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Today’s News

Eamon Ryan says despite process 'misgivings', Katherine Zappone will make 'excellent' envoy
# Cabinet Approval
# Cabinet Approval

Eamon Ryan says despite process 'misgivings', Katherine Zappone will make 'excellent' envoy

6 minutes ago 310 Views 1 Comment

Minister Eamon Ryan said the job was “a part-time position” involving work of “50 or 60 hours a year”.

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

12 minutes ago 1,522 Views 5 Comments

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, made the announcement to employees this morning.

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

31 minutes ago 8,102 Views 7 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set
# S'ALL GOOD
# S'ALL GOOD

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set

57 minutes ago 7,366 Views 5 Comments

Odenkirk, 58, was filming the final season of the Netflix show.

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block

57 minutes ago 6,000 Views 10 Comments

The MV Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March.

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says

1 hour ago 9,145 Views 13 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.

'A tremendous achievement’: Ireland sends congratulations as Skibbereen pair take gold in Tokyo
# Gold For Ireland
# Gold For Ireland

'A tremendous achievement’: Ireland sends congratulations as Skibbereen pair take gold in Tokyo

1 hour ago 23,618 Views 15 Comments
  • President Michael D Higgins congratulated the pair on their "tremendous" achievement.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the win will "inspire generations to come".
Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case
# Denied
# Denied

Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case

2 hours ago 15,385 Views 11 Comments

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach, a case that became the focus of a popular Netflix series.

Just 40% of Irish coasts and harbours 'clean by European standards', study finds
# Litter Problem
# Litter Problem

Just 40% of Irish coasts and harbours 'clean by European standards', study finds

2 hours ago 6,608 Views 21 Comments

Cigarettes, alcohol cans and disposable masks were some of the most common items dumped on our coastlines.

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72
# RIP
# RIP

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72

3 hours ago 14,673 Views 9 Comments

Guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston.

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland

4 hours ago 48,163 Views 16 Comments

The Irish pair saw off a strong German challenge to clinch first place on what was another busy day for Team Ireland.

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

4 hours ago 14,611 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
# Ageism
# Ageism

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

4 hours ago 10,966 Views 34 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

4 hours ago 9,346 Views 13 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo
# Gold
From The42
# Gold

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo

8 hours ago 63,540 Views 39 Comments

The pair produced a brilliant performance to finish first in a time of 6:06.43.

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

10 hours ago 64,075 Views 114 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'

11 hours ago 17,607 Views 29 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

12 hours ago 32,413 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

12 hours ago 50,289 Views 75 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

12 hours ago 9,960 Views 12 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 13 hours ago 24,322 Views 26 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

13 hours ago 7,930 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

14 hours ago 28,356 Views 5 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 14 hours ago 26,309 Views 28 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

14 hours ago 23,180 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 15 hours ago 32,618 Views 108 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

15 hours ago 19,057 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

16 hours ago 16,688 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

16 hours ago 23,577 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’

16 hours ago 8,181 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

17 hours ago 28,988 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 17 hours ago 19,153 Views 8 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

17 hours ago 14,806 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

18 hours ago 48,778 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

19 hours ago 74,694 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

19 hours ago 22,865 Views 41 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

20 hours ago 24,263 Views 25 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

20 hours ago 25,863 Views 16 Comments

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

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