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Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing

1 hour ago 1,543 Views 3 Comments

A meeting of the Oireachtas Transport committee last week heard from numerous experts advocating their use.

Yesterday’s News

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms

Updated 2 hours ago 20,360 Views 38 Comments

The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'

2 hours ago 17,753 Views 16 Comments

The stunt was a protest against German car manufacturer Volkswagen.

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws
# Dearg Le Fearg
# Dearg Le Fearg

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws

2 hours ago 4,306 Views 6 Comments

The NI Secretary said it was ‘vital’ that cross-community commitments to culture and language made in the New Decade New Approach deal are honoured.

French court fines Ikea €1m over campaign to spy on unions and customers
# Versailles
# Versailles

French court fines Ikea €1m over campaign to spy on unions and customers

3 hours ago 4,245 Views 2 Comments

Two former Ikea France executives were convicted and fined over the scheme and given suspended prison sentences.

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case
# Weinstein
# Weinstein

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case

3 hours ago 5,555 Views 0 Comments

Suggestions that Weinstein instead be arraigned by video were also rejected.

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction
# Nft
# Nft

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction

3 hours ago 8,732 Views 6 Comments

Digitally-signed source code documents will go under the hammer as a non-fungible token.

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights

3 hours ago 12,233 Views 13 Comments

An own goal by Mats Hummels was the difference between the teams.

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated 3 hours ago 65,645 Views 66 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.
Protest held outside James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' over plans to turn it into hostel
# House Of The Dead
# House Of The Dead

Protest held outside James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' over plans to turn it into hostel

4 hours ago 8,301 Views 7 Comments

Actors gathered to mark their opposition to plans to turn the ‘House of the Dead’ into a hostel.

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears

4 hours ago 3,550 Views 4 Comments

Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated
# New York
# New York

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated

4 hours ago 12,767 Views 32 Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised fireworks across the state tonight in celebration of the progress.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

4 hours ago 4,128 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of Planet Hollywood
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of Planet Hollywood

5 hours ago 12,045 Views 1 Comment

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

Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre
# Dublin
# Dublin

Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre

Updated 5 hours ago 31,250 Views 11 Comments

Nottingham Street was sealed off earlier while the shell was removed.

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August

5 hours ago 10,593 Views 7 Comments

Dublin City Council has announced the eastern side of the village will be pedestrianised on a 24 hour basis in the two summer months.

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

5 hours ago 13,837 Views 71 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
# Howth
# Howth

Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff

5 hours ago 18,108 Views 7 Comments

The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters

6 hours ago 52,701 Views 39 Comments

Portugal were made to work but ultimately were too good for Hungary.

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events
# For The Books
# For The Books

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events

6 hours ago 12,051 Views 3 Comments

Music, theatre and spoken-word events – plus a musical at Tayto Park – are receiving funding through live performance scheme.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
# Corporation Tax Rate
# Corporation Tax Rate

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

6 hours ago 7,110 Views 26 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

2,400 fans to be permitted into Croke Park for Division 3 football final
# For The Fans
From The42
# For The Fans

2,400 fans to be permitted into Croke Park for Division 3 football final

7 hours ago 11,283 Views 32 Comments

The league decider between Derry and Offaly has been announced as a pilot fixture for return of spectators.

The Remote: Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy Together and Jeremy Clarkson hits the farm
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy Together and Jeremy Clarkson hits the farm

7 hours ago 16,181 Views 6 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months
# Courts
# Courts

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months

7 hours ago 25,899 Views 9 Comments

Robert Byrne carried out 35 transactions using his grandfather’s account after taking the details of his credit card.

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal
# Large Scale Protest
# Large Scale Protest

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal

Updated 7 hours ago 38,662 Views 66 Comments
  • The mica mineral present in concrete has caused cracks and fissures to form in 5,000-6,000 homes in primarily Donegal and Mayo.
  • The Mica Action Group (MAG) have called government action so far "disappointing and insulting".
Have you seen Abbie? Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing Athlone girl (15)
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen Abbie? Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing Athlone girl (15)

8 hours ago 21,776 Views 4 Comments

Abbie O’Brien was last seen at her home in Athlone, Roscommon, wearing all black.

Kevin Lunney trial: Judge questions lack of clarity from EU court on accessing mobile phone data
# Phone Data
# Phone Data

Kevin Lunney trial: Judge questions lack of clarity from EU court on accessing mobile phone data

8 hours ago 8,037 Views 0 Comments

The judges will decide on the admissability of the phone evidence next week.

'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters
# London
# London

'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters

8 hours ago 15,621 Views 10 Comments

The incident happened near Downing Street, London today.

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
# The Name Game
From The42
# The Name Game

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

Updated 8 hours ago 41,652 Views 20 Comments

The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 283 new cases confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 39,866 Views 56 Comments

60 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, with 23 in ICU.

Car, €19k in cash, Rolex watch and designer handbags seized during CAB raids
# Seized
# Seized

Car, €19k in cash, Rolex watch and designer handbags seized during CAB raids

8 hours ago 16,689 Views 7 Comments

The searches were carried out in Dublin, Louth, Meath and Wexford this morning.

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information
# Identity
# Identity

Tusla apologises for 'hurt' felt by adoptees seeking access to personal information

Updated 9 hours ago 10,066 Views 10 Comments

An adoptee rights group said that Tusla’s apology is a “long overdue acknowledgement” of adoptees’ pain.

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

Simon Harris says the pandemic has been particularly hard for college students - but next year will be different

9 hours ago 7,469 Views 5 Comments

CMO Dr Tony Holohan has endorsed the return to college campuses in the coming academic year.

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'
# Kathleen Funchion
# Kathleen Funchion

Committee 'disappointed' by commissioners' refusal to attend meeting but 'accepts it'

9 hours ago 7,191 Views 12 Comments

The Oireachtas Children’s Committee will work “very closely with the minister and the department regarding the next steps”.

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

9 hours ago 14,224 Views 20 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'
# BTL
From The42
# BTL

'We got the right result - Christian survived. He is one of between five and eight percent who survive'

Updated 10 hours ago 17,956 Views 12 Comments

Pat Nevin was doing live commentary on the game in which Christian Eriksen collapsed, and he reflected on the experience on this week’s Behind the Lines.

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'You can't ignore the conflicts and the contradictions': Reinhard Bütikofer on Ireland's careful approach to China

11 hours ago 9,647 Views 17 Comments

The chair of the European Parliament’s delegation on China has a stark warning about how the country approaches human rights.

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial: Sexual abuse charges against child's grandmother are dropped

12 hours ago 21,141 Views 0 Comments

The decision was made following legal argument.

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
# Belarus
# Belarus

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

12 hours ago 13,973 Views 16 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

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