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24th September 2023
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Children's minister says three-day strike by childcare providers this week is 'not warranted'
Providers are expected to close their services from Tuesday to Thursday.
'I always knew Sunak was smart': Donald Trump praises British PM for rollback on climate targets
Sunak announced plans to water down environmental commitments this week.
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Holocaust group writes to Helen McEntee about 'anti-Semitic' newspaper edited by Gemma O'Doherty
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The Irish Light regularly was the subject of concerns by Holocaust Education Ireland.
This month
September 2023
Ireland, Israel and Palestine: how politics and history have created a complicated relationship
Ireland is attempting to re-kindle support for a solution to the conflict.
Nearly 50 cars clamped near Croke Park on All-Ireland days this summer as DCC reveal blackspots
Motorists were mostly clamped in the Glasnevin and Drumcondra areas.
'It matters to me personally': Micheál Martin sought to make hope and history rhyme in Israel
The Tánaiste paid a three-day trip to the Middle East this week.
The DSPCA has opened a new pet memorial garden
It’s normal to feel grief at the loss of a family pet, but there’s a way to celebrate their life and help other animals in the process.
Micheál Martin says it's not time to abandon 'two-state solution' to Israel-Palestine conflict
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs visited the region this week.
Micheál Martin: Calling Israel an apartheid state 'doesn't add a whole lot' to peace process
The Tánaiste visited the occupied West Bank today.
Tánaiste holds 'frank' talks with Benjamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlements in West Bank
Micheál Martin is on a four-day trip to the Middle East.
Micheál Martin heads to Israel and Palestine to discuss politics and human rights in the region
The visit comes amid escalating violence between the two sides.
Roderic O'Gorman emailed by TDs over concerns about refugee accommodation and far-right figures
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Dozens of TDs have emailed O’Gorman about refugees in the past year.
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Last month
August 2023
Twelve patients reported to have been sexually assaulted in mental health facilities last year
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The assaults are among more than 500 ‘serious’ adverse incidents in 2022.
The assaults are among more than 550 'serious' adverse incidents reported to the HSE in 2022.
Small number of assaults causing death or injury also reported in hospitals and social care settings
250 patients died or were seriously injured as a result of a fall in all healthcare settings last year.
Inside Ireland's culture war on gender: Why there's more debate on trans issues than ever before
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The Journal looks at why anti-trans narratives have landed in Ireland despite overwhelming acceptance of trans men and women by Irish people.
Not sure why you are hearing so much about trans issues right now? We have traced where the debates - and misinformation - have come from.
The investigation finds tropes - about cats and bathrooms - have found their way into Irish conversations, both online and in real life.
Meanwhile, many people are still catching up with the terminology around gender and the issues affecting transgender people, writes Stevie McDermott.
Public tell TDs 'enough is enough' as they say they won't renew TV licences amid RTÉ controversy
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Media Minister Catherine Martin has been contacted almost 100 times about TV licence since scandal broke in June.
July 2023
Green, white nationalist and gold: Who exactly are the National Party?
The far-right group has had limited electoral success in Ireland.
Dee Forbes and Breda O'Keeffe among RTÉ execs who asked government for funds more than 50 times
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Analysis of lobbying returns shows dozens of pleas from RTÉ since 2017.
How much of a pay cut did Ryan Tubridy really take after 2020?
The presenter’s pay has been the subject of scrutiny for weeks.
How did RTÉ pay Ryan Tubridy €120,000 more than it publicly stated from 2017 to 2019?
The €120k figure is one of the ongoing mysteries over the whole controversy.
Ryan Tubridy hits out at RTÉ in defiant statement, claiming 'seven untruths'
The presenter will be questioned at TDs at two committees today.
June 2023
Elon Musk has 'ambivalent' stance on misinformation and harassment, ex-Twitter safety chief claims
Yoel Roth, who left the company in the wake of Musk’s takeover, made the claims today.
A global summit on combatting misinformation starts today - sign up here for updates
The Journal is in South Korea to attend Global Fact 10.
The Tubridy pay scandal explained: What it's all about and what might happen next
The controversy has posed major questions for RTÉ and the presenter himself.
Committee hears whether TDs are legally allowed to pass assisted dying laws in the Dáil
Three constitutional experts appeared before the committee today.
Irish officials to review 'safe countries of origin' designation on 8 nations within next year
The designation applies to countries deemed to be safe for the purposes of asylum applications.
This year
Free speech fears and far-right conspiracies: the culture war over Ireland's hate speech bill
A report by
Stephen McDermott
A chorus of negative reactions to the bill has grown louder in recent weeks.
FG ministers got hundreds of emails about evictions - but just 22 about gender and trans issues
A report by
Stephen McDermott
A party TD claimed earlier this year that transgender issues were a bigger issue for the public.
Quiz: Who sang it - Oasis or Blur?
Let’s reminisce on the Battle of Britpop.
Limerick criminal Ger Dundon jailed for 15 years in UK after role in blackmail and kidnap plot
The 38-year-old of Hackney in London was sentenced on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court.
TikTok lobbied Govt on security issues weeks before advice not to use app on official phones
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The company addressed what it described as “heightened interest” in the app’s security.
National Cyber Security Centre issued advice to Government departments last week.
Newly released correspondence shows TikTok wanted to "ensure that the government can be confident" with the company's policies and processes
Niall Collins: How Limerick County Council came to sell land to the Fianna Fáil TD's wife
Collins had not responded to the allegations until last night.
Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins issues statement regarding allegations surrounding sale of land
Collins has been the subject of allegations relating to the disposal of land in recent days.
Happy Pear apologise for 'unqualified' remarks linking antibiotics to depression on podcast
The comments featured on a podcast and social media earlier this week.
Kerry Babies: How DNA tests and computer mapping led to two arrests in a decades-old murder case
The case of Baby John has gone unsolved since 1984.
FactCheck: Did the Government miss its social housing targets for three years in a row?
A report by
Stephen McDermott
The claim was made in a Dáil debate on the eviction ban.
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Debunked: No, the first man to receive Pfizer's Covid vaccine did not die because of the jab
William Shakespeare was the second person to receive the vaccine in December 2020.
Seven TDs officially declared themselves as landlords for the first time in 2022
25 TDs derived an income from being a landlord last year.
Debunked: It's untrue that over 20 migrants were jailed for sex offences in six weeks in Ireland
A video circulating on social media makes the claim.
Pedestrian in his 60s killed following collision in Cork
The collision happened at around 9.15pm last night.