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'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'At best, heavily disputed and, at worst, a whitewashed fiction': The week in quotes

9 minutes ago 664 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Swiss rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Swiss rejects proposal to become first country in Europe to ban pesticides

Updated 39 minutes ago 12,811 Views 10 Comments

An extension of emergency Covid laws was set to be passed.

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid
# Independence
# Independence

Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid

1 hour ago 3,170 Views 1 Comment

As many as 25,000 people attended.

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

England beat Croatia to get their Euro 2020 off to winning start

2 hours ago 15,608 Views 32 Comments

Raheem Sterling got the game’s only goal after 57 minutes.

Spotlight

The Commission: The fallout from the publication of the Mother and Baby Home report

The conversation around the issue has widened in recent weeks to include redress, legislation related to tracing and information and burials at the sites of the institutions.
China and Ireland's Relationship
Where are we now and where is it going?
Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Hottest day of the year as temperature hits 24.6 degrees in Carlow

Updated 2 hours ago 32,945 Views 48 Comments

It will be cooler in Atlantic coastal areas with temperatures ranging between 15 and 19 degrees.

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 315 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 25,416 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork
# Tribes On Top
From The42
# Tribes On Top

Galway crowned Division 1A league winners after second-half revival defeats Cork

3 hours ago 14,763 Views 4 Comments

Galway trailed by six points at the break but won by five at the end.

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations
# G7 Summit
# G7 Summit

G7 countries pledge to provide one billion Covid-19 vaccinations

3 hours ago 3,338 Views 7 Comments

But the pledge on vaccines for poorer nations fell drastically short of the 11 billion doses that campaigners say are needed.

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Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Section of England fans defy pleas not to boo players taking the knee

3 hours ago 19,447 Views 40 Comments

The Croatia national anthem was also booed.

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK
# Sausages From Toulouse
# Sausages From Toulouse

DUP leader writes to French president explaining how Northern Ireland is part of the UK

4 hours ago 29,966 Views 66 Comments

Emmanuel Macron reportedly implied that Northern Ireland was a separate country.

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Delta Concerns
# Delta Concerns

Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Updated 5 hours ago 61,088 Views 64 Comments

Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Denmark players receive 'crisis assistance' as Eriksen undergoes further examination
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Denmark players receive 'crisis assistance' as Eriksen undergoes further examination

8 hours ago 42,383 Views 40 Comments

The Inter Milan midfielder was hospitalised after collapsing during yesterday’s game against Finland.

At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing
# Hubei
# Hubei

At least 12 killed by gas explosion in China, rescue operation ongoing

8 hours ago 5,661 Views 1 Comment

Videos shot by witnesses and verified by Beijing News show several buildings reduced to rubble and rescue workers carrying shocked survivors on stretchers.

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby
# Sportable
From The42
# Sportable

The sports tech company looking to 'unlock the truth behind the game' of rugby

8 hours ago 17,663 Views 15 Comments

Sportable’s smart ball was used recently in the Varsity Cup in South Africa.

Israel to swear in new government after 12 years of Netanyahu
# Israel
# Israel

Israel to swear in new government after 12 years of Netanyahu

8 hours ago 12,476 Views 22 Comments

Naftali Bennett, head of a small ultranationalist party, will take over as premier but will have to maintain an unwieldy coalition of eight parties.

Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Taoiseach warns UK extension of protocol grace period would be ‘problematic’

9 hours ago 17,152 Views 37 Comments

Martin also insisted a breakthrough between the EU and UK was still possible ‘if there’s a will there on both sides’.

Sitdown Sunday: The circus family that went on the run
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The circus family that went on the run

9 hours ago 12,311 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

G7 to agree climate and conservation targets as summit ends

10 hours ago 4,565 Views 4 Comments

Boris Johnson said the G7 wanted to “drive a global Green Industrial Revolution to transform the way we live”.

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?
# Pathway
From The42
# Pathway

What happened next for the only Irish player to score at Euro 2012?

10 hours ago 32,706 Views 5 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Sean St Ledger on his past and future in football.

Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting
# United States
# United States

Texas police seek two suspects over mass shooting

10 hours ago 21,641 Views 16 Comments

A total of 14 people were wounded in the incident in Austin.

Somebody has bid $28 million for a trip to space with Jeff Bezos
# Space Cadets
# Space Cadets

Somebody has bid $28 million for a trip to space with Jeff Bezos

11 hours ago 11,286 Views 19 Comments

The auction winner’s identity will be revealed in a couple of weeks.

'In 1972, an experience like this was nothing short of an acid bath for English football'
# Humbled At Home
From The42
# Humbled At Home

'In 1972, an experience like this was nothing short of an acid bath for English football'

11 hours ago 16,239 Views 3 Comments

An extract from a new book on the European Championships looks back on England’s defeat to West Germany in 1972.

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mark O'Halloran: 'My career might be judged a success - but when it comes to the property market, I'm a complete failure'

11 hours ago 20,585 Views 0 Comments

“Our political class have forgotten that housing is a right and not simply an opportunity to redistribute money upwards to the wealthy,” writes Mark O’Halloran.

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

12 hours ago 21,662 Views 27 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form
# GDPR
# GDPR

'Rape' and 'incest' listed as 'current relationship status' options on Commission form

18 hours ago 80,724 Views 0 Comments
  • A survivor's daughter says the approach is "incomprehensible" and raises "serious questions"
  • The woman's form is "littered with inaccuracies" and "in no way" captures her suffering
  • "In what world is rape or incest a relationship status?"

Yesterday’s News

Dublin and Kerry will share this year's league title after Dessie Farrell's team beat Donegal
# Division One
From The42
# Division One

Dublin and Kerry will share this year's league title after Dessie Farrell's team beat Donegal

20 hours ago 34,416 Views 25 Comments

Dublin saw off the challenge of Donegal on a score of 1-18 to 1-14 in tonight’s NFL semi-final.

Quiz: How much do you know about sausages?
# Silly Sausage
# Silly Sausage

Quiz: How much do you know about sausages?

20 hours ago 41,017 Views 22 Comments

Test your knowledge.

Dream Horse: 'It was like looking in a mirror seeing Toni Collette play me - it was really really strange'
# Feelgood Film
# Feelgood Film

Dream Horse: 'It was like looking in a mirror seeing Toni Collette play me - it was really really strange'

22 hours ago 26,423 Views 7 Comments

We chat to Jan and Brian Vokes, the real-life couple behind the film Dream Horse.

Kerry fire home six goals as they cruise past Tyrone for Division 1 semi-final victory
# Goal Crazy
From The42
# Goal Crazy

Kerry fire home six goals as they cruise past Tyrone for Division 1 semi-final victory

Updated 23 hours ago 36,786 Views 12 Comments

Paul Geaney struck two of Kerry’s five first-half goals.

Christian Eriksen 'awake and in a stable condition' in hospital
# Euro 2020
From The42
# Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen 'awake and in a stable condition' in hospital

Updated Sat 6:19 PM 172,068 Views 106 Comments

Denmark’s game with Finland was temporarily suspended earlier this evening due to a medical emergency after Eriksen collapsed.

Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse

Sat 5:51 PM 35,147 Views 30 Comments

“Alternative operations” for the Dublin – Kerry and Dublin – Donegal routes are yet to be confirmed, while the remaining routes will be accommodated by other airlines.

'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time

'A despicable act': Waterford Pride flags removed for the second time

Sat 4:30 PM 38,812 Views 0 Comments

A local LGBT+ group is urging the public to fly the rainbow flag from their home as a show of support.

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 431 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sat 3:37 PM 61,110 Views 78 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

New York Times columnist's 'leprechaun' reference criticised by Irish Ambassador
# Daniel Mulhall
# Daniel Mulhall

New York Times columnist's 'leprechaun' reference criticised by Irish Ambassador

Sat 2:29 PM 53,390 Views 106 Comments

“So let me tell you about Apple and the leprechauns,” economist Paul Krugman wrote in reference to Ireland’s corporate tax regime.

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

EU urged to be ‘pragmatic, not bloody-minded’ over Brexit dispute

Updated Sat 2:05 PM 23,561 Views 99 Comments

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made the call as Boris Johnson met leaders from the bloc in Cornwall.

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Johnson poised to delay UK Covid lockdown lifting to July as experts urge caution

Updated Sat 2:00 PM 42,039 Views 46 Comments

Ministers are considering putting back the final easing of controls in England for four weeks as cases of the Delta variant surge.

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

Sat 1:52 PM 18,131 Views 23 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

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