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State can buy 500,000 antigen test per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

State can buy 500,000 antigen test per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

11 minutes ago 481 Views 0 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

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 26 minutes ago 21,334 Views 37 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.
HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots
# EVE CLEARY
# EVE CLEARY

HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots

32 minutes ago 2,686 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings, being brought by Eve Cleary’s parents and siblings, claims medical negligence.

Legal costs for families of R116 victims to be resolved ‘very quickly’, says Eamon Ryan
# R116
# R116

Legal costs for families of R116 victims to be resolved ‘very quickly’, says Eamon Ryan

35 minutes ago 2,367 Views 0 Comments

The Transport Minister denied the Government objected to the awarding of legal costs to the families.

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

57 minutes ago 2,303 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

1 hour ago 5,270 Views 8 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

1 hour ago 3,741 Views 2 Comments

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 3,399 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 2 hours ago 24,159 Views 67 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

2 hours ago 3,093 Views 4 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 2 hours ago 23,789 Views 47 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'

3 hours ago 15,684 Views 49 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

3 hours ago 8,639 Views 2 Comments

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

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

5 hours ago 5,058 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 5,821 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 6 hours ago 36,695 Views 22 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?

6 hours ago 51,481 Views 124 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

7 hours ago 10,016 Views 27 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

7 hours ago 24,135 Views 56 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

7 hours ago 23,010 Views 1 Comment

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

7 hours ago 19,202 Views 32 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 4,340 Views 7 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

8 hours ago 11,917 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

14 hours ago 24,544 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 10,957 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

16 hours ago 42,942 Views 48 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 11,051 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 36,535 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

17 hours ago 32,064 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 8,218 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

18 hours ago 25,898 Views 14 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 19 hours ago 52,358 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'

19 hours ago 18,711 Views 6 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 68,772 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

20 hours ago 8,770 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

20 hours ago 48,560 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 37,152 Views 106 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

21 hours ago 14,627 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 21 hours ago 29,470 Views 6 Comments

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

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