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Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

1 hour ago 3,238 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Yesterday’s News

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

2 hours ago 6,554 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

3 hours ago 8,692 Views 5 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

3 hours ago 12,566 Views 10 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

3 hours ago 11,920 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

4 hours ago 13,311 Views 9 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

4 hours ago 7,189 Views 7 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

4 hours ago 5,046 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager

4 hours ago 17,474 Views 15 Comments

The former France and Man United defender says he wants to make sure children who suffer abuse ‘do not blame themselves’.

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

5 hours ago 26,841 Views 47 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

5 hours ago 8,070 Views 21 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan

5 hours ago 5,172 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

6 hours ago 34,669 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

7 hours ago 21,253 Views 46 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

Maths Week: Friday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Friday puzzles

7 hours ago 9,087 Views 0 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzles.)

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting

7 hours ago 38,300 Views 0 Comments

The US cinematographer worked on a film in Ireland last year.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
# Outdoor Seating
# Outdoor Seating

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

8 hours ago 11,146 Views 13 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

8 hours ago 20,410 Views 7 Comments

How well have you been paying attention over these past seven days then?

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 52,572 Views 84 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun

Updated 8 hours ago 114,229 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin said he is in touch with Halyna Hutchins’ husband, “offering my support to him and his family”.

New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife
# Kathie Durst
# Kathie Durst

New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife

9 hours ago 20,675 Views 0 Comments

Kathie Durst was 29 when she vanished and her body has never been found.

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return

Updated 9 hours ago 40,789 Views 28 Comments

Based on advice from NPHET, the Government has decided against scrapping the work-from-home advice.

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park

9 hours ago 26,915 Views 0 Comments

Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines
# Reopening
# Reopening

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines

Updated 9 hours ago 16,688 Views 23 Comments
  • Musicians and entertainers say they have already had cancellations due to the lack of clarity.
  • There is a concern that this industry will be blamed if Covid numbers continue to rise.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the government's handling of the issue.
Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry
# Nottingham
# Nottingham

Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry

10 hours ago 11,272 Views 2 Comments

The men, aged 18 and 19, are being questioned by detectives after a spate of incidents in Nottingham.

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce
# Reopening
From The42
# Reopening

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce

Updated 10 hours ago 11,852 Views 4 Comments

Fully-vaccinated panels can again use the locker-rooms.

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022

10 hours ago 8,160 Views 17 Comments

The scheme will cost between €18m to €22m.

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices
# Plastic Or Planet?
# Plastic Or Planet?

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices

Updated 11 hours ago 12,288 Views 32 Comments

Lyndsey O’Connell of the Sick of Plastic campaign outlines just how destructive this material is and offers simple ways to avoid using it.

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery
# Cavan
# Cavan

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery

11 hours ago 9,065 Views 0 Comments

The man appeared in Cavan District Court this morning.

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway
# Eyre Square
# Eyre Square

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway

12 hours ago 26,494 Views 17 Comments

The woman was removed from the scene by ambulance.

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
# Summit
# Summit

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus

12 hours ago 8,218 Views 5 Comments

Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines
# Court
# Court

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines

12 hours ago 13,182 Views 0 Comments

Statements were read out from members of the deceased’s family in court.

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
# Garda Intelligence
# Garda Intelligence

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

13 hours ago 20,572 Views 72 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

13 hours ago 17,764 Views 3 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into…

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?

13 hours ago 21,050 Views 7 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

13 hours ago 20,952 Views 0 Comments

World Doctors Alliance was co-founded by former UCD Professor Dolores Cahill.

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy

14 hours ago 5,665 Views 6 Comments

Christine Schraner Burgener said fighting between the ruling army and different factions was increasing across the country.

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?

15 hours ago 37,144 Views 74 Comments

Nightclubs and events are back on the menu but warnings to social distance remain.

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes
# Lombardy
# Lombardy

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes

15 hours ago 10,605 Views 6 Comments

The human rights organisation has also raised concerns about alleged retaliation against staff who spoke out about working conditions.

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