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Today's News

The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88
# The Snowman
# The Snowman

The Snowman creator Raymond Briggs dies aged 88

18 minutes ago 745 Views 2 Comments

He was also behind other children’s books such as Father Christmas and Fungus The Bogeyman.

Police kill knife-wielding homeless man at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport
# Paris
# Paris

Police kill knife-wielding homeless man at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport

34 minutes ago 2,939 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred early this morning.

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve

56 minutes ago 6,071 Views 4 Comments

Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.

Stranded beluga whale removed from France's Seine river
# Whale Hello There
# Whale Hello There

Stranded beluga whale removed from France's Seine river

1 hour ago 5,841 Views 0 Comments

Vets warned he was in poor health, however.

Poll: Have you ever been to the Puck Fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you ever been to the Puck Fair?

1 hour ago 8,215 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s oldest festival begins today.

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show
# Tesla
# Tesla

Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares, legal filings show

2 hours ago 8,822 Views 5 Comments

Musk and Twitter are in a legal battle over his effort to walk away from the April agreement to buy the company.

Trump allies rally round as raid on Mar-a-Lago ignites political firestorm
# Trump
# Trump

Trump allies rally round as raid on Mar-a-Lago ignites political firestorm

2 hours ago 9,430 Views 16 Comments

The FBI move marked a major escalation of legal probes into the 45th president.

How Noteworthy is tackling inequity by giving a platform to unheard voices
# Social Justice
# Social Justice

How Noteworthy is tackling inequity by giving a platform to unheard voices

2 hours ago 2,573 Views 1 Comment

Social justice has been a focus of investigative platform Noteworthy since its inception over three years ago.

Russia 'damaging' nuclear plant by trying to connect it to Crimea, says Ukrainian energy operator
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russia 'damaging' nuclear plant by trying to connect it to Crimea, says Ukrainian energy operator

2 hours ago 8,042 Views 1 Comment

Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and was occupied by Russia early in its invasion.

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster
# Booster Vaccines
# Booster Vaccines

Pregnant women and people over 60 can now book a second Covid booster

3 hours ago 10,487 Views 14 Comments

The HSE said appointments will be available from Monday.

Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con
# Fraud
# Fraud

Average text scam costs victims €1,700 as new campaign warns of bank switch con

3 hours ago 8,249 Views 4 Comments

The average invoice fraud cost Irish businesses €14k.

Rent increases hit new high due to 'unprecedented' scarcity of properties
# Daft Rent Report
# Daft Rent Report

Rent increases hit new high due to 'unprecedented' scarcity of properties

3 hours ago 10,087 Views 32 Comments

The average rent in Ireland is over 12% more expensive than the same time last year.

Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'
# The Morning Lead
# The Morning Lead

Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'

9 hours ago 40,641 Views 14 Comments

The issue has been raised with the US authorities by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Yesterday's News

'Serious questions need to be asked' - Rovers boss Bradley hits out at 'unacceptable' flight chaos
# Plane Speaking
From The42
# Plane Speaking

'Serious questions need to be asked' - Rovers boss Bradley hits out at 'unacceptable' flight chaos

10 hours ago 39,457 Views 23 Comments

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley is frustrated at the ongoing troubles Irish sides are having in securing charter flights to European games.

Grand jury declines to indict woman whose accusation set off 1955 lynching of Emmett Till
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

Grand jury declines to indict woman whose accusation set off 1955 lynching of Emmett Till

10 hours ago 20,929 Views 0 Comments

The jury determined there was insufficient evidence to indict Carolyn Bryant Donham on charges of kidnapping and manslaughter.

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race
# Kenya
# Kenya

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race

11 hours ago 3,393 Views 0 Comments

The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta.

One killed as explosions hit airbase in Russia-controlled Crimea, 200km from front line
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

One killed as explosions hit airbase in Russia-controlled Crimea, 200km from front line

11 hours ago 29,965 Views 38 Comments

The defence ministry said it was looking to establish the reason for the explosions but indicated the airfield was not targeted in an attack.

Shamrock Rovers beat Shkupi to guarantee European group stage football
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Shamrock Rovers beat Shkupi to guarantee European group stage football

11 hours ago 23,102 Views 23 Comments

A 2-1 win away from home means Rovers will face Ferencvaros for a spot in the Europa League, with a spot in the Conference League guaranteed.

‘Primary suspect’ held over killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico
# Albuquerque
# Albuquerque

‘Primary suspect’ held over killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico

12 hours ago 10,210 Views 0 Comments

Four people, three originally from Pakistan and one from Afghanistan, have been killed.

Gardaí renew appeal for man missing from Cork since July
# Peter O'loughlin
# Peter O'loughlin

Gardaí renew appeal for man missing from Cork since July

12 hours ago 13,517 Views 0 Comments

Peter has been missing from his home at Lee Road, Cork, since Monday 4 July.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

12 hours ago 5,639 Views 0 Comments

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

€450 million Ennis data centre granted planning permission despite local opposition
# Clare
# Clare

€450 million Ennis data centre granted planning permission despite local opposition

13 hours ago 25,681 Views 60 Comments

Construction is planned to start later this year.

Search for Ukrainian refugee (11) reported missing from Dublin home
# Marharyta Konissarova
# Marharyta Konissarova

Search for Ukrainian refugee (11) reported missing from Dublin home

13 hours ago 31,144 Views 1 Comment

Marharyta has only been in Ireland for three months.

Lamont Dozier, writer of Motown classics You Can't Hurry Love and Heat Wave, dies aged 81
# RIP
# RIP

Lamont Dozier, writer of Motown classics You Can't Hurry Love and Heat Wave, dies aged 81

14 hours ago 8,256 Views 4 Comments

Dozier was the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced dozens of Motown hits.

The Pogues’ bass player Darryl Hunt dies aged 72
# RIP
# RIP

The Pogues’ bass player Darryl Hunt dies aged 72

15 hours ago 17,905 Views 4 Comments

The punk band said they were “saddened beyond words” to share the news.

Family and gardaí concerned for welfare of 35-year-old man missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí concerned for welfare of 35-year-old man missing from Dublin

16 hours ago 29,162 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Fagan has been missing from the Cabinteely area of Dublin since Monday, 8 August.

Consultant role to assist Sport Ireland in developing transgender policy goes unfilled
# SPORT IRELAND
# SPORT IRELAND

Consultant role to assist Sport Ireland in developing transgender policy goes unfilled

16 hours ago 11,064 Views 0 Comments

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland Dr Una May said Sport Ireland wants to provide governing bodies with general guidance and support.

Tipperary hurling hero Dillon Quirke died “doing what he loved” funeral mass told
# GAA
# GAA

Tipperary hurling hero Dillon Quirke died “doing what he loved” funeral mass told

Updated 16 hours ago 39,344 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Quirke’s passing.

Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns
# Kerry
# Kerry

Puck Fair goat may be given fan to cope with heatwave amid cruelty concerns

16 hours ago 38,007 Views 61 Comments

Traditionally the wild goat spends three days and three nights on a tall stand overlooking the town of Killorglin.

Mar-a-Lago investigation: What we know so far
# Trump
# Trump

Mar-a-Lago investigation: What we know so far

16 hours ago 16,652 Views 0 Comments

The FBI searched the premises yesterday.

Mike Tyson slams 'slave master' streaming giant for unauthorised drama series about his life
# Dry Run Mike
From The42
# Dry Run Mike

Mike Tyson slams 'slave master' streaming giant for unauthorised drama series about his life

16 hours ago 33,870 Views 6 Comments

‘Mike’ will stream on Hulu and Disney+ later this month, but Tyson was not consulted on, or compensated for, the dramatic depiction of his early years.

Status Yellow High Temperature warning issued for Leinster and Munster
# Hot Spell
# Hot Spell

Status Yellow High Temperature warning issued for Leinster and Munster

17 hours ago 84,044 Views 44 Comments

The warning is to stay in place until Sunday morning.

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports
# Electricity Shortage
# Electricity Shortage

Winter blackout risk to stadium and pitch lighting may result in sports groups getting supports

17 hours ago 16,886 Views 12 Comments

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland Dr Una May says they are conscious that sports bodies could potentially be impacted.

GSOC investigating Co Monaghan road incident for possible Garda involvement
# Clones
# Clones

GSOC investigating Co Monaghan road incident for possible Garda involvement

18 hours ago 30,359 Views 0 Comments

GSOC received a referral under the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, from a Garda Superintendent in Monaghan.

Siblings who died off Kerry beach 'looked after each other in life', funeral hears
# Ballybunion Tragedy
# Ballybunion Tragedy

Siblings who died off Kerry beach 'looked after each other in life', funeral hears

18 hours ago 19,694 Views 0 Comments

Mourners were told of Dessie Byrne’s ‘wicked sense of humour’ and Muriel Eriksson’s ‘loving, caring’ nature.

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Explainer: What rights do tenants have against eviction in Ireland?

18 hours ago 15,489 Views 34 Comments

The number of evictions this year has increased significantly, according to the Residential Tenancies Board.

‘I’m evolving away from tennis’ - Serena Williams set to retire
# Calling Time
From The42
# Calling Time

‘I’m evolving away from tennis’ - Serena Williams set to retire

Updated 19 hours ago 19,180 Views 13 Comments

The US Open is expected to be the 23-time grand-slam champion’s final tournament.

Court hears of Giggs' alleged affairs as assault trial continues
# Ryan Giggs
# Ryan Giggs

Court hears of Giggs' alleged affairs as assault trial continues

Updated 19 hours ago 28,111 Views 0 Comments

Kate Greville claimed she discovered the former footballer’s affairs shortly before she decided to leave him.

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