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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# New Year

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# 2023
Poll: Are you over January?
A time for new beginnings? Or a month that you’ll be glad to see the back of?
This month
January 2023
# New Year
New year sweeps in across the world
2023 began in Kiribati in the central Pacific and moved across the time zones through Asia and Europe, into the Americas.
All time
Surgeries and outpatient appointments deferred at five hospitals over Covid-related staff absences
The CMO has warned it is ‘simply not safe’ for people to meet in large numbers to celebrate the New Year.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you use an antigen test today?
Some people are planning gatherings to ring in 2022.
Voices
Opinion: Go easy on yourself in relation to New Year's resolutions - we've been through a lot
Siobhan Murray says it’s not the time to deprive or judge ourselves, but instead to celebrate all we’ve coped with in the last two years.
Voices
Opinion: How to get financially fit in 2022 - some advice from an expert
Financial expert David Quinn has some advice on how to flex your financial muscles in 2022.
# Your Say
Poll: What day is it?
Be honest, you have no idea.
# new me
Quiz: How much do you know about 2022?
Nothing? Ah you must know something.
# Covid-19
New Year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls
Boris Johnson said there would be no restrictions introduced before January.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you keep your new year's resolution?
To be fair, no-one would judge you for not making one this year.
# For auld lang syne
Crowds gather in New Zealand and China for New Year celebrations - but a muted tone is struck elsewhere
In New York’s Times Square, the usual overflow crowd was replaced with a group of specially invited frontline workers.
Voices
My 2020: 'Covid stole our chance to buy a family home so we now live with my parents'
Kildare mum Margaret Lynch says she’s grateful for all the blessings in her life, despite the fact that 2020 pushed her family’s dream of a new home further away.
# red underwear
Quiz: Are these New Year traditions real or fake?
You might be surprised. Maybe you won’t be.
# New Year
Quiz: How much do you know about 2021?
You might know quite a bit already…
# Scotland
Townsend makes 10 changes to Scotland side in do-or-die mission
Nick Haining handed international debut and Adam Hastings selected in place of Finn Russell.
Voices
A healthy New Year recipe: One caramelised carrot soup, done 12 ways
Here’s an easy and adaptable recipe from Susan Jane White’s latest book, Clever Batch.
# Rescue
Injured hiker rescued from mountain in the Burren
The man was airlifted to hospital.
# fresh start
Open thread: What are your New Year's resolutions?
They’re not for everyone, but sometimes it can help to set a positive goal for the year ahead.
# New Year
In Pictures: Here's how the world brought in the New Year
2020 is here.
# New Year
First baby of 2020 born at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin
Victoria Setuke was born at 12.12am.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you make any New Year’s resolutions?
New year, new you?
# Event Guide
Heading out on New Year's Eve? Here are some events taking place around the country
Here’s what’s on offer today.
# oven ready
We have a new British parliament for the New Year - so what's the new Brexit timeline?
Here’s how much time there is to pass the “oven-ready” Brexit deal, and get those all-important EU-UK trade talks done.
Man City hit out at Premier League over 'integrity' of Christmas fixture changes
The champions have a busy schedule in December and January.
# new year new you
Poll: Have you been sticking to your New Year's Resolutions?
No pressure.
# community
Ireland's Church leaders speak about 'glimmers of hope' admit the many uncertainties of the new year
A statement sees the leaders of Ireland’s different churches discussing topics like Brexit and the lack of a functioning government in Northern Ireland as causes for concern in 2019.
# Crash
Nine people injured in Tokyo after man drives car into crowd
Local media said a container with kerosene inside was found inside the rental car.
# Year in Review
13 things that will definitely be included in the 2018 Reeling In The Years episode
A trip down memory lane.
# new year same you
5 small ways to make January less shite than it usually is
Because, let’s face it, it’s fairly shite.
# peak demand
Varadkar doubles down on comments about medics not taking holidays over new year period
The Taoiseach said he didn’t understand why the comments were deemed controversial, as services must attempt to meet demand.
Voices
Can your phone help keep those resolutions? Health tech expert on best fitness apps
While it might not quite be time to tell your trainer you’ve decided that ‘PT’ now stands for past-tense, that day will come, writes Yvonne Redmond.
# NO MORE
12 tweets that sum up just how long this January has felt
IT’S OVER TOMORROW. PRAISE BE.
# New Year's Revolution
Here's how you can actually stick to your new year's resolutions
How are you getting on?
# talkin' bout a resolution
10 realistic New Year's resolutions for the modern parent
From enjoying pyjama days to putting down that phone.
# new year new you
Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018
The two-time Olympian says having a goal in mind is key.
# Anger Management
Did you feel 2017 was a Year of Anger? You weren't alone
All this week, TheJournal.ie will be aiming to help you reduce your exposure to anger – and to channel that emotion more constructively in 2018.
# in the nick of time
'We're all delighted': The first baby of the new year was born in Ireland just seconds after midnight
The baby boy was born at exactly seven seconds after 12 and came in weighing 3.26kg (7lbs 3oz).
# new year's eve
PICTURES: Dublin was lit up last night as the city rang in the New Year
Large crowds turned out at Custom House Quay for the countdown concert and to get a good view of the Liffey Lights Midnight Moment.
# oh christmas tree
'You'd get sick of the sight of them': Christmas tree growers are back to work this week
While Christmas 2017 has come to an end for most of us, Christmas 2018 is just beginning for the growers.
# new you
What Should Your New Year's Resolution Be?
We can tell you.