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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

8 minutes ago 293 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

11 dead and nearly 100 injured after passenger train derails in Egypt
# Train Derailment
# Train Derailment

11 dead and nearly 100 injured after passenger train derails in Egypt

Updated 10 minutes ago 2,037 Views 0 Comments

It is the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.

'Of course I am sorry that happened': Mary Lou McDonald apologises for the killing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979
# Lord Mountbatten
# Lord Mountbatten

'Of course I am sorry that happened': Mary Lou McDonald apologises for the killing of Lord Mountbatten in 1979

27 minutes ago 5,859 Views 19 Comments

Lord Mountbatten was killed in an IRA bomb attack in Co Sligo in August 1979.

'Is she dead or alive? I do not know': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'Is she dead or alive? I do not know': The week in quotes

1 hour ago 7,716 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

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Man (20s) arrested as part of investigation into fraud and money laundering
# Operation Skein
# Operation Skein

Man (20s) arrested as part of investigation into fraud and money laundering

2 hours ago 10,272 Views 0 Comments

The man was arrested by Gardaí from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau after a search operation in Clondalkin.

Coronavirus: One death and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: One death and 269 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 60,919 Views 125 Comments

NPHET announced the figures in a statement this evening.

Reindeer bone found in Cork cave shows human activity in Ireland 33,000 years ago
# Castlepook Cave
# Castlepook Cave

Reindeer bone found in Cork cave shows human activity in Ireland 33,000 years ago

3 hours ago 27,070 Views 24 Comments

The bone fragment was found at Castlepook Cave near Doneraile in north Cork where a mammoth bone was discovered in 1972.

Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

Premier League fights back against reports of Super League breakaway

Updated 3 hours ago 30,697 Views 39 Comments

The Champions League is set for a reform.

Kilkenny County Council paid phone bills of former employees for years, according to internal audits
# Kilkenny County Council
# Kilkenny County Council

Kilkenny County Council paid phone bills of former employees for years, according to internal audits

3 hours ago 26,829 Views 30 Comments

Audits also found that staff had not been logging absences and had not kept logs of what cars employees were driving.

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach warns of ‘very serious harm’ if people use Brexit to create dispute

4 hours ago 13,737 Views 23 Comments

Micheal Martin said Brexit was one of the causes of the ‘terrible scenes’ of rioting in Belfast recently.

Two arrested after gun, ammunition and cannabis seized in Dublin
# Baldonnel
# Baldonnel

Two arrested after gun, ammunition and cannabis seized in Dublin

5 hours ago 14,169 Views 12 Comments

The cannabis herb seized has an estimated street value of €40,000.

No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

No plans to change vaccine rollout to prioritise younger cohorts, says Health Minister

5 hours ago 23,296 Views 55 Comments

Donnelly said he asked about changing the plan due to a previous NIAC reccommendation.

16-year-old missing from Monaghan found safe and well
# Found
# Found

16-year-old missing from Monaghan found safe and well

6 hours ago 15,163 Views 7 Comments

Gardaí said the teenager has since been located.

Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital
# Prison
# Prison

Prison watchdog questions use of handcuffs for escorting gravely ill prisoners to hospital

7 hours ago 14,047 Views 34 Comments

The family of a terminally ill prisoner had expressed concern at the use of handcuffs in bringing him to hospital.

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak
# Leaking
# Leaking

Tánaiste has spoken to gardaí about GP contract leak

7 hours ago 12,656 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson said Leo Varadkar made a full statement to gardaí and “answered all questions”.

Tie for second earns Leona Maguire $125k in Hawaii in LPGA Tour career best finish
# Golf
From The42
# Golf

Tie for second earns Leona Maguire $125k in Hawaii in LPGA Tour career best finish

7 hours ago 23,025 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile Seamus Power is three off the lead going into the final round in Las Vegas

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital decreases further to 176
# Hospital
# Hospital

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in hospital decreases further to 176

8 hours ago 18,128 Views 61 Comments

The figures were published by the HSE last night.

Clouds and drizzle ahead for next few days as temperatures stay cool
# Grey Skies
# Grey Skies

Clouds and drizzle ahead for next few days as temperatures stay cool

9 hours ago 14,406 Views 4 Comments

But conditions are set to improve again from midweek onwards.

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'
# One Day At A Time
From The42
# One Day At A Time

'Everyone's going through a lot right now. I'm lucky I can just launch myself off a diving board each day'

9 hours ago 12,305 Views 2 Comments

Oliver Dingley has learned to be kind to himself, taking lockdown in his stride as he targets the Tokyo Olympics.

Poll: Do you wear a face covering in busy outdoor places?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you wear a face covering in busy outdoor places?

10 hours ago 63,225 Views 90 Comments

The government recommends wearing one in crowded outdoor settings.

Man remains in custody after woman (20s) stabbed to death in Dublin
# Murder Investigation
# Murder Investigation

Man remains in custody after woman (20s) stabbed to death in Dublin

Updated 10 hours ago 123,846 Views 0 Comments

The man (20s) is being detained at Finglas Garda Station.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

10 hours ago 12,917 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Sitdown Sunday: Life among the Covid sceptics
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Life among the Covid sceptics

10 hours ago 16,375 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues

11 hours ago 34,642 Views 31 Comments

Navalny went on hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his physicians see him in prison.

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

US and China reach agreement ahead of climate summit

11 hours ago 10,509 Views 14 Comments

The countries said they are “committed to cooperating with each other and with other countries to tackle the climate crisis”.

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA
# About Time
From The42
# About Time

'It's definitely time that kids are back on the field' - the long-awaited return of underage GAA

11 hours ago 14,968 Views 12 Comments

There’s a real concern that many youngsters won’t return to sport after the lengthy shutdown.

Two motorcyclists killed in separate crashes in Monaghan and Meath
# Motorcyclist
# Motorcyclist

Two motorcyclists killed in separate crashes in Monaghan and Meath

12 hours ago 26,305 Views 12 Comments

Both crashes occurred yesterday evening.

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'
# W6N
From The42
# W6N

'We know we've put in a professional effort every week... Our commitment to the jersey isn't amateur'

12 hours ago 14,445 Views 20 Comments

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin and out-half Stacey Flood reflect on Ireland’s defeat to France.

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet
# Israel
# Israel

Israelis no longer have to wear masks outdoors as Covid-19 cases plummet

12 hours ago 35,768 Views 37 Comments

Masks will still be required indoors, however.

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I hung up for the last time': How I lost my partner to conspiracy theories

19 hours ago 73,347 Views 0 Comments

Our reader documents her relationship with a partner who became an advocate of online conspiracy theories.

Yesterday’s News

Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after defeat to Wolves
# Blunted Blades
From The42
# Blunted Blades

Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after defeat to Wolves

21 hours ago 24,758 Views 22 Comments

A 1-0 loss at Molineux confirmed the inevitable with six games yet to play.

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
# Moo
# Moo

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?

21 hours ago 61,399 Views 18 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil
# Soap Opera
From The42
# Soap Opera

Dundalk refuse to address reports coach Filippo Giovagnoli set for exit after day of turmoil

Updated 21 hours ago 59,414 Views 28 Comments

Fans protested that the club is ‘run like a circus’ and manager Shane Keegan resigned earlier today with the club amid a wretched run of results.

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Professor Ruairí Brugha: The current version of mandatory hotel quarantine is not fit for purpose

23 hours ago 24,805 Views 32 Comments

The public health expert says there are better, more creative ways to bolster the quarantine system and prevent the import of Covid.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Sat 7:55 PM 12,654 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial over 2019 migrant standoff
# Matteo Salvini
# Matteo Salvini

Former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial over 2019 migrant standoff

Sat 7:35 PM 10,311 Views 0 Comments

Matteo Salvini tweeted that defending the country was the ‘sacred duty’ of every Italian.

Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months
# YFG Conference
# YFG Conference

Tánaiste backs school catch-up plan for students during summer months

Sat 7:00 PM 77,816 Views 108 Comments

Fine Gael is to launch a Youth Commission to consider how the party can “regain the top spot among voters under 35″.

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with fatal crash that killed one in Kerry
# Kerry Crash
# Kerry Crash

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with fatal crash that killed one in Kerry

Sat 6:52 PM 27,625 Views 3 Comments

The crash took place on the N22 at Dunrine, near Lawlor’s Cross on 12 January 2021

High Court rules that South African woman is being detained lawfully within hotel quarantine
# High Court
# High Court

High Court rules that South African woman is being detained lawfully within hotel quarantine

Sat 6:36 PM 35,382 Views 0 Comments

Charlene Heyns has been staying in mandatory hotel quarantine since she returned to Ireland on 9 April.

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