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Today’s News

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?

6 minutes ago 1,779 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

27 minutes ago 2,381 Views 5 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.
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

42 minutes ago 2,349 Views 0 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

1 hour ago 7,245 Views 17 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

1 hour ago 7,879 Views 0 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

1 hour ago 5,508 Views 9 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

1 hour ago 1,571 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Dublin City Council to unveil plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

2 hours ago 4,591 Views 7 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

Armagh service marking partition and NI centenary to take place without heads of state
# Reflection And Hope
# Reflection And Hope

Armagh service marking partition and NI centenary to take place without heads of state

2 hours ago 4,915 Views 4 Comments

The church service begins at 10.30am.

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

8 hours ago 15,071 Views 9 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

9 hours ago 8,344 Views 8 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

10 hours ago 35,546 Views 42 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

10 hours ago 8,344 Views 13 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

10 hours ago 31,960 Views 27 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

10 hours ago 27,730 Views 22 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

11 hours ago 7,101 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

12 hours ago 21,910 Views 13 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 12 hours ago 47,426 Views 61 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'

13 hours ago 16,621 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

13 hours ago 62,760 Views 130 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

13 hours ago 7,870 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

14 hours ago 42,814 Views 22 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

14 hours ago 34,299 Views 97 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

14 hours ago 13,354 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 15 hours ago 28,162 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 15 hours ago 12,773 Views 6 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 15 hours ago 46,103 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

15 hours ago 26,203 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

16 hours ago 48,084 Views 90 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

16 hours ago 9,625 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

16 hours ago 12,184 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

16 hours ago 13,025 Views 19 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

16 hours ago 9,638 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 17 hours ago 35,039 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

17 hours ago 9,613 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

18 hours ago 10,556 Views 9 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

18 hours ago 12,723 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

18 hours ago 16,184 Views 83 Comments

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

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