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Friday 22 October, 2021

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Fri 8:59 PM 9,654 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

Fri 8:44 PM 29,176 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

Fri 8:31 PM 43,988 Views 62 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

Fri 8:30 PM 13,763 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

Fri 8:00 PM 9,081 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

Fri 7:00 PM 48,672 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

Fri 6:34 PM 27,816 Views 52 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

Fri 6:00 PM 12,881 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

Fri 5:37 PM 49,975 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

Fri 5:31 PM 14,947 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

Fri 5:10 PM 26,632 Views 8 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

Fri 5:01 PM 59,190 Views 84 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 Fri 4:40 PM 119,378 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

Fri 3:51 PM 26,348 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 Fri 3:45 PM 50,607 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

Fri 3:44 PM 34,176 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 Fri 3:38 PM 18,449 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

Fri 3:33 PM 14,135 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 Fri 3:04 PM 13,769 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

Fri 2:49 PM 9,770 Views 18 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 Fri 2:10 PM 13,665 Views 35 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.

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery
# Cavan
# Cavan

Man charged in connection with alleged Cavan post office robbery

Fri 1:43 PM 10,719 Views 0 Comments

The man appeared in Cavan District Court this morning.

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway
# Eyre Square
# Eyre Square

Woman seriously injured after being struck in the face by firework in Galway

Fri 1:36 PM 30,622 Views 18 Comments

The woman was removed from the scene by ambulance.

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus
# Summit
# Summit

EU leaders seek to halt migrant crossings from Belarus

Fri 1:03 PM 9,585 Views 5 Comments

Poland and Lithuania have been struggling to cope with an unusually high number of migrants arriving at their borders in recent months.

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines
# Court
# Court

Renato Gehlen sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of wife Anne Colomines

Fri 12:37 PM 14,778 Views 0 Comments

Statements were read out from members of the deceased’s family in court.

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing
# Garda Intelligence
# Garda Intelligence

Taoiseach calls for garda review of security for Irish politicians after David Amess killing

Fri 12:08 PM 22,735 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin said he has been “roared and screamed at” while walking down the street.

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Here's your essential TV guide to this weekend's live sport

Fri 12:00 PM 20,848 Views 3 Comments

There’s plenty to get stuck into…

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?

Fri 12:00 PM 24,269 Views 8 Comments

We speak to a virologist to get the latest.

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

Fri 11:42 AM 23,344 Views 0 Comments

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

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Myanmar torn by armed conflict and becoming a failed state, says UN envoy

Fri 10:46 AM 6,327 Views 6 Comments

Christine Schraner Burgener said fighting between the ruling army and different factions was increasing across the country.

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: will you reduce your social contacts this bank holiday weekend?

Fri 10:04 AM 40,720 Views 80 Comments

Nightclubs and events are back on the menu but warnings to social distance remain.

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes
# Lombardy
# Lombardy

Amnesty International calls for probe into Covid deaths in Italian care homes

Fri 10:01 AM 11,440 Views 6 Comments

The human rights organisation has also raised concerns about alleged retaliation against staff who spoke out about working conditions.

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

Fri 9:02 AM 30,424 Views 81 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 Fri 8:47 AM 13,972 Views 14 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 Fri 8:07 AM 21,085 Views 21 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

Fri 7:44 AM 16,036 Views 21 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

Fri 7:21 AM 43,591 Views 16 Comments

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

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