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

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

8 minutes ago 175 Views 0 Comments

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

Martin says we need 'to go back to the drawing board' on dog legislation after Wexford attack
# Enniscorthy
# Enniscorthy

Martin says we need 'to go back to the drawing board' on dog legislation after Wexford attack

Updated 24 minutes ago 8,095 Views 0 Comments

The attack has fueled discussion of dog ownership since the weekend.

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy
# Irish Embassy Opening
# Irish Embassy Opening

Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy

49 minutes ago 6,101 Views 8 Comments

Opening an Irish embassy in the Iranian capital is being kept under review.

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died aged 79
# Fleetwood Mac
# Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie has died aged 79

1 hour ago 13,915 Views 11 Comments

Her death was announced in a tweet this evening.

East Wall protestors block Port Tunnel a second time over asylum seeker accommodation
# East Wall
# East Wall

East Wall protestors block Port Tunnel a second time over asylum seeker accommodation

Updated 1 hour ago 50,321 Views 96 Comments

The group said protests ‘will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice’.

Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying
# Dying With Dignity
# Dying With Dignity

Terms of reference agreed for special committee on assisted dying

1 hour ago 2,421 Views 3 Comments

PBP TD Gino Kenny has said that he hopes to see the Committee established before Christmas.

Witness tells murder trial of finding body while walking his dogs
# Courts
# Courts

Witness tells murder trial of finding body while walking his dogs

2 hours ago 7,903 Views 0 Comments

A witness said the deceased was lying on his back and there was discolouring and bruising on his face, neck and throat.

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

Explainer: All you need to know about your new right to sick pay

2 hours ago 8,412 Views 4 Comments

Employers will soon be required to pay their staff when too sick to work.

Austin Gleeson on Davy Fitzgerald’s new direction, Liam Cahill's legacy, and Ballygunner brilliance
# Davy Direction
From The42
# Davy Direction

Austin Gleeson on Davy Fitzgerald’s new direction, Liam Cahill's legacy, and Ballygunner brilliance

2 hours ago 4,250 Views 0 Comments

The return date for inter-county training arrived last week and the new Waterford manager has taken the opportunity to emphasise some early pointers.

The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is RSV and why are so many children sick with it?

3 hours ago 1,934 Views 0 Comments

Parent Paul Murphy, whose son is being treated in hospital for RSV, and Dr Niamh Lynch explain more in this week’s podcast episode.

Australia qualify for World Cup knockouts for second time, as Denmark suffer shock exit
# Upset
From The42
# Upset

Australia qualify for World Cup knockouts for second time, as Denmark suffer shock exit

4 hours ago 13,945 Views 10 Comments

Winger Mathew Leckie scored the winner on the hour with a smart run and finish.

'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from
# Buckingham Palace
# Buckingham Palace

'Unacceptable': British Royal aide quits after asking guest at event where she was 'really' from

4 hours ago 34,077 Views 20 Comments

The UK’s late Queen Elizabeth’s lady in waiting repeatedly asked a black guest where she really came from.

Iggy Pop to headline All Together Now 2023 as Sugababes, Jamie xx and more to perform
# Summer Festivals
# Summer Festivals

Iggy Pop to headline All Together Now 2023 as Sugababes, Jamie xx and more to perform

4 hours ago 7,931 Views 7 Comments

It will be the legendary punk singer’s first Irish festival in 15 years

Man convicted of lewd act in M&S public toilet
# Courts
# Courts

Man convicted of lewd act in M&S public toilet

5 hours ago 21,147 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí had set up a surveillance operation following reports that men had been using the toilets for public masturbation.

Ryanair CEO raises concerns over potential staff shortages at Dublin Airport this Christmas
# Aviation
# Aviation

Ryanair CEO raises concerns over potential staff shortages at Dublin Airport this Christmas

Updated 5 hours ago 11,106 Views 5 Comments
  • O'Leary said that Ryanair was currently engaging with the Dublin Airport Authority over the issue.
  • The DAA said that it is continuing to recruit for multiple roles at the airport.
Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released
# Archives
# Archives

Records of compensation claims during War of Independence and Civil War to be released

5 hours ago 5,453 Views 2 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin said the collection ‘brings home the true reality of the human cost of those turbulent times’.

PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark
# Exchanging Fire
# Exchanging Fire

PBP writes to Ceann Comhairle as Taoiseach defends 'Puppets for Putin' remark

5 hours ago 49,073 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach was asked to explain ‘what was going on’ when NATO visited Cork

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'
# Review
From The42
# Review

'The TMO intervention around foul play has created so much dead time'

Updated 6 hours ago 11,877 Views 14 Comments

Ex-Ireland analyst Eoin Toolan wants to see TMO involvement limited to try-scoring decisions.

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
# Madrid
# Madrid

Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one

7 hours ago 7,465 Views 1 Comment

Police have opened an investigation involving forensic police.

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
# Sex Trade
# Sex Trade

Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west

7 hours ago 14,098 Views 3 Comments

Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
# Historic
From The42
# Historic

FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League

Updated 7 hours ago 5,686 Views 2 Comments

The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Taoiseach refuses to estimate final cost of National Children's Hospital

7 hours ago 11,233 Views 27 Comments

The current estimated cost of the NCH is €1.4 billion.

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter tells High Court it has restored Dublin-based senior executive to her position

8 hours ago 17,686 Views 0 Comments

The executive said she was treated as a former employee for not replying to an email sent by Musk to all staff.

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment
# Tax-free Payment
# Tax-free Payment

Around 66,000 workers still waiting on €1,000 pandemic bonus payment

8 hours ago 11,194 Views 17 Comments

The health minister says he hopes the majority of the payments will be made before Christmas.

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
# Christmas Travel
# Christmas Travel

Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend

8 hours ago 10,965 Views 8 Comments

Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.
# China
# China

Jiang Zemin, who led China after Tiananmen Square crackdown, dies aged 96.

10 hours ago 9,820 Views 9 Comments

The former Communist Party leader helped oversee the Chinese economic boom.

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs
# Education
# Education

Parents, students and other stakeholders are being asked their views on Special Educational Needs

Updated 11 hours ago 12,878 Views 21 Comments

The Government has faced criticism about the difficulty in finding school and class places for children with additional needs.

Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Woman appears in New Zealand court facing charges of murdering children found in suitcases

12 hours ago 21,180 Views 0 Comments

The children’s bodies were found after a family bought the suitcases at an online auction of abandoned goods.

SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours
# Grounded
# Grounded

SpaceX mission carrying DCU samples to the moon postponed by 24 hours

Updated 12 hours ago 7,935 Views 2 Comments

The samples are set to become the first Irish samples to reach the moon since the 1970s.

Poll: Should businesses be legally obliged to take cash?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should businesses be legally obliged to take cash?

13 hours ago 44,388 Views 74 Comments

A new review says businesses and certain sectors should be legislated to accept cash.

Renewed appeal for information on 25th anniversary of murder of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal for information on 25th anniversary of murder of Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy

13 hours ago 13,788 Views 0 Comments

Taxi driver Eileen Costello O’Shaughnessy was murdered on 30 November 1997 at the age of 47.

US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

US Senate passes landmark bill to protect same-sex marriage

13 hours ago 8,397 Views 5 Comments

‘Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,’ said Biden after the vote.

Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her
# Trump
# Trump

Donald Trump ordered to testify in defamation case brought by woman who says he raped her

13 hours ago 18,954 Views 0 Comments

The former US president faces twin allegations of rape and defamation in a case dating back to 2019.

Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation
# Twitter
# Twitter

Twitter lifts policy intended to prevent spread of Covid misinformation

14 hours ago 8,836 Views 13 Comments

As of September of this year, Twitter had suspended 11,230 accounts under the policy.

Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'
# Protests
# Protests

Fresh clashes in south China over Covid lockdowns as authorities warn of 'crackdown'

14 hours ago 5,464 Views 1 Comment

Anger over China’s zero-Covid policies has been the trigger for the protests.

EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK
# Adriaan Palm
# Adriaan Palm

EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK

14 hours ago 22,054 Views 26 Comments

Three Dutch naval vessels paid a courtesy visit to Cork harbour last weekend.

New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment
# Lecanemab
# Lecanemab

New Alzheimer’s drug hailed as ‘beginning of the end’ in search for treatment

14 hours ago 20,267 Views 12 Comments

Lecanemab was found to slow decline in patients’ memory and thinking.

Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees
# Productivity
# Productivity

Trial of a four-day work week gets 100% success rating with Irish employees

14 hours ago 23,241 Views 34 Comments

Staff in the trial experienced less burnout and sleep deprivation.

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