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Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines
# Merrion Gate
# Merrion Gate

Fine Gael senator says Zappone gathering was lawful, but didn't meet Covid guidelines

56 minutes ago 7,404 Views 36 Comments

After repeating a number of times that the Merrion Hotel event was “lawful”, when pressed, Kyne admitted that the Covid-19 guidelines were breached.

Unions refer pandemic bonus request for health workers to Labour Court
# HSE
# HSE

Unions refer pandemic bonus request for health workers to Labour Court

1 hour ago 6,222 Views 8 Comments

The HSE said that it is expected that the recognition issue will be addressed in the autumn.

17-year-old Aidomo Emakhu the hero as Shamrock Rovers finally see off Teuta of Albania
# Matchwinner
From The42
# Matchwinner

17-year-old Aidomo Emakhu the hero as Shamrock Rovers finally see off Teuta of Albania

1 hour ago 12,397 Views 7 Comments

The teenager made the difference as it looked like Rovers would be frustrated by their Albanian opponents.

Atlantic's major current is weakening, signalling significant weather changes – study
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Atlantic's major current is weakening, signalling significant weather changes – study

1 hour ago 25,184 Views 34 Comments

The system plays a major role in creating the relatively mild temperatures found in Ireland.

Teenage girl dies in Co Meath car crash; man seriously injured in hospital
# Drumree
# Drumree

Teenage girl dies in Co Meath car crash; man seriously injured in hospital

2 hours ago 23,971 Views 6 Comments

A man in his 20s and a male teenager are in hospital with injuries.

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
# Green Light
# Green Light

What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown

2 hours ago 6,850 Views 9 Comments
  • We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
  • From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
Lead investigator into murder of Nadine Lott has 'never seen such violence' inflicted on a person before
# Garda Superintendent
# Garda Superintendent

Lead investigator into murder of Nadine Lott has 'never seen such violence' inflicted on a person before

2 hours ago 9,160 Views 0 Comments

Superintendent Declan McCarthy said that in his 40 years of policing he had never seen that level of violence before.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

2 hours ago 4,512 Views 3 Comments

Merrion Gate, the Nadine Lott trial and Lionel Messi made headlines today.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

3 hours ago 9,758 Views 8 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

France's top constitutional court backs Macron's Covid pass
# Health Pass
# Health Pass

France's top constitutional court backs Macron's Covid pass

3 hours ago 7,973 Views 13 Comments

Around 54% of the French population are fully vaccinated.

Richard O'Halloran appears in Chinese court as timeline over his case remains 'uncertain'
# Shanghai
# Shanghai

Richard O'Halloran appears in Chinese court as timeline over his case remains 'uncertain'

3 hours ago 21,242 Views 0 Comments

Richard O’Halloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

Thunderstorm warning to remain in place until 10pm
# Weather
# Weather

Thunderstorm warning to remain in place until 10pm

Updated 4 hours ago 49,297 Views 27 Comments

The Status Yellow warning has been extended from 7pm until 10pm tonight.

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce
# Gone
From The42
# Gone

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce

4 hours ago 58,551 Views 77 Comments

The end of an era.

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting
# Britain
# Britain

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting

4 hours ago 11,753 Views 8 Comments

Aya Hachem was an innocent passer-by during the shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Belgian students face trial over death of black colleague during two-day hazing
# Antwerp
# Antwerp

Belgian students face trial over death of black colleague during two-day hazing

5 hours ago 27,003 Views 0 Comments

Sanda Dia, aged 20, suffered hypothermia and a cerebral oedema after ingesting a large quantity of alcohol and collapsing in an icy pond.

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

5 hours ago 2,767 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'
# Covid Guidelines
# Covid Guidelines

Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'

Updated 6 hours ago 42,305 Views 86 Comments

The government yesterday said that outdoor events of up to 200 people can take place.

Coronavirus: 1,491 new cases confirmed, as Holohan asks people to 'risk assess' weekend plans
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,491 new cases confirmed, as Holohan asks people to 'risk assess' weekend plans

6 hours ago 76,944 Views 158 Comments

There are 193 patients in hospital with Covid-19, and 28 people in ICU.

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

6 hours ago 12,535 Views 27 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria
# Malahide
# Malahide

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria

6 hours ago 31,820 Views 9 Comments

The cause is unknown and an investigation is underway.

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub
# Kerry
# Kerry

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub

Updated 6 hours ago 67,461 Views 0 Comments

The footage was posted online this morning.

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections
# Covid19
# Covid19

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections

6 hours ago 9,664 Views 5 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said hospitals have to balance the needs of pregnant women with the risk to unvaccinated women.

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming
# Olympics
# Olympics

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming

7 hours ago 17,706 Views 16 Comments

The boxer will come back from the Olympics next week with at least a silver medal.

Junior Foreign Affairs Minister can't say if UN job offered to Zappone will be filled
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Junior Foreign Affairs Minister can't say if UN job offered to Zappone will be filled

Updated 7 hours ago 12,765 Views 21 Comments

The DFA has said a decision on the next steps will not be taken until next month.

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
# The Boss
From The42
# The Boss

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'

7 hours ago 9,222 Views 13 Comments

The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

'We had meetings with RTÉ at the start of the year and you are wasting your time'
# Blackout
From The42
# Blackout

'We had meetings with RTÉ at the start of the year and you are wasting your time'

Updated 8 hours ago 57,010 Views 49 Comments

Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley joins Bohs rival Keith Long in venting anger at national broadcaster’s lack of coverage.

Missing Kildare teenager found 'safe and well'
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Missing Kildare teenager found 'safe and well'

9 hours ago 22,173 Views 0 Comments

Chloe had been last seen in Newbridge on Tuesday.

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
# India
# India

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital

9 hours ago 19,936 Views 6 Comments

The nine-year-old girl was allegedly killed in a crematorium in south-west New Delhi – four men have been arrested.

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

Updated 9 hours ago 16,609 Views 50 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

10 hours ago 22,576 Views 22 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday

10 hours ago 34,984 Views 129 Comments

NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

10 hours ago 9,156 Views 28 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

10 hours ago 24,553 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner

11 hours ago 55,546 Views 0 Comments

The murder occurred in December 2019.

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
# Great Start
From The42
# Great Start

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon

12 hours ago 31,346 Views 17 Comments

The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public
# The Banks
# The Banks

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public

12 hours ago 13,284 Views 22 Comments

The FSU has sought a meeting with Paschal Donohoe over plans to sell the State’s stake in Bank of Ireland.

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?

12 hours ago 39,779 Views 131 Comments

The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated 13 hours ago 20,220 Views 18 Comments

Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.

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