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As Germany votes to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, here's how its electoral system works
# Bundestagswahl 2021
# Bundestagswahl 2021

As Germany votes to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, here's how its electoral system works

3 minutes ago 9 Views 0 Comments

60.4 million people are set to vote today.

Ireland's newest train station is set to open in Dublin today
# Pelletstown
# Pelletstown

Ireland's newest train station is set to open in Dublin today

33 minutes ago 1,229 Views 0 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach: 'No issue vaccinating young children, but we must ask if vaccines need to go to others'

33 minutes ago 488 Views 0 Comments

Martin said we have to ‘up the level of vaccination in less developed regions’.

Lowry on fire but US in command against Europe in pursuit of Ryder Cup
# Ryder Cup
From The42
# Ryder Cup

Lowry on fire but US in command against Europe in pursuit of Ryder Cup

Updated 6 hours ago 28,552 Views 44 Comments

The United States hold an 11-5 advantage.

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

6 hours ago 6,210 Views 10 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.
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Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?
# Zap
# Zap

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?

8 hours ago 20,588 Views 18 Comments

Buzzzz.

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park
# Zeebs
From The42
# Zeebs

Casey shines on a night when Zebo, Snyman and Munster's fans returned to Thomond Park

9 hours ago 22,574 Views 18 Comments

Munster scored six tries to beat the Sharks at Thomond Park this evening.

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
# Brazilians In Ireland
# Brazilians In Ireland

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'

10 hours ago 23,249 Views 23 Comments

What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

10 hours ago 7,347 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Heartbreak for Ireland as World Cup qualification dream ended at the very death
# Gut-wrenching
From The42
# Gut-wrenching

Heartbreak for Ireland as World Cup qualification dream ended at the very death

11 hours ago 39,600 Views 12 Comments

Scotland’s Sarah Law nailed a last-gasp conversion, which had everything riding on it.

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban hang bodies of four alleged kidnappers in Herat city as 'lesson to abductors'

11 hours ago 27,828 Views 21 Comments

Graphic images showed bloody bodies on the back of a pick-up truck while a crane hoisted one man up.

US stretch Ryder Cup lead over Europe to 9-3
# Red Tide
From The42
# Red Tide

US stretch Ryder Cup lead over Europe to 9-3

12 hours ago 21,858 Views 30 Comments

Pádraig Harrington will need a miracle to turn this around.

Have you seen Saoirse? Gardaí seek help locating missing 15-year-old
# Dublin
# Dublin

Have you seen Saoirse? Gardaí seek help locating missing 15-year-old

12 hours ago 34,427 Views 4 Comments

Saoirse O’Hora is described as being approximately 5 foot 1 inch in height with a slim build.

Protests take place across Ireland against UK Government legacy proposals
# Troubles Amnesty
# Troubles Amnesty

Protests take place across Ireland against UK Government legacy proposals

13 hours ago 17,945 Views 17 Comments

Representatives of families bereaved in the Troubles took to the streets to express their opposition to the ending of prosecutions.

Mandatory hotel quarantine to effectively end with all remaining countries removed from list
# Hotel Quarantine
# Hotel Quarantine

Mandatory hotel quarantine to effectively end with all remaining countries removed from list

14 hours ago 40,324 Views 21 Comments

The decision is based on the latest advice received from Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan.

Coronavirus: 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,335 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 34,052 Views 29 Comments

The latest figures were confrimed this afternoon.

Fresh appeal over 53-year-old man missing from Dublin
# Stillorgan
# Stillorgan

Fresh appeal over 53-year-old man missing from Dublin

16 hours ago 23,825 Views 0 Comments

Barry McDonnell was last seen in Stillorgan on Monday.

Merkel makes final push for successor in Germany's knife-edge polls
# Germany Votes
# Germany Votes

Merkel makes final push for successor in Germany's knife-edge polls

16 hours ago 13,975 Views 7 Comments

Merkel had planned to keep a low profile but has been dragged into the frantic campaign.

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

17 hours ago 8,010 Views 17 Comments

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

Rory McIlroy reduced to a spectator as Europe struggle in Ryder Cup
# Uphill Battle
From The42
# Uphill Battle

Rory McIlroy reduced to a spectator as Europe struggle in Ryder Cup

Updated 18 hours ago 59,608 Views 28 Comments

The four-time major winner will not appear in the Saturday foursomes, with Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia sent out first again.

Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma
# Canary Islands
# Canary Islands

Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma

18 hours ago 25,818 Views 5 Comments

A volcano has been erupting on the Canary Island over the past week.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

18 hours ago 47,444 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
# China
# China

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

19 hours ago 16,570 Views 29 Comments

The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?

20 hours ago 43,807 Views 100 Comments

Leo Varadkar has hinted that the minimum wage must match inflation.

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
# USA
# USA

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes

22 hours ago 30,975 Views 19 Comments

Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
# Colombia
# Colombia

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia

22 hours ago 13,180 Views 10 Comments

Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill

22 hours ago 22,973 Views 19 Comments

Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

22 hours ago 26,305 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread

22 hours ago 17,747 Views 16 Comments

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir faces an up hill battle to continue in Government.

The 'eternal' chancellor: Angela Merkel prepares to leave the stage after 16 years in power
# New Chancellor
# New Chancellor

The 'eternal' chancellor: Angela Merkel prepares to leave the stage after 16 years in power

Sat 6:30 AM 13,755 Views 14 Comments

Merkel has been at the helm of Germany since 2005.

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
# Murphy's Law
From The42
# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

Sat 5:59 AM 37,631 Views 2 Comments

Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

Sat 12:05 AM 17,959 Views 36 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

Friday 24 September, 2021

Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries

Fri 10:43 PM 55,062 Views 11 Comments

Video footage from the civil guard showed a garden in the area completely covered in thick ash.

Jurors begin deliberations in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
# Jury Out
# Jury Out

Jurors begin deliberations in R Kelly sex trafficking trial

Fri 10:30 PM 11,483 Views 0 Comments

The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex.

Bail refused for man accused of false imprisonment of ex-wife in car for 24 hours
# Charged
# Charged

Bail refused for man accused of false imprisonment of ex-wife in car for 24 hours

Fri 10:14 PM 33,028 Views 0 Comments

Judge John King heard the woiman made an effort to flee when she was let out to urinate but he had supervised her and caught her again.

Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen
# Coroner's Court
# Coroner's Court

Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen

Fri 9:26 PM 49,133 Views 0 Comments

Andrezej Buraczewski died after falling from the fourth floor of a scaffolding structure at a house in Rathgar, Dublin.

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership
# Un Assembly
# Un Assembly

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership

Fri 9:03 PM 13,182 Views 21 Comments

He said UN nations had not done enough to protect poorer nations.

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?
# No Time To Die
# No Time To Die

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?

Fri 9:00 PM 22,765 Views 28 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams examines whether the secret agent with a licence to kill is a psychopath, and why we still like him for it.

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