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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

6 minutes ago 202 Views 0 Comments

Quite a lot happened today…

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Healy-Rae 'ashamed' he's selling imported German peat briquettes in his Kerry shop

11 minutes ago 3,101 Views 6 Comments

The Rural Independent group said today that the government’s climate bill will ‘kill off the Irish farmer’.

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Dubai became the world's influencer capital

22 minutes ago 1,097 Views 1 Comment

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

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy
# High Court
# High Court

Charlotte Mulhall granted permission to bring action aimed at securing transfer back to Mountjoy

24 minutes ago 4,646 Views 0 Comments

She claims that arising out of the transfer to Limerick, close family, based in Dublin, were unable to visit her.

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Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court
# Courts
# Courts

Justice Gerard Hogan nominated for appointment to the Supreme Court

26 minutes ago 2,062 Views 2 Comments

Five additional judges will be appointed to the High Court in a bid to clear the backlog of cases.

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman
# Shock Move
From The42
# Shock Move

Ed Woodward resigns as Manchester United executive vice-chairman

28 minutes ago 14,179 Views 24 Comments

Woodward’s exit is understood to be amicable with the owners and reportedly unrelated to the Super League.

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses
# Supplies
# Supplies

AstraZeneca vaccine delivery for this week reduced from 45,000 to 9,000 doses

33 minutes ago 6,538 Views 12 Comments

The next delivery of 165,000 doses on 30 April will also be delayed.

As the jury resumes deliberations, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in the Derek Chauvin trial
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

As the jury resumes deliberations, Joe Biden says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in the Derek Chauvin trial

Updated 48 minutes ago 18,090 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a rundown of the evidence heard in court.

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer
# PSNI
# PSNI

Gardaí arrest man on foot of European Arrest Warrant over attempted murder of PSNI officer

50 minutes ago 3,433 Views 0 Comments

The man is due to appear before Derry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'We can't keep relying on other countries': HSE begins hiring experts to oversee service for trans youth

52 minutes ago 2,104 Views 0 Comments

Teni has welcomed the fact that a consultant psychiatrist and a paediatric endocrinologist are being hired.

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months
# Policing By Consent
# Policing By Consent

Policing Authority says relationship between gardaí and students 'significantly deteriorated' in recent months

1 hour ago 5,920 Views 10 Comments

Students reported being fined for being on a walk within their 5km and having food deliveries stopped and checked for purchases of alcohol.

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped son has lost appeal against conviction

1 hour ago 9,731 Views 0 Comments

Dealing with the grounds of appeal, the judge said the court was not persuaded by any of the arguments made.

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week
# PUP
# PUP

Over 420,000 people received the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week

1 hour ago 4,267 Views 7 Comments

Construction is the sector that saw the largest decrease in the number of people receiving the payment.

Chelsea pulling out of European Super League after fan protests
# Change Of Heart
From The42
# Change Of Heart

Chelsea pulling out of European Super League after fan protests

1 hour ago 25,088 Views 69 Comments

Owner Roman Abramovich is understood to have driven the decision.

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Comedy with the Gleesons, Australian identity politics and Ireland's Mighty Ocean

2 hours ago 6,980 Views 5 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson wants to find a Covid-19 tablet that could help prevent serious illness

2 hours ago 11,684 Views 42 Comments

The British Prime Minister announced an antivirals taskforce that would help identify new medicines to treat Covid-19.

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
# Stars And Stripes
# Stars And Stripes

Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state

2 hours ago 13,710 Views 32 Comments

The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 390 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 55,609 Views 114 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19
# Co Louth
# Co Louth

Two fully vaccinated staff at Dundalk nursing home test positive for Covid-19

3 hours ago 48,485 Views 62 Comments

Neither staff member are showing symptoms “of any sort” of Covid-19, the nursing home said.

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
# Summertime
# Summertime

Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer

4 hours ago 8,335 Views 8 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take Five
# Take Five

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

4 hours ago 7,304 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains
# Gillian Ryan
# Gillian Ryan

'She was full of love': Tributes paid to woman found dead in Comeragh Mountains

4 hours ago 35,538 Views 8 Comments

She was an experienced runner and member of the Thurles Crokes Athletic Club.

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action
# Courts
# Courts

Indicative sentences to be handed down amid ongoing prison officers' industrial action

4 hours ago 9,473 Views 0 Comments

Eight sentences due to be heard today have been adjourned to later this month.

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited
# High Court
# High Court

Judge says RTÉ's decision not to release information about its climate change coverage must be revisited

4 hours ago 10,644 Views 9 Comments

The ruling was made in the High Court today.

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'
# Derry
# Derry

New IRA involvement in bomb attempt on PSNI officer's home is 'strong line of inquiry'

Updated 5 hours ago 16,613 Views 32 Comments

The incident has been met with widespread condemnation.

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions
# The Road Ahead
# The Road Ahead

Announcement before Bank Holiday weekend will have 'indicative idea' of summer Covid restrictions

5 hours ago 34,071 Views 21 Comments

Two Cabinet meetings will take place next week.

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine
# One-shot Vaccine

EU regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as 'very rare side effect' of J&J vaccine

5 hours ago 18,524 Views 28 Comments
  • Unusual blood clots should be listed as "very rare side effects" - but the "overall benefits" of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19 outweigh the risks.
  • Eight rare blood clots with low levels of blood platelets were recorded among over 7 million doses of the J&J vaccine administered in the US.
  • The statement by the EMA is similar to its conclusion for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine - which NIAC decided to limit to those aged over 60.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
# Hunger Strike
# Hunger Strike

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital

5 hours ago 6,367 Views 4 Comments

Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick
# Local Government
# Local Government

Government signs-off on plan for directly elected mayor for Limerick

5 hours ago 4,510 Views 7 Comments

An election will be held later this year if the public health situation allows it.

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EMA decision on Johnson & Johnson will influence whether Ireland spaces out Pfizer vaccine doses

Updated 6 hours ago 31,225 Views 22 Comments

It follows concerns that the vaccine could be linked to extremely rare blood clots.

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno
# Chad Idriss Deby Itno

President of Chad dies 'in battle' a day after winning sixth term in office

6 hours ago 24,869 Views 13 Comments

He served in the role for three decades.

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm
# Stobart Air
# Stobart Air

Operator of Aer Lingus regional service Stobart Air sold to Isle of Man firm

7 hours ago 11,737 Views 3 Comments

The airline said it is well positioned as markets return and economies begin to recover.

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

15-year-old arrested for 'riotous behaviour' after youths burn furniture to barricade street in Belfast

Updated 7 hours ago 33,129 Views 41 Comments

Demonstrations took place in Belfast and Derry.

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

7 hours ago 15,879 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV
# Park Your Weasels
From The42
# Park Your Weasels

TV Wrap - 'Truce' as united Sky pundits savage breakaway plans on night of compelling TV

7 hours ago 38,202 Views 49 Comments

Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville rounded on their own clubs, called for ‘scavenger’ Glazers to be booted out of the game and heard from a bristling Liverpool manager.

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now
# Secretary General
# Secretary General

Robert Watt appointed head of Department of Health and says he will waive €81k pay rise for now

7 hours ago 28,592 Views 56 Comments

Opposition TDs have criticised Watt’s decision to temporarily waive the “shocking” and “berserk” increase.

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission
# Losing Control
# Losing Control

Ireland first and only Member State to have fishing plan revoked by European Commission

8 hours ago 28,227 Views 44 Comments

The loss of the control plan means that fisheries will no longer be allowed to weigh their catches in factories.

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

8 hours ago 20,029 Views 26 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'
# Timeline
# Timeline

Boris Johnson says he doesn't see an Irish border poll happening for 'a very, very long time'

9 hours ago 17,316 Views 69 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was speaking on a new BBC programme about the centenary of Northern Ireland.

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí investigating illegal trade in prescription drugs seize €14,000 worth of tranquillisers

9 hours ago 10,288 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí believe the xanax tablets were destined for the black-market.

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