Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

GOOD MORNING

The 9 at 9 Catch up as you wake up.

EVERY MORNING,  TheJournal.ie  brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.

1. #PEACEFUL PROTEST: There is lots of criticism about yesterday’s water charge protesters which saw Tánaiste Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as The Sunday Times reports Irish Water may be denied the power to collect your PPS number from now on.

2. #UNEMPLOYMENT: Meanwhile, Irish Water told TheJournal.ie that 21% of workers in its metering programme were unemployed before they got this job.

3. #THREATS: The Taoiseach has been receiving a barrage of threatening messages on his phone, according to the Sunday Independent.

4. #ELDERLY: Up to 60% of State nursing homes are facing closure unless the government makes serious moves to upgrade them, the Sunday Business Post reports.

5. #CLOSING IN: The British government is investigating reports that Islamic State executioner ‘Jihadi John’, who featured in the high profile beheading videos recently, was injured in a US air strike.

6. #MORE TO COME: RTÉ has confirmed that Love/Hate will not be returning to our screens next year. However, a sixth season is currently in development.

7. #TRAGEDY: Today Ireland is marking a world day for remembering road traffic victims. Almost 24,000 people have died on our roads since records began.

8. #GLOBAL WARMING: World leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane have pledged strong and effective action on climate change, BBC reports.

9. #MH17: Work has begun in Ukraine to remove the wreckage of the Malaysian Airlines plane which was shot down in July.

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
10
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.