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Today’s News

Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans

6 minutes ago 383 Views 0 Comments

A “significant” search was carried out in Cavan by An Garda Síochána this morning.

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as Joe Biden privately backs a ceasefire
# Benjamin Netanyahu
# Benjamin Netanyahu

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as Joe Biden privately backs a ceasefire

32 minutes ago 1,461 Views 3 Comments

In total, 212 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 61 children, and more than 1,400 wounded.

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

42 minutes ago 3,731 Views 9 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
# Middle East Violence
# Middle East Violence

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict

1 hour ago 3,986 Views 1 Comment

Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.

Spotlight

Stolen wheels: Cyclists and their bikes are targets across Ireland

Investigations by The Journal and Noteworthy show how the pandemic has led to an increase in violent thefts and anti-social behaviour.
Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack

1 hour ago 3,138 Views 1 Comment

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Teaching union to tell TDs that staff are subjected to 'inappropriate' comments by parents on social media

1 hour ago 7,333 Views 7 Comments

The claims will be heard at the Oireachtas Education Committee this afternoon.

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb

7 hours ago 20,932 Views 39 Comments
  • Experts believe data like PPS numbers will likely be sold on, Garreth MacNamee and Niall O'Connor report.
  • The government has repeatedly said it will not pay any ransom demanded by the hackers.
  • Gardaí believe an Eastern European criminal gang is behind the attack.

Yesterday’s News

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
# B1617.2
# B1617.2

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

9 hours ago 23,068 Views 34 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

Police in England find 'possible evidence' of missing teenager linked to serial killer Fred West
# Gloucester
# Gloucester

Police in England find 'possible evidence' of missing teenager linked to serial killer Fred West

9 hours ago 16,972 Views 4 Comments

Serial killer West, who died in prison in 1995 aged 53, was previously suspected over Mary Bastholm’s disappearance.

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says
# EMA
# EMA

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says

9 hours ago 10,922 Views 6 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said this could improve the flexibility in countries’ vaccine rollout.

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid

9 hours ago 10,623 Views 27 Comments

The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias

Updated 10 hours ago 10,944 Views 12 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

Chelsea considering move for 17-year-old Irish defender
# Hot Prospect
From The42
# Hot Prospect

Chelsea considering move for 17-year-old Irish defender

Updated 10 hours ago 40,917 Views 14 Comments

Seán Roughan has featured 11 times in all competitions for Lincoln this season.

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India

10 hours ago 13,904 Views 5 Comments

The storm made landfall in Gujarat state just after 8.30 pm local time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

10 hours ago 10,797 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use

11 hours ago 15,009 Views 2 Comments

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

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps

11 hours ago 14,915 Views 1 Comment

We take a look at Paul Donaghy’s performance in their narrow defeat to Donegal on Saturday.

Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
# Rescue
# Rescue

Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford

12 hours ago 16,298 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
# Bartra Capital
# Bartra Capital

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer

13 hours ago 49,778 Views 32 Comments

Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

13 hours ago 15,558 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
# Malware
# Malware

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated 13 hours ago 44,255 Views 66 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say
# Mercy Mission
# Mercy Mission

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say

13 hours ago 65,301 Views 48 Comments

The US helicopter was taking a bereaved crew member to catch a flight back to the US following the death of a family member.

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans

14 hours ago 19,419 Views 35 Comments

The broadcaster has also said it is to suppress posts and not replace retirees.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

14 hours ago 28,037 Views 15 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 72,886 Views 32 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties
# Thunder
# Thunder

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties

15 hours ago 31,094 Views 7 Comments

The weather warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork and Waterford.

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death
# Never Give In
From The42
# Never Give In

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death

15 hours ago 17,939 Views 2 Comments

Jason has directed a film charting Alex Ferguson’s road to recovery from a 2018 brain haemmorhage.

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza

Updated 16 hours ago 26,846 Views 109 Comments
  • In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
  • Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
  • "The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash
# Courts
# Courts

Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash

16 hours ago 17,376 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for Sean Ruth previously told the non-jury court that he has “taken his medicine” and would not benefit from going back to prison.

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder
# Courts
# Courts

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder

17 hours ago 17,183 Views 0 Comments

17-year-old Keane Mulready Woods was killed last year.

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008
# The Banks
# The Banks

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008

17 hours ago 10,946 Views 17 Comments

But trust levels have improved substantially among younger customers since the crash.

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
# Writ Large
# Writ Large

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

18 hours ago 30,699 Views 89 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

18 hours ago 18,634 Views 26 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated 18 hours ago 76,398 Views 76 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022

19 hours ago 31,607 Views 0 Comments

Sameer Syed is charged with murdering his wife and two children on 28 October last year.

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
# Global Research
# Global Research

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online

19 hours ago 6,642 Views 9 Comments

This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives

Updated 19 hours ago 16,516 Views 9 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Dublin opened up their 2021 season with a nine-point win over Roscommon.

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video
# Howth Junction
# Howth Junction

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video

19 hours ago 24,415 Views 0 Comments

CCTV footage of the incident appeared online earlier this month.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated 20 hours ago 76,979 Views 34 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
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