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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Wednesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Wednesday

2 minutes ago 72 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Biden on murder conviction of Derek Chauvin: "We can't stop here"
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

Biden on murder conviction of Derek Chauvin: "We can't stop here"

29 minutes ago 3,116 Views 3 Comments

The president spoke after former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager
# Columbus
# Columbus

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager

41 minutes ago 9,884 Views 10 Comments

The girl was shot after she appeared to attempt to stab two people.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

44 minutes ago 5,873 Views 17 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

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Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

58 minutes ago 3,038 Views 3 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

Hearing to take place over apartment development at Mother and Baby Home where 900 children died
# Bessborough
# Bessborough

Hearing to take place over apartment development at Mother and Baby Home where 900 children died

1 hour ago 3,080 Views 2 Comments

An Bord Pleanála will today examine proposals to build 179 apartments in three blocks at the site of the former institution in Bessborough.

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

1 hour ago 3,887 Views 8 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?

7 hours ago 5,476 Views 0 Comments

Post-MeToo, more people are disclosing their sexual violence experiences online – but what issues might this bring up for them and society at large?

Yesterday’s News

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans
# Change Of Heart
From The42
# Change Of Heart

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans

Updated 8 hours ago 74,967 Views 93 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven Chelsea’s decision.

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
# Zzzz
# Zzzz

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study

9 hours ago 21,985 Views 19 Comments

Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd

9 hours ago 83,580 Views 151 Comments

Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump hailed the three guilty verdicts as a landmark victory for civil rights.

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

9 hours ago 16,504 Views 25 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

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Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016
# Regency Shooting
# Regency Shooting

Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016

10 hours ago 42,666 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated 10 hours ago 51,589 Views 46 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings

10 hours ago 23,292 Views 34 Comments

Johnny Mercer said that this had been a “red line” issue for him, and that he is “deeply proud” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

10 hours ago 12,954 Views 33 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated 11 hours ago 34,440 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

11 hours ago 6,614 Views 0 Comments

Quite a lot happened today…

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop

11 hours ago 37,837 Views 67 Comments

The Rural Independent group said today that the government’s climate bill will ‘kill off the Irish farmer’.

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital

11 hours ago 8,063 Views 6 Comments

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

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy
# High Court
# High Court

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy

11 hours ago 29,056 Views 0 Comments

She claims that arising out of the transfer to Limerick, close family, based in Dublin, were unable to visit her.

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
# Courts
# Courts

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

11 hours ago 12,684 Views 5 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

11 hours ago 29,774 Views 42 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# PSNI
# PSNI

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer

11 hours ago 10,736 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

11 hours ago 7,928 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

12 hours ago 16,009 Views 21 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction

12 hours ago 27,930 Views 0 Comments

Dealing with the grounds of appeal, the judge said the court was not persuaded by any of the arguments made.

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

12 hours ago 9,369 Views 7 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean

13 hours ago 12,452 Views 11 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

13 hours ago 16,393 Views 44 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
# Stars And Stripes
# Stars And Stripes

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state

14 hours ago 18,979 Views 38 Comments

The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 69,683 Views 141 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19

14 hours ago 65,997 Views 68 Comments

Neither staff member are showing symptoms “of any sort” of Covid-19, the nursing home said.

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

15 hours ago 10,519 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

15 hours ago 10,095 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains
# Gillian Ryan
# Gillian Ryan

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains

15 hours ago 49,160 Views 8 Comments

She was an experienced runner and member of the Thurles Crokes Athletic Club.

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action
# Courts
# Courts

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action

15 hours ago 11,912 Views 0 Comments

Eight sentences due to be heard today have been adjourned to later this month.

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
# High Court
# High Court

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

15 hours ago 13,440 Views 10 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'
# Derry
# Derry

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'

Updated 16 hours ago 19,008 Views 32 Comments

The incident has been met with widespread condemnation.

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions
# The Road Ahead
# The Road Ahead

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions

16 hours ago 41,000 Views 21 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

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