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Cabinet agrees not to make €500 million payment into the country's rainy day fund
# Empty Piggy Bank
# Empty Piggy Bank

Cabinet agrees not to make €500 million payment into the country's rainy day fund

14 minutes ago 1,487 Views 6 Comments

There is currently no money in the rainy day fund which was set up in 2018.

Activists say they've regained access to site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí
# Stoneybatter
# Stoneybatter

Activists say they've regained access to site after stand-off with security firm and gardaí

Updated 25 minutes ago 17,353 Views 25 Comments

Gardaí said they attended the the site in compliance with a court order.

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

75% of pubs, restaurants and nightclubs 'fully compliant' with rules over Bank Holiday weekend

45 minutes ago 2,837 Views 4 Comments

HSE officers inspected 500 premises, while HSA inspectors carried out 123 inspections.

UK High Court hears first day of US appeal against decision not to extradite Assange
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

UK High Court hears first day of US appeal against decision not to extradite Assange

56 minutes ago 6,830 Views 0 Comments

A District Judge in January ruled that Assange is a serious suicide threat if extradited across the Atlantic.

All events at Aviva Stadium, including Ireland-Portugal match, to be covered by anti-touting law
# Ticket Touts
# Ticket Touts

All events at Aviva Stadium, including Ireland-Portugal match, to be covered by anti-touting law

Updated 1 hour ago 16,649 Views 27 Comments

Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.

Status Orange rain warning for three south-eastern counties as flooding is predicted
# Looks Like Rain Ted
# Looks Like Rain Ted

Status Orange rain warning for three south-eastern counties as flooding is predicted

Updated 1 hour ago 33,299 Views 9 Comments

Met Éireann says conditions will be unsettled for the rest of the week.

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar
# Tips
# Tips

New law will ban restaurants and pubs from withholding tips from staff, says Varadkar

1 hour ago 5,424 Views 19 Comments

The Government is set to introduce legislation that will give legal protection to workers’ tips.

US introduces gender neutral option for passports
# Gender Neutral Passport
# Gender Neutral Passport

US introduces gender neutral option for passports

1 hour ago 3,707 Views 0 Comments

At least 11 other countries provide an ‘X’ or ‘other’ option for gender on passports

Davy Fitz: On the Galway job, punditry plans, Galvin feud and what comes next?
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Davy Fitz: On the Galway job, punditry plans, Galvin feud and what comes next?

2 hours ago 10,438 Views 5 Comments

‘This is very unusual for me to have zero teams to think about. I’d never normally stop.’

Murder investigation after man found dead in Co. Armagh
# Portadown
# Portadown

Murder investigation after man found dead in Co. Armagh

2 hours ago 3,458 Views 1 Comment

Officers attended the scene at just after 12 pm this afternoon

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

New testing regime on the cards for people who can't get the vaccine on medical grounds

2 hours ago 8,383 Views 18 Comments

People who have not got their second dose cannot use the Covid Pass to access a number of services.

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'
# ECJ V. Poland
# ECJ V. Poland

Poland to be fined €1 million daily by EU for not suspending controversial 'disciplinary chamber'

3 hours ago 14,544 Views 26 Comments

Poland’s Prime Minister said the country ‘would not act under the pressure of blackmail’

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans
# Spending Review
# Spending Review

Stormont to receive extra £1.6 billion annually as part of UK budget plans

3 hours ago 6,254 Views 7 Comments

A lower rate of Passenger Duty will also apply to flights to and from the North and Great Britain.

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Varadkar indicates Covid vaccine passes could be used for hospital and nursing home visits

4 hours ago 12,891 Views 32 Comments

The Tánaiste said vaccine immunity wanes and ‘that people who are vaccinated can get the virus and can transmit the virus’.

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week
# Nphet
# Nphet

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week

4 hours ago 44,694 Views 55 Comments

NPHET confirmed the latest figures at a briefing this afternoon.

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

5 hours ago 13,498 Views 29 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header

5 hours ago 4,011 Views 0 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side secured a monumental World Cup qualifying result in Finland last night.

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

5 hours ago 16,519 Views 15 Comments

He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid
# Starmer
# Starmer

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

6 hours ago 11,216 Views 10 Comments

He is currently in isolation.

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions

6 hours ago 13,360 Views 3 Comments

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings
# Plymouth
# Plymouth

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings

6 hours ago 11,698 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham during the Troubles.

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

7 hours ago 9,873 Views 27 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
# Charlie Bird
# Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

7 hours ago 73,918 Views 29 Comments

Bird spent 40 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated 8 hours ago 4,455 Views 48 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

8 hours ago 14,995 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was handed a whole-life tariff in September after murdering the 33-year-old.

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?
# Tout Of Order
# Tout Of Order

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

9 hours ago 19,975 Views 43 Comments

Today’s burning question.

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

9 hours ago 7,252 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

10 hours ago 17,191 Views 31 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised

10 hours ago 36,508 Views 80 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns
# China Telecom
# China Telecom

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns

11 hours ago 10,619 Views 9 Comments

The FCC cited the danger that Beijing might use the firm to eavesdrop or disrupt US communications.

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay
# Role Model
From The42
# Role Model

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay

11 hours ago 17,722 Views 9 Comments

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” the 21-year-old declared on social media.

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens
# Ban Lifted
# Ban Lifted

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens

11 hours ago 12,679 Views 5 Comments

Australia closed its borders on 20 March last year.

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds

11 hours ago 11,285 Views 6 Comments

MPs have been heavily critical of the programme in the report.

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs

11 hours ago 16,319 Views 11 Comments

Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies

12 hours ago 8,922 Views 3 Comments

The committee does not have the power to bring charges itself.

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre
# Dublin Stabbing
# Dublin Stabbing

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre

12 hours ago 33,016 Views 7 Comments

The incidents happened shortly after 8pm last night.

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children

12 hours ago 7,635 Views 20 Comments

The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections

12 hours ago 20,671 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide use of the Covid-19 pass has been expanded.

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