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

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

Updated 17 minutes ago 45,147 Views 70 Comments
  • Thousands more appointments could be cancelled next week
  • The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues as normal
  • A ransom has been sought but will not be paid
'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

56 minutes ago 1,049 Views 3 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

1 hour ago 3,511 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

2 hours ago 9,577 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Portugal to start allowing tourists from most European countries

2 hours ago 17,525 Views 21 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

3 hours ago 9,511 Views 20 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

4 hours ago 22,134 Views 9 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?

5 hours ago 4,913 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

Poll: Would you like to see closer economic ties between China and Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see closer economic ties between China and Ireland?

5 hours ago 25,414 Views 54 Comments

China is currently Ireland’s largest trading partner in Asia.

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

6 hours ago 14,265 Views 22 Comments

Overall Palestinian fatalities from strikes on Gaza have reached 126 — including 31 children — with 950 injured.

From 20th in February to final-day promotion - the Irishman at the heart of a remarkable success story
# On The Up
From The42
# On The Up

From 20th in February to final-day promotion - the Irishman at the heart of a remarkable success story

6 hours ago 20,914 Views 2 Comments

Eoin Doyle on Bolton’s unlikely triumph and becoming the first player at the club since Michael Ricketts to score 19 goals in a season.

Two men injured after car veers off road in serious Wexford crash
# New Ross
# New Ross

Two men injured after car veers off road in serious Wexford crash

6 hours ago 22,447 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

What next? Summer reopening plans to see holidays to the UK back on and live events trialled
# Summer Plans
# Summer Plans

What next? Summer reopening plans to see holidays to the UK back on and live events trialled

7 hours ago 19,917 Views 24 Comments

Outdoor dining, trialled live events and cinema reopening set for June.

'I couldn't look at a hurl, it was gone that bad' - return of a four-time All-Ireland winner
# Ready To Rock
From The42
# Ready To Rock

'I couldn't look at a hurl, it was gone that bad' - return of a four-time All-Ireland winner

7 hours ago 17,987 Views 3 Comments

Katrina Parrock is back with the Wexford camogie team after a five-year break.

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials
# Covid19 Facts
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, Covid-19 vaccines didn't 'skip' or 'fail' animal trials

8 hours ago 6,697 Views 0 Comments

All four vaccines approved for use in Ireland have been tested on animals as well as humans.

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July
# Rollout
# Rollout

Vaccine rollout: Ireland on track to give 80% of adults a first dose by 3 July

14 hours ago 31,016 Views 45 Comments

Almost 270,000 vaccines were administered in Ireland in the seven days up to Tuesday.

Yesterday’s News

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US
# DPC
# DPC

High Court rejects Facebook bid to block probe that could stop data transfers from EU to US

15 hours ago 10,339 Views 12 Comments

Facebook Ireland today lost its bid to block the Data Protection Commissioner from conducting a probe into the matter.

Republicans choose Trump loyalist to replace ousted Cheney in key Congress role
# Elise Stefanik
# Elise Stefanik

Republicans choose Trump loyalist to replace ousted Cheney in key Congress role

16 hours ago 24,699 Views 36 Comments

Elise Stefanik has repeated many of the former president’s claims about election fraud.

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat
# Strength In Depth
From The42
# Strength In Depth

Leinster's Lions help turn the screw as spirited Ulster fall to another defeat

16 hours ago 23,620 Views 62 Comments

Tried from Jack Conan and Robbie Henshaw helped Leo Cullen’s side come from behind to win at the RDS.

Ex-Bothar CEO 'stole' money donated to charity over 21-year period, High Court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Ex-Bothar CEO 'stole' money donated to charity over 21-year period, High Court hears

16 hours ago 42,104 Views 0 Comments

The matter will return before the court next month.

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Multiple claims on Instagram about vaccines, face masks and Covid-19 tests are false or misleading

17 hours ago 16,492 Views 0 Comments

The claims have been made in recent weeks.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 10,516 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP
# ULSTER SAYS NEW
# ULSTER SAYS NEW

Taoiseach sends congratulations as Edwin Poots elected new leader of the DUP

Updated 17 hours ago 59,896 Views 111 Comments

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

Your evening longread: How subscriptions took over our lives
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How subscriptions took over our lives

18 hours ago 7,849 Views 2 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster
# Fiery
From The42
# Fiery

Connacht left singing and dancing in the rain after big win over Munster

18 hours ago 38,749 Views 96 Comments

Munster lost 24-20 to Connacht in tonight’s Rainbow Cup encounter at Thomond Park.

Two men arrested after cash, weapons and €40k of suspected drugs seized in Co Clare
# Ennistymon
# Ennistymon

Two men arrested after cash, weapons and €40k of suspected drugs seized in Co Clare

18 hours ago 18,620 Views 9 Comments

A number of search warrants were executed in the Ennistymon area this morning.

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 19 hours ago 204,903 Views 202 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.
Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Deaths rise as Palestinians flee heavy Israeli fire in Gaza

Updated 19 hours ago 35,832 Views 27 Comments

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

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

20 hours ago 23,918 Views 15 Comments

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

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 20 hours ago 91,839 Views 135 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
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 20 hours ago 13,714 Views 18 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

20 hours ago 33,659 Views 33 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

20 hours ago 14,368 Views 16 Comments

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

20 hours ago 13,133 Views 2 Comments

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

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

21 hours ago 13,426 Views 0 Comments

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

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

The Guardian apologises to Mairia Cahill over Greenslade columns

21 hours ago 12,939 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

22 hours ago 18,217 Views 30 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

22 hours ago 17,282 Views 16 Comments

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

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