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Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
# Knock-on Effects
# Knock-on Effects

Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages

3 hours ago 5,607 Views 10 Comments
  • With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
  • The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
  • Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.

Yesterday’s News

Ireland manager Pauw reveals she was raped as a young player in Holland
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Ireland manager Pauw reveals she was raped as a young player in Holland

4 hours ago 31,488 Views 7 Comments

Vera Pauw also alleged she suffered two other sexual assaults during her career.

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas
# Biodiversity
# Biodiversity

'The ocean is not a rubbish dump': UN tells leaders to take action on protecting seas

5 hours ago 3,222 Views 0 Comments

At the heart of a draft biodiversity treaty is a plan to designate 30% of land and oceans as protected zones by 2030.

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
# Down Under
# Down Under

€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald

Updated 5 hours ago 33,955 Views 110 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers’ reservation and fee
# On Yer Gondola
# On Yer Gondola

Venice unveils mandatory day-trippers’ reservation and fee

5 hours ago 19,998 Views 9 Comments

Venice officials confirmed new rules today for day-trippers that come into effect in January.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

6 hours ago 3,481 Views 0 Comments

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

Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog
# Conservative Party
# Conservative Party

Tory MP loses party whip as formal complaint lodged with Westminster's harassment watchdog

6 hours ago 6,788 Views 9 Comments

Chris Pincher quit as Tory deputy chief whip yesterday after a drunken incident in which he allegedly groped two other men.

Ukraine army accuses Russia of firing phosphorus bombs on Snake Island
# Retreat
# Retreat

Ukraine army accuses Russia of firing phosphorus bombs on Snake Island

7 hours ago 12,073 Views 9 Comments

An international convention bans the use of phosphorus weapons against civilians but allows it on military targets.

Irish Open: Drama at its finest as Lowry rises like Lazarus
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Irish Open: Drama at its finest as Lowry rises like Lazarus

7 hours ago 37,945 Views 7 Comments

It was a thrilling finish for the Offaly man at Mount Juliet.

Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials

8 hours ago 7,531 Views 2 Comments

Countries in Africa have reported more than 1,800 suspected cases so far this year including more than 70 deaths.

Have you seen Geraldine? 44-year-old missing from Ballymun since Tuesday
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Geraldine? 44-year-old missing from Ballymun since Tuesday

8 hours ago 16,553 Views 1 Comment

Geraldine was last seen wearing dark bottoms and a dark green jacket.

Cork County GAA Board applies for planning permission for 319 homes
# Housing
# Housing

Cork County GAA Board applies for planning permission for 319 homes

8 hours ago 13,565 Views 8 Comments

If the application is successful, the site will be sold to service the debts of Cork GAA.

Garda’s foot severed in 'hit and run' collision

Garda’s foot severed in 'hit and run' collision

8 hours ago 46,088 Views 0 Comments

Inspector Niall Flood was found seriously injured on the R522, near Newcastle West in Limerick, on Thursday night.

Man jailed for three years over attack on first-year student at DCU
# Sentenced
# Sentenced

Man jailed for three years over attack on first-year student at DCU

9 hours ago 18,481 Views 0 Comments

The court had heard two men attacked the student as he was returning from a shop to his on-campus accommodation.

Safety concerns given as reason by women for not walking more, survey finds
# Safety
# Safety

Safety concerns given as reason by women for not walking more, survey finds

9 hours ago 11,295 Views 34 Comments

The survey is the first on travel behaviour carried out by the CSO since the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO calls for 'urgent' action in Europe over monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

WHO calls for 'urgent' action in Europe over monkeypox

9 hours ago 7,803 Views 8 Comments

Some 39 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Ireland.

Nadine Lott’s killer files legal papers in bid to have murder conviction quashed
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott’s killer files legal papers in bid to have murder conviction quashed

9 hours ago 16,132 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh was convicted of murdering Nadine Lott last year.

'Drogheda is under pressure': Taoiseach urges caution over Navan ED closure
# Navan Hospital
# Navan Hospital

'Drogheda is under pressure': Taoiseach urges caution over Navan ED closure

9 hours ago 6,070 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach said that Covid is putting pressure on hospitals around the country.

Joshua Allen jailed for seven months as Judge says he has failed to learn lesson on drugs
# Courts
# Courts

Joshua Allen jailed for seven months as Judge says he has failed to learn lesson on drugs

9 hours ago 22,846 Views 0 Comments

Allen (22) is the eldest son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen.

Missing: Gardaí appeal for public's assistance in finding 15-year-old Kayleigh Costello
# Missing
# Missing

Missing: Gardaí appeal for public's assistance in finding 15-year-old Kayleigh Costello

10 hours ago 13,346 Views 0 Comments

Kayleigh is described as being 5’ 3” tall, of slim build with long brown hair.

Trial of US basketball star Brittney Griner opens in Russia
# Brittney Griner
# Brittney Griner

Trial of US basketball star Brittney Griner opens in Russia

Updated 10 hours ago 15,838 Views 0 Comments

The two-time Olympic gold medallist is facing up to 10 years in prison for large-scale transportation of drugs.

The Naval Service is retiring three ships next week - and one might become a floating museum
# Orla Ciara Eithne
# Orla Ciara Eithne

The Naval Service is retiring three ships next week - and one might become a floating museum

10 hours ago 15,419 Views 18 Comments

The vessels, the LÉ Eithne, LÉ Orla and LÉ Ciara have all reached the end of their service life.

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years
# Last Day
# Last Day

'Leadership and courage': Dr Tony Holohan steps down as CMO today after 14 years

Updated 10 hours ago 30,924 Views 62 Comments

Professor Breda Smyth has been appointed to serve as Ireland’s interim chief medical officer.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
From The42
# It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

10 hours ago 16,459 Views 7 Comments

How well do you remember the week’s headlines?

'This is unacceptable': Passengers left stranded after Aer Lingus flight cancellations
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

'This is unacceptable': Passengers left stranded after Aer Lingus flight cancellations

10 hours ago 54,336 Views 26 Comments

One passenger told The Journal that the airline has offered to reschedule them to a flight four days after their original departure date.

Have you seen Andrei? Gardaí appeal for assistance in finding missing 31-year-old
# Missing
# Missing

Have you seen Andrei? Gardaí appeal for assistance in finding missing 31-year-old

11 hours ago 8,321 Views 0 Comments

Andrei is missing from the Castleknock area of Dublin.

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath
# Cost Of Living Crisis
# Cost Of Living Crisis

Budget aims to help 'most vulnerable' and the 'squeezed middle', says McGrath

Updated 11 hours ago 16,821 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet could decide next week to bring the Budget forward to the end of September.

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin
# Pension Age
# Pension Age

Pension age shouldn't go beyond 66, says Micheál Martin

11 hours ago 11,220 Views 18 Comments

Additional PRSI contributions will be needed to ensure the pension age is not increased, says Micheál Martin.

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Price hikes: Electric Ireland to raise gas and electricity for second time in three months

Updated 12 hours ago 65,608 Views 147 Comments
  • Electric Ireland has cited the war in Ukraine for the price rises.
  • The increase equate to an average of €164.55 extra per year an electricity and €311.54 extra per year on gas.
  • The supplier says it has 'flexible payment plans' for those struggling with bills and that a new 'Hardship Fund' would be established in the autumn.
Father who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his young son jailed for nine years
# Courts
# Courts

Father who repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted his young son jailed for nine years

12 hours ago 21,704 Views 0 Comments

The victim was aged between one and eight when his father raped and molested him.

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years
# Renters
# Renters

Eviction notice periods to significantly rise for tenancies under three years

12 hours ago 15,690 Views 20 Comments

For tenancies less than six months, the notice landlords must give to tenants is set to triple.

Controversy swirls at LIV Golf's first US event
# Protests
From The42
# Protests

Controversy swirls at LIV Golf's first US event

12 hours ago 41,373 Views 26 Comments

A group of family members of people killed in the 11 September, 2001 attacks held a press conference to voice their outrage.

Property prices expected to rise by 4% in the next year
# Housing
# Housing

Property prices expected to rise by 4% in the next year

12 hours ago 8,208 Views 17 Comments

It’s expected that high rates of increase will level off in the next 12 months.

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year
# WRC
# WRC

Workplace Relations Commission recovered nearly €1 million in unpaid wages last year

13 hours ago 9,013 Views 0 Comments

The commission has published its annual report.

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks

14 hours ago 17,037 Views 9 Comments

New parents can now take up to seven weeks leave as part of measures introduced by the Departments of Children and Social Protection.

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust inquests to have independent jury following passing of legislation in the Dáil

15 hours ago 4,499 Views 5 Comments

Jurors are currently selected for inquests by Gardaí, but campaigners had raised concerns about this due to the force’s involvement in the inquest.

‘Joe Schmidt is the one who made us believe we could beat the All Blacks’
# No Show Like A Joe Show
From The42
# No Show Like A Joe Show

‘Joe Schmidt is the one who made us believe we could beat the All Blacks’

15 hours ago 13,886 Views 13 Comments

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is wary of the influence his former coach will have on the All Blacks as they prepare to face Ireland tomorrow.

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The pain from a kick in the testicles is not the same as giving birth to 160 children at once

15 hours ago 23,064 Views 0 Comments

It might be painful but there is no evidence to support the claim.

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

World Bank approves billion dollar fund for developing countries to fight future pandemics

17 hours ago 6,221 Views 12 Comments

The fund was developed under the leadership of the United States, Italy and Indonesia.

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