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Today’s News

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

1 hour ago 2,937 Views 16 Comments
  • - The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • - After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • - The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career
# Beep Test
# Beep Test

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career

2 hours ago 24,862 Views 0 Comments

The garda was told that, due to his failure to pass a physical test, his services were being dispensed with.

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated 3 hours ago 32,430 Views 56 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

3 hours ago 32,927 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
# Can Ewe Believe It
# Can Ewe Believe It

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000

4 hours ago 32,965 Views 28 Comments

It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

4 hours ago 8,397 Views 0 Comments

Here’s a rundown of today’s news headlines.

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Defence gives closing speeches for three accused in Kevin Lunney abduction

4 hours ago 6,674 Views 0 Comments

A defence barrister said the actions of suspect ‘YZ’ are “suspicious” but do not lead to the conclusion he tortured Kevin Lunney.

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high
# Tourists
From The42
# Tourists

An up-and-down tour for the Irish Lions could end on a high

Updated 4 hours ago 16,960 Views 19 Comments

Jack Conan, Tadhg Furlong, and Robbie Henshaw have been named to start all three Tests.

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'

5 hours ago 10,741 Views 14 Comments

The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
# 2020 Explosion
# 2020 Explosion

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

Updated 5 hours ago 15,098 Views 7 Comments

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland

Updated 6 hours ago 39,961 Views 25 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council
# Electric Picnic
# Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic festival refused licence by Laois County Council

7 hours ago 67,845 Views 119 Comments

The event’s promoter had said earlier this week he was confident it could go ahead.

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland

7 hours ago 44,715 Views 82 Comments

There has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.

Katherine Zappone says she will not accept UN envoy role after days of mounting political pressure
# Merrion Hotel
# Merrion Hotel

Katherine Zappone says she will not accept UN envoy role after days of mounting political pressure

Updated 7 hours ago 112,115 Views 215 Comments
  • Political pressure has mounted since it emerged Zappone held an event for 50 people before being appointed.
  • The Merrion Hotel, where the event was hosted, said that all Covid-19 guidelines were followed at the event.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has released a statement saying he was only in attendance for 45 minutes.
'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash
# Fr Con Cronin
# Fr Con Cronin

'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash

Updated 7 hours ago 46,457 Views 13 Comments

The driver of the bus was also killed in the crash on the Strand Road in Monkstown yesterday.

In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place
# Gatherings
# Gatherings

In wake of Zappone hotel controversy, Government says outdoor events of up to 200 can take place

7 hours ago 24,997 Views 23 Comments

It comes in the wake of reports that former Minister Katherine Zappone held a large social event outdoors at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel.

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash due to virus surge
# Called Off
# Called Off

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash due to virus surge

7 hours ago 19,402 Views 19 Comments

The two-term US president’s birthday is on Wednesday and had reportedly invited hundreds of celebrities and politicos to celebrate this weekend.

Man killed by his father and brother wrote letter saying he feared for his life, inquest hears
# Kanturk
# Kanturk

Man killed by his father and brother wrote letter saying he feared for his life, inquest hears

8 hours ago 42,743 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at the family home in Kanturk on 26 October 2020, following a dispute over the inheritance of a farm.

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow

11 hours ago 62,463 Views 29 Comments

Locailsed flooding and hazardous driving conditions have been forecast.

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated 11 hours ago 25,815 Views 104 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’

11 hours ago 11,062 Views 7 Comments

Lukashenko has been cracking down on opponents since protests erupted last year following ‘unfair’ elections.

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final
# Pipped At The Post
From The42
# Pipped At The Post

Cian O'Connor narrowly misses out on medal jump-off in Olympic showjumping final

12 hours ago 29,198 Views 50 Comments

O’Connor and Kilkenny finish joint-seventh in Wednesday’s individual final.

Race for Scales hots up as Premier League clubs challenge Celtic for Rovers ace
# Hotting Up
From The42
# Hotting Up

Race for Scales hots up as Premier League clubs challenge Celtic for Rovers ace

13 hours ago 30,437 Views 17 Comments

Hoops head coach Stephen Bradley reveals 22-year-old defender might not be destined for Celtic Park after record €600,000 bid.

Gardaí renew witness appeal after fatal three-vehicle crash in Dublin
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

Gardaí renew witness appeal after fatal three-vehicle crash in Dublin

15 hours ago 31,573 Views 3 Comments

Calvin Gilchrist died after he collided with other vehicles while on his motorcycle.

Aer Lingus signs 10 year agreement with Emerald Airlines to operate regional flights
# Franchise Agreement
# Franchise Agreement

Aer Lingus signs 10 year agreement with Emerald Airlines to operate regional flights

15 hours ago 31,287 Views 38 Comments

Emerald Airlines plans to hire over 400 new staff members as it adds additional aircraft to its fleet.

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?

15 hours ago 40,307 Views 114 Comments

The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman
# UAE
# UAE

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman

16 hours ago 13,143 Views 2 Comments

The Royal Navy’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said the incident was ‘complete’

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
# Rising
# Rising

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high

17 hours ago 19,641 Views 36 Comments

China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

17 hours ago 28,890 Views 84 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women
# United States
# United States

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

18 hours ago 16,009 Views 29 Comments

“I think he should resign,” US President Joe Biden told reporters.

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

18 hours ago 19,946 Views 12 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'
# Mixed Emotions
From The42
# Mixed Emotions

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'

19 hours ago 37,632 Views 46 Comments

Bohemians manager Keith Long hails his players for savouring ‘the time of their lives’ after first-leg win over PAOK but expresses frustration at lack of TV coverage.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic

19 hours ago 34,779 Views 5 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

Wed 12:05 AM 15,729 Views 49 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin

Updated Tue 10:50 PM 119,803 Views 0 Comments

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

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting
# Preston Crown Court
# Preston Crown Court

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting

Tue 10:42 PM 32,967 Views 1 Comment

Nineteen-year-old Aya Hachem was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot in Lancashire last May.

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England

Tue 10:07 PM 48,614 Views 0 Comments

PSNI detectives have asked those with information to come forward to help their investigation.

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run
# Brilliant Bohs
From The42
# Brilliant Bohs

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run

Tue 9:58 PM 42,763 Views 53 Comments

Ali Coote scored twice to secure a first-leg victory over PAOK from Greece.

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