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Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed
# Housing
# Housing

Varadkar says Fine Gael's 40,000 new homes a year target is not government policy but has been discussed

1 hour ago 3,872 Views 30 Comments

Yesterday the Tánaiste told the Fine Gael Ard Fhéis that he was setting a target of 70% home-ownership.

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 288 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 18,271 Views 38 Comments

The Department of Health has reported that 49 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 15 are in ICU.

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister
# Chris Hazzard
# Chris Hazzard

‘No Sinn Féin shopping list’ to facilitate appointment of next First Minister

2 hours ago 9,980 Views 23 Comments

MP Chris Hazzard has said Sinn Féin will have ‘no demands’ other than a commitment to agreements already made.

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Reader Q&A: Vaccine registration is open today for people aged 35-39

Updated 3 hours ago 36,533 Views 33 Comments
  • The HSE is expecting to move at a slower pace through this age cohort, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • The supply line will switch to just two vaccines - Pfizer and Moderna - in July.
  • Pregnant women in this cohort should still discuss the vaccine with their obstetric care-giver before registering.
Sinn Féin remains most popular party in latest opinion poll
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Sinn Féin remains most popular party in latest opinion poll

3 hours ago 15,042 Views 96 Comments

Irish Mail on Sunday/Ireland Thinks poll was published today.

Poll: Will you be marking Father's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be marking Father's Day?

4 hours ago 18,419 Views 50 Comments

Today is Father’s Day but does it matter to you?

Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns
# Covid19
# Covid19

Belgium bans British travellers over Delta variant concerns

4 hours ago 17,095 Views 21 Comments

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland rook effect on Tuesday.

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names
# Making Their Mark
From The42
# Making Their Mark

Hero, spy, soccer dealmaker: the remarkable story behind one of the GAA’s most famous names

4 hours ago 17,692 Views 2 Comments

The original Tom Markham risked his life for Irish freedom before his work as a GAA activist resulted in the All-Ireland MFC trophy being named in his honour. A century on, his great-grandson is brokering major deals in English football.

SOB, Furlong and many more - Leinster Youths system producing major talent
# Pipeline
From The42
# Pipeline

SOB, Furlong and many more - Leinster Youths system producing major talent

5 hours ago 9,689 Views 6 Comments

Leinster senior debutants Jamie Osborne, Marcus Hanan, and Tim Corkery are the most recent evidence.

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Luxury on Lough Corrib: Tranquil hideaway with an aristocratic past for €675k
Sitdown Sunday: The serial killer and the dogged detective
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The serial killer and the dogged detective

6 hours ago 9,977 Views 3 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil passes half million covid deaths
# Bolsonaro
# Bolsonaro

Third pandemic wave hits as Brazil passes half million covid deaths

6 hours ago 16,005 Views 30 Comments

Many critics blame President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimise the disease as the reason behind the toll.

Man dies after pick-up truck hits spectators at Florida Pride parade
# Fort Lauderdale
# Fort Lauderdale

Man dies after pick-up truck hits spectators at Florida Pride parade

7 hours ago 23,640 Views 8 Comments

The driver and the victims were a part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus family.

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future
# Mortgage Lending Rules
# Mortgage Lending Rules

Opinion: To maintain economic resilience we must learn from the past and look to the future

7 hours ago 5,750 Views 6 Comments

Vasileios Madouros of the Central Bank says a fresh review of its mortgage lending measures will include submissions from the public.

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories
# House Of Commons
# House Of Commons

Former UK speaker John Bercow defects to Labour, criticising ‘xenophobic’ Tories

7 hours ago 18,535 Views 17 Comments

He stepped down as Speaker in 2019.

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Covid-19: The variant is surging in England - so how is Ireland managing to keep Delta at bay?

8 hours ago 75,433 Views 81 Comments

In just one week there has been a 79% rise in cases of this variant across the UK.

'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

'We know each other well. It's always a battle' - All-Ireland finalists renew rivalry in league decider

8 hours ago 9,182 Views 1 Comment

Kilkenny and Galway will do battle in the Division 1 final later this evening.

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
# What's The Deal
# What's The Deal

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

8 hours ago 25,336 Views 17 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the rest of 2021?
# Solstice
# Solstice

Quiz: How much do you know about the rest of 2021?

17 hours ago 37,650 Views 15 Comments

We’re half way through the year (well, almost, and also technically not just for another couple of weeks).

Spain left frustrated again as search for first Euros win continues
# Report
From The42
# Report

Spain left frustrated again as search for first Euros win continues

17 hours ago 25,606 Views 18 Comments

A Robert Lewandowski goal earned Poland a point.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

18 hours ago 13,554 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

19 hours ago 24,059 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

Man taken to hospital after assault on Dublin's Grafton Street
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man taken to hospital after assault on Dublin's Grafton Street

19 hours ago 75,695 Views 77 Comments

The incident occurred near St Stephen’s Green.

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

London stadiums transformed into giant Covid jab clinics on ‘super Saturday’

19 hours ago 28,463 Views 21 Comments

Smaller events are also taking place in local community venues.

Germany blow group of death wide open with thrilling victory over Portugal
# Never Write Them Off
From The42
# Never Write Them Off

Germany blow group of death wide open with thrilling victory over Portugal

20 hours ago 34,068 Views 24 Comments

The Germans came from behind to win the best game of the tournament thus far.

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds
# Shirt Off Your Back
# Shirt Off Your Back

Opinion: Bogus clothes collecting denying legitimate charities access to much needed funds

20 hours ago 23,720 Views 34 Comments

Double check if in doubt when approached for clothing donations to ensure those in need benefit.

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade
# Ard Fheis
# Ard Fheis

Tánaiste sets target of 70% home-ownership by end of this decade

20 hours ago 25,887 Views 99 Comments

This would require 40,000 new homes built each year.

Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign over to perfect start with 6-try win
# Green Shoots
From The42
# Green Shoots

Ireland U20s get Six Nations campaign over to perfect start with 6-try win

22 hours ago 33,842 Views 23 Comments

Ireland defeated Scotland 38-7 in the opening game of the Six Nations.

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Paul Givan told he will have to resign as First Minister when new DUP leader is appointed

22 hours ago 28,291 Views 33 Comments

Givan was only formally installed as the new First Minister on Thursday.

Griezmann rescues France from shock defeat to Hungary
# Narrow Escape
From The42
# Narrow Escape

Griezmann rescues France from shock defeat to Hungary

22 hours ago 24,456 Views 30 Comments

The tournament favourites escaped Budapest with a 1-1 draw.

New location may need to be found for National Maternity Hospital, says Tánaiste
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

New location may need to be found for National Maternity Hospital, says Tánaiste

23 hours ago 37,912 Views 66 Comments

The Sisters of Charity said it has never been contacted by the Government or the State to discuss purchasing the site.

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
# Ebrahim Raisi
# Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Updated Sat 2:24 PM 22,757 Views 44 Comments

Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far
# The Stories So Far
# The Stories So Far

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far

Sat 2:08 PM 7,131 Views 5 Comments

The series enlists readers to join forces with the project team to take a deep dive into key issues impacting Ireland right now.

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
# Russia
# Russia

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs

Sat 1:57 PM 31,730 Views 22 Comments

The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon

Sat 1:52 PM 11,171 Views 2 Comments

Colm Horkan was shot dead when he intervened in an unfolding incident on 17 June 2020.

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 1:10 PM 46,104 Views 92 Comments

48 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 14 are in ICU.

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September
# Covid19
# Covid19

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September

Sat 12:44 PM 27,340 Views 52 Comments

It is likely that this cohort will not be fully vaccinated until October.

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
# Cardiac Arrest
From The42
# Cardiac Arrest

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest

Sat 11:53 AM 19,863 Views 1 Comment

Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Sat 11:26 AM 12,593 Views 5 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

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