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Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home
# Foi Requests
# Foi Requests

Tusla cannot confirm how many records it has about St Gerard's mother and baby home

1 hour ago 1,864 Views 0 Comments
  • Tusla confirms it has records about St Gerard's but can't say how many, Órla Ryan reports
  • The agency said it cannot read the documents unless a person requests them via FOI or under GDPR
  • Tusla refused an FOI request from Peter Mulryan, saying it cannot locate records about his sister

Yesterday's News

Quiz: How much do you know about these iconic perfumes?
# Test Your Scents
# Test Your Scents

Quiz: How much do you know about these iconic perfumes?

3 hours ago 15,461 Views 9 Comments

Do you know your Marc Jacobs from your Mugler?

De Gea: 'I cost my team three points today'
# Responsibility
From The42
# Responsibility

De Gea: 'I cost my team three points today'

Updated 3 hours ago 26,390 Views 26 Comments

The Man Utd goalkeeper requested a post-match interview with Sky Sports.

Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: "You can't see the sorrow after lights out..." - Iran's persecution of Bahá’ís

5 hours ago 8,972 Views 9 Comments

Brendan McNamara says we cannot turn a blind eye while minorities are persecuted for their faith.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

5 hours ago 11,779 Views 1 Comment

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

Manchester United battered by brilliant Brentford to spark full-blown crisis
# Embarrassing
From The42
# Embarrassing

Manchester United battered by brilliant Brentford to spark full-blown crisis

5 hours ago 36,432 Views 120 Comments

The Red Devils plumbed new defensive depths to find themselves four down at half-time.

Salman Rushdie stabbing – man charged with attempted murder remanded in custody
# New York
# New York

Salman Rushdie stabbing – man charged with attempted murder remanded in custody

Updated 6 hours ago 40,639 Views 0 Comments

24-year-old Hadi Matar rushed the stage where Rushdie was about to deliver a lecture and stabbed him in the neck and abdomen.

Man charged with murdering his partner in Co Meath
# Athboy
# Athboy

Man charged with murdering his partner in Co Meath

7 hours ago 45,540 Views 0 Comments

Larisa Serban died at the house she rented at Rathmore, near Athboy, at around 5 am on Friday.

Late All Blacks tries beat Springboks to give coach Foster lifeline
# All Blacks
From The42
# All Blacks

Late All Blacks tries beat Springboks to give coach Foster lifeline

7 hours ago 24,529 Views 20 Comments

They defeated South Africa 35-23 at Ellis Park.

Mick Lynch says Irish people have told him his message is ‘really resonating’
# Mick Lynch
# Mick Lynch

Mick Lynch says Irish people have told him his message is ‘really resonating’

7 hours ago 24,245 Views 20 Comments

The RMT union boss has been a voice for workers’ rights and increased wages amid a cost-of-living crisis.

Boris Johnson only PM I’ve worked with who has disgraced the office – Sturgeon
# Edinburgh Fringe Festival
# Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Boris Johnson only PM I’ve worked with who has disgraced the office – Sturgeon

7 hours ago 13,035 Views 8 Comments

Appearing at a panel event at the Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday, Ms Sturgeon tackled a number of issues.

Shipping companies prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low
# Rhine
# Rhine

Shipping companies prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low

8 hours ago 18,661 Views 6 Comments

Big, heavy ships cannot pass if the level falls below 40cm (15.7 inches).

Calls for justice at large protest in Belfast over Noah Donohoe investigation
# NOAH DONOHOE
# NOAH DONOHOE

Calls for justice at large protest in Belfast over Noah Donohoe investigation

Updated 8 hours ago 20,372 Views 7 Comments

Donning blue-and-white striped jerseys and carrying signs, people chanted ‘Justice for Noah’ and ‘tell the truth’ at Belfast City Hall.

Russia’s military pounds residential areas across Ukraine
# Russia Ukraine War
# Russia Ukraine War

Russia’s military pounds residential areas across Ukraine

8 hours ago 10,166 Views 20 Comments

The Russian defence ministry claimed Saturday its forces had taken control of Pisky, a village on the outskirts of the city of Donetsk.

JK Rowling working with police after receiving threat following Rushdie tweet
# Twitter Threat
# Twitter Threat

JK Rowling working with police after receiving threat following Rushdie tweet

9 hours ago 30,131 Views 0 Comments

The Harry Potter author shared screenshots of the potential threat to Twitter.

Two men arrested after man in his 40s dies following assault in Athlone
# Fatal Assault
# Fatal Assault

Two men arrested after man in his 40s dies following assault in Athlone

Updated 9 hours ago 27,754 Views 2 Comments

The incident occurred this morning at Church Street, Athlone.

Dublin man accused of stealing cars during test drives and selling them to innocent customers
# Test Drive
# Test Drive

Dublin man accused of stealing cars during test drives and selling them to innocent customers

9 hours ago 33,184 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Corbally is accused of stealing four cars advertised for sale online on three dates this year and on May 31, 2020.

Man charged in connection with fatal assault in Athboy, Meath
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Man charged in connection with fatal assault in Athboy, Meath

10 hours ago 71,202 Views 0 Comments

He will appear before Trim District Court at 4.30pm today in connection with the death of a 27-year-old woman.

Thunderstorm warning issued as highs of over 30 degrees expected today
# Hot Weather
# Hot Weather

Thunderstorm warning issued as highs of over 30 degrees expected today

Updated 10 hours ago 53,466 Views 19 Comments

Met Éireann has said today will be hot and sunny with highest temperatures of 26 to 31 degrees.

Three dead after smuggler van overturns in Austria
# Smuggler Van
# Smuggler Van

Three dead after smuggler van overturns in Austria

12 hours ago 15,167 Views 0 Comments

The van was crammed with some 20 people, including children, when it overturned as the driver sought to escape a police control.

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget
# Buget 2023
# Buget 2023

Double child benefit payment, welfare hikes and tax changes - here's what to expect in the Budget

12 hours ago 67,159 Views 76 Comments

Budget Day is just over six weeks away, but with inflation rising, it can’t come quick enough for many.

Man assaulted by group 'armed with bats' in Co Derry
# Derry Assault
# Derry Assault

Man assaulted by group 'armed with bats' in Co Derry

12 hours ago 9,667 Views 3 Comments

A 40-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: It is misleading to claim that 30-degree heat is 'normal' during an Irish summer

12 hours ago 18,196 Views 0 Comments

Social media users suggest that climate change has been exaggerated in recent weather reports.

Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought
# Lake Garda
# Lake Garda

Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought

13 hours ago 57,209 Views 7 Comments

The water temperature at the key tourist attraction has reached levels approaching the average in the Caribbean Sea.

Taliban violently disperse rare women's protest in Kabul
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban violently disperse rare women's protest in Kabul

13 hours ago 19,954 Views 22 Comments

About 40 women — chanting “bread, work and freedom” — marched in front of the education ministry building in Kabul.

Should water safety training be a compulsory part of the curriculum?
# Poll
# Poll

Should water safety training be a compulsory part of the curriculum?

13 hours ago 18,603 Views 67 Comments

There have been calls for a comprehensive compulsory water safety module to be introduced in schools.

Cuba declares massive fuel plant fire extinguished
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba declares massive fuel plant fire extinguished

13 hours ago 5,637 Views 1 Comment

The fire has two firefighters dead and 14 people missing.

Ireland's women's four take silver medal at European Championships
# First Medal Down
From The42
# First Medal Down

Ireland's women's four take silver medal at European Championships

13 hours ago 19,672 Views 5 Comments

The Irish women’s pair missed out on a medal in their final.

Festival organisers in Spain 'devastated' after stage collapse kills one person and injures 17
# Spain
# Spain

Festival organisers in Spain 'devastated' after stage collapse kills one person and injures 17

15 hours ago 40,427 Views 7 Comments

Heavy winds are believed to have brought the stage down in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The scandals and abuses that have dogged the Qatar World Cup - and who is culpable
# Qatar Quandary
From The42
# Qatar Quandary

The scandals and abuses that have dogged the Qatar World Cup - and who is culpable

18 hours ago 23,381 Views 18 Comments

Is it morally wrong to award the World Cup to Qatar? John McManus, author of a new book titled Inside Qatar, talks to The42 about the most controversial World Cup ever.

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend
# Dublin
# Dublin

DART services between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock closed for weekend

18 hours ago 24,069 Views 5 Comments

Iarnród Éireann has apologised for any inconvenience caused and has advised customers to check times before travel.

Revealed: The makes, models and test centres with the highest (and lowest) NCT pass rates
# National Car Test
# National Car Test

Revealed: The makes, models and test centres with the highest (and lowest) NCT pass rates

18 hours ago 52,302 Views 55 Comments

Three of the top four cars are SUVs.

Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks
# United Nations
# United Nations

Irish diplomats work to broker nuclear weapons deal in high-level New York talks

19 hours ago 17,352 Views 9 Comments

Irish diplomats are involved in the month-long talks on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Employees who are forced to self-isolate due to monkeypox advised to apply for Illness Benefit
# Welfare
# Welfare

Employees who are forced to self-isolate due to monkeypox advised to apply for Illness Benefit

19 hours ago 11,577 Views 6 Comments

Financial supports may available to those who contract the virus.

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages
# Selling Solar
# Selling Solar

Government urged to hasten payments for surplus solar power ahead of feared energy shortages

Sat 12:05 AM 24,642 Views 40 Comments
  • Homes, farms and businesses will soon be able to sell surplus renewable energy back to the grid but have been waiting months for details.
  • Industry experts and Opposition politicians have said that the scheme should have been rolled out quickly and widely.
  • Most energy suppliers have not yet started payments but are planning to do so in the coming weeks and months, Lauren Boland reports.

Friday 12 August, 2022

At least 11 people killed in Montenegro shooting
# Cetinje
# Cetinje

At least 11 people killed in Montenegro shooting

Fri 11:15 PM 23,605 Views 0 Comments

The shooter is believed to have been killed by a local resident.

Penneys recalls Winnie the Pooh plate over presence of lead and formaldehyde
# Product Recall
# Product Recall

Penneys recalls Winnie the Pooh plate over presence of lead and formaldehyde

Fri 11:03 PM 17,018 Views 6 Comments

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said health effects are not expected from using the plates.

Actress Anne Heche dies aged 53, one week after major car crash
# RIP
# RIP

Actress Anne Heche dies aged 53, one week after major car crash

Updated Fri 10:38 PM 116,642 Views 47 Comments

The actor was hospitalised after the crash in Los Angeles last week.

Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage at New York event
# New York
# New York

Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed onstage at New York event

Updated Fri 10:24 PM 82,760 Views 0 Comments

Rushdie has spent several years under heavily armed guard following death threats from Iran.

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