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Today’s News

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

22 minutes ago 1,432 Views 1 Comment

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

1 hour ago 18,445 Views 39 Comments

The Garda vehicle was struck but no gardaí were injured.

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?

2 hours ago 22,558 Views 95 Comments

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today

3 hours ago 12,468 Views 17 Comments

Met Eireann says cooler and unsettled weather is expected for the week ahead

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
From The42
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated 3 hours ago 10,657 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns

4 hours ago 29,092 Views 97 Comments

Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

4 hours ago 18,304 Views 30 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

4 hours ago 6,308 Views 5 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

5 hours ago 29,125 Views 61 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?
# Cull Of The Wild
# Cull Of The Wild

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?

5 hours ago 31,191 Views 42 Comments

You might have noticed some squawking from very early in the morning. Here’s why it’s happening.

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going

6 hours ago 41,989 Views 6 Comments

O’Donovan and McCarthy put down a marker but there was disappointment for medal hopeful Jack Woolley in the Taekwondo 58kg category.

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith

6 hours ago 6,468 Views 1 Comment

The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

6 hours ago 9,460 Views 1 Comment

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win

8 hours ago 9,516 Views 3 Comments

Featherweight Kurt Walker overcame a third-round cut to march on to the last sixteen.

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory

9 hours ago 18,874 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy put down a marker in Tokyo on another great day for Irish rowing.

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments

13 hours ago 18,917 Views 41 Comments

“It is definitely causing colleagues to not attend their appointments,” one Dublin-based retail worker said.

Yesterday’s News

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin

14 hours ago 26,655 Views 0 Comments

Desmond Kelly has been missing from the Crumlin area since Thursday 22 July.

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges
# Courts
# Courts

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges

14 hours ago 42,904 Views 0 Comments

The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home on a date in March this year.

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated 14 hours ago 51,624 Views 62 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

15 hours ago 44,150 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

15 hours ago 21,994 Views 32 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role
# Back Where It All Began
From The42
# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated 15 hours ago 49,176 Views 53 Comments

The former Irish defender will be registered with the club’s U23s.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

16 hours ago 9,226 Views 1 Comment

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

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

16 hours ago 20,713 Views 35 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

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

17 hours ago 20,856 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

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

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

17 hours ago 46,615 Views 5 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

18 hours ago 21,412 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith

19 hours ago 98,704 Views 102 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 19 hours ago 32,077 Views 22 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

19 hours ago 28,631 Views 7 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

20 hours ago 65,590 Views 129 Comments

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

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

20 hours ago 18,417 Views 57 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 20 hours ago 76,897 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
From The42
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

20 hours ago 63,770 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

21 hours ago 22,108 Views 17 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

21 hours ago 33,555 Views 129 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

21 hours ago 24,308 Views 7 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 21 hours ago 34,583 Views 23 Comments

He urged the UK and Irish governments to undertake a human rights compliant investigation.

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