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Today’s News

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce
# Gone
From The42
# Gone

Messi to leave Barcelona, club announce

7 minutes ago 4,743 Views 10 Comments

The end of an era.

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting
# Britain
# Britain

Seven jailed for life over murder of law student in bungled drive-by shooting

7 minutes ago 541 Views 1 Comment

Aya Hachem was an innocent passer-by during the shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Belgian students face trial over death of black colleague during two-day hazing
# Antwerp
# Antwerp

Belgian students face trial over death of black colleague during two-day hazing

37 minutes ago 6,431 Views 0 Comments

Sanda Dia, aged 20, suffered hypothermia and a cerebral oedema after ingesting a large quantity of alcohol and collapsing in an icy pond.

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

1 hour ago 783 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'
# Covid Guidelines
# Covid Guidelines

Merrion Gate: Taoiseach and Tánaiste called on to explain 'grubby little episode'

Updated 1 hour ago 23,165 Views 55 Comments

The government yesterday said that outdoor events of up to 200 people can take place.

Coronavirus: 1,491 new cases confirmed, as Holohan asks people to 'risk assess' weekend plans
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,491 new cases confirmed, as Holohan asks people to 'risk assess' weekend plans

1 hour ago 36,749 Views 104 Comments

There are 193 patients in hospital with Covid-19, and 28 people in ICU.

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seizes 7.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €5m

1 hour ago 6,025 Views 12 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria
# Malahide
# Malahide

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria

1 hour ago 11,918 Views 8 Comments

The cause is unknown and an investigation is underway.

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub
# Kerry
# Kerry

Healy-Raes to 'look at circumstances' as video shows alleged Covid breaches at Kerry pub

Updated 2 hours ago 46,742 Views 0 Comments

The footage was posted online this morning.

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections
# Covid19
# Covid19

New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections

2 hours ago 5,230 Views 3 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said hospitals have to balance the needs of pregnant women with the risk to unvaccinated women.

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming
# Olympics
# Olympics

'Safe but spectacular': Council planning for Kellie Harrington's Dublin homecoming

2 hours ago 11,113 Views 12 Comments

The boxer will come back from the Olympics next week with at least a silver medal.

Junior Foreign Affairs Minister can't say if UN job offered to Zappone will be filled
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Junior Foreign Affairs Minister can't say if UN job offered to Zappone will be filled

Updated 2 hours ago 10,306 Views 18 Comments

The DFA has said a decision on the next steps will not be taken until next month.

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'
# The Boss
From The42
# The Boss

'From a South African fan point of view, Rassie can do no wrong'

2 hours ago 4,677 Views 1 Comment

The Springboks director of rugby was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly.

'We had meetings with RTÉ at the start of the year and you are wasting your time'
# Blackout
From The42
# Blackout

'We had meetings with RTÉ at the start of the year and you are wasting your time'

Updated 4 hours ago 47,036 Views 44 Comments

Shamrock Rovers boss Stephen Bradley joins Bohs rival Keith Long in venting anger at national broadcaster’s lack of coverage.

Missing Kildare teenager found 'safe and well'
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

Missing Kildare teenager found 'safe and well'

4 hours ago 17,817 Views 0 Comments

Chloe had been last seen in Newbridge on Tuesday.

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital
# India
# India

Protests following alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old girl in Indian capital

4 hours ago 15,111 Views 4 Comments

The nine-year-old girl was allegedly killed in a crematorium in south-west New Delhi – four men have been arrested.

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector
# Live Music
# Live Music

Electric Picnic organisers and nightlife group call for reopening plans for sector

Updated 4 hours ago 14,789 Views 47 Comments
  • Laois County Council yesterday refused to grant a licence to Electric Picnic.
  • Organisers of the festival say ticket-holders will be contacted over the next week.
  • Give Us the Night group wrote to government members calling for non-socially distanced trial events next month.
Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Formal childcare for small babies in Dublin is a fiction. It effectively does not exist'

5 hours ago 16,025 Views 15 Comments

‘Ask your Ma for help’ is not a good public policy for childcare in Ireland, writes Liz Carolan.

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccine registration for children aged 12 to 15 to begin next Thursday

5 hours ago 31,578 Views 122 Comments

NIAC has recommended that people in this age group should be offered an mRNA vaccine.

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks
# Israel-Lebanon
# Israel-Lebanon

Israel launches air strikes on Lebanon in response to rocket attacks

5 hours ago 7,483 Views 24 Comments

Israel said it had struck launch sites as well as installations which had previously been used to attack Israel.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

6 hours ago 20,385 Views 11 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner
# Courts
# Courts

Nadine Lott: Daniel Murtagh found guilty of the murder of his former partner

6 hours ago 50,289 Views 0 Comments

The murder occurred in December 2019.

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon
# Great Start
From The42
# Great Start

Natalya Coyle in joint-third after excellent fencing round in Olympic Pentathlon

7 hours ago 27,955 Views 15 Comments

The Meath woman collected 238 points after the fencing ranking round.

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public
# The Banks
# The Banks

Any return of bonuses for top bankers 'would not be acceptable' to staff and public

7 hours ago 11,826 Views 18 Comments

The FSU has sought a meeting with Paschal Donohoe over plans to sell the State’s stake in Bank of Ireland.

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the president have to swear an oath in the presence of God when being sworn in?

7 hours ago 33,785 Views 114 Comments

The constitution states that the president when entering office must make a declaration “in the presence of Almighty God”.

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated 8 hours ago 19,551 Views 18 Comments

Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.

Yellow thunderstorm warning in place for entire country today
# Weather
# Weather

Yellow thunderstorm warning in place for entire country today

10 hours ago 36,825 Views 24 Comments

It will remain in place until 7pm.

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Roadmap to easing hospitality restrictions ‘to be drawn up’

11 hours ago 17,871 Views 22 Comments

Government officials and representatives from the hospitality industry had a “robust and engaging conversation”.

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims
# Brazil President
# Brazil President

Brazil court rules that Bolsonaro should be investigated for 'vote fraud' claims

11 hours ago 10,309 Views 18 Comments

The Brazil president has long criticised electronic voting, introduced in Brazil in 1996.

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers
# Catch Up
From The42
# Catch Up

Olympic Breakfast: Kellie Harrington to bid for gold medal and a good day for Irish golfers

12 hours ago 42,174 Views 12 Comments

Catch up on all you missed overnight from the Olympic Games.

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US rebuffs WHO call for moratorium on Covid booster vaccines

12 hours ago 24,937 Views 20 Comments

“We cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” the WHO chief said.

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo
# Going For Gold
From The42
# Going For Gold

Kellie Harrington wins Olympic boxing semi-final in Tokyo

12 hours ago 50,038 Views 29 Comments

Harrington faced Thai opponent Sudaporn Seesondee.

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation
# Baby Boxes
# Baby Boxes

Rollout of baby boxes to new parents delayed as Department undertakes consultation

13 hours ago 33,796 Views 36 Comments

The Department has said work will be progressed this autumn.

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

19 hours ago 36,864 Views 65 Comments
  • The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career
# Beep Test
# Beep Test

Garda secures injunction preventing Commissioner from ending his career

20 hours ago 64,373 Views 0 Comments

The garda was told that, due to his failure to pass a physical test, his services were being dispensed with.

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Hospitality reps ask for plan on lifting all Covid restrictions, including curfews

Updated 21 hours ago 41,764 Views 59 Comments

CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland Adrian Cummins has called for the limit on closing times to end from September onwards.

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'
# Triumph Over Adversity
From The42
# Triumph Over Adversity

'I'd try to brush my hair and burst into tears because I couldn’t do anything'

21 hours ago 67,351 Views 4 Comments

Team Ireland track cyclist Shannon McCurley’s Road to Tokyo hasn’t exactly been straightforward.

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000
# Can Ewe Believe It
# Can Ewe Believe It

‘A dream come true’: Record-breaking Donegal ram sells for €44,000

22 hours ago 58,428 Views 37 Comments

It is the largest amount ever paid for a ram in Ireland.

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