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Ballymurphy Massacre: Boris Johnson 'apologises unreservedly' on behalf of UK government over killings
# Belfast
# Belfast

Ballymurphy Massacre: Boris Johnson 'apologises unreservedly' on behalf of UK government over killings

Updated 2 minutes ago 19,610 Views 40 Comments
  • Apology made during phone call with Stormont leaders
  • Prime Minister's spokesperson said he recognised 'huge anguish' of families over 1971 killings
  • Son of one of ten victims describes apology as 'an insult to families'
US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces she is ending her TV show
# Calling It Quits
# Calling It Quits

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announces she is ending her TV show

22 minutes ago 5,388 Views 5 Comments

The veteran broadcaster said her decision was nothing to do with allegations of a toxic workplace environment on her show.

Journalists launch legal action against Eoghan Harris over accounts linked to 'Barbara J Pym'
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Journalists launch legal action against Eoghan Harris over accounts linked to 'Barbara J Pym'

25 minutes ago 2,941 Views 0 Comments

Harris confirmed he had received solicitors’ letters and added that he would “see them in court”.

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam
# Galway
# Galway

Army bomb disposal make safe a viable explosive device found in Tuam

Updated 29 minutes ago 15,807 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 8 deaths and 448 new cases confirmed in Ireland

40 minutes ago 24,640 Views 54 Comments

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

Health Minister to outline updated timeline next week on rollout of vaccines
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Health Minister to outline updated timeline next week on rollout of vaccines

59 minutes ago 7,816 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Health is awaiting a recommendation from NIAC on the use of vaccines in all age cohorts.

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí
# The Road Back
# The Road Back

More drug-driving than drink-driving incidents over lockdown, say gardaí

1 hour ago 4,247 Views 11 Comments

Focus has turned to road safety as drivers get back on the road post-lockdown and the new ‘The Road Back’ campaign is launched.

'We're in a different world to when I was playing, there is way more pressure'
# Davy
From The42
# Davy

'We're in a different world to when I was playing, there is way more pressure'

1 hour ago 3,507 Views 1 Comment

Davy Fitzgerald says he understands why some players feel the need to take a break from hurling.

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
# Israel
# Israel

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments

1 hour ago 14,726 Views 47 Comments

Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.

Three men arrested over attempted murder of police officer in the North
# Derry
# Derry

Three men arrested over attempted murder of police officer in the North

1 hour ago 2,465 Views 1 Comment

A further two arrests have been made in connection with the murder of a police officer back in 1993.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
# Maternity Hospitals
# Maternity Hospitals

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

1 hour ago 5,305 Views 8 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

Man who shot dead six at Colorado birthday party was upset after not being invited, police say
# Colorado Springs
# Colorado Springs

Man who shot dead six at Colorado birthday party was upset after not being invited, police say

2 hours ago 12,765 Views 17 Comments

According to police, Teodoro Macias had been in a relationship with one of the victims for about a year and had a history of controlling and jealous behavior.

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June
# Moratorium
# Moratorium

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June

2 hours ago 3,937 Views 5 Comments

The moratorium was put in place to help customers for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Have you seen Stephen? Appeal for information on man (24) missing since Sunday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Stephen? Appeal for information on man (24) missing since Sunday

2 hours ago 12,765 Views 1 Comment

Stephen Hilton has been missing from the Rahoon area of Galway since Sunday, 9 May.

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook moderators facing toxic content told to take up ‘karaoke and painting’, Committee hears

2 hours ago 10,800 Views 10 Comments

A whistleblower has told a Dáil committee of the need for proper supports and better workers’ rights.

No positive Covid-19 results at Dundalk following players' bonding trip to Belfast
# Apology
From The42
# Apology

No positive Covid-19 results at Dundalk following players' bonding trip to Belfast

Updated 3 hours ago 6,305 Views 5 Comments

The club have apologised for a ‘serious error of judgement.’

Republicans vote to oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from leadership role
# Republicans
# Republicans

Republicans vote to oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from leadership role

3 hours ago 12,523 Views 20 Comments

In a statement this morning after the vote, Trump said “Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being”.

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

14 children among the 56 dead as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

Updated 4 hours ago 32,251 Views 62 Comments

The bloodshed was triggered by weekend unrest at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

Updated 4 hours ago 23,034 Views 33 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

4 hours ago 11,482 Views 29 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How should Ireland engage with China's growing global influence?

5 hours ago 5,038 Views 27 Comments

The Good Information Project will be looking at China this month and we want to know your questions about the emerging superpower.

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months

Updated 5 hours ago 15,198 Views 54 Comments
  • The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
  • Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
  • Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

'This is our heritage': Fishermen threaten to blockade Ireland's major ports over new weighing rules

5 hours ago 11,876 Views 10 Comments

Fishermen say the new rules will affect the quality of the fish and impact their livelihoods.

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash
# Atlantic Ocean
# Atlantic Ocean

Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash

5 hours ago 7,839 Views 5 Comments

Three Irish women were among the 228 people killed in the air crash.

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in home attack
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in home attack

6 hours ago 20,282 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí and fire brigade were called to a house fire where they found a badly beaten and burned woman.

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'
# POTM
From The42
# POTM

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'

Updated 6 hours ago 29,482 Views 3 Comments

Chris Forrester discusses why he has returned to form, having been voted the League of Ireland’s Player of the Month for March and April.

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days
# Eir
# Eir

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days

6 hours ago 56,889 Views 61 Comments

‘Digital Pedestal’ phone kiosks with touch-sensitive screens and advertising space will be installed in Dublin City.

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story
# Housing Story
# Housing Story

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story

7 hours ago 8,577 Views 0 Comments

In a follow-up to our look at housing in Ireland, we want to find out what it’s like living abroad.

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

7 hours ago 7,366 Views 20 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

8 hours ago 27,909 Views 59 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland

8 hours ago 50,479 Views 38 Comments

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has won a lengthy battle with Fifa.

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory

8 hours ago 20,186 Views 32 Comments

In the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked An Taisce not to appeal a planning application granted for a post-Brexit cheese factory.

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards
# Pilot Event
# Pilot Event

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards

9 hours ago 21,647 Views 12 Comments

Dua Lipa called for NHS staff to get pay rises during her acceptance speech – prompting a response from the British Government.

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated 9 hours ago 17,225 Views 37 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract

Updated 10 hours ago 18,893 Views 7 Comments

The tighthead finally agreed a new deal with the IRFU this week.

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath

10 hours ago 10,893 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

10 hours ago 15,389 Views 7 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

11 hours ago 29,356 Views 14 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

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