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Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India
# Cyclone Tauktae
# Cyclone Tauktae

Twenty dead as 'biggest storm in 30 years' makes landfall in western India

9 minutes ago 928 Views 1 Comment

The storm made landfall in Gujarat state just after 8.30 pm local time.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

29 minutes ago 2,006 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Shaun Ryder on Covid, alopecia and his former drug use

59 minutes ago 4,508 Views 1 Comment

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

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

New era of attack in Tyrone and how the latest gifted forward to emerge scored 0-10 off scraps

Updated 1 hour ago 5,872 Views 1 Comment

We take a look at Paul Donaghy’s performance in their narrow defeat to Donegal on Saturday.

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.
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
# Rescue
# Rescue

Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford

1 hour ago 8,216 Views 4 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer
# Bartra Capital
# Bartra Capital

Fate of badger family at centre of planning battle between Pat Kenny and nursing home developer

2 hours ago 28,286 Views 23 Comments

Bartra Capital plans to build a 104-bedroom nursing home in Dalkey, south Dublin.

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

2 hours ago 9,304 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns
# Malware
# Malware

Risk patients' medical data affected by HSE ransomware attack 'will be abused', government warns

Updated 3 hours ago 34,700 Views 63 Comments

Since Friday, the health and security arms of Government have been scrambling to take control of the situation.

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say
# Mercy Mission
# Mercy Mission

US Navy Helicopter spotted over Cliffs of Moher at weekend was on mercy mission, officials say

3 hours ago 38,908 Views 39 Comments

The US helicopter was taking a bereaved crew member to catch a flight back to the US following the death of a family member.

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ to increase voluntary redundancies in light of staff rejecting pay cut plans

3 hours ago 12,793 Views 30 Comments

The broadcaster has also said it is to suppress posts and not replace retirees.

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack
# Impact
# Impact

'Anyone who worked the weekend has aged hugely': Emergency staff under intense pressure amid HSE hack

4 hours ago 18,631 Views 11 Comments
  • Delays in laboratories mean it is taking hours for patient blood work to come back.
  • Healthcare workers are asking patients who have to attend EDs to bring as much information with them as possible.
Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 360 new cases confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 61,981 Views 30 Comments

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

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties
# Thunder
# Thunder

Risk of spot flooding as thunderstorm warning in place for five counties

4 hours ago 24,877 Views 7 Comments

The weather warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cork and Waterford.

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death
# Never Give In
From The42
# Never Give In

‘It brings mortality to the table’ – Jason Ferguson on father's brush with death

4 hours ago 12,768 Views 2 Comments

Jason has directed a film charting Alex Ferguson’s road to recovery from a 2018 brain haemmorhage.

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza
# Gaza
# Gaza

Israel continues airstrikes as US asks for 'justification' for bombing media building in Gaza

Updated 5 hours ago 24,020 Views 99 Comments
  • In total, 200 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 59 children, and more than 1,300 wounded
  • Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel's campaign would "take time" to finish.
  • "The world is looking on appalled," Taoiseach Micheál Martin said at an IIEA talk today.
Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash
# Courts
# Courts

Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash

6 hours ago 14,117 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for Sean Ruth previously told the non-jury court that he has “taken his medicine” and would not benefit from going back to prison.

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder
# Courts
# Courts

Man (25) appears before court accused of Keane Mulready Woods murder

6 hours ago 13,830 Views 0 Comments

17-year-old Keane Mulready Woods was killed last year.

No 'especially serious failings' in PSNI probe of Storey funeral, inspectorate review finds
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

No 'especially serious failings' in PSNI probe of Storey funeral, inspectorate review finds

Updated 7 hours ago 5,964 Views 11 Comments

The funeral was one of the most controversial events to occur during the pandemic in the North.

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008
# The Banks
# The Banks

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008

7 hours ago 8,661 Views 17 Comments

But trust levels have improved substantially among younger customers since the crash.

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'
# Writ Large
# Writ Large

FG candidate in Dublin Bay South wants to be 'voice for generation locked out of housing market'

8 hours ago 26,205 Views 81 Comments

Barrister James Geoghegan sought to move past the controversy over the selection process.

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Brian Rowan: Poots can make promises on the protocol but it will be Boris' call

8 hours ago 15,662 Views 26 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says new DUP leader Edwin Poots’ hands may not be as strong on the big issues.

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

People in their 40s set to get choice of AstraZeneca and J&J, or wait for mRNA vaccine

Updated 8 hours ago 67,217 Views 65 Comments

The HSE’s Colm Henry said the latest vaccine administration advice was received over the weekend.

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022
# Courts
# Courts

Man accused of murdering wife and two children at Dublin home to go on trial in June 2022

8 hours ago 26,919 Views 0 Comments

Sameer Syed is charged with murdering his wife and two children on 28 October last year.

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
# Global Research
# Global Research

Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online

8 hours ago 5,545 Views 9 Comments

This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

How Dublin are coping without Dessie Farrell, more rulebook debate and Roscommon positives

Updated 9 hours ago 14,498 Views 9 Comments

Plenty to discuss after Dublin opened up their 2021 season with a nine-point win over Roscommon.

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video
# Howth Junction
# Howth Junction

Irish Rail investigating 'unauthorised distribution' of Howth Junction incident video

9 hours ago 21,712 Views 0 Comments

CCTV footage of the incident appeared online earlier this month.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated 10 hours ago 73,869 Views 32 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

12 hours ago 43,779 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity
# Warning
From The42
# Warning

The lessons Irish rugby should learn from Australian rugby’s calamity

12 hours ago 39,746 Views 17 Comments

From heavyweights in the game to being ‘on the bones of its arse’, the story of rugby Down Under is a cautionary one.

Boris Johnson calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as England's lockdown eases, but variant spreads
# Hugging Is Back
# Hugging Is Back

Boris Johnson calls for ‘heavy dose of caution’ as England's lockdown eases, but variant spreads

13 hours ago 20,977 Views 10 Comments

Hugs and other physical contact between households are permitted for the first time since restrictions began more than a year ago.

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer
# Tokyo Rift
From The42
# Tokyo Rift

Over 80% of Japanese oppose Olympics this summer

13 hours ago 5,241 Views 7 Comments

There’s less than 10 weeks to go to the virus-postponed Tokyo Games.

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India
# New Delhi
# New Delhi

Mumbai's dip in Covid-19 cases offers glimmer of hope to India

13 hours ago 13,440 Views 0 Comments

The country has made headlines around the world recently, in its fight against a deadly surge in infections.

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer

13 hours ago 11,938 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.

Police appeal for help finding missing children from Belfast
# Missing
# Missing

Police appeal for help finding missing children from Belfast

14 hours ago 25,367 Views 3 Comments

Fabricio (8) and Patrick Hovarth (5) were last seen on Friday evening.

Irish businesses start preparations to return to the workplace, says Ibec
# Irish Businesses
# Irish Businesses

Irish businesses start preparations to return to the workplace, says Ibec

14 hours ago 15,389 Views 10 Comments

78% of businesses who responded are planning on returning to the workplace by September.

Almost 40% favour legalising cannabis for recreational use, over 90% in favour of medicinal use
# Green Light
# Green Light

Almost 40% favour legalising cannabis for recreational use, over 90% in favour of medicinal use

21 hours ago 58,882 Views 136 Comments

New polling by Red C on behalf of The Journal shines a light on the nation’s views on legalising cannabis.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How well do you know these European capital cities?
# It's Quizzness Time
# It's Quizzness Time

Quiz: How well do you know these European capital cities?

23 hours ago 59,589 Views 24 Comments

Test yourself.

John Kiely launches attack on GAA over rules and accuses Galway of simulation
# A Kiely Donnybrook
From The42
# A Kiely Donnybrook

John Kiely launches attack on GAA over rules and accuses Galway of simulation

Sun 8:34 PM 67,731 Views 127 Comments

The Limerick boss was holding little back in the aftermath of his side’s defeat.

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