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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# fear

All time
# carpark
Man carjacked while waiting to meet woman he contacted online
The man arrived at Dundalk Garda station at 4am on Tuesday.
# free to talk
This courageous woman helped an 80-year-old man open up about being abused as a child
She said, “I call myself a victor sometimes because everyday is a victory over it.”
# Battery Anxiety
5 tricks that will supercharge your iPhone in 5 minutes
20% fear.
# DEVASTATING
Community in fear as Waterford crime spree sees cars stolen, homes burgled and buildings set on fire
One TD said, ‘This is the work of a criminal gang and the gardaí have to step up to the plate or it’s a sorry state for Waterford’.
Voices
Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.
# Mortgage Holders
10,000 Irish homeowners need protection against 'vulture funds'
Fianna Fáil’s Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said the issue needs to be dealt with in 2015.
Voices
'I'll Ride With You': A blueprint for how we should deal with terrorism
Yesterday’s gesture by a Sydney commuter was an extraordinary show of solidarity and humanity – showing what differentiates us is negligible in comparison to what unites us.
# Nope
People with arachnophobia meet huge spiders
Terror town.
# fear
A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they'll lose their home
A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.
# life goals
Walter the giant Irish wolfhound conquers his fear of two tiny steps
YOU CAN DO IT WALTER.
Voices
Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips
You deserve those stress-free days on a sun-kissed beach: don’t let an irrational fear get in the way.
# Jean McConville
Michael McConville says the IRA will kill him if he names those involved in his mother's murder
He said he recognised some of the people who took his mother away in 1972 and still passes them on the street.
# Fear of Flying
Fear of flying course booked up till July, but is it due to missing flight MH370?
The missing Malaysian Airlines flight raises people’s fears about flying, said Micheal Comyn, adding that people shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions.
# fear
EU wide survey on violence against women shows startling statistics
The Rape Crisis Network is asking for funding to be protected in light of the findings.
# Come Dine With Me
10 stops on the emotional rollercoaster that is having a dinner party
Having a dinner party this weekend? You’ve probably reached STRESS.
# ticket fever
16 emotions Garth Brooks fans will experience while trying to buy tickets online tomorrow
You’ve got a five minute window, otherwise you’re out.
# Let's Talk About Sex
The characteristics of the Parental Sex Talk
Aside from general embarrassment, of course.
# please god no
What's going on with beloved Dublin shop Knobs & Knockers?
A photo of the sign being removed has sparked alarm that it could be closing.
# In disguise
International Clown Convention deny involvement in killing of drug cartel leader
Gunmen dressed as clowns, with rubber noses and wigs, opened fire on the former leading member of Tijuana drug cartel.
Voices
Column: In order to protect the vulnerable, Ireland needs a domestic violence register
Domestic violence affects women, men, children and our elderly. Victims and their families should have the right to learn about the background of an abusive partner before it’s too late, writes Rita Harling.
# sinking dread
The 7 stages of taking a sick day
You think it will be good. It won’t.
# Video
James Gandolfini talks about feeling scared on Sesame Street
This will melt your heart. RIP.
# Me Nerves
Men drink, while women take medication to calm fear of flying
More than 20 per cent of women have a fear of flying compared with just 12 per cent of men.
Voices
Column: 'I'm living as an undocumented migrant in Ireland'
“Mary” has been living in Ireland since 2004 and says she can’t imagine her life anywhere else. Here, she explains what it’s like to live under the constant fear of deportation.
Voices
Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters
Movies are often a reflection of current affairs what’s going on in the world, and even the unlikely genre of mass-market US action movies can deal with the fears and uncertainties felt by the American people at any given time, writes Darren Mooney.
# Not Ok
6 natural phenomena that will probably terrify you
Why do these things exist? Why?
# scary scary
13 scary things that always happened in school
School was actually terrifying.
# LGBT
Teachers 'afraid they could be fired for being gay'
This is due to the Government’s failure to meet its own deadline for publishing legislation to end discrimination against LGBT staff, Senator Averil Power has said.
Voices
Column: Domestic violence is an issue we're encouraged not to think about in Ireland
Following the horrendous Magdalene revelations, can we continue to pretend to ourselves that abuses aren’t happening right here and now in our society and in our homes, asks Paula McGovern.
Voices
Column: Secrecy has led to shameful practices in Ireland - whistle-blower law is needed now
If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it is the importance of exposing systemic wrong doing, writes Louise Bayliss.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation?
Study from NUI Maynooth says 95 per cent of people they surveyed wouldn’t assist in an emergency, mainly out of fear of being sued or lack of practice in first-aid. Would you help out?
# Elderly
Marked increase in calls from older people to helpline
Following recent attacks on elderly people during burglaries, a charity has said there is increased fear and concern among older people.
# seniors
Calls to Senior Helpline increase by 50 per cent
Some older people told the helpline they are afraid to sleep at night because of being burgled.
# fear factor
10 tips on overcoming fear
Author Robert Greene has written books on how to gain power and keep it – this is how he thinks you can overcome fear
# TheJournal.ie
All we want for 2012 (and what we won’t miss from 2011)
TheJournal.ie’s writers have each picked one thing that they are glad to see the back of – and one thing they are looking forward to this year.
# fear
Elderly patient found to have €60,000 strapped to body
The man was so concerned about his money being stolen from his home that he brought it to hospital with him.