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

Levy on disposable coffee cups to be introduced in coming months

23 minutes ago 3,096 Views 12 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

36 minutes ago 3,255 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

1 hour ago 5,547 Views 0 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

2 hours ago 21,580 Views 22 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

2 hours ago 21,040 Views 18 Comments

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

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police launch murder probe
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found hanged in Ukraine, police launch murder probe

2 hours ago 29,767 Views 14 Comments

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

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

2 hours ago 11,518 Views 30 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

3 hours ago 12,107 Views 2 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'

3 hours ago 12,599 Views 21 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

4 hours ago 7,278 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

4 hours ago 34,215 Views 12 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

5 hours ago 21,611 Views 7 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?

10 hours ago 20,549 Views 61 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

11 hours ago 23,399 Views 33 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?

12 hours ago 24,261 Views 10 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

14 hours ago 18,484 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

14 hours ago 25,858 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

14 hours ago 28,891 Views 58 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

14 hours ago 15,844 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

15 hours ago 35,286 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

15 hours ago 15,905 Views 26 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 15 hours ago 18,758 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

16 hours ago 16,096 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

17 hours ago 61,797 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.

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate
# England And Wales
# England And Wales

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate

17 hours ago 15,927 Views 27 Comments

Only contacts from the previous two days, instead of the previous five days will have to self-isolate.

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September
# Admission
# Admission

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September

17 hours ago 21,517 Views 47 Comments

Melvin Benn said he based his optimism on the fact no one in Government had told him the event would not be allowed.

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath
# Garda
# Garda

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath

18 hours ago 23,820 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene on the R389, Mullingar Road at Kilbeggan at 7.50am.

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse
# Quinsborough Road
# Quinsborough Road

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse

18 hours ago 69,577 Views 25 Comments

Wicklow County Council are engaging with the owners of the properties concerned.

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland

19 hours ago 54,929 Views 108 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health on Twitter.

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300

19 hours ago 9,070 Views 8 Comments

The revised figure is three times the original estimate.

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise
# Question Marks
From The42
# Question Marks

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise

Updated 19 hours ago 33,582 Views 19 Comments

Dublin failed to beat the handicap in all three of their Leinster SFC outings.

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come
# Forecast
# Forecast

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come

19 hours ago 15,871 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures could reach a high of 20 degrees tomorrow, so at least there’s that.

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died

20 hours ago 33,643 Views 19 Comments

It’s hoped that crane chicks will be successfully bred in future years.

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)

20 hours ago 51,443 Views 5 Comments

He was last seen yesterday.

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated 21 hours ago 115,625 Views 53 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case
# UK Court
# UK Court

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case

21 hours ago 20,652 Views 0 Comments

James Patrick Gerard Flynn, 30, was arrested in the UK last month under an international warrant issued by the High Court in Ireland.

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes
# Germany
# Germany

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes

21 hours ago 18,720 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of people had rallied in the German capital’s Mitte district.

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games
# Return
From The42
# Return

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games

Updated 22 hours ago 34,716 Views 52 Comments

The American has withdrawn from the all-around final and three of the four apparatus finals, but will make another appearance in Tokyo.

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far
# Praise The Youth
# Praise The Youth

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far

23 hours ago 29,872 Views 61 Comments

The 26 centres are open today.

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