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Today’s News

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims
# Brazil President
# Brazil President

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims

16 minutes ago 518 Views 3 Comments

The Brazil president has long criticised electronic voting, introduced in Brazil in 1996.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

32 minutes ago 6,061 Views 2 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines

33 minutes ago 3,111 Views 2 Comments

“We cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” the WHO chief said.

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

1 hour ago 19,508 Views 24 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation
# Baby Boxes
# Baby Boxes

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation

1 hour ago 7,021 Views 4 Comments

The Department has said work will be progressed this autumn.

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

7 hours ago 12,561 Views 31 Comments
  • - The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • - After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • - The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career
# Beep Test
# Beep Test

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career

9 hours ago 37,218 Views 0 Comments

The garda was told that, due to his failure to pass a physical test, his services were being dispensed with.

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated 9 hours ago 35,889 Views 57 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

10 hours ago 43,608 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
# Can Ewe Believe It
# Can Ewe Believe It

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000

10 hours ago 40,096 Views 31 Comments

It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

10 hours ago 10,311 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction

11 hours ago 8,332 Views 0 Comments

A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high

Updated 11 hours ago 19,348 Views 20 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

11 hours ago 13,115 Views 21 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

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

Updated 12 hours ago 16,313 Views 7 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

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 13 hours ago 42,462 Views 28 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

13 hours ago 71,560 Views 124 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

13 hours ago 47,006 Views 84 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 13 hours ago 114,410 Views 216 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 13 hours ago 47,882 Views 16 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

14 hours ago 27,014 Views 23 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

14 hours ago 21,083 Views 23 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

14 hours ago 46,030 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

17 hours ago 64,736 Views 29 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 17 hours ago 26,827 Views 106 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

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’

17 hours ago 11,629 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

18 hours ago 29,991 Views 50 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

19 hours ago 31,431 Views 17 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

21 hours ago 32,341 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

22 hours ago 32,169 Views 38 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?

22 hours ago 41,352 Views 114 Comments

The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman
# UAE
# UAE

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman

23 hours ago 13,476 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

23 hours ago 20,007 Views 37 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

Wed 7:25 AM 29,225 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

Wed 7:02 AM 16,319 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

Wed 6:30 AM 20,292 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'

Wed 6:00 AM 38,326 Views 46 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

Wed 5:55 AM 35,114 Views 5 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

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