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Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes
# Ryder Cup
From The42
# Ryder Cup

Triumph and tragedy: the rollercoaster story of Ireland’s Ryder Cup heroes

24 minutes ago 1,847 Views 0 Comments

Eamonn Darcy, Christy O’Connor Junior and Philip Walton were considered weak links on Europe’s Ryder Cup teams but they overcame the game’s superstars to write their names into golfing folklore.

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
# New York
# New York

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister

27 minutes ago 1,780 Views 4 Comments

Coveney said he was not sure whether legislation to tackle protests at the homes of politicians would be possible.

Learner who drove her car over cyclist while unaccompanied convicted of dangerous driving
# Dangerous Driving
# Dangerous Driving

Learner who drove her car over cyclist while unaccompanied convicted of dangerous driving

35 minutes ago 6,390 Views 0 Comments

Paulina Galantkiewicz (34) told the trial that she “basically panicked” after realising her car had collided with someone.

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

56 minutes ago 751 Views 1 Comment

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories
# Your Rental Story
# Your Rental Story

Attention renters: We want to hear your stories

Updated 57 minutes ago 6,450 Views 0 Comments

The Dáil has been debating potential solutions to the country’s rental crisis.

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Department had 'productive' meeting with school stakeholders over close contacts policy

Updated 1 hour ago 32,292 Views 57 Comments
  • Children who are close contacts in primary schools will not be required to restrict their movements if they are asymptomatic.
  • Teachers' union INTO said the government is removing a "safety net" from schools.
  • But Labour's education spokesperson said it was a "welcome" move that has come "weeks too late".
Four people taken to hospital after light aircraft crash on Wexford beach
# Carnsore Point
# Carnsore Point

Four people taken to hospital after light aircraft crash on Wexford beach

1 hour ago 8,384 Views 7 Comments

All four occupants were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Man on trial for manslaughter of his mother's partner
# Courts
# Courts

Man on trial for manslaughter of his mother's partner

1 hour ago 6,140 Views 0 Comments

Ronan Byrne has also denied production of a baseball bat during a dispute and assault of James Marren causing him harm.

'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York
# New York
# New York

'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York

2 hours ago 4,028 Views 14 Comments

Zappone has declined an invite to come before an Oireachtas Committee to discuss her abandoned appointment as UN special envoy.

FSAI finds undeclared alcohol levels of up to 3.9% in some fermented drinks like kombucha
# Fermentation
# Fermentation

FSAI finds undeclared alcohol levels of up to 3.9% in some fermented drinks like kombucha

2 hours ago 8,129 Views 14 Comments

13% of beverages examined were found to have an alcohol content of more than 1.2%.

Internal garda investigation launched after 53 more 999 calls cancelled
# Investigation
# Investigation

Internal garda investigation launched after 53 more 999 calls cancelled

2 hours ago 8,371 Views 19 Comments

It comes after it emerged 200,000 calls were cancelled over 12 months.

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Tánaiste hints at minimum wage increase due to rising cost of living

2 hours ago 9,631 Views 28 Comments

The national minimum wage is €10.20 per hour

'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis
# No Keys No Degrees
# No Keys No Degrees

'We're outraged, we're frustrated: Students to sleep outside Dáil to highlight accommodation crisis

Updated 2 hours ago 18,802 Views 48 Comments

The protest is seeking funding to build further student accommodation and action to retain student beds.

Taoiseach says he would like to see Garth Brooks perform in Cork next year
# Garthgate
# Garthgate

Taoiseach says he would like to see Garth Brooks perform in Cork next year

2 hours ago 5,566 Views 21 Comments

In 2014, Micheál Martin called for legislation to allow Brooks to play five nights at Croke Park.

Spiky fossil of new species of dinosaur found in Morocco
# New Dinosaur
# New Dinosaur

Spiky fossil of new species of dinosaur found in Morocco

2 hours ago 4,694 Views 5 Comments

Spiky fossil of new species of ankylosaur found in Morocco.

Coronavirus: 1,355 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid Figures
# Covid Figures

Coronavirus: 1,355 new cases confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 21,990 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures today.

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return From The42

Snyman taking part in team sessions as he edges closer to return

Updated 3 hours ago 9,507 Views 4 Comments

Johann van Graan says the Springbok star is working with increasing training loads as he aims to finally make his impact at Munster.

Taoiseach says bonuses or extra leave may not be limited to workers in the health service
# Covid Bonus
# Covid Bonus

Taoiseach says bonuses or extra leave may not be limited to workers in the health service

Updated 3 hours ago 22,369 Views 47 Comments

Michael McGrath said the Government will be dealing with the matter in the next few weeks.

'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89
# Legacy
# Legacy

'Godfather of modern Black cinema' Melvin Van Peebles dies at 89

4 hours ago 3,979 Views 1 Comment

Van Peebles died Tuesday night at home with his family.

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

4 hours ago 5,887 Views 11 Comments

Daniel Foote said that he was stepping down immediately ‘with deep disappointment and apologies to those seeking crucial changes’.

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form
# Tour Review
From The42
# Tour Review

Iain Henderson criticises Lions tactics and claims team was not selected on form

Updated 4 hours ago 19,903 Views 12 Comments

Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions were beaten 2-1 by world champions South Africa this summer.

EU to impose universal phone charger for all member states

EU to impose universal phone charger for all member states

5 hours ago 26,989 Views 70 Comments

The move will be challenged by Apple.

Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Minister appoints independent group to track progress on ending Direct Provision

5 hours ago 4,632 Views 17 Comments

The government earlier this year published its plan for a new system with not-for-profit accommodation.

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach denies that UN resolution on climate change and global conflict is doomed

Updated 5 hours ago 4,878 Views 8 Comments

The Taoiseach is chairing the UN Security Council debate in New York today.

Senator urges Government to acquire Michael Collins artifacts before they are auctioned
# Historical Significance
# Historical Significance

Senator urges Government to acquire Michael Collins artifacts before they are auctioned

5 hours ago 12,429 Views 8 Comments

The items are to go up for auction next week.

Lyra McKee murder investigation: Man (55) arrested in Derry
# PSNI
# PSNI

Lyra McKee murder investigation: Man (55) arrested in Derry

7 hours ago 3,451 Views 0 Comments

Two men aged 24 and 29 were arrested yesterday.

Health officials recommend no change to Northern Ireland Covid rules

Health officials recommend no change to Northern Ireland Covid rules

7 hours ago 4,458 Views 0 Comments

Ministers are holding their first face-to-face meeting in almost a year at Stormont.

Your lunchtime read: Check out the final shortlist for the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021
# Francis Mcmanus
# Francis Mcmanus

Your lunchtime read: Check out the final shortlist for the RTÉ Short Story Competition 2021

7 hours ago 3,652 Views 2 Comments

The top three winners will have their stories featured on TheJournal.ie.

The upcoming series of Derry Girls will be its last
# Peace Out
# Peace Out

The upcoming series of Derry Girls will be its last

8 hours ago 18,682 Views 27 Comments

The show has been a critical and commercial success for Channel 4.

Five cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park
# New Cubs On The Block
# New Cubs On The Block

Five cheetah cubs born at Fota Wildlife Park

8 hours ago 13,014 Views 3 Comments

The two male and three female cubs were born on 10 August.

Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants
# Inclusivity
From The42
# Inclusivity

Liverpool addressing homophobia issues after club fans condemned for chants

Updated 8 hours ago 20,118 Views 38 Comments

Twice within a fortnight in August Reds supporters were criticised by the club for homophobic chants.

Garth Brooks saga: Three Croke Park concerts approved for 2022, applications in for two more
# Good Thing Going
# Good Thing Going

Garth Brooks saga: Three Croke Park concerts approved for 2022, applications in for two more

8 hours ago 20,745 Views 41 Comments

“If I get to play and go to Ireland and play music again, we will be the luckiest people on the planet,” Garth Brooks said this week.

UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend
# Sabina Nessa
# Sabina Nessa

UK police believe 28-year-old teacher was murdered as she took five-minute walk to meet friend

8 hours ago 30,568 Views 9 Comments

Sabina Nessa’s body was discovered in London on Saturday.

Man in serious condition following Waterford assault
# Waterford
# Waterford

Man in serious condition following Waterford assault

9 hours ago 12,341 Views 0 Comments

The victim was attacked in the Hanover Street area at 9pm last night.

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'
# Water Quality
# Water Quality

Irish Water: Wexford incident 'a serious failure' and shows system 'no longer fit for purpose'

9 hours ago 9,971 Views 24 Comments
  • The utility has said it was not informed of two recent incidents until after they were resolved by local authorities
  • Irish Water tells Oireachtas Committee it 'has no direct control over water treatment plants'
  • Managing director Niall Gleeson has said 'a single public utility is the answer'
Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin
# Swords
# Swords

Two arrested in connection with burglaries after stolen van intercepted on outskirts of Dublin

10 hours ago 17,311 Views 10 Comments

The thefts happened in Ardee and Swords last night.

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning to go to a festival in Ireland next year?

10 hours ago 16,941 Views 21 Comments

This weekend would have been Electric Picnic weekend. It wasn’t to be.

Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls
# Berlin
# Berlin

Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls

11 hours ago 9,865 Views 15 Comments

Climate change has emerged as a top voter concern among the 60.4 million people eligible to vote.

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