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Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage
# Canary Islands
# Canary Islands

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage

2 minutes ago 54 Views 0 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pass new measures this week to help millions of euros in aid reach those in need.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin

50 minutes ago 6,866 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea Gaffney was last seen in the Carrickmount area of Dublin on Thursday evening.

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060

1 hour ago 6,541 Views 26 Comments

The announcement comes a week before the Cop26 global climate summit.

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Updated 2 hours ago 50,956 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
# Abortion
# Abortion

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

3 hours ago 3,422 Views 15 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November
# Growing Concern
# Growing Concern

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November

4 hours ago 20,037 Views 69 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he believed there could be an annual Covid vaccine in the future.

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
# Matteo Salvini
# Matteo Salvini

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship

4 hours ago 7,285 Views 15 Comments

The former interior minister has insisted he was fulfilling his duty by refusing entry to the Open Arms rescue ship.

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress From The42

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress

4 hours ago 26,763 Views 50 Comments

It received just 50.6% support, well short of the 60% required.

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says
# Alok Sharma
# Alok Sharma

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says

5 hours ago 2,879 Views 6 Comments

The summit is due to get underway on 31 October.

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
# JFK
# JFK

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files

5 hours ago 17,418 Views 21 Comments

He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

6 hours ago 5,457 Views 14 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?

7 hours ago 21,120 Views 22 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting product supplies this year.

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

7 hours ago 25,447 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

8 hours ago 12,595 Views 3 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

9 hours ago 14,228 Views 11 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?
# Proposal B Or Not To Be
From The42
# Proposal B Or Not To Be

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?

9 hours ago 10,596 Views 9 Comments

We break down everything you need to know ahead of the vote.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

9 hours ago 14,072 Views 60 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show

10 hours ago 47,943 Views 2 Comments

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

10 hours ago 23,119 Views 9 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

10 hours ago 5,279 Views 29 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

11 hours ago 9,054 Views 7 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

11 hours ago 10,401 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

17 hours ago 21,994 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Yesterday’s News

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

18 hours ago 19,775 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

19 hours ago 18,529 Views 5 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

19 hours ago 27,012 Views 10 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

19 hours ago 22,806 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

20 hours ago 26,441 Views 14 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

20 hours ago 12,864 Views 11 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

20 hours ago 9,064 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager

20 hours ago 27,678 Views 24 Comments

The former France and Man United defender says he wants to make sure children who suffer abuse ‘do not blame themselves’.

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

21 hours ago 42,024 Views 60 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

21 hours ago 13,017 Views 18 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan

21 hours ago 8,569 Views 0 Comments

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

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

22 hours ago 46,693 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

22 hours ago 27,003 Views 51 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

Maths Week: Friday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Friday puzzles

23 hours ago 12,273 Views 0 Comments

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

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting

23 hours ago 48,346 Views 0 Comments

The US cinematographer worked on a film in Ireland last year.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
# Outdoor Seating
# Outdoor Seating

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

Fri 5:31 PM 14,405 Views 13 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

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