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Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80
# Entrepreneur
# Entrepreneur

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80

14 minutes ago 5,765 Views 1 Comment

Galen Weston bought the bankrupt department store that would become Penneys in the 1960s, when he moved to Dublin.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
From The42
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

34 minutes ago 4,111 Views 6 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park

46 minutes ago 10,165 Views 14 Comments

Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan said that rhododendron “is one of the biggest threats to peatlands in the west of Ireland”.

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

1 hour ago 8,997 Views 10 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated 1 hour ago 40,552 Views 86 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

1 hour ago 3,485 Views 1 Comment

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers
# Ramadan Mubarak
# Ramadan Mubarak

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers

2 hours ago 6,995 Views 11 Comments

The holy month is marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown

2 hours ago 7,410 Views 12 Comments

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

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin
# Skerries
# Skerries

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin

2 hours ago 20,619 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision which occurred on the R127 near Milverton in Skerries.

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'
# 10 Years On
From The42
# 10 Years On

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'

2 hours ago 14,099 Views 4 Comments

10 years on from a landmark U21 football title for Cavan, goalkeeper Alan O’Mara reflects on the significance of that win.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

2 hours ago 20,447 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation

2 hours ago 25,200 Views 39 Comments

The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity
# Summer In The City
# Summer In The City

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity

3 hours ago 10,376 Views 16 Comments

Businesses selling food can now apply for outdoor dining grants of up to €4,000.

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns
# Daunte Wright
# Daunte Wright

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns

3 hours ago 14,637 Views 31 Comments

The city’s police chief has said he believes Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser.

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?

3 hours ago 5,540 Views 2 Comments

The right to disconnect allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, including the right to not respond immediately to emails, telephone calls or other messages.

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

3 hours ago 8,163 Views 21 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate
# Carrick-on-Suir
# Carrick-on-Suir

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate

3 hours ago 23,633 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene, and are appealing for witnesses.

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched
# Courts
# Courts

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched

Updated 4 hours ago 19,477 Views 0 Comments

The woman travelled to support her father, who is due to undergo major cancer surgery.

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston

4 hours ago 7,022 Views 5 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week
# AstraZenenca
# AstraZenenca

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week

4 hours ago 12,286 Views 29 Comments

Immunisation clinics using the AstraZeneca vaccine will still go ahead for certain people over the age of 60.

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
# 20 Years
# 20 Years

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September

4 hours ago 9,600 Views 20 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths over at least four months and 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths over at least four months and 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 86,076 Views 138 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant
# Covid Variant
# Covid Variant

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant

5 hours ago 24,491 Views 7 Comments

Two expert organisations said that this may be why there were no cases in Covid surges last year.

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

5 hours ago 23,125 Views 36 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

Meat plants continue to need workers from abroad as Irish supply 'not currently available'
# Meat Processing
# Meat Processing

Meat plants continue to need workers from abroad as Irish supply 'not currently available'

5 hours ago 16,102 Views 64 Comments

Representatives from Meat Industry Ireland and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland were before politicians today.

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 hours ago 4,435 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

5 hours ago 4,700 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer

6 hours ago 39,717 Views 6 Comments

He is currently detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Leinster's Champions Cup semi v La Rochelle will not be shown on free-to-air TV
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Leinster's Champions Cup semi v La Rochelle will not be shown on free-to-air TV

6 hours ago 19,572 Views 29 Comments

Leinster’s Champions Cup semi fixed for Sunday 2 May, with Ulster’s Challenge Cup trip to Leicester set for Friday 30 April.

Man who abused young cousin over six-year period appeals conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Man who abused young cousin over six-year period appeals conviction

6 hours ago 16,381 Views 0 Comments

The jury at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court found the appellant guilty in 2019.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

6 hours ago 5,866 Views 8 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez to headline vaccination concert for poorest nations
# Global Citizen
# Global Citizen

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez to headline vaccination concert for poorest nations

6 hours ago 15,776 Views 8 Comments

The concert, which airs on 8 May, will also showcase Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'

7 hours ago 13,133 Views 15 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says any exemptions will be approved by the HSE and policed by Sport Ireland.

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated 7 hours ago 49,709 Views 89 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

Three men arrested after car set alight in driveway of house in south Dublin
# Leopardstown
# Leopardstown

Three men arrested after car set alight in driveway of house in south Dublin

7 hours ago 40,769 Views 10 Comments

A second car parked in the driveway was also damaged in the fire.

Teenage boy guilty of attacks on girls as they walked to school in London
# Crime
# Crime

Teenage boy guilty of attacks on girls as they walked to school in London

8 hours ago 19,584 Views 0 Comments

The boy attacked two teenage girls during his spree and was also linked to other attacks in 2019 and 2020.

Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue
# Janssen
# Janssen

Johnson & Johnson postpones rollout of its vaccines to Europe as it reviews possible blood clot issue

Updated 8 hours ago 99,548 Views 75 Comments

Six cases of a rare blood clot have been reported out of 6.8 million doses of the vaccine administered in the US.

Gardaí upgrade investigation into fatal Newbridge stabbing to murder inquiry
# Kildare
# Kildare

Gardaí upgrade investigation into fatal Newbridge stabbing to murder inquiry

8 hours ago 7,643 Views 0 Comments

The victim was attacked at 7.30pm on Wednesday last week.

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week
# Insurance
# Insurance

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week

9 hours ago 15,045 Views 30 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the new guidelines last month.

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Increased concern among public about taking the AstraZeneca vaccine following NIAC decision, says Kelly

9 hours ago 14,403 Views 61 Comments

The Labour leader says clear advice and practical guidance by public health experts is needed now for the over 60s.

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