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Today's News

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Houses are built to keep heat in and that's a problem during heatwaves, especially in cities

4 hours ago 4,433 Views 8 Comments
  • Irish buildings and homes are generally built to hold in heat rather than stay well ventilated and cool in the summer.
  • This is increasingly becoming a problem as temperatures rise.
  • UCD planning professor says more emphasis should be put on adapting buildings to deal with higher heat.

Yesterday's News

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling
# Zaporizhzhia
# Zaporizhzhia

UN nuclear watchdog warns of 'grave hour' at Ukraine nuclear plant following shelling

Updated 5 hours ago 32,004 Views 39 Comments

Rafael Grossi said the International Atomic Energy Agency must be allowed to inspect the Zaporizhzhia plant “as soon as possible”.

More boxing upheaval as IABA chairman and CEO announce their resignations
# Boxing
From The42
# Boxing

More boxing upheaval as IABA chairman and CEO announce their resignations

5 hours ago 9,777 Views 8 Comments

Fergal Carruth and Ciaran Kirwan’s decision ‘follows the rejection by delegates of the proposals on good corporate governance at the IABA’s EGM in Roscommon on 10 July.’

Ex-police officer who stormed US Capitol sentenced to over seven years in prison
# 6 January
# 6 January

Ex-police officer who stormed US Capitol sentenced to over seven years in prison

5 hours ago 8,628 Views 11 Comments

Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt Thomas Robertson did not speak in court before US District Judge Christopher Cooper sentenced him.

Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning
# Fires
# Fires

Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning

Updated 6 hours ago 37,473 Views 3 Comments

A number of fires were reported around the country today.

Heartbreak for St Pat's as late penalty sees them dumped out of Europe
# Report
From The42
# Report

Heartbreak for St Pat's as late penalty sees them dumped out of Europe

6 hours ago 17,605 Views 31 Comments

Ivan Turitsov’s spot kick sealed CSKA’s win after Harry Brockbank was penalised for a handball.

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees
# High Heat
# High Heat

Status Yellow: Warning for hot weekend as Carlow temperature tops 30 degrees

6 hours ago 96,996 Views 58 Comments

The high temperature warning will be in place for Leinster and Munster until 6am on Sunday.

US Attorney General 'personally approved' FBI search of Donald Trump's Florida home
# US
# US

US Attorney General 'personally approved' FBI search of Donald Trump's Florida home

7 hours ago 12,940 Views 17 Comments

Merrick Garland has asked a court to unseal the search warrant the FBI received before searching the Mar-a-Lago estate.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

7 hours ago 4,865 Views 0 Comments

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

Davy Fitzgerald confirmed as the new Waterford senior hurling manager
# Deise Davy
From The42
# Deise Davy

Davy Fitzgerald confirmed as the new Waterford senior hurling manager

7 hours ago 33,076 Views 35 Comments

Fitzgerald is back in a role he previously filled between 2008 and 2011.

US police in standoff with gunman who tried to breach FBI Ohio office
# Cincinnati
# Cincinnati

US police in standoff with gunman who tried to breach FBI Ohio office

7 hours ago 10,449 Views 14 Comments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said a person armed with a weapon had tried to “breach” the entry to the bureau’s office.

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires
# Cooperation
# Cooperation

Six EU countries send firefighters to help battle French wildfires

8 hours ago 9,584 Views 9 Comments

361 foreign firefighters were dispatched to assist their 1,100 French colleagues deployed in the worst-hit part of the French southwest.

As it happened: St Patrick's Athletic v CSKA Sofia, Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round From The42
Live 9 hours ago

As it happened: St Patrick's Athletic v CSKA Sofia, Europa Conference League 3rd qualifying round

Ryan Giggs’s ex-girlfriend ‘ashamed’ she stayed with player who ‘promised the world’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs’s ex-girlfriend ‘ashamed’ she stayed with player who ‘promised the world’, court told

Updated 9 hours ago 30,805 Views 0 Comments

Kate Greville is giving evidence at the trial of the former Manchester United player, who denies assault and using controlling and coercive behaviour.

Varadkar urges IRFU to 'listen to the voices of those affected' by new trans ban
# New Rules
# New Rules

Varadkar urges IRFU to 'listen to the voices of those affected' by new trans ban

9 hours ago 11,632 Views 0 Comments

The IRFU announced its new position yesterday.

At least 34 injured after rollercoaster crash at Legoland Germany
# Legoland
# Legoland

At least 34 injured after rollercoaster crash at Legoland Germany

9 hours ago 20,501 Views 24 Comments

The incident happened at the theme park in Guenzburg.

Teenager airlifted to hospital in serious condition after tractor accident in Co Clare
# Clare
# Clare

Teenager airlifted to hospital in serious condition after tractor accident in Co Clare

10 hours ago 20,482 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred on the R461 in Scariff, Co Clare at around 5.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Teachers’ Union of Ireland to hold industrial action ballot in September if pay not improved
# Teaching Strike
# Teaching Strike

Teachers’ Union of Ireland to hold industrial action ballot in September if pay not improved

10 hours ago 9,418 Views 65 Comments

Possible industrial action would be co-ordinated with other public sector unions should such a deal not be forthcoming.

Last remaining textile mill in Ireland to be restored by Dublin City Council
# Kilmainham Mill
# Kilmainham Mill

Last remaining textile mill in Ireland to be restored by Dublin City Council

10 hours ago 20,450 Views 7 Comments

The restoration of Kilmainham Mill is expected to cost €1.7 million.

The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What's being done to stop the spread of monkeypox?

11 hours ago 2,078 Views 0 Comments

Over 100 cases have now been reported in Ireland.

'We’re not freaks' – Transgender activists protest against ‘disgraceful’ rugby ban
# Protest
From The42
# Protest

'We’re not freaks' – Transgender activists protest against ‘disgraceful’ rugby ban

11 hours ago 32,631 Views 0 Comments

Emily Hamilton, founding co-chair of LGBTQ+ supporters association ‘Quins Pride’, was among a group staging a peaceful protest at Twickenham.

Two men remanded in custody over €8.4 million cocaine seizure in Longford
# Courts
# Courts

Two men remanded in custody over €8.4 million cocaine seizure in Longford

11 hours ago 9,184 Views 0 Comments

The two men, Tim Gilchrist and Michal Luczak

'They told us to stay in the hotel. Police were literally parked outside'
# Chaotic
From The42
# Chaotic

'They told us to stay in the hotel. Police were literally parked outside'

12 hours ago 48,909 Views 4 Comments

The Saints were left stranded in Bulgaria last week amid a less-than-ideal build-up to tonight’s CSKA Sofia clash.

Opinion: Galway councillors promised us a cycling solution months ago - nothing has happened
# Cycle Safety Galway
# Cycle Safety Galway

Opinion: Galway councillors promised us a cycling solution months ago - nothing has happened

12 hours ago 8,434 Views 27 Comments

Local resident Gráinne Faller says anyone cycling in Galway faces dangerous roads and interactions with traffic every day.

Man (70s) dies in workplace accident in Roscommon
# Tibohine
# Tibohine

Man (70s) dies in workplace accident in Roscommon

13 hours ago 23,593 Views 2 Comments

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

McDonald’s to reopen some restaurants in Ukraine
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

McDonald’s to reopen some restaurants in Ukraine

13 hours ago 16,771 Views 21 Comments

The fast-food giant closed its Ukrainian restaurants after Russia’s invasion nearly six months ago.

Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave
# GOAT DOWN
# GOAT DOWN

Puck Fair goat has been let down from its cage due to heatwave

Updated 13 hours ago 37,471 Views 52 Comments

Before the festival began organisers announced that the goat would have a fan in its cage during its three days in its cage.

Olivia Newton-John to receive state memorial service in Australia
# Olivia Newton John
# Olivia Newton John

Olivia Newton-John to receive state memorial service in Australia

14 hours ago 11,548 Views 4 Comments

The Grease star was raised in Melbourne in the state of Victoria.

Minister Noonan urges rare Irish bats to hang in there at conservation plan launch
# Bat-streets Back
# Bat-streets Back

Minister Noonan urges rare Irish bats to hang in there at conservation plan launch

14 hours ago 11,289 Views 9 Comments

The species has an estimated population of 12,790 and is confined to the six western counties; from south Mayo down to west Cork.

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

HSE flagged over 3,000 Covid-19 social media posts due to misinformation

15 hours ago 8,431 Views 15 Comments

Most of the flagged posts were on Twitter.

Four food businesses issued closure orders last month
# Closure Orders
# Closure Orders

Four food businesses issued closure orders last month

15 hours ago 45,488 Views 6 Comments

The FSAI detailed the reasons for the closures in individual reports.

Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
# River Barrow
# River Barrow

Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy

15 hours ago 20,270 Views 1 Comment

A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.

Man held on murder charge for death of Sean McCarthy
# Drumcondra
# Drumcondra

Man held on murder charge for death of Sean McCarthy

Updated 16 hours ago 15,914 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 30s, appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

Cost-of-living: Inflation remains at highest level in 38 years at 9.1%
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost-of-living: Inflation remains at highest level in 38 years at 9.1%

16 hours ago 9,588 Views 15 Comments

Price hikes have been seen most acutely in electricity, gas and home heating oil.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's mother has died
# Mary Ryan
# Mary Ryan

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan's mother has died

16 hours ago 26,286 Views 3 Comments

The Green Party said Mary Ryan “died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday morning”.

Sturgeon says Truss asked her about how to get into Vogue magazine

Sturgeon says Truss asked her about how to get into Vogue magazine

18 hours ago 25,469 Views 12 Comments

The Scottish First Minister said she told the Foreign Secretary she had been in Vogue twice.

High risk of fish kills in hot weather, says Inland Fisheries Ireland
# I’m Not Codding
# I’m Not Codding

High risk of fish kills in hot weather, says Inland Fisheries Ireland

18 hours ago 8,718 Views 1 Comment

Fish populations may come under ‘thermal stress’ as air and water temperatures soar and water levels drop.

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy
# Killorglin
# Killorglin

Department of Agriculture says it is 'aware' of recent Puck Fair animal welfare controversy

Updated 18 hours ago 27,826 Views 45 Comments

The three-day festival began yesterday in Co Kerry.

Data centres are 'hugely important' to large employers in Ireland, says Donohoe
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Data centres are 'hugely important' to large employers in Ireland, says Donohoe

19 hours ago 13,578 Views 47 Comments

The Minister for Finance was being quizzed on the prospect of more amber electricity alerts.

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