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Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Is it possible to do a Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change? 'It's very, very difficult'

3 hours ago 1,466 Views 4 Comments
  • A Covid-like count of deaths due to climate change is 'the holy grail' - but 'very, very difficult' to do
  • There were 71 deaths in Ireland from “extreme weather” between 1980 and 2019
  • Ireland is extremely unlikely to see deaths due to extreme heat, reports CJ McKinney

Yesterday’s News

Jury to begin deliberations in case of couple accused of child cruelty
# Courts
# Courts

Jury to begin deliberations in case of couple accused of child cruelty

5 hours ago 8,832 Views 0 Comments

On day 13 of the trial, lawyers for all sides gave closing speeches to the jury.

West Ham end Manchester City's four-year run reign as League Cup winners after penalties
# End Of The Line
From The42
# End Of The Line

West Ham end Manchester City's four-year run reign as League Cup winners after penalties

5 hours ago 12,514 Views 6 Comments

The Hammers edged out the holders 5-3 on penalties after playing out a goalless draw.

Gardaí seek help tracing 15-year-old girl from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí seek help tracing 15-year-old girl from Dublin

6 hours ago 15,253 Views 0 Comments

Kenzie was last seen in the Dublin 1 area this afternoon.

Bullet suspected to have killed cinematographer on Alec Baldwin film recovered
# Halyna Hutchins
# Halyna Hutchins

Bullet suspected to have killed cinematographer on Alec Baldwin film recovered

6 hours ago 14,944 Views 16 Comments

Alec Baldwin accidentally shot Halyna Hutchins in New Mexico.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

7 hours ago 5,210 Views 0 Comments

Housing activists take over a Dublin building, ticket touting legislation, and Poland fined €1m a day by EU.

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí
# Prussia Street
# Prussia Street

Activists regain access to Stoneybatter site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí

Updated 7 hours ago 56,362 Views 69 Comments

Gardaí said they attended the the site in compliance with a court order.

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan
# Repatriation
# Repatriation

Three Irish-resident families evacuated from Afghanistan

7 hours ago 6,806 Views 0 Comments

A total of 106 Irish citizens and a number of residents have been evacuated from Afghanistan.

O'Gorman vows 'there's definitely more to come' as Ireland take aim at World Cup qualification
# Lucky 13
From The42
# Lucky 13

O'Gorman vows 'there's definitely more to come' as Ireland take aim at World Cup qualification

7 hours ago 6,253 Views 2 Comments

The Irish international features on The Football Family podcast.

Your Evening Longread: The mysterious cargo container emitting radation
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The mysterious cargo container emitting radation

8 hours ago 11,123 Views 2 Comments

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

Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate
# Nphet
# Nphet

Five to 12 year olds are now the age group with the highest Covid incidence rate

8 hours ago 34,095 Views 77 Comments

Prof Breda Smyth said that children in this age group are in contact with one another “a lot”.

Cabinet agrees not to make €500 million payment into the country's rainy day fund
# Empty Piggy Bank
# Empty Piggy Bank

Cabinet agrees not to make €500 million payment into the country's rainy day fund

8 hours ago 14,927 Views 20 Comments

There is currently no money in the rainy day fund which was set up in 2018.

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

9 hours ago 12,697 Views 17 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

UK High Court hears first day of US appeal against decision not to extradite Assange
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

UK High Court hears first day of US appeal against decision not to extradite Assange

9 hours ago 10,073 Views 0 Comments

A District Judge in January ruled that Assange is a serious suicide threat if extradited across the Atlantic.

All events at Aviva Stadium, including Ireland-Portugal match, to be covered by anti-touting law
# Ticket Touts
# Ticket Touts

All events at Aviva Stadium, including Ireland-Portugal match, to be covered by anti-touting law

Updated 9 hours ago 24,430 Views 36 Comments

Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.

Status Orange rain warning for three south-eastern counties as flooding is predicted
# Looks Like Rain Ted
# Looks Like Rain Ted

Status Orange rain warning for three south-eastern counties as flooding is predicted

Updated 10 hours ago 51,241 Views 12 Comments

Met Éireann says conditions will be unsettled for the rest of the week.

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar
# Tips
# Tips

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar

10 hours ago 14,686 Views 33 Comments

The Government is set to introduce legislation that will give legal protection to workers’ tips.

US introduces gender neutral option for passports
# Gender Neutral Passport
# Gender Neutral Passport

US introduces gender neutral option for passports

10 hours ago 8,094 Views 0 Comments

At least 11 other countries provide an ‘X’ or ‘other’ option for gender on passports

Davy Fitz: On the Galway job, punditry plans, Galvin feud and what comes next?
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Davy Fitz: On the Galway job, punditry plans, Galvin feud and what comes next?

10 hours ago 21,516 Views 7 Comments

‘This is very unusual for me to have zero teams to think about. I’d never normally stop.’

Murder investigation after man found dead in Co Armagh
# Portadown
# Portadown

Murder investigation after man found dead in Co Armagh

10 hours ago 7,516 Views 1 Comment

Officers attended the scene at just after 12 pm this afternoon

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds

11 hours ago 15,013 Views 22 Comments

People who have not got their second dose cannot use the Covid Pass to access a number of services.

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
# ECJ V. Poland
# ECJ V. Poland

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'

12 hours ago 21,901 Views 40 Comments

Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans
# Spending Review
# Spending Review

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans

12 hours ago 9,617 Views 9 Comments

A lower rate of Passenger Duty will also apply to flights to and from the North and Great Britain.

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits

12 hours ago 19,353 Views 37 Comments

The Tánaiste said vaccine immunity wanes and ‘that people who are vaccinated can get the virus and can transmit the virus’.

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week

13 hours ago 59,319 Views 73 Comments

NPHET confirmed the latest figures at a briefing this afternoon.

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

13 hours ago 20,464 Views 33 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header

14 hours ago 5,985 Views 1 Comment

Vera Pauw’s side secured a monumental World Cup qualifying result in Finland last night.

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

14 hours ago 21,855 Views 17 Comments

He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid
# Starmer
# Starmer

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

15 hours ago 13,425 Views 15 Comments

He is currently in isolation.

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions

15 hours ago 17,183 Views 5 Comments

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings
# Plymouth
# Plymouth

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings

15 hours ago 14,052 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham during the Troubles.

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

15 hours ago 11,798 Views 32 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
# Charlie Bird
# Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

16 hours ago 97,107 Views 32 Comments

Bird spent 38 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated 16 hours ago 5,430 Views 52 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

17 hours ago 17,079 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was handed a whole-life tariff in September after murdering the 33-year-old.

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?
# Tout Of Order
# Tout Of Order

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

17 hours ago 22,666 Views 46 Comments

Today’s burning question.

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

18 hours ago 8,459 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

18 hours ago 18,860 Views 34 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised

19 hours ago 39,144 Views 82 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

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