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Walk-in vaccination centres are open this weekend - here’s where they’ll be
# Walk-ins Welcome
# Walk-ins Welcome

Walk-in vaccination centres are open this weekend - here’s where they’ll be

9 minutes ago 318 Views 0 Comments

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

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'

6 hours ago 11,862 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

Yesterday’s News

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

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

7 hours ago 16,640 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

7 hours ago 19,517 Views 19 Comments

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

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

8 hours ago 8,805 Views 0 Comments

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

'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

8 hours ago 16,029 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

9 hours ago 19,249 Views 42 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 9 hours ago 30,462 Views 82 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

9 hours ago 11,401 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 10 hours ago 18,235 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

10 hours ago 28,574 Views 24 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 11 hours ago 24,652 Views 38 Comments

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

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom
# Barnagrow Lake
# Barnagrow Lake

Largest fish kill of the year linked to heat wave and algal bloom

11 hours ago 20,748 Views 11 Comments

Around 5,000 fish mortalities have been estimated.

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid
# Rollout
# Rollout

Ireland has overtaken the UK in fully vaccinating its population against Covid

Updated 11 hours ago 65,354 Views 78 Comments

Ireland has now fully vaccinated 72.5% of its adult population compared to the UK’s 71.8%.

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park
# Courts
# Courts

Cork man jailed for rape of sleeping woman in public park

12 hours ago 31,320 Views 27 Comments

Dermot O’Connor first sexually assaulted the woman while she was sleeping and left, but returned again to rape her.

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,501 new cases confirmed in Ireland

12 hours ago 48,263 Views 119 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Concern at increase in number of homeless families last month

12 hours ago 7,999 Views 9 Comments

Homeless campaigners have called for plans that address the particular challenges facing lone parents.

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s
# Courts
# Courts

Former Franciscan friar jailed for indecent assault and rape of child in 1980s

12 hours ago 17,409 Views 6 Comments

A jury found Joseph Keegan guilty on two counts of indecent assault on the boy.

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister
# Brexit Fallout
# Brexit Fallout

‘Window of opportunity’ to resolve post-Brexit trading issues, says NI First Minister

Updated 13 hours ago 12,401 Views 10 Comments

Paul Givan made the comments following a meeting of the North South Ministerial Council.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Questions And Answers
From The42
# Questions And Answers

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

13 hours ago 28,175 Views 12 Comments

How well do you remember the sporting headlines from the past seven days?

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting
# Courts
# Courts

Daniel Goulding further charged with attempted murder of two Garda detectives in Dublin shooting

13 hours ago 15,922 Views 0 Comments

Both detectives were shot in their left legs while one was wounded in the hand.

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill
# Courts
# Courts

Jury in Munster child abuse trial sent home for weekend after juror is taken ill

14 hours ago 9,311 Views 0 Comments

The jury has been deliberating since yesterday morning.

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Plan to disband special organised crime task force reversed after garda protests

14 hours ago 24,318 Views 13 Comments
  • The special Crime Task Force was created by DOCB following the Regency Hotel attack in 2016.
  • Their work has seen the State seize millions of euro worth of drugs and a large arsenal of guns.
  • The disbandment was to facilitate an increase in numbers on regular policing duties in Dublin city.
Human remains found in the Pyrenees confirmed as being from missing British hiker
# Esther Dingley
# Esther Dingley

Human remains found in the Pyrenees confirmed as being from missing British hiker

14 hours ago 31,326 Views 3 Comments

Just one bone has been located so the details of what happened remain unknown.

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man who booked flights for hitman in Kinahan Cartel's bid to murder 'Mago' Gately is jailed

14 hours ago 11,303 Views 0 Comments

James Mago Gately was shot several times in 2017.

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter
# Legislation
# Legislation

Taoiseach says Covid has 'exacerbated' volume of legislation, as politicians discuss President's letter

15 hours ago 11,751 Views 22 Comments

Michael D Higgins says he received nine Bills in one day.

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'
# Limerick
# Limerick

Hospital chief hits back at union’s claim patient overcrowding situation is 'out of control'

15 hours ago 10,791 Views 8 Comments

The UH Limerick CEO said the INMO claims were “disappointing” and “incorrect”.

SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September
# Prices
# Prices

SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September

16 hours ago 11,196 Views 39 Comments

The price change will see a typical household bill increase by around €3.89 per week for dual fuel customers.

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
From The42
# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

16 hours ago 32,394 Views 26 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office
# Church Vs State
# Church Vs State

It's bishop's 'right' to hold communions despite Covid advice, says Catholic Comms Office

16 hours ago 24,865 Views 60 Comments

“The mission of the church cannot be put on hold indefinitely”, Bishop Kevin Doran said.

Mother remanded in custody accused of murdering her baby son in Belfast earlier this week
# Ardoyne
# Ardoyne

Mother remanded in custody accused of murdering her baby son in Belfast earlier this week

Updated 16 hours ago 45,046 Views 0 Comments

Raluca Ioana Tagani appeared before a judge in Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning accused of murdering Liam O’Keefe.

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home
# Courts
# Courts

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home

16 hours ago 39,382 Views 0 Comments

The woman said after the attack she questioned herself about “where I did go wrong and why he would hate me so much”.

High Court upholds challenge against cycle path trial in Sandymount
# Strand Road
# Strand Road

High Court upholds challenge against cycle path trial in Sandymount

17 hours ago 21,806 Views 61 Comments

The trial would see the provision of a two-way separated cycle track along the Strand Road.

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November

18 hours ago 43,245 Views 72 Comments

People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final
# Fab Four
From The42
# Fab Four

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final

18 hours ago 56,968 Views 27 Comments

Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell set a new national record of 3:12.18.

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend

18 hours ago 15,825 Views 70 Comments

As of Monday, customers can avail of indoor hospitality if they have proof of Covid-19 immunity.

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

19 hours ago 5,204 Views 12 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

Davy Fitzgerald steps down as Wexford boss
# Purple And Go
From The42
# Purple And Go

Davy Fitzgerald steps down as Wexford boss

20 hours ago 45,878 Views 61 Comments

The Sixmilebridge man says the long commute is the main factor in the decision.

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says
# Frontline
# Frontline

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says

20 hours ago 29,576 Views 90 Comments

The Health Minister was speaking after touring the HSE’s Limerick Covid-19 vaccination centre.

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