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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

19 minutes ago 1,553 Views 2 Comments

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

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 20 minutes ago 149,687 Views 170 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.
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 50 minutes ago 5,060 Views 12 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

1 hour ago 7,582 Views 12 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

1 hour ago 3,245 Views 1 Comment

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

1 hour ago 2,871 Views 1 Comment

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

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 1 hour ago 54,183 Views 102 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
Edwin Poots beats Jeffrey Donaldson to win DUP leadership but likely won't become NI First Minister
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

Edwin Poots beats Jeffrey Donaldson to win DUP leadership but likely won't become NI First Minister

Updated 1 hour ago 31,264 Views 59 Comments

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

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

1 hour ago 4,404 Views 0 Comments

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

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

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

2 hours ago 4,543 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

2 hours ago 9,084 Views 22 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

2 hours ago 8,353 Views 9 Comments

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

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 3 hours ago 13,413 Views 17 Comments

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

Gardaí make two more arrests in fraud and bribery investigation
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí make two more arrests in fraud and bribery investigation

4 hours ago 11,659 Views 1 Comment

This represents the fourth and fifth arrests in relation to this ongoing investigation.

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

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 425 more cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 39,902 Views 51 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

5 hours ago 14,849 Views 10 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?

5 hours ago 14,035 Views 6 Comments

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

Israel pounds Gaza with artillery and air strikes as deadly conflict intensifies
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israel pounds Gaza with artillery and air strikes as deadly conflict intensifies

Updated 5 hours ago 21,569 Views 27 Comments

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

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 5 hours ago 14,204 Views 4 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

6 hours ago 18,445 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 6 hours ago 42,247 Views 21 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

6 hours ago 6,442 Views 13 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

6 hours ago 17,237 Views 0 Comments

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing on 9 July.

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?

6 hours ago 14,425 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter

7 hours ago 13,609 Views 18 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 7 hours ago 17,766 Views 57 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?

7 hours ago 27,787 Views 72 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

10 hours ago 11,318 Views 25 Comments

€5,000 in cash was also seized.

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds
# Hospitalisations
# Hospitalisations

Covid-19 vaccines prevented at least 33,000 hospitalisations in England, study finds

10 hours ago 5,299 Views 1 Comment

The figures came from a Public Health England (PHE) study.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 falls to below 100 for first time since September

11 hours ago 12,337 Views 20 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that it was a clear demonstration of the effect of the vaccine.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

11 hours ago 16,496 Views 6 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year
# Heritage Sites
# Heritage Sites

Admission charges to all fee-paying OPW heritage sites to be waived for rest of year

12 hours ago 51,210 Views 15 Comments

This measure is effective immediately.

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally
# Cremated Remains
# Cremated Remains

'New life for old graves': Council to build walls in Dublin's smaller plots so people can be buried locally

12 hours ago 15,918 Views 8 Comments

The Council has identified four cemeteries to build special walls where cremated remains can be interred.

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

12 hours ago 7,291 Views 2 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

One of these men will today be elected DUP leader, here's what they want and how the voting takes place

12 hours ago 15,869 Views 28 Comments

It’s the first leadership election in the party’s history.

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak
# Mountjoy Prison
# Mountjoy Prison

Gardaí advised to stay away from Mountjoy Prison due to active Covid-19 outbreak

18 hours ago 21,685 Views 0 Comments
  • Gardaí cannot interview prisoners as part of investigations as authorities deal with the prison outbreak, Niall O'Connor reports.
  • There are 19 prisoners with confirmed Covid-19 infections while at least nine prison staff have also tested positive.
  • The Prison Service is now awaiting a further series of tests to determine the spread of the infection.

Yesterday’s News

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement
# Palestine
# Palestine

Israeli military escalates operation in Gaza but clarifies 'ground assault' announcement

Updated 20 hours ago 50,636 Views 142 Comments

Despite global alarm and diplomatic efforts to de-escalate Gaza hostilities, hundreds of rockets again tore through the skies.

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