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Today’s News

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets

19 minutes ago 2,276 Views 2 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side delivered a performance full of power and skill as they welcomed back some big-hitters.

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan

32 minutes ago 3,888 Views 8 Comments

Public health officials confirmed 2,180 new cases earlier today.

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

36 minutes ago 1,146 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle
# Trial And Improve
# Trial And Improve

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle

1 hour ago 7,697 Views 1 Comment

Fancy a mathematics challenge?

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

1 hour ago 3,069 Views 4 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester
# Asleep At The Wheel
From The42
# Asleep At The Wheel

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester

2 hours ago 17,427 Views 39 Comments

A late collapse by the visitors saw Brendan Rodgers’ men earn a thrilling 4-2 victory.

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time
# Russia
# Russia

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time

3 hours ago 9,437 Views 6 Comments

About 43 million Russians – 29% of the country’s nearly 146 million people – are fully vaccinated.

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search
# Clare
# Clare

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search

4 hours ago 12,279 Views 6 Comments

The search was carried out in the west Clare region this morning.

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford
# Magic Mo
From The42
# Magic Mo

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford

4 hours ago 16,573 Views 19 Comments

Claudio Ranieri’s first game as Watford manager ended in a 5-0 defeat.

THE GOOD INFORMATION PROJECT
Migration and the EU
Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

5 hours ago 57,667 Views 111 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
# Tensions
# Tensions

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

6 hours ago 17,712 Views 14 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
# Vaccination Week
# Vaccination Week

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

7 hours ago 7,108 Views 3 Comments

The pop-up centres were established across 15 higher education sites two weeks ago as part of Vaccination Week.

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike
# Compensation
# Compensation

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike

7 hours ago 9,889 Views 16 Comments

The US drone strike took place as American forces were completing their withdrawal.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

7 hours ago 24,707 Views 41 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

8 hours ago 6,902 Views 10 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

8 hours ago 33,207 Views 51 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

UK leaders lay wreaths at scene of fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

UK leaders lay wreaths at scene of fatal stabbing of MP David Amess

Updated 9 hours ago 30,227 Views 22 Comments

The Met Police have formally declared the incident as terrorism.

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight

9 hours ago 15,107 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place in the Blackpool area of the city shortly after midnight.

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'
# Arracht
# Arracht

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'

9 hours ago 10,820 Views 13 Comments

The director of Arracht, an Irish language film about the famine, speaks to us.

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
# In The Archives
From The42
# In The Archives

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown

9 hours ago 22,530 Views 16 Comments

RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire
# Derry
# Derry

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire

9 hours ago 5,172 Views 0 Comments

The fire happened in Knockloughrim on Tuesday morning.

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show
# Paddy Moloney
# Paddy Moloney

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show

10 hours ago 8,586 Views 2 Comments

The piper, composer and producer from Donnycarney in Dublin died earlier this week aged 83.

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?

10 hours ago 8,171 Views 12 Comments

How far apart are the EU and the UK to reaching a deal on tweaking trade arrangements in Northern Ireland?

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

11 hours ago 12,597 Views 25 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
From The42
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

11 hours ago 16,963 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people
# Kandahar
# Kandahar

IS claims deadly suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan that killed at least 41 people

11 hours ago 9,728 Views 14 Comments

The attack killed at least 41 people and injured scores more.

'It's all over the world' - Vera Pauw on abuse in women's sport
# WNT
From The42
# WNT

'It's all over the world' - Vera Pauw on abuse in women's sport

12 hours ago 35,160 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland manager says she’d support any protest in the wake of the NWSL abuse scandal that has rocked women’s football.

'Your world gets very small': Irish researchers working to unravel what causes hoarding
# Hoarding
# Hoarding

'Your world gets very small': Irish researchers working to unravel what causes hoarding

12 hours ago 17,906 Views 5 Comments

A team of scientists at Trinity College Dublin are trying to advance the understanding of what causes people to hoard.

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
# Significant Disruption
# Significant Disruption

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station

13 hours ago 9,802 Views 5 Comments

Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

19 hours ago 12,144 Views 11 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,

Yesterday’s News

MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

MPs’ staff are ‘taking the brunt’ of threats against politicians

20 hours ago 10,335 Views 16 Comments

A former MP’s assistant said she had suffered nightmares and left politics because of dealing with constant death threats.

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes
# Seizures
# Seizures

Gardaí say criminals are investing in designer watches and gyroplanes

21 hours ago 34,435 Views 21 Comments

Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau said gangs are also investing their ill-gotten gains in bloodstock and cryptocurrency.

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law
# Texas
# Texas

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion law

22 hours ago 12,095 Views 41 Comments

The law bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks.

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury
# Luckless
From The42
# Luckless

Ulster win again but Will Addison carried off on a stretcher with serious-looking injury

22 hours ago 21,008 Views 13 Comments

Ulster defeated the Lions with a bonus-point win at Kingspan Stadium tonight.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

22 hours ago 8,098 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated 23 hours ago 71,419 Views 165 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Your Evening Longread: The global links of the Kinahan crime gang
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The global links of the Kinahan crime gang

23 hours ago 15,138 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'
# Winter Infections
# Winter Infections

Government position 'hasn't changed' despite Ronan Glynn's call for home working 'where possible'

Updated 23 hours ago 50,547 Views 43 Comments

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer suggested people should “work from home where possible this autumn and winter”.

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