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Varadkar: Government looking at new Covid pass system for those unable to get second vaccine
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Varadkar: Government looking at new Covid pass system for those unable to get second vaccine

7 minutes ago 789 Views 1 Comment

The Tánaiste has said hundreds who want the second shot are in a unique situation

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 1,631 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 67 deaths notified in the past week

12 minutes ago 5,527 Views 1 Comment

NPHET confirmed the latest figures at a briefing this afternoon.

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol
# Jeffrey Donaldson
# Jeffrey Donaldson

DUP leader threatens early Stormont election if UK government doesn't make progress on protocol

27 minutes ago 2,269 Views 10 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit
# State Visit
# State Visit

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

1 hour ago 5,656 Views 3 Comments

He was greeted by the Irish President and his wife at Aras an Uachtarain.

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online
# Ticket Touts
# Ticket Touts

FAI applies for sold-out Portugal clash to be covered by touting law after tickets surface online

1 hour ago 6,265 Views 11 Comments

Tickets have appeared online at three times their face value.

Gardaí appeal for information over missing man (59) in Monaghan
# Castleshane
# Castleshane

Gardaí appeal for information over missing man (59) in Monaghan

1 hour ago 4,519 Views 1 Comment

He is missing since yesterday morning.

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid
# Starmer
# Starmer

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

2 hours ago 7,062 Views 10 Comments

He is currently in isolation.

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions
# Head Injuries
From The42
# Head Injuries

Group of ex-rugby league players sue over brain damage caused by concussions

2 hours ago 7,211 Views 1 Comment

Bobbie Goulding, Paul Highton and Jason Roach are among ten former professionals involved in the legal action against the Rugby Football League.

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings
# Plymouth
# Plymouth

Plea for no political messaging at funeral of Dennis Hutchings

2 hours ago 7,264 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings had pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham during the Troubles.

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

2 hours ago 5,046 Views 21 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
# Charlie Bird
# Charlie Bird

Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease

2 hours ago 35,692 Views 22 Comments

Bird spent 40 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Open Thread: Tell us what you want to know about the COP26 Climate Change Conference?

Updated 3 hours ago 3,110 Views 44 Comments

We’re holding a live event focussed on climate change and this is your chance to help shape that discussion.

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence
# Sarah Everard
# Sarah Everard

Met officer who murdered Sarah Everard lodges appeal against whole-life sentence

3 hours ago 11,682 Views 0 Comments

Wayne Couzens was handed a whole-life tariff in September after murdering the 33-year-old.

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?
# Tout Of Order
# Tout Of Order

Poll: Have you ever bought a ticket from a tout?

4 hours ago 15,683 Views 39 Comments

Today’s burning question.

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan
# Seized
# Seized

Man due in court over seizure of €150k worth of suspected cannabis in Monaghan

5 hours ago 5,459 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized following the search of a house in Monaghan on Monday.

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations
# United Nations
# United Nations

China insists Taiwan has no right to join United Nations

5 hours ago 14,646 Views 28 Comments

The US has ratcheted up tensions, calling for Taiwan to have greater involvement in the world body.

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

HSE preparing for influx of Covid patients and warns that up to 2,000 could be hospitalised

5 hours ago 32,615 Views 79 Comments

There are currently 513 in hospitals with the disease.

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns
# China Telecom
# China Telecom

US expels China Telecom unit out of market over national security concerns

6 hours ago 9,508 Views 8 Comments

The FCC cited the danger that Beijing might use the firm to eavesdrop or disrupt US communications.

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay
# Role Model
From The42
# Role Model

Australian Cavallo becomes first A-League player to come out as gay

6 hours ago 15,634 Views 9 Comments

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” the 21-year-old declared on social media.

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties
# Looks Like Rain Ted
# Looks Like Rain Ted

Localised flooding and thunderstorms expected as rain warning in place for 10 counties

6 hours ago 20,185 Views 2 Comments

Met Éireann says conditions will be unsettled for the rest of the week.

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens
# Ban Lifted
# Ban Lifted

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens

6 hours ago 11,346 Views 5 Comments

Australia closed its borders on 20 March last year.

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds
# Test And Trace
# Test And Trace

NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds

6 hours ago 10,439 Views 4 Comments

MPs have been heavily critical of the programme in the report.

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court
# Julian Assange
# Julian Assange

US government’s appeal to extradite Julian Assange to be heard at UK High Court

7 hours ago 5,527 Views 0 Comments

A District Judge in January ruled that Assange is a serious suicide threat if extradited across the Atlantic.

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Face coverings now mandatory for everyone in House of Commons - except MPs

7 hours ago 15,156 Views 11 Comments

Commons authorities said it couldn’t compel MPs to wear masks as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees.

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies
# Brazil
# Brazil

Brazil senators back criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro over Covid policies

7 hours ago 8,168 Views 4 Comments

The committee does not have the power to bring charges itself.

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre
# Dublin Stabbing
# Dublin Stabbing

Gardaí probe double stabbing in Dublin city centre

7 hours ago 30,558 Views 7 Comments

The incidents happened shortly after 8pm last night.

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

US regulatory panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose Covid-19 vaccine for children

7 hours ago 6,901 Views 16 Comments

The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days.

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

Belgium imposes pandemic restrictions amid surge in infections

8 hours ago 19,407 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide use of the Covid-19 pass has been expanded.

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit's impact on Dublin Port is 'clear' as cargo volumes decline

8 hours ago 27,737 Views 28 Comments

Trade with European ports, meanwhile, has increased by 36% in the first nine months of the year.

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Health authorities accused of poor communication as more than half of pregnant women forgo vaccine

14 hours ago 15,936 Views 21 Comments
  • 92% of pregnant women in intensive care with Covid-19 are not vaccinated.
  • Vaccination rates have remained lower than expected, at between 25-40%.
  • Midwives say the HSE has given them very little instruction on how to handle vaccine-hesitant women, writes Céimin Burke.

Yesterday’s News

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas
# Military Takeover
# Military Takeover

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas

Updated 15 hours ago 13,198 Views 5 Comments

The military takeover has been widely denounced.

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'
# Fight To The Finnish
From The42
# Fight To The Finnish

Vera Pauw: 'It gives us such a boost that we can get out of this group'

Updated 16 hours ago 14,685 Views 8 Comments

The Ireland boss says that lessons learned in defeats to higher-ranked sides were key to tonight’s win over Finland.

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing
# Social Media
# Social Media

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat defend apps impact on kids at US hearing

16 hours ago 9,446 Views 30 Comments

TikTok and Snapcaht reps argued they are built to protect against the mental health and safety risks present on social media.

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land
# West Bank
# West Bank

US criticises Israeli settlements on Palestinian land

17 hours ago 17,612 Views 25 Comments

The criticism by President Joe Biden’s administration was some of the strongest in years on Israel.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

17 hours ago 7,407 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of the biggest news headlines.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow
# Doctor's Orders
# Doctor's Orders

Britain's Queen Elizabeth pulls out of Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

18 hours ago 39,645 Views 40 Comments

The British royal family are due to carry out a series of engagements at Cop26.

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'

Updated 18 hours ago 23,294 Views 4 Comments

Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid Cabinet sub committee discuss compliance, antigen tests and boosters

18 hours ago 16,896 Views 55 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar says there are concerns about the level of infection among healthcare workers and patients in hospital.

Your Evening Longread: My father, the hitman
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: My father, the hitman

18 hours ago 12,675 Views 0 Comments

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

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