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Today’s News

‘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

7 minutes ago 551 Views 2 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

50 minutes ago 3,743 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

52 minutes ago 5,161 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’

1 hour ago 1,975 Views 3 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

1 hour ago 11,760 Views 0 Comments

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

'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

1 hour ago 6,384 Views 13 Comments

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

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

2 hours ago 26,575 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

4 hours ago 54,249 Views 94 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

4 hours ago 15,073 Views 31 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

4 hours ago 15,060 Views 18 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

5 hours ago 18,265 Views 14 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

5 hours ago 13,688 Views 85 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
# Cabhru
# Cabhru

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

5 hours ago 27,452 Views 10 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

6 hours ago 50,750 Views 59 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

6 hours ago 41,432 Views 103 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 7 hours ago 24,679 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

7 hours ago 15,173 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

7 hours ago 25,682 Views 41 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

7 hours ago 5,114 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

8 hours ago 8,563 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 8 hours ago 70,607 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

9 hours ago 12,976 Views 47 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?

9 hours ago 26,590 Views 41 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

9 hours ago 9,578 Views 91 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

10 hours ago 19,579 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 10 hours ago 63,819 Views 44 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

11 hours ago 13,065 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

11 hours ago 15,585 Views 3 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

12 hours ago 51,326 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

12 hours ago 44,030 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'

12 hours ago 11,696 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

13 hours ago 8,307 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 13 hours ago 43,329 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

16 hours ago 63,182 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

19 hours ago 34,488 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

20 hours ago 29,579 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 21 hours ago 35,999 Views 14 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

22 hours ago 24,592 Views 112 Comments

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

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