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Olympic sprinter shot dead in Ecuador as violence spikes
# Alex Quinonez
# Alex Quinonez

Olympic sprinter shot dead in Ecuador as violence spikes

43 minutes ago 4,273 Views 0 Comments

Olympic sprinter Alex Quinonez was shot dead in his home country on Friday night.

Gardaí appeal for help to find 23-year-old man missing from Monaghan
# Search
# Search

Gardaí appeal for help to find 23-year-old man missing from Monaghan

1 hour ago 4,155 Views 0 Comments

Samuel Doyle, with blue eyes and red hair, was last seen on Dublin Street in Monaghan town wearing dark clothes.

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks
# North Korea
# North Korea

US urges North Korea to stop missile tests and return to talks

1 hour ago 1,774 Views 7 Comments

Last Tuesday, North Korea fired a newly developed ballistic missile from a submarine.

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

2 hours ago 23,132 Views 42 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 2 hours ago 10,342 Views 13 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

2 hours ago 5,469 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

3 hours ago 17,666 Views 11 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

3 hours ago 11,007 Views 11 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?

4 hours ago 18,836 Views 19 Comments

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

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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

5 hours ago 7,447 Views 18 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

5 hours ago 26,902 Views 2 Comments

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

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

5 hours ago 11,741 Views 26 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

6 hours ago 31,864 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

6 hours ago 23,500 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

6 hours ago 12,031 Views 2 Comments

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

7 hours ago 28,475 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

7 hours ago 7,594 Views 9 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'

7 hours ago 7,460 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

14 hours ago 41,369 Views 172 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?

16 hours ago 38,826 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

16 hours ago 27,166 Views 43 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 17 hours ago 72,774 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

18 hours ago 14,480 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

18 hours ago 11,536 Views 30 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

19 hours ago 28,209 Views 52 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

19 hours ago 38,116 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

20 hours ago 12,252 Views 14 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

20 hours ago 14,076 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

20 hours ago 16,387 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

21 hours ago 45,978 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

22 hours ago 20,122 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 23 hours ago 80,679 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

Sat 2:09 PM 8,587 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

Sat 1:30 PM 33,875 Views 97 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

Sat 1:00 PM 13,655 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

Sat 12:55 PM 37,262 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 5,772 Views 8 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 31,101 Views 30 Comments

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

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