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UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues are talks to continue in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues are talks to continue in London

8 minutes ago 237 Views 0 Comments

A round of talks in Brussels was ‘constructive’ but significant disagreements still remain.

Sitdown Sunday: The man who lived in an airport for 15 years
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The man who lived in an airport for 15 years

28 minutes ago 3,796 Views 0 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households

57 minutes ago 2,773 Views 4 Comments

Issy Petrie from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul says the government must act now to prevent people slipping in to poverty this winter.

Crew voiced concerns over safety issues before fatal shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Crew voiced concerns over safety issues before fatal shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film

1 hour ago 11,979 Views 0 Comments

A camera crew for Rust walked off the job in protest at conditions and production issues.

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour
# No Compromise
From The42
# No Compromise

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour

1 hour ago 7,109 Views 1 Comment

Maurice Brosnan speaks to some of the Aussies who made up one of the most controversial and eventful International Rules series ever.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle

1 hour ago 4,708 Views 0 Comments

The vehicle was stopped on the M9 motorway yesterday.

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run
# Dairo Antonio Usuga
# Dairo Antonio Usuga

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run

2 hours ago 12,169 Views 4 Comments

President Ivan Duque likened the arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga to Pablo Escobar’s capture three decades ago.

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks
# Halloween
# Halloween

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks

2 hours ago 3,589 Views 3 Comments

Halloween can be a frightening time for pets.

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Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

9 hours ago 27,759 Views 77 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?
# Up There
# Up There

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?

11 hours ago 30,821 Views 13 Comments

No, the north, not the North.

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys
# Outmuscled
From The42
# Outmuscled

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys

11 hours ago 20,488 Views 35 Comments

The Ospreys were full value for the win over Johann van Graan’s side.

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
# Road Less Travelled
From The42
# Road Less Travelled

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'

Updated 12 hours ago 61,118 Views 6 Comments

Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

13 hours ago 12,638 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze

13 hours ago 9,661 Views 29 Comments

Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva
# Mack The Knife
From The42
# Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva

14 hours ago 24,942 Views 49 Comments

Two tries from Mack Hansen helped Connacht defeat Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the URC championship.

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area
# Missing
# Missing

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area

14 hours ago 33,733 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for assistance in locating the whereabouts of Kenzie Delaney.

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says

15 hours ago 10,898 Views 10 Comments

The Campaign Against Church Ownership Of Women’s Healthcare said the proposals were aimed to deflect from concerns around the ownership of the site.

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles

15 hours ago 12,345 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage

15 hours ago 14,865 Views 3 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

16 hours ago 41,094 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

17 hours ago 18,670 Views 46 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 18 hours ago 78,444 Views 107 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

19 hours ago 7,969 Views 29 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

19 hours ago 32,485 Views 92 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

20 hours ago 12,903 Views 20 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

20 hours ago 36,185 Views 58 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

20 hours ago 5,436 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

21 hours ago 29,418 Views 30 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

22 hours ago 8,524 Views 16 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?

22 hours ago 30,470 Views 31 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?

23 hours ago 33,687 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

Sat 9:12 AM 16,189 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

Sat 8:10 AM 17,371 Views 12 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?

Sat 8:00 AM 12,471 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

Sat 7:45 AM 17,521 Views 59 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

Sat 7:06 AM 56,735 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?

Sat 7:00 AM 31,021 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.

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