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Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

5 minutes ago 517 Views 0 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
From The42
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

25 minutes ago 6,869 Views 19 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

26 minutes ago 1,496 Views 4 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline
# Wally The Walrus
# Wally The Walrus

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline

55 minutes ago 6,978 Views 11 Comments

The walrus was spotted lounging on rocks off Valentia Island in March. Now he’s at Clonea Strand.

Driver and pedestrian killed after bus veers out of control and crashes in Co Cork
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

Driver and pedestrian killed after bus veers out of control and crashes in Co Cork

Updated 1 hour ago 53,715 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said they are investigating whether the driver may have suffered a medical emergency.

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz

1 hour ago 8,360 Views 2 Comments

The ship has been identified as the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess.

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down

2 hours ago 14,064 Views 13 Comments

Subway services were temporarily suspended and buses headed to the station were diverted to other stops.

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General
# Andrew Cuomo
# Andrew Cuomo

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General

2 hours ago 7,355 Views 18 Comments

The state’s attorney general Letitia James announced the findings of an independent investigation into allegations against Cuomo.

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'
# Sibling Love
From The42
# Sibling Love

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'

Updated 2 hours ago 23,764 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s history-making siblings: Aidan Walsh says his bronze medal is shared with his sister, Michaela.

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising

2 hours ago 44,887 Views 82 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury

3 hours ago 8,152 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh (34) has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow

3 hours ago 4,440 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since Thursday morning.

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month
# Dose Deal
# Dose Deal

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month

4 hours ago 19,768 Views 59 Comments

The Taoiseach said the deal was “fantastic news and a welcome boost to our roll-out”.

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets
# Arms In The Air
# Arms In The Air

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets

4 hours ago 14,426 Views 21 Comments

The initiative comes as the youngest age groups have proven the slowest in Northern Ireland to take up the vaccine.

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris
# France
# France

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris

5 hours ago 15,472 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from France in 2018 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation

Updated 6 hours ago 74,966 Views 40 Comments

Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

6 hours ago 14,981 Views 33 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
# CDC
# CDC

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers

6 hours ago 35,027 Views 53 Comments
  • The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
  • Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
  • The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.
Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

6 hours ago 29,348 Views 9 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

7 hours ago 8,436 Views 44 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

8 hours ago 47,308 Views 56 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'

8 hours ago 10,580 Views 20 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says a roadmap for live music is badly needed – to give people work, and hope.

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final
# Call It A Comeback
From The42
# Call It A Comeback

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final

9 hours ago 27,738 Views 39 Comments

The American was back competing after withdrawing early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?

9 hours ago 21,252 Views 40 Comments

Single-use cups are to be hit with a levy in the coming months.

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
# Waste
# Waste

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

10 hours ago 28,064 Views 74 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
# Carrickfergus
# Carrickfergus

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride

10 hours ago 15,722 Views 0 Comments

The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

11 hours ago 16,521 Views 7 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
# China
# China

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns

12 hours ago 38,268 Views 44 Comments

The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal

12 hours ago 39,989 Views 19 Comments

The child’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend

12 hours ago 18,628 Views 44 Comments

“This initiative makes us beyond proud of younger people,” Paul Reid said.

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois
# M7
# M7

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois

13 hours ago 18,718 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating yesterday’s fatal collision.

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'

13 hours ago 21,723 Views 41 Comments

The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report
# Tightening The Net
# Tightening The Net

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report

13 hours ago 10,303 Views 3 Comments

The report argues that the “sudden rush” for ‘net zero’ promises are over-relying on planting trees to remove greenhouse gases.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo
# Update
From The42
# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo

14 hours ago 45,456 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal
# Hakuna Matata
From The42
# Hakuna Matata

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal

15 hours ago 26,827 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner was too strong for Algeria’s Imane Khelif.

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
# Building Blocks
# Building Blocks

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?

20 hours ago 27,564 Views 75 Comments
  • "We still have a number of questions about the hospital," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said.
  • The Project Managers say that the NCH is designed to last twice as long as the average national hospital, and costs more as a result

Yesterday’s News

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season
# Var
From The42
# Var

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season

21 hours ago 28,867 Views 40 Comments

‘Effectively, what we give back to the game is 20 goals that would have been disallowed last season by using quite forensic scrutiny,’ said referees chief Mike Riley.

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?

22 hours ago 28,929 Views 13 Comments

As the Olympics are set in the colourful, animated capital of Tokyo, let’s test your knowledge of Japan’s ‘soft’ cultural power.

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