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Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Up to 270,000 vaccines to be administered this week as government says programme 'gaining momentum'

Updated 12 minutes ago 18,149 Views 29 Comments

More than 1.8 million vaccines doses have been administered so far.

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

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

38 minutes ago 1,099 Views 1 Comment
  • 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.
Judge to receive report next week concerning documents seized from FAI by ODCE
# High Court
# High Court

Judge to receive report next week concerning documents seized from FAI by ODCE

47 minutes ago 1,996 Views 0 Comments

Many of the documents at issue relate to the FAI’s former CEO John Delaney.

Nine people dead, including children, in Russian school shooting
# Russia
# Russia

Nine people dead, including children, in Russian school shooting

Updated 1 hour ago 52,564 Views 20 Comments
Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Health Minister says Professor Philip Nolan's tweet comparing antigen tests to snake oil was 'not helpful'

1 hour ago 5,998 Views 8 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said antigen testing is a part of Government policy when it comes to reopening society.

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches
# Off The Hook
From The42
# Off The Hook

Dublin GAA team will not face prosecution for Covid-19 breaches

1 hour ago 4,894 Views 5 Comments

Photographs were published in the Irish Independent of the team taking part in a training session last March.

'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 1 hour ago 28,266 Views 17 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.
'Shocking': Protesters outside National Maternity Hospital call for end to partner restrictions
# Holles St
# Holles St

'Shocking': Protesters outside National Maternity Hospital call for end to partner restrictions

1 hour ago 6,535 Views 5 Comments

Some restrictions on partners attending scans and parts of labour remain in place.

Missing 15-year-old boy has been found safe and well
# Missing
# Missing

Missing 15-year-old boy has been found safe and well

Updated 1 hour ago 15,912 Views 1 Comment

John Doyle was missing from the Drumcondra area of Dublin.

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules

Updated 1 hour ago 24,823 Views 15 Comments
  • The events of 9-11 August 1971 in Belfast have become known as the Ballymurphy Massacre
  • Coroner Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has said all 10 victims were "entirely innocent"
  • The coroner raised concerns about “serious failings” in military testimony provided
  • Minister Simon Coveney described the ruling as "historic" and said all bereaved families must have access to "an effective investigation"
Queen's Speech has no mention of Troubles amnesty but Boris Johnson says plans coming 'in due course'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Queen's Speech has no mention of Troubles amnesty but Boris Johnson says plans coming 'in due course'

2 hours ago 5,022 Views 7 Comments

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II read out the government’s legislative plans in the House of Lords today

Police search cafe for body linked to missing teen feared killed by Fred West
# Serial Killer
# Serial Killer

Police search cafe for body linked to missing teen feared killed by Fred West

2 hours ago 10,275 Views 0 Comments

Serial killer Fred West, who died in prison in 1995 aged 53, was previously suspected over the disappearance of Mary Bastholm.

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'
# No Return
# No Return

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'

2 hours ago 7,300 Views 39 Comments

The OECD has suggested the government reconsider the issue of domestic water charges.

Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood
# Houston
# Houston

Man arrested after tiger found wandering around Texas neighbourhood

2 hours ago 9,378 Views 14 Comments

Video shows the tiger coming face-to-face with an armed off-duty sheriff’s deputy, police in Houston said.

Clare County Council pauses plans for Ennistymon Púca statue following backlash
# Ennistymon
# Ennistymon

Clare County Council pauses plans for Ennistymon Púca statue following backlash

3 hours ago 17,673 Views 38 Comments

Fr Willie Cummins denounced the planned sculpture as “sinister” from the altar at Sunday mass.

Man arrested after spraying flammable liquid on gardaí at Newbridge Station
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Man arrested after spraying flammable liquid on gardaí at Newbridge Station

4 hours ago 12,096 Views 0 Comments

The man had attempted to light the liquid during the incident.

Dundalk cancel training and order round of Covid-19 tests following team bonding trip to Belfast
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

Dundalk cancel training and order round of Covid-19 tests following team bonding trip to Belfast

Updated 4 hours ago 20,245 Views 10 Comments

It’s understood the majority of the squad broke the ban on inter-county travel last weekend.

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think this government can fix Ireland's housing problems?

6 hours ago 45,832 Views 173 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he is “confident” the government will “make real strides” with housing.

Do you agree with Carragher and Neville's Teams of the Season?
# MNF
From The42
# MNF

Do you agree with Carragher and Neville's Teams of the Season?

Updated 7 hours ago 34,057 Views 57 Comments

The Monday Night Football duo made their selections last night.

Five people due in court this morning following a disturbance in Cork city
# Cork City
# Cork City

Five people due in court this morning following a disturbance in Cork city

7 hours ago 14,554 Views 0 Comments

Nine people were arrested by gardaí following the incident in Mahon on Sunday evening.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Updated 7 hours ago 8,864 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the news this morning.

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971
# Timeline
# Timeline

How events unfolded in Ballymurphy in August 1971

8 hours ago 13,245 Views 28 Comments

Ten people were fatally wounded in gunfire involving the British army in west Belfast over three days in August 1971.

11-year-old girl dies after crash in Co Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

11-year-old girl dies after crash in Co Kerry

8 hours ago 32,364 Views 16 Comments

The girl was cycling at the time of the incident.

Findings from fresh Ballymurphy shootings inquests to be published today
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

Findings from fresh Ballymurphy shootings inquests to be published today

9 hours ago 9,430 Views 8 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

9 hours ago 11,120 Views 21 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

10 hours ago 12,446 Views 14 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows employment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests

10 hours ago 15,418 Views 48 Comments

Supermarket chain LIDL made headlines on Thursday when it announced it will stock rapid antigen testing kits in its stores.

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'
# Interview
# Interview

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'

16 hours ago 37,504 Views 114 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, O’Brien says short-term letting platforms will be regulated.

Yesterday’s News

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

17 hours ago 9,676 Views 18 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

Fulham relegated from Premier League after home defeat to Burnley
# The Drop
From The42
# The Drop

Fulham relegated from Premier League after home defeat to Burnley

Updated 18 hours ago 14,670 Views 15 Comments

The relegation picture is painted with the Cottagers joining Sheffield United and West Brom in the Championship next season.

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
# B.1.617
# B.1.617

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

18 hours ago 31,895 Views 28 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
# Tuscany
# Tuscany

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

18 hours ago 65,238 Views 27 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Nine children among 20 killed in Palestine after Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire
# Palestine
# Palestine

Nine children among 20 killed in Palestine after Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire

Updated 18 hours ago 37,648 Views 73 Comments

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

Man (30s) arrested after man (20s) left in 'serious' condition following Cork city stabbing
# Magazine Road
# Magazine Road

Man (30s) arrested after man (20s) left in 'serious' condition following Cork city stabbing

Updated 18 hours ago 29,203 Views 17 Comments

The incident happened on the Magazine Road just after 4pm today.

Garda charged with breaking Covid restrictions and being drunk in public after attending house party
# Waterford
# Waterford

Garda charged with breaking Covid restrictions and being drunk in public after attending house party

19 hours ago 49,395 Views 0 Comments

The charges relate to an incident in Dungarvan last year.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

19 hours ago 15,305 Views 0 Comments

It’s your nightly news roundup…

Man charged with murder of mother whose body was found in bushes in England
# Maria Rawlings
# Maria Rawlings

Man charged with murder of mother whose body was found in bushes in England

19 hours ago 28,904 Views 0 Comments

The body of 45-year-old Maria Rawlings was found in bushes in Little Heath, Romford on 4 May.

Your evening longread: Sixty years on - how the Bay of Pigs invasion began, and failed
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Sixty years on - how the Bay of Pigs invasion began, and failed

20 hours ago 12,775 Views 10 Comments

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

Dublin All-Ireland winning forward added to Tipperary football panel
# Premier Project
From The42
# Premier Project

Dublin All-Ireland winning forward added to Tipperary football panel

20 hours ago 52,178 Views 9 Comments

Philip Ryan has been named in David Power’s 36-man squad.

Man sentenced after trespassing in house and speaking to girl (5) alone in kitchen
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced after trespassing in house and speaking to girl (5) alone in kitchen

20 hours ago 45,242 Views 0 Comments

Graham O’Mahony, of no fixed abode, was arraigned on the single count at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

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