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Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

4 hours ago 4,112 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.

Yesterday’s News

Israeli military says troops have entered Gaza Strip
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli military says troops have entered Gaza Strip

Updated 5 hours ago 40,381 Views 137 Comments
  • Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.
  • The latest round of fighting has already begun to resemble – and even exceed – a devastating 50-day war in 2014
  • United Nations and Egyptian officials have said that ceasefire efforts are underway
New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

6 hours ago 6,138 Views 16 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive

6 hours ago 22,713 Views 81 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s men are making an end-of-season push for a top-four spot.

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly
# Edenderry
# Edenderry

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly

6 hours ago 12,730 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened in Edenderry just after 6pm this evening.

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated 6 hours ago 30,031 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death

7 hours ago 11,338 Views 0 Comments

They were to go on trial starting 22 August for being complicit in murder.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

7 hours ago 5,493 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

7 hours ago 13,166 Views 14 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Your evening longread: Why do we love rewatching old TV shows?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why do we love rewatching old TV shows?

7 hours ago 8,200 Views 47 Comments

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

Man hospitalised with head injuries after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice
# Parkgate Street
# Parkgate Street

Man hospitalised with head injuries after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice

8 hours ago 30,556 Views 20 Comments

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'
# Legacy
From The42
# Legacy

'His office had pictures of everyone who had come through the Academy, he was very proud of those fellas'

8 hours ago 16,060 Views 2 Comments

The inside look at how Nigel Carolan built a lasting legacy at Connacht.

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

HSE finalising national model for treatment of patients with Long Covid

8 hours ago 10,066 Views 5 Comments

Some hospitals recognised the need for a more cohesive approach and have already set up dedicated clinics.

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday

8 hours ago 12,385 Views 23 Comments

A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.

Man United fans launch fresh protest ahead of Liverpool clash
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Man United fans launch fresh protest ahead of Liverpool clash

8 hours ago 17,698 Views 27 Comments

The fixture was postponed 11 days ago when supporters stormed the pitch.

The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What's the story with rapid Covid-19 tests?

9 hours ago 5,279 Views 7 Comments

On this week’s podcast, we explain more – and producer Nicky Ryan takes an antigen test during recording.

Three teens arrested over Howth Junction incident that led to woman falling under Dart released without charge
# Howth Junction
# Howth Junction

Three teens arrested over Howth Junction incident that led to woman falling under Dart released without charge

Updated 9 hours ago 99,340 Views 0 Comments

The boys were arrested this morning.

Cameron says he had 'big investment' in Greensill Capital but denies that motivated his intense lobbying
# Covid Crisis
# Covid Crisis

Cameron says he had 'big investment' in Greensill Capital but denies that motivated his intense lobbying

9 hours ago 12,149 Views 12 Comments

Cameron placed calls and sent dozens of texts and emails to ministers and senior officials as tried to win access to Covid support programmes.

Judge approves PIA that will see woman (54) making mortgage repayments until she is 90
# High Court
# High Court

Judge approves PIA that will see woman (54) making mortgage repayments until she is 90

9 hours ago 31,842 Views 0 Comments

It is being regarded as an important test case in the area of personal insolvency.

Over €28 million worth of drugs have been seized by gardaí since the start of 2021
# Drug Seizures
# Drug Seizures

Over €28 million worth of drugs have been seized by gardaí since the start of 2021

10 hours ago 6,220 Views 25 Comments

This represents an increase of 392% over the same period last year.

HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs
# Cohort 7
# Cohort 7

HSE to launch referral pathway for high risk cohorts who can't be vaccinated by GPs

10 hours ago 13,694 Views 4 Comments

People in this cohort will be given appointments at vaccination centres.

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud

10 hours ago 30,748 Views 0 Comments

The man is alleged to have claimed €8,000 in fraudulent claims spread across the PUP and social welfare system.

Strong finish sees Dan Martin take third place in stage six and propel in Giro Top 10
# Flying It
From The42
# Flying It

Strong finish sees Dan Martin take third place in stage six and propel in Giro Top 10

10 hours ago 7,104 Views 3 Comments

Martin is now just 47 seconds behind the new leader Attila Valter after stage six.

All batches of hemp oil product being recalled due to unsafe THC levels
# Intension Premium Quality
# Intension Premium Quality

All batches of hemp oil product being recalled due to unsafe THC levels

10 hours ago 17,297 Views 21 Comments

THC is the active substance in cannabis which results in a high.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 456 more cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 50,459 Views 46 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
# Maternity Measures
# Maternity Measures

HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'

11 hours ago 7,847 Views 1 Comment

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response
# Chequers
# Chequers

Taoiseach to meet Boris Johnson to discuss Northern Ireland and the Covid-19 response

11 hours ago 6,969 Views 16 Comments

The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.

Ian Bailey disqualified from driving and fined €700 over cannabis charges
# Cork
# Cork

Ian Bailey disqualified from driving and fined €700 over cannabis charges

12 hours ago 23,559 Views 0 Comments

The ruling was made at a hearing in Bantry District Court.

Elon Musk's SpaceX is helping a broadband 'dead-zone' in Cork to get better internet
# Elon Múscraí
# Elon Múscraí

Elon Musk's SpaceX is helping a broadband 'dead-zone' in Cork to get better internet

12 hours ago 23,148 Views 22 Comments

“I tabled a question to Tesla on their noticeboard, and it was picked up on… I was then contacted directly by SpaceX.”

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today
# Milestone
# Milestone

Two millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine set to be administered in Ireland today

13 hours ago 22,604 Views 31 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid confirmed the news at this afternoon’s HSE Covid-19 press briefing.

Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice
# Solidarity
# Solidarity

Calls for facilitation of 'peaceful protest' as Dublin 'Rally for Palestine' is cancelled after garda advice

Updated 13 hours ago 30,901 Views 56 Comments

The IPSC was planning to hold a “socially-distanced protest” at the Spire in Dublin.

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy
# Legacy Killings
# Legacy Killings

Johnson accused of 'not caring' about people in Northern Ireland in wake of Ballymurphy apology controversy

Updated 14 hours ago 16,256 Views 26 Comments

The families of innocent victims and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for not making a public apology for the massacre.

Two climbers - from the US and Switzerland - have died on Mount Everest
# Mount Everest
# Mount Everest

Two climbers - from the US and Switzerland - have died on Mount Everest

14 hours ago 23,454 Views 20 Comments

On average, around five climbers die every year on the world’s highest peak.

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment
# Gouda News
# Gouda News

An Taisce sees 'five-figure boost' in donations in two days since Taoiseach's cheese factory comment

14 hours ago 43,640 Views 41 Comments

The Taoiseach was criticised for interfering in the planning process, and many encouraged others to join or donate.

Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion

14 hours ago 17,335 Views 22 Comments

The Taoiseach said he supported the call and that the government “will act on driving on a progressive health policy for women’s health”.

Witness appeal as man and woman found dead in Co Roscommon house fire
# Ballinasloe
# Ballinasloe

Witness appeal as man and woman found dead in Co Roscommon house fire

Updated 15 hours ago 29,884 Views 3 Comments

The house fire broke out at Gurth in Ballinasloe at around 2am this morning.

Almost 7,000 bicycles have been stolen across Ireland in the last 16 months
# Garda Figures
# Garda Figures

Almost 7,000 bicycles have been stolen across Ireland in the last 16 months

Updated 15 hours ago 9,595 Views 47 Comments

People who have their bike stolen are asked to report the theft to gardaí as soon as possible.

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting
# Gaza
# Gaza

'Spats of hate': Israeli Ambassador and Alan Shatter criticise TDs during committee meeting

15 hours ago 33,371 Views 77 Comments

Ambassador Ophir Kariv labelled the contributions as “totally destructive”.

Proposals to tackle housing investment funds to go before Cabinet next week
# Housing
# Housing

Proposals to tackle housing investment funds to go before Cabinet next week

Updated 15 hours ago 22,376 Views 64 Comments

Depending on what changes are required, and what passage of legislation or amendments are needed, it could take a number of weeks to get changes over the line, say sources.

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