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Today’s News

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

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

7 minutes ago 862 Views 0 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.

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

25 minutes ago 3,243 Views 12 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?

37 minutes ago 4,551 Views 4 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
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# Highs And Lows

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

48 minutes ago 8,084 Views 1 Comment

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

1 hour ago 1,656 Views 0 Comments

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

1 hour ago 3,152 Views 0 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
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# Job Done

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

3 hours ago 2,997 Views 3 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
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# Pull Like A Dog

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

4 hours ago 5,617 Views 1 Comment

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

8 hours ago 10,194 Views 22 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

9 hours ago 18,345 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

9 hours ago 29,152 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 9 hours ago 44,573 Views 60 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

9 hours ago 31,430 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

10 hours ago 17,170 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
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# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 10 hours ago 39,079 Views 47 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

11 hours ago 7,583 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

11 hours ago 16,962 Views 31 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

11 hours ago 17,230 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

12 hours ago 41,673 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

13 hours ago 18,733 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

14 hours ago 84,512 Views 99 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 14 hours ago 30,269 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

14 hours ago 25,652 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

15 hours ago 62,431 Views 119 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

15 hours ago 17,038 Views 56 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 15 hours ago 74,281 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

15 hours ago 58,042 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

15 hours ago 20,488 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

16 hours ago 31,733 Views 129 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

16 hours ago 22,395 Views 7 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 16 hours ago 33,866 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

16 hours ago 11,421 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

16 hours ago 8,841 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 17 hours ago 12,971 Views 44 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

17 hours ago 21,526 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

17 hours ago 30,058 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'

17 hours ago 19,525 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

17 hours ago 18,239 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

18 hours ago 8,366 Views 11 Comments

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

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