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Today’s News

'We'll have to deal with what the far-right say': Minister Roderic O'Gorman on childcare, social media and ending Direct Provision

O’Gorman sat down with as he take the reins of the children’s ministry.

Yesterday’s News

Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen

The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.

NPHET concerns throw plans to reopen bars next week into doubt

Under Phase Four, all pubs, bars, hotel bars and casinos are permitted to reopen.

China hits out at UK decision to strip Huawei out of 5G networks by 2027

The decision was made at a meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Boris Johnson this morning.

$19 million settlement between Weinstein and some accusers rejected by judge

Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison earlier this year.


Barry Cowen sacked as Agriculture Minister following drink-driving ban controversy

Taoiseach Micheál Martin made the announcement in the Dáil chamber this evening.

Quiz: How much do you know about France?

Le grille? What the hell is that?

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Ryanair is cutting flights, Huawei tensions in the UK, and house parties cause alarm… It’s The Fix.

A major ruling is expected tomorrow in the €13 billion Apple tax row - but don't expect the saga to end there

Whoever loses is likely to appeal that decision to a higher EU court.

China accuses Hong Kong democracy activists of trying to launch 'revolution'

It warned some campaigning for recent primaries may have breached the new security law imposed on the city.

Council gives green light to plans for development of over 1,000 residential units in Dublin

The plans include 992 build-to-rent apartments and 110 apartments on the outskirts of Dublin

Your evening longread: How the smash TV show I May Destroy You got made

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

From The42 'We're doing all this in a cautious and planned way' - live TV and streaming as GAA action returns Tune In

'We're doing all this in a cautious and planned way' - live TV and streaming as GAA action returns

Nemeton TV will be powering TG4′s action and streaming games for county boards as GAA returns.

Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin make final pitches to be leader in Green Party hustings

Experience is a ‘valuable attribute’ but it should not be a ‘prerequisite’ to be the leader, said Martin

Man partially severed ear lobe of acquaintance after slashing face in 'gruesome' attack, court hears

The attack took place at Parkgate Street on 22 January 2018.

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to recruiting underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein

She was charged with recruiting at least three girls, one as young as 14, for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse.

The Remote: A political sibling rivalry, the FA Cup and Derry Girls

We’ve got you covered whether you want a solo TV night or one for all the family.

Varadkar and Coveney criticised for seeking extra drivers and staff

Labour’s Alan Kelly questioned why the foreign affairs minister is getting a security package at a cost of €200,000.

Men blackmailed after using escort website in Northern Ireland

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of five counts of blackmail.

From The42 Making us dream while telling Pavarotti to 'Shut the f**k up' - Celebrating Jack Charlton's remarkable life BTL

Making us dream while telling Pavarotti to 'Shut the f**k up' - Celebrating Jack Charlton's remarkable life

George Hamilton and Phillip Quinn joined us for a special edition of Behind the Lines.

Taoiseach says house parties of 30 or 40 people are 'presenting a problem'

Cabinet will meet tomorrow to discuss moving to Phase 4.

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 32 new cases confirmed in Ireland

The latest figures were confirmed by health officials this evening.

Man accused of murdering Adrian Donohoe says he is victim of media and gardaí

Aaron Brady today told the Central Criminal Court that media and gardaí “ganged up” on him.

Three men arrested after €24k worth of suspected cannabis seized in north Dublin

The arrests were made following a search of a house in the Drumcondra area earlier today.

Mother passed Covid-19 on to baby in the womb, study suggests

Babies may be able to contract the coronavirus via the placenta, doctors in France say.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Stolen Banksy tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attack returned to France from Italy

It was found in the attic of an abandoned farmhouse in the eastern Italian region of Abruzzo last month.

'We’re just short of calling for lynchings at airports': TD calls for perspective in Covid-19 coverage

Meanwhile, Minister Simon Coveney said yesterday there were only 16 people on a flight from Dallas about which concerns had been raised.

Chilean woman detained in Dochas Centre for over a week after arriving in Ireland released

On her arrival at Dublin Airport on 2 July last she was detained by immigration officials.

Bail granted to man (47) accused of vandalising Luke Kelly statue

The man was arrested on Monday and held at Store Street Garda station where he was charged with criminal damage.

Teenage boy dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia

The 15-year-old caught the rare bacterial illness after hunting and eating a marmot, according to the health ministry.

From The42 Clive Tyldesley 'upset, annoyed and baffled' at decision to replace him as ITV’s lead commentator Announcement

Clive Tyldesley 'upset, annoyed and baffled' at decision to replace him as ITV’s lead commentator

He will be replaced by Sam Matterface at the start of next season, but will continue to work with the station.

Daniel Lewis Lee executed by lethal injection in Indiana

Lee was convicted with another man of murdering a family in 1996.

ITV boss says broadcaster will not make a show like Jeremy Kyle again

The programme was axed last year after an outcry following the death of guest Steve Dymond.

Taoiseach says he has seen Cowen's Garda drink driving file, says the document is 'not quite as portrayed'

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan have also said that further questions need to be answered.

Employee of Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard hurled insults at the actor

Heard allegedly called Depp “washed up” and “fat”, the libel trial heard today in London.

'Surge in demand' for mental health services anticipated due to pandemic, committee warned

Two sittings took place today at 9am and 11.30am.

'Closed for business': Ryanair takes aim at travel quarantine as it cuts 1,000 Ireland-UK flights

The cut for August and September comes less than two weeks after Ryanair ramped up its flights for the summer.

Man (60s) seriously injured after lorry he was driving involved in collision with car and tractor

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

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