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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C
# Perth
Mining company 'sorry' for losing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
The solid, silver-coloured cylinder is smaller than a human fingernail but authorities say it could cause acute radiation sickness.
# Childcare
Families in the North more reliant on friends and family for childcare than those in the Republic
Care by family and friends is much more comment in the North at 39%, while this figure is only at 6% in the Republic.
THE MORNING LEAD
‘Fragmented and unpredictable’: Healthcare services failing island communities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Broken down ambulances, no storage for supplies and outdated clinics among a litany of healthcare provider concerns.
HSE report finds island healthcare staff working “extremely hard" with "inadequate resources”
Regular breakdowns on Arranmore have locals tow-starting ambulance to get patients to safety
Clare Island GP: Our health centre is "completely outdated and unfit for purpose"
Yesterday
29th January 2023
# Nursing Homes
Calls for Government to publish records on 'secret strategy' for illegal nursing home charges
It follows a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the Irish language?
An Cailín Ciúin is the first-ever film in Irish to be nominated for an Oscar.
# GAA talking points
Mayo-Galway drama, Dublin shooting, and delight for the Rossies
Some of the talking points from the opening weekend of the Allianz Football League.
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SPOTLIGHT
Redacted Lives
The Journal’s podcast series explores the impact of the mother and baby home system
Pregnant from Ireland
'Who paid for my flight from England?'
Redress
'Five grand can't give me my son back'
Tuam
Gardaí investigating 20 alleged crimes related to homes
Church and State
'We were a pure Catholic nation'
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# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
Voices
Money Diaries: A business operations manager on €45K living in Cork
This week, our reader is considering how much they spend on cigarettes but is still enjoying a few nights out.
# NATO
Turkey's president says his country may allow Finland to join NATO without Sweden
Every member of NATO must vote to approve the acceptance of new members, with Turkey being the most opposed to the two Nordic countries.
# Minister for Housing
Government haven't yet decided to extend eviction ban despite record homelessness, says O'Brien
A new record high of 11,632 people are homeless, according to the latest official figure.
# Bittersweet
Evan Ferguson left on crutches following horror tackle from Fabinho
The Ireland international was forced off in the latte stages of Brighton’s 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round win over Liverpool.
# France
French PM says pension age hike 'non-negotiable' as strikes loom
France’s current retirement age of 62 is set to be increase to 64.
# Wicklow
Man arrested and €100,000 of cocaine seized by Gardaí in Arklow yesterday
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Rathmines Garda Station.
# Northumberland
Boy, 16, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of teenage girl in UK
Holly Newton, 15, was found injured in Hexham on Friday afternoon and later died in hospital.
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SPOTLIGHT
Voices
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
Leopard tanks
How these tanks could give Ukrainian forces a 'dramatic advantage'
Tom Clonan
CAMHS report
The report came as no surprise to anyone caring for children in turmoil
John Church
Child mental health
CAMHS is not working – we need to act urgently to reform how it operates
Mary Lou McDonald
Trauma
The law on pregnancy concealment is outdated and cruel to women
Lorraine Clifford-Lee
# Cyclone Cheneso
Tens of thousands homeless and two dozen dead after Madagascar tropical storm
Cyclone Cheneso smashed into northeastern Madagascar 10 days ago.
# House Of Commons
Boris Johnson tops list of UK MPs with biggest outside earnings
The former UK prime minister has earned £2.3 million (€2.6 mil) since leaving office, making him the highest-earning MP in the past year.
# ammunition
Drone attack reportedly hits Iran defence ministry complex
The drone strike comes at a tense time in Iran, which has been rocked by nationwide protests.
# Micro-renewables
Daily Poll: Do you have solar panels?
Many home-owners opt for solar panels as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and their dependency on fossil fuels.
# Pakistan
At least 51 killed in Pakistan transport tragedies, as boat full of children capsizes
The latest transport tragedy in the country has left ten students confirmed dead, while up to nine are still missing in the waters.
# westminster
Tory chairman sacked by Rishi Sunak after ‘serious breach’ found in tax affairs investigation
It comes after an investigation into Mr Zahawi’s tax affairs.
# leading role
Sexton still the central character as Six Nations gears up for another series
The Ireland captain gave the rolling Netflix cameras plenty to work with at the Guinness Six Nations launch in London.
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# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: The man who repairs the world's most expensive violins
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Voices
Opinion: Make no mistake - history shows us that Brigit was a boss
Dr Niamh Wycherley says Brigit (St Brigid) would have been a thick-skinned and defiant woman living in a misogynistic and restrictive society.
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
# David Moran
'End of an era, he owes Kerry nothing' - The Kingdom midfield general
The 34-year-old called time on his inter-county career this week.
# tyre nichols
Memphis disbands police unit after video of Tyre Nichols assault sparks outrage
The five police officers who participated in the beating stand accused of second-degree murder.
# depopulation
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is the State ignoring island depopulation?
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and islander John Walsh tell Susan Daly about what is needed to help our offshore islands thrive.
# The bosses
New coaches add Six Nations spice but doubts remain for Wales and England
Warren Gatland returns with Wales as Steve Borthwick leads the English into the championship.
# Solar Panels
Cumbersome grant system holding some back from solar PV uptake, says expert
The chair of the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation likened the experience of securing a grant to a “bureaucratic nightmare”.
# Karina Molloy
Former soldier who suffered alleged abuse criticises Government and military leaders
Karina Molloy turned whistleblower on sexual abuse after a 30-year career in the Irish Defence Forces.
THE MORNING LEAD
High and dry: Offshore islands a footnote in State priorities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy talks to islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive.
Islanders not directly involved in designing the State's first policy for the islands in 25 years
Our remaining 27 inhabited islands have a combined population of just 2,700 - and numbers are dropping
Islander: “There are cases of increasing population but few. It’s really hard to watch places going down.”
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# Onwards
Casemiro on the double as Man United progress to FA Cup fifth round
Fred was also on target in a 3-1 win over Reading.
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know Steven Spielberg's films?
The filmmaker received his ninth Best Director Oscar nomination this week.
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The Kia Sportage, one of Ireland’s most-loved cars, gets a close examination with the help of Kia.
# Division 1
O'Donoghue scores late equaliser to ensure Mayo share spoils with Galway
The Connacht rivals played out an absorbing clash in front 13,654 spectators at MacHale Park.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: How will Irish politicians cope with an increasingly angry electorate?
Our columnist says the Donohoe affair and protests of recent weeks show that the political mood here has darkened.
# evening fix
Here's what happened today: Saturday
Your roundup of what made the headlines.
# US
Three shot dead at party at luxury home near Beverly Hills
Four others are being treated in hospital, two of them for critical injuries.
# On The Road
Dublin narrowly hold off Kildare to open Division 2 campaign with a victory
The sides clashed in the league opener at Croke Park.