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Yesterday’s News

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Thursday 13 June, 2019

The Irish government is 'driving us all' towards a no-deal Brexit, says DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson

In speech in Dublin, Donaldson re-iterated his party’s opposition to the backstop.

Gardaí appeal for information following cash-in-transit robbery in Westmeath

The robbery took place this morning in Kinnegad.

Number of Irish women travelling to England and Wales for abortions dropped in 2018

The number of Irish women ordering abortion pills online increased in 2018.

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Tuesday 11 June, 2019

€21.1 million owed by tax defaulters in the first three months of the year

Two cases involved sums of over €1 million.

Restaurants to be barred from using tips to subsidise employees' wages

Sinn Féin said the proposed legislation doesn’t go far enough to protect employees.

Saturday 8 June, 2019

Quiz: Can you name the Tory leadership candidates?

The race is on to succeed Theresa May – how well do you know the candidates?

Friday 7 June, 2019

New Garda recruits set to be stationed in areas hardest hit by gang violence

A total of 55 Garda have been assigned to the Coolock and Blanchardstown areas.

Twitter overhauls rules in bid to boost transparency and make it easier to report abuse

Twitter has been repeatedly criticised for failing to police abuse and harassment on the site.

Thursday 6 June, 2019

FactCheck: Were media reports that a 17-year-old Dutch rape victim was euthanised correct?

A story that a 17-year-old rape victim had been euthanised was reported by media organisations across the world.

46-year-old man arrested in connection with Lyra McKee murder

The PSNI confirmed that the man was arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Ireland set to miss greenhouse emissions targets unless action taken, EPA warns

New policies are needed if Ireland is to meet carbon emissions targets, the EPA has said.

Seven locations searched by Gardaí as part of horsemeat investigation

Searches took place across the country as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into horsemeat sales.

New figures show more Irish people than ever before are choosing to go on holiday to Northern Ireland

The number of Irish people holidaying in Northern Ireland increased by 7% between 2017 and 2018.

Wednesday 5 June, 2019

FactCheck: Did 'big crowds' gather in support of Trump during his UK state visit?

On Twitter, Donald Trump claimed that big crowds gathered to support him during his state visit to the UK.

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

Saturday 1 June, 2019

After the populist wave failed to materialise, what next for the EU's right-wing parties?

There are more right-wing and far-right parties enjoying success in European politics.

Friday 31 May, 2019

Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat

Zurich police confirmed that three people – two women and a man – have died.

Thursday 30 May, 2019

"The most long-winded recount ever": What happens next in Ireland South?

A full re-count has been announced in Ireland South following a request by Liadh Ní Riadha.

Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Who is my local councillor? Here is a full list of all the seats

A comprehensive list of everyone who has nabbed a seat.

FactCheck: No, 'child marriages' will not be recognised in Ireland following the divorce referendum

A claim circulating on social media said that the divorce referendum could mean child brides are recognised in Ireland.

How the State dealt with foreign divorces before Friday's referendum

This all changed after the referendum

Why might the European election exit poll have over-predicted the 'green surge'?

Questions are being asked about RTÉ and Red C polling as the first results come in.

Monday 27 May, 2019

Irish man and his wife killed in New York crash by suspected drunk-driver

John Heneghan was originally from Mayo but was living in New York.

FactCheck: Does cannabis legalisation cause 'exponential' increases in the use of the drug?

The claim was made earlier this week by GP Dr Ray Walley in debate on cannabis legalisation.

First European election result confirms 'green wave' in Dublin - but no MEPs elected after seventh count

The first results from the European elections are in.

Sunday 26 May, 2019

89-year-old Donegal man becomes Ireland's oldest councillor after election win

Ian McGarvey, who will turn 89 in July, fought a close battle to keep his seat

PSNI appeal to two women reportedly sexually assaulted in Derry to contact police

The PSNI said two women may have been assaulted outside a music festival in the early hours of Saturday.

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

Housing activists protest Eoghan Murphy at RDS for second time in two days

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy faced a similar protest at the RDS yesterday.

Tributes paid to off-duty garda after 'tragic' death off Wexford Coast

Ceann Comhairle Séan Ó Fearghaíl paid tribute to Garda David Hearne.

Friday 24 May, 2019

Grassroots Tories will have a huge role to play in choosing their next leader - here's how the contest works

Following Theresa May’s departure, how will the Conservative Party choose its leader?

Thursday 23 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did a top EU official say 'Northern Ireland is the price to pay for Brexit'?

The claim was made in a video shared from a pro-unionist Twitter account.

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

FactCheck: Will children aged 4 and under be taught about masturbation if the sex education bill becomes law?

The claim was made by a Renua local election candidate.

Monday 20 May, 2019

Ireland South debate: Carbon tax and EU army dominate as nine candidates battle it out ahead of Friday's vote

Nine candidates took part in the Sunday night debate on RTÉ One.

Saturday 18 May, 2019

How Nigel Farage’s new party capitalised on Brexit chaos to surge into the lead in the Euro polls

Only officially established in February, the Brexit Party now looks set to come out on top when the votes are counted.

Spotted a dodgy claim or a dubious statistic? TheJournal.ie is factchecking the European elections with 18 other newsrooms

We want our readers to help us factcheck these European elections.

Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre

The Dublin-based addiction centre treated 1,350 people in 2018 and is now planning an expansion to Limerick.

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did Nigel Farage coin the phrase ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’?

Nigel Farage has claimed that he used the phase repeatedly during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.

Tuesday 25 December, 2018

‘It’s a bit like Ready Steady Cook’: How FoodCloud and charities are fighting food poverty in the west of Ireland

As charities see demand increase this Christmas, the team behind FoodCloud is making things a little easier.

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