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Judge orders 'outrageous' Longford wedding party organisers to court to explain 'flagrant' breach of public health guidelines
# Longford
# Longford

Judge orders 'outrageous' Longford wedding party organisers to court to explain 'flagrant' breach of public health guidelines

6 minutes ago 1,447 Views 0 Comments

The judge described the cases as “scandalous”.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 33 minutes ago 39,608 Views 49 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Man appears in court over murder of pensioner in Dublin
# Courts
# Courts

Man appears in court over murder of pensioner in Dublin

1 hour ago 4,395 Views 0 Comments

The victim was originally from Hong Kong but had lived for several years in a flat just off Dublin’s Cork Street.

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated 1 hour ago 12,278 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

1 hour ago 14,500 Views 13 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated 1 hour ago 18,945 Views 15 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Solicitor faces jail term over €120,000 social welfare fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Solicitor faces jail term over €120,000 social welfare fraud

1 hour ago 20,408 Views 0 Comments

Herbert Kilcline (60) said he felt entitled to the payments after being excluded from compensation made to victims of Thalidomide.

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s
# Covid19
# Covid19

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s

2 hours ago 21,835 Views 12 Comments

Government will have to approve any widespread use of the vaccine in the under 50s.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

2 hours ago 2,962 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland

2 hours ago 9,115 Views 13 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said that the cases are not unexpected.

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19
# Donegal
# Donegal

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19

3 hours ago 7,754 Views 12 Comments

The national 14-day incidence rate is 134.4 per 100,000 people while the latest incidence rate in Donegal stands at 307.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work

4 hours ago 6,776 Views 2 Comments

Here, we tease out some of the issues that will need to be tackled as we face into the “new” normal of working after Covid-19.

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands

4 hours ago 13,038 Views 4 Comments

Investigators also seized high value and designer goods from brands like Hublot, Rolex and Celine.

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party
# Longford Wedding
# Longford Wedding

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party

5 hours ago 45,574 Views 60 Comments

The event took place in Willow Park, Longford with Gardaí attending the scene at the request of Longford County Council.

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans

Updated 5 hours ago 17,737 Views 45 Comments

Reports suggest the UK government is set to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions for conflict crimes that occurred pre-1998.

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

6 hours ago 12,758 Views 46 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
From The42
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

6 hours ago 80,944 Views 184 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home
# Cork Fire
# Cork Fire

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home

6 hours ago 11,159 Views 1 Comment

The man in his 70s was found in the house by the emergency services and was rushed to hospital where he sadly passed away a short time later.

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story
# 2021 Snapshot
# 2021 Snapshot

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story

6 hours ago 10,151 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a snapshot of what housing is really like in 2021 – here’s how you can take part.

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff
# Tokyo Games
From The42
# Tokyo Games

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff

Updated 7 hours ago 11,019 Views 34 Comments

The arrangement will be supplementary to any existing delivery agreements between Pfizer and the Irish government.

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality
# Pedestrianised Streets
# Pedestrianised Streets

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality

7 hours ago 18,010 Views 24 Comments

Surveys carried out by Dublin City Council found that 95% of respondents were in favour of having the selected streets permanently pedestrianised.

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation
# Covid Party
# Covid Party

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation

8 hours ago 61,782 Views 0 Comments

When the gardaí arrived at the house they found 100 people inside the property dancing as a sound system blared loud music.

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race
# California Government
# California Government

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race

8 hours ago 14,450 Views 0 Comments

She is known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spin-off, I Am Cait.

UK Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row
# Brexit Row
# Brexit Row

UK Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row

9 hours ago 18,135 Views 36 Comments

HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed to ‘monitor the situation’ at the Channel Island.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?

9 hours ago 39,478 Views 146 Comments

Both Wales and Scotland have the voting age set to 16.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

10 hours ago 15,850 Views 44 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
From The42
# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated 10 hours ago 28,963 Views 37 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 10 hours ago 9,210 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the news this morning.

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim
# Charged
# Charged

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim

11 hours ago 21,040 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell has been held without bail since July on charges alleging she recruited teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight

12 hours ago 14,122 Views 9 Comments

This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s full-scale, stainless steel, bullet-shaped rocket ship soared more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico.

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night
# Fatal Crash
# Fatal Crash

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night

12 hours ago 29,314 Views 9 Comments

The crash occurred at approximately 6.45pm last night at Ballyhagan in Carbury, Co. Kildare.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

12 hours ago 17,347 Views 22 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

13 hours ago 24,286 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
# Good News
# Good News

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus

13 hours ago 16,513 Views 10 Comments

Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

19 hours ago 22,659 Views 23 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

19 hours ago 45,347 Views 44 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

Yesterday’s News

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
# Blue Origin
# Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board

20 hours ago 11,680 Views 36 Comments

One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

20 hours ago 10,567 Views 0 Comments

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

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

20 hours ago 10,623 Views 23 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
From The42
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

20 hours ago 26,274 Views 56 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

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