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Woman unsuccessfully tried to poison her three children a day before suffocating them, murder trial hears
# Courts
# Courts

Woman unsuccessfully tried to poison her three children a day before suffocating them, murder trial hears

21 minutes ago 44,893 Views 0 Comments

The first day of the trial took place today.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

37 minutes ago 1,629 Views 0 Comments

Woman goes on trial for murder of three children, government announces new housing measures, and Aer Lingus to close cabin crew bases…

Your evening longread: Japan and its 'Olympics problem'
# Your Evening Longread
# Your Evening Longread

Your evening longread: Japan and its 'Olympics problem'

1 hour ago 1,856 Views 1 Comment

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

Cavani welcomes Man Utd fans back to Old Trafford with wonder goal in Fulham draw
# Cult Hero
From The42
# Cult Hero

Cavani welcomes Man Utd fans back to Old Trafford with wonder goal in Fulham draw

1 hour ago 10,052 Views 28 Comments

Joe Bryan all too easily directed home Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s cross as Fulham replied.

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Up to 50% of future housing estates to be set aside for owner-occupiers, Ministers announce

1 hour ago 12,969 Views 64 Comments
  • The new measures will also see the purchase of more than 10 residential houses facing an increased stamp duty of 10%.
  • A significant exemption from this higher stamp duty charge is the multiple purchase of apartments.
  • Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien and Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe outlined the proposals at a press briefing this evening.
More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab
# Progress
# Progress

More than 40% of adults in Ireland have received their first Covid-19 vaccine jab

Updated 2 hours ago 15,069 Views 32 Comments

Almost two in every five adults in Northern Ireland is fully vaccinated.

At least 33 dead and over 90 people missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

At least 33 dead and over 90 people missing as cyclone batters Covid-stricken India

2 hours ago 4,435 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power after the storm hit the Gujarat coast.

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November
# Rollover
# Rollover

Government to extend emergency Covid-19 powers until November

3 hours ago 20,771 Views 74 Comments

A government spokesperson said the measures were being extended as “a precaution”.

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador
# Israel
# Israel

Taoiseach says Gaza air strikes 'wholly disproportionate' but rejects call to expel Israeli ambassador

Updated 3 hours ago 22,223 Views 109 Comments
  • The UN Security Council is to meet today, while EU leaders are to discuss the escalating violence.
  • An Oireachtas Committee was told that Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings in the West Bank have increased by 90% this year, and offered a number of reasons why this was happening.
  • Irish MEPs have strongly criticised the EU response and called for an immediate end to the violence.
Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base

Updated 3 hours ago 32,332 Views 50 Comments

Aer Lingus has also confirmed plans for the temporary closure of its base at Cork airport.

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting
# Dup Tensions
# Dup Tensions

New DUP leader Edwin Poots asks Arlene Foster for a 'clear the air' meeting

3 hours ago 16,528 Views 16 Comments

Foster was forced out after an internal heave by colleagues unhappy with her leadership.

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'
# Identification Of Remains
# Identification Of Remains

DNA testing for Mother and Baby Home sites could include 'aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews'

3 hours ago 4,470 Views 8 Comments

The minister has discussed plans for “very significant DNA-based identification process”.

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'
# First Time
From The42
# First Time

'I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history'

Updated 4 hours ago 18,845 Views 6 Comments

Ronan O’Gara hopes to see La Rochelle claim their first European title this weekend.

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?
# Cyber Response
# Cyber Response

Explainer: How is Ireland's response to the threat of global cyber crime coordinated?

4 hours ago 5,068 Views 5 Comments

The fight back against the HSE cyber attack is a multi agency operation.

Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle
# Kildare
# Kildare

Man (30s) arrested after €812,000 worth of cocaine seized during stop and search of vehicle

4 hours ago 13,669 Views 13 Comments

The vehicle was seized in the Naas area of Co Kildare this morning.

Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 4 hours ago 46,867 Views 42 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year
# FAI
# FAI

Judge wants LPP issues between ODCE, FAI and John Delaney completed by end of legal year

4 hours ago 7,820 Views 0 Comments

The comments were made by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds when the matter came before her today.

US military cargo plane lands at Dublin's Baldonnel airfield on 'technical stop'
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

US military cargo plane lands at Dublin's Baldonnel airfield on 'technical stop'

4 hours ago 26,378 Views 28 Comments

The C17, which landed in Casement Aerodrome, Dublin, is the latest US military aircraft spotted in Ireland.

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch
# Courts
# Courts

Man jailed for 20 months after burning toddler's face with mini blow torch

4 hours ago 19,974 Views 0 Comments

Both of the boy’s parents gave emotional victim impact statements in court.

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'

6 hours ago 29,845 Views 38 Comments

The Galway woman is planning to leave the country next month, and has waited five months for her 10-year-old son’s passport to be renewed.

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest
# A Song For Ireland
# A Song For Ireland

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest

Updated 6 hours ago 41,920 Views 60 Comments

G’wan Lesley.

Man (30s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth
# Omeath
# Omeath

Man (30s) arrested over alleged assault and false imprisonment in Co Louth

7 hours ago 7,338 Views 0 Comments

It’s understood two men were held against their will at a house on 7 May.

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year
# Social Housing
# Social Housing

Limerick suburbs to receive 38 new social housing units by end of the year

7 hours ago 8,497 Views 13 Comments

The Peter McVerry Trust, Limerick City Council and County Council are to deliver the new homes to the areas of Moyross and Southill.

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE ransomware attack: Healthcare disruption could 'mount' in days and weeks ahead

Updated 7 hours ago 24,522 Views 34 Comments

A former Chief Information Officer for the HSE said that it is difficult to keep healthcare security systems up-to-date from cyber attacks.

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Second Cabinet meeting this evening to deal with tax changes for cuckoo funds

Updated 7 hours ago 13,992 Views 44 Comments

The ring-fencing of houses in new developments for first-time buyers, owner occupiers, as well as the issue of stamp duty is being discussed by Cabinet.

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49
# Rollout
# Rollout

Online vaccine booking portal will open tomorrow for those aged 45 to 49

8 hours ago 57,926 Views 50 Comments

The HSE expects that some people in this cohort will be able to receive a first dose before the end of the month.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 32-year-old man missing since Sunday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of 32-year-old man missing since Sunday

8 hours ago 35,559 Views 0 Comments

Brian Sarsfield was last seen when he left home in Frankfield, Cork on Sunday, 16 May.

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption
# Covid19
# Covid19

High volumes at Covid testings centres amid ransomware disruption

8 hours ago 12,386 Views 1 Comment

People who are symptomatic are being advised to go to any community testing centre.

Roy Keane and Eric Cantona become latest players to enter Premier League Hall of Fame
# Icons
From The42
# Icons

Roy Keane and Eric Cantona become latest players to enter Premier League Hall of Fame

Updated 8 hours ago 22,023 Views 53 Comments

The former Manchester United stars are the third and fourth ex-professionals to receive the honour.

Risk of hail and lightning as thunderstorm warning issued for nine counties
# Stormy
# Stormy

Risk of hail and lightning as thunderstorm warning issued for nine counties

8 hours ago 29,187 Views 19 Comments

The warning will kick in at 2pm and will remain in place until 8pm this evening.

Ex-Debenhams workers stage lie-down protest, stopping liquidators taking stock from Limerick store
# Redundancy Terms
# Redundancy Terms

Ex-Debenhams workers stage lie-down protest, stopping liquidators taking stock from Limerick store

8 hours ago 18,146 Views 39 Comments

Former staff have been picketing outside the building on Sarsfield Street for the past 400 days.

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services
# Courts
# Courts

HSE sued by company that failed to secure €12m contract to provide air ambulance services

8 hours ago 17,193 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken by Sere Holdings Ltd.

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

What we know about the surge of the Indian coronavirus variant in England

9 hours ago 23,321 Views 20 Comments

And how widespread is in Ireland?

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
# Covid19
# Covid19

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?

9 hours ago 12,383 Views 0 Comments

It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.

The Remote: Ireland faces 'blasphemous' entry El Diablo in tonight's Eurovision semi-final
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Ireland faces 'blasphemous' entry El Diablo in tonight's Eurovision semi-final

9 hours ago 29,054 Views 14 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

'Heartbroken' Connacht back Stephen Fitzgerald forced to retire at 25
# End Of The Line
From The42
# End Of The Line

'Heartbroken' Connacht back Stephen Fitzgerald forced to retire at 25

9 hours ago 27,711 Views 6 Comments

The versatile back sustained a knee injury while playing against Leinster in January of last year.

Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything
# Supply Chain Chaos
# Supply Chain Chaos

Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything

10 hours ago 8,260 Views 4 Comments

Snowstorms, canal blockages and cyber-attacks have played all played a role but so is booming demand.

Man (30s) charged in relation to three Limerick City burglaries
# Old Cratloe Road
# Old Cratloe Road

Man (30s) charged in relation to three Limerick City burglaries

10 hours ago 8,239 Views 0 Comments

A man had attempted to gain entry through the roof and fell through onto the shop floor, Gardaí said.

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?

12 hours ago 22,185 Views 72 Comments

The ongoing fallout of the cyber attack on the HSE has placed a renewed focus on the security of people’s data online.

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