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20 years on, U2 and Jason McAteer finally collaborate - with a Dutchman - for official song of Euro 2020
# Beautiful Goal
From The42
# Beautiful Goal

20 years on, U2 and Jason McAteer finally collaborate - with a Dutchman - for official song of Euro 2020

28 minutes ago 2,830 Views 1 Comment

Martin Garrix was just five when McAteer sunk his native Netherlands at Lansdowne Road.

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

31 minutes ago 3,095 Views 2 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

Israel pounds Gaza with artillery and air strikes as deadly conflict intensifies
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel pounds Gaza with artillery and air strikes as deadly conflict intensifies

Updated 35 minutes ago 16,447 Views 27 Comments

Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.

DUP leadership election: Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson make their final pitches ahead of vote
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

DUP leadership election: Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson make their final pitches ahead of vote

54 minutes ago 1,669 Views 5 Comments

The vote will take place by way of a secret ballot of DUP MLAs and MPs.

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly perverting course of justice
# Courts
# Courts

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly perverting course of justice

59 minutes ago 6,847 Views 0 Comments

The five accused were charged in court with a total of 42 counts of perverting the course of justice.

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres

Updated 1 hour ago 35,429 Views 22 Comments

GPs are to advise patients to attend walk-in testing centres with priority given to symptomatic and close contacts at these centres.

National Ploughing Championships cancelled for second year due to pandemic fears
# The Ploughing
# The Ploughing

National Ploughing Championships cancelled for second year due to pandemic fears

1 hour ago 2,674 Views 4 Comments

It is the second year the event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children

1 hour ago 8,351 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on 9 July.

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
# HSE
# HSE

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?

1 hour ago 7,524 Views 6 Comments

The HSE’s IT system has been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.

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'Noise, urination and defecation': DCC fences off Portobello Plaza for weekend due to anti-social behaviour
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

'Noise, urination and defecation': DCC fences off Portobello Plaza for weekend due to anti-social behaviour

Updated 1 hour ago 33,364 Views 81 Comments
  • The council says "about a thousand people" have gathered there in recent weekends, causing disruption for residents
  • There are to be increased garda patrols of the area
  • A demonstration against the decision is planned for this afternoon
HSE shuts down IT systems after 'major' ransomware attack, vaccination rollout not affected
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE shuts down IT systems after 'major' ransomware attack, vaccination rollout not affected

Updated 1 hour ago 100,519 Views 117 Comments
  • The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead as planned.
  • Tusla's internal systems, and the portal through which child protection referrals are made, are not operating.
  • The Rotunda Maternity Hospital has cancelled all non-urgent appointments.
Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter

2 hours ago 8,030 Views 8 Comments

The three men are aged in their late teens and early 20s, and a fourth man is being sought.

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
# Housing Ireland
# Housing Ireland

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated 2 hours ago 14,861 Views 46 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

2 hours ago 16,172 Views 63 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
# West Cork
# West Cork

Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale

4 hours ago 8,633 Views 2 Comments

The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.

Man arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 seized in Dublin
# Lusk
# Lusk

Man arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 seized in Dublin

5 hours ago 8,738 Views 24 Comments

€5,000 in cash was also seized.

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds

5 hours ago 4,411 Views 0 Comments

The figures came from a Public Health England (PHE) study.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

6 hours ago 10,838 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

6 hours ago 13,070 Views 6 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year

7 hours ago 37,389 Views 14 Comments

This measure is effective immediately.

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally
# Cremated Remains
# Cremated Remains

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally

7 hours ago 13,837 Views 8 Comments

The Council has identified four cemeteries to build special walls where cremated remains can be interred.

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

7 hours ago 6,541 Views 2 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place

7 hours ago 14,610 Views 28 Comments

It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

13 hours ago 20,600 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.

Yesterday’s News

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement

Updated 14 hours ago 49,809 Views 142 Comments

Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

15 hours ago 11,610 Views 20 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive

15 hours ago 35,796 Views 89 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s men are making an end-of-season push for a top-four spot.

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly
# Edenderry
# Edenderry

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly

15 hours ago 20,983 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened in Edenderry just after 6pm this evening.

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated 16 hours ago 34,749 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death

16 hours ago 17,527 Views 0 Comments

They were to go on trial starting 22 August for being complicit in murder.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

16 hours ago 7,477 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

17 hours ago 18,058 Views 19 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Your evening longread: Why do we love rewatching old TV shows?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why do we love rewatching old TV shows?

17 hours ago 11,791 Views 50 Comments

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

Man hospitalised with head injuries after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice
# Parkgate Street
# Parkgate Street

Man hospitalised with head injuries after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice

17 hours ago 39,006 Views 20 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'

17 hours ago 21,291 Views 2 Comments

The inside look at how Nigel Carolan built a lasting legacy at Connacht.

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid

17 hours ago 13,123 Views 7 Comments

Some hospitals recognised the need for a more cohesive approach and have already set up dedicated clinics.

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday

18 hours ago 16,089 Views 25 Comments

A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.

Man United fans launch fresh protest ahead of Liverpool clash
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Man United fans launch fresh protest ahead of Liverpool clash

18 hours ago 20,070 Views 29 Comments

The fixture was postponed 11 days ago when supporters stormed the pitch.

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