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Today’s News

Appeal for information after teenage girl suffers facial injuries in Cork hit-and-run

The car involved is described as dark-coloured and is believed to have gone in the direction of Newtown.

Yesterday’s News

23 people lost their homes because of the tracker mortgage scandal

Financial institutions have paid out €163 million to affected customers to date.

Monday 16 October, 2017

Here's what to do if your property has been damaged by Storm Ophelia

The association representing the insurance industry said companies will deploy all available resources.

Mini buses bring homeless people to extra 200 emergency beds in Dublin

Similar arrangements are being made by local authorities in Limerick, Cork, Galway, Meath, Kildare, Louth and Wicklow.

Man killed in Louth as tree falls on his car

The incident occurred in Ravensdale, near Dundalk.

Man killed in Tipperary while clearing fallen tree with chainsaw

Gardaí are advising members of the public to stay indoors until the storm has passed.

Woman killed in Waterford after car struck by falling tree

A female passenger also sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.

Sunday 15 October, 2017

Latest Film Board funding goes to productions about widows, twins and happiness at Christmas

In the third quarter of this year the IFB approved more than €3 million of funding for various projects.

A group of elderly Irish expats in Manchester are on a mission to save longwave radio

The service will end in 2019 and will be replaced by a digital service which campaigners say many older people in the UK will not be able to access.

Friday 13 October, 2017

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation

Customer deposits up to €100,000 are protected.

More than 30,000 people may be affected by tracker scandal - double the Central Bank's estimate

Financial advisor Padraig Kissane said many people who should be included in the current redress process have been told they are not impacted.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.

Wednesday 11 October, 2017

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

'I'm not making changes because someone demanded it': Donohoe says Budget was Fine Gael's decision

The Taoiseach and Minister for Finance joined TheJournal.ie this evening to answer your questions about the Budget.

Gardaí arrest 42 people and seize drugs in Kilkenny and Carlow

The arrests were for a number of different offences including theft, assault and burglary.

Man found dead in cell at Cloverhill Prison

Foul play is not suspected in the man’s death.

Dublin clampers spat at, pushed and struck with steel bars by angry motorists

There were 14 reports of aggressive behaviour towards clamping staff in the first eight months of this year.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax

There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

Here's what Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €100,000

Changes to the USC and the entry point level mean savings of at least €328 for these workers next year.

Police in Antrim find rocket launcher and 'terrorist related' tools

Officers also found a replica pistol, a baseball bat and a hammer.

What Budget 2018 means for someone earning around €20,000

Thanks to changes to the Universal Social Charge, there will be some modest savings next year.

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'Getting to a better place': An additional 800 gardaí will be recruited in 2018

Paschal Donohoe said increased spending on gardaí must go hand in hand with reform in the organisation.

Sunday 8 October, 2017

Central Bank urged to 'flex its muscle' with banks over slow progress in tracker mortgage scandal

Many customers will have to wait until well into 2018 to get their money back and receive compensation.

Saturday 7 October, 2017

'It doesn't make sense to isolate people further': Is prison the best solution to crime in Ireland?

The Law Society’s Human Rights Conference will hear suggestions today for improvements to the criminal justice system.

Dana's brother launches legal action against INM and two members of his family over sex abuse claims

In 2014, John Brown was acquitted of five counts of indecent assault against two girls.

Thursday 5 October, 2017

'They've gone without food, without heat in their home': Ulster Bank execs grilled over tracker scandal

The bank’s CEO revealed almost 3,500 customers were overcharged.

Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'It'll cost an absolute fortune': Over 100 solicitors in contact with gardaí over fixed charge notice error

Senior gardaí were questioned by the Justice Committee today about various scandals in the organisation.

Tuesday 3 October, 2017

'That could have been your grandfather': Appeal for information about murder of Kildare pensioner

Michael Crowe died of injuries he sustained in the fire, which occurred in the early hours of 4 October 2009.

Over 1,000 Defence Forces members bought their way out in the last five years

Representatives say the government needs to improve pay and conditions to stop people leaving and encourage new recruits to join.

Monday 2 October, 2017

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Pics: The world's largest exhibition of Famine-related art is coming to Ireland

The artworks, which are currently on display at a museum in Connecticut, will be displayed in Ireland for eight months next year.

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

'It's alarming': Outrage over decision to remove housing units from Limerick development plans

One homeless charity said it is turning away adults on a nightly basis and accommodation in the city centre is badly needed.

Monday 18 September, 2017

Explainer: Here's what to do if Ryanair cancels your flight

Up to 50 flights a day will be cancelled over the next six weeks.

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.

Sunday 17 September, 2017

Those on frontline of homeless crisis say the Housing Minister won't meet them

The criticism comes a week after the minister announced a number of new measures to address the crisis.

Friday 15 September, 2017

'Follow him home and burn him out': Records reveal abuse and assaults suffered by traffic wardens

Over a seven-month period there were 20 incidents in Navan, including a number of threats and physical assaults.

Thursday 14 September, 2017

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Growing old in Ireland: 'If you want support, you're going to have to pay for it'

Whether its Fair Deal contributions, nursing home fees or general funding in the care system, money gets in the way of older people deciding where they spend their final years.

Breath test scandal: Rank-and-file gardaí refuse to be 'scapegoated for ill-conceived policies'

The Garda Representative Association hit out at management, claiming the debacle is “entirely of their own making”.

Wednesday 13 September, 2017

'I was told it'd only be for four weeks': Ireland's older people describe life in a nursing home

A major study has highlighted the need for residents to be more involved in decision-making.

Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Police 'failed' in releasing violent offender who killed his partner three days later

Sean Hegarty, who had more than 70 convictions, was jailed for the murder of Caron Smyth and her friend Finbar McGrillen.

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