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Today’s News

Man (30s) charged in relation to three Limerick City burglaries
# Old Cratloe Road
# Old Cratloe Road

Man (30s) charged in relation to three Limerick City burglaries

23 minutes ago 1,188 Views 0 Comments

A man had attempted to gain entry through the roof and fell through onto the shop floor, Gardaí said.

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead

1 hour ago 5,811 Views 12 Comments

A former Chief Information Officer for the HSE said that it is difficult to keep healthcare security systems up-to-date from cyber attacks.

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?

1 hour ago 10,877 Views 39 Comments

The ongoing fallout of the cyber attack on the HSE has placed a renewed focus on the security of people’s data online.

Sligo Rovers unveil €17m vision to redevelop Showgrounds into 6,000-seater stadium
# Masterplan
From The42
# Masterplan

Sligo Rovers unveil €17m vision to redevelop Showgrounds into 6,000-seater stadium

2 hours ago 9,148 Views 20 Comments

‘Masterplan’ also includes proposal for a new academy hub on an eight-acre site.

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.
Crackdown measures for cuckoo funds to be discussed by Cabinet today
# Housing
# Housing

Crackdown measures for cuckoo funds to be discussed by Cabinet today

2 hours ago 5,216 Views 28 Comments

A memo on the EU Digital Green Certificate was expected to go to Cabinet but was pushed off the agenda last night.

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

Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans

3 hours ago 8,899 Views 11 Comments

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

'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

3 hours ago 19,192 Views 17 Comments

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

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

3 hours ago 6,308 Views 26 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

3 hours ago 19,189 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

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

4 hours ago 8,477 Views 9 Comments

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

4 hours ago 16,198 Views 37 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

11 hours ago 31,840 Views 68 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'

12 hours ago 29,608 Views 39 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

12 hours ago 21,946 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

12 hours ago 13,650 Views 9 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

13 hours ago 13,273 Views 37 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 13 hours ago 12,133 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 13 hours ago 48,645 Views 16 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

13 hours ago 16,125 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

14 hours ago 12,474 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

14 hours ago 17,575 Views 3 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

14 hours ago 17,458 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

15 hours ago 18,049 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

16 hours ago 56,081 Views 38 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

16 hours ago 17,010 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 16 hours ago 45,566 Views 68 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

16 hours ago 72,105 Views 50 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

17 hours ago 20,869 Views 36 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

17 hours ago 30,947 Views 14 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

18 hours ago 74,795 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

18 hours ago 32,310 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

18 hours ago 19,071 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 19 hours ago 27,272 Views 110 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

19 hours ago 18,027 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

20 hours ago 17,768 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

20 hours ago 11,421 Views 18 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'

21 hours ago 31,794 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

21 hours ago 19,384 Views 28 Comments

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

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