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Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial
# Courts
# Courts

Retired priest accused of assaulting boy over 50 years ago in High Court bid to halt trial

9 minutes ago 1,457 Views 0 Comments

The judge adjourned the matter to a date in March.

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments
# Apartment Living
# Apartment Living

New Dublin development plan set to restrict the construction of Build to Rent apartments

16 minutes ago 1,185 Views 0 Comments

The new Draft Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently open to public submissions.

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes paid to French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who has died aged 73

Updated 35 minutes ago 24,581 Views 2 Comments

His dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B.

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
# London
# London

Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US

Updated 1 hour ago 9,570 Views 3 Comments

The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.

Liz Truss and Maros Sefcovic meet for 'constructive' talks on NI Brexit row
# Brexit
# Brexit

Liz Truss and Maros Sefcovic meet for 'constructive' talks on NI Brexit row

1 hour ago 1,202 Views 2 Comments

Truss said the “teams continue intensive discussions”.

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Nato outlines ‘deterrence’ plan as tensions with Russia soar

1 hour ago 4,848 Views 10 Comments

The US and the UK have confirmed they are withdrawing diplomats from their embassies in Ukraine.

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford
# Garda
# Garda

Two gardaí injured after stolen car reportedly involved in multiple crashes in Wexford

1 hour ago 7,053 Views 0 Comments

Both gardaí required hospital treatment.

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city
# Heidelberg
# Heidelberg

Several wounded in shooting at lecture theatre in German city

1 hour ago 5,927 Views 0 Comments

Police did not specify how many people were wounded or how seriously.

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Gardaí investigating Mullingar robberies involving three men threatening staff on Saturday night

1 hour ago 5,470 Views 0 Comments

Cash and cigarettes were stolen from a filling station and a shop.

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

2 hours ago 31,137 Views 33 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022
# Active Travel
# Active Travel

€289 million allocated to walking, cycling, and Safe Routes to School for 2022

2 hours ago 5,266 Views 29 Comments

The funding is split between constructing new facilities, upgrading old ones, and programmes like Smarter Travel and Green Schools.

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Parachute Regiment flags appear in Derry ahead of 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

2 hours ago 19,627 Views 0 Comments

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the flags are “an insult to the survivors of Bloody Sunday and the victims’ families”.

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Former pope confirms he attended meeting in 1980 about abusive priest despite earlier denial

2 hours ago 7,044 Views 0 Comments

He says an editorial error was responsible for his previous assertion that he was not there.

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow
# Ballinabrannagh
# Ballinabrannagh

Two men (20s) arrested in connection with arson attack in Carlow

2 hours ago 7,316 Views 0 Comments

The fire was extinguished by the local fire service, with no injuries being reported.

Ukraine invasion would be 'violent and bloody' for Russia, says Johnson
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukraine invasion would be 'violent and bloody' for Russia, says Johnson

Updated 3 hours ago 33,596 Views 77 Comments

It comes as the EU has said that it will not follow the US and UK and withdraw embassy staff from Kyiv

'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'
# Skippers
From The42
# Skippers

'I'm not sure the refs are going to be too happy having to deal with me and him!'

4 hours ago 29,871 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton and Dan Biggar will face off as captains in their sides’ Six Nations opener.

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Lisa Smith: Judges reject call to dismiss charges - trial starts tomorrow

4 hours ago 13,670 Views 0 Comments

Smith is charged with alleged offences associated with membership of Islamic State.

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established
# Online Safety
# Online Safety

Expert panel to examine an individual complaints system for harmful online content established

5 hours ago 6,173 Views 12 Comments

It follows the publication of the new Online Safety and Media Regulation bill earlier this month.

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'
# High Seas
# High Seas

Coveney: Russian military exercises 240km off Irish coast allowed but 'not welcome'

5 hours ago 24,104 Views 68 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs plans to brief his EU counterparts on the planned Russian military exercises.

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be returning to the office this week?

6 hours ago 31,641 Views 48 Comments

Have you prepped some water-cooler chat?

Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking
# Nusrat Ghani
# Nusrat Ghani

Johnson orders inquiry into MP's claim of Islamophobia in ministerial sacking

7 hours ago 7,123 Views 3 Comments

Downing Street confirmed the Cabinet Office has been asked to “establish the facts”.

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'Pathetic' - Australia Open under fire for ban on Peng Shuai shirts

7 hours ago 24,588 Views 8 Comments

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova was among those to criticise the decision.

Five men charged in relation to burglaries across the south of the country
# Operation Thor
# Operation Thor

Five men charged in relation to burglaries across the south of the country

7 hours ago 20,042 Views 0 Comments

The men are set to appear before Bandon District Court this morning.

Bohemians release another Bob Marley-themed jersey
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

Bohemians release another Bob Marley-themed jersey

8 hours ago 28,331 Views 19 Comments

The club had to pull a Marley-themed kit from the market in 2018, but now they are releasing it in conjunction with Marley’s family.

Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith
# Australia
# Australia

Man pleads guilty to abducting four-year-old Cleo Smith

8 hours ago 26,219 Views 0 Comments

Terence Darrell Kelly was remanded in custody until his next court appearance in March.

Cyclist seriously injured after collision with a car in Dublin
# Donnybrook
# Donnybrook

Cyclist seriously injured after collision with a car in Dublin

8 hours ago 24,387 Views 31 Comments

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Over €1 million spent on diesel laundering cleanup in two border counties since 2018
# Diesel Sludge
# Diesel Sludge

Over €1 million spent on diesel laundering cleanup in two border counties since 2018

9 hours ago 11,798 Views 15 Comments

Over half of the cost is being incurred in Louth, with over €700,000 being spent on cleanup of diesel sludge.

Gardaí called to respond to over 48,000 domestic abuse incidents in 2021
# Operation Faoiseamh
# Operation Faoiseamh

Gardaí called to respond to over 48,000 domestic abuse incidents in 2021

10 hours ago 13,137 Views 13 Comments

There was a 10% increase in the number of domestic abuse incidents that Gardaí attended in 2021 compared to 2020.

Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Government spent almost €3 million on chartered flights to send Irish troops abroad

15 hours ago 17,602 Views 40 Comments

The revelation comes amid criticism of the lack of a troop-carrying aircraft.

Yesterday’s News

Quiz: Where were these photos of 'grand stretches in the evening' taken?
# Grand Auld Test
# Grand Auld Test

Quiz: Where were these photos of 'grand stretches in the evening' taken?

18 hours ago 39,439 Views 8 Comments

A grand auld quiz in the evening.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

19 hours ago 19,582 Views 0 Comments

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

Money Diary: A 25-year-old primary school teacher on €38K living in Dublin
# HISMM
# HISMM

Money Diary: A 25-year-old primary school teacher on €38K living in Dublin

20 hours ago 68,600 Views 76 Comments

This week, our reader is eating out and enjoying the company of friends, as well as a weekend away.

Munster to face Exeter as Leinster take on Connacht in Round-of-16
# Home And Away
From The42
# Home And Away

Munster to face Exeter as Leinster take on Connacht in Round-of-16

Updated 20 hours ago 49,770 Views 30 Comments

Ulster have been handed a tough task against Toulouse in the knock-out stages.

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'

20 hours ago 80,122 Views 70 Comments

Across the entire European region, Omicron accounts for 15% of all Covid-19 cases.

Gardaí appeal for information over alleged sexual assaults in Sligo town yesterday
# Sligo
# Sligo

Gardaí appeal for information over alleged sexual assaults in Sligo town yesterday

21 hours ago 46,662 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí want to speak with anyone who may have been in the Ballydoogan, Oakfield and Maugheraboy areas of Sligo between 8pm and 10pm yesterday.

Munster's attack clicks into gear against Wasps on record-breaking day for Simon Zebo
# Top Of The Charts
From The42
# Top Of The Charts

Munster's attack clicks into gear against Wasps on record-breaking day for Simon Zebo

22 hours ago 43,549 Views 35 Comments

Zebo marked his first Champions Cup appearance since returning from Racing by becoming the province’s all-time leading try-scorer in Europe.

Emergency services attend scene as body found on Waterford beach
# Bunmahon Beach
# Bunmahon Beach

Emergency services attend scene as body found on Waterford beach

22 hours ago 69,163 Views 4 Comments

Gardaí and emergency services were first alerted earlier this morning.

TJ Reid hits dramatic late goal as Ballyhale defeat St Thomas to reach All-Ireland final
# Star Man
From The42
# Star Man

TJ Reid hits dramatic late goal as Ballyhale defeat St Thomas to reach All-Ireland final

22 hours ago 36,459 Views 29 Comments

The champions now play Ballygunner in the decider.

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

Ireland’s pandemic response must be subject to public inquiry, says McDonald

22 hours ago 33,072 Views 108 Comments

The Sinn Fein President said a reported Government plan to appoint a panel of experts to assess the state’s handling of Covid was not sufficient.

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