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Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland
# Climate Security Threat
# Climate Security Threat

Head of Defence Forces says climate change is single biggest threat to Ireland

3 hours ago 5,195 Views 25 Comments
  • Mellett, who holds a PhD in environmental governance, believes Ireland must act to prevent the impact of climate change.
  • The Chief of Staff said Ireland needs to lose its 'false sense of security'.
  • Mellett also believes that the State will have to play a role in battling climate breakdown.

Yesterday’s News

Man arrested as gardaí and Revenue seize €44,000 worth of drugs
# Drug Crime
# Drug Crime

Man arrested as gardaí and Revenue seize €44,000 worth of drugs

5 hours ago 9,250 Views 7 Comments

Officers seized MDMA, ecstasy tablets and cannabis plants.

Adaptation of Graham Norton novel begins filming in West Cork
# Holding
# Holding

Adaptation of Graham Norton novel begins filming in West Cork

5 hours ago 15,954 Views 5 Comments

Holding centres on a small village thrown into chaos bu the discovery of a body.

Georgie Kelly at the double as Bohs cruise on another famous European night
# Dominant
From The42
# Dominant

Georgie Kelly at the double as Bohs cruise on another famous European night

6 hours ago 16,031 Views 12 Comments

Keith Long’s side set up third qualifying round clash with PAOK after making light work of F91 Dudelange with 4-0 aggregate win.

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow release
# The Avenger
# The Avenger

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow release

6 hours ago 33,012 Views 44 Comments

The actress’s potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which was released simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+.

Gardaí investigating assault allegations following Temple Bar incident
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigating assault allegations following Temple Bar incident

6 hours ago 47,930 Views 0 Comments

A protest was held in Temple Bar this evening in relation to the incident on Monday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

6 hours ago 13,121 Views 0 Comments

A letter from President Higgins, an incident in Temple Bar and a win in Tokyo made the headlines.

Nadine Lott's ex-partner demonstrated to gardaí how he delivered punches down on her
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott's ex-partner demonstrated to gardaí how he delivered punches down on her

7 hours ago 15,786 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh also described how he wrapped the wire of a charger around his knuckles.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

7 hours ago 8,894 Views 16 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

President Higgins raises concerns about volume of legislation he's asked to consider in a short period

Updated 7 hours ago 34,327 Views 86 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle and Cathaoirleach have said they “appreciated the concerns” raised by President Higgins.

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

RTÉ respond to 'inaccurate and misleading claims' about their Olympics coverage in Northern Ireland

7 hours ago 32,258 Views 47 Comments

Some politicians say it is ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’ that RTÉ’s coverage is unavailable in Northern Ireland.

Commissioner says hundreds of crimes not investigated due to 999 call cancellations
# Emergency
# Emergency

Commissioner says hundreds of crimes not investigated due to 999 call cancellations

7 hours ago 10,547 Views 18 Comments

Almost 2,800 calls, with many relating to domestic abuse, were incorrectly cancelled.

Explainer: Why you may have a second dose vaccine appointment sooner than recommended
# Double Jabbed
# Double Jabbed

Explainer: Why you may have a second dose vaccine appointment sooner than recommended

8 hours ago 27,217 Views 18 Comments

The HSE says that a 17 day gap for Pfizer is “safe and effective”.

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

8 hours ago 6,856 Views 1 Comment

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Yellow weather warning issued for three southern counties as UK braces for Storm Evert
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Yellow weather warning issued for three southern counties as UK braces for Storm Evert

8 hours ago 18,522 Views 0 Comments

Storm Evert is set to barrel into the UK bringing “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”.

Inquiry into Malta journalist’s death blames state which 'created an atmosphere of impunity'
# Daphne Galizia
# Daphne Galizia

Inquiry into Malta journalist’s death blames state which 'created an atmosphere of impunity'

8 hours ago 5,148 Views 2 Comments

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family had sought the inquiry into the 2017 car bombing near the family home in Malta.

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook resolves dispute with Gavin Duffy over ads claiming he was dead

9 hours ago 18,233 Views 29 Comments

In a joint statement they said the misleading claims in these ads had been published by “malicious third-parties”.

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

10 hours ago 2,800 Views 3 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

Irish teenagers facing high levels of sexual harassment, report finds
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland
# Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Irish teenagers facing high levels of sexual harassment, report finds

10 hours ago 8,504 Views 11 Comments

Four out of five teenagers surveyed said they had been subjected to sexual harassment in the last 12 months.

Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel
# UK
# UK

Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel

10 hours ago 22,776 Views 33 Comments

The number of people seeking to volunteer with the charity also increased, while some people withdrew their financial support.

'Singing’ priest Tony Walsh accused of sexually abusing a boy in Dublin in the 1980s
# Court
# Court

'Singing’ priest Tony Walsh accused of sexually abusing a boy in Dublin in the 1980s

10 hours ago 20,896 Views 0 Comments

Tony Walsh is charged with two counts of indecent assault of a male between January 1983 and December 1985.

Coronavirus: 1,361 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,361 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 40,820 Views 79 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment
# Courts
# Courts

Convicted rapist throws Bible at judge before being sentenced to 16 years for harassment

10 hours ago 39,058 Views 36 Comments

Michael Murray had pleaded not guilty to making threats to kill against barristers who prosecuted him for rape in 2013.

FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football
# FAI
From The42
# FAI

FAI chief Hill targets World Cup wins and opens up on 'emotion' of Irish football

Updated 11 hours ago 8,025 Views 3 Comments

Chief executive says he will push government hard to have 25,000 fans in Aviva Stadium for games against Azerbaijan and Serbia which he admits ‘Ireland have to win’.

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants
# Housing
# Housing

Daft agrees to develop processes to remove ads that exclude rent allowance tenants

11 hours ago 8,408 Views 23 Comments

The company came to an agreement with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission on foot of a 2016 complaint.

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions
# High Risk Pregnancies
# High Risk Pregnancies

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions

11 hours ago 19,780 Views 10 Comments

12 of the 19 maternity hospitals were found to be fully compliant.

Lifelong criminal Trevor Byrne to serve 17 years for firearms offences, armed robbery and hijacking
# Courts
# Courts

Lifelong criminal Trevor Byrne to serve 17 years for firearms offences, armed robbery and hijacking

11 hours ago 15,860 Views 14 Comments

Byrne left his phone at the scene of a robbery at a bookmakers.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial retires for the evening

Updated 11 hours ago 9,621 Views 0 Comments

The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach
# Vaccine Certs
# Vaccine Certs

Campaign of abuse against restaurants following the rules is 'reprehensible', says Taoiseach

11 hours ago 24,326 Views 60 Comments

Hospitality businesses following vaccine cert rules have been the victim of an online campaign.

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
# Listen To Women
# Listen To Women

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions

12 hours ago 13,962 Views 15 Comments

Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.

Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations
# Longford
# Longford

Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations

12 hours ago 19,740 Views 10 Comments

12 locations were searched in Co Longford this morning.

Arrest made over aggravated burglary in which armed man entered home during early hours
# Athy
# Athy

Arrest made over aggravated burglary in which armed man entered home during early hours

13 hours ago 13,336 Views 5 Comments

A woman living in the home was injured during the incident.

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated 13 hours ago 39,672 Views 159 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Secondary students: 'Covid jab rollout welcome but it's vital we're part of conversation'

13 hours ago 7,426 Views 10 Comments

Parental consent will have to be given for those aged 12-15.

Man jailed for nine years over assault of teen during four-day 'reign of terror'
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for nine years over assault of teen during four-day 'reign of terror'

13 hours ago 19,715 Views 0 Comments

The victim was aged 19 at the time of the offences.

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status
# Thorny Issues
# Thorny Issues

Explainer: Why bosses could be on shaky legal ground if they ask staff about vaccine status

14 hours ago 17,229 Views 36 Comments

Asking workers to be fully vaccinated before returning to work raises thorny legal issues.

Woman remains in police custody over death of baby in Ardoyne area of Belfast
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman remains in police custody over death of baby in Ardoyne area of Belfast

14 hours ago 9,668 Views 0 Comments

Police have identified the baby as Liam O’Keefe.

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month
# Cautiously Positive
# Cautiously Positive

Don't expect a 'Freedom Day' but Taoiseach says lifting restrictions in September will be discussed next month

14 hours ago 27,975 Views 28 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan yesterday raised the possibility of further restrictions being lifted.

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals
# Golden Tickets
From The42
# Golden Tickets

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals

14 hours ago 19,362 Views 11 Comments

Expanded capacity for the All-Ireland semi-finals, and for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, are also under consideration.

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