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Strategy and specialists in short supply when it comes to saving public trees

TREES ARE BEING cut down in their thousands each year by Ireland’s local authorities – and there is no cohesive strategy behind it.

In the first part of our investigation into tree felling, we discovered that not only were almost 10,000 trees cut down by local authorities, ...

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"We have no say on what happens in our town": The true extent of tree felling by local authorities

A LOUD, GRINDING noise interrupted Dermot’s early morning shower. He got dressed and stepped outside his home on Orchardstown Drive in Rathfarnham, south county Dublin, only to see a team of workers with trucks and vans using chainsaws to hack pieces off numerous trees on the ...

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The Death Row lawyer: 'If enough people say you should be executed, you start to believe it yourself'

BRYAN STEVENSON GRADUATED from Harvard Law School in 1985. 

After getting his degree he decided to move down to Alabama and founded the Equal Justice Initiative.  He guaranteed to provide a legal defence for people on death row. 

Since then, he has helped to save over 100 men from ...

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How I Spend My Money: A 29-year-old data analyst from Waterford, living and working in Brussels on €39,000

WELCOME TO HOW I Spend My Money, a series on TheJournal.ie that runs on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks at what people in Ireland really do with their cash.

We’re asking readers to keep a record of how much they earn, how much they save, if anything, and what they spend their money on ...

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'This was an accident but it was an accident waiting to happen': The week in quotes

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A tweet from US President Donald Trump.

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Broadcaster David Attenborough on his new documentary, which lays out how humans have overrun the world

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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe at a media doorstep. Source: Leah Farrell

An anti-government protester is sprayed by a water canon during ongoing protests against the political elites who ...

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Men arrested in relation to north Dublin shooting released without charge

TWO MEN ARRESTED by gardaí in relation to a double shooting in north Dublin earlier this week have been released without charge. 

The incident happened at 11.30am at Killeek Lane, St. Margaret’s on Friday, which is about 6 km from Dublin Airport.

Two men were sitting in a ...

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Dutch police arrest four after foiled jailbreak

DUTCH POLICE ARRESTED four people today suspected of taking part in a foiled attempt to spring a prisoner from a high-security prison during which a delivery van was set on fire.

The suspects were arrested following after the attempted prison break at Zutphen, around 112 kilometres ...

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SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

ELON MUSK’S SPACEX has completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in as little as two months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after lift-off today.

No-one was aboard for the launch in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins.

The ...

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Fine Gael accused of 'buying the election' after government advert appears on front page of newspaper

FINE GAEL HAS been accused of using taxpayers’ money to “buy the election” after a front page ad heralding an increase in the minimum wage was published on the front of a Sunday newspaper. 

A large ad with the words “if you’re on minimum wage, you’re getting a raise” was ...

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Gardaí issue warning over fake French lotto scam

GARDAÍ HAVE URGED the public to be vigilant after Irish numbers were targeted by scammers claiming that the intended victim had won a prize in the French lottery.

Gardaí in Fermoy, Cork, got a report this morning from a person who had been contacted by a male caller calling from a French ...

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Gardaí seize €75k worth of cannabis in Westmeath

GARDÁÍ HAVE SEIZED €75,000 of suspected cannabis in Athlone.

Officers conducted a search operation at a residence in Athlone, County Westmeath yesterday at around 6pm. 

During the course of the search, suspected cannabis with an estimated value of around €75,000 was ...

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New Year starts with 'significant' increase in price of petrol and diesel

FUEL PRICES HAVE increased “significantly” since the start of the New Year, a AA has warned. 

A litre of petrol now costs 144.5c on average – an increase of just under 3c on last month’s average price of 141.7c. Meanwhile, diesel drivers have faced an even bigger hit at the pumps ...

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28-year-old man missing from Dublin found safe and well

A 28-YEAR-OLD man who was missing from west Dublin has been found safe and well. 

Anthony Dwyer had been last seen on Tuesday, 14 January in the St John’s Court area of Clondalkin. 

He has now been located safe and well. 

Gardaí have thanked the public for their ...

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Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

SCIENTISTS SAY THE Australian landscape is being permanently altered by the nation’s wildfire crisis as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent.

Heat waves and drought have fuelled bigger and more frequent fires in parts of Australia, with some 104,000 square ...

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New diaries reveal how a top Irish diplomat helped James Joyce's family flee Nazi-occupied France

A LETTER FROM James Joyce asking for help fleeing the Nazis during World War II is among the treasures unearthed from the diaries of Seán Lester, one of the most important Irish diplomats of the 20th century. 

The letter is among the highlights from the collection of diaries and papers ...

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Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by car in Co Cork overnight

A PEDESTRIAN HAS been seriously injured after being struck by a car in Co Cork overnight. 

The incident happened on the N71 in the Ballylangley area of Bandon at around 1.20am. 

The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, sustained serious injuries. He was taken to Cork University Hospital ...

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The Irish For: Bond and Banríon Eilís - a good collaboration?

WHEN BARACK OBAMA included Sally Rooney’s “Normal People” on his list of favourite reads of 2019, it was a fitting end to a remarkable decade for the young Mayo writer.

Presidential endorsements of books have often turned unknown authors into superstars overnight.

In the 1980s, ...

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Sitdown Sunday: The sinking of the Estonia

IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.

We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour. 

1. How the Manchester rapist found his victims

A chilling look at the activities of Reynhard Sinaga, who was recently jailed ...

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Netflix chief confirms streaming giant interested in deal with Harry and Meghan

NETFLIX’S CHIEF CONTENT officer has said the streaming giant would be interested in working with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Harry and Meghan have walked away from the monarchy and in an unprecedented statement said they will “no longer formally represent the Queen”.

The ...

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The 9 at 9: Sunday

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #POLL: Fianna Fáil has jumped twelve points ahead of Fine Gael in the first opinion poll published since campaigning for the General Election got underway. 

2. #FIRE SAFETY: Residents ...

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