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Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name. Poignant

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

Monday 23 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers Mental Health

Teen boys have ‘negative view’ of depression in peers

Study recommended that awareness of mental health issues be particularly targeted at young male teens.

Sunday 22 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas Christmas

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own Roll Up This post contains images

Christmas wrapping paper that lets you grow your own

Finally, an answer to the waste of discarded wrapping paper.

From TheJournal.ie Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race Final Frontier

Key steps as Asian countries speed up in space race

China had another first this month with its moon rover – but its neighbours are not far behind.

Saturday 21 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day Social History This post contains images

Ye Olde Irish Pantomime Posters of the Day

Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen, anyone?

Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here’s what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland

You get a giant card and tickets for a return trip.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes This post contains images

Don’t forget about them: Defence Forces abroad send Xmas wishes

Read messages to loved ones from those in some of the smaller overseas missions (where you may not even realise we have troops posted).

Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after being shot at Mayo petrol station Castlebar

Man dies after being shot at Mayo petrol station

The 26-year-old was shot a number of times in Castlebar this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Test made in Longford can help docs spot if you’re having a heart attack Diagnosis

Test made in Longford can help docs spot if you’re having a heart attack

New tool could reduce time to diagnosis of a cardiac event – and is especially helpful in women.

From TheJournal.ie Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore Penalty Points

Public Accounts Committee to examine penalty points furore

The committee will use whistleblower information as starting point for probe of how penalty points are cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie How to tell counterfeit Smirnoff vodka from real deal Check The Label

How to tell counterfeit Smirnoff vodka from real deal

FSAI spot counterfeit one-litre bottles of vodka with fake Smirnoff Red Label branding.

Price of potatoes drops by almost a third in one year

Good harvest means bigger supply and lower prices for spud-lovers.

Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Pen-making Donegal schoolboys worth ‘a million’

Not quite in euro, but they’re getting there.

Sunday 15 December, 2013

Poll: Does today’s bailout exit make you feel any better? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral Madiba This post contains images

Lockdown at Mandela’s boyhood village for funeral

Dignitaries and family descend on Qunu as South African icon arrives at final resting place.

Saturday 14 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

New gardai, dirty water and Roses: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of households in Ireland receive some sort of social welfare payment?

From TheJournal.ie The Week in Photos: Breaking through Top Pics This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Breaking through

Pushing out, gathering speed, breaking out.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a hero? Take the test Hero Inside

Are you a hero? Take the test

Psychologists believe ordinary people can be inspired to acts of heroism if conditions are right.

Friday 13 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Woman and young daughter threatened by armed robbers Armed Men

Woman and young daughter threatened by armed robbers

One man wielded a bar studded with nails at the house attack in Howth, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Robbers attack cash-in-transit van in Meath Cash Box

Robbers attack cash-in-transit van in Meath

Cash box taken and getaway car found in Ratoath.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Flash céilí stops shoppers in Dublin centre HAON DO TRI
From TheJournal.ie €17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years Law Society

€17.7m paid out to victims of rogue solicitors in 5 years

Minister Alan Shatter says that the State will not take over the scheme from the Law Society as it would “not be in the public interest” to stump up out of their own pocket.

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From TheJournal.ie Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria Madiba

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013 Trending

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013

The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).

Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Safeguarding board has “no remit” to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad Safeguarding

Safeguarding board has “no remit” to deal with abuse by Irish priests abroad

As further reviews of child protection measures across Catholic Church in Ireland published, “anomaly” emerges.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims Safeguarding

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claims

However, the tone used to some complainants was “inconsistent” – some responses were compassionate and others were “sharp in tone”.

Monday 9 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance Everyone's A Critic

Want to be a film critic? Here’s your chance

The Irish Film Institute has set up an award scheme for potential movie critics in tribute to late programmer Pete Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Have You Ordered The Turkey Yet Pic of the Day Pic Of Day

Saturday 7 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Madiba: The last official portrait Up Close

Madiba: The last official portrait

Nelson Mandela’s last official photoshoot caught him in reflective mood. The portrait sold for charity just days before he died.

Friday 6 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘No-fault’ compensation advisory group disbanded Negligence

‘No-fault’ compensation advisory group disbanded

“No plans to re-establish” the group, says Department of Health, but it is due to make recommendations for legal reforms to help people who suffer “catastrophic” injury due to medical negligence.

Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie It just got easier to get home from the Christmas party Late Night Transport

It just got easier to get home from the Christmas party

Extra Buses and DART services to help commuters out at busy time of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Tipperary students’ tribute to teacher makes it to No1 on iTunes Emotional Tribute

Tipperary students’ tribute to teacher makes it to No1 on iTunes

The transition-year class composed the song for their late teacher.

From TheJournal.ie Over two-thirds in poll support plain cigarette packaging Plain Packaging Bill

Over two-thirds in poll support plain cigarette packaging

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, introduces the plain packaging bill at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

From TheJournal.ie 14-year-old boy missing from Dublin since Sunday Appeal

14-year-old boy missing from Dublin since Sunday

Daniel Murphy was last seen in the city centre.

Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child Child Safety

Distressing short film imagines fate of missing child

ISPCC has released the fictional short to highlight awareness of its Missing Children’s Hotline.

Sunday 1 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin for next government coalition? Not likely, say FF and FG pols Under Pressure

Sinn Féin for next government coalition? Not likely, say FF and FG pols

Second part of TV3 exploration also hears Sinn Féin politicians questioned about IRA criminality.

Saturday 30 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Would you pledge to keep watch over one vulnerable person this month? Support

Would you pledge to keep watch over one vulnerable person this month?

One in four Irish people experience mental health issues – campaign asks that people commit to provide support to someone they know who might need it.

Friday 29 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Murder investigation launched after man’s body “engulfed by fire” in park Phoenix Park

Murder investigation launched after man’s body “engulfed by fire” in park

Gardai are still treating the death as suspicious as post-mortem continues on his burned body.

Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie You have not seen Killarney National Park like this before Photography This post contains images

You have not seen Killarney National Park like this before

Photographer Norman McCloskey has spent three years trekking the 25,000 acres of the park to capture these breathtaking but little-known vistas.