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Today’s News

Arlene Foster resigns as Northern Ireland First Minister
# DUP
# DUP

Arlene Foster resigns as Northern Ireland First Minister

Updated 1 minute ago 26,096 Views 38 Comments

The former DUP leader stepped down from the role this morning.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from UK to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from UK to Ireland

11 minutes ago 1,314 Views 6 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

30 minutes ago 1,201 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy
# Grand
# Grand

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy

46 minutes ago 4,528 Views 3 Comments

In a nutshell, it’ll be grand.

Spotlight

The Commission: The fallout from the publication of the Mother and Baby Home report

The conversation around the issue has widened in recent weeks to include redress, legislation related to tracing and information and burials at the sites of the institutions.
State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

52 minutes ago 17,569 Views 7 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.
NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

55 minutes ago 890 Views 0 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey
# Mauritius
# Mauritius

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey

1 hour ago 8,649 Views 8 Comments

Two hotel workers who were charged with her murder were acquitted in 2012.

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83
# Ned Beatty
# Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83

1 hour ago 6,506 Views 6 Comments

Beatty received only one Oscar nomination, as supporting actor for his role as corporate executive Arthur Jensen in 1976′s Network.

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
# Cork
# Cork

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide

2 hours ago 16,597 Views 2 Comments

One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?

3 hours ago 28,579 Views 51 Comments

A new power would allow gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys for electronic devices.

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
# Setback
# Setback

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'

4 hours ago 18,534 Views 53 Comments

UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run

4 hours ago 25,456 Views 15 Comments

The crash, involving a cyclist and a car, happened at 9pm in the Sheriff Street Upper area of Dublin.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated 4 hours ago 28,596 Views 21 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
# Israel
# Israel

Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister

5 hours ago 20,319 Views 10 Comments

Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today

5 hours ago 20,738 Views 18 Comments

The system will open for people over the age of 50 today.

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster

6 hours ago 7,342 Views 1 Comment

5 talking points after yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 promotion semi-final between Meath and Kildare in Newbridge.

UK Supreme Court to hear PSNI challenge to judgement in 'Hooded Men' torture case
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court to hear PSNI challenge to judgement in 'Hooded Men' torture case

6 hours ago 8,644 Views 8 Comments

In 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled interrogation techniques used against the 14 men would be torture if deployed today.

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
# Mobile Phones
# Mobile Phones

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant

7 hours ago 32,426 Views 27 Comments

The overhaul of how gardaí operate includes a new power for gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys.

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
# Reduced Earnings
# Reduced Earnings

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

7 hours ago 16,152 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

13 hours ago 24,308 Views 36 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

15 hours ago 42,549 Views 33 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

Andy McEntee claims Meath player was 'spat on in the face' during defeat to Kildare
# Heated
From The42
# Heated

Andy McEntee claims Meath player was 'spat on in the face' during defeat to Kildare

15 hours ago 53,275 Views 29 Comments

The incident involving full-back Conor McGill sparked a brawl that saw two players sent-off and three booked.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

17 hours ago 49,354 Views 20 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

17 hours ago 13,127 Views 0 Comments

Get all the news you need to know right here.

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
# BYE BYE BIBI
# BYE BYE BIBI

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years

Updated 18 hours ago 39,909 Views 63 Comments

Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.

‘He was gone’ – Denmark doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

‘He was gone’ – Denmark doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest

18 hours ago 61,995 Views 22 Comments

Danish head coach Kasper Hjulmand said he regretted the decision to recommence the Euro 2020 match after the incident.

'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes

18 hours ago 22,585 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides

Updated 19 hours ago 26,657 Views 13 Comments

An extension of emergency Covid laws was set to be passed.

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid
# Independence
# Independence

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid

19 hours ago 13,015 Views 12 Comments

As many as 25,000 people attended.

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start

20 hours ago 30,834 Views 49 Comments

Raheem Sterling got the game’s only goal after 57 minutes.

Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow

Updated 21 hours ago 47,819 Views 52 Comments

It will be cooler in Atlantic coastal areas with temperatures ranging between 15 and 19 degrees.

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 45,449 Views 100 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork
# Tribes On Top
From The42
# Tribes On Top

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork

21 hours ago 28,120 Views 14 Comments

Galway trailed by six points at the break but won by five at the end.

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations

22 hours ago 6,927 Views 9 Comments

But the pledge on vaccines for poorer nations fell drastically short of the 11 billion doses that campaigners say are needed.

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee

22 hours ago 30,939 Views 47 Comments

The Croatia national anthem was also booed.

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

23 hours ago 55,455 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Delta Concerns
# Delta Concerns

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Updated 23 hours ago 81,621 Views 74 Comments

Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing
# Hubei
# Hubei

At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing

Sun 10:28 AM 8,487 Views 1 Comment

Videos shot by witnesses and verified by Beijing News show several buildings reduced to rubble and rescue workers carrying shocked survivors on stretchers.

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby
# Sportable
From The42
# Sportable

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby

Sun 10:00 AM 24,641 Views 20 Comments

Sportable’s smart ball was used recently in the Varsity Cup in South Africa.

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