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Today’s News

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

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

3 hours ago 2,309 Views 6 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the Sun, suns, and sons?
# It Burns
# It Burns

Quiz: How much do you know about the Sun, suns, and sons?

5 hours ago 20,124 Views 9 Comments

In honour of that giant ball of fiery gas in the sky.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

7 hours ago 9,481 Views 12 Comments

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

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Irish temperature records will be broken in the coming years because we're in a climate crisis'

7 hours ago 25,237 Views 68 Comments
Four children rushed to hospital after funfair ride collapses
# Antrim
# Antrim

Four children rushed to hospital after funfair ride collapses

8 hours ago 39,041 Views 12 Comments

None of the injuries suffered at Carrickfergus Harbour in Co Antrim were said to be life-threatening.

Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon death toll hits 115 in India

8 hours ago 4,802 Views 1 Comment

Torrential downpours have lashed India’s western coast in recent days causing the worst floods in decades.

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory
# One Up
From The42
# One Up

Gatland's Lions overcome half-time deficit in brilliant first Test victory

8 hours ago 36,677 Views 52 Comments

The Boks led 12-3 at the break but the tourists were outstanding in the second half.

Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility
# Hungary
# Hungary

Budapest Pride: Thousands march for LGBTQ rights amid growing hostility

8 hours ago 13,198 Views 31 Comments

Prime Minister Victor Orban’s critics have accused him of conflating paedophilia with homosexuality.

13-man Cork survive Clare test in dramatic finish to All-Ireland hurling qualifier
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

13-man Cork survive Clare test in dramatic finish to All-Ireland hurling qualifier

9 hours ago 33,535 Views 39 Comments

The LIT Gaelic Grounds hosted today’s game.

Protest in Dublin city centre against vaccines and new Covid Certs
# Vaccine Passport
# Vaccine Passport

Protest in Dublin city centre against vaccines and new Covid Certs

10 hours ago 67,282 Views 405 Comments

Protesters gathered at Custom House Quay before making their way along O’Connell Street and then to Government Buildings.

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test From The42
Live 11 hours ago

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, First Test

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

12 hours ago 60,578 Views 87 Comments

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

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Irish women's hockey team make winning start to first-ever Olympic campaign

12 hours ago 32,023 Views 27 Comments

Róisín Upton and Sarah Torrans scored the goals against South Africa.

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

12 hours ago 23,523 Views 35 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede
# Skerries
# Skerries

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede

13 hours ago 12,271 Views 13 Comments

The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.

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

14 hours ago 15,191 Views 8 Comments

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

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
From The42
# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated 15 hours ago 36,276 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

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

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

16 hours ago 44,432 Views 76 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?

16 hours ago 54,596 Views 174 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

17 hours ago 25,713 Views 31 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 17 hours ago 17,458 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

18 hours ago 43,408 Views 123 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

18 hours ago 28,088 Views 44 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

19 hours ago 10,193 Views 6 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

19 hours ago 39,167 Views 87 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?

20 hours ago 50,423 Views 51 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

20 hours ago 51,351 Views 8 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

20 hours ago 9,831 Views 2 Comments

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

21 hours ago 13,072 Views 4 Comments

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

22 hours ago 12,400 Views 4 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

23 hours ago 25,200 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

Sat 12:05 AM 23,496 Views 47 Comments

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

Friday 23 July, 2021

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

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin

Fri 10:56 PM 31,308 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

Fri 10:46 PM 51,033 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 Fri 10:29 PM 55,765 Views 64 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

Fri 10:12 PM 73,598 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

Fri 9:58 PM 24,677 Views 36 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 Fri 9:31 PM 55,338 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

Fri 8:55 PM 10,049 Views 1 Comment

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

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