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Thursday 28 July, 2022

Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim
# Antrim
# Antrim

Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 2:44 PM 13,269 Views 0 Comments

The man was found dead at his home yesterday morning.

Friday 22 July, 2022

Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
# Cannabis Risk Alliance

Anti-cannabis group 'only discussed language' around medical programme with junior drugs minister

Jul 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 10,812 Views 0 Comments

The Cannabis Risk Alliance met with Frank Feighan last year.

Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign
# Cannabis Risk Alliance
# Cannabis Risk Alliance

Anti-cannabis group met privately with drugs minister to discuss possible RSA-style ad campaign

Jul 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 31,947 Views 0 Comments
  • The Cannabis Risk Alliance told Frank Feighan last year that there should be "full transparency" around lobbyists and advocates, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • However, a loophole in lobbying laws mean the group's communications with the Government do not themselves have to be recorded.
  • Activists have questioned why the group had access to Feighan when those advocating for a different approach have found access more difficult.

Monday 18 July, 2022

Experts call for 'careful consideration' of proposals to cross-examine references in rape trials
# Character References
# Character References

Experts call for 'careful consideration' of proposals to cross-examine references in rape trials

Jul 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,135 Views 0 Comments
  • Legal experts say that cross-examining character references could have wider implications for Ireland's courts system.
  • The Government has indicated that it may consider the issue over the next year, Stephen McDermott writes.

Thursday 14 July, 2022

Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years
# Consumer Price Index
# Consumer Price Index

Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years

Jul 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 27,335 Views 68 Comments

It’s the largest annual increase since 1984.

Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer

Jul 14th 2022, 12:05 AM 34,566 Views 30 Comments
  • Correspondence sent to the Department of Transport shows the frustrations of those who used the airport in late May.
  • Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government will not cut passenger numbers at the airport.

Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Government to retain TV licence fee despite media commission's call for it to be scrapped
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Government to retain TV licence fee despite media commission's call for it to be scrapped

Jul 12th 2022, 11:30 AM 30,116 Views 46 Comments

The recommendation was published in a long-awaited report this morning.

Monday 4 July, 2022

Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities
# Dublin
# Dublin

Lifeguard headbutted and council staff spat on while working for Dublin's local authorities

Jul 4th 2022, 12:05 AM 37,186 Views 16 Comments
  • Staff at the four councils were subjected to dozens of instances of verbal abuse and physical assaults since 2018.
  • Reports include sexual harassment and attempts by members of the public to damage workers' vehicles.

Saturday 2 July, 2022

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 30,688 Views 0 Comments

The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living crisis: SVP says poorer families are on the brink as choices narrow

Jul 2nd 2022, 7:00 AM 15,133 Views 6 Comments

The charity highlighted how families were affected by the crisis this week.

Monday 6 June, 2022

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: Has the Irish Government done 'a lot more' than the UK to reduce the cost of living?

Jun 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,576 Views 0 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar made the claim last month - so we’ve decided to see whether Ireland has actually done more than the UK.
  • Varadkar said Ireland is "ahead of what’s being done in the United Kingdom” when comparing “like with like”.

Thursday 2 June, 2022

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Covid Bonus
# Covid Bonus

HSE 'still in process of identifying' health workers eligible for €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

Jun 2nd 2022, 6:00 AM 20,500 Views 25 Comments

The payment of the bonus was due to begin in April.

Monday 30 May, 2022

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the EU ban crown symbols from appearing on pint glasses in the UK?

May 30th 2022, 4:40 PM 28,665 Views 0 Comments

The Mail on Sunday made the claim yesterday.

Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick
# Caherconlish
# Caherconlish

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick

May 25th 2022, 9:43 AM 9,731 Views 1 Comment

The seizure was made at around 8pm last night.

Friday 20 May, 2022

'You're really not supposed to use them': Expert critical of sale of metal detectors in supermarket
# Special Offer
# Special Offer

'You're really not supposed to use them': Expert critical of sale of metal detectors in supermarket

May 20th 2022, 6:45 AM 60,928 Views 37 Comments

The items were seen at a leading chain recently.

Thursday 19 May, 2022

What is monkeypox and why are cases spreading in the UK and Europe?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What is monkeypox and why are cases spreading in the UK and Europe?

May 19th 2022, 2:10 PM 44,899 Views 16 Comments

The virus usually spreads only in Central and West Africa.

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Travel
# Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: Irish ministerial transport emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

May 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 17,536 Views 25 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

Saturday 7 May, 2022

Quiz: How well do you know these Star Wars characters?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these Star Wars characters?

May 7th 2022, 10:00 PM 41,192 Views 23 Comments

A belated May the fourth be with you.

Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder
# Mr Moonlight
# Mr Moonlight

Supreme Court gives Patrick Quirke permission to appeal conviction against 'Mr Moonlight' murder

Apr 27th 2022, 12:32 PM 9,518 Views 0 Comments

The Tipperary farmer was convicted of the murder in 2019.

Monday 4 April, 2022

'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha
# Disinformation
# Disinformation

'Staged' corpses and blame for Ukraine: How Russia has tried to sow doubt about deaths in Bucha

Apr 4th 2022, 5:07 PM 59,588 Views 0 Comments

The EU is set to investigate possible war crimes in the town.

Sunday 3 April, 2022

Ukraine describes Kyiv suburb as 'new Srebrenica' amid reports of bodies scattered in town's streets
# Bucha
# Bucha

Ukraine describes Kyiv suburb as 'new Srebrenica' amid reports of bodies scattered in town's streets

Updated Apr 3rd 2022, 4:00 PM 66,643 Views 66 Comments
  • A journalist with the AFP news agency in Bucha reported seeing at least 20 bodies wearing civilian clothing on the town's streets.
  • Mayor claims that another 280 people have been buried in mass graves in the town.
  • Ukrainian forces regained control of Bucha this week, following the retreat of Russian troops.

Saturday 26 March, 2022

Don't forget! The clocks are going forward this evening
# Spring Forward
# Spring Forward

Don't forget! The clocks are going forward this evening

Mar 26th 2022, 6:00 PM 15,832 Views 14 Comments

We’ll all have an hour less in bed tonight.

Could wage increases help to insulate workers against inflation?
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Could wage increases help to insulate workers against inflation?

Mar 26th 2022, 7:30 AM 15,935 Views 31 Comments

Experts have warned against a ‘wage-price spiral’ if workers demand wage increases.

Thursday 24 March, 2022

Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine
# Refugees
# Refugees

Unaccompanied children as young as 12 arriving into Ireland from Ukraine

Mar 24th 2022, 12:15 PM 28,440 Views 11 Comments

14 unaccompanied children are currently in Tusla care.

Ireland 'acutely exposed' to energy price increases due to dependence on imported supply
# Report
# Report

Ireland 'acutely exposed' to energy price increases due to dependence on imported supply

Mar 24th 2022, 8:55 AM 17,217 Views 67 Comments

A new report warns that Ireland urgently needs to diversify its sources of energy.

Wednesday 23 March, 2022

'Butchered and mutilated': How the government was alerted to out-of-season hedge-cutting last year
# Wildlife Act
# Wildlife Act

'Butchered and mutilated': How the government was alerted to out-of-season hedge-cutting last year

Mar 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 48,409 Views 20 Comments
  • Activities of farmers, commercial tree-fellers and a GAA club were among the complaints submitted to the Government.
  • Hedge-cutting and burning is banned every year between 1 March and 31 August under the Wildlife Act.
  • Law aims to protect and maintain wildlife diversity by establishing areas where wildlife can thrive in spring and summer months.

Saturday 12 March, 2022

How Ukraine is dealing with Russian POWs - and how they are supposed to be treated by law
# Russia
# Russia

How Ukraine is dealing with Russian POWs - and how they are supposed to be treated by law

Mar 12th 2022, 7:30 AM 35,874 Views 31 Comments

Almost 1,000 POWs have been reported captured in the conflict so far.

Tuesday 8 March, 2022

How the letter 'Z' became a symbol of support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine
# Letter Of Intent
# Letter Of Intent

How the letter 'Z' became a symbol of support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Mar 8th 2022, 3:25 PM 38,570 Views 16 Comments

Despite its widespread use, the original meaning of the letter is unclear.

Thursday 3 March, 2022

Census 2022 to take place in April after being delayed last year due to Covid-19
# Save The Date
# Save The Date

Census 2022 to take place in April after being delayed last year due to Covid-19

Updated Mar 3rd 2022, 1:31 PM 18,985 Views 27 Comments

The last census was carried out on 24 April 2016.

Tuesday 1 March, 2022

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck newsletter: Russia is fighting an 'Information War' - and it has spread to Ireland

Mar 1st 2022, 7:30 PM 64,147 Views 41 Comments

Disinformation is significant aspect of the crisis unfolding in eastern Europe.

Monday 28 February, 2022

Sunday 27 February, 2022

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 27th 2022, 7:57 PM 35,519 Views 3 Comments

Fighting in Ukraine enters its fourth day, the EU announces another round of sanctions, and Putin raises a nuclear threat.

Thursday 24 February, 2022

Wind warning in place for five counties after snow showers this morning
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Wind warning in place for five counties after snow showers this morning

Updated Feb 24th 2022, 1:10 PM 51,834 Views 6 Comments

Drivers have been warned to take precautions today.

Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal
# Meta
# Meta

Tánaiste told senior Facebook executives that Ireland 'committed to low tax' before OECD deal

Feb 23rd 2022, 6:30 AM 24,648 Views 24 Comments

Varadkar virtually met representatives of Facebook on 30 September.

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin
# Micheál Martin
# Micheál Martin

Taoiseach suggests FF councillors should not have voted against housing motions alongside Sinn Féin

Feb 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 34,330 Views 33 Comments
  • Micheál Martin has repeatedly accused Sinn Féin councillors of "objecting" to new homes.
  • Analysis by The Journal found several Fianna Fáil councillors voted alongside Sinn Féin in housing motions.
  • Taoiseach: 'We can't say this is a crisis and then just habitually vote against projects'.

Saturday 19 February, 2022

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has Sinn Féin objected to the construction of 6,000 houses?

Feb 19th 2022, 12:05 AM 114,994 Views 0 Comments
  • The claim has repeatedly been made by the Taoiseach in the Dáil during debates on housing.
  • Fianna Fáil cited 24 motions on housing across five different local authorities as evidence for the claim.
  • Government party's councillors voted the same way as their opposition counterparts in some votes, Stephen McDermott writes.

Friday 18 February, 2022

Dozens of cannabis-derived products recalled since 2021, with newer CBD items seen as 'problematic'
# Food Safety
# Food Safety

Dozens of cannabis-derived products recalled since 2021, with newer CBD items seen as 'problematic'

Feb 18th 2022, 12:05 AM 32,201 Views 28 Comments
  • The FSAI has so far issued recalls on 90 different CBD products since 2019, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • The authority has found many products containing THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
  • Affected products include CBD oil, CBD paste, hemp juice powder, hemp tea, food supplements and even hemp whiskey and gin.

Friday 11 February, 2022

Lotto regulator suggested media helped spread 'misinformation' that €19m jackpot was 'unwinnable'
# National Lottery
# National Lottery

Lotto regulator suggested media helped spread 'misinformation' that €19m jackpot was 'unwinnable'

Feb 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 30,539 Views 47 Comments
  • Carol Boate told Lotto regulator staff in January that it was necessary to counteract false claims about the draw.
  • Regulator was concerned over 'inaccurate' comments in media and social media about the record-breaking rollover.
  • Spokesperson clarified to The Journal that additional money not added to the capped jackpot did not benefit the operator.

Friday 4 February, 2022

Status Yellow snow-ice warning in place across entire country with 'icy stretches' in parts
# Brrrrrr
# Brrrrrr

Status Yellow snow-ice warning in place across entire country with 'icy stretches' in parts

Feb 4th 2022, 7:42 AM 41,515 Views 20 Comments

The warning is in effect until 10am.

Sunday 30 January, 2022

CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
# Consumer Price Index
# Consumer Price Index

CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families

Jan 30th 2022, 7:00 AM 15,248 Views 18 Comments

Campaigners have warned that soaring inflation is hitting lower-income households differently.

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