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Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Boris Johnson insists No 10 will not block names from Sue Gray report

Updated 4 minutes ago 9,593 Views 4 Comments

Johnson said he was ‘very grateful’ for the Met Police’s investigation, which resulted in him being fined once for a lockdown breach.

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food security in Africa's Sahel region
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food security in Africa's Sahel region

8 minutes ago 139 Views 0 Comments

In the Sahel, 7.7 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from malnutrition.

Retired school principal on 90 sex abuse charges
# Court
# Court

Retired school principal on 90 sex abuse charges

27 minutes ago 4,943 Views 0 Comments

Most of the offences allegedly happened at Maria Christian Brothers primary school on Synge Street, Dublin.

Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices
# Price Pressures
# Price Pressures

Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices

31 minutes ago 1,587 Views 4 Comments

Structural steel and fabricated metal prices were up 42% and 38.5% respectively over 12 months.

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity
# Planning
# Planning

Planning permission refused for Wicklow wind farm due to nearby Air Corps activity

1 hour ago 3,279 Views 6 Comments

The proposed site is just under 2.5 kilometres from Coolmoney Defence Forces camp.

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'
# Up North
# Up North

Taoiseach and Jeffrey Donaldson meet in Belfast as DUP rejects 'sticking plaster approach'

Updated 1 hour ago 41,799 Views 47 Comments
  • Jeffrey Donaldson said: “Dublin must belatedly recognise that if nothing is fixed then there will be no progress."
  • Speaking this morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that "in the democratic world" people should attend parliament.
  • Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney also met his British counterpart Liz Truss in Turin today.
Casting opens for RTÉ's Toy Show The Musical
# Toy Show
# Toy Show

Casting opens for RTÉ's Toy Show The Musical

2 hours ago 4,580 Views 2 Comments

The lead role of Nell is being cast, with girls between the age of 11 and 16 being invited to apply.

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukraine orders troops in steel plant to stand down as Zelenskyy says Donbas is now 'hell'

Updated 2 hours ago 11,927 Views 16 Comments

The Ukrainian President described the bombardment of Severodonetsk, where 12 people were reportedly killed, as “brutal and absolutely pointless”.

'We have potential to reach that level again' - Wexford hoping to revive the glory days
# Role Models
From The42
# Role Models

'We have potential to reach that level again' - Wexford hoping to revive the glory days

Updated 2 hours ago 7,718 Views 2 Comments

Martin O’Connor grew up on a diet of watching Wexford sides competing at the top table.

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France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20
# Disease
# Disease

France, Germany report first monkeypox cases as UK figures more than double to reach 20

Updated 2 hours ago 20,080 Views 22 Comments

The rare disease — which is not usually fatal — often manifests itself through fever, muscle aches and other signs.

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

2 hours ago 6,062 Views 5 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced
# Blue Flag Beaches
# Blue Flag Beaches

Did your local beach get a Blue Flag this year? The 2022 list has been announced

3 hours ago 13,275 Views 15 Comments

A record-breaking number of beaches received the award this year.

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today
# Dublin
# Dublin

Business owners divided over Capel Street pedestrianisation today

Updated 3 hours ago 21,394 Views 42 Comments

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland, addressed some of the fears business owners on the street may have.

The Good Information Podcast: How close are we to a United Ireland?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: How close are we to a United Ireland?

3 hours ago 3,885 Views 15 Comments

What conditions must be met before a United Ireland comes about?

At least three injured in ‘random’ stabbing near Oslo
# Norway
# Norway

At least three injured in ‘random’ stabbing near Oslo

4 hours ago 4,416 Views 1 Comment

Police have confirmed that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested.

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Sri Lanka closes schools and limits work amid fuel shortage

4 hours ago 7,214 Views 2 Comments

People have been waiting for days at a time to get fuel at stations around the island nation.

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

The Bee Guy: On World Bee Day, let's not just focus on the honey bees

Updated 5 hours ago 8,625 Views 6 Comments

Paul Handrick says time is running out for wild bees but there’s lots we can do to help.

Family and gardaí concerned for well-being of man (26) missing from Cork
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí concerned for well-being of man (26) missing from Cork

5 hours ago 9,634 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Dunne has been missing from his home in the Ballinspittle area of Co Cork since Thursday.

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election
# Vote
# Vote

Australia set to go to the polls in expected close election

5 hours ago 3,358 Views 0 Comments

Scott Morrison’s conservative government is seeking a rare fourth term in office.

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns
# Hobnobbing
# Hobnobbing

Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar will both attend Davos as the Alpine elite summit returns

6 hours ago 9,550 Views 23 Comments

The World Economic Forum had an enforced two-year break because of Covid but returns next week.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

6 hours ago 18,359 Views 11 Comments

Plenty to enjoy watching this weekend.

Growing number of Irish people willing to take part in clinical trials

Growing number of Irish people willing to take part in clinical trials

7 hours ago 7,103 Views 3 Comments

According to a nationwide survey, 60% of people would be willing to take part in a clinical trial – up from 48% in 2020.

US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US accuses Russia of holding world hostage over food amid Ukraine invasion

7 hours ago 7,355 Views 9 Comments

Washington called on Russia to allow exports of Ukrainian grain that is held up in Black Sea ports.

Nancy Pelosi threatens to block trade deal over Northern Ireland Protocol plans
# Brexit
# Brexit

Nancy Pelosi threatens to block trade deal over Northern Ireland Protocol plans

8 hours ago 40,902 Views 31 Comments

In a strongly-worded intervention, Pelosi urged the UK and the EU to continue negotiations to uphold peace in Northern Ireland.

'You're really not supposed to use them': Expert critical of sale of metal detectors in supermarket
# Special Offer
# Special Offer

'You're really not supposed to use them': Expert critical of sale of metal detectors in supermarket

8 hours ago 38,519 Views 25 Comments

The items were seen at a leading chain recently.

Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence
# Festival Season
# Festival Season

Irish festivals sign up to campaign aimed at tackling sexual violence

9 hours ago 6,869 Views 8 Comments

Electric Picnic is among the festivals signed up to the charter.

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders
# Sexual Violence
# Sexual Violence

Irish Prison Service to launch major review of how psychologists deal with sex offenders

15 hours ago 25,942 Views 15 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has said that the work of its psychologists would be expanded to deal with people serving sentences for sexual violence.

Yesterday’s News

Shop worker hospitalised following attempted robbery at Dublin store
# Dublin 8
# Dublin 8

Shop worker hospitalised following attempted robbery at Dublin store

16 hours ago 48,492 Views 10 Comments

The man suffered an apparent laceration during the incident this evening.

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine
# Charity
# Charity

Nearly 90% of Irish adults have donated to charity this year, with almost half supporting Ukraine

16 hours ago 8,327 Views 9 Comments

More than one in five people donated money solely to causes supporting Ukraine.

Chariots Of Fire composer Vangelis dies aged 79
# Vangelis
# Vangelis

Chariots Of Fire composer Vangelis dies aged 79

17 hours ago 12,061 Views 19 Comments

When British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died in 2018, Vangelis composed a musical tribute for his interment that the ESA broadcast into space.

McIlroy gets long-sought hot major start with 65 at PGA
# Due South
From The42
# Due South

McIlroy gets long-sought hot major start with 65 at PGA

Updated 18 hours ago 29,076 Views 30 Comments

The Holywood man produced four successive birdies at Southern Hills,

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

18 hours ago 5,813 Views 0 Comments

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

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after fatal road traffic collision in Tipperary
# Garda Appeal
# Garda Appeal

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after fatal road traffic collision in Tipperary

18 hours ago 19,406 Views 3 Comments

A male pedestrian aged in his 60s was seriously injured after he was struck by an articulated lorry.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

18 hours ago 14,267 Views 5 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Garda Commissioner admits officers failed to properly investigate child sex abuse case
# Complaints
# Complaints

Garda Commissioner admits officers failed to properly investigate child sex abuse case

18 hours ago 19,701 Views 0 Comments

Details of a specific complaint about the garda handling of the allegations were revealed in Gsoc’s annual report.

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland
# Abortion
# Abortion

UK Government moves to ensure full delivery of abortion services in Northern Ireland

19 hours ago 8,268 Views 39 Comments

Abortion services have yet to centrally commissioned in Northern Ireland due to a political impasse.

Amazon issues emergency recall of baby teether due to suffocation fears
# Emergency Recall
# Emergency Recall

Amazon issues emergency recall of baby teether due to suffocation fears

19 hours ago 15,752 Views 3 Comments

Around 40 of these products were sold in Ireland.

No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop
# Choc It Down
# Choc It Down

No garda involvement in removal of Animal Bars from shelves of Cork shop

20 hours ago 53,387 Views 0 Comments

Claims have been made that the Animal Bars, which have foil wrappers, are popular with drug users.

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