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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

17 minutes ago 1,028 Views 2 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

22 minutes ago 1,051 Views 1 Comment

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

25 minutes ago 1,963 Views 2 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

52 minutes ago 3,033 Views 1 Comment

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

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

59 minutes ago 2,229 Views 1 Comment

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

1 hour ago 17,670 Views 34 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

1 hour ago 5,305 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

1 hour ago 9,107 Views 30 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 1 hour ago 23,729 Views 38 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

2 hours ago 6,615 Views 25 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

2 hours ago 4,082 Views 11 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?

2 hours ago 25,140 Views 35 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

3 hours ago 11,852 Views 19 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

3 hours ago 36,257 Views 55 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

3 hours ago 15,625 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

3 hours ago 30,378 Views 38 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

4 hours ago 20,970 Views 9 Comments

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

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

5 hours ago 40,305 Views 39 Comments

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

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 5 hours ago 25,452 Views 62 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

5 hours ago 17,069 Views 5 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 5 hours ago 61,852 Views 127 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 5 hours ago

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

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts
# Antigen Tests
# Antigen Tests

Government to send antigen tests to fully vaccinated close contacts

5 hours ago 15,081 Views 12 Comments

Antigen tests – or ‘lateral flow’ tests – can give a result within 10-15 minutes, but are not as accurate as PCR tests.

Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted
# Weddings
# Weddings

Number restrictions on weddings and religious ceremonies lifted

6 hours ago 24,773 Views 18 Comments

The easing of restrictions had been cast into doubt by rising Covid case numbers.

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law
# Polexit
# Polexit

Polish Prime Minister accuses the EU of ‘blackmail’ during clash over rule of law

6 hours ago 12,868 Views 27 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen warned that the European Commission “will act” to protect Polish citizens’ democratic institutions.

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status

Updated 6 hours ago 19,995 Views 33 Comments

Tournament officials have said unvaccinated players are unlikely to be allowed to enter the country for the event.

Man arrested in murder probe after another man dies following assault in Portadown
# Co Armagh
# Co Armagh

Man arrested in murder probe after another man dies following assault in Portadown

7 hours ago 5,173 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Woman raped on US train while people held up phones to seemingly record, authorities say

8 hours ago 65,644 Views 0 Comments

Police do not believe a single witness on the train just outside Philadelphia dialled 911.

96-year-old ex-Nazi concentration camp secretary who fled trial to face court today
# Germany
# Germany

96-year-old ex-Nazi concentration camp secretary who fled trial to face court today

9 hours ago 12,717 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with complicity in the murder of more than 10,000 people at Stutthof camp in occupied Poland.

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Ireland hoping to make history ahead of Tallaght clash with 'one of the best teams in the world'

Updated 10 hours ago 14,073 Views 7 Comments

Megan Connolly and co open their World Cup qualifying campaign against Sweden on Thursday.

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?
# Litter
# Litter

Poll: Would you intervene if you saw someone littering?

10 hours ago 21,591 Views 63 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, a new survey shows.

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push

10 hours ago 30,947 Views 63 Comments

Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89.

Death of veteran on trial for 1974 attempted murder sparks renewed debate in North
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Death of veteran on trial for 1974 attempted murder sparks renewed debate in North

10 hours ago 24,791 Views 3 Comments

Dennis Hutchings died yesterday after contracting Covid-19.

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend
# Forecast
# Forecast

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend

10 hours ago 13,029 Views 3 Comments

Tomorrow will see a good deal of dry and bright weather with sunny spells.

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye
# Up Ye Boy Ye
# Up Ye Boy Ye

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye

11 hours ago 25,519 Views 46 Comments

The petition filed on 24 August cited “personal reasons”.

Man (30s) dies after car collides with parked truck in Co Meath
# Kells
# Kells

Man (30s) dies after car collides with parked truck in Co Meath

11 hours ago 17,816 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened on the R147 in Carnaross, Kells yesterday evening.

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Government advised that Covid certs, masks and social distancing should remain beyond Friday

Updated 11 hours ago 78,434 Views 81 Comments
  • Ministers have been advised by NPHET that there is some scope to ease remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
  • As nightclubs await permission to open doors again the advice has been described by sources as "not straightforward".
  • Separately NIAC has recommended booster vaccine shots for those over 60.
Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol riots documents
# Trump
# Trump

Trump files lawsuit to block release of Capitol riots documents

11 hours ago 18,131 Views 21 Comments

He is claiming “executive privilege” to stop former aides giving evidence to Congress.

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