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Today’s News

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian athlete who was taken to airport after criticising coaches
# To The Rescue
From The42
# To The Rescue

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian athlete who was taken to airport after criticising coaches

5 minutes ago 480 Views 1 Comment

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya spent the night in an airport hotel after asking officials to help her avoid being flown back to her authoritarian homeland.

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics
# Emotional
From The42
# Emotional

'The hardest thing I've ever done' - Billy Walsh laments role in eliminating Kurt Walker from Olympics

46 minutes ago 10,613 Views 4 Comments

Walsh drafted Walker into Ireland’s High Performance Unit as a 17-year-old in 2012, but trained Duke Ragan to victory over the Irishman in Tokyo.

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate
# England And Wales
# England And Wales

Pingdemic: NHS Covid app updated to reduce number of contacts told to isolate

46 minutes ago 3,190 Views 8 Comments

Only contacts from the previous two days, instead of the previous five days will have to self-isolate.

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September
# Admission
# Admission

Electric Picnic organiser 'very confident' festival will go ahead in September

1 hour ago 6,367 Views 24 Comments

Melvin Benn said he based his optimism on the fact no one in Government had told him the event would not be allowed.

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath
# Garda
# Garda

Man aged in his 70s dies after tractor crashes in Co Westmeath

1 hour ago 9,264 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene on the R389, Mullingar Road at Kilbeggan at 7.50am.

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse
# Quinsborough Road
# Quinsborough Road

Decorative parts of four Bray buildings collapse

2 hours ago 25,724 Views 13 Comments

Wicklow County Council are engaging with the owners of the properties concerned.

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,352 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 30,609 Views 69 Comments

The latest figures were announced by the Department of Health on Twitter.

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Death toll in central China floods has tripled to over 300

2 hours ago 4,143 Views 3 Comments

The revised figure is three times the original estimate.

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise
# Question Marks
From The42
# Question Marks

'Obviously there has been a period of transition' - Farrell on talk of Dublin's demise

Updated 3 hours ago 20,359 Views 15 Comments

Dublin failed to beat the handicap in all three of their Leinster SFC outings.

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come
# Forecast
# Forecast

Showery spells expected during unsettled week to come

3 hours ago 8,112 Views 1 Comment

Temperatures could reach a high of 20 degrees tomorrow, so at least there’s that.

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died
# Bord Na Móna
# Bord Na Móna

First common crane chicks born in Ireland in 300 years feared to have died

3 hours ago 18,690 Views 12 Comments

It’s hoped that crane chicks will be successfully bred in future years.

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)
# Co Meath
# Co Meath

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing teen (15)

3 hours ago 29,180 Views 1 Comment

He was last seen yesterday.

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus Olympic sprinter

Updated 4 hours ago 101,052 Views 40 Comments

Runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to seek political asylum in Poland.

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case
# UK Court
# UK Court

Man refused bail following extradition warrant relating to Adrian Donohoe case

4 hours ago 11,910 Views 0 Comments

James Patrick Gerard Flynn, 30, was arrested in the UK last month under an international warrant issued by the High Court in Ireland.

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes
# Germany
# Germany

Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes

5 hours ago 13,546 Views 9 Comments

Thousands of people had rallied in the German capital’s Mitte district.

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games
# Return
From The42
# Return

Simone Biles to return for tomorrow's beam final at the Olympic Games

Updated 6 hours ago 25,338 Views 40 Comments

The American has withdrawn from the all-around final and three of the four apparatus finals, but will make another appearance in Tokyo.

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far
# Praise The Youth
# Praise The Youth

'Inspiring weekend' for vaccination programme as 18,000 people avail of walk-in centres so far

7 hours ago 23,568 Views 57 Comments

The 26 centres are open today.

Poll: Should communions and confirmations be allowed go ahead this month?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should communions and confirmations be allowed go ahead this month?

8 hours ago 63,490 Views 136 Comments

Some priests and Bishops want them to go ahead, but the Health Minister disagrees.

Man (80s) dies in single-car collision in Co Tipperary
# Clogheen
# Clogheen

Man (80s) dies in single-car collision in Co Tipperary

9 hours ago 20,012 Views 2 Comments

Witnesses and dash cam footage are being sought by the gardaí.

Death toll rises to eight as wildfires rage in southern Turkey
# Fighting Fire
# Fighting Fire

Death toll rises to eight as wildfires rage in southern Turkey

9 hours ago 9,784 Views 0 Comments

Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.

Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown
# Australia
# Australia

Troops hit Sydney streets to help enforce its prolonged lockdown

10 hours ago 29,681 Views 65 Comments

Meanwhile, stay-at-home orders were extended in Brisbane.

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track
# No Joy
From The42
# No Joy

Olympic Breakfast: Irish heartbreak and Dutch miracle comeback on the track

11 hours ago 50,352 Views 13 Comments

Three Irish athletes were eliminated in the heats on Monday morning.

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief
# Irish Society
# Irish Society

'Societal dysfunctionality' around gender roles needs to be tackled, says Defence Forces chief

11 hours ago 23,770 Views 33 Comments

Vice Admiral Mellett said gender conditioning away from military life begins in childhood for women.

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
# Voices Unheard
# Voices Unheard

'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community

18 hours ago 22,256 Views 6 Comments
  • Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
  • Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.

Yesterday’s News

QUIZ: How well do you know these classic summer blockbusters?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How well do you know these classic summer blockbusters?

20 hours ago 54,185 Views 40 Comments

Jaws, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Speed…

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

21 hours ago 18,411 Views 7 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog
# How I Spend My Money
# How I Spend My Money

Money Diaries: A product manager on €85K living in Dublin with her partner and dog

22 hours ago 76,748 Views 38 Comments

This week, our reader is disciplined and organised in managing her finances.

Tributes paid to teen following death in Dublin crash
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

Tributes paid to teen following death in Dublin crash

22 hours ago 85,414 Views 10 Comments

The three-vehicle collision happened last night on the Finglas Road, Glasnevin.

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19
# Close Contacts
From The42
# Close Contacts

Cork unable to play All-Ireland U20 hurling final after 'member of group' tests positive for Covid-19

22 hours ago 41,978 Views 28 Comments

Cork were due to play Galway next Saturday.

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar junta chief says new elections will be held in two years

23 hours ago 8,023 Views 7 Comments

The country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in February.

'It feels pretty good, we can't complain': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'It feels pretty good, we can't complain': The week in quotes

23 hours ago 12,230 Views 0 Comments

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

Kildare show up well in Leinster final but Dublin make it 11 titles in-a-row
# Progress
From The42
# Progress

Kildare show up well in Leinster final but Dublin make it 11 titles in-a-row

Sun 5:53 PM 36,753 Views 56 Comments

Daniel Flynn slammed in a 62nd minute goal for Kildare.

Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
# RNLI
# RNLI

Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast

Sun 5:51 PM 22,528 Views 13 Comments

The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Sun 4:17 PM 26,566 Views 7 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

Appeal fails as Thomas Barr falls short of Olympic final spot in 400m hurdles
# Unlucky
From The42
# Unlucky

Appeal fails as Thomas Barr falls short of Olympic final spot in 400m hurdles

Updated Sun 3:36 PM 61,661 Views 16 Comments

Ireland had lodged an objection against Italy’s Alessandro Sibilio.

Coronavirus: 1,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,098 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sun 3:25 PM 61,638 Views 132 Comments

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

Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches
# Kristina Timanovskaya
# Kristina Timanovskaya

Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches

Sun 3:12 PM 72,802 Views 21 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is refusing to fly home.

'There’s nothing special about us and a lot of hard work can get you there'
# Golden Boys
From The42
# Golden Boys

'There’s nothing special about us and a lot of hard work can get you there'

Sun 3:09 PM 40,992 Views 11 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy retuned home today after their stunning Olympic success.

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos
# YouTube
# YouTube

Youtube suspends Sky News Australia from uploading content following Covid denial videos

Sun 2:45 PM 30,450 Views 58 Comments

YouTube said “numerous” offending videos have now been removed.

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