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From TheJournal.ie Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed Not The News

Banks to take us seriously... er, no: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Egypt despairs as Eamon Gilmore drafted in to heal divisions.

From TheJournal.ie Where has your local pub gone? The Irish Pub This post contains videos

Where has your local pub gone?

New website aims to get people discussing “the good, the bad and the ugly sides of the Irish pub, its contribution to Irish life in general, its future and its legacy”.

From TheJournal.ie Fireworks in the US have shrunk over decades Damp Squib

Fireworks in the US have shrunk over decades

Urban sprawl means organisers have to rein it in.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light? Read Me

Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light?

George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are just some of the famous people to be immortalised on film, but is it ever possible to give a balanced portrayal of a person? Darren Mooney writes about the challenging world of the bioepic.

The G8 loves it when you smile: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: We’ll swap you Ulster Bank for the M50, scaring off the sun.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you go out to pubs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you go out to pubs?

Could the Irish pub become extinct?

From TheJournal.ie Only losers take the bus, right Leo?: The week's news skewed Not The News

Only losers take the bus, right Leo?: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: The Gathering at the Dáil; Cabinet clones; Alan Shatter knows what you did last summer.

From TheJournal.ie Over 20 Irish films screening and selling at Cannes Film Festival Irish Film

Over 20 Irish films screening and selling at Cannes Film Festival

The Irish movers and shakers of the film industry are off to Cannes to promote Ireland’s movie-making talents.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Could you live without your TV? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Could you live without your TV?

A survey today has revealed that just 5 per cent of people don’t have one, so could you live without yours?

From TheJournal.ie Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters Opinion

Column: You can often tell what is troubling America by looking to the blockbusters

Movies are often a reflection of current affairs what’s going on in the world, and even the unlikely genre of mass-market US action movies can deal with the fears and uncertainties felt by the American people at any given time, writes Darren Mooney.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s challenging to get Irish people to go and see Irish movies Interview

Column: It’s challenging to get Irish people to go and see Irish movies

Director Kieron J Walsh says it can be difficult to get Irish people to watch Irish movies, but this is changing. Here, he discusses shining a light on suicide, how Northern Ireland is not all about the the Troubles, and why Irish cinema is on the up.

From TheJournal.ie Xtra-vision set to go into receivership, shops remain open for now Xtra-vision

Xtra-vision set to go into receivership, shops remain open for now

Over 1,000 jobs are at risk as a result of the news today, two years to the day since an examiner was appointed which resulted in some 20 stores closing.

James Reilly, circuses: The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: “I was delighted when I heard we were getting a new political party,” a man on a bus in Rialto said. “Then I heard there were TDs in it.”

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels Pirate Party

Interview: Pirate Party founder on the collapse of ‘parasitic’ record labels

Rickard Falkvinge, who founded the world’s first Pirate Party in Sweden, speaks to TheJournal.ie about copyright laws, digital currencies and how to set up a new political party.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish start-up that went on a 3,000km road trip to success* Road Show This post contains videos

The Irish start-up that went on a 3,000km road trip to success*

Meet the Soundwave guys whose photo travelogue shows how sometimes you have to take the road less travelled – literally – to get stuff done. *(fingers crossed)

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Kim Jong-Un clings on to his place in the Dáil Technical Group, pointing Phil Hogan at North Korea and Ireland nominated by troika for fantasy government awards.

From TheJournal.ie Irish video takes pride of place in Found Footage show Old Skool This post contains videos

Irish video takes pride of place in Found Footage show

US showcase of hilarious ‘lost’ footage found on old video tapes comes to Dublin – and this time we’re in on the joke.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: SIPTU president wins Oscar; hopes rise of a politicians’ strike; Pope quits over Croke Park II; Lift chaos leads to primary care centre.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Gerry’s teddy all the talk in toy town; today’s marginalised looking forward to a State apology in 2063; cé hé Micheál Martin?

Happy Birthday, Drew Barrymore!  Look how cute you were when you were little Happy Birthday Drew This post contains videos

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Donkey meat disgusts horse meat eaters; Pat Rabbitte’s Valentine to himself; retirement advice from an ex-Pope.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Burgers first past the post; Labour reminds us, ‘I woz ere’; all back to Coppers after bank debt deal.

From TheJournal.ie Animation giants due to speak in Ireland Creative

Animation giants due to speak in Ireland

Creatives with credits on movies ranging from Life of Pi to The Iron Giant to Inception will give tips to those wanting to make it in booming sector.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Inside Disneyland's super-exclusive $10k-a-year members' club Club 33 This post contains images

PICS: Inside Disneyland's super-exclusive $10k-a-year members' club

This one ain’t targeting the kids: it’s got a licence to sell alcohol.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Obesity helping the recliner chair-smuggling business; rural drinking a lifeline for rural Garda stations; GAA jealous of soccer ball boy phenomenon.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what the Germans were laughing at on New Year's Eve TV Das Ist Gut This post contains videos

Here's what the Germans were laughing at on New Year's Eve TV

We have Mrs Brown’s Boys; the Germans have something called Dinner for One.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films Film

Irish Film Institute highlights Roman Polanski films

Controversial director under the spotlight in January schedule of films as two of his major movies are re-released.

The burning question*: New Year's Eve - worth staying up for? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: New Year's Eve - worth staying up for?

It’s New Year’s Eve, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the countdown with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From The42 Simeone clarifies: La Liga predictable, not boring Simeone Says

Simeone clarifies: La Liga predictable, not boring

The Atletico coach had claimed Spain’s top division was dull after falling to Barcelona.

You smell! The weird world of celebrity perfumes

Even Cliff Richard had one. Here’s 7 of our favourites.

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant? Work Can Wait This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is it okay to use your mobile in a restaurant?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Hot or cold milk on cereal?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

VIDEO: 50 songs of 2012 in one mash-up Hits 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: 50 songs of 2012 in one mash-up

Well done, that man.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: 103% of adults fluent in Irish; evidence of a parliament found in Leinster House; rainwater is tax-free… for now.

From TheJournal.ie Ex 'Price is Right' model gets $8.5 million in damages Discrimination

Ex 'Price is Right' model gets $8.5 million in damages

The woman claimed the producers of the show discriminated against her after her pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie HMV to create 210 Christmas jobs Jobswatch

HMV to create 210 Christmas jobs

Most of the positions will last until January 2013 but there are possibilities for longer-term employment.

VIDEO: Three-trailer Thursday Sneak Peek This post contains videos

VIDEO: Three-trailer Thursday

Cinema trip this weekend? TheJournal.ie brings you snippets from three new releases to help you decide where to put your money…

From TheJournal.ie Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?

The burning question*: Is it okay to wear socks in bed? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Is it okay to wear socks in bed?

It’s Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.