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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

2 hours ago 3,862 Views 15 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

3 hours ago 11,585 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

3 hours ago 19,408 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 3 hours ago 39,390 Views 57 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

4 hours ago 22,927 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

4 hours ago 13,345 Views 28 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
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# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 4 hours ago 32,611 Views 45 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

5 hours ago 6,212 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

5 hours ago 14,166 Views 30 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

6 hours ago 14,645 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

6 hours ago 37,796 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

7 hours ago 16,780 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
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# End Of The Road

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

8 hours ago 75,686 Views 93 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 8 hours ago 28,772 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

8 hours ago 23,416 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

9 hours ago 59,746 Views 116 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

9 hours ago 15,985 Views 52 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 9 hours ago 72,099 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
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# Ryan Giggs

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

9 hours ago 53,838 Views 0 Comments

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

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days
# Treacherous Roads
# Treacherous Roads

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days

10 hours ago 19,167 Views 17 Comments

The warning comes ahead of an end to the recent dry spell.

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics
# Open Doors
# Open Doors

Hospitality owners report online abuse and false bookings by Digital Covid Cert critics

10 hours ago 30,238 Views 125 Comments
  • One restaurateur said he had received a message saying: “You’ll get what you deserve", Aoife Barry reports.
  • Some pubs have been reporting receiving abusive phone calls and social media abuse.
  • Telegram users have been encouraging each other to make bookings but leave when asked for their cert.
Garda investigation after shots fired over Tipperary railway line
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Garda investigation after shots fired over Tipperary railway line

10 hours ago 21,031 Views 6 Comments

A man has been arrested under the Offences Against the State Act following the incident.

Belfast judge finds there was a 'real prospect' 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented
# Belfast
# Belfast

Belfast judge finds there was a 'real prospect' 1998 Omagh bombing could have been prevented

Updated 10 hours ago 33,314 Views 23 Comments

He urged the UK and Irish governments to undertake a human rights compliant investigation.

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers
# Criminal Court
# Criminal Court

Cameron Blair's family call for end to knife crime as teen detained for threatening partygoers

11 hours ago 10,721 Views 7 Comments

The murdered 20-year-old’s family said knife crime “has to stop” after another teen was sentenced today.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

11 hours ago 8,367 Views 28 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Opinion: We need to now prioritise water safety in Ireland as we did road safety

Updated 11 hours ago 12,657 Views 43 Comments

Roger Sweeney of Water Safety Ireland says we must educate people on the importance of learning to swim and best ways to interact with water.

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told
# Courts
# Courts

'Serious risk' to dozens of Romanian children and adults squatting in Dublin flats complex, court told

11 hours ago 20,304 Views 0 Comments

The court heard there had been a near riot outside the property last weekend.

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
From The42
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

11 hours ago 28,752 Views 6 Comments

The British & Irish Lions play their opening test match against South Africa, while Tokyo 2020 finally kicks-off.

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'
# Delta Wave
# Delta Wave

Varadkar says steep rise in case numbers expected but 'we won't have to reimpose restrictions'

11 hours ago 18,730 Views 58 Comments

The link between case numbers and hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths has been “significantly weakened”, he said.

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium
# Restricted Numbers
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# Restricted Numbers

Harrington and Irvine lead out Team Ireland for opening ceremony at near-empty Olympic Stadium

12 hours ago 17,324 Views 4 Comments

Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were allowed into the 68,000-capacity venue.

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste
# Pubs And Restaurants
# Pubs And Restaurants

Regulations and guidance for indoor dining will be ready today or over the weekend, says Tánaiste

12 hours ago 8,072 Views 11 Comments

A meeting involving the hospitality industry and government officials is taking place today.

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India
# India
# India

32 dead and dozens missing after landslides in western India

12 hours ago 3,543 Views 1 Comment

At least 32 people have been killed after heavy monsoon rains hit the region.

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

13 hours ago 8,182 Views 12 Comments

The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Man jailed for eight years over death of 'vulnerable pensioner' in house fire

14 hours ago 9,535 Views 13 Comments

The man was 16 at the time of the offence.

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply
# Covid19
# Covid19

Officials advise holidays abroad only after vaccination as travel-related cases rise sharply

16 hours ago 23,057 Views 84 Comments

Public health doctors are reporting an increasing number of cases in people who travelled abroad before full immunity kicked in.

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban says Afghan president must go in order to reach peace deal

16 hours ago 13,909 Views 25 Comments

The group has swiftly captured territory in recent weeks as the last US and Nato soldiers leave Afghanistan.

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era
# Luck Of The Draw
From The42
# Luck Of The Draw

One Tokyo boxing medal would constitute success for Ireland in a different-looking era

16 hours ago 14,951 Views 5 Comments

A cruel draw and a different scene make it difficult to see a talented team replicating the success of Beijing or London.

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches
# Banking
# Banking

Permanent TSB plans to take over €7.6 billion of Ulster Bank loans and 25 branches

17 hours ago 14,656 Views 39 Comments

Ulster Bank has over one million customers, along with 2,800 staff and 88 branches across the country.

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