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Southend to be given city status in tribute to murdered MP David Amess
# Parliamentary Tributes
# Parliamentary Tributes

Southend to be given city status in tribute to murdered MP David Amess

Updated 17 minutes ago 19,858 Views 7 Comments

The killing of the veteran parliamentarian at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea has led to fresh scrutiny over the security of MPs.

Your Evening Longread: An oral history of the making of Zoolander
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: An oral history of the making of Zoolander

23 minutes ago 866 Views 2 Comments

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

Kerry's Tommy Walsh announces inter-county retirement
# Hanging Up The Boots
From The42
# Hanging Up The Boots

Kerry's Tommy Walsh announces inter-county retirement

Updated 23 minutes ago 5,893 Views 5 Comments

The long-serving player confirmed his decision earlier today.

Maths Week: Monday puzzle
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Monday puzzle

26 minutes ago 1,815 Views 0 Comments

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

Man who repeatedly raped his niece while she babysat his children jailed for 10 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who repeatedly raped his niece while she babysat his children jailed for 10 years

1 hour ago 13,658 Views 0 Comments

The man was convicted of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
# Nights In
# Nights In

Screen Watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week

1 hour ago 6,419 Views 6 Comments

Here are our picks of movies on TV this week.

Serving garda ‘off his face’ on cocaine when he tried to choke ex, court hears
# Jailed
# Jailed

Serving garda ‘off his face’ on cocaine when he tried to choke ex, court hears

1 hour ago 23,080 Views 0 Comments

The garda received a three-month prison sentence.

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak
# Wexford
# Wexford

INTO calls for immediate reintroduction of student Covid testing as school closes after outbreak

Updated 2 hours ago 22,426 Views 27 Comments

Vicky Barron said that it is clear that there are “serious flaws” in the guidance.

Father accused of child cruelty told gardaí he did not know how his daughter was injured
# Courts
# Courts

Father accused of child cruelty told gardaí he did not know how his daughter was injured

2 hours ago 14,429 Views 0 Comments

The trial is being held at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

3 hours ago 36,005 Views 93 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

World Cup-winning Bayern Munich star given until 28 October to enter prison
# Deadline
From The42
# Deadline

World Cup-winning Bayern Munich star given until 28 October to enter prison

Updated 3 hours ago 38,919 Views 13 Comments

Lucas Hernandez was arrested four years ago for violating a court order.

'It's not Groundhog Day': Taoiseach says Covid Pass extension and antigen testing being considered
# Easing Restrictions
# Easing Restrictions

'It's not Groundhog Day': Taoiseach says Covid Pass extension and antigen testing being considered

3 hours ago 24,806 Views 50 Comments

NPHET is meeting this afternoon before giving its advice to Government on the easing of restrictions.

Man who had sex with underage girl after giving her cocaine jailed for a year and ten months
# Courts
# Courts

Man who had sex with underage girl after giving her cocaine jailed for a year and ten months

4 hours ago 31,070 Views 1 Comment

The man was convicted of defilement by a Central Criminal Court jury following a trial last May.

Man who raided a supermarket with a toy gun given five-year sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man who raided a supermarket with a toy gun given five-year sentence

4 hours ago 13,418 Views 10 Comments

David Savage (29) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

Robbie Brady signs with Scott Parker's Bournemouth
# New Home
From The42
# New Home

Robbie Brady signs with Scott Parker's Bournemouth

5 hours ago 22,731 Views 9 Comments

The Republic of Ireland player spent the last months as a free agent following his departure from Burnley.

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds
# Garda Annual Report
# Garda Annual Report

17% increase in domestic abuse calls to gardaí last year, report finds

5 hours ago 4,620 Views 4 Comments

The figures were contained in the force’s annual report for 2020, which was published today.

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square
# I'm A Little Teapot
# I'm A Little Teapot

Giant chequered teapot sculpture unveiled in Smithfield Square

6 hours ago 21,398 Views 22 Comments

Smithfield Utah is the second of six sculptures being created as part of Dublin City Council’s Sculpture Dublin initiative.

Colin Powell dies aged 84 of Covid-19 complications
# RIP
# RIP

Colin Powell dies aged 84 of Covid-19 complications

7 hours ago 60,042 Views 46 Comments

The former US Secretary of State’s family made a statement about it on social media.

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83
# RIP
# RIP

Elvis drummer Ronnie Tutt dies aged 83

7 hours ago 11,248 Views 7 Comments

Tutt drummed for Elvis Presley with the TCB Band from 1969 until 1977.

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brussels hints talks won’t include stripping EU judges from Northern Ireland Protocol

8 hours ago 12,359 Views 25 Comments

The EU said a ‘very intense period of discussions’ has begun but suggested they may not include the role of the European Court of Justice.

Mayo boss: 'The amount of untruths that were published is just phenomenal'
# Rumours
From The42
# Rumours

Mayo boss: 'The amount of untruths that were published is just phenomenal'

8 hours ago 18,769 Views 10 Comments

The Mayo manager has dismissed any speculation of unrest in the backroom team.

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece

8 hours ago 7,102 Views 1 Comment

Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world

8 hours ago 7,322 Views 11 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

China’s economic growth stalls after power shortages

9 hours ago 10,435 Views 26 Comments

The world’s second-largest economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 4.9% in the three months to September.

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’
# Facebook
# Facebook

Facebook to hire 10,000 workers in EU to build ‘the metaverse’

10 hours ago 17,969 Views 18 Comments

The new computing platform will encompass augmented and virtual reality.

Invite: The climate crisis and COP26 - Sign up for our Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Invite: The climate crisis and COP26 - Sign up for our Open Newsroom

Updated 10 hours ago 6,161 Views 3 Comments

As we approach the COP26 summit we look at what role Ireland and the EU will play in the talks

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'
# 22 October
# 22 October

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'

Updated 10 hours ago 54,262 Views 181 Comments
  • NPHET is due to meet at 2pm before delivering its advice to the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee.
  • Almost all remaining Covid-19 restrictions are due to be lifted on Friday.
  • But a recent rise in cases numbers and hospitlisations has thrown the plan into doubt.
'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback
# Harts Range
# Harts Range

'Miracle' pair found alive after days in Australian outback

10 hours ago 37,278 Views 15 Comments

They had failed to return to the remote community of Hermannsburg after a weekend away.

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause
# Urinary Incontinence
# Urinary Incontinence

Physio: Fixing a wee problem - before, during and after menopause

Updated 11 hours ago 26,291 Views 0 Comments

On World Menopause Day, Chartered Physiotherapist Aoife Ni Eochaidh says practice is key to fixing any pelvic issues.

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
# Tributes
# Tributes

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly

11 hours ago 7,579 Views 2 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.

Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the country should remove all Covid-19 restrictions this week?

11 hours ago 121,271 Views 159 Comments

Nphet meet today to discuss their advice for Government as the country prepares to reopen.

Rory McIlroy hits final round of 66 to win the CJ Cup in Las Vegas
# PGA Tour
From The42
# PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy hits final round of 66 to win the CJ Cup in Las Vegas

12 hours ago 23,985 Views 20 Comments

It is McIlroy’s 20th title on the PGA Tour.

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week
# America
# America

One dead as US college endures two shootings in a week

13 hours ago 17,293 Views 5 Comments

It is the second shooting at the university but is not thought to be linked.

Canada's Trudeau to visit indigenous children's graves
# British Columbia
# British Columbia

Canada's Trudeau to visit indigenous children's graves

13 hours ago 5,694 Views 7 Comments

The remains of more than 200 children were uncovered at the British Columbia school in May.

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Man who organised Emiliano Sala air crash flight to stand trial today

13 hours ago 26,701 Views 0 Comments

David Henderson, 66, arranged the flight in January 2019 which crashed killing footballer Sala and the pilot, Dave Ibbotson.

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'
# Load Of Rubbish
# Load Of Rubbish

Litter survey: Portlaoise cleanest town, Dublin's north inner city 'a litter blackspot'

14 hours ago 19,347 Views 24 Comments

Litter in the country’s main cities has worsened to levels not seen in ten years, according to Irish Business Against Litter.

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
# Carbon Footprint
# Carbon Footprint

Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers

20 hours ago 15,839 Views 17 Comments
  • Facebook has flagged advertisements from three Irish gas suppliers for not including a particular disclaimer, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Energia, Electric Ireland and Calor Ireland have run ads that encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming a customer.
  • Climate campaigners are calling for an EU-wide ban on fossil fuel advertising, which an Irish MEP says they would support.

Yesterday’s News

Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Newcastle fan who received emergency treatment at game ‘stable and responsive’

22 hours ago 67,895 Views 12 Comments

The supporter was taken ill during the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham with the match suspended for 20 minutes.

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