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Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?

Litter levels are on the rise across Ireland, according to the latest figures.

26 Justice Department employees suspended from duty with full pay

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett, who received the information, contrasted this with the fact the Garda Commissioner is still in her role.

'Self-serving at the best of times, the Oscars are merely a marketing tool for Hollywood'

I’ll be shaking my fist at the TV, with the other wrapped responsibly around a glass of wine, writes Steven Galvin.

From The42 Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France Dream Alive

Ireland two games away from a Grand Slam after victory over France

Tom Tierney’s side beat visiting France 13-10 at Donnybrook this afternoon.

Storm Ewan causes flight delays at Dublin Airport

Weather warnings are in place in 18 counties until 3pm today.

Lily Allen trolled and abused on Twitter over her baby son's death

She’s temporarily quit over “new levels” of abuse.

"Disgust" as Orange Hall targeted in suspected arson attack

The PSNI said it was told tyres were put against the building and set on fire.

From The42 As it happened: Donegal v Dublin, Kerry v Monaghan, Galway v Clare — Sunday GAA match tracker Updates

As it happened: Donegal v Dublin, Kerry v Monaghan, Galway v Clare — Sunday GAA match tracker

There are plenty of big teams in action around the country today.

Varadkar edges ahead of Coveney in Fine Gael leadership poll

Among Fine Gael supporters, 35% preferred Leo Varadkar, while 30% chose Simon Coveney.

Four arrested for suspected drink driving in garda crackdown overnight

The arrests took place as part of Operation Surround.

Not just the rhododendrons: What's being done about invasive plant species in Ireland?

Michael Healy-Rae said the army would be needed to fix the rhododendron problem earlier this week.

Man due before court tomorrow over Finglas shop robbery

Gardaí forced entry into the shop yesterday, where they discovered a man wearing a balaclava armed with a crowbar.

Drivers in Dublin and Cork most likely to have broken speed limits recently

According to a survey by TheAA, Dublin and Cork had the highest number of drivers who broke the speed limit in the past month.

It's almost 150 years since the Battle of Tallaght was described as 'just a skirmish in the village'

A lecture and exhibitions are underway to mark the anniversary.

One of Ireland's biggest companies is selling a chunk of the business behind Avonmore milk

Glanbia plans to sell a 60% stake in its dairy division for €112 million.

Young man killed in one-car collision in Louth last night

Gardaí in Dundalk are appealing for witnesses.

'Everyone says you can achieve your dreams and life will be perfect - but it will never be'

Writer Sara Baume tells us what inspired her second novel, about a young woman’s quarter-life crisis.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s Sunday. Stay in bed a bit longer and have a read of the day’s stories.

Sitdown Sunday: Milo Yiannopoulos and the 'lost boys' of the new right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads

Compensation culture: 'We can’t apply health and safety standards to the great outdoors'

If the Wicklow Way compensation case was successful it would have set a disastrous precedent, writes Andrew Doyle.

Getting people to care about the environment? It's all in the pupils...

New research at Trinity College Dublin is aimed at better understanding what drives human choice when presented with a lot of information.

From The42 Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales Next Job

Kearney the only injury concern for Schmidt as attention turns towards Wales

The Welsh will be desperate for a win in Cardiff after their defeat to Scotland yesterday.

"We call this residential care, I call it institutionalisation of trauma": Group calls for better child protection

The Irish Care Leavers’ Network is dedicated to supporting people coming out of State care.

'They don't want it slipping through their fingers': Just what is happening with the Cork Event Centre?

This week, an appeal for more money was put forward. But not that much work has been done on the site to date.

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act? This post contains a poll

Rivers of Buckfast bottles and human excrement in playgrounds: How can Ireland clean up its act?

We look at international solutions to dirty litter habits – and whether they would be effective here.

Here's how the international community stops drones from crashing into aircraft

As commercial and private drones become ever more prevalent, the risk of airplane strikes heightens accordingly.

'We decided not to remove the Deaf gene, and let nature take its course'

Presenter Sarah-Jane Moloney is proud to be Deaf, but she was relieved her two babies would not face the same barriers she did.

Firm behind the Insure My websites slapped on the wrist over fake testimonials

Insuremymotorbike.ie was taken down after the complaint was lodged.

Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

A new smoking policy for the prison service is currently being finalised.

From The42 Two years after taking up track cycling, Lydia Gurley is already winning World Cup medals for Ireland Track Star

Two years after taking up track cycling, Lydia Gurley is already winning World Cup medals for Ireland

And the Galway woman has her eyes on this year’s World Championship.

'This is our weapon' - Is the future of the protest in Ireland under threat?

Ahead of the trial of a number of Jobstown protesters, activists have urged members of the public to stand up for their right to demonstrate.

Irish - Saturday 25 February, 2017

'It’s like they’re treated like slaves': Exploitation in the hospitality sector

Over 400 respond to workplace survey highlighting exploitation within the industry.

What can Fine Gael learn from previous heaves against long-serving party leaders?

Fine Gael’s succession looks all very amicable at the moment but there are lessons in the past from the likes of Bertie Ahern.

260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle

Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sinn Féin doing well in the polls, a car hitting people in Germany and a money appeal from Trump had everyone talking today.

Has political correctness gone mad? 'Comedians must be allowed to offend'

Comedians are at the forefront of a battle against an assault on free speech, writes Seán Connolly.

Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites

It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.

FactCheck: Did Right2Water this week support charging for excessive water use?

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen made the claim this week, and the AAA-PBP’s Paul Murphy accused him of “mischief making”. FactCheck steps in.

TheJournal.ie Pub Quiz 2017: Round 2

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From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

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