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Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air
# Ehhhh
# Ehhhh

Prank TV show in Iraq depicting Isis attacks is taken off air

19 minutes ago 1,190 Views 3 Comments

The show is a form of reality TV and follows Iraqi celebrity guests, including actresses and football players.

Sunday Independent terminates columnist’s contract after discovering his anonymous Twitter account
# Terminated
# Terminated

Sunday Independent terminates columnist’s contract after discovering his anonymous Twitter account

38 minutes ago 13,255 Views 0 Comments

Eoghan Harris regularly wrote columns about Northern Ireland and Sinn Féin.

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss
# Reds Go Marching On
From The42
# Reds Go Marching On

Cavani bags brace as Man United reach Europa League final despite Roma loss

53 minutes ago 5,651 Views 26 Comments

Last week’s 6-2 victory at Old Trafford meant United already had one foot in the Gdansk finale – their first under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home

57 minutes ago 7,504 Views 3 Comments

Authorities were not aware of any distress calls from the plane.

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

38 deaths in homeless services in first three months of this year

1 hour ago 5,295 Views 7 Comments

North Inner City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the report on the 79 deaths in Dublin last year needs to be published urgently.

Man strangled wife to death after she was out with another man, trial hears
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man strangled wife to death after she was out with another man, trial hears

1 hour ago 17,873 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for Rafal Karaczynsaid the accused man’s marriage to Natalia Karaczyn was “not terribly happy” but they stayed living together for their children.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

2 hours ago 4,106 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Your evening longread: How newspaper ads saved Jewish people from the Nazis
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How newspaper ads saved Jewish people from the Nazis

2 hours ago 7,420 Views 7 Comments

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

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor
# Tractor Boy
From The42
# Tractor Boy

Ed Sheeran unveiled as Ipswich Town's new shirt sponsor

Updated 2 hours ago 30,924 Views 20 Comments

The global popstar, who hails from Suffolk, is backing his boyhood club for the 2021/22 season.

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe
# E117
# E117

EU watchdog says additive used in sweets and cakes not safe

3 hours ago 21,218 Views 15 Comments

Its use in food was suspended in France last year over health fears.

Royal Navy vessels head for port after French protests off Jersey subside
# Brexit Row
# Brexit Row

Royal Navy vessels head for port after French protests off Jersey subside

Updated 3 hours ago 28,605 Views 64 Comments

About 60 French vessels gathered around St Helier in protest at the Jersey government’s approach to issuing fishing licences.

Judge orders 'outrageous' Longford wedding party organisers to court to explain 'flagrant' breach of Covid guidelines
# Longford
# Longford

Judge orders 'outrageous' Longford wedding party organisers to court to explain 'flagrant' breach of Covid guidelines

3 hours ago 35,203 Views 0 Comments

The judge described the cases as “scandalous”.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across several months and 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 4 hours ago 63,454 Views 92 Comments

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

Man appears in court over murder of pensioner in Dublin
# Courts
# Courts

Man appears in court over murder of pensioner in Dublin

4 hours ago 11,050 Views 0 Comments

The victim was originally from Hong Kong but had lived for several years in a flat just off Dublin’s Cork Street.

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated 5 hours ago 18,939 Views 24 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar
# Lions
From The42
# Lions

Time got the better of Sexton - not just Farrell, Russell and Biggar

5 hours ago 29,472 Views 19 Comments

Irish captain’s omission from Warren Gatland’s squad was tough but at 35 his durability has come into question.

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated 5 hours ago 25,097 Views 19 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Solicitor faces jail term over €120,000 social welfare fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Solicitor faces jail term over €120,000 social welfare fraud

5 hours ago 36,537 Views 0 Comments

Herbert Kilcline (60) said he felt entitled to the payments after being excluded from compensation made to victims of Thalidomide.

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s
# Covid19
# Covid19

60,000 dose shortfall in J&J vaccine supply next week as HSE says it will need to use the jab in under 50s

5 hours ago 35,534 Views 17 Comments

Government will have to approve any widespread use of the vaccine in the under 50s.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

6 hours ago 4,996 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Health officials say seven cases of the Indian variant have been detected in Northern Ireland

6 hours ago 13,888 Views 22 Comments

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said that the cases are not unexpected.

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19
# Donegal
# Donegal

Two new walk-in test centres to open in Donegal amid concerning rate of Covid-19

7 hours ago 10,498 Views 14 Comments

The national 14-day incidence rate is 134.4 per 100,000 people while the latest incidence rate in Donegal stands at 307.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The burnout generation: Anne Helen Petersen on the future of work

8 hours ago 9,508 Views 3 Comments

Here, we tease out some of the issues that will need to be tackled as we face into the “new” normal of working after Covid-19.

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands

8 hours ago 17,231 Views 5 Comments

Investigators also seized high value and designer goods from brands like Hublot, Rolex and Celine.

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party
# Longford Wedding
# Longford Wedding

Up to 120 people defied court order to attend Longford wedding party

9 hours ago 54,644 Views 59 Comments

The event took place in Willow Park, Longford with Gardaí attending the scene at the request of Longford County Council.

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans

Updated 9 hours ago 19,568 Views 45 Comments

Reports suggest the UK government is set to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions for conflict crimes that occurred pre-1998.

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Govt accused of frustrating 'hopes and dreams' of families as it commits to action on global funds buying housing estates

9 hours ago 15,430 Views 47 Comments

The Housing Minister has said that proposals could be tabled as early as next week.

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out
# Johnny Sexton
From The42
# Johnny Sexton

Eight Irishmen named in Lions squad as Sexton and Ryan miss out

10 hours ago 91,260 Views 195 Comments

Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, Conor Murray, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jack Conan, Andrew Porter and Iain Henderson make the plane.

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home
# Cork Fire
# Cork Fire

Man, 70s, dies in fire at his Cork city home

10 hours ago 13,457 Views 1 Comment

The man in his 70s was found in the house by the emergency services and was rushed to hospital where he sadly passed away a short time later.

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story
# 2021 Snapshot
# 2021 Snapshot

Renter? Buyer? Owner? Sharer? We want to know your housing story

10 hours ago 12,541 Views 0 Comments

We want to get a snapshot of what housing is really like in 2021 – here’s how you can take part.

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff
# Tokyo Games
From The42
# Tokyo Games

Pfizer/BioNTech to directly provide vaccines for all Olympic athletes and support staff

Updated 10 hours ago 12,911 Views 34 Comments

The arrangement will be supplementary to any existing delivery agreements between Pfizer and the Irish government.

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality
# Pedestrianised Streets
# Pedestrianised Streets

Dublin City Council begins work on pedestrianising streets ahead of the reopening of hospitality

11 hours ago 20,793 Views 25 Comments

Surveys carried out by Dublin City Council found that 95% of respondents were in favour of having the selected streets permanently pedestrianised.

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation
# Covid Party
# Covid Party

Man who allegedly organised a Tipperary house party during lockdown arrested and charged following investigation

11 hours ago 72,875 Views 0 Comments

When the gardaí arrived at the house they found 100 people inside the property dancing as a sound system blared loud music.

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race
# California Government
# California Government

Caitlyn Jenner describes herself as an ‘outsider’ in California governor race

12 hours ago 16,260 Views 0 Comments

She is known for Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spin-off, I Am Cait.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?

13 hours ago 45,561 Views 155 Comments

Both Wales and Scotland have the voting age set to 16.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

14 hours ago 16,952 Views 46 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
From The42
# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated 14 hours ago 30,425 Views 37 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 14 hours ago 9,655 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the news this morning.

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim
# Charged
# Charged

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim

15 hours ago 22,608 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell has been held without bail since July on charges alleging she recruited teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight

16 hours ago 15,173 Views 9 Comments

This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s full-scale, stainless steel, bullet-shaped rocket ship soared more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico.

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