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Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines
# Berlin D2
# Berlin D2

Berlin D2 directors and management apologise in court for breaking Covid-19 guidelines

13 minutes ago 1,494 Views 0 Comments

Footage emerged in August of non-compliance with social distance guidelines at the bar.

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
# Russia
# Russia

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

15 minutes ago 568 Views 0 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

15 minutes ago 995 Views 0 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone
# Waterford City
# Waterford City

Waterford unveils ambitious plans to designation city as decarbonising zone

42 minutes ago 2,455 Views 4 Comments

The plan was unveiled at the launch of Waterford’s new investment brand identity.

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Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale
# Microplastics
# Microplastics

Brown Thomas and Arnotts remove 470 cosmetic glitter products from sale

51 minutes ago 10,240 Views 6 Comments

The group said the move is part of its drive to reduce plastic pollution and manage its environmental footprint.

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year
# Be Summer Ready
# Be Summer Ready

'A lot of children' need to learn to swim following closure of swimming pools for a year

57 minutes ago 4,500 Views 10 Comments

Water Safety Ireland said however that it will be running classes at 200 beaches this summer.

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

‘I make absolutely no apology at all’ over texts to businessman James Dyson, says Boris Johnson

1 hour ago 13,947 Views 17 Comments

Johnson sent the businessman a text about the tax status of his workers: “I will fix it tomo! We need you.”

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'
# Cork
# Cork

Survivors call plan to build apartments at Bessborough site 'an abhorrent act of desecration'

Updated 1 hour ago 21,552 Views 19 Comments

The developer has said it is “highly unlikely” the land in question is a burial site, but that this can’t be ruled out.

Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 15 deaths across four months and 401 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 55,092 Views 75 Comments

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

'Nothing certain': Taoiseach says 'no decision' made on whether we can expect a summer reopening plan
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

'Nothing certain': Taoiseach says 'no decision' made on whether we can expect a summer reopening plan

Updated 1 hour ago 25,292 Views 72 Comments

The Cabinet is due to meet as usual next Tuesday with a further meeting on Thursday that will sign off on plans for the easing of restrictions.

The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Explainer: Why did everyone hit the roof over plans for a football Super League?

2 hours ago 4,491 Views 6 Comments

Don’t worry if you don’t have a clue – this week’s podcast will explain.

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans
# Super Sorry
From The42
# Super Sorry

'We apologise unreservedly': Joel Glazer vows to rebuild trust in open letter to Man United fans

2 hours ago 9,150 Views 21 Comments

United, like the other English clubs involved, have been forced into an hasty and embarrassing retreat.

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

2 hours ago 3,953 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 

2 hours ago 25,214 Views 34 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan have both been elected.

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’

3 hours ago 15,137 Views 39 Comments

The president delivered a warning to the West during his annual state-of-the-nation address.

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated 3 hours ago 23,652 Views 54 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies

3 hours ago 5,531 Views 11 Comments

“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?

3 hours ago 11,862 Views 12 Comments

Contracts should continue as normal – here’s what you need to know.

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations
# Inquests
# Inquests

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations

4 hours ago 3,979 Views 12 Comments

A new report has criticised the current system.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
From The42
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 4 hours ago 11,272 Views 21 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated 4 hours ago 26,723 Views 83 Comments

Ireland is due to receive over 600,000 doses of the J&J vaccine before the end of June.

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
# Report
# Report

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

4 hours ago 4,883 Views 5 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed

4 hours ago 32,877 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj was rushed to the Mater Hospital following an attack on 20 January last.

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

5 hours ago 6,456 Views 12 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer

5 hours ago 12,224 Views 25 Comments

Under the plan members of the public will not be charged to use the toilets.

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood
# Cherrywood
# Cherrywood

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood

5 hours ago 11,132 Views 7 Comments

The build-to-rent apartments will be constructed by Ronan Group.

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
# Students
# Students

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party

5 hours ago 10,819 Views 0 Comments

Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

5 hours ago 11,291 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
# On A Jet Plane
# On A Jet Plane

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer

6 hours ago 23,041 Views 55 Comments

The minister said the EU Green Cert system could be in place by June but that Ireland may not sign up to it at the beginning.

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League
# Hands Up
From The42
# Hands Up

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League

Updated 7 hours ago 24,998 Views 43 Comments

John W Henry said in a video on Twitter that the project would only have worked with the support of fans.

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
# Retail Woes
# Retail Woes

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

7 hours ago 51,131 Views 66 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'
James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín

7 hours ago 10,828 Views 13 Comments

Permission was initially granted by Dublin City Council last year.

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath
# Bellewstown
# Bellewstown

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath

7 hours ago 10,090 Views 0 Comments

Rory Carr was last seen on 19 April.

Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite
# Streaming Wars
# Streaming Wars

Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite

7 hours ago 5,693 Views 6 Comments

But the streaming giant’s revenues jumped 24% to $7.2 billion.

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
# Golden Globes
# Golden Globes

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email

8 hours ago 18,107 Views 27 Comments

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
# Filtered
# Filtered

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

9 hours ago 12,899 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

Poll: How many hours sleep do you usually get per night?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: How many hours sleep do you usually get per night?

9 hours ago 67,201 Views 41 Comments

Research has claimed that less sleep in middle age could expose people to a heightened risk of dementia.

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list
# Travel Advisory Group
# Travel Advisory Group

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list

10 hours ago 11,086 Views 40 Comments

The country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

10 hours ago 15,304 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

10 hours ago 9,982 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

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