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Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland bring in congestion charges?

13 minutes ago 2,456 Views 8 Comments

The charges – in place in London for almost 20 years – are intended to discourage people from driving in city centres.

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast
# 2020 Explosion
# 2020 Explosion

Mix of grief and rage as Lebanon marks one year since deadly Beirut blast

52 minutes ago 2,276 Views 1 Comment

At least 214 people were killed in the blast in Lebanon’s capital.

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman
# UAE
# UAE

Tanker ‘safe’ after hijack reported in Gulf of Oman

1 hour ago 3,573 Views 0 Comments

The Royal Navy’s United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said the incident was ‘complete’

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high
# Rising
# Rising

China mass testing shows Covid-19 cases at six-month high

1 hour ago 7,092 Views 7 Comments

China is battling its largest outbreak in months by testing entire cities and locking down millions.

'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash
# Fr Con Cronin
# Fr Con Cronin

'Devastating blow to the community': Tributes paid to popular priest killed in Cork crash

1 hour ago 11,374 Views 4 Comments

Father Con Cronin was killed when the driver of a bus in Cork suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the vehicle. The bus driver also died.

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Legal experts call for clarity on relationship between NPHET and government

2 hours ago 11,691 Views 35 Comments

A report said the public health team became the “de facto decision maker” rather than simply an adviser to government.

Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete leaves Japan on Vienna-bound flight

2 hours ago 11,548 Views 7 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women
# United States
# United States

New York governor Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

2 hours ago 6,991 Views 12 Comments

“I think he should resign,” US President Joe Biden told reporters.

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

3 hours ago 10,324 Views 9 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

'We want normal trading hours back': Hospitality reps to meet Government over dining rules
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

'We want normal trading hours back': Hospitality reps to meet Government over dining rules

3 hours ago 8,206 Views 7 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'
# Mixed Emotions
From The42
# Mixed Emotions

'I think RTÉ, for whatever reason, seems to not fully get behind football in this country'

3 hours ago 11,839 Views 15 Comments

Bohemians manager Keith Long hails his players for savouring ‘the time of their lives’ after first-leg win over PAOK but expresses frustration at lack of TV coverage.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Irish interest takes a back seat as track delivers another all-time classic

3 hours ago 22,103 Views 4 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

'People find change threatening': Could a congestion charge work in Ireland?

9 hours ago 11,155 Views 41 Comments

London has had congestion charges for almost 20 years to discourage people from driving into the city centre. Could it work here?

Yesterday’s News

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin
# Monkstown
# Monkstown

Pedestrian killed in Co Cork bus crash named as local priest Fr Con Cronin

Updated 10 hours ago 113,227 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have said they are investigating whether the driver may have suffered a medical emergency.

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting
# Preston Crown Court
# Preston Crown Court

English court finds seven men guilty of murdering teenage law student in botched drive-by shooting

10 hours ago 24,353 Views 1 Comment

Nineteen-year-old Aya Hachem was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot in Lancashire last May.

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Detectives investigating murder of Katie Simpson arrest 20-year-old woman in England

11 hours ago 37,111 Views 0 Comments

PSNI detectives have asked those with information to come forward to help their investigation.

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run
# Brilliant Bohs
From The42
# Brilliant Bohs

Historic night as Bohemians beat PAOK to continue brilliant European run

11 hours ago 35,232 Views 49 Comments

Ali Coote scored twice to secure a first-lege victory over PAOK from Greece.

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland
# Belfast High Court
# Belfast High Court

Van Morrison drops legal challenge to live music ban in Northern Ireland

11 hours ago 13,177 Views 35 Comments

It comes after a relaxation of coronavirus regulations by the Stormont Executive to allow live music to resume.

Man (20s) dies after two cars crash in Co Monaghan
# Castleblayney
# Castleblayney

Man (20s) dies after two cars crash in Co Monaghan

12 hours ago 19,313 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident near Castleblaney this morning.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

12 hours ago 8,508 Views 0 Comments

Tragedy in Cork, the death of a missing Belarusian dissident and Kellie Harrington made headlines today.

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

13 hours ago 29,052 Views 64 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw
# Combination
From The42
# Combination

Lions look for Bundee's physicality and more in midfield with Henshaw

13 hours ago 28,084 Views 44 Comments

Head coach Warren Gatland has explained his selection decisions for the third Test.

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Freedom to practice religion must be respected - including communions and confirmation

13 hours ago 14,865 Views 55 Comments

There’s a clear economic interest in the State allowing the resumption of economically productive indoor activities, writes Dr Donal Coffey.

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline
# Clonea Strand
# Clonea Strand

The Arctic walrus is back in Ireland - this time, bobbing off the Waterford coastline

14 hours ago 34,893 Views 28 Comments

The walrus was spotted lounging on rocks off Valentia Island in March. Now he’s at Clonea Strand.

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz
# Strait Of Hormuz

'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz

14 hours ago 22,012 Views 8 Comments

The ship has been identified as the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess.

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down

15 hours ago 29,708 Views 25 Comments

Subway services were temporarily suspended and buses headed to the station were diverted to other stops.

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General
# Andrew Cuomo
# Andrew Cuomo

New York governor Cuomo 'sexually harassed multiple women' - Attorney General

15 hours ago 16,982 Views 38 Comments

The state’s attorney general Letitia James announced the findings of an independent investigation into allegations against Cuomo.

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'
# Sibling Love
From The42
# Sibling Love

'I would cut this medal in half for my sister because I know she deserves it as much as I do'

Updated 15 hours ago 49,112 Views 7 Comments

Ireland’s history-making siblings: Aidan Walsh says his bronze medal is shared with his sister, Michaela.

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising
# Chief Medical Officer
# Chief Medical Officer

Coronavirus: 1,015 cases as CMO warns of outbreaks arising from symptomatic people socialising

15 hours ago 72,515 Views 115 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health this evening.

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott trial: Judge says 'murder is a crime of specific intent' as he presents charge to jury

16 hours ago 14,603 Views 0 Comments

Daniel Murtagh (34) has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to manslaughter.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial will continue deliberations tomorrow

16 hours ago 8,508 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since Thursday morning.

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month
# Dose Deal
# Dose Deal

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month

17 hours ago 26,961 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach said the deal was “fantastic news and a welcome boost to our roll-out”.

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets
# Arms In The Air
# Arms In The Air

Queues in Belfast for vaccines that come with music festival tickets

18 hours ago 19,236 Views 24 Comments

The initiative comes as the youngest age groups have proven the slowest in Northern Ireland to take up the vaccine.

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris
# France
# France

Debunked: Photo shows World Cup celebrations, not an anti-vaccine pass protest in Paris

18 hours ago 22,102 Views 0 Comments

Social media posts have falsely described a photo from France in 2018 as a recent anti-restrictions protest.

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation

Updated 19 hours ago 82,015 Views 42 Comments

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

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

19 hours ago 18,465 Views 42 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers
# CDC
# CDC

US travellers told to avoid Ireland due rising Covid-19 case numbers

19 hours ago 45,274 Views 57 Comments
  • The US CDC is advising Americans to reconsider travel to sixteen destinations due to the risk of Covid-19, even if vaccinated.
  • Other countries include Greece, Malta, and the Isle of Man.
  • The US continues to restrict travel from the European Union.
Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

19 hours ago 37,046 Views 11 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

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