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'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing incidence
# Covid19
# Covid19

'The pandemic is growing': Professor Nolan on why we're seeing high and growing incidence

6 minutes ago 1,201 Views 3 Comments

More than 15,000 tests per day are going through public health labs.

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
# Visitor Restrictions
# Visitor Restrictions

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

15 minutes ago 457 Views 0 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws
# Making A Point
# Making A Point

Judge gives man 30 minutes community service as he hits out at mandatory sentencing laws

35 minutes ago 7,767 Views 6 Comments

Judge Anthony Halpin said that this penalty would be instead of a half-hour jail sentence.

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up
# Recall
From The42
# Recall

Zebo back in Ireland squad as uncapped Frawley and Sheehan called up

1 hour ago 11,270 Views 30 Comments

Andy Farrell has named his 38-man squad for the November Tests.

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds
# Consent
# Consent

Most Irish people think there is a problem with understanding sexual consent, new research finds

1 hour ago 4,020 Views 12 Comments

70% said there is a problem with understanding consent in Ireland.

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland
# Spiked
# Spiked

Police investigate reports of spiking at venues in Derry and Scotland

Updated 1 hour ago 18,570 Views 4 Comments

Reports of drink spiking were received in Derry, while Scottish police investigate reports of spiking by injection.

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros
# Substandard
From The42
# Substandard

IRFU release findings of investigation into 'unacceptable' facilities at women's interpros

Updated 1 hour ago 5,425 Views 3 Comments

Irish rugby’s governing body also announced an independent review into the Ireland women’s failed 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign.

Man dies following serious crash on M9
# Castledermot
# Castledermot

Man dies following serious crash on M9

Updated 1 hour ago 29,525 Views 5 Comments

The incident occured on the southbound lane between the Castledermot and Carlow junctions.

'Gigantic' amount of disclosure ahead of trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

'Gigantic' amount of disclosure ahead of trial of former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith

1 hour ago 9,327 Views 0 Comments

She is charged with membership of ISIS.

Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 2,148 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

2 hours ago 32,740 Views 83 Comments

A NPHET briefing is being held this afternoon at the Department of Health.

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab
# Booster Shots
# Booster Shots

Donnelly says he would like to see healthcare workers get the green light for the booster jab

2 hours ago 4,765 Views 9 Comments

The booster shots for the over 60s will begin ‘imminently’, said the minister.

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans
# The Banks
# The Banks

Competition watchdog launches full probe of Bank of Ireland proposal to buy KBC Bank loans

3 hours ago 5,616 Views 7 Comments

The CCPC said an in-depth investigation was required to determine whether the deal would weaken competition.

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours
# Surge Concerns
# Surge Concerns

Increase of 12 Covid-19 patients in ICU departments in the last 24 hours

3 hours ago 7,629 Views 12 Comments

There are 86 Covid-19 patients in the country’s ICU departments.

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Warning of ‘tsunami’ of mental health issues among children due to pandemic

3 hours ago 5,063 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children said children will continue to face ‘acute’ mental health challenges related to Covid.

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume
# Reopening Rules
# Reopening Rules

'When were you last in a nightclub, Taoiseach?': Calls for clarity on new rules as talks resume

Updated 3 hours ago 29,668 Views 36 Comments
  • It was confirmed yesterday that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen as planned this Friday, 22 October.
  • However, sectoral guidance is still being developed for the industry.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he accepts that the sector "need clarity".
Gardaí renew witness appeal for collision which hospitalised a woman in her 40s
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

Gardaí renew witness appeal for collision which hospitalised a woman in her 40s

4 hours ago 6,333 Views 0 Comments

The collision occurred on Saturday, October 9 near the Kilkenny-Wexford border.

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship
# Special Congress
From The42
# Special Congress

GAA president and director-general back Proposal B to revamp football championship

4 hours ago 6,790 Views 4 Comments

It’s a hugely significant moment as GAA hierarchy offer their opinion on the matter for the first time.

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland
# Biden Nominee
# Biden Nominee

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland

4 hours ago 8,868 Views 5 Comments

Cronin was nominated for the role of ambassador by Biden in June.

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

5 hours ago 9,920 Views 49 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

Teen to go on trial for murder of woman at Dublin's IFSC
# Dublin
# Dublin

Teen to go on trial for murder of woman at Dublin's IFSC

5 hours ago 15,086 Views 0 Comments

Urantsetseg Tserendorj died at the Mater Hospital two weeks after she was stabbed at the CHQ.

Funeral of Brendan Kennelly takes place in Kerry
# Brendan Kennelly
# Brendan Kennelly

Funeral of Brendan Kennelly takes place in Kerry

Updated 5 hours ago 15,331 Views 1 Comment

Tributes have poured in for the celebrated poet and novelist, who died peacefully on Sunday.

Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets
# Halloween Warning
# Halloween Warning

Halloween warning over dangers of cannabis jelly sweets

6 hours ago 13,689 Views 38 Comments

This year, six children under the age of ten have been hospitalised after accidentally consuming jelly sweets containing cannabis

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Government rolls back on plan to set up statutory office for Just Transition Commissioner

6 hours ago 6,327 Views 6 Comments

The plan to set up this commission was included in the Programme for Government.

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy
# Busy Investigating
# Busy Investigating

Two international journalism awards for our investigative platform Noteworthy

6 hours ago 3,132 Views 0 Comments

The investigative team completed a number of collaborative projects in the past three months, thanks to your contributions.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth unable to attend NI centenary event on medical grounds
# Armagh
# Armagh

Britain's Queen Elizabeth unable to attend NI centenary event on medical grounds

Updated 6 hours ago 55,891 Views 60 Comments
  • The queen had been due to travel to Northern Ireland but will now stay in Windsor Castle.
  • The decision is not understood to be related to Covid-19.
  • President Michael D Higgins had previously declined an invitation to the event.
Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'
# Time To Say Goodbye
From The42
# Time To Say Goodbye

Steve Bruce leaves Newcastle by 'mutual consent'

6 hours ago 24,895 Views 34 Comments

Graeme Jones will take over as manager on an interim basis.

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'
# Limerick Gardaí
# Limerick Gardaí

GRA claims Commissioner's discretion comments are 'wholly unacceptable'

7 hours ago 14,418 Views 0 Comments

The Garda Representative Association has called for an urgent meeting with the Commissioner.

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans
# Facelift
# Facelift

Facebook ‘planning company rebrand’ to reflect future plans

7 hours ago 7,321 Views 11 Comments

Mark Zuckerberg is said to be keen to signal the company’s intent to move beyond just social media and the controversies which have engulfed it.

Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub
# Barrack Street
# Barrack Street

Historical skeletal remains of six people found at site of former Cork pub

9 hours ago 36,157 Views 29 Comments

The new discoveries come almost two weeks after the initial discovery of skeletal remains.

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom
# The Good Info Project
# The Good Info Project

Watch: The climate crisis and COP26 - Open Newsroom

Updated 9 hours ago 9,891 Views 6 Comments

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

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

A dull and rainy day ... but sunny spells are on the way before unsettled Bank Holiday weekend

10 hours ago 10,821 Views 3 Comments

There’s a risk of localised flooding across Munster and Leinster today.

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to go to a nightclub in the next few months?

10 hours ago 47,314 Views 52 Comments

Nightclubs are set to reopen this Friday.

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

More than 100 people dead as floods and landslides hit India and Nepal

10 hours ago 5,824 Views 2 Comments

In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said that 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing.

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons
# Canada
# Canada

Canada makes Covid vaccines mandatory to all staff in House of Commons

11 hours ago 7,569 Views 14 Comments

The new requirement will apply to members of the House and their staff, but also to other workers.

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century
# Volcano
# Volcano

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century

11 hours ago 10,035 Views 10 Comments

The volcano sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where many of the planet’s eruptions are recorded.

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt
# Contempt
# Contempt

Capitol riot panel votes to hold ex-White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt

11 hours ago 13,733 Views 19 Comments

He failed to comply with a subpoena to appear before the 6 January congressional select committee last week.

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

From snake oil to government policy - the long and winding antigen test debate

12 hours ago 9,320 Views 8 Comments

The Government announced yesterday that it is to increase the use of antigen tests.

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
# Positivity
From The42
# Positivity

'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times

12 hours ago 10,289 Views 1 Comment

Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’

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