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
Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# illegal

All time
# illegal
Irish Water doesn't want you inviting fairies to remove your meter
The utility said that requesting someone to remove your meter is an offence.
# Monaghan
Revenue busts oil laundering plant that could have cost State €10m a year
A 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the find, which included a large among of laundered fuel and toxic waste.
# warning
'On Saturday morning, some parent will be very sorry that their child played with fireworks'
Two government ministers are warning against illegal firework use this Halloween.
# Amazon
Four indigenous leaders killed while fighting Amazon deforestation
They were killed by suspected members of an illegal logging ring.
# Frozen
Irish public warned to beware of rogue Botox practitioners
The warning comes after a woman was fined €6,000 for performing Botox treatments on customers at her salon.
# abortion laws
National Women's Council calls State refusal of abortion to woman 'barbaric'
The Sunday Independent reports that the woman said she was suicidal.
# Dangerous
Unregistered Carlow plumber prosecuted for installing gas boilers
This is the third successful prosecution by CER this year.
British official arrested over illegal ticket sales at World Cup
The director of a company that handles World Cup ticket packages could face four years in prison.
# Economy
Drugs and prostitution will be used to measure Ireland's GDP
Austria, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Slovenia and Sweden have all begun including these figures as part of their GDP.
# Overdoses
Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?
Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.
# illegal
Central Bank issues warning over "China Construction Bank Mexico"
The firm has been contacting members of the public, but bears no relation to the legal China Construction Bank (London) Limited.
# put it away
Gardaí to begin nationwide crackdown on drivers using mobile phones
The national mobile phone operation will take place over the next two days, beginning tomorrow.
# Shadow economy
Revenue took in €3bn more tax last year and seized 700k litres of laundered fuel
The authority is now moving to peruse those with outstanding Household Charge payments.
# Cigarettes
Ireland has the third highest rate in the EU of non duty tobacco
Noonan says the illegal tobacco trade is a high priority.
# Ukraine
UN declares Crimea's breakaway vote illegal
Today’s resolution asks countries not to recognise any alteration of the status of the Black Sea peninsula.
# illegal
Revenue seize €50,000 worth of khat (and 100 hair curlers) in Cork
Around €50,000 worth of the natural amphetamine was seized by Revenue.
Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?
Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.
# danger
Irish neighbourhoods 'at risk of Harlem style gas explosion'
A contractors association warned against the dangers of illegal gas work in homes.
# binned
Changes to 'ease problems' with Dublin rubbish kick in on Monday
The changes mean that rubbish will be collected by all companies on specific days in certain areas.
# Drug Problems
Drug addicts sell 10,000 copies of Denmark's Illegal! magazine
Being a magazine vendor is, according to the owners, the “best alternative to (giving fellatio) on the street”.
# tanzania
38 arrested for carrying out genital mutilation on girls as young as three
The practice has been outlawed in Tanzania but is still performed in some parts of the country.
# Rubbish
Gardaí to assist Dublin City Council in 2014 "blitz" on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group is to begin a fresh crackdown in 2014, calling to the homes of people suspected of illegal dumping.
Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses
One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.
# Buuuurrrrrrr
Tips on how to stay warm, protect the environment and heat your home this winter
The Environmental Protection Agency said that householders can save money and be environmentally friendly this winter.
# Halloween
Illegal fireworks seized in Clare
Around €2,000 worth of fireworks found in a house in Shannon.
# Halloween
Warning over fireworks danger - and €10,000 fine for using them illegally
Meanwhile, Greyhound is asking people to be vigilant in case their bins are targeted during the Halloween period.
# capture
Libya demands explanation from US over raid
Libya has asked for clarifications regarding the abduction of an al-Qaida leader in Tripoli.
Column: Burning our bogs is like setting fire to our future
There is an economic and social value in preserving our bogs. We need to forget our romantic ideas turf fires and preserve our heritage, writes Kieran McNally.
# Dublin
Illegal tobacco sellers could be given ASBOs
An operational group – the first of its kind – has been established by Dublin City Council to address the issue of illegal tobacco.
# Rubbish
Video shows scale of “unbearable” illegal rubbish dumping in Dublin
A local resident of the Summer St North area has created a video showing the mounds of illegally-dumped rubbish bags and discarded items in the north inner city area.
# fix your city
How you can help solve the illegal dumping problem in Dublin
The Dublin City Council’s Beta Project is inviting people to have their say on how illegal dumping can tackled.
Column: For bankers, summary justice is no justice at all
Just like the UK, Ireland needs to hold a major investigation into the banking sector, writes Aaron McKenna, who says while we all want to see justice, it is not going to be that easy.
# Nelson Capital Advisors
Central Bank of Ireland warns about unauthorised investment firm
Nelson Capital Advisors has been offering investment services to the Irish public.
# Rubbish
Dublin City Council meets with bin companies on illegal dumping
The council’s litter action group presented the report to the Town Council this afternoon, and said that landlords were also very keen to co-operate with them on the issue.
# Your Say
Poll: Should adults be banned from using sunbeds?
New legislation will mean it will be illegal for under-18s to use sunbeds. Should this be extended to adults, resulting in a total ban?
# danger
Drugs bought on the internet 'can contain rat poison', warn pharmacists
Pharmacists have said people who buy drugs online are risking their health – and possibly their life.
Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more
The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.
# Dublin
Council could 'name and shame' illegal rubbish dumpers
Dublin City Council wants the law to be amended so this can happen. It has already formed an investigative group that was behind the recommendation to temporarily halt rubbish collection in part of Dublin’s north inner city.
# 100 lashes
670k sign petition against rape survivor receiving 100 lashes in Maldives
A 15-year-old girl, who was raped repeatedly by her stepfather, is to receive a public flogging for having pre-marital sex with another man.
# Rubbish
Illegal dumping "reaches epidemic levels" in Finglas
A local representative has said that locals are “up in arms” about the dumping.