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Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping
# So Long Farewell
# So Long Farewell

Fine Gael welcomes departure of Viktor Orban's party from their European Parliament grouping

26 minutes ago 2,733 Views 3 Comments

The Hungarian Prime Minister has overseen an increasingly authoritarian regime that has introduced anti-democratic and anti-LGBT laws.

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Courts
# Courts

Man (30) charged over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

Updated 37 minutes ago 10,407 Views 0 Comments

The case has been adjourned until 14 April.

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

University of Limerick president warns students they could be expelled over street party near college

43 minutes ago 9,197 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene to disperse crowds last night.

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
# Scotland
# Scotland

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him

Updated 1 hour ago 14,557 Views 0 Comments

She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.

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Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Two men charged as part of garda probe into bogus tradesmen in Dublin

1 hour ago 9,025 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 80s handed over a substantial sum of money for work that was never done, gardaí said.

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Man charged over Limerick street party and another remains in custody

1 hour ago 9,222 Views 0 Comments

Over 50 Fixed Payment Notices have been issued.

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal
# Patrick Costello
# Patrick Costello

Green Party TD lodges High Court challenge over controversial CETA trade deal

3 hours ago 11,940 Views 0 Comments

The trade deal has divided the Green Party with Costello and TD Neasa Hourigan signalling they will not back the deal.

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

3 hours ago 7,766 Views 17 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal
# Fallout
From The42
# Fallout

Noel and Valerie Moran's company terminates Gordon Elliott sponsorship deal

4 hours ago 31,305 Views 47 Comments

eCOMM Merchant Solutions have ended their arrangement with Elliott, while a local GAA club has voiced its support for the trainer.

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded
# Dolly Parton
# Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton gets Moderna Covid vaccine she partly funded

4 hours ago 14,937 Views 18 Comments

The beloved country music star (75) broke into song while getting the jab and adapted one of her best-known ballads Jolene.

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Vaccine target of 100,000 doses last week missed after delay with AstraZeneca

4 hours ago 46,296 Views 99 Comments

The delays follow a change in AstraZeneca’s vaccine delivery schedule for last week and this week.

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

Dáil to debate Sinn Féin's motion on scrapping scheme which it says 'will not make homes more affordable'

5 hours ago 12,534 Views 57 Comments

The Minister for Housing, however, has said the scheme will help young prospective homeowners out of a “rental trap”.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 5 hours ago 8,924 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this will be Ireland's last Level 5 lockdown?

5 hours ago 56,424 Views 86 Comments

Last night a further 359 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Ireland.

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending
# The Banks
# The Banks

Permanent TSB reports a pre-tax loss of €166 million in 2020 as Covid hits new lending

5 hours ago 6,881 Views 14 Comments

The 75% State-owned bank took a loan impairment charge of €155 million.

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest
# Charged
# Charged

Man (30s) due in court over firework attack on gardaí at anti-lockdown protest

6 hours ago 16,247 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested yesterday morning.

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
# Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Five-year-long detainment of British woman in Iran 'blot on British diplomacy', husband says

6 hours ago 11,909 Views 14 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s sentence is scheduled to end this weekend.

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

6 hours ago 12,087 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Decision to stop work on border control posts can only be overturned by courts - Foster

6 hours ago 14,531 Views 11 Comments

Arlene Foster has rejected the suggestion that DUP Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons could be overruled by the wider Stormont Executive.

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Biden vows there will be enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

6 hours ago 8,670 Views 18 Comments

Teachers are to be prioritised.

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo
# Turner's Cross
From The42
# Turner's Cross

'Swimming isn’t going to last forever. I want to excel in my sport' - deferring the Leaving Cert twice for Tokyo

6 hours ago 9,690 Views 4 Comments

18-year-old Nicole Turner is targeting the podium at this summer’s Paralympic Games.

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California
# California
# California

13 of 25 people crammed into SUV killed after vehicle collides with lorry in California

7 hours ago 32,738 Views 8 Comments

Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said.

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'
# Glengarriff
# Glengarriff

Cork council accepts €26,250 refund after Maureen O'Hara statue was 'not a good likeness'

7 hours ago 30,733 Views 15 Comments

The project started afresh with a different sculptor but “artistic differences” have arisen.

'No one is above the law': New documentary exposes Ireland's cruel illegal adoption system
# Ireland
# Ireland

'No one is above the law': New documentary exposes Ireland's cruel illegal adoption system

7 hours ago 16,520 Views 21 Comments

The documentary airs tonight.

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?
# Adrenochrome
# Adrenochrome

Adrenochrome: why was a QAnon conspiracy drug name-checked at Dublin's anti-lockdown protest?

13 hours ago 42,374 Views 0 Comments

A false claim involving the chemical, RTÉ and dead infants was made at Saturday’s protest.

Yesterday’s News

Bristol council passes motion on reparations for city’s role in slave trade
# Reparations
# Reparations

Bristol council passes motion on reparations for city’s role in slave trade

15 hours ago 14,599 Views 47 Comments

Mayor Marvin Rees said the conversation on race will be complex, but that should not stop it taking place.

Three people arrested following street party near University of Limerick
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Three people arrested following street party near University of Limerick

15 hours ago 82,793 Views 187 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene and dispersed the crowds.

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster vows that current lockdown will be Northern Ireland's last

Updated 16 hours ago 25,547 Views 17 Comments

The powersharing administration faced criticism for not attaching dates to its pathway to recovery.

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side
# Flying High
From The42
# Flying High

10 games unbeaten for Mick McCarthy's Cardiff after four-goal win over Wayne Rooney's Derby side

16 hours ago 31,605 Views 13 Comments

Cardiff have taken 24 points from Mick McCarthy’s 10 games in charge.

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US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions
# Navalny
# Navalny

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions

16 hours ago 10,338 Views 14 Comments

This is Biden’s first major actiona gainst Russia during his presidency.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

16 hours ago 10,489 Views 0 Comments

Davy stockbrokers, Pontin’s and President Higgins’ new puppy made headlines today.

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'
# Analysis
# Analysis

Column: 'Pontins only achieved such rapid notoriety because it targeted common Irish surnames'

16 hours ago 33,605 Views 0 Comments

Two decades on from a landmark case in Britain, discrimination is still an everyday experience for Travellers, writes legal affairs journalist CJ McKinney.

Your evening longread: Kazuo Ishiguro on his incredible career
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Kazuo Ishiguro on his incredible career

17 hours ago 13,042 Views 5 Comments

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

Jesuit Order names teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s
# Abuse
# Abuse

Jesuit Order names teacher who abused pupils at Belvedere College in the 1970s

17 hours ago 27,686 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Marmion was a teacher at Belvedere from 1969 until 1978. He died in 2000.

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Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period
# Cervicacheck
# Cervicacheck

Family members of women affected by CervicalCheck controversy to get medical cards for 5 year period

18 hours ago 16,877 Views 24 Comments

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly brought a memo to Cabinet today to extend the access to the cards for a further three years.

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
# World Cup 2030
# World Cup 2030

Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson by telephone about joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

18 hours ago 16,433 Views 51 Comments

Micheál Martin said the Irish government would be “very happy to co-operate” with the UK.

Man (40s) dies following crash between car and lorry in Co Louth
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man (40s) dies following crash between car and lorry in Co Louth

19 hours ago 20,732 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred on the R173 this afternoon.

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand postponed until 2022

19 hours ago 6,934 Views 2 Comments

Ireland have yet to qualify for the World Cup but had hoped to take their final steps towards booking their place this year.

The Remote: Harry, Meghan and Oprah, live music at Other Voices and Masterchef returns
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Harry, Meghan and Oprah, live music at Other Voices and Masterchef returns

19 hours ago 27,519 Views 21 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

Bunny Wailer, founding member of The Wailers, dies aged 73
# REGGAE Icon
# REGGAE Icon

Bunny Wailer, founding member of The Wailers, dies aged 73

20 hours ago 15,174 Views 5 Comments

The singer formed The Wailers in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

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