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The return of the bar: Pub groups happy as new hospitality rules emerge
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

The return of the bar: Pub groups happy as new hospitality rules emerge

Updated 28 minutes ago 47,472 Views 71 Comments
  • Guidance is due to be published in full this evening.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said people will be able to queue at the bar once social distancing is observed.
  • The 11.30 pm closing time for hospitality is to be scrapped.
Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against super Sweden
# Top Swedes
From The42
# Top Swedes

Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against super Sweden

30 minutes ago 3,357 Views 3 Comments

An unfortunate own goal was ultimately the difference as 4,017 fans watched on at Tallaght Stadium.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

43 minutes ago 1,219 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

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

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

1 hour ago 4,858 Views 4 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated 1 hour ago 8,920 Views 12 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs

1 hour ago 4,205 Views 0 Comments

We bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
# R116
# R116

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated 2 hours ago 20,578 Views 16 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

2 hours ago 3,416 Views 3 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
# Call For Change
# Call For Change

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work

2 hours ago 5,157 Views 5 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?

3 hours ago 5,399 Views 0 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace
# Cork
# Cork

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace

3 hours ago 17,368 Views 3 Comments

The 61-year-old also paid €3k in compensation.

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles

3 hours ago 8,844 Views 3 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to Tuesday’s puzzle.)

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'
# Progression
From The42
# Progression

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'

Updated 4 hours ago 10,234 Views 2 Comments

Louise Quinn is encouraged by the progress the squad have made of late.

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime

4 hours ago 26,139 Views 8 Comments

The raid is linked to a similar seizure in west Dublin earlier this year.

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

4 hours ago 29,362 Views 40 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

4 hours ago 7,715 Views 16 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards

4 hours ago 4,722 Views 2 Comments

The guidelines can be implemented from 1 November.

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated 4 hours ago 40,580 Views 94 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

Updated 4 hours ago 17,672 Views 45 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

4 hours ago 10,529 Views 62 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week
# School Outbreaks
# School Outbreaks

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week

4 hours ago 10,315 Views 11 Comments

Five outbreaks came from the HSE Mid West area, three from the North West, two from both the South and Midlands, with one each from the East, West and North East.

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE

5 hours ago 12,960 Views 80 Comments

Current ICU figures show that 52% of patients are not vaccinated.

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote
# Spain
# Spain

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote

5 hours ago 23,607 Views 0 Comments

Gary Vickery is an associate of Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh who is linked to the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'
# The King
From The42
# The King

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'

6 hours ago 39,945 Views 7 Comments

Aidan Fogarty says his former Kilkenny team-mate didn’t drop any hints about the appointment.

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'
# Rapid Testing
# Rapid Testing

State could buy 500,000 antigen tests per week as Govt told rapid testing may play 'important role'

7 hours ago 9,418 Views 41 Comments

Ireland is understood to have two million rapid tests in stock.

HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots
# EVE CLEARY
# EVE CLEARY

HSE facing court action over Limerick woman’s death from blood clots

7 hours ago 14,284 Views 0 Comments

The proceedings, being brought by Eve Cleary’s parents and siblings, claims medical negligence.

Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years
# Jobs Watch
# Jobs Watch

Financial services firm Grant Thornton to create 1,000 new roles over three years

7 hours ago 6,952 Views 0 Comments

The new roles are aimed at both experienced and graduate hires.

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
# Trains
# Trains

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth

8 hours ago 16,847 Views 16 Comments

The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford
# Boil Water Notice
# Boil Water Notice

Around 21,000 people affected by boil water notice for Wexford

8 hours ago 11,270 Views 4 Comments

It is due to issues with the disinfection process in the water supply for the area.

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
# Scotland Yard
# Scotland Yard

Man charged with murder and terrorism over fatal stabbing of MP David Amess

8 hours ago 6,560 Views 0 Comments

The Conservative MP for Southend West was killed on Friday.

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

9 hours ago 6,541 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'
# Ni Centenary
# Ni Centenary

Armagh service hears partition 'remains a symbol of cultural, political and religious division'

Updated 9 hours ago 30,899 Views 60 Comments

Neither heads of state of Ireland or the UK were in attendance at the event.

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'

10 hours ago 22,786 Views 58 Comments

The CMO said it is “a really concerning practice”.

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Adam Griggs to step down as Ireland coach, Greg McWilliams confirmed as successor

10 hours ago 12,937 Views 5 Comments

The change will take place following November’s Autumn Test matches.

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

12 hours ago 6,559 Views 9 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Shoppers being warned to protect themselves from rogue traders in lead up to Christmas

12 hours ago 7,554 Views 2 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has issued advice to consumers.

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo
# Praise
From The42
# Praise

'He was down inside his own 6-yard box towards the end defending, you could see him sprinting' - Solskjaer on Ronaldo

Updated 13 hours ago 46,163 Views 23 Comments

The Portuguese star was previously criticised for his lack of defensive work.

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you walk out of a pub or restaurant if they didn't check your Covid cert on entry?

13 hours ago 62,402 Views 153 Comments

Covid-19 Digital Certificates will still be required for indoor hospitality from tomorrow.

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