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23rd September 2023
Brexit branded ‘a huge mistake’ as UK protesters march to re-join EU
Hundreds of people dressed in blue clothing and carrying EU flags filled the pavement ahead of the march through the city’s streets.
Sister of murdered Jo Cox says role of media needs to be looked at in wake of Dáil protest
Cox’s sister said there is no place in a respectful democracy for a gallows with people’s faces on it to be wheeled through the streets.
No rollout of late night trains to coincide with extended pub and club opening hours
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told The Journal in June that the late night opening hours will not be in place by Christmas.
Worried about your child being bullied online? Here’s some helpful advice
Cyberbullying can happen to anyone. It’s always wrong and it should never be overlooked or ignored.
Eamon Ryan says school exam system 'not serving our purposes'
Secondary school in Ireland is too exam-focused and needs to be broadened, the Green Party leader insisted.
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Taoiseach calls for removal of security council veto power during UN speech
Leo Varadkar also paid tribute to Private Séan Rooney in his speech today.
Varadkar wants tax and USC cuts for middle income earners as 'they pay the most'
Budget talks will begin between the party leaders next week.
Taoiseach says Rishi Sunak rolling back on climate measures is 'bad economic policy' for UK
Varadkar says car industry can’t have uncertain targets and moving goalposts.
Taoiseach says RTÉ should share all documents but can understand if it legally can't do so
Public Accounts Committee chairman Brian Stanley said politicians want the details of any ‘hefty’ payments to outgoing executives.
Ryan wants to pause further fare reductions and invest money into expanded public transport
Eamon Ryan says he wants to rapidly expand the public transport services.
Transport Minister says overhaul of Dublin city centre roads is not about restricting access
Dublin is a special place, let’s not lose it, says Transport Minister Eamon Ryan.
Housing Minister condemns assault of woman in Dublin homeless hostel by staff member
The minister said he was not aware of the incident prior to today.
HSE's guide to cervical screening tests
A cervical screening test helps discover if you are at risk of developing cervical cancer.
Who were the protesters at the Dáil and what exactly were they protesting?
Filming from the protest yesterday, former Exposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin said that she was there “giving our TDs a welcome back.”
Rupert Murdoch to step down as chair of Fox and News Corp, Lachlan Murdoch to take over
The change of leadership will take place following the companies’ annual meeting in mid-November.
Tom Clonan: There is a real danger now of serious injuries or fatalities at a far-right protest
The senator witnessed the Leinster House protests yesterday – he says irresponsible rhetoric or complacency from politicians will lead to even more violence.
Commissioner told 'credibility of gardaí at stake' as TD warns of potential 'Jo Cox moment'
TDs and senators have condemned yesterday’s protests, which saw politicians trapped in Leinster House.
There were a number of violent incidents throughout the day, and a total of thirteen people were detained by gardaí.
Justice Minister Helen McEntee said senior gardaí would meet with Oireachtas officials to discuss a security review.
Thirteen arrested as anti-immigration protesters threaten politicians outside Leinster House
Meat tax 'scrapped' by Sunak 'was never policy', Labour MP says
The UK Prime Minister has been criticised for putting up ‘a lot of straw men’.
Worried about your child being bullied online? Here’s some helpful advice
Cyberbullying can happen to anyone. It’s always wrong and it should never be overlooked or ignored.
Thirteen people charged after arrests at Leinster House protests
Two men who were arrested appeared before court on public order charges and were granted bail.
Energy security review to find 'short-term' back-up gas storage needed for Ireland
A report by
Lauren Boland and Christina Finn
A report into the energy market’s pricing strategies will also be published today.
Sinn Féin says government is 'out of touch' as party calls for mortgage interest relief
The party is calling for supports for mortgage holders who have faced steep increases in repayments over the last year.
Thirteen arrested as anti-immigration protesters threaten politicians outside Leinster House
The protesters’ signs and banners featured slogans like “Irish Lives Matter” and “Ballybrack Says No”.
New data centres mooted for Dublin can't operate if they put energy security at risk, says Ryan
Friends of the Earth, an organisation which opposed the plans, says the data centres pose “a triple threat”.
Support Barnardos’ Giving Day on September 22 to give vulnerable children a brighter future
Barnardos is asking for support to continue changing the lives of thousands of vulnerable children on its Giving Day, kindly supported by DELL Technologies.
Joe Biden asked Varadkar if there was any way he could help around UK's Legacy Bill issues
Taoiseach raised concerns about NI with Biden last night.
Donnelly yet to speak to Taoiseach about Temple Street surgery crisis
Donnelly said he would be happy to meet with the families impacted.
'I would worry for the British people': Ryan on Sunak pushing out date on ban on new petrol car sales
The ban has been pushed back to 2035.
Ex-FF TD denies concealing abuse by Bill Kenneally in order to 'protect political ambitions'
Brendan Kenneally insisted that his cousin’s sex offences were not a ‘family secret’.
Justice Minister tells garda union that Commissioner will present 'options' to end dispute
The GRA met the Justice Minister today and will meet Commissioner Drew Harris for crisis talks tomorrow.
Discover Gracefields @ Drumaconn, beautiful and modern homes located in the heart of Ireland
Glenveagh’s latest community consists of modern and energy efficient family homes on the edge of Athlone town.
Opinion: Why Stalin's 'fatal decision' means tens of thousands in Karabakh now live in terror
Armenians and Azerbaijanis have for many years found themselves at war over the destiny of Nagorno-Karabakh, writes Donnacha Ó Beacháin.
Bord Gáis is the latest energy supplier to cut prices ahead of the winter
Meanwhile the Taoiseach said households will need further energy supports in the Budget.
Moving gardaí off specialist units will 'erode' success tackling Limerick gangs, GRA warns
The GRA will meet Justice Minister Helen McEntee on Wednesday morning in Dublin.
Taoiseach 'not afraid' to raise LGBT rights with world leaders rolling out draconian laws
Speaking at the UN yesterday the Taoiseach said he was concerned about the ‘alarming pushback against LGBTI rights’.
'Easier said than done': Micheál Martin on UK Labour leader's comments about reopening Brexit deal
Keir Starmer has promised to seek a major rewrite of the Brexit negotiations if he wins the next election.
Micheál Martin hints he might write a book to put 'his perspective' of pandemic on the record
Former chief medical officer Tony Holohan’s memoir was published this week.
A wet and muddy first day at the Ploughing
Thousands of farmers and families are braving damp and windy weather today for the major showcase of farming and rural life.
Varadkar on spinal surgery issues at Temple Street: 'I can't overstate how concerned I am'
A spinal surgery helpline has been set up for parents and families on 01 409 6117.
Biden warns against appeasing Russia as Zelensky takes UN stage
The US President said the United Nations must take a stand against Russia’s “naked aggression”.
Finance Minister rules out introduction of 30% income tax rate in this year's Budget
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar initially floated the idea of such a rate ahead of last year’s Budget.
One year on, Liz Truss defends her mini-budget that sparked an economic crisis
Truss was forced out of office last October following the effects of the Budget.
Ireland deeply concerned about rise in violence towards LGBTI people 'at home and abroad', says Varadkar
The Taoiseach says he is proud of how far Ireland has come.
'I was very angry at the time': Leo Varadkar responds to claims in Tony Holohan's book
Dr Holohan references remarks made by the Taoiseach which he says upset his wife at the time.
Taoiseach tells UN ‘we are not where we would wish to be’ on Sustainable Development Goals
Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Micheál Martin and Environment Minister Eamon Ryan are all attending the UN General Assembly this week.