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Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Stardust inquest could begin as soon as September, pending outstanding judicial review
# Stardust Inquests
# Stardust Inquests

Stardust inquest could begin as soon as September, pending outstanding judicial review

Wed 4:12 PM 3,671 Views 0 Comments

Dr Myra Cullinane said that one of the main barriers to the inquests beginning was a judicial review filed in February.

Fine Gael TD filled with a 'cold sense of dread' after receiving pornographic material
# Jennifer Carroll MacNeill
# Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Fine Gael TD filled with a 'cold sense of dread' after receiving pornographic material

Wed 4:04 PM 21,683 Views 0 Comments

43-year-old Gerard Culhane pleaded guilty to sending Jennifer Carroll MacNeill videos of a man masturbating.

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’
# Wagatha Christie
# Wagatha Christie

Rebekah Vardy denies in court being prepared to ‘lie under oath’

Updated Wed 3:36 PM 41,828 Views 0 Comments

Vardy earlier told the court that she was “joking” about a claim that she wanted to leak a story about a celebrity affair

Mack Hansen says committing future to Connacht 'was a no-brainer'
# Return Of The Mack
From The42
# Return Of The Mack

Mack Hansen says committing future to Connacht 'was a no-brainer'

Wed 3:00 PM 15,132 Views 16 Comments

The Ireland international will stay at Connacht until at least 2025.

Woman accused of Santina Cawley murder tells court she did not inflict injuries on two-year-old
# Santina Cawley
# Santina Cawley

Woman accused of Santina Cawley murder tells court she did not inflict injuries on two-year-old

Wed 2:59 PM 10,546 Views 0 Comments

Karen Harrington is on trial at a Central Criminal Court sitting in the city charged with the murder of Santina Cawley.

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail
# Abortion Rights
# Abortion Rights

US Senate to vote on bill that codifies right to abortion into law, but it will likely fail

Wed 2:29 PM 5,347 Views 15 Comments

Democrats were due to lead the vote in a bid to pin down Republicans on the deeply divisive issue ahead of crucial midterm elections.

Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach
# An Bord Pleanála
# An Bord Pleanála

Terms of reference being finalised for An Bord Pleanála decisions review, says Taoiseach

Wed 2:17 PM 4,789 Views 0 Comments

Paul Hyde has temporarily stepped back from his role as two separate probes into his decisions continue.

Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka deploys troops in capital after violence and protests

Wed 2:03 PM 3,251 Views 0 Comments

In the past few days, eight people have died and more than 200 have been injured in violent attacks in which mobs set fire to buildings and vehicles.

Sinn Féin says its ‘unacceptable’ for DUP to consider blocking Speaker election
# New Speaker
# New Speaker

Sinn Féin says its ‘unacceptable’ for DUP to consider blocking Speaker election

Wed 1:22 PM 17,831 Views 38 Comments

Jeffrey Donaldson said that his party has yet to make a decision on whether to vote to elect a new Speaker.

Documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts fire to be restored and made public
# Four Courts Fire
# Four Courts Fire

Documents damaged in 1922 Four Courts fire to be restored and made public

Wed 1:21 PM 10,255 Views 9 Comments

A virtual record of documents from Ireland’s past will be launched online for the public.

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Commission plans to force web firms to combat child sex abuse images

Wed 1:15 PM 3,474 Views 4 Comments

The plan calls for a European centre to combat child sexual abuse, based in The Hague and working with police agency Europol.

Gardaí to keep open mind in Ballymun murder investigation as appeal for information launched
# Lisa Thompson
# Lisa Thompson

Gardaí to keep open mind in Ballymun murder investigation as appeal for information launched

Updated Wed 12:35 PM 38,703 Views 0 Comments

The woman has been named locally as Lisa Thompson.

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'
# Ash Splash
From The42
# Ash Splash

'He apologised. He said he was caught in the moment and didn’t mean it'

Updated Wed 12:20 PM 73,361 Views 12 Comments

James Lowe came up against Chris Ashton last weekend at Welford Road.

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier
# Maria Alyokhina
# Maria Alyokhina

Pussy Riot member leaves Russia disguised as delivery courier

Wed 11:22 AM 31,280 Views 3 Comments

Maria Alyokhina was sentenced to one year restricted movement last year while protesting in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police
# Alabama
# Alabama

Alabama prison officer and escapee were prepared for a shoot-out with police

Wed 11:12 AM 17,701 Views 6 Comments

Casey White was apprehended yesterday, with handguns and an AR-15 in his vehicle.

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week
# Face Masks
# Face Masks

Face masks no longer mandatory on EU flights from next week

Wed 10:38 AM 28,299 Views 31 Comments

The new recommendations are set to come into effect from 16 May.

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election
# Marcos
# Marcos

Ferdinand Marcos Junior claims victory in Philippine election

Wed 10:11 AM 6,339 Views 4 Comments

The son of the late dictator has secured over 56% of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you have private health insurance?

Wed 10:00 AM 44,741 Views 44 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition

Wed 9:59 AM 4,928 Views 2 Comments

Under UK Government proposals, immunity for Troubles-related crime will depend on co-operation with an information retrieval body.

Gardaí discover cannabis worth over €70,000 in underground bunker in Galway
# Drugs
# Drugs

Gardaí discover cannabis worth over €70,000 in underground bunker in Galway

Wed 9:27 AM 41,889 Views 0 Comments

Two people were arrested at the scene.

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Nine arrested in Israel after plane crash photos shared with other passengers on flight

Wed 8:57 AM 23,721 Views 12 Comments

The incident happened shortly before the AnadoluJet passenger plane had been readying for take-off for Istanbul from Tel Aviv.

Limerick deal with 'a breach of team protocols' by hurling squad member
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Limerick deal with 'a breach of team protocols' by hurling squad member

Wed 8:09 AM 36,527 Views 0 Comments

A brief statement from the management team was published last night.

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger
# US
# US

No charges for Mike Tyson over punching of plane passenger

Wed 8:03 AM 25,179 Views 19 Comments

Lawyers for Tyson praised the district attorney’s decision.

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss ‘will not shy away’ from taking action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Wed 7:35 AM 13,128 Views 14 Comments

It is understood the British Cabinet minister is poised to take further action in the coming weeks if negotiations with the EU continue to stall.

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

Wed 7:24 AM 25,574 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume
# Loop Head
# Loop Head

Search for diver missing off Co Clare to resume

Wed 7:16 AM 13,423 Views 1 Comment

The man, an experienced caver, is thought to have gone exploring local sea caves in the area.

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump
# Twitter
# Twitter

Elon Musk says he would lift Twitter ban on Donald Trump

Wed 7:06 AM 14,995 Views 35 Comments

Trump has stated publicly that he would not come back to Twitter if permitted.

Vaccine patent waiver will allow poorer countries access Covid-19 vaccines, IP law expert to tell TDs
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Vaccine patent waiver will allow poorer countries access Covid-19 vaccines, IP law expert to tell TDs

Wed 6:00 AM 5,933 Views 8 Comments

The proposed waiver would allow poorer countries to access key Covid-19 vaccine technology.

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
# J1
# J1

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications

May 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,873 Views 4 Comments
  • Many students going on a J1 with travel company USIT are still waiting to receive their visa, with their flight dates just weeks away, reports Emer Moreau
  • They're unsure when they'll be able to travel to the US, and therefore can't secure accommodation or tell their employers when they can start working
  • Students pay USIT up to €1,100 to organise their trip, including setting up mandatory interviews at the US Embassy in Dublin and liaising with US-based companies who sponsor those on the J1 scheme

Tuesday 10 May, 2022

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late
# Opinion
# Opinion

John Gibbons: By the time Ireland takes the climate emergency seriously, it'll be far too late

May 10th 2022, 10:30 PM 24,063 Views 104 Comments

The environmental campaigner says none of the main political parties have the slightest appetite to push through measures that are unpopular with the public or resisted by lobbyists.

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive
# Run-in
From The42
# Run-in

Liverpool rally to keep Premier League title hopes alive

May 10th 2022, 10:16 PM 33,053 Views 29 Comments

Sadio Mane headed the winner as Jurgen Klopp’s side came back from 1-0 down to beat Aston Villa.

Sen. Lynn Boylan accuses government of 'cold-heartedness' with Stardust inquest venue change
# Stardust Inquest
# Stardust Inquest

Sen. Lynn Boylan accuses government of 'cold-heartedness' with Stardust inquest venue change

May 10th 2022, 9:43 PM 13,218 Views 23 Comments

‘The families are tired, upset and at the end of their tethers. They cannot take much more,’ said Boylan.

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead
# Russian Invasion
# Russian Invasion

US set to approve $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, warning of long war ahead

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:35 PM 42,486 Views 45 Comments

It comes as a top US official warned that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war that may not end with Russian victory in the east.

Murder investigation launched after woman found stabbed to death in Ballymun
# Ballymun
# Ballymun

Murder investigation launched after woman found stabbed to death in Ballymun

Updated May 10th 2022, 9:00 PM 60,814 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí said that the investigation is at an early stage.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

May 10th 2022, 8:57 PM 8,135 Views 0 Comments

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

Food delivery rider accused of stabbing boy to death said he used knife in defence, witness says
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Food delivery rider accused of stabbing boy to death said he used knife in defence, witness says

Updated May 10th 2022, 8:47 PM 21,947 Views 0 Comments

The witness described the conditions for delivery riders in Dublin 3 as “dangerous”.

No more best of both worlds for Irish AFLW stars as most opt against inter-county
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

No more best of both worlds for Irish AFLW stars as most opt against inter-county

Updated May 10th 2022, 8:07 PM 31,124 Views 1 Comment

A change of timing to the Australian season means both codes can no longer be balanced as easily.

Open Thread:  What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Open Thread: What one change would you like to see in the Irish healthcare system?

May 10th 2022, 8:00 PM 14,714 Views 79 Comments

This month, The Good Information Project is looking at healthcare in Ireland and we want to hear from you.

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations
# RODERIC O GORMAN
# RODERIC O GORMAN

Minister for Children apologises on behalf of Government for illegal birth registrations

Updated May 10th 2022, 6:59 PM 26,744 Views 15 Comments

A report made to the Government in September called for a state apology and a full inquiry into illegal adoptions.