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Tuesday 4 October, 2016

A hard rain's a-gonna fall: it's lashing out West (but other counties will stay dry)

Rainfall warnings remain in place on the western seaboard, from Cork to Mayo.

Monday 3 October, 2016

Medical doctor 'didn't know a malignant melanoma was a skin condition'

Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj faces allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

Sunday 2 October, 2016

The new leader of the SDLP is 33 years old. He says it's time for Gerry Adams and the old guard to move on

Derryman Colum Eastwood stopped by TheJournal.ie for an interview.

Friday 30 September, 2016

Italian police have found two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a Dutch museum

The thieves broke into the museum through the roof and used sledgehammers to break a first-floor window.

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale

Nama chairman Frank Daly is appearing before the PAC this afternoon.

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson

Donaldson (55) was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006.

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Men armed with a hammer have robbed a bingo hall in Louth

Let’s Bingo in Dundalk glad “nobody was hurt or injured”

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics

Some 16% of crimes were not recorded on PULSE, while 21% of invalidated incidents were done so “without sufficient justification”

Who do Irish people want to be elected US President?

In Monday night’s debate, the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, was adjudged to have won by most commentators.

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

Gardaí locate missing Galway teenager

She had been missing since Monday.

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

Monday 26 September, 2016

Hillary Clinton needs to bait the 'unpredictable' Trump in tonight's first US presidential debate

Trump’s advisers are urging him to keep cool amid probable questions about his misuse of charity funds, business record or xenophobia.

Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism

The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.

Three-year-old 'Mowgli' found after surviving three days in a Siberian forest

Tserin was wearing shoes – but no coat – when he wandered into the taiga, the snow forest which covers much of Russia and circles the globe.

Armed gardaí called after man carries axe into grounds of a hospital

Local Gardaí and members of the Regional Support Unit attended the scene at the Cork facility.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire

Two paramedics were also injured in the blaze, one seriously.

US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family

Alex, from New York, wrote after seeing a photograph of bloodied and dazed Omran Daqneesh.

Farewell To Soggy Bottoms: Mary Berry is refusing to follow the Bake-Off to Channel 4

Berry said she was staying with the BBC out of “loyalty”, but her fellow judge Paul Hollywood is following the dough to Channel 4.

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

An articulated truck is blocking part of the M50 in Dublin

A large articulated truck is blocking lanes on the northbound carriageway near the junctions for M3 (Blanchardstown) and the M2 at Finglas.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

The Government press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

Gerry Adams rejects claims that he sanctioned murder of IRA double agent

Denis Donaldson was shot dead months after admitting in 2005 he had been an MI5 agent for more than 20 years.

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

Brexit will begin in January or February, says Enda Kenny

The Taoiseach said he expects an early 2017 date for Article 50 to be invoked, after discussions with British ministers.

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Multimillion euro children's science centre to be built alongside Ireland's only Real Tennis court

The proposals mean 200 exhibits in the the old north wing of the NCH will connect to the Real Tennis building by a tunnel.

If you have a Leap card you can now ditch your DublinBikes card

The initiative won’t allow people to pay for their DublinBikes trips from their Leap Card account, but will allow them to use the same card for the bikeshare as for the bus, Luas or Dart.

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura received €3,500 for their efforts, and also won a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.

Donald Trump Junior just compared Syrian refugees to poisonous Skittles

Wrigley, the maker of Skittles, said: “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people.”

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice

Documents seen by TheJournal.ie show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

Housebuyers pay €5,600 more on average to live close to a secondary school

Homeowners pay a 2.6% premium to live near a secondary school, according to the latest Daft.ie Research Report.

Monday 19 September, 2016

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals

Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

Saturday 17 September, 2016

Another multinational is being investigated over planning permission violations in two counties

The investigations follow cases against Starbucks in Cork and Waterford.

Friday 16 September, 2016

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault ESB

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault

A power fault has affected an area in the northeast of the city, covering Donaghmede, Howth junction, Sutton, and into the Malahide Road area.