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'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'
# Moral Victory
From The42
# Moral Victory

'It might have been a World Cup quarter-final but we were prepared to go on strike'

27 minutes ago 2,974 Views 1 Comment

This weekend 30 years ago, Ireland’s rugby players considered strike action before their World Cup quarter-final. Instead they nearly caused a sensational upset.

Could Poland leave the EU? 'It wants to give two fingers to the EU, but also stay in'
# Polexit
# Polexit

Could Poland leave the EU? 'It wants to give two fingers to the EU, but also stay in'

27 minutes ago 2,784 Views 5 Comments

We haven’t even finished Brexit yet, and now there’s talk of Poland drifting towards a similar EU exit.

Jailed New York millionaire Robert Durst is on ventilator with Covid-19, lawyer says
# Robert Durst
# Robert Durst

Jailed New York millionaire Robert Durst is on ventilator with Covid-19, lawyer says

45 minutes ago 4,576 Views 2 Comments

Earlier this week, he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his best friend.

Cork Lord Mayor says closure of city's train station on jazz festival weekend is 'unfortunate'
# Cork
# Cork

Cork Lord Mayor says closure of city's train station on jazz festival weekend is 'unfortunate'

57 minutes ago 3,797 Views 4 Comments

The Cork Jazz Festival runs from 22-25 October.

Priti Patel to face questions over suspect held on suspicion of murdering UK MP
# David Amess
# David Amess

Priti Patel to face questions over suspect held on suspicion of murdering UK MP

1 hour ago 5,606 Views 1 Comment

The UK Home Secretary will also be asked about the safety of MPs when she gives media interviews today.

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different
# Reds Issue
From The42
# Reds Issue

Shels are going up, and this time it feels different

1 hour ago 2,778 Views 0 Comments

Positive moves off the pitch have helped put the club on the right path again, but the Tolka Park issue still looms large.

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
# Fuel Allowance
# Fuel Allowance

Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?

1 hour ago 5,212 Views 2 Comments

It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.

February has emerged as the favourite month for an extra bank holiday, new poll shows
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

February has emerged as the favourite month for an extra bank holiday, new poll shows

8 hours ago 11,393 Views 43 Comments

It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?
# The Count
# The Count

Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?

10 hours ago 29,246 Views 21 Comments

We all know that 42 is the most important, but anyway…

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Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death
# Joey
From The42
# Joey

Carbery goes from villain to hero to win it for Munster right at the death

10 hours ago 29,708 Views 99 Comments

Munster defeated Connacht with a late Joey Carbery conversion in the first Irish derby of the season in Thomond Park.

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Candlelit vigil held in honour of MP David Amess

Updated 12 hours ago 38,051 Views 23 Comments

Crowds carrying lanterns and candles gathered in darkness to pay tribute to the murdered MP.

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?
# Profile
# Profile

From 'Traffic Tsar' to 'sarcastic' chief executive: Who is Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan?

12 hours ago 32,505 Views 47 Comments

Protesters and politicians called on the council chief to resign this week.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

12 hours ago 6,740 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets
# Looking Sharp
From The42
# Looking Sharp

Leinster turn on the style to put 50 points on Scarlets

13 hours ago 18,664 Views 21 Comments

Leo Cullen’s side delivered a performance full of power and skill as they welcomed back some big-hitters.

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan
# Philip Nolan
# Philip Nolan

A 'modest' change in people's behaviour could 'shift the balance' and reduce Covid, says Nolan

13 hours ago 29,543 Views 79 Comments

Public health officials confirmed 2,180 new cases earlier today.

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'
# Assessing Biden
# Assessing Biden

Larry Donnelly: Biden presidency report card - 'could do better'

13 hours ago 8,733 Views 25 Comments

Our columnist says Biden is doing OK but has taken a major hit on the back of Afghanistan.

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle
# Trial And Improve
# Trial And Improve

Maths Week: Your Saturday puzzle

14 hours ago 22,770 Views 10 Comments

Fancy a mathematics challenge?

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids
# Lucy In The Sky
# Lucy In The Sky

Nasa spacecraft Lucy blasts off on 12-year mission to explore asteroids

14 hours ago 8,093 Views 6 Comments

Lucy is named after the 3.2 million-year-old skeletal remains of a human ancestor found in Ethiopia nearly half a century ago.

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester
# Asleep At The Wheel
From The42
# Asleep At The Wheel

Man United's unbeaten away record comes to crushing end at Leicester

15 hours ago 29,769 Views 53 Comments

A late collapse by the visitors saw Brendan Rodgers’ men earn a thrilling 4-2 victory.

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time
# Russia
# Russia

Russia’s daily Covid deaths exceed 1,000 for first time

16 hours ago 15,527 Views 8 Comments

About 43 million Russians – 29% of the country’s nearly 146 million people – are fully vaccinated.

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search
# Clare
# Clare

Man (30s) arrested after two air guns and €35k worth of cocaine seized during Garda search

17 hours ago 19,700 Views 8 Comments

The search was carried out in the west Clare region this morning.

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford
# Magic Mo
From The42
# Magic Mo

Salah scores another wonder-goal as Liverpool rout Watford

17 hours ago 23,649 Views 25 Comments

Claudio Ranieri’s first game as Watford manager ended in a 5-0 defeat.

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 2,180 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

18 hours ago 71,292 Views 126 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits
# Tensions
# Tensions

Covid vaccine stand-off between Chicago mayor and police union sparks dueling lawsuits

19 hours ago 23,582 Views 18 Comments

A judge has banned a police union president from making public statements on the city’s Covid-19 policy.

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses
# Vaccination Week
# Vaccination Week

Pop-up vaccination centres to be extended on college campuses

19 hours ago 9,775 Views 4 Comments

The pop-up centres were established across 15 higher education sites two weeks ago as part of Vaccination Week.

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike
# Compensation
# Compensation

US offers to pay relatives of 10 people killed in botched Afghanistan drone strike

20 hours ago 12,814 Views 16 Comments

The US drone strike took place as American forces were completing their withdrawal.

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'
# Hospitals
# Hospitals

HSE's Dr Colm Henry: 'We’re heading into a difficult winter, there’s no doubt about that'

20 hours ago 30,475 Views 43 Comments

However, he said situation in the health system is “different” than last year.

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission
# Shenzhou-13
# Shenzhou-13

Three Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for six-month mission

20 hours ago 9,186 Views 12 Comments

The space agency declared the launch a success and said the crew “were in good shape”.

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

21 hours ago 42,402 Views 59 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight
# Blackpool
# Blackpool

Man hospitalised with serious injuries following shooting in Cork city overnight

22 hours ago 18,375 Views 0 Comments

The shooting took place in the Blackpool area of the city shortly after midnight.

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'
# Arracht
# Arracht

'When you engage with your own language, there's something very healing for the soul'

22 hours ago 14,361 Views 15 Comments

The director of Arracht, an Irish language film about the famine, speaks to us.

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
# In The Archives
From The42
# In The Archives

Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown

22 hours ago 28,681 Views 17 Comments

RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire
# Derry
# Derry

Man due in court charged with murder following death of woman after Derry car fire

22 hours ago 6,742 Views 0 Comments

The fire happened in Knockloughrim on Tuesday morning.

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show
# Paddy Moloney
# Paddy Moloney

'Not just a star, but a supernova': Tributes paid to Paddy Moloney on Late Late Show

22 hours ago 10,859 Views 2 Comments

The piper, composer and producer from Donnycarney in Dublin died earlier this week aged 83.

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Talk is the only option': Just how far apart are the UK and the EU on the NI Protocol?

22 hours ago 9,756 Views 14 Comments

How far apart are the EU and the UK to reaching a deal on tweaking trade arrangements in Northern Ireland?

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Hip-hop culture has been misunderstood - it's not about misogyny or glorifying crime

23 hours ago 14,745 Views 30 Comments

As they prepare for the 2021 Top 8 Street Dance Battle, Tobi Omoteso and Deborah O’Connor explain what hip-hop culture means to them.

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'
# Axel
From The42
# Axel

'Once you turn up to Shannon, you know Anthony's memory will always be alive'

Sat 8:00 AM 19,136 Views 3 Comments

On the fifth anniversary of Anthony Foley’s passing, The42 explores his love for Shannon RFC.

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