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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# 2016

All time
# Top 10
Car sales are up almost 20% and these are the most popular makes of 2016
The strongest sales were in Roscommon (30%), while the lowest were in Leitrim (11%).
# Dilemma
'When you're going through a bad time, it's hard to enjoy your golf'
Shane Lowry on his tough year, missing out on the Ryder Cup and using a sports psychologist.
# Yearbook
The State of us: Ireland by the numbers in 2016
Some of the most interesting nuggets from the CSO’s Statistical Yearbook of Ireland.
# chucky ár lá
This girl’s Chucky Ár Lá Halloween costume has gone viral on Twitter
Pun work at its finest.
# Road to redemption
Katie Taylor: I'll live with the disappointment of Rio for the rest of my life
Motivated by the heartbreak of the last few months, Katie Taylor is working hard as she considers what step she’ll take next.
# lookalike
How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing
What does the real Marty make of it all?
# At last
60,000 students will receive their Junior Cert results today - Here's how they got on
There’s been a rise in As almost across the board for students.
# well beaten
'It's an incredible story for them and they fully deserved the title'
Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip were gracious after defeat in Murrayfield.
# gone but not forgotten
The year of the RIP: Is 2016 really taking away our most loved stars?
Or are we just obsessed with celebrity?
# Poll
Who do you now think will win the Champions League?
Holders Barcelona were dumped out of the competition on Wednesday night.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we do this every year?
There’s wide agreement that the national celebrations went quite well. But should they be repeated?
# the rising
Everything you need to know about getting into and around Dublin this weekend
Planning on attending a 1916 event? Not sure what the arrangements are?
# 1916
Everything you need to know about the Easter Rising events in Dublin this weekend
Around half a million people are expected to attend, with the main event of 2016 taking place on Sunday.
# Flying the flag
Your photos: Children share their hopes and dreams as Ireland marks its Proclamation Day
From pre-schools to the Garda College – here’s how Ireland has been marking the day.
# Predictions
Our writers give their tips ahead of this year's Cheltenham festival
We look forward to a big week of horse racing, which starts on Tuesday.
# Guess who's back
THE COMEBACK KIDS - the TDs from Bertie Ahern's last government who are back at the top table
Quite a few TDs that lost out during the 2011 election purge have managed to regain their seats.
# Across the water
5 League of Ireland players who could follow Towell & Forrester to England in 2016
Chris Forrester was among the players to secure a move to England over the past 12 months
# column
Lynne Cantwell: Sexton shines, French offloads and a Perpignan test
Our Six Nations columnist looks at how Ireland can deal with the French offload threat.
# fractured preparation
Echoes of Argentina week, but Schmidt confident in Ireland's work ethic
‘You are always confident that you are going to get the work ethic from an Irish team.’
# on the dry
Publicans say 'archaic' Good Friday alcohol ban should be lifted ahead of 1916 centenary
They say extra tourists will be in Ireland for the centenary, as well as the Ireland vs Switzerland game.
# The Year Ahead
16 things in the GAA that we'll be watching closely in 2016
Blood testing, the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh and the Davy-Donal Óg coaching axis in Clare.
# not romantic
Rebellion's Finnish director on criticism of the drama, and his bid to demystify 1916...
His military background informed Aku Louhimies’ approach to the 1916 drama, he tells TheJournal.ie.
# Crystal Ball
What are house prices going to do in 2016?
They’ll be increasing, but very gradually.
# on the dry
8 reasons to keep telling yourself Dry January is the smart choice
The unbearable smugness of being.
# trash panda
11 raccoons that we can all relate to in 2016
We are ALL candy floss raccoon.
# Artificial Intelligence
Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution is straight from a superhero comic book
The Facebook CEO wants to build an AI system like ‘Jarvis from Iron Man’.
# blockbusters
21 must-see blockbusters to look forward to in 2016
Get your Cineworld membership, stat.
# Analysis
Could we see more Jack Grealish-type sagas for Ireland in 2016?
The granny rule debate has been revisited again over the past 12 months.
# pudden
11 utterly decadent Irish treats for your Dessert Bucket List
Print this out and stick it to your fridge.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think you'll have more cash in 2016?
Will you have more cash in your pocket this year.
Voices
5 tips to get your finances in order in 2016
There really is no “silver bullet” solution, writes Stephen Barry, who says small changes can make all the difference.
# fix it
9 everyday problems that should have been solved by 2016
Zips, yoghurt, Horizon box… take note.
# celebrations
Happy New Year! This is how the world celebrated 2016's arrival
Cities and countries across the world took part in the celebrations.
# new year new me
10 reasons why New Year's Eve is actually the Worst
Let’s get real.
# Your Say
Poll: Was 2015 a good year for you?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
# next year
Irish people are feeling pretty optimistic about 2016
It looks like we’re bucking the trend worldwide.
# Happy Days
Two more Irish athletes set to qualify for Rio Olympics - reports
The IAAF have changed the qualification standards.
# Crystal Ball
This is everything that's going to happen in 2016*
*According to the Old Moore’s Almanac.
# Moore Street
The 2016 ministers look surprisingly happy about their visit to a graffiti-filled room
Work is finally under way at the 1916 Moore Street centre – but it won’t be ready in time for next Easter.
# Changes
The Dublin marathon will move to Sunday in 2016
The Race Director said the decision was made in a bid to attract more international runners.