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Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,154 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 minutes ago 1,033 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this afternoon.

Katherine Zappone declines invite to face Oireachtas Committee over special envoy role
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Katherine Zappone declines invite to face Oireachtas Committee over special envoy role

8 minutes ago 778 Views 3 Comments

Zappone was asked to appear before the foreign affairs committee to answer questions about the appointment.

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
# Points Race
# Points Race

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here

45 minutes ago 3,044 Views 0 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

Teenage brothers sentenced for rape of 17-year-old girl near holiday caravan park in Wexford
# Court
# Court

Teenage brothers sentenced for rape of 17-year-old girl near holiday caravan park in Wexford

58 minutes ago 12,993 Views 0 Comments

The judge said the “terrifying and violent” experience has a pervasive effect on the girl’s life.

INMO asks Letterkenny hospital to review security after anti-vaccine protesters approach staff
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

INMO asks Letterkenny hospital to review security after anti-vaccine protesters approach staff

1 hour ago 2,107 Views 0 Comments

It is understood staff were approached both inside and outside the hospital.

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Local politicians say they warned council and Irish Water of illness in Gorey in late August

Updated 1 hour ago 18,448 Views 28 Comments

At least 52 people fell ill after untreated water passed through the system.

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November
# Good News
# Good News

US travel ban to be lifted for vaccinated passengers from November

Updated 1 hour ago 27,060 Views 15 Comments

The ban has been in place since March 2020.

Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use for children over age five
# Trial Results
# Trial Results

Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is safe to use for children over age five

1 hour ago 5,298 Views 27 Comments

The vaccine would be administered at a lower dosage than for people over 12.

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right
# A Modern Workplace
# A Modern Workplace

Opinion: Remote working is now part of our 'new normal' - let's get it right

Updated 2 hours ago 10,485 Views 17 Comments

Joanne Mangan of Grow Remote says as thousands are encouraged to return to offices today, we need a mature approach to new ways of working.

Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan
# Electricity Bills
# Electricity Bills

Blackouts and power shortages 'not expected' this winter, says Eamon Ryan

2 hours ago 5,943 Views 15 Comments

The minister’s remarks come after the UK government held emergency talks with energy companies over spiralling price increases.

Boris Johnson says disputes over Northern Ireland Protocol 'can't go on forever'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says disputes over Northern Ireland Protocol 'can't go on forever'

2 hours ago 6,335 Views 9 Comments

Johnson is due to meet with US President Joe Biden at the White House tomorrow.

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Men with symptomatic Covid-19 1.5 times more likely to face severe outcome than women

2 hours ago 7,983 Views 11 Comments

A new study analysed nearly 50,000 Covid-19 cases during the first two waves of the pandemic in Ireland.

Man who inspired Hotel Rwanda movie found guilty of terror-related charges
# Paul Rusesabagina
# Paul Rusesabagina

Man who inspired Hotel Rwanda movie found guilty of terror-related charges

3 hours ago 7,643 Views 4 Comments

Paul Rusesabagina has maintained his innocence, and his family alleges he was kidnapped and taken to Rwanda against his will.

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year
# Housing
# Housing

Housing Finance Agency approved €1 billion in loans to approved housing bodies last year

3 hours ago 3,478 Views 1 Comment

Individual loans ranged from €17,000 to €43 million.

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
# Deportations
# Deportations

US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas

3 hours ago 14,947 Views 14 Comments

Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in Russian parliament
# United Russia Party
# United Russia Party

Pro-Kremlin party looks set to retain majority in Russian parliament

3 hours ago 3,114 Views 8 Comments

The poll is an important indicator of next year’s presidential poll, as Vladimir Putin seeks to cement his grip on power.

‘Words inadequate’ as mother and son laid to rest in Co Kerry
# Lixnaw
# Lixnaw

‘Words inadequate’ as mother and son laid to rest in Co Kerry

4 hours ago 17,976 Views 1 Comment

Eileen and Jamie O’Sullivan were found dead at their home in a suspected murder-suicide two weeks ago

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Criticism of protest outside home of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar

Updated 4 hours ago 45,490 Views 28 Comments

One video of the incident shows about 25 people present at the demonstration.

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
# College
# College

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round

4 hours ago 8,429 Views 0 Comments

The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.

Gardaí seek help tracing missing four-year-old boy from Kilkenny
# Missing
# Missing

Gardaí seek help tracing missing four-year-old boy from Kilkenny

4 hours ago 23,945 Views 0 Comments

Muaaz Usama is missing from his home since yesterday.

Six dead after gunman opens fire on Russian university campus
# Russia
# Russia

Six dead after gunman opens fire on Russian university campus

Updated 4 hours ago 15,080 Views 4 Comments

Russia’s Investigative Committee said the suspect had been wounded while being detained.

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Morning Memo: Europe's looming 'energy crisis'

5 hours ago 7,638 Views 12 Comments

European gas prices have tripled this year even before the arrival winter.

HIQA does NOT recommended more widespread use of antigen tests to replace existing measures
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HIQA does NOT recommended more widespread use of antigen tests to replace existing measures

6 hours ago 8,779 Views 14 Comments

HIQA says that antigen tests may have a role ‘in certain circumstances’

FBI find body in Wyoming believed to be missing woman as boyfriend sought
# Gabby Petito
# Gabby Petito

FBI find body in Wyoming believed to be missing woman as boyfriend sought

7 hours ago 35,028 Views 17 Comments

Brian Laundrie, 23, has been identified as a person of interest in the case.

Lava flows destroy houses in Canary Islands as people block roads to get view of eruption
# La Palma
# La Palma

Lava flows destroy houses in Canary Islands as people block roads to get view of eruption

7 hours ago 29,049 Views 11 Comments

Some 20 isolated houses have been destroyed.

Poll: Do you think traditional office work will change forever post pandemic?
# Office Work
# Office Work

Poll: Do you think traditional office work will change forever post pandemic?

7 hours ago 18,905 Views 16 Comments

Thousands of workers are returning to the office for the first time in more than 18 months.

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week
# Political Football
From The42
# Political Football

Fifa to discuss plans for biennial World Cups at associations summit next week

7 hours ago 6,021 Views 7 Comments

The world governing body is in favour of shortening the gap between its showpiece event from four to two years.

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach in NYC: 'High-level week' begins as Martin meets new state Governor today

7 hours ago 6,235 Views 12 Comments

The Taoiseach travelled to New York yesterday to begin a series of UN events.

Woman (50s) dies in single-car crash in Monaghan
# Clones
# Clones

Woman (50s) dies in single-car crash in Monaghan

8 hours ago 11,451 Views 1 Comment

Three others are being treated for their injuries following the early morning crash.

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families

9 hours ago 7,854 Views 2 Comments

The flight was “arranged through diplomatic channels,” according to Minister Coveney.

Netflix dominates Emmy Awards as The Crown and Queen's Gambit win big
# Emmy Awards
# Emmy Awards

Netflix dominates Emmy Awards as The Crown and Queen's Gambit win big

9 hours ago 16,576 Views 5 Comments

On the comedy side, Ted Lasso was the big winner.

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self
# Retirement Plans
# Retirement Plans

Opinions: Setting up a pension is merely a way of caring for your future self

10 hours ago 14,420 Views 24 Comments

On pensions awareness week, financial expert David Quinn has advice for anyone who has not yet set one up.

Work-from-home advice officially ends today with restrictions also eased on group activities
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Work-from-home advice officially ends today with restrictions also eased on group activities

11 hours ago 21,578 Views 5 Comments

There’s only one official date left in the government’s timeline for easing restrictions.

Employers demanding workers return to office could face ‘legal risk’ in cases of medical concerns
# Working 9 To 5
# Working 9 To 5

Employers demanding workers return to office could face ‘legal risk’ in cases of medical concerns

17 hours ago 35,153 Views 58 Comments
  • Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential work are easing from today and lifting fully on 22 October.
  • Employers will need to engage with employees who have concerns in a "reasonable fashion", according to an employment lawyer.
  • Office workers have mixed feelings about returning to the workplace, Lauren Boland reports.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about submarines?
# Deep Waters
# Deep Waters

Quiz: How much do you know about submarines?

19 hours ago 37,815 Views 28 Comments

You might find yourself in hot water.

Mayo county board back Horan and his players by condemning personal attacks
# Standing Together
From The42
# Standing Together

Mayo county board back Horan and his players by condemning personal attacks

Updated 19 hours ago 37,713 Views 51 Comments

Board officers have said they will meet with James Horan and his management team to ‘review the season and plan ahead’.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

21 hours ago 16,773 Views 1 Comment

Here’s what made headlines today.

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diaries: A researcher on €49K living with her husband in their new house in Dublin

21 hours ago 45,384 Views 12 Comments

This week, our reader is working from home while saving money for when she goes on maternity leave.

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