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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

5 hours ago 5,740 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 7 hours ago 32,904 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

7 hours ago 10,926 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

7 hours ago 9,606 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 7 hours ago 38,352 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

8 hours ago 18,402 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

8 hours ago 98,056 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

8 hours ago 13,562 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

9 hours ago 5,092 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

9 hours ago 33,870 Views 37 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

9 hours ago 10,798 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

10 hours ago 9,825 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 10 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 10 hours ago 31,303 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

11 hours ago 11,964 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

11 hours ago 20,884 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

11 hours ago 20,849 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

11 hours ago 9,607 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

12 hours ago 20,983 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?

12 hours ago 2,146 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

12 hours ago 33,142 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

13 hours ago 9,355 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'

14 hours ago 49,398 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

14 hours ago 8,545 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

14 hours ago 23,837 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

15 hours ago 16,942 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 15 hours ago 37,754 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

15 hours ago 11,712 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

16 hours ago 11,419 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

16 hours ago 8,527 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

17 hours ago 45,877 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

17 hours ago 20,393 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 17 hours ago 15,978 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%

18 hours ago 9,671 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

18 hours ago 26,425 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

19 hours ago 25,619 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

19 hours ago 8,782 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 20 hours ago 27,913 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

20 hours ago 13,668 Views 47 Comments

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

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