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Irish - Friday 1 July, 2022

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years
# Last Day
# Last Day

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years

Updated Fri 5:01 PM 34,813 Views 68 Comments

Professor Breda Smyth has been appointed to serve as Ireland’s interim chief medical officer.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
From The42
# It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:00 PM 21,288 Views 7 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

'This is unacceptable': Passengers left stranded after Aer Lingus flight cancellations
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

'This is unacceptable': Passengers left stranded after Aer Lingus flight cancellations

Fri 4:41 PM 62,669 Views 30 Comments

One passenger told The Journal that the airline has offered to reschedule them to a flight four days after their original departure date.

Have you seen Andrei? Gardaí appeal for assistance in finding missing 31-year-old
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Andrei? Gardaí appeal for assistance in finding missing 31-year-old

Fri 4:32 PM 10,727 Views 0 Comments

Andrei is missing from the Castleknock area of Dublin.

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated Fri 4:20 PM 19,042 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin

Fri 3:49 PM 13,506 Views 18 Comments

Additional PRSI contributions will be needed to ensure the pension age is not increased, says Micheál Martin.

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months

Updated Fri 3:22 PM 69,985 Views 151 Comments
  • Electric Ireland has cited the war in Ukraine for the price rises.
  • The increase equate to an average of €164.55 extra per year an electricity and €311.54 extra per year on gas.
  • The supplier says it has 'flexible payment plans' for those struggling with bills and that a new 'Hardship Fund' would be established in the autumn.
Father who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his young son jailed for nine years
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his young son jailed for nine years

Fri 3:17 PM 26,443 Views 0 Comments

The victim was aged between one and eight when his father raped and molested him.

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years
# Renters
# Renters

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years

Fri 3:10 PM 22,408 Views 23 Comments

For tenancies less than six months, the notice landlords must give to tenants is set to triple.

Property prices expected to rise by 4% in the next year
# Housing
# Housing

Property prices expected to rise by 4% in the next year

Fri 2:45 PM 10,015 Views 17 Comments

It’s expected that high rates of increase will level off in the next 12 months.

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year
# WRC
# WRC

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year

Fri 1:36 PM 10,471 Views 0 Comments

The commission has published its annual report.

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks

Fri 1:25 PM 20,051 Views 9 Comments

New parents can now take up to seven weeks leave as part of measures introduced by the Departments of Children and Social Protection.

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil

Fri 12:26 PM 5,021 Views 5 Comments

Jurors are currently selected for inquests by Gardaí, but campaigners had raised concerns about this due to the force’s involvement in the inquest.

‘Joe Schmidt is the one who made us believe we could beat the All Blacks’
# No Show Like A Joe Show
From The42
# No Show Like A Joe Show

‘Joe Schmidt is the one who made us believe we could beat the All Blacks’

Fri 12:00 PM 14,833 Views 13 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is wary of the influence his former coach will have on the All Blacks as they prepare to face Ireland tomorrow.

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once

Fri 12:00 PM 25,460 Views 0 Comments

It might be painful but there is no evidence to support the claim.

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics

Fri 10:27 AM 6,736 Views 12 Comments

The fund was developed under the leadership of the United States, Italy and Indonesia.

Multiple flights cancelled by Aer Lingus today as further disruption expected this weekend
# Flight Cancellations
# Flight Cancellations

Multiple flights cancelled by Aer Lingus today as further disruption expected this weekend

Fri 9:08 AM 49,041 Views 47 Comments

According to Dublin Airport’s Live Flight Information, there are seven return flights being cancelled by Aer Lingus today.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after serious hit and run in County Limerick
# Collision
# Collision

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after serious hit and run in County Limerick

Fri 8:56 AM 21,135 Views 4 Comments

One woman was arrested and investigations are ongoing after an off-duty garda was seriously injured.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# What's On?
From The42
# What's On?

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport

Updated Fri 8:00 AM 34,018 Views 1 Comment

There’s live action in rugby, GAA, golf, tennis and cycling to kick off the month of July.

Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
# Dart+ West
# Dart+ West

Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'

Fri 6:30 AM 30,138 Views 33 Comments

Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending
# Commission On Defence
# Commission On Defence

Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending

Fri 12:05 AM 28,260 Views 25 Comments

Simon Coveney was due to deliver an action plan on defence to Cabinet in June.

Irish - Thursday 30 June, 2022

Senior garda official complains force's capital budget set to be '€60 million short'
# Funding
# Funding

Senior garda official complains force's capital budget set to be '€60 million short'

Thu 10:10 PM 18,968 Views 25 Comments

Additionally, Commissioner Drew Harris expressed concerns over inflationary pressures, fuel and pay rises.

O'Gara: Schmidt impact can be 'overestimated' ahead of first Test
# Familiar Face
From The42
# Familiar Face

O'Gara: Schmidt impact can be 'overestimated' ahead of first Test

Thu 10:00 PM 24,756 Views 7 Comments

The former Ireland boss has stepped in to help coach the All Blacks this week.

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Varadkar says relations have never been as bad with UK government ministers

Thu 9:44 PM 34,572 Views 53 Comments

The Tánaiste said he believes the UK is not being “even handed” over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand
# How It Works
# How It Works

The EU and You: What's working, not working and what we don't understand

Thu 9:30 PM 6,700 Views 5 Comments

In the final topic of our 18-month initiative, we shone a spotlight on the EU itself and our part in it. Turns out we had a lot to learn.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 9:10 PM 7,232 Views 0 Comments

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

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos
# Airport Chaos
# Airport Chaos

More Aer Lingus flights cancelled for tomorrow as illness and strikes cause travel chaos

Updated Thu 8:59 PM 124,200 Views 61 Comments

Meanwhile, at Heathrow, thousands of passengers were affected by a ‘schedule intervention’ today, including some bound for Ireland.

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to receive Freedom of the City of Derry
# Derry Girl
# Derry Girl

Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee to receive Freedom of the City of Derry

Thu 8:42 PM 19,974 Views 10 Comments

The Derry native will be the first woman to receive the city’s freedom.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Thu 8:30 PM 14,091 Views 6 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan
# Emergency
# Emergency

Navan Hospital campaign group to meet tonight as Drogheda consultants push back on HSE plan

Thu 8:15 PM 13,089 Views 8 Comments

The move would downgrade Navan Hospital’s Emergency Department and divert critically ill patients elsewhere.

Irish Open: Crowds turn out for Lowry, Power and co. but unlikely names steal the show
# Home Soil
From The42
# Home Soil

Irish Open: Crowds turn out for Lowry, Power and co. but unlikely names steal the show

Thu 7:59 PM 23,794 Views 4 Comments

Adam McKendry sets the scene from day one at the Irish Open.

Evidence missing in trial of woman convicted for human trafficking, court told
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Evidence missing in trial of woman convicted for human trafficking, court told

Thu 7:34 PM 15,821 Views 0 Comments

Alicia Edosa and her co-accused Edith Enoghaghase were jailed following a six-week trial last year.

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

26 gardaí serving suspensions for sexual or domestic complaints

Thu 7:13 PM 19,851 Views 8 Comments

The figures emerged during a meeting of the Policing Authority this afternoon.

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali
# Mali
# Mali

Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali

Thu 6:40 PM 26,294 Views 38 Comments

The exchange between Simon Coveney and Deputy John Brady happened during a Defence and Foreign Affairs committee on peace keeping.

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'
# Health
# Health

HSE cuts child development checks in west Dublin due to 'staff shortages'

Thu 6:30 PM 12,689 Views 10 Comments

Parents have been contacted this week with the news.

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Explainer: Why was Roe v Wade overturned - and what could it mean for US laws?

Thu 6:00 PM 4,223 Views 8 Comments

Listen in to our interview with Dr David Kenny of Trinity College School of Law to find out more.

Man sues former teacher, and religious order, over being alleged sexual abuse over 60 years ago
# Courts
# Courts

Man sues former teacher, and religious order, over being alleged sexual abuse over 60 years ago

Thu 5:52 PM 19,218 Views 0 Comments

The now retired teacher, who is now aged in his 90′s, vehemently denies the allegations.

Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
# Delays
# Delays

Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year

Thu 5:38 PM 11,423 Views 16 Comments

Complaints relate to the long delays as well as citizenship issues.