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Today’s News

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president
# Ebrahim Raisi
# Ebrahim Raisi

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi elected president

Updated 15 minutes ago 10,402 Views 21 Comments

Raisi won just shy of 62% of the vote, on a voter turnout of 48.8% a record low in the Islamic republic.

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far
# The Stories So Far
# The Stories So Far

From China to a united Ireland: what The Good Information Project has been up to so far

30 minutes ago 500 Views 1 Comment

The series enlists readers to join forces with the project team to take a deep dive into key issues impacting Ireland right now.

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
# Russia
# Russia

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs

41 minutes ago 4,547 Views 5 Comments

The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon
# Castlerea
# Castlerea

Memorial plaques honouring Garda Colm Horkan unveiled in Roscommon

46 minutes ago 1,320 Views 1 Comment

Colm Horkan was shot dead when he intervened in an unfolding incident on 17 June 2020.

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid19
# Covid19

Coronavirus: 393 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 15,863 Views 42 Comments

48 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 14 are in ICU.

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September
# Covid19
# Covid19

People in 20s to get first Covid jabs in late August or early September

1 hour ago 9,726 Views 25 Comments

It is likely that this cohort will not be fully vaccinated until October.

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest
# The42reads
From The42
# The42reads

'There was only enough battery for one shot, but luckily, that's all I needed' - Surviving cardiac arrest

2 hours ago 8,514 Views 0 Comments

Cathal Joyce, Kevin Knight and Ciara Doyle on the importance of CPR and acting decisively in emergency situations.

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped
# Slow Vaccine Rollout
# Slow Vaccine Rollout

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

3 hours ago 6,340 Views 3 Comments

The sites will instead be offered as vaccination centres

Several injured as police break up 1,500-strong illegal rave in France
# Brittany
# Brittany

Several injured as police break up 1,500-strong illegal rave in France

3 hours ago 9,411 Views 9 Comments

One of the partygoers, a 22-year-old man, lost a hand in the violence.

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

4 hours ago 26,758 Views 89 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

Shane Lowry just makes the cut at US Open as 48-year-old Bland claims share of lead
# Torrey Pines
From The42
# Torrey Pines

Shane Lowry just makes the cut at US Open as 48-year-old Bland claims share of lead

Updated 4 hours ago 19,155 Views 13 Comments

The 48-year-old is the oldest player to lead or share the lead after 36 holes in US Open history.

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction
# Terri Harrison
# Terri Harrison

'The Irish Handmaid's Tale': Mother and Baby Home survivor says reality was worse than fiction

5 hours ago 10,671 Views 0 Comments

“We were just like machines for them, they definitely dehumanised us.”

Wyoming park rangers to scale back search for missing Irish hiker
# Cian McLaughlin
# Cian McLaughlin

Wyoming park rangers to scale back search for missing Irish hiker

5 hours ago 20,254 Views 5 Comments

Cian McLaughlin was last seen on Tuesday 8 June.

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall
# Covid19
# Covid19

Canada removed from Mandatory Hotel Quarantine list, hospitalisations continue to fall

6 hours ago 15,859 Views 18 Comments

The total number of people in hospital with the virus is 44

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Watch: How can we solve the housing crisis?

6 hours ago 3,244 Views 2 Comments

Our expert panel offered big ideas to solve the housing crisis and answered your questions about landlords, construction and rent.

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'
# Alan Campbell
From The42
# Alan Campbell

'I could easily have been watching from New York instead of winning the Munster final on the field'

6 hours ago 11,149 Views 3 Comments

Alan Campbell moves to New York after playing for Tipperary since 2012 and finally getting his hands on a Munster medal.

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school
# Academic Research
# Academic Research

Opinion: It's Pride 2021, let's consider giving greater support to LGBTI+ youth in school

7 hours ago 11,120 Views 91 Comments

Nerilee Ceatha of UCD says her research shows young people no longer assume rigid sexual orientation labels and binary gender identities.

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck
# Rising Stars
From The42
# Rising Stars

Joe Schmidt touches base with former sidekick to wish Ireland's Under 20s luck

7 hours ago 16,040 Views 1 Comment

The Irish Under 20 side begin their Six Nations campaign against Scotland today and face five games in 24 days.

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true
# Debunked
# Debunked

FactCheck: No, these claims in an anti-mask leaflet delivered to homes aren't true

8 hours ago 13,722 Views 0 Comments

A leaflet by Anti-Corruption Ireland contains a list of false statements about masks and their effectiveness.

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
# Redress
# Redress

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories

14 hours ago 18,719 Views 35 Comments
  • It's been a long road for impacted homeowners and they see no end in sight, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Families who spoke to The Journal said they cannot even afford the initial mica test required to apply for the government's grant scheme.
  • They say years of being ignored by government has intensified the stress they are already feeling living in homes that are falling down around them.

Yesterday’s News

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding
# Health Service
# Health Service

INMO seeks emergency meeting with HSE to tackle 'hazardous' hospital overcrowding

15 hours ago 19,809 Views 25 Comments

The union said that some hospitals are approaching pre-pandemic levels of overcrowding.

England held by Scotland in unimpressive Euro 2020 display
# Stalemate
From The42
# Stalemate

England held by Scotland in unimpressive Euro 2020 display

Updated 16 hours ago 31,746 Views 55 Comments

John Stones hit the post early on but Scotland went close through Stephen O’Donnell and Lyndon Dykes.

Quiz: How well do you know the map of Europe?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you know the map of Europe?

16 hours ago 55,147 Views 28 Comments

Could you pick Poland out in a line-up?

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final
# ROG
From The42
# ROG

Ronan O'Gara leads La Rochelle into maiden French Top 14 final

16 hours ago 44,650 Views 12 Comments

A 19-6 victory over Racing 92 tonight.

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’
# Loyalist Communities Council
# Loyalist Communities Council

Loyalist paramilitaries warn next DUP leader to ‘stop concessions to Sinn Fein’

16 hours ago 48,807 Views 73 Comments

The group also said Irish government ministers and officials are “no longer welcome in Northern Ireland”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 10,619 Views 2 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 313 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 313 new cases confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 38,749 Views 48 Comments

53 people with Covid-19 are in hospital.

Your evening longread: The joys of Raiders of the Lost Ark, 40 years on
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: The joys of Raiders of the Lost Ark, 40 years on

18 hours ago 10,392 Views 10 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

‘We are seeing changes’: Sister of George Nkencho calls for solidarity ahead of inquest
# Gloria Nkencho
# Gloria Nkencho

‘We are seeing changes’: Sister of George Nkencho calls for solidarity ahead of inquest

18 hours ago 11,006 Views 0 Comments

The formal inquest into George Nkencho’s death opens on Monday, but will be adjourned due to the ongoing GSOC investigation.

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: A sausage war and a Poots putsch
# Food Fight
# Food Fight

An extract from our Brexit newsletter: A sausage war and a Poots putsch

18 hours ago 7,026 Views 4 Comments

Here is an extract from our Brexit newsletter this evening, revived to cover the grace-period row, and strained relations.

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach

Updated 19 hours ago 10,204 Views 14 Comments

The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.

Have you seen Randaor? Gardaí appeal for information on 16-year-old missing since Thursday
# Appeal
# Appeal

Have you seen Randaor? Gardaí appeal for information on 16-year-old missing since Thursday

19 hours ago 17,574 Views 3 Comments

Randaor was last seen getting the Dart to Dublin from Bray station yesterday afternoon.

Construction worker found in Dublin suburban park died from extensive blunt force trauma
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Construction worker found in Dublin suburban park died from extensive blunt force trauma

20 hours ago 61,238 Views 0 Comments

Ioan Artene Bob suffered multiple fractures and bruising to his lungs and the outer surface of his heart.

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station
# Hang Up
# Hang Up

Gardaí warn of fraud calls that appear to come from garda station

20 hours ago 33,544 Views 18 Comments

The number making the call appears to be the phone number of a garda station, but comes from fraudsters.

Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital following successful operation
# Update
From The42
# Update

Christian Eriksen discharged from hospital following successful operation

Updated 20 hours ago 28,785 Views 15 Comments

The midfielder has already paid a visit to his Denmark teammates.

Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy
# West Yorkshire
# West Yorkshire

Tory MP facing trial over alleged sexual assault of teenage boy

20 hours ago 20,305 Views 0 Comments

Imran Ahmad Khan is alleged to have groped the teenager in Staffordshire.

Gemma O'Doherty says hospital's action against her over videos is 'spurious and outrageous'
# Beaumont Hospital
# Beaumont Hospital

Gemma O'Doherty says hospital's action against her over videos is 'spurious and outrageous'

20 hours ago 60,406 Views 0 Comments

O’Doherty said that the claim against her were “lies”, that others were lying, and that she was telling the truth.”

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?
# Poots To Fill
# Poots To Fill

Arise, Sir Jeffrey? What happens next after the DUP meltdown?

21 hours ago 31,477 Views 27 Comments

Is it a one-horse race and what does that mean for power-sharing?

Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears
# Quinn Industrial Holdings
# Quinn Industrial Holdings

Man accused of abducting Kevin Lunney asked gardaí to ‘leave his own family alone’, court hears

21 hours ago 22,710 Views 0 Comments

The Special Criminal Court heard today that the man made the request after one of his son’s died.

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