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Saturday 31 July, 2021

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 Sat 7:20 PM 123,327 Views 146 Comments

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

Friday 30 July, 2021

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

SSE Airtricity to increase electricity prices from September

Jul 30th 2021, 2:26 PM 13,796 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jul 30th 2021, 1:59 PM 28,969 Views 72 Comments

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

Thursday 29 July, 2021

Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations
# Longford
# Longford

Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations

Jul 29th 2021, 3:20 PM 23,407 Views 9 Comments

12 locations were searched in Co Longford this morning.

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

'A very unique year': Big drop in the number of dogs destroyed at Irish pounds in 2020

Jul 29th 2021, 12:51 PM 10,631 Views 17 Comments

171 dogs were put to sleep in pounds last year.

Wednesday 28 July, 2021

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital
# University Hospital Limerick
# University Hospital Limerick

'Something has to give': INMO asks Health Minister to intervene at overcrowded Limerick hospital

Jul 28th 2021, 5:27 PM 15,707 Views 18 Comments

Members say that UHL had 52 patients on trolleys this morning, despite gaining more than 110 new beds since January.

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds
# Cabhru
# Cabhru

Friend of former CEO of housing charity stayed overnight at unit, Charities Regulator finds

Jul 28th 2021, 1:39 PM 45,689 Views 10 Comments

The report, published today, found that the friend stayed in the unit “on more than one occasion”.

Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs
# Vaccine Rollout
# Vaccine Rollout

Information campaign to be launched as children aged 12 to 15 set to be offered jabs

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 75,222 Views 271 Comments
  • A government spokesperson said there is no suggestion that vaccination will be a prerequisite for children returning to school in September.
  • NIAC advice stated that a parent's decision to accept, defer or refuse a vaccine for their child should be respected.
  • Booster shots are set to be given to key groups in the autumn.
New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters
# Malin Head
# Malin Head

New humpback whale sighted for the first time in Irish waters

Jul 27th 2021, 4:09 PM 27,546 Views 6 Comments

‘Orion’ was sighted around 60km northwest of Malin Head in Co Donegal.

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland
# Down Syndrome Ireland

Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 2:36 PM 13,171 Views 6 Comments

The unveiling coincided with a new report released as part of a campaign by Down Syndrome Ireland.

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
# Dundalk
# Dundalk

Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth

Jul 27th 2021, 12:08 PM 20,294 Views 8 Comments

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Monday 26 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,345 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 26th 2021, 6:10 PM 77,101 Views 112 Comments

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

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned
# Education
# Education

Education minister has 'every confidence' that schools will reopen as planned

Jul 26th 2021, 2:25 PM 16,134 Views 27 Comments

Norma Foley will bring a school reopening plan to Cabinet tomorrow.

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore
# Tramore
# Tramore

Man dies after being taken from water in Tramore

Jul 26th 2021, 8:57 AM 38,658 Views 3 Comments

The man in his 60s was pulled from the water yesterday.

Friday 23 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 23rd 2021, 5:04 PM 68,465 Views 129 Comments

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

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days
# Treacherous Roads
# Treacherous Roads

RSA warns of hazardous driving conditions and 'greasy' roads in coming days

Jul 23rd 2021, 4:09 PM 23,621 Views 17 Comments

The warning comes ahead of an end to the recent dry spell.

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL
# CLIMATE ACTION BILL

Carbon neutral by 2050: President Higgins signs Climate Action Bill into law

Jul 23rd 2021, 3:09 PM 10,841 Views 30 Comments

“Today is a landmark day,” said Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:23 PM 9,600 Views 12 Comments

The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave
# Clogherhead
# Clogherhead

'It’s very, very difficult': Locals frustrated as village left with no water during heatwave

Jul 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 22,912 Views 13 Comments

Supply was further impacted due to a burst water main in Drogheda on Monday.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,189 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,189 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 5:34 PM 71,245 Views 146 Comments

Dr Ronan Glynn said there has been a “sharp increase” in the level of travel-related cases of Covid-19.

14-year-old girl missing from Dun Laoghaire since Wednesday
# Laura Roberts
# Laura Roberts

14-year-old girl missing from Dun Laoghaire since Wednesday

Jul 22nd 2021, 9:46 AM 25,014 Views 5 Comments

Laura Roberts has been missing since yesterday.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Taoiseach says 'there's an obligation' on everyone to follow indoor dining rules ahead of Monday's reopening

Updated Jul 21st 2021, 6:24 PM 86,621 Views 200 Comments

A government statement said good indoor ventilation is “essential”.

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Dublin businesses said images of gardaí enforcing Covid laws 'damaged' public's sense of safety

Jul 21st 2021, 5:55 PM 30,215 Views 29 Comments

Businesses expressed frustration in a report examining policing during the pandemic.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Adha at Croke Park for second year in a row
# Eid Al-Adha
# Eid Al-Adha

Muslim community celebrates Eid al-Adha at Croke Park for second year in a row

Jul 20th 2021, 3:41 PM 19,598 Views 0 Comments

500 Muslims gathered to pray in the stadium.

Girl (15) missing from Celbridge since Sunday
# Courtney Collins
# Courtney Collins

Girl (15) missing from Celbridge since Sunday

Jul 20th 2021, 1:05 PM 27,941 Views 0 Comments

Courtney Collins was last seen two days ago.

Woman (60s) dies after being struck by vehicle in Cork
# Kanturk
# Kanturk

Woman (60s) dies after being struck by vehicle in Cork

Jul 20th 2021, 11:31 AM 19,284 Views 1 Comment

The crash occurred at around 8.15am this morning.

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 28,833 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

Monday 19 July, 2021

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties
# Water
# Water

Urgent appeals for water conservation made in several counties

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 4:30 PM 29,434 Views 55 Comments

Irish Water said the public should conserve water while temperatures increase.

Covid vaccine portal now open for people aged 18-24
# Rollout
# Rollout

Covid vaccine portal now open for people aged 18-24

Jul 19th 2021, 2:30 PM 14,806 Views 12 Comments

Those who register now will be offered an AstraZeneca vaccine if it is available earlier than an mRNA jab.

Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
# New Rules
# New Rules

Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations

Jul 19th 2021, 11:27 AM 19,965 Views 22 Comments

Promotions to the ranks of sergeant and inspector had previously been managed internally.

Sunday 18 July, 2021

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
# Syphilis
# Syphilis

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid

Jul 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 41,666 Views 47 Comments

The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 27,617 Views 25 Comments

Plans to expand the theatre were first unveiled in 2017.

Friday 16 July, 2021

Gardaí seize cash, designer clothing and electronics in drug raids
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gardaí seize cash, designer clothing and electronics in drug raids

Jul 16th 2021, 7:09 PM 24,936 Views 3 Comments

€16,245 and £3,280 in cash were seized from two properties in Dublin.

Today is the hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures reach 27 degrees
# Here Comes The Sun
# Here Comes The Sun

Today is the hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures reach 27 degrees

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 5:25 PM 40,660 Views 26 Comments

The high temperatures and warm weather will continue over the weekend and into next week.

Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,173 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 16th 2021, 5:14 PM 112,810 Views 254 Comments
  • CMO asks those who are waiting for full vaccination to take 'every precaution' this weekend
  • Cases are increasing in 22 out of 26 counties
  • Over 50% of today’s cases are among the 19-34 age cohort
Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Pulitzer prize-winning Reuters photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Jul 16th 2021, 2:02 PM 18,437 Views 21 Comments

Danish Siddiqui had been covering conflict in the country.

Thursday 15 July, 2021

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns
# Moon Wobble
# Moon Wobble

Moon 'wobble' to cause surge of severe flooding in 2030s, Nasa warns

Jul 15th 2021, 4:00 PM 53,249 Views 51 Comments

Flooding will affect almost all US mainland coastlines, sometimes in clusters that could last over a month.

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Parents spending almost €1,500 a year sending children to secondary school - survey

Jul 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 13,570 Views 51 Comments

The average debt parents find themselves in is €336.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Unite criticises "unsafe practice" of RSA conducting live driving test training during Covid-19
# Driving Tests
# Driving Tests

Unite criticises "unsafe practice" of RSA conducting live driving test training during Covid-19

Jul 14th 2021, 12:10 PM 20,321 Views 13 Comments

The trade union says the RSA are failing to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Tuesday 13 July, 2021

What is an Azores High and how will it affect our weather this weekend?
# Weather Watch
# Weather Watch

What is an Azores High and how will it affect our weather this weekend?

Jul 13th 2021, 9:57 AM 43,469 Views 20 Comments

Temperatures are set to reach 25 degrees later this week.

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