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Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
# Scotland
# Scotland

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win

12 minutes ago 1,246 Views 1 Comment

The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond
# Emphatic
From The42
# Emphatic

Six-try Munster destroy Ulster in bruising battle at Thomond

24 minutes ago 5,689 Views 12 Comments

Munster defeated Ulster 38-10 at Thomond Park.

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages
# Fraud
# Fraud

Bank of Ireland warns of a spike this week in smishing messages

53 minutes ago 5,699 Views 10 Comments

The bank is asking customers not to respond to fraudulent texts that try to obtain their account details.

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

1 hour ago 2,608 Views 7 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

1 hour ago 3,272 Views 0 Comments

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

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis
# Homes
# Homes

Representative group suggests investors are 'part of the solution' to housing crisis

2 hours ago 8,143 Views 24 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil yesterday that it would be “ideologically extreme” to ban investment on certain types of housing.

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The hackers who leaked therapy sessions

2 hours ago 3,984 Views 0 Comments

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

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

People travelling abroad for urgent medical reasons now exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

2 hours ago 5,327 Views 12 Comments

The guidance also applies to carers and children.

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Has Covid changed the way we work?

2 hours ago 1,983 Views 2 Comments

On this week’s podcast episode, we look at how working from home might work in a post-Covid world.

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Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccinated grandparents free to hug grandkids and pre-Leaving Cert 'quarantine': Key points from NPHET briefing

3 hours ago 41,423 Views 19 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions
# Court
# Court

Dublin woman Gemma Greene charged over M50 car chase challenges bail conditions

3 hours ago 21,265 Views 0 Comments

Greene was before the District Court in March in respect of two charges of dangerous driving.

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account
# Barbara J Pym
# Barbara J Pym

Ex-Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris 'not sorry' for banned anonymous Twitter account

4 hours ago 26,516 Views 0 Comments

Harris says there were “about six people” involved in the ‘Barbara J. Pym’ account.

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Sharon Stone joins Ryan to discuss her strong ties with Northern Ireland

4 hours ago 14,359 Views 21 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Married man found guilty of murdering former partner in front of their daughter

4 hours ago 16,779 Views 0 Comments

The woman was stabbed 19 times by her former partner after their daughter was placed in her custody.

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 hours ago 6,763 Views 3 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

5 hours ago 18,954 Views 10 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.

5 hours ago 16,518 Views 20 Comments

In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

5 hours ago 12,631 Views 7 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home
# Buzz
# Buzz

Single Asian hornet found 'alive but dying' in north Dublin home

5 hours ago 61,506 Views 38 Comments

This is the first time the invasive species has been found in the wild in Ireland.

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open
# Testing
# Testing

Eight more temporary walk-in test centres, including two in Donegal, to open

6 hours ago 14,220 Views 5 Comments

Donegal has experienced a rise in cases in recent weeks.

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria
# Baldoyle
# Baldoyle

'Devastating': Sudocrem won't be made in Ireland after 2023 as production moves to Bulgaria

Updated 6 hours ago 45,810 Views 99 Comments

The Tánaiste said the decision by Teva to close its plant in Baldoyle was “devastating news”.

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death
# Jury
# Jury

Four ex-police officers indicted on civil rights charges over George Floyd's death

7 hours ago 7,886 Views 0 Comments

The men are charged with violating George Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force.

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'

7 hours ago 21,266 Views 19 Comments

The defender endured a torrid time following a loan move to his boyhood club.

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes
# Parking Fines
# Parking Fines

Dublin City Council to trial on the spot fines for parking illegally in bus and cycle lanes

7 hours ago 9,435 Views 37 Comments

The parking fines will run in tandem with other initiatives such as clamping and towing.

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Woman, 36, missing from Dublin since end of April

7 hours ago 56,758 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are trying to locate Michelle O’Riain, who was last seen wearing a beige coat.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 434 new cases confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 47,207 Views 82 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running
# Called Off
# Called Off

Gaeltacht summer courses cancelled for the second year running

8 hours ago 9,239 Views 10 Comments

Work is underway on developing an appropriate stabilisation package for the sector.

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris
# Eoghan Harris

Twitter suspends eight accounts linked to anonymous 'Barbara J Pym' account used by Eoghan Harris

8 hours ago 37,786 Views 0 Comments

Columnist Eoghan Harris was part of a now-suspended Twitter account called ‘Barbara J Pym’.

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith wins appeal against UK entry ban

8 hours ago 17,913 Views 0 Comments

Smith, who is due to stand trial next year, wanted to be able to cross the border into Northern Ireland.

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced to life in jail for murder of his estranged wife's partner

9 hours ago 15,560 Views 5 Comments

Veronica Carberry said her life has been turned upside down by the murder of her father Aidan McMenamy.

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

HSE pressures maternity hospitals to follow guidelines and allow partners attend

9 hours ago 8,126 Views 4 Comments

In a letter, Dr Colm Henry suggests that the guidance has not been implemented by some hospitals.

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I'm only 27, I shouldn't be like this': Nurses with long Covid call for better supports

9 hours ago 23,668 Views 11 Comments

The INMO’s annual conference today heard from a number of nurses who are suffering longer term effects of a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Updated 10 hours ago 19,100 Views 12 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Brian Rowan: The question now re any amnesty in the North is whether Johnson can be trusted

11 hours ago 11,639 Views 24 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author looks at a week where the UK prime minister set the cat among the pigeons in the North.

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback
# Outdoor Dining
# Outdoor Dining

Council to increase pedestrianised space on Dublin's Capel Street, asks public for feedback

11 hours ago 11,979 Views 43 Comments

If approved, the Council said works will begin later this month.

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election
# Out Of The Running
# Out Of The Running

Former TD Kate O'Connell will not run in Dublin Bay South by-election

11 hours ago 24,538 Views 31 Comments

“It appears that preparations have been made for a long time, that it would be impossible for me to win a convention,” O’Connell said.

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses
# Leaving Do
# Leaving Do

RTÉ journalists describe 'anger' at Denis O'Brien's attendance at leaving do in letter to station bosses

11 hours ago 32,403 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien attended the Tommie Gorman’s leaving party.

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

1 in 100 bikes stolen nationwide in 2020 as Dublin and Limerick cyclists worst hit

12 hours ago 6,993 Views 15 Comments
  • Almost 30,000 bikes were stolen over the past five years, with an average of 70% of thefts occurring in Dublin, writes Noteworthy reporter Maria Delaney
  • While violent bike thefts increased by 65% in 2020, overall bike thefts were almost unchanged nationally
  • Provisional figures "suggest a marked decrease" in bike thefts up to March this year
Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation
# Counting Votes
# Counting Votes

Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation

12 hours ago 20,818 Views 18 Comments

Counting has begun for the Scottish parliamentary election, with results expected tomorrow.

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