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Today’s News

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub
# Kerry
# Kerry

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub

2 minutes ago 233 Views 0 Comments

The footage was posted online this morning.

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

31 minutes ago 2,838 Views 2 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Zappone saga: Calls for Varadkar to make statement amid review of guidance for outdoor events
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Zappone saga: Calls for Varadkar to make statement amid review of guidance for outdoor events

35 minutes ago 3,478 Views 17 Comments

The government yesterday said that outdoor events of up to 200 people can take place.

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday

52 minutes ago 19,425 Views 51 Comments

NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

57 minutes ago 2,941 Views 14 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

1 hour ago 9,710 Views 4 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner

2 hours ago 31,713 Views 0 Comments

The murder occurred in December 2019.

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
# Great Start
From The42
# Great Start

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon

2 hours ago 20,061 Views 12 Comments

The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public
# The Banks
# The Banks

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public

2 hours ago 8,047 Views 12 Comments

The FSU has sought a meeting with Paschal Donohoe over plans to sell the State’s stake in Bank of Ireland.

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?

2 hours ago 21,967 Views 93 Comments

The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated 3 hours ago 18,137 Views 18 Comments

Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

3 hours ago 9,535 Views 33 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
Yellow thunderstorm warning in place for entire country today
# Weather
# Weather

Yellow thunderstorm warning in place for entire country today

5 hours ago 32,588 Views 21 Comments

It will remain in place until 7pm.

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

6 hours ago 15,988 Views 21 Comments

Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims
# Brazil President
# Brazil President

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims

6 hours ago 9,146 Views 14 Comments

The Brazil president has long criticised electronic voting, introduced in Brazil in 1996.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

7 hours ago 39,004 Views 12 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines

7 hours ago 23,128 Views 19 Comments

“We cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” the WHO chief said.

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

8 hours ago 47,300 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation
# Baby Boxes
# Baby Boxes

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation

8 hours ago 30,919 Views 31 Comments

The Department has said work will be progressed this autumn.

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

14 hours ago 34,712 Views 64 Comments
  • The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career
# Beep Test
# Beep Test

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career

15 hours ago 60,917 Views 0 Comments

The garda was told that, due to his failure to pass a physical test, his services were being dispensed with.

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated 16 hours ago 40,984 Views 59 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

16 hours ago 63,935 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
# Can Ewe Believe It
# Can Ewe Believe It

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000

17 hours ago 55,668 Views 37 Comments

It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 13,648 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction

17 hours ago 11,814 Views 0 Comments

A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high

Updated 17 hours ago 24,375 Views 23 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

18 hours ago 18,053 Views 29 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
# 2020 Explosion
# 2020 Explosion

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

Updated 18 hours ago 18,433 Views 8 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland

Updated 19 hours ago 46,868 Views 29 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council

20 hours ago 78,147 Views 127 Comments

The event’s promoter had said earlier this week he was confident it could go ahead.

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland

20 hours ago 50,972 Views 84 Comments

There has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.

Katherine Zappone says she will not accept UN envoy role after days of mounting political pressure
# Merrion Hotel
# Merrion Hotel

Katherine Zappone says she will not accept UN envoy role after days of mounting political pressure

Updated 20 hours ago 118,186 Views 221 Comments
  • Political pressure has mounted since it emerged Zappone held an event for 50 people before being appointed.
  • The Merrion Hotel, where the event was hosted, said that all Covid-19 guidelines were followed at the event.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has released a statement saying he was only in attendance for 45 minutes.
'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash
# Fr Con Cronin
# Fr Con Cronin

'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash

Updated 20 hours ago 50,265 Views 16 Comments

The driver of the bus was also killed in the crash on the Strand Road in Monkstown yesterday.

In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place
# Gatherings
# Gatherings

In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place

20 hours ago 30,656 Views 23 Comments

It comes in the wake of reports that former Minister Katherine Zappone held a large social event outdoors at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel.

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash due to virus surge
# Called Off
# Called Off

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash due to virus surge

20 hours ago 24,226 Views 23 Comments

The two-term US president’s birthday is on Wednesday and had reportedly invited hundreds of celebrities and politicos to celebrate this weekend.

Man killed by his father and brother wrote letter saying he feared for his life, inquest hears
# Kanturk
# Kanturk

Man killed by his father and brother wrote letter saying he feared for his life, inquest hears

21 hours ago 52,928 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at the family home in Kanturk on 26 October 2020, following a dispute over the inheritance of a farm.

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow

Wed 2:04 PM 67,488 Views 30 Comments

Locailsed flooding and hazardous driving conditions have been forecast.

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