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Friday 16 September, 2016

Galway City Council ask for mural they commissioned to be removed
# Taaffe's
# Taaffe's

Galway City Council ask for mural they commissioned to be removed

Sep 16th 2016, 7:54 PM 34,489 Views 56 Comments

Two months ago, council officials commissioned and paid for a mural at a derelict drapery shop on William Street, seeking permission from the landlords to paint it.

Police officer from Dublin attacked with a meat cleaver in New York
# Brian O'donnell
# Brian O'donnell

Police officer from Dublin attacked with a meat cleaver in New York

Sep 16th 2016, 3:36 PM 28,626 Views 50 Comments

The Irish detective, who moved over from Raheny in northeast Dublin, busted “Sopranos” star Robert Iler for carrying a pot pipe in 2002, and arrested Christian Slater in 2005 for sexual harassment.

Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study
# Compassion
# Compassion

Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study

Sep 16th 2016, 2:45 PM 26,579 Views 140 Comments

IRC chief executive David Miliband says the study shows the vast majority of Europeans have “not lost their hearts”.

Thursday 15 September, 2016

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports
# Rio Scandal
# Rio Scandal

Three OCI officials return to Ireland after Rio police hand back their passports

Sep 15th 2016, 9:59 PM 21,704 Views 0 Comments

OCI honorary general secretary Dermot Henihan, chief executive Stephen Martin and Rio 2016 chef de mission Kevin Kilty are leaving Brazil.

There will be a Commission of Investigation into Nama over Project Eagle
# Noonan And The PAC
# Noonan And The PAC

There will be a Commission of Investigation into Nama over Project Eagle

Sep 15th 2016, 7:50 PM 10,896 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil want an inquiry to look into the Government’s strategy for Nama to “accelerate the sales process”.

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad
# Energy Independence
# Energy Independence

BAI upholds complaint against the 'Power to Power Ourselves' wind energy ad

Sep 15th 2016, 6:35 PM 11,248 Views 19 Comments

A complainant said the ad, which features a haunting voiceover speech by JFK on Ireland’s destiny, ran foul of a ban on political advertising.

Michelle Mulherin accuses GAA of discrimination after failing to get an All-Ireland ticket at the last minute
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Michelle Mulherin accuses GAA of discrimination after failing to get an All-Ireland ticket at the last minute

Sep 15th 2016, 5:24 PM 67,816 Views 195 Comments

A GAA spokesman said that it’s not true to say their ticketing rules have changed since the 2015 final, when Dublin dethroned champions Kerry.

Wednesday 14 September, 2016

The makers of Kerrygold have opened a huge €39 million butter factory in Cork
# Milking It
# Milking It

The makers of Kerrygold have opened a huge €39 million butter factory in Cork

Sep 14th 2016, 7:50 PM 22,860 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s dairy herd is currently undergoing a rapid expansion following the end of EU milk quotas, but has been criticised due to the effect on Co2 emissions.

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North
# Microcephaly
# Microcephaly

Several people have been diagnosed with the Zika virus in the North

Sep 14th 2016, 2:51 PM 29,244 Views 14 Comments

A person was treated as recently as last week, the BBC has reported.

Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms
# Anti-competitive Practices
# Anti-competitive Practices

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms

Sep 13th 2016, 10:29 PM 17,460 Views 46 Comments

The CCPC is investigating possible breaches of competition law, due to industry players openly signalling upcoming increases in premiums.

Arrests climb to 45 following huge Garda operation in Carlow
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Arrests climb to 45 following huge Garda operation in Carlow

Sep 13th 2016, 9:15 PM 107,111 Views 0 Comments

At least 12 house searches were carried out by 70 gardaí, including the mounted unit, dog unit, regional support and 50 trainee gardaí.

Gardaí seize almost €200,000 in cash as part of investigation into organised crime in Meath
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí seize almost €200,000 in cash as part of investigation into organised crime in Meath

Sep 13th 2016, 6:06 PM 18,116 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí hope the operation will disrupt criminal networks engaged in money laundering arising from criminal activity.

Dublin councillor bemoans fair-weather GAA fans as All-Ireland tickets go on sale for €600
# Touting
# Touting

Dublin councillor bemoans fair-weather GAA fans as All-Ireland tickets go on sale for €600

Sep 13th 2016, 3:48 PM 37,531 Views 76 Comments

Mark Ward’s criticism comes as backbench Fine Gael TD Noel Rock prepares to publish bill to ban ticket touting in the coming weeks.

Monday 12 September, 2016

Two women in India have been gang-raped "for eating beef"
# Rape Epidemic
# Rape Epidemic

Two women in India have been gang-raped "for eating beef"

Sep 12th 2016, 9:31 PM 56,752 Views 61 Comments

The suspects have been arrested and charged with rape and murder.

'Nothing illegal, nothing improper, no irregularities': Noonan defends Nama over Project Eagle
# Hundreds Of Millions
# Hundreds Of Millions

'Nothing illegal, nothing improper, no irregularities': Noonan defends Nama over Project Eagle

Sep 12th 2016, 8:38 PM 14,283 Views 76 Comments

There are growing calls for a public inquiry in the controversial 2014 sale, to US investment company Cerberus Capital Management.

Nigel Farage says Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth to hedge our bets on the EU
# Queen And Country
# Queen And Country

Nigel Farage says Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth to hedge our bets on the EU

Sep 12th 2016, 6:35 PM 23,568 Views 168 Comments

“I would say this – the Queen is, you know, a figurehead, shes’ not the leader, doesn’t make the law, she can’t do anything other than be a global ambassador for the Commonwealth.”

Starbucks open another store without planning permission, and the local council isn't happy
# Waterford
# Waterford

Starbucks open another store without planning permission, and the local council isn't happy

Sep 12th 2016, 5:12 PM 49,261 Views 87 Comments

The multinational has also operated three cafés without planning permission in Cork for the past 18 months.

I'm off: David Cameron resigns as an MP with immediate effect
# Cameron Chameleon
# Cameron Chameleon

I'm off: David Cameron resigns as an MP with immediate effect

Sep 12th 2016, 3:44 PM 32,782 Views 59 Comments

Cameron said he’d remain as an MP just two months ago, and his sudden change of heart has prompted speculation that it may be down to differences with Theresa May.

'Too many women have had their futures robbed' - Minister urges bystanders to act over domestic violence
# Six-year Campaign
# Six-year Campaign

'Too many women have had their futures robbed' - Minister urges bystanders to act over domestic violence

Sep 12th 2016, 6:05 AM 15,385 Views 88 Comments

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald secured Cabinet funding for the campaign, although her department was unable to give any details as to the cost when asked by TheJournal.ie.

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget
# Universal Social Charge
# Universal Social Charge

Think tank warns Government against prioritising higher earners in the Budget

Sep 12th 2016, 6:00 AM 17,098 Views 106 Comments

Single earners above €70,044 would gain €3,145 per annum, more than 4.5 times the gains for a worker on €25,000.

Sunday 11 September, 2016

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia
# Health Problems
# Health Problems

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia

Sep 11th 2016, 11:14 PM 88,097 Views 127 Comments

Clinton was forced to leave a 9/11 memorial after she appeared to faint.

Gardaí have seized cannabis herb worth €90,000 in Kildare
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Gardaí have seized cannabis herb worth €90,000 in Kildare

Sep 11th 2016, 8:30 PM 20,039 Views 35 Comments

Two people were also arrested and detained on suspicion of carrying out burglaries, while several road traffic offences were also “disclosed”.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 11th 2016, 7:50 PM 21,869 Views 0 Comments

Hickey fights back, Hillary falters, calls for a full inquiry into Nama, and a contribution to the abortion debate from an unusual quarter – it’s the Evening Fix.

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges
# Olympic Council Of Ireland
# Olympic Council Of Ireland

"This has been a life-changing experience" - Pat Hickey responds to ticketing charges

Sep 11th 2016, 6:29 PM 33,959 Views 0 Comments

On Friday night Hickey, who has temporarily stepped aside as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, was charged with criminal organisation, ticket touting, ambush marketing, larceny, money laundering, and tax evasion.

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean

Sep 11th 2016, 4:00 PM 8,852 Views 65 Comments

Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore
# Animal Cruelty
# Animal Cruelty

Over 120 Irish lambs have reportedly died of suffocation on a flight to Singapore

Sep 11th 2016, 2:42 PM 30,735 Views 78 Comments

The animals were part of 1,700 young sheep flown from Ireland to be slaughtered in Monday’s Hari Raya celebration.

The Government will publish its report into Nama's controversial multi-billion Project Eagle sale this week
# Fixers' Fees
# Fixers' Fees

The Government will publish its report into Nama's controversial multi-billion Project Eagle sale this week

Sep 11th 2016, 2:03 PM 22,469 Views 131 Comments

Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Alan Kelly said he has been approached privately by a Nama executive prior to Nama’s appearance before the PAC.

Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers
# Beir Bua
# Beir Bua

Female troops fighting Isis in Syria support the 'Repeal the 8th' campaign - and Dublin Bus drivers

Sep 11th 2016, 12:42 PM 29,301 Views 138 Comments

The US-backed Bob Crow brigade, a group of British and Irish volunteers embedded with Kurdish forces in northern Syria, tweeted its support for the proposed changes to the Irish constitution with the slogan “Ní saoirse go saoirse na mban”.

Dozens of homeless people will share pizza with the public on Grafton Street this evening
# Pizza Sunday Club
# Pizza Sunday Club

Dozens of homeless people will share pizza with the public on Grafton Street this evening

Sep 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 16,253 Views 11 Comments

The get-together is planned for 8.30pm. “We want to break down the social barriers between the homeless and the rest of the public,” says organiser Cormac Noonan.

Saturday 10 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sep 10th 2016, 7:51 PM 14,138 Views 0 Comments

Pressure grows over Nama report, Spain and Italy seek some of the Apple money, and Brendan Gleeson talks about a good death – it’s the Evening Fix.

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

Sep 10th 2016, 5:13 PM 10,513 Views 99 Comments

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

'A basket of deplorables': Clinton lays into the supporters of Donald Trump
# Race For The White House
# Race For The White House

'A basket of deplorables': Clinton lays into the supporters of Donald Trump

Sep 10th 2016, 2:15 PM 14,620 Views 91 Comments

Separately, Trump’s running mate Mike Pence has released 10 years of tax returns, putting pressure on his billionaire boss to do so.

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars
# Red Planet
# Red Planet

Nasa's Curiosity rover has sent back some holiday pics from Mars

Sep 10th 2016, 12:45 PM 30,593 Views 31 Comments

The planet’s layered geologic past is shown in new color images returned by the unmanned rover, which is exploring lower Mount Sharp.

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws
# The Rent
# The Rent

'It's exploitation': Homeless charities condemn 'two-tier' tenants laws

Sep 10th 2016, 7:30 AM 11,011 Views 16 Comments

Students or other tenants in houseshares who are not on the lease are “second-class” housemates who do not qualify for tenancy rights, the Peter McVerry Trust told TheJournal.ie.

Friday 9 September, 2016

The 5 at 5: Friday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Sep 9th 2016, 4:50 PM 6,894 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub
# Cnámh Spairne
# Cnámh Spairne

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub

Sep 9th 2016, 1:36 PM 71,489 Views 295 Comments

Kerryman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was was forbidden by The Flying Enterprise pub complex in Cork from speaking Irish at work as “this is an English-speaking business’.

Tuesday 6 September, 2016

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# 5 At 5
# 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Sep 6th 2016, 4:50 PM 9,992 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release
# Sea Turtles
# Sea Turtles

Environmentalists delighted after autism society cancels 'lethal' balloon release

Sep 6th 2016, 3:46 PM 16,813 Views 32 Comments

The Friends of the Irish Environment has called on the Government to classify balloons as litter.

Patients needing urgent brain surgery are turned away from Ireland's second-biggest hospital
# Fergal Hickey
# Fergal Hickey

Patients needing urgent brain surgery are turned away from Ireland's second-biggest hospital

Sep 6th 2016, 1:54 PM 19,492 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar told TheJournal.ie that long waiting times have unfortunately been the norm for decades in Ireland.

'It's bananas!': Fury as funding pulled for Dublin cycling projects
# Greenways
# Greenways

'It's bananas!': Fury as funding pulled for Dublin cycling projects

Sep 6th 2016, 1:01 PM 48,940 Views 109 Comments

Fianna Fáil Dublin spokesman John Lahart has criticised Shane Ross, and questioned what €1.5 million in EU funding for the greenways was spent on.