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State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal
# Troubled Waters
# Troubled Waters

State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal

3 hours ago 3,201 Views 10 Comments
  • Since 2015, the NPWS granted 11 licences to farms to shoot small numbers of the protected species, reports Niall Sargent in the first part of Noteworthy's investigation into the salmon industry
  • Conservation groups have expressed shock at the decision and a lack of scientific evidence behind culling
  • The NPWS does not generally carry out site visits to monitor cull events due to 'resourcing issues'

Yesterday’s News

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list

5 hours ago 4,834 Views 10 Comments

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers
# Teamsters
# Teamsters

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers

5 hours ago 6,300 Views 18 Comments

“Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work.”

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

6 hours ago 23,087 Views 67 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

'The big thing for Peter Keane this year is it’s going to have to be horses for courses'
# David Moran
From The42
# David Moran

'The big thing for Peter Keane this year is it’s going to have to be horses for courses'

Updated 6 hours ago 10,133 Views 5 Comments

Kerry are in championship action against Clare on Saturday.

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

6 hours ago 6,313 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

7 hours ago 6,047 Views 6 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse
# Miami
# Miami

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse

7 hours ago 20,557 Views 2 Comments

Rescuers are still combing the rubble for victims.

Your evening longread: The revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary

7 hours ago 7,743 Views 26 Comments

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

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump
# Barred
# Barred

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump

7 hours ago 20,522 Views 37 Comments

A disciplinary committee has barred the ex-mayor of New York over statements he made in a bid to get the 2020 presidential election result reversed.

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance
# Smells Like Team Spirit
From The42
# Smells Like Team Spirit

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance

Updated 8 hours ago 12,216 Views 1 Comment

Warren Gatland is delving into his box of tricks to build team-spirit in the Lions set-up.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

8 hours ago 11,296 Views 9 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Dog killed by teenager after being kicked over the head of its owner
# Courts
# Courts

Dog killed by teenager after being kicked over the head of its owner

8 hours ago 42,667 Views 0 Comments

The 10-month-old dog named Sam was taken to the vet but died during treatment.

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?

8 hours ago 3,718 Views 1 Comment

TCD virus expert Dr Kim Roberts and reporter Michelle Hennessy join us to explain more.

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister
# Action Settled
# Action Settled

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister

8 hours ago 7,780 Views 0 Comments

The couple requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly to “ensure this never ever happens again”, solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said yesterday.

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error

9 hours ago 13,188 Views 2 Comments

Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.

Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'

9 hours ago 10,510 Views 28 Comments

Drew Harris earlier apologised to hundreds of domestic abuse victims who had their 999 calls cancelled between 2019 and 2020.

New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents
# Direct Provison
# Direct Provison

New policy to make direct provision 'less isolating' for LGBT+ residents

10 hours ago 8,691 Views 65 Comments

It comes after pressure to make the system more welcoming for LGBT+ people.

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

10 hours ago 8,940 Views 7 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

Coronavirus: 304 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 304 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 47,680 Views 131 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

The Journal takes home two Justice Media Awards
# Justice Media Awards
# Justice Media Awards

The Journal takes home two Justice Media Awards

10 hours ago 6,716 Views 24 Comments

The president of the Law Society of Ireland said this year’s entries were ‘legal journalism at its finest’.

'I can play at that level' - Caoimhín Kelleher signs new long-term deal at Liverpool
# Believe In Caoimh
From The42
# Believe In Caoimh

'I can play at that level' - Caoimhín Kelleher signs new long-term deal at Liverpool

11 hours ago 18,496 Views 21 Comments

The 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international says he wants to keep pushing first-choice Alisson from next season.

Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit
# Values
# Values

Hungary's Viktor Orban digs in over anti-LGBTQ law as leaders heap pressure at EU summit

Updated 11 hours ago 36,191 Views 137 Comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that Hungary should not be in EU because of the new law.

Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Policing Authority expresses 'deep dissatisfaction' with Garda engagement over cancelled 999 calls

12 hours ago 8,450 Views 7 Comments

The force’s response has caused “intense frustration”.

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July
# Green Cert
# Green Cert

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July

12 hours ago 19,247 Views 34 Comments

Ireland is to sign up to the EU Green Cert a number of weeks after it is available.

Two men jailed for 'erratically sailing' while drunk at Dublin Port set to appeal convictions
# Shipping Lane
# Shipping Lane

Two men jailed for 'erratically sailing' while drunk at Dublin Port set to appeal convictions

12 hours ago 20,080 Views 0 Comments

The two men were found guilty of an incident that blocked the Dublin Port Shipping lane in 2017.

Ireland is at 'point of unease and apprehension' but some reason for optimism, HSE CEO says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland is at 'point of unease and apprehension' but some reason for optimism, HSE CEO says

12 hours ago 16,086 Views 34 Comments

Confirmed Covid-19 case numbers have reduced by 22% in the past 14 days.

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Varadkar urges Central Bank to get mortgage lending rules review done 'as soon as possible'

12 hours ago 13,733 Views 54 Comments

The rules restrict the amount someone can borrow to 3.5 times their income, though there are exemptions.

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent
# Raising The Banner
From The42
# Raising The Banner

'He was operating at a different level even back then' - the rise of a prodigious hurling talent

12 hours ago 15,361 Views 3 Comments

Some of those that know him best on the magic of Tony Kelly.

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls
# 999 Calls
# 999 Calls

Garda Commissioner apologises to domestic abuse victims affected by cancelled 999 calls

13 hours ago 35,511 Views 34 Comments
UK man tests positive for Covid-19 for 305 days in world's 'longest ever' case of virus
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK man tests positive for Covid-19 for 305 days in world's 'longest ever' case of virus

13 hours ago 31,590 Views 27 Comments

Dave Smith told reporters that he was ready to die and give up on life.

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital
# St Vincent's Hospital

Tánaiste says government has not considered alternative sites for the National Maternity Hospital

13 hours ago 5,929 Views 19 Comments

Varadkar said the government wants to own the hospital, and “ideally the land”.

BusConnects: H Spine towards Howth and Malahide to begin from Sunday
# It's Go Time
# It's Go Time

BusConnects: H Spine towards Howth and Malahide to begin from Sunday

14 hours ago 27,420 Views 41 Comments

The landmark BusConnects plan involves investments in fleet and infrastructure as well as a redesign of Dublin’s bus network.

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

15 hours ago 13,268 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Dr Rachael Walsh: There is legal room for CPO of the National Maternity Hospital site by the government

15 hours ago 10,603 Views 18 Comments

The Assistant Professor at the School of Law in Trinity College says the law does establish a legal route for compulsory purchase.

One dead as rescuers search through the rubble of a collapsed Florida apartment complex to find survivors
# Florida
# Florida

One dead as rescuers search through the rubble of a collapsed Florida apartment complex to find survivors

15 hours ago 20,901 Views 2 Comments

Local news reports have said at least one person has been killed in the early morning incident.

Ranking the 10 teams now most likely to win the Euros
# In The Frame
From The42
# In The Frame

Ranking the 10 teams now most likely to win the Euros

17 hours ago 59,364 Views 38 Comments

France, Italy, England and other contenders.

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response
# Computer Aided Dispatch
# Computer Aided Dispatch

Harris to brief Policing Authority on Garda dispatch system cancelling of domestic violence response

18 hours ago 17,131 Views 26 Comments

The garda report examined 3,000 calls and found hundreds of calls were cancelled incorrectly.

Poll: Have you received a scam call from an Irish number?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received a scam call from an Irish number?

18 hours ago 106,328 Views 110 Comments

Members of the public continue to report receiving hoax phone calls,

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