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Friday 30 July, 2021

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final
# Poignant
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# Poignant

'There's bigger things than football here' - Down edge Monaghan in emotional Ulster U20 final

Fri 10:20 PM 29,951 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

Fri 9:30 PM 37,328 Views 74 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 Fri 9:30 PM 44,758 Views 102 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

Fri 9:01 PM 16,126 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 Fri 7:51 PM 24,948 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

Fri 7:40 PM 46,678 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 Fri 7:15 PM 29,574 Views 43 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

Fri 7:00 PM 30,598 Views 13 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 Fri 7:00 PM 83,112 Views 94 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

Fri 6:30 PM 43,327 Views 35 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

Fri 6:24 PM 55,958 Views 132 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

Fri 6:23 PM 10,608 Views 11 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

Fri 6:07 PM 22,919 Views 12 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 Fri 5:13 PM 14,888 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

Fri 5:00 PM 34,397 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

Fri 4:44 PM 19,411 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

Fri 4:28 PM 11,575 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

Fri 4:06 PM 28,546 Views 18 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

Fri 4:01 PM 38,623 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

Fri 4:01 PM 14,130 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

Fri 3:00 PM 14,978 Views 27 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'

Fri 2:58 PM 13,153 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

Fri 2:26 PM 13,341 Views 43 Comments

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

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'
# Double Down
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# Double Down

Kolisi: 'I didn't feel respected at all. I didn't feel I was given a fair opportunity'

Fri 2:23 PM 37,188 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks say that the Lions ‘destroyed the dignity of the series.’

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

Fri 1:59 PM 27,884 Views 67 Comments

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

Mother remanded in custody accused of murdering her baby son in Belfast earlier this week
# Ardoyne
# Ardoyne

Mother remanded in custody accused of murdering her baby son in Belfast earlier this week

Updated Fri 1:53 PM 47,470 Views 0 Comments

Raluca Ioana Tagani appeared before a judge in Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning accused of murdering Liam O’Keefe.

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home
# Courts
# Courts

Off-duty garda believed she would die during assault by husband in her home

Fri 1:40 PM 44,221 Views 0 Comments

The woman said after the attack she questioned herself about “where I did go wrong and why he would hate me so much”.

High Court upholds challenge against cycle path trial in Sandymount
# Strand Road
# Strand Road

High Court upholds challenge against cycle path trial in Sandymount

Fri 1:08 PM 24,629 Views 64 Comments

The trial would see the provision of a two-way separated cycle track along the Strand Road.

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November

Fri 12:38 PM 51,180 Views 76 Comments

People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final
# Fab Four
From The42
# Fab Four

Irish 4x400m mixed relay team set new national record to book place in Olympic final

Fri 12:26 PM 64,688 Views 27 Comments

Cillin Greene, Phil Healy, Sophie Becker and Chris O’Donnell set a new national record of 3:12.18.

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Varadkar says indoor hospitality is 'working well' and urges compliance over bank holiday weekend

Fri 12:07 PM 17,115 Views 71 Comments

As of Monday, customers can avail of indoor hospitality if they have proof of Covid-19 immunity.

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?

Fri 10:52 AM 5,665 Views 13 Comments

Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.

Davy Fitzgerald steps down as Wexford boss
# Purple And Go
From The42
# Purple And Go

Davy Fitzgerald steps down as Wexford boss

Fri 10:31 AM 47,597 Views 62 Comments

The Sixmilebridge man says the long commute is the main factor in the decision.

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says
# Frontline
# Frontline

HSE staff who worked during pandemic should get bonus, Donnelly says

Fri 9:45 AM 31,008 Views 92 Comments

The Health Minister was speaking after touring the HSE’s Limerick Covid-19 vaccination centre.

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services
# Paul Givan
# Paul Givan

NI First Minister vows to 'resist' Westminster move to set up abortion services

Fri 8:27 AM 18,874 Views 36 Comments

Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has directed ministers to take the steps to establish abortion services.

'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success
# Gold
# Gold

'I will always be proud of what I achieved': Michelle Smith congratulates rowers on success

Fri 8:19 AM 45,118 Views 0 Comments

Michelle Smith won three gold medals in the 1996 games.

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?

Fri 7:54 AM 34,635 Views 44 Comments

August is almost upon us.

Bank Holiday weekend off to rainy and thundery start but dry conditions are on the way
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Bank Holiday weekend off to rainy and thundery start but dry conditions are on the way

Fri 7:37 AM 30,803 Views 16 Comments

Grab your umbrella if you’re heading out this morning.