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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

7 minutes ago 255 Views 1 Comment

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

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

54 minutes ago 8,084 Views 25 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland

1 hour ago 15,029 Views 16 Comments

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has won a lengthy battle with Fifa.

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory

1 hour ago 7,086 Views 15 Comments

In the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked An Taisce not to appeal a planning application granted for a post-Brexit cheese factory.

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards
# Pilot Event
# Pilot Event

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards

2 hours ago 11,215 Views 6 Comments

Dua Lipa called for NHS staff to get pay rises during her acceptance speech – prompting a response from the British Government.

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated 2 hours ago 11,828 Views 27 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Updated 2 hours ago 6,694 Views 0 Comments

Here is what’s making the headlines this morning.

'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract

Updated 2 hours ago 12,583 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead finally agreed a new deal with the IRFU this week.

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath

2 hours ago 7,066 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

HSE spends total of €500m on Covid measures so far, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE spends total of €500m on Covid measures so far, as hospitalisations drop to 106

3 hours ago 7,724 Views 16 Comments

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

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

3 hours ago 11,368 Views 6 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

A deadly night of violence as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

A deadly night of violence as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

3 hours ago 16,488 Views 29 Comments

The heaviest fire in years between the two sides has been triggered by violence in Jerusalem, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

4 hours ago 24,010 Views 13 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub

4 hours ago 16,436 Views 13 Comments

Chief Executive Owen Keegan said the decision to dissolve the Agency was taken “without any engagement” with its Board.

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

11 hours ago 51,407 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

11 hours ago 24,618 Views 84 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Yesterday’s News

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting
# Kazan
# Kazan

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting

Updated 12 hours ago 68,526 Views 25 Comments

Reports from the scene said nine people, including children, were killed in the attack and 16 injured.

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home

12 hours ago 35,305 Views 0 Comments

Sam Maughan (26) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing serious harm to Mark Burke (43) on 1 August 2018.

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England

13 hours ago 22,795 Views 4 Comments

Police in Blackpool were alerted to the incident at around 5pm today.

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today

13 hours ago 30,282 Views 9 Comments

Alex Pincer is missing from his home in Dublin.

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
# Violence
# Violence

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'

Updated 13 hours ago 19,590 Views 59 Comments

Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

14 hours ago 9,147 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?

14 hours ago 12,909 Views 43 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at Ireland’s relationship with China.

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated 14 hours ago 31,251 Views 123 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show

14 hours ago 19,758 Views 4 Comments

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

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

15 hours ago 10,122 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin
# Murder
# Murder

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin

15 hours ago 25,341 Views 9 Comments

Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty in July to the seven murders and attempted homicide of an eighth man.

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United
# Confirmation
From The42
# Confirmation

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United

15 hours ago 33,632 Views 98 Comments

An experimental United side lost 2-1 and can no longer mathematically catch Pep Guardiola’s longtime leaders.

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

15 hours ago 14,579 Views 10 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin

16 hours ago 40,636 Views 1 Comment

Michael O’Neill has been missing from his home in Finglas since yesterday afternoon.

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza

Updated 16 hours ago 57,739 Views 99 Comments

The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns

16 hours ago 28,588 Views 33 Comments

376 admitted patients went without beds across Ireland this morning.

The Remote: Back To Barrytown, Liam Cunningham in Ancient Rome and Irish interest at the BRITs
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Back To Barrytown, Liam Cunningham in Ancient Rome and Irish interest at the BRITs

16 hours ago 13,737 Views 3 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Woman sent for trial accused of sharing photo of Boy A in Ana Kriegel murder case
# Ana Kriegel
# Ana Kriegel

Woman sent for trial accused of sharing photo of Boy A in Ana Kriegel murder case

16 hours ago 20,607 Views 0 Comments

Boy A was aged 13 at the time of the murder and as a juvenile defendant he has the legal right to anonymity.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 64,608 Views 70 Comments

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

Varadkar tells publicans: 'We want to make sure you never have to close again'
# The Pubs
# The Pubs

Varadkar tells publicans: 'We want to make sure you never have to close again'

17 hours ago 31,668 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste said he’d dare to put money on pubs re-opening indoors in July.

DSPCA appeals to farmers not to sell ducklings wholesale to 'opportunistic buyers'
# Warning
# Warning

DSPCA appeals to farmers not to sell ducklings wholesale to 'opportunistic buyers'

17 hours ago 10,781 Views 16 Comments

The charity has urged farmers to stop selling ducklings to the buyers, who are selling them on individually.

Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?
# Tgip Round Up
# Tgip Round Up

Has the working week changed forever? Or will it be business as usual after the pandemic?

17 hours ago 7,769 Views 4 Comments

For the past few weeks, The Good Information Project has been looking at the future of work after Covid-19.

Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place
# Holles St
# Holles St

Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place

Updated 17 hours ago 18,179 Views 23 Comments

Senator Lisa Chambers has called for clarity from the HSE on restrictions still in place in some hospitals.

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information
# Adoptions
# Adoptions

'Groundbreaking' legislation will give adopted people access to birth certs and early life information

Updated 17 hours ago 42,764 Views 32 Comments
  • The legislation will provide a clear right of access for adopted people and others with questions on their origins to birth certs, birth and early life information.
  • The Bill will have to first undergo pre-legislative scrutiny, which is expected to take place in the coming months.
  • A separate memo addressing the issue of illegal birth registrations was brought to Cabinet this morning.
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