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Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Emily Hand - the 9-year-old Irish-Israeli girl held hostage by Hamas - has been released
The 9-year-old Irish-Israeli girl was originally believed to have died in the 7 October attacks.
This year
Man charged over crash that killed nine-year-old boy in Donegal
The nine-year-old has been named as Ronan Wilson from Co Tyrone.
Poll: Should American Bully XL dogs be banned in Ireland?
The UK is bringing in a ban – but should Ireland follow suit?
'Are politicians partly to blame for the protest at the Dáil? Absolutely' - Ceann Comhairle
“We cannot expect the public to respect us as politicians if we don’t respect ourselves,” he said.
Last year
Students and recent graduates: The Journal is offering a paid Google News Initiative fellowship this summer
We’re looking for someone to join the newsroom for an eight-week breaking news internship.
Arrested man released without charge after major cocaine seizure in Dublin
The drugs were concealed in the refrigeration unit of a vehicle that was stopped and searched.
All time
Man arrested after explicit photograph sent to Limerick politician
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
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
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
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
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
None of the members of the board of Pieta House are paid for their work.
Two arrested over allegations of fraud at Irish broadcaster
Gardaí said that an investigation was ongoing.
One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
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
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
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
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
The interview with Dolores Cahill highlights the problem facing social media companies about when to take information down.
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Debunked: This photograph showing Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein embracing is a fake
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
The incident is believed to be terror-related.
Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'
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
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
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
The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.
Debunked: No, is not closing down
We’re extremely happy to be able to debunk this one.
Five healthcare workers have died of coronavirus, says Department of Health
It is the first time that the number of fatalities of frontline workers have been confirmed.'s Stardust wins gold at New York Festivals Radio awards
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 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
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 is debunking some of the many rumours going around about coronavirus.
Coronavirus: First case of Covid-19 confirmed in the Republic of Ireland
Health officials have confirmed the first case.
Why those messages you're getting on WhatsApp about coronavirus cases in Ireland are (probably) not true
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
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
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?
There is a lot to unpack about this momentuous election.
Jeremy Corbyn says he intends to step down as Labour leader
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'
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
Own-brand water from Dunnes, Lidl, Londis, Mace and Spar has been recalled.