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Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

8 minutes ago 361 Views 0 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

'The pace of change is too slow': Calls for 40% gender quota in boardrooms
# NWCI
# NWCI

'The pace of change is too slow': Calls for 40% gender quota in boardrooms

43 minutes ago 1,251 Views 9 Comments

Fewer than one in five board members in Ireland are women.

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'
# Economy
# Economy

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'

52 minutes ago 854 Views 0 Comments

The think-tank has outlined its forecasts for the Irish economy in a new report.

If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice
# 5 July Delay
# 5 July Delay

If NPHET recommend easing slowdown, the government will find it impossible to reject the advice

6 hours ago 13,838 Views 26 Comments

Some government sources have said the Taoiseach is being “over cautious”.

'I just want my life back': Britney Spears asks court to end her 'abusive' conservatorship
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

'I just want my life back': Britney Spears asks court to end her 'abusive' conservatorship

6 hours ago 8,696 Views 9 Comments

She said she ‘deserves to have a life’ uncontrolled by others and that the arrangement was ‘doing more harm than good’.

Yesterday’s News

Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality
# Fatal Foetal Abnormality

Couple who settled High Court actions in wrongful termination case want meeting with Health Minister

7 hours ago 5,610 Views 0 Comments

Rebecca Price and Patrick Kiely’s son would have turned two years old this summer.

Biden nominates Massachusetts' Claire Cronin as US ambassador to Ireland
# Pending Approval
# Pending Approval

Biden nominates Massachusetts' Claire Cronin as US ambassador to Ireland

8 hours ago 13,286 Views 5 Comments

Cronin’s nomination will have to be approved by the US Senate, after a confirmation hearing takes place.

Germany breathe big sigh of relief as late goal sets up last-16 clash with England
# Report
From The42
# Report

Germany breathe big sigh of relief as late goal sets up last-16 clash with England

8 hours ago 22,243 Views 24 Comments

Leon Goretzka got his side out of jail in the dying minutes.

Remains of 3,000-year-old shark attack victim found by scientists
# Kyoto University
# Kyoto University

Remains of 3,000-year-old shark attack victim found by scientists

8 hours ago 21,386 Views 22 Comments

A combination of archaeological science and forensic techniques have helped to show that his body is the earliest direct evidence of a shark attack.

Gardaí seize cannabis, cocaine and cash in Kildare raid
# Seized
# Seized

Gardaí seize cannabis, cocaine and cash in Kildare raid

9 hours ago 11,859 Views 5 Comments

€494,000 worth of drugs and €22,450 in cash were seized from Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Germany fan with rainbow flag invades pitch during Hungarian anthem as row heats up
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

Germany fan with rainbow flag invades pitch during Hungarian anthem as row heats up

9 hours ago 25,826 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, EU leaders and Hungary traded barbs over the new law banning LGBTQ educational content for children.

Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison
# McAfee
# McAfee

Antivirus software creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison

Updated 9 hours ago 77,761 Views 50 Comments

The 75-year-old was arrested last October at Barcelona’s international airport.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

9 hours ago 5,787 Views 0 Comments

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

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper to publish last edition on Thursday

10 hours ago 4,966 Views 11 Comments

Apple Daily was founded by tycoon Jimmy Lai in 1995.

Archbishop calls HSE recommendation to defer Communions and Confirmations ‘disappointing’
# No Communions
# No Communions

Archbishop calls HSE recommendation to defer Communions and Confirmations ‘disappointing’

10 hours ago 19,043 Views 14 Comments

The HSE recommended the ceremonies be postponed until September to help curb Covid cases.

Your evening longread: What makes the ultimate Hollywood power couple
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: What makes the ultimate Hollywood power couple

10 hours ago 14,410 Views 4 Comments

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

'My wife tells me my name is muck on social media, but I haven't seen it myself, so it doesn't affect me'
# Haters Gonna Hate
From The42
# Haters Gonna Hate

'My wife tells me my name is muck on social media, but I haven't seen it myself, so it doesn't affect me'

10 hours ago 53,733 Views 5 Comments

Vinny Perth praised his side’s ‘togetherness’ after they earned a first win since his return as manager.

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B

11 hours ago 24,058 Views 38 Comments

The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital says the Catholic ethos will never meet with that of the State and it’s time to move on.

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry
# Live Music
# Live Music

Musicians call for clear plan to reopen live entertainment industry

11 hours ago 7,945 Views 10 Comments

Up to 100 demonstrators took part in a protest in Dublin calling for a commitment from the government to reopen the sector.

Goalkeeping howler helps 5-star Spain reach last 16
# Error
From The42
# Error

Goalkeeping howler helps 5-star Spain reach last 16

11 hours ago 23,784 Views 8 Comments

Martin Dubravka had a moment to forget for Slovakia.

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland
# Stormont
# Stormont

Mary Lou McDonald urges DUP to commit to ‘real powersharing’ in Northern Ireland

12 hours ago 9,139 Views 20 Comments

McDonald claimed that a DUP “failure to accept rights and equality” was a factor in the “political storm” that has hit unionism

Warnings reissued as scam calls continue
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Warnings reissued as scam calls continue

13 hours ago 55,138 Views 43 Comments

People are asked not to engage with these callers and to hang up and block the number if possible.

Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Pilot music festival gets go ahead to serve alcohol

13 hours ago 13,866 Views 0 Comments

Gavin James will headline the outdoor gigs at Royal Hospital Kilmainham early next month.

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

'Exhausted all possibilities': All Together Now festival cancelled until next year

13 hours ago 16,801 Views 9 Comments

The music festival in Co Waterford has been rescheduled for July 2022.

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge
# ECDC
# ECDC

Delta variant: EU health agency warns any 'significant easing' of restrictions will lead to autumn surge

13 hours ago 30,937 Views 51 Comments

The variant will account for 90% of cases in the European Union by the end of August, the agency predicts.

Coronavirus: 348 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 348 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 49,489 Views 67 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence
# Kevin Lunney
# Kevin Lunney

Defence lawyers in the Kevin Lunney abduction trial are challenging garda CCTV evidence

14 hours ago 10,283 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that footage was gathered from Cavan, Monaghan, Westmeath and Dublin by gardaí.

Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison
# Spain
# Spain

Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison

14 hours ago 7,789 Views 5 Comments

The men were jailed for organising a bid four years ago to make Catalonia an independent republic.

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishers meet with Minister McConalogue after protest
# River Liffey
# River Liffey

'The government needs to get a backbone': Fishers meet with Minister McConalogue after protest

Updated 14 hours ago 22,694 Views 29 Comments

Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced a tour of ports and harbours over the next few months to hear fishers’ concerns.

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector
# Hospitality Industry
# Hospitality Industry

Hospitality industry says delayed reopening of sector would have a 'catastrophic' impact on sector

14 hours ago 13,384 Views 59 Comments

Both restaurateurs and vintners’ representatives have called on the Government to explain the impact of the Delta variant.

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families
# Stardust
# Stardust

Fresh inquests into Stardust tragedy may commence in the autumn after long wait for families

15 hours ago 3,386 Views 0 Comments

A problem with securing legal for the families of some of the Stardust victims has been resolved, a pre-inquest hearing was told today.

Gove says UK Prime Minister will not grant Scotland referendum before general election
# Indy Ref 2
# Indy Ref 2

Gove says UK Prime Minister will not grant Scotland referendum before general election

15 hours ago 8,766 Views 21 Comments

The comments are likely to infuriate the Scottish National Party.

Germany turns rainbow-coloured in Hungary protest as Uefa president blasts 'populist' initiative
# Light Her Up
From The42
# Light Her Up

Germany turns rainbow-coloured in Hungary protest as Uefa president blasts 'populist' initiative

Updated 15 hours ago 21,054 Views 33 Comments

While European football’s governing body blocked plans in Munich, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium will light up tonight in solidarity with the LGBTI+ community.

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Half of Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland now indicative of Delta variant

15 hours ago 8,171 Views 5 Comments

The Delta variant is now the dominant strain of Covid in the UK.

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
# One Nation One Britain
# One Nation One Britain

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'

15 hours ago 20,503 Views 34 Comments

One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.

Limerick Gardaí: Lack of clarity on discretion causing 'utter confusion' in garda ranks
# Limerick
# Limerick

Limerick Gardaí: Lack of clarity on discretion causing 'utter confusion' in garda ranks

16 hours ago 15,927 Views 0 Comments

The investigation into garda road policing in Limerick began in November 2019.

Spare AstraZeneca vaccines may be given to younger age groups due to Delta concerns - Varadkar
# Over 18s
# Over 18s

Spare AstraZeneca vaccines may be given to younger age groups due to Delta concerns - Varadkar

16 hours ago 22,252 Views 39 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there is engagement with NIAC over this consideration.

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old
# Meningococcal W
# Meningococcal W

Coroner calls for greater awareness of lethal form of meningitis following sudden death of 24-year-old

16 hours ago 31,017 Views 4 Comments

Gemma McGee died within 36 hours of falling ill.

Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Cost of HSE cyber attack ‘could rise to half a billion euro’, Committee hears

Updated 17 hours ago 23,379 Views 38 Comments

HSE boss Paul Reid said the human cost of the incident will be hard to measure.

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