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'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

7 minutes ago 571 Views 0 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

36 minutes ago 3,006 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

47 minutes ago 5,296 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

52 minutes ago 2,898 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

1 hour ago 4,092 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 1 hour ago 15,959 Views 39 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

1 hour ago 3,364 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?

1 hour ago 909 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

1 hour ago 11,196 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 2 hours ago 10,592 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

2 hours ago 10,331 Views 8 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

2 hours ago 7,054 Views 4 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?

2 hours ago 4,457 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

2 hours ago 9,324 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

2 hours ago 23,921 Views 61 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

2 hours ago 2,398 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?

3 hours ago 5,664 Views 31 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

3 hours ago 48,798 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 3 hours ago 2,264 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 3 hours ago 9,556 Views 16 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 4 hours ago 61,298 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 4 hours ago 35,760 Views 36 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

5 hours ago 3,517 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

5 hours ago 5,812 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'

5 hours ago 7,140 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

5 hours ago 30,198 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

5 hours ago 8,929 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

6 hours ago 25,666 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

7 hours ago 36,611 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

8 hours ago 22,157 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

9 hours ago 30,014 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

9 hours ago 21,877 Views 8 Comments

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

Poll: Have you socialised with other people yet?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you socialised with other people yet?

9 hours ago 23,587 Views 40 Comments

New polling shows that 32% of people are feeling nervous about meeting people indoors again.

Man arrested after an hour long spree of arsons, break-ins and criminal damage in Tipperary
# Clonmel
# Clonmel

Man arrested after an hour long spree of arsons, break-ins and criminal damage in Tipperary

9 hours ago 19,453 Views 21 Comments

All the incidents happened in the space of an hour on Wednesday night.

Wyoming park rangers to refocus search for missing Irish hiker
# Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin

Wyoming park rangers to refocus search for missing Irish hiker

10 hours ago 17,115 Views 2 Comments

Park rangers received an additional tip from a local climbing guide.

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
# Stormont
# Stormont

Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language

10 hours ago 27,820 Views 53 Comments

The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Five Apple Daily execs arrested under Hong Kong security law

12 hours ago 15,162 Views 21 Comments

Police searched the newspaper’s offices in another move sparking concern about the future of the free press in the territory.

Vaccine hesitancy linked to lack of knowledge on benefits of jab, study suggests
# ESRI
# ESRI

Vaccine hesitancy linked to lack of knowledge on benefits of jab, study suggests

12 hours ago 18,040 Views 76 Comments

People who are less likely to follow news coverage about Covid-19 are more likely to be vaccine hesitant, the research found.

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