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Today’s News

Emergency services respond to 'serious incident' after dairy plant explosion
# Offaly
# Offaly

Emergency services respond to 'serious incident' after dairy plant explosion

34 minutes ago 13,208 Views 6 Comments

No serious injures have yet been reported.

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

54 minutes ago 9,339 Views 25 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?

1 hour ago 9,584 Views 17 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

1 hour ago 3,163 Views 0 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 2 hours ago 21,041 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

3 hours ago 12,630 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 3 hours ago 39,606 Views 67 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

4 hours ago 6,476 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

4 hours ago 5,136 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

4 hours ago 5,187 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 4 hours ago 19,617 Views 0 Comments

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

One dead in strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

One dead in strong quake on Greek island of Crete

4 hours ago 11,994 Views 1 Comment

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

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?

5 hours ago 8,203 Views 8 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

5 hours ago 10,026 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

5 hours ago 16,508 Views 26 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?

5 hours ago 13,394 Views 15 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'

6 hours ago 22,924 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

6 hours ago 9,614 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

6 hours ago 8,011 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

7 hours ago 11,248 Views 8 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

8 hours ago 19,045 Views 51 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

8 hours ago 30,451 Views 12 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

9 hours ago 18,881 Views 13 Comments

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

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
# Dating Scam
# Dating Scam

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

15 hours ago 56,031 Views 19 Comments
  • These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.

Yesterday’s News

USA crush Europe to regain Ryder Cup in record-breaking fashion
# Home Control
From The42
# Home Control

USA crush Europe to regain Ryder Cup in record-breaking fashion

Updated 15 hours ago 69,150 Views 53 Comments

The hosts stormed to a 19-9 success.

Quiz: How well do you know The Sopranos?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know The Sopranos?

17 hours ago 31,588 Views 23 Comments

Do you know your Bada Bing from your gabagool?

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'

17 hours ago 13,199 Views 8 Comments

One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.

I love my team-mates so much – Rory McIlroy emotional after Ryder Cup struggles
# Whistling Straits
From The42
# Whistling Straits

I love my team-mates so much – Rory McIlroy emotional after Ryder Cup struggles

18 hours ago 43,185 Views 36 Comments

McIlroy finished on a winning note in the singles but Shane Lowry lost out.

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt

19 hours ago 53,773 Views 48 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save the equivalent of her mortgage payments while living with her aunt.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

19 hours ago 8,088 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Swiss voters approve same-sex marriage by clear margin in referendum
# Marriage For All
# Marriage For All

Swiss voters approve same-sex marriage by clear margin in referendum

20 hours ago 14,581 Views 58 Comments

The country has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.

Brilliant Arsenal coast to derby victory against sorry Spurs
# Bragging Rights
From The42
# Bragging Rights

Brilliant Arsenal coast to derby victory against sorry Spurs

20 hours ago 23,728 Views 8 Comments

The Gunners were 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.

'One person's rent is another person's income': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'One person's rent is another person's income': The week in quotes

20 hours ago 19,221 Views 16 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
# New Approach
# New Approach

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools

21 hours ago 21,658 Views 30 Comments

Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.

Exit poll shows result is too close to call in Germany election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor
# Dead Heat
# Dead Heat

Exit poll shows result is too close to call in Germany election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor

22 hours ago 20,870 Views 3 Comments

Analysts say the trend could shift significantly due to the large number of postal votes this year.

Iceland elects Europe's first women-majority parliament
# Althing Parliament
# Althing Parliament

Iceland elects Europe's first women-majority parliament

22 hours ago 23,813 Views 27 Comments

Iceland does not have legal quotas on female representation in parliament.

Unsettled weather on the way as temperatures set to drop and heavy rain forecast
# Hats And Gloves
# Hats And Gloves

Unsettled weather on the way as temperatures set to drop and heavy rain forecast

Sun 2:58 PM 32,634 Views 8 Comments

Met Éireann says temperatures will fall back to “around normal for the time of year”.

Permanent TSB experiencing 'extremely high call volumes due to ongoing fraud incident'
# Fraud Hotline
# Fraud Hotline

Permanent TSB experiencing 'extremely high call volumes due to ongoing fraud incident'

Sun 2:37 PM 132,815 Views 40 Comments

The bank has apologised to customers due to wait times on its phonelines.

Coronavirus: 1,459 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,459 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Sun 2:05 PM 38,024 Views 22 Comments

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

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