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New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds

13 minutes ago 1,290 Views 4 Comments

People who have not got their second dose can not use the Covid Pass to access a number of services.

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
# ECJ V. Poland
# ECJ V. Poland

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'

1 hour ago 6,550 Views 13 Comments

Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans
# Spending Review
# Spending Review

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans

1 hour ago 2,964 Views 6 Comments

A lower rate of Passenger Duty will also apply to flights to and from the North and Great Britain.

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits

1 hour ago 8,064 Views 19 Comments

The Tánaiste said vaccine immunity wanes and ‘that people who are vaccinated can get the virus and can transmit the virus’.

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week

2 hours ago 25,151 Views 24 Comments

NPHET confirmed the latest figures at a briefing this afternoon.

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

2 hours ago 9,052 Views 23 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header

2 hours ago 2,240 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side secured a monumental World Cup qualifying result in Finland last night.

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

3 hours ago 12,078 Views 9 Comments

He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online
# Ticket Touts
# Ticket Touts

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online

3 hours ago 10,515 Views 20 Comments

Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid
# Starmer
# Starmer

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

4 hours ago 9,477 Views 10 Comments

He is currently in isolation.

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions

4 hours ago 10,655 Views 3 Comments

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings
# Plymouth
# Plymouth

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings

4 hours ago 9,818 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham during the Troubles.

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

4 hours ago 7,301 Views 23 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
# Charlie Bird
# Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

4 hours ago 56,389 Views 28 Comments

Bird spent 40 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated 5 hours ago 3,873 Views 47 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

6 hours ago 13,512 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was handed a whole-life tariff in September after murdering the 33-year-old.

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?
# Tout Of Order
# Tout Of Order

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

6 hours ago 17,965 Views 41 Comments

Today’s burning question.

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

7 hours ago 6,347 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

7 hours ago 16,048 Views 30 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised

7 hours ago 34,761 Views 80 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns
# China Telecom
# China Telecom

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns

8 hours ago 10,106 Views 9 Comments

The FCC cited the danger that Beijing might use the firm to eavesdrop or disrupt US communications.

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay
# Role Model
From The42
# Role Model

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay

8 hours ago 16,728 Views 9 Comments

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” the 21-year-old declared on social media.

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties
# Looks Like Rain Ted
# Looks Like Rain Ted

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties

8 hours ago 21,262 Views 2 Comments

Met Éireann says conditions will be unsettled for the rest of the week.

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens
# Ban Lifted
# Ban Lifted

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens

8 hours ago 12,023 Views 5 Comments

Australia closed its borders on 20 March last year.

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds

9 hours ago 10,882 Views 6 Comments

MPs have been heavily critical of the programme in the report.

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court

9 hours ago 5,864 Views 0 Comments

A District Judge in January ruled that Assange is a serious suicide threat if extradited across the Atlantic.

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs

9 hours ago 15,791 Views 11 Comments

Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies

9 hours ago 8,577 Views 3 Comments

The committee does not have the power to bring charges itself.

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre
# Dublin Stabbing
# Dublin Stabbing

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre

9 hours ago 31,846 Views 7 Comments

The incidents happened shortly after 8pm last night.

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children

9 hours ago 7,317 Views 18 Comments

The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections

10 hours ago 20,058 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide use of the Covid-19 pass has been expanded.

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline

10 hours ago 28,896 Views 30 Comments

Trade with European ports, meanwhile, has increased by 36% in the first nine months of the year.

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine

16 hours ago 16,503 Views 23 Comments
  • 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 are not vaccinated.
  • Vaccination rates have remained lower than expected, at between 25-40%.
  • Midwives say the HSE has given them very little instruction on how to handle vaccine-hesitant women, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas
# Military Takeover
# Military Takeover

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas

Updated 17 hours ago 13,363 Views 5 Comments

The military takeover has been widely denounced.

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'
# Fight To The Finnish
From The42
# Fight To The Finnish

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'

Updated 18 hours ago 14,959 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland boss says that lessons learned in defeats to higher-ranked sides were key to tonight’s win over Finland.

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing

18 hours ago 9,641 Views 30 Comments

TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land
# West Bank
# West Bank

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

19 hours ago 17,845 Views 25 Comments

The criticism by President Joe Biden’s administration was some of the strongest in years on Israel.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

19 hours ago 7,503 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow
# Doctor's Orders
# Doctor's Orders

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

20 hours ago 40,163 Views 39 Comments

The British royal family are due to carry out a series of engagements at Cop26.

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