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Today’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?
# Up There
# Up There

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?

54 minutes ago 7,567 Views 5 Comments

No, the north, not the North.

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'
# Road Less Travelled
From The42
# Road Less Travelled

'Two months ago I was training with Wexford. How am I now surrounded by Premier League footballers?'

Updated 2 hours ago 39,812 Views 2 Comments

Darragh O’Connor talks to The42 about his unusual journey to Motherwell, via Leicester City.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

2 hours ago 6,997 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

Ireland has big targets for wind energy - but getting there won't be a breeze

2 hours ago 5,623 Views 19 Comments

Almost one third of Ireland’s electricity comes from wind generation, with just 8% coming from fossil fuels like coal and oil.

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva
# Mack The Knife
From The42
# Mack The Knife

Mack the Knife scores twice as Connacht nail bonus-point win over Ulster at the Aviva

3 hours ago 17,664 Views 39 Comments

Two tries from Mack Hansen helped Connacht defeat Ulster at the Aviva Stadium in the URC championship.

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area
# Missing
# Missing

Appeal for information to help locate 15-year-old girl missing from Dublin 1 area

4 hours ago 21,579 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are appealing for assistance in locating the whereabouts of Kenzie Delaney.

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Fresh proposals on control of the new NMH site 'smoke and mirrors', campaign group says

4 hours ago 6,624 Views 8 Comments

The Campaign Against Church Ownership Of Women’s Healthcare said the proposals were aimed to deflect from concerns around the ownership of the site.

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Saturday puzzles

4 hours ago 8,353 Views 1 Comment

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

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage
# Canary Islands
# Canary Islands

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage

5 hours ago 10,629 Views 3 Comments

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pass new measures this week to help millions of euros in aid reach those in need.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of girl (17) missing from Dublin

6 hours ago 29,955 Views 0 Comments

Chelsea Gaffney was last seen in the Carrickmount area of Dublin on Thursday evening.

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060

7 hours ago 14,935 Views 40 Comments

The announcement comes a week before the Cop26 global climate summit.

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,427 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Updated 7 hours ago 71,407 Views 112 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November
# Abortion
# Abortion

US Supreme Court agrees to hear Texas abortion law case on 1 November

8 hours ago 6,410 Views 26 Comments

Senate Bill 8 (SB8) bans abortions after a heartbeat can be detected in the womb.

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November
# Growing Concern
# Growing Concern

Taoiseach: Up to 150 people with Covid could be in ICU by the end of November

9 hours ago 28,544 Views 88 Comments

Micheál Martin also said he believed there could be an annual Covid vaccine in the future.

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship
# Matteo Salvini
# Matteo Salvini

Former Italian interior minister Salvini goes on trial for kidnap over blocked migrant ship

9 hours ago 10,832 Views 17 Comments

The former interior minister has insisted he was fulfilling his duty by refusing entry to the Open Arms rescue ship.

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress From The42

No revamp for football championship as Proposal B is defeated at Special Congress

9 hours ago 33,307 Views 55 Comments

It received just 50.6% support, well short of the 60% required.

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says
# Alok Sharma
# Alok Sharma

Cop26 climate deal will be harder than Paris, summit president says

10 hours ago 4,436 Views 6 Comments

The summit is due to get underway on 31 October.

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files
# JFK
# JFK

Biden delays release of long-classified JFK assassination files

10 hours ago 25,034 Views 28 Comments

He said the remaining files “shall be withheld from full public disclosure” until 15 December next year.

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say
# Facebook
# Facebook

New whistleblower says Facebook put profits before stopping problematic content, reports say

11 hours ago 7,345 Views 16 Comments

Facebook has faced a storm of criticism over the past month.

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will you start your Christmas shopping early this year?

12 hours ago 27,313 Views 28 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting product supplies this year.

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach say that he was in favour of reducing the national herd?

13 hours ago 30,756 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach challenged a TD to produce a quote where he said he was in favour of a reduction of the herd.

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

13 hours ago 14,885 Views 3 Comments

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

14 hours ago 16,222 Views 12 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?
# Proposal B Or Not To Be
From The42
# Proposal B Or Not To Be

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?

14 hours ago 11,771 Views 9 Comments

We break down everything you need to know ahead of the vote.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

15 hours ago 16,241 Views 63 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show

15 hours ago 53,651 Views 2 Comments

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

15 hours ago 27,510 Views 9 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

15 hours ago 6,037 Views 29 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

16 hours ago 10,178 Views 8 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

16 hours ago 12,063 Views 4 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

22 hours ago 23,407 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Yesterday’s News

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

Fri 10:45 PM 21,115 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

Fri 10:26 PM 19,348 Views 7 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

Fri 10:15 PM 29,125 Views 10 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

Fri 9:50 PM 24,153 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

Fri 9:30 PM 28,040 Views 15 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

Fri 9:15 PM 13,546 Views 11 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:59 PM 9,497 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager

Fri 8:44 PM 28,852 Views 24 Comments

The former France and Man United defender says he wants to make sure children who suffer abuse ‘do not blame themselves’.

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