Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13°C Monday 17 May 2021

Today’s News

Thursday 27 September, 2018

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault
# Christine Blasey Ford
# Christine Blasey Ford

'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:14 PM 28,660 Views 124 Comments

Brett Kavanaugh is due to testify after Christine Blasey Ford.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year
# Worrying
# Worrying

62 people were injured by scramblers and quad bikes last year

Sep 26th 2018, 10:16 PM 14,492 Views 53 Comments

Armenian national Ilabek Avetian suffered devastating injuries at the hands of a scrambler bike in a north Dublin park earlier this month.

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Department of Housing claims 14,000 reduction in number of people on social housing list

Sep 26th 2018, 9:45 PM 16,774 Views 69 Comments

The drop represents some respite for embattled Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy.

Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers
# On My Cellphone
# On My Cellphone

Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers

Sep 26th 2018, 9:03 PM 44,139 Views 31 Comments

1890 numbers are only treated as low cost options for calls from landlines.

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011
# Campaign Launch
# Campaign Launch

Higgins says he is 'totally open' to transparency in the President's expenses, says he feels fitter than in 2011

Sep 26th 2018, 6:14 PM 16,763 Views 63 Comments

President Higgins’s campaign launch saw him field a number of questions on subjects from his expenses to freedom of information and the Presidency.

The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE
# Lisa Niland
# Lisa Niland

The parents of a Sligo girl, who died in hospital after taking ill in a restaurant, are suing the HSE

Sep 26th 2018, 6:10 AM 75,819 Views 0 Comments

Lisa Niland died suddenly in January 2017 after taking ill while eating at a Sligo restaurant.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Arlene Foster claims Martin McGuinness knew of whistleblower's concerns over Cash for Ash as early as she did
# Pointing Fingers
# Pointing Fingers

Arlene Foster claims Martin McGuinness knew of whistleblower's concerns over Cash for Ash as early as she did

Sep 25th 2018, 10:50 PM 21,568 Views 46 Comments

Foster also derided the actions of former DUP minister Jonathan Bell in her testimony before the RHI inquiry today.

Watch: New sinkholes appear next to primary school in Monaghan
# Force Of Nature
# Force Of Nature

Watch: New sinkholes appear next to primary school in Monaghan

Sep 25th 2018, 6:37 PM 38,653 Views 16 Comments

New holes have appeared next to Drumgossatt National School in rural Co Monaghan after a local GAA pitch was yesterday struck by the original sinkhole.

Monday 24 September, 2018

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Sep 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 10,591 Views 3 Comments

Michael D is in, Gemma O’Doherty isn’t, and a sinkhole opens up on a Ulster GAA pitch – it’s the Fix.

Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election
# Papers Please
# Papers Please

Michael D Higgins has officially thrown his hat in the ring for the upcoming election

Sep 24th 2018, 4:22 PM 14,151 Views 54 Comments

The President is now officially a candidate for re-election.

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
# Numbers Game
# Numbers Game

Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published

Sep 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 26,811 Views 46 Comments

Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Sunday 23 September, 2018

News Quiz: How well do you remember the week that was?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

News Quiz: How well do you remember the week that was?

Sep 23rd 2018, 9:00 PM 25,212 Views 7 Comments

Test your memory why don’t you.

Saturday 22 September, 2018

Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists
# Pretty Pictures
# Pretty Pictures

Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists

Sep 22nd 2018, 12:05 AM 22,054 Views 27 Comments

Planning permission is sought or a mural to ‘discourage unlawful graffiti’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the locality.

Friday 21 September, 2018

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali
# Tributes
# Tributes

'A beautiful son' - tributes paid to man and woman who lost their lives in separate accidents during Storm Ali

Sep 21st 2018, 8:50 AM 74,542 Views 3 Comments

Swiss tourist Elvira Ferraii and Northern Irish man Matt Campbell both lost their lives in tragic circumstances during the storm.

Thursday 20 September, 2018

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'
# GDPR
# GDPR

ESB union refusing to erase ex-members data over 'contractual obligations'

Sep 20th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,529 Views 13 Comments

There is no obvious end in sight to the membership saga involving Connect and its ex-members.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution
# Article 41.2
# Article 41.2

'Sexist, outdated, and going to go' - TDs clash over what's next for 'women in the home' section of Constitution

Sep 19th 2018, 11:52 AM 15,308 Views 66 Comments

The forthcoming referendum bill was up for pre-legislative scrutiny in the Oireachtas this morning.

Monday 17 September, 2018

Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty
# Kevin Sharkey Is Out
# Kevin Sharkey Is Out

Kevin Sharkey pulls out of presidential race citing 'corruption', gives backing to Gemma O'Doherty

Sep 17th 2018, 11:01 AM 46,129 Views 139 Comments

Sharkey is the first person to pull out of the race.

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'
# Not The Solution
# Not The Solution

Labour's Brendan Howlin says Take Back The City is something 'he wouldn't be associated with'

Sep 17th 2018, 9:53 AM 24,606 Views 67 Comments

Howlin yesterday faced down members of his own party at Labour’s think-in in Drogheda.

Trains rerouted in Kildare after 'passenger trouble' on early morning service
# Hazelhatch
# Hazelhatch

Trains rerouted in Kildare after 'passenger trouble' on early morning service

Sep 17th 2018, 8:28 AM 55,108 Views 29 Comments

Trains to and from Newbridge were running from Hazelhatch station in west Dublin from 6.35am.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid
# Got Paid
# Got Paid

Company ordered to pay man €8,000 over his payslips never matching what he was actually paid

Sep 15th 2018, 9:00 PM 75,795 Views 37 Comments

On at least two occasions the man received no wages whatsoever.

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist

The Little Stranger: Lenny Abrahamson on the secret of directing a movie with a twist

Sep 15th 2018, 11:45 AM 7,492 Views 3 Comments

Abrahamson’s follow-up to the all-conquering Room is a movie that defies characterisation.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000
# Fairy Tale
# Fairy Tale

Woman, sacked for refusing to allow customer return Christmas lights, awarded €21,000

Sep 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 92,005 Views 53 Comments

The woman had also threatened to call the gardaí on the customer, who had no receipt for their purchase.

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster
# No Room At Any Inn
# No Room At Any Inn

'Most professionals couldn't afford it' - student unions applying rent caps to ads to try and tame the rental crisis monster

Sep 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 31,441 Views 74 Comments

DIT student union has refused to endorse any property it believes is beyond the reach of the average student as the accommodation crisis rages on.

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction
# To Be Forgotten
# To Be Forgotten

Man awarded €3,000 for being unfairly sacked after Garda vetting showing he had an assault conviction

Sep 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 44,520 Views 10 Comments

The man lasted less than one month with his employer, a care home, after his vetting form showed he had multiple convictions.

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left
# Disconnect
# Disconnect

'It's Catch 22': Former members frustrated as main ESB union refuses to confirm that they've left

Sep 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 20,950 Views 17 Comments

Former Connect members numbering in ‘the hundreds’ were recently expelled by Siptu at the request of its sister union.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease'
# Ticker Shape
# Ticker Shape

Drinking full-fat milk can 'lower the risk of heart disease'

Sep 12th 2018, 6:05 AM 24,752 Views 50 Comments

Good news for whole-fat milk enthusiasts – a new study suggests consuming same can lower your chances of death by heart disease.

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Sep 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,830 Views 12 Comments

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

Monday 10 September, 2018

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead
# Mixing It Up
# Mixing It Up

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

Sep 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 61,525 Views 43 Comments

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?
# The Stats
# The Stats

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

Sep 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,098 Views 54 Comments

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 9th 2018, 8:09 PM 13,904 Views 0 Comments

Woman arrested in connection with Bray Boxing Club murder, and five found dead, including children, in Perth house – it’s the Fix.

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
# Bullock Harbour
# Bullock Harbour

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

Sep 9th 2018, 7:29 PM 30,986 Views 4 Comments

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

Gardaí seeking prisoner who escaped after attending hospital appointment in Mayo
# On The Run
# On The Run

Gardaí seeking prisoner who escaped after attending hospital appointment in Mayo

Sep 9th 2018, 7:01 PM 25,839 Views 23 Comments

The man, aged in his mid 30s, escaped from the custody of the Irish Prison Service at Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar yesterday morning.

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe
# Bus That Wouldn't Slow Down
# Bus That Wouldn't Slow Down

More than half the buses tested on Irish roads have been deemed unsafe

Sep 9th 2018, 3:32 PM 25,277 Views 60 Comments

More than a third of the buses tested had ‘major or dangerous defects’.

Saturday 8 September, 2018

Founder of The Phoenix John Mulcahy has died
# RIP
# RIP

Founder of The Phoenix John Mulcahy has died

Sep 8th 2018, 12:03 PM 29,293 Views 12 Comments

He was 86.

Tyres and rickshaws set ablaze at building close to Four Courts
# Chancery Street
# Chancery Street

Tyres and rickshaws set ablaze at building close to Four Courts

Sep 8th 2018, 9:55 AM 52,231 Views 40 Comments

The blaze broke out at about midnight on Chancery Street, just north of the Liffey in Dublin city centre.

Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Police release images of Russian men and fake perfume bottle involved in fatal nerve agent attack
# Novichok
# Novichok

Police release images of Russian men and fake perfume bottle involved in fatal nerve agent attack

Updated Sep 5th 2018, 1:25 PM 31,275 Views 0 Comments

Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned in the English city of Salisbury in early March.

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life

Sep 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,506 Views 9 Comments

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Rachel Allen says she's been 'devastated' by her son's drugs arrest
# Joshua Allen
# Joshua Allen

Rachel Allen says she's been 'devastated' by her son's drugs arrest

Sep 4th 2018, 10:20 AM 142,684 Views 195 Comments

18-year-old Joshua Allen was arrested last Thursday following a raid on a house in Shanagarry, Co Cork.