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Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Nine veteran activists to be sentenced in Hong Kong over one of city's biggest-ever protests

11 minutes ago 381 Views 1 Comment

1.7 million people turned out for the demonstration in 2019.

The 8 at 8: Friday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Friday

15 minutes ago 807 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges
# New York
# New York

Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyers seek to delay sex-trafficking trial after prosecutors bring new charges

41 minutes ago 3,884 Views 0 Comments

She has sought a minimum three-month delay.

KBC in talks with Bank of Ireland as it signals plans to exit Irish market
# Banking
# Banking

KBC in talks with Bank of Ireland as it signals plans to exit Irish market

44 minutes ago 25,552 Views 57 Comments

The Finance Minister said this is a “very significant event” for the banking sector.

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Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost and Sefcovic seek solutions for Northern Ireland Brexit issues

1 hour ago 2,016 Views 3 Comments

Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic have met in Brussels.

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval
# Incitement To Hatred
# Incitement To Hatred

New hate crime bill with tough sentences gets government approval

1 hour ago 4,678 Views 18 Comments

Minister McEntee said the constitutional rights of freedom of expression and of association will be respected in the new legislation.

Deloitte announces plans for 300 new jobs in Ireland
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
# Jobs Jobs Jobs

Deloitte announces plans for 300 new jobs in Ireland

1 hour ago 7,113 Views 4 Comments

The majority of the roles will be in consulting, 100 of which are being recruited immediately.

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes
# AMRI
# AMRI

UN asked to intervene over Ireland's response to 'systemic racism' in mother and baby homes

2 hours ago 4,855 Views 0 Comments

The Association of Mixed Race Irish has asked the United Nations to visit Ireland and investigate institutional racism here.

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children
# Risk To Baby
# Risk To Baby

Valproate scandal: Parents feel failed by State over drug that harmed their children

8 hours ago 19,270 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy finds that pleas for help from women impacted by valproate (Epilim) continue to be dismissed.

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Yesterday’s News

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
# Variant Of Concern
# Variant Of Concern

Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears

9 hours ago 29,321 Views 38 Comments

Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

R Kelly to be moved to New York ahead of trial in summer over alleged sex trafficking

9 hours ago 18,434 Views 0 Comments

The singer has been held in Chicago where he faces a separate trial.

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win
# Cruise Control
From The42
# Cruise Control

Manchester United cruise into Europa League semis after Granada win

9 hours ago 17,099 Views 14 Comments

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side win 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate.

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison
# Courts
# Courts

Men jailed over failure to stay away from Roscommon farm seek release from prison

10 hours ago 19,398 Views 0 Comments

The case has been heard before the High Court.

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Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

Gardaí seize firearm and four magazines in Dublin

10 hours ago 13,524 Views 7 Comments

€5,000 worth of suspected cocaine was also seized.

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like
# Factfind
# Factfind

Government says working 'will never be the same again' - here's its plan for what it will look like

10 hours ago 24,295 Views 21 Comments

The government’s National Remote Work Strategy says that remote working will be a “permanent feature” after Covid-19.

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tánaiste 'increasingly confident' that indoor and outdoor dining will reopen during the summer

Updated 11 hours ago 47,497 Views 56 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that it is “increasingly evident that outdoor dining is much safer than indoor”.

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Takeaways
# Takeaways

‘Better than anything we could have hoped for’: The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

11 hours ago 44,280 Views 59 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what we learned from NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

11 hours ago 6,547 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the news headlines.

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

11 hours ago 8,986 Views 6 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Why millions turn to this psychologist to help solve their relationship problems

11 hours ago 9,116 Views 1 Comment

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

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Mhq
# Mhq

Fully vaccinated people are to be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

12 hours ago 66,176 Views 107 Comments

The Minister for Health made the announcement this evening.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 12,049 Views 18 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland: Hairdressers to reopen from next Friday, indoor pubs & restaurants from 24 May

Updated 12 hours ago 81,853 Views 65 Comments
  • The executive has signed off on a plan with three key relaxation dates - 23 April, 30 April and 24 May.
  • Northern Ireland marked reaching one million Covid-19 vaccines last weekend.
  • Yesterday, Health Minister Robin Swann said the “scales are tipping” in favour of accelerating the pace of the exit from lockdown.
Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Four new walk-in Covid-19 test centres will open this week

12 hours ago 25,808 Views 24 Comments

Three of the centres will be located in Dublin and the fourth one will be located in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era
# Blues
From The42
# Blues

King Carlos, Caucau, Dougie, and the most exciting club team of the pro era

12 hours ago 14,632 Views 7 Comments

The Blues ripped up the Super 12 in 2003 with a thrilling group of players.

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth
# Crash
# Crash

Woman in serious condition after seven people injured in two-car collision in Co Louth

12 hours ago 19,708 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R174 at Blackgate, Ravensdale at approximately 3.50pm.

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From influencers to QAnon - how misinformation changed in Ireland over the past year

13 hours ago 4,727 Views 0 Comments

From WhatsApp messages to conspiracy theories, we explore how misinformation has evolved over the last 12 months.

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

14 hours ago 20,183 Views 25 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell
# Axe
# Axe

Judge takes hearing of man charged with ‘carrying axe’ near Buckingham Palace to court cell

Updated 14 hours ago 17,818 Views 0 Comments

Defence barrister Eleazar Anyene said the defendant “refused to come out” of his cell.

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
# White House
# White House

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

14 hours ago 11,300 Views 31 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: Eight deaths across at least three months and 309 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 69,533 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland
# Conversion Therapy
# Conversion Therapy

'A person's sexual orientation is not up for debate': O'Gorman moves to outlaw conversion therapy in Ireland

15 hours ago 24,553 Views 65 Comments
  • It's been confirmed officials have prepared a scoping paper and are engaging with the Department of Health.
  • The move comes after a new cross-party all-island coalition this week called for the practice to be banned.
  • O'Gorman said Government must be "proactive" in banning such practices.
BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record
# Ofcom
# Ofcom

BBC coverage of Prince Philip's death breaks UK TV complaints record

15 hours ago 50,655 Views 39 Comments

Some 110,000 complained about the news coverage.

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

The 5 at 5: Thursday

15 hours ago 5,521 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements

15 hours ago 28,283 Views 31 Comments

Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial
# Trial
# Trial

Derek Chauvin pleads the fifth and will not testify in his own defence in George Floyd murder trial

Updated 16 hours ago 36,300 Views 0 Comments

“I will invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege today,” Chauvin told the trial.

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
# Big Changes
From The42
# Big Changes

Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup

17 hours ago 18,576 Views 17 Comments

Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine
# Hse Portal
# Hse Portal

More than 18,000 people so far have registered on the HSE portal for their vaccine

17 hours ago 27,386 Views 49 Comments

The online portal is open for those aged 69 first, rolling out over the following four days to those aged 68, 67, 66 and then 65.

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped
# Bastia
From The42
# Bastia

Sexual assault charges against Conor McGregor in Corsica dropped

18 hours ago 39,937 Views 0 Comments

‘We had no material evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statements,’ said prosecutor Arnaud Viornery.

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