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Dublin: 19 °C Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Living - Today’s News

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Warning of 'huge public health problem' as men's sperm counts have halved in last 40 years

Sperm counts among men in western countries dropped by over 50% between 1973 and 2011.

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Living - Yesterday’s News

Study finds 99% of former NFL players have brain disease caused by blows to the head

Head injury risks in the US sport have become a major concern as former players speak out about long-term health effects.

Poll: Do you check or use your phone while driving? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you check or use your phone while driving?

A new survey suggests that the Irish are the worst in Europe for messing with their phone while driving.

Elderly couple found safe and well after late-night mountain search

The man and woman had become separated from their walking group in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork-Limerick border.

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

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Taking calls and checking Facebook while driving: Irish drivers are among the worst in Europe

A new survey has looked at bad phone habits while behind the wheel.

Living - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Female BBC journalists write open letter to boss saying he 'can do better' on gender pay-gap

Last week it was revealed that there is a massive discrepancy between the pay of male and female journalists at the British state broadcaster.

'We're over 36 hours without water' - Irish Water slammed locally for response to supply crisis in north-east

The water crisis, which began on Friday afternoon, is now unlikely to be solved before Monday evening at the earliest.

New poll shows Irish Government at its highest approval ratings since 2011

The election of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach seems to have had a positive effect on the electorate from Fine Gael’s point of view.

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will naming and shaming really be an effective deterrent against drink drivers?

Will Shane Ross’s new legislation really make a difference?

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Ireland's most popular tourist counties and attractions have been revealed

Overall, annual tourism grew by over €1 billion last year compared to 2014.

So, what's the deal with Ireland naming and shaming drink drivers?

Come December, Ireland is to begin naming and shaming people convicted of a host of road traffic offences.

Living - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'I've just hit a wall': Why one of Cork’s most famous restaurants has suddenly shut

Fenn’s Quay owner and head chef Kate Lawlor decided to close the eatery.

Children's doctors have been getting death threats and abusive messages over Charlie Gard case

Great Ormond Street Hospital says such behaviour is “deplorable”.

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist longer than you should? Dental Plan This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you put off going to the dentist longer than you should?

A new report suggests that issues involving DIY dentistry in Ireland are on the rise.

The story of the only Irishman deported from Ireland is hitting the stage

The story of Jimmy Gralton is being told in the play, which had its debut in Letrim.

Living - Friday 21 July, 2017

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam? Scam-a-lot This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey

The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.

Living - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'No Garda vetting, inadequate investigations' - Tusla slammed over standard of Cork foster care services

An inspection by health authority Hiqa has found that the Cork area shows ‘major non-compliance’ with accepted standards of foster care.

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's criminal legal aid system is being abused?

Fine Gael Senator John O’Mahony argued this morning that the system in place in Ireland is in need of an overhaul.

Living - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

New proof that modern humans first left Africa at least 65,000 years ago

Evidence from Australia shows Aboriginal people have been there longer than previously believed. .

Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays'

52-year-old Lee Richardson admitted the fraud after being investigated by the London Met Police’s online fraud unit.

The food is 'horrible' and the men are 'creepy' - Children in direct provision speak out

It’s part of a report commissioned by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Living - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

A couple who disappeared 75 years ago have been found 'perfectly preserved' in a Swiss glacier

Their bodies were found lying near each other.

There's now a war of words between the voice of Kermit and the makers of the Muppets

Longtime voice actor Steve Whitmire was dismissed from the show.

Primark recalls men's flip-flops - but Irish stores unaffected

The black, blue and khaki flip-flops were on sale in Primark stores between the 4 January and 2 June this year.

Living - Monday 17 July, 2017

Why the epic Dunkirk was the hardest film Christopher Nolan has made Exclusive

TheJournal.ie sat down with the director and his co-producer (and wife) Emma Thomas to find out more about their epic film Dunkirk.

'It's not fair to leave people in this pain': Westmeath woman waiting 2 years for surgery on chronic back ailment

Catherina Tobin has lost the power in one of her legs since being put on a surgery waiting list in May 2015.

Living - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'Technology is the great equaliser' - how two apps for those with impaired sight are levelling the playing field

The two apps have been developed in conjunction with National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI).

Sitdown Sunday: Leo goes global

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

Living - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

Living - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend? Cinema This post contains a poll

Trailer Watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

Living - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Ballymun to be the site of 2,000 more homes to fight the housing crisis

Plans were approved last night by Dublin City Council.

Living - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Kitchen wrecking your head? How to organise it and have an easier life

We asked an expert for some simple tips.

'If a pilot had two or three glasses to drink I'd still get on the plane' - Danny Healy Rae on drink driving limits

A new bill sponsored by Minister for Transport Shane Ross would see mandatory bans implemented for all drink drivers.

The feminisation of homelessness: Ireland has far more homeless women than Europe

New research shows that almost 50% of homeless people in Dublin are women.

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