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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 2 minutes ago 14,396 Views 29 Comments

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

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

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

7 minutes ago 451 Views 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Greenslade wrote an article describing himself as having “republican sympathies”.

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 11 minutes ago 1,912 Views 4 Comments

The pair discussed Covid-19, Brexit and British-Irish relations at Chequers today.

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

47 minutes ago 4,223 Views 10 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

56 minutes ago 4,216 Views 3 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 2 hours ago 10,980 Views 12 Comments

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

HSE ransomware attack is 'possibly the most significant cyber attack on the Irish State'
# HSE
# HSE

HSE ransomware attack is 'possibly the most significant cyber attack on the Irish State'

Updated 2 hours ago 130,389 Views 153 Comments
  • HSE will be forced to cancel health appointments on Monday if the ransomware attack isn't resolved by then.
  • 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.
Gardaí make two more arrests in fraud and bribery investigation
# Arrests
# Arrests

Gardaí make two more arrests in fraud and bribery investigation

2 hours ago 8,651 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Coronavirus: Four deaths and 425 more cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 31,631 Views 39 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

3 hours ago 12,164 Views 7 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?

3 hours ago 11,847 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 3 hours ago 20,435 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 4 hours ago 12,030 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

4 hours ago 15,772 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 4 hours ago 40,974 Views 22 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

4 hours ago 5,566 Views 11 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

4 hours ago 15,134 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?

4 hours ago 12,731 Views 6 Comments

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

'Noise, urination and defecation': DCC fences off Portobello Plaza for weekend due to anti-social behaviour
# Dublin City Council
# Dublin City Council

'Noise, urination and defecation': DCC fences off Portobello Plaza for weekend due to anti-social behaviour

Updated 5 hours ago 42,219 Views 93 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 against the decision is planned for this afternoon
Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Three men arrested in Limerick over attempted theft of catalytic converter

5 hours ago 12,085 Views 15 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 5 hours ago 17,061 Views 56 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?

5 hours ago 24,328 Views 70 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

8 hours ago 10,555 Views 24 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

8 hours ago 5,070 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

9 hours ago 11,883 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

9 hours ago 15,367 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

10 hours ago 46,742 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

10 hours ago 15,244 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

10 hours ago 7,070 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

11 hours ago 15,515 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

16 hours ago 21,353 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 18 hours ago 50,391 Views 143 Comments

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

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

New legislation aims to make 'threatened' basking sharks a protected species in Ireland

18 hours ago 12,106 Views 20 Comments

The world’s second-largest fish is a frequent visitor to Irish shores.

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Liverpool beat Man United to keep Champions League qualification hopes alive

18 hours ago 36,734 Views 89 Comments

Jurgen Klopp’s men are making an end-of-season push for a top-four spot.

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly
# Edenderry
# Edenderry

Man (30s) suffers serious head injuries in assault in Offaly

18 hours ago 21,765 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened in Edenderry just after 6pm this evening.

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Indoor dining to resume on 24 May as spectators to attend football game as test event

Updated 19 hours ago 35,248 Views 15 Comments

A number of restrictions will also ease on 24 May in Northern Ireland.

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial postponed for three US ex-police charged in George Floyd death

19 hours ago 18,013 Views 0 Comments

They were to go on trial starting 22 August for being complicit in murder.

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