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Today’s News

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'In an ideal world we'd all get new PPS numbers': Concerns personal data will be sold off on darkweb

3 hours ago 5,646 Views 17 Comments
  • Experts believe data like PPS numbers will likely be sold on, Garreth MacNamee and Niall O'Connor report.
  • The government has repeatedly said it will not pay any ransom demanded by the hackers.
  • Gardaí believe an Eastern European criminal gang is behind the attack.

Yesterday’s News

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'
# B1617.2
# B1617.2

Covid-19: Indian variant could become dominant strain in UK 'in next few days'

4 hours ago 14,650 Views 30 Comments

Early indications are that the variant is even more transmissible than the B117 strain.

Police in England find 'possible evidence' of missing teenager linked to serial killer Fred West
# Gloucester
# Gloucester

Police in England find 'possible evidence' of missing teenager linked to serial killer Fred West

5 hours ago 11,157 Views 2 Comments

Serial killer West, who died in prison in 1995 aged 53, was previously suspected over Mary Bastholm’s disappearance.

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says
# EMA
# EMA

Pfizer vaccine can be kept in fridges for up to a month rather than just five days, EU medicines regulator says

5 hours ago 7,949 Views 3 Comments

The European Medicines Agency said this could improve the flexibility in countries’ vaccine rollout.

Spotlight

Stolen wheels: Cyclists and their bikes are targets across Ireland

Investigations by The Journal and Noteworthy show how the pandemic has led to an increase in violent thefts and anti-social behaviour.
Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Bacik outlines Labour's vision for post-Covid Ireland and attacks government 'shambles' in bye-election bid

5 hours ago 7,589 Views 24 Comments

The long-time Senator is looking to win a Dáil seat for Labour in Dublin Bay South.

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

PSNI chief constable vows to rebuild trust after Bobby Storey funeral probe clears force of bias

Updated 5 hours ago 9,554 Views 12 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

Chelsea considering move for 17-year-old Irish defender
# Hot Prospect
From The42
# Hot Prospect

Chelsea considering move for 17-year-old Irish defender

Updated 6 hours ago 33,153 Views 11 Comments

Seán Roughan has featured 11 times in all competitions for Lincoln this season.

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India

6 hours ago 11,320 Views 5 Comments

The storm made landfall in Gujarat state just after 8.30 pm local time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

6 hours ago 8,794 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use

7 hours ago 12,248 Views 2 Comments

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

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps

7 hours ago 12,598 Views 1 Comment

We take a look at Paul Donaghy’s performance in their narrow defeat to Donegal on Saturday.

Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
# Rescue
# Rescue

Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford

8 hours ago 14,344 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
# Bartra Capital
# Bartra Capital

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer

8 hours ago 44,357 Views 32 Comments

Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

9 hours ago 14,100 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
# Malware
# Malware

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated 9 hours ago 42,347 Views 66 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say
# Mercy Mission
# Mercy Mission

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say

9 hours ago 57,249 Views 44 Comments

The US helicopter was taking a bereaved crew member to catch a flight back to the US following the death of a family member.

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans

9 hours ago 17,881 Views 32 Comments

The broadcaster has also said it is to suppress posts and not replace retirees.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

10 hours ago 25,089 Views 14 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 71,268 Views 32 Comments

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

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties
# Thunder
# Thunder

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties

10 hours ago 29,773 Views 7 Comments

The weather warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork and Waterford.

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death
# Never Give In
From The42
# Never Give In

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death

10 hours ago 16,743 Views 2 Comments

Jason has directed a film charting Alex Ferguson’s road to recovery from a 2018 brain haemmorhage.

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza

Updated 11 hours ago 26,286 Views 108 Comments
  • In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
  • Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
  • "The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash
# Courts
# Courts

Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash

12 hours ago 16,623 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for Sean Ruth previously told the non-jury court that he has “taken his medicine” and would not benefit from going back to prison.

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder
# Courts
# Courts

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder

12 hours ago 16,521 Views 0 Comments

17-year-old Keane Mulready Woods was killed last year.

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008
# The Banks
# The Banks

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008

13 hours ago 10,456 Views 17 Comments

But trust levels have improved substantially among younger customers since the crash.

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
# Writ Large
# Writ Large

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

14 hours ago 29,742 Views 85 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

14 hours ago 17,914 Views 26 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated 14 hours ago 74,667 Views 72 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022

14 hours ago 30,637 Views 0 Comments

Sameer Syed is charged with murdering his wife and two children on 28 October last year.

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
# Global Research
# Global Research

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online

15 hours ago 6,419 Views 9 Comments

This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives

Updated 15 hours ago 16,086 Views 9 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Dublin opened up their 2021 season with a nine-point win over Roscommon.

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video
# Howth Junction
# Howth Junction

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video

15 hours ago 23,872 Views 0 Comments

CCTV footage of the incident appeared online earlier this month.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated 16 hours ago 76,299 Views 34 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

18 hours ago 46,096 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity

19 hours ago 43,057 Views 19 Comments

From heavyweights in the game to being ‘on the bones of its arse’, the story of rugby Down Under is a cautionary one.

Boris Johnson calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as England's lockdown eases, but variant spreads
# Hugging Is Back
# Hugging Is Back

Boris Johnson calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as England's lockdown eases, but variant spreads

19 hours ago 22,120 Views 10 Comments

Hugs and other physical contact between households are permitted for the first time since restrictions began more than a year ago.

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
# Tokyo Rift
From The42
# Tokyo Rift

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer

19 hours ago 6,125 Views 8 Comments

There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India
# New Delhi
# New Delhi

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India

19 hours ago 14,052 Views 1 Comment

The country has made headlines around the world recently, in its fight against a deadly surge in infections.

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