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Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row
# Brexit Row
# Brexit Row

Royal Navy ships patrolling Jersey amid post-Brexit fishing rights row

13 minutes ago 1,135 Views 4 Comments

HMS Severn and HMS Tamar have been deployed to ‘monitor the situation’ at the Channel Island.

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Ireland should lower the voting age to 16?

33 minutes ago 6,402 Views 35 Comments

Both Wales and Scotland have the voting age set to 16.

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Government to support Soc Dems legislation to stop state deals with cuckoo funds

1 hour ago 5,503 Views 12 Comments

The legislation, drafted by Social Democrats Housing spokesperson Cian O’Callaghan, will be debated today in the Dáil.

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad
# Waiting For The Call
From The42
# Waiting For The Call

Tight calls could be cruel to Irish contingent as Gatland finalises his Lions squad

Updated 1 hour ago 10,685 Views 18 Comments

The 36-man squad will be revealed at lunchtime on Thursday.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 8 At 8
# 8 At 8

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Updated 1 hour ago 5,340 Views 0 Comments

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

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Politicians condemn plan to prevent prosecution of NI veterans

2 hours ago 6,117 Views 22 Comments

Reports suggest the UK government is set to introduce a statute of limitations on prosecutions for conflict crimes that occurred pre-1998.

Spotlight

What will work look like after Covid

The Good Information Project is examining how we’re working through this pandemic – what have we learned about our changed environments and what changes could be here to stay?
Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim
# Charged
# Charged

Frequent overnight checks on Ghislaine Maxwell are necessary, prosecutors claim

2 hours ago 12,652 Views 0 Comments

Maxwell has been held without bail since July on charges alleging she recruited teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight
# SpaceX
# SpaceX

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight

3 hours ago 8,321 Views 7 Comments

This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s full-scale, stainless steel, bullet-shaped rocket ship soared more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico.

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night
# Fatal Crash
# Fatal Crash

Female pedestrian (40s) dies after road crash in Kildare last night

3 hours ago 19,698 Views 4 Comments

The crash occurred at approximately 6.45pm last night at Ballyhagan in Carbury, Co. Kildare.

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'
# Hartlepool
# Hartlepool

Boris Johnson is plotting a Tory by-election raid as the UK braces for 'Super Thursday'

3 hours ago 11,605 Views 13 Comments

Voters will have their say on councils, mayors and regional parliaments across the UK.

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

FactCheck: No, Darkness into Light is not cancelled, despite claims by anti-lockdown activists

3 hours ago 16,157 Views 0 Comments

The annual fundraiser by Pieta House is going ahead this weekend, despite anti-lockdown activists announcing an alternative event for that date.

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus
# Good News
# Good News

Israel study shows two doses of Pfizer vaccine give 95.3% protection from the virus

4 hours ago 10,818 Views 4 Comments

Over 70% of the population has received two doses of the vaccine.

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks
# Common Travel Loophole
# Common Travel Loophole

Crime gangs are exploiting the Irish-UK common travel area to bypass Brexit border checks

9 hours ago 16,800 Views 18 Comments
  • Organised crime groups have been exploiting a 100-year-old agreement between Ireland and England to bypass Brexit imposed border checks.
‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year
# Stolen Wheels
# Stolen Wheels

‘Eight teens were kicking him’: Violent bike and scooter thefts up 65% last year

10 hours ago 33,969 Views 32 Comments
  • There was a 65% increase in aggravated bike and scooter thefts in 2020, reports Maria Delaney in the first part of Noteworthy's bike theft investigation.
  • Cyclists at Luas stops were targeted by gangs over the past month
  • A rise in anti-social behaviour linked to the pandemic is being blamed for an increase in attacks

Yesterday’s News

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board
# Blue Origin
# Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket to launch again in July - this time with a crew on board

11 hours ago 9,557 Views 34 Comments

One of the seats will be taken by the winner of an online auction.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

11 hours ago 9,594 Views 0 Comments

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

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content
# Safety
# Safety

New media regulator needs powers to order ‘swift takedown’ of harmful content

11 hours ago 9,021 Views 21 Comments

The deputy Data Protection Commissioner said the new media commission has to be able to regulate all types of harmful online content.

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final
# Blue Is The Colour
From The42
# Blue Is The Colour

Chelsea dominate Real Madrid to set up all-English Champions League final

11 hours ago 23,118 Views 45 Comments

Timo Werner and Mason Mount set up Istanbul showdown against Manchester City.

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Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Rory Hearne: The Government does not want you to be able to afford to buy a home

Updated 12 hours ago 81,751 Views 165 Comments

The housing expert says the investor takeover of homes is no accident – it’s Government policy.

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Biden administration backs waiving of vaccine intellectual property protections

12 hours ago 15,587 Views 13 Comments

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai warned that it would take time to forge a consensus.

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How TikTok chooses which songs go viral

13 hours ago 8,758 Views 0 Comments

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

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'
# Sallynoggin
# Sallynoggin

Teenager robbed his social worker's car to go 'on a jolly'

13 hours ago 24,231 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty.

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Labour lights a fire under housing minister: 'Reintroduce your own Bill on cuckoo funds or we will'

Updated 13 hours ago 30,356 Views 56 Comments

Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan said in a video this afternoon that she will re-introduce his Bill “word for word”.

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'
# Stuck In The Mud
From The42
# Stuck In The Mud

'This isn't about those guys coming up the road. This is more about what Ulster are producing'

14 hours ago 16,894 Views 49 Comments

Stephen Ferris pulled no punches when it came to his native province on this week’s Rugby Weekly Extra.

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name
# Investigation
# Investigation

Gardaí identify officer who lodged Cork city planning objection under the force's name

14 hours ago 50,049 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí said they are carrying out their own investigations.

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

14 hours ago 6,012 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Canada approves Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 to 15

14 hours ago 10,763 Views 21 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration is also expected to authorise Pfizer’s vaccine for young people by next week.

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches
# Garda Hotline
# Garda Hotline

TD lambastes Donegal’s new 'rat line - the tout line' for reporting Covid breaches

15 hours ago 28,233 Views 32 Comments

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said that the setting up of the Garda hotline “wasn’t something that we recommended”.

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says
# Opening Up
# Opening Up

'Vast majority' of Covid-19 restrictions hoped to be gone by August, Tánaiste says

Updated 15 hours ago 35,835 Views 45 Comments

“I’m hoping that that’s the month when things are relatively normal again,” Leo Varadkar has said.

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

New helpline for Mother and Baby Home survivors concerned about risk still posed by abuser

15 hours ago 5,827 Views 6 Comments

Tusla said perpetrators may have been involved in the abuse of multiple children over time.

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches
# Scarriff
# Scarriff

Clare publican contests charges brought over Covid-19 breaches

15 hours ago 23,657 Views 0 Comments

Rory Maloney (58) of Main Street, Scarriff is contesting the State prosecutions against him.

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered
# Roll-out
# Roll-out

Over 400,000 vaccine doses delivered to Ireland last week with 200,000 jabs administered

16 hours ago 21,042 Views 43 Comments

The biggest previous week of deliveries was just under 250,000 doses.

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: Seven deaths and 418 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 59,674 Views 89 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sold his bank account to Romanian organised crime group is jailed for money laundering

16 hours ago 28,319 Views 0 Comments

Vlad Pintea, who sold his account to the gang for €500, was jailed for six months.

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?
# Shared Equity Scheme
# Shared Equity Scheme

The Explainer: How will the Government's Affordable Home Shared Equity Scheme work?

16 hours ago 11,413 Views 16 Comments

Generation Rent need a leg up onto the property ladder and the Government say they have the solution, but will it work?

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'
# Eyes On October
From The42
# Eyes On October

Dublin Marathon organisers 'cautiously optimistic' it will go ahead, as 'vaccination is key'

16 hours ago 10,417 Views 7 Comments

A decision will be announced on Friday, 25 June.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

17 hours ago 6,583 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Peloton agrees to recall treadmills following injuries and one child's death

17 hours ago 23,680 Views 20 Comments

The company has received 72 reports of adult users, children, pets or objects being pulled under the treadmill.

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59
# RIP
# RIP

Singer and model Nick Kamen, known for iconic Levi's ad, dies aged 59

18 hours ago 56,336 Views 43 Comments

Kamen became a musical protégé of Madonna’s following the infamous ad.

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing
# Fitness To Teach
# Fitness To Teach

Former principal who stole over €200k fails to turn up to Teaching Council hearing

18 hours ago 75,242 Views 0 Comments

Finbar Boyle unreservedly accepted the allegations at a preliminary hearing earlier this year.

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