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Today’s News

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return

7 minutes ago 192 Views 0 Comments

Today was meant to see all restrictions lifted.

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

6 hours ago 2,428 Views 2 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

6 hours ago 9,118 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí
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Yesterday’s News

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’
# Hospitalised
# Hospitalised

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’

8 hours ago 27,189 Views 46 Comments

Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today.

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

8 hours ago 7,182 Views 1 Comment

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed

Updated 8 hours ago 68,640 Views 89 Comments
  • Guidance was published in full this evening.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said people will be able to queue at the bar once social distancing is observed.
  • The 11.30 pm closing time for hospitality is to be scrapped.
Ex-Barcelona teenager Gilsenan commits to Ireland over Australia as he starts recovery from ACL injury
# Nailing His Colours
From The42
# Nailing His Colours

Ex-Barcelona teenager Gilsenan commits to Ireland over Australia as he starts recovery from ACL injury

Updated 8 hours ago 33,598 Views 4 Comments

Gilsenan was born in Perth to parents from Dublin.

Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against Sweden
# Top Swedes
From The42
# Top Swedes

Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against Sweden

9 hours ago 14,529 Views 9 Comments

An unfortunate own goal was ultimately the difference as 4,017 fans watched on at Tallaght Stadium.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

9 hours ago 5,018 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

10 hours ago 15,576 Views 19 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated 10 hours ago 15,893 Views 30 Comments

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

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs

10 hours ago 8,329 Views 0 Comments

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

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
# R116
# R116

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated 11 hours ago 26,786 Views 20 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

11 hours ago 6,766 Views 4 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
# Call For Change
# Call For Change

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work

11 hours ago 9,121 Views 6 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?

12 hours ago 9,838 Views 0 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace
# Cork
# Cork

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace

12 hours ago 25,815 Views 3 Comments

The 61-year-old also paid €3k in compensation.

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles

12 hours ago 12,894 Views 3 Comments

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

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 hours ago 13,562 Views 3 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

12 hours ago 37,973 Views 11 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

13 hours ago 34,997 Views 43 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

13 hours ago 10,523 Views 20 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

13 hours ago 6,365 Views 2 Comments

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 13 hours ago 45,638 Views 95 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 13 hours ago 19,554 Views 47 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

13 hours ago 13,084 Views 68 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

13 hours ago 12,885 Views 12 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

14 hours ago 15,598 Views 84 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

14 hours ago 31,419 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'

15 hours ago 48,301 Views 9 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'

16 hours ago 10,812 Views 41 Comments

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

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

16 hours ago 16,705 Views 0 Comments

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

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

16 hours ago 8,090 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

17 hours ago 18,925 Views 17 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

17 hours ago 13,244 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

17 hours ago 7,219 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

18 hours ago 7,419 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 18 hours ago 32,760 Views 62 Comments

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

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