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Donnelly denies paying for retweets after hundreds of accounts share Twitter video
# Big In Turkey
# Big In Turkey

Donnelly denies paying for retweets after hundreds of accounts share Twitter video

8 minutes ago 1,282 Views 1 Comment

The minister and his Department said they did not pay for promotion of the tweet.

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate
# Commons Clash
# Commons Clash

‘Take John Hume’s name out of your mouth’: DUP MP invokes civil rights leader in Protocol debate

13 minutes ago 2,485 Views 3 Comments

The House of Commons clash has since moved to the online realm.

Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Spanish cabinet approves paid 'menstrual leave'

46 minutes ago 5,425 Views 11 Comments

Equality Minister Irene Montero said the law will recognise a health problem that has been largely swept under the carpet until now.

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape
# Investigation
# Investigation

Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

52 minutes ago 7,194 Views 0 Comments

The unnamed Conservative has been urged not to attend Parliament while under investigation.

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101
# Ex-Nazi Trial
# Ex-Nazi Trial

Germany seeks five-years' jail for ex-Nazi guard, now 101

1 hour ago 5,724 Views 0 Comments

Cross-examined about his work at the camp, Schuetz had denied knowledge about what happened there.

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market
# Banking Switch
# Banking Switch

Central Bank says more needs to be done to help customers as banks exit Irish market

2 hours ago 5,320 Views 6 Comments

The exit of KBC and Ulster Bank will whittle Ireland’s number of retail banks from five down to just three.

Man arrested as gardaí carry out raids targeting romance fraudsters
# Operation Skein
# Operation Skein

Man arrested as gardaí carry out raids targeting romance fraudsters

2 hours ago 13,134 Views 3 Comments

Banking documents, a laptop and a phone were also seized during the operation.

Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

Research to inform conversion therapy ban expected by end of summer

2 hours ago 3,470 Views 4 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman said the research will inform legislation to ban the controversial practice in Ireland.

Michael Lynn moved to Brazil in 2011 without telling gardaí, court hears
# Michael Lynn Trial
# Michael Lynn Trial

Michael Lynn moved to Brazil in 2011 without telling gardaí, court hears

2 hours ago 6,772 Views 0 Comments

Lynn has pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of theft in Dublin between October 23, 2006 and April 20, 2007.

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'

Updated 3 hours ago 30,562 Views 89 Comments
  • The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
  • Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
  • One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".
'A horrendous act': Gardaí investigating after car driven into Carlow tanning shop and set on fire
# Tullow Street
# Tullow Street

'A horrendous act': Gardaí investigating after car driven into Carlow tanning shop and set on fire

3 hours ago 20,703 Views 9 Comments

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Ukraine says peace talks with Russia 'on hold'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine says peace talks with Russia 'on hold'

Updated 3 hours ago 6,484 Views 1 Comment

Putin says Europe’s oil sanctions are ‘economic suicide’

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year
# Standouts
From The42
# Standouts

Leinster trio make shortlist for European player of the year

3 hours ago 17,011 Views 12 Comments

Grégory Alldritt and Antoine Dupont have also been nominated.

Gardaí in Meath appeal for witnesses to burglary that left man in his 60s injured
# Attack
# Attack

Gardaí in Meath appeal for witnesses to burglary that left man in his 60s injured

3 hours ago 8,416 Views 0 Comments

The man was brought to Mullingar General Hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.

EU says it will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol
# Protocol
# Protocol

EU says it will 'respond with all measures at its disposal' if UK brings in law to change Protocol

Updated 3 hours ago 38,623 Views 62 Comments
  • Liz Truss addressed the Commons this afternoon.
  • "This is not about scrapping the Protocol," she told MPs.
  • Truss said she would prefer to do a deal with the EU instead of passing legislation.
Former teacher denies 44 counts of indecent assault of pupils at Limerick school
# Indecent Assault
# Indecent Assault

Former teacher denies 44 counts of indecent assault of pupils at Limerick school

4 hours ago 14,113 Views 0 Comments

The assaults are alleged to have occurred in a classroom, a boiler/heater room, and a bathroom at the school.

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
# NATO
# NATO

Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership

4 hours ago 4,684 Views 18 Comments

Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.

Eagles Of Death Metal performers give evidence in Paris attacks trial
# Bataclan
# Bataclan

Eagles Of Death Metal performers give evidence in Paris attacks trial

4 hours ago 3,892 Views 0 Comments

Extremist from the so-called Islamic State group stormed their gig at the Bataclan theatre and killed scores of people.

Documentary and new billboards to raise awareness of Mayo woman's disappearance 22 years ago
# Sandra Collins
# Sandra Collins

Documentary and new billboards to raise awareness of Mayo woman's disappearance 22 years ago

4 hours ago 6,666 Views 0 Comments

The last confirmed sighting of Sandra was on the night of Monday 4 December 2000 at approximately 11pm in Killala, Mayo.

Efforts continue to rescue last defenders of Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine
# Mariupol
# Mariupol

Efforts continue to rescue last defenders of Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine

Updated 4 hours ago 27,301 Views 39 Comments

Efforts have launched to rescue last Mariupol steel plant defenders following evacuation of over 260 fighters

Wayne Rooney: Coleen is a different mother and wife since Vardy ‘sting’ row
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Wayne Rooney: Coleen is a different mother and wife since Vardy ‘sting’ row

4 hours ago 23,165 Views 0 Comments

The former England captain gave evidence at the Royal Courts of Justice today.

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in
# Ukraine-ireland
# Ukraine-ireland

Families in Ireland hosting Ukrainian refugees to get €400-a-month but they must opt-in

4 hours ago 13,796 Views 15 Comments

The payment is to be a flat €400 regardless of the number of refugees being hosted.

'I think it's an incredibly brave step from him. You hope others will follow his lead'
# Bravo
From The42
# Bravo

'I think it's an incredibly brave step from him. You hope others will follow his lead'

5 hours ago 7,600 Views 1 Comment

David Meyler has praised Jake Daniels following his decision to publicly come out.

Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero
# California
# California

Doctor who died as he tackled gunman in church shooting is hailed a hero

5 hours ago 13,420 Views 1 Comment

Dr John Cheng was killed as he stopped a man shooting at worshippers in a Taiwanese church in California.

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them

Updated 5 hours ago 9,340 Views 8 Comments

Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.

Search for missing man in Offaly stood down
# Offaly
# Offaly

Search for missing man in Offaly stood down

6 hours ago 14,759 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí said the search has ended.

Biden will visit site of racist mass shooting today
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

Biden will visit site of racist mass shooting today

7 hours ago 5,527 Views 22 Comments

Biden called the racially-motivated killings “antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated 8 hours ago 26,182 Views 33 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?

8 hours ago 28,820 Views 54 Comments

Dedicated areas for dogs on leads will be established.

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated 9 hours ago 21,427 Views 19 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

Lisa Thompson murder: Gardaí looking to speak to man who handed in document at station
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Lisa Thompson murder: Gardaí looking to speak to man who handed in document at station

9 hours ago 27,057 Views 0 Comments

The man handed in a document in Lisa Thompson’s name last Thursday.

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'

Updated 10 hours ago 14,419 Views 3 Comments

Leinster assistant coach Felipe Contepomi is set to leave the province at the end of the season.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
# Russia
# Russia

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence

10 hours ago 9,036 Views 4 Comments

The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November

10 hours ago 11,882 Views 14 Comments

The legislation was first introduced to help the hospitality sector during Covid.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
# China
# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

11 hours ago 6,265 Views 6 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

11 hours ago 6,642 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
# Down Under
# Down Under

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

11 hours ago 6,526 Views 21 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

12 hours ago 10,293 Views 0 Comments

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

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