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Today’s News

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

36 minutes ago 1,020 Views 0 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US
# Payout
# Payout

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US

1 hour ago 4,952 Views 10 Comments

The firm, in a statement, said it “strongly” believed it was meeting the federal government’s standards.

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
# Poland
# Poland

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland

2 hours ago 8,377 Views 30 Comments

Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears
# Trial
# Trial

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears

2 hours ago 9,129 Views 0 Comments

Plane operator David Henderson told people to ‘keep quiet’ after learning the footballer had died in a crash.

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again

2 hours ago 11,181 Views 16 Comments

It was a wild Champions League contest in Madrid.

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed
# Gambling Addict
# Gambling Addict

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed

2 hours ago 16,318 Views 13 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the money went to pay gambling debts.

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death
# Paul Quinn Murder
# Paul Quinn Murder

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death

3 hours ago 10,380 Views 5 Comments

Gardai have said that they still believe that there are people out there with information, ahead of the 14th anniversary of Paul Quinn’s murder.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

3 hours ago 4,663 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
# Full House
From The42
# Full House

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

4 hours ago 10,898 Views 0 Comments

The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

4 hours ago 20,775 Views 32 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?

4 hours ago 10,379 Views 8 Comments

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

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

5 hours ago 31,927 Views 23 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme
# Dlr Council
# Dlr Council

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme

5 hours ago 15,708 Views 26 Comments

The Council concluded that it will have a detrimental impact on the character of the area due to its scale, height and visual prominence.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

5 hours ago 11,467 Views 10 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

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

6 hours ago 15,554 Views 20 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

6 hours ago 10,106 Views 2 Comments

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

6 hours ago 12,705 Views 15 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

6 hours ago 13,067 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Updated 6 hours ago 57,138 Views 48 Comments

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

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

6 hours ago 7,191 Views 4 Comments

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

6 hours ago 46,376 Views 83 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

7 hours ago 14,805 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

7 hours ago 18,982 Views 41 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 7 hours ago 49,804 Views 55 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

7 hours ago 12,790 Views 31 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

8 hours ago 6,667 Views 14 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?

8 hours ago 53,482 Views 59 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

9 hours ago 18,774 Views 23 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

9 hours ago 43,372 Views 57 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

9 hours ago 21,803 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

9 hours ago 38,699 Views 47 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

10 hours ago 28,295 Views 10 Comments

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

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 10 hours ago 28,192 Views 71 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

11 hours ago 19,811 Views 6 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 11 hours ago 66,847 Views 129 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 11 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

11 hours ago 17,534 Views 13 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

11 hours ago 28,656 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

12 hours ago 15,055 Views 27 Comments

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

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