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Irish - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Applying for a mortgage, but haven’t a clue? We asked the banks where to begin New Home

Applying for a mortgage, but haven’t a clue? We asked the banks where to begin

Do I need to cut up the credit card? I have no savings? Here’s answers to some of the common questions.

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that’s travelled around the globe

LÉ Aoife navy ship, which has been in service for the last 35 years, was decommissioned yesterday.

Irish - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Nationwide protests, an increase in minimum wage and the Mansion House’s birthday had everyone talking.

From Business ETC Do we really live on a ‘treasure island’ for the big supermarket chains? Plundered

Do we really live on a ‘treasure island’ for the big supermarket chains?

The major players really don’t want to say how much money they’re making from you.

From The42 Reporter confronts Keano at his home, then complains after being told to ‘get the f**k away’ Bad Idea
Thousands take part in anti-water charge protests across Ireland Demonstration This post contains images

Thousands take part in anti-water charge protests across Ireland

Two people were arrested by gardaí today for minor public order offences.

An orca washed up on a Waterford beach yesterday

It is the first since 2010.

5 things you might not know about Dublin’s Mansion House

The home of the Lord Mayor of Dublin is 300 years old.

QUIZ: How well do you remember the week in politics?

The week when Joan and Gerry went head-to-head, the government considered selling Aer Lingus, and protests were back in the news…

Guinness, Visa debit cards, and Michelle Mulherin: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people use Facebook every month?

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP talked banking inquiry, beer and European politics with TheJournal.ie this week.

Here’s what America would be like if the Nazis And Japanese had won WWII

*According to this bonkers new show, anyway.

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple RIP

Tributes paid to journalist and economist Colm Rapple

Colm Rapple died after a short illness in hospital.

You might be related to one of these esteemed looking gentlemen

Refinement is easier to pull off in black and white.

Should sports arenas have ‘no alcohol’ areas so kids aren’t sharing stands with drunks?

TD Róisín Shortall has questioned how appropriate is is for children to be in what can be heavy drinking atmospheres at matches.

The government is looking in to blocking mobile phone signals in prisons

That’s after 728 were confiscated last year.

How much do you know about this week’s news? Take our quiz

How closely were you paying attention?

Column: So, you’ve made it into government? Here’s how to avoid a democratic revolution

Congratulations, you’ve been elected! Luckily you can avoid living up to any promises you’ve made – just follow this guide.

Top comments of the week

Did you make the cut?

What happens if I don’t pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water

John Tierney said he didn’t forsee a situation ”where we would have to be taking people to court”. But what will happen to those who don’t pay out?

From Business ETC Does the media spin the big stories because of ‘who pays the piper’? The Media Show

Does the media spin the big stories because of ‘who pays the piper’?

We asked the host of RTÉ’s new programme, The Media Show.

From The Daily Edge The 8 unique struggles of having an Irish accent abroad Hear Me Now

The 8 unique struggles of having an Irish accent abroad

You can talk the talk, but will anyone understand?

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be increased?

Siptu says yes. What do you think?

“They tell Ryan stuff they won’t tell anybody else”: Behind the scenes at the Tubridy show 2fm

“They tell Ryan stuff they won’t tell anybody else”: Behind the scenes at the Tubridy show

What’s it like working with one of Irish radio’s biggest names?

From Business ETC Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them) SME Focus

Here are some really good ways to get staff to do what you want (without forcing them)

For January’s in-depth coverage of SMEs, we looked at the importance of setting goals and getting staff working together.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up wherever you are on this Saturday morning.

Community in fear as Waterford crime spree sees cars stolen, homes burgled and buildings set on fire

One TD said, ‘This is the work of a criminal gang and the gardaí have to step up to the plate or it’s a sorry state for Waterford’.

Opinion: Break up the eurozone and slim down the EU – or voters will do it for us

The refusal to deal with the core problems of the Union are driving people to fringe parties that take absolute positions against the EU.

Man critical after being shot at fast food restaurant

A separate shooting incident in the city saw a man shot in both kneecaps.

Two women arrested after robberies of off-licences and chemists

The women will appear in court today.

From The42 UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor MMA

UFC should tackle drugs problem by joining WADA, says top Irish doctor

We spoke to Dr Conor O’Brien, an expert on drugs in sport, about the UFC’s current position and Jon Bones’ positive test.

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were ‘very nervous’ before Christmas. So, how are they now? Danger Here This post contains videos

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were ‘very nervous’ before Christmas. So, how are they now?

Brian Hayes has been speaking to TheJournal.ie about his party’s election prospects.

‘The most memorable thing about jail? Helping IRA members escape on a helicopter’

Dublin’s Lord Mayor recalls his time in prison, and shares his thoughts on the Queen.

Irish - Friday 30 January, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Bertie Ahern, the Dáil walkout and restrictions on E-cigarettes.

Man arrested over 1980 murders of Irish soldiers in Lebanon

Mahmoud Bazzi was deported from the US today.

Frost, ice, snow, and now a wind warning.. Have a nice weekend, Ireland

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

That big row which led to the Dáil walkout is getting bigger (and now Shatter’s involved)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett has defended his decision not have a debate on an inquiry into Garda malpractice last Wednesday.