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Today’s News

Taoiseach pledges measure to ensure alcohol licences cover on-street pub and restaurant services
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Taoiseach pledges measure to ensure alcohol licences cover on-street pub and restaurant services

8 minutes ago 448 Views 0 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
# LGBTQ
From The42
# LGBTQ

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision

26 minutes ago 9,084 Views 19 Comments

The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin

38 minutes ago 2,368 Views 5 Comments

The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws
# Cork
# Cork

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws

39 minutes ago 3,180 Views 0 Comments

Mother Irene was also ordered to pay another €500 towards the legal costs of the local authority.

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists

Updated 43 minutes ago 6,381 Views 6 Comments

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

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

47 minutes ago 3,829 Views 17 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated 48 minutes ago 13,575 Views 25 Comments

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

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

1 hour ago 4,024 Views 15 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

1 hour ago 5,609 Views 19 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

1 hour ago 7,401 Views 6 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

2 hours ago 19,192 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 2 hours ago 21,978 Views 36 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 36,203 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 3 hours ago 20,658 Views 33 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

3 hours ago 11,484 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

3 hours ago 3,045 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

3 hours ago 8,121 Views 9 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 9,715 Views 53 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

4 hours ago 19,646 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

4 hours ago 22,195 Views 14 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 19,147 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?

6 hours ago 30,063 Views 129 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%.

'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 6 hours ago 26,489 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 7,042 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

7 hours ago 11,863 Views 0 Comments

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

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

8 hours ago 18,182 Views 17 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

8 hours ago 6,505 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

9 hours ago 53,675 Views 31 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

9 hours ago 6,837 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

15 hours ago 43,657 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

16 hours ago 15,725 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

17 hours ago 16,366 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

17 hours ago 28,564 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

18 hours ago 66,402 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

18 hours ago 7,987 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 15,022 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

19 hours ago 21,109 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

19 hours ago 46,171 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

20 hours ago 33,971 Views 28 Comments

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

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