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25 killed, 52 wounded in blast near school in Afghanistan
# Bombing
# Bombing

25 killed, 52 wounded in blast near school in Afghanistan

4 minutes ago 82 Views 0 Comments

Afghan Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian told reporters that the casualties could rise

Two men assaulted and 'held against their will' by group of men in Louth
# Omeath
# Omeath

Two men assaulted and 'held against their will' by group of men in Louth

25 minutes ago 2,673 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 20s was arrested as part of an investigation into the incident.

Welsh First Minister Drakeford vows to be ‘radical’ as Labour equals best ever Senedd election result
# UK Elections
# UK Elections

Welsh First Minister Drakeford vows to be ‘radical’ as Labour equals best ever Senedd election result

1 hour ago 2,545 Views 0 Comments

With the final results in, Labour has 30 seats, the Welsh Conservatives have 16, Plaid Cymru has 13 and the Liberal Democrats have one.

Gardaí make fresh arrest over murder of Drogheda teen Keane Mulready-Woods
# Louth
# Louth

Gardaí make fresh arrest over murder of Drogheda teen Keane Mulready-Woods

1 hour ago 5,322 Views 0 Comments

The teenager was killed and dismembered in January 2020.

EU seeks 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine patents
# Copycat Jabs
# Copycat Jabs

EU seeks 'concrete' US plan on lifting vaccine patents

2 hours ago 4,440 Views 7 Comments

EU leaders have adopted a sceptical approach to lifting the patents.

Moving dentists to vaccination programme will cause 'irreparable damage' to children, says IDA
# Irish Dental Association
# Irish Dental Association

Moving dentists to vaccination programme will cause 'irreparable damage' to children, says IDA

2 hours ago 15,776 Views 11 Comments

IDA President, Dr Anne O’Neill said that the organisation had “lost faith” in the Department of Health to implement change.

Steve Aiken to resign as leader of Ulster Unionist Party
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Steve Aiken to resign as leader of Ulster Unionist Party

3 hours ago 13,809 Views 22 Comments

Aiken will remain in his post until a successor is chosen.

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

New daily vaccine record set as EU signs contract for additional 1.8 billion Pfizer vaccines

3 hours ago 16,396 Views 23 Comments

A total of 34,100 first doses were administered, with 12,978 second doses also being administered.

Almost €10 billion worth of contactless payments made over the past year
# Contactless Payments
# Contactless Payments

Almost €10 billion worth of contactless payments made over the past year

4 hours ago 5,334 Views 18 Comments

A total of €9.745 billion was spent via contactless payments from March 2020 to March 2021.

Counting continues in Scottish election as SNP majority hangs in the balance
# Knife Edge
# Knife Edge

Counting continues in Scottish election as SNP majority hangs in the balance

4 hours ago 10,588 Views 15 Comments

Vote counting resumed this morning.

Two women and 7-year-old girl hospitalised following Monaghan crash
# Carrickmacross
# Carrickmacross

Two women and 7-year-old girl hospitalised following Monaghan crash

5 hours ago 11,361 Views 0 Comments

One of the women was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics
# Jerusalem
# Jerusalem

200 Palestinians hurt in mosque clashes with Israeli police – medics

5 hours ago 6,739 Views 42 Comments

Tensions have soared in east Jerusalem in recent weeks.

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official
# Full Steam Ahead
From The42
# Full Steam Ahead

Nothing can stop Olympics from going ahead this summer, says IOC official

6 hours ago 2,905 Views 4 Comments

The Tokyo Games are due to start on 23 July, though polls show that most Japanese people support cancellation or another delay.

Poll: Do you carry cash?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you carry cash?

6 hours ago 44,472 Views 97 Comments

Card payments are up 72%.

Man hospitalised following serious assault in Cork
# Charleville
# Charleville

Man hospitalised following serious assault in Cork

7 hours ago 16,218 Views 3 Comments

The man sustained numerous lacerations during an altercation involving a group of people.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# Nine At Nine
# Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Saturday

7 hours ago 8,919 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Photos: Darkness Into Light raises over €6 million for Pieta as thousands brave poor weather conditions

8 hours ago 43,950 Views 41 Comments

Heavy wind and rain didn’t dampen the massive fundraising drive.

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich
# Dowcha Davey
From The42
# Dowcha Davey

The tale of the 'team of 40-year-olds' from Cork who rattled Bayern Munich

8 hours ago 22,854 Views 20 Comments

Thirty years ago, the draw for the first round of the Uefa Cup paired the Bundesliga giants with Cork City.

Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Catherine Fulvio: Enjoy rack of lamb and cheesecake recipes to spice up your summer dining

8 hours ago 14,387 Views 8 Comments

The TV chef shares some thoughts and two delicious recipes to liven up any table this summer.

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Unionist negotiators of Good Friday Agreement call for suspension of Northern Ireland Protocol

Updated 9 hours ago 28,761 Views 49 Comments

The open letter has been sent to Micheál Martin, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Maros Sefcovic.

A tale of two lockdowns: how working life changed during the pandemic
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

A tale of two lockdowns: how working life changed during the pandemic

9 hours ago 6,640 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to two people with very different experiences of the pandemic. A delivery rider who has had a long winter on the streets of Dublin city centre, and a businessman who has changed his priorities.

Connacht will sense opportunity to record rare double against wounded Leinster
# Back It Up
From The42
# Back It Up

Connacht will sense opportunity to record rare double against wounded Leinster

9 hours ago 12,636 Views 10 Comments

Andy Friend’s side impressed against Ulster last time out but struggle for consistency.

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?
# COVID19 DATA
# COVID19 DATA

Vaccine rollout: Are we on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by the end of June?

10 hours ago 38,502 Views 87 Comments

Some 31.5% of people over the age of 16 have had a first dose with 11.96% of adults fully vaccinated.

'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

16 hours ago 56,936 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

17 hours ago 14,269 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

18 hours ago 24,004 Views 27 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

18 hours ago 22,612 Views 9 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

18 hours ago 39,151 Views 40 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

18 hours ago 32,182 Views 23 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

19 hours ago 9,434 Views 14 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

19 hours ago 9,859 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

20 hours ago 17,832 Views 52 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

20 hours ago 10,495 Views 1 Comment

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

20 hours ago 13,720 Views 17 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?

20 hours ago 4,730 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

21 hours ago 56,394 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

21 hours ago 56,648 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

22 hours ago 44,287 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

22 hours ago 27,861 Views 25 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

22 hours ago 27,610 Views 0 Comments

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

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