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Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming back to Ireland in 2023
# Born In The Rds
# Born In The Rds

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are coming back to Ireland in 2023

Tue 8:55 AM 23,194 Views 36 Comments

The veteran group are heading out on their first post-Covid tour.

Sunday 15 May, 2022

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated May 15th 2022, 9:50 AM 91,857 Views 138 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.

Saturday 14 May, 2022

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

May 14th 2022, 10:07 PM 37,252 Views 8 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,954 Views 4 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

May 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 12,478 Views 2 Comments

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

Friday 13 May, 2022

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
# Extended Ban
# Extended Ban

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says

May 13th 2022, 10:10 PM 47,514 Views 25 Comments
  • Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
  • He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
# Turin Proud
# Turin Proud

Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out

May 13th 2022, 9:11 AM 15,107 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s less-than-stellar showing in the modern contest continued last night as we failed to seal a slot in the final.

Thursday 12 May, 2022

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final

May 12th 2022, 10:11 PM 79,662 Views 130 Comments

The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
# Eurovision 2022
# Eurovision 2022

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final

Updated May 12th 2022, 8:10 PM 40,576 Views 35 Comments

It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.

Monday 11 April, 2022

Hauliers protest over fuel costs ends after causing day-long disruption in Dublin
# Protesters
# Protesters

Hauliers protest over fuel costs ends after causing day-long disruption in Dublin

Updated Apr 11th 2022, 10:00 PM 174,227 Views 196 Comments

A number of hauliers and truckers were fined for obstructing roads in the docklands area of Dublin.

Thursday 31 March, 2022

Arrest that growth - Garda inspector issues a stern rebuke over beards on the beat
# Thin Beard Line
# Thin Beard Line

Arrest that growth - Garda inspector issues a stern rebuke over beards on the beat

Mar 31st 2022, 6:40 PM 42,790 Views 15 Comments

The Inspector issued his warning to gardaí based in Road Policing in Dublin.

Sunday 27 February, 2022

Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Friday 17 December, 2021

Weddings to be limited to 100 people as part of new measures to tackle Omicron
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Weddings to be limited to 100 people as part of new measures to tackle Omicron

Dec 17th 2021, 6:21 PM 19,007 Views 6 Comments

Receptions must also end at midnight.

Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Tuesday 7 December, 2021

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties
Live Dec 7th 2021, 12:00 PM

As it happened: Tens of thousands without power and people told to stay indoors in Red counties

  • Status Red warnings are now in place in Cork and Kerry - with a further Red warning to take effect in Clare from 4pm
  • The rest of the country is covered by Orange and Yellow warnings
  • Over 50,000 premises are without power and schools in Red and Orange counties are closed

Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Saturday 22 May, 2021

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'

May 22nd 2021, 11:48 PM 83,414 Views 140 Comments

After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.

Friday 9 April, 2021

Britain’s Prince Philip has died aged 99
# RIP
# RIP

Britain’s Prince Philip has died aged 99

Apr 9th 2021, 12:06 PM 141,688 Views 201 Comments
  • The Duke of Edinburgh passed away this morning at Windsor Castle.
  • Queen Elizabeth II regarded him as the "strength" behind the throne.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson led tributes at Downing Street this afternoon.

Monday 22 March, 2021

UCD professor Dolores Cahill resigns as chair of the Irish Freedom Party
# Dolores Cahill
# Dolores Cahill

UCD professor Dolores Cahill resigns as chair of the Irish Freedom Party

Mar 22nd 2021, 7:20 PM 65,470 Views 0 Comments

There has been renewed focus on the academic’s stance on the pandemic in recent days.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear
# Decision Day
# Decision Day

HSE will 'immediately endeavour' to begin using AstraZeneca jab again if EMA gives all clear

Updated Mar 18th 2021, 10:24 AM 28,760 Views 50 Comments

The agency is holding an extraordinary meeting to finalise its conclusions on the blood clot issue. A number of countries across Europe, including Ireland, paused use of the vaccine in recent days.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Cocaine worth almost €3 million seized in Garda operation in northern Donegal
# Milford
# Milford

Cocaine worth almost €3 million seized in Garda operation in northern Donegal

Mar 17th 2021, 4:13 PM 19,826 Views 21 Comments

Gardaí are liaising with the PSNI as part of their investigation.

Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,315 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

Monday 8 February, 2021

People turned back at border with Northern Ireland as new rules come into effect
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

People turned back at border with Northern Ireland as new rules come into effect

Updated Feb 8th 2021, 3:04 PM 47,795 Views 68 Comments

People living in Northern Ireland who cross the Irish border without a reasonable excuse face a 100 euro fine from today.

Wednesday 20 January, 2021

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
Live Jan 20th 2021, 7:50 PM

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Saturday 19 December, 2020

Friday 6 November, 2020

US Election: Biden now leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as he closes in on 270 electoral college votes
# Key States
# Key States

US Election: Biden now leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as he closes in on 270 electoral college votes

Nov 6th 2020, 1:58 PM 55,625 Views 106 Comments

The developments put the former Vice President in a strong position to clinch the 270 electoral college votes needed.

In White House remarks, Trump claims without evidence that election is being stolen from him
# Incendiary Remarks
# Incendiary Remarks

In White House remarks, Trump claims without evidence that election is being stolen from him

Nov 6th 2020, 12:03 AM 47,593 Views 142 Comments

Trump insisted there had been “historic election interference by big media, big money and big tech”.

Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Right decision': HSE boss says suspension of meat plant testing was necessary to deal with surge in demand elsewhere
# Serial Testing
# Serial Testing

'Right decision': HSE boss says suspension of meat plant testing was necessary to deal with surge in demand elsewhere

Sep 10th 2020, 12:45 PM 16,851 Views 27 Comments

The serial testing has been suspended in order to meet the surge in demand for community testing.

Tuesday 8 September, 2020

The Remote: Everyone's favourite Danish political drama lands on Netflix and Ros na Rún turns 25
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Everyone's favourite Danish political drama lands on Netflix and Ros na Rún turns 25

Sep 8th 2020, 5:27 PM 38,829 Views 5 Comments

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Monday 7 September, 2020

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released
# D Day
# D Day

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:06 PM 45,462 Views 38 Comments

Students were able to access their grades since 9am this morning.

Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Sunday 23 August, 2020

Recall: Coalition leaders agree Dáil should return early but opposition demands it comes back sooner
# Public Fury
# Public Fury

Recall: Coalition leaders agree Dáil should return early but opposition demands it comes back sooner

Updated Aug 23rd 2020, 11:48 AM 45,116 Views 97 Comments

TDs are expected to return two weeks ahead of schedule on 1 September.

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Social visits to be limited to 10 people from no more than four households at one time

Jul 15th 2020, 8:03 PM 72,443 Views 85 Comments

Restrictions on indoor gatherings to 50 and outdoors to 200 will also remain until August 10.

Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Before Normal People: A brief history of Irish TV sex controversies
# The Tube
# The Tube

Before Normal People: A brief history of Irish TV sex controversies

May 20th 2020, 9:49 PM 32,803 Views 30 Comments

Introducing The Tube: We’ll be taking a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of Ireland’s TV past every Wednesday evening.

Friday 24 April, 2020

Sofa Watch: Let's all watch Arnold Schwarzenegger feed his donkey and miniature pet horse
# Let's Chat
# Let's Chat

Sofa Watch: Let's all watch Arnold Schwarzenegger feed his donkey and miniature pet horse

Apr 24th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,215 Views 9 Comments

The best clips from the US late night shows, and the low-down on the Late Late and Graham lineups.

Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Anarchic writing sessions and battles with RTÉ: Here's what it was like working with Dermot Morgan
# FR TED AT 25
# FR TED AT 25

Anarchic writing sessions and battles with RTÉ: Here's what it was like working with Dermot Morgan

Apr 21st 2020, 4:51 PM 32,307 Views 38 Comments

As Father Ted turns 25, we’re taking the opportunity to share a TheJournal.ie video featuring memories from two of Dermot Morgan’s collaborators.

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