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Today’s News

Preservation Society takes legal action against An Bord Pleanála over 130-bed co-living development

Preservation Society takes legal action against An Bord Pleanála over 130-bed co-living development

The North Great George’s Street Preservation Society has lodged a judicial review over numerous concerns it has about the development.

Yesterday’s News

Ghislaine Maxwell asks for better prison conditions amid claims of round-the-clock surveillance

Lawyers say she is watched around-the-clock by security cameras and multiple prison guards.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air set for reboot as gritty drama

The project would feature episodes telling the story of how Smith’s character became embroiled in a fight with Philadelphia gang members.

Covid-19: Northern Ireland health minister 'concerned about rise in cases'

Robin Swann said there have been 194 positive tests in the last seven days.

Gardaí seize cocaine, methamphetamine and GHB following searches in Dublin

A package was intercepted by Revenue officers today after analysis of a seized mobile phone.

From The42 Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter More Trouble

Shelbourne chairman Andrew Doyle brands FAI governance 'appalling' in resignation letter

Doyle has resigned from the Finance Committee, which has yet to convene. ‘”I’m not entirely sure it is possible to resign from a Committee which does not yet exist’, wrote Doyle.

Quiz: Which of these well-known people is older?

Fancy your chances at this evening’s quiz?

California Senator Kamala Harris named as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate

Harris ran against Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

An outbreak at Naas General Hospital, weekly testing at meat plants and the announcement of Joe Biden’s running mate.

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

Environmental group challenges decision to allow 'alien species' of tree to be planted in Leitrim

The group claims Sitka Spruce developments can completely obliterate landscapes over a very wide area.

Your evening longread: The Pepsi contest that became a deadly fiasco

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Look out: Perseid meteor shower to peak over Irish skies from tonight

The meteors will be visible all night from dusk until dawn.

From The42 Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career BTL

Dealing with sexism and being told she would 'destroy the American family' - A sportswriter's trailblazing career

US sportswriter Diane K.Shah is this week’s guest on Behind the Lines.

Missing teenager from Dublin located safe and well

Gardaí say no further action is required and have thanked the public for their assistance.

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Facebook blames coronavirus for hampering efforts to remove suicide posts from its platforms

The social network also said it took action on fewer pieces of child nudity and sexual exploitation content on Instagram

The Remote: Reality realtors, the Champions League, and the Young Offenders go to their debs

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Court hears mothers were ‘moments from feeding infants baby food laced with blade fragments’

Nigel Wright, 45, denies planting the shards of metal in the baby food found in the Rochdale branch of Tesco.

Coronavirus: One death and 35 new cases confirmed in Ireland

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

From The42 The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten The Town

The manager you don’t know from the club you might have forgotten

Conan Byrne catches up with Adrian Carberry to discuss the league and taking a risk with Athlone Town.

Taoiseach says weekly testing to begin at meat plants and direct provision centres

Martin said serial testing at nursing homes will also continue to monitor the situation.

Iceland recalls two chicken products due to salmonella

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued notice of the recall today.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Outbreak of Covid-19 confirmed on ward in Naas General Hospital

The hospital said the ward is now closed to new admissions.

'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students

The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.

Gardaí seek help finding missing 15-year-old boy from Coolock

Victor Dior has been missing since 6 August.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

Demand for water on Achill Island due to staycationers means it's now unsafe to drink

Demand for water is roughly 50% higher than this time last year.

From The42 Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip Investigation

Three Scottish Premiership fixtures postponed as Celtic condemn defender's Spain trip

Celtic were due to face Aberdeen this weekend, who had their own breaches of protocol.

Stormont leaders urged to publish record of call with Chinese official

Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill allegedly said they respected and understood new Hong Kong security laws.

Man to face trial over hit-and-run that left mother-of-three dead in south Dublin

Jacqueline McGovern was struck by a car as she walked on a footpath, she was pronounced dead the following morning.

Man arrested as part of investigations into seizure of drugs and cash in Naas

Tens of thousands of euros worth of drugs were seized earlier this month.

CityJet will have tens of millions of euro in debt written off under court-approved plan to save the airline

Over 140 jobs will be saved at the company, having previously employed over 400.

HSE says fix to stop Covid Tracker app draining batteries has been rolled out to 70% of Irish Android phones

The HSE said that 45,000 people reinstalled the app in the last few days.

Meat processing plant will only return to normal when the HSE says it is safe to do so

The plant was supposed to get back to some form of work on 18 August but this has since been pushed back to 24 August.

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Dublin City Council ending free parking for healthcare workers near hospitals

Healthcare workers were not being charged to park in the vicinity of hospitals during the pandemic.

Link between strokes and air pollution rise in winter, RCSI research finds

Higher levels of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide showed a 3.5% higher risk of stroke.

Uber and Lyft have 100,000 drivers in California, and a court says they must be treated as employees

The decision is part of a long-running battle about the classification of driver by the companies.

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