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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 3 minutes ago 44,700 Views 75 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

22 minutes ago 6,199 Views 0 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'

50 minutes ago 4,197 Views 20 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

50 minutes ago 8,893 Views 8 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

1 hour ago 3,163 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

1 hour ago 10,105 Views 15 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

1 hour ago 8,317 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'

2 hours ago 9,302 Views 0 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

2 hours ago 2,231 Views 10 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

2 hours ago 7,389 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

2 hours ago 7,575 Views 0 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

2 hours ago 12,790 Views 14 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

3 hours ago 12,821 Views 13 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

3 hours ago 10,297 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

4 hours ago 36,406 Views 42 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

4 hours ago 29,554 Views 4 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

4 hours ago 19,441 Views 0 Comments

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

Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros
# Schick Strike
From The42
# Schick Strike

Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros

5 hours ago 32,859 Views 16 Comments

The astonishing long-range Patrik Schick effort doubled the Czechs’ lead against Scotland

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 41,776 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.

Gardaí to view CCTV after homophobic graffiti daubed near popular Dublin bar
# Panti Bar
# Panti Bar

Gardaí to view CCTV after homophobic graffiti daubed near popular Dublin bar

5 hours ago 22,372 Views 37 Comments

The incident happened overnight.

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings
# Savills
# Savills

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings

5 hours ago 40,853 Views 65 Comments

Savills asked viewers for ‘evidence of savings’ or mortgage approval in principle documents including full amounts.

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Senior Kinahan gang member, his wife and mistress laundered cash through Spanish property and a wedding

6 hours ago 18,495 Views 0 Comments

Declan ‘Mr Nobody’ Brady, his wife Deirdre Brady and his mistress Erika Lukacs appeared at the Special Criminal Court today.

BBC review finds no evidence Martin Bashir was rehired in ‘cover-up’
# Bashir
# Bashir

BBC review finds no evidence Martin Bashir was rehired in ‘cover-up’

6 hours ago 4,972 Views 0 Comments

The inquiry was announced following revelations in the Dyson report, which found Bashir falsified bank statements to get access to Princess Diana for an interview.

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Nearly 60% of Dublin's rough sleepers were using tents in April

6 hours ago 6,310 Views 12 Comments

There were 5,806 individuals in emergency accommodation in Dublin last month.

Peter Schmeichel: Denmark did not want to play after Christian Eriksen collapse
# Decision
From The42
# Decision

Peter Schmeichel: Denmark did not want to play after Christian Eriksen collapse

6 hours ago 18,967 Views 10 Comments

“As you can hear from yesterday’s press conference, the coach, he seriously regrets putting the players back on to the pitch.”

Fishermen plan Dublin flotilla protest for next week
# Planned Demo
# Planned Demo

Fishermen plan Dublin flotilla protest for next week

6 hours ago 7,668 Views 13 Comments

The protest is due to go ahead on 23 June.

Bodies of 25 people recovered off Yemen after boat capsizes
# Yemen
# Yemen

Bodies of 25 people recovered off Yemen after boat capsizes

7 hours ago 4,819 Views 2 Comments

The boat capsized two days ago and was carrying up to 200 people.

Anti-corruption gardaí make tenth arrest in investigation of Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board
# Kildare
# Kildare

Anti-corruption gardaí make tenth arrest in investigation of Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board

7 hours ago 17,727 Views 19 Comments

Detectives arrested a man in his 30s this morning.

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder

8 hours ago 12,548 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 for the murder of 60-year-old John Lowe.

Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself
# Ardee
# Ardee

Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself

8 hours ago 20,715 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Kane pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to attempted rape of a now 21-year-old.

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway

8 hours ago 5,604 Views 0 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated 8 hours ago 14,778 Views 23 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

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

9 hours ago 20,293 Views 49 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

9 hours ago 6,293 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy
# Grand
# Grand

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy

9 hours ago 17,448 Views 9 Comments

In a nutshell, it’ll be grand.

Andy Farrell includes 11 uncapped players in 37-man Ireland squad for July Tests
# Experimental
From The42
# Experimental

Andy Farrell includes 11 uncapped players in 37-man Ireland squad for July Tests

Updated 9 hours ago 22,528 Views 81 Comments

Ireland play Japan and the USA at the Aviva Stadium in July.

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

9 hours ago 34,181 Views 36 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.
NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

10 hours ago 3,189 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey
# Mauritius
# Mauritius

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey

10 hours ago 20,678 Views 9 Comments

Two hotel workers who were charged with her murder were acquitted in 2012.

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