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Saturday 7 January, 2017

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction
# Antarctic
# Antarctic

An iceberg the size of Mayo is about to break off Antarctica - and could start a chain reaction

Jan 7th 2017, 7:45 AM 31,616 Views 57 Comments

Kildare scientist Dr Martin O’Leary told TheJournal.ie that it could lead to a rise of 10cm in sea levels worldwide.

Friday 6 January, 2017

'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman
# Heavy Lies The Crown
# Heavy Lies The Crown

'Bloody hell Your Majesty, I nearly shot you' - Britain's queen was almost killed by her guardsman

Jan 6th 2017, 1:09 PM 55,101 Views 67 Comments

“Next time I’ll ring through beforehand so you don’t have to shoot me,” Elizabeth II is reported to have told the guardsman.

Thursday 5 January, 2017

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims
# The 49
# The 49

Orlando's soccer club dedicates part of stadium to Pulse nightclub victims

Jan 5th 2017, 9:22 AM 16,522 Views 54 Comments

On 12 June, 2016, a gunman opened fire inside the nightclub, killing 49 people and wounding 53 in America’s deadliest mass shooting.

Sunday 1 January, 2017

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland
# Smart Bins
# Smart Bins

How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland

Jan 1st 2017, 9:00 PM 61,755 Views 27 Comments

Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.

Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Test yourself in the ultimate Bumper Beatles Christmas Quiz
# You Can Work It Out
# You Can Work It Out

Test yourself in the ultimate Bumper Beatles Christmas Quiz

Dec 28th 2016, 9:30 PM 17,463 Views 39 Comments

How well do you know the most famous band in history?

Sunday 25 December, 2016

It's your Christmas David Bowie Quiz
# Ashes To Ashes
# Ashes To Ashes

It's your Christmas David Bowie Quiz

Dec 25th 2016, 4:00 PM 15,543 Views 3 Comments

The man born as David Robert Jones died on 11 January, bequething a cultural legacy unmatched by all but The Beatles, Elvis and Bob Dylan.

Saturday 24 December, 2016

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

Record temperatures as the North Pole gets a heatwave for Christmas

Dec 24th 2016, 11:51 AM 15,978 Views 56 Comments

As the North Pole is made up completely of sea ice, it may mean that Santa Claus will have to transfer his operations elsewhere.

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2016, 8:43 AM 7,244 Views 0 Comments

With less than 24 hours to go before the big man arrives, here’s all you need to know this festive Saturday.

Baby it's windy outside: ferry services cancelled as motorists warned over debris
# Weather
# Weather

Baby it's windy outside: ferry services cancelled as motorists warned over debris

Dec 24th 2016, 8:02 AM 15,068 Views 8 Comments

A swan took advantage of the festive season by taking a wander down Dublin’s north quays this morning.

Friday 23 December, 2016

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference
# Russia
# Russia

'Nobody believed in him, only us': Putin hails Trump in four-hour press conference

Dec 23rd 2016, 12:10 PM 24,275 Views 68 Comments

Today’s press event saw some journalists holding up placards comparing Putin to Superman.

Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?
# Siblings
# Siblings

Poll: Do you do Kris Kindle in your family?

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 17,088 Views 23 Comments

Do you think adult families should concentrate on buying each adult sibling one decent Christmas present rather than everyone buying for everyone?

Thursday 22 December, 2016

India's rape epidemic: The survivors speak
# Jan Sahas
# Jan Sahas

India's rape epidemic: The survivors speak

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:10 PM 14,811 Views 26 Comments

Each day in India, 92 women are raped. A group of rape survivors spoke to TheJournal.ie on a recent visit.

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)
# Obesity
# Obesity

The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:00 PM 183,214 Views 63 Comments

Fruit and vegetables now comprise the largest shelf on the food pyramid.

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research
# Lurkers
# Lurkers

It's official - Facebook makes you miserable, according to new research

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:17 PM 10,600 Views 20 Comments

People’s emotional life improves significantly when they quit the social network for a week, a study found.

Italy is preparing to bail out the world's oldest bank - and bondholders will be burnt
# BMPS
# BMPS

Italy is preparing to bail out the world's oldest bank - and bondholders will be burnt

Dec 22nd 2016, 11:29 AM 16,674 Views 54 Comments

The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third-biggest, BMPS is racing against the clock to raise €5 billion or face a government bailout.

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

Dec 21st 2016, 12:23 PM 13,845 Views 55 Comments

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas
# Sneachta
# Sneachta

The puppy found at Dublin Airport last week has found a new home for Christmas

Dec 21st 2016, 10:11 AM 16,918 Views 17 Comments

The ISPCA recently issued a list of warning signs for puppy farms, adding that pets never make good Christmas presents.

US comedian alleges he has unreleased footage showing Donald Trump using the 'N-word' and 'C-word'
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

US comedian alleges he has unreleased footage showing Donald Trump using the 'N-word' and 'C-word'

Dec 21st 2016, 9:13 AM 28,887 Views 107 Comments

“I have the outtakes to The Apprentice where he says every … offensive, racist thing ever,” Tom Arnold said.

Monday 19 December, 2016

Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Where is Bana? Seven-year-old girl who tweeted the Aleppo siege found safe and well

Dec 19th 2016, 5:21 PM 11,614 Views 45 Comments

Several online videos have emerged showing Bana Al-Abed in the countryside outside Aleppo.

€4.3 million mistakenly transferred by Meath County Council frozen in Hong Kong bank
# CEO Fraud
# CEO Fraud

€4.3 million mistakenly transferred by Meath County Council frozen in Hong Kong bank

Dec 19th 2016, 3:36 PM 17,147 Views 24 Comments

A criminal investigation is underway into the stolen money, which has been secured in a Hong Kong bank.

Sunday 18 December, 2016

The DUP suspends former minister as the 'ash for cash' scandal burns on
# Jonathan Bell
# Jonathan Bell

The DUP suspends former minister as the 'ash for cash' scandal burns on

Dec 18th 2016, 12:55 PM 11,872 Views 40 Comments

The North’s former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell had accused DUP figures of delaying plans to close down the scheme.

The FAI's new marketing guru has accused fans of anti-semitic abuse
# Jonathan Gabay
# Jonathan Gabay

The FAI's new marketing guru has accused fans of anti-semitic abuse

Dec 18th 2016, 10:12 AM 20,859 Views 60 Comments

On Thursday night, English branding expert Jonathan Gabay delivered a controversial brand review on the League of Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Dec 18th 2016, 9:05 AM 9,118 Views 1 Comment

Here’s all you need to know this Sunday morning.

Vegetarianism, communal living and 'plenty of craic': How do Irish Buddhists live?
# Dublin Buddhist Centre
# Dublin Buddhist Centre

Vegetarianism, communal living and 'plenty of craic': How do Irish Buddhists live?

Dec 18th 2016, 7:15 AM 28,996 Views 46 Comments

We spoke to male and female Irish order members from the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Saturday 17 December, 2016

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England
# H5N8
# H5N8

Farmers urged to check flocks after outbreak of bird flu in England

Dec 17th 2016, 2:17 PM 5,540 Views 4 Comments

An outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 (bird flu) has been confirmed in Lincolnshire.

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Dec 17th 2016, 12:15 PM 8,549 Views 74 Comments

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

Gardaí seize €120,000 in cash and drugs worth €40,000 in Cork raids
# Rochestown
# Rochestown

Gardaí seize €120,000 in cash and drugs worth €40,000 in Cork raids

Dec 17th 2016, 9:11 AM 8,813 Views 0 Comments

Two men have been charged with the seizures and are due before court today.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Dec 17th 2016, 8:48 AM 6,707 Views 1 Comment

Here’s all you need to know this frosty Saturday morning.

Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Three men charged with dissident republican activity in Cork

Dec 17th 2016, 8:14 AM 7,895 Views 0 Comments

The three men, ranging in age from the mid-30s to their early 50s, were arrested on Thursday evening.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Simon Coveney rules out reducing rent cap limit from 4% to 2%

Dec 14th 2016, 11:36 AM 10,820 Views 87 Comments

Fianna Fáil has criticised government proposals to limit rent increases in “pressure zones” in Dublin and Cork.

Friday 9 December, 2016

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites
# Orchids
# Orchids

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Dec 9th 2016, 4:29 PM 21,349 Views 18 Comments

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data
# WhatsApp
# WhatsApp

Text messages are on the way out - but we're eating up huge amounts of data

Dec 9th 2016, 10:43 AM 28,609 Views 45 Comments

The new ComReg report also found that Ireland is expensive for home broadband, but relatively cheap for mobile bills.

Thursday 8 December, 2016

Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy
# Haulage
# Haulage

Truck drivers protest outside Leinster House over tyre levy

Dec 8th 2016, 6:50 PM 15,974 Views 45 Comments

Industry groups said the move will cost drivers upwards of €15 per tyre.

Over 1,200 dead fish found along important spawning river in Cork
# Slurry
# Slurry

Over 1,200 dead fish found along important spawning river in Cork

Dec 8th 2016, 3:40 PM 21,024 Views 30 Comments

Fisheries Ireland says a large discharge of raw slurry into the Owentaraglin River, a tributary of the Blackwater, is likely to have caused the fish kill.

Wednesday 7 December, 2016

O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit
# Court Letter
# Court Letter

O'Sullivan 'stands over' support for man arrested on explosives charges before Prince Charles visit

Dec 7th 2016, 1:47 PM 16,214 Views 44 Comments

Donal O’Coisdealbha was jailed for five and a half years yesterday after pleading guilty to IRA membership.

The mild December weather broke temperature records at Phoenix Park today
# Azores
# Azores

The mild December weather broke temperature records at Phoenix Park today

Dec 7th 2016, 12:30 PM 26,566 Views 19 Comments

The record temperature for Finner in south Donegal has been equalled, meanwhile.

Gardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user
# East Wall
# East Wall

Gardaí arrest man over fatal stabbing of wheelchair user

Dec 7th 2016, 10:12 AM 12,517 Views 17 Comments

Anthony Rogers, who was 61, was stabbed multiple times at his home near Cork Street, Dublin on 6 November.

Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Taxi driver rescues family trapped inside a burning house at 4.30am
# Swords
# Swords

Taxi driver rescues family trapped inside a burning house at 4.30am

Dec 6th 2016, 3:24 PM 29,928 Views 30 Comments

Derek Malone managed to get a little girl and her parents to safety.

Aldi has announced 400 new jobs as part of a major expansion
# Hiring
# Hiring

Aldi has announced 400 new jobs as part of a major expansion

Dec 6th 2016, 10:13 AM 20,130 Views 39 Comments

The €100 million investment will see 20 new stores.

Monday 5 December, 2016

Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

Seven-year-old Syrian girl's Twitter account disappears as Assad's forces close in

Dec 5th 2016, 1:34 PM 17,150 Views 69 Comments

Bana Alabed’s tweets from war-town Aleppo – written in English with the help of her mother – gained worldwide prominence.

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