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'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

'It felt safe': Why do people turn to social media to share their experiences of sexual assault?

3 hours ago 1,879 Views 0 Comments

Post-MeToo, more people are disclosing their sexual violence experiences online – but what issues might this bring up for them and society at large?

Yesterday’s News

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans
# Change Of Heart
From The42
# Change Of Heart

Premier League clubs withdraw from European Super League plans

Updated 4 hours ago 60,561 Views 91 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven Chelsea’s decision.

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
# Zzzz
# Zzzz

Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study

5 hours ago 13,831 Views 16 Comments

Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Derek Chauvin found guilty of the second-degree murder of George Floyd

5 hours ago 66,519 Views 146 Comments

Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump hailed the three guilty verdicts as a landmark victory for civil rights.

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

'We don't want it to happen' - Henderson leads Liverpool players in united front against Super League

6 hours ago 13,300 Views 24 Comments

A number of the club’s squad have posted identical messages on social media.

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Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016
# Regency Shooting
# Regency Shooting

Three men charged in connection with Regency Hotel shooting in Dublin in February 2016

6 hours ago 37,802 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place during a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in February 2016.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

Updated 6 hours ago 46,866 Views 44 Comments

Woodward’s exit has been confirmed by the club this evening.

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings
# JOHNNY MERCER
# JOHNNY MERCER

UK junior defence minister resigns over veterans being investigated for Troubles killings

6 hours ago 18,706 Views 33 Comments

Johnny Mercer said that this had been a “red line” issue for him, and that he is “deeply proud” of veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Vets, dental hygienists and healthcare students could be trained up to give vaccine jabs

6 hours ago 10,767 Views 33 Comments

More vaccinators will need to be recruited to as we head into the summer months, Cabinet was told today.

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

As the jury reaches a decision, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in Derek Chauvin trial

Updated 7 hours ago 33,228 Views 0 Comments

The verdict will be read in a Minneapolis courtroom at 9.30pm Irish time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

7 hours ago 5,514 Views 0 Comments

Quite a lot happened today…

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop

7 hours ago 31,587 Views 63 Comments

The Rural Independent group said today that the government’s climate bill will ‘kill off the Irish farmer’.

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital

7 hours ago 6,596 Views 3 Comments

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

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy
# High Court
# High Court

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy

7 hours ago 24,514 Views 0 Comments

She claims that arising out of the transfer to Limerick, close family, based in Dublin, were unable to visit her.

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
# Courts
# Courts

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

7 hours ago 11,061 Views 4 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

7 hours ago 26,092 Views 40 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# PSNI
# PSNI

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer

8 hours ago 9,604 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

8 hours ago 6,971 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

8 hours ago 14,351 Views 21 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction

8 hours ago 25,219 Views 0 Comments

Dealing with the grounds of appeal, the judge said the court was not persuaded by any of the arguments made.

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

8 hours ago 8,613 Views 7 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean

9 hours ago 11,469 Views 10 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

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

9 hours ago 15,651 Views 43 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

10 hours ago 18,087 Views 38 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

10 hours ago 68,566 Views 140 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

10 hours ago 63,091 Views 69 Comments

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

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

11 hours ago 10,131 Views 8 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

11 hours ago 9,558 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

11 hours ago 47,275 Views 8 Comments

She was an experienced runner and member of the Thurles Crokes Athletic Club.

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

11 hours ago 11,549 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

11 hours ago 12,958 Views 10 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

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

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

Updated 12 hours ago 18,661 Views 33 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

12 hours ago 40,001 Views 21 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

12 hours ago 19,863 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

12 hours ago 7,978 Views 6 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

12 hours ago 5,327 Views 8 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 13 hours ago 33,135 Views 22 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

13 hours ago 27,759 Views 13 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

14 hours ago 13,379 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 14 hours ago 34,383 Views 43 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

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