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Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party
# Richard O'Mara
# Richard O'Mara

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party

15 minutes ago 2,761 Views 0 Comments

Richard O’Mara’s victim was 17-years-old at the time of the rapes.

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks

Updated 47 minutes ago 18,762 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday after a fight against Covid-19.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

55 minutes ago 4,107 Views 3 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances
# Investigation
# Investigation

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances

1 hour ago 3,548 Views 0 Comments

The league has postponed its AGM on foot of a request by the FAI.

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

1 hour ago 9,508 Views 1 Comment

A post-mortem examination has been carried out.

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
# Aviation
# Aviation

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year

1 hour ago 4,476 Views 7 Comments

The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

1 hour ago 6,761 Views 19 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 22,655 Views 29 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney
# 2030
From The42
# 2030

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney

2 hours ago 8,435 Views 14 Comments

The former interim FAI chief executive has recently taken over at the Football Association of Wales.

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers
# Courts
# Courts

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers

2 hours ago 18,649 Views 0 Comments

Akeen Olojuwon Ahmed appeared at Dublin District Court today.

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant
# Offaly
# Offaly

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant

Updated 2 hours ago 72,638 Views 16 Comments

Glenisk confirmed that “all colleagues” were “safely evacuated”.

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court

2 hours ago 8,885 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Anne Colomines.

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

3 hours ago 5,326 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
# Trials
# Trials

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill

3 hours ago 19,478 Views 33 Comments

Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated 3 hours ago 19,983 Views 7 Comments

The quake struck at 7.17am Irish time and measured a magnitude of 5.8.

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
# Canada
# Canada

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says

4 hours ago 8,070 Views 3 Comments

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated 4 hours ago 10,772 Views 10 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus

5 hours ago 24,545 Views 57 Comments

Healthcare workers are also to receive an additional bonus for their work.

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?

5 hours ago 22,557 Views 22 Comments

The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.

Spanish volcano enters ‘lower activity’ phase
# Still Going
# Still Going

Spanish volcano enters ‘lower activity’ phase

5 hours ago 5,826 Views 2 Comments

The volcano on La Palma erupted on 19 September .

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
# Goodbye Merkel
# Goodbye Merkel

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition

Updated 6 hours ago 22,862 Views 1 Comment
  • Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
  • Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
  • Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
Police charge teenager with racially abusing Ireland U21 star Tyreik Wright
# Action
From The42
# Action

Police charge teenager with racially abusing Ireland U21 star Tyreik Wright

7 hours ago 17,259 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy is accused of sending an offensive message to the Aston Villa winger via Instagram.

Boris Johnson ‘considering use of British Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry
# British Fuel Crisis
# British Fuel Crisis

Boris Johnson ‘considering use of British Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

Updated 8 hours ago 47,500 Views 79 Comments

There have been long waits at filling stations in the UK.

Olaf Scholz: 'robotic' Social Democrat within grasp of Merkel's job
# Olaf Scholz
# Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz: 'robotic' Social Democrat within grasp of Merkel's job

8 hours ago 8,256 Views 4 Comments

Nicknamed “Scholzomat” for his robotic speeches, Scholz has a reputation for being meticulous, confident and fiercely ambitious.

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
# Third Level
# Third Level

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college

8 hours ago 6,725 Views 1 Comment

The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.

Man arrested in Derry over attempted murder of police officer
# New IRA
# New IRA

Man arrested in Derry over attempted murder of police officer

8 hours ago 6,511 Views 0 Comments

A bomb was placed beside the officer’s car at her home in Dungiven in April.

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated 8 hours ago 21,511 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

9 hours ago 8,943 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

Man to appear in court over fatal Monaghan car crash
# Clones
# Clones

Man to appear in court over fatal Monaghan car crash

9 hours ago 12,025 Views 0 Comments

The man will appear before Monaghan District Court at 10.30am today.

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds

9 hours ago 18,972 Views 30 Comments

Vaccination rate in Ireland is highest in the EU – but 18 to 34-year-olds still showing signs of hesitancy.

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?

9 hours ago 15,984 Views 16 Comments

House prices are rising outside the main Irish cities.

Pádraig Harrington: 'I believe that we did our job and it just wasn’t our week'
# Rough Ryde
From The42
# Rough Ryde

Pádraig Harrington: 'I believe that we did our job and it just wasn’t our week'

10 hours ago 26,351 Views 20 Comments

The Dubliner could do little to stem the red tide all weekend.

Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached
# Down Under
# Down Under

Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached

10 hours ago 10,654 Views 10 Comments

Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70%.

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors

10 hours ago 8,812 Views 24 Comments

Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.

Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament

11 hours ago 12,203 Views 10 Comments

Of the 63 seats in the Althing parliament, 30 were won by women, or 47.6 percent, following the recount.

House prices across Ireland are 9% higher than one year ago
# Quarterly Reports
# Quarterly Reports

House prices across Ireland are 9% higher than one year ago

12 hours ago 21,898 Views 56 Comments

Inflation is highest outisde of cities, with prices rising by 13%.

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net
# Thintean Fein
# Thintean Fein

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net

13 hours ago 36,365 Views 13 Comments

The fuel allowance is an additional social welfare payment that is means-tested.

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules

13 hours ago 20,189 Views 13 Comments

Asymptomatic children who become close contacts in school will no longer have to restrict their movements.

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