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Dublin: 18 °C Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 11 July, 2019

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack

While other actors were “shouting and roaring” at auditions, Grace said he decided to take a different approach.

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68 RIP

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68

The hugely popular comedian was being treated for lung cancer.

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Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

Wednesday 5 June, 2019

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

Monday 27 May, 2019

Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans

Waterford has rejected the same proposal. Limerick voted in favour.

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

Friday 24 May, 2019

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

Thursday 23 May, 2019

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

21 candidates, seven seats: A night on the doorsteps in Dublin's most hotly contested council area

Former TDs, a lord mayor and Dublin’s longest serving councillor are all in the mix.

Sunday 19 May, 2019

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place Eurovision This post contains a poll

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as we kick off Thursday.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Donald Trump is set to visit Ireland next month - official announcement 'within days'

TheJournal.ie understands that he will be in the country for a number of days at the beginning of June.

Monday 6 May, 2019

Man arrested after late night police standoff faces questioning over further horrific attacks across England

Joseph McCann, who was being sought by police, is to be questioned over attacks on nine more victims.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry confirm arrival of royal baby (and it's a boy)

The baby, born early this morning, is seventh in line to the throne.

Poll: Have you attempted a barbecue so far this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you attempted a barbecue so far this year?

To grill or not to grill, that’s the question we’re asking this bank holiday Monday morning.

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as we begin this Bank Holiday Monday morning.

West Dublin arson attack: Two arrested after house set on fire in Corduff

Rocks and hammers were also used to target windows in the house in Saturday’s attack.

Man in his 30s dies after stabbing at house in Arklow, Co Wicklow

Gardaí responded at around 12.30am. A man in his 40s has been arrested.

Sunday 14 April, 2019

'There's robbed cars, burnt-out cars, dead horses ... the bones of dead horses'

Campaigners say animals at Dunsink in Dublin are being frightened and injured by joyriders and quad bike riders.

Friday 12 April, 2019

Nigel Farage has launched his new Brexit Party - and there'll be a Rees-Mogg on the ballot

Not that one though … Jacob’s sister Annunziata Rees-Mogg is running for the new party.

Alabama had to call off an execution at the last minute after it was unable to lift a court order

The bid to stop the execution centred on the inmate’s request to inhale nitrogen gas rather than face lethal injection.

Thursday 11 April, 2019

The EU and UK have agreed a 'flexible' Brexit extension until 31 October

It follows a marathon EU summit in Brussels – just two days before the UK would have crashed out.

As it happened: Tusk tells UK 'please do not waste this time' as 31 October flextension agreed

Another long night in Brussels, and the threat of a no-deal exit this Friday has been averted.

Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Garda statement on Drew Harris vehicle controversy: 'There was no security incident'

“A newly installed bollard malfunctioned,” a statement from the force said.

Friday 5 April, 2019

Two arrests over murder of woman who disappeared after party in 2005

Lisa Dorrian disappeared after a party at a caravan site 14 years ago.

Monday 1 April, 2019

As it happened: House of Commons again rejects all Brexit options on the table

Here’s how it all went down as MPs considered four Brexit options.

Rate the options: How would you vote on the Brexit plans before MPs tonight?

What would you do if you had a seat?

Sunday 31 March, 2019

Is your head being melted by this EU daylight savings debate? We're here to help

Why does Europe want to scrap seasonal clock changes? Will Ireland have to?

Monday 25 March, 2019

As It Happened: Theresa May plans to bring her Brexit deal back for a Commons vote this week

We could be in for another dramatic evening in the Commons – stay with us.

'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76 RIP

'A kind, gentle outsider': Scott Walker, the enigmatic and hugely influential singer, has died aged 76

His record company hailed him as a “unique and challenging titan”.

Saturday 23 March, 2019

FactCheck: Did Donald Trump predict Brexit at his Scottish golf course the day before the vote?

He repeated the claim in his Oval Office meeting with the Taoiseach. Is it true?

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

Parcel bombing scheme was 'cack-handed, reckless and extremely dangerous'

There are similarities between this month’s devices and ones used by the Provisional IRA.

Friday 22 March, 2019

Report of invasive rodent species spotted along Royal Canal most likely case of 'mistaken identity'

Waterways Ireland believes the sighting was likely that of a native otter.

Limerick device 'appears identical' to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by 'IRA'

Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today.

Thursday 21 March, 2019

Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs

Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.

Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit

Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.

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