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Thursday 24 June, 2021

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

Jun 24th 2021, 9:57 PM 47,858 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister
# Action Settled
# Action Settled

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister

Jun 24th 2021, 7:24 PM 10,863 Views 0 Comments

The couple requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly to “ensure this never ever happens again”, solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said yesterday.

Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Women's Aid says cancelled 999 calls 'troubling' as Policing Authority asks: 'If my call is cancelled, how do I know?'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:21 PM 13,456 Views 31 Comments

Drew Harris earlier apologised to hundreds of domestic abuse victims who had their 999 calls cancelled between 2019 and 2020.

Coronavirus: 304 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 304 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 24th 2021, 5:14 PM 53,888 Views 133 Comments

The latest figures were confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Ireland is at 'point of unease and apprehension' but some reason for optimism, HSE CEO says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland is at 'point of unease and apprehension' but some reason for optimism, HSE CEO says

Jun 24th 2021, 3:13 PM 18,125 Views 34 Comments

Confirmed Covid-19 case numbers have reduced by 22% in the past 14 days.

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'
# Economy
# Economy

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,894 Views 7 Comments

The think-tank has outlined its forecasts for the Irish economy in a new report.

Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says
# Advice
# Advice

'Insufficient evidence' around use of Covid-19 interventions, other than vaccines, Hiqa says

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 11,265 Views 34 Comments

Hiqa said that being generally healthy may reduce the risk of “poor outcomes from Covid-19″.

Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

Jun 22nd 2021, 8:50 PM 53,093 Views 52 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985
# Galway
# Galway

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985

Jun 22nd 2021, 3:40 PM 15,883 Views 2 Comments

Barbara Walsh was last seen in a Gaeltacht area in Galway 36 years ago today.

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

Jun 22nd 2021, 1:44 PM 18,261 Views 10 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 12:14 PM 26,199 Views 36 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

Jun 22nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,099 Views 29 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.

Monday 21 June, 2021

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jun 21st 2021, 5:33 PM 48,122 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family
# Dublin
# Dublin

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family

Updated Jun 21st 2021, 10:55 AM 34,535 Views 0 Comments

The inquest has been adjourned as the GSOC investigation is ongoing.

Friday 18 June, 2021

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: Yes, coronavirus antibodies protect against 'infection of the lung'

Jun 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 27,908 Views 14 Comments

A video shared online claimed that because antibodies produced as a result of the vaccine are in the blood, they don’t protect against Covid infection. This is false.

Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy

Jun 16th 2021, 3:28 PM 20,445 Views 46 Comments

The housing crisis is top of the agenda for most of the candidates ahead of next month’s by-election.

Monday 14 June, 2021

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

Jun 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,507 Views 47 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

Friday 11 June, 2021

G7 countries move closer to 15% corporation tax plan as Finance Minister defends Ireland's 12.5% rate
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

G7 countries move closer to 15% corporation tax plan as Finance Minister defends Ireland's 12.5% rate

Jun 11th 2021, 9:18 AM 15,051 Views 42 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said he wanted to keep Ireland’s rate to “maintain and grow” employment.

Thursday 10 June, 2021

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?
# Controversy
# Controversy

Explainer: Why has a controversy blown up around political party members posing as pollsters?

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:10 PM 12,317 Views 48 Comments
  • It was reported yesterday that Sinn Féin party members had pretended to be pollsters carrying fake marketing research company IDs.
  • SF TD Eoin Ó Broin described the practice as "widespread and common".
  • Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party have also engaged in similar polling in the past.

Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices
# Door To Door Polling
# Door To Door Polling

Leo Varadkar says FG paid students to pretend to be pollsters, DPC to ask SF about its practices

Updated Jun 9th 2021, 7:02 PM 55,978 Views 150 Comments

Varadkar says the practice was “discontinued” in the past seven years.

Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Portobello Plaza will no longer be closed off at weekends
# Complaints
# Complaints

Portobello Plaza will no longer be closed off at weekends

Jun 8th 2021, 5:49 PM 16,338 Views 11 Comments

Documents show local residents had complained to the council about issues including “public urination, defecation, open selling and use of drugs”.

Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries
# Outages
# Outages

Major media and government websites live again after outage across several countries

Updated Jun 8th 2021, 2:15 PM 33,118 Views 13 Comments

Fastly, one of the world’s major content delivery networks, said a “fix has been applied” after an outage across its global network.

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings
# Updates
# Updates

Coronavirus: Round-up of the latest on vaccinations, hospitalisations and reopenings

Jun 8th 2021, 12:23 PM 16,027 Views 0 Comments

Catch up on all of the recent Covid-related figures.

Friday 4 June, 2021

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP
# DUP
# DUP

Edwin Poots defends strategy following criticism from Peter Robinson over Foster's exit from DUP

Jun 4th 2021, 5:57 PM 25,934 Views 24 Comments

Poots said: “What was good for Peter doesn’t seem to be good for anybody else.”

Joe Brolly launches defamation proceedings against RTÉ
# High Court
# High Court

Joe Brolly launches defamation proceedings against RTÉ

Jun 4th 2021, 12:44 PM 122,366 Views 0 Comments

The High Court action was issued yesterday.

OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand
# Crowds
# Crowds

OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand

Jun 4th 2021, 10:37 AM 21,562 Views 24 Comments

Crowds gained access to the fenced off bandstand in the Dublin park yesterday.

Taoiseach leads tributes as RTÉ's Ingrid Miley retires from national broadcaster
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

Taoiseach leads tributes as RTÉ's Ingrid Miley retires from national broadcaster

Jun 4th 2021, 9:49 AM 65,470 Views 35 Comments

The industry and employment correspondent as worked with the broadcaster for many years.

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended
# Trains
# Trains

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended

Jun 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,007 Views 16 Comments

Rail tickets are valid on Dublin Bus/GoAhead bus services between Bray and Greystones at the weekend.

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions

Jun 4th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,321 Views 10 Comments

Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Man (56) dies while climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry
# Kerry
# Kerry

Man (56) dies while climbing Mount Brandon in Kerry

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:53 PM 45,113 Views 6 Comments

Local coast guard and mountain rescue teams attended the scene this afternoon.

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Have you seen John? Gardaí seek help locating missing 70-year-old man
# John Joyce
# John Joyce

Have you seen John? Gardaí seek help locating missing 70-year-old man

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:30 PM 26,085 Views 8 Comments

John Joyce was last seen in Galway city on Monday.

Fencing put around St Stephen's Green bandstand to protect from 'any further damage', OPW says
# Parks
# Parks

Fencing put around St Stephen's Green bandstand to protect from 'any further damage', OPW says

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:29 PM 27,729 Views 42 Comments

Sections of the Cork city quays will also be fenced off after “recent large public gatherings”.

CMO says South William St crowds at weekend looked like 'Jones Road on a day of an All-Ireland'
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

CMO says South William St crowds at weekend looked like 'Jones Road on a day of an All-Ireland'

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:03 PM 34,549 Views 106 Comments

Dr Tony Holohan said his commentary over crowds was “not a moral judgement”.

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today
# Summer 2021
# Summer 2021

Hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can reopen from today

Jun 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,636 Views 3 Comments

Indoor dining and leisure facilities at hotels are also permitted to reopen for guests.

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jun 1st 2021, 9:02 PM 10,391 Views 0 Comments

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

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I was stuck in a room with no privacy': Fears that pandemic will have long-term impacts on disadvantaged young people

Jun 1st 2021, 6:25 AM 18,090 Views 3 Comments

A new report from the Irish Youth Foundation has been published today.

Number of mortgage approvals nearly doubled in April compared to same month last year
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Number of mortgage approvals nearly doubled in April compared to same month last year

Jun 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 8,232 Views 9 Comments

4,362 mortgages were approved in April this year.