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This month
September 2023
Poll: Will you watch Strictly Come Dancing this evening?
Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon is among the contestants taking part in the show this year.
Patrick Kielty on his new film and how he thought he was being pranked when it was offered
Kielty stars alongside Seána Kerslake in uplifting tragicomedy Ballywalter.
The Late Late Show bags new sponsor ahead of show's return tonight
Permanent TSB says it is partnering up with a “national institution”.
Thinking of selling? Here's our helpful guide to selling your property
Maximise your chances of a great sale by listing your property on ​, Ireland’s number one property website.
Annie Mac tells UK govt that women have to fight for their right to safety in music industry
The Dublin-born DJ, broadcaster and writer told of her experience in the music industry to the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee.
Freddie Mercury's baby grand piano sells for £1.7 million at London auction
The manuscript for the classic Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody fetched £1.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction.
Last month
August 2023
Drug 'surrender bins' to be in operation again at Electric Picnic, gardaí warn no amnesty given
The HSE screening team found drugs that had never been detected in the state before at the event last year.
Students canvass Dubliners to join the rent-a-room scheme in an attempt to increase bed supply
The scheme was criticised by the Union Of Students in Ireland as a “band-aid” to the accommodation shortage.
Families of those killed in 9/11 attacks split over plea deal that excludes death penalty
The prospect of more delays sharpened last week when a military judge in a separate Guantanamo case rejected torture-tainted confessions.
Landlord letting room by college campus asks students for 20 hours' childminding in lieu of rent
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Minister of Higher Education Simon Harris described the arrangement as ‘very unorthodox’.
Electric Picnic confirms 2024 festival is earlier than usual and tickets are already on sale
Electric Picnic announced this morning that they are plan on moving the festival forward to August in 2024.
Student Accommodation: Landlords join calls for caution and blame 'unfavourable conditions' for scarcity
Three separate warnings have been issued in the last week, as availability of student accommodation continues to dwindle.
Dublin city crime: statistics indicate return to pre-pandemic incidence of assault
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A series of serious assaults have made headlines in recent weeks, and official crime statistics are known to under-report the scale of the problem.
The Journal examined statistics on recorded crime in the Dublin Central North and South districts.
One crime expert said that the "dark figure" in crime statistics usually results in around 70% not being reported.
“I ran as fast as I could”: British tourist describes the moment he was assaulted in Temple Bar
Tourism Ireland announce Ronan O'Gara as the face of Cork in France
The Corkman will advertise Cork to the French in hopes holidaymakers visit the county during the off-season.
July 2023
San Francisco warns Musk he needs permit for giant, flashing X sign
Local residents complained about the flashing lights emitting from the sign at night.
Tenants say no alarms were heard during fire where floors 'filled with smoke' in Dublin
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
Tenants in Ballymun said as they reached the second floor, they were “blindfolded in a smokey room”.
Sinéad O'Connor's managers say she was considering making her book into a film before her death
67 Management’s Kenneth and Carl Papenfus said they were sending their love, thoughts and prayers to the singers family.
'Fiery, fierce and bold to the core': Fans gather to remember Sinéad O'Connor in Dublin City
Fans of the singer gathered in Temple Bar this evening and lay out flowers, signs, newspapers and candles.
The legendary singer was one of this country’s most internationally famous musicians and was much-loved at home and abroad.
One fan said she, her sister and her mother "really bonded over her music since a young age".
Another fan wrote a poem that discussed many of the topics that made O’Connor the legend she was, including a mention of her 1992 Saturday Night Live appearance where she ripped up a photo of the pope.
Barbie smashes Irish box office with biggest opening weekend this year or last year
The Cillian Murphy-fronted Oppenheimer also packed in moviegoers for a bumper weekend at Irish cinemas.
Barbie takes US box office crown and Oppenheimer soars in ‘historic’ weekend
Both films vastly outperformed projections and gave a glimmer of hope amid the backdrop of strikes in Hollywood.
Arts Council research shows 'worrying level of decline' in young people attending cultural events
A German policy to give each young person a €200 pass for cultural events is being examined by the Arts Council.
Surrealing in the Years: The martyrdom of a humble Toy Man
Ryan Tubridy sees himself as a victim of recklessness with the public purse, rather than a longstanding beneficiary.
National Museum rolls back commitments on strategy for colonial objects
Strategy to assess legacy collections promised in 2021 will now be delivered ‘in due course’.
Japanese politicians and public mark first anniversary of Shinzo Abe assassination
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged to tackle pressing political goals as a way of honouring Abe’s wishes.
June 2023
Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend?
Here’s a few options for weekend watching.
Madonna recovering after the pop icon spent several days in intensive care
The pop star’s upcoming tour has been postposed after she was hospitalised with a ‘serious bacterial infection’.
Irish actors Paul Mescal and Kerry Condon invited to join Academy
Tom Berkeley and Ross White, whose short film An Irish Goodbye won an Oscar, were invited in the Short Films and Feature Animation category.
'An emotional night': Elton John brings hits, special guests and fireworks to Glastonbury show
The show was billed as his final UK gig before he retires from touring – but he also left the door open to future outings.
Dublin City Council planning to refurbish buildings to create dozens of new artist spaces
Artists have raised concerns in recent years that they’re losing their studios due to commercial development.
Dave Fanning says Christy Dignam comments were in 'poor taste' after RTÉ receives complaints
In a tweet this afternoon, Fanning said his comments were “incredibly ill-timed and poor taste”.
Cocaine overtakes opiates to become Ireland's 'most common' problem drug
Cocaine was reported over 4,000 times as the most common problem drug in treatment cases in 2022.
A museum about death has just opened in Waterford
The Irish Wake Museum was opened today by Minister Darragh O’Brien today in Waterford city.
Poll: Have you ever lied about reading Ulysses?
Go on. Admit it.
Trailer Watch: Which film will you see this weekend?
Here’s a few options for weekend watching.
Poll: What is your favourite Aslan song?
Aslan lead singer Christy Dignam passed away yesterday.
Christy Dignam's story was so much more than a triumph over adversity
Dignam’s story was one of hardship, hope and music.
May 2023
Poll: How often do you fill up your car?
Full tank of petrol to rise by €3.60, diesel by €3 as excise duty cuts expire at midnight.
Harris says family concerns will be 'considered' in domestic violence report recommendations
The study was carried out independently of the Department of Justice.
Succession finale reminds us that without great art, we'd have an awful lot less to talk about
Succession has ended to rave reviews, and leaves a vacuum in its wake.
Taoiseach and Tánaiste to attend national Civil War commemoration in Dublin today
Last Wednesday marked 100 years since the end of the Irish Civil War.
Media history expert says The Late Late Show needs to 'bring back its unpredictability'
The professor said if the show returned to the unpredictable format, it would bring back the energy of the show and “make it lively”.