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Today’s News

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests
# Cancer
# Cancer

People waiting over a year for cancer risk tests due to 'overstretched' services, report suggests

26 minutes ago 497 Views 0 Comments

Inherited faulty genes play a major role in 5 to 10% of all cancers.

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown
# Gone
# Gone

Lithuanian mafia gang 'all but gone' in Ireland following garda clampdown

56 minutes ago 5,770 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí have been battling the gang since 2015.

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Taoiseach to meet vaccine task force ahead of Cabinet as considerations given to extend gap between Pfizer jabs

6 hours ago 7,670 Views 29 Comments

It’s understood the time between vaccines being administered will be looked at, as has been the approach adopted by the UK and Canada.

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes
# Burials Bill
# Burials Bill

'There can be no more messing about': Push for law to allow exhumations at mother and baby homes

6 hours ago 3,197 Views 9 Comments
  • Legislation being debated today would allow excavations, exhumations and re-interment of remains at the sites of former mother and baby homes
  • Catherine Corless says as many sites as possible must be included
  • "The babies should have been taken out of there in 2017 when they were found," she says of Tuam

Yesterday’s News

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

NIAC considers increasing gap between first and second Pfizer vaccine doses

8 hours ago 14,759 Views 35 Comments

The consideration is being made amid a serious disruption to Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80
# Entrepreneur
# Entrepreneur

Billionaire Galen Weston, the businessman behind Penneys, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, dies aged 80

8 hours ago 52,318 Views 18 Comments

Galen Weston bought the bankrupt department store that would become Penneys in the 1960s, when he moved to Dublin.

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat
# Continental Classic
From The42
# Continental Classic

PSG edge epic Champions League tussle with champions Bayern despite second-leg defeat

8 hours ago 13,319 Views 9 Comments

Neymar twice hit the woodwork for PSG in the first half and Choupo-Moting then put Bayern in front five minutes before the break.

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park
# Connemara National Park

Minister gives half a million euro in funding to clear rhododendron out of Connemara National Park

8 hours ago 30,846 Views 28 Comments

Junior Minister Malcolm Noonan said that rhododendron “is one of the biggest threats to peatlands in the west of Ireland”.

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop
# Returned
# Returned

Ancient Roman statue stolen 10 years ago found in Brussels antiques shop

9 hours ago 18,689 Views 13 Comments

The “Togatus” marble piece was looted in 2011 from a villa in Rome.

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Hotel quarantine bookings 'paused' by Department of Health in order to ramp up capacity

Updated 9 hours ago 51,215 Views 120 Comments

No bookings are available on the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine site until next Monday.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

9 hours ago 6,928 Views 0 Comments

From the J&J vaccine delay, to the mandatory hotel quarantine pause, it’s been a busy news day.

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers
# Ramadan Mubarak
# Ramadan Mubarak

Muslims around the world mark beginning of Ramadan with socially distanced prayers

10 hours ago 11,266 Views 19 Comments

The holy month is marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Boris Johnson and playing the clown

10 hours ago 12,282 Views 17 Comments

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

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin
# Skerries
# Skerries

Motorcyclist (60s) dies in three-vehicle collision in north Dublin

10 hours ago 27,222 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí are currently at the scene of the collision which occurred on the R127 near Milverton in Skerries.

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'
# 10 Years On
From The42
# 10 Years On

'I still love that team. I love what we stood for and how we rebelled against the status quo'

10 hours ago 20,296 Views 5 Comments

10 years on from a landmark U21 football title for Cavan, goalkeeper Alan O’Mara reflects on the significance of that win.

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: No, Travellers were not protesting outside a Dublin Pfizer plant for access to the Covid-19 vaccine

10 hours ago 28,879 Views 0 Comments

The claim was circulated on WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook this week.

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt 'seizes' ship that blocked Suez Canal, demands nearly $1 billion compensation

11 hours ago 37,318 Views 47 Comments

The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck on 23 March.

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity
# Summer In The City
# Summer In The City

Hotels, restaurants and cafes can now get funding to upgrade their outdoor dining capacity

11 hours ago 14,008 Views 19 Comments

Businesses selling food can now apply for outdoor dining grants of up to €4,000.

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns
# Daunte Wright
# Daunte Wright

Minnesota police officer who shot black motorist Daunte Wright resigns

11 hours ago 18,886 Views 33 Comments

The city’s police chief has said he believes Kim Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun instead of her Taser.

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Always on: Ireland has no specific legislation on remote working - but do we lag far behind the rest of Europe?

11 hours ago 7,893 Views 3 Comments

The right to disconnect allows employees to switch off from work outside of normal working hours, including the right to not respond immediately to emails, telephone calls or other messages.

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Deaths by suicide did not increase internationally during the first wave of the pandemic

11 hours ago 10,659 Views 33 Comments

Flexible mental health supports, monitoring trends, and countering misinformation are of key importance, Ireland’s first professor of public mental health believes.

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate
# Carrick-on-Suir
# Carrick-on-Suir

Three-year-old girl dies after being struck by bus in Tipperary housing estate

12 hours ago 28,503 Views 10 Comments

Gardaí are at the scene, and are appealing for witnesses.

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched
# Courts
# Courts

Woman seeking to exit hotel quarantine may leave tonight as two further actions launched

Updated 12 hours ago 22,054 Views 0 Comments

The woman travelled to support her father, who is due to undergo major cancer surgery.

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Promising young awards films, a historic Dublin door and the Irish mob in Boston

12 hours ago 9,084 Views 6 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week
# AstraZenenca
# AstraZenenca

HSE cancels AstraZeneca vaccine appointments for rest of this week

12 hours ago 14,559 Views 31 Comments

Immunisation clinics using the AstraZeneca vaccine will still go ahead for certain people over the age of 60.

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September
# 20 Years
# 20 Years

Joe Biden to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by 11 September

12 hours ago 11,459 Views 21 Comments

Joe Biden is expected to make the announcement tomorrow.

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths over at least four months and 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 18 further deaths over at least four months and 358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 91,474 Views 141 Comments

The latest figures were reported this evening.

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant
# Covid Variant
# Covid Variant

Six cases of Covid placentitis stillbirths and miscarriage may be linked to B117 variant

13 hours ago 27,395 Views 7 Comments

Two expert organisations said that this may be why there were no cases in Covid surges last year.

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises
# Brexit
# Brexit

Northern Ireland secretary quizzed for 60 minutes on Boris Johnson's 'broken' Brexit trade promises

13 hours ago 27,487 Views 40 Comments

Boris Johnson was of sowing mistrust among the unionist community, and is not “a casual observer” to events in the North.

Meat plants continue to need workers from abroad as Irish supply 'not currently available'
# Meat Processing
# Meat Processing

Meat plants continue to need workers from abroad as Irish supply 'not currently available'

13 hours ago 18,614 Views 66 Comments

Representatives from Meat Industry Ireland and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland were before politicians today.

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

13 hours ago 5,131 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma
# Greenhouse Gases
# Greenhouse Gases

Drop of 6.4% in industrial emissions last year - but not for dairy and pharma

14 hours ago 5,422 Views 6 Comments

This compares with a decrease of approximately 11-12% across Europe.

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man arrested on suspicion of fraud following report made to gardaí by former employer

14 hours ago 51,745 Views 6 Comments

He is currently detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Leinster's Champions Cup semi v La Rochelle will not be shown on free-to-air TV
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Leinster's Champions Cup semi v La Rochelle will not be shown on free-to-air TV

14 hours ago 23,688 Views 30 Comments

Leinster’s Champions Cup semi fixed for Sunday 2 May, with Ulster’s Challenge Cup trip to Leicester set for Friday 30 April.

Man who abused young cousin over six-year period appeals conviction
# Courts
# Courts

Man who abused young cousin over six-year period appeals conviction

14 hours ago 18,334 Views 0 Comments

The jury at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court found the appellant guilty in 2019.

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open thread: How has Covid-19 changed the way you work?

14 hours ago 6,428 Views 9 Comments

We want to know how work has changed for you because of the pandemic and what you think should change in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez to headline vaccination concert for poorest nations
# Global Citizen
# Global Citizen

Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez to headline vaccination concert for poorest nations

15 hours ago 17,314 Views 8 Comments

The concert, which airs on 8 May, will also showcase Foo Fighters, Eddie Vedder, J Balvin and H.E.R.

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Elite sport exemptions to mandatory hotel quarantine to be granted on 'case-by-case basis'

15 hours ago 14,194 Views 18 Comments

Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says any exemptions will be approved by the HSE and policed by Sport Ireland.

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

Glynn says NPHET isn't predicting a fourth wave but is concerned about possible super-spreader events

Updated 15 hours ago 52,127 Views 89 Comments

NPHET and the Government are due to consider the further easing of restrictions again at the beginning of May.

Three men arrested after car set alight in driveway of house in south Dublin
# Leopardstown
# Leopardstown

Three men arrested after car set alight in driveway of house in south Dublin

15 hours ago 46,959 Views 10 Comments

A second car parked in the driveway was also damaged in the fire.

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