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Dublin: 15°C Thursday 5 August 2021

Today’s News

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria
# Malahide
# Malahide

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to unacceptable levels of bacteria

2 hours ago 18,780 Views 9 Comments

The cause is unknown and an investigation is underway.

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit
# Controversy
# Controversy

The Zappone Saga: How the controversy played out in the past week, and why she had to quit

20 hours ago 37,208 Views 65 Comments
  • The saga began with a tweet last Tuesday and ended with Zappone's resignation
  • After a week of controversy, Zappone declined the role following news of a hotel gathering.
  • The outdoor party has drawn comparisons with last year's 'Golfgate' scandal, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,314 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Wed 5:59 PM 52,218 Views 84 Comments

There has been a total of 5,044 deaths related to Covid-19 in Ireland.

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Nationwide thunderstorm warning issued for tomorrow

Wed 2:04 PM 68,002 Views 30 Comments

Locailsed flooding and hazardous driving conditions have been forecast.

Tuesday 3 August, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Tue 9:00 PM 10,165 Views 0 Comments

Tragedy in Cork, the death of a missing Belarusian dissident and Kellie Harrington made headlines today.

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine
# Inspector Of Prisons
# Inspector Of Prisons

Prisoners denied showers for 14 days due to Covid quarantine

Tue 8:21 PM 35,541 Views 70 Comments

Freshly released reports also found that prisoners are not being provided with sufficient meaningful human contact.

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month
# Dose Deal
# Dose Deal

Romanian vaccine deal finally completed, 700,000 doses to be delivered next month

Tue 3:34 PM 28,975 Views 65 Comments

The Taoiseach said the deal was “fantastic news and a welcome boost to our roll-out”.

Friday 30 July, 2021

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

Jul 30th 2021, 7:00 PM 31,817 Views 14 Comments

Around 5,000 fish mortalities have been estimated.

Thursday 29 July, 2021

Gardaí investigating assault allegations following Temple Bar incident
# Dublin
# Dublin

Gardaí investigating assault allegations following Temple Bar incident

Jul 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 77,096 Views 0 Comments

A protest was held in Temple Bar this evening in relation to the incident on Monday.

Yellow weather warning issued for three southern counties as UK braces for Storm Evert
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Yellow weather warning issued for three southern counties as UK braces for Storm Evert

Jul 29th 2021, 7:42 PM 23,860 Views 0 Comments

Storm Evert is set to barrel into the UK bringing “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”.

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions
# High Risk Pregnancies
# High Risk Pregnancies

Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 4:37 PM 23,223 Views 11 Comments

12 of the 19 maternity hospitals were found to be fully compliant.

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter
# Kilmurrin Cove
# Kilmurrin Cove

Three kayakers stranded on rocks on Waterford coast rescued by RNLI and Coast Guard helicopter

Jul 29th 2021, 12:38 PM 13,112 Views 3 Comments

The group became stranded when a sudden squall capsized one of the kayaks.

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
# Ageism
# Ageism

Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds

Jul 29th 2021, 6:20 AM 15,991 Views 43 Comments

The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords
# House Of Lords
# House Of Lords

UK and EU have 'fundamentally flawed' approach to NI protocol impasse – Lords

Jul 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 15,646 Views 17 Comments

The House of Lords committee said that Northern Ireland risks becoming a “permanent casualty” of Brexit.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 28th 2021, 8:55 PM 8,823 Views 0 Comments

A rise in divorce applications, ancient sponges and Joe Canning made headlines today.

Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated
# Jesuit Order
# Jesuit Order

Former Belvedere headmaster told inquiry allegations of abuse were not properly investigated

Jul 27th 2021, 8:43 PM 19,887 Views 0 Comments

The headmaster “believed he was acting in the interests of the institution in protecting it from scandal”.

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Wedding guest limit will increase to 100 from 5 August, baptisms also to resume

Jul 27th 2021, 6:24 PM 119,250 Views 130 Comments

Baptism ceremonies will also be allowed, but not the gatherings afterwards.

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig
# Camphill Community Duffcarrig

HSE takes over Wexford disability centre as 'last resort' amid concerns for residents

Jul 27th 2021, 4:09 PM 18,754 Views 0 Comments

“A strong and offensive odour of cat waste made it difficult for inspectors to stand in the bedroom area,” an inspection report noted.

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador
# Martin Fraser
# Martin Fraser

Government Secretary-General announced as Ireland's next UK ambassador

Jul 27th 2021, 3:13 PM 17,856 Views 9 Comments

New ambassadors to the US, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the UN were also announced.

Monday 26 July, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for people aged 16 and 17 tomorrow

Jul 26th 2021, 8:14 PM 49,309 Views 96 Comments

The health minister announced the news today.

Defamation cases against Dana Rosemary Scallon struck out
# High Court
# High Court

Defamation cases against Dana Rosemary Scallon struck out

Jul 26th 2021, 8:07 PM 41,304 Views 0 Comments

The judge said he will deal with an application from Scallon for the costs of the strike out application to be paid by TV3 at a later date.

Saturday 24 July, 2021

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Some pubs and restaurants aren't reopening indoor dining over health and logistical concerns

Jul 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 49,246 Views 125 Comments

Unvaccinated staff, fear of public backlash and no counter service are among the reasons some pubs and restaurants aren’t reopening indoor areas.

Friday 23 July, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 23rd 2021, 8:55 PM 10,445 Views 1 Comment

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

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand
# Dollymount
# Dollymount

Swimmer (60s) dies at Dublin's Dollymount Strand

Jul 23rd 2021, 7:37 PM 51,005 Views 5 Comments

Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

People feeding Phoenix Park deer is harming the herd, researcher warns
# Oh Deer
# Oh Deer

People feeding Phoenix Park deer is harming the herd, researcher warns

Jul 22nd 2021, 8:42 PM 19,856 Views 52 Comments

People are being urged to “let the wildlife stay wild”.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended
# Assisted Dying
# Assisted Dying

Establishment of Special Committee to examine Dying with Dignity Bill recommended

Jul 21st 2021, 6:30 PM 8,275 Views 13 Comments

The Justice Committee said today that the proposed legislation has “serious technical issues”.

Hospital chief says Ireland on 'upward curve' of fourth wave of Covid-19 infections
# Covid Outbreak
# Covid Outbreak

Hospital chief says Ireland on 'upward curve' of fourth wave of Covid-19 infections

Jul 21st 2021, 4:02 PM 32,188 Views 25 Comments

Patients aren’t becoming as sick as during the third wave, Tony Canavan said.

Government reopens scheme for victims of sexual abuse in day schools
# Louise O'Keeffe
# Louise O'Keeffe

Government reopens scheme for victims of sexual abuse in day schools

Jul 21st 2021, 12:58 PM 7,538 Views 2 Comments

The scheme was paused in 2019 following a report from a retired High Court judge.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to E. coli bacteria
# Skerries
# Skerries

People urged not to swim at Dublin beach due to E. coli bacteria

Jul 20th 2021, 8:35 PM 62,855 Views 30 Comments

South Strand Skerries itself remains open.

Covid vaccine portal will open to everyone aged 18 or over from tomorrow
# MRNA Jabs
# MRNA Jabs

Covid vaccine portal will open to everyone aged 18 or over from tomorrow

Jul 20th 2021, 7:31 PM 19,435 Views 19 Comments

The health minister said Ireland’s vaccination programme is ahead of schedule and performing “really well”.

Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014
# Crack Cocaine
# Crack Cocaine

Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014

Jul 20th 2021, 2:53 PM 13,165 Views 9 Comments

The number of women entering treatment for crack cocaine use has increased by almost 80% in two years.

Monday 19 July, 2021

'It's ransacking and desecration': Sligo passage tomb suffers significant damage in illegal excavation
# Neolithic Tomb
# Neolithic Tomb

'It's ransacking and desecration': Sligo passage tomb suffers significant damage in illegal excavation

Jul 19th 2021, 7:45 PM 63,504 Views 31 Comments

Experts say the damage is “extremely worrying”.

Beacon Hospital offered Covid vaccines to teachers in 'good faith', report finds
# Controversy
# Controversy

Beacon Hospital offered Covid vaccines to teachers in 'good faith', report finds

Jul 19th 2021, 3:06 PM 21,941 Views 48 Comments

The board of the hospital said it retains confidence in its CEO Michael Cullen.

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May
# Hospital Figures
# Hospital Figures

Number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 rises above 100 for first time since May

Jul 19th 2021, 2:41 PM 32,323 Views 77 Comments

There are 20 people with Covid-19 in intensive care units.

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