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US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland
# Biden Nominee
# Biden Nominee

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland

31 minutes ago 1,893 Views 1 Comment

Cronin was nominated for the role of ambassador by Biden in June.

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

59 minutes ago 3,362 Views 20 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

Teen to go on trial for murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teen to go on trial for murder of Urantsetseg Tserendorj

1 hour ago 6,443 Views 0 Comments

Ms Tserendorj died at the Mater Hospital two weeks after she was stabbed at the CHQ.

Funeral of Brendan Kennelly takes place in Kerry
# Brendan Kennelly
# Brendan Kennelly

Funeral of Brendan Kennelly takes place in Kerry

Updated 1 hour ago 9,705 Views 0 Comments

Tributes have poured in for the celebrated poet and novelist, who died peacefully on Sunday.

Two men seriously injured in three-vehicle collision on M9
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Two men seriously injured in three-vehicle collision on M9

1 hour ago 10,415 Views 1 Comment

The incident occured on the southbound lane between the Castledermot and Carlow junctions.

Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets
# Halloween Warning
# Halloween Warning

Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets

1 hour ago 6,270 Views 9 Comments

This year, six children under the age of ten have been hospitalised after accidentally consuming jelly sweets containing cannabis

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

1 hour ago 3,355 Views 6 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy

1 hour ago 1,676 Views 0 Comments

The investigative team completed a number of collaborative projects in the past three months, thanks to your contributions.

Police investigate reports of spiking by injection at venues in Scotland
# Spiked
# Spiked

Police investigate reports of spiking by injection at venues in Scotland

1 hour ago 8,037 Views 1 Comment

Police Scotland urged anyone who believes they have been a victim of spiking to contact them.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth unable to attend NI centenary event on medical grounds
# Armagh
# Armagh

Britain's Queen Elizabeth unable to attend NI centenary event on medical grounds

Updated 1 hour ago 42,582 Views 55 Comments
  • The queen had been due to travel to Northern Ireland but will now stay in Windsor Castle.
  • The decision is not understood to be related to Covid-19.
  • President Michael D Higgins had previously declined an invitation to the event.
Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'
# Time To Say Goodbye
From The42
# Time To Say Goodbye

Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'

2 hours ago 17,209 Views 24 Comments

Graeme Jones will take over as manager on an interim basis.

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
# Limerick Gardaí
# Limerick Gardaí

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'

2 hours ago 8,608 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans
# Facelift
# Facelift

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans

2 hours ago 4,827 Views 9 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg is said to be keen to signal the company’s intent to move beyond just social media and the controversies which have engulfed it.

Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub
# Barrack Street
# Barrack Street

Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub

4 hours ago 29,424 Views 21 Comments

The new discoveries come almost two weeks after the initial discovery of skeletal remains.

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom

Updated 5 hours ago 9,210 Views 6 Comments

As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend

5 hours ago 9,303 Views 3 Comments

There’s a risk of localised flooding across Munster and Leinster today.

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?

6 hours ago 39,977 Views 49 Comments

Nightclubs are set to reopen this Friday.

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal

6 hours ago 5,103 Views 2 Comments

In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
# Canada
# Canada

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons

6 hours ago 6,643 Views 14 Comments

The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century
# Volcano
# Volcano

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century

6 hours ago 8,928 Views 7 Comments

The volcano sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where many of the planet’s eruptions are recorded.

Further talks today amid uncertainty over rules for reopening in some sectors
# Reopening
# Reopening

Further talks today amid uncertainty over rules for reopening in some sectors

6 hours ago 15,863 Views 25 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt
# Contempt
# Contempt

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt

7 hours ago 12,582 Views 19 Comments

He failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the 6 January congressional select committee last week.

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate

7 hours ago 8,444 Views 8 Comments

The Government announced yesterday that it is to increase the use of antigen tests.

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
# Positivity
From The42
# Positivity

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times

8 hours ago 8,743 Views 1 Comment

Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

8 hours ago 9,210 Views 8 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

14 hours ago 17,683 Views 25 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US
# Payout
# Payout

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US

15 hours ago 15,937 Views 23 Comments

The firm, in a statement, said it “strongly” believed it was meeting the federal government’s standards.

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
# Poland
# Poland

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland

15 hours ago 24,482 Views 50 Comments

Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears
# Trial
# Trial

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears

16 hours ago 23,885 Views 1 Comment

Plane operator David Henderson told people to ‘keep quiet’ after learning the footballer had died in a crash.

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again

16 hours ago 24,058 Views 34 Comments

It was a wild Champions League contest in Madrid.

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed
# Gambling Addict
# Gambling Addict

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed

16 hours ago 38,371 Views 17 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the money went to pay gambling debts.

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death
# Paul Quinn Murder
# Paul Quinn Murder

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death

17 hours ago 18,595 Views 7 Comments

Gardai have said that they still believe that there are people out there with information, ahead of the 14th anniversary of Paul Quinn’s murder.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 8,161 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
# Full House
From The42
# Full House

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

17 hours ago 20,283 Views 1 Comment

The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

18 hours ago 30,579 Views 39 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?

18 hours ago 16,000 Views 13 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

18 hours ago 40,792 Views 30 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme
# Dlr Council
# Dlr Council

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme

19 hours ago 22,202 Views 32 Comments

The Council concluded that it will have a detrimental impact on the character of the area due to its scale, height and visual prominence.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

19 hours ago 14,773 Views 11 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

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