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Today’s News

New York millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder
# America
# America

New York millionaire Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

2 minutes ago 278 Views 0 Comments

The 78-year-old Durst will appeal against the conviction, which carries a mandatory life sentence.

'It's frightening to think how far we actually have come'
# Irl Wnt
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# Irl Wnt

'It's frightening to think how far we actually have come'

47 minutes ago 4,237 Views 2 Comments

It’s been a massive few weeks of positive off-field developments in Irish women’s football.

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

1 hour ago 1,838 Views 0 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

Irish air traffic controllers warn of 'disruption' to air travel in letter to minister
# Safety Concerns
# Safety Concerns

Irish air traffic controllers warn of 'disruption' to air travel in letter to minister

7 hours ago 18,295 Views 12 Comments

The air traffic controllers have raised safety concerns around rostering.

Yesterday’s News

Brazil football icon Pele 'stable' following readmission to intensive care
# Concern
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# Concern

Brazil football icon Pele 'stable' following readmission to intensive care

Updated 8 hours ago 18,182 Views 9 Comments

The 80-year-old left hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this week following an operation to remove a tumour from his colon.

Anti-protocol demonstration staged in loyalist area of Belfast
# Protocol Protest
# Protocol Protest

Anti-protocol demonstration staged in loyalist area of Belfast

8 hours ago 11,969 Views 31 Comments

TUV leader Jim Allister and loyalist activist Moore Holmes were among the speakers.

France recalls ambassadors to Australia and US in unprecedented move
# Recall
# Recall

France recalls ambassadors to Australia and US in unprecedented move

9 hours ago 24,166 Views 63 Comments

President Emmanuel Macron ordered the recalling of the envoys.

Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow
# Taliban Regime
# Taliban Regime

Only boys will restart secondary school in Afghanistan tomorrow

9 hours ago 22,974 Views 22 Comments

In Kabul, workers were seen raising a sign for the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply
# Drinking Water
# Drinking Water

At least 52 people fell ill after contaminated water entered the public drinking supply

Updated 10 hours ago 32,691 Views 21 Comments

Several illnesses were reported by the HSE.

Pentagon admits deadly Kabul drone strike killed 10 innocent people including seven children
# Innocent Family
# Innocent Family

Pentagon admits deadly Kabul drone strike killed 10 innocent people including seven children

10 hours ago 18,513 Views 25 Comments

General McKenzie said the vehicle was struck ‘in the earnest belief’ that it posed an imminent threat.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

10 hours ago 11,812 Views 4 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report
# Aging Population
# Aging Population

Keeping the State pension age at 66 is 'unsustainable', says new report

11 hours ago 27,817 Views 85 Comments

Not changing the current policy on pensions would cost around €50 billion, the Department of Finance report says.

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three
# Squad
From The42
# Squad

The Ulster depth chart: A World Cup winner and the thrilling back three

Updated 11 hours ago 10,673 Views 8 Comments

Dan McFarland’s men are aiming to be in trophy contention this season.

Anne Colomines murder trial: Stanley knife found near bodies of husband and wife
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Anne Colomines murder trial: Stanley knife found near bodies of husband and wife

11 hours ago 11,697 Views 0 Comments

Renato Gehlen has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses
# Throwing Shade
# Throwing Shade

Ireland's data watchdog raises concerns over new Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses

12 hours ago 33,584 Views 30 Comments

Wearers can take a picture or record video by voice command or by pressing a button.

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Debunked: No, you can't give someone medical power of attorney with a 'Notice of Standing and Fact'

12 hours ago 13,788 Views 0 Comments

A medical law expert has cast a withering eye on a document that’s circulating online.

Taoiseach rules out investigation into Cabinet leak over Zappone
# No Investigation
# No Investigation

Taoiseach rules out investigation into Cabinet leak over Zappone

13 hours ago 10,517 Views 43 Comments

Micheal Martin said Sinn Fein’s Matt Carthy had ‘no evidence whatsoever’ when he accused Simon Harris of leaking information.

President Higgins says title of service marking partition and founding of NI 'isn't a neutral statement'
# Centenary Row
# Centenary Row

President Higgins says title of service marking partition and founding of NI 'isn't a neutral statement'

Updated 13 hours ago 65,723 Views 135 Comments
  • The President has declined an invitation to the service in Armagh which is being organised by the main Christian churches
  • President Higgins has described some of the criticism from the DUP as 'a bit much'
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that it is time to 'move on' from the issue
  • Former taoiseach John Bruton is among those to criticise the President for his decision
Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event
# Centenary Row
# Centenary Row

Why the President is facing criticism for declining an invitation to a Northern Ireland centenary event

13 hours ago 14,847 Views 43 Comments

The event is set to take place on Thursday 21st October.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It's Quizness Time
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# It's Quizness Time

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

14 hours ago 22,384 Views 2 Comments

Let’s see how much you remember from the past week.

Coronavirus: 1,392 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,392 new cases confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 29,202 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this evening.

Nancy Pelosi says US-UK trade deal 'very unlikely' if Good Friday Agreement is tampered with
# Trade Deals
# Trade Deals

Nancy Pelosi says US-UK trade deal 'very unlikely' if Good Friday Agreement is tampered with

15 hours ago 17,716 Views 15 Comments

Britain is angling for a trade deal with Washington now it has left the European Union.

Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound
# Court
# Court

Manager charged with permitting 'lay person' to kill dog at Ashton Pound

Updated 15 hours ago 50,545 Views 0 Comments

Six people have been charged with animal cruelty offences on foot of an investigation.

Prince Andrew may challenge UK ruling on US sex assault case
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

Prince Andrew may challenge UK ruling on US sex assault case

16 hours ago 15,194 Views 0 Comments

He has been accused of sexually assaulting a then 17-year-old girl.

Today, he's working as an accountant. Tonight, he'll be playing in an FAI Cup quarter-final
# Dreams
From The42
# Dreams

Today, he's working as an accountant. Tonight, he'll be playing in an FAI Cup quarter-final

16 hours ago 23,393 Views 8 Comments

Jake Corrigan is set to line out for Maynooth University Town in their game against Bohemians this evening.

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work
# Driving
# Driving

Here's how the new M50 variable speed limits will work

Updated 17 hours ago 55,731 Views 118 Comments

The new system is expected to take full effect on the motorway by early 2023.

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

The HSE has reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 misinformation posts on social media

17 hours ago 20,325 Views 47 Comments

Most of the complaints, 739, related to posts on Twitter.

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix over her portrayal in The Queen's Gambit
# Nona Gaprindashvili
# Nona Gaprindashvili

Georgia chess icon sues Netflix over her portrayal in The Queen's Gambit

17 hours ago 34,203 Views 0 Comments

Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix.

Two men appear in court charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry
# Derry
# Derry

Two men appear in court charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

Updated 18 hours ago 21,404 Views 0 Comments

The men were granted bail and will appear in court on 7 October.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

Updated 19 hours ago 18,872 Views 7 Comments

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?

20 hours ago 7,906 Views 8 Comments

Pressure on global supply chains is explained in this week’s podcast.

Teenage boy missing from Clondalkin since Monday
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teenage boy missing from Clondalkin since Monday

20 hours ago 24,219 Views 2 Comments

Gardaí and Arkardiusz Niedojad’s family are concerned for his welfare.

Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election
# Vladimir Putin
# Vladimir Putin

Navalny app removed from Apple and Google as Russians vote in election

21 hours ago 17,297 Views 11 Comments

His allies denounced the move as an “act of political censorship”.

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated 22 hours ago 19,261 Views 47 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

Man dies in single-vehicle collision on M3 in Meath
# Appeal
# Appeal

Man dies in single-vehicle collision on M3 in Meath

22 hours ago 20,372 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?

23 hours ago 103,362 Views 102 Comments

Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.

Three young children from South Africa allegedly murdered in New Zealand
# Timaru
# Timaru

Three young children from South Africa allegedly murdered in New Zealand

23 hours ago 30,013 Views 0 Comments

A woman found at the address is in a stable condition.

US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 Max crashes
# Mark Forkner
# Mark Forkner

US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 Max crashes

23 hours ago 33,660 Views 0 Comments

Mark Forkner was the lead contact between the aviation giant and the Federal Aviation Administration over how pilots should be trained to fly the planes

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