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Today’s News

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

20 minutes ago 2,179 Views 2 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says

25 minutes ago 2,394 Views 2 Comments

Partners of expectant mothers were being refused access in certain hospitals.

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

50 minutes ago 3,608 Views 1 Comment

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated 1 hour ago 19,276 Views 28 Comments

The Lagan Valley MP is not expected to be challenged following a bruising party leadership last month.

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week
# Delta
# Delta

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week

1 hour ago 11,197 Views 43 Comments

Holohan said he was “concerned” by the latest data.

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 24,311 Views 58 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
From The42
# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

2 hours ago 6,946 Views 4 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’
# The North
# The North

Naomi Long condemns ‘chilling’ warning that Irish ministers ‘not welcome’

2 hours ago 16,448 Views 20 Comments

The Loyalist Communities Council said Irish Government ministers would not be welcome as difficulties over the Northern Ireland Protocol remain.

Explainer: How an ownership row is still holding back Ireland's new National Maternity Hospital
# Heart Of D4
# Heart Of D4

Explainer: How an ownership row is still holding back Ireland's new National Maternity Hospital

2 hours ago 4,251 Views 12 Comments

The Tánaiste has even raised the prospect of building the hospital elsewhere.

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community
# Roderic O'Gorman
# Roderic O'Gorman

Minister for Equality praises people of Waterford for 'incredible solidarity' with LGBTQ+ community

Updated 3 hours ago 12,056 Views 0 Comments

There have been a number of anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in this city so far this Pride Month.

Family forced out of Cork home as sinkhole appears in driveway
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

Family forced out of Cork home as sinkhole appears in driveway

3 hours ago 26,548 Views 12 Comments

A burst water pipe appears to have caused the ground outside the house to collapse.

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated
# Back To Normality
# Back To Normality

UK Government moves to scrap ten day quarantine for Covid contacts who are fully vaccinated

3 hours ago 8,420 Views 9 Comments

Under the plan, the ten day quarantine period could be axed in favour of daily lateral flow tests.

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Sam Bennett to miss Tour de France through injury

Updated 4 hours ago 8,038 Views 9 Comments

The Irish rider won’t be able defend the green jersey he won last year.

People in their 20s will be fully vaccinated by the end of September - HSE
# Roaring 20s
# Roaring 20s

People in their 20s will be fully vaccinated by the end of September - HSE

4 hours ago 12,592 Views 34 Comments

Pfizer is to deliver 318,000 doses in the next two weeks, one of the biggest vaccine deliveries to Ireland.

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
# Scotland
# Scotland

Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'

4 hours ago 68,682 Views 22 Comments

A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.

Teen pleads guilty to robbery attempted mugging in Dublin City alley
# Children's Court
# Children's Court

Teen pleads guilty to robbery attempted mugging in Dublin City alley

4 hours ago 11,539 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year old was a part of a group of youths that threatened a commuter with a Stanley blade.

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic
# School Dinners
# School Dinners

School meals programme to be extended this summer due to impact of Covid-19 pandemic

4 hours ago 7,395 Views 13 Comments

The funding is normally not available during the summer.

Garda Commissioner promises to use 'discretion' in dealing with licencing law to facilitate outdoor hospitality, says minister
# Heather Humphreys
# Heather Humphreys

Garda Commissioner promises to use 'discretion' in dealing with licencing law to facilitate outdoor hospitality, says minister

Updated 5 hours ago 21,581 Views 63 Comments

Questions have been raised about the legality of selling alcohol to customers in on-street seating.

Man hospitalised after assault in Dublin City on Saturday night
# Assault
# Assault

Man hospitalised after assault in Dublin City on Saturday night

6 hours ago 16,012 Views 8 Comments

The investigation is ongoing after the assault left the man with serious head injuries.

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm
# Dairy Farming
# Dairy Farming

Zero-carbon dairy project lands €2 million prize to deliver climate-neutral farm

7 hours ago 15,712 Views 21 Comments

There are plans to extend the strategy to 5,000 dairy farms.

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family
# Dublin
# Dublin

George Nkencho inquest adjourned as demonstrators gather at RDS to 'stand in solidarity' with family

Updated 8 hours ago 30,304 Views 0 Comments

The inquest has been adjourned as the GSOC investigation is ongoing.

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

New Zealand weightlifter selected as first transgender Olympian

9 hours ago 32,281 Views 73 Comments

Kiwi officials made a groundbreaking call on ‘a highly sensitive and complex issue.’

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal
# Tokyo
From The42
# Tokyo

Up to 10,000 fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics events, organisers reveal

9 hours ago 5,339 Views 3 Comments

Competition could move behind closed doors if infections surge though.

Have you seen Stephen? Gardaí seek help find missing 19-year-old
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Have you seen Stephen? Gardaí seek help find missing 19-year-old

9 hours ago 35,548 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Murphy is missing from his home in Tallaght since Saturday afternoon.

Poll: Have you had any outdoor pints this summer?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you had any outdoor pints this summer?

9 hours ago 31,460 Views 43 Comments

Gardaí warned yesterday that alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants.

Knuckle duster found on teen arrested in Temple Bar
# Dublin
# Dublin

Knuckle duster found on teen arrested in Temple Bar

10 hours ago 33,442 Views 0 Comments

The youth was arrested for handling suspected stolen property.

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain
# Eurotrip
# Eurotrip

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain

10 hours ago 52,165 Views 21 Comments

Sheikha Latifa had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.

Man arrested after fatal assault at Dublin house overnight
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man arrested after fatal assault at Dublin house overnight

11 hours ago 29,803 Views 1 Comment

A man in his 60s was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

11 hours ago 15,807 Views 29 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Proportion of new homes bought by institutions increased six-fold in 10 years

11 hours ago 11,513 Views 20 Comments

The average price of homes bought by institutions also increased dramatically from 2016 to 2019, from €229,627 to €304,811.

Eight children among 13 killed amid stormy weather in Alabama
# Tropical Depression
# Tropical Depression

Eight children among 13 killed amid stormy weather in Alabama

12 hours ago 10,878 Views 3 Comments

The deaths occurred amid drenching rains from Tropical Depression Claudette in Alabama and Georgia.

Only 4% of people in Ireland are uncertain if they will get a Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

Only 4% of people in Ireland are uncertain if they will get a Covid-19 vaccine

13 hours ago 18,597 Views 70 Comments

Hesitancy over Covid-19 vaccines has waned, with those “unsure” down 14 points since January.

Jon Rahm wins first Major with magical birdie-birdie finish at US Open
# US Open
From The42
# US Open

Jon Rahm wins first Major with magical birdie-birdie finish at US Open

17 hours ago 36,309 Views 15 Comments

Rahm finished a shot clear of Louis Oosthuizen after a dramatic final day at Torrey Pines.

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's a dumping ground': Minister set to meet council over future of Oscar Traynor lands

19 hours ago 19,620 Views 7 Comments

Councillors have accused the Housing Department of stalling tactics over new proposals.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Let's test your dad knowledge this Father's Day
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: Let's test your dad knowledge this Father's Day

21 hours ago 53,422 Views 18 Comments

A quiz about dads.

0-6 for Gaule as Kilkenny produce strong finish to claim league honours
# Cats Get The Cream
From The42
# Cats Get The Cream

0-6 for Gaule as Kilkenny produce strong finish to claim league honours

22 hours ago 18,965 Views 6 Comments

The old foes contested for the top tier crown at Croke Park.

Gardaí to 'use discretion' after warning alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Gardaí to 'use discretion' after warning alcohol licences may not cover on-street service by pubs and restaurants

22 hours ago 42,033 Views 92 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that gardaí will act with ‘discretion’ on the issue.

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A project manager on €67K living in Wexford in a house she and partner just bought

23 hours ago 53,584 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader is busy working from home while renovating a new house with her partner.

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