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

The 5 at 5: Friday

56 minutes ago 2,222 Views 0 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

57 minutes ago 5,146 Views 3 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.

59 minutes ago 4,400 Views 6 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

1 hour ago 4,850 Views 3 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

1 hour ago 14,986 Views 17 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

1 hour ago 6,909 Views 4 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 1 hour ago 32,716 Views 83 Comments

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

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

1 hour ago 15,318 Views 13 Comments

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

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

2 hours ago 4,600 Views 0 Comments

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

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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'

2 hours ago 13,441 Views 11 Comments

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

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes
# Parking Fines
# Parking Fines

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes

2 hours ago 5,754 Views 27 Comments

The parking fines will run in tandem with other initiatives such as clamping and towing.

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April

3 hours ago 26,785 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are trying to locate Michelle O’Riain, who was last seen wearing a beige coat.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 34,473 Views 45 Comments

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

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running
# Called Off
# Called Off

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running

3 hours ago 6,203 Views 9 Comments

Work is underway on developing an appropriate stabilisation package for the sector.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

3 hours ago 24,580 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban

3 hours ago 12,575 Views 0 Comments

Smith, who is due to stand trial next year, wanted to be able to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner

4 hours ago 12,505 Views 4 Comments

Veronica Carberry said her life has been turned upside down by the murder of her father Aidan McMenamy.

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

4 hours ago 5,992 Views 3 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports

4 hours ago 17,877 Views 11 Comments

The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 5 hours ago 15,439 Views 12 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

6 hours ago 9,910 Views 23 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback
# Outdoor Dining
# Outdoor Dining

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback

6 hours ago 10,159 Views 33 Comments

If approved, the Council said works will begin later this month.

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
# In The Running
# In The Running

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election

6 hours ago 20,395 Views 30 Comments

“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses
# Leaving Do
# Leaving Do

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses

7 hours ago 26,892 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien attended the Tommie Gorman’s leaving party.

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit

7 hours ago 5,792 Views 15 Comments
  • Almost 30,000 bikes were stolen over the past five years, with an average of 70% of thefts occurring in Dublin, writes Noteworthy reporter Maria Delaney
  • While violent bike thefts increased by 65% in 2020, overall bike thefts were almost unchanged nationally
  • Provisional figures "suggest a marked decrease" in bike thefts up to March this year
Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation
# Counting Votes
# Counting Votes

Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation

8 hours ago 18,658 Views 17 Comments

Counting has begun for the Scottish parliamentary election, with results expected tomorrow.

US Military are monitoring the uncontrolled re-entry crash of a Chinese rocket
# Incoming
# Incoming

US Military are monitoring the uncontrolled re-entry crash of a Chinese rocket

8 hours ago 16,430 Views 34 Comments

Pentagon experts believe that the Long March 5B rocket will crash onto the surface sometime on Saturday or Sunday.

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Paul Reid: 'I have never found a stronger moment of hope and optimism that we can feel now'

8 hours ago 15,625 Views 40 Comments

The number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to fall.

Poll: Would you be comfortable socialising after using a Covid-19 test you got in a supermarket?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you be comfortable socialising after using a Covid-19 test you got in a supermarket?

8 hours ago 26,637 Views 53 Comments

Lidl has started selling antigen tests today.

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Updated 9 hours ago 9,723 Views 0 Comments

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

India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge
# India
# India

India's Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid continued Covid-19 surge

9 hours ago 8,264 Views 4 Comments

The country has confirmed a record 414,188 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

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

Updated 10 hours ago 87,736 Views 0 Comments

The ‘Barbara J Pym’ Twitter account that Eoghan Harris was part of has since been suspended.

Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school
# US Shooting
# US Shooting

Girl arrested over shooting of three people at Idaho school

10 hours ago 32,948 Views 40 Comments

Nobody was killed in the incident.

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years
# Jill Mortimer
# Jill Mortimer

UK Conservative Party wins Hartlepool by-election and unseats Labour for first time in almost 50 years

10 hours ago 15,548 Views 38 Comments

The defeat will be a blow to Keir Starmer’s leadership of Labour.

It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
# Tough Calls
From The42
# Tough Calls

It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate

10 hours ago 14,819 Views 26 Comments

The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.

Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland's rapporteur says trafficking for sexual exploitation was 'resilient' to the pandemic

11 hours ago 17,888 Views 14 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will report to the EU today.

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Over 1,000 people with status to remain are stuck in Direct Provision as they can't find other housing

11 hours ago 10,806 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Ó Broin says these people should be included in the government’s homelessness figures.

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

17 hours ago 25,026 Views 111 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

19 hours ago 14,366 Views 9 Comments

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

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