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Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see

9 minutes ago 768 Views 0 Comments

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

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October
# Brexit Trade
# Brexit Trade

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October

Updated 24 minutes ago 2,510 Views 6 Comments

It comes after a very public diplomatic war over whether a ban on chilled meats being sent from GB to NI should commence, in line with the Protocol.

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused
# Courts
# Courts

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused

28 minutes ago 988 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, and Judge Gerard Griffin and Judge David McHugh.

'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

'Ronan can come here and set a marker for himself - this is a great opportunity'

Updated 34 minutes ago 7,950 Views 2 Comments

Lions forwards coach Robin McBryde has said Irishman Ronan Kelleher has impressed in their training camp this week.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

39 minutes ago 2,257 Views 3 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Opinion: One challenge for Poots and the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: One challenge for Poots and the DUP in power will be to finally accept a climate bill

39 minutes ago 1,749 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Muinzer says Northern Ireland waited a long time for a climate bill and now gets two, but DUP leader Edwin Poots has been slow to embrace climate policy.

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions

50 minutes ago 2,590 Views 8 Comments

US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing
# Nphet Briefing
# Nphet Briefing

'Antigen tests are just not as good as PCR': The five main points from today's NPHET briefing

1 hour ago 5,102 Views 10 Comments

‘Don’t travel unless you’re vaccinated’, why there hasn’t been a Delta surge here yet, and ‘buffer, not butter’ were discussed by NPHET members today.

Two killed in shooting in western Germany
# Shooting
# Shooting

Two killed in shooting in western Germany

1 hour ago 5,437 Views 0 Comments

A man was found dead at the scene and a woman also died at the scene despite resuscitation attempts.

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage
# Courts
# Courts

Child rapist appeals indecent assault conviction on girl over 'adverse' media coverage

1 hour ago 9,108 Views 0 Comments

74-year-old Stephen ‘Rossi’ Walsh was convicted on 21 October 2010 of two counts of indecent assault.

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government
# Transparency
# Transparency

Freedom of Information Act to be reviewed by government

1 hour ago 4,609 Views 5 Comments

The Act will be reviewed for the first time since being updated in 2014.

Gardaí seize diamond ring, watches, car and cash during search operation
# Limerick
# Limerick

Gardaí seize diamond ring, watches, car and cash during search operation

2 hours ago 6,847 Views 4 Comments

The Criminal Assets Bureau is investigating the assets of people suspected to be involved in the sale and supply of drugs.

Mere weeks after taking over as leader, Edwin Poots may face DUP confidence vote
# Life After Arlene
# Life After Arlene

Mere weeks after taking over as leader, Edwin Poots may face DUP confidence vote

Updated 2 hours ago 19,939 Views 44 Comments
  • Poots did not speak to waiting reporters as he arrived for a crunch meeting with party officers
  • The new DUP leader is facing a backlash after he nominated a First Minister despite a majority of his party objecting
  • Recently ousted leader Arlene Foster earlier tweeted that she "hoped everyone is having a great day"
US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms
# Treatment
# Treatment

US to try to develop antiviral pills that would reduce Covid-19 symptoms

2 hours ago 4,693 Views 7 Comments

The US is investing $3.2 billion in the development of the pills.

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's all this about a Brexit sausage war?

2 hours ago 1,274 Views 2 Comments

Yes, a Brexit sausage row. Let us break it down for you with the help of Gráinne Ní Aodha and Dominic McGrath of BBC Radio Foyle.

Play stopped to pay tribute to Eriksen as Danes open scoring against Belgium after 99 seconds
# On The Mend
From The42
# On The Mend

Play stopped to pay tribute to Eriksen as Danes open scoring against Belgium after 99 seconds

2 hours ago 13,825 Views 15 Comments

Yussef Poulsen bagged the second-quickest goal in the tournament’s history at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Join us tonight for a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Join us tonight for a panel discussion on solutions to the housing crisis

Updated 3 hours ago 10,979 Views 26 Comments

The panel will be hosted by reporter Cónal Thomas and kicks off at 7pm.

Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder
# West Cork
# West Cork

Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder

3 hours ago 12,850 Views 9 Comments

‘Sophie: A Murder In West Cork’ will be a three-part documentary series, set for release on 30 June.

Funeral takes place of man who went missing in 2004 after remains found in Cork last month
# Crosshaven
# Crosshaven

Funeral takes place of man who went missing in 2004 after remains found in Cork last month

3 hours ago 8,808 Views 5 Comments

Barry Coughlan went missing on 1 May 2004.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine roll-out to the 35-39 age cohort?

3 hours ago 5,417 Views 0 Comments

Registration for this group will be open from Sunday.

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months
# Rising Figures
# Rising Figures

Over 10,000 daily Covid cases recorded in UK for first time in four months

3 hours ago 10,983 Views 25 Comments

The death rate remains low, however, with 19 fatalities recorded today.

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 373 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 26,838 Views 67 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said: “We are now experiencing near elimination of Covid-19 in the vaccinated population.”

Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud
# CSO
# CSO

Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud

4 hours ago 2,758 Views 8 Comments

However, the number of fraud incidents increased in the last year by more than 13% compared with the previous year.

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Explainer: How does Hungary's new law affect LGBT+ rights?

4 hours ago 6,346 Views 36 Comments

Hungary has passed a bill that bans sharing content that “promotes” being gay to children and teenagers.

Dublin woman faces trial accused of having sex with a dog
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Dublin woman faces trial accused of having sex with a dog

4 hours ago 54,387 Views 0 Comments

The alleged offence happened at the 29-year-old woman’s home address on a date in December 2019.

The42 Rugby Weekly: New era, Ireland's World Cup finds, U20s and Olympics
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

The42 Rugby Weekly: New era, Ireland's World Cup finds, U20s and Olympics

Updated 4 hours ago 2,514 Views 2 Comments

The latest episode of the pod focuses on the URC, Ireland’s squad, and big weekends for the 7s and U20s.

Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station
# Blast Off
# Blast Off

Chinese spaceship carrying three-man crew docks at new space station

Updated 4 hours ago 9,914 Views 17 Comments

It is China’s first crewed space venture in five years.

HSE says progress through 35-39 age group will be 'slower' due to volumes and vaccine supplies
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

HSE says progress through 35-39 age group will be 'slower' due to volumes and vaccine supplies

Updated 5 hours ago 63,134 Views 76 Comments

People in this age cohort will be able to register for their vaccine from Sunday.

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting
# Dup Strife
# Dup Strife

DUP's Paul Givan installed as new First Minister despite opposition by party members at 'shambles' meeting

Updated 6 hours ago 36,610 Views 37 Comments
  • Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill to continue in the role of Deputy First Minister
  • The Assembly is to continue after last night's UK government deal on the Irish language
  • DUP MPs and MLAs sought to pressure party leader Edwin Poots to hold off on a nomination
  • However, Poots nominated Givan and said it was without "a precondition from Sinn Féin"
Manchester Arena bomber should have been identified as threat, inquiry finds
# Manchester Bombing
# Manchester Bombing

Manchester Arena bomber should have been identified as threat, inquiry finds

6 hours ago 3,727 Views 0 Comments

Inquiry chair John Saunders found there were a number of missed opportunities to prevent or minimise the ‘devastating impact’.

Gardaí investigating discovery of man's body on Ormond Quay in early June appeal for witnesses
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí investigating discovery of man's body on Ormond Quay in early June appeal for witnesses

6 hours ago 6,162 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are still investigating the circumstances of the man’s death.

Taoiseach and Drew Harris say Colm Horkan was 'everything a garda should aspire to be'
# Co Roscommon
# Co Roscommon

Taoiseach and Drew Harris say Colm Horkan was 'everything a garda should aspire to be'

6 hours ago 7,570 Views 2 Comments

Garda Horkan was shot dead this day a year ago when he intervened in an incident unfolding in Castlerea.

Tributes paid to teenage girl who died yesterday following equestrian accident
# Tiggy Hancock
# Tiggy Hancock

Tributes paid to teenage girl who died yesterday following equestrian accident

6 hours ago 32,190 Views 8 Comments

Tiggy Hancock was described as a “highly talented” equestrian.

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity

6 hours ago 9,472 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste has said there are “problems, quite frankly, in going forward with this project”.

Hunt continues in mountainous area of Kerry for missing wild boar
# Kerry Boar Hunt
# Kerry Boar Hunt

Hunt continues in mountainous area of Kerry for missing wild boar

7 hours ago 26,921 Views 51 Comments

The boar was part of a herd of seven which was roaming the countryside near Castleisland.

Principal who stole over €200k from Cavan school struck off teaching register for 15 years
# Finbar Boyle
# Finbar Boyle

Principal who stole over €200k from Cavan school struck off teaching register for 15 years

8 hours ago 38,919 Views 20 Comments

Finbar Boyle stole the money from the national school in Cavan over a number of years.

Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal
# CETA Challenge
# CETA Challenge

Sinn Féin Senator Lynn Boylan lodges High Court case against CETA Trade Deal

9 hours ago 22,719 Views 0 Comments

She is the second Oireachtas member to take a High Court action against CETA.

Christian Eriksen to have ‘heart starter’ implant after on-pitch collapse
# Christian Eriksen
From The42
# Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen to have ‘heart starter’ implant after on-pitch collapse

10 hours ago 30,810 Views 11 Comments

The 29-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat to Finland.

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage
# Global Web Outage
# Global Web Outage

Major banks, airlines hit in new global online outage

10 hours ago 22,304 Views 9 Comments

The outage was confined to systems using the Akamai content delivery system.

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