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The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

22 minutes ago 943 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF-FG voting pact steamrolls two-seat Seanad race as there's disappointment for Hazel Chu 

34 minutes ago 14,520 Views 24 Comments

Fine Gael’s Maria Byrne and Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Horkan have both been elected.

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’

1 hour ago 7,420 Views 17 Comments

The president delivered a warning to the West during his annual state-of-the-nation address.

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

US Justice Department to investigate policing in Minneapolis after Floyd verdict

Updated 1 hour ago 21,231 Views 49 Comments

The department is already investigating whether the officers involved violated George Floyd’s civil rights.

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EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

EU unveils 'landmark' rules on Artificial Intelligence to curb 'high-risk' technologies

1 hour ago 2,798 Views 8 Comments

“Generalised surveillance” would be off-limits, as well as any tech “used to manipulate the behaviour, opinions or decisions” of citizens.

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?

1 hour ago 5,539 Views 6 Comments

Contracts should continue as normal – here’s what you need to know.

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations
# Inquests
# Inquests

Call for reform of 'inadequate' coroner system after families experience long delays in investigations

1 hour ago 2,405 Views 7 Comments

A new report has criticised the current system.

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches
# Unlikely
From The42
# Unlikely

‘June is too soon’ – Varadkar doubts Dublin will host Euro 2020 matches

Updated 2 hours ago 8,704 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s capital city is set to be stripped of the games this Friday.

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Varadkar 'hopes' NIAC's advice is that under-60s can get single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Updated 2 hours ago 23,401 Views 82 Comments

Ireland is due to receive over 600,000 doses of the J&J vaccine before the end of June.

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status
# Report
# Report

Migrants in Ireland 'fear speaking out' about gender-based violence over worries they will lose legal status

2 hours ago 3,244 Views 2 Comments

The findings were contained in a report by the independent Anti-Racism Committee.

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj
# Urantsetseg Tserendorj

Boy shouts abuse in court as case over stabbing of woman at Dublin's IFSC delayed

2 hours ago 22,814 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj was rushed to the Mater Hospital following an attack on 20 January last.

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

Internal Department of Health review finds no evidence of 'secret dossiers' on children with autism

3 hours ago 4,882 Views 11 Comments

The department launched a fact-finding review following an RTÉ Prime Time broadcast this year.

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE
# PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE

Dublin City Council seeks retailers to provide public toilets in the capital this summer

3 hours ago 9,334 Views 20 Comments

Under the plan members of the public will not be charged to use the toilets.

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood
# Cherrywood
# Cherrywood

200 more apartments planned for south Dublin's Cherrywood

3 hours ago 8,231 Views 6 Comments

The build-to-rent apartments will be constructed by Ronan Group.

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party
# Students
# Students

University of Limerick has disciplined 'a number' of students following street party

3 hours ago 8,690 Views 0 Comments

Social media circulated videos in early March showed a largescale street party in the Castletroy area, adjacent to UL.

'The target is still the target': Taoiseach says aim to have 82% of population vaccinated by June remains
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

'The target is still the target': Taoiseach says aim to have 82% of population vaccinated by June remains

3 hours ago 9,632 Views 32 Comments

NIAC will meet tomorrow, the Taoiseach confirmed.

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer
# Derry
# Derry

Dublin man appears in court charged with attempted murder of PSNI officer

3 hours ago 9,160 Views 0 Comments

Kieran Maguire was arrested on Tuesday.

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
# On A Jet Plane
# On A Jet Plane

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer

4 hours ago 20,002 Views 54 Comments

The minister said the EU Green Cert system could be in place by June but that Ireland may not sign up to it at the beginning.

Survivors criticise 'abhorrent' Bessborough apartment plan as developer says it's 'unlikely' site is burial ground
# Cork
# Cork

Survivors criticise 'abhorrent' Bessborough apartment plan as developer says it's 'unlikely' site is burial ground

Updated 5 hours ago 17,605 Views 18 Comments

An Bord Pleanála is today examining proposals to build 179 apartments in three blocks at the site of a former mother and baby institution.

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League
# Hands Up
From The42
# Hands Up

'You were very clear it would not stand' - Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League

Updated 5 hours ago 23,085 Views 42 Comments

John W Henry said in a video on Twitter that the project would only have worked with the support of fans.

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
# Retail Woes
# Retail Woes

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

5 hours ago 47,636 Views 64 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'
James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' to become hostel despite planning appeal by author Colm Tóibín

5 hours ago 9,542 Views 12 Comments

Permission was initially granted by Dublin City Council last year.

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath
# Bellewstown
# Bellewstown

Appeal issued for help locating 17-year-old boy missing from Co Meath

5 hours ago 8,968 Views 0 Comments

Rory Carr was last seen on 19 April.

Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite
# Streaming Wars
# Streaming Wars

Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite

5 hours ago 5,098 Views 6 Comments

But the streaming giant’s revenues jumped 24% to $7.2 billion.

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
# Golden Globes
# Golden Globes

Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email

6 hours ago 16,983 Views 24 Comments

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse
# Filtered
# Filtered

Instagram to screen DMs as part of attempts to fight online abuse

7 hours ago 12,154 Views 7 Comments

The new tool will automatically filter messages deemed offensive.

Poll: How many hours sleep do you usually get per night?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: How many hours sleep do you usually get per night?

7 hours ago 56,514 Views 41 Comments

Research has claimed that less sleep in middle age could expose people to a heightened risk of dementia.

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list
# Travel Advisory Group
# Travel Advisory Group

Health officials to discuss possibility of adding India to hotel quarantine list

7 hours ago 10,433 Views 39 Comments

The country is experiencing a surge in Covid-19 infections.

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Opinion: Why this trial was different - US experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin

8 hours ago 14,796 Views 36 Comments

US scholars analyse the guilty verdicts handed down to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the 2020 murder of George Floyd.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

8 hours ago 9,545 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict

8 hours ago 16,231 Views 50 Comments

Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien
# Trailblazers
From The42
# Trailblazers

'In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:' The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O'Brien

9 hours ago 13,618 Views 3 Comments

In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led the way for mixed race players.

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager
# Columbus
# Columbus

'She was just a kid': Protests held in US state of Ohio after police fatally shoot black teenager

9 hours ago 41,166 Views 77 Comments

The girl was shot after she appeared to attempt to stab two people.

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

A majority in Northern Ireland would vote to stay in UK, poll finds

9 hours ago 28,383 Views 106 Comments

As Northern Ireland prepares to mark its centenary the poll found that the majority felt the region would not be part of the UK in 25 years.

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of Irish people don't have confidence in the EU's Covid-19 vaccines strategy

10 hours ago 11,036 Views 41 Comments

That’s according to a Red C poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland published today.

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today
# Upper House
# Upper House

FF and FG seek to share the spoils as two Senators will be elected today

11 hours ago 10,231 Views 26 Comments

The government parties have a voting pact to support each other’s candidate, as well as their own.

'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?

17 hours ago 10,182 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 18 hours ago 85,897 Views 96 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

18 hours ago 30,174 Views 25 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

18 hours ago 96,497 Views 158 Comments

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

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