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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 52 minutes ago 26,640 Views 20 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

1 hour ago 35,425 Views 68 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

1 hour ago 23,283 Views 39 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 1 hour ago 90,100 Views 188 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 1 hour ago 37,781 Views 9 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

1 hour ago 12,194 Views 17 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

1 hour ago 9,001 Views 12 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

2 hours ago 22,635 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

5 hours ago 44,968 Views 27 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 5 hours ago 19,323 Views 93 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 5 hours ago 21,246 Views 37 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’

5 hours ago 8,207 Views 7 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

6 hours ago 24,424 Views 48 Comments

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

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

7 hours ago 24,432 Views 16 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

9 hours ago 27,823 Views 3 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

9 hours ago 27,515 Views 34 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?

10 hours ago 35,246 Views 107 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

10 hours ago 9,953 Views 7 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

10 hours ago 11,729 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

11 hours ago 17,757 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

12 hours ago 26,952 Views 84 Comments

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

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

12 hours ago 14,533 Views 29 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

12 hours ago 18,385 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'

13 hours ago 33,557 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

13 hours ago 33,252 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?

19 hours ago 15,039 Views 49 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 20 hours ago 118,510 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

20 hours ago 31,436 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

21 hours ago 46,397 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

21 hours ago 41,413 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

21 hours ago 16,134 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

22 hours ago 21,970 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

22 hours ago 9,585 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

23 hours ago 33,905 Views 69 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

23 hours ago 32,251 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

23 hours ago 17,554 Views 71 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

23 hours ago 40,777 Views 27 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

Tue 6:53 PM 23,604 Views 8 Comments

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

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