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'I was disgusted by it': Former Belvedere College pupils claim priest assaulted them
# Jesuits
# Jesuits

'I was disgusted by it': Former Belvedere College pupils claim priest assaulted them

4 hours ago 5,290 Views 0 Comments
  • An Garda Síochána determined that a crime was committed but the priest in question died prior to a complaint being made
  • Órla Ryan speaks to two men who say they were assaulted by Fr Brendan Kearney in the 1970s and 1980s
  • "He used to call the boy in question with this finger slowly - that boy would know exactly what was going on"

Yesterday’s News

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
# Hungary
# Hungary

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

6 hours ago 8,392 Views 28 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

15-year-old girl dies after being injured during exercise event at equestrian centre
# Dublin
# Dublin

15-year-old girl dies after being injured during exercise event at equestrian centre

6 hours ago 45,835 Views 7 Comments

The incident happened at an equestrian centre at Tay Lane in Dublin this afternoon.

Scientists discover first ‘murder hornet’ of the year in US
# Seattle
# Seattle

Scientists discover first ‘murder hornet’ of the year in US

6 hours ago 22,690 Views 9 Comments

The two-inch-long invasive insects, first found near the US-Canadian border in December 2019, are native to Asia.

Locatelli and Immobile fire Italy into Euro 2020 last 16
# Unbeaten
From The42
# Unbeaten

Locatelli and Immobile fire Italy into Euro 2020 last 16

Updated 6 hours ago 12,614 Views 7 Comments

Roberto Mancini’s side have six points after two games.

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI
# Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI

Sinn Féin establishes clear lead as Ireland’s most popular party – poll

6 hours ago 20,561 Views 102 Comments

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll has put Sinn Fein on 31%, followed by Fine Gael on 27% and Fianna Fail on 20%.

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon
# Frenchpark
# Frenchpark

Man arrested after €592k worth of suspected cannabis seized during raid in Co Roscommon

7 hours ago 12,081 Views 23 Comments

The search was carried out at 3.30pm today by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

7 hours ago 7,979 Views 0 Comments

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

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
# The North
# The North

Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis

8 hours ago 6,706 Views 30 Comments

Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.

Your evening longread: Making Airbnb nightmares go away
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: Making Airbnb nightmares go away

8 hours ago 11,170 Views 0 Comments

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

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
# Cold Peace
# Cold Peace

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated 8 hours ago 12,604 Views 10 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July
# Lifting
# Lifting

Westminster MPs back extension of England's Covid-19 restrictions until 19 July

8 hours ago 3,987 Views 6 Comments

MPs voted 461 to 60 to approve regulations delaying the easing of the measures.

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork
# Munster Trial
# Munster Trial

Foster mother tells court that child didn't know how to use knife and fork

Updated 8 hours ago 31,421 Views 0 Comments

The woman was giving evidence in the trial of three men and three women.

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'

9 hours ago 12,336 Views 15 Comments

Activists have said there’s been no changes since new HSE advice to maternity hospitals was issued.

Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho
# Equality
# Equality

Minister questions Garda Commissioner on racial equality efforts following death of George Nkencho

9 hours ago 7,850 Views 0 Comments

Roderic O’Gorman met the Garda Commissioner to ask what the force is doing to improve relationships with ethnic minority communities.

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland as after criticism from unionists
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

'Never a bad time': Varadkar defends comments about united Ireland as after criticism from unionists

Updated 9 hours ago 33,654 Views 58 Comments

UUP leader Doug Beattie said the Tánaiste’s comments should not have been made in the midst of a crisis.

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros
# Another Step Forward
From The42
# Another Step Forward

Ramsey and Roberts on target as Wales close in on last-16 spot at Euros

9 hours ago 13,826 Views 9 Comments

Wales registered a 2-0 win over Turkey who have now lost both of their Group A matches without scoring.

Chief Medical Officer accepts Freedom of the City on behalf of all healthcare workers
# Front Line
# Front Line

Chief Medical Officer accepts Freedom of the City on behalf of all healthcare workers

9 hours ago 22,273 Views 91 Comments

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu conferred the Freedom of the City to Dr Tony Holohan at a private ceremony.

Mother of son with additional needs to make formal complaint to BAI over radio station segment
# Dyspraxia
# Dyspraxia

Mother of son with additional needs to make formal complaint to BAI over radio station segment

Updated 10 hours ago 59,560 Views 0 Comments

FM104 has said it is reviewing its internal processes in the wake of the incident.

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Matt Hancock says he doesn't think he's 'hopeless', in response to Cummings WhatsApp screenshot

10 hours ago 12,602 Views 5 Comments

The former Downing Street aide is claiming that Boris Johnson called his health minister ‘totally f*cking hopeless’ last March.

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
# Nepal
# Nepal

Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19

10 hours ago 7,011 Views 8 Comments

Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday
# Waterford
# Waterford

More pride flags to be erected around Waterford City on Monday

10 hours ago 6,116 Views 0 Comments

Minister for Equality Roderic O’Gorman will be joining Waterford Mayor Damien Geoghegan, after two separate incidents where the flags were taken down.

Convicted rapist on trial for allegedly making death threats to barristers
# Court
# Court

Convicted rapist on trial for allegedly making death threats to barristers

10 hours ago 13,864 Views 0 Comments

Michael Murray (50) is accused of leaving messages with threats to kill against barristers.

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

Court quashes permission for proposed Longford windfarm, the joint-tallest structure in Ireland

10 hours ago 13,205 Views 43 Comments

Environmentalist Peter Sweetman brought the challenge against the proposed windfarm.

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?

11 hours ago 8,291 Views 3 Comments

“A clearer path to recovery is visible” has become visible in recent months.

Search operation ongoing in US national park for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin
# Wyoming
# Wyoming

Search operation ongoing in US national park for missing Irishman Cian McLaughlin

11 hours ago 11,118 Views 3 Comments

Cian McLaughlin was last seen by a friend at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, 8 June.

Man, 59, missing from Wexford since yesterday
# Rosslare
# Rosslare

Man, 59, missing from Wexford since yesterday

11 hours ago 19,415 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Van Der Bliake is 6 foot with blue eyes, grey hair, and an eagle tattoo on his left arm.

House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO
# CSO
# CSO

House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO

11 hours ago 8,557 Views 14 Comments

As demand in the housing market continues to grow prices rose in Dublin by 3.5% and by 5.4% outside of Dublin.

Coronavirus: 329 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 329 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 34,177 Views 51 Comments

57 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today.

Big setback for Mayo as O'Connor to undergo procedure on Achilles injury
# Sidelined
From The42
# Sidelined

Big setback for Mayo as O'Connor to undergo procedure on Achilles injury

Updated 11 hours ago 15,864 Views 17 Comments

O’Connor was injured last Sunday against Clare.

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
# Stormont
# Stormont

DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention

12 hours ago 13,277 Views 35 Comments

Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

EU recommends countries lift travel restrictions on US tourists

12 hours ago 11,792 Views 15 Comments

EU members agreed to add the US to the list of countries from which restrictions on non-essential travel should be removed.

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Here are the Dublin Bay South by-election candidates battling it out to replace Eoghan Murphy

13 hours ago 14,030 Views 42 Comments

The housing crisis is top of the agenda for most of the candidates ahead of next month’s by-election.

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities
# Travel
# Travel

NPHET supports study on antigen testing in aviation sector - but tests shouldn't be 'green light' for activities

13 hours ago 11,221 Views 77 Comments

Officials said there is currently no reliable evidence to support the widescale roll-out of these tests in this sector.

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed
# Courts
# Courts

DPP drops case against boy (16) accused of producing knife at party where Cameron Blair was killed

13 hours ago 13,052 Views 0 Comments

Charges against the teenager were dropped this morning.

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September
# Wellies At The Ready
# Wellies At The Ready

'We're confident the festival can take place': Electric Picnic announces new dates for September

14 hours ago 16,957 Views 23 Comments

The three-day festival is set to run from 24 to 26 September.

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit
# Red Lines
# Red Lines

No joint press conference and no breaking of bread: Biden and Putin meet at Geneva summit

Updated 14 hours ago 15,775 Views 33 Comments

Up to five hours of talks are planned, starting at around midday Irish time, with no break for meals.

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation
# Aisling O'Loughlin
# Aisling O'Loughlin

Facebook deletes former Xposé presenter's Instagram page over 'harmful' misinformation

14 hours ago 69,585 Views 9 Comments

The platform had deleted several of Aisling O’Loughlin’s posts recently.

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest
# Nóra Quoirin Inquest

Malaysian court overturns Nóra Quoirin inquest verdict

Updated 15 hours ago 30,828 Views 0 Comments

Nóra’s family have campaigned for a change in the original verdict.

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