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Conservative MP quits as deputy chief whip after drunken incident at private Tory club
# Resignation
# Resignation

Conservative MP quits as deputy chief whip after drunken incident at private Tory club

27 minutes ago 3,626 Views 3 Comments

The MP said he “drank far too much” and “embarrassed” himself and others.

Senior garda official complains force's capital budget set to be '€60 million short'
# Funding
# Funding

Senior garda official complains force's capital budget set to be '€60 million short'

1 hour ago 3,279 Views 3 Comments

Additionally, Commissioner Drew Harris expressed concerns over inflationary pressures, fuel and pay rises.

O'Gara: Schmidt impact can be 'overestimated' ahead of first Test
# Familiar Face
From The42
# Familiar Face

O'Gara: Schmidt impact can be 'overestimated' ahead of first Test

1 hour ago 6,894 Views 1 Comment

The former Ireland boss has stepped in to help coach the All Blacks this week.

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers

1 hour ago 9,813 Views 31 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

1 hour ago 1,614 Views 2 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

2 hours ago 2,847 Views 0 Comments

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

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos
# Airport Chaos
# Airport Chaos

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos

Updated 2 hours ago 100,651 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, at Heathrow, thousands of passengers were affected by a ‘schedule intervention’ today, including some bound for Ireland.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to receive Freedom of the City of Derry
# Derry Girl
# Derry Girl

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to receive Freedom of the City of Derry

2 hours ago 7,856 Views 8 Comments

The Derry native will be the first woman to receive the city’s freedom.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

2 hours ago 6,044 Views 4 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan
# Emergency
# Emergency

Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan

2 hours ago 6,166 Views 4 Comments

The move would downgrade Navan Hospital’s Emergency Department and divert critically ill patients elsewhere.

Irish Open: Crowds turn out for Lowry, Power and co. but unlikely names steal the show
# Home Soil
From The42
# Home Soil

Irish Open: Crowds turn out for Lowry, Power and co. but unlikely names steal the show

3 hours ago 12,231 Views 2 Comments

Adam McKendry sets the scene from day one at the Irish Open.

Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'
# Snake Island
# Snake Island

Russia withdraws from Snake Island as Biden says Nato will stick with Ukraine for 'as long as it takes'

Updated 3 hours ago 48,237 Views 48 Comments
  • The US President announced $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine.
  • Putin accused NATO of seeking to assert its "supremacy".
  • Russia's defence ministry said its forces are holding more than 6,000 Ukrainian prisoners of war.
Evidence missing in trial of woman convicted for human trafficking, court told
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Evidence missing in trial of woman convicted for human trafficking, court told

3 hours ago 7,877 Views 0 Comments

Alicia Edosa and her co-accused Edith Enoghaghase were jailed following a six-week trial last year.

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints

3 hours ago 10,710 Views 2 Comments

The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali

4 hours ago 16,207 Views 27 Comments

The exchange between Simon Coveney and Deputy John Brady happened during a Defence and Foreign Affairs committee on peace keeping.

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
# Health
# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

4 hours ago 7,835 Views 7 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

Russia summons British ambassador over 'offensive' Putin comments by Boris Johnson

4 hours ago 19,235 Views 22 Comments

The UK Prime Minister said that Vladimir Putin would not have started the war in Ukraine if he was a woman.

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?

5 hours ago 2,023 Views 8 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.

Man sues former teacher, and religious order, over being alleged sexual abuse over 60 years ago
# Courts
# Courts

Man sues former teacher, and religious order, over being alleged sexual abuse over 60 years ago

5 hours ago 12,544 Views 0 Comments

The now retired teacher, who is now aged in his 90′s, vehemently denies the allegations.

Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
# Delays
# Delays

Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year

5 hours ago 6,651 Views 15 Comments

Complaints relate to the long delays as well as citizenship issues.

Doctor facing extradition to Hungary was regarded as 'sleazy' by several female patients
# Courts
# Courts

Doctor facing extradition to Hungary was regarded as 'sleazy' by several female patients

5 hours ago 16,913 Views 0 Comments

Dr Zsolt Siklósi is accused of inappropriate behaviour, including comments to a number of female patients.

ESB Networks fined over greenhouse gas leakages at Moneypoint power station
# Leaks
# Leaks

ESB Networks fined over greenhouse gas leakages at Moneypoint power station

5 hours ago 4,513 Views 0 Comments

It was fined €1,000 and must pay €20,390 in legal costs over the emission of sulphur hexafluoride in 2018 and 2019.

Have you seen John? Gardaí searching for 16 year old missing from Tullamore
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen John? Gardaí searching for 16 year old missing from Tullamore

5 hours ago 5,165 Views 0 Comments

John Brooklyn O’Brien was last seen wearing a black tracksuit top and black tracksuit bottoms.

Lewis Hamilton says F1’s ‘older voices’ are no longer relevant and shouldn't get platform
# SpeakingUp
From The42
# SpeakingUp

Lewis Hamilton says F1’s ‘older voices’ are no longer relevant and shouldn't get platform

5 hours ago 17,167 Views 21 Comments

Seven-time world champion believes Bernie Eccelstone and Jackie Stewart are doing more harm than good.

Teenager hospitalised in critical condition after collision in Celbridge
# Kildare
# Kildare

Teenager hospitalised in critical condition after collision in Celbridge

6 hours ago 12,916 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases
# Climate Failure
# Climate Failure

US Supreme Court limits government powers to curb greenhouse gases

6 hours ago 9,114 Views 35 Comments

The decision sets back Biden’s hopes of using the EPA to bring down emissions to meet global climate goals.

Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Joe Biden calls for 'exception' to US Senate rules to protect access to abortion

7 hours ago 6,983 Views 21 Comments

Biden described the US Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right to abortion as “destabilising”.

Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier says murder investigation must 'come finally to justice'
# Schull
# Schull

Son of Sophie Toscan du Plantier says murder investigation must 'come finally to justice'

7 hours ago 9,542 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí confirmed yesterday that they have launched a full new review into the murder.

Will the new Philippines president follow in his dictator father's footsteps?
# In His Shoes
# In His Shoes

Will the new Philippines president follow in his dictator father's footsteps?

7 hours ago 5,851 Views 10 Comments

Marcos Jnr was elected with vice-president Sara Duterte, the daughter of former president Rodrigo Duterte.

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat
# UK
# UK

Boris Johnson pledges further £55 billion in UK defence spending amid Russia threat

7 hours ago 7,034 Views 11 Comments

The British Prime Minister committed to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP by the end of the decade.

Race for Liam: The four teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory
# Final Four
From The42
# Final Four

Race for Liam: The four teams bidding for All-Ireland hurling glory

8 hours ago 23,968 Views 7 Comments

Kilkenny take on Clare on Saturday, while Limerick meet Galway on Sunday.

Man accused of fatal shooting either guilty or 'most unlucky person ever', prosecutor argues
# Closing Speech
# Closing Speech

Man accused of fatal shooting either guilty or 'most unlucky person ever', prosecutor argues

8 hours ago 15,069 Views 0 Comments

The man denies shooting dead a dad-of-one as he pushed his young son in a pram.

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law
# Birth Information Bill
# Birth Information Bill

Adopted people will finally get access to records after President signs Bill into law

8 hours ago 6,575 Views 7 Comments

The Bill provides for the release of an adopted person’s birth certificate and early life information.

Mice eating through box of Milk Tray among pest problems at Garda headquarters over past year
# Pest Control
# Pest Control

Mice eating through box of Milk Tray among pest problems at Garda headquarters over past year

9 hours ago 15,936 Views 14 Comments

One exterminator’s report said a mouse was causing “mass panic” in the building opposite the Technical Bureau main entrance.

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Eamon Ryan 'wouldn't object' to bringing Budget forward to September

9 hours ago 9,115 Views 27 Comments

The Minister for Transport said the matter will be discussed at Cabinet next week.

Five former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying
# Sipo Report
# Sipo Report

Five former special advisers apply to reduce one-year 'cooling-off' period for lobbying

10 hours ago 13,127 Views 15 Comments

Under the law, public officials are subject to a one year “cooling-off” period after they leave their roles.

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?
# Factfind
# Factfind

Explainer: What counts as EU funding and where does it go?

10 hours ago 3,194 Views 1 Comment

…And where has Ireland received – and given back to the whole process?

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system

10 hours ago 8,424 Views 17 Comments

BusConnects Cork is hoping to increase fourfold the number of people who use public transport.

Rape accused to face retrial after Court of Appeal quashes conviction
# Cork
# Cork

Rape accused to face retrial after Court of Appeal quashes conviction

10 hours ago 18,041 Views 0 Comments

The man had pleaded not guilty to one count of rape against a 17-year-old female.

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