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UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK government to launch independent public inquiry over its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

1 hour ago 2,636 Views 7 Comments

The inquiry will begin in spring 2022.

Panic buying frenzy on US east coast after cyber attack shuts down fuel pipeline
# Gas Stations
# Gas Stations

Panic buying frenzy on US east coast after cyber attack shuts down fuel pipeline

1 hour ago 12,674 Views 13 Comments

The Federal government is urging calm.

Jorginho howler sees Arsenal stun Chelsea
# Report
From The42
# Report

Jorginho howler sees Arsenal stun Chelsea

1 hour ago 11,893 Views 28 Comments

The Blues’ top-four hopes suffered a setback this evening.

Ballymurphy Massacre: Boris Johnson 'apologises unreservedly' on behalf of UK government over killings
# Belfast
# Belfast

Ballymurphy Massacre: Boris Johnson 'apologises unreservedly' on behalf of UK government over killings

Updated 1 hour ago 38,734 Views 67 Comments
  • Apology made during phone call with Stormont leaders
  • Prime Minister's spokesperson said he recognised 'huge anguish' of families over 1971 killings
  • Son of one of ten victims describes apology as 'an insult to families'
Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower
# Escalation
# Escalation

Hamas launches fresh rocket attacks in retaliation after Israel levels another Gaza tower

2 hours ago 9,590 Views 32 Comments

Countries such as the US and France are urging calm as the conflict escalates.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

2 hours ago 5,757 Views 0 Comments

It’s your nightly news roundup.

Your evening longread: Jeff Bezos vs the US tabloids
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Jeff Bezos vs the US tabloids

3 hours ago 6,692 Views 9 Comments

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

Celtic remove Palestinian flags from stadium after accusing fans of exploiting Scott Brown tribute
# Parkhead
From The42
# Parkhead

Celtic remove Palestinian flags from stadium after accusing fans of exploiting Scott Brown tribute

3 hours ago 27,013 Views 19 Comments

The Scottish club allowed supporters to display messages for the departing captain ahead of tonight’s visit of St Johnstone.

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Leo Varadkar suggests that anyone who wants a Covid-19 vaccine 'may be offered one by the end of June'

Updated 3 hours ago 42,499 Views 61 Comments

The Tánaiste made the comments at a Fine Gael meeting this evening.

Police searching cafe in England for body of suspected teen victim of serial killer Fred West
# Mary Bastholm
# Mary Bastholm

Police searching cafe in England for body of suspected teen victim of serial killer Fred West

4 hours ago 13,934 Views 7 Comments

Mary Bastholm disappeared in 1968 and she has long been suspected to be a victim of West.

Two children (aged 3 and 4) hospitalised after eating suspected cannabis jellies
# Dublin
# Dublin

Two children (aged 3 and 4) hospitalised after eating suspected cannabis jellies

4 hours ago 21,701 Views 0 Comments

A person, who is not related to the children, is assisting gardaí in Coolock with their enquiries.

Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man refused bail as court hears woman left with 'inhumane injuries' following assault

Updated 4 hours ago 45,501 Views 0 Comments

Simone Lee remains in a serious condition in hospital following the assault.

Manhunt underway after man shoots dead boss and colleague at French sawmill
# Cevennes Region
# Cevennes Region

Manhunt underway after man shoots dead boss and colleague at French sawmill

4 hours ago 9,960 Views 1 Comment

The local public prosecutor, Eric Maurel, today urged the man to turn himself in.

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces she is ending her TV show
# Calling It Quits
# Calling It Quits

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces she is ending her TV show

5 hours ago 35,402 Views 25 Comments

The veteran broadcaster said her decision was nothing to do with allegations of a toxic workplace environment on her show.

Journalists launch legal action against Eoghan Harris over accounts linked to 'Barbara J Pym'
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Journalists launch legal action against Eoghan Harris over accounts linked to 'Barbara J Pym'

5 hours ago 18,393 Views 0 Comments

Harris confirmed he had received solicitors’ letters and added that he would “see them in court”.

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam

Updated 5 hours ago 24,936 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 53,816 Views 97 Comments

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

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

6 hours ago 10,422 Views 18 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

'We're in a different world to when I was playing, there is way more pressure'
# Davy
From The42
# Davy

'We're in a different world to when I was playing, there is way more pressure'

6 hours ago 12,048 Views 6 Comments

Davy Fitzgerald says he understands why some players feel the need to take a break from hurling.

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
# Israel
# Israel

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments

6 hours ago 29,999 Views 86 Comments

Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.

Three men arrested over attempted murder of police officer in the North
# Derry
# Derry

Three men arrested over attempted murder of police officer in the North

6 hours ago 5,068 Views 1 Comment

A further two arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a police officer back in 1993.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

7 hours ago 10,083 Views 14 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

Man who shot dead six at Colorado birthday party was upset after not being invited, police say
# Colorado Springs
# Colorado Springs

Man who shot dead six at Colorado birthday party was upset after not being invited, police say

7 hours ago 20,250 Views 25 Comments

According to police, Teodoro Macias had been in a relationship with one of the victims for about a year and had a history of controlling and jealous behavior.

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June
# Moratorium
# Moratorium

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June

7 hours ago 6,671 Views 9 Comments

The moratorium was put in place to help customers for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Have you seen Stephen? Appeal for information on man (24) missing since Sunday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Stephen? Appeal for information on man (24) missing since Sunday

7 hours ago 20,492 Views 3 Comments

Stephen Hilton has been missing from the Rahoon area of Galway since Sunday, 9 May.

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears

8 hours ago 15,939 Views 12 Comments

A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.

No positive Covid-19 results at Dundalk following players' bonding trip to Belfast
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

No positive Covid-19 results at Dundalk following players' bonding trip to Belfast

Updated 8 hours ago 8,885 Views 5 Comments

The club have apologised for a ‘serious error of judgement.’

Republicans vote to oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from leadership role
# Republicans
# Republicans

Republicans vote to oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from leadership role

8 hours ago 18,215 Views 25 Comments

In a statement this morning after the vote, Trump said “Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being”.

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

Updated 9 hours ago 36,227 Views 76 Comments

The bloodshed was triggered by weekend unrest at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated 9 hours ago 25,629 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

10 hours ago 14,656 Views 30 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?

10 hours ago 6,470 Views 34 Comments

The Good Information Project will be looking at China this month and we want to know your questions about the emerging superpower.

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated 10 hours ago 18,494 Views 63 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules

10 hours ago 15,408 Views 11 Comments

Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash
# Atlantic Ocean
# Atlantic Ocean

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash

10 hours ago 9,225 Views 5 Comments

Three Irish women were among the 228 people killed in the air crash.

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'
# POTM
From The42
# POTM

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'

Updated 11 hours ago 35,060 Views 3 Comments

Chris Forrester discusses why he has returned to form, having been voted the League of Ireland’s Player of the Month for March and April.

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days
# Eir
# Eir

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days

11 hours ago 72,792 Views 64 Comments

‘Digital Pedestal’ phone kiosks with touch-sensitive screens and advertising space will be installed in Dublin City.

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story
# Housing Story
# Housing Story

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story

12 hours ago 10,170 Views 0 Comments

In a follow-up to our look at housing in Ireland, we want to find out what it’s like living abroad.

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

12 hours ago 8,257 Views 21 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

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