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Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass
# Rewilding Ireland
# Rewilding Ireland

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass

Wed 8:00 PM 24,999 Views 12 Comments

“Everyone used to have neat cut borders and straight edges on everything, now people are much more relaxed about how they’re letting their garden grow.”

Monday 27 September, 2021

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

Sep 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 19,960 Views 10 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

Sunday 19 September, 2021

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,679 Views 0 Comments

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

Saturday 28 August, 2021

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?
# Spásaire
# Spásaire

270 Irish people have applied to be an astronaut - so will we see an Irish person in space?

Aug 28th 2021, 8:00 AM 14,879 Views 18 Comments

“That is what speaks to me about being an astronaut – it gives me the opportunity to make the world better and to inspire other people to do the same.”

Sunday 15 August, 2021

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,155 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

Sunday 8 August, 2021

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland
# Local Link
# Local Link

'We would be lost without it': The responsive bus service that has become a lifeline in rural Ireland

Aug 8th 2021, 8:00 AM 24,978 Views 6 Comments

“When everything is done, he takes us home again and we’re left to the door with our shopping. It’s absolutely brilliant.”

Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

Aug 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,321 Views 29 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

Thursday 29 July, 2021

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,115 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Jul 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 16,453 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

Monday 28 June, 2021

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings
# Derelict
# Derelict

What is - and isn't - being done about Ireland's 180,000 vacant and derelict buildings

Jun 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 33,292 Views 35 Comments

“It cannot make sense for the economy and it cannot make sense for the people who live here.”

Friday 18 June, 2021

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Jun 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,796 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

Friday 2 October, 2020

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support
# Assault
# Assault

‘There was a huge backlash’: Father of teenage victim of ‘racist attack’ thanks Crumlin community for support

Oct 2nd 2020, 6:45 PM 53,473 Views 1 Comment

Seán was set upon while on lunch from school.

Sunday 26 July, 2020

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,154 Views 14 Comments

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

Saturday 25 July, 2020

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
# TheJournal Investigation
# TheJournal Investigation

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,710 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'
# A Mountain To Climb
# A Mountain To Climb

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'

Mar 21st 2020, 11:55 AM 19,061 Views 10 Comments

Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.

Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home
# North Frederick Street
# North Frederick Street

Plans to redevelop property at centre of controversial 'Take Back the City' eviction into new home

Nov 20th 2019, 4:23 PM 11,063 Views 4 Comments

Activists were controversially evicted from the property in September last year.

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home
# Dublin
# Dublin

Plans for 500 build-to-rent apartments at Liam Cosgrave's former home

Nov 20th 2019, 6:45 AM 29,134 Views 36 Comments

An archaeological discovery of “medium-high” significance was made at the Knocklyon site earlier this year.

Friday 30 August, 2019

Mike Pence visit to Ireland to be brought forward to Monday
# Change Of Plan
# Change Of Plan

Mike Pence visit to Ireland to be brought forward to Monday

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 3:29 PM 24,781 Views 54 Comments

Pence was due to arrive in Ireland next Friday, but his plans have changed.

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles
# Hsa
# Hsa

39 people died in workplace incidents last year, with 17 deaths caused by vehicles

Aug 30th 2019, 1:09 PM 8,764 Views 11 Comments

The HSA launched it annual report for 2018 today.

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)
# No Waste
# No Waste

Is it really possible to live a zero waste life? I tried for a week (and did a terrible job)

Aug 30th 2019, 9:49 AM 19,996 Views 23 Comments

It is definitely possible to significantly reduce your day-to-day waste … but it’s harder than it sounds.

Thursday 29 August, 2019

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?

Aug 29th 2019, 7:30 AM 18,019 Views 92 Comments

Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.

Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'If you shut down our parliament, we shut down the streets': Thousands protest decision to suspend UK parliament
# Brexit
# Brexit

'If you shut down our parliament, we shut down the streets': Thousands protest decision to suspend UK parliament

Aug 28th 2019, 9:56 PM 116,197 Views 79 Comments

The queen approved the request to suspend UK parliament next month.

French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

French fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

Aug 28th 2019, 9:21 PM 14,233 Views 18 Comments

The vessel is the 9th to be seized so far this year off Irish waters.

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,678 Views 43 Comments

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Aug 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 34,428 Views 97 Comments

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands
# Just Transition
# Just Transition

'The bog is the community. This could destroy us': How Ireland's move away from peat is hitting the Midlands

Aug 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,942 Views 68 Comments

As Ireland makes to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, midlands communities fear they will be left behind.

Monday 26 August, 2019

Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin
# Dublin 22
# Dublin 22

Man arrested and €186,000 worth of drugs seized in Clondalkin

Aug 26th 2019, 11:32 AM 15,065 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí carried out a search on a house yesterday.

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes
# Boarding Pass
# Boarding Pass

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes

Aug 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 25,419 Views 40 Comments

The airline said it was a technical issue.

Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?

Aug 26th 2019, 9:26 AM 36,479 Views 96 Comments

A bill to make it illegal is currently at the second stage.

'It is much worse than you think': The climate crisis and what it means for Ireland
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'It is much worse than you think': The climate crisis and what it means for Ireland

Aug 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 58,237 Views 189 Comments

Ireland – like every country – faces significant challenges to respond to climate change.

Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon

Aug 20th 2019, 9:20 AM 13,308 Views 0 Comments

A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.

Police launch murder investigation after man shot dead in Co Down
# Waringstown
# Waringstown

Police launch murder investigation after man shot dead in Co Down

Aug 20th 2019, 7:19 AM 10,193 Views 0 Comments

The man’s body was discovered in a car in the Main Street area of the village just before 9pm.

Monday 19 August, 2019

Vigil to be held as man (75) attacked at weekend remains in critical condition
# Ballybough
# Ballybough

Vigil to be held as man (75) attacked at weekend remains in critical condition

Updated Aug 19th 2019, 1:40 PM 25,040 Views 12 Comments

The incident happened in Ballybough, Dublin on Saturday morning.

Tributes paid to former UL lecturer and All-Ireland club winner who died over the weekend
# Clare
# Clare

Tributes paid to former UL lecturer and All-Ireland club winner who died over the weekend

Aug 19th 2019, 8:56 AM 37,250 Views 4 Comments

David Weldrick (71) died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Clare.

Ireland's economy is set to keep growing next year, but could be seriously hit by a no-deal Brexit
# Economy
# Economy

Ireland's economy is set to keep growing next year, but could be seriously hit by a no-deal Brexit

Aug 19th 2019, 7:28 AM 16,232 Views 33 Comments

Ibec states that the economy is set to grow by 4% this year.

Tuesday 13 August, 2019

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes
# Energy
# Energy

'A shambles': Homeowners angry after funding stops for pilot grant scheme to help retrofit homes

Aug 13th 2019, 6:48 PM 44,823 Views 31 Comments

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland said there was no more funding available.

Monday 12 August, 2019

Man (30) due before court over assault of 93-year-old in Louth
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Man (30) due before court over assault of 93-year-old in Louth

Aug 12th 2019, 10:27 AM 11,630 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place in Blackrock in Louth on Saturday.

Gardaí searching for Dublin man missing since Friday
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí searching for Dublin man missing since Friday

Aug 12th 2019, 7:07 AM 46,375 Views 4 Comments

Neil Coleman was last seen on Friday, 9 August in the Raheny area of Dublin.

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