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Today’s News

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt
# Contempt
# Contempt

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt

7 minutes ago 287 Views 0 Comments

He failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the 6 January congressional select committee last week.

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate

33 minutes ago 846 Views 0 Comments

The Government announced yesterday that it is to increase the use of antigen tests.

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

1 hour ago 1,079 Views 3 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

6 hours ago 6,170 Views 9 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US
# Payout
# Payout

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US

8 hours ago 9,128 Views 18 Comments

The firm, in a statement, said it “strongly” believed it was meeting the federal government’s standards.

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
# Poland
# Poland

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland

8 hours ago 14,158 Views 38 Comments

Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears
# Trial
# Trial

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears

8 hours ago 14,038 Views 1 Comment

Plane operator David Henderson told people to ‘keep quiet’ after learning the footballer had died in a crash.

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again

8 hours ago 16,030 Views 19 Comments

It was a wild Champions League contest in Madrid.

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed
# Gambling Addict
# Gambling Addict

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed

9 hours ago 22,049 Views 14 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the money went to pay gambling debts.

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death
# Paul Quinn Murder
# Paul Quinn Murder

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death

9 hours ago 13,330 Views 5 Comments

Gardai have said that they still believe that there are people out there with information, ahead of the 14th anniversary of Paul Quinn’s murder.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

10 hours ago 5,930 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
# Full House
From The42
# Full House

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

10 hours ago 13,408 Views 0 Comments

The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

10 hours ago 24,320 Views 32 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?

11 hours ago 12,369 Views 12 Comments

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

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

11 hours ago 35,017 Views 26 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme
# Dlr Council
# Dlr Council

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme

11 hours ago 17,746 Views 29 Comments

The Council concluded that it will have a detrimental impact on the character of the area due to its scale, height and visual prominence.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

12 hours ago 12,946 Views 10 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
# Flying Pigs
# Flying Pigs

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China

12 hours ago 17,051 Views 22 Comments

Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.

The Remote: Donal Skehan comes home, Scenes From a Marriage and celebrating Jack B. Yeats
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Donal Skehan comes home, Scenes From a Marriage and celebrating Jack B. Yeats

12 hours ago 11,683 Views 2 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable

12 hours ago 14,220 Views 15 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.

Maths Week: Tuesday puzzle
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Tuesday puzzle

13 hours ago 14,583 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Updated 13 hours ago 59,264 Views 49 Comments

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

Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates
# Adoption
# Adoption

Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates

13 hours ago 8,097 Views 6 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard from a number of representative groups today.

Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

13 hours ago 48,684 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Truck driver (60s) dies in Monaghan collision
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Truck driver (60s) dies in Monaghan collision

13 hours ago 15,884 Views 1 Comment

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

13 hours ago 20,444 Views 42 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 14 hours ago 52,727 Views 58 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

14 hours ago 13,753 Views 30 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

14 hours ago 7,111 Views 14 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?

14 hours ago 55,039 Views 59 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

15 hours ago 19,815 Views 27 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

15 hours ago 44,168 Views 58 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

15 hours ago 22,673 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

15 hours ago 39,726 Views 48 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

16 hours ago 29,446 Views 10 Comments

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

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 17 hours ago 28,578 Views 71 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

17 hours ago 20,131 Views 6 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 17 hours ago 67,356 Views 129 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 18 hours ago

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

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