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Saturday 30 October, 2021

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Oireachtas to invite Facebook whistleblower to appear before committee

Oct 30th 2021, 7:30 AM 12,617 Views 13 Comments

Francis Haugen has made a number of blistering claims since going public earlier this month.

Friday 29 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 2,549 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 2,549 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 29th 2021, 5:52 PM 70,104 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Chapters bookstore in Dublin to close down early next year after 40 years in business
# Chapters
# Chapters

Chapters bookstore in Dublin to close down early next year after 40 years in business

Oct 29th 2021, 9:44 AM 54,131 Views 69 Comments

The bookstore on Parnell Street is best-known for its extensive second-hand section as well as new books.

Ulster Bank customers to be given six months' notice to close accounts from early 2022
# Winding Down
# Winding Down

Ulster Bank customers to be given six months' notice to close accounts from early 2022

Oct 29th 2021, 9:04 AM 45,909 Views 56 Comments

The bank said it is continuing to serve existing customers, so no action is required by customers yet.

The weather won't be spooktacular this Halloween but it's not terrifying either
# Forecast
# Forecast

The weather won't be spooktacular this Halloween but it's not terrifying either

Oct 29th 2021, 8:28 AM 13,914 Views 9 Comments

Sunday will see some heavy showers but there will be sunny spells too.

Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules
# Ticketing System
# Ticketing System

Tickets for late events and nightclubs must be booked an hour in advance under proposed rules

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 34,902 Views 36 Comments
  • All nightclub events must be ticketed from this week.
  • LVA CEO Donall O'Keeffe said the ticketing system will impact live music in pubs and musicians.
  • Sinn FĂ©in TD Matt Carthy said that the Government’s handling of the situation “was and is an absolute shambles”.
Status Yellow rain warning issued for 10 counties for 24 hours
# Bring A Brolly
# Bring A Brolly

Status Yellow rain warning issued for 10 counties for 24 hours

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 1:55 PM 53,774 Views 11 Comments

Highest temperatures today will range between 14 and 17 degrees.

Monday 25 October, 2021

Man (40s) seriously injured in hit-and-run incident in Galway on Sunday night
# R336
# R336

Man (40s) seriously injured in hit-and-run incident in Galway on Sunday night

Oct 25th 2021, 3:09 PM 22,933 Views 0 Comments

The collision occurred between Furbo and Spiddal at around 8.30pm when a male pedestrian was struck by a car.

Coronavirus: 1,845 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,845 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 25th 2021, 12:49 PM 63,505 Views 54 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween?
# Horror Films
# Horror Films

Poll: Do you plan to watch some horror films this Halloween?

Oct 25th 2021, 10:53 AM 24,369 Views 34 Comments

There’s plenty to choose from ranging between the child-friendly to the very scary ones.

Increase in number of people registering for Covid-19 vaccine - HSE
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Increase in number of people registering for Covid-19 vaccine - HSE

Oct 25th 2021, 10:17 AM 37,045 Views 112 Comments

The HSE’s Damien McCallion said an information campaign will run over the next 10 days to encourage people to take up a vaccine.

Friday 22 October, 2021

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Group spreading false Covid-19 claims doubled Facebook interactions in six months

Oct 22nd 2021, 11:42 AM 24,805 Views 0 Comments

World Doctors Alliance was co-founded by former UCD Professor Dolores Cahill.

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

Oct 22nd 2021, 7:44 AM 16,899 Views 20 Comments

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

Thursday 21 October, 2021

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 Oct 21st 2021, 9:48 PM 83,575 Views 93 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.
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

Oct 21st 2021, 5:29 PM 38,947 Views 43 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'
# Tony Holohan
# Tony Holohan

CMO: Sending symptomatic children to school based on antigen test results 'very concerning'

Oct 21st 2021, 11:26 AM 27,467 Views 59 Comments

The CMO said it is “a really concerning practice”.

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

Oct 21st 2021, 9:06 AM 7,504 Views 9 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

Wednesday 20 October, 2021

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

Oct 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,002 Views 8 Comments

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

Tuesday 19 October, 2021

As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday
Live Oct 19th 2021, 1:00 PM

As it happened: Government confirms how Covid-19 restrictions will change from Friday

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend
# Forecast
# Forecast

Bright days and sunny spells ahead before an unsettled weekend

Oct 19th 2021, 7:53 AM 14,440 Views 4 Comments

Tomorrow will see a good deal of dry and bright weather with sunny spells.

Monday 18 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,578 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland

Oct 18th 2021, 5:18 PM 55,595 Views 137 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'
# 22 October
# 22 October

NPHET to meet ahead of reopening decision as HSE boss says it's 'back to basics'

Updated Oct 18th 2021, 9:43 AM 58,340 Views 184 Comments
  • NPHET is due to meet at 2pm before delivering its advice to the Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee.
  • Almost all remaining Covid-19 restrictions are due to be lifted on Friday.
  • But a recent rise in cases numbers and hospitlisations has thrown the plan into doubt.
President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly
# Tributes
# Tributes

President leads tributes to 'two great poets' Mhac an tSaoi and Kennelly

Oct 18th 2021, 8:57 AM 9,460 Views 3 Comments

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the President described both poets as “two great figures” of Irish poetry.

Friday 15 October, 2021

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Taoiseach: 'It's not a case of pressing the panic button'

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 8:33 PM 73,681 Views 167 Comments

It follow concerns from NPHET about the spread of Covid-19.

Counterterrorism units to lead investigation into fatal stabbing of UK MP David Amess
# David Amess
# David Amess

Counterterrorism units to lead investigation into fatal stabbing of UK MP David Amess

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 6:57 PM 134,974 Views 59 Comments
  • David Amess died after he was stabbed several times during a constituency clinic.
  • A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Micheál Martin are among those who have shared sympathies.
'Music was his life': Funeral of Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney takes place in Wicklow
# Paddy Moloney
# Paddy Moloney

'Music was his life': Funeral of Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney takes place in Wicklow

Updated Oct 15th 2021, 1:25 PM 48,490 Views 6 Comments

The piper, composer and producer from Donnycarney in Dublin died earlier this week aged 83.

Covid-19: What's behind the increase in cases and how could it impact re-opening plans?
# The Data
# The Data

Covid-19: What's behind the increase in cases and how could it impact re-opening plans?

Oct 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,540 Views 74 Comments
  • Ireland can't seem to get its cases down, and now they're rising.
  • CĂłnal Thomas takes a closer look at the case numbers, testing rates, and how people's behaviour is impacting on the spread of the virus.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
# PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Star Trek actor William Shatner makes history as oldest man in space

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 4:10 PM 50,150 Views 61 Comments

Shatner said it was ‘the most profound experience I can imagine’

Astronaut who recorded for the Chieftains in space pays tribute to founder Moloney
# Cady Coleman
# Cady Coleman

Astronaut who recorded for the Chieftains in space pays tribute to founder Moloney

Oct 13th 2021, 9:22 AM 20,280 Views 3 Comments

The band had sent Cady Coleman instruments to play while on a mission aboard the ISS.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

New zoned land tax branded a 'total joke' by opposition TDs

Oct 12th 2021, 2:00 PM 17,447 Views 8 Comments

The tax was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon and will replace the vacant sites levy.

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

Sexual health education in Ireland not just outdated but 'often inaccurate', study finds

Oct 12th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,996 Views 31 Comments

It found that 85% of young people have been exposed to misinformation about sexual health.

Irish 18-year-olds can apply for free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next year
# Discover EU
# Discover EU

Irish 18-year-olds can apply for free interrail tickets to travel around Europe next year

Oct 12th 2021, 8:38 AM 85,698 Views 32 Comments

Applications will open at 11am and will remain open until 26 October.

NASA astronaut shares image of Dublin from space
# EXPEDITION 65
# EXPEDITION 65

NASA astronaut shares image of Dublin from space

Oct 12th 2021, 7:35 AM 32,385 Views 10 Comments

Shane Kimbrough is part of the crew of Expedition 65 which began its mission in April.

Monday 11 October, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,358 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,358 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 11th 2021, 5:29 PM 33,545 Views 53 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Coveney says UK dismisses EU's protocol proposals 'over and over again'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says UK dismisses EU's protocol proposals 'over and over again'

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 2:14 PM 25,067 Views 37 Comments

His comments comes after Coveney questioned if the UK wants “a breakdown in relations” with the European Union.

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament
# Boycott
# Boycott

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for new parliament

Oct 11th 2021, 8:49 AM 4,965 Views 2 Comments

The vote was brought forward from 2022 as a rare concession to a protest movement.

Sunday 10 October, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 10th 2021, 7:45 PM 17,011 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Coronavirus: 1,384 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Cases
# Daily Cases

Coronavirus: 1,384 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Oct 10th 2021, 1:00 PM 35,123 Views 8 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this afternoon.

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