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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 17°C


29th May 2023
Free speech fears and far-right conspiracies: the culture war over Ireland's hate speech bill
A report by
Stephen McDermott
A chorus of negative reactions to the bill has grown louder in recent weeks.
28th May 2023
# Succession
Quiz: How much do you know about HBO’s Succession?
Succession’s final episode airs in the early hours of Monday morning.
“The benefits of having gone from a D2 to an A1 have been multiple” - Why this homeowner wishes he’d retrofitted his home sooner
Read how one homeowner cut his energy bills and fossil fuel use thanks to a grant from SEAI.
# evening fix
Here What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.
# Elections
Erdogan declares victory in Turkey's historic run-off election
Erdogan had entered the day as the firm favourite to extend two decades of his rule.
# Nailbiter
Limerick survive Cork test in Munster hurling thriller to set up final against Clare
40,847 watched on at the Gaelic Grounds.
# Can I Tap?
How have other countries managed contactless bus payments while Ireland has not?
The National Transport Authority recently said it would take “years” for the service to be rolled out.
# Endgame
Leicester and Leeds relegated, Everton survive on Premier League's final day
A dramatic final day sees the Foxes go down seven years after winning the title.
Artisan bakers, zero waste pioneers, and agritech trailblazers are just some of the nominees for 2023’s National Enterprise awards
Local Enterprise Offices around the country have come together to celebrate and recognise various businesses innovating and performing exceptionally.
# Fire
Fire at Blanchardstown high-rise brought under control
The complex is near to the Crown Plaza Hotel.
# Missing
Gardaí thank public after Cork teenager found safe and well
Kelsey Stokes had been last seen on Douglas Road, Cork on the evening of Friday, 26 May.
# designated survivors
Wexford escape relegation with dramatic comeback win over Kilkenny
Wexford stepped back from the abyss with a 4-23 to 5-18 win.
# rialto bridge
Stretch of Venice's Grand Canal turns bright green
Police are investigating amid speculation about a stunt by environmentalists.
# Coalition
'It's pure electioneering': Barry Cowen hits out at Fine Gael
Cowen was responding to comments made by the Taoiseach yesterday.
Lidl's summer sale is now here
Lidl has everything you need to enjoy the sun, all at great prices.
# healthcare workers
Over 800 nurses and midwives assaulted in first three months of 2023
Over 62% of all assaults reported to the HSE in the first quarter were carried out against nurses and midwives.
# Labour Court
Nurse loses unfair dismissal case after she was fired for forging signature to get medication
The hospital dismissed the Clinical Nurse Manager for gross misconduct on 18 June 2021.
# Superstar
Rhasidat Adeleke breaks another Irish record in stunning California run
Adeleke set her sixth national record of the year in Sacramento overnight.
# Shannon
Gardaí concerned for welfare of man missing from Clare for over a week
John McNally (56) was last seen on Friday 19 May in Shannon.
# War in Ukraine
Massive Russian drone attack marks dawn of Kyiv Day in Ukrainian capital
A man was killed and woman injured when debris fell on a seven-storey non-residential building and started a fire
# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: A classic interview with the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' Tina Turner
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
# Fatal Accident
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Offaly
A male aged in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.
# sinn féin surge
Sinn Féin support growing at the expense of government parties, poll shows
Sinn Féin support is at 34%, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are on 20% and 15% respectively.
Peter Flanagan: 'Confession was for sinners - why should I admit to something I didn't do?'
Writing from London, Peter Flanagan says that in England, religion is a lifestyle choice.
# uppercut
Conlan knocked out by Lopez in Belfast world title fight
Irish featherweight stopped in fifth round by defending IBF champion.
# Garden of Remembrance
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to attend national Civil War commemoration in Dublin today
Last Wednesday marked 100 years since the end of the Irish Civil War.
# Housing Crisis
Almost half of objections to Dublin City Council against new land-hoarding tax were successful
The tax is due to come into force next year and will target zoned, serviced residential development lands.
Inside the military and diplomatic mission to evacuate Irish citizens from Sudan
A report by
Niall O'Connor
Earlier this week The Journal spoke to two officers who devised and planned the Sudan ECAT in which more than 200 people were rescued.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Northern Ireland
Seven men charged with attempted murder of PSNI Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell
Detective Caldwell was shot multiple times at a sports centre in Omagh on 22 February.
Meet 2023's National Enterprise award nominees
The 31 regional representatives are a diverse group, including Atlantic ocean seaweed cultivators and 'Netflix for AR' creators.
# Disappointment
Ireland bow out of U17 Euros after defeat to Spain
Colin O’Brien’s side denied a World Cup play-off after France beat England.
# choo choo
Quiz: Can you name these Irish train stations from aerial photographs?
With many renovations coming to train stations soon – we want to know just how well do you know your train stations?
Opinion: Is it time for us to talk about creating AI-free spaces?
Law professor Antonio Pele looks at the rise of AI and asks if we’re doing enough to protect ourselves along the way.
# Champions
Munster win the URC and end 12-year trophy drought by downing the Stormers in Cape Town
Munster showed steel and accuracy to claim a deserved victory.
# Abortion
Ivana Bacik: How abortion campaign went from 'desperately lonely' to 'tremendously positive'
On a political level, there was very little to cling to as an abortion activist in the 80s and 90s, she says, and religion of course played a large part in that.
WIN: Two tickets to Beyond The Pale festival in Wicklow - thanks to Absolut
Beyond The Pale is back again this year and you don’t want to miss this year’s incredible festival.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Female cyclist dies in road accident, Munster win title and Just Stop Oil protest at Twickenham – This evening’s top stories.
Ava Barry, the daughter of medicinal cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey, has died aged 13
Ava’s mother Vera Twomey caught the nation’s attention during a two-and a-half year campaign to secure medical cannabis to treat her daughter.
# kilglass
Gardaí investigating after woman's body discovered at residence in Roscommon
The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.
# Garristown
Female cyclist (20s) dies after collision with car in County Dublin
The male driver (20s) of the car was uninjured.
# Twickenham
Just Stop Oil protesters invade pitch and throw orange powder at rugby premiership final
Fans jeered the duo before cheering as stewards escorted them from the stadium.
DHL Stormers v Munster, URC Grand Final
Relive all the action as it happened in Cape Town.
Last year
Money Diaries: A senior software engineer on €60K living in the midlands
This week, our reader is busy managing the bills and saving for their wedding.