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Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who beat younger brothers 'nearly every day' jailed for nine years

36 minutes ago 7,693 Views 0 Comments

The man was convicted by a jury at the Central Criminal Court in April of two sample counts of orally raping his brother.

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,408 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 31,747 Views 52 Comments

The Department confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Divorce applications rose by 29% last year, the highest increase since legislation was introduced

2 hours ago 9,291 Views 26 Comments

The Courts Service has put the increase in divorce cases down to both Covid-19 and a change in law which reduced waiting times.

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Olympian Simone Biles praised for speaking openly on mental health struggles

2 hours ago 8,988 Views 9 Comments

The 24-year-old has withdrawn from tomorrow’s women’s all-around final.

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows

3 hours ago 13,350 Views 10 Comments

The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.

Children will not have to be vaccinated to attend school - Donnelly
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Children will not have to be vaccinated to attend school - Donnelly

3 hours ago 9,731 Views 74 Comments

The health minister said it is “absolutely not on the cards and won’t be on the cards”.

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds
# Charities Regulatory Authority
# Charities Regulatory Authority

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds

3 hours ago 20,422 Views 9 Comments

The report, published today, found that the friend stayed in the unit “on more than one occasion”.

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling

4 hours ago 43,716 Views 57 Comments

It’s the end of an era.

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy

4 hours ago 33,810 Views 90 Comments

Varadkar said Zappone approached Coveney about the position.

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania
# Smuggling Charges
# Smuggling Charges

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania

Updated 4 hours ago 21,424 Views 0 Comments

Liam Campbell is suspected of international weapons smuggling in Lithuania.

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

4 hours ago 12,477 Views 9 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

5 hours ago 21,580 Views 34 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November

5 hours ago 4,160 Views 0 Comments

Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

5 hours ago 7,391 Views 5 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne

Updated 5 hours ago 62,898 Views 0 Comments

Another young child has been taken to hospital where they remain in intensive care.

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time
# New Low
# New Low

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time

6 hours ago 11,644 Views 43 Comments

The overall bill for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment now stands at over €8.3 billion.

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

6 hours ago 23,813 Views 39 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

7 hours ago 8,809 Views 88 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member

8 hours ago 18,406 Views 0 Comments

It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
From The42
# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated 8 hours ago 59,898 Views 42 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

9 hours ago 12,262 Views 18 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare
# Clane
# Clane

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare

9 hours ago 14,807 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
# Metal
# Metal

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

9 hours ago 48,730 Views 17 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal

10 hours ago 43,064 Views 13 Comments

It was a positive day for Ireland at the Sea Forest Waterway and Kokugikan Arena.

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'
# Question Time
# Question Time

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'

10 hours ago 11,141 Views 8 Comments

We spent a morning down in Dunmore East to hear what fishermen had to say to the Minister for the Marine.

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

10 hours ago 7,997 Views 30 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne

Updated 10 hours ago 42,521 Views 0 Comments

Ambulance crews had earlier taken two children to hospital.

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final

14 hours ago 61,775 Views 25 Comments

Team Ireland have won their first medal in Tokyo after an outstanding race from the women’s four.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

16 hours ago 33,534 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

18 hours ago 28,632 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider
# Sweet Revenge
From The42
# Sweet Revenge

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider

Updated 19 hours ago 35,602 Views 13 Comments

Galway had seven survivors from the side that lost in Tullamore last month.

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

19 hours ago 24,202 Views 111 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

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

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

Updated 19 hours ago 83,274 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

20 hours ago 17,677 Views 4 Comments

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

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

20 hours ago 18,454 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

20 hours ago 12,624 Views 20 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 20 hours ago 30,655 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender
# Swoop
From The42
# Swoop

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender

Updated 20 hours ago 26,216 Views 41 Comments

The transfer of Raphael Varane is reportedly worth €40million rising to €49million with add-ons.

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