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Friday 27 May, 2022

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy accuses Russia of 'genocide' in Donbas onslaught
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy accuses Russia of 'genocide' in Donbas onslaught

Updated Fri 12:38 PM 12,881 Views 13 Comments

Zelenskyy said that its bombardment in Donbas could leave the entire region “uninhabited”.

Furlong and Lowe start as Leinster name unchanged team for Champions Cup final
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Furlong and Lowe start as Leinster name unchanged team for Champions Cup final

Fri 12:14 PM 25,671 Views 55 Comments

La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara has named influential second row Will Skelton in his starting XV.

Poll: What's your favourite way to eat potatoes?
# Spuds
# Spuds

Poll: What's your favourite way to eat potatoes?

Fri 12:04 PM 31,754 Views 40 Comments

Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew.

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
# Texas
# Texas

Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21

Fri 11:50 AM 15,743 Views 21 Comments

Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says
# Special Education Centres
# Special Education Centres

Communication of plans for special needs education ‘less than ideal’, Harris says

Fri 11:22 AM 6,340 Views 3 Comments

The Higher Education minister said it’s “absolutely essential” that the number of special education classes in mainstream schools is increased.

Six Irish Guard soldiers arrested in UK over drugs and money laundering offences
# Irish Guards
# Irish Guards

Six Irish Guard soldiers arrested in UK over drugs and money laundering offences

Fri 11:06 AM 16,148 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Guards are a regiment who guard royal palaces as part of their duties.

Doubt cast on North Korea’s claim of just 69 coronavirus deaths
# North Korea
# North Korea

Doubt cast on North Korea’s claim of just 69 coronavirus deaths

Fri 10:33 AM 8,013 Views 4 Comments

The secretive country has admitted that more than three million have reported sick with fevers but said only a few dozen have died.

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

HSE to take delivery of vaccines to combat monkeypox and may roll out vaccination programme

Fri 10:31 AM 18,210 Views 21 Comments

Reid said Ireland had secured an order of vaccines for monkeypox and these would be delivered “shortly”.

Man allegedly dies of asphyxiation by teargas bomb after police arrest in Brazil
# Umbauba
# Umbauba

Man allegedly dies of asphyxiation by teargas bomb after police arrest in Brazil

Fri 8:59 AM 6,809 Views 0 Comments

A video shows 38-year-old Genivaldo de Jesus Santos being arrested and placed in the boot of a federal highway police vehicle.

Sunny weather forecast for the weekend ahead, with highs of 20 degrees
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Sunny weather forecast for the weekend ahead, with highs of 20 degrees

Fri 8:39 AM 15,066 Views 6 Comments

Met Éireann is forecasting bright, clear days over the weekend.

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks
# Housing
# Housing

How many vacant properties are there in Ireland? We should get a clear answer in a couple of weeks

Fri 8:36 AM 13,432 Views 17 Comments

Local property tax data will give an up-to-date picture of vacancy rates in Ireland.

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Three in five people believe they will have to cut back on food spending over the coming year

Fri 8:29 AM 8,129 Views 17 Comments

Consumer pessimism is at its highest level for nine years.

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro praise Ray Liotta following actor’s death
# Goodfellas
# Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro praise Ray Liotta following actor’s death

Fri 7:30 AM 21,373 Views 9 Comments

The director said he would ‘always be proud’ of the work the pair did together, adding the passing had come ‘way too early’.

Here's your essential TV guide for this weekend's live sport
# Tune In
From The42
# Tune In

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

Fri 7:30 AM 27,390 Views 5 Comments

An action-filled weekend awaits.

Teenage cyclist critically injured after collision with a car in Waterford
# Dungarvan
# Dungarvan

Teenage cyclist critically injured after collision with a car in Waterford

Fri 7:21 AM 18,200 Views 1 Comment

The cyclist remains in a critical condition.

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens
# Dentists
# Dentists

Nation's oral health at risk as children not seeing a dentist until their teens

Fri 6:30 AM 8,605 Views 18 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said not everyone is getting the high-quality dental care they deserve.

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?
# Health In Ireland
# Health In Ireland

'I’ve never seen morale so broken': What one change do healthcare workers want to improve the system?

Fri 12:05 AM 18,374 Views 25 Comments
  • The Irish healthcare system is frequently hit with criticism and suggestions for how it can be improved.
  • Progress on the overhaul of the system is continuing but has been slow.
  • We asked workers and those familiar with the sector what one change they would like to see put into place.

Thursday 26 May, 2022

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies aged 60
# RIP
# RIP

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher dies aged 60

Thu 11:15 PM 30,048 Views 22 Comments

Fletcher was born in 1961 in Nottingham and was a founding member of Depeche Mode.

Former garda jailed for four years for sexual assaults on younger sister
# Courts
# Courts

Former garda jailed for four years for sexual assaults on younger sister

Thu 11:01 PM 35,596 Views 0 Comments

The man pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault and five counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of his sister.

Husband of teacher slain in Texas massacre dies 'due to grief'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Husband of teacher slain in Texas massacre dies 'due to grief'

Thu 10:37 PM 56,989 Views 28 Comments

19 students and two teachers were shot dead by a gunman at around midday local time on Tuesday.

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage
# Living Wage
# Living Wage

Varadkar to bring memo to Cabinet next month on introducing a living wage

Thu 10:09 PM 25,928 Views 40 Comments

‘What I want to do is bring in a living wage, do it as quickly as possible, but not in a way that has unintended consequences,’ the Tánaiste said.

BBC Four and CBBC TV channels to close as part of further cuts at broadcaster
# Bbc Cuts
# Bbc Cuts

BBC Four and CBBC TV channels to close as part of further cuts at broadcaster

Thu 9:58 PM 22,471 Views 25 Comments

The corporation needs to save an additional £285 million after the Culture Secretary announced the licence fee will be frozen for the next two years.

Trump ordered to testify in New York civil investigation
# Trump Investigation
# Trump Investigation

Trump ordered to testify in New York civil investigation

Thu 9:06 PM 22,442 Views 0 Comments

The former US president’s lawyers had argued that ordering Donald Trump and his two eldest children to testify violated their constitutional rights.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Thu 9:00 PM 6,132 Views 0 Comments

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

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments
# PAC
# PAC

'Outrageous': Over 75s face average wait of 20 hours in some Emergency Departments

Updated Thu 8:39 PM 24,963 Views 56 Comments

PAC Chair Brian Stanley said wait times in emergency departments is an intolerable situation in a well funded health system.

Celebrities pay tribute to Goodfellas star Ray Liotta who has died aged 67
# RIP
# RIP

Celebrities pay tribute to Goodfellas star Ray Liotta who has died aged 67

Thu 8:37 PM 91,562 Views 60 Comments

His agent confirmed he had died in his sleep while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

Thu 8:30 PM 12,658 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban
# Justice
From The42
# Justice

'Allow us to compete' - McClenaghan launches appeal after Commonwealth Games ban

Updated Thu 8:19 PM 44,180 Views 28 Comments

The 22-year-old and two Northern Ireland team-mates have been told they are ineligible to compete in the event.

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
# Uvalde Shooting
# Uvalde Shooting

Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

Thu 8:00 PM 9,345 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today
# Court
# Court

Closing speeches in €27 million theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn begin today

Thu 7:49 PM 8,481 Views 0 Comments

The jury was told Mr Lynn tried to divert blame onto the courts, the prosecution, Michael Fingleton, the late Sean Fitzpatrick, the Brazilian and Irish authorities

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
# Passport Delays
# Passport Delays

Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports

Thu 7:00 PM 14,026 Views 22 Comments

Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland
# Virus
# Virus

NI Public Health Agency confirms first case of monkeypox in Northern Ireland

Updated Thu 7:00 PM 31,911 Views 22 Comments

More than a dozen countries across Europe have reported cases.

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres
# Ukrainian Refugees
# Ukrainian Refugees

Government to investigate Ukrainian concerns over accommodation centres

Thu 6:51 PM 21,942 Views 7 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the issues raised by refugees will be looked into.

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator
# John McGahon
# John McGahon

Jury suspends deliberations for the night in assault trial of Fine Gael senator

Thu 6:03 PM 17,214 Views 0 Comments

John McGahon, of Faughart Gardens, St. Patrick’s Terrace, Dundalk, has pleaded not guilty to assault causing harm in June 2018

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Road safety chief warns 'concerning trend' in road deaths could lead to higher fines

Thu 5:42 PM 14,801 Views 17 Comments

At an RSA event today, Waide said that an increase in fines and penalty points this year isn’t “ruled out”.

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report
# Partygate
# Partygate

Three more Tory MPs call for Boris Johnson to step down after Partygate and Gray report

Updated Thu 5:30 PM 19,644 Views 13 Comments

The UK Prime Minister has also ‘apologised in person’ to cleaning and security staff who were treated poorly.

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb
# Finglas
# Finglas

Finglas gang feud: Four arrested as gardaí probe ongoing violence in Dublin suburb

Thu 5:08 PM 17,987 Views 0 Comments

Two men and two women were detained.

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard
# Influential
From The42
# Influential

'I've never met anyone who has his morals and standards' - More praise for Coleman from Lampard

Thu 5:00 PM 28,663 Views 12 Comments

The Everton manager has been speaking about the influential role played by the Ireland defender in helping the club avoid Premier League relegation.