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Today’s News

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

4 minutes ago 197 Views 1 Comment

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine?

HSE shuts down IT systems after 'significant ransomware attack', vaccination rollout not affected
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

HSE shuts down IT systems after 'significant ransomware attack', vaccination rollout not affected

29 minutes ago 19,371 Views 8 Comments

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has not been affected.

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
# Housing Ireland
# Housing Ireland

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

51 minutes ago 2,764 Views 6 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

Israel pounds Gaza as deadly conflict intensifies
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel pounds Gaza as deadly conflict intensifies

59 minutes ago 4,754 Views 11 Comments

Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year

1 hour ago 6,353 Views 5 Comments

This measure is effective immediately.

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally
# Cremated Remains
# Cremated Remains

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally

1 hour ago 4,672 Views 2 Comments

The Council has identified four cemeteries to build special walls where cremated remains can be interred.

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

1 hour ago 2,645 Views 0 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place

1 hour ago 5,294 Views 14 Comments

It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.

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

7 hours ago 13,089 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.
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Yesterday’s News

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

Israeli military says troops have entered Gaza Strip

Updated 8 hours ago 45,486 Views 140 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

9 hours ago 8,356 Views 17 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

9 hours ago 28,777 Views 86 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

9 hours ago 16,391 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 10 hours ago 32,175 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

10 hours ago 14,066 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

10 hours ago 6,456 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?

11 hours ago 15,210 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?

11 hours ago 9,767 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

11 hours ago 34,059 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'

11 hours ago 18,468 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

11 hours ago 11,459 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

12 hours ago 14,031 Views 24 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

12 hours ago 18,752 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?

12 hours ago 5,845 Views 8 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 12 hours ago 103,341 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

12 hours ago 13,312 Views 14 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

13 hours ago 34,199 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

13 hours ago 6,703 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

13 hours ago 14,561 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

13 hours ago 36,360 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

13 hours ago 7,608 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

14 hours ago 18,524 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

14 hours ago 51,661 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'

14 hours ago 8,379 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

14 hours ago 7,373 Views 17 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

15 hours ago 24,618 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

15 hours ago 24,233 Views 24 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

17 hours ago 23,066 Views 31 Comments

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

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