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Today’s News

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?

16 minutes ago 2,503 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.

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
# Mixed Bag
# Mixed Bag

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

59 minutes ago 3,536 Views 1 Comment

A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Senior al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Syria, Pentagon says

2 hours ago 7,309 Views 5 Comments

There were no known casualties from the strike.

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?
# Proposal B Or Not To Be
From The42
# Proposal B Or Not To Be

Explainer: What's the story with the big football championship vote at Special Congress today?

2 hours ago 5,723 Views 3 Comments

We break down everything you need to know ahead of the vote.

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

HSE launches bank holiday weekend vaccine push with additional walk-in centres open

2 hours ago 6,542 Views 12 Comments

The Halloween Covid-19 jab campaign is aimed at giving people “maximum opportunity to get vaccinated”.

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show
# Alec Baldwin
# Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin did not know weapon contained live ammunition, court documents show

3 hours ago 27,719 Views 2 Comments

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in the incident.

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?
# Ulster
From The42
# Ulster

A shining light in our darkest decade - so why is one of Ireland's greatest sides undervalued?

3 hours ago 10,981 Views 4 Comments

Ulster went 13 years unbeaten against Munster, didn’t lose to Leinster for nine seasons and most famously of all defeated Australia in a golden era for the province.

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The climate crisis will cost us money, but way more money if we wait any longer

3 hours ago 2,897 Views 14 Comments

Budget 2021 won’t bring long-term equality and fairness with the spectre of climate change, writes Dr Shana Cohen.

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

3 hours ago 5,782 Views 2 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas
# Supply Chain Issues
# Supply Chain Issues

'Don't be waiting until December': Book shoppers warned of potential shortages before Christmas

4 hours ago 6,240 Views 0 Comments

Supply chain issues are already impacting supplies this year.

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials
# Security
# Security

Nationwide order for extra Garda patrols at homes of politicians and State officials

10 hours ago 17,056 Views 0 Comments
  • The move follows a number of protests outside the homes of high profile politicians and State figures.
  • Sources said the direction was drawn up having received detailed intelligence on the activities of anti-vaccine activists.

Yesterday’s News

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Sentence for man who allowed handguns to be hidden inside hoover too lenient, DPP tells court

11 hours ago 15,335 Views 0 Comments

A four-year suspended sentence was handed down in May to Stephen O’Connor.

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva
# Joy
From The42
# Joy

Late Kelly goal sends Bohs to the Aviva

11 hours ago 15,251 Views 5 Comments

Keith Long’s side earned a narrow victory over Waterford.

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance
# Missing
# Missing

Philip Cairns: Gardaí renew information appeal on 35th anniversary of disappearance

11 hours ago 21,803 Views 10 Comments

Philip Cairns went missing from Rathfarnham on 23 October 1986

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation
# High Court
# High Court

John Delaney directed to provide ODCE with certain details about litigation

12 hours ago 19,068 Views 0 Comments

Justice Leonie Reynolds gave Delaney two weeks to provide the ODCE with the information.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece
# Court
# Court

Man jailed for sexually assaulting his partner's niece

12 hours ago 21,781 Views 12 Comments

He had claimed the child’s mother fabricated the allegation.

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue seizes 9.2 million cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €6.9m

12 hours ago 10,885 Views 8 Comments

The cigarettes were discovered inside a container using Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner.

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

13 hours ago 7,791 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager
# Opening Up
From The42
# Opening Up

Former Man United defender Patrice Evra alleges he was sexually abused as a teenager

13 hours ago 23,921 Views 24 Comments

The former France and Man United defender says he wants to make sure children who suffer abuse ‘do not blame themselves’.

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Total betrayal': Hospitality stakeholders unhappy tickets required for nightclub access

13 hours ago 36,953 Views 54 Comments

Newly published guidelines state anyone attending a nightclub will need to have purchased a ticket.

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Pfizer reports Covid-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in children

13 hours ago 11,357 Views 18 Comments

The information was released as the US considers opening vaccinations to this age group.

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The female judges in hiding in Afghanistan

14 hours ago 7,405 Views 0 Comments

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

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother
# Family Law Court
# Family Law Court

Judge gives go-ahead for Covid-19 vaccination of boy (15) against wishes of mother

15 hours ago 42,421 Views 0 Comments

The court heard that the boy told his dedicated social worker that he wants the vaccine.

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Updated hospitality guidelines: Maskless dancing and tickets to access nightclubs

15 hours ago 24,906 Views 50 Comments

Ticketing requirement will take effect from next week and will not impact on venues opening this weekend.

Maths Week: Friday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Friday puzzles

16 hours ago 11,017 Views 0 Comments

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

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

'A horrible tragedy' — Tributes paid to cinematographer who died after on-set prop gun shooting

16 hours ago 44,937 Views 0 Comments

The US cinematographer worked on a film in Ireland last year.

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May
# Outdoor Seating
# Outdoor Seating

Legislation that allows drinking outside pubs and restaurants extended to May

16 hours ago 13,294 Views 13 Comments

From today, alcohol cannot be sold or consumed after 11pm in certain outdoor seating areas.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Marks Out Of 10
From The42
# Marks Out Of 10

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

17 hours ago 23,572 Views 7 Comments

How well have you been paying attention over these past seven days then?

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 2,466 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

17 hours ago 56,360 Views 83 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun
# New Mexico
# New Mexico

Alec Baldwin 'fully cooperating' with police after cinematographer fatally shot with prop gun

Updated 17 hours ago 116,969 Views 0 Comments

Baldwin said he is in touch with Halyna Hutchins’ husband, “offering my support to him and his family”.

New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife
# Kathie Durst
# Kathie Durst

New York millionaire Robert Durst charged with 1982 murder of wife

18 hours ago 23,842 Views 0 Comments

Kathie Durst was 29 when she vanished and her body has never been found.

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Back-to-work protocol updated in wake of decision to delay wide-scale office return

Updated 18 hours ago 44,358 Views 28 Comments

Based on advice from NPHET, the Government has decided against scrapping the work-from-home advice.

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

Security guard jailed for sexual assault of woman in Phoenix Park

18 hours ago 30,813 Views 0 Comments

Cornel Onofrei pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the woman in 2018.

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines
# Reopening
# Reopening

Nightclubs and entertainers gear up for reopening despite earlier uncertainty on guidelines

Updated 18 hours ago 17,606 Views 23 Comments
  • Musicians and entertainers say they have already had cancellations due to the lack of clarity.
  • There is a concern that this industry will be blamed if Covid numbers continue to rise.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended the government's handling of the issue.
Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry
# Nottingham
# Nottingham

Pair arrested on suspicion of conspiring to administer poison in UK drink spiking inquiry

18 hours ago 12,891 Views 3 Comments

The men, aged 18 and 19, are being questioned by detectives after a spate of incidents in Nottingham.

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce
# Reopening
From The42
# Reopening

Dressing rooms to reopen and water breaks to stay, GAA announce

Updated 19 hours ago 12,890 Views 4 Comments

Fully-vaccinated panels can again use the locker-rooms.

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022

19 hours ago 9,044 Views 17 Comments

The scheme will cost between €18m to €22m.

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices
# Plastic Or Planet?
# Plastic Or Planet?

Opinion: If we don't act now on plastic pollution, we will run out of choices

Updated 20 hours ago 13,027 Views 34 Comments

Lyndsey O’Connell of the Sick of Plastic campaign outlines just how destructive this material is and offers simple ways to avoid using it.

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