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14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

Updated 7 minutes ago 21,645 Views 38 Comments

The bloodshed was triggered by weekend unrest at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

38 minutes ago 3,263 Views 7 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?

42 minutes ago 1,414 Views 8 Comments

The Good Information Project will be looking at China this month and we want to know your questions about the emerging superpower.

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated 43 minutes ago 6,162 Views 25 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules

49 minutes ago 3,321 Views 0 Comments

Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash
# Atlantic Ocean
# Atlantic Ocean

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash

1 hour ago 3,828 Views 4 Comments

Three Irish women were among the 228 people killed in the air crash.

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in home attack
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in home attack

1 hour ago 10,536 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí and fire brigade were called to a house fire where they found a badly beaten and burned woman.

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'
# POTM
From The42
# POTM

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'

Updated 2 hours ago 20,776 Views 2 Comments

Chris Forrester discusses why he has returned to form, having been voted the League of Ireland’s Player of the Month for March and April.

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days
# Eir
# Eir

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days

2 hours ago 30,087 Views 46 Comments

‘Digital Pedestal’ phone kiosks with touch-sensitive screens and advertising space will be installed in Dublin City.

Army bomb disposal experts en route to Tuam to deal with 'unexplained device'
# Tuam
# Tuam

Army bomb disposal experts en route to Tuam to deal with 'unexplained device'

2 hours ago 8,353 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story
# Housing Story
# Housing Story

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story

2 hours ago 5,834 Views 0 Comments

In a follow-up to our look at housing in Ireland, we want to find out what it’s like living abroad.

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

3 hours ago 5,426 Views 14 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

4 hours ago 21,681 Views 56 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland

4 hours ago 36,912 Views 34 Comments

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has won a lengthy battle with Fifa.

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory

4 hours ago 15,798 Views 26 Comments

In the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked An Taisce not to appeal a planning application granted for a post-Brexit cheese factory.

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards
# Pilot Event
# Pilot Event

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards

5 hours ago 18,497 Views 8 Comments

Dua Lipa called for NHS staff to get pay rises during her acceptance speech – prompting a response from the British Government.

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated 5 hours ago 15,440 Views 30 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract

Updated 5 hours ago 16,829 Views 7 Comments

The tighthead finally agreed a new deal with the IRFU this week.

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath

6 hours ago 9,545 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

6 hours ago 11,641 Views 18 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

6 hours ago 14,037 Views 7 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

7 hours ago 27,435 Views 14 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub

7 hours ago 18,814 Views 14 Comments

Chief Executive Owen Keegan said the decision to dissolve the Agency was taken “without any engagement” with its Board.

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

14 hours ago 56,907 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

14 hours ago 27,830 Views 88 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Yesterday’s News

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting
# Kazan
# Kazan

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting

Updated 15 hours ago 69,316 Views 25 Comments

Reports from the scene said nine people, including children, were killed in the attack and 16 injured.

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home

16 hours ago 39,329 Views 0 Comments

Sam Maughan (26) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing serious harm to Mark Burke (43) on 1 August 2018.

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England

16 hours ago 24,013 Views 4 Comments

Police in Blackpool were alerted to the incident at around 5pm today.

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today

16 hours ago 31,917 Views 9 Comments

Alex Pincer is missing from his home in Dublin.

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
# Violence
# Violence

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'

Updated 16 hours ago 20,640 Views 62 Comments

Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 9,442 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?

17 hours ago 13,645 Views 43 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at Ireland’s relationship with China.

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated 17 hours ago 32,240 Views 136 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show

17 hours ago 21,174 Views 4 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

18 hours ago 10,496 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin
# Murder
# Murder

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin

18 hours ago 26,361 Views 4 Comments

Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty in July to the seven murders and attempted homicide of an eighth man.

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United
# Confirmation
From The42
# Confirmation

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United

18 hours ago 34,428 Views 99 Comments

An experimental United side lost 2-1 and can no longer mathematically catch Pep Guardiola’s longtime leaders.

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

18 hours ago 14,939 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin

19 hours ago 41,728 Views 1 Comment

Michael O’Neill has been missing from his home in Finglas since yesterday afternoon.

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