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Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Call for new laws as group that protested at Tánaiste's home pledges to target every politician

2 hours ago 3,744 Views 20 Comments
  • Individuals who organised and attended these protests have pledged to continue with these types of demonstrations on a weekly basis, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The demonstrations have been widely condemned by both government and opposition politicians.

Yesterday’s News

Woman who claimed €69k in welfare payments whilst travelling to Barbados and Morocco jailed
# Mary O'callaghan
# Mary O'callaghan

Woman who claimed €69k in welfare payments whilst travelling to Barbados and Morocco jailed

3 hours ago 18,393 Views 23 Comments

Mary O’Callaghan was sentenced to 18 months.

Social Democrats TD has 'declined' offer to take up role as chair of ICHH board
# Charity
# Charity

Social Democrats TD has 'declined' offer to take up role as chair of ICHH board

4 hours ago 12,173 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin homeless charity has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.

Images from US border ‘horrified’ Homeland Security chief
# Border Patrol
# Border Patrol

Images from US border ‘horrified’ Homeland Security chief

4 hours ago 19,856 Views 27 Comments

Alejandro Mayorkas wouldn’t say whether they reflected mistreatment or abuse, deferring instead to a promised investigation.

Ireland goalkeeper saves penalty and Tyrone teenager makes debut in Liverpool win
# Starting XI
From The42
# Starting XI

Ireland goalkeeper saves penalty and Tyrone teenager makes debut in Liverpool win

Updated 4 hours ago 34,818 Views 37 Comments

It finished 3-0 for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Carrow Road.

China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution
# $100 Billion
# $100 Billion

China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution

Updated 4 hours ago 7,077 Views 7 Comments

The US president told the UN that the world was approaching a point of no return.

'Highly unlikely' Anne Colomines stabbed herself to death, pathologist tells court
# Trial
# Trial

'Highly unlikely' Anne Colomines stabbed herself to death, pathologist tells court

4 hours ago 16,775 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife at the apartment they shared in 2017.

Pauw's Ireland get back to winning ways after five-goal shootout with Australia
# The Mighty Quinns
From The42
# The Mighty Quinns

Pauw's Ireland get back to winning ways after five-goal shootout with Australia

5 hours ago 14,146 Views 5 Comments

Fans returned for the Girls In Green’s last run-out before the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

5 hours ago 4,548 Views 0 Comments

Here are the stories which made the headlines today.

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines
# New York
# New York

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

5 hours ago 15,720 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach held a number of bilateral meetings at the UN in New York today.

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools
# Back To School
# Back To School

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools

6 hours ago 11,710 Views 18 Comments

Some opposition politicians were critical of what they labelled “confusing” guidance for when pupils are designated as close contacts.

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?

6 hours ago 7,025 Views 10 Comments

A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# No Support
# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated 6 hours ago 13,668 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí

6 hours ago 29,918 Views 0 Comments

Footage of the incident has been shared on social media.

MeToo and the big screen: 'People aren't saying to me anymore - oh, that's just what he's like'
# Rose Plays Julie
# Rose Plays Julie

MeToo and the big screen: 'People aren't saying to me anymore - oh, that's just what he's like'

6 hours ago 7,678 Views 0 Comments

We talk to the two stars of new Irish film Rose Plays Julie about how the film explores the theme of sexual violence.

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin
# Court
# Court

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin

6 hours ago 19,134 Views 0 Comments

The man has been accused of rape and false imprisonment in 2017.

Budget will protect the most vulnerable against energy price hikes, says Taoiseach
# Utility Bills
# Utility Bills

Budget will protect the most vulnerable against energy price hikes, says Taoiseach

Updated 7 hours ago 17,866 Views 36 Comments

Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil that Ireland is a “price taker” when it comes to oil and gas.

Gardaí renew appeal for information on death of young man due to hit and run in 1996
# Paraic Coffey
# Paraic Coffey

Gardaí renew appeal for information on death of young man due to hit and run in 1996

7 hours ago 14,318 Views 2 Comments

25 years later, gardaí say the family of Paraic Coffey still have no closure on the fatal hit and run that killed him.

Aer Lingus ground crew reject structural changes as airline warns of 'profound' pandemic effect
# Pay Freeze
# Pay Freeze

Aer Lingus ground crew reject structural changes as airline warns of 'profound' pandemic effect

7 hours ago 12,525 Views 17 Comments

Cabin crew members similarly rejected a pay freeze in recent days.

Man in critical condition after motorbike and truck crash in Cork
# Blarney
# Blarney

Man in critical condition after motorbike and truck crash in Cork

7 hours ago 10,216 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at around 1pm today.

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
# Housing
# Housing

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated 7 hours ago 68,001 Views 101 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution
# Power To The Players
From The42
# Power To The Players

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution

8 hours ago 10,677 Views 3 Comments

‘I know it’s going to be a big change and I know that some clubs may be a little bit hesitant’, says Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark, ‘but at the end of the day, it’s about growing the sport.’

Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival
# Gotta Roll With It
# Gotta Roll With It

Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival

8 hours ago 30,843 Views 37 Comments

He injured himself at the Isle of Wight.

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'
# Civil Claim
# Civil Claim

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'

8 hours ago 18,280 Views 11 Comments

The agreement means the teenager’s family will now focus on the potential criminal case facing Anne Sacoolas.

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 29,924 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players

11 hours ago 17,371 Views 18 Comments

His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask
# Idar-Oberstein
# Idar-Oberstein

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask

11 hours ago 51,824 Views 40 Comments

The man told officers he acted ‘out of anger’ after being refused service for not wearing a mask while trying to buy beer.

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands
# Volcano
# Volcano

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands

11 hours ago 27,486 Views 12 Comments

La Palma, with a population of some 85,000 people, has been hit by several earthquakes.

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
# Transport
# Transport

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034

11 hours ago 19,060 Views 47 Comments

The project was due to be completed by 2027.

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest

12 hours ago 13,644 Views 20 Comments

The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud
# Brendan Mullin
# Brendan Mullin

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud

12 hours ago 43,650 Views 0 Comments

Mullin had been working in an executive position in Bank of Ireland at the time of the alleged offences.

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
# Owenacurra Centre
# Owenacurra Centre

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

12 hours ago 9,082 Views 4 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules
# Polonium-210
# Polonium-210

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules

12 hours ago 11,451 Views 3 Comments

The former Russian spy died after being poisoned with a rare radioactive substance in London in 2006.

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
# Redundancy Package
# Redundancy Package

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated 13 hours ago 20,012 Views 6 Comments

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

13 hours ago 17,117 Views 13 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

14 hours ago 12,896 Views 16 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show
# Billy Alexander
# Billy Alexander

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

14 hours ago 28,410 Views 21 Comments

The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most prestigious gardening events.

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in
# Debut Day
From The42
# Debut Day

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in

Updated 14 hours ago 21,479 Views 3 Comments

Vera Pauw has hinted that she will hand the ‘amazing’ Lucy Quinn her Ireland debut tonight.

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend

15 hours ago 26,677 Views 14 Comments

The weather is to be more unsettled over the weekend as low pressure moves in.

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