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MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians

49 minutes ago 1,948 Views 9 Comments

A former MP’s assistant said she had suffered nightmares and left politics because of dealing with constant death threats.

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes
# Seizures
# Seizures

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes

1 hour ago 9,863 Views 8 Comments

Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau said gangs are also investing their ill-gotten gains in bloodstock and cryptocurrency.

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
# Texas
# Texas

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

2 hours ago 4,298 Views 18 Comments

The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks.

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury
# Luckless
From The42
# Luckless

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury

2 hours ago 9,886 Views 8 Comments

Ulster defeated the Lions with a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

2 hours ago 4,401 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated 3 hours ago 59,600 Views 159 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Your Evening Longread: The global links of the Kinahan crime gang
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The global links of the Kinahan crime gang

3 hours ago 6,946 Views 0 Comments

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

Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'
# Winter Infections
# Winter Infections

Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'

Updated 3 hours ago 39,610 Views 35 Comments

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer suggested people should “work from home where possible this autumn and winter”.

UK police to 'review security for MPs' as Boris Johnson pays tribute to David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

UK police to 'review security for MPs' as Boris Johnson pays tribute to David Amess

Updated 4 hours ago 7,562 Views 1 Comment

Amess was stabbed to death today.

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Hidden gem on the city's edge: Explore a light-filled former coach house in Limerick
Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Martin Hayes: 'One night my father said - a stór, maybe the fiddle isn't the instrument for you'

4 hours ago 11,761 Views 3 Comments

In this extract from his new memoir, the renowned fiddle player writes about his arduous journey to learning the instrument – and the support he got from his dad.

Counterterrorism units to lead investigation into fatal stabbing of UK MP David Amess
# David Amess
# David Amess

Counterterrorism units to lead investigation into fatal stabbing of UK MP David Amess

Updated 4 hours ago 124,772 Views 53 Comments
  • David Amess died after he was stabbed several times during a constituency clinic.
  • A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Micheál Martin are among those who have shared sympathies.
Sofa Watch: The Late Late pays a final tribute to The Chieftain
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Late Late pays a final tribute to The Chieftain

5 hours ago 9,388 Views 1 Comment

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Former Irish youth boxer faces retrial after drugs conviction quashed
# Retrial
# Retrial

Former Irish youth boxer faces retrial after drugs conviction quashed

5 hours ago 14,757 Views 0 Comments

Roy Carroll was found guilty of possession of cocaine for sale or supply.

Man dies after cattle trailer overturns during Clare car crash
# Bunratty
# Bunratty

Man dies after cattle trailer overturns during Clare car crash

6 hours ago 32,448 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened around 2.10pm this afternoon.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
From The42
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

6 hours ago 20,394 Views 8 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

The climate crisis and COP26: Sign up for our Open Newsroom next Tuesday
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

The climate crisis and COP26: Sign up for our Open Newsroom next Tuesday

6 hours ago 2,205 Views 1 Comment

As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks

US to reopen borders to vaccinated travellers from 8 November
# Back In The Usa
# Back In The Usa

US to reopen borders to vaccinated travellers from 8 November

7 hours ago 8,094 Views 20 Comments

The US closed its borders for 18 months.

Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dublin firefighters to ballot for industrial action over staff shortages on busiest month

7 hours ago 5,786 Views 4 Comments

Siptu said firefighters are concerned they will not be able to respond adequately to emergencies.

About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

About 43,000 people ‘given wrong PCR Covid test results' in the UK

8 hours ago 14,732 Views 8 Comments

The errors relate to test results given to people between September 8 and October 12.

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles
# This Is 40
From The42
# This Is 40

'Still going strong, still influential' - The Tipperary icons nearing 40 and playing key roles

Updated 8 hours ago 19,180 Views 3 Comments

Paul Curran and Eoin Kelly continue to perform at the top of the Tipperary senior hurling game.

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,914 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

8 hours ago 46,679 Views 88 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated
# Heating
# Heating

Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated

9 hours ago 12,410 Views 8 Comments

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the allowance was increasing by €5 to €33 a week.

The Nitelink will be back next Friday after all (if nightclubs are open that is)
# Dublin
# Dublin

The Nitelink will be back next Friday after all (if nightclubs are open that is)

9 hours ago 8,922 Views 6 Comments

There had been concerns that the Dublin Bus service would not be operational for the planned return of nightclubs.

'Music was his life': Funeral of Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney takes place in Wicklow
# Paddy Moloney
# Paddy Moloney

'Music was his life': Funeral of Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney takes place in Wicklow

Updated 10 hours ago 42,410 Views 6 Comments

The piper, composer and producer from Donnycarney in Dublin died earlier this week aged 83.

Krispy Kreme store records weekly revenues of almost €87,000 despite Covid closure
# A Lot Of Dough
# A Lot Of Dough

Krispy Kreme store records weekly revenues of almost €87,000 despite Covid closure

10 hours ago 30,572 Views 44 Comments

The Blanchardstown store shut down between March and May last year.

Trial of former British soldier for Troubles killing is adjourned after he's taken to hospital
# Belfast
# Belfast

Trial of former British soldier for Troubles killing is adjourned after he's taken to hospital

10 hours ago 11,635 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings is charged with the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.

The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about Stephen Kenny's job as Ireland football manager?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why is there so much talk about Stephen Kenny's job as Ireland football manager?

11 hours ago 4,643 Views 0 Comments

Could Kenny lead Ireland into the Euro 2024 campaign? We take a look at the highs and lows of his role so far.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

11 hours ago 17,644 Views 2 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into…

Artist sues Bill Cosby over alleged hotel encounter in 1990
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Artist sues Bill Cosby over alleged hotel encounter in 1990

12 hours ago 15,524 Views 0 Comments

Cosby was released from prison in June after his sexual assault conviction was overturned.

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns
# Brexit
# Brexit

Still 'a long way' to go to reach resolution on Northern Ireland Protocol, Frost warns

12 hours ago 11,111 Views 16 Comments

The Brexit Minister will hold talks with European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in Brussels today.

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline
# Reopening
# Reopening

India reopens for foreign tourists on charter flights as Covid-19 cases decline

14 hours ago 7,198 Views 5 Comments

Foreign tourists on regular flights will then be able to enter India starting on 15 November.

Norway bow-and-arrow attacker handed over to health services, prosecution says
# Norway
# Norway

Norway bow-and-arrow attacker handed over to health services, prosecution says

14 hours ago 10,691 Views 19 Comments

A judge was to decide later today whether to hold Brathen in detention.

'There was a little phase there when I was thinking, 'Yeah, this is no craic at all''
# Highs And Lows
From The42
# Highs And Lows

'There was a little phase there when I was thinking, 'Yeah, this is no craic at all''

Updated 15 hours ago 24,499 Views 22 Comments

Munster lock Jean Kleyn on enjoying his rugby again, Ireland ambitions and Anthony Foley.

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising

15 hours ago 11,503 Views 19 Comments

The research into Tuesday’s budget was published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Poll: Should free contraception be extended to all ages over 25?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free contraception be extended to all ages over 25?

15 hours ago 23,566 Views 43 Comments

It was announced this week that the contraceptive pill will be free of charge for women in the 17-25 age cohort.

Motorcyclist (20s) dies following two-vehicle collision in Dublin
# Lucan
# Lucan

Motorcyclist (20s) dies following two-vehicle collision in Dublin

15 hours ago 22,129 Views 1 Comment

Investigating gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month

16 hours ago 14,632 Views 3 Comments

“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”

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