Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Conference

Last year
2022
# raco
Irish military officer group declares Defence Forces 'moving in wrong direction'
RACO will host Minister for Defence Simon Coveney and military top brass in Naas.
# tory conference
'Let's get them removed': Truss' Tory conference speech interrupted by Greenpeace protesters
She faces a tough task retoring Conservative morale after the U-turn over a totemic tax policy.
# Conference
Celtic suffer European blow after home defeat to Bodo/Glimt
The visitors’ league season does not kick off until April but it was Celtic who looked out of sorts.
All time
# Irish Defence Forces
PDFORRA: Rule forcing premature retirement of experienced soldiers makes 'no logical sense'
The annual conference of PDFORRA, which represents 6,500 military members, is taking place in Killarney.
# epilim
HSE conference to discuss pregnant women's use of epilepsy drug that is being compared to thalidomide
Epilim’s use by pregnant women has been restricted in recent years.
# Women in Politics
Substitutes for female politicians on maternity leave should be considered, says Taoiseach
To do so in Ireland would require modification of our electoral system, said Leo Varadkar.
# moderate threat
Ireland comparing critical incident plans with senior police from 35 European countries
Assistant Commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Region Patrick Leahy said, “We have a plan and we think we’re ready.”
Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?
The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.
# Mental Health
Self-harm hospital presentations 'just the tip of the iceberg', mental health services warn
Pieta House and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services are calling for more discussion to be had around self-harm.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you vote for Irexit?
Nigel Farage believes there’s a ‘gap’ in Ireland’s political market which could be filled by an anti-EU political force.
# running man
'De Bruyne runs like a Conference player' - Guardiola
The Manchester City boss says his star man isn’t just blessed with exceptional talent, he also works incredibly hard off the ball.
# Autism
'I consider myself a success, to someone else that might mean working four hours a week'
The second annual National Autism Conference is happening in Dublin today.
# You're Fired
Comedian hands Theresa May a P45 during her Tory conference speech
The man was named as Simon Brodkin.
# mass appeal
Huge growth in numbers attending Irish Christian conference for 'anyone who loves Jesus'
A ‘miracle night’ was held by Ireland4Jesus as part of events in Dublin last weekend.
# thin blue line
'I've been bitten, spat at, assaulted': Noirin O'Sullivan says she can relate to rank-and-file gardai
The Commissioner was responding to personal stories of gardai who had been attacked, including one who needed 22 staples in his elbow.
# trying to rebuild
Brendan Howlin hits out at 'sham' government and 'racist' Trump
The Labour leader also accused Shane Ross of “sitting in his office hiding”.
# vaccinations at school
Teachers' union pass motion asking for review of HPV vaccine scheme
The TUI said that the vote did not mean the vaccine or its effectiveness was being questioned.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see Labour back in government?
Is it time for a comeback?
# agsi17
Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted
The annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors starts later today.
# SocDems
Social Democrats hold their first annual conference - and vow to remove 'the baptism barrier'
The party has unveiled its constitution for the first time, and appointed its national executive.
# One Zero Con
No refunds "at the moment" after Lance Armstrong pulls out of Irish conference
The organisers of the sport and tech conference say that they are looking at “legal things” in relation to refunds.
# staffing crisis
Irish nurses are abused so often that many don't bother reporting it
INMO’s 97th Annual Delegate Conference kicks off tomorrow morning.
# intimidation
Intimidation and bullying: How Ireland's gangs affect the country's entire prison population
The country’s prison officers want the factions to be segregated.
# No Support
Officers "on the breadline" because of pay cuts after attacks from prisoners
“Not everybody is going to go into work, open up a cell door on a Monday morning and get hit with a knife in the back of the head.”
# as i am
"Like being in a train station in downtown Beijing" - what it's like to live life with autism
21-year-old Adam Harris was diagnosed with autism when he was just five. He says it’s time Ireland learned to understand and engage with the condition.
# morale
Commissioner 'more interested in corporate image than welfare of gardaí'
The association representing middle-ranking gardaí said members want their boss to stand up for them.
# on the edge
This browser feature could help Microsoft dispel the bad memories of Internet Explorer
Microsoft Edge has been slow to replace Internet Explorer and compete against other browsers, but that could change.
Voices
Living on pot noodles and cereal: 'It's hard living out of bags in one hotel room with your children'
Families on the streets, living in hotel rooms and living on next to nothing – this is happening every day in this country and it needs to end, writes Rory Hearne.
# go where no man has gone before
If we're going to Mars, where are we going to land, live and work on the red planet?
NASA said it’s aiming to send people to Mars in 2030.
# sprung a leak
Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here's how it will pay for it:
They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.
# Let them eat cake
Prisoner who attacked officers 150 times got a birthday cake while on punishment
There was anger at the Prison Officers Association conference today.
# admissions
Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.
# school of hard knocks
Young teachers are facing an 'increasingly bleak reality'
Unions say half of all teachers under 30 are now on part-time work arrangements.
# Homophobia
Leaflet at UKIP conference claims LGBT education is 'sexual grooming'
The party has previously distanced itself from the Christian group that was handing out the leaflets.
# Same-Sex Marriage
Enda: "It’s about your right to say two small words, made up of three simple letters – I DO"
The Taoiseach delivered his keynote address to the Fine Gael faithful in Castlebar tonight, and gave his strongest backing yet for the referendum.
# Let's get it started in here
Tight security as Enda's Fine Gael homecoming opens with a warning
The Taoiseach announced that China will take Irish beef again as the Fine Gael national conference got under way in Mayo this evening.
# Education
Principals "picking up pieces" dealing with troubled students
They say they’re under pressure due to cutbacks – and that it’s threatening how schools are run.
# youngsters
Dublin youth conference set to hear from the stars of politics, sports and business
Speakers at the One Young World Dublin 2014 summit will include Kofi Annan, Dame Ellen MacArthur and creator of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.
# Conference
World leaders are planning the rebuilding of Gaza today
Egypt’s leader has told Israel “now is the time” to end the conflict.
# Conference
Conor Cusack to talk about sport, suicide, and how 'it's not always about winning'
The conference is to take place this morning in Westport.