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Tuesday 4 October, 2016

A hard rain's a-gonna fall: it's lashing out West (but other counties will stay dry)
# Deluge
# Deluge

A hard rain's a-gonna fall: it's lashing out West (but other counties will stay dry)

Oct 4th 2016, 8:12 AM 13,536 Views 7 Comments

Rainfall warnings remain in place on the western seaboard, from Cork to Mayo.

Monday 3 October, 2016

Medical doctor 'didn't know a malignant melanoma was a skin condition'
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Medical doctor 'didn't know a malignant melanoma was a skin condition'

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:58 PM 25,588 Views 0 Comments

Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj faces allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

Sunday 2 October, 2016

The new leader of the SDLP is 33 years old. He says it's time for Gerry Adams and the old guard to move on
# North By Eastwood
# North By Eastwood

The new leader of the SDLP is 33 years old. He says it's time for Gerry Adams and the old guard to move on

Oct 2nd 2016, 7:30 PM 15,050 Views 89 Comments

Derryman Colum Eastwood stopped by TheJournal.ie for an interview.

Friday 30 September, 2016

Italian police have found two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a Dutch museum
# Post-Impressionist
# Post-Impressionist

Italian police have found two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a Dutch museum

Sep 30th 2016, 10:31 AM 10,634 Views 8 Comments

The thieves broke into the museum through the roof and used sledgehammers to break a first-floor window.

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes
# Bunker-busters
# Bunker-busters

A Fine Gael TD wants the government to expel the Russian ambassador over Aleppo airstrikes

Sep 30th 2016, 9:49 AM 12,112 Views 176 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has condemned Russia’s bombardment of the Syrian city.

Thursday 29 September, 2016

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale
# Hearing
# Hearing

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale

Sep 29th 2016, 3:22 PM 14,315 Views 67 Comments

Nama chairman Frank Daly is appearing before the PAC this afternoon.

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

Gerry Adams is suing the BBC for alleging he approved murder of Denis Donaldson

Sep 29th 2016, 12:42 PM 14,286 Views 123 Comments

Donaldson (55) was shot dead at an isolated cottage near Glenties in Co Donegal in April 2006.

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Men armed with a hammer have robbed a bingo hall in Louth
# Let's Bingo
# Let's Bingo

Men armed with a hammer have robbed a bingo hall in Louth

Sep 28th 2016, 10:39 PM 16,770 Views 23 Comments

Let’s Bingo in Dundalk glad “nobody was hurt or injured”

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics
# Pulse
# Pulse

The CSO have cast doubt on garda crime statistics

Sep 28th 2016, 1:18 PM 12,587 Views 82 Comments

Some 16% of crimes were not recorded on PULSE, while 21% of invalidated incidents were done so “without sufficient justification”

Who do Irish people want to be elected US President?
# 52nd State
# 52nd State

Who do Irish people want to be elected US President?

Sep 28th 2016, 6:01 AM 23,482 Views 66 Comments

In Monday night’s debate, the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, was adjudged to have won by most commentators.

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh
# €190k
# €190k

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Sep 27th 2016, 9:20 PM 21,344 Views 64 Comments

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

Gardaí locate missing Galway teenager
# Confidential Line
# Confidential Line

Gardaí locate missing Galway teenager

Sep 27th 2016, 8:42 PM 20,861 Views 6 Comments

She had been missing since Monday.

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks
# For Fork's Sake
# For Fork's Sake

Calls for Government to follow France and ban plastic cups and forks

Sep 27th 2016, 5:23 PM 16,722 Views 48 Comments

The French Government recently became the first to ban plastic cups, cutlery and plates from 2020.

Monday 26 September, 2016

Hillary Clinton needs to bait the 'unpredictable' Trump in tonight's first US presidential debate
# Race For The White House
# Race For The White House

Hillary Clinton needs to bait the 'unpredictable' Trump in tonight's first US presidential debate

Sep 26th 2016, 6:05 AM 16,216 Views 130 Comments

Trump’s advisers are urging him to keep cool amid probable questions about his misuse of charity funds, business record or xenophobia.

Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds
# Obesity
# Obesity

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

Sep 23rd 2016, 3:29 PM 12,749 Views 52 Comments

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach
# State Actors
# State Actors

Data Protection Commissioner seeking answers after massive Yahoo privacy breach

Sep 23rd 2016, 10:35 AM 11,683 Views 36 Comments

Yahoo said names, email addresses, birth dates, and scrambled passwords were stolen.

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism
# Rumour Has It
# Rumour Has It

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism

Sep 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,504 Views 62 Comments

The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.

Three-year-old 'Mowgli' found after surviving three days in a Siberian forest
# Taiga
# Taiga

Three-year-old 'Mowgli' found after surviving three days in a Siberian forest

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:47 AM 19,177 Views 7 Comments

Tserin was wearing shoes – but no coat – when he wandered into the taiga, the snow forest which covers much of Russia and circles the globe.

Armed gardaí called after man carries axe into grounds of a hospital
# Cork
# Cork

Armed gardaí called after man carries axe into grounds of a hospital

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:24 AM 16,961 Views 0 Comments

Local Gardaí and members of the Regional Support Unit attended the scene at the Cork facility.

Thursday 22 September, 2016

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire
# Investigation
# Investigation

Death of patient at Naas General Hospital was direct consequence of ambulance fire

Sep 22nd 2016, 2:43 PM 159,900 Views 115 Comments

Two paramedics were also injured in the blaze, one seriously.

US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family
# Omran Daqneesh
# Omran Daqneesh

US kid writes to five-year-old Syrian refugee offering him a place in his family

Sep 22nd 2016, 12:36 PM 16,355 Views 52 Comments

Alex, from New York, wrote after seeing a photograph of bloodied and dazed Omran Daqneesh.

Farewell To Soggy Bottoms: Mary Berry is refusing to follow the Bake-Off to Channel 4
# Gbbo
# Gbbo

Farewell To Soggy Bottoms: Mary Berry is refusing to follow the Bake-Off to Channel 4

Sep 22nd 2016, 12:13 PM 20,774 Views 41 Comments

Berry said she was staying with the BBC out of “loyalty”, but her fellow judge Paul Hollywood is following the dough to Channel 4.

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband
# Rural Broadband
# Rural Broadband

Eir is hiring 100 new people to work on the rollout of rural broadband

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:48 AM 16,019 Views 32 Comments

Separately, BioPharma Engineering is creating 70 new jobs at its Dublin and Cork offices over the next three years.

An articulated truck is blocking part of the M50 in Dublin
# Dublin Traffic
# Dublin Traffic

An articulated truck is blocking part of the M50 in Dublin

Sep 22nd 2016, 7:58 AM 32,471 Views 16 Comments

A large articulated truck is blocking lanes on the northbound carriageway near the junctions for M3 (Blanchardstown) and the M2 at Finglas.

Wednesday 21 September, 2016

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

The Citizens' Assembly will take place on Saturday 15 October in Dublin Castle

Sep 21st 2016, 2:28 PM 9,451 Views 77 Comments

The Government press office confirmed to TheJournal.ie that Red C polling will conduct the poll to decide the makeup of the assembly.

Gerry Adams rejects claims that he sanctioned murder of IRA double agent
# Denis Donaldson
# Denis Donaldson

Gerry Adams rejects claims that he sanctioned murder of IRA double agent

Sep 21st 2016, 2:15 PM 23,635 Views 252 Comments

Denis Donaldson was shot dead months after admitting in 2005 he had been an MI5 agent for more than 20 years.

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges
# U-turn
# U-turn

The EU has scrapped the 90-day limit on free roaming charges

Sep 21st 2016, 1:48 PM 17,198 Views 16 Comments

The commission announced the original ‘free roaming’ plans with huge fanfare last year, but when it unveiled the details earlier this month consumer groups were outraged by a limit of 90 days of free roaming per year.

Brexit will begin in January or February, says Enda Kenny
# Border
# Border

Brexit will begin in January or February, says Enda Kenny

Sep 21st 2016, 11:59 AM 11,099 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach said he expects an early 2017 date for Article 50 to be invoked, after discussions with British ministers.

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Michael Noonan WILL appear before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions over Nama
# Noonan And The PAC
# Noonan And The PAC

Michael Noonan WILL appear before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions over Nama

Sep 20th 2016, 7:45 PM 18,906 Views 93 Comments

Noonan made the announcement this evening.

Multimillion euro children's science centre to be built alongside Ireland's only Real Tennis court
# National Concert Hall
# National Concert Hall

Multimillion euro children's science centre to be built alongside Ireland's only Real Tennis court

Sep 20th 2016, 3:47 PM 31,358 Views 24 Comments

The proposals mean 200 exhibits in the the old north wing of the NCH will connect to the Real Tennis building by a tunnel.

If you have a Leap card you can now ditch your DublinBikes card
# Good News
# Good News

If you have a Leap card you can now ditch your DublinBikes card

Sep 20th 2016, 10:29 AM 27,925 Views 22 Comments

The initiative won’t allow people to pay for their DublinBikes trips from their Leap Card account, but will allow them to use the same card for the bikeshare as for the bus, Luas or Dart.

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe
# Soil Fertility
# Soil Fertility

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe

Sep 20th 2016, 8:39 AM 12,479 Views 18 Comments

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura received €3,500 for their efforts, and also won a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.

Donald Trump Junior just compared Syrian refugees to poisonous Skittles
# Classy
# Classy

Donald Trump Junior just compared Syrian refugees to poisonous Skittles

Sep 20th 2016, 7:28 AM 30,962 Views 79 Comments

Wrigley, the maker of Skittles, said: “Skittles are candy. Refugees are people.”

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice
# Planning Permission
# Planning Permission

Dealz planning violations: Dublin council refuses to issue enforcement notice

Sep 20th 2016, 6:15 AM 40,261 Views 70 Comments

Documents seen by TheJournal.ie show there are planning issues around a third Dealz store, this time near the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre.

Housebuyers pay €5,600 more on average to live close to a secondary school
# Education
# Education

Housebuyers pay €5,600 more on average to live close to a secondary school

Sep 20th 2016, 1:01 AM 7,758 Views 7 Comments

Homeowners pay a 2.6% premium to live near a secondary school, according to the latest Daft.ie Research Report.

Monday 19 September, 2016

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Margrethe Vestager, scourge of Apple, is going after more multinationals

Sep 19th 2016, 10:20 AM 16,807 Views 56 Comments

Late last week, 185 American CEOs asked German chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene in Vestager’s €13 billion Apple tax ruling.

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee
# Nama Row
# Nama Row

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Sep 19th 2016, 9:11 AM 11,463 Views 88 Comments

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork
# Cork Harbour
# Cork Harbour

Pharmaceutical BioPark to create 500 full-time jobs and 800 construction jobs in Cork

Sep 19th 2016, 8:20 AM 17,156 Views 18 Comments

The site will feature Europe’s first eco-friendly prefab ‘KUBio’ facility, which allow Co2 emissions to be reduced by 75%, and water and energy use by around 80%.

Saturday 17 September, 2016

Another multinational is being investigated over planning permission violations in two counties
# Dealz
# Dealz

Another multinational is being investigated over planning permission violations in two counties

Sep 17th 2016, 9:30 AM 25,577 Views 40 Comments

The investigations follow cases against Starbucks in Cork and Waterford.

Friday 16 September, 2016

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault
# ESB
# ESB

Thousands left without power in Dublin after electricity fault

Sep 16th 2016, 9:06 PM 38,091 Views 28 Comments

A power fault has affected an area in the northeast of the city, covering Donaghmede, Howth junction, Sutton, and into the Malahide Road area.