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Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington
# Stateside
# Stateside

Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington

6 minutes ago 163 Views 0 Comments

Irish politicians in the US have rubbished claims by a UK minister that Joe Biden doesn’t understand Brexit.

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic
# Sports Psychologist
From The42
# Sports Psychologist

O'Donoghue and Munster hoping Currid can repeat Limerick hurling magic

Updated 10 minutes ago 3,318 Views 0 Comments

‘She’s only new in the door. We are in awe of her, she has an incredible CV.’

Teachers' union 'flabbergasted' by change to close contact rules in primary schools
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Teachers' union 'flabbergasted' by change to close contact rules in primary schools

10 minutes ago 1,234 Views 2 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".
Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
# New York
# New York

Closing arguments under way in R Kelly sex trafficking trial

25 minutes ago 952 Views 0 Comments

The singer has been accused of sexually abusing girls, boys and young women.

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech
# Warning
# Warning

Boris Johnson makes call for ‘humanity to grow up’ and address climate problems in UN speech

1 hour ago 4,050 Views 13 Comments

As part of his speech he also said that beloved muppet Kermit the Frog was wrong to say ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’.

Apple will not let Fortnite back to app store until case ends
# Apple
# Apple

Apple will not let Fortnite back to app store until case ends

1 hour ago 6,551 Views 2 Comments

Tim Sweeney said Apple’s decision was ‘another abuse of its monopoly power’.

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop
# Food Security
# Food Security

Opinion: Today's UN food summit in New York cannot become just another talking shop

1 hour ago 1,434 Views 1 Comment

Caoimhe de Barra of Trócaire says humanity must act as one on ending hunger and malnutrition.

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach to chair UN Security Council debate in New York today

2 hours ago 4,117 Views 4 Comments

This is the first time a Taoiseach has chaired the UN Security Council.

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?
# Evergrande
# Evergrande

Why is the potential collapse of a Chinese property group causing ructions across the world?

2 hours ago 18,526 Views 5 Comments

The cash-strapped behemoth has borrowings of $300 billion.

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

2 hours ago 16,525 Views 10 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
# TGIP
# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

8 hours ago 8,947 Views 20 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

Yesterday’s News

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard
# Tuam
# Tuam

One arrested and seven injured after violent altercation at Galway graveyard

9 hours ago 36,854 Views 0 Comments

Around 30 gardaí responded to the scene in Tuam.

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy
# New Baby
# New Baby

Higher Education Minister Simon Harris and wife announce birth of baby boy

10 hours ago 20,845 Views 1 Comment

The Taoiseach congratulated Harris and his wife Caoimhe on the arrival of their second child.

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears
# Cyber Security
# Cyber Security

Use of Windows 7 computers 'not the sole reason' for HSE cyber attack, committee hears

10 hours ago 13,391 Views 15 Comments

Minister of State Ossian Smyth spoke to members of an Oireachtas Committee earlier today.

West Ham knock Man United out of Carabao Cup with first Old Trafford win since 2007
# Revenge
From The42
# Revenge

West Ham knock Man United out of Carabao Cup with first Old Trafford win since 2007

10 hours ago 17,635 Views 29 Comments

The Hammers had failed to win on their previous 17 trips to Old Trafford.

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on Mica scandal
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

'Talk is cheap': Irish-Americans confront Taoiseach in New York on Mica scandal

11 hours ago 27,030 Views 31 Comments

Micheál Martin sat down with two Irish-Americans who confronted him on the Mica issue.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

11 hours ago 6,986 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl

12 hours ago 24,547 Views 12 Comments

Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute
# Submarines
# Submarines

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute

12 hours ago 7,233 Views 13 Comments

The withdrawn French ambassador is set to return to the United States next week

All-Ireland winner heads up star-studded management team in race for Kerry job
# Kingdom
From The42
# Kingdom

All-Ireland winner heads up star-studded management team in race for Kerry job

12 hours ago 37,937 Views 17 Comments

Former Austin Stacks manager Stephen Stack is leading up a management ticket with plenty of big names.

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal
# Defective Blocks Scheme
# Defective Blocks Scheme

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal

13 hours ago 17,134 Views 12 Comments

Applications had been rejected despite engineers’ reports and tests confirming the presence of pyrite.

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach
# New York
# New York

Government to do what is 'right and proper' with bonus for frontline workers, says Taoiseach

13 hours ago 24,488 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin said an announcement on the bonus will be made ‘shortly’.

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Caroline West: It is vital we stop victim blaming when it comes to sexual assault

Updated 13 hours ago 17,631 Views 58 Comments

The consent outreach coordinator says we owe it to victims of sexual assault to address and change our attitudes to these crimes.

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns
# Third Inquest
# Third Inquest

Majority of victims’ families could be excluded from Stardust inquest, TD warns

13 hours ago 6,820 Views 0 Comments

Labour’s Aodhan Ó Ríordáin cited a row over promised free legal aid.

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

Boris Johnson admits defeat on US trade deal after Joe Biden talks

13 hours ago 35,072 Views 33 Comments

British farmers can now sell the US lamb, though.

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears
# Cervical Screening
# Cervical Screening

CervicalCheck: 310 women take legal route despite pledges they can avoid court, Dáil hears

14 hours ago 9,167 Views 4 Comments

Peadar Tóibín said that just eight women are using the CervicalCheck tribunal.

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'

14 hours ago 13,634 Views 23 Comments

President Joe Biden yesterday warned UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Northern Ireland peace process should be not be jeopardised.

Union and Aer Lingus to sit down at the WRC over cabin crew cutback dispute
# Sit Down Talks
# Sit Down Talks

Union and Aer Lingus to sit down at the WRC over cabin crew cutback dispute

14 hours ago 6,219 Views 5 Comments

Aer Lingus announced a raft of money-saving changes last week.

Coronavirus: 1,432 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,432 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 37,276 Views 24 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

Woman (40s) dies after being hit by lorry in Kildare
# M7
# M7

Woman (40s) dies after being hit by lorry in Kildare

15 hours ago 40,206 Views 4 Comments

The female pedestrian was brought to University Hospital Tallaght after the collision.

Murder accused claimed wife was stabbed after he tried to grab knife from her hand
# Anne Colomines
# Anne Colomines

Murder accused claimed wife was stabbed after he tried to grab knife from her hand

15 hours ago 14,808 Views 0 Comments

The accused told a garda it was “50/50 blame on both sides” and that he “tried to make her stop”.

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

Covid-19 close contact rules for primary school pupils to be relaxed from Monday

Updated 15 hours ago 36,702 Views 42 Comments

The new guidance has been issued by the Department of Health.

Former Ireland defender and Premier League manager Joe Kinnear has dementia, family reveals
# Late Stage
From The42
# Late Stage

Former Ireland defender and Premier League manager Joe Kinnear has dementia, family reveals

16 hours ago 25,460 Views 13 Comments

‘It is heartbreaking to see how someone can change,’ says the 74-year-old’s wife, Bonnie.

Irish language film Foscadh (Shelter) selected as Ireland's international Oscar entry
# Best International Film
# Best International Film

Irish language film Foscadh (Shelter) selected as Ireland's international Oscar entry

16 hours ago 7,235 Views 5 Comments

The film is set in Connemara and is based on characters in Donal Ryan’s novel The Thing About December.

Renters 'paying hundreds for professional cleaners' to get deposit back
# Lease Agreements
# Lease Agreements

Renters 'paying hundreds for professional cleaners' to get deposit back

16 hours ago 29,198 Views 66 Comments

The claim was made in the Dáil during a debate on a Labour party bill.

Dangers of fireworks use highlighted with new campaign
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dangers of fireworks use highlighted with new campaign

17 hours ago 8,191 Views 14 Comments

People are being urged to think about what the unintended consequences of their actions might be.

Lovely moment as 'world-class' Australia wonderkid reunited with Irish grandfather after friendly
# One That Got Away
From The42
# One That Got Away

Lovely moment as 'world-class' Australia wonderkid reunited with Irish grandfather after friendly

Updated 17 hours ago 74,601 Views 18 Comments

Mary Fowler was a shining light for the Matildas last night – a reminder of what could have been.

Varadkar refuses to put timeline on CETA Dáil vote but says rejecting it would be 'own goal'
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Varadkar refuses to put timeline on CETA Dáil vote but says rejecting it would be 'own goal'

18 hours ago 16,175 Views 31 Comments

He said that rejecting the deal would send out “the wrong message to the world”

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