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Today’s News

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend

39 minutes ago 2,586 Views 0 Comments

There’s a risk of localised flooding across Munster and Leinster today.

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?

1 hour ago 13,956 Views 21 Comments

Nightclubs are set to reopen this Friday.

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal

1 hour ago 1,791 Views 1 Comment

In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
# Canada
# Canada

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons

1 hour ago 2,918 Views 2 Comments

The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century
# Volcano
# Volcano

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century

1 hour ago 4,395 Views 2 Comments

The volcano sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where many of the planet’s eruptions are recorded.

Further talks today amid uncertainty over rules for reopening in some sectors
# Reopening
# Reopening

Further talks today amid uncertainty over rules for reopening in some sectors

1 hour ago 4,175 Views 9 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt
# Contempt
# Contempt

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt

2 hours ago 7,252 Views 6 Comments

He failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the 6 January congressional select committee last week.

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate

2 hours ago 5,007 Views 4 Comments

The Government announced yesterday that it is to increase the use of antigen tests.

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
# Positivity
From The42
# Positivity

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times

3 hours ago 3,699 Views 1 Comment

Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

'Severe exploitation' of migrant fishers a daily recurrence, Oireachtas committee to hear

3 hours ago 5,321 Views 4 Comments

A report published this week highlighted issues with “extremely long working hours with few breaks,” and pay often below minimum wage.

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

9 hours ago 13,194 Views 16 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

Yesterday’s News

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US
# Payout
# Payout

Facebook to pay €12 million after accusations it favoured immigrants for jobs in the US

10 hours ago 13,160 Views 20 Comments

The firm, in a statement, said it “strongly” believed it was meeting the federal government’s standards.

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland
# Poland
# Poland

Fine Gael MEP calls for EU to suspend its funding for Poland

10 hours ago 19,970 Views 42 Comments

Fears of a ‘Polexit’ have grown after Poland’s constitutional tribunal found that EU treaties were incompatible with Poland’s national constitution.

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears
# Trial
# Trial

Emiliano Sala flight organiser hired unqualified pilot, court hears

11 hours ago 19,629 Views 1 Comment

Plane operator David Henderson told people to ‘keep quiet’ after learning the footballer had died in a crash.

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again
# Euro Vision
From The42
# Euro Vision

Liverpool defeat 10-man Atletico in five-goal thriller as Salah delivers again

11 hours ago 20,843 Views 25 Comments

It was a wild Champions League contest in Madrid.

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed
# Gambling Addict
# Gambling Addict

Gambling addict who defrauded a woman and a charity of €30,000 is jailed

11 hours ago 29,035 Views 16 Comments

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the money went to pay gambling debts.

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death
# Paul Quinn Murder
# Paul Quinn Murder

Paul Quinn murder: Gardaí urge anyone with information to come forward 14 years after his death

12 hours ago 16,306 Views 6 Comments

Gardai have said that they still believe that there are people out there with information, ahead of the 14th anniversary of Paul Quinn’s murder.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

12 hours ago 7,280 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity
# Full House
From The42
# Full House

Tickets on sale for Ireland-Portugal from later this week, with Aviva Stadium at 100% capacity

12 hours ago 16,782 Views 1 Comment

The FAI released a statement this evening regarding the World Cup qualifier on 11 November.

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency
# Science Foundation Ireland
# Science Foundation Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan appointed Director General of Government’s science funding agency

13 hours ago 28,073 Views 36 Comments

SFI is the major funder of science research in Ireland.

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Could a change in your morning routine change your life?

13 hours ago 14,587 Views 12 Comments

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

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees
# Reopening
# Reopening

Opinion: Today's announcement was a shambles - the live events sector is now on its knees

13 hours ago 38,029 Views 28 Comments

Concert promoter Shane Dunne reacts to the latest government announcement on the live events sector.

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme
# Dlr Council
# Dlr Council

Council recommends refusal for €135m Blackrock 'build to rent' apartment scheme

14 hours ago 20,251 Views 31 Comments

The Council concluded that it will have a detrimental impact on the character of the area due to its scale, height and visual prominence.

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Another reopening delay: Back to basics and back to the dancefloor

14 hours ago 14,026 Views 10 Comments

An extract from The Journal’s coronavirus newsletter.

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China
# Flying Pigs
# Flying Pigs

Campaigners urge Government to reverse decision to export live pigs to China

14 hours ago 18,465 Views 22 Comments

Animal welfare experts have said such live exports would be ‘cruel and inhumane’.

The Remote: Donal Skehan comes home, Scenes From a Marriage and celebrating Jack B. Yeats
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Donal Skehan comes home, Scenes From a Marriage and celebrating Jack B. Yeats

14 hours ago 13,236 Views 2 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

'Staff are beyond breaking point': Government accused of leaving health service vulnerable

14 hours ago 15,702 Views 15 Comments

Taoiseach Micheal Martin said said that close to 938 beds are to be ‘delivered’ by the end of the year.

Maths Week: Tuesday puzzle
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Tuesday puzzle

15 hours ago 16,043 Views 9 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to yesterday’s puzzle.)

Full return to offices won't be possible until 'next spring', says Varadkar
# 22 October
# 22 October

Full return to offices won't be possible until 'next spring', says Varadkar

Updated 15 hours ago 61,776 Views 49 Comments

The Government was due to remove the guidance to ‘work from home where possible’ on Friday.

Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates
# Adoption
# Adoption

Illegal adoptees 'forced to break the law' by using their falsified birth certificates

15 hours ago 8,914 Views 6 Comments

An Oireachtas committee heard from a number of representative groups today.

Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,399 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 50,616 Views 86 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Truck driver (60s) dies in Monaghan collision
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Truck driver (60s) dies in Monaghan collision

15 hours ago 16,910 Views 1 Comment

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces
# E-scooters
# E-scooters

Government approves legislation to allow for e-scooters in public spaces

16 hours ago 22,245 Views 43 Comments

At present, e-scooters are currently not regulated in Ireland.

Davy Fitz set to be named Galway boss with Clare backboned management team
# Fitz The Bill
From The42
# Fitz The Bill

Davy Fitz set to be named Galway boss with Clare backboned management team

Updated 16 hours ago 55,567 Views 58 Comments

Galway GAA are expected to announce Fitzgerald’s appointment tomorrow evening.

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Fur farmers to receive between €4m to €8m in compensation as Cabinet approves ban

16 hours ago 14,701 Views 32 Comments

There are approximately 120,000 mink on three farms in counties Laois, Donegal and Kerry.

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess
# Tributes
# Tributes

Dáil observes moment of silence in memory of MP David Amess

17 hours ago 7,478 Views 14 Comments

Amess was stabbed to death while meeting constituents last week.

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?
# Covid19
# Covid19

At a glance: What are the new reopening plans?

17 hours ago 62,223 Views 63 Comments

Rising Covid case numbers and hospitalisations saw the government take a more cautious approach to the loosening of restrictions.

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword
# Crusaders
# Crusaders

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

17 hours ago 20,775 Views 28 Comments

It is estimated to be 900 years old.

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