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Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

11 minutes ago 2,543 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

25 minutes ago 3,135 Views 8 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role
# Back Where It All Began
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# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 52 minutes ago 16,144 Views 24 Comments

The former Irish defender will be registered with the club’s U23s.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

1 hour ago 2,834 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

1 hour ago 7,447 Views 15 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
# Courts
# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

2 hours ago 9,288 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
# Dollymount
# Dollymount

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand

2 hours ago 26,478 Views 4 Comments

Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare
# Sewage
# Sewage

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare

3 hours ago 12,269 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Government launches site to request Covid recovery cert - with incorrectly spelled URL
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government launches site to request Covid recovery cert - with incorrectly spelled URL

4 hours ago 26,103 Views 50 Comments

A journalist spotted the error and purchased the correctly spelled domain name to prevent it from “falling into the wrong hands”.

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Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
# End Of The Road
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# End Of The Road

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith

4 hours ago 56,040 Views 83 Comments

Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place

Updated 4 hours ago 25,303 Views 16 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let The Games Begin
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# Let The Games Begin

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

4 hours ago 17,481 Views 6 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the headlines this week?

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 51,910 Views 107 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health today.

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
# For The Kids
# For The Kids

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds

5 hours ago 13,149 Views 49 Comments

It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties

Updated 5 hours ago 65,742 Views 34 Comments

A Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning will be in place for the entire country for an hour tonight.

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
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# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

5 hours ago 44,064 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star denies assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days
# Treacherous Roads
# Treacherous Roads

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days

6 hours ago 16,016 Views 16 Comments

The warning comes ahead of an end to the recent dry spell.

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
# Open Doors
# Open Doors

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics

6 hours ago 26,916 Views 122 Comments
  • One restaurateur said he had received a message saying: “You’ll get what you deserve", Aoife Barry reports.
  • Some pubs have been reporting receiving abusive phone calls and social media abuse.
  • Telegram users have been encouraging each other to make bookings but leave when asked for their cert.
Garda investigation after shots fired over Tipperary railway line
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Garda investigation after shots fired over Tipperary railway line

6 hours ago 18,023 Views 5 Comments

A man has been arrested under the Offences Against the State Act following the incident.

Belfast judge finds there was a 'real prospect' 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast judge finds there was a 'real prospect' 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented

Updated 6 hours ago 32,123 Views 21 Comments

He urged the UK and Irish governments to undertake a human rights compliant investigation.

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers

7 hours ago 9,305 Views 6 Comments

The murdered 20-year-old’s family said knife crime “has to stop” after another teen was sentenced today.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

7 hours ago 7,245 Views 26 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated 7 hours ago 11,842 Views 42 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told
# Courts
# Courts

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told

7 hours ago 17,699 Views 0 Comments

The court heard there had been a near riot outside the property last weekend.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
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# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

7 hours ago 25,658 Views 6 Comments

The British & Irish Lions play their opening test match against South Africa, while Tokyo 2020 finally kicks-off.

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'

7 hours ago 16,577 Views 56 Comments

The link between case numbers and hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths has been “significantly weakened”, he said.

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
# Restricted Numbers
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# Restricted Numbers

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

8 hours ago 15,142 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
# Pubs And Restaurants
# Pubs And Restaurants

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste

8 hours ago 7,366 Views 10 Comments

A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India
# India
# India

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India

8 hours ago 3,138 Views 1 Comment

At least 32 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains hit the region.

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

10 hours ago 7,573 Views 11 Comments

The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire

10 hours ago 8,877 Views 13 Comments

The man was 16 at the time of the offence.

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply

12 hours ago 22,286 Views 83 Comments

Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

12 hours ago 13,371 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era
# Luck Of The Draw
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# Luck Of The Draw

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era

12 hours ago 14,111 Views 5 Comments

A cruel draw and a different scene make it difficult to see a talented team replicating the success of Beijing or London.

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches
# Banking
# Banking

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches

13 hours ago 14,030 Views 39 Comments

Ulster Bank has over one million customers, along with 2,800 staff and 88 branches across the country.

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?

14 hours ago 23,871 Views 91 Comments

Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.

Violence and protests continue ahead of funeral service for slain Haitian leader
# Jovenel Moise
# Jovenel Moise

Violence and protests continue ahead of funeral service for slain Haitian leader

14 hours ago 6,151 Views 7 Comments

Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his private home on 7 July.

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