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Trains, planes and automobiles: How Irish ministers emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Trains, planes and automobiles: How Irish ministers emitted 400 tonnes of carbon last year

2 hours ago 1,691 Views 5 Comments
  • An analysis by The Journal has found that ministers emitted 406 tonnes of CO2 equivalent between them last year.
  • The final figure is an under-reporting of the true number because multiple departments did not release full data.
  • Details released also show that eight ministers used public transport at least once in 2021.

Yesterday’s News

Eintracht Frankfurt edge Rangers on penalties to claim Europa League glory in Seville
# Death Taxes And
From The42
# Death Taxes And

Eintracht Frankfurt edge Rangers on penalties to claim Europa League glory in Seville

3 hours ago 12,733 Views 35 Comments

Match-winner Rafael Borré had equalised in normal time after Joe Aribo gave the Scottish Premiership side a second-half lead.

Green Party suspends two TDs who supported Sinn Féin motion on public ownership of NMH
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Green Party suspends two TDs who supported Sinn Féin motion on public ownership of NMH

Updated 3 hours ago 54,456 Views 84 Comments

Losing the two TDs reduces the the government’s majority to just one vote.

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post
# Turkish Retweets
# Turkish Retweets

Twitter suspends over 300 accounts for ‘platform manipulation’ in connection with Donnelly post

3 hours ago 11,811 Views 12 Comments

A tweet from the health minister yesterday racked up hundreds of retweets from accounts that appeared to be based in Turkey.

Five remain in custody as probe into alleged match-fixing in League of Ireland continues
# Operation Brookweed
# Operation Brookweed

Five remain in custody as probe into alleged match-fixing in League of Ireland continues

4 hours ago 8,135 Views 0 Comments

Five men have been released without charge by detectives investigating alleged football match-fixing.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

5 hours ago 5,172 Views 1 Comment

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

'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby

5 hours ago 55,710 Views 11 Comments

Having made a shock decision to retire last year, Stander has no regrets.

Exasperation over UK actions but Irish officials don't expect Brussels to be 'bounced' into Protocol response
# Brexit
# Brexit

Exasperation over UK actions but Irish officials don't expect Brussels to be 'bounced' into Protocol response

Updated 6 hours ago 12,716 Views 10 Comments

The UK is seeking to unilaterally change the Withdrawal Agreement.

Have you seen missing person John Keogh?
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Have you seen missing person John Keogh?

6 hours ago 17,254 Views 0 Comments

Anyone with information on John’s whereabouts is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station.

HSE urges people to stop using certain disposable vapes due to high nicotine concentration
# Warning
# Warning

HSE urges people to stop using certain disposable vapes due to high nicotine concentration

7 hours ago 22,541 Views 10 Comments

The HSE said it has contacted all major Irish distributors of e-cigarettes and refill containers.

Salvation Army secures injunction requiring alleged trespassers to vacate Dublin building
# High Court
# High Court

Salvation Army secures injunction requiring alleged trespassers to vacate Dublin building

7 hours ago 11,108 Views 11 Comments

The charity had been renovating the property to accommodate refugees from war-torn Ukraine.

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russian soldier pleads guilty at Kyiv war crimes trial as world leaders consider tribunal

Updated 7 hours ago 49,549 Views 31 Comments

Meanwhile, Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol have been taken to a former penal colony in enemy-controlled territory.

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state
# Gillian And Darren Milne
# Gillian And Darren Milne

Taoiseach apologises to family of twins with autism who were 'failed' by the state

7 hours ago 15,074 Views 24 Comments

No longer can it be an option for schools to say we’re not taking in children with special needs, the Taoiseach said.

Quiz: How much do you know about Derry Girls?
# Derry Girls
# Derry Girls

Quiz: How much do you know about Derry Girls?

7 hours ago 61,696 Views 20 Comments

I am a Derry Girl!

Josh Dunne murder accused was 'terrified, sad and scared' following stabbing, court hears
# George Gonzaga Bento
# George Gonzaga Bento

Josh Dunne murder accused was 'terrified, sad and scared' following stabbing, court hears

8 hours ago 7,703 Views 0 Comments

George Gonzaga Bento has pleaded not guilty to murder.

Lisa Thompson murder: Man comes forward to assist officers after leaving document at garda station
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

Lisa Thompson murder: Man comes forward to assist officers after leaving document at garda station

8 hours ago 17,439 Views 0 Comments

Lisa (52) was discovered dead at her home in Sandyhill Gardens, Ballymun, last Tuesday 10 May.

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated 8 hours ago 14,869 Views 23 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

UK says it is ‘pushing ahead’ with Rwanda migrant plan
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

UK says it is ‘pushing ahead’ with Rwanda migrant plan

8 hours ago 7,938 Views 24 Comments

Home Secretary Priti Patel discussed progress on the agreement in a meeting with Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta.

Exiting Ulster Bank gives customers six-month 'deadline' to repay their overdrafts
# The Banks
# The Banks

Exiting Ulster Bank gives customers six-month 'deadline' to repay their overdrafts

9 hours ago 30,270 Views 27 Comments

But bank officials said the lender will remain flexible and urged customers having difficulties to come forward immediately.

Broadhurst and O'Rourke reach World Championship finals on special day for Irish boxing
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Broadhurst and O'Rourke reach World Championship finals on special day for Irish boxing

Updated 9 hours ago 10,249 Views 13 Comments

The Irish pair came through this afternoon’s semi-final in Turkey.

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy
# Energy Shift
# Energy Shift

EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy

10 hours ago 15,932 Views 13 Comments

The investment initiative is meant to help the bloc start weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels this year.

Explainer: Where 'clinically appropriate' stands as Government green lights NMH deal
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Explainer: Where 'clinically appropriate' stands as Government green lights NMH deal

10 hours ago 3,986 Views 7 Comments

The term has been defined in the government’s decision but not the legal documents of the agreement.

High Court proceedings brought against Sean Quinn over alleged trespass at quarry
# Trespass
# Trespass

High Court proceedings brought against Sean Quinn over alleged trespass at quarry

10 hours ago 20,046 Views 0 Comments

The companies claim that on several occasions since late 2019 Mr Quinn has trespassed on their lands.

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Former police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing

10 hours ago 13,757 Views 3 Comments

Thomas Lane has already been convicted of wilfully violating Floyd’s rights during the May 2020 restraint that led to his death.

Michelangelo sketch sold at auction for €23 million
# National Treasure
# National Treasure

Michelangelo sketch sold at auction for €23 million

11 hours ago 13,136 Views 14 Comments

There are fewer than ten drawings by Michelangelo which exist in private hands.

Man who broke wife's leg in two places jailed for one-and-a-half years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who broke wife's leg in two places jailed for one-and-a-half years

11 hours ago 27,137 Views 0 Comments

The judge described the domestic assault as “like something a trained soldier would do.”

Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Justice Minister launches new guide for GPs to help support domestic violence victims

11 hours ago 5,470 Views 3 Comments

The guide was officially unveiled by the Irish College of General Practitioners today.

'We have to do this': Medical scientists seeking pay parity say strike action was their last resort
# Pay Claim
# Pay Claim

'We have to do this': Medical scientists seeking pay parity say strike action was their last resort

12 hours ago 48,582 Views 24 Comments

One scientist told The Journal that staff feel “burnt-out” due to working mandatory overtime rosters, with many leaving the profession.

Rain and thunder forecast for this evening and showers to come
# Weather
# Weather

Rain and thunder forecast for this evening and showers to come

12 hours ago 13,850 Views 6 Comments

Rain will continue in some areas until the weekend.

Twitter says it will follow through on Musk deal despite the billionaire dragging his heels
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Twitter says it will follow through on Musk deal despite the billionaire dragging his heels

12 hours ago 12,325 Views 8 Comments

Musk has said he has issues with the number of spam/bot accounts on the site.

Man arrested after footballer Billy Sharp allegedly assaulted during play-off pitch invasion
# Incident
From The42
# Incident

Man arrested after footballer Billy Sharp allegedly assaulted during play-off pitch invasion

Updated 13 hours ago 17,969 Views 16 Comments

Sharp was knocked to the ground by a supporter in the aftermath of Nottingham Forest’s victory on penalties.

Ryanair loses EU court challenge against Germany's €320m bailout of Thomas Cook-owned airline
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair loses EU court challenge against Germany's €320m bailout of Thomas Cook-owned airline

13 hours ago 12,841 Views 2 Comments

Ryanair claimed that the Commission carried out an incomplete and insufficient examination of conditions for rescue aid.

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Opinion: The last thing this housing market needs is a subsidy for developers

14 hours ago 15,356 Views 72 Comments

The Social Democrats are asking the government to scrap the subsidy for developers – Cian O’Callaghan explains why.

British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste

British Government is 'all take and take some more' in NI Protocol debacle - Tánaiste

14 hours ago 17,495 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar said the UK’s threats to disapply parts of the Protocol are creating an “atmosphere of distrust”.

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism
# Home Work
# Home Work

Department to explore 'substantial' revisions to remote working bill after criticism

Updated 14 hours ago 31,576 Views 52 Comments

The draft bill has gone down like a “lead balloon” with workers, said Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

10 men arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in the League of Ireland
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

10 men arrested in connection with alleged match-fixing in the League of Ireland

Updated 16 hours ago 45,616 Views 0 Comments

The arrests stem from an investigation launched following reports of alleged match-fixing received from the FAI and Uefa.

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns
# Sea Levels
# Sea Levels

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021, UN warns

16 hours ago 5,488 Views 17 Comments

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification all set new records last year.

'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival
# Cannes
# Cannes

'The hate of men will pass': Volodymyr Zelenskyy speech opens Cannes Film Festival

16 hours ago 10,686 Views 12 Comments

The leader received a standing ovation after delivering lines from the Charlie Chaplin film, the Great Dictator.

Ryanair opens new €10 million aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair opens new €10 million aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport

17 hours ago 14,252 Views 8 Comments

The facility is expected to employ 200 people in the locality.

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