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From TheJournal.ie Seen from space: the Christchurch earthquake Earthquake

Seen from space: the Christchurch earthquake

A shocking new satellite image shows the power of the earthquake that rocked New Zealand last month.

From TheJournal.ie A Queen in the making? New childhood photos of Kate Middleton Kate Middleton This post contains images

A Queen in the making? New childhood photos of Kate Middleton

The internet-savvy palace releases a handful of childhood photos of Kate Middleton. Now what on earth could they be trying to detract attention from?

From TheJournal.ie Business Insider comes clean about its business model Business Insider

Business Insider comes clean about its business model

More hand-wringing is devoted to the future of news than just about any other problem in the world – including real ones. Business Insider’s Henry Blodget tries a bold and potentially dangerous experiment: he comes clean about the model behind his business.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How many books do you read a month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many books do you read a month?

Our daily poll is dedicated to World Book Day – we want to know how often you read a book.

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: the bestselling books of all time World Book Day This post contains images

Revealed: the bestselling books of all time

…question isn’t have you read all of them, it’s have you read ANY of them?

Updated: 9.15am: AT LEAST FIFTEEN cars have crashed in heavy fog on the M7 Dublin/Limerick Rd southbound near Portlaoise, following a collision between at least 2 trucks. The route is closed between junctions 16 and 17. No information on any fatalities so far. More when we have it.

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The news from the Department of Finance is even worse than we thought; an artist’s fingers cut off during a savage attack and everything you need to know to bluff your way through the day’s cricket chat.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with the European ruling that ends cheaper car insurance for women? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the European ruling that ends cheaper car insurance for women?

Insurance companies can no longer offer women a discount for safer driving. Let us know what you think.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Garda Ombudsman to investigate circumstances of man’s suspected suicide in Kerry after negotiations with gardaí; Galway West count finishes 73 hours after it begun, and the future of Slane is under threat.

From TheJournal.ie Era of cheaper insurance for women comes to an end Women Drivers

Era of cheaper insurance for women comes to an end

The European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of a Belgian challenge to the practice of giving young women a discount on their car insurance.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a scheme to help struggling homeowners?

As new figures reveal that mortgage holders owe a total of €8.6 billion in arrears, what do you think should be done? Do you support plans to help them?

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Full recount ordered in Galway West; Irish banks tap the EU for more emergency funding, and the €288 million yacht being built by an African dictator’s son.

The counts have finally concluded in Laois-Offaly and Wicklow, while a full recount has been ordered in Galway West after 5 candidates had been elected.

In Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen, fellow Fianna Fáil candidate Sean Fleming, Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Sinn Fein’s Brian Stanley have been elected, along with Charlie Flanagan, who was elected earlier.

In Wicklow, after 19 counts, three Fine Gael, one Labour and one Independent, Stephen Donnelly, have been declared elected.

From TheJournal.ie "Bax you are forever in our hearts" - five month old baby first quake victim to be buried Earthquake

"Bax you are forever in our hearts" - five month old baby first quake victim to be buried

The search for victims is continuing with the aid of sniffer dogs and sensitive listening devices, but rescue teams are now finding only the dead in the rubble.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What's your preferred option for the next Government? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What's your preferred option for the next Government?

Fine Gael’s Enda Kenny is reported to have last night popped the question in a voicemail to Labour leader Eamon Gilmore, and talks on a possible coalition are likely to get underway today – so long as Eamon picks up the phone to call him back.

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: 154 down, 12 seats in the 31st Dail to go; the f-word provides the only intake of breath on a dull night at the Oscars, and has Enda popped the question yet?

From TheJournal.ie "Paddy likes to know what the story is" - Ireland's Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth GE11

"Paddy likes to know what the story is" - Ireland's Taoiseach-in-waiting promises to tell the truth

Enda Kenny says once he has the full facts about the economic crisis, he’ll keep us informed.

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has been elected on the first count in Cavan Monaghan, and Sean Barrett has been elected in Dun Laoghaire on the eighth count. Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe has been elected on the second count in Dublin Central.  Eamonn Maloney has been elected for Labour in Dublin South West. Get the latest on the most hotly contest constituencies, or keep an eye on who’s in and who’s out in our election map.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 8.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 7.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 7.30pm

Who’s winning, who’s losing, who’s laughing – and who’s retiring to spend more time with the grandchildren. It’s the Half Past Fix.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 6.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 6.30pm

At half past six, it’s your half past fix.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 5.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 5.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Has Election 2011 left you feeling better about your country? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Has Election 2011 left you feeling better about your country?

As the results roll in, are you on a high, or experiencing Post Traumatic Election Disorder?

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm GE11

The Half Past Fix: 4.30pm

Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.

LEO VARADKAR has just become the first candidate to be elected for Fine Gael, winning a seat with the help of Joan Burton’s surplus in Dublin West. Keep up to date with who’s in and who’s out in our Constituency Tracker.

From TheJournal.ie Ciaran Cuffe insists Green Party has a future in Ireland Green Party

Ciaran Cuffe insists Green Party has a future in Ireland

They’re down but not out, say the Greens.

From TheJournal.ie The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

The Half Past Fix: 3.30pm

Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.

TWITTER MIGHT BE down, but you can still get all the latest from General Election 2011 from TheJournal.ie’s General Election Facebook page.

From TheJournal.ie The Half-Past Fix: 2:30pm

The Half-Past Fix: 2:30pm

Everything you need to know from the count so far: we keep you updated every hour, on the half hour. It’s all in the Half-Past Fix.

Designer John Galliano arrested after "anti-semitic rant" at couple in Paris cafe

As Paris gets ready for Fashion Week, Dior head John Galliano goes off the rails “with stress”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Election Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Election Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: It’s polling day – we tell you where to go and what to do when you get there; department of Foreign Affairs responds to criticism of its Libya rescue effort and how a Limerick dog pulled a Lassie.

From TheJournal.ie The groups of death: four constituencies to watch as the votes come in GE11

The groups of death: four constituencies to watch as the votes come in

TheJournal.ie’s pick of four constituencies worth keeping an eye on as the votes are counted.

From TheJournal.ie Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video) New Zealand

Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video)

Police threaten to arrest “earthquake sightseers”, as an ambulance man recounts his shocking experiences to New Zealand radio.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How will you be voting? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How will you be voting?

It’s decision time: which party’s getting your number one?

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Dept of Foreign Affairs puts crisis management team in Libya; the last day of campaigning sees party leader return closer to home and the government rushes through ‘three strikes’ legislation on illegal file sharing.

From TheJournal.ie Who won the battle of the hosts? Eimear Ní Chonaola This post contains a poll

Who won the battle of the hosts?

Who was the best host of the four televised leaders’ debates – TV3′s Vincent Browne, TG4′s Eimear Ní Chonaola, RTE’s Pat Kenny or the host of the final debate, Miriam O’Callaghan?

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two Irish citizens amongst 75 people who died in New Zealand earthquake; first votes cast and – golly gosh! – new Enid Blyton novel is discovered.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you agree with Lucinda Creighton's comments on marriage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with Lucinda Creighton's comments on marriage?

Lucinda Creighton says that while she supports the civil partnerhsip bill, marriage is primarily about procreation, and shouldn’t be open to same sex couples. Do you agree?

From TheJournal.ie Estranged husband of New York State Lottery winner to sue for his share Lottery Winner

Estranged husband of New York State Lottery winner to sue for his share

Patricia Daley Eisel’s divorce from ex-husband Jamie was not finalised at the time of her win.

From TheJournal.ie Energy drinks linked to seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings: report Energy Drinks

Energy drinks linked to seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings: report

A new study warns that energy drinks should be avoided by children with heart problems, diabetes and ADHD – as they could lead to palpitations, seizures, cardiac abnormalities and mood swings.