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From TheJournal.ie Almost 250 years after the last native wolf was killed, is Ireland ready for the debate about bringing them back? Ireland 2029

Almost 250 years after the last native wolf was killed, is Ireland ready for the debate about bringing them back?

The Green Party has tabled a Dáil motion calling for wolves to be reintroduced in a bid to help rewild parts of the countryside.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless Homelessness This post contains videos

'It's bringing people together': Ireland rugby matches being screened at specially organised breakfast events for people who are homeless

The Simon Community, together with Secret Street Tours, are organising the screenings.

From TheJournal.ie There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity Mendicity Institution

There's been a 50% surge in people seeking services at Dublin's oldest homelessness charity

The increase is being described by the Mendicity Institution as “alarming”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date' 44 Days To Go

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

From TheJournal.ie Farming robots and Marty Morrissey's love island: Everything you need to know about The Ploughing Ploughing 2019

Farming robots and Marty Morrissey's love island: Everything you need to know about The Ploughing

The traffic, the weather: If you’re heading to Ballintrane we’ve got you covered.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit Increasingly Strange
From TheJournal.ie Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest Decline And Fall

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries Controversy

PSNI chief moves to clarify 'we will have your kids' threat to paramilitaries

Byrne said he accepted his enthusiasm to speak in soundbites had created a distraction.

From TheJournal.ie Seven wolves have been released into their 'large and stimulating' new home at Dublin Zoo Photos

Seven wolves have been released into their 'large and stimulating' new home at Dublin Zoo

The pack’s new 4,000 square metre space includes a water feature and three visitor shelters.

From TheJournal.ie Mike Pence departs from Shannon as two-day Irish visit ends Slán

Mike Pence departs from Shannon as two-day Irish visit ends

Pence took a stronger line on Brexit during this trip than many had expected.

From TheJournal.ie Why did Jacob Rees-Mogg drag Parnell into last night's Brexit debate? Unexpected Cameo

Why did Jacob Rees-Mogg drag Parnell into last night's Brexit debate?

The Irish nationalist leader got an unexpected mention from the Tory arch-Brexiteer yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch Pence Visit

The Taoiseach and his partner have welcomed Mike Pence to Farmleigh ahead of a family lunch

The US Vice President stopped by the Áras earlier this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar hoping for 'family lunch' with his parents, partner and 'friend of Ireland' Mike Pence Arriving Today

Leo Varadkar hoping for 'family lunch' with his parents, partner and 'friend of Ireland' Mike Pence

Mike Pence’s visit has been brought forward. He’s now due in Shannon today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced Children's Hospital

Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced

Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns 31 October

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns

It comes after Boris Johnson insisted the UK would be free from its obligations in a no-deal scenario.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon Blazes

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie From dinosaurs to warrior scarecrows: 16 intriguing events to check out this National Heritage Week What To Do

From dinosaurs to warrior scarecrows: 16 intriguing events to check out this National Heritage Week

There’s plenty of fun to be had and unusual sights to see as the annual heritage week kicks off.

From TheJournal.ie Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster All Kicking Off

Circle the date ... Here's why 9 September is set to be a red letter Brexit day in Westminster

It’s all set to kick off again in the Commons from the start of next month – here are the key dates.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ Barrow Street

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.

From TheJournal.ie Ten arrested after police officer killed while responding to burglary near Reading England

Ten arrested after police officer killed while responding to burglary near Reading

The ten arrested, aged between 13 and 30, are being detained under suspicion of murder.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How likely is an early election in the UK and when is it likely to happen? Now What
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland reintroduce wolves? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland reintroduce wolves?

It’s a big question, admittedly, and it’s the focus of the latest episode of our Ireland 2029 podcast.

From TheJournal.ie Emiliano Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before plane crash, investigators say Investigation

Emiliano Sala exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before plane crash, investigators say

A report shows he had a saturation level of 58% – a level that could cause seizure and unconsciousness.

From TheJournal.ie The Disappeared: Lead investigator says no evidence of human burial at Louth site, after ex-soldier's claims Robert Nairac

The Disappeared: Lead investigator says no evidence of human burial at Louth site, after ex-soldier's claims

An archaeologist has examined the site at Ravensdale in the wake of the claims, which were made public last week.

From TheJournal.ie Revolver and pistol seized and two men arrested after 4am car search in Coolock Loaded Guns

Revolver and pistol seized and two men arrested after 4am car search in Coolock

The loaded guns were seized by gardaí investigating organised crime in the area.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Boris Johnson is now the British Prime Minister Liveblog

As it happened: Boris Johnson is now the British Prime Minister

Climate activists tried to block Boris Johnson’s path to Buckingham Palace, and protesters booed during his first speech at No 10.

From TheJournal.ie Members of pilot union Ialpa at Ryanair are voting on industrial action Pay Row

Members of pilot union Ialpa at Ryanair are voting on industrial action

The union said pilots were frustrated at lack of progress in pay talks.

From TheJournal.ie Gone: UK's Europe minister resigns ahead of Boris Johnson's expected election as PM Alan Duncan

Gone: UK's Europe minister resigns ahead of Boris Johnson's expected election as PM

It’s expected several more high profile resignations will take place in the coming 48 hours.

From TheJournal.ie Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless' Dublin

Smithfield's homelessness tour guide: 'Most locals don't get to talk to anybody who is homeless'

Shane Howell hopes his tour might help shine a light on the contrasts that exist in this corner of the city.

From TheJournal.ie 'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack His Grace

'They said they wanted an obnoxious priest': How Brendan Grace and the Father Ted writers created Fr Fintan Stack

While other actors were “shouting and roaring” at auditions, Grace said he decided to take a different approach.

From TheJournal.ie 'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68 RIP

'One of the great entertainers of this era': Tributes paid as Brendan Grace dies aged 68

The hugely popular comedian was being treated for lung cancer.

From TheJournal.ie Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council Bathing Bans

Discoloured water on Dublin beaches down to algal bloom, says council

Bathing bans are in place at beaches across Dublin Bay.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President The Trump Divide

'Trump for Taoiseach': Rival protest groups greet President ... well out of view of the President

A pro-Trump demonstration was dwarfed by a much larger ‘anti’ one on the outskirts of Shannon.

From TheJournal.ie Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans Mayor

Limerick votes for directly elected mayor for the city while Cork and Waterford reject same plans

Waterford has rejected the same proposal. Limerick voted in favour.

From TheJournal.ie When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts On And On

When we can expect to elect our first MEPs and other essential things to know about today's counts

There’ll be battles for the final seats in all three EU constituencies while the council seats are almost filled.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June Theresa May

Theresa May has announced that she will step down as Conservative Party leader on 7 June

May broke into tears at the end of a statement announcing her departure date.

From TheJournal.ie A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced A New Low

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

From TheJournal.ie Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in Last Day

Candidates are out making their last pitches for your vote before the broadcast ban kicks in

Meanwhile more than 2,000 people on islands off the west coast are entitled to vote today.

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