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20th March 2023
# tiktok
BBC urges staff to delete TikTok from company devices
The app has been banned on Government phones amid fears of sensitive data being accessed.
# Food Safety
Live maggots in chicken and a false nail in chips: Complaints handled by FSAI increase by 19%
4,058 complaints from consumers were handled by the FSAI’s advice line last year.
# Patrick Quirke
Supreme Court rules seizure of computer from home of convicted murderer Quirke was 'unlawful'
The judgment of the seven member Supreme Court was delivered this morning.
# Dublin
Man taken to hospital as car crashes into front of Rathmines Aldi Store
A garda spokesperson confirmed that gardaí and other emergency services were called to the scene of the incident at the Aldi Store in Rathmines, Dublin at 7.30am this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: How far do you think Ireland will go in this year's Rugby World Cup?
Andy Farrell’s men are top of the world and Six Nations champions heading into the summer.
# Grand Slam
Ireland rugby boss Andy Farrell plans on making team even better for tilt at World Cup glory
‘There’s a long way for us to go for us to be at our best.’
# Champions
2FM presenter Carl Mullan crowned the winner of this year's Dancing with the Stars
Mullan and his dancing partner Emily Brook took home the win after a public vote last night.
‘Shouting into a black hole’: Chronic delays to autism services failing children
A report by
Niall Sargent
Families left in limbo as hundreds of vacancies in HSE teams impact capacity to provide autism support.
Noteworthy investigates multi-year waiting lists for therapy and the devastating impacts on families
Over 700 vacancies remain across the 91 teams responsible for providing autism services
Expert: "The reality is the system is broken"
19th March 2023
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about these famous Patricks (and Patricias)?
It is Paddy’s weekend after all.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Your roundup of what made the headlines today.
Money Diaries: A 27-year-old staff officer on €47K living in the southeast of the country
This week, our reader feels lucky to have been able to save for a deposit on a house while living with her boyfriend and his parents.
# Champions Again
Six-try Ireland U20s make history with back-to-back Grand Slam titles
Richie Murphy’s held off the challenge from England to retain their crown.
# turnaround
Dramatic implosion sees Man United beat 9-man Fulham
Marco Silva, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Willian were all sent off amid a chaotic second half.
# Cocaine
Man arrested with €2.4 million of cocaine at Rosslare Europort
The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a vehicle that had exited a ferry from Cherbourg, France.
# Northern Ireland
PSNI release man held over New IRA claim for John Caldwell shooting
Detective Chief Inspector Caldwell was shot several times last month in Omagh.
# Green Party
Neasa Hourigan says she will vote against the coalition on extending the eviction ban
Hourigan has previously been suspended from the party for voting with the opposition.
# Mixed Fortunes
Irish midfielder's goal not enough, as Sheffield United reach FA Cup semi-finals
Sam Szmodics had restored Blackburn’s advantage before the Blades fought back.
# Northern Ireland
McDonald says DUP would be 'foolish' not to return to Stormont for Biden visit
The Sinn Féin leader said she was hopeful the DUP would ‘do the right thing’ and agree to the terms of the Windsor Framework.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland have a mobile emergency alert system?
UK residents will receive a test emergency alert on their mobile phones next month.
# 7 great reads
Sitdown Sunday: 'People are at the front line too long, and at a certain point, they crack'
Settle down in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.
# Safety
UK residents to receive test emergency alert on their phones next month
The alert will cause a loud siren to sound on people’s phone during the UK-wide test.
# Courts
Two men due in court over shots fired at a house in Galway
The two men were arrested on Thursday and have since been charged.
# Waterford
Chairman asks woman to not discuss Garda complaint at local authority's policing meeting
He said that while she suffered an “absolutely life-changing experience”, it would not be appropriate to discuss the case in public.
# nostalgia for the future
Beneath green shamrocks and fluff of St Patrick's Day lies Ireland's soft power busy at work
Ireland sees cringeworthy flattery of the US as warranted if it achieves the end goal.
# oscars business
How Oscars week was used to help boost Irish 'screen tourism'
Meetings took place between studios like Marvel and Lucasfilm and Minister Catherine Martin and Tourism Ireland.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# World Cup
Andy Farrell: 'We're a good side that has nowhere near reached its potential'
Ireland will celebrate the Grand Slam but the World Cup is already in view.
5 things to do this March Bank Holiday weekend
Get some inspiration for your weekend here.
# Test Yourself
QUIZ: How much do you know about these places linked to Saint Patrick?
Have you been to any of the five places named Kilpatrick?
# Comment
Sexton gets dream Six Nations send-off on historic day for Irish rugby
The Ireland captain was the centre of attention but others stood up when the team needed it.
Opinion: The Inspection of Places of Detention Bill promises reforms but doesn't go far enough
Dr Ian Marder and Dr Joe Garrihy look at the new prisons and detention bill and assess its potential impact on prison oversight.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Ireland defeat England for Grand Slam glory, man charged with murder of woman, French protests continue.
# Dublin
Gardaí appeal for public's help in locating missing 12-year-old boy
Michael Connors is missing from his home in Ballycullen, Dublin 24
# Glory Days
Ireland finish over the top of England to claim glorious Grand Slam
There were nervy moments but Andy Farrell’s side had too much for 14-man England.
# Anniversary
Twin sister appeals for information on 46th anniversary of Mary Boyle's disappearance
Boyle disappeared while visiting her grandparents in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.
# China
Eamon Ryan raises human rights concerns with Chinese counterpart, but says cooperation is essential
Ryan was speaking to TheJournal in Beijing today.
Ireland v England, Six Nations
Ireland face England for the Grand Slam from 5pm.
# Joe Biden
PSNI arrest another man in connection with attempted murder of John Caldwell
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell remains in a critical but stable condition.
# Kildare
Gardaí appeal for witnesses after four people injured in single vehicle crash
Two males and two females, all aged in their teens, were injured in the incident.
# Courts
Man charged with murder of woman who was pronounced dead after fire at her home in Clontarf
Emma McCrory, who was in her 40s, was fatally injured after a blaze broke out in her house on Howth Road, Clontarf, shortly after 8.45 pm on 15 December.