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Today’s News

EU summit sees Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic lining up against Brussels
# EU
# EU

EU summit sees Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic lining up against Brussels

10 minutes ago 936 Views 0 Comments

The east-west divide was set to continue today, when leaders would return to discuss migration.

Marmion praises Doak's progression but warns him to expect tough exam at Aviva
# Master And Apprentice
From The42
# Master And Apprentice

Marmion praises Doak's progression but warns him to expect tough exam at Aviva

Updated 26 minutes ago 5,044 Views 6 Comments

The two rivals could come face to face at the Aviva this Saturday.

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return
# Lifting Lockdown
# Lifting Lockdown

Weddings and sporting events can now go to full capacity as nightclubs make tentative return

Updated 1 hour ago 9,356 Views 10 Comments

Today was meant to see all restrictions lifted.

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal
# KBC
# KBC

KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal

1 hour ago 5,130 Views 5 Comments

KBC Bank Ireland said the transaction would ultimately result in KBC Group’s withdrawal from the Irish market.

Human remains found in Florida wilderness confirmed as Gabby Petitio's boyfriend
# Brian Laundrie
# Brian Laundrie

Human remains found in Florida wilderness confirmed as Gabby Petitio's boyfriend

1 hour ago 15,253 Views 0 Comments

The remains, a backpack and notebook believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were discovered on Wednesday.

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

2 hours ago 4,134 Views 12 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.

Alec Baldwin fired prop gun which killed cinematographer on Rust set, police said
# Prop Gun Shooting
# Prop Gun Shooting

Alec Baldwin fired prop gun which killed cinematographer on Rust set, police said

2 hours ago 42,128 Views 0 Comments

Deputies responded at about 2pm to the movie set at the Bonanza Creek Ranch after 911 calls came in.

Some 'confusion and frustration' among employers over lack of clarity around office return plan
# Remote Working
# Remote Working

Some 'confusion and frustration' among employers over lack of clarity around office return plan

2 hours ago 11,289 Views 14 Comments

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

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Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions fell less during the pandemic than in the previous year

9 hours ago 5,222 Views 6 Comments

Emissions from Ireland in 2020 failed to stay within the allocation set by the EU.

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax
# Tough Start
# Tough Start

'Revolving door': Traveller women imprisoned for minor offences such as driving without tax

9 hours ago 21,733 Views 0 Comments
  • Noteworthy and The Journal examine the impact of the justice system on Travellers, with a focus on children
  • Reporters Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney found young Travellers detainee numbers jumped last year
  • Children who spoke to the investigation team said they felt fear and anxiety around interactions with gardaí

Yesterday’s News

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’
# Hospitalised
# Hospitalised

Britain's Queen Elizabeth spent last night in hospital for ‘preliminary investigations’

10 hours ago 36,814 Views 51 Comments

Buckingham Palace said the monarch, 95, returned to Windsor Castle at lunchtime today.

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Brought To Safety
# Brought To Safety

More Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

11 hours ago 10,268 Views 3 Comments

Simon Coveney confirmed on Thursday that another 10 citizens and six dependents had been evacuated from Kabul Airport to Doha.

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

The return of the bar: The raft of new measures for hospitality have been revealed

Updated 11 hours ago 73,884 Views 92 Comments
  • Guidance was published in full this evening.
  • Minister Catherine Martin said people will be able to queue at the bar once social distancing is observed.
  • The 11.30 pm closing time for hospitality is to be scrapped.
Ex-Barcelona teenager Gilsenan commits to Ireland over Australia as he starts recovery from ACL injury
# Nailing His Colours
From The42
# Nailing His Colours

Ex-Barcelona teenager Gilsenan commits to Ireland over Australia as he starts recovery from ACL injury

Updated 11 hours ago 42,548 Views 5 Comments

Gilsenan was born in Perth to parents from Dublin.

Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against Sweden
# Top Swedes
From The42
# Top Swedes

Ireland open World Cup qualifying campaign on losing note against Sweden

12 hours ago 17,242 Views 9 Comments

An unfortunate own goal was ultimately the difference as 4,017 fans watched on at Tallaght Stadium.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

12 hours ago 6,133 Views 0 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?
# Movies
# Movies

Trailer Watch: Which film will you watch this weekend?

12 hours ago 18,455 Views 22 Comments

Here are a few options for weekend watching.

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach says Poland’s challenge of EU’s legal foundations went ‘too far’

Updated 12 hours ago 18,361 Views 36 Comments

Several EU officials insisted that there would be no ganging-up against Poland.

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: Meet the voices behind the Squid Game VIPs

13 hours ago 9,733 Views 0 Comments

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

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
# R116
# R116

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated 13 hours ago 28,730 Views 20 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children
# Education
# Education

Opinion: The future of Ireland's economy depends on the digital education of our children

14 hours ago 7,672 Views 4 Comments

Gavin Molloy of Olus Education says the schools’ curriculum needs to keep up to prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
# Call For Change
# Call For Change

Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work

14 hours ago 10,500 Views 6 Comments

Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are Covid cases rising despite Ireland's high vaccination rate?

14 hours ago 11,166 Views 0 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace
# Cork
# Cork

Former council worker jailed for releasing rats into workplace

14 hours ago 28,135 Views 3 Comments

The 61-year-old also paid €3k in compensation.

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Week: Thursday puzzles

15 hours ago 13,993 Views 3 Comments

Fancy another mathematics challenge? (And get the answer to Tuesday’s puzzle.)

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'
# Progression
From The42
# Progression

More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'

Updated 15 hours ago 14,511 Views 3 Comments

Louise Quinn is encouraged by the progress the squad have made of late.

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

CAB seizes 11 vehicles from motor dealership in operation targeting organised crime

15 hours ago 42,548 Views 11 Comments

The raid is linked to a similar seizure in west Dublin earlier this year.

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,029 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

15 hours ago 36,134 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November
# Rent Cap
# Rent Cap

Govt accused of making 'dog's dinner' of rental crisis, as new rent cap law not ready until November

15 hours ago 11,356 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said inflation is now running at over 4.3%.

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

HSE guidelines allow for huge easing of restrictions on partners accessing maternity wards

16 hours ago 6,853 Views 2 Comments

The guidelines can be implemented from 1 November.

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí catch 316 motorists speeding during first eleven hours of National Slow Down Day

Updated 16 hours ago 46,978 Views 98 Comments

Gardaí will particularly be focusing on rural roads throughout the day.

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Dublin City Council unveils plaque honouring anti-slavery leader Fredrick Douglass

Updated 16 hours ago 20,092 Views 47 Comments

Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in 1845.

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules
# Covid Pass
# Covid Pass

Leo Varadkar says gardaí and security companies could check if pubs are following Covid rules

16 hours ago 13,663 Views 68 Comments

Speaking in Brussels today, he said the Government was looking at further options to ensure Covid rules were being followed.

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week
# School Outbreaks
# School Outbreaks

Number of Covid 19 outbreaks in schools jumps five-fold in a week

16 hours ago 13,369 Views 12 Comments

Five outbreaks came from the HSE Mid West area, three from the North West, two from both the South and Midlands, with one each from the East, West and North East.

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE
# Vaccine Hesitancy
# Vaccine Hesitancy

One thousand people are registering for the Covid-19 vaccine daily, says HSE

16 hours ago 16,287 Views 85 Comments

Current ICU figures show that 52% of patients are not vaccinated.

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote
# Spain
# Spain

Dublin man wanted over €27 million drug trafficking operation arrested in Lanzarote

16 hours ago 33,196 Views 0 Comments

Gary Vickery is an associate of Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh who is linked to the Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'
# The King
From The42
# The King

'We put the Davy Fitz going to Galway story in the WhatsApp group. Henry didn't say a word'

18 hours ago 50,540 Views 9 Comments

Aidan Fogarty says his former Kilkenny team-mate didn’t drop any hints about the appointment.

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