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Today’s News

New mask rules for primary school children came into effect this morning
# New Measures
# New Measures

New mask rules for primary school children came into effect this morning

18 minutes ago 1,774 Views 4 Comments

It has been recommended that masks be worn by children nine-years and older.

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you cancelled any winter travel plans after new testing rules?

37 minutes ago 6,046 Views 5 Comments

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday.

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
# Chicago
# Chicago

Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax

2 hours ago 11,414 Views 0 Comments

A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law
# United States
# United States

US Supreme Court to hear challenge to Mississippi abortion law

2 hours ago 3,336 Views 13 Comments

Justices will sit to examine a 2018 law in Mississippi that prohibits most terminations after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'
# Coygig
From The42
# Coygig

Katie McCabe and Ireland happy to put smiles on faces with 'historic end to the year'

2 hours ago 3,081 Views 1 Comment

The skipper sparkled again as Vera Pauw’s side beat Georgia 11-0 last night.

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns
# Irish Fiscal Council
# Irish Fiscal Council

Clarity on climate and health plans needed to avoid 'significant' cost to State, watchdog warns

3 hours ago 3,681 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Fiscal Council says the current over-reliance on corporation tax needs to be addressed.

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs to be told
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Tallaght services seeing crisis in community over crack cocaine, TDs to be told

3 hours ago 11,103 Views 13 Comments

The Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force is appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Health this morning.

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?
# Future Of Europe
# Future Of Europe

What does euroscepticism in the EU look like now that Brexit has happened?

9 hours ago 19,864 Views 30 Comments
  • The tumultuous nature of the UK's exit may have changed what euroscepticism means.
  • Is there a difference between 'hard eurosceptics' and soft eurosceptics'?
  • The next 12 months may tell us a lot about the EU's stability, writes Rónán Duffy.

Yesterday’s News

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes
# Ghislaine Maxwell
# Ghislaine Maxwell

Maxwell trial: Pilot recalls flying Clinton, Prince Andrew, Trump on Epstein planes

Updated 10 hours ago 42,994 Views 0 Comments

Lawrence Visoski told the New York trial that he never saw any sexual activity on the planes.

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon
# John Twiss
# John Twiss

Man executed after being found guilty of 1894 murder to receive posthumous pardon

10 hours ago 37,551 Views 18 Comments

An expert report found that John Twiss was wrongfully convicted for the murder of John Donovan.

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine
# Homebound
From The42
# Homebound

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine

Updated 10 hours ago 27,616 Views 5 Comments

The travelling group are set to land in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000
# Blackrock
# Blackrock

'Check your ticket': Hunt for Dublin winner of unclaimed Lotto prize of over €825,000

11 hours ago 34,582 Views 9 Comments

The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold on 2 October in Blackrock.

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland
# Oireachtas Committee
# Oireachtas Committee

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

11 hours ago 10,031 Views 13 Comments

Dr Byrne told the Committee that air pollution from cars affects respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Johnson insists Christmas parties should happen as booster jab campaign ramps up

Updated 12 hours ago 33,477 Views 27 Comments

The UK Prime Minister promised that everyone eligible for a booster will be offered one by the end of January.

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting
# Oxford Township
# Oxford Township

Three students killed and six injured in Michigan high school shooting

Updated 12 hours ago 26,621 Views 13 Comments

A 15-year-old has been arrested.

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
# 11/10
From The42
# 11/10

Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia

12 hours ago 29,838 Views 18 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

12 hours ago 10,750 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today.

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated 12 hours ago 52,647 Views 130 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

13 hours ago 20,285 Views 25 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

New rules over special envoys published but no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig
# New Rules
# New Rules

New rules over special envoys published but no sign of filling the Katherine Zappone gig

Updated 14 hours ago 12,422 Views 16 Comments

A report was commissioned in the wake of a controversy over Zappone’s appointment this summer.

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

5,471 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed, with results on suspected Omicron expected this week

Updated 14 hours ago 88,284 Views 95 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said today that the new variant may have been in Ireland since October.

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

14 hours ago 16,084 Views 14 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

The Remote: The Beatles: Get Back, a comedy in Harlem and Liveline's bungalow outrage

15 hours ago 9,531 Views 8 Comments

Here are some TV highlights for the week ahead.

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

Third additional Covid test centre this week to open in Swords tomorrow

15 hours ago 16,425 Views 9 Comments

The HSE confirmed that it expects the three new centres will continue to operate beyond this week.

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis
# Schools
# Schools

Children aged nine and over to be asked to wear masks indoors in public on temporary basis

16 hours ago 65,819 Views 189 Comments

Cabinet minister met today to consider advice from NPHET on the current Covid-19 situation.

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

All inbound travellers to Ireland will need a negative Covid test from Friday amid Omicron concerns

Updated 16 hours ago 137,235 Views 233 Comments
  • The requirement will apply to people arriving at ports and airports and includes travellers arriving from Britain.
  • The negative test can be a PCR test taken within 72 hours or a professionally-administered antigen test within 48 hours.
  • The new measures will be reviewed in a fortnight's time.
Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

Updated 16 hours ago 28,759 Views 23 Comments

Kennedy won five league titles and three European Cups during his time at Anfield.

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I just remember thinking: 'Oh my God, this is our life'.'

17 hours ago 16,762 Views 0 Comments

Focus Ireland launched an art exhibition highlighting families living in homelessness today.

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019
# Courts
# Courts

Man goes on trial for murder of champion boxer in 2019

17 hours ago 13,648 Views 0 Comments

Logan Jackson (31) has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Kevin Sheehy, but guilty to his manslaughter.

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary
# Kildare
# Kildare

Four men arrested as gardaí respond to Kildare daytime burglary

19 hours ago 43,945 Views 0 Comments

The arrests are part of an ongoing operation targeting the gang who have committed several burglaries and robberies.

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?
# Questions
# Questions

Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the Covid vaccine booster rollout?

19 hours ago 18,361 Views 0 Comments

Certain cohorts are being prioritised to receive their booster jabs at the moment.

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

20 hours ago 33,909 Views 10 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Greece to make Covid jabs compulsory for over 60s from mid-January

20 hours ago 16,102 Views 128 Comments

Those who don’t comply will face a monthly fine of €100.

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pressure grows for patent waiver amid 'Covid vaccine apartheid' - so what's Ireland's position?

20 hours ago 26,355 Views 18 Comments

A mock funeral will be held outside Leinster House today to protest the Government’s support for EU’s efforts to block the TRIPS waiver.

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'
# Policing Authority
# Policing Authority

Report into cancelled 999 calls says supervision of gardaí 'not followed or not effective'

21 hours ago 12,256 Views 22 Comments

The report says the controversy suggests that supervision and performance management of gardaí is “weak”.

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Ireland face must-win clash with Georgia to keep World Cup dream alive

Updated 21 hours ago 12,359 Views 4 Comments

Vera Pauw’s side will be hoping to round off 2021 on a high at Tallaght Stadium tonight.

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin
# Crime
# Crime

Two arrested after seizure of more than €1.3 million worth of cannabis in Dublin

22 hours ago 15,167 Views 13 Comments

It follows garda searches of properties in the capital last night.

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa
# Setback
From The42
# Setback

Munster hit by 9 new positive Covid cases in touring party in South Africa

Updated 22 hours ago 63,993 Views 32 Comments

The positive cases will have to remain in isolation in Cape Town.

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