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Irish - Today’s News

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
# Commission
# Commission

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

4 minutes ago 138 Views 0 Comments

The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will continue to work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps in this process”.

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

10 minutes ago 675 Views 1 Comment

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

'Mixed signals can disrupt programme': No plans to allow mixing of different vaccine doses
# Rollout
# Rollout

'Mixed signals can disrupt programme': No plans to allow mixing of different vaccine doses

40 minutes ago 3,670 Views 9 Comments

Opposition parties have suggested that the 60 to 69 age cohort who received AstraZeneca should be offered a different second dose.

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'

Updated 1 hour ago 6,846 Views 6 Comments

Pat Nevin was doing live commentary on the game in which Christian Eriksen collapsed, and he reflected on the experience on this week’s Behind the Lines.

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China

1 hour ago 5,165 Views 5 Comments

The chair of the European Parliament’s delegation on China has a stark warning about how the country approaches human rights.

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal
# Large Scale Protest
# Large Scale Protest

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal

2 hours ago 13,650 Views 22 Comments
  • The mica mineral present in concrete has caused cracks and fissures to form in 5,000-6,000 homes in primarily Donegal and Mayo.
  • The Mica Action Group (MAG) have called government action so far "disappointing and insulting".
  • Thousands of protestors marched to Leinster House this afternoon, where campaign groups are set to meet with Housing Minister Daragh O'Brien.
'Unfit for purpose': Adoptee rights group calls for new agency ahead of apology from Tusla
# Identity
# Identity

'Unfit for purpose': Adoptee rights group calls for new agency ahead of apology from Tusla

2 hours ago 4,578 Views 5 Comments

Tusla is due to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Children this afternoon.

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped

3 hours ago 12,815 Views 0 Comments

The decision was made following legal argument.

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
# Belarus
# Belarus

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

3 hours ago 8,598 Views 15 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

Normal People leads the field with 15 nominations in the IFTA Irish Academy Awards
# IFTA
# IFTA

Normal People leads the field with 15 nominations in the IFTA Irish Academy Awards

3 hours ago 4,283 Views 8 Comments

The runaway TV success of last year, Normal People, is in the running in multiple categories including best drama and best actor.

Center Parcs plans major expansion of its Longford resort
# Making A Splash
# Making A Splash

Center Parcs plans major expansion of its Longford resort

3 hours ago 14,499 Views 33 Comments

The tourist spot plans to spend €80m to €85m adding 200 lodges and developing existing facilities.

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

97% of LGBTI+ youth are struggling with anxiety, stress or depression

Updated 3 hours ago 17,113 Views 14 Comments

Six in 10 people are struggling with suicide ideation and half are struggling with self-harm, according to a new survey.

Tighter travel restrictions for arrivals from Britain into Ireland amid Delta variant concerns
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions for arrivals from Britain into Ireland amid Delta variant concerns

Updated 4 hours ago 25,269 Views 33 Comments

The move comes as British officials have delayed the reopening of their society for four weeks.

Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town
# Arrest
# Arrest

Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town

5 hours ago 14,897 Views 18 Comments

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at around 3pm.

Poll: Do you know how to perform CPR?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you know how to perform CPR?

5 hours ago 20,618 Views 52 Comments

Some 70% of cardiac arrests happen in the home.

Housing Minister to meet mica-affected homeowners as thousands to march on Dublin
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

Housing Minister to meet mica-affected homeowners as thousands to march on Dublin

6 hours ago 13,139 Views 37 Comments

Eamon Ryan said people affected do need and will get government support.

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion
# New Jobs
# New Jobs

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion

7 hours ago 13,413 Views 23 Comments

There will be 700 flexible carer jobs with 50 fulltime nursing, tutors and administrative staff roles nationwide.

Chinese scientist at centre of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory
# China
# China

Chinese scientist at centre of virus controversy denies lab-leak theory

8 hours ago 23,908 Views 55 Comments

Dr Shi Zhengli, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, is an expert in bat coronaviruses.

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'
# Zeebs
From The42
# Zeebs

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'

Updated 8 hours ago 26,395 Views 32 Comments

Andy Farrell will look for Simon Zebo prove himself in Munster before any possible Ireland recall.

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots
# RCSI
# RCSI

Irish scientists identify how some Covid patients develop life-threatening blood clots

9 hours ago 37,148 Views 8 Comments

The work was led by researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre
# Heroin Addiction
# Heroin Addiction

GP: Legislation is now four years old but Ireland is still without its first drug injecting centre

9 hours ago 8,290 Views 21 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says there’s no excuse not to have injecting centres by now.

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds
# Emergency Legislation
# Emergency Legislation

'I'm not sure TDs were fully informed': High Court Master highlights issues with Covid legislation on vulture funds

10 hours ago 21,712 Views 14 Comments

Judge Edward Honohon questioned why a sunset clause was not set out in the emergency legislation.

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet
# Lectures On-site
# Lectures On-site

Students to get back on campus as college reopening plans to be signed off by Cabinet

16 hours ago 16,252 Views 8 Comments

Cabinet will also consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Irish - Yesterday’s News

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin calls on UK Government to move Irish language laws through Westminster

Updated 18 hours ago 63,709 Views 83 Comments

The call comes as former DUP leader Arlene Foster stepped down as the North’s First Minister this morning.

Wyoming park rangers conduct search for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin

Wyoming park rangers conduct search for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin

18 hours ago 49,492 Views 7 Comments

The 27-year-old was last seen almost a week ago.

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'
# LOSING FAITH
# LOSING FAITH

Religion in schools: 'My son was upset - a friend told him he wasn't going to heaven'

18 hours ago 26,723 Views 111 Comments
  • In part two of a deep dive into the stalemate in providing choice in primary education, Peter McGuire hears from parents and teachers.
  • Families speak of being forced into Catholic schools because of hours-long daily commutes to 'nearest' multi-denominational.
  • While 'opting out' of religious instruction is facilitated by many schools, many parents say their children feel isolated and upset.
Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Public health bosses ‘concerned’ about impact of Delta variant in coming weeks

18 hours ago 37,425 Views 45 Comments

It comes as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to delay reopening plans by four weeks.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

19 hours ago 11,440 Views 0 Comments

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

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition
# Housing
# Housing

Dublin City Council passes large land rezone in Finglas despite opposition

19 hours ago 28,572 Views 27 Comments

The rezoning provides for around 2,200 new residential units, but opposers raised concerns over affordability.

Your evening longread: How Marbella became a magnet for gangsters
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: How Marbella became a magnet for gangsters

19 hours ago 24,405 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
# 10s
From The42
# 10s

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'

20 hours ago 20,710 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online
# Irish Politics
# Irish Politics

Opinion: The pollster controversy should alert us to possible issues with political campaigning online

20 hours ago 5,534 Views 12 Comments

Ethan Shattock says the incoming Electoral Commission must address fake polling and inauthentic campaign behaviour by all parties.

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps

20 hours ago 15,991 Views 2 Comments

Four people, including one child, died when their plane crashed into the mountain, one kilometer from where another pilot of a glider also died.

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant
# Van Morrison
# Van Morrison

UUP leader wants Ian Paisley to apologise in public for ‘dangerous’ chant

20 hours ago 27,032 Views 17 Comments

A row erupted after four gigs by Van Morrison at the Belfast hotel were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday.

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

21 hours ago 21,162 Views 18 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

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

21 hours ago 17,122 Views 4 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Chef admits to gun hoax in Dublin airport yesterday
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

Chef admits to gun hoax in Dublin airport yesterday

22 hours ago 47,657 Views 9 Comments

The hoax occurred in Terminal 1 after Portuguese chef Adriano Rocha missed two flights home.

Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges
# Co Galway
# Co Galway

Retired member of religious order seeks to block his trial on child sex abuse charges

22 hours ago 29,193 Views 0 Comments

The man is facing four charges of sexual assault made against him on dates between 1966 and 1969.

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 242 new cases confirmed in Ireland

23 hours ago 50,698 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health today also confirmed there are 67 Covid-19 patients in hospital with 23 in ICU.

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