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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

13 minutes ago 2,520 Views 0 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?

53 minutes ago 8,427 Views 17 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

1 hour ago 10,361 Views 4 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'

1 hour ago 5,745 Views 0 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 of Brisbane to enter snap lockdown
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter snap lockdown

2 hours ago 11,413 Views 18 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?

2 hours ago 5,083 Views 5 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

3 hours ago 6,609 Views 5 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

3 hours ago 46,805 Views 6 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

3 hours ago 5,775 Views 5 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

4 hours ago 14,356 Views 8 Comments

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

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

4 hours ago 17,049 Views 15 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'

11 hours ago 35,163 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

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

11 hours ago 15,022 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

12 hours ago 26,618 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

12 hours ago 36,487 Views 30 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

13 hours ago 24,292 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

13 hours ago 29,537 Views 59 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 13 hours ago 38,728 Views 93 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

14 hours ago 14,273 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 15 hours ago 21,744 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

15 hours ago 39,151 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 16 hours ago 27,420 Views 40 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

16 hours ago 26,516 Views 12 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 16 hours ago 73,863 Views 84 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

16 hours ago 37,872 Views 30 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

16 hours ago 52,519 Views 122 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

16 hours ago 9,442 Views 10 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

17 hours ago 20,382 Views 10 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 18 hours ago 13,665 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

18 hours ago 31,758 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

18 hours ago 17,886 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

18 hours ago 10,496 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

19 hours ago 26,441 Views 16 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

19 hours ago 35,385 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

19 hours ago 12,849 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

20 hours ago 13,258 Views 25 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'

20 hours ago 11,984 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

20 hours ago 12,287 Views 42 Comments

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

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