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Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election
# Housing
# Housing

Fianna Fáil's message to itself: Deliver housing now or face extinction at the next election

1 hour ago 2,848 Views 15 Comments

The FF parliamentary party meeting was told that the party was “drowning in the shadows of Fine Gael housing policy”.

Yesterday’s News

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air
# Ehhhh
# Ehhhh

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air

2 hours ago 5,474 Views 6 Comments

The show is a form of reality TV and follows Iraqi celebrity guests, including actresses and football players.

Sunday Independent terminates columnist’s contract after discovering his anonymous Twitter account
# Terminated
# Terminated

Sunday Independent terminates columnist’s contract after discovering his anonymous Twitter account

3 hours ago 30,414 Views 0 Comments

Eoghan Harris regularly wrote columns about Northern Ireland and Sinn Féin.

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss
# Reds Go Marching On
From The42
# Reds Go Marching On

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss

3 hours ago 12,560 Views 43 Comments

Last week’s 6-2 victory at Old Trafford meant United already had one foot in the Gdansk finale – their first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home

3 hours ago 13,639 Views 9 Comments

Authorities were not aware of any distress calls from the plane.

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

3 hours ago 9,355 Views 9 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

Man strangled wife to death after she was out with another man, trial hears
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man strangled wife to death after she was out with another man, trial hears

3 hours ago 27,329 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for Rafal Karaczynsaid the accused man’s marriage to Natalia Karaczyn was “not terribly happy” but they stayed living together for their children.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

4 hours ago 5,955 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: How newspaper ads saved Jewish people from the Nazis
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How newspaper ads saved Jewish people from the Nazis

4 hours ago 9,550 Views 7 Comments

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

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor
# Tractor Boy
From The42
# Tractor Boy

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor

Updated 5 hours ago 36,017 Views 23 Comments

The global popstar, who hails from Suffolk, is backing his boyhood club for the 2021/22 season.

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe
# E117
# E117

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe

5 hours ago 26,517 Views 16 Comments

Its use in food was suspended in France last year over health fears.

Royal Navy vessels head for port after French protests off Jersey subside
# Brexit Row
# Brexit Row

Royal Navy vessels head for port after French protests off Jersey subside

Updated 6 hours ago 30,811 Views 72 Comments

About 60 French vessels gathered around St Helier in protest at the Jersey government’s approach to issuing fishing licences.

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

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

6 hours ago 40,752 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 6 hours ago 67,418 Views 99 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

7 hours ago 12,567 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 7 hours ago 20,364 Views 25 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

7 hours ago 33,457 Views 22 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 8 hours ago 26,775 Views 20 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

8 hours ago 43,136 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

8 hours ago 39,017 Views 18 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

8 hours ago 5,554 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

8 hours ago 15,239 Views 22 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

9 hours ago 11,246 Views 15 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

10 hours ago 10,265 Views 4 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

10 hours ago 18,365 Views 5 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

11 hours ago 56,955 Views 59 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 11 hours ago 20,138 Views 47 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

12 hours ago 16,222 Views 47 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

12 hours ago 93,677 Views 195 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

12 hours ago 14,199 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

13 hours ago 13,296 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 13 hours ago 13,411 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

13 hours ago 21,606 Views 26 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

14 hours ago 76,068 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

15 hours ago 16,873 Views 0 Comments

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

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?

15 hours ago 47,741 Views 157 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

16 hours ago 17,292 Views 46 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 16 hours ago 30,824 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 16 hours ago 9,806 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

18 hours ago 23,289 Views 0 Comments

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

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