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Today’s News

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

1 hour ago 2,383 Views 3 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.

Yesterday’s News

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target

3 hours ago 4,437 Views 6 Comments

The UN says emissions must go down nearly 50% by 2030.

Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain
# Delta
# Delta

Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain

3 hours ago 22,780 Views 32 Comments

The AY 4.2. variant has turned up several times in the United Kingdom.

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
# CAP
# CAP

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions

3 hours ago 5,275 Views 10 Comments

The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.

Man United come from two goals down to win Champions League thriller
# Never Say Die
From The42
# Never Say Die

Man United come from two goals down to win Champions League thriller

4 hours ago 23,010 Views 26 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner.

Covid weddings: 11.30pm finish scrapped and now 10 can be at a table
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

Covid weddings: 11.30pm finish scrapped and now 10 can be at a table

4 hours ago 21,745 Views 18 Comments

Capacity limits at religious ceremonies have also been removed

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

4 hours ago 5,352 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your Evening Longread: The epic new TV show that could be the next Game of Thrones
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The epic new TV show that could be the next Game of Thrones

5 hours ago 17,154 Views 12 Comments

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

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager
# King Of The West
From The42
# King Of The West

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager

Updated 6 hours ago 42,188 Views 57 Comments

The Kilkenny legend is to succeed Shane O’Neill.

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'
# Dublin City Marathon
# Dublin City Marathon

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'

6 hours ago 13,890 Views 5 Comments

Alan Corcoran, who once ran 35 marathons in 35 days, documents how he came to run his first Dublin City Marathon.

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence

7 hours ago 55,304 Views 128 Comments

More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
# Visitor Restrictions
# Visitor Restrictions

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

7 hours ago 6,731 Views 6 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws
# Making A Point
# Making A Point

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws

7 hours ago 37,398 Views 21 Comments

Judge Anthony Halpin said that this penalty would be instead of a half-hour jail sentence.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
From The42
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

8 hours ago 31,758 Views 95 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds
# Consent
# Consent

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds

8 hours ago 11,768 Views 25 Comments

70% said there is a problem with understanding consent in Ireland.

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland
# Spiked
# Spiked

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland

Updated 8 hours ago 26,552 Views 4 Comments

Reports of drink spiking were received in Derry, while Scottish police investigate reports of spiking by injection.

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
From The42
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated 8 hours ago 11,677 Views 4 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

Man dies following serious crash on M9
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Man dies following serious crash on M9

Updated 8 hours ago 44,062 Views 5 Comments

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

'Gigantic' amount of disclosure ahead of trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

'Gigantic' amount of disclosure ahead of trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith

8 hours ago 23,407 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with membership of ISIS.

Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

9 hours ago 46,408 Views 91 Comments

A NPHET briefing is being held this afternoon at the Department of Health.

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

9 hours ago 8,885 Views 12 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans
# The Banks
# The Banks

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans

10 hours ago 11,302 Views 13 Comments

The CCPC said an in-depth investigation was required to determine whether the deal would weaken competition.

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours
# Surge Concerns
# Surge Concerns

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours

10 hours ago 12,331 Views 20 Comments

There are 86 Covid-19 patients in the country’s ICU departments.

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

10 hours ago 8,977 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
# Reopening Rules
# Reopening Rules

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated 10 hours ago 34,198 Views 36 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".
Gardaí renew witness appeal for collision which hospitalised a woman in her 40s
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Gardaí renew witness appeal for collision which hospitalised a woman in her 40s

11 hours ago 9,129 Views 0 Comments

The collision occurred on Saturday, October 9 near the Kilkenny-Wexford border.

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship
# Special Congress
From The42
# Special Congress

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship

11 hours ago 10,004 Views 7 Comments

It’s a hugely significant moment as GAA hierarchy offer their opinion on the matter for the first time.

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

12 hours ago 12,036 Views 8 Comments

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

12 hours ago 15,552 Views 81 Comments

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

Teen to go on trial for murder of woman at Dublin's IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teen to go on trial for murder of woman at Dublin's IFSC

12 hours ago 18,596 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg 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 12 hours ago 19,246 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets

13 hours ago 17,297 Views 43 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

13 hours ago 7,813 Views 10 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

13 hours ago 4,019 Views 0 Comments

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

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 13 hours ago 62,398 Views 66 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'

13 hours ago 28,932 Views 36 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'

14 hours ago 17,912 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

14 hours ago 8,887 Views 15 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

16 hours ago 41,227 Views 30 Comments

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

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