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Today’s News

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag
# Pride Month
# Pride Month

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag

3 hours ago 6,277 Views 30 Comments
  • The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish flew an Irish flag and a Pride flag last week to show that "all are welcome" in its church.
  • The church received abusive messages on social media and was asked by the Dublin diocese to remove it because of a stance against flags.
  • Local community groups are planning to meet on Friday to show solidarity, Lauren Boland reports.

Yesterday’s News

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research
# Hawaii Five-woah
# Hawaii Five-woah

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research

4 hours ago 6,491 Views 12 Comments

The squid have a symbiotic relationship with natural bacteria that help regulate their bioluminescence.

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site
# Challenge
# Challenge

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site

5 hours ago 8,507 Views 0 Comments

The council voted against the plans last March.

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse

5 hours ago 17,316 Views 23 Comments

The Danes overcame Russia this evening to secure a place in the knockout stages.

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone
# Investigations
# Investigations

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone

5 hours ago 45,609 Views 49 Comments

The cases have not yet been officially confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

6 hours ago 5,270 Views 0 Comments

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

Evening longread: The genius of Joni
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Evening longread: The genius of Joni

6 hours ago 9,687 Views 2 Comments

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

Man (40s) dies in Louth car crash
# Ardee
# Ardee

Man (40s) dies in Louth car crash

6 hours ago 15,690 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened around 2pm today.

Prosecutors ask for four to stand trial over Luis Suarez Italian test
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Prosecutors ask for four to stand trial over Luis Suarez Italian test

6 hours ago 34,495 Views 8 Comments

The exam would have been the first step to procuring an Italian passport for the striker ahead of a move to Juventus which eventually fell through.

Garda Commissioner promises to use 'discretion' in dealing with licencing law to facilitate outdoor hospitality, says minister
# Heather Humphreys
# Heather Humphreys

Garda Commissioner promises to use 'discretion' in dealing with licencing law to facilitate outdoor hospitality, says minister

Updated 7 hours ago 26,796 Views 68 Comments

Questions have been raised about the legality of selling alcohol to customers in on-street seating.

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

8 hours ago 24,972 Views 22 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says

8 hours ago 20,605 Views 11 Comments

Partners of expectant mothers were being refused access in certain hospitals.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

8 hours ago 15,885 Views 8 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated 8 hours ago 27,295 Views 38 Comments

The Lagan Valley MP is not expected to be challenged following a bruising party leadership last month.

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week
# Delta
# Delta

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week

9 hours ago 27,789 Views 78 Comments

Holohan said he was “concerned” by the latest data.

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 42,195 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
From The42
# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

10 hours ago 13,806 Views 17 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’
# The North
# The North

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’

10 hours ago 30,096 Views 30 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council said Irish Government ministers would not be welcome as difficulties over the Northern Ireland Protocol remain.

Explainer: How an ownership row is still holding back Ireland's new National Maternity Hospital
# Heart Of D4
# Heart Of D4

Explainer: How an ownership row is still holding back Ireland's new National Maternity Hospital

10 hours ago 8,447 Views 15 Comments

The Tánaiste has even raised the prospect of building the hospital elsewhere.

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community

Updated 10 hours ago 15,379 Views 0 Comments

There have been a number of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in this city so far this Pride Month.

Family forced out of Cork home as sinkhole appears in driveway
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Family forced out of Cork home as sinkhole appears in driveway

11 hours ago 43,040 Views 16 Comments

A burst water pipe appears to have caused the ground outside the house to collapse.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

11 hours ago 11,860 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury

Updated 12 hours ago 12,203 Views 9 Comments

The Irish rider won’t be able defend the green jersey he won last year.

People in their 20s will be fully vaccinated by the end of September - HSE
# Roaring 20s
# Roaring 20s

People in their 20s will be fully vaccinated by the end of September - HSE

12 hours ago 17,424 Views 38 Comments

Pfizer is to deliver 318,000 doses in the next two weeks, one of the biggest vaccine deliveries to Ireland.

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

12 hours ago 127,970 Views 26 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

Teen pleads guilty to robbery attempted mugging in Dublin City alley
# Children's Court
# Children's Court

Teen pleads guilty to robbery attempted mugging in Dublin City alley

12 hours ago 16,308 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year old was a part of a group of youths that threatened a commuter with a Stanley blade.

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic
# School Dinners
# School Dinners

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic

12 hours ago 10,224 Views 17 Comments

The funding is normally not available during the summer.

Man hospitalised after assault in Dublin City on Saturday night
# Assault
# Assault

Man hospitalised after assault in Dublin City on Saturday night

14 hours ago 19,000 Views 8 Comments

The investigation is ongoing after the assault left the man with serious head injuries.

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm
# Dairy Farming
# Dairy Farming

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm

14 hours ago 19,034 Views 22 Comments

There are plans to extend the strategy to 5,000 dairy farms.

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family
# Dublin
# Dublin

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family

Updated 16 hours ago 32,976 Views 0 Comments

The inquest has been adjourned as the GSOC investigation is ongoing.

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

16 hours ago 38,742 Views 82 Comments

Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
From The42
# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

17 hours ago 6,297 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

Have you seen Stephen? Gardaí seek help find missing 19-year-old
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Have you seen Stephen? Gardaí seek help find missing 19-year-old

17 hours ago 40,768 Views 2 Comments

Stephen Murphy is missing from his home in Tallaght since Saturday afternoon.

Poll: Have you had any outdoor pints this summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you had any outdoor pints this summer?

17 hours ago 35,542 Views 45 Comments

Gardaí warned yesterday that alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants.

Knuckle duster found on teen arrested in Temple Bar
# Dublin
# Dublin

Knuckle duster found on teen arrested in Temple Bar

18 hours ago 39,405 Views 0 Comments

The youth was arrested for handling suspected stolen property.

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain
# Eurotrip
# Eurotrip

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain

18 hours ago 58,441 Views 23 Comments

Sheikha Latifa had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.

Man arrested after fatal assault at Dublin house overnight
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man arrested after fatal assault at Dublin house overnight

19 hours ago 32,330 Views 1 Comment

A man in his 60s was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

19 hours ago 17,428 Views 31 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

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