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Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year Courts Report

Murder, rape and manslaughter: This is what Ireland's courts looked like last year

The number of rape trials heard in the Central Criminal Court increased by 22% from 59 in 2016 to 77 last year.

Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman Coast Guard

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

From TheJournal.ie Krispy Kreme to create 150 jobs in Dublin Hiring

Krispy Kreme to create 150 jobs in Dublin

The store will be located adjacent Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

Sunday 15 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner Hse Overspend

Leo wanted the HSE to save money by re-using crutches, but was told it was a non-runner

The Taoiseach said the government will be looking with ‘laser-like detail’ at how to get value for money in the health service.

From TheJournal.ie Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages Retirement Homes

Departments in talks about rolling out state-funded old age villages

There will be shared responsibility between the two departments to ensure that homes are supported by the HSE.

Saturday 14 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What's going on with the confidence and supply? Two men are talking a lot about not talking Hello It's Me

What's going on with the confidence and supply? Two men are talking a lot about not talking

Leo wants to renegotiate the deal it has with Fianna Fáil, but Martin says not until after the Budget.

Thursday 12 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels Climate Change

Ireland to be the world’s first country to divest public money from fossil fuels

The passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill means the government will have to drop its coal, oil and gas investments.

From TheJournal.ie Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year Contention

Referendum on women’s place in the home may be delayed until next year

Concerns have been raised about the proposal for a straight-forward deletion of the reference to women in the home in the Constitution.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society Working Hours

Taoiseach says gardaí will have to work 'anti-social' hours for the good of society

Leo Varadkar said there are 600 more gardaí now than two years ago.

From TheJournal.ie TDs are off on their summer holidays today Holibops

TDs are off on their summer holidays today

The Dáil will return in September

Wednesday 11 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'He deserves a second term': Fine Gael to support Michael D Higgins' bid for re-election Presidential Race

'He deserves a second term': Fine Gael to support Michael D Higgins' bid for re-election

Fianna Fáil has also said it will support the incumbent president.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook Online Safety

Taoiseach 'appalled' that comment referring to 'knacker children' not removed by Facebook

The Taoiseach made the comment as he launched the government’s new online safety strategy, which will see Facebook and Google on an advisory panel.

From TheJournal.ie Israeli embassy says Seanad support for trade ban with occupied lands is 'populist, dangerous and extremist' Occupied Territories Bill 2018
From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps Sexual Assault

Taoiseach says he'll consider law banning convicted sex offenders from using dating apps

Leo Varadkar said he would examine the proposal in detail.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law Green And Clean

Ireland set to ban plastic microbeads as Cabinet approves drafting of new law

Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin.

Tuesday 10 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September Sex Abuse Claims

Commission of investigation into allegations of collusion in Bill Kenneally case to begin in September

A number of survivors allege that there was collusion between the gardaí and the Catholic Church.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language' Referendum

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

From TheJournal.ie Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group Cervicalcheck Scandal

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

From TheJournal.ie Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to meet Leo Varadkar and Michael D Higgins during two-day visit to Ireland Honeymoon

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to meet Leo Varadkar and Michael D Higgins during two-day visit to Ireland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to visit some of Dublin’s tourist hotspots during their two-day trip to Ireland.

Monday 9 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland Road Traffic Bill

'Filibustering is parliamentary vandalism': Ross says TDs against drink-driving laws are not representing rural Ireland

As the controversial legislation passed in the Dáil last week, TD Danny Healy-Rae shouted: “This is sad day for rural Ireland.”

From TheJournal.ie Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide Road Safety

Cork, Tipperary and Dublin worst counties for road deaths, with 3% increase in fatalities nationwide

Transport Minister Shane Ross says drink-driving culture is ‘flourishing’ in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish Ag Caint As Gaeilge

Government to fund US and Canadian students to come here to learn Irish

American and Canadian students will visit Ireland during the summer months to attend intensive Irish language courses in the Gaeltacht.

Sunday 8 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law Insurance Courts

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law

When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.

From TheJournal.ie TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

From TheJournal.ie Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40% Euthanisation

Number of dogs being 'put down' by pounds falls by 40%

The numbers of dogs being euthanised has fallen significantly since 2002 when 21,000 were put down.

Friday 6 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland' Off The Road

Drink-driving laws passed by the Dáil as Danny Healy-Rae shouts, 'This is a sad day for rural Ireland'

The Road Traffic Amendment Bill has been before the Dáil for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president The Aras

'Nobody has approached me': Frances Black says she has no intention of running for president

Sinn Féin is due to hold meetings with a number of independents about the presidential election.

Thursday 5 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year New Laws

99 people had gender recognition certs granted last year

The certificates allow a person to be legally recognised by the State under the gender they identify.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders Child Safety

Ireland and US agree to share travel information of convicted child sex offenders

The Cabinet approved the sharing of travel information of child sex offenders from the US to Ireland and vice versa.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill Occupied Territories Bill

Shatter slams proposed trade ban with lands occupied by Israel; Senator tells him to take the time to read the Bill

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter accused Fianna Fáil of ‘losing their moral compass’ by supporting the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants Going Green

Supermacs to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants

The changes are part of the restaurant’s green initiative which is being rolled out across all 110 outlets.

From TheJournal.ie Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October Referendum

Government set to approve plan to hold 'women's place in the home' referendum in October

However, there is no consensus among the Oireachtas women’s caucus as to whether the wording should be deleted or amended.

Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration A Long Time Coming

After a decade of promises, work finally begins on O'Devaney Gardens regeneration

The first phase of the development will deliver 56 homes.

From TheJournal.ie The Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €4.3 million to the State last year Assets Of Crime

The Criminal Assets Bureau returned over €4.3 million to the State last year

Some €2.37 million was returned under proceeds of crime laws.

Tuesday 3 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral' Occupied Territories Bill

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight Boycott

TDs to snub 4th of July party at the US ambassador's residence in Dublin tonight

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin called for a boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race The Aras

Mary Lou McDonald drops strong hint that SF will contest presidential race

The Sinn Féin leader said she has a number of names in mind for the role.

Sunday 1 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott Palestine

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

From TheJournal.ie Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg Waste Reduction

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

Friday 29 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll United Ireland

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

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