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‘Give it to those that suffered most’: Should a NI-style £100 voucher be introduced in Ireland?
# High Street Voucher
# High Street Voucher

‘Give it to those that suffered most’: Should a NI-style £100 voucher be introduced in Ireland?

3 hours ago 2,885 Views 11 Comments
  • Adults in Northern Ireland are being given free £100 vouchers to be spent before the end of November.
  • Sinn Féin is among those calling on the Government to create a similar initiative.
  • Stakeholders have raised some doubts about the programme, reports Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws
# Housing For All
# Housing For All

Government approves ‘comprehensive’ review into Ireland’s planning laws

4 hours ago 6,671 Views 16 Comments

The Taoiseach said the legislation needs ‘a complete overhaul’ to deliver on the targets set out in the Housing For All strategy.

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Justice Committee: Govt should create strategy to address premature release of info into media

5 hours ago 4,089 Views 17 Comments

The Joint Committee on Justice released its report ‘Civil Liberties during the Covid-19 Pandemic’ today.

Lionel Messi off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Manchester City
# Champions League
From The42
# Champions League

Lionel Messi off the mark as Paris St Germain beat Manchester City

5 hours ago 13,822 Views 10 Comments

The Argentinian added to Idrissa Gana Gueye’s opener in a 2-0 win.

Prince Andrew acknowledges court papers over sex assault claims
# Lawsuit
# Lawsuit

Prince Andrew acknowledges court papers over sex assault claims

5 hours ago 13,629 Views 0 Comments

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

Family and gardaí 'concerned for well being' of woman (51) missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for well being' of woman (51) missing from Dublin

6 hours ago 22,592 Views 0 Comments

Nataljia Rimsiene was last seen on Sunday evening at approximately 8.30pm.

Judge in Foxrock murder case tells jury to flag any issues with nature of evidence being heard
# Courts
# Courts

Judge in Foxrock murder case tells jury to flag any issues with nature of evidence being heard

Updated 6 hours ago 25,842 Views 0 Comments

Grace Miano (53) is charged with the murder of Malawian man Limbani ‘Robert’ Mzoma (27).

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
# Belgium
# Belgium

Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated

Updated 6 hours ago 45,113 Views 12 Comments

The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

6 hours ago 5,659 Views 0 Comments

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

'It irks me a lot' - Irish assistant boss Andrews still in the dark over source of Videogate controversy
# The Wembley Tape
From The42
# The Wembley Tape

'It irks me a lot' - Irish assistant boss Andrews still in the dark over source of Videogate controversy

Updated 7 hours ago 21,137 Views 6 Comments

Stephen Kenny had previously suggested there were people ‘behind the scenes or elsewhere’ behind the saga.

Youth assaulted during incident at Luas line in Dublin city centre
# Parnell Street
# Parnell Street

Youth assaulted during incident at Luas line in Dublin city centre

7 hours ago 31,776 Views 17 Comments

A number of Garda units attended the scene and youths had dispersed upon arrival.

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Plan to tackle healthcare waiting lists to be announced shortly, says Taoiseach

7 hours ago 7,411 Views 27 Comments

There are more than 100,000 children on waiting lists for treatment, assessment and diagnostic tests.

Ireland named 'best country' for response to pandemic in Bloomberg monthly resilience ranking
# Simply The Best
# Simply The Best

Ireland named 'best country' for response to pandemic in Bloomberg monthly resilience ranking

7 hours ago 23,678 Views 33 Comments

The nation was praised for its “startling turnaround” and the success of the vaccine rollout.

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland
# Energy Grid
# Energy Grid

Government to oppose proposal to ban data centres in Ireland

Updated 8 hours ago 17,173 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach has said banning data centres is ‘too crude a measure’.

'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces
# Women Of Honour
# Women Of Honour

'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces

8 hours ago 5,140 Views 4 Comments

Women have alleged they were sexually assaulted and discriminated against while serving in the Irish Defence Forces.

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Emergency powers linked to indoor dining extended to January, but Govt says no plans to use them

8 hours ago 21,620 Views 15 Comments

Provisions in the Health Amendment Act are due to expire on 9 October.

The Remote: Two new Britney docs, Hector in Éireann and Louis Theroux does true crime
# The Remote
# The Remote

The Remote: Two new Britney docs, Hector in Éireann and Louis Theroux does true crime

9 hours ago 11,319 Views 0 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Greta Thunberg criticises ‘blah, blah, blah’ from world leaders on climate

9 hours ago 14,758 Views 27 Comments

The Swedish environmental figurehead spoke at a meeting of youth climate activists in Milan.

Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda

9 hours ago 8,690 Views 14 Comments

The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.

'It's gutted. It's gone': Heartbroken staff at Glenisk left reeling from devastating blaze
# Offaly
# Offaly

'It's gutted. It's gone': Heartbroken staff at Glenisk left reeling from devastating blaze

9 hours ago 29,284 Views 5 Comments

The fire broke out around midday yesterday.

Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’
# Fuel Crisis
# Fuel Crisis

Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’

9 hours ago 9,471 Views 20 Comments

The British Prime Minister urged motorists to go about their business in the normal way.

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee
# Adoption
# Adoption

Adoption tracing legislation ‘risks being found unconstitutional’, O'Gorman tells Committee

9 hours ago 5,659 Views 3 Comments

Failure to balance the privacy rights of mothers with the identity rights of children could spark legal challenges to new laws, he said.

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis
# Your Rental Stories
# Your Rental Stories

'It keeps me awake every single night with worry': Your stories of Ireland's rental crisis

Updated 9 hours ago 70,780 Views 66 Comments
  • Tenants have shared experiences of poor living conditions, unreasonable payment expectations and the stress of not having security of tenure.
  • Landlords said they try their best to be fair, but some government measures disproportionately impact on those renting out just one unit.
'I can still feel the explosion': 2015 Paris attack survivors recall events in trial testimony
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

'I can still feel the explosion': 2015 Paris attack survivors recall events in trial testimony

10 hours ago 3,444 Views 0 Comments

300 survivors as well as family members of the victims of the attacks are to take the stand over the coming weeks.

Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences
# Courts
# Courts

Two women given jail sentences in excess of five years for human trafficking offences

10 hours ago 13,199 Views 0 Comments

Alicia Edosa (45) and Edith Enoghaghase (31) were each found guilty of two counts of trafficking women.

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,499 new cases confirmed in Ireland

10 hours ago 33,149 Views 45 Comments

The latest Covid-19 case numbers were confirmed this afternoon by the Department of Health.

'The attitude is the problem for us' - Cork club mounts case for issues in women's rugby
# Balance
From The42
# Balance

'The attitude is the problem for us' - Cork club mounts case for issues in women's rugby

Updated 10 hours ago 11,279 Views 1 Comment

Patrick O’Connor of the Bantry Bay RFC speaks to The42 about the current state of the game.

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Sign up to The Journal's monthly newsletter about misinformation trends

Updated 10 hours ago 7,919 Views 0 Comments

See how we’re fighting misinformation and disinformation every month.

Russian investigators launch new 'extremism' probe against Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Russian investigators launch new 'extremism' probe against Alexei Navalny

10 hours ago 3,981 Views 3 Comments

The probe could see the opposition leader spend up to 10 more years in jail.

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members

Updated 10 hours ago 9,548 Views 39 Comments

More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State so far this year.

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

11 hours ago 6,773 Views 4 Comments

The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35
# Eileen Rushe
# Eileen Rushe

Cervical cancer campaigner Eileen Rushe dies aged 35

11 hours ago 35,455 Views 12 Comments

Rushe was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December 2018.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

11 hours ago 9,641 Views 31 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find
# UK
# UK

Dangerous levels of drugs found in river running through Glastonbury Festival, researchers find

11 hours ago 17,739 Views 24 Comments

Levels of MDMA and cocaine in the water were so high it could be harming wildlife further downstream, the study found.

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Pfizer submits data to FDA to authorise Covid vaccine for young children

12 hours ago 6,241 Views 16 Comments

Pfizer and BioNTech are also trialling their vaccine children under the age of five.

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

Ryanair to reopen Cork Airport base and restore 20 routes for next summer

12 hours ago 7,425 Views 6 Comments

The investment will restore all the company’s pre-pandemic capacity at Cork from December.

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland
# Now What
# Now What

Gardaí planning operation to bring Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch back to Ireland

12 hours ago 15,964 Views 0 Comments
  • Hutch was arrested by Spanish police in an operation on the Costa Del Sol in August.
  • Gardaí want to charge him in connection with the Regency Hotel attack in which David Byrne was murdered.
Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year
# Income Support
# Income Support

Number of PUP recipients falls below 110,000 for the first time this year

12 hours ago 5,321 Views 9 Comments

A total of 106,245 people received the payment this week.

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies aged 83
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Legendary Liverpool and England striker Roger Hunt dies aged 83

Updated 12 hours ago 12,195 Views 11 Comments

Hunt, who was part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning line-up, scored an unrivalled 244 league goals for the Reds.

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