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Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is set to open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know
# Happening Today
# Happening Today

Reader Q&A: The vaccine portal is set to open for those aged 45 to 49 - here's what you need to know

2 hours ago 3,035 Views 9 Comments
  • Some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose by the end of the month, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The choice will be between AstraZeneca/J&J or waiting longer for an mRNA vaccine.
  • The risk of a rare blood clotting event is between four and ten in one million.

Yesterday’s News

Councillors around the country are to get a pay rise in July under plans agreed by Cabinet
# Local Politicians
# Local Politicians

Councillors around the country are to get a pay rise in July under plans agreed by Cabinet

3 hours ago 6,071 Views 16 Comments

The 949 people who sit on 31 local authorities throughout the country are eligible for the pay hike.

Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister
# Indyref
# Indyref

Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister

3 hours ago 4,810 Views 11 Comments

“With independence, the decisions that shape our future will lie with us,” she said today.

Eurovision: Ireland's Lesley Roy has failed to qualify for this Saturday's song contest final
# A Song For Ireland
# A Song For Ireland

Eurovision: Ireland's Lesley Roy has failed to qualify for this Saturday's song contest final

Updated 4 hours ago 62,393 Views 168 Comments

The first Eurovision semi-final was held this evening in Rotterdam.

HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE ransomware attack: 'Is it possible that sensitive information has been downloaded? Unfortunately, yes'

4 hours ago 18,295 Views 20 Comments

The health minister and Taoiseach have been among those fielding questions in the Dáil on the cyber attack today.

Stephen Ireland's son Joshua included in Irish U19s training camp
# Next Generation
From The42
# Next Generation

Stephen Ireland's son Joshua included in Irish U19s training camp

Updated 5 hours ago 29,436 Views 19 Comments

Jon Walters is also involved on the coaching staff.

Woman tried to drug her three children a day before suffocating them, murder trial hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman tried to drug her three children a day before suffocating them, murder trial hears

5 hours ago 64,914 Views 0 Comments

The first day of the trial took place today.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

5 hours ago 6,072 Views 0 Comments

Woman goes on trial for murder of three children, government announces new housing measures, and Aer Lingus to close cabin crew bases…

Your evening longread: Japan and its 'Olympics problem'
# Your Evening Longread
# Your Evening Longread

Your evening longread: Japan and its 'Olympics problem'

6 hours ago 4,933 Views 2 Comments

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

Cavani welcomes Man Utd fans back to Old Trafford with wonder goal in Fulham draw
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

Cavani welcomes Man Utd fans back to Old Trafford with wonder goal in Fulham draw

6 hours ago 21,126 Views 36 Comments

Joe Bryan all too easily directed home Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s cross as Fulham replied.

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

6 hours ago 20,801 Views 85 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • The higher stamp duty rate does not apply to the bulk buying of apartments by investment funds
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.
More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated 7 hours ago 22,292 Views 40 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

At least 33 dead and over 90 people missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

At least 33 dead and over 90 people missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India

7 hours ago 7,119 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power after the storm hit the Gujarat coast.

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
# Rollover
# Rollover

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November

8 hours ago 28,240 Views 84 Comments

A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
# Israel
# Israel

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador

Updated 8 hours ago 25,475 Views 112 Comments
  • The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
  • An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
  • Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base

Updated 8 hours ago 38,620 Views 60 Comments

Aer Lingus has also confirmed plans for the temporary closure of its base at Cork airport.

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting
# Dup Tensions
# Dup Tensions

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting

8 hours ago 23,460 Views 18 Comments

Foster was forced out after an internal heave by colleagues unhappy with her leadership.

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
# Identification Of Remains
# Identification Of Remains

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

8 hours ago 6,513 Views 10 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
# First Time
From The42
# First Time

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'

Updated 9 hours ago 24,353 Views 8 Comments

Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?
# Cyber Response
# Cyber Response

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?

9 hours ago 6,856 Views 5 Comments

The fight back against the HSE cyber attack is a multi agency operation.

Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle

9 hours ago 18,213 Views 16 Comments

The vehicle was seized in the Naas area of Co Kildare this morning.

Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 9 hours ago 53,874 Views 43 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year
# FAI
# FAI

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year

9 hours ago 10,792 Views 0 Comments

The comments were made by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds when the matter came before her today.

US military cargo plane lands at Dublin's Baldonnel airfield on 'technical stop'
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

US military cargo plane lands at Dublin's Baldonnel airfield on 'technical stop'

9 hours ago 37,029 Views 36 Comments

The C17, which landed in Casement Aerodrome, Dublin, is the latest US military aircraft spotted in Ireland.

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch

9 hours ago 24,824 Views 0 Comments

Both of the boy’s parents gave emotional victim impact statements in court.

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'

11 hours ago 40,468 Views 42 Comments

The Galway woman is planning to leave the country next month, and has waited five months for her 10-year-old son’s passport to be renewed.

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest
# A Song For Ireland
# A Song For Ireland

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest

Updated 11 hours ago 43,734 Views 60 Comments

G’wan Lesley.

Man (30s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth
# Omeath
# Omeath

Man (30s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth

12 hours ago 8,646 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood two men were held against their will at a house on 7 May.

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year

12 hours ago 9,904 Views 15 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead

Updated 12 hours ago 26,372 Views 34 Comments

A former Chief Information Officer for the HSE said that it is difficult to keep healthcare security systems up-to-date from cyber attacks.

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds

Updated 12 hours ago 14,694 Views 44 Comments

The ring-fencing of houses in new developments for first-time buyers, owner occupiers, as well as the issue of stamp duty is being discussed by Cabinet.

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49
# Rollout
# Rollout

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49

13 hours ago 61,650 Views 50 Comments

The HSE expects that some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose before the end of the month.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 32-year-old man missing since Sunday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 32-year-old man missing since Sunday

13 hours ago 39,817 Views 0 Comments

Brian Sarsfield was last seen when he left home in Frankfield, Cork on Sunday, 16 May.

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

13 hours ago 13,341 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

Roy Keane and Eric Cantona become latest players to enter Premier League Hall of Fame
# Icons
From The42
# Icons

Roy Keane and Eric Cantona become latest players to enter Premier League Hall of Fame

Updated 13 hours ago 24,281 Views 54 Comments

The former Manchester United stars are the third and fourth ex-professionals to receive the honour.

Risk of hail and lightning as thunderstorm warning issued for nine counties
# Stormy
# Stormy

Risk of hail and lightning as thunderstorm warning issued for nine counties

13 hours ago 31,061 Views 19 Comments

The warning will kick in at 2pm and will remain in place until 8pm this evening.

Ex-Debenhams workers stage lie-down protest, stopping liquidators taking stock from Limerick store
# Redundancy Terms
# Redundancy Terms

Ex-Debenhams workers stage lie-down protest, stopping liquidators taking stock from Limerick store

13 hours ago 20,428 Views 40 Comments

Former staff have been picketing outside the building on Sarsfield Street for the past 400 days.

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services
# Courts
# Courts

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services

13 hours ago 18,839 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by Sere Holdings Ltd.

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England

14 hours ago 25,838 Views 20 Comments

And how widespread is in Ireland?

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