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Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Wed 12:31 PM 5,375 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

Boris Johnson did not understand his own Brexit deal, Dominic Cummings claims
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson did not understand his own Brexit deal, Dominic Cummings claims

Wed 12:15 PM 31,517 Views 26 Comments

The former No 10 chief adviser said he had always intended to get Johnson to ‘ditch the bits we didn’t like’.

Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?

Wed 11:53 AM 15,487 Views 5 Comments

Inflation and the cost of living are the two spectres that haunt the Government’s plans for the next year.

Policing Bill grants Garda ombudsman 'almost draconian' powers, superintendents' group warns
# Policing Bill
# Policing Bill

Policing Bill grants Garda ombudsman 'almost draconian' powers, superintendents' group warns

Wed 11:53 AM 16,565 Views 19 Comments

The association’s annual conference begins in Kildare today.

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors
# US Travel Ban
# US Travel Ban

US to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated visitors

Wed 9:53 AM 13,413 Views 3 Comments

Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the US and Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel.

Poll: Should there be tougher penalties for using fireworks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be tougher penalties for using fireworks?

Wed 9:44 AM 28,302 Views 62 Comments

The sale, possession and use of fireworks in the Republic of Ireland is illegal.

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

Wed 9:22 AM 20,068 Views 3 Comments

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

US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike
# Crisis Averted
# Crisis Averted

US Congress averts default with stop-gap debt limit hike

Wed 7:53 AM 6,111 Views 6 Comments

Democratic leaders had spent weeks underlining the havoc that a default would have wrought.

Drivers warned to be cautious as Status Yellow fog warning in place for 18 counties
# Dense Fog
# Dense Fog

Drivers warned to be cautious as Status Yellow fog warning in place for 18 counties

Updated Wed 7:47 AM 44,295 Views 15 Comments

The warning is valid until 11am today.

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

Stephen Kenny is building something exciting and deserves a new contract

Wed 7:30 AM 30,542 Views 55 Comments

The manager oversaw an impressive win against Qatar at the Aviva Stadium last night.

Gabby Petito was strangled to death, US coroner confirms
# Gabby Petito
# Gabby Petito

Gabby Petito was strangled to death, US coroner confirms

Wed 7:11 AM 31,541 Views 1 Comment

Her family filed a missing person report on 11 September after the 22-year-old mysteriously vanished.

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'
# Trinity Tales
# Trinity Tales

Singer Loah: 'In college I found my calling - with a bit of help from Radiohead'

Wed 7:00 AM 18,984 Views 7 Comments

Sallay Matu-Garnett, also known by her performance name Loah, on what she learned about herself during her time in Trinity.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies following Derry car fire
# Derry
# Derry

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman dies following Derry car fire

Wed 6:57 AM 12,625 Views 0 Comments

The PSNI is appealing for witnesses to make contact with them.

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Electric cars 'not yet affordable' for many as Ireland pushes for a million on the road by 2030

Wed 6:00 AM 27,521 Views 110 Comments

Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton yesterday described this as “an ambitious” target.

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today
# Immediate Changes
# Immediate Changes

Budget 2022: Here are the measures that kick in today

Wed 12:10 AM 44,821 Views 32 Comments

A number of changes have already kicked in since yesterday’s announcement.

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions
# Pay Dispute
# Pay Dispute

'Deeply annoyed and frustrated': Contact tracers write to HSE over pay and conditions

Wed 12:05 AM 31,037 Views 10 Comments
  • The HSE had been told that workers are ‘deeply annoyed and frustrated’, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • The contact tracers are unhappy over a decrease in overtime and changes to roles.
  • Almost 800 people are trained to work as contact tracers, working from six call centres.

Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

'Are you joking?' - Taoiseach denies Budget is attempt to woo young voters away from Sinn Féin

Tue 11:59 PM 29,665 Views 77 Comments

The recent Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll shows that support for Sinn Féin remains strongest among younger voters.

Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack
# Balgaddy
# Balgaddy

Man avoids jail for assisting perpetrators of meat cleaver attack

Tue 10:30 PM 16,253 Views 4 Comments

The victim in the assault has limited use of his arm, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing
# Dismissive Comments
# Dismissive Comments

Taoiseach says Dublin City Council CEO Owen Keegan should withdraw comments on student housing

Tue 10:25 PM 54,621 Views 50 Comments

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was facile. I just didn’t understand the point he was making.”

Woodland search continues as part of Deirdre Jacob murder probe
# Kildare
# Kildare

Woodland search continues as part of Deirdre Jacob murder probe

Tue 10:00 PM 18,533 Views 0 Comments

The family of missing woman Jo Jo Dullard are hoping the search in Kildare may help gardaí find Jo Jo.

Two people arrested after missing 2-year-old girl found safe and well in Dublin
# Appeal
# Appeal

Two people arrested after missing 2-year-old girl found safe and well in Dublin

Updated Tue 9:56 PM 267,767 Views 0 Comments

The child was missing from Mayo since 10am this morning.

Brilliant Ireland hammer Qatar to hand Stephen Kenny his first home victory
# Qatarsis
From The42
# Qatarsis

Brilliant Ireland hammer Qatar to hand Stephen Kenny his first home victory

Tue 9:37 PM 50,977 Views 49 Comments

Callum Robinson hit a hat-trick in Ireland’s 4-0 win in tonight’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
# The Budget
# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Tue 9:32 PM 28,262 Views 45 Comments

The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.

Man with paranoid schizophrenia who stabbed woman to death found guilty of manslaughter
# Diminished Responsibility
# Diminished Responsibility

Man with paranoid schizophrenia who stabbed woman to death found guilty of manslaughter

Tue 9:30 PM 17,181 Views 0 Comments

Valerijs Leitons was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Here's What Happened Today: Budget Day
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Budget Day

Updated Tue 8:55 PM 8,694 Views 1 Comment

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

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'This can't just be politics as usual': What are the EU's main climate goals?

Tue 8:00 PM 4,861 Views 8 Comments

Let’s explore the Green Deal and the EU’s other plans and policies around climate.

Your Evening Longread: A month of eating only Irish food
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your Evening Longread: A month of eating only Irish food

Tue 8:00 PM 11,081 Views 7 Comments

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

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

Opposition says Budget does 'nothing' for renters as minister hints at 'more permanent caps'

Updated Tue 7:30 PM 13,419 Views 17 Comments

SocDems TD Cian O’Callaghan told the Dáil: “What does this Budget do for renters? Nothing.”

Jury sworn in for trial of 38-year-old man accused of murdering man in Kildare five years ago
# Stephen Penrose
# Stephen Penrose

Jury sworn in for trial of 38-year-old man accused of murdering man in Kildare five years ago

Tue 7:18 PM 14,392 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Penrose is charged with the murder of Philip Finnegan in Kildare in 2016.

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Hospitality groups express disappointment at ending of reduced VAT rate next August

Tue 6:50 PM 10,083 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed that the 9% rate will finish – as planned – at the end of August 2022.

Budget 2022: Here are the main points you need to know
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Here are the main points you need to know

Updated Tue 6:50 PM 151,587 Views 125 Comments
  • The main weekly welfare payments will be increased by €5.
  • The national minimum wage will increase by 30 cents.
  • Free GP care is to be extended to children aged six and seven.
  • A land zone tax is to be introduced.
Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro
# Report
From The42
# Report

Ireland U21s suffer big qualification blow following horror start in Montenegro

Tue 6:37 PM 22,767 Views 2 Comments

Jim Crawford’s side were unable to adequately recover after conceding twice in the opening nine minutes.

The Remote: The return of Succession, Living with Lucy and some Black drama
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: The return of Succession, Living with Lucy and some Black drama

Tue 6:31 PM 15,046 Views 3 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community

Additional supports for Covid testing in some counties as positivity rises in community

Tue 6:23 PM 15,836 Views 4 Comments

Yesterday around 17,000 tests were done in the community.

Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists

Tue 6:00 PM 28,251 Views 36 Comments

A €7.50 increase on the current rate of Carbon Tax will increase the price of petrol and diesel.

President leads tributes to 'extraordinary' Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney
# RIP
# RIP

President leads tributes to 'extraordinary' Chieftains founder Paddy Moloney

Updated Tue 5:56 PM 77,203 Views 42 Comments

The musician’s death was confirmed this afternoon.

Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Coronavirus: 1,466 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Tue 5:54 PM 27,934 Views 30 Comments

The Department of Health confirmed the latest figures this evening.

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Budget 2022: What measures were announced today to support parents of young children?

Updated Tue 5:18 PM 26,021 Views 10 Comments

A number of changes to benefit parents and children with childcare were announced today.

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU
# David Frost
# David Frost

David Frost says UK will submit new NI Protocol proposal to the EU

Updated Tue 5:15 PM 27,263 Views 55 Comments

David Frost took aim at the oversight of the European Courts of Justice over trading arrangements in Northern Ireland.