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Poll: Have you read Ulysses?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you read Ulysses?

12 minutes ago 1,236 Views 3 Comments

This year’s Bloomsday Festival will run all week with most events accessible online.

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report
# High Court
# High Court

Mother and Baby Homes: State argues that Philomena Lee and others taking legal action aren't recognisable in report

1 hour ago 4,832 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of survivors are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
  • The Government is set to argue that Lee and others taking legal action are not identifiable in the final report, Órla Ryan reports
  • It will also stress the fact that, although set up by the Government, the Commission acted independently
UUP leader describes comments by Leo Varadkar about united Ireland as unhelpful 'during a crisis'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

UUP leader describes comments by Leo Varadkar about united Ireland as unhelpful 'during a crisis'

1 hour ago 5,488 Views 18 Comments

Doug Beattie was responding to comments made by Varadkar last night.

Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street
# Newsnight
# Newsnight

Man charged after BBC journalist chased near Downing Street

1 hour ago 4,715 Views 0 Comments

It comes after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shouting abuse in the face of Newsnight political editor Nicholas Watt.

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated 2 hours ago 9,015 Views 6 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland
# Looking Back
From The42
# Looking Back

The unlikely pairing of a former judo athlete and an Italian football icon in Ireland

Updated 2 hours ago 18,165 Views 6 Comments

Manuela Spinelli on her abiding memories of working with Giovanni Trapattoni.

'We don't have the definitive figure': Housing Minister says number of mica-affected homes could be higher
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

'We don't have the definitive figure': Housing Minister says number of mica-affected homes could be higher

2 hours ago 6,307 Views 25 Comments

Minister O’Brien says the cost of damage caused by mica could exceed €1.5 billion.

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people
# Children's Rights
# Children's Rights

Ombudsman for Children criticises Government and declares 2020 a 'devastating year' for young people

3 hours ago 7,347 Views 15 Comments

The OCO said most complaints were centred around education in 2020 and particularly associated with the Leaving Certificate.

Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting
# Flare Up
# Flare Up

Israel strikes in Gaza in first attack since May fighting

4 hours ago 9,857 Views 23 Comments

Isreal said the attack was in retaliation for incendiary balloons launched from the territory.

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin to meet for Geneva summit
# Red Lines
# Red Lines

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin to meet for Geneva summit

4 hours ago 6,991 Views 15 Comments

Up to five hours of talks are planned, starting at around midday Irish time, with no break for meals.

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest results from study give in-depth look at lives of country's nine-year-olds

5 hours ago 12,665 Views 26 Comments

The new report looks at the lives of young people who were aged nine in 2017/2018.

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Dr Holohan to appear before Dáil committee to discuss approach to antigen testing

11 hours ago 15,772 Views 52 Comments

A meeting of the Oireachtas Transport committee last week heard from numerous experts advocating their use.

Yesterday’s News

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Most AZ second doses will be administered within next five weeks, Reid confirms

Updated 12 hours ago 34,701 Views 61 Comments

The HSE chief said it is planned that the second doses of AstraZeneca will be completed by 19 July.

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'
# Accident
From The42
# Accident

Activist lands on pitch before Germany-France match, 'injures several fans'

12 hours ago 45,658 Views 23 Comments

The stunt was a protest against German car manufacturer Volkswagen.

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws
# Dearg Le Fearg
# Dearg Le Fearg

Brandon Lewis to explore ‘all options available’ on Irish language laws

12 hours ago 10,746 Views 11 Comments

The NI Secretary said it was ‘vital’ that cross-community commitments to culture and language made in the New Decade New Approach deal are honoured.

French court fines Ikea €1m over campaign to spy on unions and customers
# Versailles
# Versailles

French court fines Ikea €1m over campaign to spy on unions and customers

12 hours ago 11,122 Views 6 Comments

Two former Ikea France executives were convicted and fined over the scheme and given suspended prison sentences.

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case
# Weinstein
# Weinstein

Judge approves Harvey Weinstein’s extradition for California rape case

12 hours ago 12,449 Views 0 Comments

Suggestions that Weinstein instead be arraigned by video were also rejected.

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction
# Nft
# Nft

Inventor Tim Berners-Lee puts original World Wide Web files up for auction

13 hours ago 16,470 Views 11 Comments

Digitally-signed source code documents will go under the hammer as a non-fungible token.

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

France overcome Germany in clash of Euros heavyweights

13 hours ago 19,873 Views 16 Comments

An own goal by Mats Hummels was the difference between the teams.

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Tighter travel restrictions on arrivals from Britain into Ireland take immediate effect

Updated 13 hours ago 78,948 Views 72 Comments
  • Fully vaccinated people travelling from Great Britain will still need to self-quarantine for at least five days.
  • There are no self-quarantine requirements for those travelling from the North - unless a passenger is travelling from Britain via Northern Ireland.
  • In the week up to Monday, there were 2,270 new cases of Covid-19 - a drop of 21% on the previous week.
Protest held outside James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' over plans to turn it into hostel
# House Of The Dead
# House Of The Dead

Protest held outside James Joyce's 'House of the Dead' over plans to turn it into hostel

13 hours ago 14,740 Views 14 Comments

Actors gathered to mark their opposition to plans to turn the ‘House of the Dead’ into a hostel.

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adopted people seeking records ‘should be provided with counselling supports’, committee hears

14 hours ago 5,582 Views 5 Comments

Tusla CEO Bernard Gloster has said the provision of counselling should be underpinned by law.

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated
# New York
# New York

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated

14 hours ago 18,567 Views 32 Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised fireworks across the state tonight in celebration of the progress.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

14 hours ago 5,992 Views 0 Comments

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

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of Planet Hollywood
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The rise and fall of Planet Hollywood

14 hours ago 17,081 Views 1 Comment

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

Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre
# Dublin
# Dublin

Army removes World War Two-era artillery shell found in north Dublin city centre

Updated 14 hours ago 39,146 Views 18 Comments

Nottingham Street was sealed off earlier while the shell was removed.

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August
# Sandymount
# Sandymount

Part of Sandymount Village to be pedestrianised for July and August

15 hours ago 14,109 Views 9 Comments

Dublin City Council has announced the eastern side of the village will be pedestrianised on a 24 hour basis in the two summer months.

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Varadkar: Fine Gael should establish a branch in Northern Ireland

15 hours ago 17,322 Views 79 Comments
  • The Tánaiste addressed Fine Gael members at the party's Ard Fheis this evening.
  • He said Fine Gael should set up a branch in Northern Ireland to recuit members.
  • On a united Ireland, he said he believes "in the unification of our island and I believe it can happen in my lifetime".
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
# Howth
# Howth

Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff

15 hours ago 21,513 Views 8 Comments

The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters
# Record Breaker
From The42
# Record Breaker

Cristiano Ronaldo makes history in front of over 60,000 supporters

15 hours ago 65,721 Views 40 Comments

Portugal were made to work but ultimately were too good for Hungary.

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events
# For The Books
# For The Books

Electric Picnic creators awarded nearly half a million euro for live summer events

15 hours ago 15,129 Views 3 Comments

Music, theatre and spoken-word events – plus a musical at Tayto Park – are receiving funding through live performance scheme.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
# Corporation Tax Rate
# Corporation Tax Rate

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

16 hours ago 8,904 Views 26 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

2,400 fans to be permitted into Croke Park for Division 3 football final
# For The Fans
From The42
# For The Fans

2,400 fans to be permitted into Croke Park for Division 3 football final

16 hours ago 13,227 Views 32 Comments

The league decider between Derry and Offaly has been announced as a pilot fixture for return of spectators.

The Remote: Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy Together and Jeremy Clarkson hits the farm
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: Sharon Horgan and James McAvoy Together and Jeremy Clarkson hits the farm

16 hours ago 20,801 Views 7 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months
# Courts
# Courts

Man who stole over €11k from grandfather while living with him jailed for six months

17 hours ago 30,879 Views 13 Comments

Robert Byrne carried out 35 transactions using his grandfather’s account after taking the details of his credit card.

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal
# Large Scale Protest
# Large Scale Protest

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal

Updated 17 hours ago 41,302 Views 71 Comments
  • The mica mineral present in concrete has caused cracks and fissures to form in 5,000-6,000 homes in primarily Donegal and Mayo.
  • The Mica Action Group (MAG) have called government action so far "disappointing and insulting".
Have you seen Abbie? Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing Athlone girl (15)
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Have you seen Abbie? Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing Athlone girl (15)

17 hours ago 25,791 Views 4 Comments

Abbie O’Brien was last seen at her home in Athlone, Roscommon, wearing all black.

Kevin Lunney trial: Judge questions lack of clarity from EU court on accessing mobile phone data
# Phone Data
# Phone Data

Kevin Lunney trial: Judge questions lack of clarity from EU court on accessing mobile phone data

17 hours ago 9,284 Views 0 Comments

The judges will decide on the admissability of the phone evidence next week.

'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters
# London
# London

'Completely unacceptable': BBC journalist chased and abused by anti-lockdown protesters

18 hours ago 17,790 Views 9 Comments

The incident happened near Downing Street, London today.

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