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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 14 minutes ago 36,292 Views 90 Comments

Today’s reports of a 50-person event led to increased pressure over how Zappone got the role as UN special envoy.

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

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow

1 hour ago 18,828 Views 14 Comments

Locailsed flooding and hazardous driving conditions have been forecast.

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated 1 hour ago 11,884 Views 64 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

'We want normal trading hours back': Hospitality reps to meet Government over dining rules
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

'We want normal trading hours back': Hospitality reps to meet Government over dining rules

Updated 1 hour ago 16,493 Views 28 Comments

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

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’

1 hour ago 3,957 Views 2 Comments

Lukashenko has been cracking down on opponents since protests erupted last year following ‘unfair’ elections.

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final
# Pipped At The Post
From The42
# Pipped At The Post

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final

2 hours ago 16,530 Views 30 Comments

O’Connor and Kilkenny finish joint-seventh in Wednesday’s individual final.

'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 3 hours ago 30,029 Views 8 Comments

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

Race for Scales hots up as Premier League clubs challenge Celtic for Rovers ace
# Hotting Up
From The42
# Hotting Up

Race for Scales hots up as Premier League clubs challenge Celtic for Rovers ace

3 hours ago 17,428 Views 13 Comments

Hoops head coach Stephen Bradley reveals 22-year-old defender might not be destined for Celtic Park after record €600,000 bid.

Gardaí renew witness appeal after fatal three-vehicle crash in Dublin
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

Gardaí renew witness appeal after fatal three-vehicle crash in Dublin

5 hours ago 23,387 Views 2 Comments

Calvin Gilchrist died after he collided with other vehicles while on his motorcycle.

Aer Lingus signs 10 year agreement with Emerald Airlines to operate regional flights
# Franchise Agreement
# Franchise Agreement

Aer Lingus signs 10 year agreement with Emerald Airlines to operate regional flights

6 hours ago 22,808 Views 29 Comments

Emerald Airlines plans to hire over 400 new staff members as it adds additional aircraft to its fleet.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?

6 hours ago 29,107 Views 90 Comments

The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.

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

7 hours ago 8,571 Views 5 Comments

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

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman
# UAE
# UAE

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman

7 hours ago 10,241 Views 2 Comments

The Royal Navy’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said the incident was ‘complete’

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
# Rising
# Rising

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high

7 hours ago 15,841 Views 35 Comments

China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

8 hours ago 24,708 Views 78 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight

8 hours ago 20,987 Views 17 Comments

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

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women
# United States
# United States

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

8 hours ago 13,140 Views 26 Comments

“I think he should resign,” US President Joe Biden told reporters.

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

9 hours ago 16,787 Views 12 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'
# Mixed Emotions
From The42
# Mixed Emotions

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'

9 hours ago 29,582 Views 45 Comments

Bohemians manager Keith Long hails his players for savouring ‘the time of their lives’ after first-leg win over PAOK but expresses frustration at lack of TV coverage.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic

9 hours ago 31,744 Views 5 Comments

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

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

15 hours ago 14,288 Views 45 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

Yesterday’s News

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin

Updated 16 hours ago 117,234 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said they are investigating whether the driver may have suffered a medical emergency.

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting
# Preston Crown Court
# Preston Crown Court

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting

17 hours ago 29,959 Views 1 Comment

Nineteen-year-old Aya Hachem was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot in Lancashire last May.

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England

17 hours ago 44,333 Views 0 Comments

PSNI detectives have asked those with information to come forward to help their investigation.

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run
# Brilliant Bohs
From The42
# Brilliant Bohs

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run

17 hours ago 40,134 Views 53 Comments

Ali Coote scored twice to secure a first-leg victory over PAOK from Greece.

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
# Belfast High Court
# Belfast High Court

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland

17 hours ago 15,547 Views 37 Comments

It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.

Man (20s) dies after two cars crash in Co Monaghan
# Castleblayney
# Castleblayney

Man (20s) dies after two cars crash in Co Monaghan

18 hours ago 21,337 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident near Castleblaney this morning.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

18 hours ago 9,313 Views 0 Comments

Tragedy in Cork, the death of a missing Belarusian dissident and Kellie Harrington made headlines today.

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

19 hours ago 32,766 Views 68 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
From The42
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

19 hours ago 31,291 Views 55 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

19 hours ago 16,979 Views 65 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline
# Clonea Strand
# Clonea Strand

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline

20 hours ago 39,328 Views 26 Comments

The walrus was spotted lounging on rocks off Valentia Island in March. Now he’s at Clonea Strand.

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz

20 hours ago 23,201 Views 8 Comments

The ship has been identified as the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess.

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down

21 hours ago 31,409 Views 26 Comments

Subway services were temporarily suspended and buses headed to the station were diverted to other stops.

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General
# Andrew Cuomo
# Andrew Cuomo

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General

21 hours ago 17,864 Views 39 Comments

The state’s attorney general Letitia James announced the findings of an independent investigation into allegations against Cuomo.

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'
# Sibling Love
From The42
# Sibling Love

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'

Updated 21 hours ago 53,271 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s history-making siblings: Aidan Walsh says his bronze medal is shared with his sister, Michaela.

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising

22 hours ago 76,010 Views 120 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury

22 hours ago 15,564 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh (34) has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

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