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Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time

Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time

1 hour ago 6,994 Views 0 Comments

A local LGBT+ group is urging the public to fly the rainbow flag from their home as a show of support.

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 23,555 Views 35 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New York Times columnist's 'leprechaun' reference criticised by Irish Ambassador
# Daniel Mulhall
# Daniel Mulhall

New York Times columnist's 'leprechaun' reference criticised by Irish Ambassador

3 hours ago 21,773 Views 74 Comments

“So let me tell you about Apple and the leprechauns,” economist Paul Krugman wrote in reference to Ireland’s corporate tax regime.

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute

Updated 3 hours ago 13,609 Views 40 Comments

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.

Spotlight

The Commission: The fallout from the publication of the Mother and Baby Home report

The conversation around the issue has widened in recent weeks to include redress, legislation related to tracing and information and burials at the sites of the institutions.
China and Ireland's Relationship
Where are we now and where is it going?
Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated 3 hours ago 31,199 Views 41 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

3 hours ago 6,861 Views 9 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'
# Massachusetts
# Massachusetts

US fisherman: 'I was swallowed by humpback whale but lived to tell the tale'

4 hours ago 14,944 Views 12 Comments

Michael Packard’s beyond-belief big fish yarn began when he was diving for lobster off the coast of the northeastern state of Massachusetts.

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
# Euros
# Euros

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee

4 hours ago 13,246 Views 34 Comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.

Stobart Air collapse: Staff 'devastated' after trading ceases with Aer Lingus regional flights cancelled
# Stobart Air
# Stobart Air

Stobart Air collapse: Staff 'devastated' after trading ceases with Aer Lingus regional flights cancelled

Updated 5 hours ago 112,876 Views 107 Comments
  • Aer Lingus is now communicating to customers to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.
  • Trade union Fórsa called on the Government to “wake up to the ongoing crisis in Irish aviation”.
  • All 480 airline staff have been informed of the decision.
Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Opinion: How Ireland established links with China to secure Covid-19 medical support

6 hours ago 6,742 Views 12 Comments

In the early moments of the pandemic a group of CHinese experts took time to brief Irish doctors on what they knew so far about Covid-19, Paul O’Brien explains how those connections were made.

Two men arrested after €120k drugs and ammunition seized in Dublin
# Coolock
# Coolock

Two men arrested after €120k drugs and ammunition seized in Dublin

7 hours ago 8,917 Views 4 Comments

Two men in their 20s were arrested and are being held at Coolock Garda Station where they can be questioned for up to three days.

Poll: Who do you think will win Euro 2020?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win Euro 2020?

7 hours ago 29,975 Views 57 Comments

The competition got underway last night with Italy defeating Turkey 3-0.

Respect was hard won but departing Leinster man Michael Bent got there in the end
# Leaving Bash
From The42
# Leaving Bash

Respect was hard won but departing Leinster man Michael Bent got there in the end

9 hours ago 9,562 Views 3 Comments

The tighthead arrived to sneers in 2012 but bowed out of professional rugby last night as a much loved figure in the Leinster dressing room.

Irish vaccine researchers at Oxford to receive knighthood and OBE
# Honours
# Honours

Irish vaccine researchers at Oxford to receive knighthood and OBE

9 hours ago 25,786 Views 42 Comments

Adrian Hill emphasised the need to be prepared for other outbreaks.

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships
# Euro 2020
From The42
# Euro 2020

Meet the Irishman with Wales at the European Championships

9 hours ago 21,596 Views 1 Comment

Kilkenny sports scientist Ronan Kavanagh talks to The42.

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week
# Week 2
# Week 2

Kevin Lunney trial: Garda access to phone records comes under defence spotlight in second week

9 hours ago 8,542 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had given evidence about obtaining search warrants for phone records in relation to their investigation.

Open Thread: We want to hear your rental stories
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: We want to hear your rental stories

Updated 9 hours ago 15,560 Views 53 Comments

We want to hear about your experience of renting and understand what policies and solutions people renting in Ireland would like to see implemented.

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend

11 hours ago 13,424 Views 7 Comments

Dublin Bus will be operating between these stations while improvement works take place.

'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas
# Commission
# Commission

'I am fuming, it's so disrespectful': Survivors react to commissioners' refusal to appear before Oireachtas

17 hours ago 15,674 Views 0 Comments
  • Mother and Baby Home survivors say recent developments have silenced them all over again, Órla Ryan reports
  • One of the women taking legal action against the Commission's findings says she will continue to fight for justice
  • The commissioners have refused the latest invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Children's Committee
'It's not suitable housing for anyone, anywhere': Green light for another co-living development in Dublin despite ban
# Good Information Project
# Good Information Project

'It's not suitable housing for anyone, anywhere': Green light for another co-living development in Dublin despite ban

17 hours ago 24,020 Views 53 Comments

A series of co-living developments have been given the go-ahead in Dublin in recent months.

Yesterday’s News

Witness appeal after man (70s) dies after SUV crashes in Co Cork
# Midleton
# Midleton

Witness appeal after man (70s) dies after SUV crashes in Co Cork

18 hours ago 22,433 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened on a local road at Ballyedekin near Midleton.

Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining
# Isolation
# Isolation

Some prisoners had no access to a shower for 14 days while quarantining

18 hours ago 22,185 Views 54 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has “poor adherence” with laws on handling prisoner complaints, report finds.

G7 leaders to agree new declaration to tackle future pandemics
# Cornwall
# Cornwall

G7 leaders to agree new declaration to tackle future pandemics

Updated 18 hours ago 33,039 Views 40 Comments

The leaders gathered in Cornwall will agree the ‘Carbis Bay Declaration’ tomorrow.

US Justice Department seeks internal investigation on seizure of Democrats’ data
# Data
# Data

US Justice Department seeks internal investigation on seizure of Democrats’ data

19 hours ago 18,597 Views 14 Comments

Trump’s administration seized phone records of at least 12 people connected to the House Intelligence Committee.

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory
# Fan-tastic
From The42
# Fan-tastic

Crowds back in the RDS for first time in 470 days as Leinster stroll to victory

19 hours ago 24,341 Views 34 Comments

Leinster defeated Dragons 38-7 at the RDS tonight in front of 1200 fans.

Quiz: How well do you know these iconic gigs?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these iconic gigs?

19 hours ago 28,018 Views 11 Comments

Test your live music knowledge.

Italy now 28 unbeaten as they get off to winning start in Euro 2020 opener
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Italy now 28 unbeaten as they get off to winning start in Euro 2020 opener

19 hours ago 24,791 Views 34 Comments

Roberto Mancini’s side were too good for Turkey.

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses can't be used due to possible contamination
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US tells J&J millions of vaccine doses can't be used due to possible contamination

20 hours ago 27,618 Views 31 Comments

In a statement, the FDA said “several” batches of vaccine manufactured at a facility in Baltimore are not suitable for use.

Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous
# The North
# The North

Ian Paisley insists he does not believe NI Health Minister Robin Swann is dangerous

Updated 20 hours ago 52,349 Views 51 Comments

Paisley made a statement after he was criticised for joining Van Morrison as he made a verbal attack on Swann.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

20 hours ago 6,735 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: Ed Miliband on why he wishes he had been bolder
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Ed Miliband on why he wishes he had been bolder

21 hours ago 6,822 Views 2 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking
# Courts
# Courts

Two women who ran prostitution ring from Mullingar found guilty of human trafficking

Updated 21 hours ago 45,414 Views 0 Comments

It’s believed to be the first conviction of its type in Ireland.

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre
# One-sided
From The42
# One-sided

Coombes and Casey shine as eight-try Munster prove too hot for Zebre

Updated 21 hours ago 23,165 Views 29 Comments

Gavin Coombes capped a dominant performance with four tries.

Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'
# Questions And No Answers
# Questions And No Answers

Varadkar says refusal by Mother and Baby Homes commissioners to face Oireachtas is 'deeply regrettable'

Updated 21 hours ago 38,268 Views 68 Comments
  • A first invitation was sent in February and a second in June
  • Both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have urged the commissioners to answer questions
  • Oireachtas committee members unaware of the invite refusal until after the letter was reported
Missing man (59) found safe and well
# Appeal
# Appeal

Missing man (59) found safe and well

21 hours ago 24,477 Views 1 Comment

The man, from Donegal, was missing from Sligo town since 8 June.

Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants
# Delta
# Delta

Taoiseach calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to tackle Covid-19 variants

22 hours ago 26,684 Views 37 Comments

Micheal Martin said Ireland and the UK need to collaborate to monitor the ‘dark cloud’ cast by the Delta variant.

Coronavirus: 319 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 319 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 22 hours ago 40,578 Views 50 Comments

60 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today.

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved
# Fermanagh
# Fermanagh

Taoiseach expresses confidence that NI powersharing will be preserved

Updated 22 hours ago 17,834 Views 17 Comments

Martin was among political leaders attending a meeting of the British Irish Council in Co Fermanagh today.

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