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Today’s News

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39

2 hours ago 3,752 Views 8 Comments
  • The HSE is expecting to move at a slower pace through this age cohort, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The supply line will switch to just two vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna - in July.
  • Pregnant women in this cohort should still discuss the vaccine with their obstetric care-giver before registering.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the rest of 2021?
# Solstice
# Solstice

Quiz: How much do you know about the rest of 2021?

4 hours ago 20,344 Views 10 Comments

We’re half way through the year (well, almost, and also technically not just for another couple of weeks).

Spain left frustrated again as search for first Euros win continues
# Report
From The42
# Report

Spain left frustrated again as search for first Euros win continues

4 hours ago 14,195 Views 11 Comments

A Robert Lewandowski goal earned Poland a point.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

6 hours ago 9,274 Views 0 Comments

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

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

6 hours ago 16,737 Views 5 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

Man taken to hospital after assault on Dublin's Grafton Street
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man taken to hospital after assault on Dublin's Grafton Street

7 hours ago 48,264 Views 70 Comments

The incident occurred near St Stephen’s Green.

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’

7 hours ago 21,182 Views 18 Comments

Smaller events are also taking place in local community venues.

Germany blow group of death wide open with thrilling victory over Portugal
# Never Write Them Off
From The42
# Never Write Them Off

Germany blow group of death wide open with thrilling victory over Portugal

7 hours ago 25,967 Views 23 Comments

The Germans came from behind to win the best game of the tournament thus far.

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
# Shirt Off Your Back
# Shirt Off Your Back

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

8 hours ago 17,407 Views 31 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade

8 hours ago 20,490 Views 89 Comments

This would require 40,000 new homes built each year.

Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign over to perfect start with 6-try win
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign over to perfect start with 6-try win

9 hours ago 27,566 Views 19 Comments

Ireland defeated Scotland 38-7 in the opening game of the Six Nations.

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed

10 hours ago 23,330 Views 24 Comments

Givan was only formally installed as the new First Minister on Thursday.

Griezmann rescues France from shock defeat to Hungary
# Narrow Escape
From The42
# Narrow Escape

Griezmann rescues France from shock defeat to Hungary

10 hours ago 21,398 Views 29 Comments

The tournament favourites escaped Budapest with a 1-1 draw.

New location may need to be found for National Maternity Hospital, says Tánaiste
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

New location may need to be found for National Maternity Hospital, says Tánaiste

11 hours ago 31,772 Views 59 Comments

The Sisters of Charity said it has never been contacted by the Government or the State to discuss purchasing the site.

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
# Ebrahim Raisi
# Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Updated 12 hours ago 20,665 Views 36 Comments

Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far
# The Stories So Far
# The Stories So Far

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far

12 hours ago 5,719 Views 5 Comments

The series enlists readers to join forces with the project team to take a deep dive into key issues impacting Ireland right now.

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
# Russia
# Russia

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs

12 hours ago 28,320 Views 20 Comments

The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon

13 hours ago 9,400 Views 2 Comments

Colm Horkan was shot dead when he intervened in an unfolding incident on 17 June 2020.

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 42,492 Views 92 Comments

48 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 14 are in ICU.

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September
# Covid19
# Covid19

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September

14 hours ago 25,010 Views 50 Comments

It is likely that this cohort will not be fully vaccinated until October.

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
# The42reads
From The42
# The42reads

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest

14 hours ago 17,630 Views 1 Comment

Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

15 hours ago 11,381 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

Several injured as police break up 1,500-strong illegal rave in France
# Brittany
# Brittany

Several injured as police break up 1,500-strong illegal rave in France

15 hours ago 16,466 Views 10 Comments

One of the partygoers, a 22-year-old man, lost a hand in the violence.

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

16 hours ago 57,089 Views 117 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

Shane Lowry just makes the cut at US Open as 48-year-old Bland claims share of lead
# Torrey Pines
From The42
# Torrey Pines

Shane Lowry just makes the cut at US Open as 48-year-old Bland claims share of lead

Updated 17 hours ago 25,321 Views 14 Comments

The 48-year-old is the oldest player to lead or share the lead after 36 holes in US Open history.

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction
# Terri Harrison
# Terri Harrison

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction

17 hours ago 17,098 Views 0 Comments

“We were just like machines for them, they definitely dehumanised us.”

Wyoming park rangers to scale back search for missing Irish hiker
# Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin

Wyoming park rangers to scale back search for missing Irish hiker

18 hours ago 28,470 Views 9 Comments

Cian McLaughlin was last seen on Tuesday 8 June.

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
# Covid19
# Covid19

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall

18 hours ago 22,197 Views 20 Comments

The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?

18 hours ago 4,850 Views 3 Comments

Our expert panel offered big ideas to solve the housing crisis and answered your questions about landlords, construction and rent.

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'
# Alan Campbell
From The42
# Alan Campbell

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'

18 hours ago 15,493 Views 4 Comments

Alan Campbell moves to New York after playing for Tipperary since 2012 and finally getting his hands on a Munster medal.

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
# Academic Research
# Academic Research

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school

19 hours ago 14,450 Views 94 Comments

Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck
# Rising Stars
From The42
# Rising Stars

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck

19 hours ago 20,244 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Under 20 side begin their Six Nations campaign against Scotland today and face five games in 24 days.

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

20 hours ago 16,992 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
# Redress
# Redress

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories

Sat 12:05 AM 21,590 Views 39 Comments
  • It's been a long road for impacted homeowners and they see no end in sight, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Families who spoke to The Journal said they cannot even afford the initial mica test required to apply for the government's grant scheme.
  • They say years of being ignored by government has intensified the stress they are already feeling living in homes that are falling down around them.

Friday 18 June, 2021

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding
# Health Service
# Health Service

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding

Fri 11:01 PM 21,629 Views 25 Comments

The union said that some hospitals are approaching pre-pandemic levels of overcrowding.

England held by Scotland in unimpressive Euro 2020 display
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

England held by Scotland in unimpressive Euro 2020 display

Updated Fri 10:12 PM 33,473 Views 55 Comments

John Stones hit the post early on but Scotland went close through Stephen O’Donnell and Lyndon Dykes.

Quiz: How well do you know the map of Europe?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you know the map of Europe?

Fri 10:00 PM 67,143 Views 31 Comments

Could you pick Poland out in a line-up?

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final

Fri 9:54 PM 52,091 Views 12 Comments

A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’
# Loyalist Communities Council
# Loyalist Communities Council

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’

Fri 9:52 PM 55,438 Views 86 Comments

The group also said Irish government ministers and officials are “no longer welcome in Northern Ireland”.

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