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Today’s News

Three people arrested after bottles thrown at bar staff in Dublin city centre
# South William Street
# South William Street

Three people arrested after bottles thrown at bar staff in Dublin city centre

4 minutes ago 781 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm last night as a large group of people were socialising in the area.

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner
# Iran
# Iran

Iranians vote in presidential election tipped in favour of hard-liner

38 minutes ago 908 Views 1 Comment

Ebrahim Raisi is the front-runner in a field of just four candidates.

Biden signs bill to mark the end of slavery in US with a public holiday
# Juneteenth
# Juneteenth

Biden signs bill to mark the end of slavery in US with a public holiday

2 hours ago 11,835 Views 35 Comments

It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr Day was created in 1983.

Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?

2 hours ago 15,426 Views 26 Comments

Electric Picnic is scheduled to take place in September.

DUP in crisis: Coveney says 'we're back to square one' but that an election can be avoided
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP in crisis: Coveney says 'we're back to square one' but that an election can be avoided

Updated 3 hours ago 21,737 Views 45 Comments

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

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 3 hours ago 8,085 Views 13 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

3 hours ago 23,376 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

3 hours ago 7,980 Views 21 Comments

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

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Luxury on Lough Corrib: Tranquil hideaway with an aristocratic past for €675k
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 3 hours ago 24,777 Views 13 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

4 hours ago 8,135 Views 4 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 4 hours ago 26,219 Views 40 Comments

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

'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

5 hours ago 12,019 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

5 hours ago 12,514 Views 6 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

11 hours ago 13,706 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

13 hours ago 17,836 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

13 hours ago 26,561 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 13 hours ago 118,339 Views 188 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

13 hours ago 26,799 Views 57 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

14 hours ago 12,934 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

14 hours ago 7,634 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

15 hours ago 19,128 Views 7 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 15 hours ago 11,478 Views 28 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

15 hours ago 8,038 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 15 hours ago 26,021 Views 6 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?

15 hours ago 12,916 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

15 hours ago 8,349 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

16 hours ago 10,183 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

16 hours ago 16,204 Views 39 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

16 hours ago 12,277 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

17 hours ago 20,180 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

17 hours ago 10,079 Views 7 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

17 hours ago 17,080 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

17 hours ago 9,317 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?

17 hours ago 2,963 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

18 hours ago 23,176 Views 16 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 18 hours ago 12,621 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

18 hours ago 24,100 Views 10 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

18 hours ago 16,859 Views 8 Comments

Barry Coughlan went missing on 1 May 2004.

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