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Today’s News

'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 52 minutes ago 12,896 Views 30 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?

1 hour ago 4,508 Views 0 Comments

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

First seven victims in Texas elementary school shooting named locally
# Robb Elementary
# Robb Elementary

First seven victims in Texas elementary school shooting named locally

1 hour ago 9,738 Views 2 Comments

Robb Elementary in Uvalde County, Texas teaches children between the ages of seven and ten.

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 1 hour ago 23,362 Views 22 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

1 hour ago 5,055 Views 1 Comment

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

1 hour ago 3,621 Views 1 Comment

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

Johnson apologises after Sue Gray report hits out at 'behaviour at the heart of Government'
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson apologises after Sue Gray report hits out at 'behaviour at the heart of Government'

Updated 1 hour ago 22,852 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Trump suffers stinging losses in Georgia Republican contests

1 hour ago 10,588 Views 6 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

2 hours ago 4,731 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?

2 hours ago 4,002 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

3 hours ago 5,094 Views 13 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

3 hours ago 9,054 Views 3 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’

4 hours ago 14,981 Views 34 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

4 hours ago 18,431 Views 16 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

5 hours ago 4,783 Views 5 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

5 hours ago 10,730 Views 43 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

6 hours ago 1,219 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?

6 hours ago 28,600 Views 56 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

6 hours ago 6,046 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

7 hours ago 31,724 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'

9 hours ago 21,369 Views 7 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 9 hours ago 115,820 Views 149 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

10 hours ago 37,656 Views 15 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

11 hours ago 36,616 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

16 hours ago 14,362 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

17 hours ago 117,314 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

18 hours ago 12,643 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

18 hours ago 13,523 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 18 hours ago 30,451 Views 26 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 19 hours ago 35,860 Views 38 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

19 hours ago 6,969 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

20 hours ago 9,044 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

State of play - how are the eight Liam MacCarthy Cup contenders shaping up?
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

State of play - how are the eight Liam MacCarthy Cup contenders shaping up?

Updated 20 hours ago 43,598 Views 15 Comments

The Leinster and Munster round-robin series have concluded to offer a clearer picture for the 2022 hurling title race.

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'

20 hours ago 16,739 Views 11 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors are currently balloting on whether to take industrial action over their working conditions.

Josh Dunne trial: Delivery cyclist told Gardaí he was 'not a murderer'
# Court
# Court

Josh Dunne trial: Delivery cyclist told Gardaí he was 'not a murderer'

21 hours ago 10,894 Views 0 Comments

The accused initially considered travelling to Portugal before changing his mind, the court heard.

Medical scientists to suspend strike action tomorrow and enter talks in Labour Court
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Medical scientists to suspend strike action tomorrow and enter talks in Labour Court

Updated 21 hours ago 35,127 Views 14 Comments

The MLSA, Department of Health and HSE are all set to engage in talks in the Labour Court tomorrow.

Former Garda sergeant got sick from stress on first day back after making bullying complaint
# Disclosures Tribunal
# Disclosures Tribunal

Former Garda sergeant got sick from stress on first day back after making bullying complaint

21 hours ago 29,061 Views 0 Comments

The tribunal heard from a retired Garda Sergeant who complained that the proper investigation of a child sexual assault allegation was prevented by a superintendent.

The Remote: Stranger Things returns, a tragic Irish murder and the Champions League final
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Stranger Things returns, a tragic Irish murder and the Champions League final

22 hours ago 12,671 Views 5 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

'Intensive work' ongoing to give 35 children with Cystic Fibrosis access to life-changing drug

22 hours ago 7,048 Views 10 Comments

Donnelly said it is important to him ‘that children get access to the drug that they need’.

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