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Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

18 minutes ago 842 Views 1 Comment

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack
# Robb Elementary
# Robb Elementary

Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack

Updated 26 minutes ago 29,386 Views 15 Comments
  • US President Joe Biden called for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and act.
  • The shooting was the deadliest such incident since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.
  • Democrat Beto O'Rourke interrupted a press conference with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying he was doing "nothing".
Fine Gael senator accused of assault put his arm around wife of alleged victim, court hears
# John McGahon
# John McGahon

Fine Gael senator accused of assault put his arm around wife of alleged victim, court hears

36 minutes ago 3,209 Views 0 Comments

Fine Gael Senator John McGahon is on trial in Dundalk after pleading not guilty to a charge of assault.

Model Kate Moss testifies in Depp-Heard defamation trial
# Evidence
# Evidence

Model Kate Moss testifies in Depp-Heard defamation trial

50 minutes ago 5,468 Views 0 Comments

She appeared by videolink to give evidence that lasted only two minutes.

Father of Santina Cawley pleads guilty to assaulting ex partner found guilty of her murder
# Santina Cawley
# Santina Cawley

Father of Santina Cawley pleads guilty to assaulting ex partner found guilty of her murder

1 hour ago 7,129 Views 0 Comments

Karen Harrington has vehemently denied any responsibility in relation to the death of the child

Mayo's injury list the major concern ahead of Monaghan test
# The42 GAA Weekly
From The42
# The42 GAA Weekly

Mayo's injury list the major concern ahead of Monaghan test

Updated 2 hours ago 10,580 Views 1 Comment

Marc Ó Sé believes Mayo will have enough for Monaghan if they can overcome their fitness concerns.

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'
# Swiss Teesh
# Swiss Teesh

Taoiseach at Davos: 'Wind is Ireland's oil and that's how we're going to play it'

3 hours ago 14,795 Views 33 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking to Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum.

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson believes he should remain as Prime Minister following damning Sue Gray report

Updated 3 hours ago 33,622 Views 38 Comments

Sue Gray’s official report into the partygate scandal said the ‘senior leadership’ in No 10 must take responsibility.

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers
# Housing
# Housing

'I won't be bullied by you': O'Brien and Doherty clash over State subsidy scheme for developers

Updated 4 hours ago 26,845 Views 59 Comments

The housing minister says the scheme aims to bring into use 80,000 un-commenced planning permissions.

Have you seen missing teenager Mary Connors?
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Have you seen missing teenager Mary Connors?

4 hours ago 11,987 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí and Mary’s family are concerned for her welfare.

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry
# Perfect Foyle
# Perfect Foyle

Unionists seethe at 'meddling Americans' as Richie Neal and Co. visit Derry

Updated 4 hours ago 31,051 Views 31 Comments
  • Neal angered unionists yesterday by saying that issues around the Protocol were 'manufactured'.
  • Asked about his upcoming meeting with DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson, Neal said they have known each other 'for a long time'.
  • The nine-strong US delegation today visited the Derry Girls mural as well as the city's walls and Peace Bridge.
'If everyone was the same, life would be dull' - Kenny has no issues with Obafemi as he returns to Irish squad
# Reunited
From The42
# Reunited

'If everyone was the same, life would be dull' - Kenny has no issues with Obafemi as he returns to Irish squad

4 hours ago 11,537 Views 3 Comments

Kenny today named a 27-man squad for four Nations League fixtures next month.

Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig
# Wig Grant
# Wig Grant

Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig

4 hours ago 8,084 Views 5 Comments

The government grant will go to people who suffer hair loss due to illness.

Trump suffers stinging losses in Georgia Republican contests
# US
# US

Trump suffers stinging losses in Georgia Republican contests

5 hours ago 19,916 Views 14 Comments

Governor Brian Kemp easily defeated Donald Trump’s hand-picked challenger in the critical swing state.

Moscow says Ukrainian fighters to stand trial before possible swap
# Prisoner Exchange
# Prisoner Exchange

Moscow says Ukrainian fighters to stand trial before possible swap

5 hours ago 7,440 Views 9 Comments

Among the Ukrainian fighters who gave themselves up were members of the Azov regiment, a former paramilitary unit.

Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?

5 hours ago 6,304 Views 3 Comments

The shooting at Uvalde has once again raised the question of gun control in the US.

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: When it comes to guns, America is broken

6 hours ago 6,885 Views 16 Comments

Larry Donnelly writes about his despair and anger after the most recent school shooting in the USA, in which 19 children were killed.

Obafemi returns, while Hamilton and Ebosele receive first call-ups as Kenny names squad for June
# New Kids
From The42
# New Kids

Obafemi returns, while Hamilton and Ebosele receive first call-ups as Kenny names squad for June

6 hours ago 12,029 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, Cyrus Christie replaces the injured Matt Doherty in the 27-man squad.

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’

7 hours ago 18,696 Views 41 Comments

A Fine Gael TD who campaigned for months to have the name changed says it will “alleviate confusion”.

'We had it out with each other' - Tough Munster conversations following Leinster defeat
# Reflection
From The42
# Reflection

'We had it out with each other' - Tough Munster conversations following Leinster defeat

7 hours ago 22,239 Views 19 Comments

Johann van Graan’s charges delivered a below-par performance against a fringe Leinster team last weekend.

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Medics are your mates': HSE launches harm-reduction campaign for drug users at music festivals

8 hours ago 6,104 Views 9 Comments

The campaign also urges festival-goers to ‘leave the mixing to the DJs’.

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology
# New Powers
# New Powers

Rights group ‘strongly opposed’ to gardaí being granted facial-recognition technology

8 hours ago 13,749 Views 56 Comments

Civil liberties groups say it enables “mass surveillance”, the Minister for Justice disagrees.

The Good Information Podcast: China, The EU and You
# CHINA-AND-IRELAND
# CHINA-AND-IRELAND

The Good Information Podcast: China, The EU and You

9 hours ago 1,586 Views 1 Comment

The Good Information Podcast looks at the evolving relationship between Ireland, the EU and China.

Poll: How do you feel about gardaí using facial recognition technology to identify suspects?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How do you feel about gardaí using facial recognition technology to identify suspects?

10 hours ago 32,532 Views 61 Comments

Civil liberties groups have raised concerns about the technology being used by law enforcement.

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick
# Caherconlish
# Caherconlish

Man (30s) arrested after €140,000 worth of cocaine seized in Limerick

10 hours ago 7,006 Views 1 Comment

The seizure was made at around 8pm last night.

'We are being held hostage by 50 Senators' - Kerr, LeBron lead sports world fury after school shooting
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

'We are being held hostage by 50 Senators' - Kerr, LeBron lead sports world fury after school shooting

10 hours ago 34,494 Views 36 Comments

The Golden State Warriors coach refused to talk about his team’s NBA playoff match with the Dallas Mavericks.

Russian troops advancing in eastern Ukraine and aim 'to destroy everything there'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian troops advancing in eastern Ukraine and aim 'to destroy everything there'

12 hours ago 22,423 Views 8 Comments

The war has entered its fourth month.

Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school
# Texas
# Texas

Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school

Updated 13 hours ago 117,346 Views 151 Comments
  • The shooting took place at approximately midday local time in Texas.
  • Two adults were also killed during the incident at Robb Elementary in Uvalde County.
  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that the 18-year-old gunman had also been killed.
Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes
# Armed Support
# Armed Support

Gardaí 'forced to wait over an hour' for armed support to arrive on dangerous scenes

13 hours ago 42,504 Views 16 Comments

Gardaí have described the waiting times as unacceptable.

Nursing home apologises after elderly woman with dementia found 3km away with facial injuries
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Nursing home apologises after elderly woman with dementia found 3km away with facial injuries

14 hours ago 42,487 Views 8 Comments

The case, detailed in the Ombudsman 2021 report, was raised after the nursing home refused to engage with the woman’s family.

Hospitality workers: Industry's 'downward spiral' will remain until pay and conditions change
# Staffing Crisis
# Staffing Crisis

Hospitality workers: Industry's 'downward spiral' will remain until pay and conditions change

19 hours ago 15,457 Views 15 Comments

A significant proportion of staff did not return to their employers after Covid-19 restrictions on the sector were lifted

Yesterday’s News

One man arrested and another hospitalised following public order incident at Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

One man arrested and another hospitalised following public order incident at Dublin Airport

21 hours ago 124,628 Views 0 Comments

The incident took place at approximately 7.20pm this evening.

S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap
# North Korea
# North Korea

S.Korean military says N.Korea launched ballistic missile: Yonhap

21 hours ago 13,056 Views 4 Comments

The launch comes as US President Joe Biden concluded a trip to South Korea and Japan.

UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK

22 hours ago 13,872 Views 0 Comments

Transmission of monkeypox occurs through close, sustained skin-to-skin contact with someone who has an active rash.

Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Player ratings: How the Irish footballers in Britain and beyond fared this season

Updated 22 hours ago 31,647 Views 27 Comments

A comprehensive look at all the players in and around Stephen Kenny’s squad.

Russia says fighting in Ukraine will continue 'until all the objectives have been achieved'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia says fighting in Ukraine will continue 'until all the objectives have been achieved'

Updated 22 hours ago 36,289 Views 39 Comments

Kyiv has pleaded with Western allies to send more weapons faster and take tougher action against Moscow this week.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

22 hours ago 7,155 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks
# Armed Forces
# Armed Forces

Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks

23 hours ago 9,370 Views 5 Comments

Defence Minister Simon Coveney said that the government is aware of the ‘longstanding desire’ of the body to associate with the union

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