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Today’s News

Cork defeat Dublin as first-half goals key to book All-Ireland semi-final with Kilkenny
# Rebel Revival
From The42
# Rebel Revival

Cork defeat Dublin as first-half goals key to book All-Ireland semi-final with Kilkenny

45 minutes ago 4,881 Views 29 Comments

Cork ran out eight-point victors in Semple Stadium.

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

1 hour ago 6,477 Views 44 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

1 hour ago 6,837 Views 0 Comments

Covid vaccine walk-in centres, mandatory hotel quarantine and wildfires in Turkey made the headlines.

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country

Updated 2 hours ago 77,963 Views 97 Comments

38 venues are operating a walk-in service this Bank Holiday weekend.

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures

3 hours ago 12,175 Views 9 Comments

The WHO has urged countries to contain the Delta variant.

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years
# Red Hands
From The42
# Red Hands

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years

3 hours ago 11,092 Views 4 Comments

It was the first Ulster final to take place in Croke Park since 2006.

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

4 hours ago 9,071 Views 5 Comments

Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

5 hours ago 15,011 Views 2 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test From The42
Live 5 hours ago

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone

5 hours ago 47,878 Views 86 Comments

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

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
# Public Screening
# Public Screening

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

6 hours ago 8,621 Views 20 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish
# Déise Delight
From The42
# Déise Delight

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish

6 hours ago 26,973 Views 26 Comments

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted today’s game.

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek

6 hours ago 7,533 Views 4 Comments

Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 15 and 21 degrees.

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels
# Seapoint
# Seapoint

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels

8 hours ago 28,828 Views 10 Comments

The advisory notice will be in place for five days.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain
# San Sebastian
# San Sebastian

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain

10 hours ago 44,301 Views 4 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the water at Zurriola beach early on Friday.

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?

11 hours ago 41,260 Views 80 Comments

Most drivers in the UK want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather.

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key

12 hours ago 30,247 Views 14 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

12 hours ago 14,658 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

12 hours ago 33,739 Views 34 Comments

Worldwide, coronavirus infections are once again on the upswing.

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

13 hours ago 7,280 Views 8 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN

13 hours ago 12,040 Views 16 Comments

A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture

14 hours ago 63,810 Views 13 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated
# The Vaccines
# The Vaccines

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated

14 hours ago 9,451 Views 7 Comments

Workers have reported facing some obstacles in attending appointments during their work shift.

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

14 hours ago 22,563 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

21 hours ago 48,999 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her

Yesterday’s News

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash
# Courts
# Courts

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash

22 hours ago 19,004 Views 0 Comments

His wife and former “mistress” also received suspended sentences.

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

22 hours ago 32,470 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate
# Covid Cert
# Covid Cert

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate

22 hours ago 48,019 Views 41 Comments

The portal will allow people to check the status of their cert and request changes.

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final
# Poignant
From The42
# Poignant

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final

23 hours ago 28,878 Views 2 Comments

A cloud of sadness hung over the Athletic Grounds as late Monaghan captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh was remembered throughout.

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets
# UK
# UK

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets

Fri 9:30 PM 35,726 Views 73 Comments

Steve Bouquet attacked 16 cats in the English city between October 2018 and June 2019.

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer

Updated Fri 9:30 PM 43,641 Views 100 Comments

The former minister is to be made a UN envoy.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 9:01 PM 15,662 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines, Katherine Zappone and a Dublin cycle path plan made the headlines.

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott
# Courts
# Courts

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott

Updated Fri 7:51 PM 24,039 Views 0 Comments

Details on the “appalling and dreadful” injuries to the young mother’s face were given in court today.

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock
# Harassment
# Harassment

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock

Fri 7:40 PM 45,297 Views 29 Comments

Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford in Essex, has pleaded guilty to assaulting Professor Chris Whitty.

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers
# Ticket Hunt
From The42
# Ticket Hunt

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers

Updated Fri 7:15 PM 29,064 Views 43 Comments

The Covid-19 crowd restrictions are set to be significantly relaxed.

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom
# Barnagrow Lake
# Barnagrow Lake

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom

Fri 7:00 PM 29,561 Views 13 Comments

Around 5,000 fish mortalities have been estimated.

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid
# Rollout
# Rollout

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid

Updated Fri 7:00 PM 81,229 Views 93 Comments

Ireland has now fully vaccinated 72.5% of its adult population compared to the UK’s 71.8%.

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
# Courts
# Courts

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park

Fri 6:30 PM 41,982 Views 33 Comments

Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 6:24 PM 55,428 Views 132 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

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