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Thursday 14 October, 2021

Further improvements needed in gynaecology services at Letterkenny hospital, Hiqa finds
# Letterkenny
# Letterkenny

Further improvements needed in gynaecology services at Letterkenny hospital, Hiqa finds

Thu 11:29 AM 4,714 Views 2 Comments

Concerns about gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital were first raised in 2018.

UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic
# Apology
# Apology

UK health secretary says he's 'sorry' for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic

Thu 9:30 AM 7,981 Views 7 Comments

Sajid Javid’s comments came after the UK Government’s response to the outbreak was criticised by MPs.

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to go to space as a tourist?

Thu 8:20 AM 25,174 Views 40 Comments

Star Trek actor William Shatner blasted off to space on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket yesterday.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro confirms he won't get Covid-19 vaccine

Thu 7:44 AM 25,487 Views 19 Comments

The far-right leader has generated controversy over his handling of the pandemic.

Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J - US study
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J - US study

Thu 7:43 AM 15,473 Views 9 Comments

The study was conducted on 458 adults who had been vaccinated with one of three US-approved brands.

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

North’s leaders urge caution as latest Covid-19 rule relaxations take effect

Thu 7:08 AM 8,574 Views 3 Comments

From today, up to 30 people will be permitted in private dwellings.

'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport

Thu 12:05 AM 36,553 Views 24 Comments

“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.

Wednesday 13 October, 2021

Two men arrested and gun seized in Finglas, north Dublin
# Finglas
# Finglas

Two men arrested and gun seized in Finglas, north Dublin

Wed 10:17 PM 24,397 Views 5 Comments

The men were arrested this afternoon.

'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob
# Missing
# Missing

'Our hearts go out to the families': Taoiseach hopes for justice in search for Deirdre Jacob

Wed 10:00 PM 30,372 Views 5 Comments

The family of Jo Jo Dullard say they are praying the search also brings answers for them.

'I came on a seven-month trial initially... it’s been a pretty incredible journey'
# 200 Club
From The42
# 200 Club

'I came on a seven-month trial initially... it’s been a pretty incredible journey'

Wed 9:30 PM 26,596 Views 6 Comments

Rob Herring joined Ulster’s 200 Club against Benetton on Friday night.

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol
# The North
# The North

Here's what the EU is proposing for the NI protocol

Updated Wed 9:30 PM 38,052 Views 45 Comments
  • Measures would see an 80% reduction in checks envisaged for retail agri-food products arriving in the region from Great Britain.
  • The proposed changes would also remove the prospect of certain British produce, including Cumberland sausages, being banned from export to Northern Ireland.
  • The plan also includes a 50% reduction in customs paperwork
Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Wed 9:00 PM 8,436 Views 2 Comments

Your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'
# Irish Aviation Authority
# Irish Aviation Authority

Irish Aviation Authority accuses air traffic controllers of 'an act of sabotage'

Wed 8:00 PM 48,005 Views 18 Comments

Senior managers claimed that air controllers were seeking to undermine the international reputation of the IAA.

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass
# Rewilding Ireland
# Rewilding Ireland

The people trying to rewild Ireland, bit by bit, after years of neat, cut grass

Wed 8:00 PM 25,092 Views 13 Comments

“Everyone used to have neat cut borders and straight edges on everything, now people are much more relaxed about how they’re letting their garden grow.”

Your Evening Longread: The life of Jimmy Neary and his famous New York pub
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: The life of Jimmy Neary and his famous New York pub

Wed 8:00 PM 20,362 Views 2 Comments

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

'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''
# Inspiring
From The42
# Inspiring

'I showed him my medal and as I was walking away, he said, 'I want to be like Nicole one day''

Updated Wed 8:00 PM 45,877 Views 3 Comments

Nicole Turner won a silver medal at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Woman missing from Maynooth found safe and well
# Kildare
# Kildare

Woman missing from Maynooth found safe and well

Wed 7:27 PM 36,189 Views 6 Comments

Philomena O’Connor had been missing since Tuesday.

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

DUP says EU proposals on NI Protocol 'fall far short of the fundamental change needed'

Wed 7:11 PM 16,219 Views 40 Comments

Sinn Féin welcomed the “far-reaching” EU plans published this evening.

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Larry Donnelly: When politics is the business of an Irish-American political family

Wed 7:00 PM 9,127 Views 0 Comments

In the first chapter of his new book, Larry Donnelly describes how politics ran in the veins of his family.

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
# Reopening
# Reopening

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Wed 6:35 PM 74,782 Views 130 Comments

A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.

Tommy Robinson handed five-year stalking order after harassing UK journalist
# Stalking Order
# Stalking Order

Tommy Robinson handed five-year stalking order after harassing UK journalist

Wed 6:32 PM 34,421 Views 0 Comments

Robinson shouted abuse outside the home of The Independent home affairs correspondent Lizzie Dearden.

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search
# Dublin 1
# Dublin 1

Pensioner charged after gardaí seize €320k worth of MDMA during stop and search

Updated Wed 5:55 PM 36,749 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were seized in the Dublin 1 area on Monday night.

'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'

Wed 5:53 PM 17,604 Views 52 Comments

The Fianna Fáil MInister of State is to attend the event with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days
# Stardust
# Stardust

Stardust funding row to be resolved in coming days

Wed 5:40 PM 6,363 Views 0 Comments

A pre-inquest hearing was told that, while the issue is not entirely finalised, an agreement is expected soon.

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union
# Accommodation Crisis
# Accommodation Crisis

Dublin City Council chief Owen Keegan apologises for 'sarcastic' comment to Students' Union

Wed 5:30 PM 20,674 Views 20 Comments

Owen Keegan came under heavy fire after saying that students’ unions should become developers to fix the accommodation crisis.

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears
# Rock Bottom
# Rock Bottom

Hospitality industry 'not an attractive sector' for returning workers, Oireachtas committee hears

Wed 5:29 PM 12,734 Views 18 Comments

The Oireachtas committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media discussed the issue today.

NPHET says unvaccinated having 'disproportionate impact' as 2,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

NPHET says unvaccinated having 'disproportionate impact' as 2,066 new Covid-19 cases confirmed

Wed 5:02 PM 63,995 Views 96 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Government ‘optimistic’ stadiums will return to full capacity from 22 October
# Open The Gates
From The42
# Open The Gates

Government ‘optimistic’ stadiums will return to full capacity from 22 October

Wed 4:30 PM 8,614 Views 6 Comments

Remaining Covid-19 restrictions are set to be lifted at the end of the month.

Veteran on trial had ‘at least 10 seconds’ to make a decision about using fatal force on 27-year-old in 1974
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Veteran on trial had ‘at least 10 seconds’ to make a decision about using fatal force on 27-year-old in 1974

Wed 4:24 PM 16,575 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings, 80, denies the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone.

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 Wed 4:10 PM 49,870 Views 61 Comments

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

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner
# Max Schrems
# Max Schrems

Facebook should be fined up to €36 million over 'serious' GDPR breaches, says Data Commissioner

Wed 3:18 PM 9,198 Views 11 Comments

The decision comes on foot of a complaint made by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems.

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing
# Owen Keegan
# Owen Keegan

Students protest Dublin City Council over CEO Keegan’s comments on student housing

Wed 3:05 PM 17,048 Views 18 Comments

The protest heard several calls for Owen Keegan to resign as the council’s chief executive.

Teenager jailed for high-speed chase in which he narrowly missed knocking down an elderly woman
# Courts
# Courts

Teenager jailed for high-speed chase in which he narrowly missed knocking down an elderly woman

Wed 2:29 PM 20,468 Views 0 Comments

The teenager has 32 previous convictions, including drug and road traffic offences.

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban warns world leaders that global security will be affected if sanctions on their regime continue

Wed 2:25 PM 17,271 Views 15 Comments

The Taliban have declared an Islamic emirate governed under the movement’s hardline interpretation of religious law.

World 10,000m medallist Agnes Tirop found dead at home aged 25
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

World 10,000m medallist Agnes Tirop found dead at home aged 25

Wed 2:01 PM 41,759 Views 3 Comments

Athletics Kenya say the runner was discovered in the western town of Iten.

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Taoiseach: 'It's not good enough' that children with scoliosis like Adam Terry must wait for surgery

Wed 1:21 PM 19,591 Views 36 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly said that most people would forgo “modest tax changes” to ensure children could receive treatment.

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'

Wed 1:08 PM 24,673 Views 44 Comments

The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.

GAA could earn extra €10m if league-based football championship is voted in at Special Congress
# Proposal B
From The42
# Proposal B

GAA could earn extra €10m if league-based football championship is voted in at Special Congress

Wed 12:36 PM 14,156 Views 25 Comments

The projection by financial analyst and former Meath minor manager Conor O’Donoghue does not take into account additional TV revenue or sponsorship.