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Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears

Fri 5:17 PM 23,354 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard today that the man made the request after one of his son’s died.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Get Down To Quizness
From The42
# Get Down To Quizness

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 24,470 Views 13 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Woman (80s) killed in Cavan crash
# Monelty
# Monelty

Woman (80s) killed in Cavan crash

Fri 4:51 PM 12,865 Views 1 Comment

The crash occurred at around 10:15am today and gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'
# Poots Gets The Boot
# Poots Gets The Boot

Taoiseach seeks 'calm heads' as Michelle O'Neill calls on DUP to 'get their act together'

Updated Fri 4:43 PM 46,298 Views 74 Comments

Edwin Poots announced last night he is to quit as as DUP leader after only three weeks.

Judge warns of danger of one-punch assaults as college student avoids jail after he hit fellow student
# Court
# Court

Judge warns of danger of one-punch assaults as college student avoids jail after he hit fellow student

Fri 4:09 PM 21,860 Views 0 Comments

A 21-year-old college student has been given a suspended sentence after causing injuries in an assault.

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
# Insurance Ireland
# Insurance Ireland

European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums

Updated Fri 3:28 PM 31,275 Views 63 Comments

The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.

Dry and sunny tomorrow but unsettled weather forecast for Sunday
# Thunder
# Thunder

Dry and sunny tomorrow but unsettled weather forecast for Sunday

Fri 3:21 PM 22,237 Views 3 Comments

Get your outdoor activities done tomorrow, if you can.

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People
# Shock Sharing
# Shock Sharing

Opinion: First rule of social media? Don’t engage with The Horrible People

Updated Fri 3:20 PM 10,906 Views 12 Comments

Aoife Gallagher says it’s tempting to share content that horrifies you, but it only serves to amplify the hate.

AstraZeneca and European Commission both claim victory in vaccine court case
# Win/Win
# Win/Win

AstraZeneca and European Commission both claim victory in vaccine court case

Fri 3:04 PM 19,196 Views 13 Comments

AstraZeneca has been ordered to deliver 50 million more doses by the end of September.

Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10
# Halfbacks
From The42
# Halfbacks

Murray strives to keep number nine shirt as Biggar battles to lead from 10

Updated Fri 3:04 PM 15,401 Views 8 Comments

Owen Farrell can’t be discounted as a key man in this Lions squad.

Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks
# Worrying
# Worrying

Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks

Fri 2:27 PM 13,181 Views 19 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association wants to see controls implemented to tackle “irresponsible dog ownership”.

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach
# Travel
# Travel

Government currently 'not contemplating' advising against travel to Northern Ireland, says Taoiseach

Fri 2:13 PM 11,616 Views 8 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Toy Holohan is today meeting with his Northern Ireland counterpart.

Introducing the new place for Scores & Fixtures on The42
# Game On
From The42
# Game On

Introducing the new place for Scores & Fixtures on The42

Fri 1:55 PM 10,673 Views 11 Comments

We’ve launched a powerful new scores hub – like you told us to.

Garda investigation after man's body found in field in Co Limerick
# Thomondgate
# Thomondgate

Garda investigation after man's body found in field in Co Limerick

Fri 1:44 PM 18,903 Views 1 Comment

The body was found in a field near the Thomondgate area.

Cyclist hospitalised after hit and run in Dublin
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Cyclist hospitalised after hit and run in Dublin

Fri 1:40 PM 13,879 Views 9 Comments

Gardaí are looking for a black Volkswagen Passat that fled the scene.

Dublin Bus passenger attacked with punches to head and body during row over face masks
# Court
# Court

Dublin Bus passenger attacked with punches to head and body during row over face masks

Fri 1:37 PM 32,799 Views 0 Comments

A man has been charged with assault after causing harm to the passenger.

British Airways plane damaged after tipping on to nose at Heathrow
# Airport
# Airport

British Airways plane damaged after tipping on to nose at Heathrow

Fri 12:54 PM 28,958 Views 20 Comments

The incident involved a freighter-only aircraft with no passengers on board.

Charlie Chawke refused permission for apartments on site of Goatstown pub
# The Goat
# The Goat

Charlie Chawke refused permission for apartments on site of Goatstown pub

Fri 12:42 PM 20,687 Views 18 Comments

The development was proposed at the site of The Goat Bar and Grill.

Man charged after attempted car hijacking with knife in Cork city
# Arrest
# Arrest

Man charged after attempted car hijacking with knife in Cork city

Fri 12:25 PM 9,032 Views 0 Comments

A woman was sitting in her car when she was approached by a man armed with a knife.

Three people arrested after bottles thrown at bar staff in Dublin city centre
# South William Street
# South William Street

Three people arrested after bottles thrown at bar staff in Dublin city centre

Fri 11:55 AM 91,623 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at 9.30pm last night as a large group of people were socialising in the area.

Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go to a music festival this year?

Fri 9:12 AM 31,250 Views 35 Comments

Electric Picnic is scheduled to take place in September.

Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Explainer: Netanyahu staunchly supported Israeli settlements - what is the history of this controversial practice?

Updated Fri 8:32 AM 11,935 Views 15 Comments

As Israel sees a change in leaders, Hannah McCarthy looks at the history of settlements and the controversy surrounding them.

Mother of murdered Donegal woman ‘devastated’ as suspect cites Covid-19 to apply for bail
# India
# India

Mother of murdered Donegal woman ‘devastated’ as suspect cites Covid-19 to apply for bail

Fri 8:28 AM 38,158 Views 0 Comments

Danielle McLaughlin was found dead in a popular holiday destination in Goa, India, in March 2017.

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Fri 8:11 AM 13,924 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

Lowry and McIlroy stay in touch after disrupted first day of US Open
# Torrey Pines
From The42
# Torrey Pines

Lowry and McIlroy stay in touch after disrupted first day of US Open

Updated Fri 8:10 AM 30,361 Views 14 Comments

Play was suspended late on Thursday evening after the opening round was marred by a 90-minute fog delay.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Fri 7:30 AM 14,581 Views 4 Comments

Time to get planning…

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

From the ousting of Arlene, to Poots getting the boot - here's the timeline of events

Updated Fri 7:27 AM 30,640 Views 41 Comments

It’s been a hell of a few weeks in Northern Ireland politics. Here’s a quick catch-up.

'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city
# Pride
# Pride

'It sends a clear message': Government minister to visit Waterford after Pride flags burned in city

Fri 6:30 AM 16,110 Views 0 Comments

There has been a recent string of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the city.

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

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

Fri 6:00 AM 16,886 Views 13 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.

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'Forgotten, we feel like garbage': Housing policies exclude Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers

Fri 12:05 AM 18,367 Views 0 Comments
  • The housing problem is at its most acute among minority groups, such as Travellers, migrants and asylum seekers.
  • Cormac Fitzgerald, for The Good Information Project, examines the figures and the significant barriers to access to secure living arrangements.
  • "It's an absolutely appalling national disgrace," says Bernard Joyce of the Irish Traveller Movement.

Irish - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Convicted rapist accused of making death threats to prosecutors was planning to have his solicitor abducted
# Circuit Court
# Circuit Court

Convicted rapist accused of making death threats to prosecutors was planning to have his solicitor abducted

Thu 10:07 PM 30,341 Views 0 Comments

Michael Murray (50) admitted to detectives he was planning to have his own solicitor abducted.

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role
# Life After Arlene
# Life After Arlene

Edwin Poots is resigning as leader of the DUP, after three weeks in the role

Updated Thu 10:05 PM 121,978 Views 193 Comments
  • Poots did not speak to waiting reporters as he left the crunch meeting with party officers
  • The new DUP leader came under heavy fire after he nominated a First Minister despite a majority of his party objecting
  • Recently ousted leader Arlene Foster earlier tweeted that she "hoped everyone is having a great day"
WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

Thu 10:04 PM 38,579 Views 64 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Lifting restrictions on mass gatherings must happen 'cautiously and gradually', NPHET told

Thu 9:30 PM 14,214 Views 17 Comments

HIQA has advised NPHET on the measures needed to allow large gatherings to happen safely.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 9:00 PM 8,323 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The Amazon that customers don't see

Thu 8:30 PM 21,050 Views 7 Comments

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

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October
# Brexit Trade
# Brexit Trade

Sausage war: EU to 'assess' UK request for chilled meats to be traded with the North until October

Updated Thu 8:15 PM 12,591 Views 28 Comments

It comes after a very public diplomatic war over whether a ban on chilled meats being sent from GB to NI should commence, in line with the Protocol.

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused
# Courts
# Courts

Defence lawyers in Kevin Lunney abduction trial dispute attempt to link phone number to accused

Thu 8:11 PM 8,860 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Tony Hunt, presiding, and Judge Gerard Griffin and Judge David McHugh.