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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Living - Today’s News

'I intend to say well done to our social media team and give them a raise' - Michael O'Leary

The Ryanair CEO was in flying form this morning at the launch of the airline’s winter schedule for 2017.

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?

The suggestion has been made by Cork Fine Gael TD Jim Daly as a means of preserving rural bus services.

From The42 Losing interest in the gym? Try these tips for structuring your workout routine Column This post contains videos

Losing interest in the gym? Try these tips for structuring your workout routine

A lot of people wave goodbye to their fitness goals at this time of year but with the right approach you can maintain your enthusiasm, writes David Last.

60% of Irish people borrow to pay their household bills

20% borrowed money from family and friends to pay their bills.

Without high-speed broadband, will people return to live in rural Ireland?

The government’s €60-million rural plan aims to create jobs in rural areas, and to encourage people to move out of the Dublin commuter belt, and move back to rural towns.

Living - Yesterday’s News

'Children could have been killed': Dissident republicans thought to be behind PSNI officer shooting

A 36-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the attack.

Ruth Negga: 'Race was this subject that no one wanted to talk about'

The Irish-Ethiopian actress has had a stellar year – and her latest film, Loving, touches on a subject very close to her heart.

Poll: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people go on strike over abortion in Ireland?

A group known as Strike 4 Repeal has threatened to organise strikes should a referendum on abortion not be held before 8 March.

Credit unions want to shake up the mortgage market and they've €400m to lend

A representative group also wants lending rules relaxed,

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'A serious accident waiting to happen' - cyclists not happy with Luas lines on single lane O'Connell Street Lethal This post contains videos

'A serious accident waiting to happen' - cyclists not happy with Luas lines on single lane O'Connell Street

A spate of reports of people falling from their bicycles in traffic, and suffering minor-to-more-serious injuries, have been reported at the site.

Living - Sunday 22 January, 2017

'A Fair Deal it may be, a cheap deal it sure isn't' - the trauma of putting a relative into care

TheJournal.ie spoke to three people with recent experience of negotiating the HSE’s Fair Deal nursing home scheme.

9 films to catch at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival

The festival kicks off on 16 February and runs until 26 February.

Inside the 'paparazzi-proof' New York building where penthouses are selling for €50.5 million

Jennifer Lawrence was just one celebrity who showed interest.

The new US president has already had an animal species named after him...

Introducing California’s Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, a tiny moth which boasts a very familiar-looking quiff.

Living - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Rural pubs were hesitant to chase the hen and stag market. Now we need it'

This bar and restaurant owner wanted a new business to kickstart stagnant trade in Sligo.

Living - Friday 20 January, 2017

'Unspeakable cruelty and vicious abuse' - historical abuse inquiry releases damning report

The greatest number of complaints relate to four Catholic-run homes in the North.

Living - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Former US president George Bush Sr in intensive care due to respiratory illness

The former US president’s wife Barbara has also been hospitalised as a precaution.

Man jailed for life for murder of Limerick rugby player loses Supreme Court appeal

Barry Doyle shot and killed Shane Geoghegan in a case of mistaken identity in Limerick in November 2008.

Homecare for the elderly a 'priority' in wake of Brendan Courtney documentary

The Department of Health has made the commitment in the wake of the broadcast of an RTÉ documentary on the subject.

A new Dublin hotel backed by Denis O'Brien will be aimed at tech-savvy travellers

The 202-room Aloft-branded property is planned for the Liberties.

Living - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

It looks like intelligence becomes much less important in a partner the older we get

The older we get, the less stock we put in our partner’s intelligence a new study has found.

As it happened: Theresa May has outlined her plans for Brexit

The British Prime Minister has given us her 12-point plan for Brexit this morning.

Central Bank completes sale of its Dublin HQ for €67 million

The iconic Dame Street building has been sold to real estate investors Hines Ireland and Peterson Group.

Charities Regulator to animal charity - 'sort out your books or else'

Last night’s Claire Byrne Live investigation alleged charity Animal Heaven Animal Rescue had deficiencies in its bookkeeping, fundraising and financial transparency.

"It's just total devastation" - Louth community reels from tragic road deaths of two women

The two women have since been named locally as Josie Duff and Kathy McDonald, who were first cousins aged in their 70s.

Lights out - Piccadilly Circus kills its world-famous advertising screens for the first time since WWII

The last time the lights were dimmed, barring power cuts, was 1949.

Living - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Where are the women? Unconscious bias training planned to make Irish films more diverse

It is being considered by the Irish Film Board.

How one of Ireland's most southerly towns has fought back against the city brain drain

After years of seeing many of its brightest leave in their droves, Skibbereen is bouncing back.

These are the next Irish films we're all going to be talking about

The details were announced this week.

"The Greatest Show on Earth" to wind up after 146 years

Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus is one of the world’s best known circuses.

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service

HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.

Man (20s) arrested in connection with early morning assault in Bray that left victim critically injured

The incident happened at about 1.45am this morning.

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis? Double Down This post contains a poll

Poll: Would a double property tax for vacant houses help ease the housing crisis?

A report in today’s Sunday Business Post suggests that a Fine Gael motion on such a tax is unlikely to be challenged by Fianna Fáil.

Sisters behind Irish fashion startup Opsh step down after falling victim to the 'investment chasm'

The company has received nearly €1 million in funding.

Sitdown Sunday: Is sugar the world's most popular drug?

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

Living - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Counterproductive' - union dismayed at cash-strapped Bus Éireann's plans to cut overtime

The dire financial situation at the State-owned bus company is such that it could be declared insolvent within 18 months.

13 people arrested in Thor courts crackdown in west Dublin

The series of arrests were targeted at those in breach-of-court related offences

Uninsured driver, five times over limit, arrested after driving on wrong side of road towards checkpoint

The arresting gardaí had “to take evasive action” to avoid being knocked down.

Norway is killing FM radio - against the wishes of most listeners

There are no plans to phase out FM radio in Ireland, the Department of Communications has said.

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World Record: Six siblings in one Galway family reach 100

The family were awarded a Guinness World Record for having the most family members reach 100 years of age.

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