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Today’s News

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown

1 hour ago 3,459 Views 11 Comments

It’s the fourth consecutive month that a rise in the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has been recorded.

Poll: What's your favourite way to eat potatoes?
# Spuds
# Spuds

Poll: What's your favourite way to eat potatoes?

4 hours ago 17,752 Views 30 Comments

Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew.

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says

5 hours ago 3,902 Views 2 Comments

The Higher Education minister said it’s “absolutely essential” that the number of special education classes in mainstream schools is increased.

Sunny weather forecast for the weekend ahead, with highs of 20 degrees
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Sunny weather forecast for the weekend ahead, with highs of 20 degrees

8 hours ago 11,460 Views 6 Comments

Met Éireann is forecasting bright, clear days over the weekend.

Yesterday’s News

GardaĂ­ investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths
# Kerry
# Kerry

GardaĂ­ investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths

Thu 12:56 PM 30,111 Views 23 Comments

Video footage of the vicious assault was widely shared on social media.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Thu 9:15 AM 30,015 Views 67 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’

Updated Wed 10:40 PM 41,980 Views 58 Comments

TĂĄnaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting that passport delays were a serious issue.

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology
# New Powers
# New Powers

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology

Wed 11:09 AM 20,307 Views 61 Comments

Civil liberties groups say it enables “mass surveillance”, the Minister for Justice disagrees.

Poll: How do you feel about gardaĂ­ using facial recognition technology to identify suspects?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about gardaĂ­ using facial recognition technology to identify suspects?

Wed 9:45 AM 40,139 Views 66 Comments

Civil liberties groups have raised concerns about the technology being used by law enforcement.

Saturday 21 May, 2022

Poll shows huge support for calorie labelling on menus despite plans being shelved
# Off The Table
# Off The Table

Poll shows huge support for calorie labelling on menus despite plans being shelved

May 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 32,452 Views 55 Comments
  • New polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal found huge support for mandatory calorie labelling on menus.
  • Plans to introduce the measure in Ireland, as part of efforts to tackle obesity, have been shelved.
  • Restaurateurs have raised a number of concerns about the policy including cost and practicality.

Friday 20 May, 2022

Dozens of people injured after tornado smashes into German city
# Paderborn
# Paderborn

Dozens of people injured after tornado smashes into German city

May 20th 2022, 10:01 PM 31,783 Views 15 Comments

Paderborn police said at least 30 people had been hurt.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

May 20th 2022, 8:59 PM 17,248 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Thursday 19 May, 2022

Shop worker hospitalised following attempted robbery at Dublin store
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Shop worker hospitalised following attempted robbery at Dublin store

May 19th 2022, 11:02 PM 68,969 Views 12 Comments

The man suffered an apparent laceration during the incident this evening.

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine
# Charity
# Charity

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine

May 19th 2022, 10:26 PM 9,823 Views 10 Comments

More than one in five people donated money solely to causes supporting Ukraine.

Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post
# Turkish Retweets
# Turkish Retweets

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post

May 18th 2022, 10:33 PM 30,586 Views 25 Comments

A tweet from the health minister yesterday racked up hundreds of retweets from accounts that appeared to be based in Turkey.

Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Man (60s) dies following motorcycle crash in Tralee
# Kerry
# Kerry

Man (60s) dies following motorcycle crash in Tralee

May 17th 2022, 9:34 PM 16,552 Views 2 Comments

GardaĂ­ in Tralee are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

May 17th 2022, 9:01 PM 7,783 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate
# Commons Clash
# Commons Clash

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate

May 17th 2022, 6:31 PM 69,826 Views 28 Comments

The House of Commons clash has since moved to the online realm.

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market
# Banking Switch
# Banking Switch

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market

May 17th 2022, 4:27 PM 15,229 Views 9 Comments

The exit of KBC and Ulster Bank will whittle Ireland’s number of retail banks from five down to just three.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

May 13th 2022, 8:01 PM 9,964 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

At least 27 people killed in massive fire in Indian capital
# New Delhi
# New Delhi

At least 27 people killed in massive fire in Indian capital

May 13th 2022, 7:42 PM 8,966 Views 1 Comment

More than 40 people were hospitalised.

Recall issued on several Marks & Spencer chicken products over possible presence of salmonella
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Recall issued on several Marks & Spencer chicken products over possible presence of salmonella

May 13th 2022, 6:51 PM 23,581 Views 6 Comments

The chicken potentially infected with the dangerous bacteria originated in the UK.

Fresh appeal for information on 45th anniversary of British army captain's disappearance
# Robert Nairac
# Robert Nairac

Fresh appeal for information on 45th anniversary of British army captain's disappearance

May 13th 2022, 4:36 PM 17,047 Views 20 Comments

Robert Nairac was abducted in south Armagh on 14 May 1977.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament
# DUP
# DUP

Jeffrey Donaldson cedes newly-won Stormont seat and opts to stay in UK parliament

May 12th 2022, 4:22 PM 30,607 Views 34 Comments

Emma Little-Pengelly has been elected in the Lagan Valley constituency in Donaldson’s place.

Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 11th 2022, 9:00 PM 6,205 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023
# Covid Supports
# Covid Supports

Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023

May 10th 2022, 12:08 PM 19,397 Views 33 Comments

The special 9% rate for the hospitality sector was introduced in 2020 in a bid to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monday 9 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 9th 2022, 9:01 PM 8,159 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Kellie Harrington is set to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin City
# Freedom Of The City
# Freedom Of The City

Kellie Harrington is set to be awarded the Freedom of Dublin City

May 9th 2022, 7:10 PM 11,201 Views 3 Comments

LGBT activist Ailbhe Smyth and cyberpsychology expert Professor Mary Aiken are also set to be conferred with the honour.

Saturday 7 May, 2022

Q&A: What are the issues surrounding the National Maternity Hospital moving to St Vincent's?
# Questions And Answers
# Questions And Answers

Q&A: What are the issues surrounding the National Maternity Hospital moving to St Vincent's?

Updated May 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,609 Views 20 Comments

A range of questions are hanging over the relocation plan.

Friday 6 May, 2022

Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries
# Report
# Report

Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries

Updated May 6th 2022, 5:19 PM 42,577 Views 0 Comments

The EU’s police and drugs agencies say the Kinahan crime group is among Europe’s largest wholesalers of cocaine.

Five things to look out for in today's Stormont elections
# The North Votes
# The North Votes

Five things to look out for in today's Stormont elections

May 6th 2022, 2:52 PM 6,981 Views 0 Comments

A new first minister, a surge in cross-community voting and where evangelical votes will go are among the things to keep an eye on.

Thursday 5 May, 2022

'It's a complete farce': Homes across east Clare have yet to receive census forms
# Census
# Census

'It's a complete farce': Homes across east Clare have yet to receive census forms

May 5th 2022, 2:07 PM 20,316 Views 29 Comments

People fear parts of east Clare could lose out on public services as their population will be undercounted.

Tuesday 3 May, 2022

What’s going on with the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital and why are people unhappy?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What’s going on with the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital and why are people unhappy?

May 3rd 2022, 3:57 PM 18,772 Views 21 Comments

The long-running controversy is back in the headlines this week.

Sunday 1 May, 2022

Quiz: How much do you know about May Day?
# Test Yourself
# Test Yourself

Quiz: How much do you know about May Day?

May 1st 2022, 10:00 PM 34,495 Views 17 Comments

Pagans and workers of the world unite.

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

'It's absolutely terrifying': Charity workers on the shock and despair faced by displaced Ukrainians

May 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 37,701 Views 1 Comment

Doctors say Russia’s targeting of civilians is having a severe impact on many Ukrainians mental health.

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