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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C
Money Diaries follow-up: A student air traffic controller on €24K living in Shannon
This week, our reader revisits her spending habits in her second Money Diary and finds out she’s doing OK.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Children's minister says three-day strike by childcare providers this week is 'not warranted'
Providers are expected to close their services from Tuesday to Thursday.
The largest asteroid samples ever collected have returned to Earth in a NASA probe
The capsule landed in a desert in Utah after a seven-year mission.
'I always knew Sunak was smart': Donald Trump praises British PM for rollback on climate targets
Sunak announced plans to water down environmental commitments this week.
Protest at the Dáil
There was widespread condemnation after conspiracy theorist protesters brought a gallows to Leinster House
Wednesday's protest
13 people were arrested as the Dáil resumed after the summer break
What did they want?
The protesters were a disparate band of conspiracy theorists
The protest raised concerns about threats to politicians
Next steps
The Garda Commissioner is to review what happened
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Man arrested over hit-and-run crash that killed nine-year-old boy in Donegal
The nine-year-old has been named as Ronan Wilson from Co Tyrone.
Chef Richard Corrigan takes up his ancient right to herd sheep over a London bridge
He wasn’t baa-d at it.
Poll: Should American Bully XL dogs be banned in Ireland?
The UK is bringing in a ban – but should Ireland follow suit?
One person killed and a second injured in Clare motor rally
The incident happened during Stage 4 of the Clare Stages Rally which was being held in North Clare.
Tottenham hold Arsenal to draw in thrilling North London Derby
The result means both sides maintain their unbeaten starts to the season.
Women in the Home Referendum will likely be held next year, Minister says
The Taoiseach said during the summer that he expected the Referendum to take place as planned in November.
Fighting ongoing after police officer killed in attack in north Kosovo
The EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell condemned today’s attack, calling the targeting of police “hideous”.
Initiative encouraging men to join priesthood launched as numbers dwindle
Numbers entering the priesthood in Ireland have been in steep decline since the 1970s.
A wide mix of viewpoints, analysis and first-hand experiences
There is a real danger now of serious injuries or fatalities at a far-right protest
Tom Clonan
Clips of Russell Brand and others from the mid-2000s show how change still needs to happen
Aoife Barry
'It's not just a matter of pressing a button on an iPhone, senator'
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'The Viagra was handed to me as though it were a live bomb'
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'Are politicians partly to blame for the protest at the Dáil? Absolutely' - Ceann Comhairle
“We cannot expect the public to respect us as politicians if we don’t respect ourselves,” he said.
Thousands march against police violence in France
In July, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination flagged concerns about the “excessive use of force by law enforcement” in France.
Wet and windy day ahead with status orange rain warning issued for three counties
Spells of heavy wind and strong gusty winds are expected.
Two men dead in separate road collisions in Kerry and Dublin last night
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after the fatal traffic collisions in the early hours of this morning.
Sitdown Sunday: The office tracking down the last perpetrators of the Holocaust
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
Armenia urges UN to send mission to Karabakh to monitor rights and warns of ethnic cleansing
Azerbaijan’s foreign minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, has accused Armenia of disinformation.
Opinion: The Citizens’ Assembly on Drug Use needs more diversity of speakers and thought
Lynn Ruane, Ian Marder and Cian O’Concubhair say independent, critical, expert voices on policing and criminal justice are desperately needed.
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Lough Neagh sand being used at GAA grounds across the country
A report by
Thomas Greene
Sand extraction activity is thought to be contributing to the algae problems of the lough.
Sand extracted from the lough is sold in a number of Irish retail stores and is used on pitches in sports grounds across the country, The Journal has learned.
Sand extraction is thought to be contributing to the extensive blue-green algal growths which have made headlines in recent weeks.
Thomas Greene reports from Northern Ireland.
23rd September 2023
Quiz: How much do you know about Irish motorways?
It’s almost 40 years since the first motorways opened in Ireland.
Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris
Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Worried about your child being bullied online? Here’s some helpful advice
Cyberbullying can happen to anyone. It’s always wrong and it should never be overlooked or ignored.
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Margaret Lynch looks at the government’s backing of schools wishing to ban smartphones and wonders if it’s a red herring.
Ireland v South Africa, Rugby World Cup
Kick-off at the Stade de France is at 8pm.
International concern mounts over ethnic Armenian civilians trapped in Nagorno-Karabakh
Up to 120,000 ethnic Armenians live in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Woman accused of using chemical spray to 'temporarily blind' garda in Dublin attack
The woman is also accused of being a passenger in a stolen rental GoCar car on the same date.
Italy to amend controversial bank tax following widespread criticism
The ECB warned that the tax could make banks more vulnerable to future economic shocks.
‘Driven to despair’: Random airport stabbing was ‘cry for help,’ court told
The Irish citizen originally from Angola appeared at Dublin District Court today when Judge John Campbell refused bail and held him in custody.
Brexit branded ‘a huge mistake’ as UK protesters march to re-join EU
Hundreds of people dressed in blue clothing and carrying EU flags filled the pavement ahead of the march through the city’s streets.
Zelenskyy holds security talks with Sudanese army general at Shannon Airport
Burhan is the head of Sudan’s army, since he seized power during a coup in 2021.
Lucy Quinn writes name in history books as Republic of Ireland cruise to victory
Life after Vera Pauw began with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in front of a record 35,944 at Aviva Stadium.
Gunmen kidnap dozens in Nigerian university raid
Gunmen broke into three female hostels and took the occupants.
Sister of murdered Jo Cox says role of media needs to be looked at in wake of Dáil protest
Cox’s sister said there is no place in a respectful democracy for a gallows with people’s faces on it to be wheeled through the streets.
Pope Francis urges governments to do more to help migrants crossing the Mediterranean
The Pope is currently in France where he has met with bishops and young people.
Off duty PSNI officer arrested at Antrim Hotel and charged over assaults and driving with excess alcohol
The officer will appear in court on 19 October.
France arrests, charges Rwanda ex-official over 1994 genocide
Pierre Kayondo is understood to have been charged with complicity in genocide and crimes against humanity.