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Irish - Today’s News

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These are just some of the lethal homemade weapons seized in Irish prisons

The Irish Prison Service launched a confidential helpline today for inmates and members of the public to report information about contraband.

One minister has been to 870 meetings in the last year

That’s nearly three a day.

Lightning caused the biggest headache for telly transmissions in 12 years yesterday

A lightning strike in Louth caused damage to a 2rn mast and ESB substation.

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‘They put me down on the ground because I was with a group of black people’

A study by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has led to calls for a better complaints system for migrants who experience discrimination at the hands of public officials.

Fidelma Healy-Eames: Wiffy is French for wifi

The senator said the ‘mispronunciation’ incident has kickstarted her General Election campaign.

From The42 Football game puts Rory McIlroy’s Open defence in doubt Injury

Football game puts Rory McIlroy’s Open defence in doubt

The world number one says he’s ‘working hard to get back as soon as he can.’

If you think our seagulls are bad, you haven’t seen what’s going on in Australia

Be careful out there during seagull breeding season.

What does Greece’s No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s Monday and here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Have you seen Gracie? She’s been missing since last week

She has had a very rough few months.

From The42 Two glamour games in store after All-Ireland hurling qualifier draw Backdoor
Poll: Should the HSE cover the cost of Viagra? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the HSE cover the cost of Viagra?

The HSE has spent €57 million on prescription drugs to help with erectile dysfunction in the last six years.

Car with six people on board crashes through garden fence

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to get in contact.

Do you earn enough for a minimum standard of living?

The threshold has just gone up.

Joyriders in Connemara are attacking cars and causing high speed chases

Gardaí say all incidents are being investigated and a number of people have been questioned.

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food? Unhappy Meals This post contains a poll

Should we ban giving away free toys with fast food?

Leo Varadkar is considering it.

What was this Co Kildare man doing stripping naked and taking part in a ‘river of blood’?

Dara Fitzgerald told TheJournal.ie about the protest against the Pamplona ‘Running of the Bulls’ event.

Irish - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

Poor storage facilities at garda stations leave them ‘stinking’ of cannabis for days

Poor storage facilities at garda stations leave them ‘stinking’ of cannabis for days

Without adequate ventilation systems to stop the smell spreading through the station, gardaí say they are often stuck with the stench of rotting cannabis plants.

Four men injured as rally car loses control and veers into spectators

Their injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening.

“A lot of people said this film would never get made”

“A lot of people said ‘Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?’” said the director, Asif Kapadia. “That’s exactly why I needed to make the film.”

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Mick Wallace, Ireland’s asylum system and the Greek referendum had people talking today.

Is the secret to a long life eating raw eggs and steak everyday?

That’s the diet of one of these two women, believed to be the only in the world born in the 1800s who are still alive.

Interactive map: The price of a Big Mac all around the world

Attention fast food enthusiasts…

Why is Taylor Swift so popular?

While the haters hate, hate, hate, Tay-Tay gets bigger and bigger.

How women in 1960s Ireland finally started talking about sex

A new exhibition presents a history of Irish women through the biggest-selling glossy magazines of the decade.

People have lost years of their lives in Direct Provision – here is how it could end

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has called for a streamlining of the system

From The42 As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final Liveblog

As it happened: Kilkenny v Galway, Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final

We went minute-by-minute as east met west in the Leinster hurling decider.

From The42 Cork and Kerry finish level after five-goal Munster football final thriller All Square

Cork and Kerry finish level after five-goal Munster football final thriller

Fitzgerald Stadium was the venue this afternoon.

From Business ETC Your next WiFi hotspot won’t be in your home but your car On The Move

Your next WiFi hotspot won’t be in your home but your car

And it’s something that car manufacturers are starting to include in their vehicles as part of the connected car movement.

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals

New figures from the European Commission and the OECD found that 48% of immigrants in Ireland have studied at third level.

From The42 As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster Senior Football Championship Final Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: Kerry v Cork, Munster Senior Football Championship Final

These two great rivals clashed for provincial glory at Fitzgerald Stadium.

From The42 One of hurling’s top managers believes GAA chiefs are ignoring weaker counties Cheddar

One of hurling’s top managers believes GAA chiefs are ignoring weaker counties

Laois supremo Seamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett says hurling is now an elitist game.

Gardaí investigate ‘vigilante attack on Roma’ in Wexford

No arrests have yet been made following the incident last month.

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte? The High Table Interview This post contains videos

What really annoys Pat Rabbitte?

Here’s what we learned when the former minister came into TheJournal.ie during the week.

Sitdown Sunday: What it’s REALLY like living in the Playboy mansion

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From The42 ‘Ireland can be the number one boxing nation in the world’ Interview

‘Ireland can be the number one boxing nation in the world’

Michael O’Reilly’s coach, Pat Ryan, chats to The42 about Irish boxers’ success at the European Games and running for the IABA Presidency.