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Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
# One-star Reviews
# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

1 hour ago 6,416 Views 38 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.

Yesterday’s News

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'
# Naíscoil Na Seolta
# Naíscoil Na Seolta

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'

2 hours ago 7,876 Views 24 Comments

Naíscoil na Seolta is due to open in September but will now do so in another location.

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van

3 hours ago 16,275 Views 0 Comments

The van was left unlocked on a Dublin street.

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions
# Reasons To Be Cheerful
# Reasons To Be Cheerful

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions

3 hours ago 34,639 Views 64 Comments

Holohan said that Ireland’s uptake of Covid-19 vaccines was “among the best in the world”.

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry
# 1974
# 1974

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry

3 hours ago 5,641 Views 9 Comments

Julie Hambleton was among those who met with Priti Patel today.

Cork survive tense finish to win high-scoring Munster U20 hurling final against Limerick
# Rebels
From The42
# Rebels

Cork survive tense finish to win high-scoring Munster U20 hurling final against Limerick

Updated 4 hours ago 17,803 Views 23 Comments

Galway now await Cork in the All-Ireland decider.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

4 hours ago 5,515 Views 0 Comments

A rise in divorce applications, ancient sponges and Joe Canning made headlines today.

Gardaí seek public's help to find girl (14) missing from Dublin
# Sebastiana Paun
# Sebastiana Paun

Gardaí seek public's help to find girl (14) missing from Dublin

5 hours ago 21,994 Views 4 Comments

Sebastiana Paun has been missing from the Mulhuddart area of Dublin since 6.45pm yesterday.

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'
# End Of An Era
From The42
# End Of An Era

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'

Updated 5 hours ago 21,326 Views 26 Comments

Galway great Joe Canning confirmed his retirement from inter-county hurling on a media call today.

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have
# Trial
# Trial

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have

5 hours ago 17,564 Views 0 Comments

The jurors spent today listening to the third and fourth garda interviews in the trial of Daniel Murtagh.

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
# Child Vaccinations
# Child Vaccinations

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents

Updated 6 hours ago 28,990 Views 126 Comments
  • Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
  • Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
  • Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life
# Neoproterozoic Era
# Neoproterozoic Era

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life

6 hours ago 15,359 Views 14 Comments

If verified, the fossils may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
# High Court
# High Court

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

7 hours ago 13,806 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

Two people are in hospital following a stabbing incident in Dundalk
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Two people are in hospital following a stabbing incident in Dundalk

7 hours ago 20,373 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the Castletown Road area of the town at 9am.

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’
# Inquest
# Inquest

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’

7 hours ago 6,491 Views 5 Comments

A fresh inquest is being held into the 1981 disaster.

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces
# Courts
# Courts

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces

8 hours ago 24,545 Views 0 Comments

He has six previous convictions, including convictions for indecent exposure and larceny.

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal

Updated 8 hours ago 15,487 Views 6 Comments

The Blues and Republic of Ireland skipper is staying at Goodison Park until 2023.

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital

8 hours ago 12,900 Views 18 Comments

Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.

Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years

9 hours ago 43,317 Views 0 Comments

The man was convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court in April of two sample counts of orally raping his brother.

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 71,371 Views 100 Comments

The Department confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced

10 hours ago 21,069 Views 38 Comments

The Courts Service has put the increase in divorce cases down to both Covid-19 and a change in law which reduced waiting times.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

11 hours ago 21,980 Views 24 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows

11 hours ago 24,112 Views 16 Comments

The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds
# Cabhru
# Cabhru

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds

12 hours ago 39,056 Views 10 Comments

The report, published today, found that the friend stayed in the unit “on more than one occasion”.

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling

12 hours ago 58,313 Views 60 Comments

It’s the end of an era.

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy

13 hours ago 51,135 Views 121 Comments

Varadkar said Zappone approached Coveney about the position.

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania
# Smuggling Charges
# Smuggling Charges

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania

Updated 13 hours ago 28,950 Views 0 Comments

Liam Campbell is suspected of international weapons smuggling in Lithuania.

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

13 hours ago 19,608 Views 9 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

13 hours ago 30,789 Views 45 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November

14 hours ago 6,661 Views 0 Comments

Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

14 hours ago 10,428 Views 6 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne

Updated 14 hours ago 77,027 Views 0 Comments

Another young child has been taken to hospital where they remain in intensive care.

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time
# New Low
# New Low

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time

15 hours ago 14,910 Views 49 Comments

The overall bill for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment now stands at over €8.3 billion.

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

15 hours ago 30,759 Views 46 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

15 hours ago 11,136 Views 95 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member

16 hours ago 21,396 Views 0 Comments

It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
From The42
# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated 17 hours ago 70,557 Views 45 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

17 hours ago 14,427 Views 18 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

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