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Around 20 people hurt after explosion in Swedish apartment block
# Gothenburg
# Gothenburg

Around 20 people hurt after explosion in Swedish apartment block

1 minute ago 5 Views 0 Comments

Three people were seriously injured and hundreds were evacuated after the blast in Annedal, Gothenburg.

France's Sanofi stops work on mRNA Covid vaccine
# Sanofi
# Sanofi

France's Sanofi stops work on mRNA Covid vaccine

49 minutes ago 6,575 Views 0 Comments

The company said it will use the mRNA technology for vaccines against other pathogens,

Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?

53 minutes ago 10,809 Views 32 Comments

The government is discussing a number of options to reward workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dun Laoghaire’s 'last corner shop' closes doors after 35 years
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dun Laoghaire’s 'last corner shop' closes doors after 35 years

1 hour ago 8,678 Views 6 Comments

Popular local newsagent John Hyland is set to retire and will trade his till for a bicycle, as he plans to cycle the Barrow Way.

Glenisk faces 'uncertain' future following major factory fire
# Offaly
# Offaly

Glenisk faces 'uncertain' future following major factory fire

1 hour ago 6,798 Views 6 Comments

The fire broke out at the plant shortly after midday.

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'It’s going to be ugly and it’s going to be the next big fight' - The NBA's anti-vaxx problem

Updated 1 hour ago 13,797 Views 7 Comments

Dave Zirin discusses the scale of the issue on the latest edition of Behind the Lines.

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says

2 hours ago 19,143 Views 30 Comments

An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.

No Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point this morning
# Dublin
# Dublin

No Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point this morning

2 hours ago 14,317 Views 8 Comments

It’s due to an incident in Rialto overnight.

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests

3 hours ago 4,691 Views 4 Comments

It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

3 hours ago 13,268 Views 62 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin
# Rent Crisis
# Rent Crisis

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin

4 hours ago 14,691 Views 6 Comments

Berliners voted in favour of forcing large landlords to hand over apartments to the state.

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis
# Your Rental Stories
# Your Rental Stories

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis

10 hours ago 38,762 Views 39 Comments
  • Tenants have shared experiences of poor living conditions, unreasonable payment expectations and the stress of not having security of tenure.
  • Landlords said they try their best to be fair, but some government measures disproportionately impact on those renting out just one unit.

Yesterday’s News

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies
# Rebel Leader
From The42
# Rebel Leader

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies

11 hours ago 12,411 Views 1 Comment

The Mitchelstown native was most recently in charge of the Waterford men’s footballers for 2021. He succeeds Ephie Fitzgerald in his new role.

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme

11 hours ago 6,396 Views 11 Comments

The Housing Minister will meet mica-affected homeowners later this week.

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues
# British Fuel Crisis
# British Fuel Crisis

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues

Updated 12 hours ago 70,557 Views 99 Comments

There have been long waits at filling stations in the UK.

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record
# Migrants
# Migrants

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record

12 hours ago 11,288 Views 5 Comments

Small boats arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than double the figure for 2020, when 8,417 people crossed.

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

12 hours ago 10,655 Views 7 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

12 hours ago 8,983 Views 0 Comments

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant
# Offaly
# Offaly

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant

Updated 13 hours ago 105,910 Views 22 Comments

Glenisk confirmed that “all colleagues” were “safely evacuated”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

13 hours ago 6,123 Views 0 Comments

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

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
# South East London
# South East London

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

13 hours ago 21,569 Views 0 Comments

He will appear before Willesden Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial
# Guilty
# Guilty

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial

13 hours ago 19,852 Views 0 Comments

Several accusers testified during the trial.

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

14 hours ago 13,734 Views 7 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced
# Short Stories
# Short Stories

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced

14 hours ago 17,580 Views 7 Comments

The Third Day by Kevin Donnellan has won this year’s competition.

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction
# Rock History
# Rock History

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction

14 hours ago 10,709 Views 0 Comments

The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the US who wished to remain anonymous.

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
From The42
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

15 hours ago 18,577 Views 4 Comments

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party
# Richard O'Mara
# Richard O'Mara

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party

15 hours ago 38,116 Views 0 Comments

Richard O’Mara’s victim was 17-years-old at the time of the rapes.

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks

Updated 15 hours ago 67,315 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital last week.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

16 hours ago 17,787 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances
# Investigation
# Investigation

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances

16 hours ago 14,680 Views 0 Comments

The league has postponed its AGM on foot of a request by the FAI.

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

16 hours ago 24,651 Views 1 Comment

A post-mortem examination has been carried out.

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
# Aviation
# Aviation

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year

16 hours ago 11,696 Views 12 Comments

The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

17 hours ago 16,760 Views 37 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 38,492 Views 34 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney
# 2030
From The42
# 2030

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney

17 hours ago 17,308 Views 18 Comments

The former interim FAI chief executive has recently taken over at the Football Association of Wales.

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers
# Courts
# Courts

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers

17 hours ago 42,049 Views 0 Comments

Akeen Olojuwon Ahmed appeared at Dublin District Court today.

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court

17 hours ago 16,101 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Anne Colomines.

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

18 hours ago 9,029 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

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