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From The42 'We've made absolutely massive progress... It's a credit to all the supporters that have put in the voluntary hours' Community

'We've made absolutely massive progress... It's a credit to all the supporters that have put in the voluntary hours'

Captain Derek Pender on the progress made both on and off the pitch at Bohemians.

From TheJournal.ie This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything Carlow Arts Festival

This transparent piggy bank will be put on a Carlow street - and the money can be used for anything

People will be invited to put money into the pig – and the money can be spent however the community agrees to spend it.

From TheJournal.ie Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin Under Threat This post contains videos

Artists say they're losing their studios and spaces as commercial development surges in Dublin

They worry that rising rental prices will force cultural creative spaces to close.

From TheJournal.ie Drew Harris says that extra gardaí to tackle Drogheda gang violence are not 'a flash in the pan' Gang Violence

Drew Harris says that extra gardaí to tackle Drogheda gang violence are not 'a flash in the pan'

There have been 74 feud incidents since June last year and in the last week there have been five petrol bomb attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive Opinion

Opinion: Creative spaces are under threat so councils must be proactive to ensure that the arts survive

Rents are sky-rocketing making spaces unaffordable for many artists. But with proper planning, we can protect the creative life of the city, writes Councillor Patrick Costello.

From TheJournal.ie 'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area Symantec

'A massive disappointment': Tech giant withdraws from Dublin community event following gunfire in area

A lone gunman opened fire outside a school in the area on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit Ballymun This post contains videos

'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit

The pop-up shop is based out of the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre and has been helping take the financial stress out of communion season.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's Church leaders speak about 'glimmers of hope' admit the many uncertainties of the new year Community

Ireland's Church leaders speak about 'glimmers of hope' admit the many uncertainties of the new year

A statement sees the leaders of Ireland’s different churches discussing topics like Brexit and the lack of a functioning government in Northern Ireland as causes for concern in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie 'I realised we really needed to get more involved': Migrants on how they're helping change Irish politics Voting This post contains videos

'I realised we really needed to get more involved': Migrants on how they're helping change Irish politics

With local and European elections coming up in May 2019, more migrants in Ireland are becoming interested in how their vote can help shape the country.

From The42 Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era Rugby Friend

Optimism abounds as Connacht reboot for the new Friend era

The western province have high hopes they can bounce back after a poor 2017/18 season.

From TheJournal.ie How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title Birdhill This post contains videos

How to win Tidy Towns: We speak to last year's winners as they prepare to defend their title

Birdhill became national winners last year as well as earning the tidiest village award for a consecutive year after 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan Ramadan This post contains videos

'It's a very long day and you do feel hungry occasionally': Muslims on fasting for Ramadan

Due to the long summer days in western Europe, fasting can last up to 19 hours in some countries.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine Mayo

Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine

The incident happened on 9 February and gardaí are working to identify a suspect.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just need to keep the sea to my right' - Meet the 65-year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland Lap Of The Map

'I just need to keep the sea to my right' - Meet the 65-year-old Wicklow woman running the coast of Ireland

She’s raising money for the RNLI – keep an eye out for her, if you live by the sea!

From TheJournal.ie Rick and Morty and Community creator publicly apologises for harassing former colleague Dan Harmon

Rick and Morty and Community creator publicly apologises for harassing former colleague

Writer and producer Dan Harmon issued the public apology after being called out on social media by his former colleague, the writer Megan Ganz.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone Join In

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

Cork kingpins hope to honour late supporter by booking All-Ireland final spot

‘He was a fantastic supporter of the club,’ manager Shane Ronayne said of Ted Linehan.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding Irish Red Cross

Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding

The Irish Red Cross that that it was administering two temporary emergency support schemes at the request of the government.

Here's why the backlash against Rick And Morty's female writers is unfair

“I’m gonna need you to take your opinions …”

From TheJournal.ie 'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass The Last Supper

'The priests are all old men now, and so are we': Heartbreak at Limerick's last male-only Mass

Members are disappointed that there was no vote before the decision was made to end the 150-year-old service.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again? Coining It

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Arrest someone': Anger simmers as hundreds hold vigil for Grenfell victims London

'Arrest someone': Anger simmers as hundreds hold vigil for Grenfell victims

Authorities say that some of the victims may never be found due to the scale of destruction caused by the fire.

From TheJournal.ie The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in' Rain Or Shine

The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'

We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place Rescue 116

'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place

The funeral service for the Coast Guard helicopter pilot took place this morning in his hometown of Blackrock, Co Louth.

From TheJournal.ie 'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown This Is Jobstown

'It made me the man I am today': New documentary highlights reality of living in Jobstown

The documentary focuses on some key characters in the community – and their struggles.

From TheJournal.ie More jobs, less crime: Limerick's regeneration is working Long-term Plan

More jobs, less crime: Limerick's regeneration is working

A plan was undertaken in 2014 to improve the city socially and economically.

From TheJournal.ie Nuns, VIPs and GAA stars: Behind the scenes at Knock Airport Up In The Air

Nuns, VIPs and GAA stars: Behind the scenes at Knock Airport

A new six-part series looks at what goes on in the airport during its 30th year.

From TheJournal.ie "Everyone is deeply upset" - Mayo village in shock after deaths of two pensioners in tragic circumstances Irishtown

"Everyone is deeply upset" - Mayo village in shock after deaths of two pensioners in tragic circumstances

The bodies of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald were discovered at their home in Knockadoon, near Irishtown, yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Shock as couple who were 'pillars of the community' found dead in Mayo Irishtown

Shock as couple who were 'pillars of the community' found dead in Mayo

Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald were found dead in their home in Knockadoon today – a community reacts to the tragic news.

From TheJournal.ie "A fabulous, happy day" - 100 reasons to get on board TheJournal.ie Journeys Journal Journeys

"A fabulous, happy day" - 100 reasons to get on board TheJournal.ie Journeys

We have partnered with Irish Rail to give almost 5,000 return trips away to worthy community groups like these…

From TheJournal.ie WIN: Free trips for 100 groups with TheJournal.ie and Irish Rail Journal Journeys

WIN: Free trips for 100 groups with TheJournal.ie and Irish Rail

We are proud to support initiative to provide up to 5,000 individual free return trips to members of community and voluntary groups.

From TheJournal.ie Waterford locals have started a movement to reclaim their city's streets Waterford Walls

Waterford locals have started a movement to reclaim their city's streets

And they’re doing it with art.

From TheJournal.ie Rioting in Milwaukee after man fatally shot by police Wisconsin

Rioting in Milwaukee after man fatally shot by police

The local mayor appealed for calm.

From TheJournal.ie Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia Bruff

Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia

The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.

From TheJournal.ie Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result On Alert

Wave of hate crime and racist incidents following Brexit result

Signs stating “Leave the EU, no more Polish vermin” have been posted through letter boxes.

From TheJournal.ie These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland Team Effort

These are the 'best kept' towns in Ireland

The winners of the all-Ireland competition were announced today.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend... Marking The Centenary

Fancy having a 1916-themed 'Street Feast'? Thousands will be this weekend...

The 7th annual ‘Street Feast’ takes place tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing Coolmine Therapeutic Community

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing

The chairman of a drug treatment programme said that the government needed to give more urgency to the housing crisis.

From TheJournal.ie This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless Streetsmart

This is how eating out at Christmas can help the homeless

StreetSmart is working with restaurants to allow diners to add €2 onto the cost of their meal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could' End Of An Era

'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'

Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last of the seven Ballymun flats standing and today work began on its demolition.

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