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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Today’s News

85,200 young people in Ireland are ‘neither earning nor learning’

There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.

Yesterday’s News

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Banksy has painted a new mural – but nobody knows where it is Art

‘I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you’ – Reeva’s message to Pistorius on day of shooting

The athlete read out the Valentine’s Day card that his model girlfriend left for him on 14 February last year – the day she was shot and killed at his house.

Monday 14 April, 2014

The Burning Question*: Is the chocolate on the top or bottom of these biscuits? Biscuit Wars This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Is the chocolate on the top or bottom of these biscuits?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From Business ETC Good news: €80 million investment and 180 new jobs for Limerick Jobswatch

Good news: €80 million investment and 180 new jobs for Limerick

Both Richard Bruton and Michael Noonan announced the new positions this afternoon.

Reduce the stigma to help children who hear voices

“I am successful, I work full time and live a life that I love – but it wasn’t always this way.”

Sunday 13 April, 2014

These 17 simple ads are pure genius

Yes, they’re trying to sell us something – but at least they’re being creative about it.

Poll: Should driving be taught in schools? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should driving be taught in schools?

Do we need to teach our kids how to drive?

Saturday 12 April, 2014

Top comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from the past seven days. Did you make it in?

RECAP: 7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

Pistorius, himself, took the stand to give his version of events this week.

More than half of the world’s cancer victims live in India, Russia or China

How are the three countries dealing with the disease?

Thursday 10 April, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Judge: This trial is not public entertainment

“For those of you who possibly think this is entertainment, it is not,” Judge Mapisa told the gallery today.

Sickle Cell: Ireland’s new disease which affects 400 children and 100 adults

Ireland has an opportunity now to “do something right and groundbreaking”, the Health Committee has heard this morning.

State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point

A new report says that last year’s removal by gardaí and the HSE of two children from their family has stopped mothers from getting their children vaccinated.

The Obama ladies’ trip to Ireland cost $251,000

Don’t worry though – the US paid for it.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva’s bloodied head

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

From Business ETC SurveyMonkey has moved to Dublin, employing 50 people Jobswatch

SurveyMonkey has moved to Dublin, employing 50 people

The company provides online survey services to global firms.

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

‘You shot and killed her’ – Oscar Pistorius told to take responsibility for Reeva’s death

The athlete had a tough time today on the witness stand as he was cross-examined by State counsel Gerrie Nel.

Some charges against Seán Fitzpatrick dropped in Anglo trial

The jury has been directed to find two of the former executives not guilty on a number of accounts.

Taoiseach wants Flannery and Kerins at PAC – but won’t say if they should be compelled

It is still not yet clear if the pair will turn up to the committee hearing tomorrow morning.

‘I did not intend to kill Reeva’ – Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot his girlfriend

The athlete gave more details about the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in his Pretoria home last year.

Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Oscar Pistorius wails in witness box as he recalls night of shooting

A raft of text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court today.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Monday 7 April, 2014

Woman dies in incident involving a car and a Luas tram in Dublin City Centre

35-year-old Yao Webster died in the collision.

20 Years On: What have we learned from Rwanda?

The humanitarian aid community learned its lessons, but what about the political world?

20 Years On: Rwandans learn to live beside the men who killed their children

Today, survivors and perpetrators come together to learn how to live side by side so their country can move towards reconciliation.

Well, this is surprising…

No Comment.

The Burning Question*: Should pineapple ever go on a pizza? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Should pineapple ever go on a pizza?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things to know

Catch up as you refuel.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius apologises to family of Reeva Steenkamp

The 27-year-old told her family that “she went to bed loved that night”.

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing – Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

Sunday 6 April, 2014

MakeUp Selfies and BOD: 9 weird (and wonderful) pics and 1 video our readers sent us Stranger Than Folk This post contains images

MakeUp Selfies and BOD: 9 weird (and wonderful) pics and 1 video our readers sent us

Sometimes we are sent really useful news tips and pictures, other times we are sent really weird – but wonderful – things like this.

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge’s review

There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.

Saturday 5 April, 2014

Scientists want to figure out the best way to use codeine – without getting addicted to it

A €2 million research project has got underway in Waterford.

Top comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from the past seven days. Did you make it in?

“We were fighting with all our passion to create a boring society” – South African Freedom Fighter

Albie Sachs, one of the lawyers who drew up South Africa’s first democratic Constitution, sits down with TheJournal.ie for a Q&A.

Friday 4 April, 2014

Cannabis growhouse found in Wexford

A planned search of a house in Wexford town yielded €45,000 worth of plants but no arrests.

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