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Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

1 hour ago 2,461 Views 4 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

1 hour ago 2,506 Views 5 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the bank holiday weekend
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

Yesterday’s News

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
# Blue Origin
# Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board

2 hours ago 3,889 Views 28 Comments

One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

3 hours ago 6,449 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

3 hours ago 4,619 Views 12 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
From The42
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

3 hours ago 13,651 Views 38 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated 3 hours ago 63,751 Views 134 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

4 hours ago 10,866 Views 11 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral

5 hours ago 6,002 Views 0 Comments

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

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'
# Sallynoggin
# Sallynoggin

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'

5 hours ago 18,391 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty.

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Updated 5 hours ago 24,670 Views 46 Comments

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said in a video this afternoon that she will re-introduce his Bill “word for word”.

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
# Stuck In The Mud
From The42
# Stuck In The Mud

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'

5 hours ago 12,595 Views 42 Comments

Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name

5 hours ago 35,972 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are carrying out their own investigations.

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

6 hours ago 4,720 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

6 hours ago 8,273 Views 17 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches
# Garda Hotline
# Garda Hotline

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches

6 hours ago 23,021 Views 30 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said that the setting up of the Garda hotline “wasn’t something that we recommended”.

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated 6 hours ago 32,330 Views 47 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

7 hours ago 4,661 Views 3 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches
# Scarriff
# Scarriff

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches

7 hours ago 19,962 Views 0 Comments

Rory Maloney (58) of Main Street, Scarriff is contesting the State prosecutions against him.

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered

7 hours ago 18,523 Views 37 Comments

The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland

7 hours ago 56,671 Views 89 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering

8 hours ago 24,489 Views 0 Comments

Vlad Pintea, who sold his account to the gang for €500, was jailed for six months.

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?

8 hours ago 9,786 Views 16 Comments

Generation Rent need a leg up onto the property ladder and the Government say they have the solution, but will it work?

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'
# Eyes On October
From The42
# Eyes On October

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'

8 hours ago 9,270 Views 7 Comments

A decision will be announced on Friday, 25 June.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

8 hours ago 5,994 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death

9 hours ago 21,435 Views 19 Comments

The company has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets or objects being pulled under the treadmill.

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59
# RIP
# RIP

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59

9 hours ago 51,502 Views 42 Comments

Kamen became a musical protégé of Madonna’s following the infamous ad.

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing
# Fitness To Teach
# Fitness To Teach

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing

10 hours ago 64,798 Views 0 Comments

Finbar Boyle unreservedly accepted the allegations at a preliminary hearing earlier this year.

Man missing from Cork found safe and well
# Mallow
# Mallow

Man missing from Cork found safe and well

10 hours ago 16,011 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí thanks the public for their assistance.

Ex-German goalkeeper sacked by Hertha Berlin after sending TV pundit 'token black guy' WhatsApp message
# Jens Lehmann
From The42
# Jens Lehmann

Ex-German goalkeeper sacked by Hertha Berlin after sending TV pundit 'token black guy' WhatsApp message

10 hours ago 34,103 Views 21 Comments

The former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper has issued an apology after David Aogo shared the text on social media.

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban but calls for further review
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Facebook oversight board upholds Trump ban but calls for further review

11 hours ago 9,287 Views 30 Comments

The board said Trump “created an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible”.

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you be happy to get your Covid-19 vaccine at 3am (if centres were open on a 24-hour basis)?

11 hours ago 51,560 Views 70 Comments

NPHET have proposed opening all-day vaccine centres in some locations.

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
# Drinking
# Drinking

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

11 hours ago 11,849 Views 53 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'
# Joint Health Committee
# Joint Health Committee

Robert Watt says 'no evidence' Department of Health was 'prying on families'

Updated 11 hours ago 16,316 Views 19 Comments

RTÉ said the Department of Health was invited by RTÉ Investigates to participate in the programme, contrary to claims made by Watt.

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Investment funds buying whole estates is 'undesirable' and the government needs to act, says Leo Varadkar

11 hours ago 22,954 Views 65 Comments

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien says a Bill he introduced in 2019 on the issue is “still valid”.

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

India's Foreign Minister self-isolating at G7 after possible covid exposure

12 hours ago 6,682 Views 1 Comment

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited to the talks by Britain.

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election
# Dublin Bay South
# Dublin Bay South

Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu seeks Green Party nomination for the Dublin Bay South by-election

12 hours ago 13,317 Views 33 Comments

Chu said she doesn’t plan to run as an Independent or for any other party.

Man (20s) arrested in relation to murder of elderly man in Dublin
# Cork Street
# Cork Street

Man (20s) arrested in relation to murder of elderly man in Dublin

12 hours ago 11,994 Views 0 Comments

The body of the man aged in his 70s was found at a residence at Robinson’s Court off Cork Street in Dublin city centre last week.

Boy (15) charged with murder of woman in Dublin in January
# IFSC
# IFSC

Boy (15) charged with murder of woman in Dublin in January

12 hours ago 54,299 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj (48) died following an attack in Dublin’s IFSC on 20 January last.

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
# Midlands
# Midlands

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

12 hours ago 14,302 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

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