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Today’s News

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

3 hours ago 2,587 Views 15 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

Yesterday’s News

Two men charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry
# Charged
# Charged

Two men charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

4 hours ago 4,446 Views 0 Comments

Lyra was shot dead in April 2019.

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal
# Greenbank
# Greenbank

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal

4 hours ago 4,450 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at Greenbank, Quigley’s Point in Muff at approximately 5.30pm.

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation
# Cork
# Cork

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation

5 hours ago 11,448 Views 0 Comments

The couple were charged following a probe by the Cork City Garda Protective Services Unit.

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process
# Sailing
From The42
# Sailing

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process

5 hours ago 10,344 Views 12 Comments

Organisers want to allow shortlisted venues time ‘to work through final details and provide further information’.

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals

Updated 6 hours ago 17,374 Views 32 Comments

The airline said there will no pay rises for cabin crew members until 2025 at the earliest.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

7 hours ago 6,756 Views 1 Comment

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

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant
# Cents And Sensibility
# Cents And Sensibility

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant

7 hours ago 75,342 Views 0 Comments

The five cent coins – more than 7,000 of them – weighed almost 30 kilos.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

7 hours ago 9,617 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter
# Calls For Change
# Calls For Change

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

8 hours ago 8,198 Views 13 Comments

The sea mammals are killed for their meat and blubber.

'We're looking for answers': Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We're looking for answers': Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

8 hours ago 4,744 Views 4 Comments

“There needs to be a plan for people who can come in and drive and energise the process from here,” one council member said.

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
# Testing
# Testing

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

8 hours ago 16,789 Views 35 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp From The42

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp

8 hours ago 23,502 Views 14 Comments

It was hoped to build a new entrance on the Monahan Road side of the stadium and develop a new GAA Museum.

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

9 hours ago 13,201 Views 53 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated 9 hours ago 12,549 Views 13 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?

9 hours ago 3,153 Views 3 Comments

Pressure on global supply chains is explained in this week’s podcast.

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again
# Trial
# Trial

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again

9 hours ago 19,401 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael MacGrath and a jury of five women and seven men.

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 9 hours ago 30,134 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this evening.

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece
# Jailed
# Jailed

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece

9 hours ago 21,973 Views 0 Comments

The two incidents took place on unknown dates sometime between early 1976 and late 1979.

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music
# Noise Pollution
# Noise Pollution

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music

10 hours ago 26,986 Views 12 Comments

The incident dates back to 2017.

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely

10 hours ago 52,467 Views 0 Comments

At least two such incidents have occurred at Irish hospitals in recent days.

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

10 hours ago 10,450 Views 9 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'
# Not Tonight Bhoys
From The42
# Not Tonight Bhoys

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'

10 hours ago 32,515 Views 25 Comments

Sutton sarcastically praised Rangers’ inclusion and diversity campaign while explaining the situation on Twitter.

Grandfather to be sentenced next month for role in plot to kill Kinahan target James Gately
# Stephen Fowler
# Stephen Fowler

Grandfather to be sentenced next month for role in plot to kill Kinahan target James Gately

10 hours ago 6,761 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Fowler would not say who he was receiving orders from.

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families
# Stardust Fire
# Stardust Fire

Calls for urgent resolution to legal fees impasse for Stardust families

11 hours ago 4,005 Views 0 Comments

Campaigners said this morning that the Department Of Justice has reneged on its “past promises” to pay for work undertaken by their legal representatives.

HSE vows to fight for outstanding €23 million in ventilator refunds
# Ventilators
# Ventilators

HSE vows to fight for outstanding €23 million in ventilator refunds

12 hours ago 14,900 Views 24 Comments

The HSE ordered 2,200 ventilators but only 465 were delivered from China and none of them were put to clinical use.

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'
# Standards
From The42
# Standards

'We need to be treated better so we can play better'

Updated 12 hours ago 11,243 Views 9 Comments

Two Ireland internationals have expressed their disappointment about Connacht’s changing facilities.

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU
# Violence
# Violence

MEPs vote to make gender-based violence a crime in the EU

13 hours ago 7,239 Views 25 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said legislation would be drawn up by the end of this year.

Jeffrey Donaldson hopes Michael D Higgins will rethink decision to miss centenary service
# RSVP
# RSVP

Jeffrey Donaldson hopes Michael D Higgins will rethink decision to miss centenary service

13 hours ago 19,325 Views 51 Comments

Donaldson said it was a “retrograde step” in terms of reconciliation.

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour
# Rumours
# Rumours

Varadkar says SF TD who named Harris as leaker has no evidence and was just repeating a rumour

Updated 13 hours ago 28,773 Views 64 Comments
  • TD Matt Carthy claims a junior Fine Gael minister operated a 'sting operation' to uncover the leaker
  • Minister Simon Harris says Carthy's claims are untrue
  • Harris says he will 'consider very strongly" reporting the Carthy to the Oireachtas Committee on Procedure and Privileges
Putin says dozens of inner circle infected with coronavirus
# Covid Outbreak
# Covid Outbreak

Putin says dozens of inner circle infected with coronavirus

14 hours ago 16,244 Views 7 Comments

The Russian leader said the infections were extensive.

Unvaccinated mother and daughter passed away with Covid-19 in the same hospital ward
# RIP
# RIP

Unvaccinated mother and daughter passed away with Covid-19 in the same hospital ward

15 hours ago 126,414 Views 19 Comments

Heather Maddern and Sammie-Jo Forde, who provided home care for older people, were two beds away from each other in hospital.

Ireland drop to 50th in latest Fifa World Rankings
# Slip
From The42
# Slip

Ireland drop to 50th in latest Fifa World Rankings

15 hours ago 20,377 Views 30 Comments

The Boys in Green fall three places.

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
# Resignation
# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

16 hours ago 31,225 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

Green TD Patrick Costello loses High Court challenge to CETA trade deal
# Sovereignty
# Sovereignty

Green TD Patrick Costello loses High Court challenge to CETA trade deal

16 hours ago 10,585 Views 7 Comments

Ms Justice Nuala Butler said the ratification of CETA was a political question and not a constitutional one.

Poll: Do you have confidence in Simon Coveney?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in Simon Coveney?

16 hours ago 59,995 Views 69 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister survived a confidence vote last night.

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
# Isis
# Isis

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

16 hours ago 29,642 Views 17 Comments

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.

Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body

18 hours ago 7,682 Views 5 Comments

The concerns of bereaved relatives will be raised at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Are you satisfied with how your workplace is handling reopening? We want to hear your story
# In The Works
# In The Works

Are you satisfied with how your workplace is handling reopening? We want to hear your story

Updated 18 hours ago 45,599 Views 50 Comments

Public health restrictions on work are easing from Monday. What does that mean for you?

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