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Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
# The Name Game
From The42
# The Name Game

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

Updated 18 hours ago 46,707 Views 21 Comments

The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 42,289 Views 54 Comments

60 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, with 23 in ICU.

Car, €19k in cash, Rolex watch and designer handbags seized during CAB raids
# Seized
# Seized

Car, €19k in cash, Rolex watch and designer handbags seized during CAB raids

18 hours ago 18,616 Views 9 Comments

The searches were carried out in Dublin, Louth, Meath and Wexford this morning.

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
# Identity
# Identity

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information

Updated 18 hours ago 10,643 Views 10 Comments

An adoptee rights group said that Tusla’s apology is a “long overdue acknowledgement” of adoptees’ pain.

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different

18 hours ago 8,360 Views 5 Comments

CMO Dr Tony Holohan has endorsed the return to college campuses in the coming academic year.

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

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

19 hours ago 8,082 Views 13 Comments

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

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

19 hours ago 17,224 Views 26 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

'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 20 hours ago 19,316 Views 12 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

20 hours ago 10,220 Views 17 Comments

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

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

22 hours ago 22,254 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

22 hours ago 14,628 Views 16 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

22 hours ago 7,476 Views 11 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

22 hours ago 21,612 Views 42 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 22 hours ago 21,196 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Teen arrested after woman threatened at gunpoint in Drogheda town

Tue 11:13 AM 19,895 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?

Tue 10:34 AM 28,328 Views 65 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

Tue 9:32 AM 15,144 Views 41 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

Tue 8:59 AM 16,493 Views 23 Comments

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

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital
# Update
From The42
# Update

Denmark's Eriksen says 'I'm fine' from hospital

Tue 8:50 AM 24,719 Views 20 Comments

The Inter Milan player made a social media post from hospital this morning.

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

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

Tue 8:07 AM 27,542 Views 61 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 Tue 7:45 AM 31,700 Views 43 Comments

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

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
# EU US Relations
# EU US Relations

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows

Tue 7:43 AM 10,773 Views 1 Comment

Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Canada: top military chief resigns over golf game controversy

Tue 7:29 AM 42,949 Views 5 Comments

Mike Rouleau admitted to playing golf with a retired former Chief of Staff being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct.

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

Tue 7:07 AM 42,792 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

Tue 7:00 AM 9,799 Views 23 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

Tue 6:15 AM 29,408 Views 15 Comments

Judge Edmund 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

Tue 12:05 AM 17,880 Views 8 Comments

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

Monday 14 June, 2021

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada
# Ontario
# Ontario

Suspect charged with terrorism for truck attack on Muslim family in Canada

Mon 10:40 PM 8,346 Views 0 Comments

The family were out for a walk on 6 June when a truck driver ploughed into them on purpose, according to authorities.

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener

Mon 10:19 PM 16,391 Views 10 Comments

Spain dominated the game but couldn’t hit the net.

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 Mon 10:17 PM 64,978 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

Mon 9:58 PM 54,007 Views 8 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'

Mon 9:30 PM 30,668 Views 113 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

Mon 9:29 PM 38,771 Views 44 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

Mon 9:00 PM 11,998 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

Mon 8:49 PM 30,350 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

Mon 8:30 PM 26,770 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'

Mon 8:00 PM 21,850 Views 8 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

Mon 8:00 PM 5,872 Views 12 Comments

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