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Today’s News

Taoiseach 'very concerned' about reported circumstances of Meath nursing home resident's death

Micheál Martin says Hiqa should compile a report on what happened.

€1 million in funding announced for six historic towns around Ireland

The funding is being made available through the Historic Towns Initiative.

This is the Labour Party's new front bench

Labour leader Alan Kelly remains in the role of spokesperson on health.

'We have no other alternative': Mater Private Hospital defends charging €275 for Covid tests

The Mater Private said the insurers should pick up the bill for the tests.


Yes, there is a case of bubonic plague in China. No, it's not something to worry about.

The man in Mongolia is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

From The42 The Seán Cox story to be told by wife Martina in new book 'With Hope in Your Heart' Ynwa

The Seán Cox story to be told by wife Martina in new book 'With Hope in Your Heart'

Jurgen Klopp has written the foreword for the memoir.

HSE reports 250,000 downloads of new Covid-19 contact tracing app

The app was officially launched this morning.

The European Commission has slashed Irish and eurozone growth forecasts

But the Commission expects the Irish economy to grow by 6.25% next year.

The Declutter Issue: 9 storage mistakes everyone mistakes - plus tips for zoning your kitchen

Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work following assault

Tom Meighan quit Kasabian on Monday with the band releasing a statement saying he was dealing with ‘personal issues’.

Johnny Depp's lawyers tell UK court that his libel case against The Sun is about 'vindication, not money'

The 57-year-old actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher News Group Newspapers.

Tens of thousands of immigration renewals can now be done online

The Department of Justice is seeking to reduce footfall at the Registration Office.

'It's like someone is watching my every move': Children in Direct Provision face lack of privacy, discrimination

A 100-page report by The Ombudsman For Children’s Office contains interviews with children living in Direct Provision.

Central Bank 'determined' to avoid 'tracker mortgage scandal Mark II' over Covid insurance payouts

Gabriel Makhlouf was addressing the Special Dáil Committee on Covid-19 this morning.

Poll: Are you going to download the new Covid-19 contact tracing app? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you going to download the new Covid-19 contact tracing app?

The app launched last night and has so far been downloaded over 200,000 times.

Widespread flooding in southern Japan has led to 50 deaths

Soldiers, police and rescue workers have been searching for survivors in riverside towns.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Covid-19 'assistants' needed in schools when they return, say principals

The NAPD has also called for a financial package to ensure adequate levels of cleaning in schools.

'Tiny bug slayer': Scientists discover 10cm creature that may be related to dinosaurs

The creatures – first unearthed in 1998 among hundreds of fossils – are thought to have lived around 237 million years ago.

Status yellow rain warnings in effect for three counties - but there'll be rain everywhere

Mayo, Galway and Clare are expected to face heavy rain until 4pm this afternoon.

Melbourne goes back under lockdown after worrying spike in virus cases

Australia will also effectively seal off the wider state of Victoria from the rest of the country.

View from a teacher: No, we have not been 'sitting at home on full pay' in lockdown

One reader is frustrated at what she believes is the unfair portrayal of teachers throughout the lockdown period and ahead of term start in September.

Michel Barnier travels to London for face-to-face Brexit talks

Significant differences remain between the EU and the UK.

EP President: If we get into debt and don't provide anything, we'll be stealing from future generations

European Parlaiment President David Sassoli says he’s going to push for EU investment in opportunities for young people ahead of an EU financial package.

'He'd look like the Blair Witch Project': Proposal to install uplighting at Luke Kelly sculpture for security rejected

One member of the public requested the Luke Kelly head be relocated to Kilbarrack where it “would be appreciated”.

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

Quality of Irish drinking water remains extremely high but one million people 'vulnerable' to systems failures

The EPA found 99.9% of samples complied with bacterial parameter limits.

Garda detective facing multiple accusations following arrest over alleged home insurance scam

The garda has been suspended as a result of the criminal investigation.

Yesterday’s News

The HSE's Covid-19 tracing app went live this evening - here's what it looks like

The information stored on the app will not be transferred to a centralised server.

Sinn Féin suspends party activity in Dublin South-West following nomination of Holohan for mayor

Paddy Holohan was suspended from the party for five months for comments described as “offensive” on his podcast.

Woman who called police on black bird watcher in Central Park to be prosecuted

Amy Cooper faces prosecution for falsely reporting an incident.

Senior Kinahan gang figure and two associates plead guilty to drug trafficking and other offences in UK

The guilty pleas come on the back of a four-year investigation, the UK’s National Crime Agency said.


From The42 Son and Lloris bury hatchet after half-time row as Spurs beat Everton Clash

Son and Lloris bury hatchet after half-time row as Spurs beat Everton

As Son Heung-min walked towards the players’ tunnel Hugo Lloris confronted the South Korea star.

Ghislaine Maxwell moved to New York ahead of court date on Epstein-related charges

Prosecutors have said the British socialiate poses an “extreme risk of flight”.

Man (30s) charged over fatal three-car crash in Co Tipperary

A man in his 70s died following the incident.

Motorists rescued from stranded vehicles after burst water main on London road

London Fire Brigade sent four fire engines to the scene shortly after 3.30pm.

Quiz: How well do you know the soundtracks to these films?

Test your knowledge of the sounds of the big screen.

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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