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Scientists discover first ‘murder hornet’ of the year in US
# Seattle
# Seattle

Scientists discover first ‘murder hornet’ of the year in US

4 minutes ago 565 Views 0 Comments

The two-inch-long invasive insects, first found near the US-Canadian border in December 2019, are native to Asia.

Italy beat Switzerland to qualify for Euro 2020 last 16
# Unbeaten
From The42
# Unbeaten

Italy beat Switzerland to qualify for Euro 2020 last 16

19 minutes ago 1,297 Views 2 Comments

Roberto Mancini’s side have six points after two games.

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll

29 minutes ago 4,399 Views 19 Comments

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has put Sinn Fein on 31%, followed by Fine Gael on 27% and Fianna Fail on 20%.

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon
# Frenchpark
# Frenchpark

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon

48 minutes ago 3,938 Views 7 Comments

The search was carried out at 3.30pm today by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

1 hour ago 3,403 Views 0 Comments

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

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

1 hour ago 3,499 Views 23 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

Your evening longread: Making Airbnb nightmares go away
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Making Airbnb nightmares go away

1 hour ago 5,332 Views 0 Comments

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

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
# Cold Peace
# Cold Peace

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated 1 hour ago 8,896 Views 10 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
# Lifting
# Lifting

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

2 hours ago 1,958 Views 4 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork
# Munster Trial
# Munster Trial

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork

Updated 2 hours ago 22,170 Views 0 Comments

The woman was giving evidence in the trial of three men and three women.

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'

2 hours ago 7,283 Views 10 Comments

Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.

Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho
# Equality
# Equality

Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho

2 hours ago 4,741 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman met the Garda Commissioner to ask what the force is doing to improve relationships with ethnic minority communities.

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland as after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland as after criticism from unionists

Updated 2 hours ago 28,838 Views 54 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros
# Another Step Forward
From The42
# Another Step Forward

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros

3 hours ago 10,304 Views 8 Comments

Wales registered a 2-0 win over Turkey who have now lost both of their Group A matches without scoring.

Chief Medical Officer accepts Freedom of the City on behalf of all healthcare workers
# Front Line
# Front Line

Chief Medical Officer accepts Freedom of the City on behalf of all healthcare workers

3 hours ago 16,463 Views 80 Comments

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu conferred the Freedom of the City to Dr Tony Holohan at a private ceremony.

Mother of son with additional needs to make formal complaint to BAI over radio station segment
# Dyspraxia
# Dyspraxia

Mother of son with additional needs to make formal complaint to BAI over radio station segment

Updated 3 hours ago 46,719 Views 0 Comments

FM104 has said it is reviewing its internal processes in the wake of the incident.

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

3 hours ago 8,913 Views 4 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
# Nepal
# Nepal

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19

3 hours ago 4,874 Views 4 Comments

Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday
# Waterford
# Waterford

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday

3 hours ago 4,351 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will be joining Waterford Mayor Damien Geoghegan, after two separate incidents where the flags were taken down.

Convicted rapist on trial for allegedly making death threats to barristers
# Court
# Court

Convicted rapist on trial for allegedly making death threats to barristers

3 hours ago 9,913 Views 0 Comments

Michael Murray (50) is accused of leaving messages with threats to kill against barristers.

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland

4 hours ago 10,042 Views 31 Comments

Environmentalist Peter Sweetman brought the challenge against the proposed windfarm.

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?

4 hours ago 6,235 Views 3 Comments

“A clearer path to recovery is visible” has become visible in recent months.

Search operation ongoing in US national park for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin
# Wyoming
# Wyoming

Search operation ongoing in US national park for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin

4 hours ago 8,400 Views 3 Comments

Cian McLaughlin was last seen by a friend at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, 8 June.

Man, 59, missing from Wexford since yesterday
# Rosslare
# Rosslare

Man, 59, missing from Wexford since yesterday

4 hours ago 15,052 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Van Der Bliake is 6 foot with blue eyes, grey hair, and an eagle tattoo on his left arm.

House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO
# CSO
# CSO

House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO

5 hours ago 6,452 Views 13 Comments

As demand in the housing market continues to grow prices rose in Dublin by 3.5% and by 5.4% outside of Dublin.

Coronavirus: 329 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 329 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 29,912 Views 49 Comments

57 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today.

Big setback for Mayo as O'Connor to undergo procedure on Achilles injury
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Big setback for Mayo as O'Connor to undergo procedure on Achilles injury

Updated 5 hours ago 12,904 Views 17 Comments

O’Connor was injured last Sunday against Clare.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

5 hours ago 11,672 Views 33 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

6 hours ago 10,480 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy

6 hours ago 12,234 Views 37 Comments

The housing crisis is top of the agenda for most of the candidates ahead of next month’s by-election.

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
# Travel
# Travel

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

7 hours ago 10,394 Views 75 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed
# Courts
# Courts

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed

7 hours ago 11,805 Views 0 Comments

Charges against the teenager were dropped this morning.

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

7 hours ago 15,590 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit
# Red Lines
# Red Lines

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit

Updated 8 hours ago 14,970 Views 32 Comments

Up to five hours of talks are planned, starting at around midday Irish time, with no break for meals.

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation
# Aisling O'Loughlin
# Aisling O'Loughlin

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation

8 hours ago 58,299 Views 9 Comments

The platform had deleted several of Aisling O’Loughlin’s posts recently.

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict

Updated 8 hours ago 28,982 Views 0 Comments

Nóra’s family have campaigned for a change in the original verdict.

Anjelica Huston writes to Minister for Arts to save James Joyce's 'House of the Dead'
# House Of The Dead
# House Of The Dead

Anjelica Huston writes to Minister for Arts to save James Joyce's 'House of the Dead'

8 hours ago 9,197 Views 6 Comments

The house was the setting for James Joyce’s short story ‘The Dead’ and is set to be turned into a 54-bed tourist hostel.

It's official: Dublin Bay South by-election date set for 8 July
# Dbs
# Dbs

It's official: Dublin Bay South by-election date set for 8 July

8 hours ago 19,094 Views 19 Comments

The by-election will fill the seat vacated by former minister Eoghan Murphy.

United Rugby Championship will be available to Irish fans on free-to-air TV
# Good News
From The42
# Good News

United Rugby Championship will be available to Irish fans on free-to-air TV

9 hours ago 14,830 Views 32 Comments

RTÉ and TG4 will both be showing games from the event.

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