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What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland
# New Variant
# New Variant

What we know about the Delta strain and how it's spreading in Ireland

2 hours ago 6,512 Views 24 Comments

It’s not all bad news: one dose of a two-dose vaccine still gives strong protection against hospitalisations from Delta.

Yesterday’s News

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

4 hours ago 12,336 Views 10 Comments

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel
# Holidays
# Holidays

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel

4 hours ago 18,452 Views 33 Comments

The government has earmarked a return to foreign travel on 19 July.

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic
# Room To Improve
From The42
# Room To Improve

England top Group D as Raheem Sterling goal sees off Czech Republic

4 hours ago 12,249 Views 45 Comments

Sterling headed home a Jack Grealish cross to seal a narrow win at Wembley.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

5 hours ago 6,632 Views 0 Comments

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

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

'No clear legal basis' for processing information around employee vaccine status, DPC says

6 hours ago 17,616 Views 44 Comments

The Data Protection Commission said the processing of vaccine data by employers likely represents “unnecessary and excessive data collection”.

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: 'I was the only survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon'

6 hours ago 12,308 Views 6 Comments

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

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí appeal for assistance locating missing Offaly man (45)

6 hours ago 18,231 Views 0 Comments

Eric Frawley was last seen at his home in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

McIlroy and Lowry to represent Ireland at the Tokyo Olympics

Updated 6 hours ago 24,087 Views 64 Comments

The Irish pair were among the 60 players included in the field.

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic
# Children
# Children

‘I am not a vector’: Oireachtas committee hears from children affected by the pandemic

7 hours ago 10,584 Views 3 Comments

The Children’s Committee heard from a group of young people on their experiences since March 2020.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 7 hours ago 37,391 Views 54 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he looks forward to “working constructively” with the new DUP leader.

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court
# Imre Arakas
# Imre Arakas

Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court

8 hours ago 17,182 Views 0 Comments

Imre Arakas (62) was jailed for his role in a Kinahan cartel murder plot.

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill
# Equality
# Equality

‘Weeping for this country’: Struggle continues in Hungary as Ireland joins Europe in stance against anti-LGBT+ bill

8 hours ago 22,138 Views 50 Comments

Ireland has joined 12 other EU member states to condemn a bill passed in Hungary last week.

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Legislation to ensure pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol outdoors to go to Cabinet in the coming days

Updated 8 hours ago 16,891 Views 23 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion
# Limerick
# Limerick

Government Minister, solicitor and GRA raise questions around garda use of discretion

8 hours ago 16,222 Views 0 Comments

Five Road Policing Unit gardaí have been under investigation since October 2019 but have not been charged with any offence.

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care
# Courts
# Courts

Munster rape trial hears concerns were raised about the children five years before they were taken into care

8 hours ago 19,538 Views 0 Comments

The court heard from a social worker familiar with the case today.

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated 8 hours ago 18,525 Views 32 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Large numbers will need vaccine booster shots later this year and into next year, Cabinet hears

9 hours ago 44,491 Views 31 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly got government approval to purchase millions of vaccine doses for use in 2022.

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses
# The Devlin
# The Devlin

Ranelagh hotel takes insurer to court over failure to payout for Covid business losses

9 hours ago 13,296 Views 0 Comments

The claim arises from the hotel having to close its doors in March 2020 due to the health emergency caused by pandemic.

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group rejects calls to sell or give up ownership of National Maternity Hospital site

9 hours ago 13,159 Views 36 Comments

SVHG says retaining ownership will allow it deliver “integrated patient care”.

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'
# Unesco
# Unesco

Australia says it will oppose UN plan to list Great Barrier Reef as being 'in danger'

9 hours ago 9,708 Views 8 Comments

UNESCO released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef’s World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline.

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 294 new cases confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 36,981 Views 57 Comments

39 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital.

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26
# Early Exit
From The42
# Early Exit

Concussion forces Connacht flanker Sean O'Brien to retire at 26

9 hours ago 27,833 Views 12 Comments

The Galway native made 60 appearances for his home province since his debut in 2015.

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

10 hours ago 21,326 Views 24 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin

Updated 10 hours ago 11,861 Views 13 Comments

The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.

Have you seen Hazel? Gardaí appeal for information on 14-year-old missing since yesterday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Hazel? Gardaí appeal for information on 14-year-old missing since yesterday

10 hours ago 31,754 Views 5 Comments

Hazel Walsh was last seen in the Liffey Valley area.

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews
# Challenge
# Challenge

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews

11 hours ago 8,468 Views 0 Comments

The man has previously brought judicial review proceedings challenging the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to hear his trial.

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday
# Missing
# Missing

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday

11 hours ago 17,413 Views 1 Comment

Ryan Cody (23) was last seen in the area of Queens in New York City.

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985
# Galway
# Galway

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985

11 hours ago 12,935 Views 2 Comments

Barbara Walsh was last seen in a Gaeltacht area in Galway 36 years ago today.

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
# LGBTQ
From The42
# LGBTQ

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision

11 hours ago 36,273 Views 61 Comments

The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws
# Cork
# Cork

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws

12 hours ago 15,516 Views 0 Comments

Mother Irene was also ordered to pay another €500 towards the legal costs of the local authority.

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists

Updated 12 hours ago 9,807 Views 10 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

12 hours ago 16,773 Views 37 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated 12 hours ago 20,145 Views 43 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research
# Pilot Programme
# Pilot Programme

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research

12 hours ago 15,967 Views 29 Comments

Employees involved in the scheme will not experience any loss of pay.

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

13 hours ago 15,300 Views 10 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum
# Glenda Cimino
# Glenda Cimino

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum

13 hours ago 31,703 Views 0 Comments

Glenda Cimino claimed to have struck her left shin against a protruding low shelf at a shoe display in Arnotts.

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic
# Covid Cluster
# Covid Cluster

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic

Updated 14 hours ago 42,884 Views 76 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the country is “still on track to ease restrictions further” on 5 July.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated 14 hours ago 24,524 Views 34 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

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