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McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated 9 minutes ago 4,548 Views 5 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

39 minutes ago 2,122 Views 0 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 50 minutes ago 29,405 Views 44 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he looks forward to “working constructively” with the new DUP leader.

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court
# Imre Arakas
# Imre Arakas

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court

1 hour ago 6,408 Views 0 Comments

Imre Arakas (62) was jailed for his role in a Kinahan cartel murder plot.

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

1 hour ago 11,258 Views 35 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated 2 hours ago 11,217 Views 17 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion
# Limerick
# Limerick

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion

2 hours ago 8,239 Views 0 Comments

Five Road Policing Unit gardaí have been under investigation since October 2019 but have not been charged with any offence.

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care

2 hours ago 9,144 Views 0 Comments

The court heard from a social worker familiar with the case today.

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated 2 hours ago 13,446 Views 26 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

2 hours ago 19,693 Views 17 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses
# The Devlin
# The Devlin

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses

2 hours ago 6,959 Views 0 Comments

The claim arises from the hotel having to close its doors in March 2020 due to the health emergency caused by pandemic.

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site

2 hours ago 7,093 Views 27 Comments

SVHG says retaining ownership will allow it deliver “integrated patient care”.

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
# Unesco
# Unesco

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

2 hours ago 5,228 Views 8 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 26,960 Views 52 Comments

39 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital.

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26
# Early Exit
From The42
# Early Exit

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26

3 hours ago 16,109 Views 11 Comments

The Galway native made 60 appearances for his home province since his debut in 2015.

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

3 hours ago 14,418 Views 20 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin

Updated 3 hours ago 9,566 Views 12 Comments

The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.

Have you seen Hazel? Gardaí appeal for information on 14-year-old missing since yesterday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Hazel? Gardaí appeal for information on 14-year-old missing since yesterday

3 hours ago 20,916 Views 5 Comments

Hazel Walsh was last seen in the Liffey Valley area.

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews
# Challenge
# Challenge

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews

4 hours ago 6,278 Views 0 Comments

The man has previously brought judicial review proceedings challenging the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to hear his trial.

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday
# Missing
# Missing

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday

4 hours ago 12,404 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Cody (23) was last seen in the area of Queens in New York City.

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985
# Galway
# Galway

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985

4 hours ago 8,888 Views 1 Comment

Barbara Walsh was last seen in a Gaeltacht area in Galway 36 years ago today.

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
# LGBTQ
From The42
# LGBTQ

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision

5 hours ago 30,225 Views 60 Comments

The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws
# Cork
# Cork

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws

5 hours ago 12,202 Views 0 Comments

Mother Irene was also ordered to pay another €500 towards the legal costs of the local authority.

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists

Updated 5 hours ago 8,703 Views 9 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

5 hours ago 13,270 Views 33 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated 5 hours ago 17,915 Views 43 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research
# Pilot Programme
# Pilot Programme

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research

5 hours ago 12,697 Views 27 Comments

Employees involved in the scheme will not experience any loss of pay.

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

6 hours ago 12,481 Views 9 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum
# Glenda Cimino
# Glenda Cimino

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum

7 hours ago 27,377 Views 0 Comments

Glenda Cimino claimed to have struck her left shin against a protruding low shelf at a shoe display in Arnotts.

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic
# Covid Cluster
# Covid Cluster

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic

Updated 7 hours ago 40,477 Views 74 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the country is “still on track to ease restrictions further” on 5 July.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated 7 hours ago 23,080 Views 34 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father

8 hours ago 15,347 Views 0 Comments

Harry Sheeran, 65, was found in his home in Firhouse, Dublin and died early yesterday morning.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

8 hours ago 4,564 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims
# Cure For Liver Ills
# Cure For Liver Ills

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims

8 hours ago 10,599 Views 13 Comments

The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to new research.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

8 hours ago 11,902 Views 60 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France
# Leucate
# Leucate

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France

8 hours ago 25,423 Views 2 Comments

The 43-year-old woman and her husband both got into difficulty due to strong currents, according to local media.

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

8 hours ago 29,142 Views 17 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead
# Humidity
# Humidity

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead

10 hours ago 22,079 Views 14 Comments

A light raincoat might come in handy this week.

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?

11 hours ago 33,731 Views 141 Comments

Green house gas targets will not be met but the EPA said there is a chance if we can reduce our emissions by 2%.

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