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Today’s News

Opponents boycott ceremony as Poland's president sworn in for second term

Opponents have accused Andrzej Duda of undermining the constitution and of running a homophobic campaign.

Macron urges reform as Lebanese officials seek to shift blame over blast

It is unclear how much support the international community will offer the notoriously dysfunctional government.

Coroner delivers verdict in the death of UK TV presenter Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack’s mental state and her impending prosecution contributed to her suicide, the coroner found.

Back to school allowance trebled in response to Covid-19 pandemic

The scheme has been extended to include families on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.


From The42 'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot Target

'We know it's there to be won' - Farrell's Ireland hungry for Six Nations shot

The national team head coach is excited about the new ‘Eight Nations’ tournament this autumn.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours HSE

Sharp increase in suspected Covid-19 cases in ICU in 24 hours

Fourteen people were in critical care units with suspected Covid-19 ast of 6.30pm last night.

Bank of Ireland to conduct review after customers lose thousands of euro in text scam

Fraudsters have targeted people via texts that appear to be from the bank.

'Truly shocking': Call for better mental health supports as 31 homeless people die in Dublin this year

Since the beginning of July, 10 homeless people have died in the capital.

'Show us the evidence': Publicans call for advice used to keep pubs closed to be put in public domain

The VFI says pubs are being punished for the ‘sins of others’ and are being used as pawns.

Court overturns damages awarded during High Court sex abuse case and calls for rehearing of evidence

The High Court previously found that the former school chaplain wrongfully abused her.

From The42 Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom Political Football

Explainer: unravelling a dramatic split in the FAI boardroom

Gavin Cooney on what this latest Irish football row is all about.

Petrol bombs thrown at police in Derry as spate of attempted hijackings continues overnight

The PSNI said this was the third night of disorder “at the hands of cowards determined to cause disruption in our communities”.

'A real tragedy and a terrible loss': Tributes paid to schoolboy who died in waterfall accident

Lewis Fleming, 15, from Ballymoney, was a pupil at Coleraine Grammar School.

European court sides against Madeleine McCann suspect in separate rape case appeal

Maddie McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 while on holiday with her family.

From The42 Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast Incident

Police investigating 'sectarian hate crime' at GAA training session in Belfast

East Belfast GAA club was set up earlier this year to cater for players from all backgrounds.

'Mystery' donor gives €260,000 to Trinity College Dublin PhD students impacted by pandemic

The money has been provided to students whose lab work was interrupted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of Patricia O'Connor lodges appeal against conviction

Kieran Greene is one of two men appealing a conviction for their role in the murder of Patricia O’Connor.

€3 million worth of suspected heroin seized and two men arrested in Dublin

Two men, aged 31 and 41, have been arrested and are currently being detained.

Trump and Biden forced to break with convention for nomination events

Donald Trump has suggested he will make his acceptance speech on the grounds of the White House.

Reduced cancer services due to Covid-19 pandemic 'unacceptable', says Irish Cancer Society

It was reported today that a Department of Health briefing warns of a major backlog in cancer treatments.

Swimming banned at number of beaches in Clare

Increased bacterial levels have been identified in the water following heavy rainfall.

Direct Provision residents will now be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Direct Provision residents were previously excluded from applying for the payment.

Two men to be prosecuted on fraud charges over Nama's £1.2 billion Project Eagle loan sale

The £1.2 billion property deal is described as the biggest ever in Northern Ireland.

Ireland's health watchdog says mass thermal screening at airports for Covid-19 is ineffective

The review found detection rates are low due to cases that do not present with a fever and those who are infectious before showing symptoms.

Third level students will need to maintain two-metre social distance while on campus

The guidance was issued for third level students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

Italy threatens to ban Ryanair if 'violations of anti-Covid-19 health measures' continue

Ryanair said in a statement that the claims made by ENAC are “factually incorrect”.

'Hundreds of new jobs' to be created in Ireland as TikTok announces plans for European Data Centre

The €420 million data centre, the company’s first in Europe, is to be operational by 2022.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Legal counsel for victims in rape cases risks 'upsetting the balance' of trials, says long-awaited report

The review was instituted by the previous minister for justice Charlie Flanagan following the high-profile Belfast rape trial in 2018.

Poll: Have you been to a cinema since they re-opened? Movie Night This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been to a cinema since they re-opened?

Cinemas were permitted to re-open in late June, and many have done so with reduced capacity.

Heavily armed FBI agents search home of YouTube star Jake Paul

Images aired by US media showed large firearms being retrieved from the social media influencer’s mansion.

Man jailed for murder of British backpacker Grace Millane appeals against conviction

Prosecutors argued in the trial that the man deliberately strangled Millane to death.

Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion

Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

From The42 How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top Cinderella Stories

How a coca-cola bottle filled with coins helped Brian Kerr reach the top

St Patrick’s Athletic nearly went out of business in the ’90s but through the ingenuity of Brian Kerr and Pat Dolan they ended up as team of the decade.

Opinion: We've waited long enough - we must wipe out nuclear weapons for good

On the 75th anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The International Committee of the Red Cross says we must now work collectively stop the development of nuclear weapons.

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