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Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
# Blue Origin
# Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board

27 minutes ago 1,282 Views 7 Comments

One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

37 minutes ago 4,565 Views 0 Comments

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

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

1 hour ago 2,692 Views 5 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
From The42
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

1 hour ago 8,607 Views 28 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

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Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

1 hour ago 8,342 Views 8 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral

2 hours ago 4,985 Views 0 Comments

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

Spotlight

What will work look like after Covid

The Good Information Project is examining how we’re working through this pandemic – what have we learned about our changed environments and what changes could be here to stay?
Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'
# Sallynoggin
# Sallynoggin

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'

3 hours ago 15,808 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty.

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Updated 3 hours ago 21,924 Views 44 Comments

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said in a video this afternoon that she will re-introduce his Bill “word for word”.

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
# Stuck In The Mud
From The42
# Stuck In The Mud

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'

3 hours ago 10,428 Views 32 Comments

Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated 3 hours ago 56,176 Views 120 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name

3 hours ago 29,445 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are carrying out their own investigations.

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

3 hours ago 4,000 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

4 hours ago 6,530 Views 17 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches
# Garda Hotline
# Garda Hotline

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches

4 hours ago 20,208 Views 25 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said that the setting up of the Garda hotline “wasn’t something that we recommended”.

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated 4 hours ago 30,145 Views 46 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

4 hours ago 3,974 Views 3 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches
# Scarriff
# Scarriff

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches

4 hours ago 17,895 Views 0 Comments

Rory Maloney (58) of Main Street, Scarriff is contesting the State prosecutions against him.

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered

5 hours ago 16,912 Views 37 Comments

The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 54,325 Views 86 Comments

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

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering

5 hours ago 22,398 Views 0 Comments

Vlad Pintea, who sold his account to the gang for €500, was jailed for six months.

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?

5 hours ago 8,909 Views 16 Comments

Generation Rent need a leg up onto the property ladder and the Government say they have the solution, but will it work?

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'
# Eyes On October
From The42
# Eyes On October

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'

6 hours ago 8,508 Views 5 Comments

A decision will be announced on Friday, 25 June.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

6 hours ago 5,576 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death

6 hours ago 20,196 Views 19 Comments

The company has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets or objects being pulled under the treadmill.

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59
# RIP
# RIP

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59

7 hours ago 48,192 Views 41 Comments

Kamen became a musical protégé of Madonna’s following the infamous ad.

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing
# Fitness To Teach
# Fitness To Teach

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing

7 hours ago 58,956 Views 0 Comments

Finbar Boyle unreservedly accepted the allegations at a preliminary hearing earlier this year.

Man missing from Cork found safe and well
# Mallow
# Mallow

Man missing from Cork found safe and well

7 hours ago 15,070 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí thanks the public for their assistance.

Ex-German goalkeeper sacked by Hertha Berlin after sending TV pundit 'token black guy' WhatsApp message
# Jens Lehmann
From The42
# Jens Lehmann

Ex-German goalkeeper sacked by Hertha Berlin after sending TV pundit 'token black guy' WhatsApp message

8 hours ago 32,362 Views 20 Comments

The former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper has issued an apology after David Aogo shared the text on social media.

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban but calls for further review
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban but calls for further review

8 hours ago 8,775 Views 30 Comments

The board said Trump “created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible”.

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?

8 hours ago 49,457 Views 70 Comments

NPHET have proposed opening all-day vaccine centres in some locations.

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
# Drinking
# Drinking

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

8 hours ago 11,345 Views 50 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'
# Joint Health Committee
# Joint Health Committee

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'

Updated 9 hours ago 15,883 Views 19 Comments

RTÉ said the Department of Health was invited by RTÉ Investigates to participate in the programme, contrary to claims made by Watt.

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar

9 hours ago 21,889 Views 64 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says a Bill he introduced in 2019 on the issue is “still valid”.

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure

9 hours ago 6,412 Views 1 Comment

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain.

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election

9 hours ago 12,812 Views 33 Comments

Chu said she doesn’t plan to run as an Independent or for any other party.

Man (20s) arrested in relation to murder of elderly man in Dublin
# Cork Street
# Cork Street

Man (20s) arrested in relation to murder of elderly man in Dublin

10 hours ago 11,509 Views 0 Comments

The body of the man aged in his 70s was found at a residence at Robinson’s Court off Cork Street in Dublin city centre last week.

Boy (15) charged with murder of woman in Dublin in January
# IFSC
# IFSC

Boy (15) charged with murder of woman in Dublin in January

10 hours ago 53,523 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj (48) died following an attack in Dublin’s IFSC on 20 January last.

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
# Midlands
# Midlands

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

10 hours ago 13,785 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film
# Trailer
From The42
# Trailer

Take a first look at the new Alex Ferguson film

11 hours ago 25,747 Views 22 Comments

Never Give In, a documentary about Manchester United’s legendary manager, is set for release later this month.

Male cyclist (40s) dies after collision with a bus in Dublin yesterday
# Fatal Collision
# Fatal Collision

Male cyclist (40s) dies after collision with a bus in Dublin yesterday

13 hours ago 40,572 Views 23 Comments

The crash occurred at Kilshane Cross, Newtown in Dublin 11 yesterday at 7.20am.

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