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Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines
# New York
# New York

Vietnam asks Taoiseach for assistance in sourcing Covid-19 vaccines

9 minutes ago 1,209 Views 2 Comments

The Taoiseach held a number of bilateral meetings at the UN in New York today.

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools
# Back To School
# Back To School

Education Minister rejects accusation of ‘complacency’ over return of schools

21 minutes ago 1,704 Views 2 Comments

Some opposition politicians were critical of what they labelled “confusing” guidance for when pupils are designated as close contacts.

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?

44 minutes ago 1,744 Views 1 Comment

A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges
# No Support
# No Support

Many teenage Travellers not returning to school following pandemic closure challenges

Updated 54 minutes ago 6,901 Views 0 Comments

Young Travellers found remote schoolwork extra challenging due to lack of access to digital and other resources during the pandemic.

Joe Biden commits to doubling US climate finance contribution
# $100 Billion
# $100 Billion

Joe Biden commits to doubling US climate finance contribution

55 minutes ago 973 Views 2 Comments

The US president told the UN that the world was approaching a point of no return.

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí
# Dublin
# Dublin

GSOC launches investigation into ‘certain aspects’ of arrest of 14-year-old boy by Gardaí

58 minutes ago 10,120 Views 0 Comments

Footage of the incident has been shared on social media.

MeToo and the big screen: 'People aren't saying to me anymore - oh, that's just what he's like'
# Rose Plays Julie
# Rose Plays Julie

MeToo and the big screen: 'People aren't saying to me anymore - oh, that's just what he's like'

1 hour ago 3,027 Views 0 Comments

We talk to the two stars of new Irish film Rose Plays Julie about how the film explores the theme of sexual violence.

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin
# Court
# Court

Man, 41, accused of raping 15-year-old girl in his home in Dublin

1 hour ago 7,573 Views 0 Comments

The man has been accused of rape and false imprisonment in 2017.

Budget will protect the most vulnerable against energy price hikes, says Taoiseach
# Utility Bills
# Utility Bills

Budget will protect the most vulnerable against energy price hikes, says Taoiseach

Updated 1 hour ago 10,947 Views 31 Comments

Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil that Ireland is a “price taker” when it comes to oil and gas.

Gardaí renew appeal for information on death of young man due to hit and run in 1996
# Paraic Coffey
# Paraic Coffey

Gardaí renew appeal for information on death of young man due to hit and run in 1996

1 hour ago 6,753 Views 2 Comments

25 years later, gardaí say the family of Paraic Coffey still have no closure on the fatal hit and run that killed him.

Aer Lingus ground crew reject structural changes as airline warns of 'profound' pandemic effect
# Pay Freeze
# Pay Freeze

Aer Lingus ground crew reject structural changes as airline warns of 'profound' pandemic effect

2 hours ago 7,160 Views 12 Comments

Cabin crew members similarly rejected a pay freeze in recent days.

Man in critical condition after motorbike and truck crash in Cork
# Blarney
# Blarney

Man in critical condition after motorbike and truck crash in Cork

2 hours ago 5,521 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at around 1pm today.

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'
# Housing
# Housing

Leo Varadkar: 'We need to balance that one person's rent is another person's income'

Updated 2 hours ago 48,770 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach defended the government’s policy of linking rent increases to inflation.

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution
# Power To The Players
From The42
# Power To The Players

Jay Z's Roc Nation and URC see NBA model as blueprint for rugby revolution

2 hours ago 4,410 Views 0 Comments

‘I know it’s going to be a big change and I know that some clubs may be a little bit hesitant’, says Roc Nation Sports president Michael Yormark, ‘but at the end of the day, it’s about growing the sport.’

Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival
# Gotta Roll With It
# Gotta Roll With It

Liam Gallagher cancels Belfast gig after falling out of helicopter at music festival

2 hours ago 19,854 Views 29 Comments

He injured himself at the Isle of Wight.

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'
# Civil Claim
# Civil Claim

Harry Dunn's family reach deal with alleged killer as UK vows to return woman to 'face justice'

3 hours ago 12,346 Views 8 Comments

The agreement means the teenager’s family will now focus on the potential criminal case facing Anne Sacoolas.

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,423 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 23,430 Views 25 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

GAA president McCarthy hits out at 'down-right cowardly' criticism of players

5 hours ago 12,645 Views 16 Comments

His comments come days after Mayo GAA condemned ‘personal attacks’ on their players and management.

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask
# Idar-Oberstein
# Idar-Oberstein

Petrol station worker in Germany killed after asking customer to wear mask

5 hours ago 42,526 Views 38 Comments

The man told officers he acted ‘out of anger’ after being refused service for not wearing a mask while trying to buy beer.

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands
# Volcano
# Volcano

Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands

5 hours ago 21,670 Views 12 Comments

La Palma, with a population of some 85,000 people, has been hit by several earthquakes.

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034
# Transport
# Transport

Calls for clarity on MetroLink after reports it will not be completed until 2034

5 hours ago 14,949 Views 38 Comments

The project was due to be completed by 2027.

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest
# Australia
# Australia

Melbourne riot police use pepper spray to disperse violent anti-vaccine protest

6 hours ago 11,491 Views 18 Comments

The city as been in strict lockdown for seven weeks as the city struggles to curb a Delta outbreak.

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud
# Brendan Mullin
# Brendan Mullin

Rugby player Brendan Mullin to stand trial for €578,000 alleged bank fraud

6 hours ago 37,045 Views 0 Comments

Mullin had been working in an executive position in Bank of Ireland at the time of the alleged offences.

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month
# Owenacurra Centre
# Owenacurra Centre

HSE has no 'specific plans' for site of Cork mental health care centre due to close next month

7 hours ago 7,572 Views 4 Comments

The Owenacurra Centre in Midleton, which houses 19 residents, is set to close in October.

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules
# Polonium-210
# Polonium-210

Russia 'responsible' for killing Litvinenko, European court rules

7 hours ago 9,762 Views 3 Comments

The former Russian spy died after being poisoned with a rare radioactive substance in London in 2006.

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic
# Redundancy Package
# Redundancy Package

Redundancy scheme announced for workers laid off during pandemic

Updated 7 hours ago 18,238 Views 6 Comments

The State will make a special payment of up to a maximum of €1,860 under the scheme.

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

7 hours ago 14,854 Views 13 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Taoiseach's Secretary General to come before Oireachtas Committee over Zappone appointment

8 hours ago 11,510 Views 16 Comments

Martin Fraser in the Department of An Taoiseach will face the committee, though Zappone has confirmed she will not.

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show
# Billy Alexander
# Billy Alexander

Irish gardener wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show

8 hours ago 24,969 Views 17 Comments

The Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most prestigious gardening events.

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in
# Debut Day
From The42
# Debut Day

'She really, really wants to play for Ireland' - English-born star set to be catapulted straight in

Updated 8 hours ago 19,019 Views 3 Comments

Vera Pauw has hinted that she will hand the ‘amazing’ Lucy Quinn her Ireland debut tonight.

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Temperatures to reach 20 degrees over next few days ahead of unsettled weekend

9 hours ago 24,231 Views 14 Comments

The weather is to be more unsettled over the weekend as low pressure moves in.

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban
# Reproductive Rights
# Reproductive Rights

Texas doctor sued after defying state's new abortion ban

10 hours ago 17,467 Views 62 Comments

The legislation bans abortions from as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Missing 24-year-old woman found 'safe and well'
# Clondalkin
# Clondalkin

Missing 24-year-old woman found 'safe and well'

11 hours ago 62,726 Views 0 Comments

The woman had been missing from Clondalkin since Monday.

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
# UN
# UN

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'

11 hours ago 10,025 Views 21 Comments

Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Great British Bake Off?

11 hours ago 27,418 Views 28 Comments

The Great British Bake Off is a big ratings winner for Channel 4.

'He’ll come back as strong as before, or even stronger ' – Leavy primed to return after injury nightmare
# Dan The Man
From The42
# Dan The Man

'He’ll come back as strong as before, or even stronger ' – Leavy primed to return after injury nightmare

Updated 12 hours ago 14,935 Views 4 Comments

The flanker has suffered two long-term injury setbacks since 2019.

AstraZeneca to build €300 million manufacturing plant in Dublin
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

AstraZeneca to build €300 million manufacturing plant in Dublin

12 hours ago 31,181 Views 40 Comments

About 100 jobs are to be created.

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach visits 9/11 memorial and lays flowers alongside names of Irish people who died

12 hours ago 13,065 Views 6 Comments

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

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