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22 October 2018 17:51 Average of 10,000 people a day sign petition to prevent deportation of Eric Zhi Ying Xue

An average of 10,000 people a day have signed a petition to prevent the deportation of a nine-year-old boy from Wicklow. Eric Zhi Ying Xue, who is in 4th class in St. Cronan’s school in Bray, is facing deportation to China even though he was born and has lived all his life in Ireland. The principal of Eric’s school, Maeve Tierney, says Eric simply cannot

22 October 2018 16:13 Spanish student thought she was going to die; Man to be sentenced next week for 'horrific' rape

A Spanish student who was repeatedly raped by a young homeless man after being lured to his tent in July 2017 says she thought he was going to kill her. Eoin Berkeley, previously of Hamptonwood Way in Finglas, will be sentenced next week. The young woman’s visit to Ireland in the summer of 2017 was the first time she had ever travelled alone. After picking

22 October 2018 16:12 Firm fined for unsolicited spam e-mails and marketing calls

Vodafone Ireland has been fined €2,000 for unsolicited marketing calls to customers. Vodafone and PC World owners DSG Retail Ireland Ltd were the latest companies to be prosecuted at Dublin District Court by the Data Protection Commissioner for breaking e-marketing regulations through unsolicited spam emails and marketing calls. Vodafone's two unsolicited

22 October 2018 14:13 Higgins says his own office advised using government jet to visit Belfast

President Michael D Higgins says his own office advised he use a government jet to visit Belfast and not the PSNI. The incumbent had said he had to fly to Northern Ireland last May as the Northern Irish Police Service could not provide the required security by road. On Saturday, the PSNI told the BBC: “It is the long-established policy of the PSNI not to comment

22 October 2018 10:17 These are the things Irish people hate most about the English

New research says arrogance, football hooliganism and Brexit are some of the main reasons why Irish people hate the English. More than four in ten Irish people (42%) said the English vote to leave the EU was a reason to dislike them, as UK politicians continue to struggle to find a solution to the issue of a potential border between Ireland and Northern

22 October 2018 08:59 Northern Ireland veteran ‘refusing medical treatment to have his day in court’

A Northern Ireland veteran charged with attempted murder has reportedly turned down medical treatment so that he can appear in court. Dennis Hutchings, a 77-year-old former member of the Life Guards regiment, is accused in relation to the fatal shooting of a man with learning difficulties in 1974. The Daily Express reported that he is refusing treatment

22 October 2018 08:47 Irish Examiner launches new brand campaign

The Irish Examiner has witnessed many seismic shifts in Irish society since 1841— and has reported on all of them with a commitment to true journalism. That steadfast tradition continues today This extensive marketing campaign, launched at the beginning of October illustrates this continuity by showing a major event from the past, echoed by a major event

22 October 2018 07:28 POLL: How will you vote in the blasphemy referendum?

Friday is Presidential election day, but there’s also a referendum on blasphemy. THE COUNTRY WILL go to the polls on Friday, but there’s more to be decided on then our next President. Voters will also be asked what do to about Ireland’s blasphemy laws in a referendum on the issue. At present, the Constitution says that publishing or saying something 1

21 October 2018 17:30 ’Maurice McCabe has done the state some service’: The week in quotes

Here’s what was said and who said what this week. Father Jor McVeigh on the fear that a hard border with Northern Ireland will lead to violence. Cork camogie player Rena Buckley, speaking at the launch of the 20×20 campaign which aims to increase media coverage, participation and involvement in women’s sport, recalled an event where she was invited to present 1

21 October 2018 08:30 'A stain on our society': What the presidential candidates think about Direct Provision

Some are in favour of a blanket amnesty for people living in the system for more than five years. AS PART OF our presidential election coverage, TheJournal.ie asked each nominee the same 12 questions so voters can see why the candidates are running and where they stand on a number of important issues. One of the topics we asked the candidates about was Direct 1