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Today’s News

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews
# Challenge
# Challenge

Man accused of Kevin Lunney abduction takes High Court case over time limits regarding judicial reviews

30 minutes ago 1,612 Views 0 Comments

The man has previously brought judicial review proceedings challenging the Special Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to hear his trial.

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday
# Missing
# Missing

Family issue urgent appeal for Cork man missing from New York since Saturday

39 minutes ago 3,801 Views 0 Comments

Ryan Cody (23) was last seen in the area of Queens in New York City.

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985
# Galway
# Galway

Renewed appeal for information on woman who disappeared in Galway in 1985

40 minutes ago 2,362 Views 1 Comment

Barbara Walsh was last seen in a Gaeltacht area in Galway 36 years ago today.

Taoiseach pledges measure to ensure alcohol licences cover on-street pub and restaurant services
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Taoiseach pledges measure to ensure alcohol licences cover on-street pub and restaurant services

1 hour ago 3,122 Views 13 Comments

A number of pubs in Galway were warned by gardaí that alcohol can not be served outside their premises.

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision
# LGBTQ
From The42
# LGBTQ

Munich to deck city in rainbow colours after 'shameful' Uefa decision

1 hour ago 17,016 Views 36 Comments

The European football governing body say it is a ‘politically and religiously neutral organisation.’

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin
# Outdoor Summer
# Outdoor Summer

Antigen tests on lineup as government announces details of pilot festival at Royal Hospital in Dublin

1 hour ago 4,136 Views 7 Comments

The festival will take place on 3 July, with a capacity of 3,500.

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws
# Cork
# Cork

Reverend Mother fined €500 for breaking planning laws

1 hour ago 5,950 Views 0 Comments

Mother Irene was also ordered to pay another €500 towards the legal costs of the local authority.

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists

Updated 1 hour ago 7,028 Views 6 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Outgoing DUP leader Poots says he ‘has been promised significant victory’ over NI Protocol

1 hour ago 6,568 Views 19 Comments

The UK government and the EU are locked in a dispute over the implementation of the protocol.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated 1 hour ago 14,724 Views 28 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

2 hours ago 5,790 Views 15 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research
# Pilot Programme
# Pilot Programme

Four-day work week trial launched as government offers €150,000 to support research

2 hours ago 7,501 Views 24 Comments

Employees involved in the scheme will not experience any loss of pay.

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties
# Covid Test
# Covid Test

Online booking system for Covid-19 tests set up for all counties

2 hours ago 8,840 Views 6 Comments

People can still show up to these test centres without booking an appointment.

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum
# Glenda Cimino
# Glenda Cimino

Poet settles €60,000 personal injuries claim against Arnotts for undisclosed sum

3 hours ago 21,218 Views 0 Comments

Glenda Cimino claimed to have struck her left shin against a protruding low shelf at a shoe display in Arnotts.

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest
# Arise Sir Jeffrey
# Arise Sir Jeffrey

Jeffrey Donaldson confirmed as new DUP leader without contest

Updated 3 hours ago 23,598 Views 38 Comments

Donaldson becomes the fifth leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic
# Covid Cluster
# Covid Cluster

HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic

Updated 3 hours ago 37,352 Views 74 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the country is “still on track to ease restrictions further” on 5 July.

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Aer Lingus losing €1 million a day because of Covid-19 and travel restrictions, says airline's chief executive

Updated 4 hours ago 21,298 Views 34 Comments

The airline’s CEO and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer appeared before a committee this morning.

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man appears in court charged with the murder of his father

4 hours ago 12,580 Views 0 Comments

Harry Sheeran, 65, was found in his home in Firhouse, Dublin and died early yesterday morning.

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Homes: High Court challenges over Commission report may first move forward with test case

4 hours ago 3,422 Views 0 Comments

Eight women are taking legal challenges over the Mother and Baby Homes report.

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims
# Cure For Liver Ills
# Cure For Liver Ills

Drinking coffee associated with reduced risk of chronic liver disease new study claims

4 hours ago 8,762 Views 12 Comments

The benefit peaked at three to four cups per day, according to new research.

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

4 hours ago 10,335 Views 55 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France
# Leucate
# Leucate

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish woman drowns in France

4 hours ago 21,166 Views 2 Comments

The 43-year-old woman and her husband both got into difficulty due to strong currents, according to local media.

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

5 hours ago 23,759 Views 15 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead
# Humidity
# Humidity

Mix of rain and high temperatures forecast for days ahead

6 hours ago 19,923 Views 14 Comments

A light raincoat might come in handy this week.

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay more taxes to help reduce Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions?

7 hours ago 30,969 Views 134 Comments

Green house gas targets will not be met but the EPA said there is a chance if we can reduce our emissions by 2%.

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'
# Speed
From The42
# Speed

'The first try is ridiculous... His pace is absolutely frightening'

Updated 7 hours ago 27,300 Views 12 Comments

Jordan Conroy made a big contribution towards Ireland 7s qualifying for the Olympics.

'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

'The tip of the iceberg': 43% rise in people contacting Women's Aid

7 hours ago 7,250 Views 11 Comments

Some 29,717 people contacted the domestic violence support service last year.

Man charged over fatal assault at Dublin house on Sunday
# Firhouse
# Firhouse

Man charged over fatal assault at Dublin house on Sunday

8 hours ago 12,000 Views 0 Comments

The man, who is in his 30s, is due to appear in court today.

Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House

9 hours ago 18,499 Views 17 Comments

Claims against two law enforcement agencies, however, have been allowed to proceed.

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland
# Irish Courts
# Irish Courts

Opinion: Justice delayed really is justice denied in rape trials - this is a big issue in Ireland

9 hours ago 6,651 Views 5 Comments

Dr Susan Leahy says a consistent delay in the legal process is one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to rape trials

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad
# Free To Go
# Free To Go

Government to launch campaign on travel making clear that young unvaccinated people can go abroad

10 hours ago 54,831 Views 36 Comments

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar clarified yesterday that young people who are not fully vaccinated can travel abroad this summer, despite the chief medical officer Tony Holohan giving advice to the contrary last week.

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says
# Targets
# Targets

Ireland won't meet 2013-2020 EU targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, EPA says

10 hours ago 6,956 Views 25 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2020-2040 projections for greenhouse gas emissions.

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag
# Pride Month
# Pride Month

Locals to hold solidarity vigil after Ballyfermot church faced backlash for flying Pride flag

16 hours ago 44,265 Views 76 Comments
  • The Ballyfermot Assumption Parish flew an Irish flag and a Pride flag last week to show that "all are welcome" in its church.
  • The church received abusive messages on social media and was asked by the Dublin diocese to remove it because of a stance against flags.
  • Local community groups are planning to meet on Friday to show solidarity, Lauren Boland reports.

Yesterday’s News

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research
# Hawaii Five-woah
# Hawaii Five-woah

Nasa sends dozens of baby squid from Hawaii into space for research

17 hours ago 15,868 Views 24 Comments

The squid have a symbiotic relationship with natural bacteria that help regulate their bioluminescence.

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site
# Challenge
# Challenge

Challenge brought over decision not to proceed with Waterford halting site

18 hours ago 16,484 Views 0 Comments

The council voted against the plans last March.

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse
# Happy Days
From The42
# Happy Days

Tears and joy as Denmark reach Euros last 16 just over a week on from Eriksen collapse

18 hours ago 28,735 Views 24 Comments

The Danes overcame Russia this evening to secure a place in the knockout stages.

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone
# Investigations
# Investigations

HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone

18 hours ago 66,680 Views 59 Comments

The cases have not yet been officially confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

19 hours ago 8,033 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Evening longread: The genius of Joni
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Evening longread: The genius of Joni

19 hours ago 15,143 Views 2 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

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