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Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster

2 minutes ago 84 Views 2 Comments

US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
# Milestone
# Milestone

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year

18 minutes ago 464 Views 0 Comments

Councillors can also be given funding to hire someone to assist with secretarial work.

Man charged with 1981 murder of Cork mother-of-three Nora Sheehan
# Courts
# Courts

Man charged with 1981 murder of Cork mother-of-three Nora Sheehan

39 minutes ago 3,804 Views 0 Comments

The body of 54-year-old Nora Sheehan was found by forestry workers Innishannon in Cork on 12 June, 1981.

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing
# Energy
# Energy

G7 countries disappoint with 'loophole' for fossil fuel financing

51 minutes ago 2,158 Views 1 Comment

Leaders agreed to allow public investment in new international fossil fuel projects under certain conditions.

'She's only 17-years-old, but I hope that everybody has seen how talented she is'
# Teenage Kicks
From The42
# Teenage Kicks

'She's only 17-years-old, but I hope that everybody has seen how talented she is'

51 minutes ago 12,263 Views 2 Comments

Abbie Larkin scored her first international senior goal in Ireland’s 9-0 trouncing of Georgia.

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU reviewing smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

1 hour ago 792 Views 0 Comments

Monkeypox is related to smallpox, but has far less severe symptoms.

Extra 1,056 college places will be available in September, Harris says
# College Places
# College Places

Extra 1,056 college places will be available in September, Harris says

1 hour ago 2,889 Views 5 Comments

There is a push taking place to increase the number of college places and apprenticeships.

Teen avoids custodial sentence over incident where girl was knocked under Dart at Howth Junction
# Children's Court
# Children's Court

Teen avoids custodial sentence over incident where girl was knocked under Dart at Howth Junction

1 hour ago 7,090 Views 0 Comments

The teenager, who was part of a rowdy gang intimidating commuters, was released on six months’ supervised probation.

Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds
# Bread And Butter Issues
# Bread And Butter Issues

Coeliac diets can cost nearly €1,000 more per year, research finds

1 hour ago 2,534 Views 6 Comments

The report from Safefood also found that coeliacs spend several hundreds euro more on healthcare every year.

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly
# Education
# Education

Government approves legislation to compel schools to provide special education classes more quickly

1 hour ago 7,789 Views 4 Comments

The legislation was announced this afternoon by Ministers Norma Foley and Josepha Madigan.

Rugby star Rory Best apologises and agrees to pay damages for rape trial remarks
# Courts
# Courts

Rugby star Rory Best apologises and agrees to pay damages for rape trial remarks

1 hour ago 22,799 Views 0 Comments

Best was listed as a potential character witness for Paddy Jackson in 2018 but was not called to give evidence.

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Cabinet green lights free contraception plan for young women

1 hour ago 4,161 Views 1 Comment

Legislation enabling a free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 is to be published in the coming days.

'I have brain fog, fatigue, migraines': Nurses with Long Covid decry plan to end special leave
# Long Covid
# Long Covid

'I have brain fog, fatigue, migraines': Nurses with Long Covid decry plan to end special leave

1 hour ago 5,697 Views 8 Comments

Healthcare workers have been receiving letters from their employer informing them that their special leave with pay will cease on 1 July.

Man who sexually abused his sister jailed for three years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who sexually abused his sister jailed for three years

2 hours ago 5,513 Views 0 Comments

Cian Farrelly (30) was a teenager when he began abusing his seven-year-old sister Aoife in their home in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath.

Defence Forces to be put on standby to assist at Dublin Airport security
# Send In The Army
# Send In The Army

Defence Forces to be put on standby to assist at Dublin Airport security

Updated 2 hours ago 47,887 Views 66 Comments
  • The decision to put the Defence Forces on standby was approved by Cabinet this morning.
  • The Defence Forces are set to be on standby for the next six weeks, during the airport's busy season.
  • Concerns have been raised over the work Defence Forces personnel will be required to carry out.
Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Scotland to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Updated 2 hours ago 19,839 Views 33 Comments

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is ‘ready and willing’ to negotiate with Boris Johnson to hold a legal vote.

Customers advised to check their rights as Aer Lingus apologises for more cancelled routes
# Flight Rights
# Flight Rights

Customers advised to check their rights as Aer Lingus apologises for more cancelled routes

3 hours ago 16,751 Views 3 Comments

The company said it has been affected by strikes in France and Covid outbreak among staff.

Driver (19) in critical condition following Cork crash
# Cork
# Cork

Driver (19) in critical condition following Cork crash

3 hours ago 10,113 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened around 12.20am this morning.

101-year-old man convicted of being Nazi guard jailed for five years in Germany
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

101-year-old man convicted of being Nazi guard jailed for five years in Germany

3 hours ago 11,683 Views 4 Comments

The man, who was not identified, had denied working as an SS guard at the camp and aiding and abetting the murder of thousands of prisoners.

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol
# There May Be Trouble Ahead
# There May Be Trouble Ahead

'I cannot support it': Theresa May leads Tory backlash against Johnson's bid to override NI Protocol

4 hours ago 19,236 Views 10 Comments

The former prime minister said the legislation to scrap parts of the Protocol is illegal and will diminish the UK’s global reputation.

Provinces learn their opponents as Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws made
# European Rugby
From The42
# European Rugby

Provinces learn their opponents as Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws made

4 hours ago 14,879 Views 12 Comments

The draws took place at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Dublin ‘disadvantaged’ at recruiting nurses because of housing costs, regional health chief says

4 hours ago 5,965 Views 15 Comments

Mary O’Kelly says healthcare workers can’t afford to live in the capital.

Biden's wife and daughter among 25 more Americans banned from Russia
# New Sanctions
# New Sanctions

Biden's wife and daughter among 25 more Americans banned from Russia

4 hours ago 10,544 Views 17 Comments

Several US senators are also on the list.

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government to prepare draft law that would allow return of mask mandate if required

Updated 4 hours ago 36,956 Views 80 Comments

There are currently no plans to implement any such requirement and sources have stated that this is not expected at any time in the near future.

Ireland's Sam Bennett misses out on Tour de France spot again
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

Ireland's Sam Bennett misses out on Tour de France spot again

5 hours ago 18,747 Views 5 Comments

Ryan Mullen has also been left off Bora-Hansgrohe’s eight-man team.

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget
# Inflation
# Inflation

Pearse Doherty: Workers and families facing the cost of living crisis need an emergency budget

6 hours ago 13,795 Views 95 Comments

The Sinn Féin deputy says now is the time for emergency measures to tackle rising inflation.

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases
# WHO
# WHO

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases

6 hours ago 5,786 Views 3 Comments

The WHO also believes that the amount of cases could be underestimated.

Poll: Have you stuck the heating on this June?
# June
# June

Poll: Have you stuck the heating on this June?

6 hours ago 29,999 Views 21 Comments

Let us know.

New voucher scheme for remote working hubs is now open
# Connected Hubs
# Connected Hubs

New voucher scheme for remote working hubs is now open

8 hours ago 16,910 Views 16 Comments

The plan aims to provide at least 10,000 ‘hot desk’ working days free of charge over its lifespan.

Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer
# SAN ANTONIO
# SAN ANTONIO

Bodies of 46 people found in southern Texas lorry trailer

Updated 8 hours ago 73,458 Views 14 Comments

Three people have been arrested.

The Battle of Dublin: It's 100 years since the Four Courts assault that launched the Civil War
# On This Day
# On This Day

The Battle of Dublin: It's 100 years since the Four Courts assault that launched the Civil War

9 hours ago 18,284 Views 23 Comments

Pro-Treaty forces hoped the attack would bring conflict to a close but historians say it prolonged hostilities.

Aki captains Ireland against Māori as Frawley starts at out-half
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Aki captains Ireland against Māori as Frawley starts at out-half

Updated 9 hours ago 40,658 Views 39 Comments

Andy Farrell has named an exciting team for Wednesday’s clash in Hamilton.

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all

9 hours ago 4,707 Views 9 Comments

Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.

US judge rules Britney Spears’ ex-husband can go on trial for stalking
# Jason Alexander
# Jason Alexander

US judge rules Britney Spears’ ex-husband can go on trial for stalking

9 hours ago 12,256 Views 6 Comments

Jason Alexander crashed the wedding of Spears and Sam Asghari in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison
# Sentencing
# Sentencing

Sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell facing up to 65 years in prison

10 hours ago 19,258 Views 0 Comments

The British socialite lured young girls to massage rooms for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

G7 denounces 'war crime' as Russian strike kills shoppers
# Condemnation
# Condemnation

G7 denounces 'war crime' as Russian strike kills shoppers

10 hours ago 16,001 Views 38 Comments
  • At least 18 people were killed in the attack
  • The G7 leaders branded the missile strike a 'war crime'
  • Zelenskyy urged the G7 leaders to intensify sanctions to help end the war
Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Assault causing harm sentence to double from 5 to 10 years under new domestic violence strategy

11 hours ago 10,392 Views 24 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will today seek Cabinet approval for the five-year plan and the €363 million package to underpin it.

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test
# Sma
# Sma

'Timing is key': Parents call for inclusion of rare genetic disease in newborn heel prick test

11 hours ago 10,751 Views 2 Comments

SMA is a degenerative disease that causes damage to nerves that develop muscle function and allow children to eat, move and breathe.

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