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Today’s News

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated 22 minutes ago 22,978 Views 85 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration
# The Famine
# The Famine

President Higgins speaks on Covid, events in the Middle East as part of National Famine Commemoration

1 hour ago 1,790 Views 5 Comments

Higgins called the famine a defining moment for Ireland, saying that it unleashed a “cataclysmic period” of Irish history

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

HSE won't comment on ransom figure, as other departments take precautions after cyber attack

Updated 1 hour ago 55,998 Views 86 Comments
  • Hackers have reportedly demanded millions of euro from the HSE, but the exact figure has not been confirmed
  • The Department of Health was impacted by the cyber attack on Friday, but has not been targeted by a fresh attack today
  • The HSE has said that the disruption will likely continue 'well into the coming week'
Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 802 new cases confirmed in Ireland over past two days

2 hours ago 66,994 Views 75 Comments

There are 109 people in hospital, including 42 in ICU.

Spotlight

Stolen wheels: Cyclists and their bikes are targets across Ireland

Investigations by The Journal and Noteworthy show how the pandemic has led to an increase in violent thefts and anti-social behaviour.
Mona Eltahawy: 'No one ever asks men, don't you think violence against women begets violence?'
# Seven Necessary Sins
# Seven Necessary Sins

Mona Eltahawy: 'No one ever asks men, don't you think violence against women begets violence?'

2 hours ago 8,484 Views 16 Comments

We speak to the author about her new book, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, which is published by Tramp Press.

Vaccine registration dates for people aged 40-49 to be announced next week
# Vaccine Registration
# Vaccine Registration

Vaccine registration dates for people aged 40-49 to be announced next week

2 hours ago 18,519 Views 16 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said that people between 40-49 should be able to receive a dose in late May and throughout June.

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

‘High degree of confidence’ vaccines work against Indian variant, Matt Hancock says

4 hours ago 10,130 Views 15 Comments

The British Health Secretary said it is “appropriate” to push on with the major easing of lockdown in England.

Man (30s) stabbed in Ballymun this morning in 'serious but stable' condition
# Ballymun Stabbing
# Ballymun Stabbing

Man (30s) stabbed in Ballymun this morning in 'serious but stable' condition

4 hours ago 8,129 Views 2 Comments

The man has since been taken to the Mater Hospital.

18-year-old Rhasidat Adeleke sets new Irish 200m record
# Teenage Kicks
From The42
# Teenage Kicks

18-year-old Rhasidat Adeleke sets new Irish 200m record

6 hours ago 39,774 Views 26 Comments

The talented Dubliner bettered Phil Healy’s time at the Big 12 Championship in Manhattan last night.

DAFT.IE PROPERTY MAGAZINE
Glamour in the south Dublin hills: LA-style luxury residence for €2.85m
Child dies after suspected gas explosion 'destroys three homes' in England
# Lancashire
# Lancashire

Child dies after suspected gas explosion 'destroys three homes' in England

Updated 6 hours ago 18,450 Views 1 Comment

Four other people were injured in the serious incident.

The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection
# Short Story
# Short Story

The Irish Read: A short story from Adrian Duncan's new collection

7 hours ago 4,593 Views 1 Comment

Enjoy a section from a new work by an Irish author this Sunday morning.

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him
# We Meet Again
From The42
# We Meet Again

Hourihane out to dash the Premier League hopes of a club that still adores him

7 hours ago 27,304 Views 4 Comments

Barnsley have finally recovered from losing their talismanic captain to Aston Villa in 2017.

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision this week?

7 hours ago 24,969 Views 47 Comments

What’s Another Year?

Sitdown Sunday: Has the Dyatlov Pass incident been solved at last?
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Has the Dyatlov Pass incident been solved at last?

8 hours ago 17,630 Views 0 Comments

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

'Like clockwork every year': Dublin's seaside towns once again hit by spate of anti-social behaviour
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

'Like clockwork every year': Dublin's seaside towns once again hit by spate of anti-social behaviour

8 hours ago 48,952 Views 75 Comments
‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’
# Clare Shine
From The42
# Clare Shine

‘I’m fortunate enough to have another opportunity at life. I will keep fighting’

9 hours ago 33,635 Views 4 Comments

As Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 comes to a close, Clare Shine opens up further on her ongoing battle.

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South
# Litmus Test
# Litmus Test

Pressure on FF's hopeful future leader O’Callaghan to deliver decent vote in Dublin Bay South

10 hours ago 21,004 Views 35 Comments

Questions could be asked as to whether O’Callaghan is the right man for the job if the party performs poorly.

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories
# My Housing Story
# My Housing Story

'Forget the American dream - it's the Dutch dream!': Your housing abroad stories

17 hours ago 50,618 Views 82 Comments

In a follow-up to our Irish housing stories, here’s what it’s like living in a variety of countries across Europe and beyond.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about statues?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about statues?

19 hours ago 39,450 Views 20 Comments

Is that you?

Long-range Forde free grabs draw for Tipperary against Cork
# All Square
From The42
# All Square

Long-range Forde free grabs draw for Tipperary against Cork

20 hours ago 23,682 Views 30 Comments

Semple Stadium hosted this evening’s game.

Man (20) dies in workplace accident in Dublin Port this afternoon
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Man (20) dies in workplace accident in Dublin Port this afternoon

20 hours ago 55,932 Views 22 Comments

Gardaí were alerted to the incident, which took place at a shipping premises, at approximately 3:30pm.

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

21 hours ago 28,749 Views 52 Comments

G’wan Lesley.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

21 hours ago 11,972 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Leicester City lift FA Cup for the first time after Tielemans' thunderbolt seals victory over Chelsea
# Magic Of The Cup
From The42
# Magic Of The Cup

Leicester City lift FA Cup for the first time after Tielemans' thunderbolt seals victory over Chelsea

21 hours ago 28,936 Views 44 Comments

Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes were contesting their first FA Cup final since 1969.

Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today
# Palestine Protests
# Palestine Protests

Thousands gather in peaceful rallies in solidarity with Palestine across Ireland today

Updated 22 hours ago 34,359 Views 96 Comments

Protestors gathered at the Spire on O’Connell’s street earlier this afternoon before marching to the Israeli embassy.

Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
# Radon Aware
# Radon Aware

Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable

23 hours ago 36,521 Views 22 Comments

EcoEye producer Marcus Stewart explains how some straightforward policy moves can bring deaths from the radioactive gas under control.

Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Mandatory Hotel Quarantine
# Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Five countries removed from Ireland's mandatory hotel quarantine list

23 hours ago 84,951 Views 42 Comments

All travellers into Ireland must have a negative pre-flight Covid-19 test.

Sensational Clifford grabs 3-6 in Kerry's 22-point trimming of Galway
# Masterclass
From The42
# Masterclass

Sensational Clifford grabs 3-6 in Kerry's 22-point trimming of Galway

Sat 5:29 PM 42,286 Views 28 Comments

The Fossa man completed his hat-trick with a glorious soccer-style dummy and finish.

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

'Safe and steady' progress made as HSE attempts to regain control of IT system

Updated Sat 5:05 PM 95,313 Views 96 Comments
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal, but daily case numbers are not available
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
Man arrested for hitting garda after large party is broken up at Oliver Bond flats
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man arrested for hitting garda after large party is broken up at Oliver Bond flats

Sat 4:35 PM 45,519 Views 0 Comments

The 23-year-old man was arrested after hitting a garda while officers broke up the party last night.

Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say
# Gaza
# Gaza

Family of 10 killed after Israeli airstrike hits refugee camp, medics say

Updated Sat 3:57 PM 27,673 Views 18 Comments

Israeli airstrikes have also destroyed a tower that hosted media groups Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.

'It has taken 50 years for the truth to come out': Ballymurphy families speak out on tragedy after coroner court verdict
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

'It has taken 50 years for the truth to come out': Ballymurphy families speak out on tragedy after coroner court verdict

Sat 1:43 PM 9,155 Views 32 Comments

Carmel Quinn spoke about her experience after the massacre took place and the 50 years it took for families to be vindicated.

Man (40s) arrested in connection with two suspected arson incidents in Limerick city yesterday
# Arson Attack
# Arson Attack

Man (40s) arrested in connection with two suspected arson incidents in Limerick city yesterday

Sat 12:48 PM 14,386 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí received reports that a business nearby Browns Quay in Limerick City was on fire at 5:30am yesterday morning

Final Debenhams stores to shut in UK as chain’s 243-year history ends
# Debenhams
# Debenhams

Final Debenhams stores to shut in UK as chain’s 243-year history ends

Sat 12:15 PM 33,064 Views 45 Comments

The retail firm collapsed amid the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries
# Travel
# Travel

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

Sat 11:40 AM 47,588 Views 38 Comments

Travellers from European Union countries with coronavirus rates below 500 cases per 100,000 residents can visit Portugal from Monday.

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time
# The Red Planet
# The Red Planet

China lands spacecraft on Mars for the first time

Sat 10:58 AM 19,964 Views 37 Comments

A rover will join an American craft which arrived at the red planet in February.

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale
# Hardy Buccs
From The42
# Hardy Buccs

The team that came from nowhere to create a Midlands fairy tale

Sat 10:00 AM 47,228 Views 13 Comments

In the 1990s an unlikely union between two towns lifted Buccaneers from the third tier of Irish rugby to the top. Their story was a classic tale of success against the odds.

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
# Peace
# Peace

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?

Sat 9:30 AM 9,179 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

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