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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

13 minutes ago 429 Views 0 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 51 minutes ago 16,310 Views 13 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

1 hour ago 9,453 Views 8 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

1 hour ago 5,292 Views 1 Comment

The airline said it is well positioned as markets return and economies begin to recover.

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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 1 hour ago 25,397 Views 38 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

1 hour ago 8,439 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV
# Park Your Weasels
From The42
# Park Your Weasels

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV

2 hours ago 22,413 Views 25 Comments

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rounded on their own clubs, called for ‘scavenger’ Glazers to be booted out of the game and heard from a bristling Liverpool manager.

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

2 hours ago 17,187 Views 38 Comments

His appointment was confirmed this afternoon.

PSNI officer's home targeted in 'reckless' bomb attack
# Derry
# Derry

PSNI officer's home targeted in 'reckless' bomb attack

2 hours ago 7,452 Views 11 Comments

The incident was met with widespread condemnation.

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
# Losing Control
# Losing Control

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

2 hours ago 18,051 Views 29 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

3 hours ago 13,874 Views 24 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'
# Timeline
# Timeline

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'

3 hours ago 12,820 Views 57 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was speaking on a new BBC programme about the centenary of Northern Ireland.

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers

3 hours ago 7,532 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí believe the xanax tablets were destined for the black-market.

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen Svetlana? 14-year-old missing from Co Louth since yesterday

3 hours ago 11,232 Views 0 Comments

Svetlana Murphy was last seen in the Blackrock area on Monday.

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show
# Charming Man
# Charming Man

Morrissey accuses The Simpsons of 'hatred' after he is parodied on the show

4 hours ago 22,276 Views 52 Comments

A singer similar to the Smiths frontman appeared in the show’s latest episode.

Poll: Have you ever bought tickets for more than their face value?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Have you ever bought tickets for more than their face value?

5 hours ago 19,116 Views 49 Comments

The new law proposes big fines and imprisonment for anyone caught reselling tickets above the original price.

Man charged with alleged hammer robbery of French bulldog
# Crime
# Crime

Man charged with alleged hammer robbery of French bulldog

6 hours ago 24,932 Views 0 Comments

Owner Denis McCarthy was walking his dog Rocco when he was allegedly attacked by a hammer wielding robber.

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Three pregnant women with Covid-19 treated in intensive care last weekend

6 hours ago 24,494 Views 19 Comments

The figure was reported at last night’s NPHET briefing.

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final
# Lovely Hurling
From The42
# Lovely Hurling

Holders Kilkenny to face winners of Wexford and Laois in Leinster hurling semi-final

6 hours ago 11,399 Views 12 Comments

The draw was made on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

6 hours ago 10,016 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League
# Super League
# Super League

Boris Johnson aims to give Super League 'straight red' ahead of meeting with FA and Premier League

7 hours ago 21,234 Views 50 Comments

Six Premier League clubs faced a backlash over the plans yesterday.

The key evidence in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd
# The World Is Watching
# The World Is Watching

The key evidence in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd

7 hours ago 14,185 Views 0 Comments

The three-week trial concluded with closing statements this week. It has now gone to jury.

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges
# Crime
# Crime

Ghislaine Maxwell in third bid for bail as she awaits trial on sex trafficking charges

8 hours ago 8,871 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell’s trial on charges alleging she recruited and groomed teenage girls to provide sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein is set to begin on July 12.

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93
# Walter Mondale
# Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale, former US Vice President, dies aged 93

8 hours ago 12,455 Views 2 Comments

Mondale served in the Jimmy Carter administration and lost out on his own presidential bid to Ronald Reagan.

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

15 pharmacies to begin administering Covid vaccines 'towards the end' of this month

8 hours ago 38,488 Views 33 Comments

The HSE is set to update the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout later today.

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders
# Private Security
# Private Security

New laws approved to regulate private security operators employed to enforce eviction orders

8 hours ago 15,627 Views 27 Comments

The Private Security Services (Amendment) Bill 2021 has been approved by Cabinet.

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Loophole means 'voluntary' mental health patients have diminished right to appeal detention

9 hours ago 10,828 Views 2 Comments

It’s been almost six years since reforms of the Ireland’s mental health laws were recommended.

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer
# Live Events
# Live Events

Ticket touting law to be approved by Cabinet as all eyes look towards summer

15 hours ago 15,686 Views 35 Comments
  • The law - to be approved at Cabinet - will ban the above price resale of tickets for live events, Christina Finn reports.
  • While there's no imminent return likely for large outdoor events, ministers are hopeful of further easing next month.
  • Stephen Donnelly is also expected to give Cabinet an update on the vaccine rollout at today's meeting.

Yesterday’s News

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US
# Rebecca Saunders
# Rebecca Saunders

Mother whose daughter was drowned by her husband asks for remains to be exhumed for burial in US

15 hours ago 50,812 Views 36 Comments

Martin McCarthy killed his young daughter Clarissa before taking his own life in west Cork in 2013.

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Murder case against ex-police officer Derek Chauvin over George Floyd death goes to jury

Updated 16 hours ago 33,183 Views 0 Comments

The 45-year-old former police officer is charged with the murder of George Floyd.

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland
# Indian Variant
# Indian Variant

UK adds India to its hotel quarantine list, as three cases of B.1.617 variant confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 26,746 Views 42 Comments

The ‘Indian variant’ is not a variant of concern, but it is under investigation – and being monitored closely in Ireland.

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Late header snatches draw for Leeds to dent Liverpool's Champions League hopes

16 hours ago 24,662 Views 67 Comments

Diego Llorente scored a late goal to cancel out Sadio Mane’s first-half opener for the Reds.

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Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Man to be sentenced in May for rape and sexual assault of his friend in her Donegal home

17 hours ago 38,452 Views 0 Comments

The 38-year-old man, who had been friends with the woman for seven years, pleaded guilty to orally raping her during a prolonged attack in 2017.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

18 hours ago 10,542 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
# South Africa
# South Africa

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations

Updated 18 hours ago 22,979 Views 3 Comments

Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place
# End Of An Era
From The42
# End Of An Era

A hero on and off the field, Noelle Healy has certainly left the Dublin jersey in a better place

Updated 18 hours ago 15,438 Views 4 Comments

The five-time All-Ireland winner brought the curtain down on a glittering inter-county career today.

Your evening longread: 'I had postpartum psychosis'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'I had postpartum psychosis'

18 hours ago 16,122 Views 0 Comments

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

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says
# The North
# The North

DUP not boycotting north-south meetings in protest over NI Protocol, Foster says

18 hours ago 16,741 Views 23 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood accused the DUP of ‘childish’ behaviour.

UK Labour party leader clashes with pub landlord in lockdown row
# Keir Starmer
# Keir Starmer

UK Labour party leader clashes with pub landlord in lockdown row

18 hours ago 25,155 Views 14 Comments

The Raven pub later said on Twitter that it had not intended to ‘hijack’ the Labour leader’s visit to Bath.

'We're in a better position than we thought we would be': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing
# Key Points
# Key Points

'We're in a better position than we thought we would be': The key points you need to know from tonight's NPHET briefing

19 hours ago 53,001 Views 49 Comments

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

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