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Today’s News

Almost €10 billion worth of contactless payments made over the past year
# Contactless Payments
# Contactless Payments

Almost €10 billion worth of contactless payments made over the past year

10 minutes ago 329 Views 2 Comments

A total of €9.745 billion was spent via contactless payments from March 2020 to March 2021.

Counting continues in Scottish election as SNP majority hangs in the balance
# Knife Edge
# Knife Edge

Counting continues in Scottish election as SNP majority hangs in the balance

47 minutes ago 3,107 Views 0 Comments

Vote counting resumed this morning.

Two women and 7-year-old girl hospitalised following Monaghan crash
# Carrickmacross
# Carrickmacross

Two women and 7-year-old girl hospitalised following Monaghan crash

1 hour ago 4,721 Views 0 Comments

One of the women was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics

1 hour ago 3,683 Views 33 Comments

Tensions have soared in east Jerusalem in recent weeks.

Poll: Do you carry cash?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you carry cash?

2 hours ago 26,555 Views 69 Comments

Card payments are up 72%.

Man hospitalised following serious assault in Cork
# Charleville
# Charleville

Man hospitalised following serious assault in Cork

3 hours ago 11,418 Views 1 Comment

The man sustained numerous lacerations during an altercation involving a group of people.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Saturday

3 hours ago 6,946 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions

4 hours ago 35,602 Views 32 Comments

Heavy wind and rain didn’t dampen the massive fundraising drive.

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich
# Dowcha Davey
From The42
# Dowcha Davey

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich

4 hours ago 16,986 Views 16 Comments

Thirty years ago, the draw for the first round of the Uefa Cup paired the Bundesliga giants with Cork City.

Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining

4 hours ago 10,814 Views 8 Comments

The TV chef shares some thoughts and two delicious recipes to liven up any table this summer.

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated 5 hours ago 21,988 Views 47 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

A tale of two lockdowns: how working life changed during the pandemic
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

A tale of two lockdowns: how working life changed during the pandemic

5 hours ago 5,302 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to two people with very different experiences of the pandemic. A delivery rider who has had a long winter on the streets of Dublin city centre, and a businessman who has changed his priorities.

Connacht will sense opportunity to record rare double against wounded Leinster
# Back It Up
From The42
# Back It Up

Connacht will sense opportunity to record rare double against wounded Leinster

5 hours ago 9,714 Views 6 Comments

Andy Friend’s side impressed against Ulster last time out but struggle for consistency.

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?

6 hours ago 31,817 Views 72 Comments

Some 31.5% of people over the age of 16 have had a first dose with 11.96% of adults fully vaccinated.

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

12 hours ago 47,118 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

Yesterday’s News

€120,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Skerries
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

€120,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Skerries

13 hours ago 12,896 Views 0 Comments

Two men in their 20s were arrested during searches.

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
# Scotland
# Scotland

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win

14 hours ago 22,633 Views 26 Comments

The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.

Newcastle stun Leicester to inch closer to safety and keep top-four race alive
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

Newcastle stun Leicester to inch closer to safety and keep top-four race alive

14 hours ago 21,151 Views 9 Comments

Callum Wilson scored twice in a 4-2 win at the King Power Stadium.

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond
# Emphatic
From The42
# Emphatic

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond

14 hours ago 35,540 Views 39 Comments

Munster defeated Ulster 38-10 at Thomond Park.

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

14 hours ago 29,977 Views 22 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

15 hours ago 9,037 Views 14 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

15 hours ago 9,377 Views 0 Comments

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

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis
# Homes
# Homes

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis

16 hours ago 17,020 Views 50 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil yesterday that it would be “ideologically extreme” to ban investment on certain types of housing.

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions

16 hours ago 9,906 Views 0 Comments

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

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

16 hours ago 12,522 Views 17 Comments

The guidance also applies to carers and children.

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?

16 hours ago 4,502 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing

17 hours ago 55,218 Views 19 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions
# Court
# Court

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions

17 hours ago 51,831 Views 0 Comments

Greene was before the District Court in March in respect of two charges of dangerous driving.

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account
# Barbara J Pym
# Barbara J Pym

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account

18 hours ago 42,688 Views 0 Comments

Harris says there were “about six people” involved in the ‘Barbara J. Pym’ account.

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland

18 hours ago 26,572 Views 25 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter

18 hours ago 26,605 Views 0 Comments

The woman was stabbed 19 times by her former partner after their daughter was placed in her custody.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

19 hours ago 9,092 Views 3 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

19 hours ago 26,282 Views 10 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.

19 hours ago 22,440 Views 23 Comments

In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

19 hours ago 16,559 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home
# Buzz
# Buzz

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home

19 hours ago 87,932 Views 45 Comments

This is the first time the invasive species has been found in the wild in Ireland.

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open
# Testing
# Testing

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open

20 hours ago 18,162 Views 5 Comments

Donegal has experienced a rise in cases in recent weeks.

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria
# Baldoyle
# Baldoyle

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria

Updated 20 hours ago 54,042 Views 111 Comments

The Tánaiste said the decision by Teva to close its plant in Baldoyle was “devastating news”.

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
# Jury
# Jury

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death

21 hours ago 10,274 Views 0 Comments

The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'

21 hours ago 26,331 Views 22 Comments

The defender endured a torrid time following a loan move to his boyhood club.

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