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Today’s News

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals
# Golden Tickets
From The42
# Golden Tickets

Bigger crowds set to be allowed into Croke Park for All-Ireland finals

5 minutes ago 287 Views 0 Comments

Expanded capacity for the All-Ireland semi-finals, and for Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers, are also under consideration.

Jury begins deliberations in Munster child abuse trial
# Courts
# Courts

Jury begins deliberations in Munster child abuse trial

16 minutes ago 780 Views 0 Comments

The judge told the jury there was no restriction on time.

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020

43 minutes ago 2,473 Views 2 Comments

171 dogs were put to sleep in pounds last year.

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices
# Google
# Google

Google employees 'will need to be vaccinated' before returning to offices

Updated 54 minutes ago 20,067 Views 102 Comments

Google Ireland said they had no specifics regarding the measure in this country.

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter
# Kilmurrin Cove
# Kilmurrin Cove

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter

56 minutes ago 3,142 Views 2 Comments

The group became stranded when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks.

Wayne Rooney apologises to family and Derby after hotel images with women emerge
# Mea Culpa
From The42
# Mea Culpa

Wayne Rooney apologises to family and Derby after hotel images with women emerge

1 hour ago 31,493 Views 20 Comments

The images were circulated on Sunday, gaining attention on social media and appeared to show Rooney asleep with women beside him.

Poll: Should offices reopen in September?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should offices reopen in September?

1 hour ago 12,750 Views 22 Comments

The return to offices will be done on a staged basis, according to Minister Eamon Ryan.

Eamon Ryan says despite process 'misgivings', Katherine Zappone will make 'excellent' envoy
# Cabinet Approval
# Cabinet Approval

Eamon Ryan says despite process 'misgivings', Katherine Zappone will make 'excellent' envoy

3 hours ago 8,136 Views 43 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the job was “a part-time position” involving work of “50 or 60 hours a year”.

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

3 hours ago 46,843 Views 23 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set
# S'ALL GOOD
# S'ALL GOOD

Bob Odenkirk in 'stable condition' after collapsing on Better Call Saul set

3 hours ago 16,509 Views 6 Comments

Odenkirk, 58, was filming the final season of the Netflix show.

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block

3 hours ago 13,721 Views 16 Comments

The MV Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March.

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says
# Reopening
# Reopening

Offices likely to be in a position to begin reopening in September, minister says

4 hours ago 16,087 Views 22 Comments

Minister Eamon Ryan said the return to offices will be “done on a staged basis”.

'A tremendous achievement’: Ireland sends congratulations as Skibbereen pair take gold in Tokyo
# Gold For Ireland
# Gold For Ireland

'A tremendous achievement’: Ireland sends congratulations as Skibbereen pair take gold in Tokyo

4 hours ago 39,566 Views 21 Comments
  • President Michael D Higgins congratulated the pair on their "tremendous" achievement.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the win will "inspire generations to come".
Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case
# Denied
# Denied

Court rejects new trial bid in Making A Murderer case

5 hours ago 20,565 Views 14 Comments

Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach, a case that became the focus of a popular Netflix series.

Just 40% of Irish coasts and harbours 'clean by European standards', study finds
# Litter Problem
# Litter Problem

Just 40% of Irish coasts and harbours 'clean by European standards', study finds

5 hours ago 8,651 Views 39 Comments

Cigarettes, alcohol cans and disposable masks were some of the most common items dumped on our coastlines.

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72
# RIP
# RIP

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at 72

6 hours ago 19,061 Views 14 Comments

Guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston.

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland
# Legends
From The42
# Legends

Olympic Breakfast: Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy secure gold for Ireland

6 hours ago 52,636 Views 20 Comments

The Irish pair saw off a strong German challenge to clinch first place on what was another busy day for Team Ireland.

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

DPC has 'reached out' to health board over new Covid-19 biobank

7 hours ago 16,828 Views 5 Comments

The biobank will allow researchers to have access to the virus samples that are collected.

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
# Ageism
# Ageism

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

7 hours ago 13,352 Views 35 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

7 hours ago 11,975 Views 15 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo
# Gold
From The42
# Gold

McCarthy and O'Donovan make history with gold medal in Tokyo

11 hours ago 67,675 Views 40 Comments

The pair produced a brilliant performance to finish first in a time of 6:06.43.

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters
# One-star Reviews
# One-star Reviews

Restaurants dealing with 'malicious, coordinated' campaign of abuse from anti-vaccine cert protesters

13 hours ago 72,578 Views 124 Comments
  • A Facebook page is encouraging users to leave negative comments on pubs' and restaurants' reopening posts, and to boycott those businesses.
  • One-star reviews are also being left for businesses that have reopened indoor dining, with many leaving such reviews on multiple businesses across the country.
  • The Restaurant Association of Ireland has written a letter to the Government, and is to contact Facebook and Google about fraudulent bookings and reviews.

Yesterday’s News

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'
# Naíscoil Na Seolta
# Naíscoil Na Seolta

Irish-language nursery school in east Belfast to relocate after 'social media hate campaign'

14 hours ago 19,324 Views 30 Comments

Naíscoil na Seolta is due to open in September but will now do so in another location.

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Garda National Surveillance Unit planted device in alleged Kevin Lunney abduction van

15 hours ago 35,273 Views 0 Comments

The van was left unlocked on a Dublin street.

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions
# Reasons To Be Cheerful
# Reasons To Be Cheerful

'Reasons for optimism' from NPHET as Holohan raises prospect of lifting remaining restrictions

15 hours ago 52,796 Views 78 Comments

Holohan said that Ireland’s uptake of Covid-19 vaccines was “among the best in the world”.

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry
# 1974
# 1974

Birmingham pub bombings families ‘closer than we ever have been’ to public inquiry

15 hours ago 10,671 Views 13 Comments

Julie Hambleton was among those who met with Priti Patel today.

Cork survive tense finish to win high-scoring Munster U20 hurling final against Limerick
# Rebels
From The42
# Rebels

Cork survive tense finish to win high-scoring Munster U20 hurling final against Limerick

Updated 16 hours ago 25,557 Views 26 Comments

Galway now await Cork in the All-Ireland decider.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

16 hours ago 8,256 Views 0 Comments

A rise in divorce applications, ancient sponges and Joe Canning made headlines today.

Gardaí seek public's help to find girl (14) missing from Dublin
# Sebastiana Paun
# Sebastiana Paun

Gardaí seek public's help to find girl (14) missing from Dublin

17 hours ago 29,532 Views 5 Comments

Sebastiana Paun has been missing from the Mulhuddart area of Dublin since 6.45pm yesterday.

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'
# End Of An Era
From The42
# End Of An Era

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'

Updated 17 hours ago 27,237 Views 29 Comments

Galway great Joe Canning confirmed his retirement from inter-county hurling on a media call today.

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have
# Trial
# Trial

Man accused of murdering Nadine Lott told gardaí if he had wanted to kill her he would have

17 hours ago 24,205 Views 0 Comments

The jurors spent today listening to the third and fourth garda interviews in the trial of Daniel Murtagh.

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents
# Child Vaccinations
# Child Vaccinations

'The benefits of vaccination exceed any risk': NIAC's Prof Karina Butler outlines advice to parents

Updated 18 hours ago 33,271 Views 109 Comments
  • Butler says parents of children with underlying conditions should avail of a Covid vaccine as soon as it is offered
  • Other parents should consider vaccinating their children knowing 'it is effective at preventing Covid'
  • Tony Hololan said that vaccinating children is a separate issue to the return of schools
‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life
# Neoproterozoic Era
# Neoproterozoic Era

‘890 million-year-old sponge fossils’ could be earliest animal life

18 hours ago 19,761 Views 14 Comments

If verified, the fossils may pre-date the next-oldest undisputed sponge fossils by around 350 million years.

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school
# High Court
# High Court

Deaf child brings High Court action over lack of Irish Sign Language teacher at school

19 hours ago 17,255 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the lack of supports may have left him years behind his potential.

Two people are in hospital following a stabbing incident in Dundalk
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Two people are in hospital following a stabbing incident in Dundalk

19 hours ago 24,325 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the Castletown Road area of the town at 9am.

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’
# Inquest
# Inquest

Inquest into Stardust tragedy will attempt to ‘allay rumours and suspicion’

19 hours ago 8,491 Views 5 Comments

A fresh inquest is being held into the 1981 disaster.

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces
# Courts
# Courts

Carlow man is jailed for sexual abuse of four children including three nieces

20 hours ago 30,012 Views 0 Comments

He has six previous convictions, including convictions for indecent exposure and larceny.

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal
# Captain Fantastic
From The42
# Captain Fantastic

'True hero, true blue' Seamus Coleman signs new Everton deal

Updated 20 hours ago 19,940 Views 8 Comments

The Blues and Republic of Ireland skipper is staying at Goodison Park until 2023.

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital

20 hours ago 15,126 Views 18 Comments

Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.

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