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# exclusive-2 - Last year 2021

'In any other walk of life, 30-35 is seen as a young man. In football terms you’re a pensioner'
# Interview
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# Interview

'In any other walk of life, 30-35 is seen as a young man. In football terms you’re a pensioner'

Oct 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 18,396 Views 13 Comments

Ten years on from his move across the water, Ireland winger James McClean speaks to David Sneyd about life and what he has learned from Shane Duffy.

# exclusive-2 - All time

Simon Harris: 'Ireland needs a day where people can grieve for those who have died during this pandemic'
# Big Interview
# Big Interview

Simon Harris: 'Ireland needs a day where people can grieve for those who have died during this pandemic'

May 4th 2020, 7:37 PM 64,230 Views 93 Comments

Ramping up testing, a day for Ireland to grieve, and another bank holiday – just some of the plans for during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction
# GHB
# GHB

'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction

Mar 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 130,477 Views 0 Comments

Olivia suffered from drug addiction for 30 years, but one drug in particular affected her like no other.

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'It’s child abuse': FGM lawyer who helped prosecute over 100 people in France welcomes first-ever Irish prosecution

Feb 1st 2020, 10:00 PM 17,542 Views 0 Comments

In an exclusive interview with TheJournal.ie, Linda Weil-Curiel praises the sentences handed down at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court earlier this week.

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
# Jason Evert
# Jason Evert

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 5:46 PM 73,600 Views 329 Comments

A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.

'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
# Chemsex
# Chemsex

'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'

Jan 4th 2020, 12:05 AM 69,199 Views 30 Comments

Concerns have also been raised about people being sexually assaulted while taking drugs such as GHB.

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government
# Infertility
# Infertility

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

Dec 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,413 Views 21 Comments

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million
# Oireachtas Printer
# Oireachtas Printer

Controversial Oireachtas printer to cost the State over €2 million

Dec 11th 2019, 11:24 AM 17,672 Views 66 Comments

The mistakes made were ‘honest mistakes’ the latest reports states.

The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month
# Off The Presses
# Off The Presses

The Oireachtas awarded another contract for printing worth €2 million this month

Nov 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 30,610 Views 82 Comments

The amount spent by the Oireachtas on the controversial printing press is under the scrutiny of the Public Accounts Committee.

Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock
# Potential Breakthrough
# Potential Breakthrough

Developer set to offer up 'cost-rental' housing at O'Devaney site in bid to break planning deadlock

Oct 31st 2019, 12:38 PM 24,058 Views 20 Comments

The plans could pave the way for councillors to agree to a new housing development on the site

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising
# Immigration
# Immigration

Number of people stopped at the Northern Ireland land border and removed from the State is rising

Sep 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,520 Views 61 Comments

Gardaí say that the passport checks at the border are to fight organised crime, but NGOs say they’re more like immigration controls.

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

JobPath scheme extended by one year to help with 'labour uncertainty' from Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 2:35 PM 24,646 Views 44 Comments

Controversy has overshadowed the scheme over the years due to complaints from users of the service.

FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
# Chemsex
# Chemsex

FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,874 Views 22 Comments

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card
# Transparency
# Transparency

Civil servants were told to look at replacing the Medical Card with the Public Services Card

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,166 Views 73 Comments

As recently as June this year, the government was exploring this as a possibility.

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

Teachers at DCU English school say offer of 50c pay increase is 'a slap in the face'

Sep 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,767 Views 29 Comments

Staff at the school have raised a number of issues about pay and conditions.

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Nearly 100 State buildings managed by Office of Public Works lying idle around the country

Aug 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 23,786 Views 14 Comments

Just over two-thirds of the buildings are former garda stations that were shut as part of a policing plan in 2012 and 2013.

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group
# Howth
# Howth

Ireland’s Eye sold to private investment group

Aug 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 113,058 Views 54 Comments

The island was included in the recent sale of Howth Castle and demesne to Tetrarch Capital.

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says
# Exclusive
# Exclusive

'Misleading' to claim having PSC makes applying for driver's licence easier, Data Protection Commissioner says

Aug 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,045 Views 32 Comments

The National Driver’s Licence Service says that having a PSC “simplifies” the process of application.

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds
# Data Protection Commissioner
# Data Protection Commissioner

No legal basis for mandatory Public Services Card to access State services other than welfare, landmark probe finds

Aug 16th 2019, 12:01 AM 33,599 Views 119 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner’s long-awaited report has huge implications for the controversial card.

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam
# HSE
# HSE

HSE launches fraud probe into pharmacy after allegations of false prescriptions scam

Aug 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,376 Views 33 Comments

The HSE is checking receipts as far back as 2013.

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
# Contraception
# Contraception

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Aug 12th 2019, 12:10 AM 22,702 Views 43 Comments

Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times

Jul 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 34,665 Views 92 Comments

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction
# Creches
# Creches

Planning authority raised concerns about fire evacuation at Hyde & Seek creche before its construction

Jul 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,737 Views 20 Comments

A number of fire safety issues at the creche chain were raised during an RTÉ documentary last night.

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Referendum on water ownership could be held in early 2020, says minister

Jul 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 15,672 Views 31 Comments

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said wording for the referendum should be ready in the autumn.

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

Calls for investigation as gardaí alerted to alleged smuggling at Baldonnel Airfield

Jul 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 62,054 Views 55 Comments

Sinn Féín’s defence spokesperson Aengus Ó Snodaigh told TheJournal.ie that he will be raising this issue with the Taoiseach as a matter of urgency.

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn
# Equal Pay
# Equal Pay

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Jul 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,765 Views 57 Comments

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

Access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed in Ireland under new law
# Medicinal Cannabis
# Medicinal Cannabis

Access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed in Ireland under new law

Updated Jun 26th 2019, 3:00 PM 53,249 Views 59 Comments

Simon Harris has today signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis.

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath
# Employment
# Employment

Only 6% of people have held down a job for over a year on JobPath

Jun 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 26,482 Views 46 Comments

Over 226,851 people have engaged with the government’s JobPath service in the last four years.

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
# Brexit
# Brexit

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

Jun 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 24,514 Views 66 Comments

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies

Jun 19th 2019, 12:05 AM 10,925 Views 9 Comments

The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies
# Bug Outbreak
# Bug Outbreak

Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies

Jun 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,503 Views 20 Comments

Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.

Garda who struck protester with baton during housing demonstration disciplined two years later
# Wexford
# Wexford

Garda who struck protester with baton during housing demonstration disciplined two years later

Updated Jun 9th 2019, 1:00 AM 59,772 Views 31 Comments

The protest took place at a hotel in Gorey in 2015.

The Bernard Shaw loses planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

The Bernard Shaw loses planning bid to continue operating outside beer garden and Big Blue Bus area

May 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,752 Views 58 Comments

Residents lodged complaints about the noise levels, but the owners of the bar plan to submit a fresh application.

European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads
# Hermann Kelly
# Hermann Kelly

European Parliament candidate threatens Dublin Bus with legal action over ban on political ads

May 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 27,973 Views 54 Comments

The public transport company said it would no longer accept political advertisements following a number of complaints this month.

'Hugely embarrassing': Emails to RTÉ show pushback against calls for Eurovision boycott
# FOI
# FOI

'Hugely embarrassing': Emails to RTÉ show pushback against calls for Eurovision boycott

May 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 73,489 Views 142 Comments

RTÉ received almost three times as many emails objecting to a boycott as emails calling for one between January and April.

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel
# Wexford
# Wexford

Courtown community 'not consulted' over decision to move Direct Provision residents to local hotel

May 15th 2019, 6:15 AM 45,280 Views 72 Comments

Locals have claimed a hotel in the town will be used as a permanent centre for four years.

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan
# FOI
# FOI

'This cannot happen': Records show how TDs lobbied NTA to change original Metrolink plan

May 13th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,511 Views 38 Comments

Plans for the line were changed this year following local opposition on both sides of Dublin.

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Relocation costs, unsuitable houses...'no bee-keeping prospects': The reasons people give for refusing social homes

May 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 57,513 Views 59 Comments

5,500 people have turned down social housing since 2016.

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

'He has no one to talk to': Concerns raised around potential lack of schooling for 86 children of asylum seekers

May 5th 2019, 12:05 AM 18,370 Views 14 Comments

There are currently over 500 people asylum seekers living in emergency accommodation.

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission
# Irish Freedom Party
# Irish Freedom Party

Irexit party accepting donations despite not being registered with Standards in Public Office Commission

Apr 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 42,599 Views 124 Comments

Two members of the party are running as independents in the upcoming elections.

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