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Today’s News

Merkel makes final push for successor in Germany's knife-edge polls
# Germany Votes
# Germany Votes

Merkel makes final push for successor in Germany's knife-edge polls

14 minutes ago 558 Views 0 Comments

Merkel had planned to keep a low profile but has been dragged into the frantic campaign.

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown
# Hong Kong
# Hong Kong

Hong Kong organisers of Tiananmen Square vigil to disband amid crackdown

58 minutes ago 1,233 Views 1 Comment

The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China was under investigation.

Rory McIlroy reduced to a spectator as Europe struggle in Ryder Cup
# Uphill Battle
From The42
# Uphill Battle

Rory McIlroy reduced to a spectator as Europe struggle in Ryder Cup

Updated 1 hour ago 31,707 Views 20 Comments

The four-time major winner will not appear in the Saturday foursomes, with Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia sent out first again.

Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma
# Canary Islands
# Canary Islands

Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma

1 hour ago 7,545 Views 4 Comments

A volcano has been erupting on the Canary Island over the past week.

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters
# No Homes To Rent
# No Homes To Rent

Dr Rory Hearne: It's simple - the Government favours landlords and investors over renters

2 hours ago 29,751 Views 0 Comments

The housing expert says the broken rental market in Ireland is down to years of failed political policy.

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou
# China
# China

Canadian pair released from China following US deal with Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

3 hours ago 8,394 Views 13 Comments

The company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder has now left Vancouver.

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Government increase the minimum wage in the budget?

4 hours ago 22,408 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar has hinted that the minimum wage must match inflation.

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes
# USA
# USA

No migrants left at Texas border camp as Biden condemns ‘horrible’ scenes

5 hours ago 22,368 Views 16 Comments

Almost 15,000 people – most of them Haitians – converged on the area just days earlier seeking asylum.

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia
# Colombia
# Colombia

More than 3,000 shark fins confiscated in Colombia

6 hours ago 9,271 Views 7 Comments

Colombian authorities seized 3,493 shark fins and 117 kilos of fish bladders that were en route to Hong Kong.

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Spot loud flashes and choppers flying over Ringsend this week? Don't worry it was just a drill

6 hours ago 15,921 Views 15 Comments

Exercise Viking Landing II took place at the Pigeon House, Poolbeg on Tuesday night.

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'
# Try Machine
From The42
# Try Machine

'Her influence goes beyond just being physically phenomenal'

6 hours ago 18,268 Views 2 Comments

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe has been a star in 7s and is now shining for Ireland 15s.

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland takes to the polls in general election as government hangs by a thread

6 hours ago 13,246 Views 14 Comments

Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir faces an up hill battle to continue in Government.

The 'eternal' chancellor: Angela Merkel prepares to leave the stage after 16 years in power
# New Chancellor
# New Chancellor

The 'eternal' chancellor: Angela Merkel prepares to leave the stage after 16 years in power

7 hours ago 10,999 Views 12 Comments

Merkel has been at the helm of Germany since 2005.

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40
# Murphy's Law
From The42
# Murphy's Law

Former Ireland goalkeeper still producing 'exceptional' performances at 40

8 hours ago 28,200 Views 2 Comments

Joe Murphy’s professional playing career in English football has spanned a remarkable 23 seasons.

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

14 hours ago 13,502 Views 27 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

Yesterday’s News

Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries

15 hours ago 50,505 Views 11 Comments

Video footage from the civil guard showed a garden in the area completely covered in thick ash.

Jurors begin deliberations in R Kelly sex trafficking trial
# Jury Out
# Jury Out

Jurors begin deliberations in R Kelly sex trafficking trial

15 hours ago 9,530 Views 0 Comments

The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex.

Bail refused for man accused of false imprisonment of ex-wife in car for 24 hours
# Charged
# Charged

Bail refused for man accused of false imprisonment of ex-wife in car for 24 hours

15 hours ago 28,100 Views 0 Comments

Judge John King heard the woiman made an effort to flee when she was let out to urinate but he had supervised her and caught her again.

Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen
# Coroner's Court
# Coroner's Court

Inquest hears worker died from fall from scaffolding erected by unqualified tradesmen

16 hours ago 43,704 Views 0 Comments

Andrezej Buraczewski died after falling from the fourth floor of a scaffolding structure at a house in Rathgar, Dublin.

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership
# Un Assembly
# Un Assembly

Micheál Martin addresses UN General Assembly and talks peace and benefits of EU membership

17 hours ago 11,629 Views 18 Comments

He said UN nations had not done enough to protect poorer nations.

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?
# No Time To Die
# No Time To Die

Opinion: James Bond has many faces - is he a psychopath?

17 hours ago 19,916 Views 26 Comments

Dr Stephen McWilliams examines whether the secret agent with a licence to kill is a psychopath, and why we still like him for it.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

17 hours ago 5,925 Views 0 Comments

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

Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed
# Homeless Services
# Homeless Services

Garda Commissioner says vetting for homelessness staff to be reviewed

18 hours ago 14,172 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Commissioner has said that there will be a review of garda vetting procedures for the homelessness sector.

Patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital in viral video last week has died
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Patient encouraged to leave Donegal hospital in viral video last week has died

18 hours ago 77,788 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCarron, 75, passed away at Letterkenny University Hospital earlier today after a fight against Covid-19.

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action
# Fridays For Future
# Fridays For Future

Micheál Martin says he supports school pupils across the country striking for climate action

Updated 18 hours ago 23,917 Views 123 Comments

Protests have taken place in Cork, Dublin and Galway.

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into State's handling of pandemic will be carried out early next year
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach says 'evaluation' into State's handling of pandemic will be carried out early next year

18 hours ago 7,590 Views 9 Comments

The Taoiseach says he believes there will be a ‘challenging winter’.

Kerry GAA to recommend Jack O'Connor as new senior football manager
# Jack Is Back
From The42
# Jack Is Back

Kerry GAA to recommend Jack O'Connor as new senior football manager

19 hours ago 39,471 Views 54 Comments

It will be O’Connor’s third spell in charge of the Kerry senior side.

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case
# Catalonia
# Catalonia

Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case

Updated 19 hours ago 20,898 Views 13 Comments

The MEP is wanted in Spain for sedition for leading a secession bid for the Catalonia region.

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit

19 hours ago 16,377 Views 27 Comments

Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.

Teenage boy missing from Letterkenny since Wednesday
# Missing
# Missing

Teenage boy missing from Letterkenny since Wednesday

19 hours ago 10,433 Views 0 Comments

Oscar Ponsonby has been missing since Wednesday.

Sofa Watch: The Late Late Is Not Enough (for Daniel Craig)
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: The Late Late Is Not Enough (for Daniel Craig)

19 hours ago 28,655 Views 15 Comments

All you need to know about your chat show options tonight.

Vigil to be held in London for murdered teacher Sabina Nessa as police seek man caught on CCTV
# Sabina Nessa
# Sabina Nessa

Vigil to be held in London for murdered teacher Sabina Nessa as police seek man caught on CCTV

Updated 20 hours ago 35,299 Views 0 Comments

The event is due to take place at 7pm in Pegler Square and is expected to be attended by 500 mourners.

Biden calls border guards confronting migrants with horses 'outrageous'
# Outrageous
# Outrageous

Biden calls border guards confronting migrants with horses 'outrageous'

20 hours ago 18,232 Views 50 Comments

Biden vowed to reverse what he called Donald Trump’s inhumane policies.

Leo Varadkar's claims on corporation tax changes challenged
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Leo Varadkar's claims on corporation tax changes challenged

20 hours ago 16,810 Views 26 Comments

Varadkar had said if Ireland signs up to OECD plans for a global minimum rate, it would only apply to firms earning over 750 million US dollars a year.

Aircraft involved in Wexford crash will undergo further examinations
# Wexford
# Wexford

Aircraft involved in Wexford crash will undergo further examinations

20 hours ago 11,293 Views 18 Comments

Four people received non-life threatening injuries after the aircraft crashed yesterday evening.

Man convicted of rape and sexual assault of teenager
# Convicted
# Convicted

Man convicted of rape and sexual assault of teenager

20 hours ago 20,081 Views 0 Comments

He will be sentenced in November.

Coronavirus: 1,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,163 new cases confirmed in Ireland

21 hours ago 27,038 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures today.

Gardaí seek help locating man (40) missing from Cork
# Missing Person
# Missing Person

Gardaí seek help locating man (40) missing from Cork

21 hours ago 25,966 Views 0 Comments

Joseph Harte has been missing from Clonakilty since Friday 17 September.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz From The42

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

21 hours ago 23,099 Views 5 Comments

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