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When a Stranger Calls

When a Stranger Calls

I was woken in the early hours of Sunday morning, February 27th, by a brief shrill ring. My eyes were drawn to the flashing light of my mobile phone. Upon checking it I discovered I had just missed a call. […]

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Railway Union RFC Tackles Mental Health

Railway Union RFC Tackles Mental Health

Most Friday nights when the lights come on and fans start pouring into the stadium here at the Railway Union Rugby Football Club in Sandymount, John Ryan a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at UCD, Associate Clinical Professor at St Vincent’s […]

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Women’s Mini Marathon

Women’s Mini Marathon

The Flora Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all-woman sporting event in the world. It started in 1983 and as you read this over 40,000 women are training, walking in groups, getting their trainers and T-shirts ready, for the big […]

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Au Revoir

Au Revoir

Since I’m at the end of my wonderful time here at the NewsFour office I thought it would be an appropriate time to say goodbye and farewell and take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who […]

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City Fox Controversy

City Fox Controversy

In light of a recent much-publicised fox attack in the UK, Fine Gael Councillor Edie Wynne has expressed her concern over a perceived increase of the fox populations in urban areas of Dublin. Reacting to appeals from citizens, Cllr Wynne […]

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Sandymount Slaveys

Sandymount Slaveys

I recently read a book called Shadow and Sun by Neil Campbell, the son of James Campbell, the minister of the old Presbyterian Church on the junction of Tritonville Road, Sandymount that was demolished back in 1999. The grounds of […]

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Mental Health

Mental Health

Suicide in Ireland is now at an all-time high and with organizations such as The Samaritans recording a higher number of calls and texts from people around Ireland it is clear that the current economic climate has had a negative […]

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Beat the Blues and Turn2me

Beat the Blues and Turn2me

With more lives still being lost to suicide than are lost on our roads, not enough focus or attention is given to positive and active solutions to mental health. Depression affects one in ten people in Ireland at any one […]

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Sally and the Way She Might Look at You

Sally and the Way She Might Look at You

Thirty years ago, were you to walk down Thorncastle Street or perhaps wander up Bridge Street, there would be a woman, standing in the corner, staring at you. She’s trying to remember what newspaper you read. For she is Sally […]

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D4 hit by ATM Scam

D4 hit by ATM Scam

According to the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO), cases of ATM fraud were down 59% in 2012 compared to the previous year. Last year, 212 incidents were reported, compared to over 500 in 2011. Despite this positive news, some areas […]

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