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Today’s News

The 8 at 8: Tuesday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 8 at 8: Tuesday

7 minutes ago 376 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the news this morning.

11-year-old girl dies after crash in Co Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

11-year-old girl dies after crash in Co Kerry

27 minutes ago 5,445 Views 3 Comments

The girl was cycling at the time of the incident.

Findings from fresh Ballymurphy shootings inquests to be published today
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

Findings from fresh Ballymurphy shootings inquests to be published today

30 minutes ago 1,553 Views 0 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US expands use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to include adolescents

1 hour ago 2,991 Views 5 Comments

Doses could be administered to 12- to 15-year-olds as soon as Thursday.

Memo on legislation to allow adopted people the right to access their birth certs set for Cabinet today
# Adoptions
# Adoptions

Memo on legislation to allow adopted people the right to access their birth certs set for Cabinet today

1 hour ago 2,008 Views 3 Comments

A separate memo addressing the issue of illegal birth registrations is also due before Cabinet this morning.

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Younger workers have been hit hardest by pandemic, according to new research

1 hour ago 4,223 Views 5 Comments

New research by the ESRI shows unemployment is 14% below pre-pandemic levels for people aged 15-34.

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests
# Testing
# Testing

'A false reassurance': Health officials caution against widespread use of rapid antigen tests

2 hours ago 5,966 Views 18 Comments

Supermarket chain LIDL made headlines on Thursday when it announced it will stock rapid antigen testing kits in its stores.

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'
# Interview
# Interview

Minister: 'We've had housing issues for 10 years, I'm not going to fix it overnight'

8 hours ago 19,559 Views 49 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview, O’Brien says short-term letting platforms will be regulated.

Yesterday’s News

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Businesses re-opening after lockdown still ‘not as prepared as they need to be' for Brexit

9 hours ago 6,588 Views 16 Comments

The remarks were made at an Oireachtas committee today.

Fulham relegated from Premier League after home defeat to Burnley
# The Drop
From The42
# The Drop

Fulham relegated from Premier League after home defeat to Burnley

Updated 9 hours ago 10,734 Views 9 Comments

The relegation picture is painted with the Cottagers joining Sheffield United and West Brom in the Championship next season.

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
# B.1.617
# B.1.617

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

9 hours ago 24,486 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19
# Tuscany
# Tuscany

Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer vaccine against Covid-19

10 hours ago 48,760 Views 19 Comments

The woman is in a good condition but being monitored in hospital.

Nine children among 20 killed in Palestine after Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire
# Palestine
# Palestine

Nine children among 20 killed in Palestine after Israel and Hamas exchange rocket fire

Updated 10 hours ago 32,330 Views 77 Comments

The attacks follow spiralling violence after unrest at a Jerusalem mosque.

Man (30s) arrested after man (20s) left in 'serious' condition following Cork city stabbing
# Magazine Road
# Magazine Road

Man (30s) arrested after man (20s) left in 'serious' condition following Cork city stabbing

Updated 10 hours ago 25,223 Views 18 Comments

The incident happened on the Magazine Road just after 4pm today.

Garda charged with breaking Covid restrictions and being drunk in public after attending house party
# Waterford
# Waterford

Garda charged with breaking Covid restrictions and being drunk in public after attending house party

10 hours ago 39,458 Views 0 Comments

The charges relate to an incident in Dungarvan last year.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

11 hours ago 12,881 Views 0 Comments

It’s your nightly news roundup…

Man charged with murder of mother whose body was found in bushes in England
# Maria Rawlings
# Maria Rawlings

Man charged with murder of mother whose body was found in bushes in England

11 hours ago 23,015 Views 0 Comments

The body of 45-year-old Maria Rawlings was found in bushes in Little Heath, Romford on 4 May.

Your evening longread: Sixty years on - how the Bay of Pigs invasion began, and failed
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Sixty years on - how the Bay of Pigs invasion began, and failed

11 hours ago 9,943 Views 9 Comments

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

Dublin All-Ireland winning forward added to Tipperary football panel
# Premier Project
From The42
# Premier Project

Dublin All-Ireland winning forward added to Tipperary football panel

11 hours ago 36,646 Views 9 Comments

Philip Ryan has been named in David Power’s 36-man squad.

Man sentenced after trespassing in house and speaking to girl (5) alone in kitchen
# Courts
# Courts

Man sentenced after trespassing in house and speaking to girl (5) alone in kitchen

12 hours ago 38,051 Views 0 Comments

Graham O’Mahony, of no fixed abode, was arraigned on the single count at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test
# West Midlands Trains
# West Midlands Trains

Union slams UK company after email promising workers a bonus was actually a cybersecurity test

12 hours ago 19,651 Views 14 Comments

West Midlands Trains has been accused of “totally crass and reprehensible behaviour”.

Organisers of 'illegal' wedding reception in Co Longford apologise in court
# Courts
# Courts

Organisers of 'illegal' wedding reception in Co Longford apologise in court

13 hours ago 57,710 Views 0 Comments

Four people have been ordered to hand over €3,000 in compensation.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

13 hours ago 18,252 Views 13 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: We should not be fooled by the latest Government spin on investor funds

14 hours ago 33,866 Views 45 Comments

In a follow-up to his housing article last week, Dr Hearne says Government is merely keen for the investment fund issue to drop from the headlines.

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further
# Out Of Lockdown
# Out Of Lockdown

Hugging loved ones, indoor dining and foreign holidays get green light in England as restrictions to ease further

14 hours ago 16,658 Views 14 Comments

Boris Johnson confirmed this evening the relaxation of restrictions again from next Monday.

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 381 new cases confirmed in Ireland

14 hours ago 61,034 Views 118 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the National Public Health Emergency Team this evening.

Heavy rain and risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning issued for 13 counties
# Stormy
# Stormy

Heavy rain and risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning issued for 13 counties

14 hours ago 38,447 Views 11 Comments

The warning kicked in at 1.46pm and will remain in place until 8pm this evening.

Leitrim hurlers to display 'No To Racism' on their jerseys for the 2021 season
# Fight Against Racism
From The42
# Fight Against Racism

Leitrim hurlers to display 'No To Racism' on their jerseys for the 2021 season

Updated 14 hours ago 20,421 Views 33 Comments

The new jersey is a result of a partnership with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI).

The 5 at 5: Monday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

15 hours ago 7,060 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Update on use of J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines for under-50s expected in coming days

15 hours ago 37,854 Views 41 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said he expects to receive an updated recommendation from NIAC in the coming days.

Louth man to be sentenced over attempted rape after he reported incident to gardaí
# Courts
# Courts

Louth man to be sentenced over attempted rape after he reported incident to gardaí

15 hours ago 39,706 Views 0 Comments

The woman he attacked told the court how her mental health was affected by the incident.

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No evidence that Pfizer vaccine needs updating for variants, says BioNTech

17 hours ago 30,060 Views 30 Comments

BioNTech has developed a “comprehensive strategy” to address any variants in the future should they arise.

Man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside Henry Hoover in his van avoids jail term
# Courts
# Courts

Man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside Henry Hoover in his van avoids jail term

17 hours ago 20,494 Views 0 Comments

The judge noted that the guns were found “at a time of significant gangland activity in Dublin city”.

Brooklyn Colbert, an 11-year-old murder victim, can now be named after court order lifted
# Brooklyn Colbert
# Brooklyn Colbert

Brooklyn Colbert, an 11-year-old murder victim, can now be named after court order lifted

18 hours ago 49,959 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Dillon murdered his 11-year-old nephew Brooklyn Colbert on 3 November, 2019.

'Flat out until June': Queues for long-awaited haircuts amid sense that normality is returning
# Mops Chopped
# Mops Chopped

'Flat out until June': Queues for long-awaited haircuts amid sense that normality is returning

18 hours ago 26,123 Views 18 Comments

Non-essential retail and personal services are among the business reopening today

Connacht confirm Quinn Roux's departure after 9 years in Ireland
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Connacht confirm Quinn Roux's departure after 9 years in Ireland

Updated 18 hours ago 42,483 Views 38 Comments

A summer move to France now looking likely for the player.

'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled
# Longitude
# Longitude

'We are devastated': This year's Longitude Festival has been cancelled

18 hours ago 36,300 Views 25 Comments

The festival was set to take place between 2 and 4 July in Dublin’s Marlay Park.

Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month
# Food Closures
# Food Closures

Rodent droppings and unregistered premises: Two food businesses ordered to shut last month

18 hours ago 50,035 Views 7 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland confirmed the closure ordered today.

Ducklings costing €5 being sold to children by 'opportunistic' sellers who steal animals from Dublin canals
# Quackers
# Quackers

Ducklings costing €5 being sold to children by 'opportunistic' sellers who steal animals from Dublin canals

19 hours ago 59,446 Views 37 Comments

The DSPCA has urged people not to buy the ducklings.

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