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Today’s News

Pence says idea of overturning presidential election result was ‘un-American’
# Mike Pence
# Mike Pence

Pence says idea of overturning presidential election result was ‘un-American’

19 minutes ago 1,749 Views 4 Comments

He has hit out at former president Donald Trump who put pressure on him to reverse the result of last year’s vote.

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide
# Matt Hancock
# Matt Hancock

UK health minister apologises for breaching Covid guidance after being accused of affair with aide

22 minutes ago 4,175 Views 8 Comments

The Sun newspaper in the UK today published pictures of Matt Hancock with adviser Gina Coladangelo.

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Taoiseach says young people should be vaccinated ‘more quickly’ with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson

36 minutes ago 4,455 Views 13 Comments

The Taoiseach said it is positive that the Delta variant is not having the same impact on hospitalisations in Portugal as other variants.

23 white-tailed eagles arrive in Kerry Airport as part of wildlife reintroduction project
# Wildlife
# Wildlife

23 white-tailed eagles arrive in Kerry Airport as part of wildlife reintroduction project

44 minutes ago 2,774 Views 9 Comments

The chicks were collected this June from nests throughout the Trondheim area of West-Central Norway.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

1 hour ago 9,423 Views 5 Comments

GAA championship, Euros, the Lions and much, much more – it’s time to get planning.

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
# Busy Weekend
# Busy Weekend

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'

2 hours ago 7,424 Views 9 Comments

Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.

Man due in court over attempted robbery and assault in which another man was headbutted
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man due in court over attempted robbery and assault in which another man was headbutted

3 hours ago 7,010 Views 0 Comments

He is due to appear before Limerick City District Court at 10.30am today.

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy

Updated 3 hours ago 16,834 Views 64 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says Ireland’s society and climate will not gain anything from data centres.

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest

3 hours ago 7,236 Views 2 Comments

The country’s exiled opposition leader said the move was “good news”, but not freedom yet.

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Three people die and hundreds injured in rare tornado in Czech Republic
# Disaster
# Disaster

Three people die and hundreds injured in rare tornado in Czech Republic

4 hours ago 11,335 Views 1 Comment

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said it was a “huge tragedy”.

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'
# Cancelled Calls
# Cancelled Calls

Justice Minister says 999 calls being cancelled 'should not have happened'

4 hours ago 7,141 Views 28 Comments

The Garda Commissioner yesterday issued an apology to the victims who had their 999 calls cancelled.

Fianna Fáil councillor becomes first African-Irish woman to be appointed mayor in Ireland
# Longford
# Longford

Fianna Fáil councillor becomes first African-Irish woman to be appointed mayor in Ireland

4 hours ago 25,341 Views 27 Comments

Uruemu Adejinmi has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District.

Sunshine and scattered showers this weekend ... temperatures to hit up to 21 degrees
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

Sunshine and scattered showers this weekend ... temperatures to hit up to 21 degrees

5 hours ago 11,968 Views 6 Comments

Met Éireann says today will be cool and fresh, with just a few sunny intervals.

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the reopening of indoor services in pubs and restaurants be delayed beyond 5 July?

5 hours ago 40,929 Views 141 Comments

NPHET will next week issue advice to government on the planned 5 July reopening measures.

The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

The Dying Art of Defending (or are Gaelic football's forwards just getting better?)

5 hours ago 8,861 Views 10 Comments

Jim McGuinness, Steven McDonnell and Pat Spillane dissect one of Gaelic football’s biggest talking points on the eve of this year’s Championship.

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months
# Live And Learn
# Live And Learn

Learner permit expiry dates extended by another 10 months

5 hours ago 8,687 Views 14 Comments

Depending on their expiry date, some permits had already been extended by four or eight months.

Former US police officer Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for George Floyd murder
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Former US police officer Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for George Floyd murder

5 hours ago 8,700 Views 0 Comments

The sentenced will be handed down at 6.30pm Irish time in a Minneapolis court.

Dutch PM says Hungary 'has no place in EU anymore' as he hits out at anti-LGBTQ law
# LGBT
# LGBT

Dutch PM says Hungary 'has no place in EU anymore' as he hits out at anti-LGBTQ law

6 hours ago 13,287 Views 29 Comments

A majority of the leaders insisted that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc.

Crews comb rubble of collapsed Miami condo as 99 people remain unaccounted for
# Florida
# Florida

Crews comb rubble of collapsed Miami condo as 99 people remain unaccounted for

6 hours ago 13,275 Views 1 Comment

One person has been confirmed dead in the incident.

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom

6 hours ago 17,141 Views 13 Comments

Lindy Cameron says that income streams for criminals must be stopped.

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak
# Australia
# Australia

Lockdown ordered in central Sydney areas in bid to contain Delta variant outbreak

6 hours ago 16,741 Views 38 Comments

Premier of New South Wales state, which includes Sydney, called it the “scariest period” since the pandemic broke out.

'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding
# Aviation
# Aviation

'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding

7 hours ago 10,302 Views 12 Comments

A further €5m in Government investment has also been placed in doubt.

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant
# New Infections
# New Infections

'No reason it wouldn't become the dominant strain': Here's all the latest on the Delta variant

7 hours ago 14,913 Views 33 Comments

There are 210 confirmed cases of Delta in Ireland – and ‘as sure as night follows day, this is going to go in one particular direction’.

State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal
# Troubled Waters
# Troubled Waters

State issues licences to salmon farms to cull protected seals, documents reveal

13 hours ago 34,786 Views 47 Comments
  • Since 2015, the NPWS granted 11 licences to farms to shoot small numbers of the protected species, reports Niall Sargent in the first part of Noteworthy's investigation into the salmon industry
  • Conservation groups have expressed shock at the decision and a lack of scientific evidence behind culling
  • The NPWS does not generally carry out site visits to monitor cull events due to 'resourcing issues'

Yesterday’s News

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

UK adds Malta and Spain’s Balearic islands to travel green list

14 hours ago 10,582 Views 11 Comments

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said fully vaccinated travellers from amber list countries may not have to self-isolate in future.

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers
# Teamsters
# Teamsters

Major US union project aims to organise Amazon workers

14 hours ago 11,354 Views 21 Comments

“Amazon workers face dehumanizing, unsafe and low-pay jobs, with high turnover and no voice at work.”

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision
# Reopening
# Reopening

'We don't want to be going back' on any restrictions, Taoiseach says, ahead of 5 July decision

15 hours ago 41,907 Views 92 Comments

An interview with Micheál Martin aired on Virgin Media Television this evening.

'The big thing for Peter Keane this year is it’s going to have to be horses for courses'
# David Moran
From The42
# David Moran

'The big thing for Peter Keane this year is it’s going to have to be horses for courses'

Updated 15 hours ago 15,812 Views 13 Comments

Kerry are in championship action against Clare on Saturday.

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
# Protocol
# Protocol

Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says

15 hours ago 9,413 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

16 hours ago 8,520 Views 6 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse
# Miami
# Miami

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse

16 hours ago 25,259 Views 2 Comments

Rescuers are still combing the rubble for victims.

Your evening longread: The revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The revolt against liberalism in Poland and Hungary

16 hours ago 11,227 Views 26 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump
# Barred
# Barred

Giuliani suspended from practising law over false statements made for Trump

16 hours ago 28,981 Views 40 Comments

A disciplinary committee has barred the ex-mayor of New York over statements he made in a bid to get the 2020 presidential election result reversed.

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance
# Smells Like Team Spirit
From The42
# Smells Like Team Spirit

Beers, songs, Josh Adams starring at Fifa and the Aki/Henshaw bromance

Updated 17 hours ago 16,515 Views 5 Comments

Warren Gatland is delving into his box of tricks to build team-spirit in the Lions set-up.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

17 hours ago 15,098 Views 10 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Dog killed by teenager after being kicked over the head of its owner
# Courts
# Courts

Dog killed by teenager after being kicked over the head of its owner

17 hours ago 54,802 Views 0 Comments

The 10-month-old dog named Sam was taken to the vet but died during treatment.

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How much do we know right now about the Delta variant?

17 hours ago 4,774 Views 1 Comment

TCD virus expert Dr Kim Roberts and reporter Michelle Hennessy join us to explain more.

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister
# Action Settled
# Action Settled

Couple who settled wrongful termination case to send formal letter to Health Minister

17 hours ago 9,664 Views 0 Comments

The couple requested a meeting with Stephen Donnelly to “ensure this never ever happens again”, solicitor Caoimhe Haughey said yesterday.

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