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Today’s News

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Sydney extends lockdown as Covid-19 cluster grows

34 minutes ago 4,089 Views 3 Comments

The lockdown of Australia’s largest city will last at least until 28 August.

Children will not have to be vaccinated to attend school - Donnelly
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Children will not have to be vaccinated to attend school - Donnelly

40 minutes ago 2,861 Views 12 Comments

The health minister said it is “absolutely not on the cards and won’t be on the cards”.

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

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

46 minutes ago 7,236 Views 6 Comments

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

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling
# Joe Show
From The42
# Joe Show

Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling

1 hour ago 28,930 Views 46 Comments

It’s the end of an era.

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy
# Katherine Zappone
# Katherine Zappone

Varadkar and Coveney 'accept responsibility' for oversight in appointing Zappone special envoy

1 hour ago 20,252 Views 63 Comments

Varadkar said Zappone approached Coveney about the position.

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania
# Smuggling Charges
# Smuggling Charges

Man found civilly liable for Omagh bombing to be extradited to Lithuania

Updated 2 hours ago 16,573 Views 0 Comments

Liam Campbell is suspected of international weapons smuggling in Lithuania.

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Welcome to Rowing Country, where people get up early in the morning

2 hours ago 8,295 Views 8 Comments

A review of the coverage of Ireland’s first medal success of the Tokyo Olympics.

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson wants ‘fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs’ to punish anti-social behaviour

2 hours ago 15,523 Views 22 Comments

The UK Prime Minister set out elements of his Government’s Beating Crime Plan, including the wider use of Stop and Search powers.

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November
# Philomena Lee
# Philomena Lee

Mother and Baby Home cases to be heard by High Court in November

2 hours ago 2,869 Views 0 Comments

Philomena Lee and Mary Harney are among the women taking legal action against the State.

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey
# Back To School
# Back To School

Most parents believe children will require additional supports when back to school - survey

3 hours ago 5,660 Views 4 Comments

63% were concerned about their children’s emotional development and 51% were concerned about social skills.

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Community in 'state of shock' as murder probe launched after baby dies in Ardoyne

Updated 3 hours ago 50,372 Views 0 Comments

Another young child has been taken to hospital where they remain in intensive care.

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time
# New Low
# New Low

Number of people receiving PUP dips below 200,000 for the first time

4 hours ago 9,703 Views 41 Comments

The overall bill for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment now stands at over €8.3 billion.

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

4 hours ago 19,630 Views 31 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Children aged 12 to 15 at high risk to be prioritised in Covid vaccine rollout

4 hours ago 7,626 Views 86 Comments

This will also extend to those who live with people with underlying conditions.

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member
# Dublin
# Dublin

Investigation underway into alleged sexual assault of Defence Forces member

5 hours ago 16,693 Views 0 Comments

It’s alleged to have happened at a hotel being used for mandatory hotel quarantine.

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal
# Within Her Means
From The42
# Within Her Means

Charlie Haughey's grand-niece wins Hong Kong's first Olympic swimming medal

Updated 5 hours ago 54,695 Views 38 Comments

Siobhan Haughey has created history in the pool today.

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry
# Tralee
# Tralee

Burst water main impacts supply for thousands in Kerry

6 hours ago 11,209 Views 17 Comments

Disruption is expected to continue throughout the morning.

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare
# Clane
# Clane

Man (60s) dies after being struck by car in Kildare

6 hours ago 13,734 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46
# Metal
# Metal

Slipknot co-founder Joey Jordison dies aged 46

7 hours ago 44,992 Views 16 Comments

Jordison was voted the greatest drummer of the previous 25 years by readers of drumming magazine Rhythm in 2010.

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal
# Team Ireland
From The42
# Team Ireland

Olympic Breakfast: Quartet get Ireland off the mark with bronze medal

7 hours ago 41,894 Views 13 Comments

It was a positive day for Ireland at the Sea Forest Waterway and Kokugikan Arena.

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'
# Question Time
# Question Time

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'

7 hours ago 10,392 Views 8 Comments

We spent a morning down in Dunmore East to hear what fishermen had to say to the Minister for the Marine.

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks
# Gender Balance
# Gender Balance

Advisory group will attempt to 'achieve gender balance' in Leinster House artworks

8 hours ago 7,558 Views 29 Comments

Plans for the display of some modern artworks to liven up parts of Leinster House are also under consideration.

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne
# Belfast
# Belfast

Woman held in murder probe as child dies in Ardoyne

Updated 8 hours ago 41,414 Views 0 Comments

Ambulance crews had earlier taken two children to hospital.

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final
# Off The Mark
From The42
# Off The Mark

Stunning performance as Ireland secure bronze in the women's four final

11 hours ago 59,655 Views 25 Comments

Team Ireland have won their first medal in Tokyo after an outstanding race from the women’s four.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

14 hours ago 31,946 Views 23 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

Construction to begin on €30m medical centre for Dublin’s homeless

15 hours ago 27,471 Views 38 Comments

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien visited the site this week.

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider
# Sweet Revenge
From The42
# Sweet Revenge

Galway beat Dublin to land Leinster title 5 weeks after losing to them in 2020 decider

Updated 16 hours ago 35,022 Views 13 Comments

Galway had seven survivors from the side that lost in Tullamore last month.

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Tearful police officers testify about violence and racist abuse at US Capitol riot

17 hours ago 23,587 Views 111 Comments

The gripping accounts served as opening testimony in a House investigation of the attack.

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours
# Swords
# Swords

Flash flooding recedes in north Dublin after heavy downpours

Updated 17 hours ago 81,738 Views 13 Comments

Footage on social media shows flood waters sweep through Swords this afternoon while crews were also deployed yo Malahide and Portmarnock.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 17,217 Views 4 Comments

Weddings to double to 100, vaccines for children and Olympics latest.

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

17 hours ago 18,035 Views 0 Comments

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

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant
# Arklow
# Arklow

After years of raw sewage going into the Avoca River, Arklow gets green light for new treatment plant

18 hours ago 12,344 Views 20 Comments

The waste water treatment plant will be completed in 2025.

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility
# Leverkusen
# Leverkusen

At least two killed as blast rocks German chemical facility

Updated 18 hours ago 30,457 Views 1 Comment

At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender
# Swoop
From The42
# Swoop

Manchester United agree deal to sign Real Madrid defender

Updated 18 hours ago 25,755 Views 39 Comments

The transfer of Raphael Varane is reportedly worth €40million rising to €49million with add-ons.

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Housing Plan 'well on track' for late August but more work needs to be done on vacancy - O'Brien

18 hours ago 11,858 Views 27 Comments

Minister Darragh O’Brien had previously said he would launch the new plan in July but this was pushed back last week.

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Twin claims he and brother were used as 'sexual pawns' by stepfather

19 hours ago 37,795 Views 0 Comments

The complainant also says they were forced to watch a pet dog being tied to a railway track and run over by a train.

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 19 hours ago 70,640 Views 263 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.
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

20 hours ago 114,579 Views 130 Comments

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

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,120 new cases confirmed in Ireland

20 hours ago 70,502 Views 99 Comments

142 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, including 27 in intensive care units.

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