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Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

5 hours ago 10,789 Views 46 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?
# Up There
# Up There

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?

7 hours ago 22,671 Views 11 Comments

No, the north, not the North.

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys
# Outmuscled
From The42
# Outmuscled

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys

7 hours ago 14,250 Views 29 Comments

The Ospreys were full value for the win over Johann van Graan’s side.

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
# Road Less Travelled
From The42
# Road Less Travelled

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'

Updated 8 hours ago 51,896 Views 5 Comments

Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

9 hours ago 10,377 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze

9 hours ago 7,814 Views 23 Comments

Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva
# Mack The Knife
From The42
# Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva

10 hours ago 22,010 Views 49 Comments

Two tries from Mack Hansen helped Connacht defeat Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the URC championship.

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area
# Missing
# Missing

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area

10 hours ago 27,462 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for assistance in locating the whereabouts of Kenzie Delaney.

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says

11 hours ago 8,815 Views 10 Comments

The Campaign Against Church Ownership Of Women’s Healthcare said the proposals were aimed to deflect from concerns around the ownership of the site.

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles

11 hours ago 10,761 Views 1 Comment

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzles.)

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage
# Canary Islands
# Canary Islands

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage

12 hours ago 13,097 Views 3 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pass new measures this week to help millions of euros in aid reach those in need.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin

12 hours ago 36,988 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea Gaffney was last seen in the Carrickmount area of Dublin on Thursday evening.

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060

13 hours ago 17,156 Views 44 Comments

The announcement comes a week before the Cop26 global climate summit.

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Updated 14 hours ago 76,178 Views 118 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
# Abortion
# Abortion

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

15 hours ago 7,346 Views 26 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November
# Growing Concern
# Growing Concern

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November

16 hours ago 31,037 Views 92 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he believed there could be an annual Covid vaccine in the future.

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
# Matteo Salvini
# Matteo Salvini

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship

16 hours ago 12,014 Views 17 Comments

The former interior minister has insisted he was fulfilling his duty by refusing entry to the Open Arms rescue ship.

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress From The42

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress

16 hours ago 35,119 Views 57 Comments

It received just 50.6% support, well short of the 60% required.

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says
# Alok Sharma
# Alok Sharma

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says

17 hours ago 5,082 Views 6 Comments

The summit is due to get underway on 31 October.

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
# JFK
# JFK

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files

17 hours ago 27,747 Views 30 Comments

He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

18 hours ago 8,041 Views 16 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?

18 hours ago 29,256 Views 28 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting product supplies this year.

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

19 hours ago 32,461 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

20 hours ago 15,691 Views 3 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

21 hours ago 16,959 Views 12 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?
# Proposal B Or Not To Be
From The42
# Proposal B Or Not To Be

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?

21 hours ago 12,219 Views 9 Comments

We break down everything you need to know ahead of the vote.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

21 hours ago 17,054 Views 63 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show

22 hours ago 55,639 Views 2 Comments

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

22 hours ago 29,360 Views 9 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

22 hours ago 6,359 Views 34 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

23 hours ago 10,560 Views 8 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

23 hours ago 12,607 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

Sat 12:05 AM 23,932 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Friday 22 October, 2021

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

Fri 10:45 PM 21,554 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

Fri 10:26 PM 19,604 Views 7 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

Fri 10:15 PM 29,923 Views 11 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

Fri 9:50 PM 24,662 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

Fri 9:30 PM 28,616 Views 15 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

Fri 9:15 PM 13,808 Views 11 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

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