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Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

4 hours ago 5,812 Views 15 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

Yesterday’s News

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

5 hours ago 4,359 Views 9 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

Republicans choose Trump loyalist to replace ousted Cheney in key Congress role
# Elise Stefanik
# Elise Stefanik

Republicans choose Trump loyalist to replace ousted Cheney in key Congress role

5 hours ago 10,762 Views 19 Comments

Elise Stefanik has repeated many of the former president’s claims about election fraud.

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
# Strength In Depth
From The42
# Strength In Depth

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat

5 hours ago 13,455 Views 59 Comments

Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.

Spotlight

Stolen wheels: Cyclists and their bikes are targets across Ireland

Investigations by The Journal and Noteworthy show how the pandemic has led to an increase in violent thefts and anti-social behaviour.
Ex-Bothar CEO 'stole' money donated to charity over 21-year period, High Court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-Bothar CEO 'stole' money donated to charity over 21-year period, High Court hears

6 hours ago 21,799 Views 0 Comments

The matter will return before the court next month.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

6 hours ago 8,955 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

7 hours ago 6,776 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP

Updated 7 hours ago 50,605 Views 100 Comments

Poots previously indicated that he will nominate a colleague to serve as First Minister.

Your evening longread: How subscriptions took over our lives
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How subscriptions took over our lives

7 hours ago 4,542 Views 1 Comment

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

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
From The42
# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

7 hours ago 28,336 Views 88 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

Two men arrested after cash, weapons and €40k of suspected drugs seized in Co Clare
# Ennistymon
# Ennistymon

Two men arrested after cash, weapons and €40k of suspected drugs seized in Co Clare

8 hours ago 12,723 Views 5 Comments

A number of search warrants were executed in the Ennistymon area this morning.

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid
# HSE
# HSE

HSE confirms ransom has been sought over cyber attack but says it will not be paid

Updated 8 hours ago 191,952 Views 198 Comments
  • HSE to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then, with some appointments already postponed.
  • A list of health services that have and have not been affected by the cyber attack today has been published.
  • The vaccination programme has not been affected, and Covid-19 tests are still to go ahead at walk-in centres.
Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza

Updated 9 hours ago 32,574 Views 27 Comments

Days of deadly violence have seen Israeli soldiers massing on the edge of the territory.

Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

Indian variant detected in a number of England’s Covid hotspots, data shows

9 hours ago 18,927 Views 15 Comments

Data from Public Health England shows a rise in cases from 520 to 1,313 this week in the UK.

Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'
# Locked Out
# Locked Out

Beer and goading in Portobello: 'I've cleaned up s**t, I've seen more people pissing'

Updated 9 hours ago 80,062 Views 115 Comments
  • The council says "about a thousand people" have gathered there in recent weekends, causing disruption for residents
  • There are to be increased garda patrols of the area
  • A demonstration this afternoon saw views expressed on both sides
Taoiseach holds 'constructive' meeting with Boris Johnson on Ballymurphy massacre and other issues
# Chequers
# Chequers

Taoiseach holds 'constructive' meeting with Boris Johnson on Ballymurphy massacre and other issues

Updated 10 hours ago 11,138 Views 18 Comments

The pair discussed Covid-19, Brexit and British-Irish relations at Chequers today.

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader
# Profile
# Profile

Edwin Poots: Here's what you need to know about the new DUP leader

10 hours ago 26,266 Views 30 Comments

Poots has said he would split the roles of party leader and Stormont first minister.

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Northern Ireland has been 'partly annexed by EU' and now like the 'Vichy regime', Belfast High Court hears

10 hours ago 10,669 Views 15 Comments

Unionist politicians have taken a judicial review into the workings of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media
# Radio
# Radio

Minister gives green light to sale of Denis O'Brien's Communicorp to Bauer Media

10 hours ago 9,980 Views 2 Comments

The Communicorp sale to Bauer Media is understood to be worth more than €100m.

Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets
# Courts
# Courts

Two journalists sue Twitter and former Sindo columnist Eoghan Harris over allegedly defamatory tweets

11 hours ago 10,610 Views 0 Comments

The actions have been brought by Allison Morris of the Belfast Telegraph and Aoife Moore of the Irish Examiner.

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns
# BBC Spotlight
# BBC Spotlight

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

11 hours ago 9,873 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Greenslade wrote an article describing himself as having “republican sympathies”.

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

Holohan 'still strongly recommends against' antigen tests for general public: Key points from the weekly NPHET briefing

11 hours ago 15,547 Views 29 Comments

A round-up of NPHET’s press briefing at the Department of Health this afternoon.

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue
# Mark Your Diary
From The42
# Mark Your Diary

Rainbow Cup to conclude with 'North v South' final at European venue

12 hours ago 14,876 Views 16 Comments

A host stadium is yet to be confirmed, with more details set to be announced next week.

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?
# HSE
# HSE

Explainer: What is a ransomware attack and why has the HSE been targeted?

12 hours ago 20,349 Views 8 Comments

The HSE’s IT systems have been shut down following a “significant” cyber attack.

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans
# Update
From The42
# Update

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans

Updated 13 hours ago 17,533 Views 24 Comments

All games will be staged in Gauteng or Cape Town and there is one change in opposition.

Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge
# Arrests
# Arrests

Two men arrested in fraud and bribery investigation released without charge

13 hours ago 16,273 Views 2 Comments

The two men were held at Terenure Garda Station before being released.

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 425 more cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 425 more cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 49,742 Views 66 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this afternoon.

20 years on, U2 and Jason McAteer finally collaborate - with a Dutchman - for official song of Euro 2020
# Beautiful Goal
From The42
# Beautiful Goal

20 years on, U2 and Jason McAteer finally collaborate - with a Dutchman - for official song of Euro 2020

14 hours ago 19,789 Views 13 Comments

Martin Garrix was just five when McAteer sunk his native Netherlands at Lansdowne Road.

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?
# HSE
# HSE

HSE cyber attack: what services are affected and which ones are still working?

14 hours ago 17,461 Views 7 Comments

An IT shutdown has had an impact on wider operations today.

Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
# West Cork
# West Cork

Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale

Updated 15 hours ago 17,908 Views 5 Comments

The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly attempting to pervert course of justice
# Courts
# Courts

Four gardaí and retired superintendent to face trials over allegedly attempting to pervert course of justice

15 hours ago 23,560 Views 0 Comments

The five accused were charged in court with a total of 42 counts of perverting the course of justice.

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres
# Ransomware Attack
# Ransomware Attack

Covid-19: GP and close contact referral system down, patients advised to attend walk-in centres

Updated 15 hours ago 44,415 Views 22 Comments

GPs are to advise patients to attend walk-in testing centres with priority given to symptomatic and close contacts at these centres.

National Ploughing Championships cancelled for second year due to pandemic fears
# The Ploughing
# The Ploughing

National Ploughing Championships cancelled for second year due to pandemic fears

15 hours ago 8,292 Views 14 Comments

It is the second year the event has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-RTÉ producer Kieran Creaven pleads guilty to sexually assaulting and exploiting children

15 hours ago 21,449 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on 9 July.

Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter

16 hours ago 17,232 Views 21 Comments

The three men are aged in their late teens and early 20s, and a fourth man is being sought.

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'
# Housing Ireland
# Housing Ireland

Opinion: 'The consequences of turning a deaf ear to voters on housing are political dynamite'

Updated 16 hours ago 19,322 Views 59 Comments

Dr Lorcan Sirr and Orla Hegarty say that to understand the current housing crisis, you must first learn of the history of housing provision in Ireland.

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should travel restrictions between Ireland and the UK be lifted?

16 hours ago 33,931 Views 78 Comments

The vaccination programme is ramping up but easing restrictions too early could lead to another wave of Covid-19.

Man arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 seized in Dublin
# Lusk
# Lusk

Man arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 seized in Dublin

19 hours ago 14,236 Views 25 Comments

€5,000 in cash was also seized.

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