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Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
# HEALTH OVERHAUL
# HEALTH OVERHAUL

Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health

23 minutes ago 2,680 Views 6 Comments

Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.

Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine
# Russia
# Russia

Putin accuses US of prolonging war in Ukraine

27 minutes ago 2,656 Views 9 Comments
Financial support to be given to householders affected by severe flooding in Wexford
# Road Closures
# Road Closures

Financial support to be given to householders affected by severe flooding in Wexford

Updated 44 minutes ago 24,555 Views 4 Comments

Around 70 homes and businesses in New Ross were damaged by flooding yesterday.

'I could feel blood splattering on me': Man (26) suffers homophobic assault on Dublin Bus
# Investigation
# Investigation

'I could feel blood splattering on me': Man (26) suffers homophobic assault on Dublin Bus

Updated 1 hour ago 49,765 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Mary Lou McDonald: Michael Collins is a divisive figure, but history is complex
# Collins Remembered
# Collins Remembered

Mary Lou McDonald: Michael Collins is a divisive figure, but history is complex

Updated 1 hour ago 22,737 Views 49 Comments

As the anniversary of Collins’ death approaches this weekend, the Sinn Féin leader examines his legacy.

Giggs told police his ‘head clashed’ with partner in ‘scuffle’, court hears
# Manchester Crown Court
From The42
# Manchester Crown Court

Giggs told police his ‘head clashed’ with partner in ‘scuffle’, court hears

1 hour ago 5,844 Views 0 Comments

The ex-Manchester United winger’s interview with detectives was read out in court today.

Bord Pleanála report should be published 'as soon as possible', says minister
# Planning
# Planning

Bord Pleanála report should be published 'as soon as possible', says minister

1 hour ago 2,435 Views 0 Comments

The minister said it is now a matter for the DPP to decide if a criminal prosecution should be undertaken arising from the findings of the report.

Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved

1 hour ago 7,399 Views 7 Comments

Diseases of the respiratory system were reported in 5,279 (or 98%) of Covid-19 deaths.

Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured
# Roads
# Roads

Woman in her 90s dies after Mayo crash as four others are injured

1 hour ago 8,100 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the collision near Kilkelly.

NI leaders condemn burning of British and Israeli flags in Derry bonfire
# Bonfires
# Bonfires

NI leaders condemn burning of British and Israeli flags in Derry bonfire

2 hours ago 9,579 Views 0 Comments

The PSNI have launched a hate crime investigation into the bonfire.

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'
# Age Action
# Age Action

Call for all social welfare payments to be increased by €20 as older people 'turn off heating'

3 hours ago 10,386 Views 37 Comments

Age Action said the State Pension should be increased by at least €23 in the Budget.

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water
# Water Advisory Board
# Water Advisory Board

Concerns raised about length of boil water notices and customer complaints at Irish Water

4 hours ago 7,655 Views 11 Comments

The Water Advisory Board said that 20 out of the 21 boil water notices in place at the end of March were long-term.

The Academy apologises to native American star for historic Oscars abuse
# Sacheen Littlefeather
# Sacheen Littlefeather

The Academy apologises to native American star for historic Oscars abuse

4 hours ago 21,431 Views 7 Comments

The Academy has moved to confront accusations of a lack of racial diversity in recent years.

Investigation launched after 'significant' fish kill in Crover River
# Cavan
# Cavan

Investigation launched after 'significant' fish kill in Crover River

5 hours ago 10,049 Views 9 Comments

Inland Fisheries Ireland estimates that over 1,000 juvenile trout could have been killed in the incident.

Poll: What is your favourite Elvis song?
# The King
# The King

Poll: What is your favourite Elvis song?

5 hours ago 19,046 Views 50 Comments

Let us know.

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected
# Moving On
# Moving On

Paul Reid to step down as HSE CEO in October - two months earlier than expected

5 hours ago 21,366 Views 39 Comments

Reid was due to stay in the role until December.

Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man due in court after gardaí and customs seize more than €100,000 of ecstasy in Dublin raid

Updated 6 hours ago 20,709 Views 0 Comments

The seizure is part of a wide ranging investigation into organised crime in the capital.

Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts

7 hours ago 11,095 Views 3 Comments

Anthony Albanese said Scott Morrison had appointed himself to more ministries than initially thought.

Post-mortem to be carried out on body of woman found in Killarney
# Kerry
# Kerry

Post-mortem to be carried out on body of woman found in Killarney

7 hours ago 20,351 Views 0 Comments

The woman’s body was discovered in “unexplained circumstances” yesterday.

US rapper A$AP Rocky charged over LA shooting
# Gun Offences
# Gun Offences

US rapper A$AP Rocky charged over LA shooting

7 hours ago 16,472 Views 0 Comments

He is alleged to have pointed the gun at a one-time friend during an argument in November.

Rudy Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 Georgia election
# Investigation
# Investigation

Rudy Giuliani targeted in criminal probe of 2020 Georgia election

7 hours ago 10,591 Views 9 Comments

Prosecutors informed attorneys for the former New York mayor that he was a focus of the investigation.

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant
# Blackmail
# Blackmail

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ after shelling at power plant

7 hours ago 8,962 Views 5 Comments

He renewed his call for fresh sanctions against Moscow.

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered scooters and e-bikes
# Insurance
# Insurance

Govt liaising with insurance companies on cover for high-powered scooters and e-bikes

8 hours ago 17,266 Views 67 Comments

Insurance Ireland says it is unaware, at present, of any motor insurance products in Ireland designed for e-bikes and e-scooters.

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
# Foreign Affairs
# Foreign Affairs

Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years

14 hours ago 19,416 Views 24 Comments

The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.

Yesterday's News

US Justice Department opposes unsealing document for Mar-a-Lago warrant
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

US Justice Department opposes unsealing document for Mar-a-Lago warrant

15 hours ago 22,835 Views 0 Comments

The government’s opposition came in response to court filings by several news organisations.

Nunez's red card for headbutt costs Liverpool more ground in draw with Palace
# Moment Of Madness
From The42
# Moment Of Madness

Nunez's red card for headbutt costs Liverpool more ground in draw with Palace

16 hours ago 42,197 Views 67 Comments

Luis Diaz rescued a point for Jurgen Klopp’s 10 men.

Minister refers An Bórd Pleanala report to Director of Public Prosecutions
# Planning
# Planning

Minister refers An Bórd Pleanala report to Director of Public Prosecutions

16 hours ago 28,053 Views 0 Comments

The report by Remi Farrell SC looked in to a number of decisions made by An Bórd Pleanala.

Here's what happened today: Monday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's what happened today: Monday

17 hours ago 13,276 Views 0 Comments

Your roundup of what made the headlines.

Concerns over data submitted by Wexford power plant to EPA
# Investigation
# Investigation

Concerns over data submitted by Wexford power plant to EPA

17 hours ago 21,527 Views 6 Comments

Independent report alleges a ‘major issue’ with water quality monitoring near SSE’s Great Island Power Station.

UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

UK labour shortage causes unpicked food to rot in fields

18 hours ago 32,731 Views 40 Comments

Ukrainians had temporarily partly filled the gap but since the Russian invasion many have been stuck in their homeland.

'It was like playing against a fella who had a calculator to work it all out. We were trying to do it in our heads'
# Flashback
From The42
# Flashback

'It was like playing against a fella who had a calculator to work it all out. We were trying to do it in our heads'

18 hours ago 31,996 Views 10 Comments

As Shamrock Rovers prepare to travel to Budapest this week, members of the last Hoops side to play there recall getting taught a lesson by Honved in 1985.

Kremlin critic Navalny says he is in solitary confinement for starting union in prison
# Russia
# Russia

Kremlin critic Navalny says he is in solitary confinement for starting union in prison

18 hours ago 14,244 Views 6 Comments

Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest foe, was arrested in January 2021 on returning from Germany.

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Campaigner criticises Government’s exhumation plans at Tuam mother and baby site

19 hours ago 12,056 Views 5 Comments

Anna Corrigan said she ‘fears’ that by focusing on the Co Galway site, the Government will ‘ignore’ other mother and baby institutions.

Proposal for new 30% tax band 'still on the table', but minister says it would be 'challenging'
# Budet 2023
# Budet 2023

Proposal for new 30% tax band 'still on the table', but minister says it would be 'challenging'

Updated 19 hours ago 26,368 Views 28 Comments

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath said he will engage with the Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe on the issue.

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

20 hours ago 13,943 Views 0 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV and streaming platforms this week.

Gardaí investigate discovery of woman's body in 'unexplained circumstances' in Kerry
# Killarney
# Killarney

Gardaí investigate discovery of woman's body in 'unexplained circumstances' in Kerry

20 hours ago 44,146 Views 0 Comments

The discovery was made at 1.15pm at Ardshanavooley, Killarney in County Kerry.

Planning refused for 364 unit build-to-rent apartment on Terenure College lands
# Dublin
# Dublin

Planning refused for 364 unit build-to-rent apartment on Terenure College lands

21 hours ago 29,749 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission due to transportation issues connected to the scheme.

Analysis: Revitalised Robbie Brady making case for return to Irish team
# Irish Eye
From The42
# Irish Eye

Analysis: Revitalised Robbie Brady making case for return to Irish team

21 hours ago 25,919 Views 4 Comments

Brady has impressed in the opening weeks of the season for Preston North End.

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