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Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook suspends development of Instagram app for children after widespread criticism

14 minutes ago 679 Views 0 Comments

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has complained that the project has been widely misunderstood.

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill
# Trials
# Trials

Pfizer starts large trial for anti-Covid pill

21 minutes ago 3,211 Views 4 Comments

Several companies are working on so-called oral antivirals.

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated 37 minutes ago 14,646 Views 2 Comments

The quake struck at 7.17am Irish time and measured a magnitude of 5.8.

Gardaí investigating incident in which Covid-19 patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital
# Donegal
# Donegal

Gardaí investigating incident in which Covid-19 patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital

43 minutes ago 2,606 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday after a fight against Covid-19.

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says
# Canada
# Canada

Two Canadians in prisoner swap released on bail for health reasons, China says

1 hour ago 3,501 Views 0 Comments

Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig were detained in December 2019.

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

5 tactical trends that emerged in the 2021 championship

Updated 1 hour ago 6,391 Views 7 Comments

Featuring fly goalkeepers, high-scoring hurling and gegenpressing.

Emergency services respond to 'serious incident' after Glenisk plant explosion
# Offaly
# Offaly

Emergency services respond to 'serious incident' after Glenisk plant explosion

1 hour ago 34,987 Views 13 Comments

No serious injures have yet been reported.

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus
# Bank Holiday Bonus

Extra bank holiday to form part of Government's response to pandemic bonus

2 hours ago 15,725 Views 42 Comments

Healthcare workers are also to receive an additional bonus for their work.

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
# Rental Crisis
# Rental Crisis

Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?

2 hours ago 14,457 Views 18 Comments

The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.

Spanish volcano enters ‘lower activity’ phase
# Still Going
# Still Going

Spanish volcano enters ‘lower activity’ phase

2 hours ago 4,128 Views 1 Comment

The volcano on La Palma erupted on 19 September .

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition
# Goodbye Merkel
# Goodbye Merkel

Post-election haggling begins in Germany as multiple parties seek to form government coalition

Updated 3 hours ago 21,658 Views 1 Comment
  • Preliminary official results showed that the centre-left Social Democrats narrowly won the vote.
  • Angela Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrat bloc had its worst result since 1949.
  • Would-be successor Armin Laschet claims right to try to build the next government .
Police charge teenager with racially abusing Ireland U21 star Tyreik Wright
# Action
From The42
# Action

Police charge teenager with racially abusing Ireland U21 star Tyreik Wright

4 hours ago 14,344 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy is accused of sending an offensive message to the Aston Villa winger via Instagram.

Boris Johnson ‘considering use of British Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry
# British Fuel Crisis
# British Fuel Crisis

Boris Johnson ‘considering use of British Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

Updated 4 hours ago 42,040 Views 70 Comments

There have been long waits at filling stations in the UK.

Olaf Scholz: 'robotic' Social Democrat within grasp of Merkel's job
# Olaf Scholz
# Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz: 'robotic' Social Democrat within grasp of Merkel's job

5 hours ago 7,087 Views 4 Comments

Nicknamed “Scholzomat” for his robotic speeches, Scholz has a reputation for being meticulous, confident and fiercely ambitious.

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college
# Third Level
# Third Level

Pop-up Covid vaccination clinics open as thousands of students start college

5 hours ago 5,684 Views 1 Comment

The clinics will open at over 15 campuses today.

Man arrested in Derry over attempted murder of police officer
# New IRA
# New IRA

Man arrested in Derry over attempted murder of police officer

5 hours ago 5,656 Views 0 Comments

A bomb was placed beside the officer’s car at her home in Dungiven in April.

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated 5 hours ago 20,219 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

6 hours ago 8,450 Views 10 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

Man to appear in court over fatal Monaghan car crash
# Clones
# Clones

Man to appear in court over fatal Monaghan car crash

6 hours ago 10,677 Views 0 Comments

The man will appear before Monaghan District Court at 10.30am today.

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

Young Irish people 'less likely to get vaccinated' than overall population, survey finds

6 hours ago 17,344 Views 28 Comments

Vaccination rate in Ireland is highest in the EU – but 18 to 34-year-olds still showing signs of hesitancy.

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Has the Covid-19 pandemic made you more open to relocating?

6 hours ago 14,335 Views 16 Comments

House prices are rising outside the main Irish cities.

Pádraig Harrington: 'I believe that we did our job and it just wasn’t our week'
# Rough Ryde
From The42
# Rough Ryde

Pádraig Harrington: 'I believe that we did our job and it just wasn’t our week'

7 hours ago 24,022 Views 20 Comments

The Dubliner could do little to stem the red tide all weekend.

Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached
# Down Under
# Down Under

Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached

7 hours ago 9,987 Views 10 Comments

Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70%.

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Over €150,000 to be given to political parties to increase number of female councillors

7 hours ago 8,276 Views 24 Comments

Funding has been granted in a bid to increase the number of female candidates and councillors in the next local election in 2024.

Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament

8 hours ago 11,586 Views 10 Comments

Of the 63 seats in the Althing parliament, 30 were won by women, or 47.6 percent, following the recount.

House prices across Ireland are 9% higher than one year ago
# Quarterly Reports
# Quarterly Reports

House prices across Ireland are 9% higher than one year ago

9 hours ago 19,929 Views 54 Comments

Inflation is highest outisde of cities, with prices rising by 13%.

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net
# Thintean Fein
# Thintean Fein

Winter Fuel Allowance payment begins this week as govt hints at widening eligibility net

10 hours ago 32,160 Views 13 Comments

The fuel allowance is an additional social welfare payment that is means-tested.

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

Close contact guidance for children aged 12 and under changes today - here are the new rules

10 hours ago 19,279 Views 13 Comments

Asymptomatic children who become close contacts in school will no longer have to restrict their movements.

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000
# Dating Scam
# Dating Scam

Gardaí investigating 'romance cryptocurrency scam' where woman lost over €10,000

16 hours ago 57,211 Views 20 Comments
  • These fraudsters spend a number of weeks building their victims' before convincing them to start investing, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Gardaí say the full scale of the problem is not known because many victims are too embarrassed to report it.

Yesterday’s News

USA crush Europe to regain Ryder Cup in record-breaking fashion
# Home Control
From The42
# Home Control

USA crush Europe to regain Ryder Cup in record-breaking fashion

Updated 17 hours ago 69,589 Views 55 Comments

The hosts stormed to a 19-9 success.

Quiz: How well do you know The Sopranos?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know The Sopranos?

18 hours ago 32,279 Views 23 Comments

Do you know your Bada Bing from your gabagool?

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'

18 hours ago 13,403 Views 9 Comments

One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.

I love my team-mates so much – Rory McIlroy emotional after Ryder Cup struggles
# Whistling Straits
From The42
# Whistling Straits

I love my team-mates so much – Rory McIlroy emotional after Ryder Cup struggles

19 hours ago 43,535 Views 36 Comments

McIlroy finished on a winning note in the singles but Shane Lowry lost out.

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A civil servant on €57K working from home and caring for her aunt

20 hours ago 54,681 Views 48 Comments

This week, our reader feels lucky to be able to save the equivalent of her mortgage payments while living with her aunt.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

20 hours ago 8,149 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Swiss voters approve same-sex marriage by clear margin in referendum
# Marriage For All
# Marriage For All

Swiss voters approve same-sex marriage by clear margin in referendum

21 hours ago 14,732 Views 66 Comments

The country has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.

Brilliant Arsenal coast to derby victory against sorry Spurs
# Bragging Rights
From The42
# Bragging Rights

Brilliant Arsenal coast to derby victory against sorry Spurs

21 hours ago 23,866 Views 8 Comments

The Gunners were 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.

'One person's rent is another person's income': The week in quotes
# Say That Again
# Say That Again

'One person's rent is another person's income': The week in quotes

21 hours ago 19,376 Views 16 Comments

Here’s what was said and who said what this week.

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools
# New Approach
# New Approach

Holohan says it's 'right time' to ease Covid measures in schools

22 hours ago 21,753 Views 31 Comments

Contact tracing is being halted in childcare and primary schools.

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