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Thursday 3 June, 2021

Man arrested after explicit photograph sent to Limerick politician
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man arrested after explicit photograph sent to Limerick politician

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 32,619 Views 0 Comments

The man in his late 30s was detained at Henry Street Garda Station.

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,135 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

Students and recent graduates: Come work at The Journal on a paid Google News Initiative fellowship this summer
# Data Journalism
# Data Journalism

Students and recent graduates: Come work at The Journal on a paid Google News Initiative fellowship this summer

Mar 18th 2021, 12:01 PM 13,216 Views 0 Comments

We’re looking for a data journalism intern who loves the news and can translate it into beautiful data.

Thursday 7 January, 2021

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
# Banned
# Banned

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,154 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

Monday 21 December, 2020

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it
# Anti-vaxxers
# Anti-vaxxers

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,684 Views 104 Comments

Ireland is seeing a lot of misinformation about vaccines right now – and there’s no sign of it stopping.

Friday 13 November, 2020

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,623 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

Saturday 7 November, 2020

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster

Nov 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 141,479 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said that an investigation was ongoing.

Friday 6 November, 2020

One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
# Attack
# Attack

One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre

Nov 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 27,379 Views 65 Comments

Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.

Sunday 4 October, 2020

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions
# Cases Rise
# Cases Rise

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions

Updated Oct 4th 2020, 9:10 PM 410,804 Views 642 Comments

A NPHET source said that the “projections are very bad” and that there needs to be a “major shift”.

Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close

Sep 29th 2020, 7:15 PM 4,339 Views 2 Comments

The photo has been shared on social media in recent days – but it was actually taken in England five years ago.

Saturday 15 August, 2020

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

Aug 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 113,342 Views 100 Comments

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down
# Infodemic
# Infodemic

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

Aug 15th 2020, 12:04 AM 72,861 Views 92 Comments

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Sign up for Inside the Newsroom, the new monthly email for supporters of The Journal
# Newsletter
# Newsletter

Sign up for Inside the Newsroom, the new monthly email for supporters of The Journal

Jul 8th 2020, 3:14 PM 274 Views 0 Comments

Go behind the scenes with highlights and previews of our biggest stories.

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:35 PM 20,849 Views 0 Comments

The original image, which has been doctored, showed Trump with his daughter Ivanka in the 1990s.

Saturday 20 June, 2020

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park
# Reading
# Reading

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park

Jun 20th 2020, 10:06 PM 72,950 Views 44 Comments

The incident is believed to be terror-related.

Thursday 18 June, 2020

Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'

Updated Jun 18th 2020, 4:24 PM 205,562 Views 73 Comments

The on-duty garda died following an incident in Castlerea which happened shortly before midnight.

Friday 5 June, 2020

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast

Jun 5th 2020, 5:50 PM 28,668 Views 42 Comments

The claim was made in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Friday 29 May, 2020

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 68,580 Views 3 Comments

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide

May 29th 2020, 3:26 PM 43,531 Views 86 Comments

The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.

Friday 15 May, 2020

Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down

May 15th 2020, 2:34 PM 1,868 Views 0 Comments

We’re extremely happy to be able to debunk this one.

Friday 24 April, 2020

Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health
# Frontline
# Frontline

Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health

Apr 24th 2020, 6:58 PM 101,259 Views 74 Comments

It is the first time that the number of fatalities of frontline workers have been confirmed.

Wednesday 22 April, 2020

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards
# Stardust Podcast
# Stardust Podcast

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,939 Views 16 Comments

The longform six-part documentary podcast got the nod last night at the prestigious awards.

Saturday 4 April, 2020

Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them
# Debunked
# Debunked

Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them

Apr 4th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,746 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Friday 13 March, 2020

Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says

Mar 13th 2020, 7:08 PM 98,816 Views 50 Comments

The rumour has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp in Ireland today.

Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out
# Debunked
# Debunked

Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out

Mar 13th 2020, 5:44 PM 42,173 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Saturday 29 February, 2020

Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 589,139 Views 385 Comments

Health officials have confirmed the first case.

Friday 28 February, 2020

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true
# Debunked
# Debunked

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

Feb 28th 2020, 3:53 PM 82,602 Views 32 Comments

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

Monday 10 February, 2020

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War
# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 206,123 Views 27 Comments

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

Friday 7 February, 2020

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

Feb 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 22,136 Views 69 Comments

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

Friday 13 December, 2019

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

Dec 13th 2019, 9:09 AM 18,417 Views 33 Comments

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
# Gone
# Gone

Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader

Dec 13th 2019, 3:30 AM 13,332 Views 44 Comments

It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.

Thursday 12 December, 2019

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'
# FAI
# FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

Dec 12th 2019, 10:54 PM 20,005 Views 23 Comments

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

Friday 2 August, 2019

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:15 PM 206,570 Views 58 Comments

Own-brand water from Dunnes, Lidl, Londis, Mace and Spar has been recalled.

Wednesday 12 June, 2019

RTÉ and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland
# Thank You
# Thank You

RTÉ and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 7:01 AM 19,636 Views 64 Comments

32% of people in Ireland read TheJournal.ie in the last week, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2019.

Sunday 26 May, 2019

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
# We Go Again
# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,815 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

Thursday 25 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

Apr 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 41,109 Views 112 Comments

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

Sunday 14 April, 2019

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
# Inequality
# Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,589 Views 74 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website
# First Day
# First Day

TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website

Apr 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 21,698 Views 55 Comments

The new platform will fund in-depth journalism based on suggestions from the public.

Sunday 20 January, 2019

Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

Updated Jan 20th 2019, 7:40 AM 66,099 Views 101 Comments

Politicians have condemned the attack which occurred shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Investigation after garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by member of the public
# Lost And Found
# Lost And Found

Investigation after garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by member of the public

Jul 11th 2018, 12:18 AM 65,630 Views 97 Comments

The gun was handed in to Store Street Garda Station yesterday.

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