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The face mask order will apply to staff, contractors and visitors to the parliamentary estate, but Commons authorities said MPs could not be compelled to comply as they are not deemed to be Parliament employees rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2021…
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Farmers have expressed concerns that new carbon budgets will have a serious impact on the sector's viability. The EU has promised rewards in the new Common Agricultural Policy for those who farm sustainably | bit.ly/2Znorjs
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Fuel prices at the pumps are the highest they have been in almost a decade. In some areas, the cost of a litre of petrol is above €1.70, and more than €1.60 for diesel. The squeeze on global supplies is not expected to ease for another two years | bit.ly/3nwR71J
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"I just feel that future generations are really going to have to pick up the mess." A group of self-proclaimed "oldies" from Co Dublin have crafted colourful climate messages which will form part of a 1.5-mile-long "scarf" at next week's key #COP26 climate summit.
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As worry about Facebook's potential harms spills over to other platforms, three social media networks massively popular with the youngest users - TikTok, Snapchat and YouTube - tried to convince skeptical US lawmakers they are safe. rte.ie/news/world/2021/1026/…
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“The climate crisis does not have borders, we are one global community.” Ahead of the crucial #COP26 climate change conference, we asked young people to send a message to world leaders. Today, we hear from a leaving cert student in Cork who will be attending the summit.
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A new play on the theme of autism opens at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin tomorrow having been nominated for an award for its scriptwriting | Read more: bit.ly/3CkeIsv
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A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fraud after he claimed pensions for his dead mother and father over a 33-year period which amounted to a loss to the State of in excess of €500,000. rte.ie/news/courts/2021/1026…
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The Irish Congress of Trade Unions says some progress has been made in talks with the government on collective bargaining rights, which is one of the main issues on the agenda for discussion during ICTU’s two day biennial conference in Belfast | Read more: bit.ly/3bi14u0
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Fuel prices have increased steadily in recent weeks, with prices of more than €1.70 per litre for petrol and €1.60 for diesel in some petrol stations across the country. rte.ie/news/2021/1026/125602…
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The Minister for State at the Department of Energy said he believes a consensus can be found among EU member states on how to tackle the energy crisis, despite the failure of ministers to reach agreement on Europe's long-term gas supply | Read more: bit.ly/3CjKZQv
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The Chief Medical Officer has said he is "increasingly worried about the rising incidence of Covid-19 nationwide" and "our primary focus now must be to protect the most vulnerable" | Read more: bit.ly/2ZoClS6
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New rules for nightclubs will see those wanting to attend having to purchase their tickets at least an hour in advance of turning up at the door | Read more: bit.ly/2ZAHSp8
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Full-time: Finland 1-2 Republic of Ireland #FINIRL @FIFAWWC #RTEsoccer
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