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Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them

5 minutes ago 413 Views 0 Comments

Provisions in the Health Amendment Act are due to expire on 9 October.

The Remote: Two new Britney docs, Hector in Éireann and Louis Theroux does true crime
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: Two new Britney docs, Hector in Éireann and Louis Theroux does true crime

25 minutes ago 1,538 Views 0 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate

36 minutes ago 2,849 Views 4 Comments

The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.

Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda

50 minutes ago 1,896 Views 5 Comments

The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.

'It's gutted. It's gone': Heartbroken staff at Glenisk left reeling from devastating blaze
# Offaly
# Offaly

'It's gutted. It's gone': Heartbroken staff at Glenisk left reeling from devastating blaze

55 minutes ago 8,003 Views 3 Comments

The fire broke out around midday yesterday.

Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’

1 hour ago 2,989 Views 12 Comments

The British Prime Minister urged motorists to go about their business in the normal way.

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

1 hour ago 1,990 Views 1 Comment

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

'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

Updated 1 hour ago 60,257 Views 55 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.
'I can still feel the explosion': 2015 Paris attack survivors recall events in trial testimony
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

'I can still feel the explosion': 2015 Paris attack survivors recall events in trial testimony

1 hour ago 1,207 Views 0 Comments

300 survivors as well as family members of the victims of the attacks are to take the stand over the coming weeks.

Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
# Courts
# Courts

Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences

1 hour ago 6,210 Views 0 Comments

Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women.

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland

1 hour ago 18,496 Views 31 Comments

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

'The attitude is the problem for us' - Cork club mounts case for issues in women's rugby
# Balance
From The42
# Balance

'The attitude is the problem for us' - Cork club mounts case for issues in women's rugby

Updated 1 hour ago 5,779 Views 1 Comment

Patrick O’Connor of the Bantry Bay RFC speaks to The42 about the current state of the game.

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends

Updated 1 hour ago 6,669 Views 0 Comments

See how we’re fighting misinformation and disinformation every month.

Russian investigators launch new 'extremism' probe against Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Russian investigators launch new 'extremism' probe against Alexei Navalny

1 hour ago 1,865 Views 2 Comments

The probe could see the opposition leader spend up to 10 more years in jail.

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members

Updated 2 hours ago 7,417 Views 35 Comments

More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State so far this year.

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

2 hours ago 4,075 Views 4 Comments

The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
# Eileen Rushe
# Eileen Rushe

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35

2 hours ago 19,279 Views 7 Comments

Rushe was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

2 hours ago 6,208 Views 23 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

Judge in Foxrock murder case tells jury to flag any issues with nature of evidence being heard
# Courts
# Courts

Judge in Foxrock murder case tells jury to flag any issues with nature of evidence being heard

3 hours ago 10,400 Views 0 Comments

Grace Miano (53) is charged with the murder of Malawian man Limbani ‘Robert’ Mzoma (27).

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find
# UK
# UK

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find

3 hours ago 12,587 Views 16 Comments

Levels of MDMA and cocaine in the water were so high it could be harming wildlife further downstream, the study found.

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children

3 hours ago 4,332 Views 6 Comments

Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.

Calls for Green Party to back data centres ban, but Taoiseach says law 'too crude a measure'
# Energy Grid
# Energy Grid

Calls for Green Party to back data centres ban, but Taoiseach says law 'too crude a measure'

3 hours ago 4,607 Views 19 Comments

Data centres could take up 70% of Ireland’s electricity grid capacity by 2030, an Oireachtas Committee heard today.

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer

3 hours ago 4,991 Views 2 Comments

The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland
# Now What
# Now What

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland

3 hours ago 11,315 Views 0 Comments
  • Hutch was arrested by Spanish police in an operation on the Costa Del Sol in August.
  • Gardaí want to charge him in connection with the Regency Hotel attack in which David Byrne was murdered.
Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year
# Income Support
# Income Support

Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year

3 hours ago 3,321 Views 7 Comments

A total of 106,245 people received the payment this week.

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies aged 83
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies aged 83

Updated 4 hours ago 9,059 Views 11 Comments

Hunt, who was part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds.

'Suspect device' may have caused explosion at Swedish apartment block, police say
# Gothenburg
# Gothenburg

'Suspect device' may have caused explosion at Swedish apartment block, police say

Updated 4 hours ago 14,706 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 people were hurt in the incident in Gothenburg, four of them suffering serious injuries.

Calls to prioritise key workers in UK fuel crisis
# Fuel Supply
# Fuel Supply

Calls to prioritise key workers in UK fuel crisis

4 hours ago 6,858 Views 15 Comments

Fuel shortages at filling stations are now having a knock-on effect across several sectors.

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated 5 hours ago 23,229 Views 109 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

'Crumbs from the table': Opposition says government must go further than an extra bank holiday
# Pandemic Bonus
# Pandemic Bonus

'Crumbs from the table': Opposition says government must go further than an extra bank holiday

5 hours ago 7,873 Views 19 Comments

People Before Profit says that Ireland needs at least three more bank holidays.

Takeaway driver will deny murder of teacher Sabina Nessa, court told
# London
# London

Takeaway driver will deny murder of teacher Sabina Nessa, court told

5 hours ago 9,063 Views 0 Comments

Koci Selamaj appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court today.

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol
# The North
# The North

Unionist leaders sign joint declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol

6 hours ago 15,017 Views 38 Comments

The protocol was agreed by the UK and EU as a way to maintain a free-flowing land border on the island of Ireland after Brexit.

Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'
# Anthony Flynn
# Anthony Flynn

Dublin's homelessness authority wants ICHH to be wound up 'as soon as possible'

6 hours ago 30,227 Views 0 Comments
  • The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is "absolutely shocked" by reports of allegations relating to ICHH
  • The DRHE and the HSE have now arranged for a professional advice and support service
  • An internal report for ICHH detailed four serious allegations made against the charity's founder, Anthony Flynn
O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate
# Adoption
# Adoption

O'Gorman says term 'birth mother' is 'reductive and hurtful' ahead of legislation debate

7 hours ago 21,710 Views 34 Comments

The minister is set to discuss the Birth Information and Tracing Bill at a meeting of the Oireachtas Children’s Committee this afternoon.

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
# Belgium
# Belgium

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated

7 hours ago 28,510 Views 7 Comments

The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.

France's Sanofi stops work on mRNA Covid vaccine
# Sanofi
# Sanofi

France's Sanofi stops work on mRNA Covid vaccine

9 hours ago 25,430 Views 15 Comments

The company said it will use the mRNA technology for vaccines against other pathogens,

Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?

9 hours ago 47,760 Views 96 Comments

The government is discussing a number of options to reward workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dun Laoghaire’s 'last corner shop' closes doors after 35 years
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dun Laoghaire’s 'last corner shop' closes doors after 35 years

9 hours ago 31,730 Views 20 Comments

Popular local newsagent John Hyland is set to retire and will trade his till for a bicycle, as he plans to cycle the Barrow Way.

Glenisk faces 'uncertain' future following major factory fire
# Offaly
# Offaly

Glenisk faces 'uncertain' future following major factory fire

9 hours ago 20,595 Views 13 Comments

The fire broke out at the plant shortly after midday.

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