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  • Pilot scheme announced to encourage families to return to living in town centres

    11 October 2018 11:22

    Six rural towns are to receive €100,000 each to encourage families to return to living in town centres, Minister Michael Ring has announced. A pilot scheme is to be introduced as part of Budget 2019 in a bid to rejuvenate rural towns by getting more people to live there. However, it will be up to each of the six identified towns to come up with specific

  • Putin sympathises with UFC champion Nurmagomedov over brawl after McGregor fight

    11 October 2018 11:00 1

    The Russian president met with the undefeated fighter and congratulated him on his victory at UFC 229. VLADIMIR PUTIN WARNED Khabib Nurmagomedov to restrain himself at home in Russia but condoned any forceful action if attacked from the outside as he joked about the aftermath of UFC 229. Russian president Putin met with lightweight champion Khabib and congratulated

  • We put your questions about Budget 2019 to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

    11 October 2018 10:54 3

    The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning. BUDGET 2019 WAS put forward by the government as an effort to deliver a balanced Budget, give something back to low and middle earners in Ireland, and shore up Ireland’s fiscal defences against Brexit. For many, it didn’t land quite like that. Tax breaks for landlords, an increase in the VAT rate for the hospitality

  • 'Thank God they're alive': Crew of Soyuz rocket safe after emergency landing

    11 October 2018 10:04 1

    THE TWO-MEN crew of a Soyuz rocket are alive after they were forced to make an emergency landing following lift-off to the International Space Station, the Russian space agency has said. “The emergency rescue system worked, the vessel was able to land in Kazakhstan… the crew are alive,” Roscosmos said in a tweet. Nasa rookie astronaut Nick Hague and second-time

  • WATCH: Buddy the dog is reunited with Kerry owners after six months

    11 October 2018 09:59

    This nightmare became a reality for Kerry native Emer in April when her beloved dog Buddy went missing. After a six-month-long search that captivated the county and united an entire community, Buddy was eventually found and Emer and her family were reunited with their four-legged best friend. Emer's neighbour Leo took Buddy for a walk in the Maharees

  • Denis Naughten not involved in broadband tendering process, says Varadkar

    11 October 2018 08:54

    The Taoiseach has defended the Communications Minister's meetings with a businessman involved in the consortium bidding for the tender for the National Broadband Plan which is worth over €500m. Leo Varadkar says Denis Naughten is not involved in the procurement process and that he will clarify his contacts with David McCourt in the Dáil today. He says there

  • Dublin City Council blames 'rodent infestation' on warm weather rat breeding

    10 October 2018 20:36

    The council says it’s a Europe wide problem this year. OFFICIALS IN DUBLIN City Council have said the city has suffered from a rat infestation due to the warm weather increasing rodent breeding. The comment was made in a meeting of the South East Area Committee last month following a question by Councillor Mannix Flynn. Flynn had sought a report about

  • Archdiocese of Dublin in discussion with GAA to sell former Holy Cross College Seminary building

    10 October 2018 17:40

    The Archdiocese of Dublin is in discussions with the GAA to sell the former Holy Cross College Seminary building on Clonliffe Road. The talks also include the adjoining lands as both organisations work to develop significant community projects. Subject to planning permission, the property would include social, affordable and private housing, sports facilities

  • 'I got to a point where I thought there was nothing in my life. I might as well just give up on it all'

    10 October 2018 15:32 1

    Former Ireland midfielder Jason McAteer opens up about clinical depression in a new Liverpool documentary. DURING A 15-year professional playing career, Jason McAteer experienced some great highs. The Tranmere native realised a dream by playing at Liverpool for four years after signing from Bolton Wanderers in 1995. Capped 52 times for the Republic of Ireland

  • SuperValu warns of possible text messaging scam

    10 October 2018 12:40

    The supermarket chain is urging people to delete the text message. SUPERVALU IS WARNING the public of a possible text message scam claiming to offer prizes. The supermarket chain has said that messages claiming to be from SuperValu are asking people to click on a link and take a survey or to share their personal data. After reports from the public, SuperValu