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Coronavirus: 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: 1,725 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

22 minutes ago 6,869 Views 13 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

GAA Players' Chief: 'Don't tell me we can't come back next February with stronger proposals'
# Determined
From The42
# Determined

GAA Players' Chief: 'Don't tell me we can't come back next February with stronger proposals'

Updated 41 minutes ago 4,340 Views 5 Comments

The GPA-backed Proposal B was defeated at Special Congress yesterday, despite receiving a majority vote.

Man arrested over Manchester Arena terror attack bailed
# Manchester
# Manchester

Man arrested over Manchester Arena terror attack bailed

45 minutes ago 2,173 Views 0 Comments

He was arrested at Manchester Airport shortly after arriving back in the UK.

Renewed appeal to help identify human remains found on Co Wexford beach in 1995
# Appeal
# Appeal

Renewed appeal to help identify human remains found on Co Wexford beach in 1995

1 hour ago 8,286 Views 5 Comments

The body was found at Ballinamona beach, Kilmuckridge on 12 December 1995.

Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia
# Democrats
# Democrats

Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia

1 hour ago 7,092 Views 8 Comments

Democrat Terry McAuliffe has seen his lead extinguished in recent polls.

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you decorated your house for Halloween?

2 hours ago 14,006 Views 15 Comments

We’re just a week off from the scariest night of the year.

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU 'still far apart' on big NI Protocol issues as talks to continue in London

3 hours ago 5,481 Views 13 Comments

A round of talks in Brussels was ‘constructive’ but significant disagreements still remain.

Sitdown Sunday: The man who lived in an airport for 15 years
# 7 Great Reads
# 7 Great Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The man who lived in an airport for 15 years

3 hours ago 21,070 Views 2 Comments

Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Opinion: Rising energy costs this winter are now a major concern for low-income households

4 hours ago 10,194 Views 23 Comments

Issy Petrie from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul says the government must act now to prevent people slipping in to poverty this winter.

Crew voiced concerns over safety issues before fatal shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Crew voiced concerns over safety issues before fatal shooting on set of Alec Baldwin film

4 hours ago 28,156 Views 0 Comments

A camera crew for Rust walked off the job in protest at conditions and production issues.

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour
# No Compromise
From The42
# No Compromise

A pub fight, that hearing, the perfect storm: Inside Australia's 2006 international rules tour

4 hours ago 19,789 Views 2 Comments

Maurice Brosnan speaks to some of the Aussies who made up one of the most controversial and eventful International Rules series ever.

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle
# Carlow
# Carlow

Man arrested after gardaí seize €460k worth of cannabis during stop and search of vehicle

4 hours ago 10,575 Views 1 Comment

The vehicle was stopped on the M9 motorway yesterday.

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run
# Dairo Antonio Usuga
# Dairo Antonio Usuga

Colombia’s most wanted drug trafficker arrested following decade on run

5 hours ago 25,983 Views 7 Comments

President Ivan Duque likened the arrest of Dairo Antonio Usuga to Pablo Escobar’s capture three decades ago.

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks
# Halloween
# Halloween

Soothing music and safe hiding places - Tips to help keep pets happy during fireworks

5 hours ago 6,711 Views 7 Comments

Halloween can be a frightening time for pets.

UCD prop battling Hodgkin Lymphoma raises over €35,000 with '10 tonne challenge'
# Emmet Burns
From The42
# Emmet Burns

UCD prop battling Hodgkin Lymphoma raises over €35,000 with '10 tonne challenge'

5 hours ago 5,238 Views 2 Comments

Emmet Burns, who was diagnosed with the cancer in May, will lift a total of 10 tonnes this Bank Holiday Monday.

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading
# Analysis
# Analysis

Anti-vaxx groups' claims about Covid deaths among the vaccinated are misleading

12 hours ago 38,317 Views 124 Comments

Anti-lockdown groups suggest that vaccines aren’t working – but the data shows otherwise.

Yesterday’s News

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

Quiz: How much do you know about the north?

14 hours ago 37,115 Views 13 Comments

No, the north, not the North.

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys
# Outmuscled
From The42
# Outmuscled

Munster suffer first URC loss of season to Opsreys

14 hours ago 25,710 Views 41 Comments

The Ospreys were full value for the win over Johann van Graan’s side.

'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 16 hours ago 69,647 Views 6 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

16 hours ago 14,132 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

16 hours ago 11,148 Views 29 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

17 hours ago 27,536 Views 51 Comments

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

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Teenager missing from Dublin found safe and well

17 hours ago 37,081 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí thanked the public and the media for their assistance in the matter.

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

18 hours ago 11,998 Views 12 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

18 hours ago 13,710 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

19 hours ago 16,119 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

19 hours ago 44,890 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

20 hours ago 19,815 Views 46 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 21 hours ago 80,304 Views 109 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

22 hours ago 8,460 Views 29 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

23 hours ago 33,594 Views 96 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

23 hours ago 13,509 Views 20 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

23 hours ago 37,066 Views 59 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

Sat 12:30 PM 5,713 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

Sat 12:01 PM 30,781 Views 30 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

Sat 11:15 AM 8,879 Views 17 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?

Sat 10:31 AM 31,371 Views 31 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?

Sat 9:54 AM 34,679 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.

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