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Today’s News

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Man (31) sentenced to life imprisonment for Waterford murder

13 minutes ago 1,376 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Keane was found guilty in May 2021 for the murder of 60-year-old John Lowe.

Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself
# Ardee
# Ardee

Louth man jailed for attempted rape after he made admissions to the gardaí himself

22 minutes ago 3,174 Views 0 Comments

Oliver Kane pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to attempted rape of a now 21-year-old.

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Junta trial of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi gets underway

34 minutes ago 1,088 Views 0 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate is being charged with accepting illegal payments of cash and gold, among other charges.

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated 49 minutes ago 10,400 Views 10 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

Spotlight

The Commission: The fallout from the publication of the Mother and Baby Home report

The conversation around the issue has widened in recent weeks to include redress, legislation related to tracing and information and burials at the sites of the institutions.
Arlene Foster resigns as Northern Ireland First Minister
# DUP
# DUP

Arlene Foster resigns as Northern Ireland First Minister

Updated 1 hour ago 30,975 Views 42 Comments

The former DUP leader stepped down from the role this morning.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Travel
# Travel

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

1 hour ago 6,851 Views 26 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze
# Fire
# Fire

Grenfell residents denied ‘swift justice’, four years on from blaze

1 hour ago 2,839 Views 0 Comments

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy
# Grand
# Grand

Sunshine and lower temperatures forecast for this week but Saturday looks a bit iffy

1 hour ago 8,407 Views 4 Comments

In a nutshell, it’ll be grand.

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

State on a go-slow in moving primary education from majority Catholic grip

1 hour ago 22,741 Views 19 Comments
  • In this first of a two-part deep dive into the promised creation of better educational choice, Peter McGuire finds a process in paralysis.
  • Just 13 multi-denominational schools have been established under divestment Catholic schools in the past 8 years.
  • Completed reports and surveys on school patronage lie unpublished while the Department continues to meet with the Irish Episcopal Conference every month.
NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

1 hour ago 1,477 Views 0 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey
# Mauritius
# Mauritius

Mauritian authorities to re-examine case of murdered Irish honeymooner Michaela McAreavey

2 hours ago 12,171 Views 8 Comments

Two hotel workers who were charged with her murder were acquitted in 2012.

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83
# Ned Beatty
# Ned Beatty

Ned Beatty, star of Deliverance and Superman, dies aged 83

2 hours ago 9,311 Views 8 Comments

Beatty received only one Oscar nomination, as supporting actor for his role as corporate executive Arthur Jensen in 1976′s Network.

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
# Cork
# Cork

Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide

3 hours ago 19,864 Views 2 Comments

One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?

4 hours ago 33,780 Views 56 Comments

A new power would allow gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys for electronic devices.

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'
# Setback
# Setback

England's 21 June lockdown lifting to be delayed until 19 July as scientists seek to 'buy time'

5 hours ago 20,315 Views 58 Comments

UK PM Boris Johnson will make the announcement at 6pm this evening.

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run
# Dublin
# Dublin

Cyclist in critical condition following Dublin hit and run

5 hours ago 27,931 Views 16 Comments

The crash, involving a cyclist and a car, happened at 9pm in the Sheriff Street Upper area of Dublin.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated 5 hours ago 30,468 Views 21 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister
# Israel
# Israel

Profile: The hard-right tech millionaire who's just taken over as Israeli prime minister

6 hours ago 21,617 Views 11 Comments

Naftali Bennett, a 49-year-old former Israeli Special Forces soldier and hardliner was declared the new prime minister last night.

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pharmacists to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today

6 hours ago 22,404 Views 19 Comments

The system will open for people over the age of 50 today.

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster
# Comment
From The42
# Comment

Injury and suspension concerns, spitting allegation and looking ahead to Leinster

7 hours ago 8,164 Views 1 Comment

5 talking points after yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division 2 promotion semi-final between Meath and Kildare in Newbridge.

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant
# Mobile Phones
# Mobile Phones

New legislation to allow gardaí demand passwords for devices when carrying out search warrant

8 hours ago 34,824 Views 29 Comments

The overhaul of how gardaí operate includes a new power for gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys.

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'
# Reduced Earnings
# Reduced Earnings

Impact of Covid school closures to be felt 'throughout next century'

8 hours ago 16,717 Views 7 Comments

Ireland could experience a loss in GDP of as much as 1.5% over the next century.

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

14 hours ago 25,086 Views 38 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

16 hours ago 43,470 Views 34 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

Andy McEntee claims Meath player was 'spat on in the face' during defeat to Kildare
# Heated
From The42
# Heated

Andy McEntee claims Meath player was 'spat on in the face' during defeat to Kildare

16 hours ago 54,448 Views 32 Comments

The incident involving full-back Conor McGill sparked a brawl that saw two players sent-off and three booked.

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A warehouse worker on €22K living and working in Dublin

18 hours ago 50,709 Views 20 Comments

This week, our reader is working late shifts and managing health and wellbeing.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

18 hours ago 13,241 Views 0 Comments

Get all the news you need to know right here.

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years
# BYE BYE BIBI
# BYE BYE BIBI

Benjamin Netanyahu ousted as Israel's leader after 12 years

Updated 19 hours ago 40,133 Views 63 Comments

Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.

‘He was gone’ – Denmark doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

‘He was gone’ – Denmark doctor says Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest

19 hours ago 62,540 Views 23 Comments

Danish head coach Kasper Hjulmand said he regretted the decision to recommence the Euro 2020 match after the incident.

'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes

19 hours ago 22,898 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Switzerland rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides

Updated 20 hours ago 26,850 Views 13 Comments

An extension of emergency Covid laws was set to be passed.

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid
# Independence
# Independence

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid

20 hours ago 13,144 Views 12 Comments

As many as 25,000 people attended.

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start

22 hours ago 30,973 Views 49 Comments

Raheem Sterling got the game’s only goal after 57 minutes.

Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow

Updated 22 hours ago 47,975 Views 52 Comments

It will be cooler in Atlantic coastal areas with temperatures ranging between 15 and 19 degrees.

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 45,710 Views 100 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork
# Tribes On Top
From The42
# Tribes On Top

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork

22 hours ago 28,285 Views 14 Comments

Galway trailed by six points at the break but won by five at the end.

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations

23 hours ago 6,972 Views 9 Comments

But the pledge on vaccines for poorer nations fell drastically short of the 11 billion doses that campaigners say are needed.

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee

23 hours ago 31,095 Views 47 Comments

The Croatia national anthem was also booed.

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

Sun 1:53 PM 55,808 Views 90 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

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