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Today’s News

WHO says Omicron risk 'remains very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO says Omicron risk 'remains very high'

15 minutes ago 1,267 Views 1 Comment

Over 21 million new cases were reported last week, the highest number of weekly cases recorded since the pandemic began.

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Biden threatens Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine

20 minutes ago 1,446 Views 1 Comment
  • The White House has said the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent"
  • US President Joe Biden said such a move would prompt "enormous consequences" and "change the world"
  • Irish people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel to Ukraine
Minister of State 'deeply concerned' about marine impacts of Russian military exercises
# Military Exercises
# Military Exercises

Minister of State 'deeply concerned' about marine impacts of Russian military exercises

59 minutes ago 2,428 Views 5 Comments

Malcolm Noonan said he has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister and the Russian Ambassador to Ireland to express his concerns.

Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Why are we more likely to send a woman to the European Parliament than the Dáil?

1 hour ago 1,120 Views 1 Comment

Parties will have ensure 40% of their candidates in the next general election are women if they want to avoid a funding cut.

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009
# Housing
# Housing

Highest number of mortgages drawn down last year since 2009

1 hour ago 1,648 Views 0 Comments

Mortgages drawn down in 2021 were worth a total of €10.5 billion, the highest value since 2008.

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children
# Government
# Government

New research to examine lives of children in care and adults who were in care as children

1 hour ago 914 Views 1 Comment

The Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said the project will provide “new and important insights”.

Central Bank forecasts strong growth and drop in unemployment as economy shrugs off Omicron
# Economic Outlook
# Economic Outlook

Central Bank forecasts strong growth and drop in unemployment as economy shrugs off Omicron

1 hour ago 1,812 Views 2 Comments

Economic activity is back to pre-pandemic levels but inflation looms large.

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand
# ADHD
# ADHD

No psychiatrist in private practice available for children with ADHD amid surge in demand

7 hours ago 8,264 Views 5 Comments

ADHD Ireland said it is “drowning” in calls from people asking about assessments and services.

Yesterday’s News

Teenager hospitalised after stabbing incident in Cork city centre
# Cork City
# Cork City

Teenager hospitalised after stabbing incident in Cork city centre

8 hours ago 11,578 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí were called to the scene on John Redmond Street shortly before 9pm.

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida

8 hours ago 20,229 Views 5 Comments

The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

Baby boy dies after being struck by car in driveway in Co Cork
# Skibbereen
# Skibbereen

Baby boy dies after being struck by car in driveway in Co Cork

9 hours ago 38,176 Views 0 Comments

The accident happened shortly after 5pm today.

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated
# Tensions
# Tensions

Taoiseach: Ireland 'not politically neutral but militarily neutral' as Ukraine travel advice is updated

Updated 9 hours ago 32,742 Views 45 Comments
  • Irish people are now advised against non-essential travel to Ukraine.
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Russia's massing of troops the Ukrainian border was not justified.
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he was "not aware" of plans for the use of Irish airspace for the transport of troops or weapons to Ukraine.
Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO
# Russia
# Russia

Tom Clonan: Russia's decision to locate off Ireland gives the two-fingers to the US, EU & NATO

Updated 9 hours ago 46,913 Views 83 Comments

The security analyst says it also demonstrates Ireland’s failure to meet the minimum standards of our Neutral status.

Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Coast Guard tender to be amended to maintain current number of search and rescue bases

9 hours ago 7,268 Views 9 Comments

There are currently four search and rescue bases in Ireland at Dublin, Shannon, Sligo and Waterford.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

10 hours ago 5,950 Views 0 Comments

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

Family of woman killed at traffic lights call for sensors to be fitted to front of vehicles
# Inquest
# Inquest

Family of woman killed at traffic lights call for sensors to be fitted to front of vehicles

11 hours ago 35,540 Views 29 Comments

Olivia Loader (48) died after being hit by the vehicle at the junction of Phibsborough Road and Connaught Street.

Letterkenny IT stun UCD with late point to book Sigerson Cup quarter-final place
# Last Eight
From The42
# Last Eight

Letterkenny IT stun UCD with late point to book Sigerson Cup quarter-final place

11 hours ago 19,347 Views 3 Comments

The Donegal side reached the semi-finals in 2020.

Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'
# Third Level
# Third Level

Women in academia: 'What women get is endless mentoring, instead of a focus on changing the structures'

11 hours ago 10,672 Views 14 Comments

Academia is no longer dominated by men, with women making up more than half of lecturers. But problems remain across third-level in Ireland.

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver
# Xs And Os
From The42
# Xs And Os

Tactics Board: Ziyech flourishes for Chelsea as Spurs' change in shape fails to deliver

11 hours ago 8,126 Views 0 Comments

Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic had joy as two number eights at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, writes Shane Keegan.

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March

11 hours ago 14,732 Views 32 Comments

Approximately 2.1 million domestic electricity account holders will benefit from the one-off credit.

Hunter high on cocaine walked through Donegal town firing at gardaí and civilians, court hears
# Glenties
# Glenties

Hunter high on cocaine walked through Donegal town firing at gardaí and civilians, court hears

12 hours ago 29,477 Views 0 Comments

Stephen Dowling let off up to nine shots of ammunition from a high-powered telescopic rifle in Glenties, Co Donegal.

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say
# Sec Gen Job
# Sec Gen Job

Did the country's top civil servant accept an €81K pay rise? Varadkar says it's not for him to say

12 hours ago 27,746 Views 26 Comments

‘Transparency is always useful in these matters,’ a spokesperson for the Taoiseach has said.

Wildlife service set to hire champions to aid with the conservation of curlews
# Curlew Champion
# Curlew Champion

Wildlife service set to hire champions to aid with the conservation of curlews

12 hours ago 8,101 Views 2 Comments

The wildlife service has estimated that without any action, curlews could go extinct as a breeding species within the next five to ten years.

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

Extract: 'I knew that it was too dangerous to bicycle down O’Connell Street, for fear of being shot'

12 hours ago 10,067 Views 3 Comments

An extract from the memoir of Republican Máire Comerford, about an incident during the Civil War.

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Women of Honour group slams 'pointless' review into Defence Forces sexual misconduct allegations

Updated 12 hours ago 16,567 Views 0 Comments

The Women of Honour group walked out of a meeting with Simon Coveney today and said it would not be participating.

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears
# Peat Extraction
# Peat Extraction

EPA ‘kicked the stool’ from under peat company seeking extraction licence, High Court hears

12 hours ago 9,118 Views 0 Comments

Harte Peat Ltd is seeking to overturn the EPA’s refusal to examine its applications for a licence it made in 2019.

The Remote: Pre-WW2 Munich, the Kerry Babies case and GAA returns to HQ
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: Pre-WW2 Munich, the Kerry Babies case and GAA returns to HQ

12 hours ago 5,801 Views 1 Comment

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Serial arsonist jailed for killing uncle in revenge blaze
# Manslaughter
# Manslaughter

Serial arsonist jailed for killing uncle in revenge blaze

13 hours ago 14,733 Views 11 Comments

The court has heard that Daniel Murray has 48 previous convictions, several of which were for arson attacks.

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working
# Hybrid Working
# Hybrid Working

Employers will need 'a very good reason' to refuse a request for remote working

Updated 13 hours ago 44,864 Views 45 Comments
  • Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said new legislation will 'make it harder' for employers to say no.
  • The legislation lists 13 potential reasons why an employer might refuse such a request.
  • Varadkar has also said employers should give a pay rise to employees 'where they can afford' it.
Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Covid-19: 9,218 new cases, 824 people in hospital and 79 in ICU

14 hours ago 42,661 Views 16 Comments

Health authorities confirmed the figures this evening.

Former Air Corps member Lisa Smith 'wanted to die a martyr', Special Criminal Court hears
# Lisa Smith
# Lisa Smith

Former Air Corps member Lisa Smith 'wanted to die a martyr', Special Criminal Court hears

Updated 14 hours ago 18,134 Views 0 Comments

The trial is expected to last 12 weeks.

Court rejects State’s bid to jail man who sexually assaulted underage girl he met on Snapchat
# Appeal Denied
# Appeal Denied

Court rejects State’s bid to jail man who sexually assaulted underage girl he met on Snapchat

14 hours ago 26,491 Views 0 Comments

The man had pleaded guilty to the offence in 2020.

Healy: Larkham has helped teach me 'to break the rules'
# Master And Apprentice
From The42
# Master And Apprentice

Healy: Larkham has helped teach me 'to break the rules'

14 hours ago 16,440 Views 6 Comments

The out-half says Munster’s attack coach has helped him take his game to a new level.

UUP leader gets 'unanimous' support from his party amid alleged racist and misogynistic tweets
# Hot Water
# Hot Water

UUP leader gets 'unanimous' support from his party amid alleged racist and misogynistic tweets

Updated 15 hours ago 33,917 Views 41 Comments

Doug Beattie has apologised for the tweets written before he entered political life.

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

15 hours ago 22,562 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

Stephen Kenny's Ireland to face Belgium in March friendly international
# Opponents
From The42
# Opponents

Stephen Kenny's Ireland to face Belgium in March friendly international

Updated 15 hours ago 12,990 Views 9 Comments

Roberto Martinez’ side are currently ranked at the top of the Fifa world rankings.

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent
# Ukraine Tensions
# Ukraine Tensions

Ukrainian president urges calm, insisting Russian invasion not imminent

Updated 16 hours ago 48,229 Views 100 Comments
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the situation is “under control” and there is “no reason to panic”.
  • Nato said it was bolstering its deterrence in the Baltic Sea region, and the US ordered 8,500 troops to potentially deploy to Europe.
  • The Russian Ambassador to Ireland has also downplayed concerns about planned Russian missile tests off the Irish coast.
Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties
# Lockdown Parties
# Lockdown Parties

Boris Johnson willing to speak to police investigating No 10 parties

Updated 16 hours ago 20,234 Views 28 Comments

The British Prime Minister has insisted he does not believe he has broken coronavirus laws.

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of man (47) missing from Cork
# Missing
# Missing

Family and gardaí 'concerned for welfare' of man (47) missing from Cork

16 hours ago 20,931 Views 0 Comments

William O’Toole has been missing from the Churchfield area of Cork since 17 January.

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