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Today’s News

US travellers told to avoid travel to Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
# CDC
# CDC

US travellers told to avoid travel to Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers

1 minute ago 268 Views 0 Comments

Other countries for which US travel advice was upgraded includes Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

9 minutes ago 1,546 Views 0 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

1 hour ago 2,670 Views 7 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

1 hour ago 24,854 Views 37 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'

2 hours ago 5,185 Views 6 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says a roadmap for live music is badly needed – to give people work, and hope.

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final
# Call It A Comeback
From The42
# Call It A Comeback

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final

2 hours ago 16,245 Views 27 Comments

The American was back competing after withdrawing early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?

2 hours ago 11,601 Views 22 Comments

Single-use cups are to be hit with a levy in the coming months.

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
# Waste
# Waste

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

3 hours ago 17,210 Views 54 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
# Carrickfergus
# Carrickfergus

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride

3 hours ago 11,279 Views 0 Comments

The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

4 hours ago 12,289 Views 5 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
# China
# China

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns

5 hours ago 31,891 Views 35 Comments

The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal

5 hours ago 31,117 Views 19 Comments

The child’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police launch murder probe
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police launch murder probe

5 hours ago 50,880 Views 28 Comments

Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend

6 hours ago 15,802 Views 44 Comments

“This initiative makes us beyond proud of younger people,” Paul Reid said.

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois
# M7
# M7

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois

6 hours ago 15,764 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating yesterday’s fatal collision.

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'

6 hours ago 17,467 Views 31 Comments

The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report
# Tightening The Net
# Tightening The Net

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report

7 hours ago 8,934 Views 3 Comments

The report argues that the “sudden rush” for ‘net zero’ promises are over-relying on planting trees to remove greenhouse gases.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo
# Update
From The42
# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo

7 hours ago 41,071 Views 16 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal
# Hakuna Matata
From The42
# Hakuna Matata

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal

8 hours ago 24,853 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner was too strong for Algeria’s Imane Khelif.

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
# Building Blocks
# Building Blocks

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?

13 hours ago 24,655 Views 72 Comments
  • "We still have a number of questions about the hospital," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said.
  • The Project Managers say that the NCH is designed to last twice as long as the average national hospital, and costs more as a result

Yesterday’s News

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season
# Var
From The42
# Var

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season

15 hours ago 26,527 Views 37 Comments

‘Effectively, what we give back to the game is 20 goals that would have been disallowed last season by using quite forensic scrutiny,’ said referees chief Mike Riley.

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?

15 hours ago 26,582 Views 12 Comments

As the Olympics are set in the colourful, animated capital of Tokyo, let’s test your knowledge of Japan’s ‘soft’ cultural power.

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

17 hours ago 19,848 Views 10 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Rassie Erasmus to face misconduct hearing over ref video
# Bold Boy
From The42
# Bold Boy

Rassie Erasmus to face misconduct hearing over ref video

17 hours ago 28,148 Views 16 Comments

In a statement, World Rugby said it was ‘concerned that individuals from both teams have commented on the selection and/or performance of match officials.’

Half a million euro worth of cannabis plant and herb seized at Navan growhouse
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Half a million euro worth of cannabis plant and herb seized at Navan growhouse

17 hours ago 30,674 Views 65 Comments

Gardaí carried out the search a property at Kilmainhamwood, Co Meath at 8.30am today.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday

17 hours ago 16,477 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what happened today on a quiet August Bank Holiday Monday.

Potential artefacts removed from Spanish Armada and WWI shipwrecks off Co Antrim coast
# La Girona
# La Girona

Potential artefacts removed from Spanish Armada and WWI shipwrecks off Co Antrim coast

18 hours ago 37,062 Views 19 Comments

Reports that artefacts were removed from the wreck of La Girona and HMS Drake are being investigated.

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Left Behind Up Above
# Left Behind Up Above

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

18 hours ago 17,178 Views 28 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight
# Fighting Fire
# Fighting Fire

EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight

Updated 18 hours ago 19,210 Views 5 Comments

Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.

Four men arrested in relation to racially-motivated hate crime in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Four men arrested in relation to racially-motivated hate crime in Belfast

19 hours ago 16,819 Views 6 Comments

The offences include aggravated burglary, intimidation, assault, possession of a firearm.

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics

20 hours ago 63,890 Views 12 Comments

Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate
# England And Wales
# England And Wales

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate

20 hours ago 16,479 Views 28 Comments

Only contacts from the previous two days, instead of the previous five days will have to self-isolate.

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September
# Admission
# Admission

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September

21 hours ago 22,323 Views 47 Comments

Melvin Benn said he based his optimism on the fact no one in Government had told him the event would not be allowed.

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath
# Garda
# Garda

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath

21 hours ago 24,437 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene on the R389, Mullingar Road at Kilbeggan at 7.50am.

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse
# Quinsborough Road
# Quinsborough Road

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse

22 hours ago 72,448 Views 25 Comments

Wicklow County Council are engaging with the owners of the properties concerned.

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 56,061 Views 109 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health on Twitter.

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300

22 hours ago 9,274 Views 8 Comments

The revised figure is three times the original estimate.

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise
# Question Marks
From The42
# Question Marks

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise

Updated 22 hours ago 34,433 Views 19 Comments

Dublin failed to beat the handicap in all three of their Leinster SFC outings.

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come
# Forecast
# Forecast

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come

23 hours ago 16,219 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures could reach a high of 20 degrees tomorrow, so at least there’s that.

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