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'Unfit for purpose': Adoptee rights group calls for new agency ahead of apology from Tusla
# Identity
# Identity

'Unfit for purpose': Adoptee rights group calls for new agency ahead of apology from Tusla

19 minutes ago 848 Views 0 Comments

Tusla is due to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Children this afternoon.

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped

35 minutes ago 4,056 Views 0 Comments

The decision was made following legal argument.

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
# Belarus
# Belarus

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

1 hour ago 3,653 Views 8 Comments

Ryanair flight FR4978 from Greece to Lithuania on 23 May changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

Normal People leads the field with 15 nominations in the IFTA Irish Academy Awards
# IFTA
# IFTA

Normal People leads the field with 15 nominations in the IFTA Irish Academy Awards

1 hour ago 1,786 Views 2 Comments

The runaway TV success of last year, Normal People, is in the running in multiple categories including best drama and best actor.

Center Parcs plans major expansion of its Longford resort
# Making A Splash
# Making A Splash

Center Parcs plans major expansion of its Longford resort

1 hour ago 7,533 Views 22 Comments

The tourist spot plans to spend €80m to €85m adding 200 lodges and developing existing facilities.

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated 1 hour ago 14,293 Views 16 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

Tighter travel restrictions for arrivals from Britain into Ireland amid Delta variant concerns
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions for arrivals from Britain into Ireland amid Delta variant concerns

Updated 1 hour ago 17,721 Views 26 Comments

The move comes as British officials have delayed the reopening of their society for four weeks.

Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town
# Arrest
# Arrest

Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town

2 hours ago 10,833 Views 15 Comments

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at around 3pm.

Poll: Do you know how to perform CPR?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you know how to perform CPR?

3 hours ago 15,726 Views 43 Comments

Some 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home.

Housing Minister to meet mica-affected homeowners as thousands to march on Dublin
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

Housing Minister to meet mica-affected homeowners as thousands to march on Dublin

4 hours ago 11,257 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Ryan said people affected do need and will get government support.

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion
# New Jobs
# New Jobs

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion

4 hours ago 11,569 Views 23 Comments

There will be 700 flexible carer jobs with 50 fulltime nursing, tutors and administrative staff roles nationwide.

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital
# Update
From The42
# Update

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital

4 hours ago 18,021 Views 18 Comments

The Inter Milan player made a social media post from hospital this morning.

Chinese scientist at center of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory
# China
# China

Chinese scientist at center of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory

5 hours ago 21,487 Views 47 Comments

Dr Shi Zhengli, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is an expert in bat coronaviruses.

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'
# Zeebs
From The42
# Zeebs

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'

Updated 5 hours ago 23,286 Views 27 Comments

Andy Farrell will look for Simon Zebo prove himself in Munster before any possible Ireland recall.

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
# EU US Relations
# EU US Relations

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows

6 hours ago 7,305 Views 1 Comment

Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy

6 hours ago 34,579 Views 4 Comments

Mike Rouleau admitted to playing golf with a retired former Chief of Staff being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct.

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots

6 hours ago 34,079 Views 8 Comments

The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre
# Heroin Addiction
# Heroin Addiction

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre

6 hours ago 7,550 Views 20 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says there’s no excuse not to have injecting centres by now.

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds
# Emergency Legislation
# Emergency Legislation

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds

7 hours ago 20,202 Views 13 Comments

Judge Edward Honohon questioned why a sunset clause was not set out in the emergency legislation.

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

13 hours ago 15,405 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada
# Ontario
# Ontario

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada

15 hours ago 7,394 Views 0 Comments

The family were out for a walk on 6 June when a truck driver ploughed into them on purpose, according to authorities.

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

15 hours ago 15,164 Views 10 Comments

Spain dominated the game but couldn’t hit the net.

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated 15 hours ago 62,978 Views 84 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

Wyoming park rangers conduct search for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin

Wyoming park rangers conduct search for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin

15 hours ago 47,914 Views 8 Comments

The 27-year-old was last seen almost a week ago.

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

16 hours ago 24,885 Views 108 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks

16 hours ago 36,652 Views 44 Comments

It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

16 hours ago 11,152 Views 0 Comments

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

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition

16 hours ago 27,831 Views 26 Comments

The rezoning provides for around 2,200 new residential units, but opposers raised concerns over affordability.

Your evening longread: How Marbella became a magnet for gangsters
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Marbella became a magnet for gangsters

17 hours ago 23,538 Views 0 Comments

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

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
# 10s
From The42
# 10s

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'

17 hours ago 20,234 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

17 hours ago 5,389 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference
# Raman Pratasevich
# Raman Pratasevich

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference

17 hours ago 16,358 Views 5 Comments

The opposition said the appearance by Raman Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps

17 hours ago 15,655 Views 2 Comments

Four people, including one child, died when their plane crashed into the mountain, one kilometer from where another pilot of a glider also died.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

18 hours ago 26,353 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

19 hours ago 20,780 Views 18 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

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

19 hours ago 16,810 Views 4 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Boris Johnson confirms England will not lift last of restrictions until 19 July due to variant fears

19 hours ago 44,523 Views 46 Comments

Cases have significantly increased across Great Britain in the last three weeks.

Chef admits to gun hoax in Dublin airport yesterday
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Chef admits to gun hoax in Dublin airport yesterday

19 hours ago 46,677 Views 8 Comments

The hoax occurred in Terminal 1 after Portuguese chef Adriano Rocha missed two flights home.

Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges

20 hours ago 28,798 Views 0 Comments

The man is facing four charges of sexual assault made against him on dates between 1966 and 1969.

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