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Today’s News

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square
# I'm A Little Teapot
# I'm A Little Teapot

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square

16 minutes ago 2,036 Views 3 Comments

Smithfield Utah is the second of six sculptures being created as part of Dublin City Council’s Sculpture Dublin initiative.

Colin Powell dies aged 84 of Covid-19 complications
# RIP
# RIP

Colin Powell dies aged 84 of Covid-19 complications

29 minutes ago 20,178 Views 9 Comments

The former US Secretary of State’s family made a statement about it on social media.

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83

1 hour ago 4,160 Views 2 Comments

Tutt drummed for Elvis Presley with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol

1 hour ago 4,983 Views 11 Comments

The EU said a ‘very intense period of discussions’ has begun but suggested they may not include the role of the European Court of Justice.

Mayo boss: 'The amount of untruths that were published is just phenomenal'
# Rumours
From The42
# Rumours

Mayo boss: 'The amount of untruths that were published is just phenomenal'

1 hour ago 7,458 Views 2 Comments

The Mayo manager has dismissed any speculation of unrest in the backroom team.

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece

1 hour ago 2,932 Views 1 Comment

Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world

2 hours ago 3,678 Views 6 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages

2 hours ago 6,046 Views 19 Comments

The world’s second-largest economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 4.9% in the three months to September.

MPs tell of death threats as they pay tribute to David Amess
# Parliamentary Tributes
# Parliamentary Tributes

MPs tell of death threats as they pay tribute to David Amess

3 hours ago 3,574 Views 3 Comments

The killing of the veteran parliamentarian at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea has led to fresh scrutiny over the security of MPs.

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’

3 hours ago 11,713 Views 13 Comments

The new computing platform will encompass augmented and virtual reality.

Invite: The climate crisis and COP26 - Sign up for our Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Invite: The climate crisis and COP26 - Sign up for our Open Newsroom

Updated 3 hours ago 4,925 Views 3 Comments

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

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'
# 22 October
# 22 October

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'

Updated 4 hours ago 34,990 Views 113 Comments
  • NPHET is due to meet at 2pm before delivering its advice to the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee.
  • Almost all remaining Covid-19 restrictions are due to be lifted on Friday.
  • But a recent rise in cases numbers and hospitlisations has thrown the plan into doubt.
'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback
# Harts Range
# Harts Range

'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback

4 hours ago 25,749 Views 13 Comments

They had failed to return to the remote community of Hermannsburg after a weekend away.

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated 4 hours ago 19,967 Views 0 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
# Tributes
# Tributes

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly

4 hours ago 5,277 Views 2 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.

Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?

5 hours ago 88,138 Views 114 Comments

Nphet meet today to discuss their advice for Government as the country prepares to reopen.

Rory McIlroy hits final round of 66 to win the CJ Cup in Las Vegas
# PGA Tour
From The42
# PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy hits final round of 66 to win the CJ Cup in Las Vegas

5 hours ago 17,995 Views 17 Comments

It is McIlroy’s 20th title on the PGA Tour.

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week
# America
# America

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week

6 hours ago 14,740 Views 2 Comments

It is the second shooting at the university but is not thought to be linked.

Canada's Trudeau to visit indigenous children's graves
# British Columbia
# British Columbia

Canada's Trudeau to visit indigenous children's graves

6 hours ago 4,553 Views 5 Comments

The remains of more than 200 children were uncovered at the British Columbia school in May.

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today

6 hours ago 22,566 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson, 66, arranged the flight in January 2019 which crashed killing footballer Sala and the pilot, Dave Ibbotson.

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'
# Load Of Rubbish
# Load Of Rubbish

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'

7 hours ago 15,978 Views 19 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, according to Irish Business Against Litter.

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

13 hours ago 14,422 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.

Yesterday’s News

Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’

15 hours ago 65,777 Views 12 Comments

The supporter was taken ill during the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham with the match suspended for 20 minutes.

Quiz: How much do you know about these famous dynasties?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about these famous dynasties?

15 hours ago 38,901 Views 9 Comments

How about these succession plans.

'I never would have seen myself last year in the position that I am'
# Breakthrough
From The42
# Breakthrough

'I never would have seen myself last year in the position that I am'

16 hours ago 35,707 Views 1 Comment

Hannah McLoughlin has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past few years, from adoring fan to Irish hockey star and Olympian.

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# Cop26
# Cop26

The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know

16 hours ago 8,096 Views 14 Comments

“The main thing will be whether there is a willingness to do business or not.”

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85
# RIP
# RIP

Celebrated poet Brendan Kennelly dies aged 85

17 hours ago 39,531 Views 19 Comments

During his lifetime, Kennelly wrote over 20 books of poetry, along with plays, novels and criticism.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

17 hours ago 7,724 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A 25-year-old finance analyst on €45K living in the family home in Clare

17 hours ago 38,830 Views 21 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to live with his parents rent-free while saving up for a deposit to buy his own house.

Tony Kelly could miss Clare's 2022 league following ankle surgery
# Blow
From The42
# Blow

Tony Kelly could miss Clare's 2022 league following ankle surgery

17 hours ago 16,400 Views 5 Comments

The former Hurler of the Year appeared off the bench as Ballyea progressed to the Clare SHC semi-finals.

Teen due in court over Dublin city centre assault and robbery

Teen due in court over Dublin city centre assault and robbery

18 hours ago 29,415 Views 0 Comments

The injured man was taken to St James’ Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, says US religious group
# Christian Aid Ministries
# Christian Aid Ministries

17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, says US religious group

18 hours ago 13,089 Views 12 Comments

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to the Christian Aid Ministries

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

Home by 10am: 'Misuse' of reduced school days leaving a generation of Traveller children 'lost'

Updated 19 hours ago 44,620 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal can reveal that many Traveller children are routinely put on 'reduced hours' at school - with at least one student on just 40 minutes a day
  • Reporters Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy work with Traveller focus groups to expose this issue
  • Over 60 children on one halting site in Munster received no digital supports during Covid lockdowns
'Maybe that somebody will come forward and help us': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'Maybe that somebody will come forward and help us': The week in quotes

19 hours ago 9,297 Views 5 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Maths Week: Sunday puzzle
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Sunday puzzle

19 hours ago 20,416 Views 5 Comments

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

President Higgins pays tribute to Irish-language poet Máire Mac an tSaoi who has died aged 99
# RIP
# RIP

President Higgins pays tribute to Irish-language poet Máire Mac an tSaoi who has died aged 99

20 hours ago 25,536 Views 12 Comments

Máire Mhac an tSaoi was one of the leading Irish language poets of the twentieth century

Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment
# Urological Infection
# Urological Infection

Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment

21 hours ago 29,182 Views 11 Comments

The former US president was admitted on Tuesday.

Heavy rain and landslides leave 18 dead in southern India
# Kerala
# Kerala

Heavy rain and landslides leave 18 dead in southern India

21 hours ago 6,798 Views 1 Comment

The National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army deployed teams to help with rescue efforts in Kerala.

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU will not allow Ireland to be singled out if NI Protocol talks fail, McGuinness says

22 hours ago 27,830 Views 51 Comments

She said UK/EU relations would be in a ‘difficult place’ if it was true No 10 always intended to ditch the protocol.

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