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US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
# Abortion
# Abortion

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

14 minutes ago 225 Views 1 Comment

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November
# Growing Concern
# Growing Concern

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November

53 minutes ago 5,368 Views 22 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he believed there could be an annual Covid vaccine in the future.

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
# Matteo Salvini
# Matteo Salvini

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship

1 hour ago 3,175 Views 7 Comments

The former interior minister has insisted he was fulfilling his duty by refusing entry to the Open Arms rescue ship.

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress From The42

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress

1 hour ago 16,635 Views 40 Comments

It received just 50.6% support, well short of the 60% required.

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says
# Alok Sharma
# Alok Sharma

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says

1 hour ago 1,556 Views 6 Comments

The summit is due to get underway on 31 October.

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 28,272 Views 35 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
# JFK
# JFK

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files

2 hours ago 10,121 Views 15 Comments

He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

3 hours ago 3,883 Views 13 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?

3 hours ago 16,056 Views 21 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting product supplies this year.

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

4 hours ago 20,816 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

5 hours ago 10,732 Views 4 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

6 hours ago 12,529 Views 11 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?
# Proposal B Or Not To Be
From The42
# Proposal B Or Not To Be

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?

6 hours ago 9,524 Views 9 Comments

We break down everything you need to know ahead of the vote.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

6 hours ago 12,159 Views 51 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show

7 hours ago 43,325 Views 0 Comments

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

7 hours ago 19,561 Views 9 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

7 hours ago 4,667 Views 28 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

7 hours ago 8,182 Views 4 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

8 hours ago 9,277 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

14 hours ago 20,859 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Yesterday’s News

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

15 hours ago 18,667 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

15 hours ago 17,764 Views 5 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

16 hours ago 25,398 Views 10 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

16 hours ago 21,810 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

16 hours ago 25,180 Views 13 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

17 hours ago 12,368 Views 11 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 8,705 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager

17 hours ago 26,601 Views 24 Comments

The former France and Man United defender says he wants to make sure children who suffer abuse ‘do not blame themselves’.

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

17 hours ago 40,760 Views 59 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

17 hours ago 12,590 Views 0 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan

18 hours ago 8,225 Views 0 Comments

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

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

19 hours ago 45,536 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

19 hours ago 26,498 Views 51 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

Maths Week: Friday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Friday puzzles

20 hours ago 11,880 Views 0 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzles.)

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting

20 hours ago 47,407 Views 0 Comments

The US cinematographer worked on a film in Ireland last year.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
# Outdoor Seating
# Outdoor Seating

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

20 hours ago 14,106 Views 13 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

21 hours ago 24,969 Views 7 Comments

How well have you been paying attention over these past seven days then?

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 57,872 Views 84 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

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