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UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend
# Sabina Nessa
# Sabina Nessa

UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend

26 minutes ago 3,496 Views 1 Comment

Sabina Nessa’s body was discovered in London on Saturday.

Man in serious condition following Waterford assault
# Waterford
# Waterford

Man in serious condition following Waterford assault

49 minutes ago 3,059 Views 0 Comments

The victim was attacked in the Hanover Street area at 9pm last night.

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

50 minutes ago 2,175 Views 7 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'
Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin

2 hours ago 8,612 Views 6 Comments

The thefts happened in Ardee and Swords last night.

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?

2 hours ago 7,076 Views 10 Comments

This weekend would have been Electric Picnic weekend. It wasn’t to be.

Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls
# Berlin
# Berlin

Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls

2 hours ago 5,294 Views 9 Comments

Climate change has emerged as a top voter concern among the 60.4 million people eligible to vote.

Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington
# Stateside
# Stateside

Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington

3 hours ago 4,981 Views 14 Comments

Irish politicians in the US have rubbished claims by a UK minister that Joe Biden doesn’t understand Brexit.

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic
# Sports Psychologist
From The42
# Sports Psychologist

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic

3 hours ago 12,280 Views 1 Comment

‘She’s only new in the door. We are in awe of her, she has an incredible CV.’

Teachers' union 'flabbergasted' by change to close contact rules in primary schools
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Teachers' union 'flabbergasted' by change to close contact rules in primary schools

3 hours ago 20,391 Views 41 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".
Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
# New York
# New York

Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial

3 hours ago 4,743 Views 0 Comments

The singer has been accused of sexually abusing girls, boys and young women.

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech
# Warning
# Warning

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech

4 hours ago 7,553 Views 25 Comments

As part of his speech he also said that beloved muppet Kermit the Frog was wrong to say ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’.

Apple will not let Fortnite back to app store until case ends
# Apple
# Apple

Apple will not let Fortnite back to app store until case ends

4 hours ago 10,714 Views 6 Comments

Tim Sweeney said Apple’s decision was ‘another abuse of its monopoly power’.

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop

4 hours ago 2,739 Views 1 Comment

Caoimhe de Barra of Trócaire says humanity must act as one on ending hunger and malnutrition.

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

5 hours ago 6,552 Views 17 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?
# Evergrande
# Evergrande

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?

5 hours ago 28,197 Views 10 Comments

The cash-strapped behemoth has borrowings of $300 billion.

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

5 hours ago 28,904 Views 16 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
# TGIP
# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

11 hours ago 12,382 Views 30 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

Yesterday’s News

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard
# Tuam
# Tuam

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard

13 hours ago 45,610 Views 0 Comments

Around 30 gardaí responded to the scene in Tuam.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
# New Baby
# New Baby

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy

13 hours ago 24,835 Views 1 Comment

The Taoiseach congratulated Harris and his wife Caoimhe on the arrival of their second child.

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears

13 hours ago 16,077 Views 21 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.

West Ham knock Man United out of Carabao Cup with first Old Trafford win since 2007
# Revenge
From The42
# Revenge

West Ham knock Man United out of Carabao Cup with first Old Trafford win since 2007

13 hours ago 21,259 Views 34 Comments

The Hammers had failed to win on their previous 17 trips to Old Trafford.

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on mica scandal

14 hours ago 31,334 Views 33 Comments

Micheál Martin sat down with two Irish-Americans who confronted him on the mica issue.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

14 hours ago 7,661 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

15 hours ago 26,460 Views 13 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute
# Submarines
# Submarines

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute

15 hours ago 7,918 Views 14 Comments

The withdrawn French ambassador is set to return to the United States next week

All-Ireland winner heads up star-studded management team in race for Kerry job
# Kingdom
From The42
# Kingdom

All-Ireland winner heads up star-studded management team in race for Kerry job

16 hours ago 40,706 Views 18 Comments

Former Austin Stacks manager Stephen Stack is leading up a management ticket with plenty of big names.

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal
# Defective Blocks Scheme
# Defective Blocks Scheme

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal

16 hours ago 18,567 Views 12 Comments

Applications had been rejected despite engineers’ reports and tests confirming the presence of pyrite.

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach

16 hours ago 25,980 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin said an announcement on the bonus will be made ‘shortly’.

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated 16 hours ago 18,490 Views 59 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
# Third Inquest
# Third Inquest

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns

16 hours ago 7,448 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s Aodhan Ó Ríordáin cited a row over promised free legal aid.

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks

17 hours ago 37,721 Views 37 Comments

British farmers can now sell the US lamb, though.

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears

17 hours ago 9,754 Views 4 Comments

Peadar Tóibín said that just eight women are using the CervicalCheck tribunal.

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'

17 hours ago 14,285 Views 23 Comments

President Joe Biden yesterday warned that the peace process should not be jeopardised.

Union and Aer Lingus to sit down at the WRC over cabin crew cutback dispute
# Sit Down Talks
# Sit Down Talks

Union and Aer Lingus to sit down at the WRC over cabin crew cutback dispute

17 hours ago 6,651 Views 5 Comments

Aer Lingus announced a raft of money-saving changes last week.

Coronavirus: 1,432 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,432 new cases confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 38,204 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

Woman (40s) dies after being hit by lorry in Kildare
# M7
# M7

Woman (40s) dies after being hit by lorry in Kildare

18 hours ago 41,871 Views 4 Comments

The female pedestrian was brought to University Hospital Tallaght after the collision.

Murder accused claimed wife was stabbed after he tried to grab knife from her hand
# Anne Colomines
# Anne Colomines

Murder accused claimed wife was stabbed after he tried to grab knife from her hand

18 hours ago 15,537 Views 0 Comments

The accused told a garda it was “50/50 blame on both sides” and that he “tried to make her stop”.

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday

Updated 18 hours ago 37,230 Views 42 Comments

The new guidance has been issued by the Department of Health.

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