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Health minister to meet St Vincent's Healthcare Group over ownership of maternity hospital site
# Land Dispute
# Land Dispute

Health minister to meet St Vincent's Healthcare Group over ownership of maternity hospital site

19 minutes ago 471 Views 0 Comments

The hospital group has insisted that it will not sell the land on the Elm Park campus.

Poll: How often do you eat fish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you eat fish?

2 hours ago 20,298 Views 30 Comments

Irish fishing boats are protesting today over the challenges their industry faces.

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland
# Banking
# Banking

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland

Updated 2 hours ago 15,365 Views 24 Comments

The sale is to happen through a pre-arranged trading plan that will be managed by Citigroup Global Markets.

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top

2 hours ago 9,896 Views 45 Comments

Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.

More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India

2 hours ago 17,428 Views 40 Comments

The variant has been detected in 22 samples from across three states.

Donnelly says 'it's too early to say' if further reopening will be delayed over Delta variant
# Reopening
# Reopening

Donnelly says 'it's too early to say' if further reopening will be delayed over Delta variant

3 hours ago 13,259 Views 70 Comments

NPHET is due to advise the Government next Thursday on the epidemiological situation in Ireland.

When four Euro 2008 winners came to UCD... And lost!
# David And Goliath
From The42
# David And Goliath

When four Euro 2008 winners came to UCD... And lost!

4 hours ago 12,554 Views 5 Comments

Remembering when Marcos Senna, Santi Cazorla, Carlos Marchena and Joan Capdevila were part of a Villarreal side that played at Belfield on 16 July 2011.

Three quarters of HSE IT servers decrypted following crippling cyber attack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Three quarters of HSE IT servers decrypted following crippling cyber attack

4 hours ago 10,974 Views 9 Comments

HSE boss Paul Reid says it could take months before the system is fully restored.

'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head
# Howth
# Howth

'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head

4 hours ago 12,370 Views 5 Comments

The fire service also attended other fires in Kilbarrack and St Anne’s Park on the northside of the city.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
# Uk Residency
# Uk Residency

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

4 hours ago 17,047 Views 16 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
# Media
# Media

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

5 hours ago 4,595 Views 9 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle lawsuit over deadly crash
# Kobe Bryant
# Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

5 hours ago 17,229 Views 7 Comments

The NBA star and eight other people died in a helicopter crash last year.

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
# Space
# Space

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

5 hours ago 5,874 Views 11 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
# Thin Lizzy
# Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'

5 hours ago 9,455 Views 11 Comments

We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.

Fishing fleet sails on Dublin today to hand list of demands to Government
# Flotilla
# Flotilla

Fishing fleet sails on Dublin today to hand list of demands to Government

6 hours ago 9,155 Views 8 Comments

A letter of fishermen’s demands for their industry is to be handed to the Taoiseach at 1.30pm.

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
# New Variant
# New Variant

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland

11 hours ago 43,007 Views 58 Comments

It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.

Yesterday’s News

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

13 hours ago 29,663 Views 25 Comments

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel
# Holidays
# Holidays

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel

13 hours ago 33,764 Views 52 Comments

The government has earmarked a return to foreign travel on 19 July.

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic

14 hours ago 20,044 Views 51 Comments

Sterling headed home a Jack Grealish cross to seal a narrow win at Wembley.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

14 hours ago 9,452 Views 0 Comments

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

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

15 hours ago 29,945 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'

15 hours ago 18,604 Views 7 Comments

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

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)

15 hours ago 24,892 Views 1 Comment

Eric Frawley was last seen at his home in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated 16 hours ago 30,225 Views 71 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

16 hours ago 13,879 Views 5 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 16 hours ago 40,703 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he looks forward to “working constructively” with the new DUP leader.

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court
# Imre Arakas
# Imre Arakas

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court

17 hours ago 22,299 Views 0 Comments

Imre Arakas (62) was jailed for his role in a Kinahan cartel murder plot.

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

17 hours ago 30,585 Views 54 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated 18 hours ago 18,912 Views 24 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion
# Limerick
# Limerick

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion

18 hours ago 19,554 Views 0 Comments

Five Road Policing Unit gardaí have been under investigation since October 2019 but have not been charged with any offence.

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care

18 hours ago 23,768 Views 0 Comments

The court heard from a social worker familiar with the case today.

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated 18 hours ago 20,359 Views 32 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

18 hours ago 49,952 Views 35 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses
# The Devlin
# The Devlin

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses

18 hours ago 15,982 Views 0 Comments

The claim arises from the hotel having to close its doors in March 2020 due to the health emergency caused by pandemic.

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site

18 hours ago 15,187 Views 42 Comments

SVHG says retaining ownership will allow it deliver “integrated patient care”.

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
# Unesco
# Unesco

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

18 hours ago 11,381 Views 9 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 39,777 Views 57 Comments

39 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital.

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26
# Early Exit
From The42
# Early Exit

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26

19 hours ago 31,926 Views 13 Comments

The Galway native made 60 appearances for his home province since his debut in 2015.

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