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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

15 minutes ago 1,902 Views 3 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

25 minutes ago 3,805 Views 15 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

40 minutes ago 28,429 Views 56 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

1 hour ago 25,362 Views 37 Comments

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

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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

1 hour ago 5,254 Views 6 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

1 hour ago 3,883 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

1 hour ago 20,515 Views 4 Comments

The 37-year-old, from outside Thurles, had been on a run and failed to return back.

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

2 hours ago 6,306 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

2 hours ago 7,063 Views 3 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

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

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

Updated 2 hours ago 13,928 Views 25 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

2 hours ago 25,405 Views 14 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine

2 hours ago 16,294 Views 28 Comments
  • Unusual blood clots should be listed as "very rare side effects" - but the "overall benefits" of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks.
  • Eight rare blood clots with low levels of blood platelets were recorded among over 7 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the US.
  • The statement by the EMA is similar to its conclusion for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - which NIAC decided to limit to those aged over 60.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital

2 hours ago 4,699 Views 4 Comments

Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Local Government
# Local Government

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick

3 hours ago 3,444 Views 6 Comments

An election will be held later this year if the public health situation allows it.

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated 3 hours ago 24,347 Views 21 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office

4 hours ago 20,783 Views 11 Comments

He served in the role for three decades.

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm
# Stobart Air
# Stobart Air

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm

4 hours ago 9,677 Views 3 Comments

The airline said it is well positioned as markets return and economies begin to recover.

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated 4 hours ago 31,511 Views 38 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

4 hours ago 13,684 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV
# Park Your Weasels
From The42
# Park Your Weasels

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV

5 hours ago 33,258 Views 41 Comments

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rounded on their own clubs, called for ‘scavenger’ Glazers to be booted out of the game and heard from a bristling Liverpool manager.

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

5 hours ago 25,039 Views 53 Comments

His appointment was confirmed this afternoon.

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
# Losing Control
# Losing Control

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

5 hours ago 23,991 Views 37 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

6 hours ago 17,880 Views 25 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'
# Timeline
# Timeline

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'

6 hours ago 16,009 Views 64 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was speaking on a new BBC programme about the centenary of Northern Ireland.

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers

6 hours ago 9,186 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí believe the xanax tablets were destined for the black-market.

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday

6 hours ago 14,108 Views 0 Comments

Svetlana Murphy was last seen in the Blackrock area on Monday.

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show
# Charming Man
# Charming Man

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show

7 hours ago 25,897 Views 56 Comments

A singer similar to the Smiths frontman appeared in the show’s latest episode.

Poll: Have you ever bought tickets for more than their face value?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Have you ever bought tickets for more than their face value?

8 hours ago 21,158 Views 52 Comments

The new law proposes big fines and imprisonment for anyone caught reselling tickets above the original price.

Man charged with alleged hammer robbery of French bulldog
# Crime
# Crime

Man charged with alleged hammer robbery of French bulldog

9 hours ago 27,311 Views 0 Comments

Owner Denis McCarthy was walking his dog Rocco when he was allegedly attacked by a hammer wielding robber.

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

9 hours ago 27,081 Views 21 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final
# Lovely Hurling
From The42
# Lovely Hurling

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final

9 hours ago 12,581 Views 13 Comments

The draw was made on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

9 hours ago 10,610 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League
# Super League
# Super League

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League

10 hours ago 22,081 Views 50 Comments

Six Premier League clubs faced a backlash over the plans yesterday.

The key evidence in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd
# The World Is Watching
# The World Is Watching

The key evidence in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

10 hours ago 15,031 Views 0 Comments

The three-week trial concluded with closing statements this week. It has now gone to jury.

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
# Crime
# Crime

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges

11 hours ago 9,489 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell’s trial on charges alleging she recruited and groomed teenage girls to provide sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein is set to begin on July 12.

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93
# Walter Mondale
# Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93

11 hours ago 13,047 Views 2 Comments

Mondale served in the Jimmy Carter administration and lost out on his own presidential bid to Ronald Reagan.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

11 hours ago 40,534 Views 35 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
# Private Security
# Private Security

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

11 hours ago 17,724 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

12 hours ago 11,427 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

18 hours ago 16,074 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.
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