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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

19 minutes ago 1,942 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

Swimmmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
# Dollymount
# Dollymount

Swimmmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand

53 minutes ago 11,455 Views 3 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

1 hour ago 7,291 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Government launches site to request Covid recovery cert - with incorrectly spelled URL
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government launches site to request Covid recovery cert - with incorrectly spelled URL

2 hours ago 18,846 Views 42 Comments

People can request a certificate to show they have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months.

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

2 hours ago 36,978 Views 67 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 2 hours ago 22,577 Views 13 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

3 hours ago 12,581 Views 4 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

3 hours ago 44,481 Views 96 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health today.

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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

3 hours ago 10,724 Views 38 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 3 hours ago 59,839 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

4 hours ago 36,168 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

4 hours ago 13,267 Views 15 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

4 hours ago 23,882 Views 115 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

5 hours ago 15,416 Views 4 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 5 hours ago 31,125 Views 21 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

5 hours ago 8,231 Views 5 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

5 hours ago 6,353 Views 26 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 5 hours ago 11,329 Views 35 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

5 hours ago 15,744 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

5 hours ago 23,481 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'

6 hours ago 15,147 Views 55 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
From The42
# Restricted Numbers

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

6 hours ago 13,697 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

6 hours ago 6,891 Views 10 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

7 hours ago 2,839 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

8 hours ago 7,055 Views 7 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

8 hours ago 8,379 Views 11 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

10 hours ago 21,740 Views 83 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

10 hours ago 12,907 Views 23 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

10 hours ago 13,591 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

11 hours ago 13,594 Views 39 Comments

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

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you making an effort to conserve water during this heat wave?

12 hours ago 23,138 Views 91 Comments

Irish Water has appealed to members of the public in numerous counties to reduce their water usage.

Violence and protests continue ahead of funeral service for slain Haitian leader
# Jovenel Moise
# Jovenel Moise

Violence and protests continue ahead of funeral service for slain Haitian leader

12 hours ago 5,967 Views 7 Comments

Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his private home on 7 July.

Judge to deliver ruling on public inquiry into Omagh bombing
# Omagh
# Omagh

Judge to deliver ruling on public inquiry into Omagh bombing

12 hours ago 4,741 Views 0 Comments

In 2013, campaigners launched legal action in an attempt to force an inquiry into the bombing.

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week
# Lough Sheelin
# Lough Sheelin

Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week

13 hours ago 35,509 Views 10 Comments

A 15-year-old boy who was rescued from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday has died.

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

'I feel sorry for the athletes': Olympics opening ceremony to take place in empty stadium

13 hours ago 9,802 Views 6 Comments

Only 1,000 dignitaries will be present at the 68,000-seat Olympic Stadium.

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'

13 hours ago 39,439 Views 46 Comments

Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
# Clogherhead
# Clogherhead

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave

14 hours ago 20,685 Views 13 Comments

Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.

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