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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

5 minutes ago 325 Views 0 Comments

Weddings to double to 100, vaccines for children and Olympics latest.

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours
# Swords
# Swords

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

9 minutes ago 3,197 Views 0 Comments

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated

15 minutes ago 1,178 Views 0 Comments

The headmaster “believed he was acting in the interests of the institution in protecting it from scandal”.

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant
# Arklow
# Arklow

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant

47 minutes ago 2,390 Views 6 Comments

The waste water treatment plant will be completed in 2025.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated 49 minutes ago 22,528 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

1 hour ago 3,463 Views 7 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

1 hour ago 15,059 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated 1 hour ago 58,214 Views 198 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

Updated 2 hours ago 100,786 Views 113 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 47,107 Views 79 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Minister says €600,000 'not an affordable home' as concerns loom over Poolbeg site

3 hours ago 19,664 Views 39 Comments
  • O'Brien's comments come after The Journal reported on concerns last month about how 'affordable' housing at Poolbeg in Dublin would be delivered.
  • Planning permission to build the first 600 units at the site was lodged last weekend.
CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC
# High Alert
# High Alert

CBD products being recalled in Ireland because they contain too much THC

3 hours ago 25,054 Views 42 Comments

THC is the active ingredient which gets users high.

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout
# More Than He Can Chew
From The42
# More Than He Can Chew

Moroccan boxer disqualified for trying to bite opponent in Tokyo Olympics bout

Updated 3 hours ago 27,467 Views 13 Comments

A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions ‘intolerable.’

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says
# Back To School
# Back To School

New Covid variants 'do not change' the measures needed in schools, Foley says

4 hours ago 8,582 Views 10 Comments

The department is planning for a “full reopening” of schools in August/September.

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression
# New Job
# New Job

Donohoe defends appointment of Zappone as UN special envoy for freedom of expression

4 hours ago 22,948 Views 54 Comments

Zappone will be assisting Minister Simon Coveney with United Nations business.

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
# Malin Head
# Malin Head

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters

4 hours ago 16,503 Views 6 Comments

‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents

4 hours ago 10,560 Views 0 Comments

“A strong and offensive odour of cat waste made it difficult for inspectors to stand in the bedroom area,” an inspection report noted.

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house
# Lixnaw
# Lixnaw

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after woman's body discovered in Kerry house

4 hours ago 12,550 Views 0 Comments

They have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons
# Out Of Action
From The42
# Out Of Action

Tearful Simone Biles withdraws from gymnastics team event citing mental health reasons

Updated 5 hours ago 57,445 Views 16 Comments

The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee won the gold medal in Biles’ absence.

'Don't threaten me': Murder trial hears WhatsApp messages between Nadine Lott and accused
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

'Don't threaten me': Murder trial hears WhatsApp messages between Nadine Lott and accused

5 hours ago 22,782 Views 0 Comments

A garda told the court that the two phones showed “a large degree of contact” in the months before her death.

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador
# Martin Fraser
# Martin Fraser

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador

5 hours ago 11,693 Views 8 Comments

New ambassadors to the US, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UN were also announced.

Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'
# Heads Of Bill
# Heads Of Bill

Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'

6 hours ago 9,594 Views 36 Comments

The new laws will give the Central Bank more power to tackle individuals for wrongdoing.

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland

6 hours ago 9,142 Views 3 Comments

The unveiling coincided with a new report released as part of a campaign by Down Syndrome Ireland.

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case
# Angelo Becciu
# Angelo Becciu

Cardinal and nine others on trial in landmark Vatican fraud case

8 hours ago 14,952 Views 25 Comments

It’s the largest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history.

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth

8 hours ago 15,991 Views 7 Comments

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Conor Murray starts as Lions make three changes for second Test

8 hours ago 39,426 Views 21 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrum-half comes into the starting XV in place of Ali Price.

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year
# Judicial Review
# Judicial Review

Mother and Baby Homes: Two test cases to be heard by High Court later this year

Updated 9 hours ago 23,200 Views 0 Comments
  • The cases, being brought by Philomena Lee and Mary Harney, will be heard in late October or November, Órla Ryan reports
  • A third test case, involving Mari Steed, may also proceed at a later date
  • Eight women are seeking judicial reviews of the Commission of Investigation's final report
Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Almost all gates to Phoenix Park to remain open to traffic following public consultation

9 hours ago 14,577 Views 37 Comments

The OPW had proposed plans “to reduce through traffic over the medium to long term”.

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the guest limit at wedding receptions be increased?

11 hours ago 39,082 Views 75 Comments

Cabinet is to discuss how many people can attend weddings and whether vaccine passes might be used.

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
# Plain Sailing
From The42
# Plain Sailing

Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race

Updated 11 hours ago 18,391 Views 6 Comments

It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final
# Sligo's Finest
From The42
# Sligo's Finest

'Still trying to get my head around it' - McSharry after incredible eighth-place finish in Olympic final

Updated 11 hours ago 47,645 Views 46 Comments

The 20-year-old clocked a time of 1:06.94 in an exceptional field.

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister
# Kais Saied
# Kais Saied

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament and fires prime minister

11 hours ago 10,009 Views 5 Comments

Police intervened on Monday to prevent clashes outside the parliament building.

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

TikTok to open cybersecurity centre in Ireland

11 hours ago 10,066 Views 18 Comments

The new centre will create over 50 jobs in security, privacy and policy.

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified
# Surfside
# Surfside

Last missing person from Miami building collapse identified

12 hours ago 15,972 Views 7 Comments

98 were killed when the residential building collapsed last month.

Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024
# Sailing Ahead
# Sailing Ahead

Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024

13 hours ago 14,917 Views 13 Comments

Cork Harbour is the proposed host venue after an initial assessment by the organisers in June.

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

13 hours ago 7,424 Views 17 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four
# Icymi
From The42
# Icymi

Olympic Breakfast: Mixed bag for the Irish as big stories unfold elsewhere on day four

14 hours ago 51,858 Views 5 Comments

Mona McSharry’s final, contrasting fortunes for the 7s and boxers, and Osaka’s exit – catch up on all you missed.

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints
# Department Of Housing
# Department Of Housing

Move to restrict legal cases against planning proposals provokes nearly 300 complaints

14 hours ago 17,278 Views 12 Comments

An Taisce were among more than a dozen environmental groups to object to the proposals.

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