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Today’s News

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

50 minutes ago 2,461 Views 5 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Murder investigation after death of a child in Belfast
# Ardoyne
# Ardoyne

Murder investigation after death of a child in Belfast

1 hour ago 13,168 Views 0 Comments

The PSNI have said that the incident took place in the Brompton Park area of North Belfast

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

2 hours ago 9,972 Views 13 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider
# Sweet Revenge
From The42
# Sweet Revenge

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider

Updated 3 hours ago 22,030 Views 6 Comments

Galway had seven survivors from the side that lost in Tullamore last month.

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

3 hours ago 11,760 Views 81 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours
# Swords
# Swords

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

Updated 3 hours ago 53,132 Views 8 Comments

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

4 hours ago 10,238 Views 2 Comments

Weddings to double to 100, vaccines for children and Olympics latest.

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated

4 hours ago 10,657 Views 0 Comments

The headmaster “believed he was acting in the interests of the institution in protecting it from scandal”.

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant
# Arklow
# Arklow

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant

4 hours ago 8,040 Views 15 Comments

The waste water treatment plant will be completed in 2025.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated 4 hours ago 27,066 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender
# Swoop
From The42
# Swoop

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender

Updated 4 hours ago 17,391 Views 28 Comments

The transfer of Raphael Varane is reportedly worth €40million rising to €49million with add-ons.

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

5 hours ago 8,334 Views 20 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

5 hours ago 27,799 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated 5 hours ago 65,432 Views 251 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

Updated 6 hours ago 108,226 Views 122 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

7 hours ago 63,607 Views 91 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

7 hours ago 28,646 Views 49 Comments
  • O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
  • Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.
CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC
# High Alert
# High Alert

CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC

7 hours ago 38,404 Views 49 Comments

THC is the active ingredient which gets users high.

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
From The42
# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated 7 hours ago 37,691 Views 14 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
# Back To School
# Back To School

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

8 hours ago 11,299 Views 10 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

8 hours ago 30,975 Views 77 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
# Malin Head
# Malin Head

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters

8 hours ago 22,228 Views 6 Comments

‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents

8 hours ago 13,672 Views 0 Comments

“A strong and offensive odour of cat waste made it difficult for inspectors to stand in the bedroom area,” an inspection report noted.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house
# Lixnaw
# Lixnaw

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house

8 hours ago 16,844 Views 0 Comments

They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated 9 hours ago 69,747 Views 17 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

'Don't threaten me': Murder trial hears WhatsApp messages between Nadine Lott and accused
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

'Don't threaten me': Murder trial hears WhatsApp messages between Nadine Lott and accused

9 hours ago 28,523 Views 0 Comments

A garda told the court that the two phones showed “a large degree of contact” in the months before her death.

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador
# Martin Fraser
# Martin Fraser

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador

9 hours ago 14,668 Views 8 Comments

New ambassadors to the US, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UN were also announced.

Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'
# Heads Of Bill
# Heads Of Bill

Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'

10 hours ago 11,313 Views 36 Comments

The new laws will give the Central Bank more power to tackle individuals for wrongdoing.

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland

10 hours ago 11,178 Views 4 Comments

The unveiling coincided with a new report released as part of a campaign by Down Syndrome Ireland.

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

12 hours ago 17,007 Views 29 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth

12 hours ago 18,230 Views 7 Comments

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

12 hours ago 42,895 Views 21 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated 12 hours ago 24,385 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation

13 hours ago 16,195 Views 39 Comments

The OPW had proposed plans “to reduce through traffic over the medium to long term”.

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?

15 hours ago 41,399 Views 78 Comments

Cabinet is to discuss how many people can attend weddings and whether vaccine passes might be used.

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated 15 hours ago 19,735 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
From The42
# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated 15 hours ago 50,010 Views 50 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister
# Kais Saied
# Kais Saied

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister

15 hours ago 10,603 Views 5 Comments

Police intervened on Monday to prevent clashes outside the parliament building.

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland

15 hours ago 10,750 Views 19 Comments

The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.

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