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HSE boss told to sort out hospital wait times as data shows over 75s wait nearly 14 hours in ED
# PAC
# PAC

HSE boss told to sort out hospital wait times as data shows over 75s wait nearly 14 hours in ED

Updated 3 minutes ago 10,625 Views 39 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 minutes ago 606 Views 1 Comment

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban
# Justice
From The42
# Justice

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban

Updated 23 minutes ago 6,760 Views 7 Comments

The 22-year-old and two Northern Ireland team-mates have been told they are ineligible to compete in the event.

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

42 minutes ago 1,297 Views 0 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today
# Court
# Court

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today

53 minutes ago 1,808 Views 0 Comments

The jury was told Mr Lynn tried to divert blame onto the courts, the prosecution, Michael Fingleton, the late Sean Fitzpatrick, the Brazilian and Irish authorities

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports

1 hour ago 4,849 Views 7 Comments

Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland
# Virus
# Virus

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland

Updated 1 hour ago 25,762 Views 19 Comments

More than a dozen countries across Europe have reported cases.

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

1 hour ago 9,138 Views 5 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has died aged 67
# RIP
# RIP

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has died aged 67

2 hours ago 50,351 Views 38 Comments

His agent confirmed he had died in his sleep while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic.

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator
# John McGahon
# John McGahon

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator

2 hours ago 7,990 Views 0 Comments

John McGahon, of Faughart Gardens, St. Patrick’s Terrace, Dundalk, has pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm in June 2018

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

3 hours ago 8,107 Views 15 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report

Updated 3 hours ago 12,405 Views 10 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has also ‘apologised in person’ to cleaning and security staff who were treated poorly.

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb
# Finglas
# Finglas

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb

3 hours ago 9,950 Views 0 Comments

Two men and two women were detained.

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard
# Influential
From The42
# Influential

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard

3 hours ago 10,566 Views 11 Comments

The Everton manager has been speaking about the influential role played by the Ireland defender in helping the club avoid Premier League relegation.

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'
# Alpine Summit
# Alpine Summit

Varadkar defends Davos trip, says he 'flew commercial and stayed in a four star hotel'

4 hours ago 16,061 Views 15 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Taoiseach Micheál Martin were in the Swiss Alpine summit this week.

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker
# Stormont
# Stormont

Stormont Assembly recalled in new bid to elect speaker

4 hours ago 9,976 Views 17 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson has said his party will continue to block a return of powersharing until there is action over the protocol.

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK
# London
# London

Kevin Spacey charged with four counts of sexual assault in the UK

4 hours ago 12,540 Views 0 Comments

The charges relate to three different male complainants and alleged incidents in 2005, 2008 and 2013.

Ukraine says fighting in Donbas has reached maximum intensity as four killed in Kharkiv attack
# Severodonetsk
# Severodonetsk

Ukraine says fighting in Donbas has reached maximum intensity as four killed in Kharkiv attack

Updated 4 hours ago 30,597 Views 32 Comments
  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has vowed that Russia will not win the Ukraine war nor dictate terms of peace.
  • Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called out the West and international community for pandering to Moscow.
  • Russia is fast-tracking citizenship for residents of two southern regions which it occupies.
'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism
# Education
# Education

'Ten steps backwards': Govt proposal to open 'special educational needs centres' met with criticism

5 hours ago 7,525 Views 0 Comments

Five centres are set to open in Dublin in September as an “interim” solution for children without a special class place in school.

Rory McIlroy to miss this year's Irish Open
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

Rory McIlroy to miss this year's Irish Open

Updated 5 hours ago 23,554 Views 17 Comments

The Ulsterman finished eighth at last week’s PGA Championship in Southern Hills.

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’
# Richard Neal
# Richard Neal

Donaldson slams US delegation as ‘most undiplomatic visit I’ve ever seen’

Updated 5 hours ago 23,506 Views 15 Comments

Congressman Richard Neal led a delegation of US politicians in meetings with the Stormont parties today.

What we know so far about the victims of the Uvalde shooting
# Texas
# Texas

What we know so far about the victims of the Uvalde shooting

6 hours ago 12,236 Views 10 Comments

The tragedy unfurled on Tuesday when an 18-year-old killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School.

Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State
# George Nkencho
# George Nkencho

Sister and brother of man shot dead by gardaí take legal action against the State

7 hours ago 42,931 Views 0 Comments

George Nkencho died in December 2020.

Gardaí investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths
# Kerry
# Kerry

Gardaí investigating violent Killarney attack involving several youths

7 hours ago 23,894 Views 23 Comments

Video footage of the vicious assault was widely shared on social media.

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife
# Irish Medical Journal
# Irish Medical Journal

Pensioner goes to A&E with memory loss after day-time sex with wife

8 hours ago 56,451 Views 39 Comments

The curious case appears in the latest edition of the Irish Medical Journal.

Munster hurling final terrace tickets sell out in 11 minutes
# Packed House
From The42
# Packed House

Munster hurling final terrace tickets sell out in 11 minutes

Updated 8 hours ago 18,664 Views 6 Comments

A sell-out is expected in Thurles on Sunday week.

11 newborn babies killed in Senegal hospital fire
# Tivaouane
# Tivaouane

11 newborn babies killed in Senegal hospital fire

10 hours ago 12,250 Views 5 Comments

A local politician said the tragedy was caused by “a short circuit”.

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
# Abortion Ban
# Abortion Ban

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US

10 hours ago 20,998 Views 50 Comments

Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

11 hours ago 26,421 Views 61 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
# Uvalde
# Uvalde

Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed

11 hours ago 20,619 Views 21 Comments

Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.

Number of monkeypox cases confirmed worldwide passes 200 milestone – EU disease agency
# ECDC
# ECDC

Number of monkeypox cases confirmed worldwide passes 200 milestone – EU disease agency

12 hours ago 9,752 Views 14 Comments

Monkeypox symptoms usually clear up after two to four weeks, and it is not usually fatal.

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband
# Murder She Wrote
# Murder She Wrote

'How to murder your husband' writer found guilty of killing husband

12 hours ago 24,524 Views 0 Comments

The author of “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover,” had been struggling financially before she shot her husband twice.

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs
# Housing Costs
# Housing Costs

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs

12 hours ago 11,736 Views 28 Comments

The new report by the Economic and Social Research Institute looks at housing supports for low-income renters.

Robbie Henshaw tapped into Michael Jordan mindset to shine in Champions Cup semi-final
# Last Dance
From The42
# Last Dance

Robbie Henshaw tapped into Michael Jordan mindset to shine in Champions Cup semi-final

Updated 12 hours ago 14,158 Views 7 Comments

The centre used Jordan documentary The Last Dance as inspiration to overcome illness and play a key role against Toulouse.

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting
# Texas
# Texas

'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting

12 hours ago 27,112 Views 55 Comments

19 children and two teachers were killed in the shooting on Tuesday.

Majority in North think Brexit has increased likelihood of united Ireland – survey
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Majority in North think Brexit has increased likelihood of united Ireland – survey

13 hours ago 14,876 Views 12 Comments

The poll also found that 48% support for Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK.

170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
# EPA
# EPA

170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says

14 hours ago 21,241 Views 11 Comments

The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.

Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape
# Inside Look
# Inside Look

Inflation and Ukraine fallout pose fresh hurdles for children's hospital as structure takes shape

20 hours ago 23,765 Views 18 Comments
  • Surging inflation and global supply chain issues are creating challenges for the new National Children's Hospital, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The Journal visited the site in Dublin 8, where construction is well underway.
  • New features in the hospital include robots to transport materials and a tablet at each bed.
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