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Today’s News

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign
# Green Army
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# Green Army

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign

17 minutes ago 2,590 Views 2 Comments

Róisín Upton and Sarah Torrans scored the goals against South Africa.

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

30 minutes ago 3,014 Views 5 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede
# Skerries
# Skerries

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede

1 hour ago 2,461 Views 3 Comments

The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

2 hours ago 6,544 Views 7 Comments

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
From The42
# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated 3 hours ago 20,360 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

3 hours ago 28,137 Views 58 Comments

The Garda vehicle was struck but no gardaí were injured.

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?

4 hours ago 32,458 Views 121 Comments

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today

5 hours ago 16,087 Views 25 Comments

Met Eireann says cooler and unsettled weather is expected for the week ahead

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
From The42
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated 5 hours ago 13,493 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns

6 hours ago 33,555 Views 110 Comments

Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

6 hours ago 21,527 Views 41 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

6 hours ago 7,330 Views 5 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

7 hours ago 31,926 Views 68 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?
# Cull Of The Wild
# Cull Of The Wild

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?

7 hours ago 35,428 Views 46 Comments

You might have noticed some squawking from very early in the morning. Here’s why it’s happening.

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going

7 hours ago 45,204 Views 7 Comments

O’Donovan and McCarthy put down a marker but there was disappointment for medal hopeful Jack Woolley in the Taekwondo 58kg category.

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith

8 hours ago 7,247 Views 1 Comment

The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

8 hours ago 10,357 Views 2 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win

10 hours ago 10,334 Views 4 Comments

Featherweight Kurt Walker overcame a third-round cut to march on to the last sixteen.

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory

11 hours ago 20,484 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy put down a marker in Tokyo on another great day for Irish rowing.

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments

15 hours ago 20,110 Views 43 Comments

“It is definitely causing colleagues to not attend their appointments,” one Dublin-based retail worker said.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin

16 hours ago 27,788 Views 0 Comments

Desmond Kelly has been missing from the Crumlin area since Thursday 22 July.

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges
# Courts
# Courts

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges

16 hours ago 45,072 Views 0 Comments

The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home on a date in March this year.

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated 16 hours ago 52,586 Views 63 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

16 hours ago 47,633 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

17 hours ago 22,659 Views 32 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role
# Back Where It All Began
From The42
# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 17 hours ago 50,724 Views 53 Comments

The former Irish defender will be registered with the club’s U23s.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

18 hours ago 9,412 Views 1 Comment

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

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

18 hours ago 21,224 Views 35 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
# Courts
# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

19 hours ago 21,327 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
# Dollymount
# Dollymount

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand

19 hours ago 47,280 Views 5 Comments

Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare
# Sewage
# Sewage

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare

20 hours ago 21,816 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith

21 hours ago 100,966 Views 104 Comments

Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place

Updated 21 hours ago 32,335 Views 22 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

21 hours ago 29,160 Views 7 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the headlines this week?

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland

22 hours ago 66,129 Views 129 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health today.

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
# For The Kids
# For The Kids

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds

22 hours ago 18,629 Views 57 Comments

It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties

Updated 22 hours ago 77,313 Views 34 Comments

A Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning will be in place for the entire country for an hour tonight.

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
From The42
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

22 hours ago 64,657 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star denies assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

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