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Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?

Updated 24 minutes ago 4,358 Views 3 Comments

As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.

Mother of murdered Donegal woman ‘devastated’ as suspect cites Covid-19 to apply for bail
# India
# India

Mother of murdered Donegal woman ‘devastated’ as suspect cites Covid-19 to apply for bail

27 minutes ago 5,971 Views 0 Comments

Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a popular holiday destination in Goa, India, in March 2017.

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

45 minutes ago 2,978 Views 11 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

Lowry and McIlroy stay in touch after disrupted first day of US Open
# Torrey Pines
From The42
# Torrey Pines

Lowry and McIlroy stay in touch after disrupted first day of US Open

Updated 46 minutes ago 18,038 Views 6 Comments

Play was suspended late on Thursday evening after the opening round was marred by a 90-minute fog delay.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

1 hour ago 2,448 Views 0 Comments

Time to get planning…

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events

Updated 1 hour ago 21,420 Views 33 Comments

It’s been a hell of a few weeks in Northern Ireland politics. Here’s a quick catch-up.

Sinn Féin calls on Executive ministers to focus on task at hand after shock Poots exit
# Stormont
# Stormont

Sinn Féin calls on Executive ministers to focus on task at hand after shock Poots exit

1 hour ago 8,011 Views 8 Comments

Edwin Poots announced he is to quit as the party leader after only three weeks in the job, following a party revolt.

'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city
# Pride
# Pride

'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city

2 hours ago 7,542 Views 0 Comments

There has been a recent string of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the city.

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Luxury on Lough Corrib: Tranquil hideaway with an aristocratic past for €675k
Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

2 hours ago 8,273 Views 5 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

8 hours ago 9,874 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

Yesterday’s News

Two more men charged over shooting of black equal rights activist at London party
# Sasha Johnson
# Sasha Johnson

Two more men charged over shooting of black equal rights activist at London party

10 hours ago 14,626 Views 0 Comments

The mother-of-two remains in a critical condition in hospital after being shot in the head on 23 May.

Convicted rapist accused of making death threats to prosecutors was planning to have his solicitor abducted
# Circuit Court
# Circuit Court

Convicted rapist accused of making death threats to prosecutors was planning to have his solicitor abducted

10 hours ago 22,237 Views 0 Comments

Michael Murray (50) admitted to detectives he was planning to have his own solicitor abducted.

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role
# Life After Arlene
# Life After Arlene

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role

Updated 10 hours ago 115,474 Views 186 Comments
  • Poots did not speak to waiting reporters as he left the crunch meeting with party officers
  • The new DUP leader came under heavy fire after he nominated a First Minister despite a majority of his party objecting
  • Recently ousted leader Arlene Foster earlier tweeted that she "hoped everyone is having a great day"
WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

10 hours ago 22,232 Views 46 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told

11 hours ago 11,558 Views 18 Comments

HIQA has advised NPHET on the measures needed to allow large gatherings to happen safely.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

11 hours ago 7,028 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see

12 hours ago 17,325 Views 6 Comments

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

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October
# Brexit Trade
# Brexit Trade

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October

Updated 12 hours ago 10,630 Views 27 Comments

It comes after a very public diplomatic war over whether a ban on chilled meats being sent from GB to NI should commence, in line with the Protocol.

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused
# Courts
# Courts

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused

12 hours ago 7,374 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, and Judge Gerard Griffin and Judge David McHugh.

'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'

Updated 12 hours ago 24,091 Views 5 Comments

Lions forwards coach Robin McBryde has said Irishman Ronan Kelleher has impressed in their training camp this week.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 11,875 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: One challenge for the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill

12 hours ago 7,849 Views 8 Comments

Thomas Muinzer says Northern Ireland waited a long time for a climate bill and now gets two.

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions

13 hours ago 9,473 Views 11 Comments

US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing
# Nphet Briefing
# Nphet Briefing

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing

13 hours ago 15,153 Views 36 Comments

‘Don’t travel unless you’re vaccinated’, why there hasn’t been a Delta surge here yet, and ‘buffer, not butter’ were discussed by NPHET members today.

Two killed in shooting in western Germany
# Shooting
# Shooting

Two killed in shooting in western Germany

13 hours ago 11,638 Views 0 Comments

A man was found dead at the scene and a woman also died at the scene despite resuscitation attempts.

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage
# Courts
# Courts

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage

14 hours ago 18,973 Views 0 Comments

74-year-old Stephen ‘Rossi’ Walsh was convicted on 21 October 2010 of two counts of indecent assault.

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
# Transparency
# Transparency

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

14 hours ago 9,545 Views 6 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

Gardaí seize diamond ring, watches, car and cash during search operation
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí seize diamond ring, watches, car and cash during search operation

14 hours ago 16,089 Views 6 Comments

The Criminal Assets Bureau is investigating the assets of people suspected to be involved in the sale and supply of drugs.

US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms
# Treatment
# Treatment

US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms

14 hours ago 8,945 Views 9 Comments

The US is investing $3.2 billion in the development of the pills.

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?

14 hours ago 2,776 Views 3 Comments

Yes, a Brexit sausage row. Let us break it down for you with the help of Gráinne Ní Aodha and Dominic McGrath of BBC Radio Foyle.

Play stopped to pay tribute to Eriksen as Danes open scoring against Belgium after 99 seconds
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Play stopped to pay tribute to Eriksen as Danes open scoring against Belgium after 99 seconds

15 hours ago 22,385 Views 15 Comments

Yussef Poulsen bagged the second-quickest goal in the tournament’s history at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Join us tonight for a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Join us tonight for a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis

Updated 15 hours ago 12,476 Views 26 Comments

The panel will be hosted by reporter Cónal Thomas and kicks off at 7pm.

Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder
# West Cork
# West Cork

Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder

15 hours ago 22,691 Views 9 Comments

‘Sophie: A Murder In West Cork’ will be a three-part documentary series, set for release on 30 June.

Funeral takes place of man who went missing in 2004 after remains found in Cork last month
# Crosshaven
# Crosshaven

Funeral takes place of man who went missing in 2004 after remains found in Cork last month

15 hours ago 16,038 Views 8 Comments

Barry Coughlan went missing on 1 May 2004.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?

15 hours ago 8,765 Views 0 Comments

Registration for this group will be open from Sunday.

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months

15 hours ago 16,035 Views 27 Comments

The death rate remains low, however, with 19 fatalities recorded today.

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 34,589 Views 73 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.”

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