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Today’s News

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19
# Donegal
# Donegal

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19

27 minutes ago 1,554 Views 1 Comment

The national 14-day incidence rate is 134.4 per 100,000 people while the latest incidence rate in Donegal stands at 307.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work

1 hour ago 2,843 Views 1 Comment

Here, we tease out some of the issues that will need to be tackled as we face into the “new” normal of working after Covid-19.

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands

1 hour ago 5,742 Views 3 Comments

Investigators also seized high value and designer goods from brands like Hublot, Rolex and Celine.

'For most of the labour I was completely alone': Issues remain with partner maternity restrictions
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

'For most of the labour I was completely alone': Issues remain with partner maternity restrictions

1 hour ago 4,118 Views 11 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party
# Longford Wedding
# Longford Wedding

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party

2 hours ago 24,564 Views 61 Comments

The event took place in Willow Park, Longford with Gardaí attending the scene at the request of Longford County Council.

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

2 hours ago 9,570 Views 13 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans

Updated 2 hours ago 15,295 Views 39 Comments

Reports suggest the UK government is set to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions for conflict crimes that occurred pre-1998.

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

2 hours ago 8,907 Views 27 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
From The42
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

3 hours ago 63,653 Views 159 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home
# Cork Fire
# Cork Fire

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home

3 hours ago 7,974 Views 1 Comment

The man in his 70s was found in the house by the emergency services and was rushed to hospital where he sadly passed away a short time later.

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story
# 2021 Snapshot
# 2021 Snapshot

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story

3 hours ago 7,212 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a snapshot of what housing is really like in 2021 – here’s how you can take part.

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff
# Tokyo Games
From The42
# Tokyo Games

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff

Updated 3 hours ago 8,374 Views 33 Comments

The arrangement will be supplementary to any existing delivery agreements between Pfizer and the Irish government.

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality
# Pedestrianised Streets
# Pedestrianised Streets

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality

4 hours ago 13,830 Views 24 Comments

Surveys carried out by Dublin City Council found that 95% of respondents were in favour of having the selected streets permanently pedestrianised.

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation
# Covid Party
# Covid Party

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation

4 hours ago 42,491 Views 0 Comments

When the gardaí arrived at the house they found 100 people inside the property dancing as a sound system blared loud music.

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race
# California Government
# California Government

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race

5 hours ago 12,259 Views 0 Comments

She is known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spin-off, I Am Cait.

UK Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row
# Brexit Row
# Brexit Row

UK Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row

6 hours ago 15,753 Views 32 Comments

HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed to ‘monitor the situation’ at the Channel Island.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?

6 hours ago 32,338 Views 136 Comments

Both Wales and Scotland have the voting age set to 16.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

6 hours ago 14,611 Views 43 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
From The42
# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated 7 hours ago 27,128 Views 37 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 7 hours ago 8,695 Views 0 Comments

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

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim
# Charged
# Charged

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim

8 hours ago 19,476 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell has been held without bail since July on charges alleging she recruited teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight

8 hours ago 12,988 Views 9 Comments

This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s full-scale, stainless steel, bullet-shaped rocket ship soared more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico.

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night
# Fatal Crash
# Fatal Crash

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night

9 hours ago 27,592 Views 9 Comments

The crash occurred at approximately 6.45pm last night at Ballyhagan in Carbury, Co. Kildare.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

9 hours ago 16,257 Views 20 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

9 hours ago 22,583 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
# Good News
# Good News

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus

9 hours ago 15,462 Views 9 Comments

Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

15 hours ago 21,578 Views 23 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

15 hours ago 42,834 Views 42 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

Yesterday’s News

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
# Blue Origin
# Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board

17 hours ago 11,273 Views 35 Comments

One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 10,353 Views 0 Comments

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

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

17 hours ago 10,336 Views 23 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
From The42
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

17 hours ago 25,709 Views 53 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

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Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

18 hours ago 16,610 Views 14 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral

19 hours ago 9,554 Views 0 Comments

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

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'
# Sallynoggin
# Sallynoggin

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'

19 hours ago 26,534 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty.

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
# Stuck In The Mud
From The42
# Stuck In The Mud

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'

19 hours ago 18,357 Views 52 Comments

Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name

20 hours ago 56,342 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are carrying out their own investigations.

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

20 hours ago 6,391 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

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