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Today’s News

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

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

8 minutes ago 1,323 Views 3 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

27 minutes ago 1,220 Views 0 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

1 hour ago 11,522 Views 6 Comments

The advisory notice will be in place for five days.

Strong turnout at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

Strong turnout at walk-in vaccination centres across the country

Updated 2 hours ago 38,488 Views 51 Comments

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

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

4 hours ago 29,960 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?

4 hours ago 28,001 Views 60 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

5 hours ago 21,873 Views 12 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'

5 hours ago 11,149 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

6 hours ago 25,523 Views 24 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?

6 hours ago 6,301 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

7 hours ago 9,676 Views 12 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

7 hours ago 57,780 Views 9 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

7 hours ago 7,892 Views 5 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

8 hours ago 19,930 Views 13 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'

15 hours ago 42,989 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

16 hours ago 17,333 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

16 hours ago 29,895 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

16 hours ago 42,656 Views 40 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

17 hours ago 26,926 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

17 hours ago 33,039 Views 66 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 17 hours ago 41,474 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

18 hours ago 15,015 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 19 hours ago 22,941 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

19 hours ago 42,739 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 20 hours ago 28,310 Views 42 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

20 hours ago 28,111 Views 12 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 20 hours ago 77,626 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

20 hours ago 40,041 Views 31 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

21 hours ago 54,098 Views 130 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

21 hours ago 9,873 Views 10 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s
# Courts
# Courts

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s

21 hours ago 21,383 Views 12 Comments

A jury found Joseph Keegan guilty on two counts of indecent assault on the boy.

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister

Updated 22 hours ago 14,103 Views 10 Comments

Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Questions And Answers
From The42
# Questions And Answers

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

22 hours ago 32,821 Views 12 Comments

How well do you remember the sporting headlines from the past seven days?

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting
# Courts
# Courts

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting

22 hours ago 18,525 Views 0 Comments

Both detectives were shot in their left legs while one was wounded in the hand.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill

22 hours ago 10,848 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since yesterday morning.

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests

23 hours ago 27,328 Views 17 Comments
  • The special Crime Task Force was created by DOCB following the Regency Hotel attack in 2016.
  • Their work has seen the State seize millions of euro worth of drugs and a large arsenal of guns.
  • The disbandment was to facilitate an increase in numbers on regular policing duties in Dublin city.
Human remains found in the Pyrenees confirmed as being from missing British hiker
# Esther Dingley
# Esther Dingley

Human remains found in the Pyrenees confirmed as being from missing British hiker

23 hours ago 36,667 Views 3 Comments

Just one bone has been located so the details of what happened remain unknown.

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed

23 hours ago 13,386 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

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