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Today’s News

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

16 minutes ago 1,276 Views 2 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research
# Pilot Programme
# Pilot Programme

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research

23 minutes ago 2,576 Views 10 Comments

Employees involved in the scheme will not experience any loss of pay.

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

51 minutes ago 5,297 Views 4 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum
# Glenda Cimino
# Glenda Cimino

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum

1 hour ago 16,192 Views 0 Comments

Glenda Cimino claimed to have struck her left shin against a protruding low shelf at a shoe display in Arnotts.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 1 hour ago 20,100 Views 35 Comments

Donaldson becomes the fifth leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic
# Covid Cluster
# Covid Cluster

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic

Updated 2 hours ago 34,867 Views 74 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the country is “still on track to ease restrictions further” on 5 July.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated 2 hours ago 19,917 Views 32 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father

2 hours ago 10,153 Views 0 Comments

Harry Sheeran, 65, was found in his home in Firhouse, Dublin and died early yesterday morning.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

2 hours ago 2,661 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims
# Cure For Liver Ills
# Cure For Liver Ills

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims

2 hours ago 7,370 Views 8 Comments

The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to new research.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

3 hours ago 9,009 Views 50 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France
# Leucate
# Leucate

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France

3 hours ago 17,749 Views 2 Comments

The 43-year-old woman and her husband both got into difficulty due to strong currents, according to local media.

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

3 hours ago 20,275 Views 13 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead
# Humidity
# Humidity

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead

5 hours ago 18,193 Views 14 Comments

A light raincoat might come in handy this week.

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?

5 hours ago 28,973 Views 123 Comments

Green house gas targets will not be met but the EPA said there is a chance if we can reduce our emissions by 2%.

Spain's cabinet will pardon nine jailed Catalan separatists today
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spain's cabinet will pardon nine jailed Catalan separatists today

5 hours ago 5,828 Views 6 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'
# Speed
From The42
# Speed

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'

Updated 5 hours ago 25,559 Views 12 Comments

Jordan Conroy made a big contribution towards Ireland 7s qualifying for the Olympics.

'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid

6 hours ago 6,792 Views 11 Comments

Some 29,717 people contacted the domestic violence support service last year.

Man charged over fatal assault at Dublin house on Sunday
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man charged over fatal assault at Dublin house on Sunday

6 hours ago 11,702 Views 0 Comments

The man, who is in his 30s, is due to appear in court today.

Cabinet set to ban fur farming and create compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

Cabinet set to ban fur farming and create compensation scheme for farmers

6 hours ago 12,287 Views 24 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House

7 hours ago 17,827 Views 16 Comments

Claims against two law enforcement agencies, however, have been allowed to proceed.

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
# Irish Courts
# Irish Courts

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland

7 hours ago 6,375 Views 4 Comments

Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad
# Free To Go
# Free To Go

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad

8 hours ago 52,396 Views 30 Comments

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar clarified yesterday that young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad this summer, despite the chief medical officer Tony Holohan giving advice to the contrary last week.

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

8 hours ago 6,707 Views 25 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag
# Pride Month
# Pride Month

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag

14 hours ago 42,992 Views 76 Comments
  • The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish flew an Irish flag and a Pride flag last week to show that "all are welcome" in its church.
  • The church received abusive messages on social media and was asked by the Dublin diocese to remove it because of a stance against flags.
  • Local community groups are planning to meet on Friday to show solidarity, Lauren Boland reports.

Yesterday’s News

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research
# Hawaii Five-woah
# Hawaii Five-woah

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research

15 hours ago 15,582 Views 24 Comments

The squid have a symbiotic relationship with natural bacteria that help regulate their bioluminescence.

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site
# Challenge
# Challenge

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site

16 hours ago 16,263 Views 0 Comments

The council voted against the plans last March.

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse

16 hours ago 28,391 Views 24 Comments

The Danes overcame Russia this evening to secure a place in the knockout stages.

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone
# Investigations
# Investigations

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone

17 hours ago 66,098 Views 59 Comments

The cases have not yet been officially confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

17 hours ago 7,953 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Evening longread: The genius of Joni
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Evening longread: The genius of Joni

18 hours ago 14,929 Views 2 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Man (40s) dies in Louth car crash
# Ardee
# Ardee

Man (40s) dies in Louth car crash

18 hours ago 21,017 Views 1 Comment

The incident happened around 2pm today.

Prosecutors ask for four to stand trial over Luis Suarez Italian test
# Investigation
From The42
# Investigation

Prosecutors ask for four to stand trial over Luis Suarez Italian test

18 hours ago 45,926 Views 9 Comments

The exam would have been the first step to procuring an Italian passport for the striker ahead of a move to Juventus which eventually fell through.

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Dominic Cummings steps up criticism of Boris Johnson’s suitability for office

19 hours ago 33,729 Views 28 Comments

Boris Johnson’s former aide Dominic Cummings criticised the UK Prime Minister for a lack of focus.

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says

19 hours ago 26,090 Views 14 Comments

Partners of expectant mothers were being refused access in certain hospitals.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

20 hours ago 20,511 Views 8 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Donaldson confirms he will run to become next DUP leader

Updated 20 hours ago 30,182 Views 39 Comments

The Lagan Valley MP is not expected to be challenged following a bruising party leadership last month.

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week
# Delta
# Delta

Delta variant made up 20% of Ireland's Covid cases last week

20 hours ago 31,586 Views 74 Comments

Holohan said he was “concerned” by the latest data.

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 284 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 46,198 Views 71 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

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