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Last week
14th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
'My baby died in my arms': A mother on the dangers of AMR
By 2050, 10 million people could die prematurely every year because of antimicrobial resistance – but what exactly is it?
AMR should be taken as seriously as Covid-19, experts say
Pernilla Rönnholm's newborn daughter died because of AMR
"Families are being destroyed, children are dying," she told us
This month
July 2024
Locals in Tramore say it would be 'huge loss' if families in Direct Provision have to leave town
A mother who has lived in Tramore for five years with her son said she is devastated about having to leave their community.
Several families have been told they need to leave Ocean View House in the next two weeks
Many children and parents have been attending schools or working in the area for years
"I feel empty, my heart is torn," one mother told us
Is attempting suicide, and drinking alcohol, illegal in Dubai?
Women and girls in Ireland are 'primed for violence' on a daily basis, Holly Cairns tells Dáil
Labour's Irish chair on running for parliament, the Troubles and... Saturdays with Philomena Begley
Liam Conlon, son of Sue Gray, tells The Journal that a Labour government would attempt to undo the damage done by the Tories.
Meet the pro-Palestinian activist and former South African MP trying to take Keir Starmer's seat
Andrew Feinstein, the son of a Holocaust survivor, is giving the Labour leader a run for his money in London.
"My mother was a Holocaust survivor who lost dozens of her family in Auschwitz," Andrew Feinstein says
"It's very difficult to predict how it will play out electorally. But there is no doubt that we believe we can win."
Last month
June 2024
Joseph Barry Wallace, son of former MEP Mick Wallace, has died aged 30
'Suckers and losers': Trump and 'slow' Biden battle it out in 'painful' debate
Joe Biden struggled to deliver certain answers – prompting concern among Democrats.
Mother and Baby Home inquiry in North must not 'repeat mistakes' of Republic, survivor warns
Drug policy is 'literally killing people' and Ireland should decriminalise use, committee hears
Record 18,605 calls made to Dublin Rape Crisis Centre helpline amid increase in male callers
Mother fears 'having to sleep in car' with three children if evicted from Direct Provision centre
The woman, who has international protection status, is one of many people who have been told they need to find alternative accommodation by next week.
The woman has three young children including a newborn
She has been living in Ballyhaunis for six years and is "devastated" to have to move
Rising rental costs and a lack of housing supply mean many people are now facing homelessness
Number of sexual assaults reported at mental health centres jumps from 12 in 2022 to 42 last year
Concerns have also been raised about the number of people being physically restrained at mental health facilities.
The average episode of physical restraint in 2023 lasted for 4.4 minutes
Sinn FĂ©in's spokesperson for Mental Health, Mark Ward, today expressed "grave concerns" over certain findings
Record 13,104 cases treated for problem drug use amid jump in cocaine use, especially among women
There were 43 work-related deaths in Ireland last year, 19 of which resulted in prosecutions
High Court refuses to grant further injunction to Philip Nolan over his dismissal from SFI
Senator on helping woman who was likely overdosing: 'No one wanted to help, it was really horrible'
'They see no way out': 113% jump in homeless people seeking mental health support from charity
Measles: 56 cases confirmed in Ireland so far this year
Children deemed 'too autistic' for mental health service and 'too anxious' for disability team
Some children are not seen by CAMHS until they self-harm or attempt suicide, parents have warned.
Mother and Baby Homes: €31,000 is average redress payment made to survivors so far
More people will die if there are further delays to reforming drug approach, Paul Reid warns
Over 1,600 girls at risk of female genital mutilation in Ireland
Man killed in fatal assault in Finglas area of Dublin overnight
Elections: Should you vote the whole way down the ballot paper?
And what exactly is PR-STV? Allow us to explain.
Cancer patients fighting Israeli government to avoid deportation to Gaza
Up to 40 people are affected and, to date, almost half have lodged petitions to stay in Israel and keep receiving medical care.
Lawyer Tamir Blank said patients who cannot receive the treatment or aftercare needed could end up in "a very dire condition"
Some people would have to return to refugee camps where the sanitation is poor and they may "not have access to even basic medical care"
A third of Irish people think about climate change when choosing their holiday destination
Vast majority of Irish people think the EU should impose sanctions on Israel
Around a third of voters have boycotted companies associated with Israel in recent months, according to a new opinion poll.
Over three-quarters of people support sanctions, according to the latest opinion poll by The Journal and Ireland Thinks
Eight in 10 younger voters (aged 18 to 34) are in favour of the move, as are at least seven in 10 people across all other age groups
Some migrant candidates afraid to canvass or use posters amid fears their children will be targeted
The Immigrant Council of Ireland has raised concerns about candidates being threatened, as well as voter intimidation, ahead of Friday’s elections.
How the 'Lost Children of Greece' are fighting for citizenship and access to their records
Thousands of children were adopted to countries such as the US after the Greek Civil War, Mary Cardaras tells The Journal.
Many people have fought for decades to have their Greek citizenship restored and to get access to their personal records
The adoption market in Greece was "lucrative" and involved priests, lawyers and doctors
May
May 2024
Independents remain most popular, while Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil overtake Sinn Féin in latest poll
However, Sinn FĂ©in remains the most popular party among younger voters ahead of the European elections.
Fine Gael is now the most popular political party among those polled, but Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are close behind
Around 23% of people intend to vote for independent candidates in the European elections next Friday
Judge grants injunction stopping Philip Nolan's dismissal from Science Foundation Ireland
Potent drugs such as nitazenes could appear at Irish festivals this summer, HSE expert warns
Nitazine, a powerful synthetic opioid, caused dozens of overdoses in Dublin and Cork late last year.
Georgian journalist targeted by masked men told she faces 'revenge' unless she stops working
Tamar Kintsurashvili spoke to The Journal about how the ‘foreign agent’ law in Georgia, though not yet implemented, is already having an effect.
Children as young as seven targeted by gangs to engage in crime, Justice Minister says
Four men arrested after violent disorder incident in Ennis where car was rammed
Thousands of vehicles seized as gardaĂ­ check motor insurance status via app
Poor investment in psychosis services 'destroying lives', but Ireland can change this
On World Schizophrenia Day, the HSE’s clinic lead in this area says “year-to-year” rather than longer term funding is one of their biggest challenges.
No new funding has been granted for early intervention in psychosis (EIP) services since 2022
Dr Karen O'Connor said it's "critically important" people who experience psychosis get timely access to care, but they "tend to come very late to treatment"
The delay young people experience when trying to access services is "destroying our kids' lives", one mother told us