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Thursday 26 May, 2016

Poll: Are you taking a foreign holiday this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you taking a foreign holiday this year?

May 26th 2016, 9:58 AM 32,462 Views 77 Comments

Strikes by French air traffic controllers are grounding planes across Europe this morning.

Tesco stores in the UK to discontinue its 'Irish food' range
# No More Tayto
# No More Tayto

Tesco stores in the UK to discontinue its 'Irish food' range

May 26th 2016, 8:12 AM 39,431 Views 75 Comments

The company has carried the section in British stores since 2011.

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

It still isn't too late to hand back your census form, but you'll have to post it
# Stragglers
# Stragglers

It still isn't too late to hand back your census form, but you'll have to post it

May 25th 2016, 10:37 AM 9,961 Views 36 Comments

The CSO is issuing one last appeal for public to turn in the forms.

Two peace activists arrested on runway at Shannon Airport
# Detained
# Detained

Two peace activists arrested on runway at Shannon Airport

May 25th 2016, 8:25 AM 14,729 Views 86 Comments

The men were arrested for a suspected security breach.

Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties
# Around The Country
# Around The Country

Spate of bomb hoaxes sees primary schools evacuated in five counties

May 24th 2016, 3:10 PM 129,846 Views 64 Comments

There have been incidents in Cork, Carlow Dublin, Limerick and Waterford.

Woman from Omagh jailed over Islamic state offences
# Lorna Moore
# Lorna Moore

Woman from Omagh jailed over Islamic state offences

May 24th 2016, 9:21 AM 20,640 Views 100 Comments

Lorna Moore has been sentenced to two and a half years for not disclosing her husband’s plans to travel to the conflict zone.

'You wouldn't have three drivers on five buses': Nurses at Our Lady of Lourdes hold day of action
# Understaffed
# Understaffed

'You wouldn't have three drivers on five buses': Nurses at Our Lady of Lourdes hold day of action

May 24th 2016, 7:47 AM 12,641 Views 46 Comments

All non-essential tasks will be stopped for the day in protest over staff shortages.

Monday 23 May, 2016

Luas security reject pay deal, but no strikes on the horizon just yet
# Men In Black
# Men In Black

Luas security reject pay deal, but no strikes on the horizon just yet

May 23rd 2016, 5:34 PM 22,337 Views 88 Comments

Luas security workers currently earn €10.75 an hour.

Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Bad news for Irish motorists as petrol and diesel prices set to hike

May 23rd 2016, 3:45 PM 30,987 Views 38 Comments

A shift in the global supply of oil is set to have a knock-on effect for Irish drivers.

Ryanair has just announced MASSIVE full year profits
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair has just announced MASSIVE full year profits

May 23rd 2016, 9:26 AM 20,029 Views 69 Comments

The company reported €1.24 billion in profits at the end of March.

How can we make our schools better? This man wants to know what you think
# Taking Notes
# Taking Notes

How can we make our schools better? This man wants to know what you think

May 23rd 2016, 8:04 AM 15,183 Views 131 Comments

“The Government’s basic vision is to use our economic success to make people’s lives better.”

Sunday 22 May, 2016

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013
# Outside Help
# Outside Help

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

May 22nd 2016, 7:00 PM 12,390 Views 75 Comments

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

Friday 20 May, 2016

Cork Mayor hits out at accusation that local politicians were "used as pawns" by airline
# Cork To Boston
# Cork To Boston

Cork Mayor hits out at accusation that local politicians were "used as pawns" by airline

May 20th 2016, 12:59 PM 17,487 Views 29 Comments

Plans had been in place for a service to operated between Cork and Boston by Norwegian Air International from May of this year.

Cork-based Social Democrat dropped as mass reader over party's abortion stance
# Ken Curtin
# Ken Curtin

Cork-based Social Democrat dropped as mass reader over party's abortion stance

May 20th 2016, 12:35 PM 16,820 Views 109 Comments

Ken Curtin has said that he intends to bring the issue to the Bishop of Cloyne William Crean.

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports

May 20th 2016, 8:33 AM 18,706 Views 151 Comments

It is thought that the visit will take place in 2018 during the World Meeting of the Families in Dublin.

Surviving Paris attacker facing prosecutors in Paris today
# Salah Abdeslam
# Salah Abdeslam

Surviving Paris attacker facing prosecutors in Paris today

May 20th 2016, 7:50 AM 7,758 Views 24 Comments

Abdeslam was tracked down and arrested on March 18 in the Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek.

Thursday 19 May, 2016

Police launch investigation after attempted arson attack on church

Police launch investigation after attempted arson attack on church

May 19th 2016, 10:17 AM 14,781 Views 20 Comments

The incident happened between 11pm and 11.30pm yesterday evening.

Fancy red carpet to be put down on Ha'penny Bridge to mark 200 years
# Crossing Over
# Crossing Over

Fancy red carpet to be put down on Ha'penny Bridge to mark 200 years

May 19th 2016, 9:34 AM 13,981 Views 38 Comments

Relatives of the bridge’s designer and the man who commissioned it will take part in a ceremony later today.

Twitter accounts linked to detective garda used to mock Clare Daly after arrest
# Gsoc Report
# Gsoc Report

Twitter accounts linked to detective garda used to mock Clare Daly after arrest

May 19th 2016, 8:24 AM 43,185 Views 132 Comments

This follows the publication of a GSOC report into Daly’s arrest in 2013.

Wednesday 18 May, 2016

AIB to open new supermarket branch as part of ongoing expansion for bank
# BRANCHING OUT
# BRANCHING OUT

AIB to open new supermarket branch as part of ongoing expansion for bank

May 18th 2016, 2:32 PM 20,792 Views 31 Comments

AIB has opened four new branches in the past six months.

More than 200 jobs set to go at Clare pharmaceutical plant
# Shutting Down
# Shutting Down

More than 200 jobs set to go at Clare pharmaceutical plant

May 18th 2016, 9:06 AM 13,071 Views 41 Comments

Plans announced last November to close the Roche’s Clare-based plant are going ahead after failure to secure a buyer.

Clinton still can't quite shake off Bernie Sanders in race for Democratic nomination
# Running It Close
# Running It Close

Clinton still can't quite shake off Bernie Sanders in race for Democratic nomination

May 18th 2016, 8:50 AM 11,507 Views 60 Comments

Hillary Clinton claimed a narrow victory in Kentucky while Bernie Sanders took a win in Oregon.

Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Stand down - the BBC is set to keep its recipe website after all
# Good Food
# Good Food

Stand down - the BBC is set to keep its recipe website after all

May 17th 2016, 7:45 PM 31,218 Views 30 Comments

The website’s recipes were reportedly set to be archived.

Supermac's is launching another bid to sell its food across Europe
# Likelihood For Confusion
# Likelihood For Confusion

Supermac's is launching another bid to sell its food across Europe

May 17th 2016, 4:04 PM 21,282 Views 44 Comments

The company will be hoping to get the right to sell a full range of its products across the EU.

More than 3,400 Irish women travelled to UK for abortions in 2015
# Nine A Day
# Nine A Day

More than 3,400 Irish women travelled to UK for abortions in 2015

May 17th 2016, 11:05 AM 25,269 Views 341 Comments

833 women from Northern Ireland also travelled for the procedure last year.

Fans travelling to the Euros could be hit by French transport strikes
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Fans travelling to the Euros could be hit by French transport strikes

May 17th 2016, 8:31 AM 14,430 Views 20 Comments

Workers in the country are holding strikes in protest against controversial reforms of labour laws.

Monday 16 May, 2016

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cancer charity brands minister's smoking comments "unhelpful and irresponsible"

May 16th 2016, 4:18 PM 19,642 Views 125 Comments

Finian McGrath said that he personally supports smoking areas in pubs and restaurants.

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages
# A Pay Issue
# A Pay Issue

Head of garda sergeants and inspectors not ruling out work stoppages

May 16th 2016, 3:20 PM 11,922 Views 54 Comments

New president of the AGSI Antoinette Cunningham has said that action has come from “sheer frustration”.

Transdev planning to bid for bus routes set to be tendered this year
# Hat In The Ring
# Hat In The Ring

Transdev planning to bid for bus routes set to be tendered this year

May 16th 2016, 11:48 AM 21,261 Views 49 Comments

The French-based company currently operates the Luas service.

Postmasters call for Varadkar to halt electronic benefit payments
# Return To Vendor
# Return To Vendor

Postmasters call for Varadkar to halt electronic benefit payments

May 16th 2016, 9:30 AM 28,976 Views 69 Comments

The Irish Postmasters’ Union has said that the payments account for 30% of all business.

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare
# Everybody Off
# Everybody Off

Ryanair flight from Norway evacuated after bomb scare

May 16th 2016, 7:43 AM 13,289 Views 8 Comments

Police in Norway said that an earlier alert in Manchester made them take the threat seriously.

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents
# Opting Out
# Opting Out

'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents

May 16th 2016, 6:15 AM 59,136 Views 475 Comments

Documents released to TheJournal.ie under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.

Saturday 14 May, 2016

Bin stickers aim for 'emotional reaction' to stop child deaths on the roads
# Mayo
# Mayo

Bin stickers aim for 'emotional reaction' to stop child deaths on the roads

May 14th 2016, 7:45 AM 14,840 Views 36 Comments

More than a third of child deaths in Ireland are due to road traffic collisions.

Friday 13 May, 2016

Family almost miss out on €500,000 after husband bins lotto ticket
# Crumple Zone
# Crumple Zone

Family almost miss out on €500,000 after husband bins lotto ticket

May 13th 2016, 3:15 PM 20,899 Views 16 Comments

It was only his wife’s intuition that salvaged the win.

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment

May 13th 2016, 2:33 PM 8,456 Views 38 Comments

New stats from the HSE about the first two months of the year have shown an improvement in the area.

No-fly zones being implemented to facilitate Star Wars shoots
# Air Force None
# Air Force None

No-fly zones being implemented to facilitate Star Wars shoots

May 13th 2016, 9:10 AM 27,809 Views 56 Comments

The restrictions will run until the end of the month.

Poll: Should Australia be allowed to compete in the Eurovision?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Australia be allowed to compete in the Eurovision?

May 13th 2016, 8:30 AM 34,019 Views 133 Comments

The country beat out Ireland to qualify for the Eurovision in last night’s semi-final.

Thursday 12 May, 2016

Suspension of strikes at more than 70 Tesco stores
# Holding Off
# Holding Off

Suspension of strikes at more than 70 Tesco stores

May 12th 2016, 3:06 PM 14,242 Views 23 Comments

The action had been set to go ahead on Monday.