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'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis
# Your Rental Stories
# Your Rental Stories

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis

4 hours ago 3,812 Views 4 Comments
  • Tenants have shared experiences of poor living conditions, unreasonable payment expectations and the stress of not having security of tenure.
  • Landlords said they try their best to be fair, but some government measures disproportionately impact on those renting out just one unit.

Yesterday’s News

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies
# Rebel Leader
From The42
# Rebel Leader

Former Tipp boss and Mourneabbey mastermind Ronayne takes charge of Cork ladies

5 hours ago 5,155 Views 1 Comment

The Mitchelstown native was most recently in charge of the Waterford men’s footballers for 2021. He succeeds Ephie Fitzgerald in his new role.

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme

6 hours ago 2,508 Views 9 Comments

The Housing Minister will meet mica-affected homeowners later this week.

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues
# British Fuel Crisis
# British Fuel Crisis

British Army tanker drivers to be put on standby amid fuel supply issues

Updated 6 hours ago 61,878 Views 94 Comments

There have been long waits at filling stations in the UK.

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record
# Migrants
# Migrants

Number of English Channel crossings more than doubles 2020 record

6 hours ago 5,598 Views 3 Comments

Small boats arrivals in 2021 now stand at more than double the figure for 2020, when 8,417 people crossed.

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

7 hours ago 6,617 Views 6 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres
# The North
# The North

Stormont ministers agree to end social distancing in NI shops and theatres

7 hours ago 5,534 Views 0 Comments

Ministers did not consider social distancing in the hospitality sector during today’s meeting.

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant
# Offaly
# Offaly

All workers 'safely evacuated' following 'serious fire' at Glenisk plant

Updated 7 hours ago 99,352 Views 22 Comments

Glenisk confirmed that “all colleagues” were “safely evacuated”.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

8 hours ago 4,501 Views 0 Comments

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

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
# South East London
# South East London

Man charged with murder of primary school teacher Sabina Nessa

8 hours ago 16,482 Views 0 Comments

He will appear before Willesden Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial
# Guilty
# Guilty

R Kelly found guilty of racketeering in sex trafficking trial

8 hours ago 14,754 Views 0 Comments

Several accusers testified during the trial.

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

8 hours ago 10,399 Views 6 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced
# Short Stories
# Short Stories

The winner of the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021 has been announced

8 hours ago 13,668 Views 7 Comments

The Third Day by Kevin Donnellan has won this year’s competition.

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction
# Rock History
# Rock History

Johnny Ramone’s guitar sells for more than €760,000 at auction

9 hours ago 8,185 Views 0 Comments

The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar was bought by a collector in the US who wished to remain anonymous.

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty
# Go Well
From The42
# Go Well

Irish rugby great Claire Molloy announces retirement from international duty

9 hours ago 14,231 Views 1 Comment

‘So many memories, priceless highs and some rock-bottom lows,’ said Molloy, who played at three World Cups for Ireland, reaching a semi-final in 2014.

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party
# Richard O'Mara
# Richard O'Mara

Man fails in appeal against double rape conviction of schoolgirl at his sister's birthday party

9 hours ago 30,628 Views 0 Comments

Richard O’Mara’s victim was 17-years-old at the time of the rapes.

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mourners asked to leave Covid patient Joe McCarron's funeral for not wearing facemasks

Updated 10 hours ago 56,342 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday after a fight against Covid-19.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

10 hours ago 14,877 Views 5 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances
# Investigation
# Investigation

FAI officials probing concerns over Limerick District League finances

10 hours ago 12,568 Views 0 Comments

The league has postponed its AGM on foot of a request by the FAI.

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

Witness appeal after body of man (20s) found in Grand Canal in Dublin

10 hours ago 21,700 Views 1 Comment

A post-mortem examination has been carried out.

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year
# Aviation
# Aviation

Qatar Airways announces over $4 billion loss in revenues over last year

10 hours ago 10,443 Views 10 Comments

The major loss highlights the dramatic toll the pandemic has taken on the industry.

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

O'Brien defends housing strategy after experts brand elements ‘unrealistic’

11 hours ago 14,539 Views 33 Comments

Housing experts criticised the focus on supply issues rather than affordability.

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,049 new cases confirmed in Ireland

11 hours ago 36,306 Views 34 Comments

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

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney
# 2030
From The42
# 2030

'Time is right for UK and Ireland World Cup bid' - Noel Mooney

11 hours ago 15,563 Views 18 Comments

The former interim FAI chief executive has recently taken over at the Football Association of Wales.

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers
# Courts
# Courts

College student accused of having €22k in money stolen during smishing attacks on AIB customers

11 hours ago 36,088 Views 0 Comments

Akeen Olojuwon Ahmed appeared at Dublin District Court today.

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court
# Courts
# Courts

Murder accused showed 'ultimate in toxic masculinity' by stabbing wife, prosecution tells court

12 hours ago 14,441 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife Anne Colomines.

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

12 hours ago 8,266 Views 5 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
# Trials
# Trials

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill

12 hours ago 30,178 Views 38 Comments

Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated 13 hours ago 24,255 Views 7 Comments

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

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
# Canada
# Canada

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says

13 hours ago 11,801 Views 4 Comments

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated 13 hours ago 14,933 Views 13 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

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

14 hours ago 32,074 Views 64 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?

15 hours ago 27,174 Views 24 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

15 hours ago 7,353 Views 2 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 15 hours ago 24,151 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

16 hours ago 20,031 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy is accused of sending an offensive message to the Aston Villa winger via Instagram.

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

17 hours ago 9,299 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

17 hours ago 7,822 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

18 hours ago 7,496 Views 0 Comments

A bomb was placed beside the officer’s car at her home in Dungiven in April.

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