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Over 50,000 people without water in Kerry

A burst water main has cut supplies to substantial parts of Co Kerry, including the county's two main towns, Tralee and Killarney.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:55 am

Millions still flee, 70 years after Refugee Convention

Today marks 70 years since global leaders first signed a pact to protect the rights of refugees. The Refugee Convention was signed on 28 July 1951.
Posted: July 28, 2021, 12:00 am

Alleged rape of Defence Forces member investigated

Gardaí are investigating the alleged rape of a member of the Defence Forces at a hotel in Dublin earlier this week.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 11:21 pm

Murder inquiry into death of child in Belfast

Police have begun a murder investigation following the death of a child in the Brompton Park area of north Belfast this evening and made one arrest.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 10:44 pm

Accused told gardaí he 'never hit a woman in his life'

A man who denies murdering his ex-girlfriend Nadine Lott told gardaí that they had "a domestic" and later said that he gave her "six or seven hard digs" but did not "go to town" on her, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 8:34 pm

EU pauses legal action against UK over NI Protocol

The European Commission has paused its legal action against the UK for alleged breaches of the Northern Ireland Protocol, to buy time and space to consider the changes to the protocol sought by the UK in a paper published last week.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 5:02 pm

Virtual celebration for 1,000 new Irish citizens

This evening 1,000 people who recently received Irish citizenship logged in to attend a virtual celebration, which was live-streamed from Croke Park.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 4:33 pm

Cabinet approves €165bn new National Development Plan

The Cabinet has approved €165 billion for a new National Development Plan, which is due to be published in September.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 4:06 pm

Foley confirms plans for 'full return' of schools

The Department of Education is preparing for a full return of schools this autumn, Minister Norma Foley has confirmed.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 3:58 pm

1,120 new Covid-19 cases with 142 people in hospital

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,120 new cases of Covid-19. There are 142 people in hospital who have tested positive for coronavirus, up one since yesterday, 27 of whom are in ICU, a rise of two overnight.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 3:05 pm

UK coronavirus deaths hit highest level since March

The UK has recorded 23,511 Covid-19 cases, the seventh consecutive day with a lower total than the previous day, but 131 deaths were registered within 28 days of a positive test, the highest figure since March.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 1:39 pm

'I just didn't want to go on' - Biles on withdrawal

Simone Biles' bid to claim her first Olympic gold of the Tokyo Games suffered a setback as she was forced to withdraw after one rotation of the women's team final.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 12:44 pm

One dead after explosion at German chemical site

At least one person has been killed and 16 injured after an explosion at a chemical site in the west German city of Leverkusen, with four people still missing.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 11:41 am

Govt approves Covid vaccines for 12-15 year-olds

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be extended to all those aged 12 to 15.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 11:19 am

Wedding numbers rise to 100 after 5 August

The number of people permitted to attend weddings will rise to 100 after 5 August, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 8:05 am

Officer says violence during US Capitol riot 'medieval'

The 6 January US Capitol attack by a mob of Donald Trump's supporters trying to overturn his election loss featured violence resembling a medieval battlefield, a police officer hurt in the riots told a congressional panel.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 7:50 am

'Rotten' Vatican financial scandal trial is postponed

Vatican magistrates today postponed an historic trial over alleged financial fraud relating to Catholic charity funds, giving the defence until October to prepare for the complex case.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 7:28 am

McSharry family 'immensely proud' of Olympic finalist

The family of Olympic swimmer Mona McSharry say they have been on an emotional rollercoaster over the past few days as she competed in Tokyo 2020.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 6:23 am

Melbourne lifts lockdown as Delta outbreak contained

Melbourne's coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia's second-biggest city had been contained.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 6:15 am

Ireland on list of potential venues for America's Cup

Ireland has made it to a final list of potential locations to hold the America's Cup sailing competition in 2024.
Posted: July 27, 2021, 12:01 am

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