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Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years
# Jobs Watch
# Jobs Watch

Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years

17 minutes ago 974 Views 0 Comments

The new roles are aimed at both experienced and graduate hires.

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
# Trains
# Trains

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth

46 minutes ago 3,517 Views 5 Comments

The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford

51 minutes ago 2,507 Views 1 Comment

It is due to issues with the disinfection process in the water supply for the area.

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
# Scotland Yard
# Scotland Yard

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess

1 hour ago 2,620 Views 0 Comments

The Conservative MP for Southend West was killed on Friday.

Gardaí catch 138 motorists speeding during first five hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 138 motorists speeding during first five hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated 1 hour ago 22,006 Views 63 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

1 hour ago 2,561 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'
# Ni Centenary
# Ni Centenary

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'

Updated 1 hour ago 22,233 Views 39 Comments

Neither heads of state of Ireland or the UK were in attendance at the event.

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'

2 hours ago 13,946 Views 43 Comments

The CMO said it is “a really concerning practice”.

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor

2 hours ago 7,644 Views 2 Comments

The change will take place following November’s Autumn Test matches.

Further talks on hospitality reopening today as vintners slam 'chaotic situation'
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Further talks on hospitality reopening today as vintners slam 'chaotic situation'

Updated 3 hours ago 19,274 Views 34 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said guidance would be practical and that common sense will apply.
  • Donall O'Keeffe, CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the situation as "chaotic".
  • Health officials last night confirmed 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

4 hours ago 4,760 Views 6 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas

5 hours ago 5,509 Views 2 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued advice to consumers.

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo
# Praise
From The42
# Praise

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo

Updated 5 hours ago 35,179 Views 21 Comments

The Portuguese star was previously criticised for his lack of defensive work.

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?

5 hours ago 48,347 Views 123 Comments

Covid-19 Digital Certificates will still be required for indoor hospitality from tomorrow.

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Vaccines are 90% effective at preventing deaths from Delta variant, study says

6 hours ago 9,662 Views 25 Comments

The study analysed data from 5.4 million people in Scotland between April and September.

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform
# Truth Social
# Truth Social

Donald Trump is launching a new media company with its own social media platform

6 hours ago 23,381 Views 53 Comments

He’s spoken about launching his own social media site ever since he was barred from Twitter and Facebook.

Gabby Petito case: Police seeking Brian Laundrie find potential human remains
# Gabby Petito
# Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito case: Police seeking Brian Laundrie find potential human remains

6 hours ago 22,398 Views 0 Comments

Petito’s body was found on 19 September on the edge of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Opinion: Make no mistake - this UK government will not rest until the Protocol is gone

6 hours ago 17,704 Views 29 Comments

Former negotiator Sydney Nash says it’s sovereignty, not sausages, that the UK government cares about.

Poland rule-of-law row and energy prices to dominate two-day EU summit
# Tensions
# Tensions

Poland rule-of-law row and energy prices to dominate two-day EU summit

7 hours ago 4,225 Views 6 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

Dublin City Council to unveil plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Dublin City Council to unveil plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

7 hours ago 11,645 Views 21 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

13 hours ago 23,981 Views 11 Comments
  • Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
  • However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.

Yesterday’s News

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

UN says planned fossil fuel output shatters 1.5C climate target

15 hours ago 10,825 Views 9 Comments

The UN says emissions must go down nearly 50% by 2030.

Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain
# Delta
# Delta

Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain

15 hours ago 42,628 Views 47 Comments

The AY 4.2. variant has turned up several times in the United Kingdom.

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
# CAP
# CAP

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions

16 hours ago 10,913 Views 23 Comments

The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.

Man United come from two goals down to win Champions League thriller
# Never Say Die
From The42
# Never Say Die

Man United come from two goals down to win Champions League thriller

16 hours ago 36,344 Views 27 Comments

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late winner.

Covid weddings: 11.30pm finish scrapped and now 10 can be at a table
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

Covid weddings: 11.30pm finish scrapped and now 10 can be at a table

16 hours ago 31,828 Views 25 Comments

Capacity limits at religious ceremonies have also been removed

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

17 hours ago 8,158 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Your Evening Longread: The epic new TV show that could be the next Game of Thrones
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The epic new TV show that could be the next Game of Thrones

17 hours ago 25,700 Views 13 Comments

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

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager
# King Of The West
From The42
# King Of The West

Henry Shefflin confirmed as the new Galway senior hurling manager

Updated 18 hours ago 52,120 Views 68 Comments

The Kilkenny legend is to succeed Shane O’Neill.

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'
# Dublin City Marathon
# Dublin City Marathon

Opinion: 'I created a short couch-to-marathon-runner plan - it's not a thing for a reason'

18 hours ago 18,596 Views 5 Comments

Alan Corcoran, who once ran 35 marathons in 35 days, documents how he came to run his first Dublin City Marathon.

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing Covid-19 incidence

19 hours ago 68,431 Views 146 Comments

More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
# Visitor Restrictions
# Visitor Restrictions

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

19 hours ago 8,721 Views 6 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws
# Making A Point
# Making A Point

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws

19 hours ago 48,233 Views 24 Comments

Judge Anthony Halpin said that this penalty would be instead of a half-hour jail sentence.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
From The42
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

20 hours ago 36,992 Views 99 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds
# Consent
# Consent

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds

20 hours ago 14,537 Views 25 Comments

70% said there is a problem with understanding consent in Ireland.

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland
# Spiked
# Spiked

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland

Updated 20 hours ago 29,408 Views 4 Comments

Reports of drink spiking were received in Derry, while Scottish police investigate reports of spiking by injection.

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
From The42
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated 20 hours ago 13,661 Views 7 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

Man dies following serious crash on M9
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Man dies following serious crash on M9

Updated 20 hours ago 47,973 Views 5 Comments

The incident occured on the southbound lane between the Castledermot and Carlow junctions.

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