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

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

18 hours ago 61,028 Views 73 Comments

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

19 hours ago 21,653 Views 35 Comments

Stormont elections are currently set to happen next year.

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header
# Talking Points
From The42
# Talking Points

Ireland's standout stars, that stunning free-kick and next month's all-important double-header

19 hours ago 6,422 Views 1 Comment

Vera Pauw’s side secured a monumental World Cup qualifying result in Finland last night.

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

German president welcomed to Ireland for three-day visit

19 hours ago 22,989 Views 17 Comments

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

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

UK Labour leader Keir Starmer tests positive for Covid

20 hours ago 13,878 Views 15 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

20 hours ago 17,936 Views 5 Comments

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

20 hours ago 14,577 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

21 hours ago 12,171 Views 32 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

21 hours ago 100,671 Views 33 Comments

Bird spent 38 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 22 hours ago 5,649 Views 52 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

22 hours ago 17,587 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?

23 hours ago 23,290 Views 48 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

23 hours ago 8,667 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

Wed 9:04 AM 19,190 Views 31 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

Wed 9:00 AM 39,603 Views 82 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

Wed 8:20 AM 11,514 Views 9 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

Wed 8:15 AM 19,286 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Australia lifts international travel ban for citizens

Wed 8:07 AM 14,109 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

Wed 7:45 AM 12,044 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Wed 7:27 AM 17,303 Views 13 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

Wed 7:19 AM 9,645 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

Wed 7:13 AM 35,271 Views 8 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

Wed 7:08 AM 8,324 Views 20 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

Wed 6:41 AM 21,867 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

Wed 6:30 AM 32,864 Views 31 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

Wed 12:05 AM 18,256 Views 23 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.

Tuesday 26 October, 2021

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

Sudanese prime minister released as protesters face tear gas

Updated Tue 10:50 PM 13,846 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 Tue 10:31 PM 15,612 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

Tue 10:14 PM 10,181 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

Tue 9:30 PM 18,546 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

Tue 8:59 PM 7,847 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

Tue 8:28 PM 41,632 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 Tue 8:03 PM 24,838 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

Tue 8:01 PM 17,494 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

Tue 8:00 PM 13,724 Views 0 Comments

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

British Government u-turns on sewage penalties for water companies following backlash
# Too Much Crap
# Too Much Crap

British Government u-turns on sewage penalties for water companies following backlash

Tue 7:18 PM 20,336 Views 23 Comments

Last week, MPs rejected placing a new duty on water companies to reduce raw sewage discharges into English rivers.

O'Sullivan the matchwinner as Pauw's Ireland claim massive victory in Finland
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

O'Sullivan the matchwinner as Pauw's Ireland claim massive victory in Finland

Tue 6:31 PM 24,596 Views 19 Comments

The Girls In Green came out on top of a crucial World Cup qualifying clash in Helsinki.

The Remote: Mrs Brown's Boys live, Insecure returns and Clive Owen as Bill Clinton
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Mrs Brown's Boys live, Insecure returns and Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

Tue 6:30 PM 16,745 Views 10 Comments

Here are some TV highlights from the week ahead.

Covid-19 pandemic is 'far from finished', says WHO
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic is 'far from finished', says WHO

Tue 6:20 PM 30,799 Views 20 Comments

Just 14 vaccine doses have been administered per 100 people in Africa.