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Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016
# Trump
# Trump

Oxford Dictionaries name "post-truth" its word of 2016

Nov 16th 2016, 7:44 AM 11,833 Views 36 Comments

The compound word relates to a situation where objective facts are less influential on public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Friday 21 October, 2016

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus
# Christ Almighty
# Christ Almighty

Parishioners in Canada are upset at this restored statue of the baby Jesus

Oct 21st 2016, 10:44 AM 31,905 Views 64 Comments

“I wasn’t trained for this in the seminary,” the local priest said.

Thursday 20 October, 2016

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit
# Full-blown Crisis
# Full-blown Crisis

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

Oct 20th 2016, 12:48 PM 24,137 Views 117 Comments

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick
# Redfaire
# Redfaire

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Oct 20th 2016, 10:22 AM 10,310 Views 24 Comments

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling
# Healthy Ireland Survey
# Healthy Ireland Survey

Almost one in every four Irish adults smokes - and the numbers aren't falling

Oct 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 14,909 Views 86 Comments

Some 23% of adults in Ireland smoke, the same proportion as in 2015.

Clinton's words of love for Gerry Adams gave her aides cause for concern
# Podesta
# Podesta

Clinton's words of love for Gerry Adams gave her aides cause for concern

Oct 20th 2016, 8:26 AM 32,262 Views 69 Comments

Clinton speechwriter Schwerin made the remark in an email to fellow Clinton aides after an Irish-American event.

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

A hotel in Laois has been voted the best in the world - and Condé Nast gets the location wrong
# Kim Kardashian
# Kim Kardashian

A hotel in Laois has been voted the best in the world - and Condé Nast gets the location wrong

Oct 19th 2016, 11:02 AM 39,466 Views 30 Comments

The magazine describes Ballyfin House as being located “an hour and a half north of Dublin”.

Ecuador has cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder over US election
# Ecuador Ajar
# Ecuador Ajar

Ecuador has cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder over US election

Oct 19th 2016, 9:45 AM 11,001 Views 58 Comments

Julian Assange has sought asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.

Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi
# Wiki Pique
# Wiki Pique

Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi

Oct 18th 2016, 3:56 PM 25,844 Views 107 Comments

A staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, Assange has been accused of turning Wikileaks into a “prop for Trump”.

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well
# Red Card
# Red Card

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well

Oct 18th 2016, 3:36 PM 17,887 Views 32 Comments

PAC chairman Sean Fleming said he’d give the Nama directors red cards if he were a referee.

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford
# Rosslare
# Rosslare

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

Oct 18th 2016, 12:04 PM 27,303 Views 118 Comments

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood
# AB Positive
# AB Positive

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is running low on blood

Oct 18th 2016, 9:01 AM 12,806 Views 39 Comments

Blood donations in Ireland have fallen 21% in five years, and the IBTS is down to three days’ supply.

Monday 17 October, 2016

A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet
# Gold Coast
# Gold Coast

A mystery drug has hospitalised 16 people in Australia but authorities don't know what it is yet

Oct 17th 2016, 8:54 AM 28,050 Views 47 Comments

A man is fighting for his life in intensive care in Queensland after taking the drug.

Friday 14 October, 2016

Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant
# Syria
# Syria

Goal has closed down its US office and made 10 staff redundant

Oct 14th 2016, 8:38 AM 12,718 Views 0 Comments

The aid agency, Ireland’s largest in the field, has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it is terminating the contracts of 10 employees at Goal USA.

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature
# No Direction Home
# No Direction Home

Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature

Oct 14th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,938 Views 45 Comments

For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years

Thursday 13 October, 2016

Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses
# Housing
# Housing

Government's first-time buyers plan has added up to €45,000 to price of some houses

Oct 13th 2016, 2:55 PM 58,990 Views 137 Comments

In one Wicklow development, the price of a house rose by between €17,500 and €45,000 following the Government’s new first-time buyers scheme.

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all

Oct 13th 2016, 10:11 AM 17,942 Views 69 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Minister Paschal Donohoe will ask Cabinet to waive the pay restoration.

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry
# Syria
# Syria

Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry

Oct 13th 2016, 8:17 AM 19,296 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.

Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Ireland's rugby team are staying in Trump Tower for their clash with the All Blacks
# IRFU
# IRFU

Ireland's rugby team are staying in Trump Tower for their clash with the All Blacks

Oct 12th 2016, 3:38 PM 24,878 Views 42 Comments

It’s understood the booking was made earlier this year by the US organisers.

Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader
# Endless Enda
# Endless Enda

Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader

Oct 12th 2016, 11:29 AM 12,518 Views 54 Comments

The Finance Minister said his Cabinet colleague “has all the qualities” to lead the party.

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan
# Fingal Council
# Fingal Council

Councillors in Dublin have voted against including safe walking and cycle routes for schools in development plan

Oct 12th 2016, 10:10 AM 20,216 Views 63 Comments

Last night, however, councillors voted in favour of cycle routes for specific schools – against opposition by the council manager.

Sham marriages are widespread in Ireland, according to Immigrant Council report
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

Sham marriages are widespread in Ireland, according to Immigrant Council report

Oct 12th 2016, 8:56 AM 18,050 Views 84 Comments

One international gang based in Dublin made millions by charging hundreds of Asian men up to €20,000 to marry vulnerable eastern European women.

Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'Substantial damage' caused as car crashes into front wall of house
# Reverse Parking
# Reverse Parking

'Substantial damage' caused as car crashes into front wall of house

Oct 11th 2016, 5:03 PM 33,319 Views 27 Comments

Gardaí are investigating after a Skoda Octavia made a rather large dent on a terrace next to the Mater Hospital.

Dubliners WILL be able to vote for a directly elected mayor if Fianna Fáil gets its way
# Total Mayor
# Total Mayor

Dubliners WILL be able to vote for a directly elected mayor if Fianna Fáil gets its way

Oct 11th 2016, 8:28 AM 6,289 Views 39 Comments

A private members bill, seen by TheJournal.ie, would see a referendum in 19 months’ time – but the Greens say their Bill is better.

Monday 10 October, 2016

Gardaí catch 24 times more Dublin motorists than cyclists breaking red lights
# Signals
# Signals

Gardaí catch 24 times more Dublin motorists than cyclists breaking red lights

Oct 10th 2016, 4:36 PM 21,600 Views 112 Comments

Five times more motorists commute into Dublin city centre each morning than cyclists according to 2015 figures.

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency

Oct 10th 2016, 8:46 AM 38,085 Views 174 Comments

The utility told TheJournal.ie it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week
# World Obesity Day
# World Obesity Day

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week

Oct 10th 2016, 8:06 AM 10,799 Views 54 Comments

Revenue Commissioners estimate that 411.3 million litres of SSDs were sold in Ireland in 2014.

Sunday 9 October, 2016

'It's horrible. Allow me to work full-time': A single mother talks about life as a low-hours worker
# Zero-hours Contracts
# Zero-hours Contracts

'It's horrible. Allow me to work full-time': A single mother talks about life as a low-hours worker

Oct 9th 2016, 7:45 AM 38,934 Views 118 Comments

Debbie Whelan has worked in her job for nine years, but is on a 16-hour contract, she tells TheJournal.ie

The Government is finally going to outlaw forced marriages (but no one knows exactly how many take place in Ireland)
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

The Government is finally going to outlaw forced marriages (but no one knows exactly how many take place in Ireland)

Oct 9th 2016, 6:15 AM 13,089 Views 16 Comments

Over 400 minors were married in Ireland between 2004 and 2015, however.

Friday 7 October, 2016

Pierce Brosnan is getting slated in India for advertising a breath freshener that leaves your mouth red
# Pan Bahar
# Pan Bahar

Pierce Brosnan is getting slated in India for advertising a breath freshener that leaves your mouth red

Oct 7th 2016, 2:37 PM 25,933 Views 19 Comments

Pan masala is a mixture of betel nut and spices that leaves lurid red stains on the mouth after it is spat out.

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report
# Housework
# Housework

Girls spend 40% more time doing chores than boys, according to a new UN report

Oct 7th 2016, 8:36 AM 10,917 Views 89 Comments

The UN children’s agency said the difference between the genders amounts to 160 million extra hours a day worldwide.

Thursday 6 October, 2016

UK Home Office won't say if Irish people will be exempt from controversial list of foreign workers
# Rainy Night In Brexit
# Rainy Night In Brexit

UK Home Office won't say if Irish people will be exempt from controversial list of foreign workers

Oct 6th 2016, 9:51 AM 80,781 Views 194 Comments

Home Secretary Amber Rudd wants to make companies list their non-British staff.

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver
# Elber Twomey
# Elber Twomey

European award for Cork woman who lost family in crash with suicidal driver

Oct 6th 2016, 8:29 AM 23,951 Views 9 Comments

Twomey lost her husband, infant son and unborn daughter when a suicidal driver hit their car during a holiday in Torquay, England, four years ago.

Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Graham Norton, Niall Horan, Arsene Wenger: UK's naughty list of foreign workers would contain familiar names
# Lousy Immig'ants
# Lousy Immig'ants

Graham Norton, Niall Horan, Arsene Wenger: UK's naughty list of foreign workers would contain familiar names

Oct 5th 2016, 1:51 PM 35,302 Views 125 Comments

The plan, under consideration by the Home Office, is designed to ensure British workers get preference for any new jobs.

Council wants to ban cars and lorries from part of the quays in Dublin
# Squeeze On The Quays
# Squeeze On The Quays

Council wants to ban cars and lorries from part of the quays in Dublin

Oct 5th 2016, 10:09 AM 15,634 Views 93 Comments

Dublin City Council has revived a plan for a two-way cycling route along the quays between Heuston Station and the city’s docklands.

The UK Government wants to draw up a list of all 'non-British' workers
# Demonisation
# Demonisation

The UK Government wants to draw up a list of all 'non-British' workers

Oct 5th 2016, 8:31 AM 37,629 Views 105 Comments

TheJournal.ie has asked the UK Home Office if the proposals specifically apply to citizens of the Republic of Ireland.

Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake
# Geelong Grammar
# Geelong Grammar

Australia has just deported a paedophile to Ireland by mistake

Oct 4th 2016, 3:47 PM 42,902 Views 35 Comments

The serial paedophile and former teacher is free in Ireland after being deported in an extraordinary bungle by Australian authorities.

A lawsuit claiming Donald Trump raped a 13-year-old girl has been refiled in New York
# Pleaded Loudly
# Pleaded Loudly

A lawsuit claiming Donald Trump raped a 13-year-old girl has been refiled in New York

Oct 4th 2016, 2:37 PM 593,508 Views 105 Comments

A woman claims the Republican presidential nominee sexually assaulted and raped her in 1994 when she was just 13 years old.

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine
# Trevelyan
# Trevelyan

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine

Oct 4th 2016, 11:40 AM 17,670 Views 83 Comments

Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

More childcare, schools and capital spending, and lots of tax changes - Sinn Féin's budget proposals

Oct 4th 2016, 9:40 AM 9,312 Views 117 Comments

TheJournal.ie have received an advance copy of the party’s “alternative budget” to be unveiled today.