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Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
# Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Outgoing head of Defence Forces says Government cuts to military have caused 'frustration'

6 hours ago 5,711 Views 11 Comments
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett is set to retire in the coming months from his role as Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.
  • In a wide-ranging interview Mellett spoke at length about funding difficulties.
  • He also believes that the future of defence lies in a combination of cyber and traditional roles.
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Yesterday’s News

Aidan Walsh forced to withdraw from Olympic semi-final due to injury
# Cruel Blow
From The42
# Cruel Blow

Aidan Walsh forced to withdraw from Olympic semi-final due to injury

6 hours ago 26,347 Views 37 Comments

The Belfast boxer will still return home with a bronze medal.

Quiz: How much do you know about bank holidays?
# Long Weekend
# Long Weekend

Quiz: How much do you know about bank holidays?

8 hours ago 25,616 Views 18 Comments

Settle into the weekend with this quiz.

Cork defeat Dublin as first-half goals key to book All-Ireland semi-final with Kilkenny
# Rebel Revival
From The42
# Rebel Revival

Cork defeat Dublin as first-half goals key to book All-Ireland semi-final with Kilkenny

9 hours ago 21,624 Views 48 Comments

Cork ran out eight-point victors in Semple Stadium.

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Katherine Zappone will provide value for money as special envoy

10 hours ago 15,710 Views 86 Comments

Our columnist muses on the Zappone furore, summer days and what’s next for Donald Trump.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

10 hours ago 14,958 Views 2 Comments

Covid vaccine walk-in centres, mandatory hotel quarantine and wildfires in Turkey made the headlines.

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

HSE 'blown away' by attendances at walk-in vaccination centres across the country

Updated 10 hours ago 98,290 Views 122 Comments

38 venues are operating a walk-in service this Bank Holiday weekend.

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Outbreaks in China and Australia prompt stricter Covid measures

11 hours ago 20,138 Views 19 Comments

The WHO has urged countries to contain the Delta variant.

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years
# Red Hands
From The42
# Red Hands

Tyrone survive stirring Monaghan fightback to land first Ulster title in 4 years

12 hours ago 15,322 Views 4 Comments

It was the first Ulster final to take place in Croke Park since 2006.

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list
# Travel
# Travel

Georgia and Malaysia added to mandatory hotel quarantine list

13 hours ago 12,617 Views 8 Comments

Kuwait has been removed from the list of designated states with effect from today.

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

13 hours ago 19,443 Views 3 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test From The42
Live 14 hours ago

As it happened: South Africa v British and Irish Lions, second Test

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,427 new cases confirmed, as Ireland reaches 300,000 case milestone

14 hours ago 56,732 Views 99 Comments

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

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem
# Public Screening
# Public Screening

Hong Kong police arrest man for booing Chinese national anthem

14 hours ago 11,378 Views 31 Comments

Police are investigating Olympic Games fans who booed China’s national anthem during a public screening at a shopping centre.

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish
# Déise Delight
From The42
# Déise Delight

Waterford claim first senior championship win over Tipperary in 13 years after pulsating finish

14 hours ago 32,042 Views 30 Comments

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted today’s game.

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek

15 hours ago 9,744 Views 5 Comments

Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 15 and 21 degrees.

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels
# Seapoint
# Seapoint

Public advised not to swim at popular Dublin spot due to e-coli levels

16 hours ago 34,007 Views 12 Comments

The advisory notice will be in place for five days.

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain
# San Sebastian
# San Sebastian

Consular assistance being provided to family after Irish man drowns in Spain

19 hours ago 50,347 Views 5 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the water at Zurriola beach early on Friday.

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should motorway speed limits be cut when it rains?

19 hours ago 45,986 Views 93 Comments

Most drivers in the UK want a lower motorway speed limit in wet weather.

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Homecoming celebrations for Skibbereen's Olympic medalists to be low-key

20 hours ago 34,292 Views 15 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy are due home to Ireland tomorrow.

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Water Safety in Ireland: 'Our initial reaction is to gasp, don't use up that energy'

20 hours ago 16,320 Views 3 Comments

The RNLI and the Department of Transport are appealing for people to be conscious of water safety this weekend.

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Australia's third-largest city enters snap lockdown as WHO sounds alarm on Delta

21 hours ago 37,150 Views 37 Comments

Worldwide, coronavirus infections are once again on the upswing.

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What has sparked rare protests in Cuba?

21 hours ago 7,797 Views 8 Comments

Ruaridh Nicoll, a journalist based in Havana, joins us for this week’s episode.

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

Hunger will rise in 23 global hotspots in next three months, warns UN

22 hours ago 13,145 Views 16 Comments

A catastrophic situation has been predicted in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria.

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture
# Tokyo 2020
From The42
# Tokyo 2020

Olympic Breakfast: McIlroy and Lowry keep themselves right in medal picture

22 hours ago 66,392 Views 13 Comments

Here’s what you missed while you were sleeping…

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated
# The Vaccines
# The Vaccines

Youth Council urges employers not to create barriers for workers who want to get vaccinated

22 hours ago 10,216 Views 7 Comments

Workers have reported facing some obstacles in attending appointments during their work shift.

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

The talking is finally done and the Lions have a shot at the series

23 hours ago 23,278 Views 15 Comments

The kicking and set-piece contests will be crucial again this evening.

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
# Forced Adoption
# Forced Adoption

Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'

Sat 12:05 AM 51,485 Views 0 Comments
  • The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
  • "I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
  • The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her

Friday 30 July, 2021

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash
# Courts
# Courts

Senior Kinahan lieutenant 'Mr Nobody' jailed for seven years for laundering cash

Fri 11:21 PM 19,900 Views 0 Comments

His wife and former “mistress” also received suspended sentences.

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Man (20s) dies in single vehicle crash in Roscommon

Fri 11:01 PM 33,643 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them.

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate
# Covid Cert
# Covid Cert

New self-service online portal for Digital Covid Certificate

Fri 10:51 PM 49,944 Views 42 Comments

The portal will allow people to check the status of their cert and request changes.

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final
# Poignant
From The42
# Poignant

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final

Fri 10:20 PM 29,703 Views 2 Comments

A cloud of sadness hung over the Athletic Grounds as late Monaghan captain Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh was remembered throughout.

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets
# UK
# UK

‘Brighton cat killer’ jailed for ‘cruel’ string of attacks on pets

Fri 9:30 PM 36,845 Views 74 Comments

Steve Bouquet attacked 16 cats in the English city between October 2018 and June 2019.

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer
# Freedom Of Expression
# Freedom Of Expression

Fianna Fáil Senator says Zappone should turn down UN special envoy offer

Updated Fri 9:30 PM 44,418 Views 102 Comments

The former minister is to be made a UN envoy.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 9:01 PM 15,989 Views 0 Comments

Vaccines, Katherine Zappone and a Dublin cycle path plan made the headlines.

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott
# Courts
# Courts

Closing speeches conclude in trial of man accused of murdering Nadine Lott

Updated Fri 7:51 PM 24,690 Views 0 Comments

Details on the “appalling and dreadful” injuries to the young mother’s face were given in court today.

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock
# Harassment
# Harassment

Judge slams ‘yob’ who put England's chief medical officer in a headlock

Fri 7:40 PM 46,306 Views 29 Comments

Lewis Hughes, 24, from Romford in Essex, has pleaded guilty to assaulting Professor Chris Whitty.

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers
# Ticket Hunt
From The42
# Ticket Hunt

40,000 fans to attend All-Ireland finals and 25,000 for Ireland World Cup qualifiers

Updated Fri 7:15 PM 29,445 Views 43 Comments

The Covid-19 crowd restrictions are set to be significantly relaxed.

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