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# community

Last month
January 2023
# Drimnagh
Drimnagh is latest Dublin community to form group to 'support inclusion' after protests
Drimnagh For All is aiming to push back against misinformation and to hold events in the area for locals.
Last year
2022
# East Wall
'We have to live together and get along': The local East Wall group welcoming refugees to the area
Volunteers working in the group told The Journal that feedback from people in the area has been “so positive”.
# Unhappy
LGBTQ+ community 'so disappointed' with David Beckham
The former Manchester United player has been criticised for his role as a Qatar ambassador.
Voices
Opinion: Care and community workers fill the gaps left by the State - they need a pay rise
We need to improve working conditions and pay for carers and community workers, writes Labour’s Duncan Smith.
Voices
Creeslough woman: 'Our small community is shell-shocked - we will never be the same again'
Marie Duffy says the whole community is shocked to its core after Friday’s explosion and the tragic loss of so many.
All time
# Energia AIL
'Innocent days and the craic was mighty': Celebrating 30 years of the All-Ireland League
Cork Constitution’s John O’Mahony, father of Munster captain Peter, features in a new documentary produced by the AIL’s title sponsors, Energia.
# community
'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'
The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.
# Walkinstown
Ireland’s first ever Hindu Temple opens today in Dublin
The new temple will serve Ireland’s growing Hindu community, who have previously had to rent out spaces to meet for worship or festivals.
# community
'We spent the last three days driving around throwing sliotars into gardens'
Former Sarsfields hurler Ronan Murphy has been busy delivering 150 sliotars to children around Cork this week.
# community
'We've made absolutely massive progress... It's a credit to all the supporters that have put in the voluntary hours'
Captain Derek Pender on the progress made both on and off the pitch at Bohemians.
# carlow arts festival
This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything
People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.
# Under Threat
Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin
They worry that rising rental prices will force cultural creative spaces to close.
# gang violence
Drew Harris says that extra gardaí to tackle Drogheda gang violence are not 'a flash in the pan'
There have been 74 feud incidents since June last year and in the last week there have been five petrol bomb attacks.
Voices
Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive
Rents are sky-rocketing making spaces unaffordable for many artists. But with proper planning, we can protect the creative life of the city, writes Councillor Patrick Costello.
# Symantec
'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area
A lone gunman opened fire outside a school in the area on Tuesday.
# Ballymun
'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit
The pop-up shop is based out of the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre and has been helping take the financial stress out of communion season.
# community
Ireland's Church leaders speak about 'glimmers of hope' admit the many uncertainties of the new year
A statement sees the leaders of Ireland’s different churches discussing topics like Brexit and the lack of a functioning government in Northern Ireland as causes for concern in 2019.
# Voting
'I realised we really needed to get more involved': Migrants on how they're helping change Irish politics
With local and European elections coming up in May 2019, more migrants in Ireland are becoming interested in how their vote can help shape the country.
# rugby friend
Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era
The western province have high hopes they can bounce back after a poor 2017/18 season.
# birdhill
How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title
Birdhill became national winners last year as well as earning the tidiest village award for a consecutive year after 2016.
# Ramadan
'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan
Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.
# Mayo
Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine
The incident happened on 9 February and gardaí are working to identify a suspect.
# Lap of the Map
'I just need to keep the sea to my right' - Meet the 65-year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland
She’s raising money for the RNLI – keep an eye out for her, if you live by the sea!
# dan harmon
Rick and Morty and Community creator publicly apologises for harassing former colleague
Writer and producer Dan Harmon issued the public apology after being called out on social media by his former colleague, the writer Megan Ganz.
# join in
'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone
This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.
# playing with sadness
Cork kingpins hope to honour late supporter by booking All-Ireland final spot
‘He was a fantastic supporter of the club,’ manager Shane Ronayne said of Ted Linehan.
# Irish Red Cross
Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding
The Irish Red Cross that that it was administering two temporary emergency support schemes at the request of the government.
# rick and morty
Here's why the backlash against Rick And Morty's female writers is unfair
“I’m gonna need you to take your opinions …”
# the last supper
'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass
Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.
# coining it
Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?
Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.
# London
'Arrest someone': Anger simmers as hundreds hold vigil for Grenfell victims
Authorities say that some of the victims may never be found due to the scale of destruction caused by the fire.
# rain or shine
The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.
# rescue 116
'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place
The funeral service for the Coast Guard helicopter pilot took place this morning in his hometown of Blackrock, Co Louth.
# this is jobstown
'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown
The documentary focuses on some key characters in the community – and their struggles.
# Long-term plan
More jobs, less crime: Limerick's regeneration is working
A plan was undertaken in 2014 to improve the city socially and economically.
# Up In The Air
Nuns, VIPs and GAA stars: Behind the scenes at Knock Airport
A new six-part series looks at what goes on in the airport during its 30th year.
# Irishtown
"Everyone is deeply upset" - Mayo village in shock after deaths of two pensioners in tragic circumstances
The bodies of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald were discovered at their home in Knockadoon, near Irishtown, yesterday afternoon.
# Irishtown
Shock as couple who were 'pillars of the community' found dead in Mayo
Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald were found dead in their home in Knockadoon today – a community reacts to the tragic news.
# journal journeys
"A fabulous, happy day" - 100 reasons to get on board TheJournal.ie Journeys
We have partnered with Irish Rail to give almost 5,000 return trips away to worthy community groups like these…
# journal journeys
WIN: Free trips for 100 groups with TheJournal.ie and Irish Rail
We are proud to support initiative to provide up to 5,000 individual free return trips to members of community and voluntary groups.