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Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
# Housing
# Housing

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated 1 hour ago 19,821 Views 48 Comments

The Tánaiste was responding to questions about the policy to link rents and inflation in RPZs.

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players

2 hours ago 4,581 Views 7 Comments

His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask
# Idar-Oberstein
# Idar-Oberstein

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask

2 hours ago 25,159 Views 30 Comments

The man told officers he acted ‘out of anger’ after being refused service for not wearing a mask while trying to buy beer.

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands
# Volcano
# Volcano

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands

2 hours ago 12,764 Views 4 Comments

La Palma, with a population of some 85,000 people, has been hit by several earthquakes.

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
# Transport
# Transport

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034

2 hours ago 9,270 Views 24 Comments

The project was due to be completed by 2027.

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest

3 hours ago 8,279 Views 16 Comments

The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud
# Brendan Mullin
# Brendan Mullin

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud

3 hours ago 27,163 Views 0 Comments

Mullin had been working in an executive position in Bank of Ireland at the time of the alleged offences.

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
# Owenacurra Centre
# Owenacurra Centre

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

3 hours ago 5,527 Views 3 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules
# Polonium-210
# Polonium-210

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules

3 hours ago 7,314 Views 3 Comments

The former Russian spy died after being poisoned with a rare radioactive substance in London in 2006.

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
# Redundancy Package
# Redundancy Package

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated 3 hours ago 15,157 Views 6 Comments

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

4 hours ago 11,420 Views 10 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

4 hours ago 9,596 Views 16 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show
# Billy Alexander
# Billy Alexander

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

5 hours ago 20,114 Views 16 Comments

The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most prestigious gardening events.

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in
# Debut Day
From The42
# Debut Day

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in

Updated 5 hours ago 16,010 Views 1 Comment

Vera Pauw has hinted that she will hand the ‘amazing’ Lucy Quinn her Ireland debut tonight.

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend

5 hours ago 20,569 Views 13 Comments

The weather is to be more unsettled over the weekend as low pressure moves in.

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

7 hours ago 15,935 Views 58 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 24-year-old missing from Dublin
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 24-year-old missing from Dublin

8 hours ago 54,171 Views 0 Comments

Bridget was last seen on the Old Nangor Road in Clondalkin on Monday.

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
# UN
# UN

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'

8 hours ago 9,353 Views 20 Comments

Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off?

8 hours ago 24,793 Views 27 Comments

The Great British Bake Off is a big ratings winner for Channel 4.

'He’ll come back as strong as before, or even stronger ' – Leavy primed to return after injury nightmare
# Dan The Man
From The42
# Dan The Man

'He’ll come back as strong as before, or even stronger ' – Leavy primed to return after injury nightmare

Updated 8 hours ago 13,736 Views 3 Comments

The flanker has suffered two long-term injury setbacks since 2019.

AstraZeneca to build €300 million manufacturing plant in Dublin
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

AstraZeneca to build €300 million manufacturing plant in Dublin

8 hours ago 29,097 Views 40 Comments

About 100 jobs are to be created.

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died

9 hours ago 12,322 Views 6 Comments

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

Wally the Walrus spotted in Iceland 'on journey home to the Arctic'
# Where's Wally?
# Where's Wally?

Wally the Walrus spotted in Iceland 'on journey home to the Arctic'

9 hours ago 14,447 Views 8 Comments

Wally was spotted over 1,400 km away from his last known location in West Cork.

French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm
# Mali
# Mali

French defence minister warns Mali against Russian 'mercenary' firm

9 hours ago 13,834 Views 1 Comment

France has deployed troops to Mali and the general Sahel area to fight Jihadist groups.

Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Commission raps Ireland for 'persistently failing' to manage protected nature sites

10 hours ago 22,004 Views 11 Comments

Just over 60% of our 600-plus legally protected nature areas have conservation objectives.

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election
# Canada
# Canada

Justin Trudeau’s party projected to win most seats in Canada’s election

10 hours ago 8,310 Views 11 Comments

It is expected that the incumbent will form a minority government.

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam
# Dublin
# Dublin

Garda warning after reports of bogus tradesmen targeting householders with 'rat's nest' scam

17 hours ago 51,692 Views 6 Comments
  • An attempted scam took place over two days last week at an estate in north Dublin, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Officers are urging householders in the area to be on the alert for suspicious callers.
  • One charity has described the attempted scam as 'despicable'.

Yesterday’s News

Dancing with the Stars producer resigns from RTÉ board after two-month stint
# Larry Bass
# Larry Bass

Dancing with the Stars producer resigns from RTÉ board after two-month stint

18 hours ago 45,363 Views 38 Comments

Larry Bass said he issued his resignation after attending his first RTÉ board meeting last Thursday.

€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála
# Charlestown
# Charlestown

€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála

19 hours ago 41,549 Views 53 Comments

In a separate case, ABP also granted planning for 114 build-to-rent apartments in Dublin 16.

Late Kelly equaliser sees Bohs and Derry share spoils after six-goal thriller
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Late Kelly equaliser sees Bohs and Derry share spoils after six-goal thriller

19 hours ago 10,015 Views 5 Comments

Kelly’s 95th minute goal came shortly after the visitors thought they had secured victory through James Akintunde.

Murder accused told wife: 'When someone loves so much, it is the worst thing in the world'
# Anne Colomines
# Anne Colomines

Murder accused told wife: 'When someone loves so much, it is the worst thing in the world'

19 hours ago 24,173 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen (39) has pleaded not guilty to murdering his 37-year-old wife in Dublin in 2017.

'From the squad last week we have 11 injuries' - Pauw's Ireland decimated, but opportunity within
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

'From the squad last week we have 11 injuries' - Pauw's Ireland decimated, but opportunity within

Updated 19 hours ago 11,245 Views 1 Comment

The Girls In Green face Australia in an international friendly tomorrow night.

Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly sex trafficking trial moves to next stage
# Trial
# Trial

Prosecutors wrap up as R Kelly sex trafficking trial moves to next stage

19 hours ago 10,465 Views 0 Comments

The defence will now begin calling former Kelly employees.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

20 hours ago 7,147 Views 0 Comments

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

Zappone a ‘private citizen’ says Taoiseach, after she turns down committee invite
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Zappone a ‘private citizen’ says Taoiseach, after she turns down committee invite

Updated 20 hours ago 55,865 Views 102 Comments

Zappone declined an invite to face an Oireachtas Committee over her special envoy role.

Meyler: 'Being a good person is as important as being a good footballer'
# Champion
From The42
# Champion

Meyler: 'Being a good person is as important as being a good footballer'

21 hours ago 20,702 Views 2 Comments

Tyrone’s All-Ireland winning hero is determined not to let the success change him.

Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach and NY governor welcome lifting of US travel ban

21 hours ago 26,551 Views 10 Comments

The White House announced the change in the current travel ban into the US today.

Taoiseach says he won't make commitments ‘one way or the other’ to companies about corporation tax rate
# 12.5 Per Cent
# 12.5 Per Cent

Taoiseach says he won't make commitments ‘one way or the other’ to companies about corporation tax rate

Updated 21 hours ago 17,270 Views 23 Comments

The Finance Minister told the European Commission it is “not appropriate” at present for Ireland to sign up to the deal.

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