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Limerick Gardaí: Lack of clarity on discretion causing 'utter confusion' in garda ranks
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick Gardaí: Lack of clarity on discretion causing 'utter confusion' in garda ranks

23 minutes ago 1,979 Views 0 Comments

The investigation into garda road policing in Limerick began in November 2019.

Spare AstraZeneca vaccines may be given to younger age groups due to Delta concerns - Varadkar
# Over 18s
# Over 18s

Spare AstraZeneca vaccines may be given to younger age groups due to Delta concerns - Varadkar

30 minutes ago 3,795 Views 11 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there is engagement with NIAC over this consideration.

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old
# Meningococcal W
# Meningococcal W

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old

44 minutes ago 7,025 Views 0 Comments

Gemma McGee died within 36 hours of falling ill.

Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears

Updated 55 minutes ago 15,716 Views 19 Comments

HSE boss Paul Reid said the human cost of the incident will be hard to measure.

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
# Brexit
# Brexit

Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs

Updated 1 hour ago 11,041 Views 29 Comments

The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.

Accenture announces 500 new jobs for Munster and Dublin
# Jobs
# Jobs

Accenture announces 500 new jobs for Munster and Dublin

1 hour ago 4,423 Views 3 Comments

The new jobs will be created over the next three years.

UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley
# Euro 2020
# Euro 2020

UK government accused of mixed messaging over allowing 60,000 fans at Wembley

1 hour ago 3,919 Views 4 Comments

All ticket-holders for the matches at Wembley will need to show evidence of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of two doses of a vaccine.

Police officer Benjamin Monk found guilty of manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson
# Birmingham Crown Court
From The42
# Birmingham Crown Court

Police officer Benjamin Monk found guilty of manslaughter of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson

1 hour ago 4,912 Views 0 Comments

The policeman was cleared of murder by jurors who are still considering an assault charge against another officer, Monk’s then-girlfriend.

Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week
# Reopening
# Reopening

Tánaiste says 'final call' on further reopening on 5 July can’t be made until next week

Updated 1 hour ago 20,660 Views 89 Comments

NPHET is due to advise the Government next Thursday on the epidemiological situation in Ireland.

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
# Black Sea
# Black Sea

Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims

1 hour ago 8,256 Views 14 Comments

The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says
# Advice
# Advice

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says

1 hour ago 4,586 Views 18 Comments

Hiqa said that being generally healthy may reduce the risk of “poor outcomes from Covid-19″.

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishermen march on Dáil to hand list of demands to Taoiseach
# Flotilla
# Flotilla

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishermen march on Dáil to hand list of demands to Taoiseach

Updated 2 hours ago 14,638 Views 14 Comments

A letter of fishermen’s demands for their industry is to be handed to the Taoiseach at 1.30pm.

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

3 hours ago 10,921 Views 18 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

'Two fingers to the Irish people': Taoiseach urged to nationalise entire St Vincent's campus if healthcare group refuses to budge on ownership
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'Two fingers to the Irish people': Taoiseach urged to nationalise entire St Vincent's campus if healthcare group refuses to budge on ownership

3 hours ago 8,282 Views 23 Comments

The hospital group has insisted that it will not sell the land on the Elm Park campus.

Poll: How often do you eat fish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you eat fish?

5 hours ago 31,945 Views 42 Comments

Irish fishing boats are protesting today over the challenges their industry faces.

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland
# Banking
# Banking

Government to sell part of State's 13.9% share in Bank of Ireland

Updated 5 hours ago 19,031 Views 29 Comments

The sale is to happen through a pre-arranged trading plan that will be managed by Citigroup Global Markets.

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top

5 hours ago 13,611 Views 65 Comments

Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.

More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

More transmissible 'Delta plus' Covid variant identified in India

5 hours ago 24,107 Views 56 Comments

The variant has been detected in 22 samples from across three states.

When four Euro 2008 winners came to UCD... And lost!
# David And Goliath
From The42
# David And Goliath

When four Euro 2008 winners came to UCD... And lost!

6 hours ago 15,831 Views 5 Comments

Remembering when Marcos Senna, Santi Cazorla, Carlos Marchena and Joan Capdevila were part of a Villarreal side that played at Belfield on 16 July 2011.

'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head
# Howth
# Howth

'A very busy night': Dublin Fire Brigade battle gorse fire on Howth Head

7 hours ago 14,380 Views 5 Comments

The fire service also attended other fires in Kilbarrack and St Anne’s Park on the northside of the city.

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals
# Uk Residency
# Uk Residency

There will be 'no extension’ on deadline for post-Brexit residency scheme for EU nationals

7 hours ago 19,509 Views 19 Comments

EU citizens and their families have been asked to apply to the Home Office scheme by 30 June.

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated
# Media
# Media

Opinion: The Irish public needs to be involved in the debates about how media is funded and regulated

7 hours ago 5,332 Views 13 Comments

Dr Eileen Culloty says media plays a central role in democratic and civic life – and media literacy is a vital tool in helping the public understand this.

Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle lawsuit over deadly crash
# Kobe Bryant
# Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's widow agrees to settle lawsuit over deadly crash

7 hours ago 20,086 Views 8 Comments

The NBA star and eight other people died in a helicopter crash last year.

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station
# Space
# Space

'An important milestone': Xi congratulates Chinese astronauts aboard space station

8 hours ago 6,704 Views 13 Comments

The three-man crew arrived at China’s Tianhe space station last week.

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'
# Thin Lizzy
# Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott documentary tells the story of the 'shy, sensitive man behind the showman image'

8 hours ago 11,491 Views 14 Comments

We talked to director Emer Reynolds about making the documentary, which she called ‘a dream come true’.

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
# New Variant
# New Variant

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland

14 hours ago 47,041 Views 59 Comments

It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.

Yesterday’s News

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

16 hours ago 31,579 Views 28 Comments

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel
# Holidays
# Holidays

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel

16 hours ago 34,980 Views 52 Comments

The government has earmarked a return to foreign travel on 19 July.

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic

16 hours ago 20,830 Views 51 Comments

Sterling headed home a Jack Grealish cross to seal a narrow win at Wembley.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 9,720 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

17 hours ago 34,704 Views 51 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'

18 hours ago 19,521 Views 7 Comments

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

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)

18 hours ago 25,978 Views 1 Comment

Eric Frawley was last seen at his home in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated 18 hours ago 31,111 Views 74 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

19 hours ago 14,316 Views 6 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 19 hours ago 41,157 Views 55 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he looks forward to “working constructively” with the new DUP leader.

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court
# Imre Arakas
# Imre Arakas

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court

19 hours ago 23,003 Views 0 Comments

Imre Arakas (62) was jailed for his role in a Kinahan cartel murder plot.

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

20 hours ago 32,392 Views 55 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated 20 hours ago 19,191 Views 24 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

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