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Today’s News

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

22 minutes ago 1,434 Views 6 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?

29 minutes ago 3,932 Views 4 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

32 minutes ago 1,701 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

1 hour ago 17,611 Views 0 Comments

It is understood another child is being treated for injuries in hospital.

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

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member

1 hour ago 9,388 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 1 hour ago 33,780 Views 26 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

2 hours ago 7,434 Views 8 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare
# Clane
# Clane

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare

2 hours ago 9,990 Views 1 Comment

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
# Metal
# Metal

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

3 hours ago 31,966 Views 10 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal

3 hours ago 35,227 Views 11 Comments

It was a positive day for Ireland at the Sea Forest Waterway and Kokugikan Arena.

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'
# Question Time
# Question Time

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'

3 hours ago 7,726 Views 5 Comments

We spent a morning down in Dunmore East to hear what fishermen had to say to the Minister for the Marine.

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

4 hours ago 5,781 Views 19 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne

Updated 4 hours ago 37,603 Views 0 Comments

Ambulance crews had earlier taken two children to hospital.

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final

8 hours ago 50,797 Views 24 Comments

Team Ireland have won their first medal in Tokyo after an outstanding race from the women’s four.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

10 hours ago 26,137 Views 21 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

11 hours ago 23,999 Views 34 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider
# Sweet Revenge
From The42
# Sweet Revenge

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider

Updated 13 hours ago 32,894 Views 12 Comments

Galway had seven survivors from the side that lost in Tullamore last month.

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

13 hours ago 21,463 Views 108 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours
# Swords
# Swords

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

Updated 13 hours ago 76,546 Views 11 Comments

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

13 hours ago 15,995 Views 3 Comments

Weddings to double to 100, vaccines for children and Olympics latest.

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated

13 hours ago 16,644 Views 0 Comments

The headmaster “believed he was acting in the interests of the institution in protecting it from scandal”.

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant
# Arklow
# Arklow

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant

14 hours ago 11,555 Views 20 Comments

The waste water treatment plant will be completed in 2025.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated 14 hours ago 29,899 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender
# Swoop
From The42
# Swoop

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender

Updated 14 hours ago 24,243 Views 35 Comments

The transfer of Raphael Varane is reportedly worth €40million rising to €49million with add-ons.

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

14 hours ago 11,262 Views 24 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

15 hours ago 35,818 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated 15 hours ago 69,427 Views 262 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

16 hours ago 112,807 Views 126 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

16 hours ago 68,759 Views 98 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

16 hours ago 34,516 Views 55 Comments
  • O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
  • Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.
CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC
# High Alert
# High Alert

CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC

17 hours ago 46,998 Views 51 Comments

THC is the active ingredient which gets users high.

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
From The42
# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated 17 hours ago 43,320 Views 15 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
# Back To School
# Back To School

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

17 hours ago 12,857 Views 12 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

18 hours ago 36,194 Views 84 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
# Malin Head
# Malin Head

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters

18 hours ago 25,409 Views 6 Comments

‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents

18 hours ago 15,892 Views 0 Comments

“A strong and offensive odour of cat waste made it difficult for inspectors to stand in the bedroom area,” an inspection report noted.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house
# Lixnaw
# Lixnaw

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house

18 hours ago 19,826 Views 0 Comments

They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated 18 hours ago 76,102 Views 20 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

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