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Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury

17 minutes ago 1,064 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh (34) has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow

27 minutes ago 843 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since Thursday morning.

Driver and pedestrian killed after bus veers out of control and crashes in Co Cork
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

Driver and pedestrian killed after bus veers out of control and crashes in Co Cork

Updated 35 minutes ago 15,630 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said they are investigating whether the driver may have suffered a medical emergency.

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month
# Dose Deal
# Dose Deal

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month

1 hour ago 10,048 Views 21 Comments

The Taoiseach said the deal was “fantastic news and a welcome boost to our roll-out”.

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets
# Arms In The Air
# Arms In The Air

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets

1 hour ago 7,543 Views 12 Comments

The initiative comes as the youngest age groups have proven the slowest in Northern Ireland to take up the vaccine.

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris
# France
# France

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris

1 hour ago 7,991 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from France in 2018 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation

Updated 2 hours ago 67,982 Views 39 Comments

Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

3 hours ago 10,874 Views 31 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
# CDC
# CDC

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers

3 hours ago 25,239 Views 43 Comments
  • The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
  • Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
  • The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.
Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

3 hours ago 20,472 Views 7 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

4 hours ago 6,260 Views 29 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Bundee Aki starts for the Lions as Gatland makes six changes for final Test

5 hours ago 40,007 Views 53 Comments

Ali Price, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Ken Owens, and Wyn Jones all start too.

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nialler9: 'We need a live events roadmap now - our futures and livelihoods depend on it'

5 hours ago 8,736 Views 15 Comments

DJ and music writer Niall Byrne (Nialler9) says a roadmap for live music is badly needed – to give people work, and hope.

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final
# Call It A Comeback
From The42
# Call It A Comeback

Simone Biles caps remarkable return with Olympic bronze in beam final

5 hours ago 23,969 Views 39 Comments

The American was back competing after withdrawing early in the women’s team final last week, citing a desire to protect her mental health.

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Do you use a reusable cup?

5 hours ago 17,744 Views 32 Comments

Single-use cups are to be hit with a levy in the coming months.

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months
# Waste
# Waste

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

6 hours ago 23,658 Views 62 Comments

The fee could be introduced later this year or early next year.

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride
# Carrickfergus
# Carrickfergus

Legal action launched against Antrim funfair over collapse of ride

7 hours ago 14,162 Views 0 Comments

The claimants say they suffered serious physical and psychological injuries as a result of the incident.

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses
# Back On Campus
# Back On Campus

Occupancy limits and sanitation: Higher education announces plans for 'safe return' to campuses

7 hours ago 14,824 Views 6 Comments

Colleges will implement sanitation and ventilation measures, as well as occupancy limits in certain locations.

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns
# China
# China

Wuhan to test 'all residents' as Covid-19 returns

8 hours ago 35,729 Views 43 Comments

The city has reported its first local infections in more than a year.

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal
# Buncrana
# Buncrana

Young girl seriously injured after dog attack in Donegal

8 hours ago 36,787 Views 20 Comments

The child’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over 30,000 people attended Covid vaccination walk-in centres at weekend

9 hours ago 17,610 Views 44 Comments

“This initiative makes us beyond proud of younger people,” Paul Reid said.

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois
# M7
# M7

Man (80s) killed and five injured in three-car collision in Co Laois

9 hours ago 17,536 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí in Portlaoise are investigating yesterday’s fatal collision.

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Paul Murphy: 'The answer to the unemployment crisis isn't JobBridge 2.0'

10 hours ago 19,978 Views 39 Comments

The Work Placement Experience Programme is bad for all workers , writes Paul Murphy TD.

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report
# Tightening The Net
# Tightening The Net

Governments hiding behind 'unproven' net-zero carbon targets - Oxfam report

10 hours ago 9,743 Views 3 Comments

The report argues that the “sudden rush” for ‘net zero’ promises are over-relying on planting trees to remove greenhouse gases.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo
# Update
From The42
# Update

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington becomes Ireland's latest medalist in Tokyo

10 hours ago 43,823 Views 18 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal
# Hakuna Matata
From The42
# Hakuna Matata

Kellie Harrington wins quarter-final to secure Olympic bronze medal

12 hours ago 25,999 Views 12 Comments

The Dubliner was too strong for Algeria’s Imane Khelif.

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
# Building Blocks
# Building Blocks

'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?

17 hours ago 26,392 Views 74 Comments
  • "We still have a number of questions about the hospital," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said.
  • The Project Managers say that the NCH is designed to last twice as long as the average national hospital, and costs more as a result

Yesterday’s News

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season
# Var
From The42
# Var

Premier League to relax offside interpretation and clamp down on soft penalties for new season

18 hours ago 27,950 Views 39 Comments

‘Effectively, what we give back to the game is 20 goals that would have been disallowed last season by using quite forensic scrutiny,’ said referees chief Mike Riley.

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Japanese pop culture?

19 hours ago 27,928 Views 12 Comments

As the Olympics are set in the colourful, animated capital of Tokyo, let’s test your knowledge of Japan’s ‘soft’ cultural power.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

20 hours ago 20,596 Views 10 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Rassie Erasmus to face misconduct hearing over ref video
# Bold Boy
From The42
# Bold Boy

Rassie Erasmus to face misconduct hearing over ref video

21 hours ago 29,167 Views 16 Comments

In a statement, World Rugby said it was ‘concerned that individuals from both teams have commented on the selection and/or performance of match officials.’

Half a million euro worth of cannabis plant and herb seized at Navan growhouse
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Half a million euro worth of cannabis plant and herb seized at Navan growhouse

21 hours ago 31,621 Views 65 Comments

Gardaí carried out the search a property at Kilmainhamwood, Co Meath at 8.30am today.

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Bank Holiday Monday

21 hours ago 16,851 Views 3 Comments

Here’s what happened today on a quiet August Bank Holiday Monday.

Potential artefacts removed from Spanish Armada and WWI shipwrecks off Co Antrim coast
# La Girona
# La Girona

Potential artefacts removed from Spanish Armada and WWI shipwrecks off Co Antrim coast

21 hours ago 38,059 Views 19 Comments

Reports that artefacts were removed from the wreck of La Girona and HMS Drake are being investigated.

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Left Behind Up Above
# Left Behind Up Above

'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail

22 hours ago 17,929 Views 28 Comments
  • Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
  • Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight
# Fighting Fire
# Fighting Fire

EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight

Updated 22 hours ago 19,460 Views 5 Comments

Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.

Four men arrested in relation to racially-motivated hate crime in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Four men arrested in relation to racially-motivated hate crime in Belfast

22 hours ago 17,224 Views 6 Comments

The offences include aggravated burglary, intimidation, assault, possession of a firearm.

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics

23 hours ago 65,161 Views 12 Comments

Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.

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