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Today’s News

'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?

1 hour ago 2,690 Views 13 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

2 hours ago 9,580 Views 16 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?

3 hours ago 15,027 Views 8 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

5 hours ago 12,916 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

5 hours ago 13,375 Views 10 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

5 hours ago 21,817 Views 45 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

5 hours ago 12,204 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

6 hours ago 27,229 Views 16 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

6 hours ago 11,803 Views 18 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 6 hours ago 16,648 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

7 hours ago 12,819 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

8 hours ago 53,286 Views 10 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

8 hours ago 13,610 Views 26 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

8 hours ago 18,562 Views 44 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

9 hours ago 21,161 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

9 hours ago 59,419 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

10 hours ago 51,092 Views 102 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

10 hours ago 8,052 Views 7 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 10 hours ago 30,811 Views 18 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

10 hours ago 14,275 Views 2 Comments

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

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died

11 hours ago 30,605 Views 17 Comments

It’s hoped that crane chicks will be successfully bred in future years.

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)

11 hours ago 48,133 Views 4 Comments

He was last seen yesterday.

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated 12 hours ago 112,723 Views 52 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case
# UK Court
# UK Court

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case

12 hours ago 18,320 Views 0 Comments

James Patrick Gerard Flynn, 30, was arrested in the UK last month under an international warrant issued by the High Court in Ireland.

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes
# Germany
# Germany

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes

12 hours ago 17,601 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of people had rallied in the German capital’s Mitte district.

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games
# Return
From The42
# Return

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games

Updated 13 hours ago 32,582 Views 50 Comments

The American has withdrawn from the all-around final and three of the four apparatus finals, but will make another appearance in Tokyo.

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far
# Praise The Youth
# Praise The Youth

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far

14 hours ago 28,629 Views 61 Comments

The 26 centres are open today.

Poll: Should communions and confirmations be allowed go ahead this month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should communions and confirmations be allowed go ahead this month?

15 hours ago 79,547 Views 149 Comments

Some priests and Bishops want them to go ahead, but the Health Minister disagrees.

Man (80s) dies in single-car collision in Co Tipperary
# Clogheen
# Clogheen

Man (80s) dies in single-car collision in Co Tipperary

16 hours ago 22,746 Views 2 Comments

Witnesses and dash cam footage are being sought by the gardaí.

Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown

17 hours ago 32,987 Views 71 Comments

Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders were extended in Brisbane.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track
# No Joy
From The42
# No Joy

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track

18 hours ago 54,507 Views 15 Comments

Three Irish athletes were eliminated in the heats on Monday morning.

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
# Irish Society
# Irish Society

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief

19 hours ago 27,230 Views 39 Comments

Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

Mon 12:05 AM 24,133 Views 9 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

Sunday 1 August, 2021

QUIZ: How well do you know these classic summer blockbusters?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you know these classic summer blockbusters?

Sun 10:00 PM 59,510 Views 40 Comments

Jaws, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Speed…

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sun 8:05 PM 19,309 Views 7 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog

Sun 8:00 PM 83,966 Views 40 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined and organised in managing her finances.

Tributes paid to teen following death in Dublin crash
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

Tributes paid to teen following death in Dublin crash

Sun 8:00 PM 88,632 Views 10 Comments

The three-vehicle collision happened last night on the Finglas Road, Glasnevin.

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19
# Close Contacts
From The42
# Close Contacts

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19

Sun 7:32 PM 43,736 Views 30 Comments

Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years

Sun 6:31 PM 8,509 Views 7 Comments

The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.

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