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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

2 minutes ago 65 Views 1 Comment

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

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

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

37 minutes ago 3,617 Views 1 Comment

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

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online
# Ticket Touts
# Ticket Touts

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online

51 minutes ago 4,709 Views 10 Comments

Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.

Gardaí appeal for information over missing man (59) in Monaghan
# Castleshane
# Castleshane

Gardaí appeal for information over missing man (59) in Monaghan

54 minutes ago 3,160 Views 1 Comment

He is missing since yesterday morning.

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

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

1 hour ago 6,288 Views 7 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

1 hour ago 6,258 Views 0 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

1 hour ago 6,445 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

1 hour ago 4,521 Views 17 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

2 hours ago 30,694 Views 21 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 2 hours ago 2,759 Views 39 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

3 hours ago 11,032 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?

3 hours ago 14,966 Views 37 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

4 hours ago 5,239 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

5 hours ago 14,264 Views 27 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

5 hours ago 31,599 Views 78 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

5 hours ago 9,329 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

6 hours ago 15,340 Views 8 Comments

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

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties
# Looks Like Rain Ted
# Looks Like Rain Ted

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties

6 hours ago 19,896 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens

6 hours ago 11,132 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

6 hours ago 10,307 Views 4 Comments

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

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court

6 hours ago 5,451 Views 0 Comments

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

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

6 hours ago 14,994 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

6 hours ago 8,065 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

7 hours ago 30,155 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

7 hours ago 6,810 Views 15 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

7 hours ago 19,239 Views 18 Comments

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

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline

7 hours ago 27,442 Views 28 Comments

Trade with European ports, meanwhile, has increased by 36% in the first nine months of the year.

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine

14 hours ago 15,797 Views 21 Comments
  • 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 are not vaccinated.
  • Vaccination rates have remained lower than expected, at between 25-40%.
  • Midwives say the HSE has given them very little instruction on how to handle vaccine-hesitant women, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas
# Military Takeover
# Military Takeover

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas

Updated 15 hours ago 13,161 Views 5 Comments

The military takeover has been widely denounced.

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'
# Fight To The Finnish
From The42
# Fight To The Finnish

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'

Updated 15 hours ago 14,609 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland boss says that lessons learned in defeats to higher-ranked sides were key to tonight’s win over Finland.

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing

16 hours ago 9,412 Views 30 Comments

TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land
# West Bank
# West Bank

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

16 hours ago 17,525 Views 25 Comments

The criticism by President Joe Biden’s administration was some of the strongest in years on Israel.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 7,379 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow
# Doctor's Orders
# Doctor's Orders

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

17 hours ago 39,490 Views 39 Comments

The British royal family are due to carry out a series of engagements at Cop26.

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'

Updated 18 hours ago 23,199 Views 4 Comments

Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters

18 hours ago 16,858 Views 55 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says there are concerns about the level of infection among healthcare workers and patients in hospital.

Your Evening Longread: My father, the hitman
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: My father, the hitman

18 hours ago 12,607 Views 0 Comments

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

British Government u-turns on sewage penalties for water companies following backlash
# Too Much Crap
# Too Much Crap

British Government u-turns on sewage penalties for water companies following backlash

19 hours ago 19,132 Views 23 Comments

Last week, MPs rejected placing a new duty on water companies to reduce raw sewage discharges into English rivers.

O'Sullivan the matchwinner as Pauw's Ireland claim massive victory in Finland
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

O'Sullivan the matchwinner as Pauw's Ireland claim massive victory in Finland

19 hours ago 23,882 Views 19 Comments

The Girls In Green came out on top of a crucial World Cup qualifying clash in Helsinki.

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