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Today’s News

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in suspected domestic violence attack
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man arrested after woman beaten and house set on fire in suspected domestic violence attack

6 minutes ago 741 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí and fire brigade were called to a house fire where they found a badly beaten and burned woman.

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was' From The42

'I was thinking I was the best player in the world, and didn’t have to do the things that got me to where I was'

Updated 27 minutes ago 11,012 Views 1 Comment

Chris Forrester discusses why he has returned to form, having been voted the League of Ireland’s Player of the Month for March and April.

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days
# Eir
# Eir

Twenty two of these new phone boxes will be installed in Dublin city over the coming days

38 minutes ago 10,630 Views 26 Comments

‘Digital Pedestal’ phone kiosks with touch-sensitive screens and advertising space will be installed in Dublin City.

Army bomb disposal experts en route to Tuam to deal with 'unexplained device'
# Tuam
# Tuam

Army bomb disposal experts en route to Tuam to deal with 'unexplained device'

55 minutes ago 3,839 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí received the call shortly after 8am and have evacuated a number of people from their homes.

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story
# Housing Story
# Housing Story

Are you an Irish person living abroad? We want to know your housing story

1 hour ago 3,254 Views 0 Comments

In a follow-up to our look at housing in Ireland, we want to find out what it’s like living abroad.

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

NI Secretary and David Frost urge ‘common sense’ from EU during Northern Ireland visit

1 hour ago 3,453 Views 9 Comments

Frost and NI Secretary Brandon Lewis met business and community reps during a two-day visit to the North.

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you used a Covid-19 antigen test that you bought yourself?

2 hours ago 16,246 Views 46 Comments

Philip Nolan compared the tests to snake oil.

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland
# Green Light
From The42
# Green Light

Highly-rated Sevilla midfielder Ryan Johansson wins long battle to represent Ireland

2 hours ago 26,890 Views 27 Comments

The former Bayern Munich midfielder has won a lengthy battle with Fifa.

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory

2 hours ago 12,187 Views 17 Comments

In the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked An Taisce not to appeal a planning application granted for a post-Brexit cheese factory.

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards
# Pilot Event
# Pilot Event

Audience of 4,000 maskless people, mostly essential workers, attended last night's Brit Awards

3 hours ago 15,412 Views 7 Comments

Dua Lipa called for NHS staff to get pay rises during her acceptance speech – prompting a response from the British Government.

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated 3 hours ago 13,808 Views 28 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.
'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract
# Signed Up
From The42
# Signed Up

'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract

Updated 4 hours ago 14,888 Views 5 Comments

The tighthead finally agreed a new deal with the IRFU this week.

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath
# Mullingar
# Mullingar

Man (70s) dies in single-vehicle crash in Westmeath

4 hours ago 8,447 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

More than 250k vaccines administered in one week, as hospitalisations drop to 106

4 hours ago 9,356 Views 17 Comments

It is still unclear if expenditure on PPE and other equipment will taper off as the vaccination programme progresses.

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling
# Innocent
# Innocent

Cars parade through Ballymurphy to cheers and applause after coroner’s ruling

4 hours ago 12,907 Views 6 Comments

A coroner ruled that the people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.

A deadly night of violence as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'
# Hamas
# Hamas

A deadly night of violence as Palestine and Israel head towards 'full-scale war'

5 hours ago 19,201 Views 34 Comments

The heaviest fire in years between the two sides has been triggered by violence in Jerusalem, resulting in civilian casualties on both sides.

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Vaccination progress 'could be reversed' unless UK and others share surplus vaccines

5 hours ago 26,070 Views 14 Comments

Experts have suggested that new variants could potentially escape the protection afforded by the vaccines.

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Council boss hits out at 'disappointing' dissolution of Liberties-based Digital Hub

6 hours ago 17,855 Views 14 Comments

Chief Executive Owen Keegan said the decision to dissolve the Agency was taken “without any engagement” with its Board.

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland
# Beaches
# Beaches

Here are the four bathing areas classified as having 'poor' quality water in Ireland

12 hours ago 54,605 Views 9 Comments

96% of beaches met EU standards last year.

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
# Daft Report
# Daft Report

Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available

12 hours ago 26,456 Views 87 Comments

Rents across the country were 2.1% higher than at the end of 2020.

Yesterday’s News

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting
# Kazan
# Kazan

At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting

Updated 14 hours ago 68,971 Views 25 Comments

Reports from the scene said nine people, including children, were killed in the attack and 16 injured.

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for seven-and-a-half years over role in 'sinister' six-hour attack in Dublin home

14 hours ago 37,589 Views 0 Comments

Sam Maughan (26) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to causing serious harm to Mark Burke (43) on 1 August 2018.

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Boy (9) dies after apparently being struck by lightning on football field in England

14 hours ago 23,456 Views 4 Comments

Police in Blackpool were alerted to the incident at around 5pm today.

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Have you seen Alex? The 29-year-old went missing earlier today

15 hours ago 31,179 Views 9 Comments

Alex Pincer is missing from his home in Dublin.

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
# Violence
# Violence

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'

Updated 15 hours ago 20,166 Views 61 Comments

Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

15 hours ago 9,302 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

Ireland-China relations: Where are we now and where is it going?

15 hours ago 13,304 Views 43 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at Ireland’s relationship with China.

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated 15 hours ago 31,815 Views 130 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of the Jeremy Kyle show

16 hours ago 20,403 Views 4 Comments

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

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures

16 hours ago 10,322 Views 27 Comments

It could be a “number of weeks” before new measures are announced, say sources.

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin
# Murder
# Murder

US nurse jailed for life over murder of seven veterans with fatal doses of insulin

16 hours ago 25,922 Views 4 Comments

Reta Mays, 46, pleaded guilty in July to the seven murders and attempted homicide of an eighth man.

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United
# Confirmation
From The42
# Confirmation

Man City crowned Premier League champions as Leicester beat weakened Man United

16 hours ago 34,067 Views 99 Comments

An experimental United side lost 2-1 and can no longer mathematically catch Pep Guardiola’s longtime leaders.

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

17 hours ago 14,780 Views 10 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Michael? Appeal for information on 13-year-old missing from Dublin

17 hours ago 41,247 Views 1 Comment

Michael O’Neill has been missing from his home in Finglas since yesterday afternoon.

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza
# Israel
# Israel

Israeli air strike destroys 12-storey building in Gaza

Updated 17 hours ago 57,930 Views 97 Comments

The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Ireland's hospitals are more overcrowded than at any point since pandemic began, INMO warns

17 hours ago 28,854 Views 33 Comments

376 admitted patients went without beds across Ireland this morning.

The Remote: Back To Barrytown, Liam Cunningham in Ancient Rome and Irish interest at the BRITs
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Back To Barrytown, Liam Cunningham in Ancient Rome and Irish interest at the BRITs

18 hours ago 14,009 Views 3 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Woman sent for trial accused of sharing photo of Boy A in Ana Kriegel murder case
# Ana Kriegel
# Ana Kriegel

Woman sent for trial accused of sharing photo of Boy A in Ana Kriegel murder case

18 hours ago 20,924 Views 0 Comments

Boy A was aged 13 at the time of the murder and as a juvenile defendant he has the legal right to anonymity.

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: Nine deaths and 379 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 65,015 Views 68 Comments

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

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