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'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'My body, my choice': How some Irish wellness Instagram accounts became a hotbed of Covid-19 misinformation

1 hour ago 4,326 Views 0 Comments

The platform is being used to spread false information about Covid-19 in novel ways,.

Yesterday’s News

€120,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Skerries
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

€120,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Skerries

2 hours ago 4,964 Views 0 Comments

Two men in their 20s were arrested during searches.

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
# Scotland
# Scotland

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win

2 hours ago 9,275 Views 10 Comments

The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.

Newcastle stun Leicester to inch closer to safety and keep top-four race alive
# All To Play For
From The42
# All To Play For

Newcastle stun Leicester to inch closer to safety and keep top-four race alive

2 hours ago 8,971 Views 5 Comments

Callum Wilson scored twice in a 4-2 win at the King Power Stadium.

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond
# Emphatic
From The42
# Emphatic

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond

2 hours ago 17,563 Views 29 Comments

Munster defeated Ulster 38-10 at Thomond Park.

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

3 hours ago 14,749 Views 14 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

3 hours ago 4,697 Views 8 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

4 hours ago 5,654 Views 0 Comments

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

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis
# Homes
# Homes

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis

4 hours ago 11,299 Views 36 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil yesterday that it would be “ideologically extreme” to ban investment on certain types of housing.

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions

4 hours ago 5,794 Views 0 Comments

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

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

4 hours ago 7,579 Views 15 Comments

The guidance also applies to carers and children.

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?

5 hours ago 2,820 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing

5 hours ago 46,555 Views 19 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions
# Court
# Court

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions

5 hours ago 27,177 Views 0 Comments

Greene was before the District Court in March in respect of two charges of dangerous driving.

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account
# Barbara J Pym
# Barbara J Pym

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account

6 hours ago 32,045 Views 0 Comments

Harris says there were “about six people” involved in the ‘Barbara J. Pym’ account.

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland

6 hours ago 18,607 Views 23 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter

6 hours ago 19,927 Views 0 Comments

The woman was stabbed 19 times by her former partner after their daughter was placed in her custody.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

8 hours ago 7,550 Views 3 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

8 hours ago 21,924 Views 10 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.

8 hours ago 18,774 Views 22 Comments

In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

8 hours ago 14,002 Views 7 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home
# Buzz
# Buzz

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home

8 hours ago 73,990 Views 41 Comments

This is the first time the invasive species has been found in the wild in Ireland.

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open
# Testing
# Testing

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open

8 hours ago 15,621 Views 5 Comments

Donegal has experienced a rise in cases in recent weeks.

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria
# Baldoyle
# Baldoyle

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria

Updated 9 hours ago 48,461 Views 104 Comments

The Tánaiste said the decision by Teva to close its plant in Baldoyle was “devastating news”.

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
# Jury
# Jury

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death

9 hours ago 8,628 Views 0 Comments

The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'

10 hours ago 23,144 Views 19 Comments

The defender endured a torrid time following a loan move to his boyhood club.

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes
# Parking Fines
# Parking Fines

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes

10 hours ago 10,285 Views 40 Comments

The parking fines will run in tandem with other initiatives such as clamping and towing.

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April

10 hours ago 60,703 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí are trying to locate Michelle O’Riain, who was last seen wearing a beige coat.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 49,306 Views 83 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running
# Called Off
# Called Off

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running

10 hours ago 10,027 Views 10 Comments

Work is underway on developing an appropriate stabilisation package for the sector.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

10 hours ago 40,213 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban

11 hours ago 19,312 Views 0 Comments

Smith, who is due to stand trial next year, wanted to be able to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner

12 hours ago 16,229 Views 5 Comments

Veronica Carberry said her life has been turned upside down by the murder of her father Aidan McMenamy.

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

12 hours ago 8,638 Views 4 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports

12 hours ago 25,316 Views 12 Comments

The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 13 hours ago 19,929 Views 12 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

13 hours ago 12,088 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback
# Outdoor Dining
# Outdoor Dining

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback

14 hours ago 12,541 Views 45 Comments

If approved, the Council said works will begin later this month.

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
# Out Of The Running
# Out Of The Running

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election

14 hours ago 25,794 Views 31 Comments

“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses
# Leaving Do
# Leaving Do

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses

14 hours ago 34,255 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien attended the Tommie Gorman’s leaving party.

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