the Louvre art gallery. “Bravo for this racket 14

24 February 2018 09:45 The IFI is completely refurbishing its two biggest screens as part of a major revamp

The film institute is also opening a new archive building at Maynooth University. THE IRISH FILM Institute in Dublin will carry major refurbishment works this year as part of a five-year strategy. A state-of-the-art 4k digital projector was installed in the Templebar cinema last November and during the course of 2018 the institute undertake the complete 9

17 February 2018 21:00 Dumpling Day kicks off the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Dublin

Chinese New Year Celebrations will continue on until 4 March and see events taking place across Ireland. FREE DUMPLINGS WERE being dished out to the public on Friday in Dublin as Chinese New Year Celebrations got underway. This year, the celebrations welcome in the Year of the Dog. The day was hosted by Asia Market which had stalls that taught you how to make your own dumplings 7

17 February 2018 00:00 Ireland 2040: €1.4bn allocated for strategic investment priorities

It is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken in the State, yet the Cork events centre only gets a mention in Project Ireland 2040. The €73m project is listed as “other amenity” in the plan that states that €1.4bn is being allocated to strategic investment priorities between now and 2027. The Irish Examiner reported last week that a funding 13

15 February 2018 01:09 Jack Anderson: Banning MMA would be populist but regulation is more effective

Last week and in front of family members, Carvalho’s death was viscerally described at a coronial inquest. Carvalho took 41 blows to the head during the bout. Attempts to provide medical care to the stricken fighter were hindered by poor access. When Carvalho’s stretcher did eventually reach the ambulance, he was placed unsecured on the floor. In the rush to an emergency 22