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Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 20 September, 2014

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Direct provision protests gain momentum as residents of another Cork centre say no more

Nasc said that public support to end direct provision is growing.

Man stabbed on merchant vessel airlifted to hospital

The man is said to be in a critical condition.

Gerry Adams’ tweet on the the Scottish independence vote was to the point

Adams said Ireland should never lose sight that we are a “divided people”.

Over 158 people in Dublin were sleeping rough on Wednesday night

They were counted within a 5 mile radius and it is the highest recorded number in several weeks.

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A Week in the Family Court: ‘Urgent change’ needed as reform proposals made 18 years ago not acted upon

In the final instalment of TheJournal.ie’s Family Court series we look at some of the recommendations to improve the system.

Thursday 18 September, 2014

Heart-wrenching documentary shines light on adoption trade of Irish ‘illegitimate children’

Martin Sixsmith travels to Ireland and America to reveal the moving stories of parents and children.

A Week in the Family Court: The aftermath of relationship breakdowns

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s the view from those working in the system.

A Week in the Family Court: Judge warns parents that he wants no ‘point scoring’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s a selection of some of the common cases linked to relationship breakdowns.

Joan Burton: ‘We’re the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point’

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now up 7.7 per cent.

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‘One daily shower and one daily flush for children’: Micheál Martin demands water charges review

Joan Burton says she expects CER ruling will rule out water charges for contaminated water.

There’s another vote in Scotland today… this one impacts on lady golfers Fore! This post contains a poll

There’s another vote in Scotland today… this one impacts on lady golfers

By 6pm, women golfers will know if they can play at the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

‘Day of Destiny’: The UK newspapers on Scotland’s vote for independence

‘Don’t leave us this way’ writes The Mirror.

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: Domestic violence applications rose by 5% in 2013

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s the experts view.

A Week in the Family Court: ‘Last night he kicked my door in. I live in total fear of my son’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s a selection of the safety orders that appeared before the courts.

Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A Week in the Family Court: ‘There needs to be intervention before we reach crisis point’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here’s what the people working in child protection think needs to be done.

A Week in the Family Court: 6,500 children are in care – here are some of their stories

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court. Here are a selection of the care orders that appeared before the courts.

Court told of ‘serious implications’ if child who has had ‘multiple foster homes’ is moved again

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Boy in State care set duvet on fire in the middle of the room while he was still in it

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Babies of homeless parents remain in State care, but father has made ‘huge progress’

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Toddler left alone in Direct Provision centre removed from mother, custody awarded to father

TheJournal.ie spent a week observing cases in the Family Court.

Monday 15 September, 2014

Referendum on establishing Family Court ‘not necessary’

The former Justice minister called for a referendum but department said one isn’t needed now.

Sunday 7 September, 2014

Closure of St Patrick’s Institution is ‘unfinished’ as 8 boys remain locked up

The Ombudsman for Children said that ‘vulnerable’ boys should be removed to Weatfield Prison.

Saturday 6 September, 2014

The last craft: Ever wondered how a cask is made? Here’s how

Coopering is the ancient craft of cask-making that requires a lot of skill.

Friday 5 September, 2014

Poll: Do you take a break from your mobile phone when on holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you take a break from your mobile phone when on holiday?

Do you find it difficult to switch off?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Thursday 4 September, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations IMNDA This post contains videos

Ice Bucket Challenge raises over €1.4m in donations

… And there’s a lovely thank you video to all those who donated.

National Library at ‘critical point’ due to funding cuts putting collections at risk

Visitor numbers to the NLI are up 42% on last year.

Poll: Should we get a national holiday for the 1916 centenary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we get a national holiday for the 1916 centenary?

Many other nations have holidays of this kind, so should Ireland?

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the release of a mother from Mountjoy, the Israeli ambassador and the queues to buy houses…

Tax increases and expenditure reductions of €2.1bn won’t be necessary – Howlin

He said that the government are not in the giving back phase just yet.

Talks between Siptu and Greyhound break down at the LRC

The talks talks have adjourned and there is no date set for them to resume.

Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders

Bodywhys support service said that the majority of calls are from those aged 25-35.

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Seriously? Back here again?: These house hunters are queuing to buy homes

House hunters have been in line for four days ahead of homes at Miller’s Glen going up for sale.

Ballot of Siptu members on LRC proposals to begin next week

The agreement averted strikes on Sunday 7, Monday 8, and Sunday 21 September.

Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.

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