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Today’s News

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year
# Up The Pole
# Up The Pole

Green Party bill seeks to restrict election posters but govt is pushing it back to next year

8 minutes ago 101 Views 1 Comment

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien is establishing an Electoral Commission that will look at the issue.

The Good Information Project is launching The Good Information Podcast
# TGIP
# TGIP

The Good Information Project is launching The Good Information Podcast

39 minutes ago 94 Views 0 Comments

Catch up with all of the in-depth, original reporting from The Good Information Project.

Zalatoris charges into PGA lead, McIlroy five shots back and Woods shoots 69
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Zalatoris charges into PGA lead, McIlroy five shots back and Woods shoots 69

Updated 6 hours ago 9,285 Views 9 Comments

It’s day two at Southern Hills.

Poll shows huge support for calorie labelling on menus despite plans being shelved
# Off The Table
# Off The Table

Poll shows huge support for calorie labelling on menus despite plans being shelved

6 hours ago 3,913 Views 16 Comments
  • New polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal found huge support for mandatory calorie labelling on menus.
  • Plans to introduce the measure in Ireland, as part of efforts to tackle obesity, have been shelved.
  • Restaurateurs have raised a number of concerns about the policy including cost and practicality.

Yesterday’s News

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'

Updated 8 hours ago 32,750 Views 26 Comments

The Ukrainian President described the bombardment of Severodonetsk, where 12 people were reportedly killed, as “brutal and absolutely pointless”.

Dozens of people injured after tornado smashes into German city
# Paderborn
# Paderborn

Dozens of people injured after tornado smashes into German city

8 hours ago 15,967 Views 14 Comments

Paderborn police said at least 30 people had been hurt.

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi comments on Northern Ireland Protocol slammed as ‘unhelpful’ by DUP

Updated 9 hours ago 62,444 Views 51 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

9 hours ago 11,486 Views 0 Comments

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

'I’d be very wary of anything the coach of La Rochelle says in the media' - Cullen cautious on O'Gara quotes
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

'I’d be very wary of anything the coach of La Rochelle says in the media' - Cullen cautious on O'Gara quotes

Updated 10 hours ago 38,116 Views 31 Comments

Leo Cullen says he won’t pay too much attention to Ronan O’Gara’s various media commitments ahead of next weekend’s Champions Cup final.

Would it work here: Could Ireland bring in a national electronic healthcare record for everyone?
# Health System
# Health System

Would it work here: Could Ireland bring in a national electronic healthcare record for everyone?

10 hours ago 11,939 Views 23 Comments

Electronic healthcare records are already in place in several European countries.

Murder accused used knife to cut fruit and not for protection, delivery rider tells court
# Josh Dunne Trial
# Josh Dunne Trial

Murder accused used knife to cut fruit and not for protection, delivery rider tells court

11 hours ago 8,619 Views 0 Comments

George Gonzaga Bento (36) is charged with murdering 16-year-old Josh Dunne at East Wall Road in January 2021.

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant
# Elon Musk
# Elon Musk

Elon Musk denies sexual misconduct allegation by flight attendant

12 hours ago 18,762 Views 0 Comments

Musk, who is in the process of buying Twitter, used the platform to respond to the allegation.

Court action against Sean Quinn adjourned after businessman fails to turn up
# High Court
# High Court

Court action against Sean Quinn adjourned after businessman fails to turn up

13 hours ago 21,568 Views 0 Comments

Companies which were originally set up by Quinn wanted an injunction restraining him from trespassing on their lands.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
From The42
# It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

13 hours ago 20,892 Views 9 Comments

How closely have you been following the sports news this week?

Vardy complained to husband of being ‘scapegoat’ at Euro 2016, texts reveal
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Vardy complained to husband of being ‘scapegoat’ at Euro 2016, texts reveal

13 hours ago 31,367 Views 0 Comments

Rebekah Vardy told husband Jamie that news coverage made her ‘blood boil’, documents show.

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated 14 hours ago 59,455 Views 69 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.
Ireland 7s teams off to flyer in Toulouse as men beat South Africa for first time
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Ireland 7s teams off to flyer in Toulouse as men beat South Africa for first time

14 hours ago 15,485 Views 10 Comments

The women’s team had an impressive win against England.

Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Herbal cannabis valued at €400,000 seized in drug smuggling probe

14 hours ago 10,704 Views 7 Comments

The seizure took place yesteday.

Spain experiences extreme temperatures in early summer heatwave
# Sizzling
# Sizzling

Spain experiences extreme temperatures in early summer heatwave

14 hours ago 34,685 Views 16 Comments

Temperatures are expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius in some areas.

Ceann Comhairle meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Ceann Comhairle meets with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv

14 hours ago 13,927 Views 31 Comments

The trip to Kyiv was announced by the Ceann Comhairle in early May.

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report

Updated 15 hours ago 14,868 Views 8 Comments

Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region

15 hours ago 4,652 Views 4 Comments

In the Sahel, 7.7 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from malnutrition.

Retired school principal on 90 sex abuse charges
# Court
# Court

Retired school principal on 90 sex abuse charges

15 hours ago 30,702 Views 0 Comments

Most of the offences allegedly happened at Maria Christian Brothers primary school on Synge Street, Dublin.

Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices
# Price Pressures
# Price Pressures

Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices

15 hours ago 12,089 Views 17 Comments

Structural steel and fabricated metal prices were up 42% and 38.5% respectively over 12 months.

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
# Planning
# Planning

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity

16 hours ago 13,098 Views 17 Comments

The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.

Casting opens for RTÉ's Toy Show The Musical
# Toy Show
# Toy Show

Casting opens for RTÉ's Toy Show The Musical

17 hours ago 11,318 Views 16 Comments

The lead role of Nell is being cast, with girls between the age of 11 and 16 being invited to apply.

'We have potential to reach that level again' - Wexford hoping to revive the glory days
# Role Models
From The42
# Role Models

'We have potential to reach that level again' - Wexford hoping to revive the glory days

Updated 17 hours ago 13,064 Views 3 Comments

Martin O’Connor grew up on a diet of watching Wexford sides competing at the top table.

France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20
# Disease
# Disease

France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20

Updated 18 hours ago 33,462 Views 28 Comments

The rare disease — which is not usually fatal — often manifests itself through fever, muscle aches and other signs.

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

18 hours ago 14,417 Views 44 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced
# Blue Flag Beaches
# Blue Flag Beaches

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced

18 hours ago 24,155 Views 17 Comments

A record-breaking number of beaches received the award this year.

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today

Updated 18 hours ago 29,033 Views 52 Comments

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, addressed some of the fears business owners on the street may have.

The Good Information Podcast: How close are we to a United Ireland?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: How close are we to a United Ireland?

19 hours ago 6,729 Views 16 Comments

What conditions must be met before a United Ireland comes about?

At least three injured in ‘random’ stabbing near Oslo
# Norway
# Norway

At least three injured in ‘random’ stabbing near Oslo

19 hours ago 6,668 Views 1 Comment

Police have confirmed that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested.

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage

19 hours ago 10,055 Views 2 Comments

People have been waiting for days at a time to get fuel at stations around the island nation.

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated 20 hours ago 11,947 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

Family and gardaí concerned for well-being of man (26) missing from Cork
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí concerned for well-being of man (26) missing from Cork

20 hours ago 15,148 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Dunne has been missing from his home in the Ballinspittle area of Co Cork since Thursday.

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
# Vote
# Vote

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election

20 hours ago 4,965 Views 1 Comment

Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns
# Hobnobbing
# Hobnobbing

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns

22 hours ago 12,381 Views 26 Comments

The World Economic Forum had an enforced two-year break because of Covid but returns next week.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

22 hours ago 24,918 Views 11 Comments

Plenty to enjoy watching this weekend.

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