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Cabinet signs off on planned move of National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent's site
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

Cabinet signs off on planned move of National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent's site

Updated 20 minutes ago 9,364 Views 22 Comments
  • Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee yesterday asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
  • Speaking to reporters Cabinet this morning, Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said "we can't keep debating" the new NMH.
  • The site was previously owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity which has transferred its interest in St. Vincent's Healthcare Group to a charitable company.
Biden will visit site of racist mass shooting today
# Buffalo
# Buffalo

Biden will visit site of racist mass shooting today

23 minutes ago 441 Views 0 Comments

Biden called the racially-motivated killings “antithetical to everything we stand for in America.”

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

O'Neill accuses Johnson of 'assisting DUP nonsense' amid UK plans to 'rip up' parts of Protocol

Updated 1 hour ago 17,042 Views 15 Comments

Liz Truss is expected to declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal.

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Consultant obstetrician: Women of Ireland deserve modern maternity care - we're listening to them

Updated 1 hour ago 3,400 Views 4 Comments

Professor Mary Higgins of the National Maternity Hospital says the health of Irish women is driving need for a new campus.

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should dogs be banned from Blue Flag beaches during peak times in summer?

1 hour ago 8,379 Views 18 Comments

Dedicated areas for dogs on leads will be established.

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts
# Twitter
# Twitter

Musk says Twitter purchase will not go ahead without clarity on spam accounts

Updated 1 hour ago 13,073 Views 10 Comments

Musk yesterday responded with a poo emoji after the Twitter CEO defended the social media platform’s handling of bots.

Lisa Thompson murder: Gardaí looking to speak to man who handed in document at station
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Lisa Thompson murder: Gardaí looking to speak to man who handed in document at station

2 hours ago 16,213 Views 0 Comments

The man handed in a document in Lisa Thompson’s name last Thursday.

Efforts launched to rescue last Mariupol steel plant defenders following evacuation of over 260 fighters
# Azovstal
# Azovstal

Efforts launched to rescue last Mariupol steel plant defenders following evacuation of over 260 fighters

2 hours ago 17,213 Views 30 Comments

Ukrainian officials said the fighters had “completed their mission” and there was no way to free the plant by military means.

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'My experience here has been unbelievable. I always will be grateful for Leinster and Leo Cullen'

Updated 3 hours ago 8,612 Views 2 Comments

Leinster assistant coach Felipe Contepomi is set to leave the province at the end of the season.

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence
# Russia
# Russia

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny set to appeal nine-year prison sentence

3 hours ago 5,493 Views 3 Comments

The opposition leader had his two-and-a-half year sentence extended after he was found guilty of fraud and contempt of court in March.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to November

3 hours ago 7,492 Views 12 Comments

The legislation was first introduced to help the hospitality sector during Covid.

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown
# China
# China

Shanghai says 'zero-Covid' achieved but millions still in lockdown

3 hours ago 4,122 Views 4 Comments

The city of 25 million has been under heavy restrictions since early April.

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

4 hours ago 4,762 Views 6 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert
# Down Under
# Down Under

Agri-reliant countries must pave way for cutting agriculture emissions, says New Zealand expert

4 hours ago 4,510 Views 15 Comments

No sector can yet say it is doing enough to fight the climate crisis, according to a climate ambassador.

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%
# Child Welfare
# Child Welfare

Children's Ombudsman warns of pandemic knock-on impacts as complaints surge almost 80%

5 hours ago 7,177 Views 0 Comments

Over half of the complaints in 2021 related to education.

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Progress made on eating disorder services 'somewhat slow', politicians to be told

5 hours ago 2,598 Views 0 Comments

Presentations of eating disorders in the health service have significantly increased over the last several years.

'They feel forgotten': Disruption to lab tests for GPs and hospitals as medical scientists to strike
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'They feel forgotten': Disruption to lab tests for GPs and hospitals as medical scientists to strike

5 hours ago 8,941 Views 3 Comments

Five additional strike days are planned if the union and the HSE cannot come to a resolution.

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

5 hours ago 1,815 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We needed more beds, we still need more beds': Will lessons be learned from the pandemic?

11 hours ago 6,389 Views 11 Comments

With Ireland now in a different phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, will lessons be learned from the crisis gone by?

Yesterday’s News

'My heart is in pieces': Family of Santina Cawley speak out as woman found guilty of murder
# Victim Impact
# Victim Impact

'My heart is in pieces': Family of Santina Cawley speak out as woman found guilty of murder

12 hours ago 45,974 Views 0 Comments

Santina was just two years old when she was killed.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

12 hours ago 19,855 Views 0 Comments

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

Wolfe Tone Park reopens in Dublin's north inner city and promises to be 'an oasis of green space'
# Reopened
# Reopened

Wolfe Tone Park reopens in Dublin's north inner city and promises to be 'an oasis of green space'

13 hours ago 26,646 Views 8 Comments

Locals had been campaigning for the area to be rejuvenated.

Former RTÉ journalist found guilty of sexual assault
# Mícheál Ó Leidhin
# Mícheál Ó Leidhin

Former RTÉ journalist found guilty of sexual assault

13 hours ago 41,112 Views 0 Comments

Mícheál Ó Leidhin will be sentenced next week.

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'
# Across The Irish Sea
# Across The Irish Sea

Johnson says plan to unilaterally redraw NI protocol is 'insurance' while 'ironing out problems'

13 hours ago 50,662 Views 40 Comments
  • Johnson made clear that he did not favour scrapping the Protocol, and instead wanted to secure changes to it.
  • DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said the Prime Minister will be judged on his actions and not his words over the Protocol.
  • Sinn Féin Stormont leader Michelle O’Neill said the Protocol "is here to stay" following a meeting with Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
GAA and GPA end expenses dispute with agreement on new players' charter
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

GAA and GPA end expenses dispute with agreement on new players' charter

14 hours ago 9,440 Views 0 Comments

A joint statement released by the two parties says all previously outstanding issues relating to travel expenses have now been resolved.

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

At least 10 killed in 'non stop' shelling of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, by Russian forces

Updated 15 hours ago 21,764 Views 1 Comment

Western intelligence has predicted that Moscow’s campaign will stall amid heavy losses and fierce resistance.

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Amber Heard feared she would ‘literally not survive’ Johnny Depp relationship

Updated 15 hours ago 26,840 Views 0 Comments

A court heard the actress had filed for divorce after violent episodes became more and more normal.

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Coleen Rooney finishes evidence in ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial

Updated 16 hours ago 48,285 Views 0 Comments

Mrs Rooney was asked about the aftermath of her ‘reveal’ post and Rebekah Vardy’s response.

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

McDonald's to sell all its restaurants in Russia

16 hours ago 35,649 Views 31 Comments

The company will retain its trademark in the country.

Woman found not guilty of the murder of her husband outside Wexford home
# Sarah Doyle
# Sarah Doyle

Woman found not guilty of the murder of her husband outside Wexford home

16 hours ago 28,326 Views 0 Comments

Philip Doyle died after he was stabbed twice in the chest.

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'
# Russia
# Russia

Russian state TV host responds to Taoiseach's comments that nuclear simulation is 'sinister'

16 hours ago 51,903 Views 26 Comments

The station had broadcast a simulation of Ireland and the UK being destroyed by a nuclear strike.

IABA must reform or face 'immediate and severe financial sanctions' from government
# Ultimatum
From The42
# Ultimatum

IABA must reform or face 'immediate and severe financial sanctions' from government

Updated 16 hours ago 17,048 Views 3 Comments

The IABA have since released a statement in response to Minister Chambers’ comments on RTÉ Radio One earlier today.

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

17 hours ago 14,669 Views 2 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Macron names first French female PM in over 30 years
# Elisabeth Borne
# Elisabeth Borne

Macron names first French female PM in over 30 years

17 hours ago 15,968 Views 2 Comments

Outgoing French Prime Minister Jean Castex earlier handed his resignation to the president.

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

Blackpool forward Jake Daniels comes out as gay

17 hours ago 34,592 Views 38 Comments

The 17-year-old player told his story in an interview with Sky Sports.

Man (20s) arrested over the murder of pensioner Christopher Hall
# Christopher Hall
# Christopher Hall

Man (20s) arrested over the murder of pensioner Christopher Hall

17 hours ago 16,062 Views 0 Comments

Christopher Hall suffered an assault prior to his death.

Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley
# Courts
# Courts

Jury finds Karen Harrington guilty of murder of Cork toddler Santina Cawley

Updated 18 hours ago 44,027 Views 0 Comments

Karen Harrington, of Lakelands Crescent in Mahon in Cork, is on trial at the Central Criminal Court.

SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes

Updated 18 hours ago 29,979 Views 68 Comments

Representatives from St Vincent’s Healthcare Group appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today.

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