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Today’s News

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'
# Progression
From The42
# Progression

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'

Updated 12 minutes ago 4,053 Views 0 Comments

Louise Quinn is encouraged by the progress the squad have made of late.

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime

13 minutes ago 2,532 Views 2 Comments

The raid is linked to a similar seizure in west Dublin earlier this year.

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

22 minutes ago 9,082 Views 9 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

26 minutes ago 1,562 Views 2 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards

39 minutes ago 1,562 Views 1 Comment

The guidelines can be implemented from 1 November.

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated 51 minutes ago 32,489 Views 79 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

Updated 59 minutes ago 14,435 Views 27 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

1 hour ago 4,837 Views 32 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week
# School Outbreaks
# School Outbreaks

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week

1 hour ago 5,065 Views 8 Comments

Five outbreaks came from the HSE Mid West area, three from the North West, two from both the South and Midlands, with one each from the East, West and North East.

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE

1 hour ago 7,296 Views 50 Comments

Current ICU figures show that 52% of patients are not vaccinated.

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote
# Spain
# Spain

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote

1 hour ago 10,726 Views 0 Comments

Gary Vickery is an associate of Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh who is linked to the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'
# The King
From The42
# The King

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'

2 hours ago 25,842 Views 3 Comments

Aidan Fogarty says his former Kilkenny team-mate didn’t drop any hints about the appointment.

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

3 hours ago 7,295 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

Further talks on hospitality reopening today as vintners slam 'chaotic situation'
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Further talks on hospitality reopening today as vintners slam 'chaotic situation'

Updated 3 hours ago 28,886 Views 48 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said guidance would be practical and that common sense will apply.
  • Donall O'Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the situation as "chaotic".
  • Health officials last night confirmed 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots
# EVE CLEARY
# EVE CLEARY

HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots

3 hours ago 11,010 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings, being brought by Eve Cleary’s parents and siblings, claims medical negligence.

Legal costs for families of R116 victims to be resolved ‘very quickly’, says Eamon Ryan
# R116
# R116

Legal costs for families of R116 victims to be resolved ‘very quickly’, says Eamon Ryan

3 hours ago 9,925 Views 7 Comments

The Transport Minister denied the Government objected to the awarding of legal costs to the families.

Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years
# Jobs Watch
# Jobs Watch

Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years

4 hours ago 5,348 Views 0 Comments

The new roles are aimed at both experienced and graduate hires.

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
# Trains
# Trains

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth

4 hours ago 12,206 Views 16 Comments

The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford

4 hours ago 8,189 Views 4 Comments

It is due to issues with the disinfection process in the water supply for the area.

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
# Scotland Yard
# Scotland Yard

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess

4 hours ago 5,527 Views 0 Comments

The Conservative MP for Southend West was killed on Friday.

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

5 hours ago 5,374 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'
# Ni Centenary
# Ni Centenary

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'

Updated 5 hours ago 28,211 Views 56 Comments

Neither heads of state of Ireland or the UK were in attendance at the event.

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'

6 hours ago 20,497 Views 57 Comments

The CMO said it is “a really concerning practice”.

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor

6 hours ago 11,261 Views 5 Comments

The change will take place following November’s Autumn Test matches.

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

8 hours ago 5,946 Views 6 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas

9 hours ago 6,859 Views 2 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued advice to consumers.

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo
# Praise
From The42
# Praise

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo

Updated 9 hours ago 41,694 Views 23 Comments

The Portuguese star was previously criticised for his lack of defensive work.

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?

9 hours ago 57,855 Views 141 Comments

Covid-19 Digital Certificates will still be required for indoor hospitality from tomorrow.

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

10 hours ago 11,247 Views 30 Comments

The study analysed data from 5.4 million people in Scotland between April and September.

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform
# Truth Social
# Truth Social

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform

10 hours ago 26,469 Views 63 Comments

He’s spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.

Gabby Petito case: Police seeking Brian Laundrie find potential human remains
# Gabby Petito
# Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito case: Police seeking Brian Laundrie find potential human remains

10 hours ago 25,351 Views 2 Comments

Petito’s body was found on 19 September on the edge of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone

10 hours ago 22,393 Views 35 Comments

Former negotiator Sydney Nash says it’s sovereignty, not sausages, that the UK government cares about.

Poland rule-of-law row and energy prices to dominate two-day EU summit
# Tensions
# Tensions

Poland rule-of-law row and energy prices to dominate two-day EU summit

10 hours ago 4,812 Views 6 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

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

17 hours ago 26,724 Views 14 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

18 hours ago 11,341 Views 10 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

19 hours ago 44,236 Views 49 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

19 hours ago 11,489 Views 23 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

19 hours ago 37,203 Views 27 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner.

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