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Today’s News

February has emerged as the favourite month for an extra bank holiday, new poll shows
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

February has emerged as the favourite month for an extra bank holiday, new poll shows

3 hours ago 5,012 Views 20 Comments

It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?
# The Count
# The Count

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?

5 hours ago 22,516 Views 16 Comments

We all know that 42 is the most important, but anyway…

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death
# Joey
From The42
# Joey

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death

5 hours ago 23,827 Views 97 Comments

Munster defeated Connacht with a late Joey Carbery conversion in the first Irish derby of the season in Thomond Park.

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess

Updated 6 hours ago 36,762 Views 23 Comments

Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness to pay tribute to the murdered MP.

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

7 hours ago 27,115 Views 43 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

7 hours ago 5,711 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets

8 hours ago 16,915 Views 21 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side delivered a performance full of power and skill as they welcomed back some big-hitters.

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan

8 hours ago 25,402 Views 77 Comments

Public health officials confirmed 2,180 new cases earlier today.

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

8 hours ago 7,331 Views 21 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle
# Trial And Improve
# Trial And Improve

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle

9 hours ago 20,832 Views 10 Comments

Fancy a mathematics challenge?

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

9 hours ago 7,260 Views 6 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester
# Asleep At The Wheel
From The42
# Asleep At The Wheel

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester

9 hours ago 28,031 Views 52 Comments

A late collapse by the visitors saw Brendan Rodgers’ men earn a thrilling 4-2 victory.

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time
# Russia
# Russia

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time

11 hours ago 14,432 Views 10 Comments

About 43 million Russians – 29% of the country’s nearly 146 million people – are fully vaccinated.

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search
# Clare
# Clare

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search

12 hours ago 18,647 Views 9 Comments

The search was carried out in the west Clare region this morning.

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford
# Magic Mo
From The42
# Magic Mo

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford

12 hours ago 22,623 Views 25 Comments

Claudio Ranieri’s first game as Watford manager ended in a 5-0 defeat.

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 69,369 Views 133 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
# Tensions
# Tensions

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

13 hours ago 22,527 Views 19 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
# Vaccination Week
# Vaccination Week

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

14 hours ago 9,288 Views 4 Comments

The pop-up centres were established across 15 higher education sites two weeks ago as part of Vaccination Week.

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike
# Compensation
# Compensation

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike

15 hours ago 12,311 Views 16 Comments

The US drone strike took place as American forces were completing their withdrawal.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

15 hours ago 29,498 Views 43 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

15 hours ago 8,761 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

16 hours ago 40,990 Views 57 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight

17 hours ago 17,838 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place in the Blackpool area of the city shortly after midnight.

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'
# Arracht
# Arracht

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'

17 hours ago 13,570 Views 14 Comments

The director of Arracht, an Irish language film about the famine, speaks to us.

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
# In The Archives
From The42
# In The Archives

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown

17 hours ago 27,257 Views 17 Comments

RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire
# Derry
# Derry

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire

17 hours ago 6,438 Views 0 Comments

The fire happened in Knockloughrim on Tuesday morning.

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show
# Paddy Moloney
# Paddy Moloney

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show

17 hours ago 10,427 Views 2 Comments

The piper, composer and producer from Donnycarney in Dublin died earlier this week aged 83.

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?

17 hours ago 9,430 Views 14 Comments

How far apart are the EU and the UK to reaching a deal on tweaking trade arrangements in Northern Ireland?

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

18 hours ago 14,321 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
From The42
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

19 hours ago 18,709 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
# Kandahar
# Kandahar

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people

19 hours ago 10,513 Views 14 Comments

The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.

'It's all over the world' - Vera Pauw on abuse in women's sport
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

'It's all over the world' - Vera Pauw on abuse in women's sport

20 hours ago 36,822 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland manager says she’d support any protest in the wake of the NWSL abuse scandal that has rocked women’s football.

'Your world gets very small': Irish researchers working to unravel what causes hoarding
# Hoarding
# Hoarding

'Your world gets very small': Irish researchers working to unravel what causes hoarding

20 hours ago 20,020 Views 5 Comments

A team of scientists at Trinity College Dublin are trying to advance the understanding of what causes people to hoard.

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
# Significant Disruption
# Significant Disruption

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station

20 hours ago 10,890 Views 7 Comments

Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.

THE GOOD INFORMATION PROJECT
Migration and the EU
'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Sat 12:05 AM 12,779 Views 14 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,

Friday 15 October, 2021

MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians

Fri 10:47 PM 10,747 Views 16 Comments

A former MP’s assistant said she had suffered nightmares and left politics because of dealing with constant death threats.

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes
# Seizures
# Seizures

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes

Fri 10:03 PM 35,867 Views 21 Comments

Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau said gangs are also investing their ill-gotten gains in bloodstock and cryptocurrency.

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
# Texas
# Texas

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

Fri 9:35 PM 12,526 Views 41 Comments

The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks.

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