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Today’s News

'Every home has come to know him': Tributes paid to Dr Tony Holohan as he steps aside to spend time with family

Micheál Martin and Simon Harris are among those to thank Dr Holohan.

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

North Dublin apartment block given green light despite objection from local pub

An Bord Pleanála overturned the Council’s original decision in August 2019.

Jump ship for this luxury retreat a few steps from the West Cork ocean
'As soon as we landed in Dublin, the phone rang': The inside story of Duff's record Chelsea move

Yesterday’s News

Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court facing sex charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein FBI Probe This post contains videos

Ghislaine Maxwell appears in court facing sex charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein

Maxwell faces charges over her alleged role in the sexual exploitation and abuse of girls by the disgraced financier.

Post-mortem due on man found dead in car in Dublin city centre

According to gardaí, the man was in his early 20s.

From The42 Ruthless Man City spoil Liverpool's title party Clinical

Ruthless Man City spoil Liverpool's title party

It is just the Reds’ second defeat of the season, with their opponents consolidating the runners-up spot in the table.

Quiz: How well do you know these national celebrations from around the world?

People in the US will mark Independence Day this Saturday.


Dr Tony Holohan to step away from work as Chief Medical Officer for family reasons

Dr Ronan Glynn has been appointed Acting Chief Medical Officer.

Your evening longread: What's wrong with Whatsapp?

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Major incident declared in Manchester as hazardous chemical taken from stolen van

Talunex is highly toxic if swallowed and emits a very toxic gas upon contact with water and acids.

From The42 As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier League Liveblog

As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool faced Man City, as the Reds attempted to build on a historic season.

Extra bank holiday not ruled out as tourism industry says Covid-19 impact has been 'catastrophic'

Fáilte Ireland is calling for the VAT rate to be changed to 5% to help the tourism sector.

Coronavirus: Five deaths and 15 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Health officials have provided an update on the pandemic in Ireland.

Join the Zoom discussion: How Covid-19 brought misinformation to Ireland

Join and a panel of experts tomorrow to explore another way the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives.

Large schools will have to stagger their opening times in September, warns union

Education Minister Norma Foley says that public health advice will underpin the reopening of and operation of schools.

Pedestrianised streets to be trialled in Dublin city centre

Trials begin on 25 July and will run for 4 consecutive weekends.

From The42 The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 1 Back In Time

The Ultimate 90s Football Quiz – Part 1

Put your retro football knowledge to the test while The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is on an ad break.

Dublin Mint Office denies targeting older people as customers report receiving coins they never ordered

One woman said her aunt was sent coins to the value of €44,800 during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel

The government is advising people to avoid all unnecessary overseas travel.

Army bomb squad called to Harold's Cross after historical artillery shell found

Gardaí received reports of a suspect device located at a property near Harold’s Cross Road this afternoon.

Man arrested as part of investigation into Pandemic Unemployment Payment fraud

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme, totalling over €56,000.

United States records over 50,000 Covid-19 cases in 24-hour period for first time

The US has now reported nearly 2.7 million cases and more than 128,000 deaths.

Mary Lou McDonald says Michelle O’Neill does not need to stand aside over attendance at Bobby Storey funeral

Police are investigating potential breaches of lockdown rules at the funeral.

This is Sinn Féin's new front bench

Louise O’Reilly moving from the health brief is the biggest change to the party’s Dáil lineup.

Mayo man loses appeal against severity of sentence for sexually abusing three girls

He had already lost his appeal against conviction.

'Bitterly disappointed' and 'grossly insulted': FF and FG politicians speak out about ministerial snubs

Fianna Fáil TD Michael Moynihan said he will be “a thorn in the side of the government”.

Sentence for teenager who attempted to murder woman he met on dating app ruled too lenient

The 11-year sentence was to be reviewed after 5 years but the DPP argued that review was too soon.

Mandatory quarantine for those arriving into Ireland 'not workable' says Leo Varadkar

Air bridges with other countries will be discussed by the Cabinet next Monday.

Gardaí warn pubs flouting substantial meal and other guidance that they will be conducting checks

Gardaí and the Licensed Vintners Association say future licence renewals could be at risk for pubs ignoring public health advice.

From The42 'I still hardly believe this is happening': Limerick star Shane Dowling forced to retire aged 27 Heartbreaking

'I still hardly believe this is happening': Limerick star Shane Dowling forced to retire aged 27

Dowling has had three surgeries on knee injury suffered in 2017.

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you looking forward to going to the cinema again?

Pre-booking will be essential and there’ll be reduced seating capacity.

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of blunders

David Clark broke lockdown rules and last week appeared to blame a trusted health official for border lapses.

'It looked like the Lone Ranger': Donald Trump appears to perform u-turn on masks

Donald Trump has long avoided being photographed in a mask.

Meghan Markle left ‘unprotected’ by British monarchy after media attack, court papers suggest

The leaked papers form part of Markle’s legal action against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline.

'Significant public interest': Green Party TD calls for release of 2015 report into Donegal planning irregularities

The report was first submitted to former Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in June 2017,

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