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President’s absence from Northern Ireland service ‘not a snub to Queen’
# President Michael D Higgins
# President Michael D Higgins

President’s absence from Northern Ireland service ‘not a snub to Queen’

7 minutes ago 722 Views 3 Comments

Michael D Higgins said the centenary event in Armagh is being ‘politicised’ and it would be inappropriate for him to attend.

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them

Updated 8 minutes ago 6,825 Views 8 Comments

Mindy O’Brien says the changes to the recycling of plastics should not mean a ‘get out of jail free’ card for plastic manufacturers and businesses.

Man dies in single-vehicle collision on M3 in Meath
# Appeal
# Appeal

Man dies in single-vehicle collision on M3 in Meath

15 minutes ago 1,620 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Man charged over animal welfare incident at Ashtown Dog Pound
# Court
# Court

Man charged over animal welfare incident at Ashtown Dog Pound

41 minutes ago 5,450 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 60s, is due to appear in court today.

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Was President Higgins right to decline the invitation to Northern Ireland event?

48 minutes ago 14,983 Views 28 Comments

Michael D Higgins said that the event was a political one and could not attend.

Three young children from South Africa allegedly murdered in New Zealand
# Timaru
# Timaru

Three young children from South Africa allegedly murdered in New Zealand

55 minutes ago 7,591 Views 0 Comments

A woman found at the address is in a stable condition.

US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 Max crashes
# Mark Forkner
# Mark Forkner

US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 Max crashes

1 hour ago 12,389 Views 0 Comments

Mark Forkner was the lead contact between the aviation giant and the Federal Aviation Administration over how pilots should be trained to fly the planes

California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees
# California
# California

California forest fires threaten world’s largest trees

1 hour ago 6,522 Views 1 Comment

Groves of gigantic sequoias could be in the path of the wildfires.

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Two men charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry
# Derry
# Derry

Two men charged with murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry

Updated 1 hour ago 11,755 Views 0 Comments

The men are due to appear in court this morning.

Italian government to require all workers to display Covid pass
# Italy
# Italy

Italian government to require all workers to display Covid pass

2 hours ago 8,655 Views 17 Comments

Public and private sector employees will have to produce a health pass to access their workplaces from October 15.

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star
# Omo
From The42
# Omo

'Nobody was willing to take a gamble on him' - The unlikely rise of an Irish teenage star

2 hours ago 14,600 Views 4 Comments

One of the coaches who witnessed Andrew Omobamidele’s climb to the Premier League on the perseverance that eventually took the Ireland defender to the top level of the game.

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country
# Culture Night 2021
# Culture Night 2021

Culture Night promises a 'national moment' as events take place across the country

2 hours ago 4,820 Views 5 Comments

Here are some of the highlights from tonight’s national event.

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation
# Working Conditions
# Working Conditions

Government to consider limiting the time period an employer can put a worker on probation

2 hours ago 10,561 Views 4 Comments

The Tánaiste said he wants to ensure reasonable periods of notice are given to employees when their work is unpredictable in nature.

Parents express 'horror' at prefab conditions at North Dublin secondary school
# Classrooms
# Classrooms

Parents express 'horror' at prefab conditions at North Dublin secondary school

3 hours ago 16,842 Views 12 Comments

Photographs from inside prefabs at Gaelscholáiste Reachrann in Donaghmede show damaged walls and ceilings.

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic
# Put To Test
# Put To Test

Over €480 million spent on Covid-19 tests provided free of charge since start of pandemic

9 hours ago 7,972 Views 24 Comments
  • €217 million has been spent on providing free PCR tests this year up to August, Lauren Boland reports.
  • The HSE has purchased two million “I got my Covid-19 vaccine” badges and spent €8,800 on photo backdrops.
  • It is "very pleased" with the number of people sharing photos online after they receive a vaccine.

Yesterday’s News

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal
# Greenbank
# Greenbank

Man (80s) dies after two-vehicle collision in Co Donegal

10 hours ago 8,474 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at Greenbank, Quigley’s Point in Muff at approximately 5.30pm.

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation
# Cork
# Cork

Couple appear before court charged with sexual abuse and exploitation

10 hours ago 21,342 Views 0 Comments

The couple were charged following a probe by the Cork City Garda Protective Services Unit.

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process
# Sailing
From The42
# Sailing

America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process

11 hours ago 15,653 Views 15 Comments

Organisers want to allow shortlisted venues time ‘to work through final details and provide further information’.

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Cabin crew at Aer Lingus face temporary lay-offs after staff reject structural change proposals

Updated 11 hours ago 24,199 Views 39 Comments

The airline said there will no pay rises for cabin crew members until 2025 at the earliest.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

12 hours ago 9,233 Views 1 Comment

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

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant
# Cents And Sensibility
# Cents And Sensibility

'I just started laughing' - Employee was paid with bucket of 5c coins by Dublin restaurant

12 hours ago 104,926 Views 0 Comments

The five cent coins – more than 7,000 of them – weighed almost 30 kilos.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Cinema
# Cinema

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 12,805 Views 12 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter
# Calls For Change
# Calls For Change

Faroe Islands government to review hunt rules after dolphin slaughter

13 hours ago 10,414 Views 13 Comments

The sea mammals are killed for their meat and blubber.

'We're looking for answers': Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'We're looking for answers': Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations

13 hours ago 6,121 Views 4 Comments

“There needs to be a plan for people who can come in and drive and energise the process from here,” one council member said.

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples
# Testing
# Testing

Number of children aged five to 12 tested for Covid quadruples

13 hours ago 19,578 Views 38 Comments

A further 1,413 cases of Covid-19 were notified on today.

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp From The42

Cork GAA have planning permission turned down for Páirc Uí Chaoimh revamp

13 hours ago 27,763 Views 15 Comments

It was hoped to build a new entrance on the Monahan Road side of the stadium and develop a new GAA Museum.

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation
# Darragh O'Brien
# Darragh O'Brien

Housing Minister says Government has no short-term solution to lack of student accommodation

14 hours ago 15,902 Views 56 Comments

O’Brien said this was “an immediate and very serious issue”, but he explained there was no short-term solution.

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine
# GDPR
# GDPR

WhatsApp Ireland fights back against Data Protection Commissioner's €225 million fine

Updated 14 hours ago 13,878 Views 14 Comments

The Facebook-owned company has launched judicial review proceedings against the penalty in the High Court.

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Should we be ordering our Christmas presents now?

14 hours ago 3,821 Views 3 Comments

Pressure on global supply chains is explained in this week’s podcast.

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again
# Trial
# Trial

Murder accused told wife's new boyfriend not to go near her again

14 hours ago 22,916 Views 0 Comments

The trial continues in front of Justice Michael MacGrath and a jury of five women and seven men.

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,413 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Updated 14 hours ago 31,774 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Health reported the latest figures this evening.

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece
# Jailed
# Jailed

Man jailed for six months for sex attacks on his niece

15 hours ago 24,878 Views 0 Comments

The two incidents took place on unknown dates sometime between early 1976 and late 1979.

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music
# Noise Pollution
# Noise Pollution

Sin É pub fined €1,000 and must pay legal costs over loud music

15 hours ago 30,044 Views 12 Comments

The incident dates back to 2017.

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Hospital group 'gravely concerned' about Covid patients discharging themselves prematurely

15 hours ago 56,361 Views 0 Comments

At least two such incidents have occurred at Irish hospitals in recent days.

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

15 hours ago 11,963 Views 11 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'
# Not Tonight Bhoys
From The42
# Not Tonight Bhoys

Rangers deny BT pundits Chris Sutton and Neil Lennon access to Ibrox due to 'security concerns'

15 hours ago 35,943 Views 25 Comments

Sutton sarcastically praised Rangers’ inclusion and diversity campaign while explaining the situation on Twitter.

Grandfather to be sentenced next month for role in plot to kill Kinahan target James Gately
# Stephen Fowler
# Stephen Fowler

Grandfather to be sentenced next month for role in plot to kill Kinahan target James Gately

15 hours ago 7,505 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Fowler would not say who he was receiving orders from.

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