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Man arrested after explicit photograph sent to Limerick politician
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Man arrested after explicit photograph sent to Limerick politician

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:19 AM 32,683 Views 0 Comments

The man in his late 30s was detained at Henry Street Garda Station.

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
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The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,217 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

Students and recent graduates: Come work at The Journal on a paid Google News Initiative fellowship this summer
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Students and recent graduates: Come work at The Journal on a paid Google News Initiative fellowship this summer

Mar 18th 2021, 12:01 PM 13,264 Views 0 Comments

We’re looking for a data journalism intern who loves the news and can translate it into beautiful data.

Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time
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Facebook and Twitter both (temporarily) ban Donald Trump from posting for the first time

Jan 7th 2021, 2:17 AM 32,168 Views 45 Comments

Twitter has given Trump until midday Irish-time to delete three of his tweets.

How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it
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How anti-vaccine misinformation took aim at the Toy Show - and what can be done about it

Dec 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 45,840 Views 104 Comments

Ireland is seeing a lot of misinformation about vaccines right now – and there’s no sign of it stopping.

Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House
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Debunked: No, a Fine Gael Senator is not being paid €150,000 to sit on the board of Pieta House

Nov 13th 2020, 5:51 PM 6,680 Views 2 Comments

None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.

Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster
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Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster

Nov 7th 2020, 9:57 PM 141,511 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said that an investigation was ongoing.

One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
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One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre

Nov 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 27,385 Views 67 Comments

Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.

NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions
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NPHET recommends entire country move to Level 5 restrictions

Updated Oct 4th 2020, 9:10 PM 410,887 Views 642 Comments

A NPHET source said that the “projections are very bad” and that there needs to be a “major shift”.

Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close
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Debunked: No, this photo does not show a skip filled with food waste from Dublin restaurants which were forced to close

Sep 29th 2020, 7:15 PM 4,345 Views 2 Comments

The photo has been shared on social media in recent days – but it was actually taken in England five years ago.

'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland
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'I was speaking to my friend who is a guard...': How Covid-19 misinformation exploded in Ireland

Aug 15th 2020, 12:05 AM 113,605 Views 102 Comments

The story of coronavirus in Ireland can’t be told without also talking about the amount of misinformation that was shared about it.

Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down
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Ireland's Plandemic: How a YouTube video about coronavirus racked up almost one million views before it was taken down

Aug 15th 2020, 12:04 AM 74,229 Views 91 Comments

The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.

Sign up for Inside the Newsroom, the new monthly email for supporters of The Journal
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Sign up for Inside the Newsroom, the new monthly email for supporters of The Journal

Jul 8th 2020, 3:14 PM 279 Views 0 Comments

Go behind the scenes with highlights and previews of our biggest stories.

Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake
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Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:35 PM 21,177 Views 0 Comments

The original image, which has been doctored, showed Trump with his daughter Ivanka in the 1990s.

A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park
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A 'number of people' injured in terror-related stabbing in English park

Jun 20th 2020, 10:06 PM 72,952 Views 44 Comments

The incident is believed to be terror-related.

Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'
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Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'

Updated Jun 18th 2020, 4:24 PM 205,585 Views 73 Comments

The on-duty garda died following an incident in Castlerea which happened shortly before midnight.

Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast
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Debunked: No, "COV 19" was not found inscribed on a circuit board for a 5G mast

Jun 5th 2020, 5:50 PM 29,730 Views 42 Comments

The claim was made in a video that has gone viral on social media.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
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Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics

May 29th 2020, 5:48 PM 72,613 Views 3 Comments

The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide
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Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide

May 29th 2020, 3:26 PM 46,177 Views 86 Comments

The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.

Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down
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Debunked: No, TheJournal.ie is not closing down

May 15th 2020, 2:34 PM 1,878 Views 0 Comments

We’re extremely happy to be able to debunk this one.

Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health
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# Frontline

Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health

Apr 24th 2020, 6:58 PM 101,280 Views 74 Comments

It is the first time that the number of fatalities of frontline workers have been confirmed.

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards
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# Stardust Podcast

TheJournal.ie's Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:00 AM 10,947 Views 16 Comments

The longform six-part documentary podcast got the nod last night at the prestigious awards.

Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them
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Spot any potentially false posts on Facebook? Let us know and we'll factcheck them

Apr 4th 2020, 7:30 AM 9,754 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says
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Debunked: No, the HSE is not telling people to stockpile food, despite what this WhatsApp message says

Mar 13th 2020, 7:08 PM 98,827 Views 50 Comments

The rumour has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp in Ireland today.

Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out
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Got any messages on WhatsApp about coronavirus that sound untrue? Send it to us and we'll check it out

Mar 13th 2020, 5:44 PM 42,192 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.

Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland
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Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 10:13 PM 589,462 Views 387 Comments

Health officials have confirmed the first case.

Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true
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Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true

Feb 28th 2020, 3:53 PM 82,635 Views 32 Comments

That WhatsApp message you got might sound believable – but check it out for yourself before sharing it.

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count
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# Dail Is Fair In Love And War

Couple who ran in the same constituency for different parties both get elected in dramatic final count

Feb 10th 2020, 4:07 AM 206,247 Views 27 Comments

The two beat off competition from a Fine Gael candidate in what is traditionally a stronghold for FG.

Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks
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Factchecking the election: Here's how we ranked all the claims made by politicians over the last four weeks

Feb 7th 2020, 5:20 PM 22,138 Views 69 Comments

We’ve been keeping an eye on the campaign over the last four weeks to sort out the facts from the waffle.

The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?
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The Explainer: What just happened in the UK general election?

Dec 13th 2019, 9:09 AM 18,420 Views 33 Comments

There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.

Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
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Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader

Dec 13th 2019, 3:30 AM 13,333 Views 44 Comments

It was Labour’s worst election result in more than 80 years.

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'
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# FAI

FAI board member John Earley resigns 'in the best interests of Irish football'

Dec 12th 2019, 10:54 PM 20,016 Views 23 Comments

The move comes just under a week after the FAI president announced that he is stepping down.

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels
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# Food Safety

More types of bottled water have been recalled over arsenic levels

Aug 2nd 2019, 8:15 PM 206,717 Views 58 Comments

Own-brand water from Dunnes, Lidl, Londis, Mace and Spar has been recalled.

RTÉ and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland
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RTÉ and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 7:01 AM 19,685 Views 64 Comments

32% of people in Ireland read TheJournal.ie in the last week, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2019.

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?
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# We Go Again

Election count day 2: What can we expect today?

May 26th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,818 Views 9 Comments

The story of Friday’s election is still being written.

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?
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The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

Apr 25th 2019, 11:15 AM 41,112 Views 112 Comments

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'
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# Inequality

Private cancer patients getting access to drugs that public patients can't get is 'incredibly unfair'

Apr 14th 2019, 7:47 PM 26,665 Views 74 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society said that lifesaving medicines should be available to everyone who could benefit from them, not just people with private health insurance.

TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website
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TheJournal.ie launches Noteworthy, a new investigative journalism website

Apr 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 21,749 Views 55 Comments

The new platform will fund in-depth journalism based on suggestions from the public.

Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre
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Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

Updated Jan 20th 2019, 7:40 AM 66,105 Views 101 Comments

Politicians have condemned the attack which occurred shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

Investigation after garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by member of the public
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# Lost And Found

Investigation after garda submachine gun found in Dublin city centre by member of the public

Jul 11th 2018, 12:18 AM 65,725 Views 97 Comments

The gun was handed in to Store Street Garda Station yesterday.

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