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Government 'consulted Áras on centenary invitation' - but decision was President's
# President Michael D Higgins
# President Michael D Higgins

Government 'consulted Áras on centenary invitation' - but decision was President's

Updated 43 minutes ago 22,866 Views 65 Comments

Michael D Higgins said the centenary event in Armagh is being ‘politicised’ and it would be inappropriate for him to attend.

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 1 hour ago 7,414 Views 1 Comment

Get stuck into this lot over the weekend.

Variable speed limits in store for M50 as part of plan to improve safety and reliability
# Driving
# Driving

Variable speed limits in store for M50 as part of plan to improve safety and reliability

1 hour ago 7,693 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

2 hours ago 5,182 Views 6 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

2 hours ago 9,342 Views 1 Comment

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

3 hours ago 9,874 Views 8 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 4 hours ago 13,789 Views 31 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

4 hours ago 12,891 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Man charged over animal welfare incident at Ashtown Dog Pound
# Court
# Court

Man charged over animal welfare incident at Ashtown Dog Pound

4 hours ago 17,728 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 60s, is due to appear in court today.

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?

4 hours ago 56,168 Views 66 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

4 hours ago 19,420 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

5 hours ago 24,061 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

California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees
# California
# California

California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees

5 hours ago 11,274 Views 4 Comments

Groves of gigantic sequoias could be in the path of the wildfires.

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

Two men charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

Updated 5 hours ago 15,198 Views 0 Comments

The men are due to appear in court this morning.

Italian government to require all workers to display Covid pass
# Italy
# Italy

Italian government to require all workers to display Covid pass

6 hours ago 14,077 Views 33 Comments

Public and private sector employees will have to produce a health pass to access their workplaces from October 15.

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star
# Omo
From The42
# Omo

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star

6 hours ago 27,529 Views 4 Comments

One of the coaches who witnessed Andrew Omobamidele’s climb to the Premier League on the perseverance that eventually took the Ireland defender to the top level of the game.

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country
# Culture Night 2021
# Culture Night 2021

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country

6 hours ago 7,895 Views 5 Comments

Here are some of the highlights from tonight’s national event.

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation

6 hours ago 15,237 Views 4 Comments

The Tánaiste said he wants to ensure reasonable periods of notice are given to employees when their work is unpredictable in nature.

Parents express 'horror' at prefab conditions at North Dublin secondary school
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Parents express 'horror' at prefab conditions at North Dublin secondary school

7 hours ago 25,750 Views 15 Comments

Photographs from inside prefabs at Gaelscholáiste Reachrann in Donaghmede show damaged walls and ceilings.

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

13 hours ago 10,393 Views 28 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

Yesterday’s News

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal
# Greenbank
# Greenbank

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal

14 hours ago 10,124 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at Greenbank, Quigley’s Point in Muff at approximately 5.30pm.

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation
# Cork
# Cork

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation

14 hours ago 25,718 Views 0 Comments

The couple were charged following a probe by the Cork City Garda Protective Services Unit.

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process
# Sailing
From The42
# Sailing

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process

15 hours ago 17,777 Views 20 Comments

Organisers want to allow shortlisted venues time ‘to work through final details and provide further information’.

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals

Updated 15 hours ago 27,890 Views 43 Comments

The airline said there will no pay rises for cabin crew members until 2025 at the earliest.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

16 hours ago 10,190 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant
# Cents And Sensibility
# Cents And Sensibility

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant

16 hours ago 119,119 Views 0 Comments

The five cent coins – more than 7,000 of them – weighed almost 30 kilos.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

16 hours ago 14,320 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter
# Calls For Change
# Calls For Change

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

17 hours ago 11,350 Views 14 Comments

The sea mammals are killed for their meat and blubber.

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

17 hours ago 6,721 Views 4 Comments

The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
# Testing
# Testing

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

17 hours ago 20,624 Views 38 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp From The42

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp

17 hours ago 30,018 Views 16 Comments

It was hoped to build a new entrance on the Monahan Road side of the stadium and develop a new GAA Museum.

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

18 hours ago 17,195 Views 58 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated 18 hours ago 14,490 Views 15 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again
# Trial
# Trial

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again

18 hours ago 24,704 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael MacGrath and a jury of five women and seven men.

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 18 hours ago 32,858 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this evening.

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece
# Jailed
# Jailed

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece

19 hours ago 26,393 Views 0 Comments

The two incidents took place on unknown dates sometime between early 1976 and late 1979.

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music
# Noise Pollution
# Noise Pollution

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music

19 hours ago 31,755 Views 13 Comments

The incident dates back to 2017.

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely

19 hours ago 58,515 Views 0 Comments

At least two such incidents have occurred at Irish hospitals in recent days.

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