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Dublin: 14 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

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# united-kingdom - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance Snooping

UK rushes emergency laws on phone and data surveillance

It will ensure that security services can continue accessing internet and mobile phone data.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A simple ‘how to’ guide for the new Minister for Foreign Affairs Northern Ieland

Opinion: A simple ‘how to’ guide for the new Minister for Foreign Affairs

Gilmore’s light touch approach to Northern Ireland was one of his biggest misjudgements as a minister. Here are the three things his successor should consider…

# united-kingdom - Friday 27 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders ‘could live to regret’ choosing Junker as Commission president Fight Fight Fight

EU leaders ‘could live to regret’ choosing Junker as Commission president

Junker was named as the next president of the Commission today despite serious opposition from David Cameron who forced an unprecedented vote on the issue at a summit in Brussels.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide In Danger

Patients with mental illness twice as likely to be victims of homicide

A study suggests one third are killed by other patients.

# united-kingdom - Friday 23 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files Troubles

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# united-kingdom - Friday 16 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you Juicy

Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you

A survey by the UK’s health body found that breakfast cereals are pushing children’s sugar levels over the recommended limits.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teen who raised more than £3 million for cancer charity dies RIP

Teen who raised more than £3 million for cancer charity dies

Stephen Sutton’s mother said today she was “bursting with pride but breaking with pain”.

# united-kingdom - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Royal Family attend Easter Rising centenary commemorations?

Queen Elizabeth II hinted at the possibility in a speech during the recent State visit to the UK by President Michael D Higgins.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President’s UK State visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have Anglo-Irish relations been strengthened by the President’s UK State visit?

The visit has drawn to a close, so we want to know if you think it made a difference.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination Harmful

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination

The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Adams: Unionist parties risk dragging peace process back to 1998 On The Runs

Adams: Unionist parties risk dragging peace process back to 1998

The Sinn Féin leader, currently in the United States, criticised the UK government’s failure to agree on Haas proposals.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie British Tories now want to be known as the ‘Workers’ Party’ Working Class Tory

# united-kingdom - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence Indyref

Alex Salmond has come out fighting after EU warning about Scottish independence

The Scottish First Minister has said that not recognising the result would be anti-democratic.

# united-kingdom - Friday 24 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie British exit from EU wouldn’t give Taoiseach a headache Davos

British exit from EU wouldn’t give Taoiseach a headache

The Taoiseach also dismissed suggestions that he would take up a role in the EU instead of leading Fine Gael into the 2016 general election.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From Business ETC This is where Irish food and drink was sold last year and how well it did Food

This is where Irish food and drink was sold last year and how well it did

We don’t know about you, but it’s making us a bit hungry.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Parents’ Christmas present for their autistic son, 7, destroyed in arson attack Manchester

Parents’ Christmas present for their autistic son, 7, destroyed in arson attack

Police in Manchester have described the attack as a “disgusting and cowardly”.

# united-kingdom - Monday 16 December, 2013

From Business ETC Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering Tourism

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering

A 21 per cent increase was driven by UK and US visitors in 2013.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 11 main points of Scotland’s blueprint for independence Scotland

The 11 main points of Scotland’s blueprint for independence

The country’s First Minister unveiled detailed proposals ahead of next year’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Independent Scotland would ‘cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC’ Scotland

Independent Scotland would ‘cut corporation tax, keep sterling, stay in EU and scrap the BBC’

The Scottish government has put forward its blueprint for independence in a white paper published this morning.

# united-kingdom - Monday 4 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Britain loses second terror suspect after he dons burqa and evades surveillance United Kingdom

Britain loses second terror suspect after he dons burqa and evades surveillance

Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 27, who was subject to an order restricting his movements, does not pose a direct threat to the public, the British Home Secretary insisted today.

# united-kingdom - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles? Geopolitics

Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles?

A topic where geography and politics are completely intertwined, we looked at it from the two viewpoints to see how the term is used.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Watch: This former British prime minister doesn’t want to answer any questions NO NO NO

Watch: This former British prime minister doesn’t want to answer any questions

Gordon Brown practically ran away from a journalist wanting to question him about fresh allegations concerning his former special advisor.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore: There is nothing normal about British-Irish relations British-Irish Relations

Eamon Gilmore: There is nothing normal about British-Irish relations

The Tánaiste is to give a wide-ranging speech on British-Irish relations in Cambridge later today.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested after man ‘climbs fence’ at Buckingham Palace The Queen

Two arrested after man ‘climbs fence’ at Buckingham Palace

Neither Queen Elizabeth nor any of the Royal family were in the palace at the time.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament Parliamentary Porn

Over 300,000 attempts to access porn in the British parliament

Figures obtained by the Huffington Post show that there were thousands of requests for pornographich websites in the Houses of Parliament in the last year.

# united-kingdom - Monday 2 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rape trial hears Coronation Street star told girl she would ‘die’ Michael Le Vell

Rape trial hears Coronation Street star told girl she would ‘die’

Known in soap land as car mechanic Kevin Webster and in the real world as Michael Turner, the 48-year-old has denied all charges against him.

# united-kingdom - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 5,000 badgers to be killed as cull begins England

5,000 badgers to be killed as cull begins

Farmers say the cull will help curb tuberculosis in cattle, but animal rights groups say that the cull will not help eradicate TB in UK.

# united-kingdom - Saturday 20 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Over €72k spent on report evaluating Ireland’s economic relationship with UK Expertise

Over €72k spent on report evaluating Ireland’s economic relationship with UK

The report by the PA Consulting Group cost a total of €144,988.96 with the other half the cost shared with the UK government.

# united-kingdom - Friday 28 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim’s family Institutional Racism

Police unable to find memo saying they spied on a murder victim’s family

Manchester police can’t find a memo which allegedly orders surveillance over people attending the Stephen Lawrence inquiry.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The British chancellor’s choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK Shamburger

The British chancellor’s choice of a posh burger is front page news in the UK

George Osborne’s decision to have a burger has caused some controversy in the UK…

# united-kingdom - Monday 24 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie British police ‘spied on Stephen Lawrence family in bid to smear them’ United Kingdom

British police ‘spied on Stephen Lawrence family in bid to smear them’

British Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded an immediate investigation into the claims published in The Guardian this morning.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From Business ETC Senior bankers who put taxpayers’ money at risk should be jailed Bankers

Senior bankers who put taxpayers’ money at risk should be jailed

A report by a parliamentary commission on banking in the UK has recommended widespread reform to the sector.

# united-kingdom - Monday 17 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Who’s who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who’s who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie These London Underground maps are made entirely of Lego Lego

# united-kingdom - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Prince Philip to take ‘two months of convalescence’ after surgery Duke Of Edinburgh

Prince Philip to take ‘two months of convalescence’ after surgery

The Queen is visiting her husband in hospital tonight, as he marks his 92nd birthday.

# united-kingdom - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital for ‘exploratory operation’ Prince Philip

Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital for ‘exploratory operation’

Prince Philip is admitted to the London Clinic, where he is expected to remain for up to a fortnight.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Far-right protesters turn up at mosque, worshippers give them tea England

Far-right protesters turn up at mosque, worshippers give them tea

Supporters of the English Defence League were unexpectedly met with tea and biscuits as they turned up at the mosque in York, England.

# united-kingdom - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Emergency meetings after soldier ‘decapitated’ in London machete attack London

Emergency meetings after soldier ‘decapitated’ in London machete attack

The UK’s national emergency committee has been convened after a soldier was attacked and killed in Woolwich.

# united-kingdom - Monday 13 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp Murder

Accused changes plea and admits murder of 12-year-old Tia Sharp

Stuart Hazell dramatically changed his plea on the fifth day of his trial at the Old Bailey in London.

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