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Today’s News

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures

3 minutes ago 248 Views 0 Comments

The WHO has urged countries to contain the Delta variant.

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years
# Red Hands
From The42
# Red Hands

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years

29 minutes ago 3,111 Views 3 Comments

It was the first Ulster final to take place in Croke Park since 2006.

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

1 hour ago 4,589 Views 2 Comments

Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

2 hours ago 9,032 Views 2 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

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LIVE: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone

2 hours ago 30,616 Views 54 Comments

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

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
# Public Screening
# Public Screening

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

2 hours ago 5,510 Views 11 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish
# Déise Delight
From The42
# Déise Delight

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish

3 hours ago 19,474 Views 24 Comments

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted today’s game.

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek

3 hours ago 5,027 Views 4 Comments

Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 15 and 21 degrees.

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels
# Seapoint
# Seapoint

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels

4 hours ago 21,340 Views 8 Comments

The advisory notice will be in place for five days.

Strong turnout at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

Strong turnout at walk-in vaccination centres across the country

Updated 5 hours ago 47,615 Views 71 Comments

38 venues are operating a walk-in service this Bank Holiday weekend.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain
# San Sebastian
# San Sebastian

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain

7 hours ago 38,209 Views 4 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the water at Zurriola beach early on Friday.

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?

7 hours ago 36,178 Views 72 Comments

Most drivers in the UK want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather.

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key

8 hours ago 26,560 Views 13 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

8 hours ago 13,084 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

9 hours ago 30,530 Views 31 Comments

Worldwide, coronavirus infections are once again on the upswing.

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

9 hours ago 6,817 Views 8 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN

10 hours ago 10,973 Views 14 Comments

A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture

10 hours ago 61,242 Views 13 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated
# The Vaccines
# The Vaccines

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated

10 hours ago 8,767 Views 7 Comments

Workers have reported facing some obstacles in attending appointments during their work shift.

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

11 hours ago 21,807 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

18 hours ago 46,376 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her

Yesterday’s News

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash
# Courts
# Courts

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash

19 hours ago 18,256 Views 0 Comments

His wife and former “mistress” also received suspended sentences.

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

19 hours ago 31,230 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate
# Covid Cert
# Covid Cert

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate

19 hours ago 45,649 Views 40 Comments

The portal will allow people to check the status of their cert and request changes.

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final
# Poignant
From The42
# Poignant

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final

20 hours ago 28,018 Views 2 Comments

A cloud of sadness hung over the Athletic Grounds as late Monaghan captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh was remembered throughout.

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets
# UK
# UK

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets

20 hours ago 34,534 Views 71 Comments

Steve Bouquet attacked 16 cats in the English city between October 2018 and June 2019.

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer

Updated 20 hours ago 42,673 Views 100 Comments

The former minister is to be made a UN envoy.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

21 hours ago 15,373 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines, Katherine Zappone and a Dublin cycle path plan made the headlines.

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott
# Courts
# Courts

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott

Updated 22 hours ago 23,504 Views 0 Comments

Details on the “appalling and dreadful” injuries to the young mother’s face were given in court today.

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock
# Harassment
# Harassment

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock

22 hours ago 44,279 Views 29 Comments

Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford in Essex, has pleaded guilty to assaulting Professor Chris Whitty.

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers
# Ticket Hunt
From The42
# Ticket Hunt

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers

Updated 23 hours ago 28,695 Views 42 Comments

The Covid-19 crowd restrictions are set to be significantly relaxed.

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom
# Barnagrow Lake
# Barnagrow Lake

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom

23 hours ago 28,851 Views 13 Comments

Around 5,000 fish mortalities have been estimated.

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid
# Rollout
# Rollout

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid

Updated 23 hours ago 79,656 Views 93 Comments

Ireland has now fully vaccinated 72.5% of its adult population compared to the UK’s 71.8%.

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
# Courts
# Courts

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park

23 hours ago 41,079 Views 32 Comments

Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 6:24 PM 54,920 Views 132 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

Fri 6:23 PM 10,107 Views 10 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s
# Courts
# Courts

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s

Fri 6:07 PM 21,868 Views 12 Comments

A jury found Joseph Keegan guilty on two counts of indecent assault on the boy.

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister

Updated Fri 5:13 PM 14,390 Views 10 Comments

Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.

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