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Living - Today’s News

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Irish people expect to still be paying off a property loan when they reach retirement age.

Former Australian leader 'headbutted' on heated same-sex marriage campaign trail

Former prime minister Tony Abbott is a prominent opponent of the campaign for same-sex marriage in Australia.

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Living - Yesterday’s News

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?

If money were no issue, would you prefer to spend all your time with your child?

Living - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's water services be publicly owned?

The government has agreed to a referendum on whether or not Ireland’s water utility should be publicly owned.

Legendary sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee dies aged 82 RIP

Legendary sports broadcaster Jimmy Magee dies aged 82

Magee, much beloved for his ‘Memory Man’ persona, had been ill for some time.

Living - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

FactFind: Why on earth hasn't Ireland ratified the UN's Convention on Disabilities?

It’s 10 years since Ireland signed the Convention. A decade on, the Republic stands as the only EU country which is yet to ratify it.

Living - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

Living - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Gardaí seek public's help in locating missing 46-year-old Donegal man

Donegal man Jerry O’Donnell has been missing from the northern county since early last Wednesday morning.

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would taking disciplinary action against gardaí over fake breath tests be 'a waste of time'?

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan has suggested that attempting to prosecute individual gardaí would be an exercise in futility.

Eight Dublin flights among 81 cancelled by Ryanair for today

The budget carrier is set to cut between 40 and 50 flights each day between now and the end of October.

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

Living - Saturday 16 September, 2017

The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower

The International Olympic Committee this week named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.

Living - Thursday 14 September, 2017

A former Ireland footballer is selling his Wexford pub for €1.2 million

Tides Gastro Pub in Rosslare was formerly known as Brady’s.

Recession's toll on divorce rates ends as applications return to 2008 levels

Divorce applications from 2015 were the highest level of this century.

Living - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

Living - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Sitdown Sunday: How science is helping coma patients to communicate

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

Living - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent

The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.

Gardening: Autumn is coming - grab some salvaged timber and get to work on your 'raised beds'

I am all for the occasional cheat if it helps me to grow better veggies, writes Micheal Kelly.

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'

Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.

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'We could have blood on our hands': Councillors want to take Freedom of Dublin off Aung San Suu Kyi

Councillors across various parties have expressed disappointment in the Myanmar leader’s behaviour.

Living - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video Bat Out Of Hell This post contains videos

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video

The bat was an intruder that Tadhg Fleming and his family are unlikely to forget in a hurry.

"One of RTÉ's finest" - Former TV news presenter Don Cockburn has died RIP This post contains videos

"One of RTÉ's finest" - Former TV news presenter Don Cockburn has died

The face of RTÉ News in the 1980s has died aged 87.

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care? PSC This post contains videos

Watch: The Public Services Card - should we care?

Earlier this afternoon Irish Times columnist Noel Whelan and Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr had a frank exchange of views on the issue at TheJournal.ie HQ.

Living - Monday 4 September, 2017

Emergency department workers pin blame for hospital wildcat strikes on HSE

Navan emergency department was just one of many experiencing serious staff shortages as a result of the strikes this evening.

Got questions or stories about the Public Services Card? We want to hear from you

We’re holding a Facebook Live on Tuesday evening and we want to hear what you have to say on the subject.

Poll: Do you think getting rid of girls and boys children's clothing labels is a good idea? Poll This post contains a poll

'You’ve seen three people unfortunately die' - Fianna Fáil defends planned tax cut for builders

Barry Cowen TD thinks the proposal will stimulate construction.

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What's the point of having a childcare subsidy if under-pressure creches are just going to raise fees?

Many creches across Ireland are increasing their fees in parallel with the introduction of a new €20 weekly subsidy aimed at easing the financial burden on parents.

Living - Sunday 3 September, 2017

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

Humans of New York has launched its own series that streams for free on Facebook Going Viral This post contains videos

Humans of New York has launched its own series that streams for free on Facebook

The phenomenally successful Facebook page has over 18 million followers.

WIN: A seat for you and a friend on our Culture Night preview bus in Cork

This year, we’re taking our preview bus tour to the Rebel County.

An indispensable service you may never have heard of just completed its 10,000th delivery

Blood Bikes East, a volunteer courier service of elite bikers transporting urgent medical supplies, has operated entirely free of charge since its inception in 2012.

Living - Saturday 2 September, 2017

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones Trouble Brewing This post contains videos

America had a row over its Confederate statues, and now Australia is struggling with its British colonial ones

A war of words has broken out over the colonisers’ treatment of Australia’s indigenous people in the late 18th century.

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

Living - Friday 1 September, 2017

Fire safety audits to be carried out on 25 schools constructed in the last 20 years

Fire safety in Ireland’s public buildings has been under the microscope in recent months.

Living - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Ireland will soon have a direct flight to one of Asia's most famous cities

The flights will begin next June.

In the 1980s over 500 Irish river sites were of pristine quality, now there are just 21

A major study by the EPA has put the spotlight on Ireland’s water quality.

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