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Today’s News

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Easy as ABC? Solving Ireland's lethal Acute Bed Capacity crisis

4 hours ago 1,949 Views 1 Comment
  • Inpatient bed numbers among lowest in EU and nowhere near demand predicted by capacity reviews
  • Maria Delaney of investigative platform Noteworthy examines why despite overcrowding constantly being reported, hundreds of people continue to die
  • Full capacity protocol activated weekly at University Hospital Limerick, often resulting in cancelled ops

Yesterday’s News

Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
# Mark Zuckerberg
# Mark Zuckerberg

Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

5 hours ago 6,203 Views 0 Comments

The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do
# Partygate
# Partygate

Johnson accused of lying to MPs over images showing him drinking at leaving do

Updated 6 hours ago 69,774 Views 30 Comments

The UK PM is seen raising a glass while surrounded by at least nine people and six bottles of wine during the second lockdown.

Tipperary boy gets two year detention suspended for sexually assaulting his friend
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Tipperary boy gets two year detention suspended for sexually assaulting his friend

6 hours ago 24,244 Views 0 Comments

The accused was aged 15 when he sexually assaulted the then 14-year-old girl in a field in Co Tipperary in July 2019.

Victory for Pat's as Owolabi hat-trick settles Dublin Derby with Bohs
# Tunde Roar
From The42
# Tunde Roar

Victory for Pat's as Owolabi hat-trick settles Dublin Derby with Bohs

7 hours ago 7,628 Views 4 Comments

Tunde Owolabi scored all of his side’s goals in a 3-0 win over Bohemians.

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach
# Protocol
# Protocol

Deep well of support for pragmatic solution on Northern Ireland Protocol, says Taoiseach

Updated 7 hours ago 22,462 Views 11 Comments

The Taoiseach made the remarks during a press conference with Dutch PM Mark Rutte

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

7 hours ago 4,778 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish players' involvement in Premier League falls to record low
# Diminishing
From The42
# Diminishing

Irish players' involvement in Premier League falls to record low

8 hours ago 27,038 Views 38 Comments

14 Irish players accumulated just under 10,000 minutes action this season, less than half of last season’s total.

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

€17 million needed to save Ireland’s most threatened birds says BirdWatch Ireland

9 hours ago 11,628 Views 43 Comments

The organisation says that several ground nesting birds are at risk of extinction without funding for conservation schemes.

Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Temperatures start to ease in Spain after hitting unusual highs for May

10 hours ago 16,504 Views 9 Comments

However, the national forecaster has warned that the risk of fires remains high in many areas.

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

10 hours ago 11,807 Views 7 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car
# GRA
# GRA

Garda facing dismissal for turning on emergency lights to warn public about stolen car

10 hours ago 110,337 Views 54 Comments

The GRA said gardaí are facing a massive morale problem.

Alice Zeniter and Frank Wynne named as winners of €100k Dublin Literary Award
# Big Prize
# Big Prize

Alice Zeniter and Frank Wynne named as winners of €100k Dublin Literary Award

10 hours ago 7,158 Views 2 Comments

They won for the novel The Art of Losing.

Two men remain in custody after man (50s) dies in Tralee
# Kerry
# Kerry

Two men remain in custody after man (50s) dies in Tralee

Updated 10 hours ago 30,128 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Starbucks quits Russian market in wake of invasion of Ukraine
# Starbucks
# Starbucks

Starbucks quits Russian market in wake of invasion of Ukraine

10 hours ago 12,149 Views 14 Comments

Starbucks said it decided to close its 130 stores and no longer have a brand presence in Russia.

Irish musician Cathal Coughlan dies aged 61
# RIP
# RIP

Irish musician Cathal Coughlan dies aged 61

11 hours ago 31,792 Views 9 Comments

Coughlan was a member of critically acclaimed bands The Fatima Mansions and Microdisney.

'Byrne is 3rd-choice and Foley is 4th-choice. They were clearly the better half-backs in this game'
# Mind The Gap
From The42
# Mind The Gap

'Byrne is 3rd-choice and Foley is 4th-choice. They were clearly the better half-backs in this game'

11 hours ago 27,180 Views 24 Comments

Murray Kinsella, Bernard Jackman and Gavan Casey dissected Leinster’s highly impressive victory over Munster on today’s members’ rugby pod.

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters
# Courts
# Courts

Sinn Féin election worker jailed for robbing pensioner while hanging posters

12 hours ago 32,440 Views 0 Comments

Sean Fitzgerald, 34, of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, pleaded not guilty to the robbery but was convicted.

Taoiseach says Oireachtas members sleeping in cars due to hotel shortage isn't 'widespread'
# Dublin Booked Up
# Dublin Booked Up

Taoiseach says Oireachtas members sleeping in cars due to hotel shortage isn't 'widespread'

12 hours ago 24,842 Views 32 Comments

A Fianna Fáil senator said that he has had to sleep in his car twice and that other politicians have the same problem.

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated 13 hours ago 39,597 Views 42 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

Irish adventurer and travel writer Dervla Murphy dies aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Irish adventurer and travel writer Dervla Murphy dies aged 90

13 hours ago 15,540 Views 9 Comments

The Waterford writer wrote many books about her journeys abroad – often travelled by bicycle.

Fixture details confirmed as Armagh v Tyrone the pick of All-Ireland football qualifier ties
# Out Of The Hat
From The42
# Out Of The Hat

Fixture details confirmed as Armagh v Tyrone the pick of All-Ireland football qualifier ties

Updated 13 hours ago 39,136 Views 13 Comments

Mayo host Monaghan in the other clash between Division 1 teams.

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?
# Omicron
# Omicron

A new Covid variant of concern has been detected in Ireland - what do we know about it?

13 hours ago 29,655 Views 28 Comments

BA.4 and BA.5 were identified by the ECDC as variants of concern earlier this month.

Injured Leinster pair Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe to step up training ahead of Champions Cup final
# Update
From The42
# Update

Injured Leinster pair Tadhg Furlong and James Lowe to step up training ahead of Champions Cup final

Updated 13 hours ago 12,844 Views 6 Comments

Both players picked up injuries during the province’s semi-final win over Toulouse.

Supreme Court dismisses teen's appeal against sexual assault conviction for smacking child's bottom
# Courts
# Courts

Supreme Court dismisses teen's appeal against sexual assault conviction for smacking child's bottom

13 hours ago 27,883 Views 0 Comments

The offence occurred in 2019 when the parties were playing in a field near their homes.

Date set for Boy B’s bid to introduce fresh evidence in appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction
# Ana Kriegel
# Ana Kriegel

Date set for Boy B’s bid to introduce fresh evidence in appeal against Ana Kriegel murder conviction

13 hours ago 13,469 Views 0 Comments

Boy A and Boy B were both found guilty by unanimous verdicts of murdering Ana Kriegel in June 2019.

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy
# Being-Patient
# Being-Patient

Open Newsroom Invitation: Healthcare - the power of patient advocacy

14 hours ago 3,242 Views 0 Comments

Join us at 1pm this Thursday.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed
# Detained
# Detained

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe had to sign ‘false confession’ before being freed

14 hours ago 13,167 Views 7 Comments

The former Iranian detainee said she expects Tehran will use it against her in the future.

McVerry Trust offers addiction counselling to man who stabbed mother's partner
# Courts
# Courts

McVerry Trust offers addiction counselling to man who stabbed mother's partner

14 hours ago 9,182 Views 0 Comments

The judge said today that he would take time to consider a 17-page psychiatric report handed into the court regarding Jonathan Reid.

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh
# Flooding
# Flooding

Deluges of rain flood parts of India and Bangladesh

15 hours ago 3,863 Views 0 Comments

At least 24 people have been killed due to the floods in recent weeks.

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences
# Court
From The42
# Court

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences

15 hours ago 18,489 Views 0 Comments

The France international pleaded not guilty to seven counts of rape, one of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings
# Rentals
# Rentals

Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings

15 hours ago 17,138 Views 13 Comments

The minister said it is “not sustainable” to have “multiples of short terms lets versus long terms in all our major cities”.

Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors
# Crime
# Crime

Gardaí appeal for information after women threatened with knife and scissors

16 hours ago 18,143 Views 6 Comments

Two thefts targeting women’s handbags on Friday evening were reported in Limerick city.

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?
# Tgip-podcast
# Tgip-podcast

The Good Information Podcast: What will the new working week look like?

16 hours ago 5,637 Views 0 Comments

Covid transformed Ireland’s working culture. The Good Information Podcast can tell you what that means for you.

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

21-year-old Russian soldier sentenced to life at first Kyiv war crimes trial since invasion

16 hours ago 26,612 Views 35 Comments

The soldier was accused of shooting a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head in the north-east village of Chupakhivka.

Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
# Disaster
# Disaster

Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines

16 hours ago 6,445 Views 1 Comment

Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Zelenskyy calls for 'maximum sanctions' against Russia and asks countries to help rebuild Ukraine

17 hours ago 9,671 Views 9 Comments

The Ukrainian president was addressing a gathering of global political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week
# Strike
# Strike

Medical scientists to take two more days of industrial action this week

17 hours ago 9,465 Views 2 Comments

A further three days are planned if progress isn’t made this week.

Poll: How often do you read a book?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you read a book?

18 hours ago 28,151 Views 42 Comments

The 27th winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced this afternoon.

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