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Today’s News

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces
# E-scooters
# E-scooters

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces

20 minutes ago 2,392 Views 8 Comments

At present, e-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

Davy Fitz set to be named Galway boss with Clare backboned management team
# Fitz The Bill
From The42
# Fitz The Bill

Davy Fitz set to be named Galway boss with Clare backboned management team

Updated 37 minutes ago 14,183 Views 24 Comments

Galway GAA are expected to announce Fitzgerald’s appointment tomorrow evening.

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

54 minutes ago 3,562 Views 14 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

1 hour ago 2,820 Views 8 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?
# Covid19
# Covid19

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?

1 hour ago 14,497 Views 14 Comments

Rising Covid case numbers and hospitalisations saw the government take a more cautious approach to the loosening of restrictions.

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword
# Crusaders
# Crusaders

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

1 hour ago 8,804 Views 13 Comments

It is estimated to be 900 years old.

Nightclubs to reopen from Friday - but specific rules yet to be confirmed
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Nightclubs to reopen from Friday - but specific rules yet to be confirmed

2 hours ago 33,058 Views 49 Comments

Sectoral guidance is currently being developed for nightclubs.

Man who used wooden post to strike a woman during an anti-lockdown rally is jailed
# Michael Quinn
# Michael Quinn

Man who used wooden post to strike a woman during an anti-lockdown rally is jailed

2 hours ago 12,563 Views 0 Comments

Judge Martin Nolan described the attack as cowardly.

NPHET considered 'full pause' on easing restrictions and warned they may have to be reintroduced
# Nphet Letter
# Nphet Letter

NPHET considered 'full pause' on easing restrictions and warned they may have to be reintroduced

2 hours ago 23,233 Views 30 Comments

The Government was warned about the ‘precarious’ Covid situation ahead of today’s limited loosening of restrictions.

Man who attempted to extort €25,000 from 'blameless' family jailed for 18 months
# Courts
# Courts

Man who attempted to extort €25,000 from 'blameless' family jailed for 18 months

3 hours ago 17,855 Views 7 Comments

Dylan Cronin pleaded guilty to three counts of demanding money with menace.

Full return to offices won't be possible until 'next spring', says Varadkar
# 22 October
# 22 October

Full return to offices won't be possible until 'next spring', says Varadkar

3 hours ago 36,717 Views 37 Comments

The Government was due to remove the guidance to ‘work from home where possible’ on Friday.

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s
# Booster Jabs
# Booster Jabs

CMO endorses NIAC recommendation for vaccine boosters for over 60s

Updated 3 hours ago 24,520 Views 62 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said he will work with the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.

Sports stadia in Ireland to return to full capacity from Friday
# Crowds Are Back
From The42
# Crowds Are Back

Sports stadia in Ireland to return to full capacity from Friday

4 hours ago 15,981 Views 4 Comments

Ireland’s World Cup qualifier with Portugal and the Irish rugby team’s Test with New Zealand will go ahead in front of a full house at the Aviva Stadium.

Taoiseach: Nightclubs and late bars can open from Friday but with Covid certs in place
# 22 October
# 22 October

Taoiseach: Nightclubs and late bars can open from Friday but with Covid certs in place

Updated 4 hours ago 58,907 Views 124 Comments

An Taoiseach spoke at Government Buildings after a Cabinet meeting this morning.

As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday
Live 4 hours ago

As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts

4 hours ago 14,319 Views 11 Comments

Antigen tests – or ‘lateral flow’ tests – can give a result within 10-15 minutes, but are not as accurate as PCR tests.

Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted
# Weddings
# Weddings

Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted

4 hours ago 23,240 Views 18 Comments

The easing of restrictions had been cast into doubt by rising Covid case numbers.

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law
# Polexit
# Polexit

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law

5 hours ago 12,087 Views 23 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen warned that the European Commission “will act” to protect Polish citizens’ democratic institutions.

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status

Updated 5 hours ago 18,901 Views 31 Comments

Tournament officials have said unvaccinated players are unlikely to be allowed to enter the country for the event.

Man arrested in murder probe after another man dies following assault in Portadown
# Co Armagh
# Co Armagh

Man arrested in murder probe after another man dies following assault in Portadown

5 hours ago 4,867 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say

7 hours ago 63,030 Views 0 Comments

Police do not believe a single witness on the train just outside Philadelphia dialled 911.

96-year-old ex-Nazi concentration camp secretary who fled trial to face court today
# Germany
# Germany

96-year-old ex-Nazi concentration camp secretary who fled trial to face court today

8 hours ago 12,337 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with complicity in the murder of more than 10,000 people at Stutthof camp in occupied Poland.

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'

Updated 8 hours ago 13,658 Views 7 Comments

Megan Connolly and co open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Sweden on Thursday.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?
# Litter
# Litter

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?

8 hours ago 20,952 Views 60 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, a new survey shows.

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push

9 hours ago 30,031 Views 63 Comments

Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89.

Death of veteran on trial for 1974 attempted murder sparks renewed debate in North
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Death of veteran on trial for 1974 attempted murder sparks renewed debate in North

9 hours ago 24,282 Views 3 Comments

Dennis Hutchings died yesterday after contracting Covid-19.

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend
# Forecast
# Forecast

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend

9 hours ago 12,749 Views 3 Comments

Tomorrow will see a good deal of dry and bright weather with sunny spells.

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye
# Up Ye Boy Ye
# Up Ye Boy Ye

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye

10 hours ago 24,933 Views 46 Comments

The petition filed on 24 August cited “personal reasons”.

Man (30s) dies after car collides with parked truck in Co Meath
# Kells
# Kells

Man (30s) dies after car collides with parked truck in Co Meath

10 hours ago 17,407 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R147 in Carnaross, Kells yesterday evening.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated 10 hours ago 78,077 Views 81 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.
Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol riots documents
# Trump
# Trump

Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol riots documents

10 hours ago 17,781 Views 21 Comments

He is claiming “executive privilege” to stop former aides giving evidence to Congress.

Opinion: Ireland's outdated definition of 'Mother' leaves thousands of families in limbo
# Legal Rights
# Legal Rights

Opinion: Ireland's outdated definition of 'Mother' leaves thousands of families in limbo

10 hours ago 20,559 Views 7 Comments

Dearbhla Crosse meets families urging the government to keep promises on changes to assisted reproduction legislation.

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea in latest weapons test

10 hours ago 5,012 Views 5 Comments

The launch came soon after the US pledged to resume diplomacy over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.

New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence
# Speak Out
# Speak Out

New tool allows higher education students to anonymously report sexual harassment and violence

11 hours ago 5,391 Views 4 Comments

The Speak Out tool will be launched across 18 universities this academic year.

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland
# Halloween
# Halloween

Brexit and supply chain issues have led to fewer illegal fireworks in Ireland

17 hours ago 12,415 Views 16 Comments
  • Supply chains and post-Brexit paperwork in the UK may be to blame for the illegal trade in Fireworks in Ireland.
  • Gardaí and Customs have made seizures but in general sources said possessions have reduced.
  • Gardaí have launched Operation Tombola while Customs have targeted shipments arriving into Ireland via the postal network.

Yesterday’s News

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
# Abortion Laws
# Abortion Laws

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

18 hours ago 7,303 Views 4 Comments

The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted 48 hours.

British Army veteran on trial for attempted murder during the Troubles dies of Covid
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

British Army veteran on trial for attempted murder during the Troubles dies of Covid

19 hours ago 46,016 Views 26 Comments

Dennis Hutchings was on trial for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in 1974.

Murder investigation launched after man's body discovered in Derry
# Murder Probe
# Murder Probe

Murder investigation launched after man's body discovered in Derry

19 hours ago 9,302 Views 0 Comments

The man was discovered in the Magherafelt area of Derry.

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