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Saturday 24 July, 2021

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK
# Live Music
# Live Music

First major music festival since the pandemic began kicks off in the UK

Sat 2:41 PM 29,044 Views 37 Comments

40,000 people are in attendance this weekend.

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede
# Skerries
# Skerries

Swimming ban lifted at two Dublin beaches after E.Coli levels recede

Sat 1:56 PM 16,930 Views 13 Comments

The notice has been issued for Burrow Beach in Sutton and South Strand Skerries.

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days
# Zhengzhou
# Zhengzhou

Man rescued after being trapped in flooded underground garage for three days

Sat 12:58 PM 18,061 Views 10 Comments

Li Yongsheng lay on a ventilation duct after floods hit the city of Zhengzhou.

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'
# Everest
From The42
# Everest

'Had an English person called me Jerry, I'd have told him to eff off - but Telfer was a Celt'

Updated Sat 12:00 PM 42,737 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy Davidson scaled rugby’s peak with the 1997 Lions and ahead of today’s first Test he reveals the secret to beating the world champion Springboks in their backyard.

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Gun shots fired at Garda patrol car in Tallaght overnight

Sat 11:24 AM 50,250 Views 80 Comments

The Garda vehicle was struck but no gardaí were injured.

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do you plan to dine indoors in a pub or restaurant soon?

Sat 10:51 AM 62,827 Views 187 Comments

Indoor hospitality will reopen on Monday.

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

Cooler weather on the way, but high temperatures of between 23 to 28 degrees forecast today

Sat 10:07 AM 28,511 Views 31 Comments

Met Eireann says cooler and unsettled weather is expected for the week ahead

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic
# First Test
From The42
# First Test

Lions and Springboks' clash in Cape Town has the makings of a classic

Updated Sat 10:00 AM 18,454 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s tourists will need to get out in front in the first half.

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

Sat 9:00 AM 48,851 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.

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases

Sat 8:57 AM 30,605 Views 47 Comments

There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Sat 8:30 AM 11,821 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm
# Indoor Dining
# Indoor Dining

Guidelines for indoor hospitality allows for six to a table, with closing time remaining at 11.30pm

Sat 7:42 AM 42,165 Views 88 Comments

Indoor hospitality in pubs and restaurants is to reopen from next Monday.

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?
# Cull Of The Wild
# Cull Of The Wild

Why are seagulls so loud right now - and can anything be done about it?

Sat 7:30 AM 62,579 Views 55 Comments

You might have noticed some squawking from very early in the morning. Here’s why it’s happening.

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

Olympic Breakfast: joy and despair as Irish medal contenders get going

Sat 7:19 AM 53,519 Views 8 Comments

O’Donovan and McCarthy put down a marker but there was disappointment for medal hopeful Jack Woolley in the Taekwondo 58kg category.

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith

Sat 7:00 AM 11,296 Views 3 Comments

The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

ESB warns public of dangers of swimming in reservoirs

Sat 6:30 AM 14,074 Views 4 Comments

The company has said there is a risk of deep and fast-flowing waters, changing water levels and uneven ground

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win
# Job Done
From The42
# Job Done

Bright start for Irish boxing as Kurt Walker scores unanimous decision win

Sat 5:06 AM 13,336 Views 4 Comments

Featherweight Kurt Walker overcame a third-round cut to march on to the last sixteen.

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory
# Pull Like A Dog
From The42
# Pull Like A Dog

McCarthy and O'Donovan storm into semi-finals with heat victory

Sat 3:56 AM 27,158 Views 5 Comments

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy put down a marker in Tokyo on another great day for Irish rowing.

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments
# Covid Vaccines
# Covid Vaccines

Workers frustrated at pay being docked and working extra shifts for attending vaccine appointments

Sat 12:05 AM 25,217 Views 48 Comments

“It is definitely causing colleagues to not attend their appointments,” one Dublin-based retail worker said.

Friday 23 July, 2021

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin
# Crumlin
# Crumlin

Gardaí seek help locating man (59) missing from Dublin

Fri 10:56 PM 33,468 Views 0 Comments

Desmond Kelly has been missing from the Crumlin area since Thursday 22 July.

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges
# Courts
# Courts

15-year-old boy faces trial on rape and sexual assault charges

Fri 10:46 PM 53,477 Views 0 Comments

The offences are alleged to have taken place at his home on a date in March this year.

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error
# Covid Recovery
# Covid Recovery

Government changes URL for site to request Covid recovery cert after spelling error

Updated Fri 10:29 PM 59,545 Views 64 Comments

The initial URL of the website spelled certificate incorrectly.

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins
# Violence
# Violence

Gardaí examining social media posts referring to Michael D Higgins

Fri 10:12 PM 78,204 Views 0 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups on social media and Telegram channels criticised the signing of the law which paves the way for indoor dining.

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

Delta variant ‘may be 46% more likely to cause re-infection’, but risk remains low

Fri 9:58 PM 25,839 Views 36 Comments

The overall chances of getting re-infected remain very low, but Delta appears to pose a higher risk than previous variants.

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role
# Back Where It All Began
From The42
# Back Where It All Began

Paul McShane returns to Manchester United in player/coach role

Updated Fri 9:31 PM 57,645 Views 53 Comments

The former Irish defender will be registered with the club’s U23s.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:55 PM 10,418 Views 1 Comment

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

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
# Letter
# Letter

Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest

Fri 8:54 PM 23,519 Views 38 Comments

A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello
# Courts
# Courts

RTÉ asks court to strike out damages claim made by politician Joe Costello

Fri 8:11 PM 23,469 Views 0 Comments

The hearing of the pretrial motion continues next week.

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

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

Fri 7:37 PM 50,935 Views 5 Comments

Six people have drowned in lakes or seas this week.

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare
# Sewage
# Sewage

Irish Water faces sentence over environmental breaches in Cork and Kildare

Fri 6:56 PM 24,468 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith

Fri 6:03 PM 112,124 Views 104 Comments

Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place
# Des O'Malley
# Des O'Malley

Funeral of 'person of courage and integrity' Des O'Malley takes place

Updated Fri 5:44 PM 34,182 Views 24 Comments

O’Malley died on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let The Games Begin
From The42
# Let The Games Begin

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Fri 5:29 PM 31,555 Views 7 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to the headlines this week?

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

Coronavirus: 1,386 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Fri 5:04 PM 68,344 Views 129 Comments

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

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds
# For The Kids
# For The Kids

EU regulator approves Moderna vaccine for 12-17 year-olds

Fri 4:50 PM 20,321 Views 58 Comments

It is the first time the shot has been authorised for people under 18.

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Thunderstorm warning upgraded to Status Orange for three counties

Updated Fri 4:45 PM 79,409 Views 35 Comments

A Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning will be in place for the entire country for an hour tonight.

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told
# Ryan Giggs
From The42
# Ryan Giggs

Ryan Giggs ‘kicked ex in back and threw her naked out of hotel room’, court told

Fri 4:29 PM 69,076 Views 0 Comments

The former Manchester United star denies assault and controlling and coercive behaviour.

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

Fri 4:09 PM 23,589 Views 17 Comments

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