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Today’s News

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says

22 minutes ago 3,827 Views 0 Comments

An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.

No Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point this morning
# Dublin
# Dublin

No Luas Red Line services between Blackhorse and The Point this morning

57 minutes ago 8,189 Views 5 Comments

It’s due to an incident in Rialto overnight.

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests

1 hour ago 2,400 Views 0 Comments

It is the latest in a series of mixed messages from Pyongyang, coming days after the rogue state dangled the prospect of an inter-Korean summit.

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

1 hour ago 7,137 Views 26 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin
# Rent Crisis
# Rent Crisis

Berlin proposal 'isn't necessarily' the answer to Ireland's housing woes, says Eoin Ó Broin

2 hours ago 9,416 Views 3 Comments

Berliners voted in favour of forcing large landlords to hand over apartments to the state.

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis
# Your Rental Stories
# Your Rental Stories

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis

8 hours ago 19,185 Views 18 Comments
  • Tenants have shared experiences of poor living conditions, unreasonable payment expectations and the stress of not having security of tenure.
  • Landlords said they try their best to be fair, but some government measures disproportionately impact on those renting out just one unit.

Yesterday’s News

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies
# Rebel Leader
From The42
# Rebel Leader

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies

9 hours ago 10,118 Views 1 Comment

The Mitchelstown native was most recently in charge of the Waterford men’s footballers for 2021. He succeeds Ephie Fitzgerald in his new role.

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme

9 hours ago 5,279 Views 9 Comments

The Housing Minister will meet mica-affected homeowners later this week.

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues
# British Fuel Crisis
# British Fuel Crisis

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues

Updated 10 hours ago 67,932 Views 96 Comments

There have been long waits at filling stations in the UK.

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record
# Migrants
# Migrants

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record

10 hours ago 9,470 Views 4 Comments

Small boats arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than double the figure for 2020, when 8,417 people crossed.

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

10 hours ago 9,323 Views 7 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

10 hours ago 7,889 Views 0 Comments

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant
# Offaly
# Offaly

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant

Updated 11 hours ago 104,034 Views 22 Comments

Glenisk confirmed that “all colleagues” were “safely evacuated”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

11 hours ago 5,638 Views 0 Comments

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

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
# South East London
# South East London

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

11 hours ago 19,902 Views 0 Comments

He will appear before Willesden Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial
# Guilty
# Guilty

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial

11 hours ago 18,223 Views 0 Comments

Several accusers testified during the trial.

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

12 hours ago 12,438 Views 6 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced
# Short Stories
# Short Stories

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced

12 hours ago 16,259 Views 7 Comments

The Third Day by Kevin Donnellan has won this year’s competition.

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction
# Rock History
# Rock History

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction

12 hours ago 9,907 Views 0 Comments

The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the US who wished to remain anonymous.

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
From The42
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

13 hours ago 17,036 Views 1 Comment

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party
# Richard O'Mara
# Richard O'Mara

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party

13 hours ago 35,471 Views 0 Comments

Richard O’Mara’s victim was 17-years-old at the time of the rapes.

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks

Updated 13 hours ago 62,858 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday after a fight against Covid-19.

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

13 hours ago 16,694 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances
# Investigation
# Investigation

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances

14 hours ago 13,916 Views 0 Comments

The league has postponed its AGM on foot of a request by the FAI.

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

14 hours ago 23,542 Views 1 Comment

A post-mortem examination has been carried out.

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
# Aviation
# Aviation

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year

14 hours ago 11,284 Views 10 Comments

The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

14 hours ago 15,964 Views 34 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 37,629 Views 34 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney
# 2030
From The42
# 2030

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney

15 hours ago 16,688 Views 18 Comments

The former interim FAI chief executive has recently taken over at the Football Association of Wales.

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers
# Courts
# Courts

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers

15 hours ago 39,738 Views 0 Comments

Akeen Olojuwon Ahmed appeared at Dublin District Court today.

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court

15 hours ago 15,499 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Anne Colomines.

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

16 hours ago 8,771 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
# Trials
# Trials

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill

16 hours ago 31,796 Views 38 Comments

Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated 16 hours ago 25,031 Views 7 Comments

The quake struck at 7.17am Irish time and measured a magnitude of 5.8.

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
# Canada
# Canada

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says

17 hours ago 12,617 Views 5 Comments

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated 17 hours ago 15,653 Views 13 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus

18 hours ago 33,293 Views 64 Comments

Healthcare workers are also to receive an additional bonus for their work.

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?

18 hours ago 28,072 Views 24 Comments

The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.

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