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Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
# Zzzz
# Zzzz

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study

14 minutes ago 2,490 Views 3 Comments

Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd

38 minutes ago 39,515 Views 82 Comments

The death of George Floyd prompted worldwide protests in the summer of last year.

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

48 minutes ago 7,891 Views 16 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016
# Regency Shooting
# Regency Shooting

Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016

56 minutes ago 30,519 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

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Man City withdraw from European Super League and Chelsea set to follow after fan protests
# Change Of Heart
From The42
# Change Of Heart

Man City withdraw from European Super League and Chelsea set to follow after fan protests

Updated 1 hour ago 41,188 Views 79 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven the decision.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated 1 hour ago 39,108 Views 37 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings

1 hour ago 12,306 Views 21 Comments

Johnny Mercer said that this had been a “red line” issue for him, and that he is “deeply proud” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

1 hour ago 7,385 Views 24 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated 1 hour ago 30,701 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

2 hours ago 3,608 Views 0 Comments

Quite a lot happened today…

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop

2 hours ago 22,618 Views 51 Comments

The Rural Independent group said today that the government’s climate bill will ‘kill off the Irish farmer’.

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital

2 hours ago 4,606 Views 3 Comments

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

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy
# High Court
# High Court

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy

2 hours ago 18,014 Views 0 Comments

She claims that arising out of the transfer to Limerick, close family, based in Dublin, were unable to visit her.

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
# Courts
# Courts

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

2 hours ago 8,008 Views 3 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

2 hours ago 19,233 Views 27 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# PSNI
# PSNI

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer

2 hours ago 7,407 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

2 hours ago 5,068 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

3 hours ago 11,241 Views 15 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction

3 hours ago 19,719 Views 0 Comments

Dealing with the grounds of appeal, the judge said the court was not persuaded by any of the arguments made.

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

3 hours ago 6,914 Views 7 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean

4 hours ago 9,686 Views 8 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

4 hours ago 14,118 Views 42 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
# Stars And Stripes
# Stars And Stripes

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state

4 hours ago 16,292 Views 33 Comments

The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 65,489 Views 129 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19

5 hours ago 57,350 Views 68 Comments

Neither staff member are showing symptoms “of any sort” of Covid-19, the nursing home said.

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

6 hours ago 9,389 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

6 hours ago 8,627 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains
# Gillian Ryan
# Gillian Ryan

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains

6 hours ago 42,642 Views 8 Comments

She was an experienced runner and member of the Thurles Crokes Athletic Club.

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action
# Courts
# Courts

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action

6 hours ago 10,699 Views 0 Comments

Eight sentences due to be heard today have been adjourned to later this month.

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
# High Court
# High Court

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

6 hours ago 11,905 Views 9 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'
# Derry
# Derry

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'

Updated 7 hours ago 17,893 Views 33 Comments

The incident has been met with widespread condemnation.

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions
# The Road Ahead
# The Road Ahead

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions

7 hours ago 38,118 Views 21 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine

7 hours ago 19,374 Views 28 Comments
  • Unusual blood clots should be listed as "very rare side effects" - but the "overall benefits" of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks.
  • Eight rare blood clots with low levels of blood platelets were recorded among over 7 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the US.
  • The statement by the EMA is similar to its conclusion for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - which NIAC decided to limit to those aged over 60.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital

7 hours ago 7,089 Views 5 Comments

Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Local Government
# Local Government

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick

7 hours ago 4,983 Views 8 Comments

An election will be held later this year if the public health situation allows it.

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated 8 hours ago 32,463 Views 22 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office

8 hours ago 26,429 Views 13 Comments

He served in the role for three decades.

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm
# Stobart Air
# Stobart Air

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm

9 hours ago 12,679 Views 3 Comments

The airline said it is well positioned as markets return and economies begin to recover.

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated 9 hours ago 33,791 Views 41 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

9 hours ago 16,887 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

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