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Simone Biles' Olympics in doubt following shock withdrawal from gymnastics team finals
# Breaking
From The42
# Breaking

Simone Biles' Olympics in doubt following shock withdrawal from gymnastics team finals

Updated 10 minutes ago 7,110 Views 0 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee capitalised on Biles’ absence to win gold.

Long-delayed accountability regime for top bankers to be in place within 18 months, Donohoe says
# Heads Of Bill
# Heads Of Bill

Long-delayed accountability regime for top bankers to be in place within 18 months, Donohoe says

20 minutes ago 1,315 Views 15 Comments

The new laws will give the Central Bank more power to tackle individuals for wrongdoing.

Mural unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland

Mural unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland

36 minutes ago 2,121 Views 3 Comments

The unveiling coincided with a new report released as part of a campaign by Down Syndrome Ireland.

Wedding attendance limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, government confirms
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding attendance limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, government confirms

Updated 1 hour ago 75,760 Views 91 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

Explosion at chemical complex shakes German city
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

Explosion at chemical complex shakes German city

2 hours ago 13,825 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

2 hours ago 9,434 Views 15 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth

3 hours ago 9,837 Views 3 Comments

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

3 hours ago 30,293 Views 18 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated 3 hours ago 19,627 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
Vaccines: Walk-in centres to open this weekend, jabs for children aged 12-15 to be approved
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Vaccines: Walk-in centres to open this weekend, jabs for children aged 12-15 to be approved

Updated 3 hours ago 38,545 Views 140 Comments

The vaccine portal is also now open for those aged 16 and 17.

Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation

3 hours ago 9,778 Views 26 Comments

The OPW had proposed plans “to reduce through traffic over the medium to long term”.

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?

5 hours ago 32,918 Views 72 Comments

Cabinet is to discuss how many people can attend weddings and whether vaccine passes might be used.

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated 5 hours ago 14,929 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
From The42
# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated 5 hours ago 42,001 Views 35 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister
# Kais Saied
# Kais Saied

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister

6 hours ago 8,414 Views 3 Comments

Police intervened on Monday to prevent clashes outside the parliament building.

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland

6 hours ago 8,286 Views 18 Comments

The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

6 hours ago 13,606 Views 5 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024
# Sailing Ahead
# Sailing Ahead

Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024

7 hours ago 13,009 Views 11 Comments

Cork Harbour is the proposed host venue after an initial assessment by the organisers in June.

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

8 hours ago 6,490 Views 15 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four
# Icymi
From The42
# Icymi

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four

8 hours ago 49,200 Views 5 Comments

Mona McSharry’s final, contrasting fortunes for the 7s and boxers, and Osaka’s exit – catch up on all you missed.

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints

8 hours ago 15,485 Views 10 Comments

An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.

Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Horse charity raises concerns as it records its first case of suspected bestiality in ten years

15 hours ago 74,795 Views 85 Comments
  • The horse was taken from its owner and housed by the charity after the allegations
  • One vet said he had not seen anything like the damage sustained by the horse in his 25 years

Yesterday’s News

Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big
# Frisian Dew
# Frisian Dew

Pensioner acquitted of possession of cannabis for sale or supply after plants grow too big

16 hours ago 49,144 Views 68 Comments

“Is this Breaking Bad meets Golden Girls?” the defence for Evelyn Corrigan asked.

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases
# Travel
# Travel

US maintains restrictions on travel due to rising Delta cases

Updated 16 hours ago 37,674 Views 19 Comments

“We will maintain existing travel restrictions at this point,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters.

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial
# Trial
# Trial

Nadine Lott died after traumatic head, neck and chest injuries, Chief Pathologist tells trial

16 hours ago 24,521 Views 0 Comments

The jury also heard from the expert witness that the blunt force injuries were caused by hands, fists or feet.

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West
# United States
# United States

Winds stoke California’s largest fire as blazes scorch US West

16 hours ago 8,258 Views 3 Comments

The blaze had already levelled at least 16 houses and other structures

Former Christian Brother jailed for sexual abuse of four boys in the 1970s
# WESTLAND ROW CBS
# WESTLAND ROW CBS

Former Christian Brother jailed for sexual abuse of four boys in the 1970s

16 hours ago 26,030 Views 15 Comments

Jack Manning pleaded guilty to nine counts of indecently assaulting four of his pupils aged six to eight.

Why Mayo's third quarter blitz of Galway suggests there's more to come
# Player Watch
From The42
# Player Watch

Why Mayo's third quarter blitz of Galway suggests there's more to come

17 hours ago 18,307 Views 14 Comments

Matthew Ruane typified Mayo’s energy in the second period of yesterday’s Connacht SFC final.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

18 hours ago 12,791 Views 1 Comment

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Ireland midfielder Knight's untimely injury reportedly caused by tackle by Derby boss Rooney
# Ah For
From The42
# Ah For

Ireland midfielder Knight's untimely injury reportedly caused by tackle by Derby boss Rooney

18 hours ago 41,994 Views 11 Comments

The 20-year-old will miss three World Cup qualifiers in September as well as the start of crisis-club Derby’s season.

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow

18 hours ago 45,807 Views 96 Comments

The health minister announced the news today.

Defamation cases against Dana Rosemary Scallon struck out
# High Court
# High Court

Defamation cases against Dana Rosemary Scallon struck out

19 hours ago 38,567 Views 0 Comments

The judge said he will deal with an application from Scallon for the costs of the strike out application to be paid by TV3 at a later date.

Challenge brought over State's refusal to hold inquiry into Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes
# High Court
# High Court

Challenge brought over State's refusal to hold inquiry into Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes

19 hours ago 15,985 Views 12 Comments

Most of the applicants had a relative who is recorded as having died from covid19 while in a care home in Ireland.

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland theatres to reopen as ministers agree further Covid relaxations

20 hours ago 7,787 Views 7 Comments

The rules will change at 6pm on Tuesday.

TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling
# Ciaran Cannon
# Ciaran Cannon

TD calls for 'cultural shift' on Irish roads after suffering 'traumatic' injury while cycling

20 hours ago 46,034 Views 154 Comments

Fine Gael’s Ciaran Cannon told RTÉ’s Drivetime that he required surgery following a collision with a vehicle.

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

20 hours ago 15,200 Views 12 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 74,389 Views 112 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health today.

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

21 hours ago 25,226 Views 13 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

Weed killer company to pay €5,000 to charity over pollution in River Tolka
# Barclay Chemicals Manufacturing
# Barclay Chemicals Manufacturing

Weed killer company to pay €5,000 to charity over pollution in River Tolka

21 hours ago 26,549 Views 0 Comments

An inspector said the firm discharged 5,000 times the limit of glyphosate that should be in groundwater.

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